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. 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

June 18, 2019
  • The Real World of Artificial Intelligence (AI)

    June 18, 2019  1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

    Skynet. Job stealing robots. Killer robots! The new electricity. More profound than fire!

    What was the first thing that came to mind when you read “artificial intelligence” in the title of this talk? AI is very contentious.

    Let’s break through the hype and the misconceptions.

    Let’s talk about what artificial intelligence *really* is, how it affects your daily life (at home and at work), and the issues and opportunities that make AI such an important (and controversial) technology for libraries.

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  • The Real World of Artificial Intelligence | June 18 | 1:30 - 2:30PM | Collaboratory LIB387

    June 18, 2019  1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

    The Real World of Artificial Intelligence
    with Michael Ridley, Ryerson University Library Visiting Scholar
    June 18, 1:30 - 2:30PM at the Collaboratory, LIB387 (via 3rd floor of SLC)

    Skynet. Job stealing robots. Killer robots! The new electricity. More profound than fire!
    What was the first thing that came to mind when you read “artificial intelligence” in the title of this talk? AI is very contentious.
    Let’s break through the hype and the misconceptions.
    Let’s talk about what artificial intelligence *really* is, how it affects your daily life (at home and at work), and the issues and opportunities that make AI such an important (and controversial) technology for libraries.

    **Refreshments will be provided**
    Hope to see you there!

    Ryerson University Library
    Collaboratory

    collab@ryerson.ca
    library.ryerson.ca/collab/
    @RCollaboratory
    LIB 387 ...

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June 19, 2019
  • Blended Learning Lab [in Meeting Room]

    June 19, 2019  10:30 am - 11:30 am

    This event is being held in the Meeting Room. Members are welcome to continue to use the Collaboratory main space.

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