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Ryerson’s students, faculty and staff store or update an average of 160,000 files per day in Google Drive. That's about 28 million files every six months!

Taking vacation is an important part of work! Scheduling in your planned breaks for the year ahead? Ryerson’s 2020 holiday schedule has been updated online.

The year is almost over making now the perfect time to send a Ryerson eCard to say thanks to colleagues, employees and leaders for their contributions!

Stay in the loop regularly about upcoming or current construction work and outages causing access restrictions, excessive noise or utility interruptions on campus by visiting Service Alerts info online.

Planning a move or an office-furniture refresh? FMD's moving service helps move or take away unwanted furniture and equipment to keep our spaces clean and passageways clear.

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October is Islamic Heritage Month in Ontario. To learn more, visit the Muslim Faculty and Staff Community Network page.

The new AVP International's Global Learning Award recognizes individuals or teams who have made significant contributions to Global Learning at Ryerson. Submit a nomination before the November 8 deadline.

Attend a celebration for Ryerson 2SLGTBQ+ alumni, employees, friends and allies! Hosted by Alumni Relations, the event will be held at the Broadview Hotel on September 26, 2019 from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Register for OUT at The Broadview.

Want to send a note to a colleague to say thanks? Check out new eCard designs released from Recognition and Awards.

Every spring and fall, our heating and cooling systems make the switchover to accommodate temperature changes. When this happens, it takes time to feel the results because of the extensive range the system covers. Find out more about building temperatures during the seasonal change.

Ryerson's 2018 Cybersecurity Awareness Month campaign recently received an Award of Excellence from the International Association of Business Communicators, and was recognized internationally as Best of the Best in its category — the highest award available! The annual campaign is produced by Administration and Operations Communications along with Computing and Communications Services.

Ryerson’s official address may be on Victoria Street, but deliveries should be directed to Bond Street. Make sure parcels get to the right place by providing our central receiving address to senders:

105 Bond Street
Toronto, ON
M5B 2K3

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Human Rights Services, Facilities Management and Development, and Workplace Wellbeing Services is preparing a list of places on campus to breastfeed, chestfeed or pump. If you have a space available, learn how to be added to the list.

Do you know an employee who is approaching retirement? Visit the Recognition and Awards website for resources to help you create a meaningful celebration in their honour.

Want to change the colour of the RIC/IMA building's lights for your cause or event? Find out how with RyeLights.

The federal government's changes to Canada Pension Plan contributions were effective January 1, 2019. Employees who contribute to the CPP will notice a slight increase in their deductions.

In 2018, 32 Ryerson employees reached retirement. Congratulations and a big thank you for your service to the university!

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Have you visited Ryerson’s new Learning Events Calendar? Check out the updated design, browse by category and sign up for an upcoming workshop.

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October is Islamic Heritage Month in Ontario. To learn more, visit the Muslim Faculty and Staff Community Network page.

The Sustainability Office is developing new waste signage to help make clear what waste goes where. Complete the Waste Signage Survey to share your feedback!

Taking a break improves your mental wellbeing, reduces stress and helps you recharge. Learn about Ryerson’s faculty and staff lounge, Ahnoowehpeekahmik, the perfect spot to relax on campus.

The Ryerson University Alumni Association is looking for new directors! If you’re a Ryerson grad, consider applying by the August 24 deadline to join the RUAA Board.

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Looking for a new professional headshot? Head to the 8th floor of the TRSM building and turn right off the escalators to visit the Iris Booth - an instant, automated professional photo booth.

The end of the performance planning cycle is almost underway for MAC employees. Learn how to make performance planning meaningful and effective for all your employees.

It’s that time of year again! Find out why you should make the Ryerson Market a regular outing.

Get talking, thinking and learning about accessibility at Ryerson. During the week of May 14, Access Ryerson is hosting a series of workshops in support of Global Accessibility Awareness Day!

So far this year, 11 Ryerson employees reached retirement. Congratulations and a big thank you for your service to the university.

Released last week by the Office of the VP, Equity and Community Inclusion the latest Diversity Self-ID report covers data from 2015/16 and invites us to reflect on our commitment to inclusion, measure our progress, and take action where needed to advance our values in the workplace.

This year, HR created 13,942 tax slips and 7,528 of these required manual printing and mailing. Receiving your tax slip online is quick, secure and allows you to print and reprint your slips at your convenience. Provide permission to access your tax slip online today.

Planning ahead for vacation? New 2019 holiday schedule now available!

In the last year, 30 Ryerson employees reached retirement. Congratulations and a big thank you for your service to the university.

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RU Eats has launched its new catering menu. The new menu will adjust seasonally to allow people to experience the full offerings available on campus.

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On October 29, four of Ryerson’s Security and Emergency Services employees received an award from the Toronto Police Service in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the community.

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The new Facilities Management and Development website was designed based on extensive feedback from across the university. Check it out and let them know what you think.

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Ryerson’s United Way campaign is launching this week. Read President Lachemi’s message to the community and find out how you can contribute.

Nominate a deserving colleague for an award before November 8. Learn more on the Recognition and Awards website.

Ryerson's campus boasts 61 flower beds and 91 planters, with 7 groundskeepers tending to the blossoms and greenery.

In the last fiscal year, Ryerson's Financial Services processed 31,687 invoices. That's more than 100 invoices each working day!

In the last fiscal year, Ryerson’s Shipping, Receiving & Mail Services received 35,826 packages and shipped 37,684.

Purchasing new business cards? You can now include logos for Ryerson’s designations of Canada's Best Diversity Employer and Greater Toronto's Top Employer.

Learn about the Ryerson Sustainability Yearbook, which highlights progress towards a more environmentally sustainable campus.

The Ryerson Image Centre offers free guided tours daily at 2:30 p.m (closed on Mondays). Admission is open to the public, always at no cost. Consider going with your colleagues for a team outing!

Ryerson HR, Ryerson International and the Office of the General Counsel have gathered information and resources on travelling to the U.S.

Since January 2013, the Office of EDI produced 35 Soup and Substance sessions, with the finale session wrapped up this past April. Watch previous sessions at ryerson.ca/equity/ryecast and keep an eye out for Soup to Go this fall.

Visited Perkopolis lately? Employees receive discounts for travel, shopping, entertainment and more. For first-time access, log in to my.ryerson.ca, scroll to “Ryerson University Educational Discounts” in the middle column and select “Perkopolis” to retrieve Ryerson’s member ID.

This year, HR created 13,348 tax slips and 7636 of these required manual printing and mailing. Receiving your tax slip online is quick, secure and allows you to print and reprint your slips at your convenience. Provide permission to access your tax slip online today.

During this past exam period, 107,418 exams were written with zero thefts reported! This was the result of a focused effort by Integrated Risk Management and the Registrar's Office to reduce thefts through process changes, awareness campaigns and prevention strategies.

Starting February 6, the Facilities Help Desk is extending their hours. Give them a call at 416-979-5091 Monday to Friday between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. to let them know when general maintenance support is needed.

The highest number of wireless devices connected to Ryerson's wifi at one time during 2016 was 25, 947.

Since 2012, Financial Services has reduced printing by 160,000 sheets per year, saving at least two trees each year!

Ryerson’s new Office Ergonomics Program provides a variety of self-help tools to improve your workplace set-up.

Planning a renovation takes time. If you're thinking about a summer 2017 reno for your area, review Ryerson's renovation process by visiting the Campus Facilities and Sustainability Projects page and selecting "Renovation Requests."

Nominate a deserving colleague for an award before November 8. Learn more on the Recognition and Awards website.