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Academic and Professional Preparation

Whether your goal is admission to an undergraduate degree or professional program, The Chang School can help you with academic bridging. Our laddering courses can also help you boost your credentials in preparation for professional institute or regulatory body accreditation and exams. Academic and career advisors are available to assist you as you chart your academic path and plan your future. Visit to get started.


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Whether you want to learn the fundamentals of accounting, progress to a more advanced level, earn a professional designation, or develop expertise in specialized business applications, the following accounting courses, along with the courses listed under Finance and Financial Planning, will meet your needs.

American Sign Language


Creating environments that are beautiful and functional is a complex and exciting process. Whether you are interested in interior or exterior spaces, these courses can introduce you to the principles, practices, and skills that contribute to effective design.


Biology is the study of living organisms and systems, including tissues, cells, and the structure and function of macromolecules. These courses introduce you to the basic principles of biology, ecological and environmental issues, human biology, and microbiology. Pre-medicine and professional health career courses are taught.

Business Analysis

These courses will help you develop the expertise to make effective use of the vast amount of data available in business today.

Business Technology Management

The explosion of information technology has transformed the way business is done in today’s world. It has also created a need for a new type of management professional - the information management specialist. The courses offered here will give you the foundation of knowledge and technical tools to manage your information resources effectively. For more information, visit


These courses are of interest to professionals in the chemical and biological fields as well as those seeking to upgrade their skills and theoretical background in specific topics. Pre-medicine and professional health career courses are taught.


These courses can help you develop a high level of skill in written and oral communications and are especially relevant to business and government environments. They focus on building and integrating writing, analytical, and research skills so that your business presentations make your point and achieve your purpose. For more information, visit

Computer Science

The following courses can develop your computer expertise in two key areas. Some courses focus on language programming and operating systems; these are particularly recommended if your interests lie in technical or system support. Other courses focus on using computers to solve engineering or technical problems. In these, the emphasis is on learning how to translate problems into an appropriate mathematical form. In addition, computer security, digital forensics, and 3-D printing, visualization, and agile product prototyping are taught.

Note: Written approval is required before undergraduate degree program students can register in these courses. See Engineering Students.

Computer Science

CCPS 109 — Computer Science I
CCPS 209 — Computer Science II
CCPS 305 — Data Structures
CCPS 311 — Object Oriented Programming and Design
CCPS 393 — Introduction to UNIX, C and C++
CCPS 616 — Algorithms
CKCS 100 — Computer Science Quick Start
CKCS 102 — MS Word and Excel Quick Start
CKCS 107 — Data Analytics Through Excel
CKCS 113 — Intro to Machine Learning
CKCS 115 — Big Data Location Analyst
CKCS 116 — Crowd-Sourcing Big Data
CKCS 117 — Sharing Economy Big Data
CKCS 118 — Big Data and Virtual Reality
CKCS 122 — VR Developer for Smartphones
CKCS 123 — AR Developer for Smartphones
CKCS 150 — Introduction to Programming in Python
CKCS 155 — Intro to Hadoop and Tableau
CKCS 160 — CEH and CCE Comp Sec Exam Prep
CKCS 170 — C++ and for Game Dev
CKCS 171 — Math for Game Dev Design
CKCS 172 — Game Mechanics for Game Dev
CKCS 175 — Drone/UAV Pilot Ground School
CKCS 176 — Drone/UAV Operations
CKCS 177 — UAV Remote Sensing Apps
CKCS 180 — IoT 360 Connectivity to the World
CKCS 181 — Emerging IoT Technologies
CKCS 182 — IoT Monetization and Value Creation
CKCS 185 — Intro to Android Apps Development
CKCS 186 — Intro to iPhone Apps Development
CKCS 230 — Intro to SOLIDWORKS for 3-D Printing
CKCS 231 — Product 3-D Animation/Rendering
CKCS 232 — 3-D Printing: Agile Prototyping
CKCS 233 — Product Design for 3-D Printing
CKCS 234 — Product Drawing for 3-D Printing
CKCS 900 — Introduction to C++
CKCS 901 — Introduction to Cloud Computing
CKCS 902 — Digital Speech Processing
CKCS 903 — Fundamentals of Speech Recognition
CKCS 904 — Introduction to Eye Tracking
CKCS 905 — Contracting for Cloud Computing
CKCS 910 — Fast Track in SEO
CKCS 995 — 3-D Printing Fast Track
CKCS 996 — Big Data Tools Fast Track
CKCS 997 — Drone/UAV Ground School Fast Track
CKCS 999 — Computer Programming Fast Track

