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Sean Mullin

A CPA Information Session for the aspiring accounting professional

  Sean Mullin takes joy in helping others prepare for their careers and navigate the next step in their professional journey. So much so, that he’s made a career out of it! Sean is a public speaker, devoted teacher, and recruiter for the Chartered …


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Data & AI Marketing Toronto Conference and Expo – Join us on December 2 & 3, 2019

Visit The School of Continuing Studies at Booth 16 The Data & AI Marketing Toronto Conference and Expo is back for another year, and The York University School of Continuing Studies will be there on Monday – Tuesday, Dec 2-3, 2019 at the Hyatt Rege …


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The School of Continuing Studies wins Gold for Best Adult Education in The Toronto Star’s Readers’ Choice Awards

This September, The Toronto Star opened voting for its annual Readers’ Choice Awards. For a month, Torontonians went online to cast a vote for their favourite GTA businesses in over 400 Readers’ Choice categories, ranging from food, dentists, bookstore …


Toronto Machine Learning Summit 2019

Students to attend the Toronto Machine Learning Summit’s Annual Conference & Expo on November 21-22

The School of Continuing Studies will be attending the Toronto Machine Learning Summit (#TMLS2019) Annual Conference & Expo on Thu-Fri, Nov 21-22, 2019. The event is located in the heart of Toronto at The Carlu, 444 Yonge Street, Toronto ON. Every …


Taryn Ross

Human Resources Management student gains job opportunity before graduation day

Taryn Ross, Student (Certificate in Human Resources Management) With a little under a year left of school, Human Resources student and Sault Ste Marie native, Taryn Ross, has successfully secured employment in the HR field and is ecstatic to start her …


Iman Lau, Graduate (Certificate in Machine Learning)

Machine learning student shares success story

Iman Lau, Graduate (Certificate in Machine Learning) Now in its second year, our Certificate in Machine Learning is proving to be a career-defining experience for aspiring data scientists looking to use machine learning solutions to change the world of …


Data for the Public Sector Summit 2019

Data Analytics for the Public Sector Summit – Join us Sept 10 & 11, 2019

Big Data is exploding in many industries, including the public sector. All types of organizations, from healthcare providers to educational institutions face unique challenges in managing the data of their stakeholders. Join us on Sep 10-11, 2019 at th …


Leonid Sorokin

Cloud Computing Strategy expert at Microsoft imparts knowledge to students

Leo Sorokin, Instructor, Certificate in Cloud Computing Stategy Starting this January, our new Certificate in Cloud Computing Strategy will give our students the skills and expertise to get a cloud adoption strategy off the ground. Taking a platform ag …


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York University English Language Institute (YUELI) shortlisted for “The PIEoneer Awards: 2019 Language Educator of the Year”

The PIEoneer Awards celebrate innovation and achievement across the international education industry. This year, the York University English Language Institute (YUELI) is the only Canadian institution nominated in the “Language Educator of the Year” ca …


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CMSC Media: Top executives join forces with York University to create new Cloud Computing program

The York University School of Continuing Studies (York SCS) has assembled a team of influential business leaders from the public, finance, education, commerce and technology sectors to guide the creation of Canada’s first fully online Certificate in Cl …


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The School of Continuing Studies enters into partnership with Riverdale Mediation to expand access to internships & placements for students

Family Mediation Program Manager Sean Woodhead and Riverdale Mediation President Hilary Linton announce internship partnership for Family Mediation students The School of Continuing Studies and Riverdale Mediation Ltd. have entered into a partnership t …


Shelley Middlebrook, Instructor, Certificate in Content Marketing

President of top Content Marketing agency joins instructor team

Shelley Middlebrook, Instructor, Certificate in Content Marketing As President of agency Fifth Story, Shelley Middlebrook knows great content. Now, as an instructor in our new Certificate in Content Marketing, she’s helping students learn to create con …


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Risk Advisory Partner at Deloitte offers advice to aspiring IT Auditors

Baskaran Rajamani – Advisory Council Member, Certificate in IT Audit Execution When Baskaran Rajamani, Partner, Risk Advisory at Deloitte signed on to guide the creation of our new Certificate in IT Audit Execution, he knew that the program had the pot …


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Media Planet: Navigating Your Path to the Future of Work

The future of work in Canada is changing, and with it the demand for talent to fill the growing number of jobs in the burgeoning fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) is greater than ever. With changing job demands, compani …


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Accounting students achieve career propelling opportunity

L-R Bavneet Singh Nagpal, Dr. Dorjana Nano, and Carina Matutina   When Accounting students Bavneet Singh Nagpal and Carina Matutina set out to develop their accounting career, the journey may have been uncertain, but the destination was clear. Bav …


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IT Audit assurance career event connects ambitious attendees with industry leaders and peers

IT Audit is the fastest growing specialization of auditing, and more companies than ever before are hiring skilled professionals to ensure their data and IT systems are compliant and secure. There’s never been a better time to build the critical skills …


