Ryerson University

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Ryerson University is a public university in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It was founded in 1948 and named after Egerton Ryerson. 31,000 full-time students are enrolled in more than 80 degree programs.


In 1852 was on today's main campus founded Egerton Ryerson Ontario's first teacher training facility, the Toronto Normal School. This included the Department of Education and the Museum of Natural History and Fine Arts, which was converted to the Royal Ontario Mueseum. An agricultural laboratory, which was located on the premises led to the creation of the Ontario Agricultural College and the University of Guelph. Egerton Ryerson was a leading teacher, politician and publicist. He is considered the founder of the public education system in Ontario. In addition, he was founder of the first media company in Canada in 1829. Methodist Book and Publishing House, which was renamed in 1919 in The Ryerson Press, is now for McGraw -Hill Ryerson Publishing, a publisher, markets which textbooks worldwide. The Toronto Training and Re -establishment Institute was founded in 1945. It served as a Royal Canadian Air Force training facility during the Second World War. The decor was a merger by the government and the provincial government and served to integrate retired soldiers into civilian life. The Ryerson Institute of Technology was founded in 1948. 1966 this institute was renamed Ryerson Polytechnical Institute. In 1971, the Institute accreditation by government regulators to one of the provincial government and by the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada ( AUCC ). In the same year, the Institute became a member of the Council of Ontario Universities ( COU). In 1992, Ryerson Toronto 's second school of engineering with the accreditation of the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board. In 1993 the University received approval for masters courses and doctoral degrees.


Ryerson University has the following faculties:

  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Communication & Design
  • Faculty of Community Services
  • Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Science
  • Ted Rogers School of Management
  • Graduate Studies
  • The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education is a faculty of Ryerson University, the largest university adult education institution in the country.


  • Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU )
  • Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada ( AUCC )
  • Council of Ontario Universities COU
  • Continuing Education Students' Association of Ryerson CESAR
  • Ryerson Students' Union