Ryerson is set to introduce two new buildings that will double the housing capacity on campus. These buildings, Jarvis Street Residence and the Daphne Cockwell Health Complex, are set to open for the fall 2018 semester. The total number of beds on campus between Ryerson’s three residences, O’Keefe House, Pitman Hall and the International Living/Learning Centre, is 856. The new […]
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Stu McManis, a fashion student from the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia, was excited when he found out he was going on exchange to Ryerson. There was only one problem: he didn’t have a place to stay. This is a situation many exchange students find themselves in when they decide to go to Ryerson. The university does not offer […]
By Lee North and Amanda Yevdaev Ryerson’s Student Housing Services is looking to expand its commuter hostel program to nearby hotels by the fall due to high demand. Ryerson’s Commuter Hostel, currently located in the International Living and Learning Centre, has been constantly booked since its opening in September last year. Valerie Bruce, co-ordinator of housing operations, said expanding the […]
Ryerson’s new commuter hostel is already popular with students even though it’s only been promoted in a few news stories and by word of mouth since its launch on Sept. 15, according to university administrators.
By Tamara Sestanj and Alvina Siddiqui Kristian Lindhardt was excited to start his student exchange in Toronto. But there was only one little problem: he had no idea where he was going to live for the next four months once he got off the plane. It’s a story that many international students coming to Ryerson are all too familiar with. […]
By Tamara Sestanj and Alvina Siddiqui Ryerson International, in collaboration with faculty exchange coordinators, is concerned about the housing shortage for exchange students. The new residence buildings that are to be built are under consideration as a solution. They have not yet contacted administration, according to Suhair Deeb, international mobility co-ordinator at Ryerson International. “But that will be a long discussion […]
Ian Crookshank loves his new home. The new director of housing and residence life has settled into his new job and is ready to lead the way as Ryerson prepares to expand its residences over the next five years. “In many ways it’s a return to home for me,” says Crookshank, former director of student community life at Ryerson and […]