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About the Provost

Michael Benarroch, Provost and Vice-President Academic

Message from Michael Benarroch

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

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

The provost also champions the university’s external,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 external,please connect should you have any questions.


About Michael Bennaroch

Michael Benarroch is provost and vice-president, academic at Ryerson University.

Michael joined Ryerson in July 2017. In his prior roles, as dean of the I. H. Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba, and founding dean of the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Winnipeg, he made and endorsed strong links between campus and city, and fostered a culture of innovation in teaching and research.

As an academic leader, Michael gives ongoing support to student-centred and experiential learning. He has a proven track record of practical commitment to diversity, and inclusion and award-winning strategic governance.

Michael is sought-after internationally for his research insights on the global economic outlook, globalization, and the impact of trade on the environment. He has taught economics at Canadian universities since 1989, and has served provincial governments as an advisor in economic affairs.

Michael received his PhD in Economics from Carleton University, his master's from Western University, and a BA Honours from the University of Winnipeg.

In his current role as provost – Ryerson’s chief academic officer and chief operating officer – Michael provides leadership in academic policy and programming, strategic planning, and the university budget.

Role of the Provost

The provost and vice-president, academic is Ryerson University’s chief academic officer and chief operating officer.

Provost Responsibilities

  • Overseeing the academic program
  • Setting and implementing the university’s budget
  • Enhancing student life, engagement, and skills
  • Supporting scholarly, research, and creative activities
  • Proposing and implementing innovative technologies
  • Establishing outreach and access initiatives
  • Cultivating experiential learning opportunities
  • Developing and presenting faculty achievement awards