Graduate Student Program

Program Description

Accepted members will have access to our full list of our tutorials and tools which include high end graphics cards, an IoT enabled internet network, virtual reality and AR technology and a fully equipped fabrication studio (laser cutter, 3D printers, a digital embroidery machine and more).

  • Dedicated, card-access locked workspace
  • Lockers and cages for equipment and storage
  • Access to technology resources
  • Research project support and advice

Collaboratory members have expedited access to library resources including librarian expertise in research data management, geographic information systems data, emerging technology expertise, and data visualization tools. They will have access to new Library tutorials and workshops, and to new tools and technologies available through the Library for research.

Students participating in this program will become members for one year, giving them access to the space during full library hours, including evenings. Our space is highly flexible and customizable, and we are dedicated to accommodate a diverse set of research projects.

Admission Requirements

  • Currently accepting members
  • Must currently be enrolled in a Masters degree, Professional Master’s Diploma, Doctorate studies program at Ryerson, or equivalent research position.
  • Applicants will be chosen based on quality of application, completeness and desire to contribute to the research community at Ryerson.
  • Students without access to a dedicated research lab will be given priority over those who already have access to adequate workspace across campus


“As a Master of Digital Media student, I found myself in need of plenty equipment and technology as I completed my Major Research Project. I found myself spending a lot of time in the Collaboratory not only because they have access to a Laser Cutter, 3D Printers, and SLA printers, but also because it proved to be a valuable work environment to complete my project without interferences. As a result, joining the Collab has proven to be one of the best decisions I made since I started my Master’s program.”

– Michael Carter-Arlt, MDM Student