School of Continuing Studies Sustainability Course Inventory

University of Toronto’s 2022-2023 School of Continuing Studies Sustainability Course Inventory

The Sustainability Course Inventory gathers information about all sustainability-related School of Continuing Studies (SCS) courses at the University of Toronto. It includes 468 sustainability-oriented courses, representing 54% of all 874 SCS courses at U of T. The purpose of the sustainability course inventory is to increase the visibility of such courses, making it more accessible for students to add sustainability content to their educational experience. The SCS course inventory did not undergo the same rigorous manual review as the undergraduate course inventory due to time limitations, hence the numbers provided are a slight overestimation. We hope to encourage deeper understanding of the societal shift towards sustainability, to contribute to the creation of a culture of sustainability at the university. Our understanding of sustainability englobes both human and environmental concerns, and the inventory was created based on keywords from the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), see below.The SDGs were chosen as a basis for the inventory due to their comprehensiveness and widespread usage in the sustainability field. SDG 17, “Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the goal partnership for sustainable development,” was excluded from the methodology, as it encompasses the act of achieving the other goals rather than bringing a new perspective to sustainability. The first inventory was created by CECCS RA in November 2022. If you have any questions or suggestions for a course to be included in or removed from this inventory, please contact

The UN Sustainable Development Goals and Inventory Keywords

See the SDG Keywords page for the list of keywords searched in the titles and descriptions of graduate courses in the master list of graduate courses. Methodologies and contexts for making this inventory were highlighted in an academic paper written by the ESE team and published in the journal “Sustainability”: “Expanding Student Engagement in Sustainability: Using SDG- and CEL-focused Inventories to Transform Curriculum at the University of Toronto“, January 2019, Sustainability 11(2):530.

School of Continuing Studies Sustainability Course Inventory

Course CodeCourse TitleCourse DescriptionSustainability focused?Keyword(s)SDGs Covered
3951Sustainable InvestingSustainable investing is experiencing rapid growth in the financial community, as is the demand for enhanced training for investment analysts, portfolio managers, and investors. In this unique micro course, you’ll explore a range of sustainable investing approaches, and discover how the ESG (Environment, Social, and Governance) factors can be integrated in traditional investment analysis. You’ll develop a deeper understanding of how sustainable investing could potentially increase investment return and reduce investment risk. In addition, you’ll explore how ESG factors can be integrated into security selection and asset allocation to support the development of sustainable investment products. You’ll become better prepared to grow your investments and make a positive impact on both the environment and society.Yesinvest, governanceSDG9, SDG16
3958Foundations of DevOps II: DevOps Ecosystem, Architecture and Continuous Software DeliveryIf you understand DevOps practices and benefits, and the organizational process changes and structures required for it to be successful, this course is for you. You‘ll learn about DevOps architecture and the overall DevOps ecosystem. In addition, you’ll explore continuous integration and other relevant practices and tools. Career opportunities and DevOps roles in matured organizations will also be discussed.Noecosystem, ecosystemSDG14, SDG15
3967Python for AutomationPython enables practitioners to design and build automated solutions that help organizations develop efficient processes. As an open- source language, it’s accessible to any business unit. This 15-hour course uses practical, hands-on approaches to learning Python programming and foundational software development principles. Learners will gain practical experience in designing and building automated solutions. In addition to lectures, discussions, and practical instruction, you’ll explore key topics through group exercises and assignments.Nolearning, accessibSDG4, SDG11
3968Python for Data Science & AnalyticsThis introductory course provides a gentle introduction to programming in Python and its applications in the world of big data. As organizations continue to digitize and generate increasingly large amounts of data, open-source tools like Python can enable data manipulation and exploration, machine learning, and statistical analysis in a scalable manner. A basic understanding of Python enables businesses to take advantage of available data to drive business strategy and value.NolearningSDG4
2379ABusiness Analysis Essentials I: Analyze, Model, Design and DeliverWhether you’re already working as a business analyst, or hope to become one soon, this online course will advance your progress. You’ll get a thorough grounding in the theory and practice of business analysis, from basic fundamentals through current best practices. You’ll learn how to elicit, analyze and model requirements, and to work with multi-disciplinary teams tasked with designing and delivering solutions. Whether your organization favors traditional waterfall or agile approaches, you’ll emerge better prepared to succeed in this field.NowaterSDG6
2699BApplying Lean Six Sigma MethodsIf you’ve already taken 2699A Introduction to Lean Six Sigma Methods, or have equivalent knowledge, this five-session course will take you deeper into the Lean Six Sigma (LSS) approach. Whether you’re working to improve services or manufacturing processes, you’ll develop a greater ability to measure process performance, identify gaps and opportunities for improvement, and design workable solutions using the DMAIC approach. You’ll learn which tool to use in every phase of a project, whether you’re improving an existing process or implementing something new.NoknowledgeSDG4
2845BFoundations of Pay-Per-Click (PPC) Management: Tactics and Strategy to Drive GrowthIf you want to increase your organization’s pay-per-click (PPC) revenues, this course is for you. You’ll delve into real case studies across both B2B and B2C companies and learn the tactics and strategies that drive growth in predictable ways. You’ll identify high-value keywords that get your Google ads noticed and explore paid social media strategies that cover the entire customer journey. You’ll learn to write persuasive ad copy and optimize your website and landing pages to convert visitors into customers.NolandSDG15
2854ACloud Computing I: Analyzing and Recommending Cloud AdoptionMany organizations now look to the cloud to reduce infrastructure and deliver greater value to stakeholders. But with that opportunity comes concerns about security and privacy. In this five-week course, you’ll explore a range of deployment models and determine which is best for you. You’ll develop greater business acumen and critical-thinking skills and develop a business case that presents the pros and cons of cloud adoption. You’ll emerge better prepared to help your organization use cloud services confidently and effectively.NoinfrastructureSDG9
2854BCloud Computing II: Architecture, Accessibility, Security and PrivacyNow that you’ve developed a business case for the cloud, it’s time to create a detailed roadmap to adoption. In this five-week second-level course, you’ll learn to assess how ready your enterprise is to transition to one of the many deployment models available. You’ll consider critical issues related to architecture, accessibility, security and privacy. You’ll approach implementation strategically, applying your technical, business and problem-solving skills. You’ll examine corporate governance frameworks and learn to present your findings to stakeholders with confidence.Notransit, accessib, governanceSDG11, SDG16
3214ARecords and Information Management EssentialsThere is more to records and information management than storing and maintaining your organization’s data. In this online course, you’ll learn everything from basic concepts of managing paper, digital and media content to current best practices and critical issues in corporate governance. You’ll learn how to collect data and store it properly and establish strategies to assess a current (Records and Information Management) RIM model or develop a new one.NogovernanceSDG16
3214BRecords and Information Management ComplianceNo matter what form information comes in, from paper records to digital images, your data must be kept and accessed in full compliance with privacy legislation, other regulations and corporate governance standards. In this online course, you’ll learn how to properly organize records, how long they should be kept, how to manage access and protect privacy. You’ll emerge better prepared to handle information with the care it needs.NogovernanceSDG16
3214CElectronic Records and Information ManagementAs the business world transitions from paper to electronic and digital records, you need to know current best practices and how to apply them in your workplace. In this online course, you’ll learn the many options you have to store and maintain important records and images, and how to choose the best for your organization. You’ll learn to transition documents while meeting all requirements and criteria, manage e-mail records and perform other functions you’ll need to ensure the smooth operation of your enterprise.NotransitSDG11
3250BUsing Python II: Clean, Predict and InformIf you already know how to use Python to organize and analyze data, this second-level course is for you. You’ll learn to apply data cleansing techniques and inferential statistical methods. You’ll develop a clearer understanding of how predictive models can support more informed business decisions, and create one using the insights you pulled. You’ll explore the fascinating world of data visualization and machine learning and emerge with greater confidence in the stories you tell and the data they’re based on.NolearningSDG4
3373BCyber Security Third Party Risk, Compliance, and Emerging RisksIf you do business in the online world, you incur thousands of risks large and small every day. In this course, you’ll learn to identify and manage threats to your cyber security. You’ll explore what your organization – and third parties, such as vendors – must do to comply with regulations, privacy law and stakeholder expectations. You’ll learn how threats affect lifecycle processes as a whole and emerge with the knowledge and skills you need to thwart or quickly recover from breaches.NoknowledgeSDG4
3926Microsoft Azure AI FundamentalsThis course provides foundational knowledge of machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) concepts, in addition to related Microsoft Azure services. You’ll also learn how to implement ML and AI services on Azure. This Azure AI Fundamentals course can also be used to prepare for other Azure role-based certifications, like Azure Data Scientist Associate, or Azure AI Engineer Associate.Noknowledge, learningSDG4
3927Microsoft Azure FundamentalsThis course offers foundational knowledge of cloud services, and how these services are provided through Microsoft Azure. If you are just beginning to work with cloud-based solutions and services, or are new to Azure, this course may be a good fit for you. You’ll learn cloud concepts like Azure services, Azure workloads, security, and privacy in Azure, as well as Azure pricing and support.NoknowledgeSDG4
3930Microsoft Word (Word and Word 2019)Develop the foundational word processing skills needed to effectively create professional documents by completing this Microsoft Word Course. You’ll acquire hands-on knowledge and practice with the software, developing competency at an industry associate-level while obtaining the necessary skills to be prepared to enter the job market.NoknowledgeSDG4
3931Microsoft Azure AdministratorIn this course, you will learn how to successfully implement, manage, and monitor an organization’s Microsoft Azure environment. The course explores monitoring identity, governance, storage, compute, and virtual networks in a cloud environment. In addition, you’ll learn how to provision, size, monitor, and adjust resources when needed.NogovernanceSDG16
3943Administering Relational Databases on Microsoft Azure DP-300If you are responsible for management, availability, security, performance monitoring, and optimization of modern relational database solutions, this course is for you. This learning experience will prepare you to work with the Azure Data Engineers to manage operational aspects of data platform solutions.NolearningSDG4
3944Microsoft Azure Data Fundamentals (DP-900)This course provides foundational knowledge of core data concepts, and their implementation using Microsoft Azure data services. You’ll learn core data and data analytic concepts, and how to work with relational and non-relational data. In addition to exploring Azure, and the basic data services offered on the Azure family of products, you’ll learn about management tasks associated with handling relational and non-relational data.NoknowledgeSDG4
3946Designing and Implementing a Data Science Solution on Azure (DP- 100)This course provides knowledge and skills for applying data science to implement and run machine learning workloads on Azure. The course covers planning and creating a suitable working environment for data science workloads on Azure. You’ll learn how to run data experiments and train predictive models. In addition, you’ll learn how to manage, optimize, and deploy machine learning models into production using Azure Machine Learning Studio and Azure Databricks.Noknowledge, learning, productionSDG4, SDG12
3949Microsoft Azure Security Technologies (AZ-500)This course teaches you how to implement security controls and threat protection. It also examines how to manage identity and access, and protect data, applications, and networks in cloud and hybrid environments as part of an end-to-end infrastructure.NoinfrastructureSDG9
3947Analyzing Data with Microsoft Power BI DA- 100This course will provide the knowledge and skills needed by data analysts to successfully design and build scalable data models, and clean and transform data. You’ll learn analytical methods by leveraging Microsoft Power BI. You’ll also explore best practices in the industry, which can provide meaningful business value through easy-to-comprehend data visualizations. The course will cover how data analysts collaborate with stakeholders to deliver key insights based on identified business requirements.Noknowledge, laborSDG4, SDG8
1526Passing the CFA Exam: Level IThe Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) designation defines professional excellence within the international investment community. This program was designed by CFA Charterholder Michael Hlinka to help you pass the Level I exam. You'll end the course knowing the most important CFA learning outcomes, with the skills and confidence you need. If you don't pass the first time, you can attend the next session at no charge for tuition (a $500 fee will be applied for materials and administrative costs). *Some conditions apply - ask your instructor for details.Nolearning, investSDG4, SDG9
1766Passing the CFA Exam: Level IIPassing the Level II exam brings you one step closer to a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) designation. This program was designed by CFA Charterholder Michael Hlinka to help you learn the most important CFA learning outcomes - such as analyzing and valuing investments and managing portfolios - and build your skills and confidence. If you don't pass the first time, you can take the course again at no charge for tuition (a $500 fee will be applied for materials and administrative costs).* Some conditions apply - ask your instructor for details.Nolearning, investSDG4, SDG9
3505Certificate in Project Management EssentialsProject management skills are in high demand by hiring organizations across many sectors. Why? Organizations use project management to adapt and change to achieve their strategy, solve business problems and meet competitive pressures to be successful. Employers need people who can be effective team members and collaborators, who understand the business thinking and practical approaches required to make projects work. Our project management essentials certificate will help you develop these skills and become an invaluable member of any team you work with.NolaborSDG8
3506Certificate in Business EssentialsIn today's competitive job market, employers want to hire adaptable, socially aware candidates, who possess a combination of business acumen and communication skills. Be that candidate, by sharpening your understanding of business basics and gaining hands-on experience of in-demand skills – before you interview. Our Business Essentials certificate will help you develop a foundational understanding of areas that employers across industries have identified as critical, so no matter where you land, you'll have increased confidence in your ability to work with others and make a meaningful contribution to your team and organization.NolandSDG15
3507Certificate in Digital Strategy and Communication Management EssentialsIn today's online world, the ability to effectively deliver content and messages via digital platforms is essential to the success of every organization, entrepreneur, and anyone who finds themselves in the public spotlight. Global leaders in any field, from Apple to Amazon to Adele, all have a robust strategy in place to carefully manage their communications across digital, social, and multimedia platforms. Businesses that struggle to be competitive make the mistake of approaching these platforms without a cohesive strategy, leading to redundant or disparate communications, misspent time and energy, and even slipups that cause lasting damage to reputation. Creating and implementing a digital communications strategy ensures consistency and accuracy of messaging, selection of the best platforms for promotion, a tone that resonates with your audience.Noenergy, entrepreneurSDG7, SDG8
3826The Biology of COVID-19Since late 2019, COVID-19 has killed millions of people worldwide and infected tens of millions more, while depressing worldwide economies, employment, education, and social activity. In this course, you’ll learn the biology of SARS-CoV2 and other viruses, and how our immune system combats viral infections. You’ll also learn how vaccines are made, and how they work. In addition, you will explore COVID-19 epidemiology, testing, symptoms, and treatments.Novaccine, employmentSDG3, SDG8
3832Accessibility Assessment for BuildingsHow accessible are the buildings that you design or manage for people with disabilities? In this interactive course, you’ll learn why complying with accessibility legislation can give your organization a competitive advantage. You’ll learn how to conduct quality accessibility assessments, identify gaps and barriers within and outside the buildings, and make meaningful recommendations for improvement. You’ll also learn how to implement upgrades and/or renovations in a timely and cost-effective manner, with full knowledge of Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and Ontario Building Code (OBC) requirements.Yesdisabilit, knowledge, buildings, accessibSDG3, SDG4, SDG9, SDG11
3834Health and Safety Essentials for Building ProfessionalsIf you’re responsible for your organization’s buildings and need a better understanding of the occupational health and safety (OHS) legislation, this course is for you. You’ll learn your roles and responsibilities in ensuring your facility is safe for all users, and in full compliance with health and safety guidelines. You’ll also learn to identify and address hazards, develop prevention programs, monitor the effectiveness of your controls, and communicate with stakeholders. By understanding your organization’s obligations under OHS legislation, you’ll emerge ready to play a key role in mitigating risk and liability.NobuildingsSDG9
3837Kanban: Practical Agile WorkshopThe Kanban Method uses ‘Kanban Boards’ to move work through different stages of its lifecycle and achieve greater business agility. A popular Agile method, the visual Kanban Board can lead to improved efficiency, increased productivity, boosts team collaboration and reduces waste to name a few. This practical course shows you how to use this visual method to help teams manage their work and produce more deliverables in less time. Through use cases, examples and practical exercises, you will acquire the tools and techniques and best practices to implement, improve and measure your workflow and agility using the Kanban way of working.Nolabor, wasteSDG8, SDG12
3846Lifecycle Thinking and Solutions for Building Energy PerformanceBuildings are complex systems that use energy, water, and generate waste. If you’re seeking a deeper understanding of the long lifecycles of building stocks in a low-carbon economy, this six-week interdisciplinary course is for you. Whether you’re a designer, real-estate developer, or policy maker, you’ll learn about sustainable development, life-cycle analysis, and future scenario planning. In addition, you’ll explore ways to achieve energy resilience and design flexible, low-emission buildings. You’ll emerge better equipped to provide strategic leadership and create future-oriented design pathways.Yeswater, energy, emission, sustainable development, buildings, resilien, sustainable development, waste, resilience, resilienceSDG6, SDG7, SDG8, SDG11, SDG9, SDG12, SDG13, SDG15
3963Psychological SafetyHelp boost creativity and collaboration in your workplace by improving psychological safety. In this four-week course, you’ll learn how to build a culture of trust and common purpose, and address increased anxiety, burnout, and isolation. You’ll explore ways to allow people to feel safe to speak up, take inter-personal risks and work together more creatively. You’ll learn how to measure psychological safety, gather feedback, apply rewards and recognition to enhance motivation and wellbeing, and promote workplace equity and inclusion.Nowellbeing, equity, labor, equitSDG3, SDG4, SDG8, SDG10
3962Aging In Place – Supporting Home Modifications for People with DisabilitiesExplore the ever-growing issue of planning and renovating living spaces to make them more safe and accessible for the needs of persons of different age groups within Ontario and Canada. In this course, you’ll learn how to support individuals who want to live at home with the comforts and amenities that allow them to ‘age in place’. You will also learn about building and landscape modifications, technological advancements, and legislation aligned to Human Rights related requirements.Yesdisabilit, accessib, land, human rightsSDG3, SDG11, SDG15, SDG16
3075Google AnalyticsIf you have invested in a website or are marketing online, you need to know if your strategy works. In this course, you'll work hands-on with Google Analytics on your laptop to focus your efforts. Whether marketing products, providing services or working in the private, not-for-profit or government sector, you'll learn how to analyze and interpret web traffic data collected by Google Analytics. Find out where your best customers are coming from, what engages them and how you might better meet their needs. You'll also learn to segment data, analyze your campaigns and improve the overall value of your digital property. This course is a great complement to 2845 Search Engine Marketing. This course is offered in collaboration with the Faculty of Information.Nolabor, investSDG8, SDG9
3386Facilities Management EssentialsThe course provides an introduction to Facility Management (FM) and the expected knowledge, skills and behavior required to perform as a Facilities Manager. The course introduces the 11 core competencies as outlined by International Facility Management Association (IFMA). The program is targeted at professionals working in industry-related roles and for those interested in exploring the profession of FM in both public and private sector companies. Those interested to enter the profession will learn how they might transfer their training and experience to this growing profession. Experience level could range from new employees in any industry to supervisors/ managers/directors not in an FM role seeking knowledge about the FM profession.NoknowledgeSDG4
3587Fearless Networking - Connecting Creatively & ConfidentlyNot everyone is a natural networker, but being able to connect with the right person at the right time for the right reasons is a valued skill that helps build relationships to get a job, find a mentor, or advance your career. In this workshop, you’ll stop seeing networking as a necessary evil and discover opportunities to learn and engage with new people and your current network. You’ll emerge with a better understanding of your fears and how to address them in specific situations. You’ll learn to approach networking with excitement, curiosity, and an open mind about how it can help you reach your career and life goals.NoworkerSDG8
3713Sustainable Procurement for ProfessionalsIf your organization wants to develop more sustainable practices to improve its sustainability performance, this course is for you. All business sustainable practices involve procurement and financial decisions, often involving selection of products or services on a sustainable basis. The course offers a broad range of procurement tools and ideas in green, ethical and sustainable procurement that are applicable to the public and private sectors. Learn how to justify, plan and implement a sustainable procurement program, how to structure your own organization and purchasing documents to maximize your chances of success, what challenges to expect, and recommendations on how best to deal with them. Learn ideas for working with your suppliers to move your supply chain to a more green and ethical basis, as well as evaluate and mitigate sustainability risk in your supply chain.Yessupply chainSDG12
3719Trauma-Sensitive Trauma-Informed Mindfulness FacilitationThis 2 day, 12 hour course teaches best practices in detecting behaviours relating to past trauma, and managing dysregulated behaviours, which may particularly arise in participants during Mindfulness practice. Learners will examine how to assist participants in staying within, or close to, their “Windows of Tolerance”. Strategies are demonstrated, and practiced, which are trauma-sensitive and trauma informed, including considerations relating to small group work, careful choice of languaging, and sensitive preambles and inquiry relating to formal practices. Body scan meditation strategies are particularly examined.Nomindfulness, windSDG3, SDG7
3751Cyber Security FoundationsIf you’re looking to kickstart your career in cyber security, this course is for you. This course will build your knowledge of core principles, techniques, roles and responsibilities. You’ll learn the concepts that frame and define standards, guidelines and industry practices, including risk management and assessment principles relating to cyber security threats. You’ll define network security architecture concepts, describe threats and vulnerabilities and emerge better prepared to ensure business continuity and disaster recovery.NoknowledgeSDG4
3757Robotic and Intelligent Process AutomationIf you’re looking to build your skills in robotic process automation (RPA), this seven-week course is for you. You’ll learn conceptual and practical elements of RPA and how it fits within digital transformation initiatives. You’ll explore adjacent technologies now in the marketplace, such as intelligent OCR, machine learning and NLP. You’ll emerge with the skills you need to build intelligent automations that align with established governance structures, and transition from a general analyst role to that of a hands-on RPA developer.Nolearning, transit, governanceSDG4, SDG11, SDG16
