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Update: Ryerson University’s readiness plan to welcome international students

As was announced by the federal government earlier this fall, all post secondary institutions must have a COVID-19 readiness plan approved by their provincial government to be able to welcome international students.  Effective November 17th, Ryerson's readiness plan has been approved by the federal and provincial governments.

In addition to Ryerson University’s approved COVID-19 readiness plan, international students must be eligible to enter Canada through possession of a valid study permit or letter of introduction issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). For more information related to travel to Canada please visit this webpage, external link. If you are unclear about your eligibility to enter Canada, please contact International Student Support at

Date: November 17, 2020

RU Taking Care

Physical Health

Our physical health impacts how we feel, how we think, and how we move through the day. It’s an important component of well-being and the good news is, there are lots of ways to do it! Consider getting consistent sleep, eating healthful and regular meals and being informed about sexual health. Physical movement is also key. Join a fitness class, visit the Ryerson Athletic Centre (RAC) or Mattamy Athletic Centre (MAC), or go on a walk with friends around the neighbourhood with Mood Routes. There are lots of different options to match what you’re interested in. 

Ryerson Medical Centre is always available if you are feeling ill, or need any sort of medical assistance.


Spiritual health includes an awareness of values, beliefs, and moral principles. It’s about the search for meaning, direction and purpose in life. It can also be the sense of belonging that is greater than oneself. When we have a direction and strong sense of our values and morals, we can feel confident and fulfilled in our existence. There are many ways to express and explore spirituality including meditation, dedication to a cause or ideals, or religion. If you practice a religion, consider joining a faith-based student group, external link on campus or visit the multi-faith room in the Ryerson Student Centre., external link

 Social & cultural

  • Making connections with others and finding grounding in culture is a crucial part of health. Taking the time to see friends and family and engage with communities that we identify with can fuel us.
  • There are many ways to find community and make friends at Ryerson. 

Ryerson is uniquely placed in the vibrant city of Toronto where there’s lots to explore!, external link



How we feel has a big impact on how we live our lives. Recognizing, accepting, and taking responsibility for all our emotions is part of emotional wellness. Recognizing and considering others’ emotions is also a sign of wellness. The Centre for Student Development and Counselling offers a space to meet with a counselor free of charge to talk about hard feelings like anxiety, depression, and stress and find ways to cope. Good2Talk is a free confidential helpline available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week where you can be connected with a counsellor. Their phone number is 1-866-925-5454.