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Learn about Ryerson's resources, supports and services, and how to access them.

Student Handbook

The Computer Science current undergraduate student handbook is a comprehensive list to help students find support and navigate themselves through their years of study within the program.

If you can't find what you are looking for or have specific questions for Computer Science administration you can contact us directly.

Student Support

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The Aboriginal Student Services provides specialized services to First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples on campus. Indigenous students at Ryerson can receive support through various services and programs such as, Indigenous Traditional Counselling, Tutoring and academic support, Financial planning, and much more. To learn more about scholarships, awards & bursaries, resources and support services head over to the Aboriginal Student Services .

The Computer Science Undergraduate Calendar is your source for curriculum, program, and course information at Ryerson’s Computer Science program. It will help you plan and organize your course requirements throughout your undergraduate degree. The Calendar will be updated annually for the next academic year.  

The Computer Science Course Union (CSCU), external link represents full time students in the computer science program at Ryerson University.

From academics to facilities, the CSCU has votes on the department council meetings and the curriculum committee, which have led to tangible change within the program. They strive to maintain strong lines of communications between the department staff and undergraduate students and host various social, career and academically related events throughout the year.

The Centre for Student Development and Counselling (CSDC) is a free and confidential counselling service available to all Ryerson students. They offer a variety of services such as, individual counselling, group counselling, crisis support, workshops and much more. The CSDC services are provided by their friendly and professional team of psychologists, social workers, psychotherapists and counselling interns.

D2L Brightspace is the platform Ryerson professors use to post academic material, accept assignment submissions and publish class announcements. Learn from tutorials on how to navigate D2L, and or learn from Ryerson tutorials for other platforms you may encounter during your studies.

The Debug Room, external link is a student support service (online via Zoom) available to all students enrolled in the Ryerson Computer Science program.

The Debug Room is intended primarily for first and second-year students seeking support and guidance on labs and assignments. The Debug Room is also equally available for upper year students in the Computer Science program looking for co-op/internship guidance, campus opportunities and resources, and course concerns.

Appointments are 30 minutes and are available Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Please use your Ryerson email when booking an appointment, external link.

To learn more about your professors, department staff and how to get in contact with them, please visit Our People.

  • Email for technical inquiries.
  • Email for general undergraduate inquiries.

All CS department announcements are sent to your SCS email account. To avoid missing out on important announcements and/or information make sure you forward your SCS email to your Ryerson email. Please refer to the step-by-step guide, external link.

There are several ways for students to get involved on campus. If you’re interested in attending upcoming events or joining a student group, check out the Department of Computer Science’s Student Life page. You can learn about all of Ryerson's operating student groups at Student Clubs for a complete list.

Are you confused about what letter grade a 3.33 GPA represents? Check out the grades table for information on letter grades, GPA and percentage range.

To request an official Ryerson letter such as Proof of Enrolment Letter, Confirmation of Enrolment Form, Jury Duty Letter, etc. please visit How to Request a Letter.

New to Canada or looking for a global experience on campus? International Student Support can help you with finding a community, making connections, exploring and learning about other cultures, immigration advising, health insurance for international students, tax filing support in Canada, etc. They provide drop-in hours and one-on-one appointments.

To connect to the CS lab machines from home, follow the intructions, external link to log in through the moons.  

Office hours are scheduled times outside of class when you can meet with your professors. This provides you with an opportunity to ask questions and get clarification on content that was covered in class. Office hours are normally listed on the course syllabus for each course.

RAMSS is Ryerson’s online tool dedicated to accessing your personal, financial and academic information, as well as course enrollment. RAMSS Support offers tutorials and guidelines on how to navigate RAMSS throughout your undergraduate and graduate degree.

To access Ryerson’s wireless network please visit How to Connect to the RU-Secure Wireless Network.

For information on how final percentage grades are rounded, please visit Grade Scales.

In addition to an @ryerson.ca email, Computer Science students also have access to @scs.ryerson email.

Ryerson Recreation provides students with an opportunity to be active and encourage wellness on and off campus. They provide online events and programming such as group fitness classes, fitness socials, movement breaks, and much more. Women’s Only Hours are also offered for various recreational spaces and activities, please see Women’s Only Programming for more details.

Ryerson recreation has two fitness facilities on campus, the Recreation & Athletics Centre (RAC) and the Mattamy Athletic Centre (MAC). MAC reopens July 26, 2021 and RAC is currently closed for the time being.

Ryerson University provides Math and Computer Science tutoring services to all Ryerson students. Computer Science support offers one-to-one tutoring. Math support offers one-to-one tutoring, group sessions and midterm and final exam reviews.

