Vision, Passion, Action

Helpful links for Fall 2015- Winter 2016:

Research Skills Workshops at the Ryerson Library.

Student Learning Support

Ryerson bookstore

Important dates in Ryerson's calendar.

Priority Enrollment Information for Spring/Summer 2016: PDF version or a Word version.

Ryerson Student Guide.

Ryerson Resources

Access and Accommodations:An intervenor holds the transmitter of an assistive listening device to accommodate a deaf-blind student.

Academic Accommodation Support (AAS)
Students who have disabilities can contact the AAS for advice and assistance with the provision of services and adaptations in both academic areas and in the physical environment on campus. The AAS assists students who have any disability and require assistance or adaptations. Services include fully-equipped examination and study rooms, a fully accessible washroom, technical support and training on disability-related hardware and software, and appropriately designed chairs for persons with disabilities.
RyeACCESS is a students' group that works to address the non-academic needs of students with disabilities.  They provide resources, advocacy and support and engage in campaigns and educational initiatives to raise awareness about barriers on campus and to press for remedial action.
Ryerson University Accessibility Plans
Follow this link to download copies of Ryerson University's Entrance foyer of the Sally Horsfall Eaton building.annual reports of progress made in promoting accessibility on the Ryerson campus, as required by the Ontarians with Disabilities Act.
Ryerson University Accessibility Maps
Follow this link to download detailed zone maps of Ryerson's campus showing locations of the barrier-free entrances, designated parking and other accessibility features.

Author, poet and Fulbright Scholar, Kenny Fries, leads a 2005 writing workshop focusing on disability narrative.Study and Learning Supports:

Ryerson Writing Centre
The Ryerson Writing Center provides trained tutors to assist students with any writing project, and at any stage of the writing process.  Their website also includes a number of very useful writing and style guides and other resources.
Ryerson Library Guide - Disability Studies Resources
A selection of print and electronic resources available through the Ryerson Library that can be used to undertake research on topics related to Disability Studies. Many of these resources can be accessed by registered students both on-site and online.
Ryerson Library, Frequently Asked Questions

Essential information about accessing Ryerson Library resources on campus and online.  If you are wondering how to assess library resources from home, or how to obtain a library card, or how to access wireless Internet on campus, or how to print a document on campus from your wireless laptop, you'll find the information you need -- and more -- right here.


RefWorks is a web-based bibliographic citation manager that allows you to collect, save and organize bibliographic citations to journal articles, books, web sites and other sources that you have found during your research. With it you can create correctly formatted bibliographies in the style of your choice. RefWorks is freely available to all Ryerson students, and is accessible both on and off campus.

Academic Integrity at Ryerson
While most students understand university prohibitions against cheating on exams or copying assignments, there is much more to know about academic integrity -- for example, in relation to questions of proper citation, group work, referencing one's own earlier research or writing, etc.  To develop a better understanding of academic misconduct and how to avoid it, check out the resources on this site.
The Learning Success Centre
Students in a 2007 DST 503 seminar share ideas and feedback in the development of their individual course projects.The Learning Success Centre offers a number of learning-related services, workshops, online seminars and supports.  Their website also offers a range of interactive learning tools related to study skills, notetaking, time management, test preparation and other important academic skills.
Centre for Student Development and Counseling
The Centre for Student Development and Counseling (CSDC) provides one-on-one counseling for students regarding personal concerns and crisis situations. Counselors also provide one-on-one and group counseling with a focus on educational and career goals. All services are free, confidential and delivered by highly qualified staff.

Student Life and Beyond:A collage of disability memoir and scholarship, featuring book covers addressing topics of disability history, politics, art, narrative and ethics.

The Ryerson Bookstore
The bookstore offers a range of text books, office supplies and stationary products, computer software and accessories, arts and drafting supplies, Ryerson clothing, greeting cards, school rings, books, gifts and more.
Ryerson OneCard
Your Ryerson OneCard is your official University identification as well as a convenience card for many campus services, including the library, printing and photocopying, food purchases, discounts, savings and more.  Your OneCard is issued when you are first enrolled as a student, and requires a yearly validation sticker starting in your second year.
Registration and Records
Follow this link to verify or update your registration information, to access timetables and make course changes, to check on class times and locations, to view your grades and GPA, to verify student fee payments and other administrative tasks.
The Chang School: Continuing Education
The Chang School offers a wide range of distance and on-site courses which are a popular choice for DST electives.  Visit the School's extensive website for detailed course and enrolment information, as well as for a range of learning-related services and supports.
CESAR - Continuing Education Students' Association of Ryerson
CESAR is a membership driven student union that represents approximately 24,000 students registered in continuing education, distance education, off-campus and part-time courses at Ryerson University each year. DST students are members of CESAR. CESAR offers a number of important services and awards, and engages in advocacy for greater access and recognition of the unique needs of the Ryerson CE population.
VDST faculty Kathryn Church and David Reville welcome a delegation from Taipei.
Ryerson International
Ryerson International (RI) works within the University community to strengthen Ryerson’s international partnerships and expand the range of overseas experiences for students and faculty.  Students in Disability Studies report that time spent studying or working overseas has greatly enriched their understanding of disability in a global context.  Consider the possibilities!

Career Development and Employment Centre
The Career Centre posts volunteer and employment opportunities for full-time, part-time, continuing education, distance education and graduate students. They also offer a variety of workshops on topics such as resume writing, interview techniques, and searching for jobs.
Health Centre
Health Services is an on-campus medical centre staffed by family doctors. Services include physicals, treatment of acute illness and injuries, birth control information and prescriptions, STD and HIV counseling, testing and treatment, immunizations and allergy shots, lab tests, and specialist referrals. Most services are covered by provincial health insurance or UHIP for international students.