Ryerson University


Ryerson University is Canada's leader in innovative, career-oriented education and a university clearly on the move. Distinctly urban, culturally diverse and inclusive, we are home to more than 38,000 students, including 2,300 master's and PhD students, nearly 2,700 faculty and staff, and more than 155,000 alumni worldwide. Established in 1948, we are named after the founder of public education in Ontario, Egerton Ryerson. 

We offer both professionally targeted programs – we lead in this area among Canadian universities – and contemporary arts and science degrees. Our students benefit from a real-world, relevant curriculum that lets them practice while they learn, and prepares them to hit the ground running when they graduate.

Our location in the heart of downtown Toronto provides students with an exciting learning environment. As Canada’s largest and most multicultural city, Toronto is host to multinational firms, industry head offices and provincial government departments and agencies – all translating into countless employment opportunities for Ryerson students.

Special Characteristics

We are recognized for our excellence in teaching; the relevance of our curriculum; the success of our students in achieving their academic and career objectives; the quality of our scholarships, research and creative activity; and our commitment to accessibility, lifelong learning and involvement in the broader community.

Zone Learning

Zone learning transforms your educational experience at Ryerson. It takes you beyond the classroom and lets you meet and work with students from across the university who are creative, ambitious and driven by passion. By becoming part of Ryerson’s zone learning network, you’ll get the right kind of support to create, develop and launch your idea. Some of Ryerson’s Zones include the following:

  • DMZ
  • The Centre for Urban Energy
  • Fashion Zone
  • Design Fabrication Zone
  • Transmedia Zone
  • SocialVentures Zone

More information about Zone Learning.

A Growing Campus

Ryerson is re-shaping the downtown Toronto core with three new buildings: the Mattamy Athletic Centre at the Gardens, the Ryerson Image Centre in the heart of campus, and a Student Learning Centre on Yonge Street.

In addition, a Health Sciences building and additional residences are currently breaking ground.