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Getting to Know Dean Marie

Watch this Ryerson University video to get to know Dr. Marie Bountrogianni – dean of The Chang School and “Dean Mom” – as she shares some personal details about her family, her career, and why she believes that education is the key to prosperity.

Videographer: Dominick Dahl-Lacroix


ChangSchoolTalks 2015: Digital Learning Reimagined

Join us Thursday, February 19, 2015, as we invite educators, entrepreneurs, content and media design experts, publishers, industry leaders, and decision-makers to examine digital learning and engage in an insightful exchange of ideas and strategies to address the transformational changes occurring in academia and the workplace.

Speakers include top North American experts such as scientist and game-maker Jeremy Friedberg, founder of Spongelab game-based learning; Philipp Schmidt, Director’s Fellow at MIT Media Lab and co-founder of Peer 2 Peer University; Audrey Watters, a journalist specializing in education technology; George Veletsianos, Canada Research Chair in Innovative Learning and Technology; Stephen Downes, Senior Researcher at National Research Council of Canada and co-creator of the MOOC; and Dr. Marie Bountrogianni, Dean of The Chang School and former cabinet minister.


Thursday, February 19, 2015
3:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.


George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre
Ryerson University
245 Church Street, Toronto
The nearest TTC subway station is Dundas.

Tickets are $35.00 (HST included)
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Celebrating LIFE and Our Coming of Age Speaker Series

As our population continues to age, there is a growing demand for accessible and high-quality education focusing on topics related to healthy ageing.

In response, Programs for 50+ at Ryerson University’s G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education and the LIFE Institute, celebrating their 25th Anniversary, have partnered with Mount Sinai Hospital’s Healthy Ageing and Geriatrics Program to present an inaugural five-part education series, Celebrating LIFE and Our Coming of Age, which will present a variety of topics important to all of us as we age.

We welcome you to join us for one or all of our sessions as we seek to educate, discuss, and celebrate many aspects that are essential to healthy ageing.

Learn more


Top Trends in Continuing Education in 2015

Curious about the hottest trends in continuing education in 2015? Dr. Marie Bountrogianni, dean of The Chang School, writes for Workplace Today about five key continuing education trends that will help fill the skills training gaps faced by employees in today’s workforce.

Visit Workplace Today to learn more.


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. Enrollment 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.