New at Ryerson University: Contemporary Global Challenges and Opportunities for Change
Our times are marked by accelerating change, including the globalization of our experience, problems, and opportunities for shared advancement. Adult education courses focused on specific sectors or on a single region cannot address our increasingly cross-sectoral and international realities. At the same time, technically driven courses may not engage the growing interest in critical thinking and resources for constructive change.
In response, Ryerson University’s G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education has introduced an innovative course series on Contemporary Global Challenges and Opportunities for Change.
These new courses will serve those concerned about the critical issues of our time: where things stand, what is wrong, and what needs to be done. This approach to course content will interest professionals seeking evolution in their fields, engagement with wider issues, or deeper collaboration with other fields. This approach will also interest activists and concerned citizens seeking to make sense of fragmentary information and resolve forward directions.
By bringing together diverse participants who do not typically interact, and giving them opportunities for shared discovery and reflection, these courses will enable the kind of learning and direction-setting that our world increasingly requires. Through this process, today’s emerging response can become tomorrow’s practical and actionable solution.
Upcoming courses for the Fall 2012 term are offered on the themes of management and leadership, social movements, and environmental protection and ecological integrity. Classes are offered at convenient times to suit busy schedules. Participants can choose from a range of topics and levels of analysis. Each course will provide a forum where different kinds of individuals can come together to explore matters of common concern, and instruction will be balanced with opportunities for dialogue and debate.
The Chang School also offers academic and career advising services to our learners. The career advisor helps learners with feedback and suggestions to improve their résumés and cover letters, job interview and networking skills, and overall job search approach. The academic advisor helps learners frame their academic path and goals. To connect with our advisors, please visit www.ryerson.ca/ce/advise.
I encourage you to share this information with anyone whom you think might be interested in putting new ideas into action – in social innovation and in the future of our world.
I look forward to welcoming you and your colleagues to The Chang School.
Dr. Gervan Fearon, Dean
The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education