3768Advanced Facilities ManagementThe Advanced Facilities Management Course is designed for facilities management (FM) professionals in both public and private sectors across Canada who want to take their FM leadership skills and expertise to the next level. The course is highly recommended for FM middle managers, directors and supervisors who would like to increase their knowledge, skills and insight in preparation for higher positions of responsibility in their industry. It is designed to equip FM professionals to strategically deal with the priorities between corporate business, facility services and asset needs, and to ensure the facility is functional to service the needs of its customers.NoknowledgeSDG4
3769Disaster Recovery for Building ProfessionalsIt is more evident today than ever before that businesses can be disrupted by a man-made, environmental or technological crisis. In this course, you’ll explore ways to deal with potential crises that impact building professionals. You’ll learn how to review your facilities to identify vulnerabilities, investigate change management strategies and assess skill gaps. You’ll update your skills and knowledge in emergency and business continuity planning and emerge better prepared to manage and recover from a disaster situation.Noknowledge, invest, environmentalSDG4, SDG9, SDG13
3770Virtual CommunicationIn this course, you’ll learn how to create your best virtual impression and achieve the results you want in any sized meeting, from one-on-ones, to larger group events. Whether you are an experienced presenter looking to gain an additional on-line edge or are uncomfortable with the new virtual reality and are seeking foundational knowledge, this course will provide you with easy to apply skills, valuable tips and the confidence needed to become an outstanding virtual communicator.NoknowledgeSDG4
3772Building Mental Resilience in Uncertain TimesEnhance your ability to deal with unpredictability and change in this four-week course. You’ll learn how to build a healthier mind and develop critical thinking, creativity and collaboration. You’ll increase mental resilience and develop an integral view of reality. You’ll improve your sense of meaning and agency. Live online sessions will blend educational and experiential components, mindfulness, behavioural exercises and discussions. You’ll emerge better prepared to deal with challenges relating to your health, the future of work, economic and environmental sustainability, and technological change.Yesmindfulness, labor, resilien, environmental, resilience, resilienceSDG3, SDG8, SDG11, SDG13, SDG15
2335Commercial Real Estate InvestingThis course can help you to profit from commercial real estate. It covers the investment process step by step, from finding properties to assessing them, getting financing, dealing with legal and tax aspects and more. Covering everything from multi-family units to industrial buildings to office and retail buildings, this practical course can help you increase the return on your investment.Nobuildings, investSDG9
3394Innovation Power Tools: Associational ThinkingAssociational thinking, the way the brain processes information through integrating patterns, seeing contextual relationships, and connecting seemingly unrelated elements, will help you strengthen your ability to conceptualize unique solutions, fresh ideas or product concepts. In this course you’ll practice and sharpen critical-thinking skills, enhancing your agility and adaptability, through an immersive environment where knowledge will be directly applied – creating an experiential learning atmosphere.Noknowledge, learningSDG4
3395Digital Transformation: Framework for Business GrowthDigital transformation is the new business imperative. But what does that mean to your business? How can you understand it and put it into practice? In this one-day course, you’ll learn digital transformation from the ground up. You’ll explore opportunities and challenges that arise from digital disruption and learn how to adapt to changing consumer behaviours. Case studies and workshop exercises will help create your roadmap for change. You’ll also apply an organizational readiness assessment specific to your business journey.NoconsumSDG12
3427Startup Funding - Sources & StrategiesRaising capital from external sources is essential for almost all early-stage companies to succeed, yet most entrepreneurs are unable to do so due to lack of knowledge and preparedness. This workshop will provide an insight into the often misunderstood or unknown sources of raising capital related to Venture Capital Funds, Angel Investors, Crowdfunding Platforms, Government Entities, and Blockchain technology.Noknowledge, entrepreneur, capital, investSDG4, SDG8, SDG9
3437Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency InvestingThis workshop will demystify the nuances of cryptocurrencies, the technology behind them, and provide a detailed analysis of the opportunities and risks associated with cryptocurrency investing. You’ll have the opportunity to walk through setting up an online account at an exchange to buy, sell, store and transfer Bitcoin, Ethereum and Ripple XRP, and other major cryptocurrencies can be bought and sold. . Emerging techniques in valuation of cryptocurrencies and trends in the market will also be discussed.NoinvestSDG9
3483Leading by Design - Applying Design Thinking to LeadershipToday’s leaders face many challenges such as an increasingly diverse workforce, rapid technological changes and the pressure to innovate. Design Thinking is a methodology that can be used to create products and services that better meet the needs of their intended user(s). The Design Thinking methodology can be applied in leadership as a way for leaders to build a deep empathy and understanding for their followers, to foster curiosity and collaboration amongst teams and to create a prototype mindset for working that encourages feedback and iteration.NolaborSDG8
3638Applying Data Science to Real World ProblemsAmid the current explosion of information and technology driven by Big Data and AI, businesses that apply data-science solutions gain a distinct competitive advantage. To do this they need practitioners who are true hybrids: individuals who understand business needs and possess the technical skills to address them. In this two-day course, you’ll learn how information leads to actionable, business-specific solutions and hone the technical skills to deliver them. On day one, you’ll explore the four-stage data-science process from both conceptual and practical perspectives, focusing on key deliverables at each stage. You’ll gain hands-on technical experience in building and implementing solutions from raw data. Using the programming tools of your choice, you’ll work through a case study in which you analyze data, suggest action plans and validate results. On day two, a second case study will challenge you to solve a different business problem built on new data, using your enhanced programming skills and new-found perspectives to not only develop and validate a solution, but suggest how it could be implemented and deployed going forward. You’ll emerge with far greater knowledge of what data science can do for your enterprise, and how you can position yourself as the hybrid at the centre of it all.NoknowledgeSDG4
3765Energy Simulation for New Buildings Using eQUESTNew buildings need new ways of being energy-efficient. In this six-week hands-on course, you’ll learn to develop comprehensive energy simulations for a variety of building types. You’ll learn the foundations and theory of energy simulation, modelling best practices, and energy codes/standards. You’ll optimize building systems, such as HVAC, lighting and building envelope. You’ll apply the simulation software eQUEST to increase productivity and help troubleshoot errors, and emerge with a portfolio showcasing a number of energy models for various building types.Yesenergy, buildingsSDG7, SDG9
3766Energy Simulation for Existing Buildings Using RETScreenGet ready to be your organization’s energy expert. In this six-week hands-on course, you’ll learn to evaluate energy efficiency in existing buildings using RETScreen software. You’ll calculate savings and emissions reductions from various energy efficiency measures (EEMs). You’ll learn to develop a financial case for energy efficiency projects, use regression analysis to understand how past projects impacted energy use and create informative and easy-to-read reports. In addition to lectures, you’ll create your own energy simulation files and present your results.Yesenergy, emission, buildings, emissionsSDG7, SDG9, SDG13
3440UofT SCS Coding Boot CampTechnology has transformed virtually every area of human activity, and this is your chance to become part of the digital revolution. Gain the in-demand skills needed to excel in web development. UofT SCS Coding Boot Camp is offered in part-time, full-time, in-person, and online formats. The part-time format, which entails evening and weekend classes, takes 24 weeks to complete. The full-time format takes 12 weeks. This Full Stack Flex course equips you with the fundamental skills needed to become a full stack web developer. In this immersive program, you’ll stretch your knowledge to new limits, building dynamic end-to-end web applications. These boot camps offer dynamic, hands-on sessions that teach the most market-driven skills, while providing extensive career services, technical interviews, 1:1 coaching, and more.NoknowledgeSDG4
3541UofT SCS Data Analytics Boot CampThe program is designed to fit into your life, whether you’re employed or attending school full-time, with convenient weekend and evening sessions. It is rigorous, fast-paced, and focused on the practical technical skills needed to solve data problems. Throughout the course, you will gain proficiency in a host of marketable technologies like Advanced Excel, Python, JavaScript, (D3.js, Leaflet.js), HTML/CSS, API Interactions, Social Media Mining, SQL, Tableau, Advanced Statistics, Machine Learning, R, Git/GitHub and more. You will complete this program with an impressive Professional Portfolio and the confidence you need to succeed in the data-driven economyNolearningSDG4
3716UofT SCS FinTech Boot CampTaking a multidisciplinary approach over 24 weeks, you’ll explore Python programming, financial libraries, machine learning algorithms, Solidity smart contracts, Ethereum, blockchain and more. You’ll learn how these concepts are leveraged in fields from financial planning to hedge funds, along with current best practices.NolearningSDG4
3775UofT SCS Digital Marketing Boot CampKickstart your digital marketing career – or take it to a higher level – with this challenging 18-week program. You’ll learn how to capture consumers on the channels where they increasingly spend their time. You’ll take a hands-on approach to digital advertising, web design, campaign analysis, content marketing and more. With a curriculum that’s continually updated to improve your analytical and creative skills, you’ll emerge with experience using key industry tools such as Google Ads, Google Analytics, Facebook Ads Manager and WordPress.NoconsumSDG12
1665University Lecture SeriesThe University Lecture Series features leading scholars, thinkers and experts who address an eclectic range of topics in an accessible one-hour format. Hear their thoughtful insights, critical analyses and provocative ideas. The University's campuses are currently closed due to the pandemic. In fall 2020, the series is offered online by subscription only, with ten live lectures followed by a question and answer period.NoaccessibSDG11
2054Your Health: Naturopathic MedicineNaturopathic medicine is a complementary system of health care. It aims to improve health and treat disease by assisting the body’s innate capacity to heal itself. Gain a basic understanding of naturopathic medical principles and see how they complement physician care. We’ll discuss numerous practical health care tips. Develop a proactive stance towards your own well-being and the well-being of any old or young people in your care.Nowell-being, health careSDG3
2813A Naturopathic Approach to Women's HealthLearn up-to-date and practical information about your health and well-being. Join naturopath Meghan Bauer as she explores issues in women’s health from a naturopathic perspective. We’ll discuss women’s health in a way that is useful and applicable to your everyday life. Find the most useful information generated by the ever-growing research in this area.Nowell-being, womenSDG3, SDG5
2922Traditional Chinese Medicine: An Online IntroductionLearn the basic concepts of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) through this online English-language course. Offered in collaboration with the Chinese University of Hong Kong School of Continuing and Professional Studies, it will help you make more informed and intelligent choices about TCM. We'll examine the philosophy of TCM as well as various approaches, and discuss case studies where TCM was used to diagnose and treat patients. Through online presentations, you'll learn how TCM can help maintain overall health when integrated with mainstream medicine.NolaborSDG8
3088The Psychology of RelationshipsIn this course you'll explore the fundamental nature of relationships: how the ties we form with others come into being, continue to grow and in some cases dissolve. You'll investigate the effects our relationships hold on our daily lives, taking an academic rather than a therapeutic approach. Explore concepts from biological, social and cognitive bases within a framework of psychology and neuroscience. You'll also gain tools to help you maintain, improve and repair the ties in your own life.NoinvestSDG9
3185Researching Canadian Local HistoryLearn how to approach or enhance a local-history research project in Canada, or how to support such a project. Discover how approaches to the topic have evolved, and what contemporary methods and leading-edge tools you might consider for such a project. We'll take advantage of a wide range of remarkable resources, including vital collections in Canadian libraries, archives and museums. Both beginners and seasoned researchers are welcome! Offered in collaboration with U of T's Faculty of Information.NolaborSDG8
3248Introduction to Investing: A WorkshopGet started on investing in stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and exchange-traded funds. You'll learn when to buy and sell and how to monitor your results. Whether you work with an adviser or invest on your own, you'll know what questions to ask and steps to take to improve your financial future.Noinvest, tradeSDG9, SDG10
3309Contemporary Acupuncture: Principles & ApplicationsLearn how practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine apply the principles and treatment techniques of acupuncture. Through lectures, case studies and demonstrations, you'll gain a better understanding of the key factors that determine the outcomes of acupuncture treatments, especially for pain, infertility and various internal illnesses. We'll look at evidence-based research and recent developments in Canadian law.NoillnessSDG3
3592The Italian Renaissance: Literature, Philosophy and ArtThe Renaissance in Italy gave birth to the greatest flowering of literature, philosophy and art in western civilization. Join us as we discuss a selection of texts from its most important authors, including Petrarch, Boccaccio, Cusanus, Alberti, Marsilio Ficino, Pico della Mirandola, Landino, Poliziano, Aretino, Bembo, Castiglione and Vasari. Using these and other texts, we’ll learn to recognize the iconography and decode the symbolic meanings of paintings by Leonardo, Botticelli, Michelangelo, Raphael, Veronese, Titian and others.NolandSDG15
3609Architecture in the 18th and 19th CenturiesOver the course of the 18th century, western architects left behind the flamboyant Baroque and Rococo styles. For inspiration, they returned to the serene principles and elements of classical Greece and Rome. In the 19th century, architects and their patrons had to adapt to different challenges. These included the invention of new types of buildings and communities. Many exciting styles of architecture developed during that century in the search for appropriate forms. We'll see how technological, social, and political issues influenced widely varying architectural expressions.NobuildingsSDG9
3661Melville at Sea: Moby Dick and Billy BuddHerman Melville changed the form of the novel forever. His masterpiece of the adventure fiction, Moby Dick, went virtually unrecognized in his lifetime. Explore his work through selections from Moby Dick, Billy Budd and some of his short stories. We’ll set his work within his time and learn how his fiction engages with theories of democracy and literary representation. No familiarity with Melville or American literature is required. We’ll read approximately 40 pages for each class, with optional reading assigned.NodemocraSDG16
3662James Joyce, W. B. Yeats, and IrelandW. B. Yeats and James Joyce transformed our understanding of myth and human consciousness. At the forefront of “the Irish Revival,” these two titans wrote to regain a sense of Ireland’s heroic and legendary past. Yeats became the leader of the Celtic Twilight movement, while Joyce had to leave his country to write about it truthfully. Join us to explore Yeats’s poetry and Joyce’s two early masterpieces, Dubliners and A Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man. No previous knowledge of Irish literature or literary criticism is required. We’ll read approximately 30-40 pages for each class, with optional reading assigned.Noknowledge, landSDG4, SDG15
3700Ancient Greek Theatre: How to Be HumanExplore the unique nature and continuing significance of ancient Greek theatre. We’ll read Greek drama from the origins of Western tragedy in the sixth century B.C. to the later comedies. We’ll include plays by Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes and Menander, along with Aristotle's Poetics. Discover the religious, social and political context of these plays, as well as the ethical questions they raise, even for us today. All texts will be in translation. No prior knowledge of Greek literature or drama is required.NoknowledgeSDG4
3711Christian Art and Architecture: The First 1000 YearsArt and architecture played an important role in conveying the message of the new Christian faith during its formative centuries. See how Christian art evolved from modest beginnings as symbols, catacomb paintings and home-based chapels, to the creation of imposing buildings, sumptuously decorated books, richly carved stone crosses and liturgical objects in precious materials. We’ll compare the approaches to art among the Celtic, Anglo-Saxon, Roman and Byzantine churches. Then we’ll explore how elements of these strains came together in the late 10th century to form the powerful and long-influential Romanesque style.NobuildingsSDG9
3715The Middle East, Ancient and ModernIran, Iraq, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Israel: the Middle East is always in the news. Explore the ancient roots of some of the modern realities in this part of the world by studying how the Romans managed this part of their empire. Learn about the mosaic of cultures in this fascinating land, including their diverse religions, languages, art and archaeology. Learn how the Romans developed military, economic and cultural strategies to control and profit from this rich area. We’ll discuss the role these strategies and those of subsequent European interventions may have played in forging the Middle East today.NolandSDG15
3758Apocalypse Now and Again: Historical Perspectives on Contemporary CrisisNowadays, crises seem to keep coming, one after another: the pandemic, authoritarian crackdowns, riots and protests demanding change. Everything seems exhaustingly new. Is it, though? In the past, big, 'apocalyptic' crises happened every few decades. We have centuries of experience to draw upon. Join us as we explore how and why we get moments like these, when everything seems utterly unstable, and how historical experience can help us meet our moment. Although each course stands alone and can be taken independently, this course is designed to complement "SCS 3008, Living in Interesting Times" emphasizing domestic, rather than international, affairs.NoauthoritarianSDG16
3764University Lecture Series: Subscription to the ArchivesThe University Lecture Series invites leading scholars, thinkers, experts and leaders to address an eclectic range of topics in a short, accessible format. All the recorded presentations of the University Lecture Series from the St George Campus are now available to explore and revisit as often as you like. Hear thoughtful insights, critical analyses and provocative ideas. Dating back to 2018, these 45-minute lectures can be viewed on a subscription basis. Learn more about new interests or hear new points of view on topics you care about. Listen at your own pace for a period of two months. Renew your subscription if you would like to continue your access.NoaccessibSDG11
3821The Smart ConsumerGet the best deal when buying goods and services. You may be a smart shopper at the supermarket or drug store, but can you drive a hard bargain with online retailers? Can you find the reputable sellers and avoid the slick phone, email or door-to-door fraudsters? Join Ellen Roseman, a consumer advocacy journalist, who will help you sharpen your skills and steer away from marketplace traps, tricks and trauma.NoconsumSDG12
3831Why Poetry MattersDiscover some of the ways that poems work as art and as mirrors of life. We'll cover a wide range of poetic voices in English including women, aristocrats, paupers, and revolutionaries. Expect to discover the pleasure of reading poetry.NowomenSDG5
1670The Great Books: Part IIIThis course builds on The Great Books: Part I and Part II, but can be taken on its own. Part III continues to explore similar themes but through a new set of texts that focuses on the 20th century. These include James Joyce, Ulysses; Derek Walcott, The Odyssey; Toni Morrison, Jazz; D.M. Thomas, The White Hotel; Timothy Findley, The Wars; Robertson Davies, Fifth Business; T.S. Eliot, The Waste Land; William Faulkner, Go Down, Moses; A.S. Byatt, Sugar and Other Stories.Nowaste, landSDG12, SDG15
1907Investing for BeginnersIf you want to invest in stocks, bonds or mutual funds but have little or no experience, this course is for you. Whether you're working on your own or with an advisor, you'll learn basic concepts such as how to determine whether a security is fairly priced and understand how the economy affects stock and bond market cycles. The goal is to reduce your fear of investing so you can ask the right questions and get started down a profitable path.NoinvestSDG9
2003Poison or Remedy? Politics and Religion TodayLearn how people of faith have contributed good and evil to their communities. Join lively discussions about religious idealism today as a motivation for social justice and democracy, but also for terrorism and bigotry. Do religions make the world better or worse? How should faith relate to power? How is technology changing the relationship?Nosocial justice, democra, terrorisSDG16
2033Toronto's Residential Architecture: A HistoryJoin architectural historian Marta O'Brien for an enjoyable visual exploration of 200 years of residential architecture in Toronto. Hundreds of slides will showcase Toronto homes, from workers' cottages to mansions and from converted factories to 50-storey condominium towers. We'll look at how several neighbourhoods developed and the social and economic forces that shaped them. One class will be a walking tour of Rosedale.NoworkerSDG8
2256History of PhotographyDiscover the varied approaches of great photographers over the past 150 years, including developments in portraiture, landscape, street photography, photojournalism, colour photography, experimental processes and conceptual art. Meet the greats of the 20th century, such as Julia Margaret Cameron, Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Steichen, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Ansel Adams and Diane Arbus. Discover which photographers are making waves today, including Edward Burtynsky, Sebastião Salgado and Jeff Wall.NolandSDG15
2266Toronto Commercial Architecture: Shops to SkyscrapersFrom small shops to multinational corporations, enterprises have long used architecture to capture attention, attract customers and project an image. The mid-1800s' lavish ornamentation and classical columns have given way to today's sleek towers. In this course, architectural historian Marta O'Brien will share hundreds of images that take you through 200 years of Toronto's shops, hotels, factories, theatres, banks and office buildings. You'll learn more about some of the city's landmarks and discover little-known treasures. One class will be a walking tour.Nobuildings, landSDG9, SDG15
2415Get More Out of BalletEnrich your experience of ballet with insights into its history and immersion in the choreography, design and music of current productions of the National Ballet of Canada and, via broadcast, the Bolshoi and Royal Ballets. Depending on the repertoire, we might examine a ballet's performance history and historical context, the choreographer's life and works, the story on which the ballet is based, or compare different versions.NoproductionSDG12
2591Architecture: All around UsArchitecture is everywhere and affects our daily experience of a street, a neighbourhood and a city - often unconsciously. This course will help you really see the architecture around you, and express why you love or loathe a structure. We will examine the use of ornament, materials, scale and other elements. How and why have their uses changed? We will discuss and compare our reactions to these elements and the resulting buildings. One class will be a virtual walking tour.NobuildingsSDG9
2594Art Deco: Art in the Age of DecadenceCapture the spirit and optimism of the 1920s as art historian Natalie Ribkoff guides you through the sparkling world of Art Deco. We'll take a virtual tour of the great cities that embraced the style, including Paris, London, Mumbai and New York. We'll encounter famous landmarks, including the Chrysler Building in New York and the distinctive Deco district of Miami Beach. Survey the unique creations in each region and appreciate the versatility of the artists, designers, jewellers and glassmakers who transformed an emphasis on geometric lines and streamlined shapes into great works of art. The course will include an optional visit to the Royal Ontario Museum's Art Deco collection (admission fee not included). Experience the luxury and decadence of the age through slide lectures and discussions that illuminate Art Deco's distinctive architecture, fashion, industrial design and decorative objects.Nocities, landSDG11, SDG15
2630Traditional Chinese MedicineThis course helps participants make more informed and intelligent choices about Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). It provides an overview of the philosophy and holistic practice of TCM. You'll learn the principles and methods that practitioners apply in promoting well-being, collecting diagnostic information, analyzing information, recognizing the causes behind illness and establishing treatment plans. Through lectures, classroom presentations, demonstrations and discussions, you'll learn how TCM and Western medicine can be integrated to promote health and recovery from the most common health problems.Nowell-being, illnessSDG3
2716Anna Karenina: Intrigue, Passion & the NovelLeo Tolstoy's great novel Anna Karenina continues to enthrall us. In it, we see a timeless epic tale of intrigue, passion, adultery, tragedy and redemption. We will read Anna Karenina at a manageable pace over the course of six weeks, exploring its perennial topics of family life, social and gender relations and sexuality in the historical setting of Russia's Great Reforms of the 19th century, modernization and the emancipation of the serfs. We will enter into Tolstoy's artistic world view and join his exploration of the quest for meaning.NogenderSDG5
2717Secrets of the Axis Powers and the Allies in World War IIEighty years ago, as the Second World War raged, fascism and democracy were locked in battle. You’ll learn about many agonizing decisions on both sides. We’ll also analyze the weaknesses and crises in cooperation amongst the Allies. After the Allied victory, in surprising ways, the former enemies worked together.NodemocraSDG16