Philippe Jean - Instructor, Certificate in UX Design

Expert Product Designer brings unique UX Design approach to students

Philippe Jean – Instructor, Certificate in UX Design Starting this September, students in our Certificate in User Experience (UX) Design will build the critical skill blend they need to change the way we live, one experience at a time. When Philippe Je …


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York University partners with Mount Royal University to upskill Albertans for career success in Cyber Security

The York University School of Continuing Studies (York SCS) in Toronto, ON has forged a three-year strategic partnership with Mount Royal University in Calgary, AB to offer its innovative Cyber Security continuing education program. Starting Fall 2019, …


Big Data & AI Toronto Conference is June 12 & 13, 2019

Join us at the Big Data & AI Toronto Expo this June 12 & 13

Visit the School of Continuing Studies at booth A10. Big Data and AI Toronto is gearing up for its biggest event yet: 5,000 attendees, 150 speakers and 90 exhibitors will attend the event on June 12 and 13, 2019 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. …


DevTO MeetUp on June 19

Full-Stack students spend evening networking with coding enthusiasts at sponsored MeetUp

Our students are at the center of all that we do. It’s not enough to provide exceptional education—career-enhancing experiences can make all the difference to someone looking to start a new career in emerging fields like full-stack web development or u …


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Director of Continuing Professional Education presents on ‘Staying Relevant in a Digital World’ at innovative new ideas hub

On June 20, Christine Brooks-Cappadocia, Director of Continuing Professional Education at The York University School of Continuing Studies, will be giving a forward-thinking talk at the new Staples Studio in downtown Toronto. Entitled ‘Staying Relevant …


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The York University School of Continuing Studies joins COLLISION, North America’s fastest-growing technology conference

  This May 20-23, 2019, Toronto will host the 25,000 attendees expected at the Enercare Centre for COLLISION 2019, one of the largest technology conferences in North America. The York University School of Continuing Studies has joined the conferen …


Alisha Kassam - Instructor, Certificate in UX Design

Canadian Business Journal: Unprecedented rise in User Experience jobs sparks launch of new continuing education program at York University

With User Experience (UX) jobs set to double in the next few years, there is expected to be a significant talent shortage of UX Designers with the technical and cross-functional job skills required for sustained career success. In response to this need …


Christine Bernard - Instructor, Post-Graduate Certificate in Public Relations

York U alumnus passes on public relations expertise

Christine Bernard – Instructor, Post-Graduate Certificate in Public Relations Christine Bernard, York U alumnus and instructor in our new Post-Graduate Certificate in Public Relations (starting this September), is ramping up preparations to welcome her …


Future-Proof Your Career with Tech Training

Media Planet: Future-Proof Your Career with Tech Training

Toronto’s creating more tech jobs than Silicon Valley — which means opportunities for young professionals and seasoned experts alike. The world of work is constantly evolving, and the growth of the tech industry is showing no signs of slowing down. In …


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On the Go Magazine: The Future of Work is coming. Are you ready?

The job market of tomorrow is about to be a very different place. Rapid advancements in disruptive technologies like Artificial Intelligence and automation are set to cause significant changes in the way we work, and the skills required to stay competi …


Jen Beltran, Full-Stack Web Development Student, at DevTo's #IWDTO event on March 4th, 2019

Full-Stack student has career-validating experience at #DevTO event

Jen Beltran, Full-Stack Web Development Student, at DevTo’s #IWDTO event on March 4th, 2019 We recently shared news of our partnership with #DevTO, the leading community of coding and tech enthusiasts, as a Community Supporter of their flagship #IWDTO …


Shari Balga - Instructor, Post-Graduate Certificate in Public Relations

PR pro helps students launch their careers

Shari Balga – Instructor, Post-Graduate Certificate in Public Relations Launching this September, our new Post-Graduate Certificate in Public Relations is set to give its first group of eager students the technical and broad skills they need to be incr …


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#DevTO partnership sends students to exciting International Women’s Day event

#DevTO celebrates women in tech with IWDTO The York University School of Continuing Studies has joined forces with #DevTO, the leading community of web developers and code enthusiasts in Toronto, to offer our students an exciting opportunity to attend …


Karthik Kuber, Instructor, Certificate in Machine Learning

Senior Data Scientist at RBC joins machine learning instructor team

Karthik Kuber, Instructor, Certificate in Machine Learning Automation isn’t the future. It’s here now (whether we’re ready or not). Machine learning data scientists have the power to change the way businesses work and, by extension, the way we interact …


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Business and Accounting students prepare for first day of class

As the first month of 2019 comes to a swift end, the School of Continuing Studies excitedly welcomes students starting their studies with us this Winter term. To better support our new students and facilitate their integration, we host an orientation s …


Zain Haq

Leading IT Auditor joins instructor team for new program

Zain Haq, Instructor, Certificate in IT Audit Execution Zain Haq, one of the expert IT Auditors (and York U Alumnus) we’ve recruited to teach in our new Certificate in IT Audit Execution, knows exactly what it takes to succeed on the job. Currently act …


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Women’s Executive Network: York University School of Continuing Studies responds to labour shortage with innovative new IT Audit program

