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Vice-Provost Students

Jen McMillen, Vice-Provost, Students
Jen McMillen, Vice-Provost, Students

The Office of the Vice-Provost, Students (OVPS) actively supports Ryerson’s academic plan, Our Time to Lead, and its strategic priority of enabling greater student engagement and success through exceptional experiences.

With a focus on responsiveness and empathy, the vice-provost, students oversees a portfolio of 350 employees who work across the following core areas: The Office of the Registrar and Undergraduate Admissions & Recruitment; Athletics & Recreation; Student Affairs which includes student learning support, career services, housing, student life and community care (student conduct and advocacy, sexual violence support and education); Student Wellbeing which includes the medical centre, counselling, health promotion, academic accommodations and testing; and International Enrolment.

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Jen McMillen is a senior post-secondary leader with nearly 20 years’ experience in student affairs, human rights and policy development. She joined Ryerson in 2019 from Humber College, where as dean of students, she oversaw a range of student success and engagement departments including athletics and recreation, advising and career services, academic support, health and counselling, student conduct and residence life.

Jen is a strong advocate for equity and inclusion, and believes that student achievements are closely linked to an active and thriving student community. She recently completed a term as chair of the student affairs group within Colleges Ontario, and was a founding member of the Positive Space Committee at Brock University where she served as a human rights and equity officer. Jen frequently speaks and consults on issues such as diversity, leadership, team and trust building, communication and civic responsibility.

In addition to her professional roles at Humber College, Jen has worked in various progressive capacities at New College, University of Toronto, Brock University, the University of Western Ontario and the University of Guelph. She holds a bachelor of kinesiology from McMaster University, and a master of education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto.  


Vice-Provost, Students
Jen McMillen
416-979-5000 ext. 2736

Administrative & Finance Coordinator
Celia Chu
416-979-5000 ext. 2736

Areas of Responsibility

The Office of the Registrar provides a broad range of academic support services concerning student recruitment, admissions, enrolment, grading, promotion and graduation assessment. This office also develops course and exam schedules.

Athletics & Recreation, external link is responsible for varsity and intramural sports programs, and for Ryerson’s Recreation and Athletics Centre (RAC) and Mattamy Athletic Centre (MAC).

Student Affairs is a support network that helps students make a successful transition to university, develop career-related skills, and access support for student conduct issues or if they have been impacted by sexual violence.

Student Wellbeing helps students with access to programs and services that support their personal and academic wellbeing including access to academic accommodations and accommodated testing.

International Enrolment provides the university with strategic leadership to support Ryerson’s goal of increased international student enrolment.