Student activity at Ryerson is centered at 55 Gould Street – the Ryerson Student Centre. This building is the only student-owned, student-run, and student-focused space on campus. This is YOUR building, so take advantage of its many resources, including Ram in the Rye, our all-ages campus pub; Oakham Café, a student-owned restaurant and coffee shop; The EyeOpener, our campus newspaper; the RSU Service Centers including the CopyRITE and Member Services Office; Student Group offices and lounge space; and a computer lab and study space.
That’s right – you own the Student Centre. It’s yours! The Student Centre is operated by the Palin Foundation, a not-for-profit corporation with a governing structure made-up of elected representatives from the two main on-campus Student Unions, the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) and the Continuing Education Students' Association at Ryerson (CESAR).
It's not just the majority of our Board of Directors that are students – most of our staff are students too! We prioritize student employment not just because students need work, but because we believe it's important to have a student’s perspective on everything we do. Your servers at the Ram in the Rye, or at Oakham Café, are also your colleagues – they know well the challenges of balancing school and work and they help us to direct our operations to meet the particular needs of our student owners.
The Student Centre’s mandate is clear: the Centre is around to provide a home to students, to act a central hub for the development of an on-campus students’ movement, to provide spaces in which students can relax, study, meet friends and colleagues, or just enjoy a good meal at the lowest possible price. We are committed to and consistently focused on fulfilling this mandate, and are always open to your suggestions too.
For more information on the Student Centre visit www.ryersonstudentcentre.ca