Staying at Home: Resources

Free Resources for Students During Social Distancing

Although social distancing has led to some big changes in our everyday lives, there are still ways to make the most of this time!

Ryerson and other independent resources have shifted to having an online presence and are offering a variety of services accessible to students. 

The RSLC has compiled a list of helpful resources. Whether you want to learn a new skill, work out from home, or stay up-to-date on news, we’ve got you covered! 

Ryerson Resources 

Although the university is not accessible in-person, Ryerson resources are available online for students to use! 

Student Learning Support (SLS)

The SLS is still offering one-on-one help online. They’re offering writing, math, English language and study skills appointments by phone or online. They are also offering workshops online. Visit their website to book an appointment. 

Ryerson Mental Health and Wellbeing

They are able to connect Ryerson Students to services like the Medical Centre and counselling where they can receive virtual support. Visit the Ryerson Health and Wellness website for more information! 

RU Student Life 

RU Student Life is offering awesome engaging content including online community drop-ins, movie-watching sessions, and fitness classes through their social media platforms! Visit their Website and Instagram to stay up-to-date. 

Ryerson Career and Co-Op Centre

The Career and Co-op Centre has moved all their programming and appointments online. Visit their website for more information or to book an appointment. 

DME

The Ryerson Library Digital Media Experience Lab is offering daily online tutorials through their website. Learn Photoshop, Illustrator, and so much more! Visit their website for the links to join the tutorials. 

Educational Resources

Here’s a list of non-Ryerson resources students can take advantage of while social distancing to learn new things or enhance current skills! 

Skillshare

Skillshare is offering thousands of unlocked classes for creatives free of charge. This is ideal for students who want to find a new hobby or try something new while staying home! 

TED Talk

TED is always offering tons of free online courses with a diverse selection of topics and talks to get you through your day! 

Adobe Creative Cloud

Adobe is offering 2 months of free Creative Cloud. To get the deal, go to cancel your membership and the offer will show up! 

Government Resources: 

WHO 

The World Health Organization has daily updates on COVID-19 news and safety precautions.

Government of Ontario

Ontario has a website for all COVID-19 related news and instructions province-wide. 

Fitness

YMCA

The YMCA is offering free classes on their website!

Planet Fitness

The gym is live streaming fitness classes through their Facebook every day! 

RU Recreation

RU Recreation has launched virtual fitness classes to help you stay active at home. Check out their Instagram and website for schedules and more information! 

Wellness

Headspace

As one of the best digital meditation resources on the market, Headspace has made several of its meditative collections free to help everyone through this time. Check them out here

Motivation – Daily quotes

This is a free app you can download through the App Store. It sends you motivational quotes as notifications throughout the day. 

If there are resources we missed that have been helpful for you, please let us know so we can share them with everyone! You can send us a direct message on Instagram @ryersonslc.

Stay well and take care!

COVID-19 Closure

As of today, March 17, the SLC will remain closed to both Ryerson students and the general public for an indefinite period of time. This decision has been made in accordance with recommendations from Public Health to limit congregations of people in public spaces.  The safety of our students and our community is our first priority.

We will continue to monitor events as they unfold, and will provide further communication when a decision is made to re-open the facility.

Thank-you for your understanding, if you have any questions or concerns, you can reach out to our team at slchelp@ryerson.ca

Please visit us here on our blog or on the SLC Instagram page for future updates.

Stay updated with Ryerson University information regarding COVID-19 here.

For SLC Stakeholder information, please find:

All the best,
SLC Student Engagement and Leadership (SEAL) Team

Taste of The SLC 2020

The SLC is excited to announce the return of Taste of the SLC: A Food Market running from March 31st to April 2nd, 2020 from 10:00AM to 4:00PM 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 Friday, Feb 21st. You will hear back from us by March 2nd.

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

Shop The SLC 2019

Want to shop local for the upcoming holiday season?

Shop the SLC is back this year with over 50 vendors from the Ryerson community, all with unique handcrafted goods! Come check out the local talent from November 25th to the 29th from 10:00am – 4:00pm.

The Team is buzzing with excitement as we get ready to transform the Student Learning Centre’s Amphitheatre into Ryerson’s largest craft market! Get ready to celebrate the coming winter season with music, treats, and finding that perfect gift for someone you love. Or show your self some love and celebrate all your hard work this year with a little gift to yourself.

Each year Shop the SLC brings Ryerson students, alumni, staff and faculty together to showcase their home grown talent and entrepreneurial spirit through a free marketplace experience.

Each day will feature new vendors and products as well as a chance to win a gift bag full of products from each vendor listed that day! With a wide variety of goods, you’re guaranteed to find that perfect something.

