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.
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.
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!
Join the SEAL Team in participating in the “Share your Moment with the Flag Challenge” using #CanadianFlag
Shop the SLC: A Holiday Market
Back by popular demand, Shop the SLC 2016 is inspired by the success of last year’s market. Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift, getting into the holiday spirit or want to witness and support Ryerson’s homegrown talent, come and peruse the SLC Market.
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
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
If you have been to the Library recently, you’ve seen the buzz of construction activity.
The renovations which are being undertaken in the Library are to prepare for and ensure ease of access to the bridge that will link the Library and the SLC. This blog post describes the physical aspect for which this bridge will serve. However, the purpose of this bridge goes far beyond girders and glass. It will link Ryerson’s new front entrance from Yonge Street to the rest of campus. In essence, we are building a bridge to Ryerson.
Here’s how the bridge will link the two buildings:
- Walking off of Yonge Street, the entrance of the SLC leads to an open amphitheatre space and cafe. This two-storey tiered casual seating area houses the entrance and bridge to the LIB. The stairwell on level 1 takes you to the bridge on level 2.
- As you walk into the existing Library, access to the bridge will welcome you immediately and draw you over. As you walk onto the bridge, you will see the two-storey SLC entrance and amphitheatre, as well as great sightlines into the digital activity hub on level 3.
To make the bridge possible, here’s what you can expect over the next little while:
When the new bridge opens, there will be a significant increase in traffic through the existing main entrance of the Library. To anticipate and to ease the flow, the entrance/exit doors are being restructured.
- The existing Library entrance doors will become ‘hold open’ doors allowing for both entry and exit. Placing the doors on hold open will ease the flow of traffic in and out of the Library and through to the SLC.
- A feature wall currently faces the Library’s entrance. Removing a portion of this wall will help with flow of traffic between the bridge and the Library’s entrance/exit.
- Affixed to this wall was the floor directory and the digital signage. They have been removed during the construction and will be reinstalled once complete. Their permanent home once the SLC is open is still to be determined.
- The way-finding kiosk and the vending machine which were located near the entrance have been relocated during the construction. The vending machine is currently near the express computer stations. The way-finding kiosk will be repositioned near the new entry/exit doors.
- The existing exit doors will be closed permanently and converted into windows. All traffic will flow through the current entrance door. This will be the latter half of the project.
- The change in traffic patterns for the new entrance/exit access requires a repositioning and replacing of the Library’s existing security gates. The gates at the current exit will be removed altogether. The gates at the entrance will be repositioned so they will now face the Help Desk and be adjacent to the stairwell leading to the upper floors.
What this means during the renovation:
- Phase 1: temporary access into and out-of the Library will be through the current exit doors (until mid-August)
- Phase 2: the use of the new hold open – entry/exit doors will permit access into and out-of the Library. The old exit doors will be converted into windows
- Renovations started on July 14th and are scheduled to be complete in early September
You will see these posters throughout the renovation.
Contacts & Useful Links:
LIB renovations: If you have any questions regarding the renovations being undertaken in the LIB, please ask a staff member, or email email@example.com.
LIB Blog: Library Renovations
Student consultations have been a priority from the start of this project. Everything from space function and design to furniture selection. The Student Learning Centre’s (SLC) many unique characteristics were influenced by students who came before you.
What is the SLC?
Ryerson is transforming the corner of Yonge and Gould with a stunning building that is dedicated to you: the Student Learning Centre (SLC).
As the building rapidly approaches the final construction stages, everyone on campus (and in the city) eagerly anticipates its opening in early 2015.
More than 155,000 square feet of new space over eight floors will provide enough room for approximately 2,300 students to study, collaborate, and share ideas.
Student consultations have been a priority from the start of this project. Everything from space function and design to furniture selection. The SLC will become a physical manifestation of Ryerson’s spirit and a world-class destination for generations of students to come. Let’s take a tour and imagine yourself there.