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February is Insurance Careers Month

February is #InsuranceCareersMonth! The Young Insurance Professionals of Toronto (YIPT) and Ryerson Career Centre invite you to attend a free #InsuranceCareersMonth open house event.

Enjoy complimentary food and beverages while networking with some of the most prominent companies in Canada’s insurance industry and learning about job opportunities for current and future Ryerson grads. As the young face of Toronto’s insurance community, YIPT’s goal is to offer attendees an opportunity to connect with companies and seasoned professionals in all areas of insurance, while spreading awareness of the demographic shift taking place towards a younger, more diverse and dynamic workforce.

Industry professionals and recruitment representatives will be on hand from the following companies: Intact Insurance, Aon, Pario Engineering and Environmental Sciences, Chubb Insurance, and many more! Click here to see the complete list of companies.

Monday, February 22, 2016
5:30–7:30 p.m.

International Room
International Living Learning Centre
240 Jarvis St.

RSVP here


February 17: ChangSchoolTalks 2016

Join us for the second annual ChangSchoolTalks professional development and networking event! Connect with leading entrepreneurs and experts in digital innovation through a full day of creativity, collaboration, and most importantly, action.

This year’s full-day program includes interactive master classes, thought-provoking main stage talks, and stimulating brain dates. Limited tickets will be sold at an early bird rate, and discounted tickets are also available for Ryerson University alumni and students. Event proceeds will go to The Chang School’s student bursary fund.

Chang School Talks 2016 Experiential Learning in Action

ChangSchoolTalks 2016: Experiential Learning in Action


Wednesday, February 17, 2016
9:00 a.m. To 5:30 p.m.


Ryerson University
George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre
245 Church Street, Toronto, ON


Are you game for ChangSchoolTalks 2016? Explore session details and speaker bios and book your tickets today:


February 8–20: Priority Enrollment for Certificate Students

Priority enrollment for certificate students for Spring/Summer 2016 will run from February 8 to February 20. Registered certificate students are provided with this advance window of opportunity to enroll to avoid the possible disappointment of full classes. Students taking advantage of priority enrolment must access RAMSS via the portal.

Online enrollment via the Chang School website shopping cart opens for all students for the Spring/Summer 2016 term on February 22 and continues, space permitting, until prior to the second scheduled class begins for courses in Business and Languages (including ESL/EAL); until May 12 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 enrollment is advised.


March 31: Spring 2016 Open House

The Chang School’s Open House is designed to welcome you into The Chang School community and help you make informed decisions about your 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 31, 2016
4:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.


Ryerson University
380 Victoria Street, Toronto, ON

RSVP today!

Admission is free. Light refreshments will be served.


Learning from the Millennials: Digital Strategies

This exciting new speaker series focuses on how Millennials behave as consumers, interact with businesses, create and execute ideas, and make lifestyle choices. As this generation changes the digital landscape, find out what it takes to innovate successfully for the Millennial consumer market.

Save the date: March 4, 2016 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.: Digital Strategies
April 1, 2016 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.: Changing the “Sell”
April 15, 2016 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.: Millennials and the Internet of Things

Admission is free. RSVP here or contact Brigid Elmy, Manager, Business Development Projects, at


Flood in ENG building affects some classroom locations

Due to a recent flood in the George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre (ENG), Chang School Winter 2016 classes scheduled to take place in room ENG 106 have been relocated to other buildings until further notice. Signs will be posted at the affected rooms to direct students to their new classroom location.

Our Classroom Lookup tool has been updated to include the revised classroom locations. A reminder that classroom listings are finalized by approximately 3:00 p.m. on the first day of the course.

We apologize for any inconvenience.


Globally-recognized eLearning consultant Tony Bates joins Ryerson as distinguished visiting professor

Tony Bates, distance education technology consultant, professor and the author of 12 books, including Teaching in a Digital Age, has been appointed distinguished visiting professor at Ryerson University. Bates will join The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education to provide strategic direction for online and technology-enhanced program development.

“As distinguished visiting professor, Tony will share his expertise and provide strategic direction on new and existing eLearning offerings at The Chang School,” said Marie Bountrogianni, dean, The Chang School. “His role also involves extensive inter-institutional and faculty collaboration in seeking research and development grants and developing high-quality research in the area of continuing education and e-pedagogy.”
Tony Bates will start his role as distinguished visiting professor January 1, 2016.

Connect with Tony Bates at his Master Class, Building an Effective Learning Environment at ChangSchoolTalks 2016 on February 17.


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.