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About Student Life and Learning Support

Student Life and Learning Support (SLLS) provides opportunities for students to take ownership of their Ryerson experience so that they grow as socially, civically and academically engaged members of their communities. 

We teach essential academic skills and study techniques to support students with expressing their intelligence, applying their knowledge, and communicating their ideas. Programs including Orientation, Leadership Development, International Student Support, and Tri-Mentoring connect students to resources, staff, and peers, assisting with their transition in and through Ryerson.

SLLS is also committed to providing faculty with resources and expertise to support and enhance learning in their courses and across the curricula.

150+ student staff hired

20+ professional staff team

  

The Road Through Ryerson: Student Experience Blueprint is a tool developed to underpin the experiences and programming presented by Student Life and Learning Support. Designed through consultation with students, staff, and faculty, it provides a guide to intentional learning firmly rooted in the culture and values of our department and Ryerson University.  

Our Priority

Student Life & Learning Support provides opportunities for students to take ownership of their Ryerson experience so that they grow as socially, civically and academically engaged members of their communities.

  

Our Goals, Narratives, & Learning Outcomes

Self Empowerment

Student Life & Learning Support provides opportunities for students to discover their talents, develop their strengths, and build confidence in their personal power.

Learning Outcomes

  • Define what personal power means to them
  • Identify how their talents and strengths contribute to their personal power.
  • Describe ways that they can leverage their talents for their personal development.
  • Apply their talents and strengths to build confidence in their personal power.

 

Identity Exploration

Student Life & Learning Support provides opportunities for students to share their stories and reflect on their growth through the process of discovering, acknowledging, and expressing their identities.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the various components and intersections of their identity.
  • Recognize how they want to express their identity to others or in the community.
  • Describe areas of growth from the process of identity exploration.
  • Relate one’s own social location to experiences with power and privilege.

 

Personal Achievement

Student Life & Learning Support provides opportunities for students to acknowledge and celebrate their growth through the creation of and reflection on personal, professional, and academic goals.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify short and long term personal, academic and/or professional goals.
  • Outline steps to accomplish identified goals.
  • Describe how actions contributed to the achievement of identified goals.
  • Discuss how achieving identified goals has contributed to their growth.

 

Belonging in Community

Student Life & Learning Support provides opportunities for students to feel welcomed, accepted, and validated as contributors to more inclusive communities.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify connections and communities where they feel belonging.
  • Describe the impact of belonging to a community on their student experience.
  • Recognize how inclusion is connected to belonging.
  • Give examples of how to contribute to more inclusive communities.

 

Connecting Across Difference

Student Life & Learning Support provides opportunities for students to connect with diverse perspectives and contribute to more equitable and accessible communities.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify systemic barriers to equity and inclusion.
  • Recognize what beliefs, perspectives or biases they hold.
  • Describe how their personal beliefs, perspectives, or biases influence their interactions with diverse communities.
  • Discuss strategies for contributing to more equitable and accessible communities.

  

Our Educational Strategies

Community Connections

Strategies focused on bringing people together with the primary intention of creating connections to a larger community.

One-on-One Connections

Strategies focused on creating connections and sharing knowledge on an individual level such as peer to peer or staff to student interactions.

Facilitated Learning Experiences

Strategies focused on delivering intentional and active learning experiences on a specific topic to expose students to new or alternative perspectives and knowledge.

Self-Directed Learning Experiences

Strategies focused on passive experiences that encourage students to take ownership of their learning in a timeframe that is best suited to their schedule.

Main Office

4th Floor
Student Learning Centre
341 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON
M5B1S1

Phone: 416-598-5978
Email: slls@ryerson.ca

International Student Support

POD-50A
Lower level, Podium Building
350 Victoria Street
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M5B 2K3

Phone: 416-979-5000 ext. 6655
Email: issask@ryerson.ca
 

Tri-Mentoring Program

POD-54
Lower level, Podium Building
350 Victoria Street
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M5B 2K3

Phone: 416-979-5000 ext. 6634
Email: tmentor@ryerson.ca