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Proposals and Reports

Series contains new program proposals, periodic program reviews, self study reports, curriculum revisions, degree designation reports, and accompanying materials from the departments and schools that deliver Ryerson's Undergraduate, Graduate, and Continuing Education programs. The series has been divided into sub-series by Faculty:

RG 961.003.001 Faculty of Science
RG 961.003.002 Yeates School of Graduate Studies
RG 961.003.003 Faculty of Communication and Design
RG 961.003.004 G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education of Community Services
RG 961.003.005 Faculty of Arts
RG 961.003.006 Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Science
RG 961.003.007 Ted Rogers School of Management
RG 961.003.008 Faculty

Academic Standards Committee

File contains Academic Standards Committee meeting agenda and minutes, Academic Council agendas, Academic Standards Committee reports, proposals, and correspondence. Series has been divided by year. Some committee materials are located in the Senate fonds, but for the most part the committee's file were previously stored by School and Department.

December 24, 1997 accrual

Series contains original drawings done by Ben Wicks for his syndicated single frame cartoon and for 4 books.
The syndicated cartoons date from January 1, 1997 to December 27, 1997. The books include "Born to Read and Write" 1996, "Life Insurance for Seniors" 1996, "Sure we're covered...Aren't we?" 1996, and "So you've got Cancer" 1997.
The series is divided into the following sub-series:
RG 959.002.001 Daily Cartoons
RG 959.002.002 Born to Read and Write
RG 959.002.003 So You've Got Cancer
RG 959.002.004 Sure, We're covered....Aren't we?
RG 959.002.005 Life Insurance for Seniors

Wicks, Alfred (Ben)

February 27, 1997 accrual

Series contains original drawings from Ben Wicks' "The Outcasts" serial and syndicated single frame cartoons. The "Outcasts" series dates from January 9, 1995 to July 27, 1996. The syndicated single frames date from January 2, 1995 to December 28, 1996.
The series has been divided into two sub-series:
RG 959.001.001 The Outcasts
RG 959.001.002 Single Frame cartoons

Wicks, Alfred (Ben)

Digital Media Zone

Series contains materials related to the DMZ, a business incubator and co-working space for technology-based entrepreneurs with a mandate to help startups succeed by connecting them with customers, advisors, influencers and other entrepreneurs.

Based in offices in the Dundas Square building at Ryerson University, the Zone is run by students and open to both students and non-students to apply with business ideas and prototypes. Accepted startups receive four months of free co-working space and services (after which they can pay a membership fee to stay on), and access to seed funding and an accelerator program through Ryerson Futures Inc. (RFI), a for-profit business associated with Ryerson. The DMZ also offers an "Innovation-for-Hire" program that laccesses expertise associated with the DMZ and Ryerson University to solve real business problems for industry partners as well as an intrapreneur program.

As of April 2014, the DMZ was home to 62 startups and a group of 75 alumni startups. The companies incubating at the DMZ reflected a mix of Ryerson-affiliated startups and non-Ryerson affiliates.

The DMZ was the first of an network of other "zones" at the University, each specializing in growth sectors to support new entrepreneurs.

Information from: "About DMZ: Welcome to the DIgital Media Zone at Ryerson University", Digital Media Zone.

Digital Media Zone

Atkinson Lecture Series materials

The Atkinson Lecture series , established in 1974, came from a $50,000 grant obtained by Doug MacFarlane, then chairperson of the Journalism Department, from the Atkinson Foundation. The Atkinson Foundation was established to commemorate the late Joseph E. Atkinson, publisher of The Star from 1899-1948. The lecture series was intended to bring journalists to Ryerson to examine the role and relationships of media in today's society. The series, initially held twice a year, had its first lecture December 4, 1974.
Series contains materials created in relation to the lecture series. Included are posters, correspondence, and taped recordings of the lectures.

