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.