2718The History of Western Philosophy: Ancient and Medieval ThoughtTrace the history of Western Philosophy from its origins in the ancient Greek-speaking world to its uneasy alliances with Christian thought in the late Middle Ages. First, we’ll examine the Pre-Socratics and their attempts to provide naturalistic descriptions and explanations of the cosmos. We turn to the often-volatile relationships between Philosophy, Sophistry and Democracy in ancient Athens. We’ll see how these tensions led to the trial and execution of Socrates in 399 BCE. We’ll read Plato’s account of Socrates’ defence of his philosophical life, and then Plato’s own “solutions” to a whole series of philosophical and political problems in his great dialogue, The Republic. We turn our attention to Plato’s brilliant student, Aristotle, and his attempts to provide both a comprehensive account of the natural world and a justification of the best sort of human life within it. We then jump from Athens to Rome, and examine Lucretius’ epic poem, On the Nature of Things. It’s our most comprehensive guide to epicureanism in the ancient world. We enter the Christian world of the 4th Century, specifically examining Augustine’s great autobiographical work, The Confessions. In our final meeting, we’ll discuss Aquinas’ remarkable attempt to bring Christianity together with Aristotelian thought. This synthesis played out in the early stages of the Scientific Revolution.NodemocraSDG16
2719The History of Western Philosophy: The 16th to 19th CenturiesJoin us to trace the history of modern philosophy from its decisive break with medieval thought in the 17th century to its internal “crisis” in the 19th century. We’ll begin by examining Descartes’ “rationalism” and his attempts to place knowledge upon a more secure foundation. We’ll examine how Hobbes applied the methods of the “new science” to politics. We’ll summarize the history of British empiricism from Locke to Hume. Then, we’ll turn to Kant’s enormously influential moral theory. In the 19th century, Kant’s position was developed, and opposed by different thinkers, including Marx, Kierkegaard, John Stuart Mill, and Nietzsche. We’ll examine each of their respective contributions to political theory, ethics, and the philosophical movement known as existentialism.NoknowledgeSDG4
2720The History of Western Philosophy: The 20th CenturyDiscover some of the crucial texts and trends of 20th-century philosophy. We’ll begin with Sartre’s theoretical and literary contributions to existential philosophy. We then embark on a close study of Heidegger’s enormously difficult contributions to phenomenology, existentialism, and the philosophy of technology. We’ll consider the different ways that Wittgenstein and other analytic philosophers approached various issues in the philosophy of language. Next, we will read Arendt’s account of the Eichmann trial, and her attempt to comprehend the nature of evil. Then, we’ll examine some key figures of 20th-century political philosophy, including Rawls and Nozick. In the next meeting, we’ll consider the “post-modern” turn in philosophy, focusing on Foucault’s influential re-thinking of power, knowledge, and sexuality. We’ll examine Charles Taylor’s reflections on modern moral life. Finally, we’ll take a brief tour of contemporary philosophical theories of consciousness.NoknowledgeSDG4
2739The AGO: A Personal DiscoveryThe Art Gallery of Ontario is forever changing as it inspires us to observe various forms of art with new insight and interest. Benefit from this opportunity to interpret art in a creative and personal manner, making connections and learning about different styles from photography and painting to sculpture and multimedia. Together we’ll explore the AGO from top to bottom, discussing and giving context to the themes and history that connect each piece. Entrance fees are not included.NolearningSDG4
2847Espionage & Secret IntelligenceIn the 20th century, the intelligence agencies of the world developed from small groups of amateur adventurers into globe-bestriding giants whose influence steered wars and nations, ruined lives and forged heroes. Yet for all their power, influence and cost, these giants have remained almost invisible. From their modern inception during the First World War to the present day's War on Terror, they exist in the shadows for most of us. Intelligence trades in the currency of lies and secrets, and to seek it out is to peer into a wilderness of mirrors. Join this course to crack open this secret world using first-hand accounts, declassified documents and the latest research from academics and intelligence experts around the world.NotradeSDG10
2873Architecture of the Middle AgesDiscover the great cathedrals, castles and public buildings of medieval architecture. Built in the transitional time between antiquity and modernity, these are some of the most beautiful and important buildings in the West. We will trace the effects of social structure, religious practices and changing technology on architecture. Centuries later some elements of medieval architecture were revived, and we will see how newer cities such as Toronto benefited from their powerful forms.Nobuildings, cities, transitSDG9, SDG11
2993Architecture of the Renaissance & BaroqueFollowing the innovative structures of the Middle Ages, the Renaissance saw a rediscovery of classical architectural approaches and elements - a reinterpretation of ancient Greek and Roman architecture to suit Renaissance ideals of humanism. Some Renaissance churches, civic buildings and private homes are among the high points of Western architecture, the work of architects whose brilliant influence is still felt centuries later. The exuberance of the Baroque followed, with an architecture that broke rules to excite and impress those who experienced it. The Roman Catholic Church offset the plainness of the Reformation while rulers built Baroque palaces to display their power and wealth.NobuildingsSDG9
3008Living in ‘Interesting Times’: The History of Conflict and Survival in the Modern WorldAs the old curse goes, we live in 'interesting times': liberal democracy in retreat, subversion reaching to the highest levels of government, wars and rumours of wars. We'll look to our dangerous future by learning from the dangers of our past. We'll study the history of conflict in our modern, nuclearized world: how wars happened, and how they worked, but also how they were avoided. Where did the machinery of international security come from, how has it worked through time, and why does it seem to be breaking down now?Nolearning, democraSDG4, SDG16
3087The Spirit of Weimar in Germany & AmericaHitler’s Third Reich cast a long shadow over what was progressive in Germany in the years after World War I. Join us to explore the advances made in the Weimar Republic (1919-1933), including ideas in nutrition, personal liberty, sexual liberation, Bauhaus architecture and innovations in the visual arts like German Expressionism and New Objectivity.NonutritionSDG2
3100The Magna Carta & the Making of the Modern WorldThe Magna Carta is the landmark charter that placed limits on the power of the English king. Neither the king nor his rebel baron opponents necessarily expected its terms to be respected for long. But some of the Magna Carta's principles - like the right to trial by peers and due process - have become basic to common law. The charter influenced the creation of Parliament and the concept of equality before the law. Later interpretations informed the American and French Revolutions, Canada's Confederation and the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The 800th anniversary in 2015 was celebrated around the world, and a surviving copy of the Magna Carta was exhibited across Canada. Join Carolyn Harris, author of Magna Carta and its Gifts to Canada, and discover the enduring impact of this document on the modern world.Noequalit, land, human rightsSDG10, SDG15, SDG16
3102Imperial SpainFerdinand and Isabella transformed Spain into a world power. They sponsored Columbus’s voyages to the Americas and formed alliances with other European kingdoms. This new imperial Spain had a dark side in the rise of the Inquisition, the expulsion of Spain’s Jews and the exploitation of the colonies' native peoples. Gold and silver from the Americas made Spain’s rulers the richest in Europe until the Golden Age came to an end with the wars of the 18th century. Join Carolyn Harris for illustrated lectures and lively discussion about the rise, fall and enduring influence of imperial Spain.NoexploitationSDG16
3103Architecture of Southern OntarioMany towns and cities in southern Ontario have beautiful, well-preserved historic buildings. Join architectural historian Marta O'Brien and discover town halls, churches, inns, libraries, post offices and other building types from more than a dozen communities, focusing on structures built before the 1950s. The Victorian streetscapes of the commercial main streets feature intricate, human-scaled architecture designed to attract customers. The wide variety of houses range from grand mansions built for the most important people in town to farmhouses and cottages. We'll discover examples of architectural styles no longer found in large cities like Toronto. These include Regency, designed to connect to the outdoors, and Italian Villa, with its distinctive towers. Marta will show hundreds of images of buildings and their details, including archival photographs.Nobuildings, citiesSDG9, SDG11
3151Gospel Portraits of JesusWhat are the Gospels - legendary tales, theological accounts or biographies of Jesus? Why are there only four of them: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John? What portrait or portraits of Jesus do they present? Join us as we travel back to the first century and see Jesus, the most important figure in literature and history, through the eyes of the Gospel writers. All are welcome to learn with us in this fascinating study filled with rich discussions and clear scholarly observations. They are sure to challenge and increase your knowledge of the Bible, the most read book ever.NoknowledgeSDG4
3154Setting & Reaching Your Investment GoalsWhether you are investing on your own or using an adviser or robo-adviser, this course will help you get your investments on track. You will learn about strategies and products suitable for a variety of goals, including investing for retirement, generating income, and saving for a house or your children’s education. This course can be taken as a sequel to SCS 1907 Investing for Beginners or SCS 3248 Investing Workshop or on its own for learners with some investing experience.Noinvest, incomeSDG9, SDG10
3168Marie Antoinette & the French RevolutionMore than 200 years after her execution, Queen Marie Antoinette is still one of the most famous and controversial figures in European history. In late 18th-century France, her reputation influenced debates about the role of women in politics, their families and the arts. Austrian-born, her position at the top of French society fuelled criticism of the monarchy and contributed to the outbreak of the French Revolution in 1789. Her influence on popular culture continues today.NowomenSDG5
3175The Impressionist RevolutionIn 1874, an exhibition opened in Paris that changed the face of Western art. A disparaging critic called one of the paintings an "impression" and unwittingly gave the group its name. With its lively colours and simple subjects, Impressionism appears accessible. Discover the complexity of its history and ambitions. It united artists with strong and sometimes opposing personalities, working in styles so different that they seem to have nothing in common.NoaccessibSDG11
3184Art of the 18th CenturyThe art of the 18th century embodied it as an era of change. The Rococo style spoke to the decadence of the aristocracy. Later, Hogarth and others conveyed the elegant rationalism of the Enlightenment. Democrats looked to ancient Greece, and Napoleon took imperial Rome as his model. The art of the 18th century shows us the power, personalities and ideas of the age.NodemocraSDG16
3231The War Between the Sexes? Ancient Greece and NowLearn how so many of our modern attitudes about gender and social standing originate with the ancient Greeks. How Western men and women understand themselves today is due in part to the way the Greeks saw themselves. Come explore the tangible evidence from archaeology and art that have helped elucidate the social roles of men and women in Athens of the 5th century BC. We'll have an optional tour of the Royal Ontario Museum (entrance fee not included).Nogender, women, sexesSDG5
3305Irish 'Arcadia': Grand Country HousesIreland was originally dominated by noble Irish clans, who held out against English expansion under Cromwell and Elizabeth I. The ruins of their castles are a poignant reminder of their defeat. The brutal land clearance led to the settlement of British aristocratic families and, with them, sophisticated architectural and artistic ideas. Encounter Downton Abbey in mansions of stately grandeur, set in picturesque beauty, natural landscape and exquisite gardens. Study the tumultuous history of Ireland through the art collections and the great wealth of these houses of character, charm and international statureNolandSDG15
3314Freud and JungSigmund Freud and Carl Jung laid the foundation for modern psychology, psychiatry and psychoanalysis. Their theories form much of the basis of our understanding, and common misunderstanding, of the human mind. Explore the brief but fruitful collaboration and ultimate divergence between these two monumental thinkers. We'll delve into the key concepts in both men’s work within their historical contexts. Learn about Freud’s notions of transference, repression and the psyche, and Jung’s theories of individuation, archetypes and the collective unconscious. From examples and cases, we'll also explore the differences in Freudian and Jungian therapeutic approaches today.NolaborSDG8
3321Speaking your Mind: The Politics and History of Freedom of ExpressionGain insight into many aspects of freedom of expression and censorship. We'll explore a broad range of historical and contemporary issues, including hate speech, pornography, defamation and press freedom, the ethics of data leaking, 'fake news' and the surveillance state. Our spirited class analysis and wide-ranging debate will focus on legal materials, literary and philosophical works, media commentary and the visual arts. No prior legal knowledge is required.NoknowledgeSDG4
3346Philosophers and NewsmakersWe are living through an alarming period of instability and rapid social change. Join us to explore the philosophical issues behind the gripping headlines. Discover how historic and contemporary philosophers can illuminate the COVID-19 pandemic, the rise of authoritarianism, police brutality and white supremacy, and the crisis of climate change.Noclimate, social change, authoritarianSDG13, SDG16
3466The Art of CompositionHave you ever wondered what compels us when we observe drawings and paintings in museums? Join us to examine some great works of art and discover how some basic principles of composition hold our attention. Each class consists of one hour of lecture or review, and one hour of drawing in which you’ll apply your new knowledge to design your own compositions. To accommodate everyone’s level of skill, we’ll start by using flat two-dimensional shapes to go over a few basic elements of drawing like line, shape and value.NoknowledgeSDG4
3471Inside Toronto's Architectural TreasuresMany of Toronto's significant buildings have amazing interiors that are usually closed to the public. In this course, we'll go inside to discover beautifully crafted wood, plaster and stone ornament while learning about interior architectural elements and the layout of spaces. Explore former mansions, stunning churches and special event spaces such as the Carlu. Architectural historian Marta O'Brien has gained access and she'll share hundreds of photographs of these remarkable buildings.Nolearning, buildingsSDG4, SDG9
3478European Art: Chinese InfluencesDiscover the ways that Chinese porcelains, silks, lacquers and paintings stimulated Western art from the 16th to the 18th centuries. Europeans were fascinated with “exotic” Eastern objets d’art. We’ll study examples of Western art that demonstrate changes in European style and taste. And we’ll see how Chinese blue and white ceramics influenced the development of Western ceramics. Our lively discussions will touch on the importance of the Dutch East India Company; the Jesuit missionaries; the Chinese maritime explorer of the Ming Dynasty, Zheng He; and the transmission of Chinese art along the Silk Road.NomaritimeSDG14
3479How to Awake the Activist Inside You: A Guide to Changing the WorldYou want to make the world a better place. Can you turn your ideas into action? Join us to look at the activists who make a difference and the tactics they use to spark change. Some people fight for reforms on their own, like Malala Yousafzai, the teen who campaigned for girls' education in Pakistan. Others start as individuals, such as Ralph Nader in the U.S., and form coalitions of non-profit groups to change the laws. We’ll analyze left-wing, right-wing and non-partisan activists to isolate what makes them successful in fighting ‘the powers that be’.NogirlSDG5
3481Writing and Thinking in the Age of Elizabeth IEngland during the reign of Elizabeth I was the locus of one of the greatest flowerings in Western literature, philosophy, music and art. It rivalled 5th-century Greece and 15th-century Italy. We’ll read a selection from the verse and prose of Spenser, Sidney, Raleigh, Marlowe, Hooker, Bacon and others. Of course, we’ll read Shakespeare too, arguably the centre of the Western canon.NolandSDG15
3486Chartres: The Cathedral and the SchoolThe Gothic architectural style reached its height at Chartres. Join us as we learn to read the allegory of Chartres Cathedral—its architecture, painting, and sculpture. It embodies in stone and glass the high mysteries of Christianity and Neo-Platonism. The cathedral school was the centre of an important revival of classical humanism three centuries before the Renaissance, and one the greatest flowerings in literature, art, philosophy, and science in the history of the West. We’ll read a selection of such influential Chartres-centred poets, theologians, and cosmologists as John of Salisbury, William of Conches, Alain of Lille and Bernard Silvester. We’ll assess their brilliant re-imagining of the Christian religion in terms of ancient pagan, and especially, Platonic symbols and ideas.NoginiSDG10
3487Philosophy and Artificial IntelligenceThe artificial intelligence (“AI”) revolution promises—or threatens—to change how we work and live. Join us to explore the difference between human and artificial intelligence, and the practical challenges of living with deep-learning machines. We’ll start by considering the models of intelligence underpinning old and new AI, where they succeed, and how they fall short of rational human thought. We’ll finish by discussing the political threat of AI putting millions of people out of work, the ethical quandary of letting machines make life or death choices, and whether we should fear the rise of an artificial superintelligence.NolearningSDG4
3491The Psychology of Love and LossWe'll explore the fundamental nature of relationships: how the ties we form with others come into being, continue to grow and in some cases dissolve. You'll investigate the effects our relationships hold on our daily lives, taking an academic rather than a therapeutic approach. Explore concepts from biological, social and cognitive bases within a framework of psychology and neuroscience. You'll also gain tools to help you maintain, improve and repair the ties in your own life. This interactive course encourages discussion but respects students' privacy.NoinvestSDG9
3593Archaeology of the Ancient Near East and the BibleArchaeology connects us with the past and lets us hear the voices of ancient people. Learn about the archaeological finds of lands like Egypt, Babylon, Persia, Greece and Israel. We’ll examine some of the most important archaeological discoveries, and take an exciting look at history from this unique perspective.NolandSDG15
3595The Nordic Nations: From Vikings to ModernityThe Nordic nations – Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Iceland and Norway – are consistently among the top 15 countries in the United Nations Human Development Index. Their societies and culture are admired around the world. But prior to this success is a long, turbulent history. Learn about the history of the Nordic nations, including Vikings, warrior monarchs, the Second World War and immigration to North America. We’ll explore how the countries of northern Europe emerged from poverty and political upheaval to become some of the most successful countries of the 21st century.Nopoverty, landSDG1, SDG15
3604Resistance and Collaboration in Occupied Europe, 1938-1945The Nazi occupation in Europe forced the captive populations into a daily choice between resistance and collaboration, with survival their principal goal. Join us as we examine national and individual experiences of occupation, and the different policies pursued by the Nazis in each of the subject countries. What became of conscience in occupied Europe, and how have the countries that suffered occupation come to terms with a memory both heroic and painful?NolaborSDG8
3623Bauhaus: How the Movement Transformed Modern Art and DesignThe Bauhaus was the 20th century’s most influential school of art, architecture and design. Go beyond the glass façade of the typical Bauhaus buildings to examine how its founder, German architect Walter Gropius, persuaded an extraordinary group of artists to join him for his pioneering mission merging art and industry through education. We’ll trace the steps of the Bauhaus émigrés whose involvement in institutions of higher learning ensured that the Bauhaus principles continue to have a major influence on architecture and design.Nolearning, buildings, institutSDG4, SDG9, SDG16
3625More Great Trials that Changed the Course of Western Civilization: A Social HistoryJoan of Arc and the other ‘witches’, Louis Riel, Oscar Wilde, Brown v Board of Education, Mandela, and Carter v Canada: six more trials that changed society. These trials take us from burning women at the stake to hanging Provincial MPs, from sexual orientation to racial segregation, and finally to the very meaning of "life". From Europe to Canada, from England to South Africa, and back to Ottawa, see how these trials – and the people involved – forced societies to look at themselves through a legal lens in the context of a moment in history … and change. Did these trials advance society? In this interactive, discussion-based course, we’ll continue exploring that question.Nowomen, landSDG5, SDG15
3662James Joyce, W. B. Yeats, and IrelandW. B. Yeats and James Joyce transformed our understanding of myth and human consciousness. At the forefront of “the Irish Revival,” these two titans wrote to regain a sense of Ireland’s heroic and legendary past. Yeats became the leader of the Celtic Twilight movement, while Joyce had to leave his country to write about it truthfully. Join us to explore Yeats’s poetry and Joyce’s two early masterpieces, Dubliners and A Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man. No previous knowledge of Irish literature or literary criticism is required. We’ll read approximately 30-40 pages for each class, with optional reading assigned.Noknowledge, landSDG4, SDG15
3663Virginia Woolf and the Invention of Modern FictionVirginia Woolf’s literary experiments revolutionized the novel. She is regarded today as one of the greatest British writers of the 20th century despite having been pigeonholed as a merely “woman’s” writer by some critics. With Jonathan Ullyot as your guide, read three short masterpieces, Mrs. Dalloway, To the Lighthouse, and The Waves in the context of Woolf’ s life and time. We’ll explore the relationship between her art and her ideas about women, education, marriage and the First World War. No prior knowledge of literary criticism or Virginia Woolf is necessary.Noknowledge, women, giniSDG4, SDG5, SDG10
3697Great Modern ArchitectsLearn about the lives and works of some of the West's most innovative architects of the past 100 years, concentrating on the post-1960 era. We'll examine the unique buildings of Spain's Gaudì, the humanistic works of Finland's Aalto, the creativity of Canada's Erickson, the dynamic structures of Gehry, and the futuristic designs of Britain's Hadid and more. You'll learn about architects not well known outside the design community, including Swiss partners Herzog and de Meuron. Through discussion and images, learn what makes the work of these architects so remarkable.Nobuildings, landSDG9, SDG15
3702Post-Impressionism: New Ways of Seeinghe label “post-impressionist” identifies groups of artists who rejected the landscapes and urban themes of Impressionism as well as the Impressionist desire to capture light effects. Using bold colours and simplified forms, they strove to create more personal, emotional art. Join art historian, Angela Glover, in examining artists from Van Gogh to Matisse. Discover the personalities and partnerships among these artists that shaped their new approaches to painting. Inspired by modern science, French literature and Japanese prints, they went beyond recording what they saw to creating new ways of presenting the world.Nourban, landSDG11, SDG15
3703A Stitch in Time: 20th-Century ApparelWe all get dressed everyday. Discover the development of everyday Western clothing and high fashion for men and women through the twentieth century. Decade by decade, we’ll explore the impact of social, cultural and technological changes on fashion trends and daily wear. Let your curious minds discover the attitudes and the socio-economic and political movements that have helped to shape fashion today. We’ll take an optional field trip to the Royal Ontario Museum’s archives of Textiles and Costume (entrance fee not included).Nosocio-economic, womenSDG1, SDG5
3708Toronto's History: 1945 - 2000An inhabitant of Toronto in 1945 would be astonished by developments in the next five and a half decades. This extraordinary period witnessed remarkable suburban growth and huge demographic change, and offers endless topics for discussion such as the Stop Spadina movement and Yorkville's heyday as a centre of counterculture. We'll take a journey through these immensely interesting years, with the help of many images. We'll consider how they contributed to Toronto becoming the city it is today. Our discussions will encompass the entire region occupied by present-day Toronto.NourbanSDG11
3710Democracy: A Self-Evident Truth or a Fragile Ideology?Winston Churchill once referred to democracy as “the worst form of government except for all the others”. Democracy is currently under fire. Join us to learn about its origins and analyze places where it evolved, such as ancient Greece, the United Kingdom, the USA and the German Weimar Republic. We’ll discuss the current challenge of populism to democracy. We’ll ask just how stable and well-regarded democracy actually is in the West, the region of its birth.NodemocraSDG16
3714The Meaning of MoviesWhile many people love movies as pure entertainment, governments and various groups have often seen them as a threat, a rallying cause for activists, and a force for change. Whether the unconventional films of Weimar Germany or American cinema of the freewheeling late 20s and early 30s, some movies have been labelled damaging to a nation’s moral fabric. They’ve also inspired people around the world to rise up against injustice. Learn about the key movies and filmmakers who made a difference in the cultural consciousness of Asia and the West.NoinjusticeSDG16
3717Becoming PicassoIn the year 1900, the 20-year-old Pablo Picasso moved from his native Spain to Paris, then the centre of the art world. Despite having no contacts and no knowledge of French, he quickly won over the Parisian art world by making friends, gaining followers and finding powerful collectors. This was the first step in becoming the household name that Picasso is today. The course is offered to complement the AGO's exhibition of Picasso's Blue Period, allowing you to learn more about this crucial moment in his work. You’ll appreciate how his classical training, together with his personality, enabled him to break the rules and invent new styles in art, significant steps in his emergence as the leading artist of the 20th century.NoknowledgeSDG4
