Thursday, December 2, 2010

Student Housing Services Crisis Message

In a community of 850 students, it is probable that an emergency or crisis situation may arise over the span of our 8 month academic year. Student Housing Services has several systems in place to ensure we are providing highly developed support to our students during these times. This includes:

· Emergency SHS manager on call 24 hours/day, 7 days a week

· Close connections to campus partners including: The Centre for Student Development and Counselling, Security Services, Health Centre, Campus Planning (?) etc etc.

· Extensive training for full time and part time student staff in relevant student issues including mental health, sexual assault, discrimination and harassment etc.

· A connection to larger campus emergency protocol and response initiatives

· Connections to professional housing networks to establish and enact best industry practices


Study Space in Residence

With the last week of classes and exam fast approaching, we have opened up Pitman Hall 110- as a available study space for residents and guests. This space will be open 24/7 and is located beside the mailboxes in Pitman Hall.

Residents are also welcome to sign out Pitman Hall 200/205 as study space if available, please check in the Student Housing Office (Pitman Hall 100) to book a time out.

Good luck with your exams!


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Extension Request-Due Fri Nov 26th

Don't forget all students must vacate their rooms for the Winter Break by 9pm on the date of their last exam.

If for some reason, you require to stay later than your last exam date, please head down to the Student Housing Services office (Pitman Hall-rm 100) to fill out a request.

Please note: the last possible date you can stay in residence until is Dec. 18 @ Noon.

Drop in to the office, email ( or call us (416-979-5284 ) if you have any questions.


Movember challenge brings prostate cancer awareness

Moustaches are in vogue this month at Ryerson.

All students in residence are being encouraged to either join or support the Ryerson Residence Grows Luxury team in honour of Movember. The month-long contest challenges men to grow a moustache and both men and women to raise money for prostate cancer.

Check out more information here:

Student Housing Services

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Ryerson Rez Alum

Congratulations is in order for Stephen Dunn, a past Ryerson Residence Student who won 2 awards at TIFF this year.
Check out the link below for more information.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Ryerson Residence Alumni

Ryerson Ram Matt Buie won the 'B' Final at the 2010 FISU World University rowing championships in Hungary, Aug. 13-15. Buie represented Team Canada in the men's pair category with teammate Eric Tremblay, University of Victoria. This is the first international competition Buie has competed in as a member of Team Canada. The pair recorded a time of 6:46.52 over a two-kilometre course.

Congrats to our Ryerson Residence Alum-Matt Buie!

New laundry machines in all 3 buildings!

We are happy and excited to announce that over the summer we tendered and negotiated a contract with a laundry equipment provider for all 3 Residence buildings at Ryerson University. The old equipment was quite old and dated and it was time for it to be replaced.
We knew the timeline would be quite tight to tender the new contract and get the equipment installed in time for move-in day. Unfortunately due to delays outside of our control the new equipment could not be installed prior to August 29, 2010.
However, the new equipment will be installed this coming week (schedule below). You may experience some service disruptions while the installation takes place and the old machines are removed to make room for the new machines to arrive.
Connected to the installation of these new machines is a new OneCard-based payment system. As you know you were billed a laundry fee over the summer which will be placed on your Ryerson OneCard. This OneCard based system could not be installed until a Laundry contractor was chosen. This OneCard-based system will be installed mid-September.
Until that time the laundry equipment will be available free of charge. We ask that you respect the machines and the environment during that time by using the washers and dryers responsibly.
If you have any questions about the laundry equipment or delays please contact or call 416-979-5284.

We are quite sure you will be happy with the new system once it is complete. Thanks for your patience and understanding.
Student Housing Services

Installation Schedule
O’Keefe House August 31
Pitman Hall August 31 – September 2
ILLC September 7

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Move-in Day

We are just 11 days away from welcoming all of our new students to residence.
Feeling nervous? Unsure what to bring or how to decorate your new home for the next 8 months.
Ryerson's Interior Design students have come here to help!
Check out the how-to video:

and the write up done in Ryerson today:

Have any last minute questions? Give our office a call; 416-979-5284 or email;

We can't wait to meet you all!


