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The Chang School

Happy Holidays!

The Chang School Blog is taking a break for the holidays and will resume publishing in the New Year. We want to thank all of our readers for their support and wish everyone a happy and safe holiday.

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Community Services

The Gift of a Pandemic Toolkit to Small Businesses

Like many things in 2020, the holiday season will be far from normal and this will have negative consequences for small businesses, particularly retailers. Here’s how a group of Local Economic Development students hope to help change that by encouraging people to “buy local”.

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Programs for 50+

Why Age Isn’t About Wisdom, It’s About Long Life Perspective

Vrenia Ivonoffski, Artistic Director of The Estelle Craig ACT II STUDIO at The Chang School, is challenging ageist views in our society and showing the power of long life perspective.

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Communication and Design

How Two Publishing Students Pivoted From In-person to Online Learning

Michelle and Josephine describe how they managed the transition from in-person to online while juggling full-time jobs and offer advice to fellow students.

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Community Services

Why Emergency Management Skills Are In Demand More Than Ever

When COVID-19 hit, Kyle Klein quickly pivoted to use his emergency management skills that have changed his career path in ways he couldn’t have imagined.

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Community Services

Why Remote Learning Benefits Night Owls

In a society that favours early birds, here’s why remote learning during the pandemic is giving night owls a bit of a break. Plus, some tips on getting zzzs during uncertain times.

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Business

How Businesses are Practicing the “Triple Bottom Line”

Today, businesses are recognizing the value of being responsible and sustainable in their decisions, actions and products, while at the same time striving to make a profit. This is what’s known as the “triple bottom line” – people, planet and profit.

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Gateway for International Professionals

New Country, New Career: Changing Lives of International Doctors

With only two to three percent of internationally-trained medical doctors that immigrate to Canada receiving a licence, the Internationally Trained Medical Doctors bridging program has an 85 percent success rate in getting participants non-licenced jobs in Canada’s healthcare sector.

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Digital Education Strategies (DES)

The Role of Open Educational Resources in Higher Education

Open Educational Resources are not only a way to lower barriers to entry for post-secondary education, they also enrich the teaching and learning experience.

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Business

Boost Your Data Analytics Skills for a Career in Accounting

Data analytics skills are in demand for students and graduates, whether they’re looking to land their first job, a promotion, or a new role after returning to continuing education. Here are some practical tips on how to update your resumé so you can stay ahead.