Gowry Sivapathasundaram
                           VOTE FOR V.P. Equity

My name is Gowry Sivapathasundaram and I’m a Grants/Contracts Officer at the Office of the Vice-President, Research and Innovation. It’s an exciting time to work at Ryerson! As staff members, we promote and implement the priorities and strategies of the university. It is crucial for us to have representation and to be part of the conversation at the highest level regarding the University’s policies and direction around equity issues for our members. 

I have over seven years of multi-faceted experience in public policy, community outreach, relationship management, senior administration and research project management. I have a Master of Arts in Political Science from York University and Master of Laws from Osgoode Hall Law School. My diverse experience and educational background will serve as an asset for the position of VP of Equity.

As a staff member, I have been an active member of the Ryerson community.  I am currently the Vice President of Equity of Ontario Public Service Employees Union for the past two years. I have participated in several training sessions and conferences to effectively represent my members.  I serve on several committees, including the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Steering Committee and the Learning and Development Advisory Committee. These experiences have allowed me to effectively represent staff members and clearly understand their concerns.  My active participation in the Ryerson community provides a strong foundation to continue serving as you’re VP of Equity! 

Vote for me! I look forward to representing you!