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Central Communications

The Central Communications team provides a range of communication services and skills to the university including media relations, community engagement, internal communications, publications, and crisis and communications/ issues management.

Central Communications can provide advice and assistance in communicating to both the Toronto Metropolitan University community and outside of campus to the public and media when the need arises.

Central Communications works closely with University Relations, which includes our Marketing team.  

Media Relations

The Media Relations team builds profile and enhances the reputation of Toronto Metropolitan University by encouraging media coverage of the successes and achievements of the university community. The team engages print, broadcast, online and other digital media to help tell the Toronto Metropolitan University story to potential students, the public, government and other stakeholders. The goal is to increase awareness of and support for the university.

Media Relations sources stories within the Toronto Metropolitan University community – about students, faculty, alumni and staff – and works to engage media interest in telling those stories through print, broadcast and digital outlets. The team also promotes university initiatives, including academic and capital developments, senior appointments, major awards and other stories to ensure that stakeholders are fully informed of key institutional developments.

The team makes a strong effort to promote faculty as expert commentators in the media by continually scanning media coverage for opportunities to have Toronto Metropolitan University faculty speak publicly about matters of public interest and concern. As a result, Toronto Metropolitan University faculty frequently appear in local, national and international media with their expert opinions and analysis.

The team provides a daily email news clipping report to senior staff at the university.


Media Relations Contacts

Jessica Leach, Public Relations and Communications Specialist
416-979-5000 ext. 554282

Jess supports: Faculty of Community Services, Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science, Athletics, Future of Sport Lab, Brampton Initiatives and the Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst

Lindsey Craig, Public Relations and Communications Specialist
416-979-5000 ext. 552126

Lindsey supports: The Creative School, Brookfield Institute, the Innovation Boost Zone, Social Venture Zone, Science Discovery and Transmedia Zones

Irina Vukosavic, Public Relations and Communications Specialist 
416-979-5000 ext. 557926

Irina supports: Faculty of Science, Lincoln Alexander School of Law, Future Skills Centre, and the Biomedical and Legal Innovation Zones

Karen Benner, Associate Director, University Communications
416-979-5000 ext. 553494

Dawa Ngodup, Communications & Administrative Coordinator
416-979-5000 ext. 557134


The team produces publications for audiences on campus and beyond to inform readers about the achievements of Toronto Metropolitan University’s students, faculty, alumni and staff, and the university’s initiatives. Key themes in publications highlight Toronto Metropolitan University’s role as an urban, innovative university delivering relevant, career-focused education, with faculty who conduct exceptional research focused on real-world challenges. The goal is to inspire the support of the internal and external communities for Toronto Metropolitan University’s mission and mandate.

Colleen Mellor
Manager, Publications
416-979-5000, ext. 557000

Michelle Grady
Sr. Writer/Editor
416-979-5000, ext. 557926

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Ryerson Today

Produced three times a week, the Ryerson Today e-newsletter is delivered to 38,000 members of the Ryerson community. The e-newsletter and companion website includes news, feature stories, messages from senior executives, event listings, videos, podcasts and surveys, keeping readers informed about university developments and the achievements of campus community members.

To submit a story idea to Ryerson Today, or to request an event be promoted in Ryerson Today, please email

Ryerson University Magazine

Ryerson University Magazine appears twice yearly for alumni and friends of Ryerson, and presents stories, photos and feature articles that showcase the activities and achievements of alumni, as well as news of interest to Ryerson’s 140,000 alumni. The magazine includes news from the Alumni Relations department and activities of alumni chapters. The magazine is produced in both in print and digital formats.

A cover of Ryerson University Magazine
President Dr. Mohamed Lachemi celebrating double anniversary with a group of students and staff on campus

Special Publications

The publications unit is called upon to produce one-time brochures and magazines for particular needs. The 60th anniversary magazine, for example, tells the story about the institution’s past and future.

Stories on scholarly, research and creative activity

The unit frequently produces stories highlighting research activities of Toronto Metropolitan University faculty.

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A view of the university campus with a visual soundwave over top.

Toronto Metropolitan University Youtube, external link

Videos are created on a regular basis to help tell the Toronto Metropolitan University story.

Event Listing

You can have your event listed on the Toronto Metropolitan University website. Complete and submit the events form and if you have any questions, email us at Events on campus are compiled and posted by the publications team.

Issues Management and Leadership Communications

If your school, department or unit is handling a situation that requires communications expertise, help is available. Central Communications can provide advice and assistance in communicating to both the Toronto Metropolitan University community and outside of campus to the public and media when the need arises.


For communications assistance or advice: