“As a founder of Dream Maker Realty, Isaac Olowolafe Jr. has learned what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur. With his father, he built the vertically integrated real estate investment and development firm from the ground up (www.dreammakerrealty.ca). “It takes dedication,” says Isaac. “When I was at university, from first year through to graduation, I worked at UPS every night from midnight to 4am, and was then up for morning classes. I did this so I could raise capital for my company.”” Read full article
“First-year radio and television arts student Liz Corbo knows how the 40-year-old Ryerson library compares to other buildings on campus.
“I find myself walking the path from the Rogers Communications Centre, a beautiful building that feels new and fresh, to the library building, a place where sometimes, I dread.” Corbo will be attending an ”Idea Hack” event next Wednesday to find out how she can improve the building’s interior look.” Read full article
“It isn’t set to open until the middle of next semester, but the new Student Learning Centre (SLC) is already living up to the ‘student’ in its name.” Read full article
Do you have ideas for creating a better student experience? Are you interested in student engagement and innovation? Joining this year’s Ryerson University Library & Archives Student Advisory Committee (RULA-SAC) will allow you to contribute your feedback and ideas to the Library.
Ryerson University Library & Archives is currently accepting applications for their RULA-SAC), a committee designed to facilitate direct communication between the Library and the students that it serves.
This year, the focus is on student engagement. As the co-chair, Carrie-Ann Bissonnette wants to ensure that students are involved in shaping the campus culture at Ryerson.
Together, you can take part in innovative projects that support the new Student Learning Centre (SLC). This includes the development of an SLC Ambassador Program to foster student engagement. You may also have ideas for the LIB Invigorate Initiative that revitalizes the Library and harmoniously infuses it to the new SLC.
RULA-SAC welcomes undergraduate, graduate and continuing education students! Apply by Friday, October 3rd, 2014 to join 15-20 other student leaders and put your ideas into action.
The Student Learning Centre still has work to complete, but it’s expected that students will be able to use the space by February next year. Read full article
“From one perspective, libraries are in a state of change: we’ve all heard about the so-called “death of books,” and have experienced the wealth of information available online. But from another perspective, the role of libraries has never changed at all. Reconciling these truths is a challenge the Ryerson University Library has been able to meet, with a steady stream of new technologies and initiatives to supplement the essential library experience.” Read full article
“The rash of great buildings nearing completion. The University of Toronto’s Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport, Ryerson University’s Student Learning Centre on Yonge St. and the Ismaili Centre/Aga Khan Museum of Islamic Art at Eglinton and Wynford Dr. are brilliant examples of how architecture is bringing new richness to the city. As well as providing new opportunities, each of these structures resolves the traditional distinction between beauty and utility. Form is as much a part of these three buildings as function.” Read full article
“Two years after breaking ground, construction on Ryerson’s stunning eight-storey, $112 million Student Learning Centre (SLC) is entering its final stages.
The SLC is transforming the corner of Yonge and Gould Streets into a vibrant intersection for the city and providing the Ryerson community with an outstanding environment to study, collaborate and share ideas. The eight-storey building features bright, open, technologically rich, barrier-free spaces for Ryerson students to pursue individual and collaborative study and a variety of learning environments, digital support and academic services to foster a culture of collaboration and creativity….” Read full article
“The university gave Toronto media a look at its ambitious Student Learning Centre (SLC) with a tour of the construction site August 20, and the response was enthusiastic. Toronto Star architecture critic Christopher Hume said the building is as much “art as it is architecture.” Read full article