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How Taking a Certificate Can Build Out Your Professional Network

During your job search, you may have heard an iteration of this phrase before: it’s who you know, not what you know. That’s why so many professionals participate in networking events, attend industry talks, and maintain LinkedIn relationships with people they’ve met in passing. You never know which hand you shake could help get you […]

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What’s the Difference Between Online and Virtualized Learning?

In the world of distance education, there are plenty of unique ways to learn. The Chang School offers two different formats for distance learning – online and virtualized. For both formats, students have access to D2L Brightspace, Ryerson’s remote-learning portal. While both ways of learning are effective, they offer key differences in how you’ll interact […]

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Putting Course Theory into Practice

Kimberly Daffern, a student at The Chang School, was able to turn her capstone project in the Certificate in Nursing and Interprofessional Healthcare Leadership and Management into a plan that directly benefited her position as a registered nurse with Emily’s House, a pediatric hospice in Toronto.  As their client care resource nurse she has a […]

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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.