3816Dear Diary: Marcus Aurelius, Anne Frank and Thich Nhat HanhLook over the shoulder of a Roman emperor, a young Jewish girl and a Vietnamese Zen monk. Revisit the 2nd century A.D., the 1940’s and 1960s in Austria, Holland, the US and Vietnam. These are the times of the Antonine plague, the Marcomannic wars, fascism, and the Vietnam war. All three journal-keepers witness close up the darkness of the human heart. Yet, the Stoic philosopher-emperor, the young Jewish girl who “shakes of all [her] cares” with words, and the Buddhist monk ("Thay") pen journals that are deeply life-affirming. Marcus, Anne and Thay offer us handbooks for living with resilience, purpose and joy.Nogirl, resilien, resilience, resilience, landSDG5, SDG11, SDG13, SDG15
3819Women Artists from the Renaissance to ImpressionismFemale artists have been underrepresented in European art. Join art historian Angela Glover in exploring the women who fought against institutional barriers and social prejudices to establish themselves as independent artists. Become familiar with the obstacles they faced, their successes, as well as their failures. Discover artists who have been largely forgotten or ignored, especially artists such as Artemisia Gentileschi and Berthe Morisot who are now becoming subjects of art exhibitions.Nowomen, female, institut, judicSDG5, SDG16
3823Women in ScienceThe history of science conjures names such as Galileo, Newton and Darwin. Often overshadowed are the longstanding and important contributions of women. Come examine the past and present of scientific developments and see that women have always participated in – and even led – science’s march. Even today, however, women make up just 30% of researchers in STEM fields, according to UNESCO data. Hear the inspiring stories of women’s diverse scientific achievements as we discuss ongoing challenges, and point to emerging initiatives to make more space for women in this most vital of human enterprises.NowomenSDG5
3830Foundations in Intellectual PropertyThe success of growing industries today depends on knowing how to leverage their intellectual property (IP). In this course, you’ll build a foundation in international and domestic intellectual property law, including patents, trademarks, and copyright. You’ll learn the role of IP in film, music, video games, and other media, as well as new technologies such as big data and artificial intelligence. You’ll consider the wider societal implications of digitization, and the effect technology has on public health and indigenous creation.Nopublic health, trade, indigenous, indigenousSDG3, SDG10, SDG16
3848Art of Facilitation: Introduction to Transformative Adult LearningEvery community developer and faith practitioner is at heart committed to transformational teaching. You aim to unleash competencies in people to change their local community. Join us to explore the learning made possible when community members are treated with respect, feel safe to explore new ideas, and are encouraged to apply new learning to their present context. We’ll engage the theory and practice of adult learning. We’ll practise the facilitation of trainings and meetings, and use facilitation to encourage community peace and well-being. Offered in collaboration with Wycliffe College.Nowell-being, learning, peace, labor, peaceSDG3, SDG4, SDG16, SDG8
3850Fundraising for Sustainable Community OrganizationsTogether we’ll explore the art and science, and the challenges and possibilities, of fundraising for small and medium-sized non-profits and faith-based organizations (FBOs). We’ll examine real-life case studies of community organizations and non-profits, and we’ll include the course participants’ own organizations. Join us as we explore, learn, and apply resource development practices. You’ll leave this course with the ability to engage the tools required to maximize fundraising from donors and institutions. Offered in collaboration with Wycliffe College.Yeslabor, institutSDG8, SDG16
3847Leading Resilient Community Organizations, FBOs and ChurchesThis course builds critical skills, so that you can better lead non-profits, community, and church organizations. We know that leadership of faith-based organizations (FBOs) has always required a mix of vision, knowledge, attitudes, and skills. These days, societal upheaval, cultural shifts, and crises have heightened the essential role of healthy FBOs and resilient community organizations for urban wellbeing. Join other community organizers and faith leaders to explore how to affirm your mission, build iterative strategy, and roll out adaptive programming. Offered in collaboration with Wycliffe College.Nowellbeing, knowledge, labor, urban, resilienSDG3, SDG4, SDG8, SDG11
3849Asset-based Community DevelopmentGain a practical overview of Assets-Based Community Development (ABCD). ABCD tells us that our local communities already have the tools and assets essential for building and strengthening our local capacities. With the knowledge, tools, and practices of ABCD, you’ll learn how to better equip your organization to align with and encourage community assets. You’ll create and validate a community assessment report which practises ABCD. Your report will reflect the aspirations, assets, limitations, and solutions within your local community. Offered in collaboration with Wycliffe College.Noknowledge, labor, citiesSDG4, SDG8, SDG11
83Corporate Finance & Performance AnalysisCash flow and cost of capital are important factors when making investment decisions. In this course you'll learn the essential tools for performing corporate financial management and analysis. Topics include the cost of capital, capital budgeting, cash flow estimation, the impact of leverage, optimal capital structure, dividend policy and more advanced financial statement analysis within the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) conceptual framework.Nocapital, investSDG9
84Capital Markets, Asset Valuation & Portfolio ManagementThis course is useful for professionals in the investment industry, from private investors to pension fund consultants to portfolio managers. You'll learn how to use asset-valuation tools for a range of assets, including equity, debt, derivative markets, real estate and venture capital. The course also covers the principles of merging different investments into portfolio management, including investment-setting, investment policy and asset allocation.Noequity, capital, invest, equitSDG4, SDG9, SDG10
914Advanced Financial AccountingIf you already have some background in finance, accounting or auditing, this course will take you deeper inside complex business entities. You'll learn how partnerships, corporations and foreign currency transactions work and how to analyze consolidated financial statements. You'll learn more about six principal areas of advanced financial accounting: standard-setting in Canada and internationally, financial instruments and income tax allocation, long-term inter-corporate investments, consolidation, foreign currency translation and the translation and consolidation of foreign subsidiaries, and not-for-profit and public-sector accounting.Noinvest, incomeSDG9, SDG10
973Business LawDo you need to know more about the Canadian legal landscape as it applies to business? This course offers a general study of Canadian law, both its roots and related case law, with particular emphasis on its application to business. Topics include contracts, commercial transactions, fiduciary relationships, business organizations, torts, assignments, sources of law, Canada's court system, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, professional liability, the Sale of Goods Act, bailment and leasing, agency relationship, sole proprietorships, partnerships and corporations.NolandSDG15
974Business StrategyThis course will teach you how to formulate business strategy and put essential business management principles to work. You'll see how planning and taking action over the long term can help realize business goals and objectives. You'll examine topical case studies that cover a wide range of Canadian and international business situations and issues. Working from a general management perspective, you'll gain practical and focused strategic-planning expertise, and then explore and integrate functional business activities such as production, finance and marketing.NoproductionSDG12
975Taxation for Canadian BusinessAimed at financial, tax, accounting and investment professionals, this introductory course is designed to give you an understanding of the conceptual structure of the Income Tax Act and its administration. The course covers the key elements of taxation for individuals and corporations, including income from employment, business and property; capital gains and losses; shareholder benefits; tax planning; international taxation; deductions from income; and calculating taxable income and tax due.Noemployment, capital, invest, taxation, incomeSDG8, SDG9, SDG10
976Financial ManagementIf you want to make good business decisions, you need a solid grounding in the management of investments, finances and assets. This course introduces you to the principles of finance and their application. Topics include the time value of money, valuation of financial securities including bonds and stocks, capital budgeting, determining appropriate discount rates and short- and long-term financing.Nocapital, investSDG9
977Business ManagementThis course introduces the primary management disciplines used by business managers around the world, as well as the activities associated with organizing the knowledge, skills and efforts of people to accomplish defined organizational goals and objectives. Successful organizations need people with business management skills to achieve their goals and objectives. You'll focus on current management trends, business structures, planning, work processes and practices within Canadian and international settings, and find out more about how real-world businesses operate in constantly changing environments.NoknowledgeSDG4
980Economics: An IntroductionThis course covers both micro- and macroeconomics. Using real-life examples and case studies, you'll acquire a broad overview of economic theories and their application to current situations. Topics include supply and demand, income distribution, differing market structures, interest rates, unemployment, inflation, business cycles, monetary and fiscal policy, economic growth, international trade and currency exchange rates. You'll come away with a better understanding of economic concepts, theories and methodologies and how to apply them to market and policy situations.Noincome distribution, employment, economic growth, trade, incomeSDG1, SDG8, SDG10
985Risk ControlThis course teaches you how to identify, assess and manage different types of enterprise risks. These include such emerging risks as cyber security, social media and climate change as well as reputation, regulatory, supply chain, legal, property, personnel, environmental and motor fleet risk. You'll learn how to manage and control the major categories of risk faced by all organizations, with an emphasis on insurable risk.Nosupply chain, climate, environmentalSDG12, SDG13
986Risk FinancingThis course explores the development of risk financing strategies and the selection, implementation and monitoring of risk financing techniques. Starting with an overview of risk financing and techniques used for estimating losses arising from hazard risk, the course covers alternative financing techniques including insurance, self-insurance, retrospective rating, reinsurance, captive insurance and contractual transfer. It also addresses financial risk and capital markets and allocation of the costs associated with hazard risk.NocapitalSDG9
987Human Resources ManagementEffective human resources management (HRM) is critical to the success of modern organizations. This 13-week course gives you a practical overview of key concepts, issues and practices in all areas of HRM. Increase your knowledge as a human resources professional and get a step closer to certification. Topics include strategic HRM; planning, recruitment and selection; performance management; employee and labour relations; compensation and benefits; equity and diversity; health and safety; and HRM in the global context.Noknowledge, equity, labour, equitSDG4, SDG8, SDG10
1209Management Information SystemsNeed to know how the strategic aspect of management information systems can maximize organizational capabilities and enable you to achieve your business goals? In this course, you’ll learn how management information systems are selected, designed, managed and monitored to facilitate the information required to run successful organizations. You will learn how you can use enterprise recourse planning systems to eliminate the barrier of ineffective collaboration among functions and highlight the impact on organizational design and management. You’ll come away knowing more about the infrastructures and business processes of information technology and how to make effective decisions for your organization.Nolabor, infrastructureSDG8, SDG9
1529CompensationSuccessful organizations need well-designed and well-managed compensation systems to attract, retain and motivate workers. This course will teach you the theory and practice of compensation. You'll learn how systems are designed and used to align individual goals with team or organizational goals. You'll also learn about the objectives of a compensation program and the connection between compensation and business strategies, how wages and salaries are determined, and issues and problems in incentive systems.Noworker, wageSDG8
1937Project Implementation & ControlWhy do some projects succeed where others fail? This course covers the in-depth issues that underlie the successful implementation of projects. You’ll learn to use tools and techniques for monitoring and controlling a project’s cost, duration and quality and you’ll see how they can improve the way projects are implemented and controlled. Topics include contracts and procurement, estimation, trade-off analysis, scheduling, risk analysis and earned value analysis.NotradeSDG10
2007Training & DevelopmentTo compete today, organizations must constantly learn and improve. In this course, you'll learn how effective training and development can help you achieve organizational goals. Learn how to analyze training needs and design and evaluate effective programs that address performance problems. Explore innovative approaches like team task-analysis, just-in-time learning and rapid elearning. You'll develop a well-rounded approach to training and development that can lead to a career in human resources and other areas of management.NolearningSDG4
2008Occupational Health & SafetyGet a basic working knowledge of workplace health and safety issues, legislation and major programs in this 13-week course. You'll learn how to develop, manage and maintain policies and programs that fit changing needs in occupational health and safety. You'll learn basic managerial issues, including the employer's legal, ethical and strategic reasons for ensuring employee health and safety. Other topics include accident prevention, lateness and absenteeism, physical and mental health policies, employee assistance programs (EAPs) and wellness programs.Nomental health, knowledgeSDG3, SDG4
2009Industrial/Labour RelationsThis course will give you the knowledge, skills and tools to provide guidance and leadership in a collective bargaining environment. To manage human resources in a unionized environment, you need to understand how both unionized and non-unionized workers are governed. You'll learn about the individual employment relationship; employment, human rights and collective bargaining legislation; the unionization process; the collective agreement; bargaining structures and negotiation; strikes and lockouts; grievances and dispute resolution; and public sector labour relations.Noknowledge, employment, labour, worker, human rightsSDG4, SDG8, SDG16
2010Human Resources PlanningThis course introduces the strategic planning role that human resources professionals play in organizations. You'll learn how to forecast, plan and allocate resources according to strategy. You'll also learn to conduct job analyses, forecast demand for and supply of human resources and institute a succession management program. Other topics include retention, downsizing and restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, outsourcing and human resources program and policy evaluation. The course will also cover quantitative and qualitative concepts, methods, approaches and techniques related to human resources planning.Nooutsourc, institutSDG12, SDG16
2011Financial & Management AccountingThis course shows you how financial and management accounts work. Get the finance and accounting background you need to make well-informed human resources decisions that align closely with your organization. You'll learn about accounting tools, principles and policies, financial ratios, costing, budget preparations, balanced scorecards, ways to assess investment opportunities and more.NoinvestSDG9
2023Technical Analysis of Financial MarketsThis course teaches you how to make better trading and investment decisions through technical analysis. You'll learn about charting patterns, quantitative indicators and risk management techniques and undergo trading or simulation exercises that use real-life examples. You'll apply the techniques you learn using charting tools available on the Internet. If you are pursuing the Certificate in Derivatives Market Strategies administered by the Canadian Securities Institute (CSI), this course will help prepare you to write the Technical Analysis Course Exam.Noinvest, internet, financial market, institutSDG9, SDG10, SDG16
2079Understanding Financial StatementsLearn the terminology and principles of accounting and finance in clear, practical terms. Working in a friendly, supportive environment, you'll develop the skills you need to understand financial statements. Once you understand the information in an income statement, balance sheet or cash flow statement, you can analyze your organization's financial performance with confidence. Even if you have no formal accounting training or experience, this course will teach you the language of finance.NoincomeSDG10
2080Powerful Negotiation SkillsIf you're a manager, entrepreneur or professional who has already seen how strong negotiation skills can advance your career, this course is for you. Picking up where 2072 Be an Effective Negotiator left off, it shows how to achieve more win-wins in internal and external negotiations. This hands-on experiential course will give you the tools and techniques for success in any negotiation, personal or professional. Develop, strengthen and refine your skills to confidently handle ever more challenging negotiations.NoentrepreneurSDG8
2081The Budgeting ProcessBudgets are the bedrock of business plans. This course will introduce you to the basic principles, processes and concepts involved in budgeting. Week by week, you'll build knowledge and skills in a friendly, supportive environment. Even without prior experience in accounting or finance, you'll come away with a deep understanding of the various types of budgets and their components, and the critical decisions and choices businesses must make when preparing them.NoknowledgeSDG4
2121Principles of Operations & Supply Chain ManagementLearn about the exciting field of operations and supply chain management (OSCM) from the ground up. This foundational course introduces such key topics as strategy, Six Sigma quality and lean supply chains. You'll learn key elements of project management, facilities layout, logistics and forecasting. Your instructor and guest speakers, all practising professionals, will keep you up to date on careers, certification and current trends in the field.Nosupply chainSDG12
2124Advanced Operations & Supply Chain ManagementOnce you've completed 2121 Principles of Operations & Supply Chain Management, this course will teach you advanced concepts and topics such as sustainable strategy, ISO 9000 and 14000 certification, value-stream mapping and lean services. You'll learn about location, process design and analysis, strategic capacity management, logistics and forecasting. Your instructor and guest speakers, all practising professionals, will keep you up to date on careers, certification and current trends in the field.Nosupply chainSDG12
2129Advanced Operations & Supply Chain Management: ApplicationsOrganizations need employees who know how operations and supply chain management (OSCM) works right across the business. This high-level course gives you that knowledge. Advance your career in OSCM by adding global sourcing and procurement, material requirement planning and enterprise resource planning to your skills. You'll learn the theory of constraints as well as advanced applications in inventory management, risk pooling and distribution strategies.Noknowledge, supply chainSDG4, SDG12
2191Option Trading & StrategiesIn today's volatile stock markets, you need creative strategies and effective risk management techniques to build and trade successfully. This course teaches you how to price stock options and manage risks while maximizing your payoff. Simulated trading exercises emphasize practical techniques and strategies. If you're interested in pursuing the Certificate in Derivatives Market Strategies administered by the Canadian Securities Institute (CSI), this course will help you prepare to write the Option Strategies Course Exam.Notrade, institutSDG10, SDG16
2235Program & Portfolio ManagementGet the financial and analytical skills you need to help your organization make good investment decisions. This advanced course will show you how program and portfolio managers support an organization's strategy and ensure that business value and benefits are delivered. You'll learn new concepts of program and portfolio management. You'll know whether your organization is doing the right project at the right time in the right way. You'll select portfolios that maximize the organization's total benefits.NoinvestSDG9
2332Internal Auditing Standards: IntroductionInternal auditing is independent, objective assurance designed to improve and add value to an organization's operations. It helps an organization accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluating and improving the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance. This course teaches how to apply the phases of internal auditing methodology - annual universe, planning, execution, reporting and follow-up. It also highlights the soft skills required to meet and exceed multiple stakeholder expectations - communication, presentation and negotiation skills.NogovernanceSDG16
2334Internal Auditing, Governance, Compliance & Business IssuesInternal audit plays a key role in corporate governance and enterprise-wide risk assessment. This course shows you how to detect and report fraud and illegal acts, respond to the impact of government legislation and regulation on business, recommend compliance initiatives and perform other internal audit roles. It also covers ethics, risk management, privacy and how to review and evaluate different kinds of security environments, whether physical or virtual.NogovernanceSDG16
2379Foundations of Business AnalysisInterested in solving business problems? If you are considering a career in business analysis or if you are a business analyst already and want to upgrade your skills to be ready for the next step, this course is for you. You'll learn the fundamentals of business analysis, the art and science of assessing needs and delivering solutions that work for customers. Using a blend of theory and practice this course features the key techniques used in both Waterfall and Agile approaches.NowaterSDG6
2382Leadership in Business AnalysisOrganizations are constantly evolving to perform better and compete. Currently, many organizations are transforming through digital initiatives, lean thinking, and agile practices. This creates even greater opportunities for those who can be an integrating influence, making teams work better, and leading collaboration between stakeholders. This role is tailor-made for someone who understands how and when people can work productively together, and what the individual Business Analyst (BA) can do to bring about these conditions. Much of the influence of a BA comes from their own behaviour, as their leadership is of the facilitative kind, a style of leadership honed throughout this course. Whether working in agile teams, in traditional Waterfall projects or assisting with product development, the leadership skills gained on this course will translate to increased professional value.Nowater, laborSDG6, SDG8
2394Governance, Ethics & Social ResponsibilityLeading organizations need effective governance and an ethical, socially responsible culture to manage their reputations and fulfill strategic objectives, particularly in a time of unprecedented public and regulatory scrutiny. In this course you will learn key concepts of corporate governance, business ethics and corporate social responsibility. Topics include the balance between shareholder and stakeholder interests, a board's role in setting an ethical tone, risk management and ethical compliance, and the relationship between reputation risk management and corporate social responsibility.YesgovernanceSDG16
2648International Trade & Supply Chain FinancingLearn about the financing and payment forms available for international trade transactions and the risks associated with them. From pay-in-advance to the popular open-account method, payment forms carry different risks. We will look closely at letters of credit, the most sophisticated and effective method of payment today. You'll also learn how financial guarantees apply to various situations. A careful analysis of market forces, the competitive environment and other financial elements will help you determine an effective trade finance strategy.Notrade, supply chainSDG10, SDG12
2705Conflict Management SkillsIf you've completed 2355 Understanding & Managing Conflict or have equivalent experience, this course will teach you the practical skills you need to effectively manage conflict either as a neutral third party or as a participant seeking the best possible outcome. If you want to excel and lead in managing the conflicts that arise in today's workplaces, this highly interactive and practical course takes you through a learning plan of your own design, starting with a detailed self-assessment.NolearningSDG4
2713Accident Prevention, Loss Control & Occupational Health & Safety Management SystemsAccident prevention should be a top priority for all organizations. Reducing accidents means fewer injuries and a boost to your reputation and employee morale. You incur fewer costs related to property damage, reduced productivity and legal liability. In this course, you'll learn the importance of approaching accident prevention systematically. Topics include occupational health and safety (OHS) programs, hazard identification, auditing tools, investigations and case studies. This hybrid course combines six in-class and four online sessions to optimize your time.NoinvestSDG9
2754The DNA of Highly Effective TeamsSuccessful teams are built on clear goals, purpose and strategy. This fast and focused course will give you the foundation to build or shape a highly effective team. You'll learn what it takes to succeed in a team environment: goals and purpose, collaboration, leadership, talent selection, member profiling and measurement and successful execution of team strategy. This program is for private and public sector managers, project managers, emerging leaders or anyone who wants to enhance their team development skills.NolaborSDG8
2757Good Manufacturing Practice & Good Laboratory PracticePharmaceutical and laboratory operations depend on Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and Good Laboratory Practice (GLP). This GMP/GLP course teaches you the regulations and expectations of Health Canada HPFBI GMP/GLP and US FDA GMP/GLP and how they apply to the manufacturing, distribution and importation of pharmaceutical, radiopharmaceutical, biological and veterinary drugs. You'll learn effective Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) writing and GMP auditing and get valuable insight from guest speakers who work within the pharmaceutical industry.NolaborSDG8