Assignment photographs

Series consists of 7,278 photographic negatives or b&w prints created by Ryerson staff and students in the 1950's and 1960's. The photographs were taken for use in the student newspaper, "The Ryersonian" ; the academic course calendar ; the yearbook ; and other school publications. Contact prints for the majority of the collection are available for viewing in our reading room. Negatives are in the process of being scanned.

The photographic images are arranged according to subject :

  • Aerospace Technology
  • Anti-Cutback Rally (request from RG 95.1 box)
  • Architecture
  • Art Shows
  • Athletics
  • Awards
  • Barbers
  • Basketball
  • Bookstore
  • Business Administration
  • Campus - Old
  • Career College
  • Chemical Technology
  • Church Street
  • Circle K (Kiwanis)
  • Civil Technology
  • CJRT
  • Classroom Scenes
  • Clubs
  • Convocation
  • Convocation at Deer Park
  • Dances
  • Drama
  • Early Childhood Management
  • Eggy
  • Electrical Technology
  • Electronic Technology
  • Extension Department
  • Faculty and Staff
  • Fashion
  • Food Administration
  • Food Services
  • Football
  • Furniture and Interior Design
  • Gas Technology
  • Health Clinic
  • Health Inspectors
  • Hockey
  • Homecoming
  • Home Economics
  • Hotel, Resort, and Restaurant Administration
  • Howard Kerr Hall
  • Initiation
  • Instrument Control Technology
  • Journalism
  • Kerr Hall (Oakham House)
  • Library
  • Marketing
  • Mechanical Technology
  • Medical Laboratory
  • Metallurgy Technology
  • Miscellaneous
  • Miss Ryerson
  • Music
  • Ontario Government
  • Parades
  • Photographic Arts
  • Picnics
  • Printing Management - Graphic Arts
  • Queens and Princesses
  • Radio and Television Arts
  • Registration
  • Remembrance Day
  • Retirement Dinner
  • RIOT
  • ROW
  • Ryerson Hall
  • SAC
  • Secretarial Science
  • Secretaries Luncheon
  • Soccer
  • Statue of Egerton Ryerson
  • Visitors to Ryerson
  • Works of Art on Campus

Journalism magazines

Sub-series consists of magazines produced by the Journalism program: The Ryerson Magazine, Images, The Magazine, and The Ryerson Review of Journalism which went online in December 1997.
Also included is one ticket to the 30th anniversary celebration of The Ryerson Review of Journalism.

Events, Holiday, and miscellanea

Series consists of files containing information on various events, holidays, and other miscellanea within the collection. Included are:

RG 946.03.13.01 New educational facility open house
RG 946.03.13.02 School of Nursing open house
RG 946.03.13.03 songs and poems
RG 946.03.13.04 Christmas Carol service and tea
RG 946.03.13.05 Newspaper and magazine articles
RG 946.03.13.06 Certificate of Appreciation - Elsie K. Jones
RG 946.03.13.07 Architectural rendereing - Elsie K. Jones building


Series contains files of records relating to various committees within the Wellesley School of Nursing. Included are:

RG 946.03.10.01 Curriculum Committee
RG 946.03.10.02 Role of the Public Health Nurse in Schools committee
RG 946.03.10.03 Nursing Library, and Audio-Visual Committee
RG 946.03.10.04 Bursary and Loan Committee


Series consists of photographs, objects, and textual records related to graduation of the Wellesley Hospital School of Nursing. Series is broken down into 3 sub-series or files:
RG 946.03.04.01 Graduation class photographs
RG 946.03.04.02 Graduation and year pins
RG 946.03.04.03 Graduation documentation files
RG 946.03.04.04 Yearbooks
RG 946.03.04.05 Certificates
RG 946.03.04.06 Graduation exercises and cornerstone laying


Series consists of various reports created by or relating to the Wellesley Hospital School of Nursing. They include:

