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!
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.
$ – 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
$ – 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
$ – 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 $$$ – Cooks Who Feed – Handcrafted Kitchen Aprons
$ – Oh My Sweetheart – Earrings and socks $-$$ – 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.
With big windows, natural light, and the soft buzz of conversation, the eighth floor is a great space for students to study and collaborate with others. Known as The Sky, this floor offers a great panoramic view of the city and lots of natural light.
The Sky has both individual study space and a Collaborative Study Space where students can come to connect and work with their peers!
There are lots of seating options and spaces at The Sky. They include individual study carrels, casual cafe-style seating, lounge chairs with attached desks, and Collaborative and Group Work Rooms (CGWRs) for students to use.
“This is a relaxing environment for me because I don’t have to worry about making noise,” said Luke, a business management student. “You can just sit on the chairs and relax.”
The Collaborative Study Space was named the Sarabjit S. Marwah Learning Exchange, as part of Ryerson’s Make Your Mark Campaign. Marwah is known for being the first member of a visible minority group to hold a senior position in corporate Canada! The CGWRs on this floor were names by his colleagues who donated money to Ryerson on his behalf.
Since this floor is dedicated to collaborative study space, there are many CGWRs available here. Each room is equipped with a whiteboard, table and chairs, and an LCD screen to make learning easier for students. They can be booked out through the Ryerson University Library here.
The architecture of the SLC shines brightly on this floor. If you look up at the ceiling, you’ll see the different sized lights on this floor that represent the clouds!
“This is the most open concept floor where I can have the best view of the city,” said Vivian, a hospitality and tourism management student. “With the theme of the sky, it really inspires me to create ideas.”
The windows on the eighth floor have a unique frit pattern. It serves many purposes that make it so awesome! More than just a pretty pattern, it is a creative experience. The shapes of the frit pattern frame the city and display our beautiful Toronto views as little works of art. They also reflect solar glare, boost overall energy efficiency of the building, and mitigate bird strikes.
A staple on Yonge Street, the SLC is known for its award-winning glass exterior, views of the city, and for providing Ryerson students with extra study space. The building was designed by globally renowned Norweigen architectural firm, Snøhetta and Ziedler Partnership Architect, an established Canadian corporation.
Visiting The Sky is always a positive experience. This floor is packed with eager students ready to learn and laugh, and it’s radiant atmosphere makes it a welcoming space for all.
Next time you want to study with a view, come stop by this wonderful floor!
Snacks and coffee machines are located here
The Sky has a charging stations for students who need to charge their devices
This year marks the 5th year anniversary of Shop the SLC – a marketplace that provides the opportunity for vendors, both seasoned and new, to sell goods at a free booth in an established market.
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 of all kinds are welcome; art, crafts, clothes, food, services, technology, jewelry and more! If you make or provide something and want to connect with the Ryerson community, this is the perfect event for you.
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.
As a vendor you will be invited to a Meet n’ Greet event prior to Shop the SLC on Thursday, November 21st. The Meet n’ Greet will provide information about the market as well as an opportunity to network and meet other vendors.
Ready to sign up? Fill out this form by October 18th 5:00 PM EST and get ready for an amazing experience!
Have questions? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the SLC headquarters located at LIB 272B SLC 516 Monday – Friday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
New This Year:
Application is now open to external community members who have been referred by a Ryerson member. Those applying as a Friend of Ryerson (a referred vendor who is not a student, staff or faculty) will pay a fee of $100 for their booth. This fee helps our team at the Student Learning Centre continue to support student-focused activities, events, and projects that engage the Ryerson community and enhance the student experience.
By inviting vendors beyond
the student, staff and faculty community we aim to expand the Shop the SLC
network to bring in established entrepreneurs to connect with students. If you
know a vendor that would be a good fit, send them the link to the vendor
application form! When filling out the form, outside vendors must provide a
Ryerson contact with a Ryerson email address as a referral.
While this initiative will allow for greater network opportunities, we will continue to prioritize the Ryerson community as vendors. We are committed to keeping 80% of available booths dedicated to Ryerson students, staff and faculty.
The SLC SEAL Team Student Engagement and Leadership Award is now accepting applications! This $1000 award recognizes two students annually (one undergraduate & one graduate) who have showcased high levels of student engagement and leadership across Ryerson University while maintaining academic excellence.
The deadline to apply is Thursday, October 31, 2019.
The SLC SEAL Team Award recognizes students who have showcased high levels of student engagement and leadership across Ryerson University while maintaining academic excellence.
“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.
$1,000. Two annual awards; to be given to one undergraduate student, and one graduate student.
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.
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.
Ever need a silent place to get work done? If so, the seventh floor is the space for you!
Known as The Forest, this floor is dedicated to providing students with the quiet study space they need, especially during exam periods. It is home to quiet and silent study spaces, a graduate study space, and bookable Collaborative and Group Work Rooms (CGWRs).
