Shop the SLC: A Winter Marketplace, Nov. 19th -23rd

Shop the SLC – a marketplace for entrepreneurs – is back for the 4th year running on November 19th to the 23rd, with some fantastic new opportunities for vendors.

Participating as a vendor is the perfect way to explore the entrepreneurial world for the first time, grow a new business, or share your established business with the community – and it’s free! Shop the SLC is proud to bring a diverse collection of talent, passion, and experience together for an event that inspires, supports, and connects budding businesses within the Ryerson community!

Vendors will need to be prepared to have items ready to sell, or an on-the-spot service to offer to the Ryerson community. We will provide you with table space (varying sizes available), for you to decorate and personalize to reflect your business.

Ready to sign up? Fill out this form by October 26th and get ready for an amazing experience!

For more information on new and exciting opportunities included in the vendor experience this year, read on.

New This Year:

This year we are taking Shop The SLC to the beach! Not only are we utilizing the SLC’s Amphitheatre space, but vendors will also be set up on the SLC’s 6 floor (also known as The Beach).  The Beach is our most popular floor and is designed to be a comfortable and casual space where students gather between classes.

You spoke, we listened! Thanks to feedback from last year’s vendors, we will be hosting a Meet n’ Greet event prior to Shop the SLC on Thursday, November 15th. The Meet n’ Greet will provide information about the market as well as an opportunity to network and meet other vendors.

The fun doesn’t stop once the market has ended either! An Entrepreneurial Lunch n’ Learn will take place on Tuesday, November 27th, where vendors will have an opportunity to engage in dynamic conversation with four experienced panelists on how to grow their business. The Lunch n’ Learn is a platform for vendorsat any stage in their ventureto learn, grow, and collaborate.

The four industry panelists will include:

One Government representative from NRC-Concierge, a Government of Canada program that improves innovation and economic opportunities for small and medium sized enterprises by helping them navigate available innovation resources and support programs.

Three Founders/CEOs/Entrepreneurs of start-ups at varying stages of growth.

We are looking for everything from first time vendors to established businesses. If you haven’t already signed-up, take advantage of this free, supportive, learning opportunity by filling out this form by October 26th!

Convocation livestreaming at SLC

Watch Ryerson’s Fall 2018 Convocation ceremonies on the big screen in the SLC’s Amphitheatre!

Join us to cheer on the Class of 2018 this Wednesday, October 10 & Thursday, October 11, 2018 as we livestream all of the convocation ceremonies this week and celebrate graduates on their #RoadFromRyerson. No tickets required. Seating is first come first served.

More information about Convocation here.

 

Apply now for the SEAL Award!

The SLC SEAL Team Student Engagement and Leadership Award is now accepting applications! This $1000 award recognizes two students annually (1 undergraduate & 1 graduate) who have showcased high levels of student engagement and leadership across Ryerson University while maintaining academic excellence.

Apply here.

The deadline to apply is Monday, October 15, 2018.

Purpose

The SLC SEAL Team Award is to recognize students who have showcased high levels of student engagement and leadership across Ryerson University while maintaining academic excellence.

Background

“The SLC SEAL Team is a dedicated group committed to making the SLC a world-class destination. Working together and collaborating with various stakeholders, they foster student engagement and pride of place ensuring the SLC is a physical manifestation of Ryerson’s spirit.”

—SEAL Team Mission Statement

The SLC Student Engagement and Leadership (SEAL) Team emerged from what was always envisioned for the SLC—a place responsible for driving student participation and enhancing the Ryerson experience. As such, the SEAL Team focuses on taking an innovative approach to ensure students are connected to resources and programming while fostering a culture of engagement and collaboration. As a result, Ryerson students demonstrate strong pride of place and are primed to create exceptional experiences. The SLC SEAL Team applauds students who embody these values. With this award, the SLC SEAL Team will recognize two students annually who personify these ideals and contributes to enhancing Ryerson’s overall reputation. 

Value

$1,000. Two annual awards; to be given to one undergraduate student, and one graduate student.

Eligibility

To be eligible for this award the student must:

  • Be registered as a full-time undergraduate student or graduate student at Ryerson University and have maintained a clear academic standing
  • Recipients from past years are eligible to apply, with no limitation on the number of years any one student can receive providing their application includes new and relevant examples since the last awarding.
  • Current SEAL members are not eligible to apply if they are selected to be a member of the Award Selection Committee.

Selection criteria

A student must submit:

  • A cover letter (approximately 500 words) or a video (1-2 minutes) outlining how they have exemplified student engagement and leadership at Ryerson University. The selection committee will be looking for examples of how their actions have directly contributed to, and how it enhanced the Ryerson community, student experience, and enhancing Ryerson’s reputation. The recipients will have demonstrated how they have brought about change with genuine impact by way of their great ideas taking shape.
  • Peer reference letter (approximately 500 words) or a video (1-2 minutes) outlining the applicant’s impact on creating excellent student experience. Providing first-hand / personal experiences as to how the peer was positively impacted.

 

More info can be found at the Registrar’s website here (click on “University Wide” and it’s on page 10). Apply here. The deadline to apply is Monday, October 15, 2018.

Back to School: Look out for window washers!

Students sitting on the eight floor of the SLC

The SLC is preparing to welcome students back to campus by getting our windows cleaned! From Monday, Aug 20 to Friday, Aug 31, look out for window washers on and around the SLC.

Please use caution around the building perimeter during this period. You may see ropes, and small amounts of water may fall from above.

For more information, check out the full advisory from Facilities Management & Development.

Types of Studiers at the SLC

Written by student blogger Danielle Howson
Graphics by student graphic designer Zoe Arseneau

The Student Learning Centre is all about providing various study spaces to help every type of student excel. Setting us up for success, there’s a space for every student and every need. Although no two students are alike, we do share some study styles. Here’s a list of the types of studiers we typically see at the SLC:

 

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