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The Rogers Communications Centre is Ryerson University's flagship building for studies in converging communications and interactive media. In operation for close to twenty years, the Rogers Communications Centre has grown to become Canada's premier facility for education in digital media communications. As an integral part of Ryerson University and the Faculty of Communication and Design, the RCC houses and supports the schools of:
About - Focusing on emerging interactive digital media, the Rogers Communications Centre has gained an international reputation for strength in advanced research and innovation. The communication and design programs that the Centre houses are an integral part of Ryerson University and an important component of Canada's burgeoning media sector. Just steps away from Yonge Street and the heart of Toronto, the Centre is located at the core of Canada's electronic media and digital communications culture.
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Research and Innovation - Ryerson's Richard Grunberg, Director of Photography, Head of Video, and Assistant Professor in the School of Radio and Television Arts, recently oversaw a research team that completed testing of a demonstration project using new low-latency HD IP video technology developed by HAIVISION, of Montreal. The test involved Ryerson University, Laurentian University in Sudbury and TFO (La Chaine francaise) in Toronto, using new low-latency HD IP video technology developed by HAIVISION, of Montreal. The test made use of the ORION Fiber Optic network and the outcomes allow for alternatives to microwave and satellite technologies used by Television Networks in news and information programming.
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Design - Integral to Ryerson University's digital design culture, the Rogers Communications Centre is both home to and at the heart of many of The Faculty Of Communication and Design's Graduate and Undergraduate programs.
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Latest News: The 2010-11 Fall and Winter terms will see continuous improvements to the various shared facilities that are operated by the Rogers Communications Centre. With industry trends moving towards 3D production workflows, distributed design teams, mobile media distribution and evolving business models the Rogers Communications Centre continues to evolve and to adapt to these trends. Amongst the Rogers Communications Centre's goals is to continue to focus on making the Shared Labs found in the Centre the most up to date, user friendly, accessible, teacher friendly and the most flexible on campus. Recent improvements include;
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Community - The Rogers Communications Centre is an integral part of the community it serves. As a member of the Ryerson community students, faculty staff and the general public are invited to meetings of the Professional Associations that meet in the Centre. Members of the public and associations who are not GTA centric can also participate remotely through meetings held in the RCC that are streamed via the Internet and often made available following the meeting via the Internet. Here are the links to archived meetings from the various associations based from the Rogers Communications Centre.
The Centre has made itself available for a number of "barcamp" style events including PrivacyCampTO in 2010 and the annual Toronto Podcamp that has occured in the Centre over the past four years.
Click here for the monthly meetings of the Toronto Section of The Society Of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
Click here for the monthly meetings of the Toronto Final Cut Pro Users Group
Click Here for information on the monthly meetings of the Toronto Section of the Audio Engineering Society (AES)
Click here for PrivacyCampTO website held in June 2010
Click here for the Toronto Podcamp seminars held in February 2010
Click here for the Toronto Podcamp seminars held in February 2009
Click here for the Toronto Podcamp seminars held in February 2008
Click here for the Toronto Podcamp seminars held in February 2007
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Click here to access the archive of streamed meetings and events in the Rogers Communications Centre.
Technology - This year FCAD students enrolled in Graduate and Undergraduate programs will have access to the newly updated Visual Computing Lab. For Fall 2010 the lab has been re-equipped with state of the art Apple iMac technology that will serve as a base for ProComm's Master of Professional Communication. As well the lab will continue to serve RTA, Image Arts, Theatre and Interior Design students with 24 hour access to Adobe's Web Premium 5.0 suite, Maya, 3D Studio and SMEDGE rendering software amongst its many offerings. This year the lab will contain thirty four 27-inch iMacs complete with 2.8GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7 cpu's, 8GB 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM, 2TB Serial ATA Drives, ATI Radeon HD 4850 512MB video cards, 8x double-layer SuperDrives and full sized Apple keyboard complete with the numeric keypad. The computers screen size, quad core processing and video card make them ideal for print design, 3D applications and rendering. The iMac's will be set to dual boot into OSX and Windows 7 so faculty and students will have access to the Operating System of their choice.
In addition the lab will be equipped with LanSchool v7.4 Classroom Management Software that allows teachers to share screens with the class and turn off services such as the Internet, instant messaging, email and games that can distract students while teaching.
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New Quick Guide For Faculty And Students To RCC Labs And Services - Did you want fast access to the services and information found on the Rogers Communications Centre's website? We've added a new Quick Guide Page;
Ryerson University - At Ryerson a combination of theory and practices provide a relevant, professional education. Ryerson University has approximately 21,000 full-time students, more than 52,000 registrants in its Continuing Education Division, 700 masters and PhD students and more than 80 undergraduate and graduate programs.
As a key component of Ryerson University, the media education taught and applied adds to the community through the publication of the Ryersonian, the Ryerson Review of Journalism and Student Produced Internet Radio and Television (SPIRITLive) one of the worlds first Internet radio stations.