Educational Innovator Marie Bountrogianni Shares Her University’s Vision for Continuing Education


One of the world’s foremost educational innovators shares her vision and how she is implementing that vision at the Chang School at Ryerson University in Toronto. Dr. Marie Bountrogianni, Dean of The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education at Ryerson University, speaks about embracing new educational practices in continuing education at the sold-out ChangSchoolTalks 2015: Digital Learning Reimagined event hosted at Ryerson University on February 19, 2015.

A former cabinet minister, Bountrogianni represented the region of Hamilton-Mountain in Ontario for nearly a decade until her retirement from political life in 2007. She served as minister of a number of portfolios including Intergovernmental Affairs, Democratic Renewal, Children and Youth Services, and Citizenship and Immigration. During her time in office, she was instrumental in negotiating a number of landmark federal-provincial agreements and in introducing the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), which established Ontario as a world leader in accessibility.

Bountrogianni was appointed Dean at the Chang School in 2014.

With approximately 70,000 annual enrollments, The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education is Canada’s leading provider of university-based adult education. There are over 1500 courses, workshops and seminars and 91 career-related certificate programs and numerous course series in which 23 certificate programs can be completed entirely at a distance. The school’s mission is to be a leader in innovative, quality, lifelong learning that empowers adults to reach their life and career goals.


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