Please review YSGS' (Yeates School of Graduate Studies) Getting Started Guide and FEAS Future Graduate link for helpful information related to beginning your journey as a MEIE student.
Please refer to Ryerson University General Updates for information regarding Covid-19:
Your Ryerson online ID gives you access to a variety of online resources including Ryerson Gmail, RAMSS, D2L Brightspace, etc. You must activate your Ryerson online identity 24 hours prior to adding and enrolling courses on RAMSS.
Visit the Ryerson CCS website, for information on how to activate your online identity.
Students will be prompted to set up their Two-Factor Authentication for security purposes. Please visit the Ryerson CCS website, on how to set up Two-Factor Authentication. Students should download the Google Authenticator app on their mobile phone or can purchase a U2F security key from the Campus Bookstore which can be plugged into your computer and provide authentication for two-factor logins.
Apply online from June 1 to August 15, 2020 for your Ryerson OneCard. See website for more details: https://www.ryerson.ca/university-business-services/onecard/student-onecard/apply-online/. Please note that in light of COVID-19, the OneCard application process for fall 2020 has been amended. Incoming students are required to apply for their OneCard online and submit a photo for their card. The website will be updated as more information regarding their plans for fall 2020 OneCard distribution becomes available.
Please refer to the MEIE Handbook sent via email to all incoming students.
If you have been accepted into the MEIE program, you will receive a link to the facebook page. Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/feasgrad/, external link and Twitter https://twitter.com/FeasGrad, external link keep in touch with us, to find out what’s going on, and to learn more about our Faculty and students.
It’s a good idea to tour Ryerson so that you are familiar with the campus. The Graduate Admissions Office is now offering guided virtual campus tours. You should pre-register for an online tour using this link: https://www.ryerson.ca/admissions/visits-tours/
Ryerson offers a wide range of personal and academic support services such as:
- Academic Accommodation Support - for students living with disabilities and looking for academic accommodations
- Student Learning Support - for students seeking assistance in their academic studies. Offers support in writing, math, English for non-native speakers, study skills and transition.
- Ryerson Medical Centre - for students seeking health services on campus.
The Office of the Vice Provost, Students has created a hub of important information for students called RU4U (https://www.ryerson.ca/ru4u/). Here, students can find and connect with the various supports and programs available to help them succeed in a virtual post-secondary environment.
Get Ryerson Ready (https://www.ryerson.ca/studentlife/get-ryerson-ready/)
This enhanced summer transition programming has been especially designed for our newest students beginning their university journey this fall. The curated formal and informal learning experiences focus on the development of academic skills, and will foster community engagement and promote student well-being.
Ryerson University Library (https://library.ryerson.ca/blog/2020/05/library-resources-and-services-for-students/)
The Ryerson University Library team continues to bring together information experts, to build on its existing digital infrastructure, and to provide our students with access to innovative technology and scholarly resources. Students will have access to subject-specific librarians for support, and to key academic library services and experiential learning opportunities. Reference and research help will continue virtually, as will digital and information literacy instruction sessions and workshops.
Accessibility & Academic Accommodation Support (https://www.ryerson.ca/studentlearningsupport/academic-accommodation-support/)
Students with accessibility and accommodation needs can rely on Academic Accommodation Support (AAS) and the Test Centre, which will continue to operate online.
Health and Wellbeing (https://www.ryerson.ca/student-wellbeing/staying-well-during-covid-19/)
Student health and wellbeing services are available virtually, mental health and crisis management services are accessible, and the counselling centre will continue to be available to students in virtual formats. The Medical Centre is operating on a virtual model and appointments are provided by telephone or video-conferencing.
Ryerson has also partnered with Keep.meSAFE, a mental health counselling service that specializes in student mental health support and provides 24/7 access to licensed counsellors through telephone and mobile chat.
Get involved in things that interest and inspire you! Discover the wealth of opportunities available to you both on campus and in the community. You will have the opportunity to make new connections, develop skills, and create valuable experiences while playing an important role in the Ryerson Community.
Visit https://www.ryerson.ca/graduate/student-guide/student-life/student-engagement/ for more details.
While this fall will be different from other years, Ryerson has a comprehensive series of programs and supports available to help you transition to the university or welcome you back, wherever you are. In order to get your application in the queue, you should apply for your study permit as soon as you receive your offer of admission. With the majority of course offerings in Fall 2020 shifted to an online format due to COVID-19, students can choose to begin studying from outside of Canada if their study permit has not yet been approved. If you decide to begin your academic program prior to receiving your study permit approval, there are a few important considerations to take into account:
- If your study permit application is denied, you may not be able to proceed with or complete your academic program when in-person classes resume. In this case, any request for tuition refunds, whether partially or in full, will be subject to university policy.
- If you intend to remain in Canada upon completing your studies via the Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) Program, you must have received your study permit approval before starting your online studies if you want them to count towards the length of your PGWP. If you begin your program before receiving a study permit approval letter, the time that you are studying online without this document will not count toward the length of your PGWP. For more information on PGWP considerations and distance learning, please see “Will taking courses online impact my post-graduation work permit (PGWP)?”
If your courses have been moved online due to COVID-19, you are still eligible to apply for a PGWP. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has updated the eligibility requirements,, external link to reflect this change. If you have a valid study permit or have been approved for a study permit and are unable to travel to Canada to begin your studies, you are still eligible for a PGWP. You are eligible even if you begin your studies outside of Canada and complete up to 50% of your studies via distance education. If your program begins in Fall 2020 and you are completing your courses via distance education while outside of Canada, the time between the beginning of the semester and December 31, 2020 will not be deducted from the length of your PGWP.
The MEIE program will not be providing students with the option to defer their acceptance. You may choose to reapply for the program for the following year, however, we cannot guarantee a secured spot in the program. If you choose to reapply, your existing application may be used, if you choose to keep it.