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Scholarly, Research and Creative Activity, Graduate Studies

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Ryerson attracts talented and diverse faculty, graduate students and post-doctoral researchers who develop and apply new ideas that matter in the world.

Excellence in scholarly, research and creative (SRC) activity is a cornerstone of Ryerson’s identity. Focusing on local, national, and international engagement and cooperation, Ryerson’s SRC activities respond to societal needs and advance transformative knowledge. Faculty, post-doctoral researchers, and graduate students make tangible contributions to communities and industry.

We are strengthening our strategic and multidisciplinary collaborations, expanding international partnerships, and promoting greater alignment between the innovation ecosystem and research. Ryerson is committed to enhancing the impact of its research with knowledge mobilization and open access initiatives.

As Ryerson aspires to a more prominent national and global profile, new partnerships and endeavours, based on our talent and research expertise, promise to deepen our research intensity and overall influence. Ryerson’s Strategic Research Plan (2020-2025) outlines the ways in which the university is supporting and building SRC excellence, intensity, and impact through bold ideas in areas of national and global leadership, as well as in emerging areas of strength.

Ryerson faculty and students are increasingly participating in international research collaborations and connecting with global research networks. As we look to engage globally, we are welcoming the world, including visiting scholars, collaborators and students, to our campus. Our commitment extends to attracting graduate students and post-doctoral researchers, and increasing the number of international students who choose Ryerson. This includes ensuring that graduate programs are accessible to under-represented groups, and that appropriate services and supports are available for all students.

Graduate students play a critical role in SRC activity, and involvement in research is a key part of the graduate experience. Across our graduate programs, in those that are research-oriented as well as those with a professional focus, we will expand learning opportunities and maintain our focus on addressing labour market and societal needs.

Ryerson’s commitment to SRC and graduate studies, and to broadening our connections across Canada and the world, affirms our intent to strengthen our reputation for world-class excellence.