Thursday, May 27, 2010

Residence Tours canceled June 21-25

Residence tours will be canceled during the week of June 21-25. We apologize for this inconvenience and will be adding additional tours for the following week. June 28-30, we will be hosting our regular tour time at 11:30 AND a additional tour at 2:30pm.

Contact us if you have any questions.

Student Housing Services

Residence Application Deadline

The Application deadline is fast approaching!

Have you:
Applied online-

Paid the $400 initial payment?

Be sure to complete both of these tasks before June 2nd 2010 at midnight, to ensure your application is considered on-time.

Questions/ want to confirm we received everything? Just give the office a call at 416-979-5284 or email

Student Housing Services

Thursday, March 18, 2010

SHS Town Hall

Have opinions on our:
Rez Life?
Residence Service Desk?
and more?

Sign up to have your voice heard at the SHS Town Hall on March 31st from 7-9pm. Space is limited, please RSVP to to guarantee a spot.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Rez Serves

Rez Serves allows you to spend a half day volunteering with a local organization and to make connections with community members and other Ryerson Residence students and make a difference in the Toronto Community.

All those who choose to participate in Rez Serves will be required to attend a volunteer training workshop on Wednesday, March 10th from 7-9 pm in Pitman 200.

Please choose one of the following opportunities to volunteer:

1. Sunday March 21st, 2010 from 1-4 pm
a) The Good Shepherd Centre: provides food, shelter and clothing for people in need. While the Centre continues to provide the basic necessities of life, it has also grown to incorporate programs that address the more serious causes of homelessness such as addictions, health care and housing.

Duties may include: serving meals, laundry, bed-making, connecting with sheltered users.

b) Young Street Mission: works to meet the needs of people living in poverty in our city through our diverse programs, we make a positive difference in the lives of families, seniors, socially isolated adults, homeless street youth and children. Services include a food bank and meal programs, employment and computer training, school readiness programs, counseling, daycare and a post-secondary Scholarship fund.

2. Friday March 26th, 2010 from 3-7 pm
Toronto Kiwanis Boys and Girls Club: works with young people and their families, enabling them to develop the life skills, knowledge and values essential to becoming healthy contributing individuals.

The Gerrard K After School Program runs each weekday from 3:30 to 7 pm. This structured After School program for six to thirteen year olds introduce members to variety of activities and programs that promote physical, creative, educational and social development through play.

RSVP on facebook at:

Friday, February 19, 2010

Congratulations to the Residence Life Team 2010-2011!

With 75 applicants to be a part of the Residence Life Team for 2010-2011, we are proud to congratulate our 35 successful candidates and welcome them to the Student Housing Services family.

Please note the following important dates:

February 26: First Residence Payment Due
New Staff Orientation: March 20: 1pm-4pm
CPR/First Aid Course: March 28: 9am-4pm

Congratulations once again!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Residence Life Staff Raise Funds for Haiti

On Tuesday January 26 the Ryerson Residence Life Team got together to raise awareness and funds for Haiti. Staff volunteered to have pies thrown at them in an effort to bring together the residence community while supporting relief efforts, and campus initiatives in support of Haiti.

$360 dollars were raised and many residence students and community members definitely enjoyed coming together to support this important cause.

Thank you to all who participated and contributed!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Laundry Survey

Student Housing Services is currently reviewing our laundry operation. We would appreciate you taking a few minutes to give us some feedback on the laundry service in residence. The survey is short at only 10 questions.

Thank you for participating!

Monday, January 11, 2010

What will your story be for the 2010-2011 academic year?

Ryerson Residence is a dynamic living and learning environment where diverse communities made of people from across Canada and the world thrive. These communities are primarily facilitated by senior students who work to create a vibrant residence life on our campus. Student leaders who work in residence have the opportunity to apply their academic learning in a practical setting, to build strong communities, engage in personal growth, develop leadership skills, and have a lasting impact on the Ryerson community.

We invite you to gain more information by visiting:

Important Residence Life Team Hiring Dates

Jan. 13- Information Night- Pitman Hall 200: 6-7pm
Jan. 18- Application Deadline
Jan. 27, 28, 30- Interview Days
Feb. 5- Job Offers Mailed Out
Feb. 15- Job Offer Acceptance Due

Should you require any more information, please do not hesitate to contact:

Jen Gonzales
Residence Life and Education Coordinator
416-979-5000 X 7987