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The Carbon Revolution: Is Canada Ready for Alternatives? - April 2

Ontario is a leader in the development and adoption of new energy technologies that will allow us to meet the challenge of climate change. Renewable energy technologies (RETs) which capture the tremendous energy potential of the wind and the sun enable us to live and work in a cleaner, greener world and with more research, we can accelerate the necessary transition from a society fueled by hydrocarbons. Join us for a discussion about the advantages and disadvantages of the different types of RETs and how they affect global warming.

Register now at

Sunday, April 2, 2017
1:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.

Ryerson University


The Chang School’s Spring 2017 Open House

The Chang School’s Spring 2017 Open House is designed to welcome you into the Chang School community and help you make informed decisions about your part-time program of choice. This Chang School-wide event provides both program-specific and general student-life information, and gives you the opportunity to have one-on-one information sessions with program representatives.

Thursday, March 30, 2017
4:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.

Ryerson University
380 Victoria Street, Toronto, ON

Visit the event page to register and for more information.

Admission is free. Light refreshments will be served.


Faculty Course Survey: Make Your Voice Heard

The Faculty Course Survey (FCS) is an online student survey of your opinions on the instruction and delivery of course content. It is your opportunity to make your voice heard and to express your honest feedback on your Chang School learning experience. The Winter 2017 FCS will be open from 6:00 p.m. on March 24 to 11:59 p.m. on April 7. During this window, please follow the Faculty Course Survey link from to submit your feedback. You may also complete the survey on a mobile device by visiting or using the Ryerson Mobile app.

For more details, visit Faculty Course Survey.


Dean Bountrogianni is in the News

On March 22, 2017, Dean Bountrogianni was featured in a Global News segment on the Liberal government's federal budget announcement extending paternity leave in Canada from 12 to 18 months. As an expert in early childhood education and a former child psychologist, Dean Bountrogianni was consulted for her professional opinion on the impact the policy change will have on Canadian families and the economy.

Watch the clip.


Annual Chang School Photography Exhibition

Once again, the Art Square Gallery and Cafe will be hosting the Annual Chang School Photography Exhibition. This exhibit features a juried selection of the best work of Chang School photography and image arts students.

Exhibit: Monday, March 27 to Monday, April 10, 2017
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 30, 2017, 6:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.

Art Square Gallery and Café
334 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON

Gallery Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday | 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday | 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.

See the Photography Exhibition website for further details.


February 27: Open Enrolment for Spring/Summer 2017

Open enrolment for all students for the Spring/Summer 2017 term opens February 27 and continues, space permitting, until prior to the second scheduled class begins for courses in Business and Languages (including ESL/EAL); until May 11 for Distance: Internet full-term classes; until the first day of week-long intensive courses; and until prior to the third scheduled class begins for all other courses. Early enrolment is advised.


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.