Monday

$ – inkbymi – Artwork
$$ – Ruisi Liu – Painted/Hand decorated rocks & Other artwork (like pencil caricatures, portraits, prints, etc)
$ – Tejal Telang – Arts and Craft (such as handcrafted jewellery and key-chains)
$ – iLashez Co – False eyelashes
$ – $$ – Aviry Lux – Original art, prints, bookmarks, stickers, mini books
$ – NUARDIS INC. – one of a kind, authentic, handmade art pieces, including wearable art such as jewelry and accessories
$ – $$ – Infinitely Classic – Halal beauty company
$ – Vegan Treats by Maria – Dessert foods that are vegan, nut free and some gluten free
$ – 5 Fingers of Selfless Service – Baked goods
$$ – RecallTheOld – Vintage Second Hand Clothing Company

Tuesday

$ – Marigold Bakery – Baked goods
$ – Saada Patel – Sugar Cookies
$-$$ – Triplejoy Collections – Jewellery
$$ – Plant Me In – Concrete planters and macrame hangers
$ – $$ – RHS – Homemade baked goods and confectioneries, retailing student-designed sweaters, t-shirts, and other memorabilia
$ – $$$ – Wild Strawberry Moon – First Nations Dream catchers Bead work Jewellery Moccasins Tree of Life Pendants
$ – MelodicMisa – high quality enamel pins, stickers and art related merchandise
$ – Law and Business Student Association – Baked Goods
$$-$$$ – elamy Design – Women’s clothing, “made for your curves” collection – women’s apparel and some branded accessories such as tumblers and jewellery

Wednesday
$ – $$ – Paper Cuts – Handmade greeting cards and home decor
$-$$$ – Explicit Culture – Explicit Culture is a Canadian-made startup streetwear brand based in Toronto
$-$$$ – Terminal 6 – Apparel
$ – Unsalted Honey Jewelry – Jewellery
$ – $$ – Doris Lovadina-Lee Designs and Maria.n.Designs – Hand dyed shibori scarves and handcrafted crochet jewelry
$ – imqshop – Jewellery
$ – Serenity Lashes – Cosmetic products such as both mink and silk falsies, neon eye shadow pigments, glitter pigments and much more.
$ – The Treasured Giftshop – handmade jewelry, cards, prints, stationary, and accessories
$ – Cute City – Japanese Imported Gifts – cute keychains, stationaries, cosplay and apparel wear, giant plushies

Thursday

$ – PuckHeroes Artwork – Artwork prints
$ – Iris Yeh – Handmade wire earrings
$ – Amanda Chin – Crochet accessories like scarves, pouches, and coasters, handmade earrings, and cross-stitched bookmarks and cards
$ – GAUDi – A Toronto based jewelry line. Pearl based designs, unique statement pieces.
$ – ASB Ryerson – Art prints and others
$ – VaultNinetySeven – Apparel
$ – Search for Something – Crystal beaded jewelers and hand made goods.
$ – Nil’s Kitchen – Durum (Turkish Burger Wrap ), Pocket Sandwiches, Turkish Croisants, Poacha, Achma, Apple Cookies.
$ – Jaleesa Rae Creations – Cards and Art Prints
$ – Tea In Me Patisserie – Cupcakes and cream puffs
$$$ – Cooks Who Feed – Handcrafted Kitchen Aprons

Friday

$ – Oh My Sweetheart – Earrings and socks
$-$$ – LittleCeramicCo – Ceramic Plates, bowls, cups, mugs, decorative pieces.
$ – Wikklow – Jewellery
$ – Llamaru – Anime buttons, anime charms, zines (small illustration booklets), Christmas ornaments with small origami inside, and 3D origami figures
$-$$ – Northern Philosophy – Toronto Apparel
$$ – Bone & Quill Indigenous Crafts – Native hand made crafts
$ – $$$ – World Printing Company – 3D Print on demand services, models, miniatures and accessories for gaming and modelling
$ – Food Certified – Funnel cakes and jerk chicken sandwiches
$ – Saimah Rahman – Baked goods
$ – JoyfulDesignsbyLandM – handmade embroidery hoop art and knitted/crocheted mug sleeves.

Go Canada Go!

The 2018 Winter Olympic Games are almost here, and that means coming together to cheer on Team Canada! This year’s Olympics will be held in Pyeongchang County, South Korea.

Join us at the SLC throughout February 8th – 25th, as the events will be broadcasted in the Amphitheatre space.

During this time, a portion of the Amphitheatre space can still be booked for Tabling activities. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact slchelp@ryerson.ca or stop by the Student Engagement and Leadership (SEAL) Team’s Headquarters in LIB272B.

Go Canada Go!

 

Discover a Holiday Market in the SLC

Looking for a unique gift this holiday season? Shop the SLC is your on campus, one-stop shop for handcrafted gifts.

For the third year in a row, the Student Learning Centre’s Amphitheatre will transform into Ryerson’s largest craft market, Shop the SLC. This is an initiative to bring Ryerson students, alumni, staff and faculty together to showcase their home grown talent and entrepreneurial spirit through a free marketplace experience. This year, the market will be better than ever, with over 50 vendors across 5 days.  Continue reading “Discover a Holiday Market in the SLC”

Maintenance Work – Gould Street Entrance

In response to ongoing leaks in the School of Performance and other lower-level spaces in the Student Learning Centre, a caulking replacement project to address the issue will begin Tuesday, October 10th. Due of the urgent and disruptive nature of the project, it will be conducted in phases and expected to be completed by November 27, 2017.

The phased approach minimizes the impact but extends the overall duration of the project. With your needs in mind, the SLC will remain open as usual throughout the project, minimizing the restrictions to accessibility by scheduling the most disruptive work on weekends.

This is how you will be impacted:

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Pep, Pep, Pep Rally!

As I looked out over the sea of yellow residence t-shirts and anticipating faces, I found myself thinking back to my residence move in day – three years ago. I was just like all of the first years in front of me, at my very first Ryerson pep rally with my new floor family,  unsure of what the next few years had in store for me. Now, in my final year, I was standing in the middle of the crowd just as nervous, but this time, it was different. I was there to welcome the new students.  

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