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Ryerson Becomes Fields’ Ninth Principal Sponsoring University

May 15, 2017

TORONTO, May 15, 2017--The Fields Institute is very pleased to welcome Ryerson University as its ninth Principal Sponsoring University (PSU). The connections formed with Ryerson over the past few years as a Fields Affiliate University have now reached a new level, which we recognize and celebrate with this PSU agreement.

“The Fields Institute is excited to increase its ties with such a geographically close neighbour. Ryerson’s commitment to research excellence as well as its focus on community engagement will certainly result in an array of interesting programming within and beyond the mathematical sciences community,” says Ian Hambleton, Director of The Fields Institute.

The mission of the Fields Institute is to enhance mathematical activity in Canada by bringing together mathematicians from all around the world.  

“Ryerson is delighted to be furthering our partnership with the Fields Institute as a Principal Sponsoring University. The application of knowledge in the area of math sciences continues to grow at an unprecedented pace as computational technology and access to data and analytics are present in nearly every field of study” says Professor Steven Liss, Vice-President, Research and Innovation, Ryerson University. “Our ongoing collaboration with the Fields Institute reaffirms our commitment to mathematical studies and contribution to fundamental knowledge and its applications.”

The Fields Institute aims to expand the impact of mathematics in modern society by promoting contact and collaboration between professional mathematicians and the increasing numbers of users of mathematics.

The nine Principal Sponsoring Universities are essential for the success of this mission. Together we provide a wide variety of opportunities through the excellence of our research programs to benefit the mathematical sciences community across Canada.


About The Fields Institute

The Fields Institute is an international hub for mathematical collaboration. Every year, Fields hosts over 4000 visiting researchers, post-doctoral fellows, and students from across six continents. Programs range from research seminars and public lectures to school outreach activities and start-up incubation, making mathematics accessible and engaging for all audiences.

About Ryerson University

Ryerson University is Canada’s leader in innovative, career-oriented education. Urban, culturally diverse and inclusive, the university is home to more than 44,500 students, including 2,400 Master’s and PhD students, 3,200 faculty and staff, and nearly 170,000 alumni worldwide. For more information, visit


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