Academic Coordinators

Our Publishing Program academic coordinators – Brad Horning and Meg Taylor – are seasoned veterans of the publishing industry. They bring a wealth of knowledge and experience and possess strong links with the Canadian publishing community.

Their roles include the following:

  • student advising
  • curriculum development
  • course programming
  • liaising with the publishing community
  • instructor hiring and management

If you have any questions about the Publishing Program, don't hesitate to contact our coordinators.

Questions about the registration process and fee payments should be directed to The Chang School office.

Brad Horning has been a part of the Canadian arts community for the past 30 years and has specialized in publishing since his move to Toronto in 1992. A one-time Ryerson University student and recipient of the program’s Eve Orpen Award, Brad served as academic co-coordinator since February 2007; he taught Publishing and the Electronic Age in the Publishing Program for 10 years.

It was during his studies at Ryerson University that Brad was offered a position with a Toronto-based publisher. Since then he has worked as a production coordinator, database developer, business analyst, and systems administrator for businesses in Australia, England, and extensively throughout North America. In addition to teaching and co-coordinating the Publishing Program, Brad is currently Manager, Business Systems, for Cengage Learning (formerly Thomson), where he manages the development of proprietary Internet-based procurement, rights, and business-to-business applications within a non-centralized workgroup.

In his free time, Brad enjoys many forms of popular culture. He is an avid TV and movie buff, and has been collecting comic books since the age of five. But more than anything he loves giving back to a community that has given so much to him. He spends countless hours on the Internet researching the next wave of publishing technology for his class and loves it each time one of his former students drops him an email beginning “you’ll never guess what we talked about at our company today…”

Meg Taylor brings 30 years of experience in the book publishing industry to her vision for the future of the Publishing Program. As academic co-coordinator, her focus is on working with instructors and students to keep the curriculum current and working with the Program Director, Muthana Zouri, to expand partnerships both within Ryerson and beyond.

Since 2005, Meg has been an independent editor for publishers, curators, and scholars in Canada, the United States, and Asia. She is the former editorial director of the Art Canada Institute and helped to develop the ACI’s Online Art Book Project. She got her start in publishing at Weatherhill in Tokyo (now an imprint of Shambhala) and later worked as senior editor at Doubleday Canada.

Meg began teaching in 2003 as an instructor in the Book Editing Immersion Workshop at Simon Fraser University; she was director of the workshop when she resigned in 2010 to focus on her teaching in Toronto. Since 2005 she has taught Substantive Editing in Ryerson’s Publishing Program.

She has served on juries for the Trillium Book Award and the Trillium Poetry Award. A member of the Editors’ Association of Canada since 1990, Meg is also a founding member of the Society of Writers, Editors and Translators, Tokyo.

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Feel free to contact the coordinators with any questions about our program.