Skip to main content

From the President

A statement from President Levy about activities at a recent engineering event

This past Thursday an event was held on campus organized by the engineering orientation committee. There is no excuse for the completely unacceptable activities that took place at the event, and anyone who contends it is ‘just fun’ or ‘builds community’ has no place at Ryerson. My response to the students and the community is to express my strongest determination that this kind of behaviour never happens again.

The university is categorical in affirming it does not condone student conduct that demeans individuals in any way, and I am making clear our shock and anger in the face of this departure from dignity. We have very strong policies in place that have been invoked immediately to deal with those involved.

The university executive is meeting with the leadership of the Ryerson Engineering Students Society on Monday. This incident does not represent the principles of civil society, and the positive and supportive culture of Ryerson.


Sheldon Levy

Twitter New Window
Facebook New Window
YouTube New Window
RSS New Window

More news


  • Lit up in support
    The Ryerson Image Centre will be lit up in green this week in support of Mental Wellness Week on campus
  • Theatre grad starring in new show
    Catch theatre performance graduate Rebecca Liddiard on tonight’s premiere episode of Houdini & Doyle at 9 on Global. Liddiard plays the police force’s first female constable in early 20th century London
  • SoapBox named best place to work
    Former DMZ startup SoapBox, founded by TRSM grad Brennan McEachran, was named the best workplace in Canada by Great Place to Work, a global research, consulting and training firm.SoapBox was chosen for its “high-trust, high-performance workplace culture”
  • Calling all Olympics participants
    If you or someone you know at Ryerson, alumni included, is competing, participating, volunteering or working at the 2016 Summer Olympics, we want to hear from you! Please email and tell us what you’ll be doing at the Games


Inside anxiety

Never too late