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

February 19, 2020
  • Meeting Room Booked

    February 19, 2020  10:00 am - 11:00 am

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  • [Meeting Room Booked for AKM Focus Group Planning]

    February 19, 2020  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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February 27, 2020
  • Dr. Carter's AI Research Reading Group

    February 27, 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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March 3, 2020
  • OER Session [Open Education Week/Private]

    March 3, 2020  3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    The Collaboratory is closed for the duration of this event.

    Regular operations will be suspended by 2:45pm, until 5pm.

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March 4, 2020
  • Open Education Week Keynote: Highlight on Open Textbooks [Private]

    March 4, 2020  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Description:The Collaboratory is closed for the duration of this event.Regular operations will be suspended by 11:45am, until 3pm.

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March 5, 2020
  • Dr. Carter's AI Research Reading Group

    March 5, 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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March 10, 2020
  • New Member Orientation

    March 10, 2020  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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  • OVPRI Session for New Faculty [Private/Collaboratory Closed]

    March 10, 2020  1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

    The Collaboratory is closed from 1:00 - 4:30 for a private event.

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March 12, 2020
  • Dr. Carter's AI Research Reading Group

    March 12, 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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March 17, 2020
  • Wikipedia Edit-a-thon [Tentative]

    March 17, 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;