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From the President

A Global Reach

I am pleased to present Ryerson University’s internationalization strategy, providing a framework for the university community to identify opportunities, set goals and consider initiatives to extend Ryerson’s global connections.

The strategy affirms internationalization as one of our key priorities, and details elements such as values, mission, global learning, international research, entrepreneurship and more.

Just as Ryerson has become a community and city builder, it has moved onto the world stage delivering smart, scalable solutions to challenges. This emergence has been made possible by faculty – through international partnerships and collaboration; by students - through volunteer work and studies abroad, and by alumni – starting businesses and social enterprises around the world.

"Ryerson’s time has arrived to enhance the international scope of its aspirations and influence. Our goal: to be recognized as a global urban innovation university."

We will know we have arrived when Ryerson’s reputation has increased exponentially; the best in the world come here to study, teach, and work; we are the leader in experiential and work-integrated learning; and the most sought-after community and industry partner.

The international strategy on the following pages will help us get there. I encourage you to review the strategy and join the discussion on moving Ryerson’s global ambitions forward.

I want to thank members of the Ryerson International team under the exceptional leadership of Dr. Anver Saloojee, Assistant Vice-President, International, for their work on developing the strategy and to the community members who took part in the consultative process.

Dr. Mohamed Lachemi
President and Vice Chancellor