Changes in government regulations are requiring organizations across Canada to revisit their Information Technology (IT) systems and controls, investing more than ever in effective IT auditing to protect themselves. This demand has created a job market …


John Crean

Canadian Business Journal: Next wave of public relations professionals gets critical skills upgrade at York University School of Continuing Studies

New media, social media personalities, digitization and the 24 hour news cycle have revolutionized the field of public relations. Organizations are recruiting digitally fluent, metric-driven communication strategists to help them thrive in this unprece …


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Machine learning students gain incredible career opportunity

Certificate in Machine Learning student Iman Lau speaks at the Women in Data Science event at the Toronto Machine Learning summit in November, 2018 Since its launch in September 2018, our new Certificate in Machine Learning has filled to capacity with …


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Cyber Security Program Night – Special Event Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 6 p.m.

Thank you for attending our Cyber Security Program Night! This event has ended. For more information about this program, please visit: contyu.ca/cyber Or contact your Continuing Studies Advisor at continue@yorku.ca The next session of the program start …


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Advanced Professional Accounting grad ready for the future

Giannecarlo Bualat, Advanced Professional Accounting program graduate   Aspiring Accounting professional, Giannecarlo Bualat, always knew his future would be bright. He was one of the many excited graduates at the School of Continuing Studies’ Jun …


Carrie Lysenko

This digital marketing master is helping to train the next generation of game-changers

Carrie Lysenko, Instructor, Certificate in Digital Marketing When Carrie Lysenko isn’t heading up Product at industry-leading digital marketing brand VerticalScope, she’s gearing up to bring her expertise to our classrooms this winter as an instructor …


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YUELI Director Isaac Garcia-Sitton awarded “10 Most Influential Hispanic Canadians” recognition by the Hispanic Business Alliance

Isaac Garcia-Sitton, Director of International Education and the York University English Language Institute (YUELI) at the School of Continuing Studies, has been named one of 2018’s “10 Most Influential Hispanic Canadians,” a recognition presented by T …


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Ontario Economic Forum 2018

York University School of Continuing Studies Leads Innovation In Life-Long Learning For The Future of Work Private and Public Sector Leaders, including York University School of Continuing Studies, Discuss the Future of Work at Ontario Economic Summit …


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York University English Language Institute continues to nurture global partnerships

(L-R) YUELI Associate Director, Ben Collins, Prof. Makoto Toyozumi and Dr. Li Yan from Osaka University of Economics, and YUELI Director, Isaac Garcia-Sitton The York University English Language Institute (YUELI) is the largest public English Language …


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Human Resources Management students get the ultimate career planning advantage

Students getting information on volunteering with the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) On October 1st, York University’s School of Continuing Studies joined forces with the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) York Region Ch …


Tarun Sharma

Seasoned full-stack web developer gives back to students

Tarun Sharma, Instructor, Certificate in Full-Stack Web Development Full-Stack web developers never stop learning. With innovations in coding language and frameworks constantly changing, and emerging technologies shaping the way we interact with the we …


Exciting Career Opportunities for Women in Web Development

Media Planet: Exciting Career Opportunities for Women in Web Development

As a child, Preeti Raman was curious about the world around her. “While many of my early experiments in the kitchen failed, I learned to love science,” she says. “I also discovered that math was everywhere, from shopping to baking.” Raman’s love for sc …


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Strategy: York University looks to fill a digital marketing gap

Strategy, a leading media brand that “uncovers and shares the “bold vision and brand new ideas” of Canada’s national marketing community”, featured our Digital & Content Marketing programs Starting this January, our suite of 3 Certificates in Digit …


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Globe and Mail: York University School of Continuing Studies takes digital and content marketing in groundbreaking new direction

The demand for digital and content marketing skills is on the rise, and top companies are taking longer to fill these specialized roles than traditional marketing jobs. In response to employer demand, the York University School of Continuing Studies is …


The best tech jobs require a human touch

Media Planet: The Best Tech Jobs Require a Human Touch

In today’s competitive tech job market, employers are looking beyond technical skills when recruiting new talent. As technology, data, and artificial intelligence (AI) fields continue to grow in Ontario, hiring highly qualified professionals to meet th …


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Attending SecTor 2018? We’ll See You There!

The countdown has begun for SecTor 2018, Canada’s leading & largest information security gathering. And YorkU Continuing Studies will see you there! The event will take place in the heart of downtown Toronto, where leading experts, academics, indus …


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NOW Magazine: Want to study AI?

