Welcome to the Collaboratory!

The Ryerson University Library Collaboratory is a space and interdisciplinary research hub on the 3rd floor of the Library, accessible via the SLC. The Collaboratory provides graduate students, faculty and their research teams with space and technology resources to facilitate research and course development. We accept registrations from faculty members, graduate students, and research teams (working under a faculty member), to use this community workspace. Contact us with inquiries at collab@ryerson.ca. Accessing the Collaboratory: Unless an event is marked Private, members are welcome to access the space for quiet work at these times. Unless noted below, all other dates and time are open to members for regular use of Collaboratory space.

For Faculty

Individual faculty are free to explore the Collaboratory in whatever area they are interested in, whether to learn about new equipment or peruse their own research. Our goal is to lower the barrier for access to equipment for faculty. Fill out this form to verify faculty/instructor status and for requesting door access.

For Research Teams

Researchers who have a project team or would like dedicated space work can apply with a research project. Faculty whose research assistants need space to work or access to technology are welcome to register using this form, and will be contacted with progress.

 

How we can help

Through the Collaboratory, the library provides access to workspace and technology resources for Ryerson faculty, sessional instructors, staff, and graduate students.

Community + Workspace

Researchers and/or research teams get access to a multi-configurable work space for research meetings or physical fabrication, a quiet room for interviews, and more.

Consultants + Project Support

Collaboratory Consultants are available to assist and advise on project development. Our diverse skill set covers a variety of technologies and disciplines.

Technology Resources + Fabrication

Access 3D printers, laser cutters, digital embroidery machines and more. Consultants on staff can provide members with one-on-one tutorials for technology resources.

Upcoming Events

January 17, 2020
  • Coffee and Code [Private]

    January 17, 2020  11:00 am - 1:00 pm

    The Collaboratory meeting room and portion of the mainspace will be available for member access.

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January 21, 2020
  • Internal Training Workshop [Collaboratory Closed]

    January 21, 2020  8:30 am - 11:00 am
    Collaboratory

    The Collaboratory will be closed for the duration of this period.
    Members are asked to return when regular operations resume after 11:00am.

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January 22, 2020
  • School of Fashion Orientation [Private]

    January 22, 2020  3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    All Collaboratory operations are suspended for the duration of this event.
    The meeting room will be available for members to use for quiet work.
    Regular operations will resume after 2:30PM.

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January 23, 2020
  • Dr. Carter's AI Research Reading Group

    January 23, 2020  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Collaboratory members welcome to access the mainspace. Loud fabrication should be reserved for after this program has ended.

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January 30, 2020
  • Private Tour [Collaboratory Closed]

    January 30, 2020  12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

    Collaboratory will be closed for the duration of this event. Regular operations will resume after 4:30pm.

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  • Dr. Carter's AI Research Reading Group

    January 30, 2020  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Collaboratory members welcome to access the mainspace. Loud fabrication should be reserved for after this program has ended.

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January 31, 2020
  • CALA Canada Chapter Event

    January 31, 2020  9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Student Learning Centre, Ryerson University, Room 516, 341 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON, CA, M5B 1S1

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February 6, 2020
  • Dr. Carter's AI Research Reading Group

    February 6, 2020  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Collaboratory members welcome to access the mainspace. Loud fabrication should be reserved for after this program has ended.

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February 13, 2020
  • New Member Orientation

    February 13, 2020  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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  • Dr. Carter's AI Research Reading Group

    February 13, 2020  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Collaboratory members welcome to access the mainspace. Loud fabrication should be reserved for after this program has ended.

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  • Wiki Work Session for Library [Tentative]

    February 13, 2020  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Logo and Acknowledgment

All researchers and (and associated assistants) who access Ryerson Library Collaboratory resources (including consultation, workspace and training) in support are required to acknowledge this support by displaying the Ryerson University Library logo.
  • in all advertising and promotional materials (e.g. posters, bulletins, flyers, print ads);
  • in books, periodicals and other literature;
  • on CDs, DVDs and other artistic materials;
  • in music, film and video credits;
  • on websites;