“Make Your Mark!” SLC Art Installation

Calling All Artists!

Have you ever wondered who creates the art in the stairwells? Currently, most of the art has been created by our very own talented student staff. The stairwell art initiative was developed to spread positive messages, and fill an otherwise blank space with something colourful and lively.

Want to have your art featured at the SLC? We will be accepting submissions year-round, giving all Ryerson community members a chance to make their mark in our stairwell!

The SLC is calling all Ryerson artists (students, staff, faculty, and alumni) to submit your work, and whether through text or art, we want to see what you have to say! Selected artists will be invited to come in and recreate their submission with chalk in our stairwells. To submit your work, and get all the details, fill out this form here.

IMPORTANT: Please read the first two pages of the form before getting started on your design. These pages include all information regarding: ELIGIBILITY COMPETITION & SUBMISSION PROCESS SUBMISSION CRITERIA AND DETAILS JUDGING CRITERIA & JUDGING INTELLECTUAL PROPRIETARY RIGHTS & LIABILITY I

If you are interested in learning more about our current art, check out this article in Ryerson Folio. If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to reach us at slchelp@ryerson.ca for more information.

Thank you for your interest and we look forward to seeing what you have to say!

The SLC is Hiring

The SLC is looking for a Student Content Creator.
Contract starts May 1st and ends Sept 3rd.

Guided by the Creative & Communications Coordinator, the Student Content Creator will be tasked with understanding the voice of the SLC and the guests who use the space. They will be producing creative writing pieces for print and digital, as well as social media content. Get ready to collaborate with stakeholders, team members, and students; creating great work is a team effort!

This position is an exciting opportunity to:

  • Gain creative & marketing experience and knowledge
  • Gain writing, editing and interviewing experience
  • Gain web publishing experience
  • Learn to prioritize and manage multiple tasks
  • Gain experience working as part of a team
  • Enhance organizing and analyzing information using technology and traditional means

Find the job posting HERE.

Or, log into the Ryerson Career Boost site and search under “Other On-Campus Job Opportunities” for the Student Content Creator posting. This position is NOT a Career Boost position.

Interview spots are filling fast! Deadline: April 22nd

We look forward to hearing from you!

Taste of The SLC

We are so excited to showcase the diverse talent, creativity, and enthusiasm of the Ryerson community at Taste of The SLC 2019.

Bring your appetite to the SLC on April 4th and 5th from 10 AM – 4 PM as bakers, chefs and decorators offer a selection of tasty treats!

See the full list of vendors and goods below:

Thursday, April 4th

  • Clarisse Aguila – I specialize in cupcakes, cakesicles, shortbread cookies, and small cakes
  • COCO XO, by Quest Atkinson – Chocolate Confections
  • Natalia Herrera – “Doritos in a bag” or “The explosive chips”. The idea is to offer either doritos or the regular tortilla chips with a variety of toppings, such as vegetables, salsas, guac, etc
  • Aisha, by Aisha Gill – Baked goods (cupcakes, cake pops etc.)
  • Anjie’s Sweet Corner, by Anjali Taheem – Baked Goods; cupcakes, cheesecake cups, cookies & puff pastries
  • Bespoke Bakes by Kate, by Emily and Katie Kuchta – Handmade baked goods and chocolate bonbons
  • Shanshan – Homemade chocolate chip cookies and macarons
  • Forget me Knots, by Annabelle Dot Carreiro – Small, home made, soft pretzels
  • 5 Bakers, by Tamara Urushadze – Eastern European Cookies called “Pryanik”
  • Katherine Noitsis – We will have Greek Koulouria (bread), Greek Koulourakia (Greek cookies), and Frappe which is Greek iced coffee
  • Feldos Pastry Shop, by Oreoluwa Adesola – Pastry snacks

Friday, April 5th:

