Welcome from the Dean

Dr. Marie BountrogianniChoose the right course or program for you.

As I walk across campus or meet prospective students at events, I am often asked which course or program should I choose? My answer is study what you love and keep your eye on the labour market. In our fast-paced, knowledge-based economy, it is essential to follow employment trends as well as your passion. So, browse this website for the courses and programs that excite you, and then think about how the skills and credentials you will earn can make you an in-demand employee – today and tomorrow.

At The Chang School, we provide academic and professional programs that are relevant to you and your employers. We have close connections to businesses in many industries and, by listening carefully to them, we can build and enhance programs to meet their needs. This year, we created or updated over 20 certificates, including: Entrepreneurship and Small Business; Privacy, Access and Information Management; and Graphic Communications. Drawing on the programming expertise of Ryerson’s six faculties – Engineering, Science, Communication & Design, Community Services, Arts, and Business – a significant number of our courses are degree-credit. Many of our teaching staff work full-time in the fields in which they teach, so they can share real-world stories and lessons students can apply right away.

Our student-centric environment encourages mentoring between alumni and current students and the sharing of industry-specific information through our blog, workshops, and events. A new career-building initiative, the Experiential Learning Exchange (ELX), connects you with expert advisors and peers in workshop-style master classes and one-on-one coaching sessions.

We believe that learning should be accessible – and, for many, that means access to online courses developed by our award-winning Digital Education Strategies unit. Our students rate our online courses highly for their flexibility and their high-quality production.

Ryerson’s reputation as a city builder because of its locale and professional programming mandate positions The Chang School at the hub of university-level continuing education in Canada. Be inspired by all the wonderful directions you could go. Choose strategically and transform your career and your life.


Dr. Marie Bountrogianni
Dean, The Chang School