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Vice-Provost and Dean

Dr. Cory Searcy, vice-provost and dean, YSGS

Dr. Cory Searcy

Photo: Alyssa K. Faoro


Dr. Cory Searcy has been appointed vice-provost and dean of the Yeates School of Graduate Studies (YSGS).

As interim vice-provost and dean, Dr. Searcy led the creation of Ryerson’s Graduate Scholarship (RGS) Awards and helped to coordinate the efforts to meet the year’s graduate enrolment targets. In the last several months, he has also continued progress on YSGS's Indigenous framework, advanced new program development, and planned for the occupancy and animation of the new space for interdisciplinary graduate students in the Daphne Cockwell Centre.

In his previous role as associate dean, programs, YSGS, Dr. Searcy played a critical role in advancing the school’s priorities of building a community and culture of inquiry, elevating excellence in graduate education, attracting and retaining outstanding graduate student talent, and delivering leading academic and administrative supports and services.

An active researcher, Dr. Searcy studies corporate sustainability indicators, sustainability reporting and sustainable supply chain management, and has been published in several leading academic journals, including the Journal of Cleaner Production, the Journal of Business Ethics and the International Journal of Production Economics.

Dr. Searcy is also a professor of industrial engineering and former graduate program director for the interdisciplinary Environmental Applied Science and Management program. He holds a BSc and an MSc from the University of Manitoba, as well as a PhD from the University of Alberta.

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