Visit google docMath Tutoring Schedule, external link for August 16, 2021 to August 29, 2021.

 

Safe spaces for students looking to explore their identity, join a community, connect and share their experiences are available. Students will have the opportunity to meet monthly for 1-2 hours to participate in facilitated discussion around topics like identity, community and role models.

Equity seeking groups include: Black Identified Students, Muslim Women Students, Mature Students, Women in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM), Filipino Students, Latinx/Hispanic or Spanish Speaking Students, Lusophone Students, Indigenous Students, 2SLGTBQIA+, and Students who Identify with a Disability.  

For information on upcoming important dates and deadlines, please visit Significant Dates. Dates will be updated annually for the next academic year.  

Follow us on social media:

Instagram, external link

Twitter, external link

 

Ryerson students have access to several products and services to enhance their education.

For access to security software such as a VPN, please visit the Security Software section.

The Undergraduate Student Guide will help you navigate your way through student services, essential policies and academic matters.

Suspected of academic misconduct and not sure what happens next? Check out FAQs to learn more about what happens next and what support is available to you.

The Tri-Mentoring program offers Peer Mentorship to incoming first year students who are interested in being paired with a senior student who will provide guidance on how to transition into university life.

For 3rd year students and above, Tri-Mentoring provides Career Mentorship to assist students with the transition from university into the workforce, preferably in their field of interest.

Women in Computer Science (WiCS) is run by undergraduate students in the Computer Science program at Ryerson University to provide extra support and encouragement to traditionally marginalized groups in the field of Computer Science.

Their mission is to encourage more women to pursue a degree in computer science, as well as foster retention of women within the program. They host events throughout the school year to bring students together allowing them to explore their interests and opportunities. WiCS hosts workshops, mentorship programs, programming lessons, conferences, networking and social events. For the time being, all events for the fall semester will be hosted online.

Co-op, Internships, & Student Jobs

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Interested in working on campus? Career Boost offers tons of full-time and part-time on-campus jobs for eligible students looking to gain experience and financial aid.  

The Co-op and Career Centre provides support to all students seeking help with their resumes, cover letters, interview preparation, job hunting and more. Ryerson students and alumni can attend a workshop or book an appointment with a career specialist.  

For students admitted into the co-op program, Ryerson’s Co-op Portal will be the official source for co-op job opportunities and connecting employers with co-op and internship students.  

 Co-op students can choose between following Option A or Option B when planning their semesters on RAMSS. Please visit Work Term Schedules for more details.

Magnet is Ryerson’s official job board for both current students and alumni seeking off campus jobs and opportunities.  

Academic Policies

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If you wish to file an appeal for Grade/Standing, Misconduct or Non-academic Conduct, please visit Forms, Policies & Guidelines.

For consideration on missed coursework due to medical or other reasons, please visit Forms, Policies & Guidelines.

For academic accommodation due to religious or spiritual activities, please visit Forms, Policies & Guidelines. For more information visit Ryerson University's Senate Policy 150.  

Please visit Ryerson University's Senate Policy 159.

Details on academic accommodation at Ryerson can be found at Academic Accommodations Support.

Please visit Senate Policy 61, Student Code of Non-Academic Conduct.

Reason to Contact
Who to Contact
  • For general questions and support  
 416-979-5063
Email
  • Lab and technical issues
 Email
  • Academic advice
  • Course equivalency
  • Awards/scholarships
  • Co-op program
  • TA/GA opportunities
  • Adding / dropping courses
  • Course offerings
  • Lockers
  • General enquiries
Alison Gaul
Department Assistant

 416-979-5000 ext. 7410
Email

Alex Zheltov
Department Assistant

 416-979-5000 ext. 6977
Email
  • Complaints
  • Appeals
  • Reinstatement applications
  • Fresh start applications
  • Probationary contracts
Dr. Abdolreza Abhari
Undergraduate Program Director,
Part-Time Program Coordinator

 416-979-5000 ext. 7408
Email
Professor Office Hours
Questions or help with the material in a course you're taking.
Consult course syllabus for your professor's office hours and location.
Student Learning Support
For academic support, such as study strategies, math reinforcement, English language help, writing skills,  book a make-up test/exam, and more.
Website

RAMSS (Ryerson’s Administrative Management Self Service)
Portal for online services, such as viewing your financial information, add/drop courses, view your exam schedule, and more.

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Support includes more than just academics. Physical, mental and emotional wellness are also key. The university offers many programs and services for your personal well-being, including: 

  • Crisis center for emergency distress
  • Medical office on campus
  • Career consulting and workshops
  • Individual counselling for depression, anxiety, mental health, relationships, and other presonal matters