NOW Magazine recently featured our new Machine Learning Certificate program in an article about the Artificial Intelligence (AI) boom in Toronto! As the first session this fall draws closer, more and more people interested in breaking into the hot fiel …


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Human Resources Management specialist reveals what it takes to be successful in the field

Julie Giraldi, CHRE, ICD.D, Human Resources Management Program Advisory Council Member Managing people and managing the business- the perfect synergy Becoming a leader in the world of HR, requires more than mastering recruitment procedures. It involves …


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Becoming a well-rounded cyber security professional

Becoming a Well-Rounded Cyber Security Professional – Tips from Cyber Security Instructor Ali Khan (CISM, CISSP, CISA).   Ali Khan, a cyber security professional, has helped build the Cyber Security Program at the School of Continuing Studies. Ali …


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Cyber Security Instructor Featured on CBC News

Our Cyber Security Program instructor is getting airplay!   Cyber Security Instructor Ed Dubrovsky featured on CBC News Talking about Data Breaches in the Financial Industry   Cyber Security Instructor Ed Dubrovsky featured on BNN News Talkin …


Toria Gibbs, Senior Software Engineer, Etsy

Globe and Mail: First Certificate in Full-Stack Web Development designed for working professionals launches at York University School of Continuing Studies

Toria Gibbs, Senior Software Engineer, Etsy Gone are the days when becoming a full-stack web developer meant leaving work for weeks on end. Until recently, this intensive “bootcamp” style of learning was largely the only option for people looking to jo …


Yang Han, Co-Founder & CTO, StackAdapt

Canadian Business Journal: York University Continuing Studies announces new machine learning program

Yang Han, Co-Founder & CTO, StackAdapt Develop and nurture the skills most in-demand by top employers As tech giants and other businesses increasingly rely on data and artificial intelligence (AI) to stay competitive, there is greater demand than e …


Faezeh Heydari Khabbaz

Machine learning senior leader helps students launch new careers

Faezeh Heydari Khabbaz, Instructor, Certificate in Machine Learning We live in a connected world: wireless devices, artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT). With that connectivity comes data—a lot of data—and the need for machine lea …


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New Certificate in Machine Learning gains media attention

The launch of our new Certificate in Machine Learning is causing quite a stir in tech and data media! The program has recently been featured in countless online and print media publications, including many read by qualified prospective students in star …


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York University English Language Institute (YUELI) hosts 44 recruitment agents from 16 countries at 2018 FAM Tour event

Isaac Garcia-Sitton, Director, International Education & York University English Language Institute (YUELI) and Kelvin Chan, Recruitment and Agent Support Officer, YUELI, School of Continuing Studies with international recruitment agents at FAM Tou …


Derek David. Cyber Security program graduate

Cyber Security grad earns CISSP designation

Derek David. Cyber Security program graduate Derek David, a recent graduate of our Cyber Security program, has just passed his CISSP exam!   He’s now at the top of the pack of highly desirable hires for top employers investing in cyber security. T …


Isaac Garcia-Sitton, Director, International Education and YUELI with YUELI students

Media Planet: How One Canadian School Offers International Students the Opportunity to Thrive

Isaac Garcia-Sitton, Director, International Education and YUELI with YUELI students International students in Canada know that academic and career success depends greatly on having a good grasp of the English language.  It’s not just about reading, wr …



How might the labour negotiations between York University and CUPE 3903 impact School of Continuing Studies and YUELI students?

York University’s highest priority is  supporting the academic success of each and every one of our students. The University has made and will continue to make every reasonable effort to reach a collective agreement with CUPE 3903 and avoid a strike. W …


Instructor Yuliya Miakisheva

YUELI instructor explores issue of access to higher education for Canadian immigrants in innovative new publication

Yuliya Miakisheva, a long-standing instructor and contributor to program development at the York University English Language Institute (YUELI), co-authored a chapter in the newly released book ‘Inclusion through Access to Higher Education’ (editor: Mar …


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Risk Management expert shares experience with students

Tony Rossi, Instructor, Certificate in Risk Management Since its launch last fall, our Certificate in Risk Management has proven more popular than we could have hoped! Aspiring risk managers looking to attain their CRM designation continue to flock to …


Keep your career on target

Being “the best” without being the best

You don’t have to be the very best in your field to be the best candidate for a job or be indispensable to your employer. Although being in the top 1% of a desired skill will get you there, there is another way: be a Triple Threat. Being in the top 25% …


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New exclusive resume service helps our students keep their careers on target

This Fall, we launched an exciting new addition to our student experience here at the York University School of Continuing Studies. Our students now have access to an online career services portal, powered by Resume Target, that provides access to 100’ …


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Too busy to work AND learn? Think again.

Many professionals believe that their busy lives will prevent them from going back to school. Forty plus hour work weeks. Family obligations. Volunteering and pursing personal hobbies. The solution is finding a part-time program that will not only help …


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Developing your personal brand is vital to career success.

The School of Continuing Studies at York University is pleased to announce the second instalment of our Career Growth series. For our next event we welcome Sean Mullin as our guest speaker. Sean is a CPA Ontario Student Representative. He has been a pr …


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Continuing Education the Key to Prolonged Career Success

Technology has increased the competitiveness and pressure in today’s workplace, making continuing education another way to expand and learn new skills. Steve Wuthmann Learning on the job is not quite what it used to be, leaving continuing education as …


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High-profile international delegations flock to York over summer months

The York University English Language Institute (YUELI) continued to establish itself as a global leader in academic and professional English training this summer, attracting a volume of visits from key international delegations that has been higher tha …


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Media Planet: 5 Reasons Why Women Should Pursue A Career In Cyber Security

The competitive field offers women an ample opportunity for growth and success. Find out how. There’s a talent shortage in various cyber security fields, and women can position themselves to fill those gaps with great jobs in any role they choose to pu …


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On the Go Toronto Magazine: Why Risk Missing A Career–Changing Opportunity?

