The information you submit is used for the purpose of creating or maintaining your academic record. The information will be used to support decisions relating to course and/or certificate enrolment, transfer credit (including Letters of Permission and Challenge Credits), tuition fees assessment, determining eligibility for and access to financial aid programs, scholarships, bursaries, awards, including but not limited to monetary and non-monetary student recognition awards and other forms of student support.
In choosing to pursue a post-secondary education, students accept Ryerson’s right to collect and evaluate records of their academic performance. At the same time, the student’s right to privacy requires that such information be used and stored in a manner consistent with the confidential nature of the information involved.
Aggregated student academic data such as grades and academic standing may be shared with the Office of Equity and Community Inclusion for the purposes of offering student support.
Students’ contact information and other identifying information may be shared with banking institutions in order to facilitate refunds and resolve payment issues.
Ryerson may exercise its discretion to share students’ contact and other identifying information with collection agencies in the event of overdue financial accounts; all such collection agencies are under contract with the university and are aware of their legal obligations to protect students’ personal information.
Students' contact information is shared with their respective student union to enable them to, for example, obtain health and dental insurance on students’ behalf, to create voters’ lists for student elections and to provide other services as they see fit.
Ryerson will confirm whether a student has graduated, the date of graduation and the name of certificate, diploma or degree obtained. Convocation programs, containing students’ names, program, degree earned and year of graduation, and webcasts of the ceremonies, including individuals’ images, are considered public information. Students are provided with additional information about the publication of their personal information at the time of graduation. Upon graduation, students’ personal information is shared with Ryerson’s University Advancement and Alumni Relations departments.
Following graduation, new alumni are provided with a separate notice of collection describing the expected uses of their personal information by Ryerson.
Ryerson may use students’ contact information (mailing and email addresses) to communicate about educational opportunities and university advancement initiatives.
Students should be aware that student academic data (grades and academic standings, for example) and personal information (Ontario Education Numbers and addresses, for example) are occasionally used and disclosed for statistical, audit, and research purposes intended to improve university education. Other kinds of disclosures, including, but not limited to, law enforcement agencies, in compassionate circumstances, in compelling circumstances affecting the health or safety of an individual, and upon graduation to University Advancement, are in compliance with Section 42 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). In other circumstances not covered by this notice no personally identifiable data, except that which is provided for by law, is released without the express written consent of the student.