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Research & Innovation

Leading the way in research and innovation

At the Faculty of Arts, our world-class researchers are developing ground-breaking research that aims to enhance the lives of Canadians and citizens around the world.

With more than 70 researchers and over $18 million in research grants from both the public and private sectors, Faculty of Arts’ award-winning scholars are advancing research in five key academic priorities: democratic engagement; immigration and settlement; health and well-being; equity, justice and social inclusion; and Indigenous governance, self-determination, language and culture. 

Faculty members are actively engaged in scholarly activities in fields that have a direct impact on society such as Indigenous rights, democracy, governance and self-determination; electoral systems; immigration policy; equity and diversity; and children's mental health.

Going beyond the walls of Ryerson, they are partnering with leading community organizations, educational institutions, government agencies and others, both at home and around the world.

Research Centres, Institutes and Initiatives

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Director: Hayden King

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Co-Directors: Lorraine Janzen Kooistra and
Jason Boyd

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Director: Prof. Bryan Evans

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Department of Psychology

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Director: TBD

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Director: John Beebe

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Co-Directors: Anne-Marie Singh and Mandissa Arlain

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Director: Dr. Irene Gammel

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Department of Psychology