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Ready for the World: 2018-19 Year in Review

Our graduate community empowers students with real-world skills, experience and industry connections to launch successful careers in today’s constantly changing global economy.

Message from Dr. Jennifer Mactavish, Vice-Provost and Dean

Career readiness has always distinguished graduate education at Ryerson. It has been the foundation of everything we have achieved together over the past eight years. Then and now, the enduring themes have been student-centredness, community building and creating spaces and opportunities for graduate students to come together beyond their respective disciplines and industries.

We have built on our history, made great strides forward and are now poised to sustain that ascendant trajectory. -Dr.Jennifer Mactavish, Vice-Provost and Dean

Student Engagement Student Engagement

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GRAD Contests spark creativity, opens in new window

See winners of our micropoem and T-shirt challenges

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Our Facebook community exceeds 1,600 followers

D2L GradCentral.

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New D2L hub offers comprehensive professional, teaching and career development resources to complement academic education and assist with career pathways

Graduate Leadership Institute.

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The Graduate Leadership Institute is set to transform grad students from scholars into influencers

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GRADTalks sharpen skills, opens in new window

Annual interactive series focuses on developing communication and leadership

3MT Three minute thesis.

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Alex Kjorven won this year’s Ryerson 3-Minute Thesis (3MTⓇ) Competition for her research on the gamification of climate change and advanced to the provincials in April


Meet our creative leaders, intellectual explorers and dynamic changemakers who are reimagining their futures by pursuing successful careers full of purpose and passion.

"It’s opened doors to connecting with people I didn’t think I could reach before." – Nathaniel Brunt, Trudeau Scholar and feature profile

Breaking down black-and-white

Trudeau scholar Nathaniel Brunt uses photography to deconstruct complex issues

Creating a better tomorrow

Building science master’s students gain real-world experience volunteering for women’s shelter

Reimagining cancer treatment

Biomedical physics PhD student Humza Nusrat aims to shift paradigm of radiation therapy

New narratives

New YSGS Scholar-in-Residence Prof. Asmaa Malik, prepares students for rapidly changing industries

Career coach

Dr. Dale Carl, TRSM director of graduate students, believes in soft skills for tech times

Psychedelic science

Dr. Anne Wagner, alumna and professor, explores new method of treating PTSD with MDMA

Positive power

Alumnus Christian Hui strives for awareness, equity and inclusion for persons with HIV

Celebrating Success 

To nurture a thriving graduate community, we encourage and salute those who go above and beyond in advancing knowledge and enriching the student experience for others.

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Honouring student leaders, opens in new window

Learn more about inaugural recipients of YSGS Graduate Student Leadership Awards

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Congratulations to our exemplary Ryerson Gold Medallists

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Michelle Woodhouse and Madeleine Martin recognized for water governance and policy research

Dennis Mock Student Leadership Awards.

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Recognizing students who have made outstanding voluntary contributions to Ryerson

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Recognizing faculty recipients of the YSGS Outstanding Contribution to Graduate Education Award

Who we are.

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View leaders of our graduate community