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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, …


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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 …


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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 …


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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 …


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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 …


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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 …


Ali Khan, a cyber security professional, has helped build the Cyber Security Program at the School of Continuing Studies.

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 …


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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 …


John Weigelt, National Technology Officer, Microsoft Canada. Cyber Security Advisory Council Member.

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 …


John Weigelt, National Technology Officer, Microsoft Canada. Cyber Security Advisory Council Member

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.