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As part of a multi-faceted recognition program, Ryerson honours retiring employees with a gift in recognition of their valued contribution to the university and provides support for local department or faculty celebrations.

Celebrating a retiring employee

Are you a leader looking for information and resources to recognize retirees in your area? Recognizing service to the university is a great way to demonstrate how much we value and celebrate retiree contributions and commitment. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Invite a few employees who know the retiree well to plan a special celebration based on the retiree’s preferences.

  • Share how the retiree has contributed toward helping their colleagues and department.

  • Invite a colleague who knows the retiree’s contributions well to speak at the celebration.

  • Interview the retiree to learn what Ryerson was like when they started.

  • Collect and share stories from team members of when the retiree has helped them.

Not sure what to say at your recognition event? Visit this guide to help draft recognition speaking notes.


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For questions, please contact:

Nate Tysdal
Total Compensation Project Administrator
416-979-5000, ext. 4726