March 12 | Skills in Demand: Hands-On Presentations

Waves of numbers representing the flow of data appear on an invitation to RSVP to The Chang School of Continuing Education’s Skills in Demand presentation on Thursday, March 12, 2020, from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Success in current and future labour markets depends on the ability to embrace change and develop skills that will allow you to innovate in the workplace. Many businesses require knowledge of cutting-edge technologies to keep them competitive. Join The Chang School as we demonstrate in-demand technologies that are changing the way we work and live. Through hands-on presentations and Q&A sessions, learn about next-level skills that will keep you in demand with employers.

DATE: Thursday, March 12, 2020
TIME: 3:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
LOCATION: The DMZ, 10 Dundas Street East, Suite 600

RSVP now for Skills in Demand



Presentation Schedule and Speakers

3:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m.: Networking
4:00 p.m.: Introduction

Aging and Technology (4:05 p.m.–4:30 p.m.)

Dalia Hanna and Elizabeth Kelson discuss current technologies and their impacts on older adults, the unique challenges and opportunities presented by an aging society, and how technology can improve quality of life.

Dalia Hanna oversees program development and review as the Program Director for Community Services programs at The Chang School. Elizabeth Kelson is a Gerontologist who has taught Gerontology (and developed curriculum) at both UBC and The Chang School since 2014.

Augmented Reality [AR] (4:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.)

AR and VR skills are in high demand in industries including gaming, medicine, education, retail, and manufacturing. Mike Brosseau demonstrates handheld augmented reality experiences developed using state-of-the-art software.

Mike Brosseau teaches online courses in The Chang School’s Certificate in Robotics and Embedded Systems. He has worked on the International Space Station program and developed robotics applications for various industries.

Design for Mobile Devices (5:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m.)

Alex Andrei and Nada Savicevic demonstrate how to enrich your portfolio and impress prospective employers through designing apps for mobile devices that maximize user experience. Learn about design, prototyping, and development strategies and tools – an ideal complementary skill set in many industries.

As a Web Technology Analyst with Digital Education Strategies at The Chang School, Alex Andrei merges technology and design to create eLearning products and services. He is also an instructor for the school’s Design for Mobile Devices course. Nada Savicevic designs and develops blended courses that support active learning as an Educational Developer/Instructional Designer with Ryerson University's Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching. She is also an instructor for The Chang School's Graphic Design and Design for Mobile Devices courses.

Mobile Device Content Development and Digital Animation (5:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.)

Mobile devices provide tools to capture imagery and audio in new and unique ways, increasing demand for visual storytelling in filmmaking and social and information media. James Warrack and Bezayit Menker demonstrate how to capture, edit, and publish your messages and enhance them with animation.

James Warrack is a Film program faculty member in Ryerson University's School of Image Arts and the Academic Coordinator for the Certificate in Film Studies and the Summer Film School program at The Chang School. His experience in the film and television industries includes all key creative positions in various screen-based media. Bezayit Menker is a Toronto-based filmmaker, educator, and tech founder; a Ryerson alumna (BA Image Arts (Hons) and Master of Digital Media); and a Ryerson Accessibility Project finalist for her app, Wheelhouse.

6:00 p.m.: Meet the presenters