2921Foundations of Risk ManagementThis course introduces you to the risk management process. It starts with an enterprise-wide perspective on risk, then examines risk identification and analysis tools and techniques, including risk registers and risk mapping. You'll learn about risk management standards and guidelines worldwide, as well as other important financial risks such as liquidity and capital investment. Risk oversight, monitoring and assurance are discussed from the perspective of governance and control.Nocapital, invest, governanceSDG9, SDG16
2927Foundations in Entrepreneurial ManagementThis intensive course will give you the latest entrepreneurial management techniques to accelerate your start-up's growth with minimal risk. Get all the practical fundamentals you need to begin your entrepreneurial journey. You'll learn how to craft an effective value proposition and draft a business model while getting customer and peer feedback to ensure you're on the right track. Identify the expertise and connections you might need to build your business. Explore different types of business structures, legal issues and financing in a supportive environment.NoentrepreneurSDG8
2929Business Model DesignTo start a new business, you need to find a sustainable, profitable business model that provides value to your customers. In this intensive five-week course, which follows 2928 Market Intelligence & Customer Discovery, you'll use the latest tools and entrepreneurial management techniques to determine the most viable business model for your start-up. You’ll study and discuss a variety of business models, dive into lean-start up methodology to generate insights on potential customers, and refine your value proposition accordingly.NoentrepreneurSDG8
2930Marketing & Sales for EntrepreneursThis interactive course will teach you how to build your start-up by using the sales and marketing tactics best suited to your target customers. Learn the best way to pitch the benefits of your product or service using content marketing, social media, email and search engine marketing. We'll also explore sales, from cold calling to new social media strategies. You'll learn how to set sales and marketing goals and create a viable sales and marketing plan.NoentrepreneurSDG8
2931Building & Managing Your TeamIn this intensive five-week course, you'll learn the fundamentals of human resources for entrepreneurs. Learn how to build and manage a strong, competent team to ensure that your new business succeeds. Topics covered include company culture; recruiting, engaging and retaining for key roles in your company; motivating and rewarding employees; and best practices in coaching and employee communications.NoentrepreneurSDG8
2932Finding & Managing FinancingIf you're thinking of starting a business, this practical five-week course will de-mystify the practice of early-stage finance. You'll explore different ways to fund your venture and get hands-on exposure as you learn the basic tools of financial planning, including income and expense statements, cash flow forecasts and balance sheets. This course takes place in a computer lab where you'll work on key financial documents for your business with guidance from the instructor.NoincomeSDG10
3035Foundations of Business InnovationThis course gives you the knowledge and tools to be an "intrapreneur" - an organizational innovator and change agent. Business innovation is a learn-by-doing exercise and this course is no different. During its six modules you'll learn and apply innovation nomenclature, frameworks and processes, stakeholder analysis and ways to assess innovation options within your organization. Through exercises, projects and assignments you'll apply theory, learning and best practices to your professional practice and become an intrapreneur.Noknowledge, learningSDG4
3036Designing Innovative Business CasesBuilding on 3035 Foundations of Business Innovation, this course prepares you to do the necessary due diligence on your innovation before investing in its development. You'll look critically at the innovation ecosystem your organization operates in or is planning to enter. You'll identify the specific needs of target customers and build a business plan that can deliver real value to them. You'll develop one of your own innovation projects by applying the building blocks of a business case.Noinvest, ecosystem, ecosystemSDG9, SDG14, SDG15
3047Shared Purpose LeadershipBecome a more effective leader by learning how to engage others and create shared purpose. Learn how to approach a variety of leadership situations, from performance management to negotiation, and ensure the best outcome for everyone. You'll become more capable in leading conversations that engage individuals and teams. By the end of the course you will have learned best practices that contribute to high performance. Each class will also include feedback and coaching on real challenges raised by participants.NolearningSDG4
3048The Emotionally Intelligent LeaderIn a world of increasing distractions and volatility, the qualities of focus and attentiveness combined with emotional intelligence and empathy are defining assets of effective leadership. In this course, you'll use self-assessment, mindfulness assessments, simulations, exercises and readings to develop a personal plan that will make you a better leader. The course will examine links between leadership effectiveness and focus and attention, which can be enhanced through mindfulness training.NomindfulnessSDG3
3119Enhancing Non-Profit ImpactThis 12-week course takes you through program planning, design, implementation and evaluation. You'll learn to align resources with strategy and develop collaborations, partnerships and mergers that create a collective impact. Learn the power of strategies built on advocacy, the core concepts of successful partnership governance and ways to mitigate potential risks and pitfalls. You'll use the right metrics to assess progress and organizational performance.Nolabor, governanceSDG8, SDG16
3331Advanced Technical Analysis and Algo Trading StrategiesThis two-day workshop is designed for seasoned stock traders who are looking to expand their technical analysis knowledge base to an expert level and apply new trading strategies to improve their trading performance. You will have the opportunity to develop and backtest your own technical indicator and trading strategies on an emerging online trading platform. You will examine a wide spectrum of advanced technical tools and trading strategies, including what they are and how they should be used. These advanced technical techniques include but not limited to advanced quantitative indicators, advanced Japanese charting techniques and enhanced trading strategies.Noknowledge, tradeSDG4, SDG10
3465International Business Law and NegotiationInternational business transactions are complex and require a fundamental understanding of public and private international trade law. Through this course you’ll gain the foundational knowledge you need to understand international trade organizations (WTO) and agreements (NAFTA, EU and Regional), Canadian trade regulations pertaining to importing and exporting goods and service,; and the negotiation of international contracts for the sale of goods. You’ll also learn about intellectual property, market strategies, and international business dispute resolution.Noknowledge, tradeSDG4, SDG10
3558Introduction to Legal Principles, Thinking & ReasoningLearn to think like a lawyer in this bedrock introduction to the Canadian legal system. Whether you’re applying to or about to enter law school, seeking Canadian legal accreditation or interested in the Canadian legal system for other reasons, you’ll take bold first steps into the world of legal thinking and analysis. You’ll read and analyze four influential cases, discuss why certain decisions were reached, prepare case briefs and complete quizzes to test your comprehension of the material. You’ll see how cases fit together, including how past decisions influence future cases, and will emerge better prepared to sit law school exams with confidence.Nolegal systemSDG16
3740Identifying, Addressing and Effectively Managing Workplace Harassment ComplaintsThe workplace has forever changed. With increased uncertainty and instability, a leader’s role in creating a psychologically safe environment has never been more important. Effective management of employee harassment complaints and early intervention and resolution are invaluable skills for all managers and especially Human Resource Professionals. In this eight-week online course, using the Optimal Resolution™ Method and supported by its detailed series of high quality videos delivered in micro-learning lengths, you’ll acquire an understanding of the law, organizational complaint procedures, human dynamics and other complexities related to interpersonal conflict. You’ll begin developing skills you need to identify inappropriate workplace conduct, design a strategy to manage complaints and encourage low-level resolution while meeting legal obligations. Best of all, you’ll discover your strengths as a complaint handler, and explore the areas in which you need to grow. The course includes videos, weekly live webinars, discussions, case studies, reflections and practice exercises.NolearningSDG4
3741Conducting Workplace Harassment InvestigationsWhen workplace harassment is alleged or suspected, it is essential to know how to conduct an investigation using a high degree of skill and knowledge to ensure fairness and legal compliance. Using the Optimal Investigation™ Method in this 12-week online course, we break down the investigation process into seven steps. You will learn how to apply the fundamental hallmarks of a first-rate investigation, evaluate and carry out the myriad preliminary considerations, effectively assess allegations to determine whether they support a harassment claim, formalize the complaints and responses, prepare an Investigation Plan, plan and prepare for effective interviews, and successfully interview all participants. You will also learn how to evaluate evidence collected during an investigation, weigh the relevant factors to assess who is credible and what is reliable, make findings of fact, decide whether harassment has likely occurred by analyzing legal definitions of harassment, draft effective harassment reports, report investigation outcomes, and preserve investigation files.Noknowledge, investSDG4, SDG9
3743Resolving Workplace Harassment Complaints Pre and Post InvestigationUsing the Optimal Resolution ™ Method, in this eight-week online course you’ll learn to identify and apply innovative processes of resolution to employee complaints of harassment. Through the application of a systems inspired approach and the identification of innovative processes of conflict resolution and best practices, this course examines how employee complaints can be resolved, pre and post investigation, with the aim of achieving sustainable and effective outcomes. The importance of the well being of the parties and the protection of working relationships is highlighted taking into account all stakeholders in a complaint including complainants, respondents, witnesses, teams, the organization, the union, the law and society. You’ll learn how to apply the systems approach and develop skills in intervention and relationship repair. You’ll explore systems theory, organizational psychology, psychosocial dynamics, the law, the role of trauma and conflict resolution theory as they pertain to this topic. You’ll emerge better equipped to analyze a conflict and make recommendations for effective resolution and conduct an intervention that satisfies all the stakeholders. The course includes high quality videos delivered in micro-learning lengths, podcasts, weekly webinars, discussions, case studies, reflections, practice exercises completed over 8 weeks.Nowell being, learning, investSDG3, SDG4, SDG9
3749Introduction to Service DesignIf you want to provide full value to your customers, you have to understand who they are and what they truly want. In this six-week course, you’ll gain a holistic understanding of how today’s products and services merge into multi-channel product-service ecosystems. You’ll learn the history and key concepts of service-design mindsets and methodology. You’ll effectively apply a variety of design tools to your own work. You don’t need prior design experience, just the desire to create innovative customer journeys.Noecosystem, ecosystemSDG14, SDG15
3776Health Care Environmental Service ManagementMore than 600 long-term care homes in Ontario need qualified leaders with the skills and knowledge to operate facilities safely and in compliance with regulations. In this course, you’ll learn how to ensure the safety of residents and healthcare personnel through strong infection control and prevention programs. You’ll learn how to prepare for emergencies; manage housekeeping, laundry, maintenance and renovation; and prepare for government inspections. You’ll emerge ready to meet Ontario’s high demand for confident, qualified professionals in this field.Nohealth care, healthcare, knowledge, environmentalSDG3, SDG4, SDG13
2333Internal Auditing Programs & ITThis course addresses technology risk assessment and IT audit from the perspective of an internal auditor. You'll learn how to plan and prioritize IT audit-related work and how to identify and evaluate technology risk from a variety of perspectives. This course also covers auditing applications and IT control frameworks; emerging technology and its impact on business and audit risk; IT governance; preparing audit programs and effective communication of results; and internal controls in an IT environment.NogovernanceSDG16
2336Passing the FRM Exam: Part 1To become a certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) - a designation valued by top employers across diverse businesses - you must first pass two examinations. Whether you work in banking, investment, risk management, audit or analysis, this course prepares you to write Part I. You'll learn ways to measure and manage different types of risk. If you don't pass the exam after taking this course, you can attend the next session at no charge for tuition. (Some fees and conditions apply. Ask your instructor for details.)NoinvestSDG9
2391Agile Project ManagementThis three-day intensive workshop will teach you the basic techniques of Agile Project Management. You'll learn how these techniques differ from traditional methods, what value they can bring to a project and how to introduce them to project teams. You'll learn ways to speed up project delivery, improve quality, increase stakeholder satisfaction and reduce project risk and how to apply these methods in organizations with governance requirements. This course is suited to project managers, business analysts and senior technical leads or anyone who wants to advance their knowledge of project management.Noknowledge, governanceSDG4, SDG16
2468Foundations of Project Management: AcceleratedIn today’s highly competitive world, organizations are using project management to implement strategy and deliver value to their stakeholders. In this course you’ll learn about the five process groups and 10 knowledge areas of project management, and how to use this information to successfully manage projects. You’ll come away knowing the fundamental practices needed to get results and achieve excellence in project management.NoknowledgeSDG4
2470Project Implementation & Control: AcceleratedLearn the skills you need to implement and control projects for your organization. With a changing marketplace and more complexity, organizations rely on project managers to deliver results. With this unique six-day course you'll learn the key considerations involved in project implementation, and how to use tools and techniques to oversee project components in an integrated way to ensure the project meets its objectives. You'll learn how to monitor and control a project's scope, cost, duration, quality and risk. You'll learn how to communicate the project's status to stakeholders, and be exposed to software tools that improve project implementation and control. Other topics include contracts and procurement, estimation and trade-off analysis.NotradeSDG10
2652Value-Investing Strategies & Fundamental AnalysisSelecting strong stocks based on fundamental data is the first step in building a successful portfolio. This course uses case studies, discussions and presentations to teach you how to find undervalued companies based on their estimated intrinsic values. You'll learn how to estimate a stock's target price and draft an equity research report, and study strategies used by legends such as Warren Buffett and Benjamin Graham. The course will draw on research to build a database of potential investment picks.Noequity, invest, equitSDG4, SDG9, SDG10
2753The DNA of Top PerformersThere are many paths to success, but proven strategies and principles allow some people to become top performers. In this course, you'll learn these principles and strategies and how to apply this knowledge immediately. Self-awareness, leveraging feedback, goal-setting, career strategy, handling adversity and managing your reputation are only a handful of the topics covered. This program is for public or private sector managers, emerging leaders and anyone seeking greater success.NoknowledgeSDG4
2756Employment in Life SciencesThis course gives you an overview of business basics in the life sciences sector, with a focus on employment strategies, industry growth and innovation, and helps you develop an individual employment plan. Gain valuable industry insight from practising professionals and guest speakers representing various sectors within the life sciences. Topics include the scope of life sciences at the international, national and regional levels, networking and employment outreach, résumé writing and interview skills and employment trends in the industry.NoemploymentSDG8
3117Non-Profit Leadership, Strategy & ChangeIf you want to be more effective as a manager or leader in the non-profit sector, this 12-week course will teach you how to engage, inspire and influence staff, volunteer boards and key stakeholders to achieve strategic results. You'll get an overview of the key trends that are influencing the Canadian non-profit sector and how to develop strategy and influence systems from within the organizational hierarchy. You'll identify your own leadership style and learn components of governance, strategic innovation and implementation planning.NogovernanceSDG16
3118Building a Successful Non-Profit OrganizationIn this 12-week follow-up to 3117 Non-Profit Leadership, Strategy & Change, you'll learn how to align organizational and human capital development systems and how to develop resource management plans to address the needs of your non-profit. Learn how to use brand management and marketing strategy to build compelling cases for support to secure and sustain resources to deliver on your organization's mission. Apply change leadership principles and identify, assess and manage operational risk to navigate system and organizational change.NocapitalSDG9
3382Project Management for ResearchProject management is vital to the success of research projects. In this course you'll learn about globally accepted project management processes and tools grounded in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) and how to adapt them to research projects in academic, private sector and not-for-profit environments. Because of the inherent uncertainty of research projects, project management needs to be tailored to work well. You’ll learn a unique light-touch method to effectively manage research projects and add value.NoknowledgeSDG4
3420Fraud Investigations and Forensic AuditingThis course is designed to introduce knowledge about the risk of financial fraud as well as management's responsibility for fraud prevention, detection and investigation. Specifically, this course will focus on the common types of accounting and financial frauds, the factors that will lead to their occurrence, how accounting systems and financial statements can be manipulated, how management can prevent and detect frauds, and how management should cooperate with auditors and investigators.Noknowledge, investSDG4, SDG9
3428Financing an Early-Stage CompanyOpportunities to start a company are greater than ever before, but ensuring it is able to grow and prosper almost always requires the ability to raise external capital. This course will analyze how and when an early-stage company should seek external sources of financing. The course will examine the often misunderstood or unknown, evolving strategies and sources of raising capital related to Venture Capital Funds, Angel Investors, Crowdfunding Platforms, Government Entities, and Blockchain technology. The skills and knowledge covered are essential for any entrepreneur, angel investor, venture capitalist, and investment banker.Noknowledge, entrepreneur, capital, investSDG4, SDG8, SDG9
3436Passing the CFP Level I ExamIn this course, you’ll work with an industry expert who will provide the tools and guidance you need for success. You’ll focus your attention on the areas of the FP-BoK most likely to appear on the exam, assess your knowledge proficiency through subject specific practice tests, and apply proven study and test taking strategies. You’ll complete your experience by taking a timed, practice Level I exam and receive feedback on your performance.NoknowledgeSDG4
3445Customs ProceduresPossessing an in-depth understanding of Canadian customs procedures is critical for those working with the importation or exportation of goods into, or, out of Canada. During this course, learners will develop their knowledge and practical understanding of Canadian customs procedures through the examination of pertinent legislation, government agencies and trade administrators, processes, rationale and documentation for the import/export of goods, use of the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (HS) and the application of tariffs. This course will also include the opportunity to gain experience with customs forms and the proper process for completion.Noknowledge, tradeSDG4, SDG10
3543RIMS-CRMP Examination Preparation CourseDevelop your professional risk management skills by earning the new RIMS-CRMP designation. The RIMS-Certified Risk Management Professional (RIMS-CRMP) is a credential that demonstrates achievement of risk management competencies, knowledge and commitment to quality. It represents the standard of education, experience and ethics that the discipline requires. Adding the RIMS-CRMP certification to your professional profile verifies that you have achieved the knowledge, education and experience necessary to successfully manage risk and create value for your organization.NoknowledgeSDG4
3550Assessing Business Performance with Financial StatementsBuild your financial literacy, business acumen and confidence in a course developed specifically for non-financial managers. Learn how to navigate, analyze and interpret financial statements. Through this course, you’ll increase your expertise by examining business concepts and performance criteria that investors and lenders like to use. You’ll consider perspectives and objectives of key stakeholders and how to communicate financial performance in meaningful ways. You’ll emerge with knowledge and tools that are applicable across a wide range of industries and business contexts, from start-ups to larger enterprises.Noknowledge, investSDG4, SDG9
3689People AnalyticsHarnessing data helps any enterprise come to the right decisions and communicate them clearly. If Sales, Marketing, Supply Chain, and Finance departments work best when maximizing analytics, why not Human Resources? In this HR analytics course, you’ll learn to apply analytics to identify human capital issues and develop data-driven solutions. You’ll examine how to align HR objectives with your overall business strategy, while using your new skills to develop stakeholder support, avoid fraudulent use of data, and ensure ethical guidelines are met.Nocapital, supply chainSDG9, SDG12
1349Public Speaking & PresentationThis course prepares you to write and deliver effective speeches and presentations. You'll get important pointers on etiquette and body language and learn how to conquer any fears about addressing a large audience. You'll learn to structure, write and communicate a well-defined message that is impactful and dynamic, in addition to learning how to master the question and answer period.NolearningSDG4
3762Introduction to Humanitarian CareersIt takes more than altruism to launch a career in humanitarian action. In this course, you’ll learn the realities and competencies required to work in the field, and the principles, laws and standards that govern it. You’ll examine current issues in weekly discussions and identify the major players in the international system and how they respond and collaborate. You’ll emerge with a greater sense of the future trajectory of humanitarian action and your own readiness to be part of it.Nolabor, humanitarianSDG8, SDG10
1695Creative Writing through ReadingThis is a required course for the Certificate in Creative Writing, because reading is key to your development as a writer. The course emphasizes the importance of this and teaches you to begin reading like a writer. You'll examine the techniques used in great works of literature and how you can incorporate them into your writing. You'll explore approaches to style through description, dialogue, character, transitions, image patterns, rhythm and sound.NotransitSDG11
1714Mystery & Suspense WritingWhether you're working on something traditional or hard-boiled, a thriller or police procedural, this course will help you develop a compelling opening to your book. You'll deepen your knowledge of the genre and accelerate your reading. Weekly discussions and assignments will focus on the hero's journey, antagonists and other characters, point-of-view, dialogue, setting, plot, outlining, revision and more. Your first chapter will be reviewed in a supportive, constructive way by your instructor and your peers.NoknowledgeSDG4
2287Writing HumourFind out what it takes to be funny and learn the techniques used by successful literary and popular comic writers. Combining lectures with in-class exercises and workshops, this course will examine the types of comedy suited to the printed page: slapstick, satire, absurdity, verbal humour, surprise, transgression and non-sequiturs.NoequitSDG10
2400Secrets of Great Food WritingCombine your love of food and your passion for writing into a deliciously creative talent. Learn the principles of great food writing and the techniques for recipe development – even the skills for interviewing and story pitching – whether your goal is to create newspaper or magazine articles, blog posts, social-media content or a cookbook. From restaurant reviews to trend reports to personal journalism, this class will provide the skills you need to become a successful culinary writer across multiple formats. Leave class with a hunger for new flavours and a sharp set of tools for communicating the pleasures of the table to others.NoculinarySDG2
2587Writing Historical FictionWhat is the difference between a historian’s grasp of the events of the past and the imaginative leap the writer must take to recreate it? While the historian must be scrupulously faithful to what is the case, the artist must cultivate a sympathetic imagination for the past. This is all about the sensory details as opposed to the overview—the sights, sounds, smells that make up a lived reality. How do you write convincing dialogue that is neither jarringly contemporary nor self-consciously archaic? How does a writer depart from the historically correct to find a story worth telling? How does a writer create characters that feel like flesh-and-blood, while observing the specificities and constraints of the time in which the story is set? Often what feels most “real” is what has been freely invented, and this course will enable the participants to begin the work of thinking like novelists as they approach history, and to create their own fictional worlds.NocitiesSDG11