Computer Security and Digital Forensics
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CKDF 110 — Computer Network Security
CKDF 120 — Computer Cryptography and Digital Steganography
CKDF 130 — Digital Forensics Systems
CKDF 140 — Security Architecture and Design
CKDF 145 — Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

Creative Writing

You can be the writer you’ve always dreamed of becoming. Let our group of talented instructors help unlock and develop your talents in short fiction, novel, poetry, or dramatic writing. Explore specialized genres. Tell your own life story. Enhance your business writing skills. For more information, including instructor biographies, visit

Criminal Justice and Criminology

Students will become familiar with the structural, administrative, political, and professional context of the criminal justice system and its related agencies, while also gaining an appreciation for the complex causes and consequences of crime in Canadian society.

Digital Entrepreneurship Innovation

Disaster Emergency Management

This program is designed for existing and aspiring disaster management and emergency services professionals and first responders who wish to upgrade their education, pursue career opportunities, or perform volunteer work. Courses provide broad knowledge, case studies, and hands-on application within the local, provincial, federal, and international sectors of disaster and emergency response.

Important Note: Students registered in the Disaster and Emergency Management certificate should be aware that many of the Required Courses are listed under the Science subject area.

Early Childhood Studies

These courses introduce you to the challenging field of early childhood education. Whether working with children who have special needs or those from different ethno-racial backgrounds, diversity is key. Those who flourish in the field know that teaching, assessing, and guiding children begins with an understanding of the Canadian cultural mosaic. Early childhood educators' contribution to society is immeasurable. For more information, visit

Early Childhood Studies
This direct entry program for ECS diploma graduates from the CAATs builds on students' knowledge of child development and curriculum. For further information on courses, prerequisites, and admission to the ECS degree program, call the School of Early Childhood Studies at 416.979.5306 or visit

CCLD 204 — Physical Development
CCLD 205 — Children's Social/Emotional Well-Being
CCLD 206 — Language Development
CCLD 307 — Cognitive Development
CCLD 314 — Literacy in the Early Years
CCLD 342 — Assessment for Programming
CCLD 442 — Infant Mental Health
CCLD 444 — Therapies for Young Children
CCLD 445 — Inclusion and Consultation
CCLD 446 — Children and Chronic Illness


These courses offer you the opportunity to become competent in economic analysis and the application of economics to national and international problems.


These courses and workshops are ideally suited to technicians, technologists, or others working in engineering-related fields who wish to broaden their knowledge of current practices in engineering, upgrade their professional qualifications, or develop new skills that can be usefully applied in their work.

Note: Written approval is required before undergraduate degree students can register in these courses. See Engineering Students for more information.

Aerospace Engineering

CKAE 100 — CATIA Engineering Design I
CKAE 101 — CATIA Engineering Design II
CKAE 102 — CATIA Engineering Design III

Civil Engineering
Civil engineers plan, design, and build the infrastructure which we all use every day. If you're intrigued by technology and fascinated by building, these courses will introduce you to the major areas – structures, environments, transportation, geotechnical elements, and geomatics, that come together to form the field of civil engineering.

CKCV 735 — Highway Design
CKCV 902 — Traffic Operations and Management
CKCV 910 — Transportation Planning

Industrial Engineering
These courses will provide you with an introduction to the field of industrial engineering, where the interactions of people, machines, materials, information technology, and management are like pieces of a puzzle. Finding the best fit takes creativity and a great deal of technical knowledge. Once it all comes together, there's improved productivity, efficiency, quality control, service, and safety. As a result, business saves time and money.

CIND 108 — Data Analytics for Non-Data Analysts
CIND 110 — Data Organization for Data Analysts
CIND 119 — Introduction to Big Data
CIND 123 — Data Analytics: Basic Methods
CIND 719 — Big Data Analytics Tools

Mechanical Engineering

CKME 136 — Data Analytics: Capstone Course


We offer courses in English Literature and Creative Writing.

