Open House, Interviews, and Placement Assessments

­Open House: Part-time and Continuing Education

Fall 2015

Why go back to school? Whether you’re thinking of building on your career and developing new skills or exploring new interests, join us for a panel discussion featuring Chang School alumni who will share their learning experiences and thoughts on the value of continuing education. The panel will be followed by a Q&A and one-on-one information sessions with your program of choice.


Thursday, August 27, 2015

4:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Panel discussion featuring Chang School alumni followed by a Q&A.

5:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m.
One-on-one information sessions with your program of choice.


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


Stephanie FortinStephanie Fortin
Graduate, Certificate in Environmental Engineering Science, Fall 2014

Stephanie works as an occupational hygienist with the Toronto Transit Commission and has been a leader in technical evaluations of worker exposure to chemical, physical, and biological agents. She is a Certified Industrial Hygienist, and was a key advisor on the team that managed the Toronto SARS outbreak and the subsequent H1N1 influenza threat. She also led an emergency pandemic planning exercise with the Toronto Office of Emergency Management. As a mother of two, she certainly knows how to balance work, family, and school as she continuously strives to improve her skills and credentials to contribute at a higher level. “It also helps to have a very supportive husband,” says Stephanie.

Peter McGregorPeter McGregor
Graduate, Certificate in Business Communication, Spring 2013
Ryerson degree student, Sociology

As a young working professional at Canada’s largest telecommunications company, Peter was looking for new opportunities to grow his career and contribute to the organization. Peter graduated from the Certificate in Business Communication in Spring 2013 and was able to apply his completed degree credit courses to Ryerson’s full-time Sociology program. “School is going great,” Peter says. “I’m now blazing through and I’m having a ball.”

Marcy RobertsonMarcy Robertson
Graduate, Certificate in Advancing the AODA: Principles and Practices of Accessibility (now called Accessibility Practices: AODA and Beyond), Spring 2015

As Manager of Accessibility at the YMCA, Marcy wanted to do the best she could for her organization, which included learning more about accessibility and disability issues in Ontario. As a student, she experienced three of The Chang School’s convenient course delivery modes: in-class, online, and weekend intensive. “It gave me the flexibility to study in different environments throughout my day, improving my work-life balance,” says Marcy.

Note: If you are interested in full-time undergraduate degree programs and Open House sessions, please visit Ryerson University Undergraduate Admissions and Recruitment.

Open House sessionWhy should I attend?

The evening continuing education Open House sessions are designed to welcome you into the Chang School community and to help you make informed decisions about your part-time program of choice. Held on campus, these Chang School-wide events provide both program-specific and general student-life information:

  • learn about part-time programs and continuing education
  • ask specific questions about admission criteria
  • receive practical advice that will help you plan your academic path

Representatives will also be on hand to discuss the following services and information:

  • academic advising services
  • career and student services
  • library services, email, and student accounts
  • admission to part-time undergraduate degree programs
  • enrollment procedures
  • important deadlines, dates, and contacts

Winter 2016


Thursday, November 19, 2015
4:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.


Ryerson University
350 Victoria Street, Toronto, ON

Spring/Summer 2016


Thursday, March 31, 2016
4:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.


Ryerson University
380 Victoria Street, Toronto, ON

­Interviews and Placement Assessments

Several Chang School certificate programs and courses require you to attend an interview or placement assessment before you enroll. Please review the Certificate Admission Criteria and the course prerequisites to determine if an interview is required. For further information, contact The Chang School at 416.979.5035 or