2828Pilgrimage to the Sacred FeminineDrawing from works of fiction, memoir and poetry, we will read of dakinis or sky-dancers; Padma Lhamo and Kali; Athena, Isis and Hathor; the blue-robed Virgin and the Black Madonna; the first great female philosopher of the western world, Hypatia; Guan Yin, Green Tara and White Tara. Through careful reading, learn the toolbox of the writer's craft: description, dialogue, rhythm and sound. Take your writing further by drawing on the processes of meditation, dream work, music, journaling and visualization.NofemaleSDG5
2950Freelance Science, Medicine & Public Health WritingIf you work in the scientific community or in health care and you want to write more effectively about your field, this course is for you. Whether you want to write for the mass media, specialist publications, or for your colleagues, this course will focus your thinking, sharpen your wits and ignite your writing. Come immerse yourself in the dynamic currents energizing science, medicine and public health communications with award-winning journalist Paul Webster.Nopublic health, health careSDG3
3095A Grammar HandbookGood grammar is the bedrock of good writing. Designed for native or near-native speakers of English, this course will help you improve your skills in grammar and punctuation, whether you write for personal satisfaction or as part of your job. We'll review the basics of grammar and usage so you can write with more confidence, coherence and energy. Exercises and assignments will help you master the techniques of clear, correct and effective writing.NoenergySDG7
3212Multimedia JournalismSharpen your basic journalism skills and get a better understanding of today’s freelance market. Polish your freelance pitching skills and harness all the tools and media favoured by today’s audiences. Draft news and feature articles and get constructive feedback. Practice the basics of journalism and advance your knowledge of digital storytelling.NoknowledgeSDG4
3287Writing FearlesslyCompelling writing requires risk. The stories that readers are drawn to are the narratives in which the writer has courageously examined complex human experiences with vulnerability, honesty and a very big bold heart. It takes courage to write the truth that lives deep inside of you. When you write exactly what you think, about what obsesses you, what scares you, what you intensely desire to fully understand, readers will connect very deeply with your stories. Ultimately, as you write, you must make yourself cry and laugh. You must inspire yourself. Then, you will uplift readers - the greatest achievement of all.NovulnerabilitySDG1
3291Journalism EssentialsThis course will help you get the results you want when it comes to starting or boosting your journalism or freelance journalism-writing career. Polish your newspaper, broadcast and magazine writing skills by exploring the essential journalistic tools and techniques required to produce compelling news copy, feature stories and opinion articles. This course also offers a unique opportunity to critically assess journalism’s responsibilities in its representation of Indigenous and marginalized communities, as well as in an age of rampant misinformation.Noindigenous, marginalized, indigenousSDG10, SDG16
3629Food, Breath and WordsDo you wish to write a memoir or novel or poem that is shaped by food? In this course we’ll read poems, cookbooks and stories from different parts of the world and invite you to consider your heritage, ethnicity and favorite foods and write your own stories. Through writing and mindfulness practices, learners will strengthen their creative spirit and meditative consciousness. We will discuss ways in which we can consider food, our lives, and our words as “naivedya”—an offering: as mindfulness in action.NomindfulnessSDG3
3635Creative Writing in Spanish III / Escritura creativa en Español IIIThis course is tailored to the needs of Spanish-speaking writers who already have experience writing, or a narrative project that is already advanced. Participants will have the opportunity to work in depth and advance a literary project in their native language. All narrative projects are welcome (short-story, novel, memoir). The participants’ work will be meticulously workshopped in class. Appropriate readings will be assigned in order to strengthen the writers’ literary and narrative knowledge and abilities.NoknowledgeSDG4
2825Playwriting: IntroductionLearn the basics of writing for the stage and connect with a community of like-minded writers in this introductory course in our playwriting stream. Working with a produced playwright, you'll learn important theatrical elements, including structure, character, dialogue and environment. Half of each class is spent analyzing ideas and investigating how great plays or writing function as performances. The second half offers a supportive workshop setting where you can get feedback that will help you further develop your work.NoinvestSDG9
2884Screenwriting IIIDig into that screenplay in your drawer by writing new drafts, asking tough questions about story, people, dialogue and settings. This course will help intermediate-level screenwriters move to the next level. Work with an eye to potential markets, imagining who might buy the script, who might read it, and who might be inspired by it. Fight for cohesion, coherence and that thing most of us seek from our movie: a reminder of our own humanity. Sessions are workshop-based, with original presentations acting as the pedagogical spine. The course demands a high-level of participation and self-initiation within a context of regular production, submission, feedback and revision. Students will actively research and explore potential markets for their scripts as part of the course work.Nogini, productionSDG10, SDG12
3032Escritura Creativa a Través de la LecturaExamine the techniques used in great works of literature and understand how they can be incorporated into your own writing. This course will help you explore approaches to style through description, dialogue, character, transitions, image patterns, rhythm and sound.NotransitSDG11
3403Meditation and Writing: Master ClassOver the course of three months, take a 12-step journey with the Roman Stoic Emperor Marcus Aurelius' Meditations and Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way as your guide. Accomplish your creative goals through this 12-week journey of intensive writing and meditation practices. Unblock your creative energy by drawing on the traditions of Hinduism, Stoicism, Buddhism, Sufism, mystic Christianity and Taoism. Connect to the work of creative and spiritual visionaries such as Lama Tsultrim Allione, Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Angeles Arrien, Sue Monk Kidd, Richard Rohr, Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche, and Thich Nhat Hanh.NoenergySDG7
3517Creating an Online Literary MagazineDigital literary magazines are thriving in this country. By bypassing the immense costs of print — and by harnessing the accessibility and shareability of the web — editors are transforming the way we read, discover, and promote literature today (and shaking up conventional gatekeepers in the process). This course will equip hopeful curators and community builders with the basic skills involved in founding, and running, an online literary magazine. By the end of the course, you’ll be comfortable with starting your own project and making your own mark on Canadian Literature.NoaccessibSDG11
3582Freelance Science & Public Health Writing II: Magazine FeaturesBuilding on "Freelance Science, Medicine & Public Health Writing", this course immerses learners in an extensive exploration of long-form feature writing for magazines. The course materials comprise a rich mixture of story development, story-gathering and story-telling techniques. The aim is to deeply enrich your writing skills, and propel you into the world of marquee science journalism.Nopublic healthSDG3
3630Writing EroticaSex sells. From E.L. James' smash hit 50 Shades of Grey to Alissa Nutting's dark novel Tampa to Catherine Millet's explicit memoir The Sexual Life of Catherine M., this course will take a look at the diversity of sex writing, focusing in on how we can write sex effectively as a part of our short stories, novels and memoirs. Through lectures, readings and workshops, we will explore erotica from a very wide lens, including historical, popular, literary and experimental manifestations. We will pay close attention to the first person point-of-view, socio-cultural context and plot, as well as erotica's notoriously innovative use of language. Join experienced author of erotic novels, Tamara Faith Berger, to develop your writing in a safe and supportive class environment. You will be encouraged to dig deep into the art and politics of erotica as you receive teacher and peer feedback on your work. This course will enable students to develop erotic writing with an open-minded, embodied and feminist approach.NofeminisSDG5
3636Introduction to PodcastingStudents will learn everything they need to know in order to make their own podcasts. The course has two streams; content creation and production techniques. Content creation will include developing ideas for your podcasts, the qualities of a good interview, how to be a good host, editing for clarity and the use of wild sound and music. Production aspects include microphone techniques, mixing board fundamentals, basic audio editing and how to post your podcast on-line.NoproductionSDG12
3840El microrrelato / Writing Flash Fiction in SpanishThis eight week course examines the history and development of flash fiction in the Spanish language. During the classroom lectures, you will discover some of the best and most relevant flash fiction written in Latin America and Spain, and will learn how to analyze and place it within its literary context. Besides reading the work of distinguished writers, you will learn about the theory of the microrrelato as a genre, and will identify its key elements. This knowledge will be used to write microrrelatos of your own, through in-class exercises, and also using your own creativity.NoknowledgeSDG4
3836Returning to Work: Safe Together for Employees (Tier 1)Whether you’re a private or public sector worker, this course will provide you with a fundamental understanding of COVID-19 and how it spreads from one person to another. You’ll investigate how the virus affects the body, explore COVID-19 vaccines, and examine the public health preventive measures that are needed to protect yourself and others. You’ll learn how public health measures apply to the workplace, and the importance of workplace measures in preventing the spread of COVID-19.Nopublic health, vaccine, worker, investSDG3, SDG8, SDG9
3839Returning to Work: Safe Together for Leaders (Tier 2)Developed by leading public health academics within University of Toronto, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, this course is designed to help people in supervisory and leadership roles effectively implement and evaluate COVID-19 prevention measures in the work environment and ensure a safe and healthy return to work during the COVID-19 pandemic. You’ll learn strategies to implement if a COVID-19 case is reported in your workplace, and ways to support employees during the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure a safe working environment.Nopublic healthSDG3
3969Mindfulness and Art TherapyIf you’re seeking to integrate mindfulness and art therapy into your personal life or professional practice, this six-week course is for you. You’ll learn why and how mindfulness-based interventions and art therapy came together to create new protocols and tools in psychotherapy. This course will teach you methods and skills to increase awareness of the self through creative exploration. You’ll emerge with a greater awareness of how mindfulness and art therapy can improve cognitive, emotional and behavioral processes. No prior artistic experience is needed.NomindfulnessSDG3
2159Basic Human PhysiologyThis course is taught by the Department of Physiology in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, and administered through U of T's School of Continuing Studies. It is designed for all those who wish or require a course on how the body works. It comprises video clips of 54 hours of illustrated lectures and short web-based quizzes, and it will conclude with an invigilated examination in your locality. The course will give you answers for why you blush when you are embarrassed, why your grandfather must sit upright in order to sleep, why your grandmother finds your music annoying, why your boss no longer remembers your name, why infants are wrapped in blankets even on a warm day and why beans cause gas. Although there are no prerequisites for this course, it is recommended to have a first-year general biology course. This course is offered in collaboration with the Faculty of Medicine.NolaborSDG8
2900Pharmacology Principles & Clinical ApplicationsThis online introductory course covers both the pharmacokinetic and pharmaco-dynamic principles of pharmacology. It is intended for individuals, including professionals, who wish or require a course to expand their understanding of this important medical discipline. The course consists of over 50 hours of illustrated and narrated lectures, as well as vignettes that apply this knowledge to relevant clinical settings. See website for details. This course is offered in collaboration with the Faculty of Medicine.Noknowledge, laborSDG4, SDG8
3128Principles of ImmunologyJoin us to explore the role the immune system in health and disease. Learn how the immune response protects us from harmful microbes such as viruses and bacteria, yet if poorly regulated can also lead to immune-mediated diseases such as allergy and autoimmunity. Immune responses are what protect us against these dangers. But, improperly balanced, these responses can play a role in cancer, transplant rejection, allergies and autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes. This course is intended for those who wish or require an introduction to the molecular and cellular components of the immune system. You will learn how they cooperate to protect us from microbial threats, and how, in some cases, a lack of regulation in this system can contribute to disease. This course is offered in collaboration with the Faculty of Medicine.NolaborSDG8
3129Histories of Mindfulness Meditation PracticesBegin to explore mindfulness meditation by looking at its classic and contemporary practice. Drawing from the ancient traditions of Buddhism, we teach the foundations of secular and contemplative mindfulness and mindfulness meditation. You’ll discover the clinical and scientific work that has given rise to the current healing practices of mindfulness meditation. You will also see how these practices understand and respond to pain and suffering. In this course, you will participate in foundational mindfulness practices, group discussions and begin to cultivate the basics of your own mindfulness practice to apply in your day to day life and work.NomindfulnessSDG3
3130Neuroscience, Mindfulness, and Mindfulness MeditationYou will be fascinated to know what neuroscience is teaching us about the brain’s effect on how we think, feel, act, learn and change. Explore how this emerging science informs our understanding of the practice of mindfulness. It can promote psychotherapeutic change, strengthen interpersonal relations and enhance our learning. Drawing upon the new neurosciences and 25 years of evidence based research, you will explore what we have come to know about the brain and how brain creates mind. You will then look at this foundational knowledge and its implications in health care, education and the mind at work. You will participate in group dialogue and in-class meditations.Nohealth care, mindfulness, knowledge, learningSDG3, SDG4
3131Contemporary Applications of Mindfulness, Mindfulness Meditation and Mindfulness-Based InterventionsTrace the historical and contemporary development of mindfulness meditation (MM) as it has developed into scientific protocols for the purposes of clinical application and research methodologies. Learn about how these early protocols have been adapted and transformed into applications for education and the corporate world as Mindfulness-Based Interventions (MBI’s). MBI’s are employed by practitioners and researchers as research-based methodological approaches to cultivating an optimal mind. Depending on the MBI, the intent is to enhance one’s health, wellness, resiliency, learning, and potential. This course briefly surveys and explores the spectrum of contemporary MBI’s and their practices, while helping learners to further target and train in MBI protocols. The spectrum of MBI’s covered may include MBSR, MBCT, DBT, ACT, Insight Dialogue, the burgeoning compassion models, as well as mindfulness based curriculums in education and the workplace.Nomindfulness, learning, resilienSDG3, SDG4, SDG11
3132Philosophies of MindfulnessContemporary mindfulness and mindfulness meditation practices attempt to integrate Eastern and Western values and their resulting views of personhood and the world. This two day course brings these often erroneously contrasted views together, exploring the secular practice through the combining of psychology with philosophies which help explain the practice of mindfulness and mindfulness meditation. A range of philosophies will be explored contributing to an explanation and understanding of the buddhist roots of practice. Phenomenology - the study of perspective, epistemology - the study of knowing, and ontology – the study of ways of being. In this course you will deepen your understanding of mindfulness practice by experiencing an array of philosophical perspectives that focus on how we interact with the world. Learners are invited to explore a new way of relating to their own difficulty and to the suffering of others.NomindfulnessSDG3
3133Embodying the Qualities of MindfulnessIn this experiential course you will reflect on your motivations, intentions, values and practices in order to contribute to a secular, inclusive, universal and embodied practice. Discussions will surround an ancient set of 16 guidelines inspired by leaders committed to a culture that proposes mindful thought, values, relations and compassion-in-action This course highlights how individuals may embody mindful practices in the everyday. Drawing from an ancient wisdom tradition, translated and stewarded by the Dalai Lama’s foundation in Great Britain, the 16 Guidelines proposes a palette of secular options that cultivate states of the embodied mind. These guidelines can be integrated into everyday life as a secular practice to optimize one’s human potential as well as to promote a civil society. These include states of mind such as: compassion, kindness, authentic speech etc.NomindfulnessSDG3
3170Fate of Drugs in the Body: Fundamentals of PharmacokineticsPharmacokinetics is a core competency in pharmacology and an essential component of clinical research. This course is designed to give you the fundamentals, with ample opportunity to practise your skills. It clearly explains the guiding principles of pharmacokinetics - the absorption, distribution, metabolism and elimination of drugs in the body. Whether this is your first time learning pharmacokinetics, or you want to refresh your knowledge, the clarity of the lectures and the interactions with the internationally renowned U of T faculty will help you advance your skills. New employees in contract research organizations, pharmaceutical companies and consulting agencies will especially benefit. You can take this course as a stand-alone option, or as the first part of our three-part series "Pharmacology: Principles and Clinical Applications." This course is offered in collaboration with the Faculty of Medicine.Noknowledge, learning, laborSDG4, SDG8
3261Finding Your Edge: Mindfulness and Optimal PerformanceIf you want to achieve greater performance and success in your personal and professional life, this intensive two-day course is for you. You’ll learn how the science, practice and philosophy of mindfulness can reduce stress, enhance emotional intelligence and help you meet your goals. You’ll discover how to use cognitive-based and dialectical-based practices to work with emotions associated with stress, loss and change. You’ll learn practices that incorporate neuroscientific research, competitive advances and trends in athletics, military and executive leadership.NomindfulnessSDG3
3263Mindfulness Practices to Cultivate Self-CompassionSo many of us can be kind and compassionate toward others while at the same time, we may be harsh and judgmental toward ourselves. Learn how a variety of mindfulness practices can assist us in cultivating a softer and more compassionate attitude toward ourselves. Explore how the mind and the body can be interwoven to embrace kindness and self-acceptance. In this Workshop, we will explore a range of contemplative practices including meditation, breathing practices, gentle movement, readings, role-play, discussion and more. This course is suitable for anyone wishing to explore self-compassion, both for oneself and to assist others.NomindfulnessSDG3
3271Mindfulness and TeamsEnhance team performance in your organization by applying mindfulness-based strategies. This advanced module will help you strengthen your own personal and professional contributions in group settings, and lead and develop stronger teams. You’ll learn how mindfulness can improve interpersonal relations, personal accountability, information sharing, productive conflict, diversity in teams, and team efficacy. . You’ll explore ways to facilitate cognitive and behavioural processes related to psychological safety, cohesion and team performance. You’ll also discover practical mindfulness techniques that can be applied in various team settings.NomindfulnessSDG3
3277Teaching Mindfulness to TeensTeens today need help to manage anxiety, cultivate empathy and compassion and develop coping skills. Mindfulness can help them, and this introductory workshop will help you teach mindfulness to teens. Whether you’re a teacher, education support worker, or other youth service practitioner, you’ll get the information and resources you need to design a new mindfulness curriculum or implement an existing one. You’ll explore the core elements of mindfulness training, practical applications, curriculum connections, neuroscience research, customized lesson plans and adaptations for different populations.Nomindfulness, workerSDG3, SDG8
3279The Cultivation of Therapeutic Presence with MindfulnessIn this two-day training we will explore Dr. Geller’s empirically validated model and key skills of TP, and the neurophysiological principles to creating safety with therapeutic presence, based on concepts such as co-regulation and neuroception of safety stemming from the polyvagal theory (Geller & Porges, 2014). Core practices for cultivating TP, including mindfulness, self-compassion, imagery and experiential/creative practices will be incorporated. There will be a number of take home practices for cultivating presence for your clients, your students, trainees, and for yourself.NomindfulnessSDG3
3281Foundations of Mindful Eating for Health Care ProfessionalsLearn the principles of mindfulness as they relate to eating in this interactive course. This course introduces the theoretical and research underpinnings of disordered eating patterns and the rationale for the application of mindful eating interventions. You will explore mindful eating practices and relevant exercises for eating problems. You will learn about triggers that can lead to overeating, emotional eating, and loss of control. In addition, you will learn how to apply a mindful framework for dealing with maladaptive eating behaviours, including emotional eating, loss of control, overeating and grazing.Nohealth care, mindfulnessSDG3
3296Surviving and Thriving in Organizational ChangeHuman service organizations can never stop changing. They must continuously evolve and adapt to meet new environmental demands and user needs. If you’re a change agent in such an organization, this two day module focuses on the knowledge and skills senior managers and practitioners need to engage key stakeholder groups. You’ll learn how to improve outcomes for user groups and support change by developing your own vision, values and skills. You’ll study models of organizational change and ethical issues involved.Noknowledge, environmentalSDG4, SDG13
3429Introduction to Mindfulness Informed End of Life CareThis course introduces mindfulness and mindfulness meditation within the context of thanatology or the study of dying and death. You will learn how to use mindfulness and mindfulness meditation to attend to the suffering of all involved in care, including: a person who is chronically or seriously ill or dying, his or her family members, inter-professional teams, and those in organizational leadership roles overseeing service delivery. You will be introduced to the conceptual framework for Mindfulness Informed End of Life Care (MIEOL) and the language used by practitioners. Foundational levels of mindfulness and mindfulness meditation will be taught so that practitioners can begin to integrate applications of mindfulness into their own lives as well as the care of others, after this first workshop.NomindfulnessSDG3
3434Practicing DyingThis workshop will build and broaden upon the use of mindfulness and mindfulness meditation as a means of beginning to prepare for our dying. The “practice of dying” can be used daily in our living and our dying. It can also be used as a decision- making model to determine our plans for health and end of life care. We will explore how mindfulness can inform the subjective experience of dying which can present as altered states of consciousness or as the dying brain. We will consider what the life after death, out of body and resuscitation literatures suggest about the nature of personhood and consciousness. In our final session, we will also explore how to embody mindfulness and mindful awareness so as to become what a mindful leader means to you.NomindfulnessSDG3
3502Mindfulness-Based Chronic Pain Management™ Facilitation: Curriculum Training IntensiveOffered in two delivery methods, an in-class and online version, this course allows for the focused study of the content of the MBCPM program using the trademarked curriculum. In the in-class version participants spend 1 day in a Silent Meditation Intensive, led by the facilitator rotating through various formal practices, followed by a debrief at end of day. In the online version, one class will be conducted in silence. The 3 modules of the course are experienced and showcased: 1) Building resilience strategies; creating a safe space; 2) Developing self-awareness and self care; 3) Exploring innate behaviours and relationships with self and others. And exploring impact of illness and pain on core self through contemplative creativity. The connection to pain becomes evident as the course unfolds. Key topics and core concepts are explored from the perspective of a vulnerable, in-pain, and/or chronically stressed population. The language of delivery of the facilitation and enquiry is noted and practiced, with some opportunity to practice delivery of formal practices. Trauma-informed (TI) and Trauma-sensitive (TS) facilitation is emphasizedNomindfulness, illness, trade, resilien, resilience, resilienceSDG3, SDG10, SDG11, SDG13, SDG15
3503Mindfulness-Based Chronic Pain Management™ Facilitation: Curriculum Implementation and DevelopmentThis course, which follows PTI and CTI training, includes developing concepts presented in the course in more depth. In this course you will learn: (1) practicing preambles and delivery of formal practices; (2) deeper scrutiny and discussion of trauma-informed facilitation strategies; (3) pain and neuroplasticity; (4) starting up courses; (5) administration of courses; (6) validated outcome-measuring instruments for application to a chronic pain population; (7) use of distance delivery methods; (8) immunity and pain; and (9) further opportunities to practice and deepen skills of enquiry. There will also be discussions regarding assessment criteria for class-based teaching, as well as further certification levels.NomindfulnessSDG3
