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Message from Michael Benarroch

Welcome to the Office of the Provost and Vice-President, Academic at Ryerson University.

With support from a university-wide team, the provost and vice-president, academic gives leadership in all aspects of academic policystrategic planning, and the university’s budget.

The provost also champions the university’s academic planOur Time to Lead, which encompasses the university’s mission – to serve societal need by providing career-related and professional education, and scholarly, creative and research activities. Our Time to Lead highlights the university's vision: to be Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university.

Our diverse learning community believes that creativity and innovation should not be contained. Ryerson strives to create exceptional experiences for our students through high-quality programs and experiential learning opportunities.

I invite you to explore the initiatives led by the Office of the Provost, and please connect should you have any questions.

Latest News

Aboriginal Education Council

As part of its Aboriginal Postsecondary Education and Training Action Plan, Ryerson University established a University Advisory Council on Aboriginal Issues and Education (Aboriginal Education Council) in 2010. Aboriginal people include First Nations (status and non-status); Métis, and Inuit.

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The Office of E-Learning supports the planning and development of the strategic direction of e-learning initiatives across Ryerson. The office is charged with co-ordinating eLearning initiatives across the University, and engaging and consulting with the Ryerson community on issues and effective implementation approaches.

Zone Learning

Ryerson has perfected a unique experiential learning program a called zone learning – a great complement to traditional courses. Students and community members can participate in one of the university's 10 zones, from fashion to biomedical science, and discover what it takes to create social change, fire up a big idea or launch a start-up. 

Contact the Office of Zone Learning for more information:

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Academic Plan 

Ryerson’s five-year academic plan, establishes the university’s vision to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university. It builds upon Ryerson’s proud traditions and expands the university’s strengths for relevant programs and SRC activities, its engaging and diverse learning and teaching environment that integrates theory with practice, and strong relationships with external communities


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