Students enrolled in Ryerson degree programs are responsible for ensuring that any course selected from those listed below meets the specific requirements of their program. For more detailed information regarding specific program restrictions, check the Undergraduate Calendar.

CENG 602 — Women's Writing

Environmental Sciences

The environment is the natural, social, and built condition in which we live, and it is shaped by the interaction of the elements that surround us. Human impact on the environment requires effective management practices to protect the environment. Environmental sciences and management offer an increasing number of career opportunities in fields as varied as ecology, occupational health and safety, physical science, bioremediation, engineering, law, and management.

Environmental Sciences
This multidisciplinary program provides graduates with the broad knowledge base and wide range of skills they require as professionals. Students receive a grounding in air, water, and soil processes and contamination, biotechnology, instrumentation, and experiment design. Admission into the Environmental Engineering Science Certificate Program is necessary prior to the first registration in one of the following courses. After admission to the program, no further interviews are necessary.

CKES 120 — Environmental and Atmospheric Processes
CKES 160 — Waste Management
CKES 170 — Water Treatment
CKES 180 — Site Assessment
CKES 190 — Renewable Energy and Green Technology
CKES 210 — Applied Environmental Analysis
CKES 220 — Environmental Law and Practice

Family Studies


Family Supports

Individuals seeking admission to the certificate program are strongly encouraged to contact the academic coordinator, Catherine Moher, by email. For general information on the program, phone 416.979.5035 or attend an Open House session. For more information, visit


The following fashion courses offer you an eclectic mix of choices. Ranging from sewing and retail and merchandising issues to pattern drafting and fashion drawing, they are suited to both your professional and personal learning interests. For more information, visit

Film Studies

The Film Studies program provides a good basic grounding in the principles, contemporary theories, and techniques of the motion picture medium. Courses range from an introduction to basic filmmaking to specialized courses such as screen writing; cinematography and lighting workshops; directing screen performance; production design; and sound design. It is an excellent starting point for people who want to pursue a career in the film industry or satisfy their curiosity about film and film production.

Equipment/Facilities Use: Please note that equipment and facilities use outside of class time will not be provided.

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Film Studies
These courses introduce you to the techniques of motion picture film production with a focus on practical filmmaking. Their combination of lecture and lab familiarizes you with cinematographic technology and methods, and gives you opportunities to apply your knowledge in exercises and project work. Because of limited space, registration in motion picture production courses is offered to registered Film Studies certificate program students first.

CDMP 350 — Visual Story Telling
CDMP 351 — Filmmaking Techniques
CDMP 352 — Video Productions Techniques
CDMP 353 — Film Editing Techniques
CDMP 354 — Advanced Post-Production
CDMP 355 — Video Publishing Techniques

Finance and Financial Planning

Whether you want to learn the fundamentals of finance, progress to a more advanced level, earn a professional designation, or develop expertise in specialized business applications, the following finance courses, along with the courses listed under accounting, will meet your needs. For more information, visit

All CFIN course fees include a $2.20 fee for materials.

CFIN 300 — Managerial Finance I
CFIN 401 — Managerial Finance II

Food Security

These courses address issues of hunger, malnutrition, distribution of food, and environmental sustainability. For more information, visit

Fresh Start

Gateway for International Professionals

International professionals often come to Canada with a breadth and depth of experience and credentials that simply aren’t recognized here. The Chang School's Gateway for International Professionals offers programming in several areas that accurately assesses your skills and provides you with the education and experience needed to succeed in the Canadian workplace at levels that correspond with your qualifications. For more information, visit

Dietetics (IDPP)
Dietetics plays an important role in health care, industry, government, and education. It influences the development and promotion of consumer products, nutrition information, quality food service in health institutions, and various public policy-making choices. For information about the Internationally Educated Dietitians Pre-registration Program (IDPP), visit

