“This contemporary, signature building creates a strong urban gateway to Ryerson University, marking the campus’ presence in the heart of downtown Toronto. Its south-facing plaza holds the corner, yet is also inviting: a geometric-tiled canopy provides a sheltering ceiling in “Ryerson blue,” while broad, sunny steps are well-used by students and passers-by. The invitation up and into the building is continued throughout the project. By programming the building as public, and not as a building exclusive to the Ryerson community, the school has made a powerful statement about its location on Yonge Street and how it can contribute to the public realm”
Come explore, discover and support Ryerson talent at the 3rd annual Shop the SLC: A Holiday Market November 20-24, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the Student Learning Centre’s first floor Amphitheatre.
Just in time for the holidays: one of a kind crafts, food, art, jewelry, clothing and more!
With your needs in mind, this project was undertaken to ensure that the SLC is always improving to create a positive experience for all who come through its doors.
“When [Ryerson] had the opportunity to construct a building fronting on Yonge Street (on the spot formerly occupied by the old flagship Sam the Record Man store), it made its mark with this sparkling, asymmetrical blue-and-white glass cube designed by Zeidler Partnership Architects of Toronto and the Norwegian firm Snøhetta. Opened in February 2015, the eight-storey building received the 2016 American Institute of Architects New York Honor Award, and recently earned a LEED Gold designation. The building features a markedly different configuration, design and colour palette for each floor. Students participated in the consultation process, even choosing the building’s furniture, which can be rearranged to suit their needs.”
Wishing you all a happy Canada Day!
To mark the sesquicentennial, the SLC will be closed Saturday, July 1 and Monday, July 3, 2017.
- Created by student graphic designer Zoé Arseneau
“O’ Canada, we couldn’t be prouder celebrating you! This Canada Day, let us to strive for unity in our diversity. May we recognize the history of our land and the multi-layered identities that call it home.”
Join us 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.
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.
See the full schedule of our streamed ceremonies and come celebrate our graduands’ success!
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.
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.
Continue reading “Earth Hour at the SLC”
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.
- Monday, March 13: Faculty of Communication and Design
- Tuesday, March 14: Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science & Faculty of Science
- Wednesday, March 15: Faculty of Community Services
- Thursday, March 16: Faculty of Arts
- Friday, March 17: Ted Rogers School of Management
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.For more information, click here.