RG 946.03.03.01 Annual reports
RG 946.03.03.02 Transfer of Wellesley Hospital School of Nursing to Ryerson Polytechnical Institute
RG 946.03.03.03 Budget reports
RG 946.03.03.04 Nurse conduct reporting form
RG 946.03.03.05 Principal's report and application for admission into Wellesley
RG 946.03.03.06 Wellesley School of Nursing programmed change


Series contains various file of correspondence to and from the Wellesley Hospital School of Nursing. Included are files:

RG 946.03.02.01 Wellesley Hospital and Toronto General Hospital
RG 946.03.02.02 Toronto Telegram story response
RG 946.03.02.03 Red Cross Outpost Hospital
RG 946.03.02.04 Re-organization of Hospital for Sick Children Nursing School
RG 946.03.02.05 Registered Nurses Association of Ontario 50th anniversary
RG 946.03.02.06 Internal memos

Toronto General Hospital

The Toronto General Hospital. On August 25, 1948, The Wellesley Hospital amalgamated with Toronto General Hospital - becoming the Wellesley Division of Toronto General Hospital. They would remain that way until 1960, when Wellesley became an independent hospital once again.
Series contains materials relating to the Toronto General Hospital, and to its amalgamation with The Wellesley.

Transfer of Schools of Nursing to Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology

Series contains correspondence, reports and associated materials relating to the transfer of Schools of Nursing from the Hospitals to the Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology. The majority of the materials relate specifically to the transfer of The Wellesley Hospital School of Nursing to Ryerson Polytechnical Institute.


Series contains photographs associated with The Wellesley Hospital. Many of them were taken by the hospital's public relations department and published in Wellesley World and other hospital publications. Files include staff members, nursing, education, events, equipment, and facilities.

Published works

Series contains published materials created by or about the Wellesley Hospital. Included in the series are 2 copies of the book written by Hospital founder Dr. Herbert Bruce, 2 copies of the Wellesley Hospital history book written by Joan Hollobon, and numerous magazines and newsletters written by Wellesley Hospital for the staff and the general public.


Series contains photographs relating to the Wellesley Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Association members and events. Topics include scholarship winners, bazaars, card parties, dinners, luncheons, fashion shows, Hospital 60th Anniversary events, executive members, and reunions.


Series contains artifacts created and/or used by the Wellesley Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Association. Included are silver tea sets and coffee urns, a shovel used in the sod turning for the nurses residence in 1951 and later gifted to the Alumnae Assocation, and an embossing die used for printing.

Society records

Series contains records related specifically to the Ryerson Commerce Society. Includes the constitution.

Ryerson Commerce Society student groups

Series contains records relating to student groups under the umbrella of the Ryerson Commerce Society, including BizBudz, DECA Ryerson, Information Technology Management Student Association (ITMSA), Ryerson Business Forum, Ryerson Marketing Association (RMA), SIFE, and Women in Information Technology Management (WITM). Includes textual records and graphic materials.

Commerce Society orientation materials

Series contains documents and other materials created and used by the Ryerson Commerce Society for the Ted Rogers School of Management Frosh week activities. Includes a data CD that contains photographs of one of the events.

Installation of President

Series contains files documenting and relating to the installation of new Ryerson presidents which falls under the purvue of the Ceremonials Office.

Recognition and Awards

Recognition and Awards are organized by the Ceremonial Office. They are divided under three headings with various awards for each.

Teaching and Education awards - Chancellor's Award of Distinction, President's Award for Teaching Excellence, Provost's Experiential Teaching Award, Provost's Innovative Teaching Award, Provost's Interdisciplinary Teaching Award, YSGS Outstanding Contribution to Graduate Education Awards, and Dean's Teaching Award - faculty and contract lecturers

Scholarly, Research and Creative Activity awards - Sarwan Sahota Ryerson Distinguished Scholar Award, Collaborative Research Award, Early Research Career Excellence Award, Knowledge Mobilization & Engagement Award, Social Innovation & Action Research Award, and Deans' Scholarly, Research and Creative Activity Awards

Service and Leadership awards - President's Blue and Gold Award of Excellence, Alan Shepard Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Employee Award, Errol Aspevig Award for Outstanding Academic Leadership, Linda Grayson Administrative Leadership Awards, Larissa Allen Employee Experience Staff Award, and Julia Hanigsberg Make your mark staff awards

All of the awards are celebrated at an annual Ryerson Awards night, but there are also smaller events held in conjunction with the various awards held before the annual ceremony. The recognition and awards series has been divided by year.

