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

October 17, 2019
  • ORCID Workshop (Private/By Registration Only]

    October 17, 2019  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    Collaboratory operations are suspended during this time. Collaboratory members are asked to return at a later time.

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October 21, 2019
  • Open Access Week at the Collaboratory

    October 21, 2019 - October 25, 2019  

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  • Open Access Week, Sessions 1 & 2 [Private/By Registration Only]

    October 21, 2019  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Collaboratory operations will be temporarily suspended at this time. Collaboratory members are asked to return at a later time.

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  • Open Access Week 2019 at Ryerson University Library

    October 21, 2019  12:00 pm - October 25, 2019  5:00 pm
    Ryerson University Library Collaboratory, 350 Victoria StreetLIB 387, 3rd Floor via the Student Learning Centre, Toronto, ON, CA, M5B 2K3

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October 22, 2019
  • Open Access Week at the Collaboratory

    October 21, 2019 - October 25, 2019  

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  • Open Access Week: Session 3 - Film Screening of The Paywall [Private/By Registration Only]

    October 22, 2019  11:00 am - 12:30 pm

    Regular operations will be suspended during this time. Members are asked to return at a later time.

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  • Open Access Week 2019 at Ryerson University Library

    October 21, 2019  12:00 pm - October 25, 2019  5:00 pm
    Ryerson University Library Collaboratory, 350 Victoria StreetLIB 387, 3rd Floor via the Student Learning Centre, Toronto, ON, CA, M5B 2K3

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October 23, 2019
  • Open Access Week at the Collaboratory

    October 21, 2019 - October 25, 2019  

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  • Toy Invention [Private Workshop]

    October 23, 2019  9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Collaboratory members are welcome to access the Meeting Room for quiet work. Regular operations will be suspended from 9am - 12pm.

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  • Open Access Week 2019 at Ryerson University Library

    October 21, 2019  12:00 pm - October 25, 2019  5:00 pm
    Ryerson University Library Collaboratory, 350 Victoria StreetLIB 387, 3rd Floor via the Student Learning Centre, Toronto, ON, CA, M5B 2K3

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  • October Canadian History Hack Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

    October 23, 2019  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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October 24, 2019
  • Open Access Week at the Collaboratory

    October 21, 2019 - October 25, 2019  

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  • Open Access Week 2019 at Ryerson University Library

    October 21, 2019  12:00 pm - October 25, 2019  5:00 pm
    Ryerson University Library Collaboratory, 350 Victoria StreetLIB 387, 3rd Floor via the Student Learning Centre, Toronto, ON, CA, M5B 2K3

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October 25, 2019
  • Open Access Week at the Collaboratory

    October 21, 2019 - October 25, 2019  

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  • Open Access Week 2019 at Ryerson University Library

    October 21, 2019  12:00 pm - October 25, 2019  5:00 pm
    Ryerson University Library Collaboratory, 350 Victoria StreetLIB 387, 3rd Floor via the Student Learning Centre, Toronto, ON, CA, M5B 2K3

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  • Seminar Series in Social Innovation

    October 25, 2019  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    This is an event organized by the Yeates School and Ryerson University Library Collaboratory. Attendance is by registration only - please contact the Yeates school if you're interested.
    Regular Collaboratory operations will be suspended for the duration of this event. Members are asked to return at a later time.

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October 30, 2019
  • It's Not Artificial [Open to Members for Quiet Work]

    October 30, 2019  4:30 pm - 5:45 pm

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November 12, 2019
  • New Member Orientation [Collaboratory Open]

    November 12, 2019  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Members are welcome to continue to use the Collaboratory at this time, but to refrain from running the Digital Embroidery Machine; if the Laser Cutter is in use at this time, please close the equipment room door to contain noise. Group meetings should be held in the Meeting Room during this time. Contact collab@ryerson.ca to book the Meeting Room if necessary.

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November 13, 2019
  • Toy Invention [Private Workshop]

    November 13, 2019  9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Collaboratory members are welcome to access the Meeting Room for quiet work. Regular operations will be suspended from 9am - 12pm.

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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;