Certificate in Risk Management Businesses in Canada face an ever-changing landscape of risk. It’s becoming increasingly important in industries like finance, insurance, health, food safety and construction to take a proactive approach to managing risk, …


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Metro News: Advance your career with continuing education says HR expert

One of the sure ways to advance your career is through formal continuing education, says human resources expert Steve Wuthmann The rapid rate at which in-demand knowledge and skills change today, no matter the industry, makes it crucial for professiona …


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Unique York U/Toronto District Schoolboard collaboration offers world-class experiential learning to Saudi educators

Isaac Garcia-Sitton, Director, International Education and YUELI, School of Continuing Studies, Maflah Aswyad Alenezi, and Hatim Mesfer M Alsayyali On July 5th 2017, the first cohort of 59 Saudi principals, counselors and teachers graduated successfull …


Steve Wuthmann

Toronto Star: How to stay marketable

One of the sure ways to advance your career is through formal continuing education, says human resources expert. Steve Wuthmann The rapid rate at which in-demand knowledge and skills change today, no matter the industry, makes it crucial for profession …


Dinesh Garbharran, Interim CRO, TD Insurance & VP, Risk Management, TD Bank (Advisory Council Member for the Certificate in Risk Management)

National Post: York University’s School of Continuing Studies launches new online Certificate in Risk Management

Dinesh Garbharran, Interim CRO, TD Insurance & VP, Risk Management, TD Bank (Advisory Council Member for the Certificate in Risk Management) Certified risk management professionals are more essential today than ever before. Case in point: more Cana …


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Enter our #howIgotmyfirstHRjob contest!

Are you passionate about Human Resources Management? At York University’s School of Continuing Studies, we take pride in our Certificates that go beyond the basics, developing not only a specialized knowledge of human resources theories and practices, …


Adele Minoli, employee of York University for 47 years

Passings: Adele Minoli, York’s longest-serving employee

  Adele Minoli, employee of York University for 47 years Mrs. Adele Minoli, Program Coordinator at the York University English Language Institute (YUELI) until her retirement in early 2012, passed away on July 18, 2017 after a short battle with ca …


Kyle Nichols - Instructor, Certificate in Risk Management

Meet Kyle Nichols, Global Insurance Adviser and soon-to-be York Instructor

Kyle Nichols – Instructor, Certificate in Risk Management From digital threats to operational challenges, today’s organizations face an unprecedented number of risks. The good news is that most organizations now possess the tools to identify and assess …


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Outstanding International Secondary Students Receive Prestigious Scholarship to York University

  Two international students at the J. Addison School in Markham, ON have been awarded $5,000 scholarships as a result of a fruitful partnership with the York University English Language Institute (YUELI). Emosa Xu ( Xu Yuxin) and Jenny Zou (Xue Y …


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Big Data is Big Business

Understanding data analytics is a vital part of military strategy   York University’s School of Continuing Studies is setting a plan in motion to help overcome one of the largest talent shortages in Canada with its Big Data Analytics Program. The …


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Metro: York University launches its big data analytics program this fall

Become a part of the growing data analytics field When the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) is blanketed with snow, near-real time analytics of weather data, road condition data, vehicle positioning data and on-board sensor data ensures roads are optimally t …


Lesley Moulas, student in the Certificate in Business Administration and Vice-President of Customer Experience at Greenwich Associates.

Enter the business world faster than ever.

  Professionals looking to advance their careers either within their own organization or through a new opportunity often face the difficult challenge of gaining the required credentials and education necessary for such a jump. With the competitive …


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Toronto Star: Become a part of the growing data analytics field

York University launches its big data analytics program this fall When the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) is blanketed with snow, near-real time analytics of weather data, road condition data, vehicle positioning data and on-board sensor data ensures roads …


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Media Planet: Top 4 Reasons To Learn Data Analytics

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Tim Wottoon shares how data analytics helps him understand his business. For tech entrepreneur Tim Wootton, data analytics are the secret to understanding what makes his business tick. Wootton is the CEO and founder of Rover Parking, …


Ray Parker, N.O.W. Plus Bachelor of Human Resources Management (BHRM) student

Prioritize studying without putting your career on hold with N.O.W. Plus

When you already have a busy career, finding the time to earn a degree can be a big challenge. The N.O.W. Plus Degree Pathway at York University can help. Ray Parker, N.O.W. Plus Bachelor of Human Resources Management (BHRM) student Ray Parker joined N …


English Language Institute welcomes Saudi Arabian teachers

English Language Institute welcomes Saudi Arabian teachers

The York University English Language Institute has welcomed 59 teachers, counselors and principals from Saudi Arabia to campus for an immersive teacher professional learning program developed by the English Language Institute. Welcome event for Saudi A …


Roland Merbis, Director of Customer Insights & Analytics at Scotiabank

York University helps employers quickly respond to one of Canada’s largest talent shortages

Roland Merbis, Director of Customer Insights & Analytics at Scotiabank With access to more data than ever before, businesses are facing a serious shortage of big data experts and predictive analysts who know how to properly analyze it.  York Univer …


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First Career Growth event a success

The inaugural session of the Career Growth series presented by the School of Continuing Studies took place on the evening of January 26. The event was well attended with over 75 people coming to hear senior HR executive Steve Wuthmann’s tips on how to …


Steve Wuthmann

Ever wonder what it takes to get hired and promoted in this day and age?