3522Mindfulness, Stoicism and Writing for Discipline and ProductivityTime=Life. In this four-week intensive course, the topic of discipline and productivity is approached from an inside-out perspective. Discipline is a path to walk on and a muscle to exercise and strengthen. We learn not to be tossed around by our emotions and “external circumstances” over which we have little or no control. We will draw from the tradition of mindfulness practice and the wisdom of the ancient Greeks and Romans—Pythagoras, Socrates, Epictetus, Seneca and Marcus Aurelius. Through the practices of mindfulness and generative writing, journaling, wisdom circles and group discussions, we see ourselves more clearly. By identifying some of the inner, outer and secret obstacles to success and wellbeing, we recognize ways in which self-sabotage can occur. Through the contemplative practices of Mindfulness, Stoicism and writing and practical strategies such as activity scheduling, habit-tracking, setting intention and daily review, we discover ways to achieve greater stability, focus and joy in our lives. Discipline is a key tool for making good use of our precious human life. Discipline=Freedom.Nowellbeing, mindfulnessSDG3
3645Canadian Health Care System, Culture and Context for Internationally Educated Healthcare ProfessionalsThis course is designed for internationally educated health professionals who are in the process of becoming licensed in Canada. It is offered two times per year. This course will provide learners with a deepened understanding of the Canadian health care system, what Canadian patients expect from their health care providers, and how to communicate with patients and caregivers. Participants will have an opportunity to interact with other internationally educated health care professionals in a supportive learning environment.Nohealth care, healthcare, learningSDG3, SDG4
3651DBT: Skills TrainingDialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) helps clients improve their emotional health through four core concepts: mindfulness; distress tolerance; emotion regulation; and interpersonal effectiveness. In this course will develop your knowledge and skills in all four core areas. You'll learn how to structure DBT skills groups, teach in a more engaging manner, address problem behaviours and help clients get the most out of their homework. You'll emerge better equipped to help clients who struggle with emotional and interpersonal difficulties to lead less troubled, more satisfying lives.Nomindfulness, knowledgeSDG3, SDG4
3699Mindfulness-Based Chronic Pain Management™ Practical TrainingThis weekly training is experiential, applying Mindfulness concepts to chronic pain management, and exploring trauma-informed and trauma-sensitive best practices, including ethical, privacy and safety issues in group facilitation. Participants can be “lived experience” learners, and/or professionals wishing to explore the application of mindfulness to chronic pain suffering. The weekly format allows for a gradual unfolding of the benefits of Mindfulness practice over the time period of the training. This group work provides the template on which to base observations that could be made with a therapeutic chronic pain patient group, and includes some participant learners who will be managing their own chronic pain conditions. In addition to exploring formal practices applied to pain management, there is exposure to other components of the course, including trauma-sensitive preambles prior to formal practices, the skilful use of inquiry, and the exploration of relevant key topics through small group and large group discussions. Use of dyads and small groups as a trauma-sensitive strategy provides insight and support for the diversity of interactions encountered in Mindfulness practice, while keeping participants within their “Window of Tolerance”. Concepts in secondary pain, context, neuroplasticity and immunity will be explored. The training provides insights into the lens through which chronic pain sufferers view their world, and showcases trauma-informed and trauma-sensitive Mindful facilitation in a group setting. This training also managed chronic stress conditions: a separate workbook is available for the stress course with parallel content.Nomindfulness, windSDG3, SDG7
3738Building Inner Strength – 16 Guidelines Level 1If you’re seeking practical tools to bring about positive change in your life, this experiential course is for you. You’ll explore the 16 Guidelines framework to deepen your experience in mindfulness as an embodied practice. You’ll enhance your capacity for personal reflection, resulting in a greater sense of well-being, confidence, purpose and emotional resilience. Drawing on proven techniques from positive psychology, social justice practices, neuroscience and centuries-old Eastern philosophy, you’ll develop an ethical, holistic approach to self-improvement and cultural change.Nowell-being, mindfulness, resilien, resilience, resilience, social justiceSDG3, SDG11, SDG13, SDG15, SDG16
3761Trauma-Informed Mindful MovementDiscover the benefits of an embodied movement practice to help participants integrate past trauma. In this course, you’ll acquire the basic tools to practice in a group with ample time for experiential learning. By combining theory and practice, you’ll gain direct experience of mindful movement practices, including Trauma-Informed Yoga and Somatic Experiencing (SETM). You'll study the impacts and neuroscience of stress and trauma so you can share gentle movement practices in a safe environment and adapt them for various populations.NolearningSDG4
3767Cultivating The Compassionate ClassroomMindful teaching supports learners of all ages in their development of compassionate, prosocial behaviour. In this course, you’ll develop a repertoire of mindful and compassionate teaching practices that help students build supportive and collaborative relationships with their peers. You’ll explore relevant connections to learning skills and work habits, curriculum, policies and resources, along with active learning strategies that build community. You’ll learn how to create safe, inclusive learning environments in schools, post-secondary institutions, hospitals, training centres, and in the workplace.Nolearning, labor, institutSDG4, SDG8, SDG16
2168Regulation of Food Composition, Safety and Health ClaimsThe Canadian food industry is producing new foods and food ingredients in response to consumer demand and lifestyle, new crops that offer advantages over traditional crops (e.g., improved resilience against pathogens or environmental stressors or enhanced nutritional attributes), and functional foods for the maintenance of health and prevention of disease. The goal of this course is to provide students with an understanding of the regulatory frameworks that are in place to ensure a safe food supply and to ensure communications made in food labeling and advertising are not deceptive. Through a series of guests lectures from individuals in government, industry, and academia, students will be exposed to several aspects of scientific and regulatory affairs and will have a unique opportunity to interact and discuss topics with experts in a variety of fields. Students will be exposed to such topics as the structure and application of the Canadian Food and Drugs Act and Regulations, health claim and labelling requirements, study design and standards of evidence for regulatory submissions, and the roles of government, industry and academia in controlling food products in Canada and internationally. This course is an excellent opportunity for students to form networks with current subject matter experts, and to gain exposure to career opportunities in industry, government and academia.Nonutrition, resilien, consum, environmental, resilience, resilienceSDG2, SDG11, SDG12, SDG13, SDG15
3031Introduction to Medical MicrobiologyLearn the fundamental principles of medical microbiology as they relate to health and disease. This online course was designed by microbiologists from U of T's Department of Molecular Genetics, with contributions from scientists and clinicians from local hospitals and Public Health Ontario. Whether you're an undergraduate or recent graduate, you'll gain a solid foundation in medical microbiology and emerge better prepared for a career in the health sciences. This course also fulfills an entrance requirement for some professional programs. This course is offered in collaboration with the Faculty of Medicine.Nopublic health, laborSDG3, SDG8
3256Building & Broadening Resiliency: Integrating mindfulness into educationLearn why mindfulness has become a valued resource for teachers and students in Ontario and around the world. This two-day course will show you ways to increase well-being and combat burn-out, anxiety and stress. You’ll learn how to develop your own personal practice, along with practical activities you can apply in a classroom or workplace. You’ll explore the latest research that explains the connections between neuroscience and mindfulness, along with the teachings of scholar and Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh.Nowell-being, mindfulness, resilienSDG3, SDG11
3257Clinical Applications of Buddhist PsychologyBuddhist teachings contain extensive descriptions of psychological processes that expand on meditative practices and provide the context for the effective delivery of mindfulness interventions. In this workshop, you’ll explore the basic principles and applications of Buddhist psychology and their implications for counselling and clinical practice. You’ll discover the foundational teachings that have led to the wisdom and contemporary practice of mindfulness and mindfulness meditation, and ways to integrate eastern and western psychology for improved outcomes.NomindfulnessSDG3
3264Grieving MindfullyGrief is an inevitable part of life and never the same for any two people. Whatever the cause– the death of a loved one, a pet, a job, relationships, or children leaving home -- the wisdom of mindfulness can help people cope with loss, change and grief. Grieving mindfully allows one to be fully present with the myriad of emotions after a loss, without trying to change or run away from it, but to approach it with openness, compassion, and acceptance. This course is intended for professionals working in the areas of dying, death, loss, and transition. You’ll learn how mindfulness can ease the journey of healing after loss, and cultivate understanding, meaning, self-compassion and acceptance. Experiential learning and reflective exercises will also deepen your own grief journey personally and professionally.Nomindfulness, learning, transitSDG3, SDG4, SDG11
3272Mindfulness for Reconciliation and Conflict ManagementLearn to apply mindfulness practice to reconciliation and conflict resolution. In this two-day course, you’ll learn to recognize and handle the roots of strong emotions in conflict, and communicate effectively at times of difficulty. You’ll explore the four-step framework of “Beginning Anew”, based on the tradition of scholar, Zen Master and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Thich Nhat Hanh. “Beginning Anew” offers a concrete structure that can be applied to a wide spectrum of daily settings, including workplaces, classrooms and the home.Nomindfulness, peace, reconciliation, peaceSDG3, SDG4, SDG16, SDG10
3273Mindfulness of FeelingsMindfulness of Feelings is a foundational practice in both traditional Buddhist meditation and contemporary mindfulness-based interventions. In this two-day workshop, you’ll get a comprehensive and immersive introduction to this practice. You’ll explore its therapeutic effect in the contexts of Buddhist psychology, western psychology and neuropsychology. You’ll learn how we can attend to feelings without falling into habitual patterns of reaction. You’ll deepen your understanding of feelings in mindfulness meditation and the connection between mind and the body.NomindfulnessSDG3
3274Mindfulness-Based Narrative InquiryOur own personal narratives have the power to hinder or foster our development. In this four-part workshop, we will use narrative theory and the practice of mindfulness to write a new story to live by. You’ll discover how personal stories follow a universal pattern, and consider Joseph Campbell’s perspective on the hero’s journey. You will also search out repeated patterns that hinder your progress, so that you can identify obstacles in your path. Finally, you will learn strategies to move forward into to your preferred story with a renewed sense of purpose.NomindfulnessSDG3
3275More on Neuroscience, Mindfulness and MeditationIf you’ve already completed Neuroscience, Mindfulness and Mindfulness Meditation, this two-day workshop will help you build your understanding and skills. You’ll discover how mindfulness meditation enhances specific areas of the brain, and how these changes promote psychological and social well-being. Through lectures, videos and small group discussions, you’ll explore the latest research on neuroscience, neural integration and the many ways it’s enhanced by mindfulness meditation.Nowell-being, mindfulnessSDG3
3276Mindful Approaches to Well-Being for Helping ProfessionalsInviting teachers and other helping professionals to participate in a two day workshop that will highlight the important role that subjective knowledge plays in our respective contexts. The helping professions are embedded in bureaucratic systems where relational/subjective knowing is paradoxically required, yet often undermined. The intensification and pace of the workplace life contribute to the fragmentation of the self and disconnection from others. Reflective practices which help us reconnect to our subjective knowing may help counteract some of the forces that distort our moral agency in our attempts to humanize these professional contexts for all concerned. Participants in this seminar will use arts based processes and mindfulness practices to examine resiliency, agency, and general well-being in the workplace. While best suited for educators, the module will be of interest to anyone in the helping professions.Nowell-being, mindfulness, knowledge, resilienSDG3, SDG4, SDG11
3278Technology and MindfulnessToday’s technologies can feel relentless, with constant mobile notifications and overflowing inboxes. However, there are also emerging applications, wearables and training platforms that actually support mindfulness. In this course, you’ll survey the intersection of technology and mindfulness from two perspectives: 1) how mindfulness can play a role in our use of mainstream technologies (such as mobile devices, email, social media) and 2) how novel technologies are being used specifically to introduce, teach, motivate and share mindfulness. The course is structured with a healthy balance of learning, discussion, and experience. Students will hear thought-provoking talks, discuss complex issues, and practice mindfulness in a way which directly explores technology.Nomindfulness, learningSDG3, SDG4
3282Mindfulness and Expressive Arts: Applications for Counselling, Education, and CommunityLearn how to integrate contemplative expressive arts practices within counselling, educational and community contexts. In this course, you’ll discover the history, theory and traditions that inform the application of contemplative expressive arts. The course combines lecture, discussion and experiential exercises in a collaborative learning environment. You’ll work with clay, music and poetry to develop your knowledge and skills. You’ll emerge with a greater understanding of the creative modalities you’re attuned with and ways to implement them within your professional settings.Nomindfulness, knowledge, learning, laborSDG3, SDG4, SDG8
3293Human Services Financial Management and LeadershipHuman services leaders need to understand, manage and advance their organization’s financial resources. In this two-day workshop, you’ll learn the full range of funding sources available, including government, nonprofits and social enterprises. You’ll study financial reporting, including financial reports, budgets, audited statements and other critical data. You’ll learn about government procurement, social-impact bonds, social-investment funds and pay-for-performance contracts. You’ll emerge with a foundation of knowledge and skill that could help you launch or sustain programs in your human services organization.Noknowledge, investSDG4, SDG9
3304Introduction to Mindful Training for Emotional ResilienceMindful Training for Emotional Resilience (MTER) is a brief psychoeducational program designed as an introduction to mindfulness and emotion regulation. In this two-day workshop, you’ll learn practical skills that are trauma-informed, based on recent research and insights from neuroscience. You’ll discover how to help people suffering from stress and mental health-related disorders by integrating mindfulness into their daily lives. You’ll learn how to guide them through brief meditations, informal mindfulness practices, grounding skills and help them develop a practice of self-care.Nomental health, mindfulness, resilien, resilience, resilienceSDG3, SDG11, SDG13, SDG15
3369Gender, Diversity and Leadership in the Human ServicesIn this classroom-based course, learners will explore theoretical and analytic case-study materials that deal with the intersections of gender, diversity, and leadership. Learners will have opportunities to reflect historically on their own experiences and to reflect with an eye to the future in order to direct their own professional development as inclusive, adaptive leaders.NogenderSDG5
3406Compassion-Based Resilience for Healthcare ProfessionalsHealthcare professionals are exposed to others’ suffering on a regular basis through the very nature of their work. Empathic distress can be experienced as a normal consequence of empathic connection with those who are suffering. Compassion, rather than leading to fatigue and burnout, is a way of responding to others’ suffering that can strengthen our fortitude and benevolence. Drawing upon research and various models of compassion, you will discover mindfulness and compassion based practices that promote greater positive affect, connection, and resilience, even in the face of suffering. Through transformational meditative practices you will learn to activate your natural capacity for compassionate presence while strengthening your inner resources, ultimately improving the quality of care for yourself and others.Nohealthcare, mindfulness, resilien, resilience, resilienceSDG3, SDG11, SDG13, SDG15
3430Mindful Reflections on Attending to SufferingThis course explores our relationship with suffering. Contrary to those who view suffering as an accident or mishap that interrupts life’s flow, mindfulness end of life care assumes that suffering is a part of everyone’s life. Few are trained in an ability to speak about suffering let alone to transform suffering. In this course you will explore the ideological and cultural frameworks in health care of curare (to fix) and haelan (to make whole) which determines our in/abilities to speak about suffering. As well, you will explore and understand methodological approaches to transformative mindfulness meditation.Nohealth care, mindfulnessSDG3
3431Mindfulness for Compassionate End of Life CareMindfulness informed end of life care assumes that compassion is the core intention of all health care. Yet how many of us have been trained in compassion as a response to suffering, illness and death? Can compassion be cultivated as a skill set and knowledge base? Can it become a learned behavior that promotes resiliency in ourselves and others? How does the scientific evidence inform our current understanding of compassion? Building on thetransformative practices of friendliness, loving kindness (metta), tonglen, and attitudes of gratitude, this workshop takes a closer look at compassion based models of practice.Nohealth care, mindfulness, illness, knowledge, resilienSDG3, SDG4, SDG11
3432Integrating Mindfulness into Pain ManagementIn this course you explore how mindfulness and mindfulness meditation can impact on pain and pain management by changing our perspective on the experience of pain and suffering. You will also explore western and eastern views that can inform how we live with pain and suffering, the research into neuro-plasticity and pain, as well as the idea that we can change our brain and thereby change our mind and our experience with pain. Research has shown both that mindfulness meditation enhances the effectiveness of medication, and that pharma-care is more effective when it is accompanied by a therapeutic relationship. Social neuroscience suggests there are no single brains yet people who are suffering often feel quite alone. These pieces of research indicate that we should not underestimate the power of relationships, especially in end of life care situations.NomindfulnessSDG3
3433Integrating Mindfulness into End of Life Counselling ModelsThere are many strategies of care within the scaffolding of end of life care counseling. This includes grief and bereavement theory, narrative work, brief solution focused therapy, dignity therapy, expressive arts, and existential counseling to name a few. In this course you will explore the integration of mindfulness and mindfulness meditation into these traditional therapeutic modalities. The new sciences of quantum physics and neuroscience are challenging scientific materialism, which is a new way of approaching health care and health care systems. As a part of this, you will also explore how the new sciences are supporting a shift towards holism.Nohealth care, mindfulness, holismSDG3
3501Mindfulness-Based Chronic Pain Management™ Facilitation: Practical Training ImmersionThis training embeds learners with chronic pain sufferers enrolled in a mindfulness course taught in concentrated format over 4 full days, (giving 1 day of rest during the course), and which is customized to chronic pain management. Learners will experience the application of mindfulness concepts to pain management, and observe and experience trauma-informed, trauma-sensitive practices within this highly vulnerable chronic pain population, including ethical, privacy and safety issues in group facilitation. In addition to exploring formal practices as applied to pain management, there is exposure to components of the course that include trauma-informed preambles prior to formal practices, skillful trauma-sensitive inquiry, and key topics through small group and large group discussions. Use of dyads and small groups as a trauma-sensitive strategy provides insight and support for the diversity of interactions encountered in Mindfulness practice, while keeping participants within their “Window of Tolerance”. Concepts in secondary pain, context, neuroplasticity and immunity will be explored. The training provides insights into the lens through which chronic pain sufferers view their world, and emphasizes the need for trauma-informed and trauma-sensitive Mindful facilitation for this population in a group setting. Learners will recognize that despite the short timespan of the course for the chronic pain sufferers, the intervention still results in observable transformation. This training also manages chronic stress conditions: a separate workbook is available for the stress course with parallel content.Nomindfulness, windSDG3, SDG7
3519Mindfulness and Art Therapy 1: Watch the MindMindfulness and creative art therapies are becoming critical approaches and tools in psychotherapy and mental health. This workshop has two parts: 1) an introduction to “mindfulness and art psychotherapy: watch the mind”, and 2) “mindfulness and art psychotherapy: transform the mind”. During part one, you will explore how to “watch the mind”, and “how the mind works”. You will discover methodologies and approaches to mindfulness and the use of creativity in psychotherapy (interoception, perceptions and interpersonal relationships), clinical engagement and healing. A regular practice of mindfulness meditation is preferred for this course. No artistic experience needed; all art materials provided.Nomental health, mindfulnessSDG3
3520Mindfulness and Art Therapy 2: Transform the MindMindfulness and creative art therapies are becoming critical approaches and tools in psychotherapy and mental health. This second part is an introduction on “how the mind becomes absorbed”, and how to “transform the mind”. Participants will be invited to observe the mind deeply, and through specific meditations and creative practices such as contentment and compassion. You need to have partaken in the introductory course 3519, Mindfulness and Art Therapy 1: Watch the Mind, to participate in this course. A regular practice of mindfulness meditation is preferred for this course. No artistic experience needed; all art materials provided.Nomental health, mindfulnessSDG3
3560Infectious Diseases/Critical Care Pharmacotherapy ConferenceNow in its 15th year, this annual one-day conference brings you cutting-edge data from the latest literature that you can immediately apply in practice. Presented by leading experts from across the country, the program is designed to equip you with key knowledge around contemporary management strategies and the main challenges of infection, looking at controversial issues and best practices. You’ll also learn about the critical role of antimicrobial stewardship in optimizing the use of antimicrobials.NoknowledgeSDG4
3561Essentials of Oncology for PharmacistsIf you’re a community-based pharmacist, perhaps new to oncology, you need to know how to help patients through every stage of cancer, from diagnosis through palliative care. In this 13-module online course, you’ll learn how to provide the best care to cancer patients in community settings. You’ll explore a holistic approach to patient care. You’ll study common drug interactions and toxicities, gaps in community resources, pain-management strategies, the safe handling of anticancer agents, and how to provide true person-centered care.NocitiesSDG11
3562Advanced Oncology for PharmacistsIf you’ve completed Essentials of Oncology for Pharmacists, or have significant experience providing care to cancer patients, this two-part hybrid course will take your skills and knowledge further. The first consists of 19 modules, each up to 60 minutes, covering theory and best practices. The second combines teaching, case-based application and discussion with leading experts. You’ll acquire tools to advance your clinical practice and emerge better equipped to handle all facets of oncological care with greater knowledge and confidence.NoknowledgeSDG4
3577Advanced Cardiology for PharmacistsAs a pharmacist, you’re bound to encounter patients with heart problems that require treatment. This three-day course will ground you in acute cardiovascular conditions and the many therapeutic issues that arise. You’ll examine coronary syndromes, heart failure, arrhythmias and valvular heart disease, and explore the latest research in the field. You’ll emerge with the skills and confidence you need to improve the way you care for your heart patients, whether it’s in an institution or clinic.NoinstitutSDG16
3610Pharmacotherapy 1Pharmacotherapy 1 is designed to enhance the pharmacist's basic knowledge of pharmacotherapy and integrate it with problem solving skills. The course includes reading materials and live/online lectures to provide the learner with an understanding of several chronic disease states and the management of drug therapy problems commonly encountered in pharmacy practice. Online lectures reinforce the pathophysiologic and pharmacotherapeutic issues required to identify and solve actual and potential drug therapy problems (DTPs). Topics are sequenced within blocks organized by medical discipline. Learners will be required to apply recently acquired knowledge to a problem-solving framework in order to create care plans for patient scenarios and explain and justify any proposed intervention in their care plans in a concise and comprehensive manner--verbally and in writing -through a campus based facilitated workshop and case study seminar.NoknowledgeSDG4
