What’s New in 2019/2020

The following new programs were launched by The Chang School for the 2019–2020 academic year.


Crime Analytics
This certificate offers a multidisciplinary understanding of the Canadian criminal justice system, policing, criminal behaviour, and analytical methods, providing learners with the crime analysis tools needed for tactical, strategic, and administrative decision-making in law enforcement.

Economics: Fundamentals
This certificate provides a fundamental understanding of the principles of economics, allowing learners to gain knowledge of basic microeconomic/macroeconomic theory and its application to subfields including environmental, monetary, and international economics.

Economics: Theory and Applications
This certificate gives learners a deeper understanding of economic theory and quantitative methods, as well as the ability to apply mathematical and statistical tools in analyzing a variety of economic and business problems.

Energy Management and Conservation
This certificate exposes learners to international, national, and provincial perspectives, best practices, and ethical considerations in energy conservation and management, and gives them the skill sets needed to understand and work with energy processes and policies, from generation to consumption.

Financial Mathematics Modeling and Predictive Analytics
This certificate equips learners with knowledge, skills, and best practices in modern financial theory, predictive analytics, modeling market phenomena, and advanced mathematical techniques, and provides the opportunity to analyze and model solutions for real-life problems arising in financial markets, the energy sector, world economies, and more.

Course Series

EarlyON Child and Family Centres
This course series addresses the changing needs of practitioners in the fields of early learning and family support, and provides the key skills, knowledge, and competencies required to effectively support families, their children, and the diverse communities in which they live.

Inclusive Media: Real-time Closed Captioning and Audio Description/Described Video
This course series combines hands-on training in closed captioning and audio description techniques with theoretical learning on regulations and disability studies, teaching learners about re-speaking for a range of audiences and environments.

Leadership in Accessibility and Inclusion
This course series teaches learners how to increase inclusion and accessibility in their workplaces and communities in a meaningful way.

Workplace Mental Health in Healthcare Settings
This course series gives supervisors, managers, and directors the knowledge and tools to manage frontline workers’ on-the-job mental stress, and to provide good psychological health and safety in the workplace.

Featured Courses

Looking for a new challenge, an emerging issue, or a growing industry? Check out these dynamic courses.


CZLW 200 Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies
This introductory course will examine legal, governance, and risk and compliance (GRC) issues surrounding blockchain, smart contracts, and cryptocurrency technologies to provide a better understanding of their underlying foundations, formulate governance questions, and critically analyze these emerging technologies. Various distributed (shared ledger) cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, will be discussed, as well as opportunities and limitations of blockchain and ethereum. The regulation of blockchain in the US and Canada, including securities law, will also be reviewed.

Cannabis Essentials

CKBG 420 Trends in Cannabis Science
In this introductory course, students learn about the interaction between humans and cannabis. Selective alteration of cannabis genetics and agricultural determinants of the crop production, extraction of active ingredients, and formulation of novel delivery formats will be examined.

CZEN 420 The Business of Cannabis
This introductory course is intended to familiarize students with the cannabis industry in Canada and, more specifically, Ontario. This course will introduce students to relevant entrepreneurship principles such as opportunity recognition and evaluation, while focusing on issues specific to starting and operating a cannabis business.

CZLW 420 Cannabis Law for Business
Understanding the cannabis industry’s complex regulatory environment is essential for strategic business decision-making. Students will interpret the federal Cannabis Act and related provincial legislation from a business perspective and discuss the laws and regulations related to the production, distribution and selling of cannabis, both for medical and recreational markets.

Communication and Design

CDIM 100 Inclusive Media and Regulations
This course focuses on inclusive design, closed captioning (CC) and audio description (AD) process and technologies, state of art in research, and industry requirements.

CDTI 100 - Principles of Toy Invention
The first course of the series is a deep dive into the toy world. Participants will learn the basic principles of toy invention, the history of toys and their cultural and educational value, the lifecycle of an invention and the different life stages of their target market: children.

Community Services

COHS 840 Leadership and Ethics
This course focuses on the management of occupational health and safety (OHS), with a particular focus on ethics, and the role of the OHS professional as a leader who influences the safety culture of an organization. The course will include discussion of leadership and leadership techniques within the context of OHS, management of OHS projects, professional ethics, enterprise risk management, and evidence-informed decision-making.

CSWP 538 Social Work Research: Part I
This course provides an introduction to quantitative social research epistemologies relevant to an anti-oppression practice framework. The course explores ethics, ownership, research for and with marginalized communities, inclusiveness and critical reflexivity while designing and conducting research. It critically examines steps in the quantitative research process. As a strategy to effect change, students will acquire the knowledge and skill to conduct quantitative research and to critically assess research articles in the literature from an anti-oppression framework.

CVAS 110 Accessibility Standards
This course is designed to provide you with an introduction to accessibility legislation throughout the world, including the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), the Accessible Canada Act, and international legislation from the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand. It will examine the difference between standards based and accommodations based legislation throughout different jurisdictions and provide you with foundational knowledge to apply legislative requirements to practical situations.

CVAS 210 Recruitment, Training, and Employment
Meaningful and sustainable employment is a key factor in the wellbeing of people living with disabilities. This course is designed to advance that goal through an understanding of the recruitment, training, and employment process. By examining the historical and present barriers, relevant legislation, and the business case for hiring people with disabilities, you will develop tools to advance and support the employability of people with disabilities within your own scope of practice.

CVIN 150 Advancing the Patient Experience
This course explores strategies to enhance the patient experience in the health care setting. Students will focus on developing and implementing patient experience projects and patient experience measurement and reporting tools.

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)

CKCS 103 Intro to Full Stack Web Developer
Excel in Full Stack developers’ tools Git, Github, and the Unix Shell. Distribute via Linux server to a virtual machine in order to host and to install updates to your web applications. Combine HTTP and key networking skills with DNS, NAT, IPv6, latency and bandwidth.

CKCS 106 Intro to Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Ethics
Learn to apply ethical frames of reference to professional applications of artificial intelligence and to use practical data methods to solve ethical problems when engaging in AI at work. With the rise in algorithmic and AI decision-making, autonomous systems, and machine learning, gain skills in executing ethical oversight and regulatory adherence in order to ensure that AI remains trustworthy in the dissemination of information and in the protection of individual rights.

CKCS 151 Intro to Deep Learning with Python and TensorFlow
Combine practical Python coding with already existing deep learning and scalable AI-powered algorithms to engineer neural networks using models in TensorFlow, an industry-adopted open source framework for deep learning and machine learning.

CKME 995 Data Analytics Fast Track - Option 1
This data analytics fast track course allows you to complete four of the six courses in the Certificate in Data Analytics, Big Data, and Predictive Analytics in a condensed format, giving you access to specialized material and instructor support. The fifth and sixth courses, CIND 719 Big Data Analytics Tools and CKME 136 Data Analytics: Capstone Course, can be completed online in a subsequent academic term of your choosing.

Social Sciences and Humanities (Arts)

CODC 910 Spatial Methods in Crime Analysis
This course will provide students with an opportunity to practice identifying crime trends, patterns, and offenders, which inform tactical and strategic operations as well as community policing programs.

CSSH 502 Community Action Research
Learn from Olivia Chow, Distinguished Visiting Professor, and receive individual coaching from experienced community organizers. This course connects the classroom with the community to explore questions at the forefront of social research and community development.

CSSH 505 Making The Future
Taught by Karim El Bardeesy, this course focuses on areas such as health, innovation and entrepreneurship, religion, philosophy, diversity, and public engagement that present issues or opportunities for Canada in the future. Students will be challenged to imagine how these fields might change and what role they could play in achieving these transformations.

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