Students can use the silent study space with zero noise tolerance on this floor when they need to work without distraction. There is also a quiet study space on this floor and CGWRs for quiet collaborative work.
“I like to come to the seventh floor because it is very quiet and focused atmosphere,” said Aileen Falcones Guzman, a student in the history program. “It’s so different because as soon as you walk into the seventh floor, it’s quiet.”
The graduate study space can be accessed by a card programmed for graduate student access. This area is solely designated for graduate students! It has open study space, collaborative work space, access to the silent study space, and six CGWRs dedicated to grad students only.
There are many features on this floor that help make it the quiet study space that it is. The wall and ceiling carpet on this floor help control the noise and absorb some sound, and the tables and chairs are designed for individual quiet study to help reduce noise.
On the seventh floor, it is the responsibility of every student to respect those around them and maintain a quiet, and focused environment. That’s why we did some renovations to this floor over the summer based on feedback from our students!
The CGWRs on this floor have been insulated to improve sound absorption. This means that although the rooms are NOT soundproof, sound travel from room to room is reduced when doors are closed and soft voices are being used.
“The seventh floor is my favourite place because seeing other people quietly studying motivates me.
It’s a nice break between the other floors that’s great for focusing,” said Soonalika, a creative industries student. “If everyone follows the quiet floor rules, it’s a great atmosphere to study in.”
New whiteboards and AV tech equipment have been installed in each of the CGWRs. The newly installed whiteboards are easier to use, clean and maintain, and the new AV tech has been simplified to avoid breakage and confusion!
Along the elevator wall, you will notice a new mural installation created by Student Graphic Designer, Soonalika and Creative and Communications Coordinator, Jaleesa that promotes seventh floor etiquette.
This floor is a place where students come to work in a quiet environment. We are dedicated to making the student learning experience world class, but we cannot do this alone! It is important that each student plays their part in helping maintain quiet by respecting their fellow peers.
The sixth floor of the SLC is one of our most renowned floors! With its summer-like vibe, views of the city, and relaxed environment, this floor offers the largest casual study space for students in the building.
This floor is known as The Beach because of its bright colours and architecture. It can hold more than 200 people and is the perfect gathering space for Ryerson students to come hang out and work in.
This floor welcomes students to come socialize, de-stress, study, and more! It is a good place to meet with friends, eat lunch, and enjoy a nice escape from the busyness of the city.
“I find that it’s very important for the general atmosphere of the university, to give students the opportunity to relax and have a good time,” said Daniel Medetbayev, a computer engineering student. “This floor has a very comforting atmosphere.”
There are many parts to this floor that work together to make it The Beach. The blonde wood floors are the sand, the blue carpet in the south-west corner is the water, and the circular lighting emulates the sun. Along with the bright furniture, this floor has the perfect summer feel!
Ramps are integrated into the design of this floor to allow easy access to all levels for students and guests with accessibility needs. As a play on the beach concept, sound wave stickers have been placed on each of the ramps to help keep them free and easy to use for those who need them.
There are a lot of cool features that make this space awesome for students, including the furniture. This is the only floor in the SLC that has bean bags for students to curl up on and relax. There are reclining body chairs for laid back studying or catching up with a friend, and cushions to sit on as well.
“I think it’s very convenient,” said Erykah Kerr, a student in the child and youth care program. “You have a chill space to be on your own, you don’t have to keep the noise down, and you’re comfortable here.
This floor also has mobile whiteboards that students can use to collaborate and work without having to book out a Collaborative and Group Work Room.
Another useful SLC feature that comes in handy, especially on a sunny floor like The Beach are the blinds. They are programmed based on geolocation scheduling to match the position of the sun, so they rise and fall automatically based on the sun’s position. This helps create the perfect environment for students.
Next time you need a break or a place to take a breather, make sure to find yourself a cozy spot at The Beach and unwind!
The bean bags are made from recycled boat sails
There is a vending machine with snacks and a coffee machine located on this floor
Ceiling rope lighting is circular in shape similar to the sun
The signage on the bins has also been updated to make them more accessible and clear to all Ryerson students, faculty, and staff.
Previously, our 3-stream waste bins only included space for cans and bottles, mixed paper, and garbage. With these new 4-stream bins, students will now have the ability to compost organic waste!
Organic waste is material from living organisms like plants and animals. This includes food like leftovers, peels, and greens. Providing students with compost disposal at the SLC supports Ryerson’s commitment to sustainability.
Did you know that 26 per cent of items in our landfill consist of organics? This is very harmful to the environment! Organic waste in landfills releases methane, a greenhouse gas that is 30 times more potent than carbon dioxide.
In 2018, Ryerson produced 1,000 tonnes of waste that ended up in a landfill, much of which could have been recycled or composted. Let’s work together to reduce this number!
In Summer and Fall 2018, Facilities Services and Sustainability conducted a waste engagement survey to gain student, faculty, and staff feedback. With close to 800 responses, these new bins were designed to reduce Ryerson’s eco footprint and make waste management easier for everyone.
