We Value Diversity
Board Governance Knowledge and Opportunities for Ted Rogers MBA Students
We are developing opportunities for students to build board governance knowledge and enhance access to board opportunities for diverse students with significant work experience. In Winter 2022, we will be offering an elective course on board governance along with an internship with a board.
Building community and a network of collaborators is an important part of an MBA student’s academic journey. Our students are our greatest champions and advocates for diversity. There are many workshops, panel discussions, diversity bootcamps and social activities that are hosted through our student groups throughout the year.
Ted Rogers MBA Student Groups
Equity Service Centres
Ryerson Students’ Union has equity service centres that serve as a space for students from different backgrounds to come together and organize equity and social justice initiatives, events, and campaigns.
The BIPOC Students' Collective works with the Ryerson community to eliminate racism and xenophobia both on and off campus. They do this through education, advocacy initiatives and campaigns. In addition, the Racialised Students' Collective holds social events throughout the year for racialised students and community members.
RyePRIDE offers education, advocacy and support of queer and trans people on campus. Their goal is to create a safe and positive campus environment for people of ALL sexual orientations and gender identities. They also have some entertaining and educational events so students can connect with other like-minded queers and allies.
The Centre for Women & Trans People provides a safe organizing space for self-identified women and trans people to come together around issues ranging from reproductive freedom, sexuality and gender empowerment to violence, racism, and the media. They provide advocacy and resources, host discussion groups and other great events from a feminist and trans-positive perspective.
The Trans Collective offers education, advocacy and support for trans people on campus. They have regular meetings where Trans students can support and work together. They also have entertaining and educational events regularly throughout the year to welcome new members and celebrate each other.
RyeAccess works to reclaim our bodies and minds through advocacy, campaigns, outreach, education and events. They focus on both systemic and individual issues in an effort to create an equitable environment and promote the empowerment, autonomy and freedom of students with disabilities.
We recognize that pursuing an MBA is a significant financial investment and can be a barrier to furthering one’s education. There are a number of funding packages - internal and external - available to domestic and international Ted Rogers MBA students.
The Black Graduate Student awards are a suite of awards and bursaries established by Yeates School of Graduate Studies (YSGS) to support Black Students pursuing graduate studies at Ryerson.
The Indigenous Graduate Student Awards are a suite of awards and bursaries established by the Yeates School of Graduate Studies (YSGS) to support Indigenous students in pursuing graduate education at Ryerson.
Indigenous Student Funding Opportunities
Ryerson provides 64 Indigenous-specific student support services directly related to the main barriers of Indigenous student enrolment.
Visit Ryerson Aboriginal Student Services for a list of Scholarships, Awards, Bursaries and supports.
Centre for Student Development and Counselling (CSDC) offers free, confidential counselling services in a professional and friendly environment. Their services, programs and resources are intended to assist students not only to solve immediate problems, but also to define their personal, educational and career goals, and to acquire the self-confidence and transferable skills necessary for professional success and individual growth. They provide these services on a one-to-one basis or in a group format.
Consent Comes First provides support to Ryerson community members (students, staff, faculty, alumni) affected by sexual violence.
Ryerson Aboriginal Student Services (R.A.S.S.) provides a culturally supportive environment to promote academic excellence and serves as a place to balance academic learning with traditional teachings and culture. R.A.S.S. offers specialized services that include academic support, referrals for Indigenous traditional counselling and assistance with financial planning as well as as potlucks, feasts and other gatherings.
Academic Accommodation Support works confidentially and directly with incoming and returning students who live with both temporary and permanent disabilities that impact their academic functioning.
International Student Support at Ryerson (ISS) works to foster a sense of belonging and community for all students who are new to Canada as well as for those students seeking a global experience on campus.