Inaugural Career Growth series event features senior HR executive. Steve Wuthmann, a senior HR executive with high level corporate experience in organizations such as Tim Hortons, Parmalat, and Purolator, will feature as the first guest speaker in the …


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Enhance Your Career with York’s Certificate in Risk Management

  Risk management is a rapidly expanding field with Risk Managers earning an average salary of $82,422 per year in Canada, and the demand for qualified risk management professionals is expected to continue to increase into the future. The program …


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Human Resources Graduate Wins HRPA York Region Chapter Contest

  The following article was originally published by the Human Resources Professionals Association York Region Chapter. View the original article here. Presenting…The Winner of The Yorkie Blog Tagline Contest! HRPA York Region – Member Profile – …


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Tips for How Continuing Education Students can Succeed in Online Learning

  Online learning presents a wealth of new opportunities for professionals looking to get ahead in their career. The flexibility provided to balance classroom contributions with a career and family obligations allows far more people to pursue cont …


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Writing your CKE to become an HR professional – Part II

Featuring Post-Degree Certificate in Human Resources Management alumni Jody Yap. Part two of our series on writing the CKE exam features Post-Degree Certificate in Human Resources Management graduate Jody Yap. In the field of human resources, gaining a …


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Weekly Voice: Fast track your career with York’s tailor made Cyber Security program

  As businesses collect, share and disseminate data, the value of the information continues to be a major target for both insider and external threat actors. A breach that unveils sensitive information related to any of these could lead to catastr …


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Writing your CKE to become an HR professional – Part I

Featuring Post-Degree Certificate in Human Resources Management alumni Belinda Schuler-Chin. In the field of human resources, gaining a designation from the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) is a great way to set yourself up for success …


Ed Dubrovsky, director of national security practice at OnX Enterprise Solutions and instructor/advisory council member for the Cyber Security Program at York University's School of Continuing Studies.

NOW Magazine: Hack The Job Market

  Ed Dubrovsky, director of national security practice at OnX Enterprise Solutions and instructor/advisory council member for the Cyber Security Program at York University’s School of Continuing Studies.   Graduates typically find jobs in con …


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Part-time Learning Gives Professional Accountants Opportunity to Get Ahead

There’s no greater tool for accountants looking to get ahead in their careers than a Charted Professional Accountant (CPA) designation. Earning the designation not only provides comprehensive training and advanced skills, but also demonstrates to emplo …


The results are great

Media Planet: Becoming A Cyber Security Expert Through Education

Information technology has grown in sophistication over the last 20 years, with multiple streams of expertise, and cyber security is standing out more as one in need of new recruits. There are boot camps for exam prep, and self-sourced learning offers …


Cyber Security Instructor Ali Khan

Cyber security a pressing need for businesses

  Dozens of Canadian organizations have been forced to pay cyber attackers to regain control of computer files and IT systems over the past year, CTV reported earlier this month, becoming the latest reminder of the need to implement and manage str …


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Metro News: Business Administration at the School of Continuing Studies

Learn the skills employers value most. Starting this September, those looking to supplement their university or college education with a focus on business or management will be able to do so through a new post-graduate certificate in business administr …


Belinda Schuler Chin, graduate of Post-Degree Certificate in Human Resources Management from the School of Continuing Studies.

Human Resources Graduate Nominated for UPCEA Award

  York University’s School of Continuing Studies is proud to announce that Belinda Schuler Chin, graduate of the Post-Degree Certificate in Human Resources Management has been nominated for the UPCEA Mid-Atlantic Outstanding Continuing Education S …


Maurizio Bevilacqua, Mayor of Vaughn and advisory council member for the Post-Grad Certificate in Business Administration at York University's School of Continuing Studies.

Toronto Star: Learn the skills employers value most

  Offered in part-time, full-time, in-class, or online options, York’s business administration program can be completed in as little as seven months if taken full-time or just 16 months through the part-time delivery. Maurizio Bevilacqua, Mayor of …


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Human Resources Management has some of 2016’s top jobs. Get qualified.

