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The Yeates School of Graduate Studies (YSGS) is the administrative site for graduate programs at Ryerson University. The vice-provost and dean and staff are pleased to provide assistance to applicants, students and faculty.

YSGS has shifted its services online. The YSGS offices at 1 Dundas St. West are currently closed. All YSGS staff continue to perform their regular duties remotely and can be reached via email if you have questions or concerns. 

Office hours

Our virtual office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Admission inquiries

To start the application process, select your graduate program(s) and review the admission requirements. Visit How to Apply for next steps.

Visit our Admissions FAQ page for commonly asked admissions questions or contact the Graduate Admissions Office directly at

Visit Financing Your Studies for information related to billing and payment of tuition and fees for graduate programs.

Visit Financing Your Studies for information on funding packages and to see internal and external graduate scholarships and awards.

Please email to contact the Graduate Admissions Office directly.

See important dates for the academic year and find curriculum and course descriptions for graduate programs in the Graduate Academic Calendar.

Please visit Financial Matters for up-to-date information about funding and tuition relating to graduate studies.

Discover what academic, career and professional development, inclusion and wellness, international student support, teaching and learning development services and more are available to the graduate community.

Learn more about supports for graduate research and community resources offered to Indigenous learners. The Office of the Vice-President, Equity and Community Inclusion (OVPECI) offers support to the entire Ryerson community within equity, diversity and inclusion.

Explore our online portal for prospective students.

View all graduate programs and areas of interest from across faculties and disciplines.

Take a look at our PDF fileonline viewbook to learn more about graduate studies at Ryerson University.

Browse a PDF filequick reference chart of key information for all programs by faculty.

For admissions inquiries, please visit Future Students / Admissions, visit us on campus at YDI-1102 or email

Dean and Associate Deans

Dr. Cory Searcy
Vice-Provost and Dean, YSGS

Dr. Carl Kumaradas
Associate Dean, Programs

Dr. Nancy Walton
Associate Dean, Student Affairs

YSGS Office Staff

Terry McAfee
Director - Strategic Planning, Finance and Administration

Mary Neelands
Manager, Program Administration

Rachel DiSaia
Strategic Initiatives and Policy Advisor

Rachquel Thompson
Administrative Coordinator

Farheen Rashid
Lead, Graduate Professional Development and Quality Assurance

Shirley Lee
Data Analyst

Dr. Wilson Leung
Director, Graduate Leadership Institute

Leslie Mutic
Student Engagement Officer

Gino Guercio
Coordinator, Graduate Funding Administration

Natasha Mills
Coordinator, Graduate Scholarships and Awards

Andy Lee
Communications and Marketing Officer

Sarah Pratt
Communications and Social Media Coordinator

Charlie Fiddy
Postdoctoral Studies Coordinator

Get in Touch


For admissions inquiries or to contact Admissions and Recruitment Officer, email

Lillian Zereneh
Manager, Admissions and Recruitment

Zareen Bukhari
Admissions and Recruitment Officer

Lavern Glenn
Admissions and Recruitment Officer

Aina Arro
Admissions and Recruitment Officer

Cherie Siy  
Admissions and Recruitment Officer

Beth O'Reilly
Admissions and Recruitment Officer

Christine Mazurkiewicz
Admissions and Recruitment Officer

Jenny Shyu
Systems Support Specialist

Adam Lloyd
Systems Support Specialist

Shayna Slonim
Graduate Admissions Assistant

 Graduate Program Administrators provide overall support to ensure the efficient delivery of graduate programs. Their responsibilities include: monitoring student progress and evaluating graduation eligibility; coordinating admissions activities, thesis and dissertation defences, and student funding (scholarships, awards, assistantships and stipends); and overseeing program communications.

 Graduate Program Directors ensure program delivery of the highest standard by providing a critical link between YSGS, the program and the home faculty. They work with chairs to identify qualified faculty to teach and supervise, arrange graduate course schedules, coordinate student recruitment and admissions, oversee thesis defences, student records and funding allocations, monitor student financial support and uphold advisory mechanisms that promote the academic development of students.

To contact a graduate program administrator or graduate program director, please select a graduate program below: