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2017 Peter Gerretsen Film Awards – Free Event

Join us on Thursday, March 2 to celebrate outstanding achievements in Film Studies at The Chang School. Nominated films will be screened, highlighting works produced by our students – future filmmakers who will one day lead the Canadian film industry.

This event is named after the late Peter Gerretsen, a renowned filmmaker and respected coordinator of The Chang School's Certificate in Film Studies. We honour Peter's legacy by showcasing the talents of continuing education students at this annual event.

Thursday, March 2, 2017
7:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.

Ryerson University
350 Victoria Street, Toronto, ON

Admission is free. RSVP now.


Amended Spring/Summer Term Dates

From May 27 to June 2, 2017, Ryerson University and the Faculty of Arts will be hosting the 86th annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences (Congress 2017), Canada's largest academic gathering.

In order to accommodate more than 8,000 academics, researchers, policy makers, and practitioners on our campus, there will be no undergraduate, graduate, or Chang School* classes from Saturday, May 27 to Friday, June 2, 2017. Dates have been adjusted as follows:

  • The Spring term will start the week of May 1 and will be extended by one week. Classes will end the week of June 19.
  • The Summer term will start the week of June 26 and end on August 14.
  • The Spring/Summer term will start the week of May 1 and end on August 14.
  • The Spring Engineering Transition program will start on May 15 and end on July 10.

*Chang School Exceptions
The following courses will run during the week of Congress 2017, but the amended term end and grading dates will apply:
CDCM 999 Business Communications Intensive (new)
CDFC 999 Summer Fashion Intensive
CDFP 999 Photography Studies Intensive
CDID 999 Interior Design Intensive
CDMP 999 Summer Film School
CDPB 999 Publishing Intensive
CDPR 999 Public Relations Intensive
CKME 999 Data Analytics Fast Track
CKPM 999 Project Management Fast Track

All Chang School Image Arts courses that are taught in a lab will run during Congress 2017.

To learn more about Congress 2017, go to Ryerson Congress 2017.


2030 Vision: Exploring the Past and Imagining the Future

Ryerson University’s G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education is proud to present ChangSchoolTalks 2017. This series of events brings together thought-provoking leaders, industry pioneers, and hundreds of participants from various industries for the opportunity to foster active learning, relationship building, and idea exchange.

This year’s theme is 2030 Vision: Exploring the Past and Imagining the Future. Presenters will challenge us to examine the patterns of history, consider the disruptive nature of technology, and explore new and innovative models for learning.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 and Thursday, April 6, 2017

Ryerson University



New! Experiential Learning Exchange (ELX)

Ready to target your education for career advancement? The Chang School’s Experiential Learning Exchange (ELX) is a flexible model that emphasizes hands-on, project-based activities and connects you with coaches, expert advisors, and peers. Customize your learning experience through coaching-based modules, in-depth master classes, and opportunities for networking and mentoring.

Whether you’re at the start of your career or well advanced towards your career goals, the ELX is an efficient way to enhance core competencies and get practical experience solving real-world challenges so you can move to the next level. Get started:


The Chang School Offers Open Admission

The Chang School provides access to university-level and degree-credit courses for all adult learners, regardless of previous experience. Enrolment for most degree-credit courses is on an open admissions basis, providing convenient access to university classes no matter where you live or work – without any formal entrance requirements.

The Chang School extends Ryerson University’s academic resources to adults interested in building their careers, advancing their careers, changing careers, taking courses for professional development or general interest, or applying to a degree program.

If you plan to transfer credits back to your home institution, use your credits to gain entry to a Ryerson degree program (subject to space availability and competition), or if you require more information, please contact us or come to one of our Open House sessions.