  Looking to complete your Certified Human Resources Professional designation? According to Workopolis HR Manager is one of the top 5 jobs to have in 2016. Marina DeBona, Program Manager for the Post-Degree Certificate in Human Resources Managemen …


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How the School of Continuing Studies can benefit your career

  Lauren Canzius, an instructor in our Human Resources Management program talks about investing in your education and how it is the first important step in flourishing in your career. There are many educational benefits to attending the School of …


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Prepare for management roles with our Business Certificate

  Do you have an education in the sciences, arts or other non-business field, but want to prepare for a leadership role in your organization? If so, take a look at the below video where Marina DeBona, Program Manager for the Post-Graduate Certific …


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On-The-Go Magazine: Certified In Cyber Security

  John Weigelt, National Technology Officer, Microsoft Canada. Cyber Security Advisory Council Member.   School of Continuing Studies launches Ontario’s First Comprehensive Certificate Program in Cyber Security aligned with CISSP CBK York Uni …


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Latinos Magazine: Isaac Garcia-Sitton – Supporting international students in Canadian academic success

Isaac Garcia-Sitton was born in Barcelona, raised in Panama and moved to Canada in 2007 during his tenure as the Consul General of Panama in Montreal. As Director, International Education and English Language Institute for the York University School of …


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School of Continuing Studies Post-Grad Certificates get CPA Ontario Recognition

The courses in the post-graduate certificates in Accounting and Advanced Professional Accounting have received recognition from the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) of Ontario. The School of Continuing Studies’ post-graduate certificates teach …


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Be valued by employers as a T shaped professional

  Do you know what a T-shaped professional is? In this video, Richard Louttet, the Director of Professional Education Programs here at the School of Continuing Studies talks about what it means to be a T-shaped professional and why it is of vital …


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What employers look for when hiring and promoting

  Steve Wuthmann, a senior human resources management executive and Advisory Council member for the Human Resources Management certificates at the School of Continuing Studies, discusses what employers look for when hiring and promoting. He explai …


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English Language Institute alumni returns to inspire current students

Yiheng Chen graduated from the English Language Institute’s Graduate Study Preparation Program (Formerly YP3) in April 2013. After successfully completing his master’s degree, Yiheng started his own business – a business that has grown exponentially si …


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English Language Institute partners with the Education University of Hong Kong and the Toronto District School Board in unique teacher training program

The York University English Language Institute is running a unique English language immersion program with the Education University of Hong Kong (formerly the Hong Kong Institute of Education) for students in the Bachelor of Education (English Language …


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Director of York University’s English Language Institute awarded scholarship for potential to impact Canada’s development

Isaac Garcia-Sitton, director of international education and the English Language Institute for York University’s School of Continuing Studies has been awarded the prestigious Organization of American States (OAS) – IE Business School Scholarship. “Eac …


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First ever School of Continuing Studies graduation ceremony a night to remember

  Some of the international graduates of the Post-Degree Certificate in Human Resources Management celebrate their accomplishments.   The York University School of Continuing Studies held the School’s inaugural graduation ceremony on the nigh …


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Author and instructor to launch new book at the School of Continuing Studies

The School of Continuing Studies is proud to announce Diana Kawarsky, one of the school’s esteemed instructors, and a published author, will be on campus to launch her new book Soft Skills: Volume 1 – A collection of Strategies, Anecdotes, Techniques, …


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Qian Liu Scholarship awarded to student Valeria Ricci from the English Language Institute

The Qian Liu Scholarship has been awarded to York University English Language Institute (YUELI) student Valeria Ricci, an international student from Chile. Valeria registered in YUELI’s Academic Program in January 2015, graduating with distinction and …


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School of Continuing Studies to hold inaugural graduation ceremony

York University’s School of Continuing Studies, one of the largest continuing education schools in Canada, is set to hold its inaugural graduation ceremony this spring. The event, which will take place on May 26, 2016 in the Sandra Faire and Ivan Fecan …


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International recruitment agents visit York University English Language Institute

The York University English Language Institute (YUELI) is leading a pan-university recruitment effort by hosting a familiarisation tour for visiting agents to the International Consultants for Education and Fairs (ICEF) workshop. On May 10, 2016, 12 ag …


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School of Continuing Studies Addresses Canada’s Shortage of Cyber Security Professionals

  Less than two years after its founding, York University’s School of Continuing Studies has announced another innovative certificate program. Ontario’s first comprehensive cyber security certificate program aligned to the Certified Information Sy …


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Toronto Star: New cyber security program launches to meet demand

  Ed Dubrovsky, director of national security practice at OnX and advisory council member for the Cyber Security Program at York University’s School of Continuing Studies. Both certifications can be completed based on your goals. In response to an …


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School of Continuing Studies launches Ontario’s First Comprehensive Two-Certificate Cyber Security Program

  John Weigelt, National Technology Officer, Microsoft Canada. Cyber Security Advisory Council Member. York University’s School of Continuing Studies will launch Ontario’s first comprehensive, two-certificate Cyber Security program this November i …


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Media Planet: Accounting Certificates Offer Many Professionals A Big Career Boost

  Nadine Petsche loved working with numbers so she thought accounting would be a good career fit — and she was right. Almost 30 years into her career, she is singing its praises. Read why Petsche recommends those interested in accounting pursue co …


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Japanese delegations visit the York University English Language Institute

