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Governance

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The Yeates School of Graduate Studies Council

Graduate education at Ryerson University is overseen by the Yeates School of Graduate Studies Council (YSGS Council). The council deals with such issues as the development and evaluation of new graduate programs and policy that is relevant to graduate programs and students. The council is comprised of the dean of graduate studies as well as affiliated faculty members from each of Ryerson’s faculties, graduate program directors and students.

The Vice-Provost and Dean

The Vice-Provost and Dean of the Yeates School of Graduate Studies (YSGS) is responsible for the leadership and vision for the growth and maturation of graduate programs at Ryerson; chairing the Council of the School of Graduate Studies; and all administrative matters related to budgets, student and personnel matters, external liaison and strategic planning in the school. The dean is an ex-officio member of all graduate council committees.

Committees

There are various committees and sub-committees related to admissions and studies, appeals, scholarships and awards, and so forth.

YSGS Council 2021-2022


YSGS Chair: Dr. Cory Searcy, vice-provost and dean, YSGS
Dr. Carl Kumaradas, associate dean, programs, YSGS
Dr. Nancy Walton, associate dean, student affairs, YSGS

Faculty Representatives
FOS - Dr. Alex Ferworn
FEAS - Dr. Bala Venkatesh
TRSM - Dr. Deb Fels
ARTS - Dr. Elizabeth Podnieks
FCS - Prof. Nina-Marie Lister
FCAD - Dr. Jean Bruce

Graduate Program Director YSGS Council Members
Dr. James Tiessen (TRSM MHA(CC))
Dr. Songnian Li (civil engineering)
Dr. Donna Smith (TRSM MBA)
Dr. Cristina Catallo (nursing)
Dr. Jason Boyd (literatures of modernity)
Dr. Rachel Berman (early childhood studies)
Dr. Ahmad Ghasempoor (mechanical and industrial engineering)

Student YSGS Council Members
Doctoral student: Brandy Murovec (psychology)
Master's student: Monica Le (immigration and settlement studies)

Meet the 2021-22 YSGS Council Student Representatives

Programs and Planning Committee (PPC)
Chair: Dr. Cory Searcy, vice-provost and dean, YSGS
Dr. Carl Kumaradas, associate dean, programs, YSGS
Dr. Nancy Walton, associate dean, student affairs, YSGS
FOS - Dr. Russell D. Viirre
FEAS - Dr. Miljana Horvat
TRSM - Dr. Hong Yu
FOA - Dr. Patrizia Albanese
FCS - Dr. Janet Yamada
FCAD - Dr. Jean Bruce

PDF fileYSGS Council Bylaws