CVID 101 — Orientation to Dietetics in Canada
CVID 102 — Evidence-informed Practice
CVID 103 — Communication and Dietetics Practice
CVID 104 — Food and Nutrition Foundations
CVID 500 — Intercultural Communication and Dietetics Practice
CVID 502 — Dietetics Practicum (PLA and Portfolio Formation)
CVID 504 — Dietetics Practice in Canada III
CVID 505 — Dietetics Practicum Management
CVID 511 — Dietetics Practice in Canada I
CVID 514 — Dietetics Practice in Canada II
CVID 515 — Enteral Nutrition Assessment
CVID 516 — Parenteral Nutrition Assessment
CVID 519 — Project Proposal Development
CVID 520 — Dietetics Practicum - Pop and PH
CVID 521 — Dietetics Practicum - Nutrition Care

Internationally Trained Medical Doctors (ITMD)

CKHS 100 — Health Research Methodology
CKHS 110 — Health Informatics and Data Management
CKHS 120 — Fund of PM for Health Professionals
CKHS 130 — Practicum Placement
CKHS 140 — Health Pro Comm and Ldshp Skills
CKHS 150 — Multidsc Hlth Rsrch/Mgnt Seminar

Workplace Communication in Canada (WCC)
Please visit for information on the Workplace Communication in Canada (WCC) program.

CDCE 305 — Intro to Intercultural Communication
CDCE 306 — Managing Workplace Relationships
CDCE 307 — Wking with Culturally Diverse Clients
CDCE 308 — Cross Cultural Teamwork
CDCE 700 — Effective Speaking and Listening
CDCE 710 — Intro to Interpersonal Communic.
CDCE 720 — Client-Centred Communication
CDCE 730 — Presenting with Impact
CDCE 740 — Teamwork Communication


The Department of Geography and Environmental Studies offers a wide range of courses on demographic analysis, digital geography, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and their various applications. These courses give a broad perspective on human/environment interactions in different contexts. For more information, visit

Health Services Management

Health Services Management is a unique part-time program, the first of its kind in Canada. It is designed to meet the needs of present and aspiring managers in health service organizations. In keeping with Ryerson’s tradition of professionally relevant education, the program has been designed in close consultation with leading practitioners, employers, and professional associations. It provides education in management theory and practice which builds on previous professional education and experience. Individual courses in the Health Services Management part-time degree completion program are available to all Chang School students who wish to upgrade their knowledge and skills in the health services management area. Courses examine the Canadian health system and the manager’s role in the health services organization. For more details about the part-time degree program, visit For more information, visit


The Department of History offers a wide selection of courses, ranging from general surveys in European, African, Canadian, and American history to courses that examine themes in subjects such as modern international relations and the history of science and technology. Students enrolled in degree programs are responsible for ensuring that any course selected from those listed meets the specific requirements of their program.

Human Resources

These courses give you the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills in human resources management. With their intensive focus on contemporary issues and management techniques, they can help you upgrade your professional qualifications or prepare you to pursue accreditation in this challenging and rewarding field. For information about the Certificate in Human Resources Management, visit For information about the Certificate in Leadership in Organizations, visit

Infrastructure Asset Management

Infrastructure asset management is a field in high demand, as much of our infrastructure is in need of renewal. Good infrastructure asset managers are required to achieve sustainable outcomes by applying holistic, systematic, and risk-based analyses and processes to decisions concerning an organization's or government's physical assets, including fixed plant and mobile equipment along with infrastructure. For more information, visit

Infrastructure Asset Management
Infrastructure asset management is geared toward the strategic knowledge and hands-on skills required for analyzing problems and providing long-range solutions associated with evaluation, preservation, rehabilitation and renewal of existing structures, together with repair materials, strategies, and risk, fiscal and asset management oversight. Infrastructures needing management during their repair, renewal, and maintenance cycles include roads, airports, railroads, transit systems, tunnels, water systems, levees, canals, dames, solid waste, broadband, and public spaces.

