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Vice-Provost and Dean, Yeates School of Graduate Studies

Kelly MacKay, Vice-Provost, Academic
Cory Searcy, Vice-Provost and Dean, Yeates School of Graduate Studies

The Vice-Provost and Dean, Yeates School of Graduate Studies (YSGS) is responsible for the overall vision and leadership of graduate education.

As chair of the YSGS Council, the Vice-Provost and Dean, YSGS oversees strategic directions in graduate expansion, enrolment management, student funding, YSGS membership, personnel matters and external liaison.   

Photo credit: Alyssa K. Faoro

Cory Searcy is the former Associate Dean, Programs, YSGS, where he played a critical role in advancing the school’s priorities of building a community and culture of inquiry, elevating excellence in graduate education, attracting and retaining outstanding graduate student talent, and delivering leading academic and administrative supports and services. Among his responsibilities, Cory oversaw the graduate component of the institutional quality assurance process (IQAP) mandated by the Quality Council, which included supporting graduate programs through the Periodic Program Review Process (Policy 126), new program development (Policy 112) and curriculum modifications (Policy 127).

A professor of Industrial Engineering and former Graduate Program Director for the interdisciplinary Environmental Applied Science and Management program, Cory's research interests include corporate sustainability indicators, sustainability reporting and sustainable supply chain management, and he has been published in several leading academic journals, including the Journal of Cleaner Production, the Journal of Business Ethics, and the International Journal of Production Economics. He holds a BSc and an MSc from the University of Manitoba, as well as a PhD from the University of Alberta.

Year in review

Every day, the students, faculty and staff of our graduate community come together to advance knowledge, serve society and transform our world. Welcome to our PDF fileChangemaker Collective

Future Students
Strategic plan

PDF fileMomentum is the result of consultations with the Ryerson graduate community and is a collaborative effort between YSGS and the Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Communication & Design, Faculty of Community Services, Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science, Faculty of Science and Ted Rogers School of Management.


Vice-Provost and Dean, YSGS
Cory Searcy
416-979-5000 x2095

Administrative Coordinator
Rachquel Thompson
416-979-5000 x7836