Ryerson University, Canada
The Office of the Vice President Equity and Community Inclusion consults and assists departments and faculties to strategically infuse the values of equity, diversity and inclusion into everything they do. We celebrate and support community members focused on advancing EDI.
Proudly diverse and intentionally inclusive, Ryerson University is committed to community engagement, action, inclusion, respect for Aboriginal perspectives, equity, diversity and putting people first. The Office of the Vice President, Equity and Community Inclusion collaborates across campus to make Ryerson a truly inclusive place to learn and work.
Equity, Diversity, Inclusion Services
Ryerson’s Aboriginal Student Services (RASS) provides specialized services for First Nations, Métis and Inuit students on campus while developing a mutually productive relationship between Ryerson and the Aboriginal community.
The accessibility unit works to make Ryerson an accessible learning and working environment for students, employees and members of the Ryerson community through the identification, removal and prevention of barriers.
Education and Awareness
Education and Awareness offers a range of consulting services and builds programs for participants to generate, discuss and share ideas that can make the university a more inclusive and welcoming space for everyone.
Human Rights Services
Human Rights Services advocates for a community where the dignity of all members are respected and upheld. This office administers the Discrimination and Harassment Policy.
Research, Planning and Assessment
This unit identifies and achieves equity, diversity and inclusion goals through the collection, analysis and reporting of Ryerson diversity data, the development of project proposals and the research and implementation of best practices.
Ryerson University Equity, Diversity, Inclusion Initiatives
All Gender Washrooms
Everyone needs a washroom! All gender washrooms and inclusive signage are an important part of making our campus safe, accessible and welcoming.
The safety and comfort for trans and gender diverse people in gender segregated spaces is an ongoing issue. All gender washrooms are safe spaces where anyone, regardless of gender identity or presentation, can use the toilet, wash their hands and check the mirror. They decrease anxiety and fear for trans and gender diverse people while using the facilities as there is less chance of physical or verbal harassment or assault—a real and ongoing risk in gender segregated spaces.
Anti-Black Racism Campus Climate Review
Ryerson is embarking on a campus climate review of Anti-Black Racism (ABR). Nearly 10 years ago, an Anti-Racism Task Force released a report that gave insight to the campus’ climate. A few years later, the Black Liberation Collective – Ryerson, a student group, raised new concerns regarding the prevalence of Anti-Black Racism (ABR) on campus. Now in response, and as the 10th anniversary of that report approaches, Ryerson University is conducting a new Anti-Black Racism Campus Climate Review. Anyone from the Ryerson community who self-identifies as a Black person is welcome to participate in this review.
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