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Hello! N'it! Wachiya! Ahnee! Tansi! She:gon! Kwe!

Ryerson Aboriginal Student Services (also known by its acronym RASS) provides a culturally supportive environment to promote academic excellence and serves as a place to balance academic learning with traditional teachings and culture.

Our role is to provide specialized services for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples on campus and to develop a mutually productive relationship between Ryerson and the Aboriginal community.

Ryerson University strives to develop positive relationships with the Aboriginal community through RASS initiatives and through the Aboriginal Education Council (AEC). RASS is part of the Aboriginal Initiatives unit in the Office of the Vice-President, Equity and Community Inclusion (OVPECI).

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We are located in Toronto. Toronto is in the “Dish With One Spoon Territory”

The Dish With One Spoon is a treaty between the Anishinaabe, Mississaugas and Haudenosaunee that bound them to share the territory and protect the land. Subsequent Indigenous Nations and Peoples, Europeans and all newcomers have been invited into this treaty in the spirit of peace, friendship and respect.

Learn more about Ryerson University’s Land Acknowledgement, including its origins and purpose.

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N'it and hello!

I am Monica McKay, Director of Aboriginal Initiatives. On behalf of my team, I would like to welcome you to Ryerson University! I feel Ryerson continues to support Aboriginal students in many different ways and hope you will find the resources on our website to be a helpful aid in your journey. 

T'ooyaksiy' N'iin, Miigwetch, thank you!

Monica McKay in an orange shirt that reads "Every child matters"