As members of the Ryerson community and stewards of our great planet, we are all responsible for doing our part in creating a sustainable campus.
Do your part in protecting our beautiful planet by remembering to read the signs carefully and throw out your waste accordingly!
Our floors have all been built with a specific purpose in mind and each cater to a variety of student needs. For instance, we have floors dedicated to silent study as well as casual seating and socialization.
Our floors have all been built with a specific purpose in mind and cater to a variety of student needs. For instance, we have floors dedicated to silent study as well as casual seating and socialization.
On the fifth floor, students can find the perfect balance! It is a place where there is not too much noise, but it isn’t entirely silent as well, making it a great learning space.
“It’s a nice floor to chill and study on because it’s quiet, but you’re still able to speak with your friends at a moderate tone,” said Joe Heri, a business management student.
Known as The Sun because of its red and orange hues, this floor is a great place to work alone or in groups in a cozy environment. The colours of this floor were intentionally picked to get people energized, and the windows of this floor overlook both campus and Yonge-Dundas Square!
This warm and bright floor is where students come to study, casually sit, and relax!
“What I like about the fifth floor is that its split into a study side and a chill side. Its balanced so you can do both,” said Mohamedarif Sharrif, an aerospace engineering student.
From individual desks and chairs, lounge chairs with attached desks, and tables for group work, there are a lot of seating options! Students can also book out Collaborative Group Work Rooms (CGWRs) for group study as well.
As a plus for students who want to relax, reclined body chairs are located on this floor. Though these seats seem perfect for napping, it’s best to stay awake. If you happen to drift off, SLC staff may check in to make sure you are okay. Sleeping in a public building can put you at risk of theft and harm. Help us keep you and your belongings safe by staying alert.
Need extra study space during exam season? The large Seminar Room on this floor are open for all students to use until midnight during the exam period. This room is also available to be booked for workshops and are equipped with a projector and a white board.
The room can be booked by any Ryerson student, staff or faculty here ! Priority is given to collaborations with academic partners to deliver innovative services that strengthen students’ out-of-class learning experiences.
You can find out what’s happening in the Seminar room by browsing the screens above the SLC lobby elevators or at the touch screen kiosks in the Amphitheatre.
Room 512 of The Sun is home to the Master of Digital Media program. This is an intense 12-month professional program designed to teach graduates the skills and industry experience they need to excel in the digital media world. It is open to students who may plan to develop their own start-up, work in corporate, or those that want to expand their existing skill set!
At the SLC, we are dedicated to creating amazing learning spaces for students to study, work together, and relax in a positive environment.
Whether you need a place to relax, get some serious work done, or want to meet friends in a calm environment, this is the floor for you!
Charging stations are located on this floor near the elevator
There are vending machines located near stairwell A for stationary and cold beverages
Red and orange are colours that are known to energize!
Having trouble with a certain subject or concept? Do you want help without having to spend countless hours searching the internet? Looking for Academic Accommodation Support? Then, the fourth floor of the SLC is the place for you!
It is where students can easily access all the academic and learning services they may need!
The majority of this floor is dedicated to the SLLS. They offer a range of support programming designed to help students develop the skills necessary for academic success and participate fully in their academic programs.
Services offered here include Individual Help, Group Sessions and Workshops, Guidance on academic accommodations, English Language Support, Math Tutoring, Writing Assistance, Supported Learning Groups, Test Bookings, and more.
Students can drop by, book a session, or find out more here.
The SLC opened its doors February 2015. Before the creation of this floor, current existing student support programs were scattered across multiple locations on campus. Now, with the SLLS located on the fourth floor of the SLC, students can take advantage of as many programs as they need all from one location!
It is a one-stop shop for students to come and advance their learning experience. Whether you need a hand grasping that frustrating math concept, or are looking for tips on formatting an essay, the SLLS is here to offer you support in an accepting and nurturing environment.
“I think it’s nice that when students don’t know what they need, that they can come here and someone will be able to help them,” said Meera Govindasamy, a writing programs developer and writing consultant at the SLLS.
Classrooms and instructional spaces are located in the centre of the floor and casual study space is open for students to use by the elevators. SLLS staff offices are located on the perimeter of this floor so that students can easily ask for guidance and academic help from mentors, educators, and other professionals as well.
“The one-on-one help that you don’t get in large lectures and tutorials is available here, which a lot of students don’t know about, and it’s also free,” said Tori Krafczek, a professional communications student.
The next time you are struggling with an assignment, feeling behind or over-whelmed, or just want someone to triple check that essay, head to the fourth floor and ask the reception desk how they can help! We encourage all students to take advantage of this great resource. Come learn, improve academically, and leave with a positive experience.
One of the SLC’s three green roofs is also located on this floor and is visible from the casual open study space available to students!
“The Garden” was originally coined by the architects of this building who were inspired by its green interior and green roof
Vending machines with snacks and cold beverages are also located on this floor next to the stairwells for students to use.