  • True Leaf Microgreens, by Brooke Williams – Microgreens (Pea shoots, red radish sprouts, basil)
  • COCO XO, by Quest Atkinson – Chocolate Confections
  • Whole On Life,by Britany Kasjak – Energy Balls
  • Joly Biscotti, by Chris Joly – Homemade Biscotti
  • MWL Pastries, by Nicole Villamor – Baked goods ranging from cakes, cupcakes, cookies, brownies, French Macarons, cakepops.
  • Mir’s Morsels, by Mirieta – Protein and energy bites
  • Blair Mignotte Smith – Sustainable packaged locally sourced Afro-Carribean cuisine
  • Sukoon Hirani – Indian Chatt
  • Fait à Maison – by Lili Tran – We are selling home cooked meals. Our menu includes, mac and cheese, broccoli cheddar soup and chicken cutlet sandwiches.
  • Goma’s Crew, by Lucy Liu – Bakery products. Cookies, cupcakes, brownies, and dumplings.
  • Ryerson Fencing – Crepe Menu: Cheese n’ Chicken, Ricotta Spinach Mushroom, Nutella, Banana/Strawberry, Basic- Nutella and/or Jam , Whip Cream opt.
  • Bakies, by Shelisa Ward – Baked Goods and catering services.

Earth Hour at the SLC

The SLC, and Ryerson University, will be joining millions from around the world participating in Earth Hour 2019 to continue raising awareness on the interconnectivity of climate change with the benefits of nature and people.

On March 30th from 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM the SLC will be switching off our lights as a symbol of our commitment to continually improve our environmental impact. Take this time to share your support, ideas, and personal connection to nature using #Connect2Earth.

The following non-essential lighting in and around the SLC will be turned off from 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM:

  • Lights on Floors 3 and 4
  • Lights installed on the windows on Floors 1 and 2
  • Lights on Floors 5 to 8, depending on occupancy
  • Exterior lights

All floors and areas will be monitored accordingly. Lights will not be turned off if there are any perceived risks.

This Saturday we invite you to switch off your lights and #Connect2Earth.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact slchelp@ryerson.ca or stop by LIB272B.

Taste of The SLC

The SLC is gearing up for a brand new event, Taste of the SLC: A Food Market running from April 4th-5th and we are inviting all makers, decorators, and bakers of food to apply as a food vendor!

Vendors should be prepared to have food items ready to sell. We will provide you with table space (varying sizes available) and encourage you to decorate the table in whatever way represents you best. We will be promoting the event, but encourage each vendor to market their participation through their own social media channels once we send official graphics for Taste of The SLC.

To grab guests’ attention we will be offering the chance to win discount coupons. Each vendor will provide a 10%, 20%, 30%, 40%, and 50% coupon for a total of five discount coupons (that each apply to a maximum of one item) to be used at your booth. The SLC’s Food Market Team will be on site the day of to make sure this runs smoothly.

This will be a great opportunity to engage with SLC guests and the Ryerson community in a high traffic area.

Please fill out this form to apply for your free vendor booth today!

Application deadline is extended to March 15th. You will hear back from us by March 19th.

We are so excited to showcase the diverse talent, creativity, and enthusiasm of the Ryerson community!

Calling All Artists!

Have you ever wondered who creates the art in the stairwells? Currently, most of the art has been created by our very own talented student staff. The stairwell art initiative was developed to spread positive messages, and fill an otherwise blank space with something colourful and lively.

Want to have your art featured at the SLC? This is your chance to make your mark!

The SLC is calling all Ryerson artists (students, staff, faculty, and alumni) to submit your work. The design theme is DIVERSITY, and whether through text or art, we want to see what you have to say!

Winners will be invited to come in and recreate their submission with chalk in our stairwells.

*SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED*

To submit your work, and get all details, fill out this form before March 22nd, 2019 at 5:00 PM EST.

IMPORTANT: Please read the first two pages of the form before getting started on your design. These pages include all information regarding:

  • ELIGIBILITY
  • COMPETITION & SUBMISSION PROCESS
  • SUBMISSION CRITERIA AND DETAILS
  • JUDGING CRITERIA & JUDGING
  • INTELLECTUAL PROPRIETARY RIGHTS & LIABILITY

If you are interested in learning more about our current art, check out this article in Ryerson Folio.

Round dark blue circle with rainbow chalk lines running vertically down the centre, at the forefront there are white words reading: Make Your Mark. Underneath the main words it reads #RSLC

Ryerson to reopen today following weather closure

UPDATE: Feb 13, 2019, 5:06 a.m. – Ryerson and the SLC will reopen this morning. All classes and programming are running as scheduled.

Please allow yourself extra time to commute and be cautious on the sidewalks and roads.


(Previously)

Due to expected weather conditions, Ryerson University including the SLC is closed on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. This includes all classes, university-run events, research labs, business services and administrative operations. Student residences remain open.

