Redesigning the SLC’s Gould Street Entrance

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In response to your feedback, we are pleased to announce that we will be redesigning our Gould Street entrance doors! The project is expected to last 10 weeks, from June 19 to August 28, 2017.

With your needs in mind, the new entrance doors will:

  • Be lighter, making them easier to operate
  • Moderate airflow, enhancing temperature control in the SLC  
  • Be more sustainable, adapting to the SLC’s high use frequency
The SLC entrance

Photo by Clifton Li

The SLC will remain open during the redesign and will be accessible to students and the community through an alternative entrance. To access the building, please enter through the Library Building at 350 Victoria Street. From there, simply proceed to Floor 2 and cross the Library bridge leading to the SLC.

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The Inaugural Parodos Festival

Join Blue Parodos Festival poster depicting a dancerus in celebrating the Parodos Festival, put on by the SLC’s newest academic stakeholder, the School of Performance. The inaugural festival is part of Ryerson’s sesquicentennial celebrations and will set the stage for the brand new Performance Zone. This event is open to the public and will take place from June 5 – 18 in the School of Performance, as well as the SLC Amphitheatre

Parodos will be presenting performances featuring a variety of artists – including both Ryerson students and local artists – to showcase diverse talent and foster creativity in the next generation shaping Toronto’s art scene.

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The SLC Celebrates the Class of 2017!

The SLC welcomes you to watch Ryerson’s Spring 2017 Convocation ceremonies! Join us in congratulating the class of 2017 by watching them live on the big screen in the SLC Amphitheatre between June 6th and 16th.

The Student Engagement and Leadership (SEAL) Team is excited to celebrate students as they start this new life chapter, notably our graduating Specialists: Hamid, Meena, Mona, Oriena, Rony and Susan!

See the full schedule of our streamed ceremonies and come celebrate our graduands’ success!

The SLC Welcomes Congress 2017


At the SLC, we pride ourselves in our ability to provide exceptional experiences to students. We continuously strive to find new ways to engage the community and are thrilled to do so by helping to welcome Canada’s largest scholarly gathering. From May 27 to June 2, 2017 the 86th Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences will take place on campus, including here in the SLC.

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Earth Hour at the SLC

Ryerson University and the SLC will be joining millions around the globe to shine a light on climate change action by participating in Earth Hour. We will celebrate our collective commitment to our planet by switching off the lights from 8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 25, 2017.
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March Break Open House

Our campus will be buzzing during March Break Open House! Join us in welcoming prospective students and their families as they tour our urban campus and discover Canada’s leading university for innovation.  

Each day will start at 10 a.m. at the Ryerson Theatre, where visitors will enjoy a keynote address. From there, they will have the opportunity to learn all about their faculty of interest and what to expect as a future Ryerson student.

All activities have been tailored according to faculties. Take a look below to find out who we will be hosting throughout the week.

Reputed as Ryerson’s eye-catching iconic building, the SLC will definitely be a hot spot for our guests. The SEAL Team is excited to highlight the SLC and all that it has to offer. Student-led tours will happen every hour on the hour, between 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Registration will happen on site 15 minutes prior to tours at the Welcome Desk in the Amphitheatre.SLC student Specialist giving a tour to two people.For more information, click here.

Sesqui-what?

Written by student blogger Danielle Howson

Here at the Student Learning Centre (SLC), we’ve kicked off the sesquicentennial celebrations with the installation of a Canadian flag overlooking the bridge connecting to the Library. Just in time to honour National Flag of Canada Day on February 15th!

The SEAL Team smiling in front of the Canadian flag.

Join the SEAL Team in participating in the “Share your Moment with the Flag Challenge” using #CanadianFlag

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What does the Strategic Projects Liaison do?

My name is Carrie-Ann and I’m here to help you fill the Student Learning Centre (SLC) with pride and purpose beyond traditional study space.

As the Strategic Projects Liaison for the Office of the Provost and Vice President Academic, it’s my job to help students understand what the SLC is and what it will mean to their Ryerson learning experience. Most importantly, I’m here to ensure that students are involved in shaping it. Continue reading

SLC Principles

It takes a village.  Or in our case, the Ryerson community to build and open a complex project like the SLC. Ryerson has seen other complex projects come to life with much success. This is why we decided to take a page from their book in best practices.

When the MAC was near-opening, the teams working together on the project crafted a set of principles. These served as a the foundation for a system of belief and behaviour. It helped them be in sync when decisions needed to be made and they were faced with competing priorities. Continue reading