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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 when they were faced with competing priorities. Continue reading “SLC Principles”
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.