Please check University channels for further updates: ryerson.ca and @RyersonU.

If you have questions about a class, lab, work placements, exams or mid-terms, you should contact your instructor.

Employees should contact their leader if they have any questions or concerns.

Ryerson to reopen Thursday following weather closure

UPDATE – Feb 6, 2019, 8:46pm: Ryerson University is due to reopen Thursday morning as per usual operations. All buildings will be open, all classes and programming will resume as scheduled and employees should come to work. 

Please continue to monitor ryerson.ca and @RyersonU in case this changes.


(Previously)

Due to deteriorating weather conditions including freezing rain, Ryerson University is officially closed as of 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, February 6. This includes all classes, university-run student events, research labs, business services and administrative operations. Student residences remain open.

Classes and labs that are already in process or have a regular end time past 1 p.m. will need to finish at 1 p.m.

Accordingly, the SLC will close as of 1 p.m. today.  CGWRs in the building will close at noon.

Please check University channels for more updates:

7th Floor Renovations

Written by Student Content Creator: Momna Sheikh

Graphic by Student Graphic Designer: Soonalika Srivastava

The 7th floor of the SLC will be closed for renovations from December 17th to January 7th.

We heard your feedback, and are taking action to make the SLC a better space for you!

What’s changing?

We are improving sound absorption by insulating our study rooms. The rooms won’t be soundproof, but better sound absorption will provide a quieter study environment.

New whiteboards will be installed in each of the Collaborative & Group Work Rooms along with brand-new AV tech cabling.

We’re working hard to enhance your experience in the SLC! Please help us keep the SLC world class by treating equipment with care and respecting the needs of the students around you.

All other floors of the SLC will be available for students throughout this time. For a full list of our buildings operating hours, click here.

 

Same SLC, New Name!

Written by Student Content Creator: Momna Sheikh

Sheldon and Tracy Levy pose in front of the newly revealed Gould St. door sign.
(Taken by Gary Beechey)

On November 27th, the Ryerson University Student Learning Centre was officially renamed as the Sheldon & Tracy Levy Student Learning Centre. The name was changed to honour Ryerson’s former President, Sheldon Levy and his contributions to the university, thanks to a donation from Jack Cockwell.

Who Is Sheldon Levy?

Sheldon Levy was Ryerson’s eighth President and Vice-Chancellor. He served in that role for ten years, from 2005 to 2015. He spearheaded an era of growth at the University and oversaw some key stepping stones upon which Ryerson’s reputation stands today.  The construction of the SLC, the refurbishment of the former Maple Leaf Gardens into the Mattamy Athletic Centre and the establishment of the Digital Media Zone all took place during his presidency. He is currently the CEO of NEXT Canada, a non-profit that aims to develop Canada’s next generation of entrepreneurs. Sheldon & Tracy Levy Student Learning Centre is named in honour of him, his wife Tracy, and their vision and passion for fostering innovation. A vision they brought to life for Ryerson through Zone Learning and great spaces such as the SLC that aim to engage, mentor and support students.

Who Is Jack Cockwell?

Jack has always been there with us at the forefront of Ryerson’s development. The university has pioneered an evolution in entrepreneurial education and, with his help, the Institute is reaching out to young people of all ages as the leaders of tomorrow.” — Ryerson President Sheldon Levy

Jack Cockwell is a long-serving member of the Ryerson’s Board of Governors. Mr. Cockwell is a director and former President and CEO of Brookfield Asset Management Inc. and serves in a voluntary capacity on a number of community organization boards, including Ryerson and the Royal Ontario Museum. He has also chaired the Building Fundraising Committee for the G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education and Ryerson’s Real Estate Advisory Committee. In 2009, he was inducted into the Canadian Business Hall of Fame, and in 2016 became a member of the Order of Canada. Ryerson’s new Health Sciences Complex on Church Street is named in honor of Jack’s mother, Daphne Cockwell, who was a nurse.  

What Is Next?

The award-winning Student Learning Centre (SLC) has transformed the corner of Yonge and Gould and established Ryerson’s presence on Yonge Street. Ryerson’s future on Yonge Street will continue to grow as part of Ryerson’s Master Plan, which includes an exciting new venture with developers at Cresford. This will be happening at the corner of Yonge and Gerrard. The condo & retail development has planned to include space for Ryerson, which features an expanded presence for the University on Yonge Street.