CKAM 160 — Infrastructure Repair
CKAM 170 — Sustainable Building Design
CKAM 180 — Preservation and Future Assets

Interdisciplinary Studies

In the professional world of community services, no discipline or profession operates in isolation. The following courses, many of which are available by distance education, will develop your understanding of issues faced in the field from an interdisciplinary perspective. They will provide the knowledge and skills you need to work effectively across professional and disciplinary boundaries. For more information, visit

Interior Design

Professional interior designers make the most of the places where we live, work, and play. Using colour, space allocation, acoustics, illumination, patterns, and textures, they create beauty and functionality. Their services are needed in every imaginable interior setting – from corporate offices and shopping centres to restaurants, hotels, hospitals, and residences. If you would like to learn more about this fascinating field, then these courses may be for you.


The following courses span a range of legal issues. Some investigate general legal principles, theories, and procedures; others, the laws that govern various industries and activities within those industries; and some, the law as it concerns consumer rights and protection, management and labour, or safety in the workplace. These courses are of value to professionals in any field who wish to understand the legal environment in which Canadian business is conducted.


These courses and workshops introduce you to business basics: how companies are created, organized, and run to achieve their objectives. They will give you an excellent foundation, whether you plan to launch your own enterprise or simply want to understand the dynamics of a successful operation. Please note that many Ryerson courses have a management focus; consult the other listings in this calendar for specific areas of business expertise and specialization.


There is scarcely any field of professional activity that does not require the expertise of a skilled and knowledgeable marketing specialist. The following courses can help you develop broad-based or industry-specific marketing skills, either to upgrade your present qualifications or as preparation for a new career. For more information, visit


The mathematics courses outlined here will introduce you to new concepts and problem-solving skills that are relevant to a variety of personal and professional interests.

New Media

The following series of courses provides instruction that is relevant to new media production in business, in the communications industry, in architecture and interior design, and in education and the arts. Courses explore production concepts and the creative possibilities of composition, computer imaging, and many other aspects of new media.

Equipment/Facilities Use: Please note that equipment and facilities use outside of class time will not be provided.


The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education, in co-operation with the Ryerson School of Nursing, has been highly responsive to the needs identified by nurses for high-quality, accessible, degree-level educational opportunities. Credit courses are offered in three categories:

(a) degree-credit professional courses selected from the BScN program,

(b) prerequisite and professionally related elective arts courses, and

(c) specialized credit electives in the Certificate in Advanced Nursing Leadership and Management.

Nursing website: more information and resources are available online, including room numbers, regional access centre locations, course outlines, information on the 19- and 30-month part-time degree in Nursing, and the Nursing Academic Planner.

Please note that all nursing courses involve computer use. Students require access to a computer with Microsoft Windows (Windows 2003 minimum) and Internet Explorer.

Philosophy and Music

In Philosophy, we cover both the ‘Big Questions,’ such as “What can we know?” or “How should we live?” or “Does God exist?,” as well as subject-oriented areas, such as philosophy of religion or ethics and health care. Sometimes, we deal with questions that have been discussed for thousands of years. Each generation has to answer them again, either expressly or by the implications of the choices they make and the beliefs they adopt. At other times, we deal with questions arising from the social arrangements and technologies we face right now - situations which may never have existed before. What unites these inquiries is the ‘philosophical turn;’ we learn how to uncover, evaluate, and use the most basic principles appropriate to the questions we tackle.

In Music, we offer a range of courses in the traditions, development, variety, and cultural implications of various kinds of music.


As photography continues to hold its own as a leading medium of communication, opportunities for skilled photographers have never been greater; at the same time, more and more people are discovering the creative rewards that photography offers to the hobbyist. Whatever your level of interest, you’ll find many exciting and novel opportunities to cultivate your artistry and technical skills in the following courses and workshops.

Equipment/Facilities Use: Please note that use of equipment and facilities outside of class time will not be provided. Extra time may be purchased.

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These introductory courses in physics have applications across a wide variety of professional fields. A basic understanding of the principles of physics is an important step in your understanding of science.

Politics and Public Administration

The Department of Politics and Public Administration offers a full-time undergraduate program in Politics and Governance and a part-time undergraduate program in Public Administration and Governance, the latter of which consists of a certificate, advanced certificate, and a degree. This program is specifically designed for people working in the public and para-public sectors, non-governmental organizations and advocacy groups. These courses may also be of interest to those aspiring to careers in the broader public service, private-sector employees in regular contact with the government, and those interested in gaining knowledge about public administration and public policy in Canada.

