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About Ryerson

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Ryerson University is Canada’s leader in innovative, career-oriented education with a mission to serve societal need and a commitment to engage its community. Distinctly urban, culturally diverse and inclusive, the university is home to more than 38,000 students and nearly 2,700 faculty and staff.

How we work

Get an overarching view of how the university works:

Where we're going

Our bold Master Plan defines our strategy to revitalize the campus and act as a catalyst for change and renewal in our unique downtown community. The Academic Plan establishes our vision to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university.

What we care about

The Academic Plan outlines our values in the areas of commitment to excellence, the whole person, and community and inclusion.

As we forge ahead on a transformative path, Ryerson is gaining recognition as a national leader in high quality, innovative degree and continuing education programs that foster excellence in professional and career-related education and relevant research.

We are committed to putting people first, and offer a variety of programs, services and initiatives that enrich the employee experience and contribute towards a positive work culture. Check out the work life section for more information.

Integrating the values of equity, diversity and inclusion is a collective responsibility of every community member. The Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) provides leadership to support the university in strategically incorporating EDI values into the DNA of Ryerson.

Where we came from

Learn about Ryerson’s history through the years, including our most beloved traditions and momentous milestones.