Ryerson University’s history is rooted in innovative, career-driven education with the goal of addressing contemporary societal needs. Named after Ontario’s first Superintendent of Education and leading public school advocate, Egerton Ryerson, it began as a postsecondary institute designed to combine technical education with academic theory for the first time.

Ryerson University is currently recognized as a leading institution for research and innovation, being ranked the top institution for undergraduate research in Canada in 2014. Within the past decade, the university has launched various research centers and institutes, as well as the Zone Learning option for students and business professionals interested in entrepreneurship.

Quick Facts

  • The most applied-to university in Ontario relative to available space
  • over 45,000students
  • 100+undergraduate and graduate programs
  • 133partner universities in 37 countries
  • 20Canada Research Chairs
  • 900 affiliated and adjunct graduate faculty