Open House, Interviews, and Placement Assessments

­Open House: Part-time and Continuing Education

Fall 2017

Join us for an illuminating panel discussion featuring Chang School alumni and learners. They'll be sharing valuable insights about their learning experiences, the value of continuing education and how to manage work-life balance.

The panel discussion will be followed by a Q&A session and plenty of time for one-on-one discussions with program representatives to help you make informed decisions about our flexible programs, and to provide you with both program-specific and general student-life information.

List of Participating Programs

Thursday, August 24, 2017

4:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.: Introductory session, including a Chang School panel discussion, and a welcome from Dr. Marie Bountrogianni, Dean, The Chang School

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


Brenda AndersonBrenda Anderson
Graduate, Certificate in Business Communications

Brenda Anderson was interested in strengthening her future career potential. Her employer at the time recommended The Chang School and she did extensive research to find the right program for her. After attending an Open House and speaking with ServiceHub staff, she enrolled in the Certificate in Business Communications. Even though she was nervous about returning to school, Brenda found that her instructors and classmates were remarkable. The certificate program has prepared her for an industry that is fast-paced and competitive, so Brenda feels confident and prepared for the future.

Kat GoKat Go
Graduate, Certificate in Public Relations (Intensive)

After earning a Bachelor of Arts in English Studies from Ryerson University, Kat Go went on to the Bachelor of Education program to pursue her dream of becoming a teacher. However, she came to realize that this career path was no longer for her and decided to revisit her interest in working in the field of Public Relations. After researching various certificate programs, she chose The Chang School's Public Relations Intensive option. The consolidated program allowed Kat to receive her certificate in three months and be ready to enter the industry just in time for fall internships. In addition, the close-knit feel of smaller class sizes and dedicated Chang School instructors were exactly what she needed to make meaningful connections and regain her confidence as a learner and future PR practitioner. Following her graduation from the program, Kat went on to complete a competitive internship at a full-service communications agency in Toronto, and is currently working full-time in the industry, specializing in digital marketing and social media.

Chris MunroChris Munro
Graduate, Spanning the Gaps – Access to Post-Secondary Education

Chris Munro began his academic journey in the Spanning the Gaps – Access to Post-Secondary Education program at The Chang School after careers in both the Canadian military and the trades. With a grade nine education, The Chang School facilitated and supported Chris’ academic upgrade from a Grade 9 education through an undergraduate degree in social work and entrance into Ryerson’s Masters of Social Work program. Chris has returned to The Chang School both as a learning facilitator and a program author. His program is designed to assist veterans in returning to school and a byproduct of his initiative is the creation of a veteran-inclusive, supportive environment at Ryerson. Chris has come full circle – from student to staff member – and The Chang School has made it all possible.

Winter 2018

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

Ryerson University
380 Victoria Street, Toronto, ON


Spring/Summer 2018

Thursday, March 22, 2018
4:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.

Ryerson University
380 Victoria Street, Toronto, ON


For information on upcoming Open House sessions for undergraduate degree programs at Ryerson University, visit 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 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
  • enrolment procedures
  • important deadlines, dates, and contacts

­Interview or Placement Assessment

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