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Mohamed Lachemi, President and Vice-Chancellor

As a university located at the heart of Canada’s largest city, we have a deep connection with those who share our surrounding communities and neighbourhoods. The issues affecting our city have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, disproportionately affecting our most vulnerable community members, particularly those experiencing poverty, food insecurity and unstable housing.

Though this year’s United Way of Greater Toronto campaign looks a bit different, the challenges posed by the pandemic cannot be ignored. We know that our local community cannot recover without our support. 

I am so proud that the Ryerson community is deeply engaged with our fellow citizens. Through research, volunteer activities and work placements, you demonstrate our values and commitments  in building an inclusive, resilient and sustainable community for all of us.

Ryerson has held a long-standing partnership with United Way. Over the past five years, we have raised over $1-million for local agencies through our annual campaign. How can we do more? We can multiply our own impact by continuing to support United Way agencies, external link that, like us, know how important it is to lift up our friends, neighbours and family during times of instability and crisis. We are partners in the same great cause. 

Please consider supporting Ryerson University’s United Way campaign this year. Explore this site to learn more about how you can make a donation to the United Way agency of your choice, or get involved in other impactful ways. 

Mohamed Lachemi

President and Vice-Chancellor

 

"How can we do more? We can multiply our own impact by continuing to support United Way agencies that, like us, know how important it is to lift up our friends, neighbors and family during times of instability and crisis."