Program and Portfolio Management

These courses cover the distinct body of knowledge, skills, and strategies relevant to managing multiple projects and programs.

Programs for 50+

Programs for 50+ and Community Engagement at The Chang School offers unique non-credit programs to stimulate your personal enrichment, self-actualization, and a continuing connection to society in a community of like-minded people. Expand your learning, redefine your retirement, and be engaged as an older adult learner.

Continue your education through a wide variety of courses and workshops for older adults, including off-campus programming. Choose from classes in dramatic arts, liberal arts, media arts, music arts, and Caring Clown, as well as workshop opportunities that explore the challenges of the mature worker in today's workforce.

Join us at our annual 50+ Festival or year-round 50+ Festival Series offering a variety of thought-provoking and entertaining events including workshops and lectures, as well as cultural presentations (e.g., film, theatre, music).

Get involved in a variety of community engagement opportunities for older adults.

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ACT II STUDIO: Clown and Comedy

CSAC 109 — Introduction to Clown

Caring Clown
Through several courses, students are trained in clowning techniques and achieve an understanding of aging and the dementia process. For information about the Caring Clown program, visit the website at

CSCC 900 — Caring Clown I
CSCC 910 — Caring Clown II
CSCC 911 — Caring Clown Practicum
CSCC 912 — A Question of Clown Character

Project Management

These courses in project management provide you with an opportunity to acquire a level of knowledge and expertise that will permit you to contribute effectively to the management and the control of costs within any project environment.

Important Note: Students registered in the Project Management certificate should be aware that the Introductory Required Course (CTEC 210) is listed under the Technology Studies subject area.

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Psychology courses address questions about the nature of human behaviour: how and why we act, think, feel, and reason, and how these questions are investigated through research.

Public Relations

This program provides a curriculum that is relevant to the current and emerging practice of public relations in order to equip students with the skills necessary to perform. For more information, visit


Learn how to turn a manuscript into a book, a report, or other document. Editing, design, production, sales and marketing, new digital workflows – master all the skills involved in this complicated process through our Publishing courses and certificate program. For more information, visit

Retail Management

Far-reaching trends in everything from technology to philosophy have transformed the retail industry. Today you must keep a watchful eye on global advancements while you master electronic communications and devise strategies to keep one step ahead of the competition. Ryerson, the only university in Ontario to offer a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Retail Management, can prepare you. Our Retail Management program was designed with the input of industry leaders and blends the most modern aspects of retail with the traditional components. For more information, visit

Robotics and Embedded Systems

These components – mobile, miniature, or standard – are utlized in different types of applications, including telecommunications, power distribution, electrical and electronic products, transport, and factory, medical, or commercial automation systems. Embedded systems are present in a wide range of manufactured products and system components. The infusion of this technology is expected to grow at a phenomenal pace and has increased the demand for professionals who are technologists with simultaneous expertise in both software and hardware.

Important Note: Students registered in the Robotics and Embedded Systems certificate should be aware that the introductory course (CSCI 130) is listed under the Science subject area.

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Social Work

Your awareness of human diversity gives you insight – it's what motivates you in your fight to help solve social problems. If you want to work for social change in an urban environment, these courses are for you.


Courses offered in Sociology are designed to encourage the critical examination of today’s complex society and to broaden individuals’ understanding of the world in which they live.

Spanning the Gaps

Through holistic and innovative transitional programming, Spanning the Gaps aims to provide an accessible pathway to post-secondary for adults and young people who may not otherwise have the opportunity to experience higher education. For more information, visit

Sustainability Management

Sustainability is regarded as a global issue that will impact society and the world we live in. These courses provide you with an opportunity to acquire cross-disciplinary knowledge of sustainability-related issues. For more information, visit


Courses offered cover topics including business skills for the creative cultural sector, as well as make-up skills and techniques for theatre, film, and photography. Courses have been developed and will be taught by experienced professionals. For more information, visit and

Urban and Regional Planning

Courses in Urban Planning are designed to prepare students with substantive knowledge about cities and regions, and with thinking and problem-solving skills for those who contribute as leaders in the community and the profession of urban and regional planning.

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