Dennis Mock Student Leadership Awards

Series contains materials created in conjunction with the Dennis Mock Student Leadership Awards. Items include invitations, and programs. Series has been sub-divided by year.
Prior to 2007, the awards were under the jurisdiction of University Advancement. As of 2016, The Dennis Mock Leadership Awards are under the purvue of the Office of Student Awards and Scholarships in the office of the Registrar.

Convocation materials

Series contains textual and multimedia materials created for use during and taken of convocation ceremonies at Ryerson. Included are ceremony dvds, tickets, information bulletins, and programmes.
As of 2015 the tickets are all done electronically.

Faculty and Staff Photographs

This series contains 5 photographs of 3 professors from the History Department at Ryerson University. The dates of the photographs are 1978. 4 of the photographs are black and white with one negative.

Posters and Graphic Material

This series contains posters and advertising material from lecture series and seminars hosted and sponsored by the history department of Ryerson University from the 1970's to the present. The majority of the posters in the series are apart of the International Issues Discussion Series, and the rest are from the History of Technology Lecture series and seminars. However 1 poster is from a sponsored seminar with a senior representative of the Red Cross.

Lecture Series and Guest Lectures

This series contains documents and records created by the history department which pertain to specific lecture series and guest lecturers and seminars. The two primary lecture series that have been started and sponsored by the history department are the History Technology series and the International Issues Discussion series. Documents range from the 1970's to 2010.

Administrative and Internal Records

This series contains documents and records related to the administration and internal communications of the Department of History during the years of 1967-2012. The majority of the series is contained in the correspondence file, which hold records relating to internal memorandums, request for sabbaticals, motions, speeches, and other documentation created by the department and its members. Other files include the course syllabuses, which include syllabuses and other course material for several history department courses in 1975/76. The finale file is a series of job postings (both internal and external), curriculum vitae, and resumes of members of the department.

RFA Correspondence

This series consists primarily of memoranda and letters: from the Executive (in most cases, the President) to the members-at-large; between the RFA and internal and external bodies, or persons; and from faculty to the Executive.

Executive Committee minutes and records

This series consists of minutes and correspondence and is arranged chronologically. Some items in the series, especially for the years 1967-1976, are from the RFA documentation files. Subsequent donations of materials have been arranged within the original materials. RG 91.01.02 contains minutes from RFA Representation in Institute and Executive Committees.

Promotional materials

Series contains job postings for the Department of Mathematics and promotional material related to the Mathematics and Its Applications program.


Series contains textual records as of 2005 that are related to seminars and workshops organized by the Department of Mathematics, which include the Mathematics Colloquium, the Master's Seminars, Graphs at Ryerson (G@R) seminars and workshops, and the Biomathematics and Fluids Seminar series.

Administrative records

Series contains administrative type materials related to the Hospitality department. Included are class and faculty lists, new student orientation materials, an office stamp, departmental sign stencil, job postings, memos, correspondence and other materials related to the running of the department.

Hospitality Update conferences

Series contains materials relating to "Hospitality Update" an annual conference held at Ryerson. The conference is a national one for students in Hospitality and Tourism. Included are materials from the 1973, 1983, 1987, 1993, and 1994 conferences.


Series contains published materials related to the School of Hospitality. The majority of the materials were created by the School and its students. Included are yearbooks, hiring booklets, and newsletters. There is also an external directory about Ontario schools offering Hospitality programs.


