Online Program Information Sessions
Our online information sessions are designed to help you make informed decisions about your program of choice. These information sessions provide both program-specific and general student-life information:
- learn about part-time programs and continuing education
- ask specific questions about admission criteria
- receive practical advice that will help you plan your academic path
- all sessions are FREE admission
- all times in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) unless stated otherwise
Academic Advising Virtual Drop-in Sessions
Thursdays until September 10, 2020 (12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.)
- choose The Chang School of Continuing Education course or program that’s right for you
- figure out which The Chang School of Continuing Education program can improve your chances of admission to a degree program
- navigate general enrolment and registration processes
Transition Foundations Program Information Sessions
Wednesday, July 29, August 26, September 16, October 7, November 18 and, December 9 (4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.)
Certificate in Urban Agriculture: Growing Cities and the Sustainability Agenda Webinar
Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 1:00 p.m.–1:45 p.m.
Urban agriculture is a growing field that is contributing to the sustainability of, and planning for, resilient city regions. Our new and fully online
Certificate in Urban Agriculture equips you with the knowledge, skills, and practical experience you need to address food system challenges in local and global contexts.
Join Lauren Baker, Instructor and Food System Consultant, and Reg Noble, Academic Coordinator, as they discuss urban agriculture topics.
Introduction to Community Services Webinar
Tuesday, July 28, 2020 11:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
The role of community services has never been more important. Whether you wish to focus your career within the community services sector or you’re considering your next step, this fully online certificate will introduce you to the foundational knowledge and skills required to enter the community services sector.
Join Dr. Amy Clements-Cortes, Academic Coordinator, as she discusses The Chang School of Continuing Education’s new Certificate in Introduction to Community Services and learn more about how this program can help you make a difference in this growing sector.
Interdisciplinary Studies Free Webinar
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Certificate in Aboriginal Knowledges and Experiences Webinar: How Canadians are Engaging with Indigenous Peoples and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 2:00 p.m.–2:45 p.m.
June 2020 marked five years since the TRC released the Executive Summary of its findings along with 94 "calls to action" regarding reconciliation between Canadians and Indigenous Peoples. Action involves personal and professional endeavors but also requires that we hold each other, and ourselves accountable to re-establishing health relations as written by our ancestors through negotiations and treaties. The Certificate in Aboriginal Knowledges and Experiences starts the conversation of those to take action within your personal and professional lives.
Join Shane N. Young, MSW, PhD Candidate and Academic Coordinator for the Certificate in Aboriginal Knowledges and Experiences as he will discuss elements of the certificate.
Research Methodologies and Program Evaluation Course Series Webinar
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 1:00 p.m. –1:30 p.m.
Certificate in Health Services Management Information Session
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.
We are delighted to have Academic Coordinator Kelly McShane join Program Director Dr. Linda Koechli for this online information session. The session will discuss the Certificate in Health Services Management in detail and offer students the opportunity to ask any questions you may have to the program experts.
Public Administration and Governance Online Information Session
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Join Dr. Duncan MacLellan, Program Director of the Certificate in Public Administration and Governance, for a free online information session about The Certificate in Public Administration and Governance.
The Certificate in Public Administration and Governance will help you learn about public sector organizations, structures, decision processes, and operations. You will also develop an awareness of the political forces that shape public administration and policy, and learn about the levels of government in Canada.
Accounting Certificates Information Session
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.
We are delighted to host a panel discussion with a range of industry experts. The online info session will also include an overview of our certificates and a question and answer section.
Aging and Gerontology Webinar
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 11:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Learn more about Canada’s aging population and how you can contribute to healthy living in your community. Tune in to our free webinar and discover the numerous professions that work with older adults, including health and social services, finance, nutrition, insurance, real estate, tourism, and more.
Join Anthony Lombardo, PhD, Academic Coordinator, Certificate in Aging and Gerontology, for a discussion about the certificate.
Certificate in Retail Management Information Session
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.
We are delighted to have Academic Coordinator Sean Sedlezky join Program Director Dr. Linda Koechli for this online information session. The session will discuss the retail industry and our Certificate in Retail Management in detail and offer students the opportunity to ask any questions you may have to the program experts.
Early Childhood Studies Program Webinar
Thursday, August 20, 2020 11:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
The Early Childhood Studies Program at Ryerson University is the first degree-completion ECS program in Canada. It combines The Chang School of Continuing Education’s adult-learning expertise with the academic strengths of the School of Early Childhood Studies.
On August 20, join Jennifer Butterly, Program Manager of the Early Childhood Studies Part-Time Degree program and learn more about the Early Childhood Studies program at Ryerson through a free webinar.
Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Management
Tuesday, August 25, 2020 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.
The Chang School of Continuing Education has created this distinctive, interdisciplinary certificate program in response to a growing demand for education that focuses on the specialized needs of the nonprofit and voluntary sector. This program is the first interdisciplinary undergraduate university certificate program in the nonprofit and voluntary sector management in Canada.
Join Caryl Arundel, Academic Coordinator for the Certificate in Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Management, to find out more!
Social Sciences Humanities and Foundations
Friday, August 28, 2020 11:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Join us to find out more about the Certificate in Social Sciences and Humanities Foundations which is designed to help develop university-level skills, such as critical thinking, problem-solving, research, and writing with this flexible certificate.
In this online session, Dr. Ross Fair the Academic Coordinator, Certificate in Social Sciences and Humanities Foundations will discuss how the certificate can help you achieve your academic career goals.
Occupational Health and Safety Webinar
Thursday, August 31, 2020 12:00 p.m.–12:30p.m.
In-depth, applied knowledge of occupational health and safety (OHS) is essential in almost every industry.
Join us for a free webinar to find out more about The Chang School’s three OHS-related certificates. This online session will provide you with information about the programs, job market trends, and general student life. It will also give you the opportunity to speak one-on-one with Craig Fairclough the academic coordinator for the OHS programs.
EAS Information Sessions: Data Analytics, Cybersecurity, STEM, VR/AR Developer
Friday, September 11, 2020 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.
On Friday, September 11, you’ll have the opportunity to learn more about a variety of certificates and course series programs offered through The Chang School.
Online information sessions will be held for the following programs:
- Certificate in Data Analytics, Big Data and Predictive Analytics & Certificate in Practical Data Science and Machine Learning
- Cybersecurity, Data Protection, and Digital Forensics Certificate & Cybersecurity Course Series
- Course Series in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)
- Course Series in Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) Developer
Landscape Design Online Information Session
Friday, September 11, 2020 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.
The Certificate in Landscape Design combines the fields of art, science, and humanities. Landscape designers focus on designing and restoring sustainable public and private outdoor spaces. Their services are sought in the residential, commercial, and public sectors.
Join Sam Benvie, Academic Coordinator for The Certificate in Landscape Design for a free online information session to find out more about this fundamental program.
Project Management Online Information Session
Friday, September 11, 2020 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.
The Certificate in Project Management (PM) will give you the theoretical background and practical knowledge and skills you need to succeed in your career and meet challenges in the industry.
Join John Estrella, Academic Coordinator for the Certificate in Project Management to learn more about this fully online certificate.