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Academic Organization

The provost and vice-president, academic is one of four vice-presidents who report directly to the president of Ryerson University.

The provost is responsible for Ryerson University’s academic growth and operations. People who report to the provost include the five vice-provosts and the deans and directors of Ryerson’s faculties, schools, and academic support services and facilities.

There are five vice-provosts at Ryerson University:

  1. Vice-Provost, Academic: Oversees experiential learning and academic integrity
  2. Vice-Provost, Students: Supports student recruitment, retention, success and engagement
  3. Vice-Provost, Faculty Affairs: Oversees all faculty tenure, promotion and hiring decisions
  4. Deputy Provost and Vice-Provost, University Planning: Conducts research and strategic analysis for the University
  5. Vice-Provost and Dean, Yeates School of Graduate Studies: Responsible for the overall vision and leadership of graduate education

Deans oversee each faculty and help shape the academic vision and outcomes of the university.

The Ryerson University Library plays a vital role in the university’s academic life. Ryerson community members benefit from the library's expertise, resources, materials, and services.

Through its traditional and digital resources, and ongoing commitment to innovation, the Library meets the needs of 21st-century students and researchers.

The Library is overseen by the chief librarian.

Zone Learning is a new model of experiential learning built to prepare students for the 21st century workplace by providing opportunities for them to work on real projects, causes, companies or startups. 

Joanne Dallaire, Elder (Ke Shay Hayo) and Senior Advisor, Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, reports to the Provost and Vice-President, Academic, with a dotted line to the Office of the Vice-President, Equity and Community and Inclusion. She attends Board of Governors, Senate and Academic Planning Group meetings, giving her a direct line to the university’s decision-makers and creating an environment for reciprocal learning.

The chief information officer aligns Ryerson’s information technology (IT) services with our academic plan and vision to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university.

Ryerson’s Senate is responsible for making academic policies for the university. Chaired by Ryerson’s president, the Senate consists of 51 elected representatives and 18 ex-officio members of the administration, including the chancellor.