Series contains materials related to training facilities used by students of the Hospitality and Tourism (HTM) as part of their education. Included is information on the International Dining Room, the Delta Hotels-Sheraton Corporation Hotel Computer lab, and minimal information on HTM's involvement with the International Living Learning Centre. The materials have been arranged by facility.

Program information files

Series contains materials related to the courses offered by the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management Included are curriculum related materials, program proposals, promotional literature, and program assessment reports.

Trinidad & Tobago hotel school

In September of 1972 Ryerson entered into an agreement with the Government of Canada, through the Canadian International Development Agency (C.I.D.A.) to provide technical and related assistance to the Government of Trinidad and Tobago for the establishment of a hotel training school, and the training of the faculty and staff to run it.
Sub-series consists of 49 files relating to the establishment of a hotel training school on one of the islands and contain correspondence, agreements, minutes, reports, financial data, personnel records, clippings, background materials, curriculum documents, and photographs.

Ryer's Inn

Ryer's Inn was organized and presented by students in the Hospitality and Tourism Management program. It was modeled after the Cornell University event "Ezra Cornell Hotel". Its purpose was to show members of the Hospitality Industry what Ryerson's program had to offer by showcasing its' students. The event is completely organized and executed by student's in the program, with faculty supervision. It's inaugural night was held February 28, 1981. Series contains information about Ryer's Inn galas held in 1981, 1983, 1984 and 1985.

Health Services Management degree files

Series consists of textual records from School of Health Services Management including correspondence, reports, notes, resumes, proposals, meeting minutes.

File Listing (for detailed list of file contents see finding aid in file)

RG 860.4.01 HSM Development - Minutes
RG 860.4.02 Correspondence
RG 860.4.03 Committee Members
RG 860.4.04 (no title) - Michener Program Curriculum
RG 860.4.05 Honorarium Payment
RG 860.4.06 (no title) correspondence, agendas etc
RG 860.4.07 (no title) program research
RG 860.4.08 Curriculum Information
RG 860.4.09 no title) student stats, nursing, employee survey, correspondence
RG 860.4.10 Letters Out and Responses
RG 860.4.11 The Michener Institute
RG 860.4.12 External Meetings
RG 860.4.13 (no title) memos, surveys, etc.
RG 860.4.14 Miscellaneous Stuff
RG 860.4.15 HSM Development
RG 860.4.16 Academic Design
RG 860.4.17 Approval Letters
RG 860.4.18 Courses
RG 860.4.19 Curriculum Committee
RG 860.4.20 Goals & Objectives
RG 860.4.21 Meetings
RG 860.4.22 Michener Institute
RG 860.4.23 Miscellaneous
RG 860.4.24 Survey
RG 860.4.25 Survey
RG 860.4.26 Notes
RG 860.4-27 Program Review Committee
RG 860.4.28 Program Review Process
RG 860.4.29 Proposal
RG 860.4.30 Proposal - Final
RG 860.4.31 Resumes
RG 860.4.32 Societal Needs Background Material
RG 860.4.33 Program Review Process - Academic Quality Element
RG 860.4.34 (no title)loose in box - Table of contents for Ryerson/Michener Proposal
RG 860.4.35 (no title) loose in box - pages from degree proposal
RG 860.4-36 RPI Proposal for a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Health Services Management - Academic
Quality Document - Feb. 1993
RG 860.4.37 RPI Proposal for a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Health Services Management - Academic
Quality Document - Jan. 1993
RG 860.4.38 notes kept by co-chairs of Curriculum
Committee for HSA.

New Wave Magazine

Series contains McClung's magazine (1992-2017) and New Wave Magazine (2018-).


Series consists of directories of school graduates published and compiled by the Association of Electronic Alumni at Ryerson.

Administrative Materials

Series consists of administrative materials related to the Electronic Alumni Association. Included are stationary supplies, constitutions, stencils, correspondence, notices, and receipts.

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