  The York University English Language Institute recently played host to delegations from several Japanese universities who were keen to explore the facilities on offer to their students, and the York campus as a whole. Director of international e …


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Wanted: T-Shaped Professionals

Despite universities and colleges graduating more students than ever before, there is a significant shortage of highly-skilled workers. Tracey Taylor-O’Reilly, Founding Executive Director discusses how the School of Continuing Studies is uniquely poise …


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A working student’s guide to the top 10 benefits of earning a degree

  1. Recession-proof your career In times of economic downturn, degree holders less are likely to experience job loss and wage decrease. According to the 2013 New York Times article “Benefits of college degree in recession are outlined”, 8% of US …


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Student Belinda Schuler-Chin shares her experience of Dennis Hodgkinson’s classes for the Post-Degree Certificate in Human Resources Management

Guest blogger: Belinda Schuler-Chin Teaching is a challenging role, especially when the demographics of the class include seasoned professionals who “know it all,” new students just “figuring it out” and international students learning a new language a …


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Toronto Sun: Online learning becomes more flexible

Ontario universities are also attracting a wide variety of mature and returning students heading back to university to upgrade their skills through continuing education, says Bonnie Patterson, president and CEO of the Council of Ontario Universities. “ …


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Kuwait seeks seats for students in Canada’s York University

Isaac Garcia-Sitton, director of international education and the English Language Institute for York University’s School of Continuing Studies, met with the head of the Kuwait Cultural Office in Canada, Dr. Fahad Al-Nasser. Read more.


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Education fit to a ‘T’

York answers to call for T-shaped professionals York University’s School of Continuing Studies is leading the way, says its founding executive director, in rethinking professional education to address a deficit in highly skilled workers with the profes …


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Connect with your instructors

Connect with your instructors Published on Wed Aug 26 2015 The university system in Canada, in general, is designed to meet the needs of young full-time students. Consequently, the system presents challenges for working adults who desire to go back to …


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Interview: English Language Learning in Canada

Dr. Devinderpal Singh interviews York University English Language Institute instructor Dr. Jagrati Chauhan on learning English and building a successful career in Canada. Watch this interview in Hindi. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4CZYyOInwk


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York University’s English Language Institute Awarded Certificate of Recognition as an Excellent Organization in Sino-Canadian Education

May 29th, 2015 York University’s English Language Institute has recently been recognized for their initiatives in integrating international students into Canadian culture and preparing students to be successful in their future endeavors. The Institute …


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York University’s School of Continuing Studies Helps Transition from University to Career

By Star Metro Media, Content Solutions York University’s new school of continuing studies is all about helping people make successful transitions into university, from university to career, and growth throughout their career. The school provides progra …


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Toronto Star: Climb the corporate ladder with ‘T-shaped’ credentials

By: Jennifer Barry Special to the Star Published on Fri Feb 27 2015 A law clerk for 10 years, Sabrina Agricola had always fancied a career in mediation. “I remembered hearing that you don’t have to be a lawyer to be a mediator. And that was always in t …


Vice president-academic and provost Rhonda Lenton, left, York University executive director-continuing and professional education Tracey Taylor-O’Reilly, student Sabrina Agricola and president and vice-chancellor Mamdouh Shoukri help launch the York University School of Continuing Studies

The Weekly Voice: York University Launches Unique School Of Continuing Studies

Toronto: York University announced this week the establishment of a new School of Continuing Studies along with two new innovative student-centred certificate programs that will offer students not only specialized knowledge in their field, but core, fo …


York University executive director-continuing and professional education Tracey Taylor-O’Reilly, left, vice president-academic and provost Rhonda Lenton, student Sabrina Agricola and president and vice-chancellor Mamdouh Shoukri help launch the York University School of Continuing Studie

New School of Continuing Studies launches at York

NEWS Jan 13, 2015 York boasts new school will be different than those available at other institutions  York recently launched the new School of Continuing Studies, which York claims is one of the largest in Canada.  The launch was announced on January …


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York U. launches two unique human resources programs

York University launches the School of Continuing Studies Photo/PETER C. MCCUSKER York University executive director-continuing and professional education Tracey Taylor-O’Reilly, left, vice president-academic and provost Rhonda Lenton, student Sabrina …


Vice president-academic and provost Rhonda Lenton, left, York University executive director-continuing and professional education Tracey Taylor-O’Reilly, student Sabrina Agricola and president and vice-chancellor Mamdouh Shoukri help launch the York University School of Continuing Studies

York University launches new School of Continuing Studies

The University’s new School of Continuing Studies, one of the largest in Canada, offers a mix of high quality continuing professional programs and York University’s renowned expertise in English language training and academic preparation for internatio …


YUELI grad Ahmad Aseeri awarded the 2014 Bergeron Medal of Distinction

Digital media and YUELI grad Ahmad Aseeri awarded the 2014 Bergeron Medal of Distinction

Ahmad Aseeri has been named as the 2014 recipient of the Bergeron Medal of Distinction. Aseeri, who hails from Saudi Arabia, is an international student who has excelled academically. Read more.