What you need to know about closures during renovations
The 5th and 8th floors of the SLC will be closed for renovations at certain times this summer. We are making improvements to CGWR’s and open spaces to provide students an even better experience in the building.
Repainting the walls on 5th and 8th floors
Sound absorption installation in all CGWR’s
Installing new whiteboards
Carpets removed in 5th and 8th floor CGWRs
New carpeting on the 8th floor open spaces
When are the closures?
CGWR’s are offline and unavailable from June 24 to July 29
The entire floor is closed for construction from July 7 to July 18
CGWR’s are offline and unavailable from July 8 to August 10
The entire floor is closed for construction from July 22 to August 10
There will be no elevator access to the 5th and 8th floors during the construction periods. Elevators will bypass those floors during those dates.
Thank you for your understanding and co-operation as we work to enhance the SLC!
The SLC Specialists are key members of Ryerson’s Student Learning Centre’s (SLC) frontline team known as the Student Engagement and Leadership (SEAL) Team. The SEAL Team is a dedicated group committed to making the SLC a world-class learning destination. We collaborate with various stakeholders to foster student engagement and pride of place, ensuring the SLC is a physical manifestation of Ryerson’s spirit.
Reporting to the SLC Assistants, Specialists enhance Ryerson’s reputation by providing excellent customer service, assisting in the daily operations of the SLC, and embodying the SLC Principles. We pride ourselves in ensuring students are integrated into the core of operations as this demonstrates the importance Ryerson places on student-centred ideas and decisions.
This position is an exciting opportunity to:
Gain experience working as part of a supportive team focused on professional development
Gain experience in problem solving by participating in staff hackathons, providing feedback, and supporting events and students with on the floor decision making
Enhance skills in data organization using technology and traditional means
Learn to communicate effectively using an interoffice messaging app, radios, and email
Gain experience providing world class customer service
Enhance presentation skills with opportunities to guide tours
UPDATE — June 14, 2019, 10:30 a.m.: The SLC’s main entrance has re-opened following an earlier police investigation that closed Gould Street.
The main entrance of the SLC is closed this morning due to an on-going police investigation on Gould Street. The SLC is open and accessible via the 2nd floor Library bridge. Enter through the Library entrance on Nelson Mandela Walk or Jorgenson Hall at 380 Victoria St.
We apologize for the inconvenience. We will post a follow-up message when our Gould Street entrance re-opens.
The SLC came to life on Monday as we hosted two incredible events!
The morning started with the installation of the Pride flag above the Library’s Research Help centre – at the Library’s westside entrance located on the SLC’s second floor. The flag was installed by Positive Space, in collaboration with the Library. Positive Space is a volunteer staff and faculty community network for people of diverse sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions, committed to creating and maintaining a safe, welcoming and inclusive environment.
At noon, Positive Space hosted the Pride Kick-Off event in the SLC’s Amphitheatre. All community members were welcome to join in the celebration as speakers touched upon what pride means to them and their community, and brought forward a call to action to encourage equity, and to empower the lost voices in the community. Speakers also discussed this year’s Display Your Pride themes of environmental sustainability, and impactful, systemic change.
The SLC is excited to take part in the #DisplayYourPride Contest running until June 13th. We invite you to stop by our Welcome Desk and Headquarters at LIB 272B from June 10th – June 13th to check out our progress or get involved!
Our number one principle is meeting the needs of our students and we strive to continually evolve our practices, training, and processes as we learn from our community.
We are always happy to hear how we can help make the SLC a safer space. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com for more information.
Thank you for your interest and we look forward to seeing what you have to say!
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by LIB272B.
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!