Student Resources

The RPGSU is committed to acting as a resource and advocate for both current and prospective Ryerson Philosophy Graduate Students. This includes facilitating a smooth transition into the program and providing support and assistance to both current and future members. See below for a list of resources that have been gathered with these goals in mind, and feel free to contact us with any further questions at

Incoming/Prospective Students:

  • Grad Studies Important Dates:

  • Ryerson Graduate Student Union:

  • If you’re looking for things to do in the city:

  • Get your Post-Secondary Student Metro Pass photo ID:

  • For Mature Students:

  • Accessibility:

Current and Incoming Students:

  • Graduate Student Support:

  • Ryerson’s Writing Centre:

  • Centre for Student Development and Counseling:

  • Ryerson Medical Centre:

  • Funding (Lists of Scholarships, grants, etc.)

  • Graduate Travel Funding:

  • CUPE 3 Funding Form can be found here:

  • Ryerson Library: Note the study room booking option, RACER InterLibrary Loan, and live chat with librarians (“AskUs”):

  • Professional Development and Teaching Program:

  • Would you like to get your work published and get a free book? Consider doing a book review:

  • Previous “Jobs in Philosophy” Audio Recordings:

2014-15 Topics & Speakers:

1. Conflict Mediation: Peter Simpson (chief Negotiator for the Ministry of Labour) and Jeanette Bicknell (independent mediation service provider). Audio Recording here.

2. Social Justice/Social Work: Andrea Austen (Social Policy Analyst with the City of Toronto) and Nicole Bernhardt (former Human Rights Specialist with the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services). Audio Recording here.

  • Find your favourite academics and their work here:


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