The SLC, and Ryerson University, will be joining millions from around the world participating in Earth Hour 2019 to continue raising awareness on the interconnectivity of climate change with the benefits of nature and people.
On March 30th from 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM the SLC will be switching off our lights as a symbol of our commitment to continually improve our environmental impact. Take this time to share your support, ideas, and personal connection to nature using #Connect2Earth.
The following non-essential lighting in and around the SLC will be turned off from 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM:
Lights on Floors 3 and 4
Lights installed on the windows on Floors 1 and 2
Lights on Floors 5 to 8, depending on occupancy
All floors and areas will be monitored accordingly. Lights will not be turned off if there are any perceived risks.
This Saturday we invite you to switch off your lights and #Connect2Earth.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact email@example.com or stop by LIB272B.
UPDATE: Feb 13, 2019, 5:06 a.m. – Ryerson and the SLC will reopen this morning. All classes and programming are running as scheduled.
Please allow yourself extra time to commute and be cautious on the sidewalks and roads.
Due to expected weather conditions, Ryerson University including the SLC is closed on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. This includes all classes, university-run events, research labs, business services and administrative operations. Student residences remain open.
UPDATE – Feb 6, 2019, 8:46pm: Ryerson University is due to reopen Thursday morning as per usual operations. All buildings will be open, all classes and programming will resume as scheduled and employees should come to work.
Due to deteriorating weather conditions including freezing rain, Ryerson University is officially closed as of 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, February 6. This includes all classes, university-run student events, research labs, business services and administrative operations. Student residences remain open.
Classes and labs that are already in process or have a regular end time past 1 p.m. will need to finish at 1 p.m.
Accordingly, the SLC will close as of 1 p.m. today. CGWRs in the building will close at noon.
Please check University channels for more updates:
On November 27th, the Ryerson University Student Learning Centre was officially renamed as the Sheldon & Tracy Levy Student Learning Centre. The name was changed to honour Ryerson’s former President, Sheldon Levy and his contributions to the university, thanks to a donation from Jack Cockwell.
Who Is Sheldon Levy?
Sheldon Levy was Ryerson’s eighth President and Vice-Chancellor. He served in that role for ten years, from 2005 to 2015. He spearheaded an era of growth at the University and oversaw some key stepping stones upon which Ryerson’s reputation stands today. The construction of the SLC, the refurbishment of the former Maple Leaf Gardens into the Mattamy Athletic Centre and the establishment of the Digital Media Zone all took place during his presidency. He is currently the CEO of NEXT Canada, a non-profit that aims to develop Canada’s next generation of entrepreneurs. Sheldon & Tracy Levy Student Learning Centre is named in honour of him, his wife Tracy, and their vision and passion for fostering innovation. A vision they brought to life for Ryerson through Zone Learning and great spaces such as the SLC that aim to engage, mentor and support students.
Who Is Jack Cockwell?
“Jack has always been there with us at the forefront of Ryerson’s development. The university has pioneered an evolution in entrepreneurial education and, with his help, the Institute is reaching out to young people of all ages as the leaders of tomorrow.” — Ryerson President Sheldon Levy
Jack Cockwell is a long-serving member of the Ryerson’s Board of Governors. Mr. Cockwell is a director and former President and CEO of Brookfield Asset Management Inc. and serves in a voluntary capacity on a number of community organization boards, including Ryerson and the Royal Ontario Museum. He has also chaired the Building Fundraising Committee for the G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education and Ryerson’s Real Estate Advisory Committee. In 2009, he was inducted into the Canadian Business Hall of Fame, and in 2016 became a member of the Order of Canada. Ryerson’s new Health Sciences Complex on Church Street is named in honor of Jack’s mother, Daphne Cockwell, who was a nurse.
What Is Next?
The award-winning Student Learning Centre (SLC) has transformed the corner of Yonge and Gould and established Ryerson’s presence on Yonge Street. Ryerson’s future on Yonge Street will continue to grow as part of Ryerson’s Master Plan, which includes an exciting new venture with developers at Cresford. This will be happening at the corner of Yonge and Gerrard. The condo & retail development has planned to include space for Ryerson, which features an expanded presence for the University on Yonge Street.
Humans of the SLC aims to showcase users’ experiences within the building and reflect on what exactly makes a place feel like home. This is a project created by students for students. This is your story and your SLC.
Zoe Arseneau, 3rd Year Creative Industries Student, SLC Creative Team Graphic Designer:
“I love that I feel valued here. Before being a graphic designer, I used to work as an SLC Specialist and through that I met some employers who were just incredibly caring. They were able to see the potential in my creativity and allowed me to pursue a job here that’s a little more fitting to who I am.”
Having just passed the SLC’s third year anniversary, let’s take a look at what students and staff have to say about the heart of Ryerson’s campus! Humans of the SLC aims to showcase users’ experiences within the building and reflect on what exactly makes a place feel like home. This is a project created by students for students. This is your story and your SLC.