3612Foundations of Pharmacy Practice 1The Foundations of Pharmacy Practice (FPP) Course is a series of lectures, tutorials, and self-study modules that will expose learners to pharmacy practice in Ontario and the healthcare system in Canada. Completion of this course will enable learners to practice as registered pharmacy students with an understanding of legal responsibilities, patient care skills and other key aspects of pharmacy practice. The material in this course is considered foundational; completion of all modules is essential to deepening one's understanding of the profession, current issues in pharmacy practice. Modules are designed to develop critical skills and attitudes.NohealthcareSDG3
3613Professional Practice Laboratories 1This course provides learners with practical experience in a simulated pharmacy setting. Successful completion requires assimilation of material from other courses including Foundations of Pharmacy Practice and Pharmacotherapy. Learners are introduced to pharmacy practice management software and receive, process, and verify the accuracy of written and verbal prescriptions. Learners respond to simple drug information requests to familiarize themselves with the references available in the pharmacy.NolaborSDG8
3614Pharmacotherapy 2Pharmacotherapy 2 continues with the previous structure and objectives as CPS 1 and is designed to enhance pharmacists' basic knowledge of pharmacotherapy and integrate it with acquired problem-solving skills. Didactic sessions, accompanied by discussion of patient scenarios, will give the learner the opportunity to gain an understanding of more complex disease states and the management of drug-related problems commonly encountered in pharmacy practice. Each learner will be required to apply recently acquired knowledge to a problem-solving framework in order to create care plans for the patient scenarios. Learners will be required to explain and justify any proposed intervention in their care plans in a concise and comprehensive manner – verbally or in written form. Upon completion of this course, learners should be able to assume responsibility for the common and more complex issues arising in the management of a patient's drug therapy.NoknowledgeSDG4
3615Clinical Skills in Medication Management 2Clinical Skills in Medication Management (CSMM) focuses on the provision of comprehensive patient-centred care. CSMM provides learning opportunities to apply and integrate material learned from all courses in the program to date, using simulated practice-based interactions (role-play sessions) with Standardized Patients and Clinical Instructors to enhance learners' patient-care, decision-making, and documentation skills. Simulated interactions will focus on developing effective patient-centered management of multidimensional drug-therapy problems anchored in a professional context.NolearningSDG4
3616Foundations of Pharmacy Practice 2The Foundations of Pharmacy Practice 2 (FPP) Course continues from CPS 1 as a series of lectures, tutorials, and self-study modules that will continue to expose learners to pharmacy practice in Ontario and the healthcare system in Canada. Completion of this course will enable learners to practice as pharmacy students with understanding of legal responsibilities, communication skills and other key aspects of pharmacy practice. Completion of all modules is essential to deepening the learner's understanding of the profession, current issues in pharmacy practice. Modules are designed to develop critical skills and attitudes.NohealthcareSDG3
3617Professional Practice Laboratories 2This course provides learners with practical experience in a simulated pharmacy setting. Successful completion of this course requires assimilation of material from other courses, including Foundations of Pharmacy Practice and Pharmacotherapy. Learners are expected to be proficient with the pharmacy practice management software and principles of jurisprudence. Learners will receive, process, and verify the accuracy of complex written and verbal prescriptions. Learners will communicate and collaborate with other individuals involved in the provision of patient care to ensure safe and appropriate medication use.NolaborSDG8
3634Foundation for Conducting Parenting Plan EvaluationsDue to the complex nature of child custody disputes, Courts often request the involvement of a mental health professionals to assist and provide recommendations on optimal parenting plans for children and families post separation and divorce. In this 40-hour workshop, you will learn to deliver unbiased parenting plans that meet established standards of practice, ethical guidelines and due process informed by the latest empirical research. In ten online modules, you will learn how to assess risk and protective factors based on data collected through parent and child interviews, observation and collateral sources. You will emerge better equipped to create plans, write reports and testify in court.Nomental healthSDG3
3650DBT: Individual TherapyEnhance your individual Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) practice with this hands-on course. You'll get advanced training in problem analysis, case formulation and treatment design. You'll work through real cases – including your own – and present clinical questions. Each two-hour session combines theory, practice and experiential exercises such as skills-modeling, role-playing and consultation. You'll hone the DBT knowledge and skills you've already acquired to correctly analyze a client's situation, design solutions that address their discomfort, increase validation and address issues that arise during treatment.NoknowledgeSDG4
3733A Mindfulness Approach to Restorative PracticesThis two-day course will build your understanding of restorative practices and mindfulness, and how to blend basic tenets of both. You’ll examine the goals and common principles of both disciplines and contexts in which to apply them. You’ll explore the framework of restorative practices, how it intersects with mindfulness, and focus on the importance of explicit practice and use of circles. A blend of instruction, discussions and role play will help you bring curiosity, self-inquiry and compassion to restorative practice.NomindfulnessSDG3
3822Non-Hazardous and Hazardous Sterile CompoundingSterile compounding in pharmacy is essential for providing safe, high-quality products to patients. In this course, you will learn the core principles of safe compounding. You will explore the practical application of NAPRA and Health Canada’s directives, and policies regarding manufacturing and compounding of medications. You will develop foundational knowledge in compounding methods, safe use of parenteral compounded products, formulation stability and risk assessment. You will come to appreciate the need for organizational investment in new technologies and staff specializations such as informatics and quality assurance.Noknowledge, investSDG4, SDG9
3920Solar EnergyModern solar technologies can compete economically with fossil fuels, while posing fewer threats to the environment. In this course, you’ll explore the science of solar radiation and learn how solar power can be converted to electricity. You’ll study active and passive solar-thermal energy systems, their environmental and economic benefits, and systemic costs. You’ll examine the influence of environmental policy and economic factors on the feasibility of solar energy systems and learn how to evaluate applicable technologies in various load-displacement scenarios.Yesenergy, solar, environmental, fossil fuelSDG7, SDG13
3921Wind EnergyWind energy has been used for centuries for pumping, irrigation, milling and generation of electricity. Managed properly, this renewable energy could do so much more. In this course, you’ll learn how multiple options can help us move towards low- and eventually zero-carbon energy systems. An interdisciplinary approach will guide you through key factors of the wind energy sector: historical, political, economic, and technical. You’ll emerge with a solid grasp of the principles of wind-derived electricity and its environmental impacts.Yesenergy, renewabl, wind, environmentalSDG7, SDG13
3922BioenergyConventional energy sources, such as coal, oil, and natural gas, are finite and are known to impact our climate and environment. In this course, you'll learn about a variety of biomass resources we can use to produce bioenergy, including crops, microorganisms, and waste products. These can decrease greenhouse gas emissions and other air pollutants. You'll learn how biomass resources are converted to energy products, assess their environmental and social impacts, and analyze their current and future role in meeting societal goals.Yesenergy, emission, greenhouse, waste, climate, greenhouse gas, environmental, emissions, pollut, pollutSDG7, SDG12, SDG13, SDG14, SDG15
3923Applications of Renewable EnergyTo get the most out of renewable energy, it’s necessary to understand how energy is generated, stored, traded, transported, and consumed. In this course, you’ll learn all that and more. You’ll explore the political and economic frameworks that govern energy use. You’ll learn how to plan for the mass-adoption of low-carbon technologies and their attendant distribution systems. You’ll examine end uses for renewable energy and consider how they influence the volume and timing aspects of energy consumption and potential disruption.Yesenergy, renewabl, trade, consumSDG7, SDG10, SDG12
3924Principles of Renewable EnergyRenewable energy technologies are critical in our efforts to address climate change, and achieve social development goals. In this course, you’ll investigate the principal types of renewable energy – including solar, wind, tidal, and biofuels – and their place in the global market. Drawing on cases studies from a range of settings, you’ll explore historical and technological challenges, and examine their environmental impacts. You’ll emerge better able to assess the strengths and weaknesses of renewable energy technologies in different contexts, and at different scales.Yesenergy, renewabl, wind, solar, biofuel, invest, climate, environmentalSDG7, SDG9, SDG13
3964Social Robots and Human-Robot Interaction (HRI)Explore the fundamentals of robotics business, including their development, capabilities, and role in corporate and government strategy. You’ll learn how a companion (service/social) robot, or a physical humanoid robot, connected through a network infrastructure to online services, enhances traditional robot functionality. In addition, you’ll examine how humanoid robots behave like natural social interaction partners for human users, with emotional features such as speech, gestures, and eye-gaze, to relate to the users' cultural and social background. This course will provide the foundations for understanding how Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) is likely to influence and change our business practices and lifestyle. You’ll gain the ability to present and discuss the growing use of companion robots in different business application domains, such as customer service support and healthcare management. The development lifecycle of a robotics application, from the design phase to prototype development, will also be discussed.Nohealthcare, infrastructureSDG3, SDG9
2690Foundations of Enterprise ArchitectureThis course gives you an overview of Enterprise Architecture (EA) and its role in implementing an organization’s strategy. You'll learn about aligning business and IT and how to use principles, standards, patterns and best practices. Explore the most used EA methodologies, the fundamentals in business, technology and security and the interrelationships between domains. You'll also learn how to measure EA benefits, convey them to key stakeholders and develop architectural and governance skills that follow key frameworks used in the industry (e.g. TOGAF) and use an architectural language (e.g. Archimate).NogovernanceSDG16
2830Foundations of Energy ManagementThis course will help you understand the foundations of energy management methods, policies and trends. Find out how energy resources are generated, transmitted and distributed in a modern economy. You'll learn about energy from conventional sources (fossil fuels, hydro-electric and geothermal) and renewable resources (solar, wind and biofuels). You'll also learn how to do a cost-benefit analysis of energy conservation and how to maintain and integrate energy systems in residential and commercial buildings.Yesenergy, renewabl, wind, solar, geothermal, biofuel, buildings, fossil fuel, conserv, conservSDG7, SDG9, SDG13, SDG14, SDG15
2831Energy Management in BuildingsResidential and commercial buildings are among the biggest users of energy. This course teaches you how consumption (and budgets) can be cut through better energy management and conservation systems. You'll learn to conduct energy audits, the use of instrumentation and measurements in buildings, and the organization and implementation of energy management and control strategies in building systems. The course also covers existing legislation and available grants, as well as current energy control and management systems.Yesenergy, buildings, consum, conserv, conservSDG7, SDG9, SDG12, SDG14, SDG15
2854Foundations of Cloud ComputingThis course introduces you to cloud computing: its history, current practices and systems, economic drivers and underlying technologies. Learn concepts of service delivery and deployment models, including Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS). We'll cover new trends in cloud computing, deployment models, principles of cloud architecture, security, privacy and governance. You'll also learn about adopting cloud systems, clouds for large enterprises, data centre considerations and risk management issues.Noinfrastructure, governanceSDG9, SDG16
2856Cloud Systems in PracticeGet ready to boost efficiency and agility in your organization through adoption and use of cloud systems. In this course, you’ll learn to develop and execute cloud strategies that align capabilities and investments with the digital future. You’ll explore ways to connect with influencers and achieve near-term objectives and longer-term goals. Through case studies, group work and video interviews with Canada’s thought leaders, you’ll learn to apply best practices of cloud/hybrid IT within any public or private-sector organization – including yours.NoinvestSDG9
3105Enterprise Architecture Development & GovernanceThis course covers the development of architecture in business, application, data, technology and security, as well as the governance and management issues arising in an Enterprise Architecture (EA) practice. Every organization with EA in place needs good governance and management of EA decisions to ensure traceability between architectural decisions and their implementation. The course is designed for enterprise architects, business and IT decision-makers and others looking to understand the impact of EA on an organization. If you've completed 2690 Foundations of Enterprise Architecture, you'll enjoy this deeper dive into business, information, application, technology and security architectures.NogovernanceSDG16
3139Geotechnical Materials & AnalysisImprove your prospects of passing the professional examination in Geotechnical Materials & Analysis for a P.Eng. licence in Canada. Working with colleagues, guided by expert instructors, through live interactive online webinars and discussion board, you'll learn the theories and principles of soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering. You'll study and classify physical properties of soil, including permeability, distribution and contact pressure. You'll learn how to use cutting-edge computer programs. Case studies, reviews of past exams, extensive problem-solving exercises, assignments and networking with other engineers will build your knowledge and confidence.Noknowledge, soilSDG4, SDG15
3140Elementary Structural DesignThis course is part of the Certificate in Licensing International Engineers into the Profession (LIEP) Civil Engineering program. It prepares the participants for the PEO examination on Elementary Structural Design that confirms their knowledge in the field for P.Eng. License. Learners will be exposed to the theories and concepts of wood, concrete and steel design and analysis both at the element and system levels. Upon completion of the course, learners will have developed a better understanding of the basic principles of structural design. This course is intended to provide the learners with the skills and knowledge required for effective design of steel, reinforced concrete and wood members using the current editions of Canadian design codes. A review of elementary structural analysis, with the emphasis on calculation of bending moments will be provided. Limit state design will be introduced and loading due to use and occupancy, snow, wind and earthquake will be discussed. The course also covers the elementary design concepts and procedures for design of connections, tension members, beams and columns and illustrates their application through design examples.Noknowledge, windSDG4, SDG7
3143Fluid MachineryIf you are required to pass the technical examination in Fluid Machinery to get a P.Eng. licence in Canada, this course will improve your chances. You'll cover the syllabus with like-minded colleagues, guided by expert instructors through live interactive online webinars and discussion board. You'll learn about pumps, fans, turbines and other turbomachines. Conditions such as cavitation in pumps and turbines, stall in compressors and choke in turbines are covered. You'll learn to select the best one for the job, based on performance characteristics, thermodynamic analysis and efficiency definitions. Case studies, reviews of past exams, extensive problem-solving exercises and networking with other engineers will build your knowledge and confidence.NoknowledgeSDG4
3145CircuitsIf you're pursuing a P.Eng. licence in Canada, and are required to pass the technical examination in Circuits, this course will improve your chances. It will also help you to refresh and update your knowledge in the field. You'll cover the entire syllabus in a structured learning environment, led by expert instructors through live interactive online webinars and discussion board. Working with other professionals, you'll learn basic theory and principles, solve problems and answer model questions from past exams. You'll emerge prepared to show your knowledge of circuits and how their components interact.Noknowledge, learningSDG4
3148Power Systems EngineeringImprove your prospects of passing the professional engineering examination in Power Systems Engineering, for a P.Eng. licence inCanada. You will be guided by expert instructors in weekly online and interactive webinars and discussion board. You'll learn the theories and principles of power-system engineering and analysis. You'll study circuit analysis, transmission line parameter calculation, symmetrical component analysis, transformer and load modelling, power flow, fault analysis, power system protection and more. Build your knowledge and confidence through case studies, reviews of past exams, extensive problem-solving exercises, take-home assignments and networking with colleagues.NoknowledgeSDG4
3149National Professional Practice Examination (NPPE) Preparation Course: LIEPImprove your chances of success in passing the National Professional Practice Examination (NPPE) required for the P.Eng. licence in Canada . You will cover the subject in a structured learning environment under the guidance of expert instructors through weekly interactive online webinars and discussion boards. You will learn about the ethical aspects, social responsibility and the sustainability issues faced by professional engineers in engineering practice. Laws of contracts and torts will also be covered. Review of past NPPEs and working on sample answers will help you prepare with confidence for the NPPE.NolearningSDG4
3153Engineering ManagementIf you are required to pass the professional examination in Engineering Management to get a P.Eng. licence in Canada, this course will improve your chances. You'll cover the syllabus in a structured learning environment, guided by an expert instructor through weekly interactive online webinars and discussion boards. You'll learn about management and leadership skills engineers need to manage people, projects and resources in research and development, design and manufacturing environments. You'll also learn about ethics and new trends in engineering management. Case studies, reviews of past exams and extensive problem-solving exercises will build your knowledge and confidence.Noknowledge, learningSDG4
3205Cyber Security Incident ManagementEnterprises today are increasingly vulnerable to cyber security attacks that can cripple or shut down business operations. In this course, you’ll learn how to identify, analyze and respond to such attacks and threats. You’ll explore hacking techniques, malware, viruses and other attack methods. You’ll learn how to investigate incidents; develop, refine and test your incident management plans; organize and train response teams; develop corrective actions; integrate incident management plans with disaster recovery plans and business continuity plans; and communicate with internal and external stakeholders.NoinvestSDG9
3206Cyber Security Program DesignEnterprises today have to protect themselves from risks related to cyber security, including hacking, malware and phishing. In this 12-week hands-on course, you’ll learn how to develop a cyber security strategy and manage it over time. You’ll learn the best practices of modern cyber security and how to integrate your strategy into business functions and life-cycle activities. You’ll explore cyber security architecture, program maintenance and the best evaluation metrics – a full range of content consistent with ISACA’s CISM body of knowledge.NoknowledgeSDG4
3214Fundamentals of Records & Information ManagementLaunch or advance your career in records and information management (RIM) with this foundation course. You’ll learn about the latest technologies, practices and tools used to properly create, store and retrieve records and information. You’ll explore core information management concepts that can be applied across an enterprise to make decision-making and operations more efficient. You’ll learn about national and international standards and important governance and compliance issues. You’ll emerge with a fundamental grasp of RIM terminology and technologies that apply to records in hard-copy and electronic formats.NogovernanceSDG16
3215Records & Information Management PracticeSuccessful organizations need professionals who can actively participate in implementation and operations of strong records and information management programs. This intermediate course takes you deeper into information storage, governance, security and privacy issues. You’ll learn the best ways to classify and retain information. You’ll develop effective risk-assessment policies and procedures. You’ll explore emerging trends in digital preservation, information architecture and Electronic Documents and Records Management (EDRM) systems, across the life cycle management of information.NogovernanceSDG16
3250Foundations of Data ScienceIf you want to work in the growing field of data science, and have some prior knowledge and experience of basic programming, this course is for you. You’ll learn how to help organizations leverage the increasing variety and volume of data they own or can find on the Internet. You’ll explore the evolution of the fields of data science and predictive analytics. You’ll learn up-to-date techniques for data retrieval, preparation, analysis and visualization. Through hands-on exercises, you’ll build critical programming skills you can use in subsequent courses in the certificate program.Noknowledge, internetSDG4, SDG9
3251Statistics for Data ScienceBuild on the skills you learned in 3250 Foundations of Data Science and get the grounding in basic statistics you need to successfully complete your data science fundamentals certificate. In this course, you’ll explore probability and descriptive statistics, cover data analysis from both a classical and contemporary viewpoint and learn to extract insight from datasets. You’ll get a math notation refresher, learn to form hypotheses, design experiments that collect valid data, and test your hypotheses using statistical techniques. The course content covers part of the body of knowledge of INFORMS’ Certified Analytics Professional (CAP) certification.NoknowledgeSDG4
3253Machine LearningThis course will equip you with the fundamental machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms and techniques for mining and analyzing data, and extracting insights for data-driven decision making. You will learn how to formulate a ML/AI problem, prepare data, build and optimize predictive models using a wide range of algorithms and evaluate the performance of those models. Throughout the course you will use Scikit-learn and TensorFlow hands-on to build applications that learn from data.NolearningSDG4
3302Facilities ManagementDelivered in an accelerated format over 12-14 weeks, this course focuses on the full spectrum of roles and responsibilities of a facilities manager. It covers basic concepts of leadership and change management, using effective communication, negotiation, team work, and conflict resolution. It also covers key business processes, real property assets and technological and knowledge resources. You'll learn how to manage risks and security, ensure business continuity and use technology in ways that are sustainable and smart. Other key topics include budgeting, capital planning, energy management and benchmarking.Noknowledge, energy, capitalSDG4, SDG7, SDG9
3448Introduction to User Experience (UX) DesignIf you are looking to become stronger at user experience (UX) design – and a valued UX advocate across your organization – this 12-week online course is for you. You’ll learn the rich history and fundamentals of one of today’s fastest-growing areas. You’ll acquire tools and perspectives from knowledgeable professionals that help you discover and define problems, create and test solutions, and deliver desired results. You’ll learn how to apply the latest methods and techniques to your work and how to measure your outcomes.NoknowledgeSDG4
3454Introduction to GIS for Environmental ManagementIf you want hands-on experience in digital mapping and basic spatial analysis using Geographic Information Systems (GIS), this online course is for you. You’ll start with foundation concepts such as digital data, scale and map projections, then learn to input and store data, create maps and analyze geographic problems. Blending theory and practical skills development, you’ll explore a real case study that applies high-resolution aerial photography and the latest GIS techniques to determine whether brownlands in Toronto were suitable for reclamation and residential development.Yesenvironmental, landSDG13, SDG15
3455Advanced GIS for Environmental ManagementBuild on your knowledge of GIS-based spatial analysis and data modelling for environmental management in this advanced course. You’ll delve into techniques and functions that yield better analysis of spatial data. You’ll learn patterns and processes that underpin features in spatial databases. You’ll analyze indicators of environmental risk, create and analyze three-dimensional surfaces, visualize geospatial data clearly, and understand point patterns and spatial autocorrelation. You’ll emerge better prepared to implement GIS-based analysis and modelling, and manage projects that use them.Yesknowledge, environmentalSDG4, SDG13
3457Environmental Remote SensingLearn to apply remote sensing (RS) data and techniques to environmental studies. In this course, you’ll discover how to acquire, enhance and analyze satellite images. You’ll work with various image analysis techniques related to environmental applications. You’ll learn how to map and monitor Earth's natural resources by measuring and interpreting images collected in different spectral zones and time periods. You’ll analyze multispectral images using image proccessing software to learn more about diverse objects on the Earth's surface.Yesnatural resource, environmentalSDG12, SDG13
3468Fundamentals of Privacy, Information Governance and Access in the Digital EnterpriseManaging privacy in the digital age has become a top compliance risk. If your organization needs help to meet that challenge, this 10-week introductory course is for you. You’ll learn why – and how – successful enterprises act to protect information and privacy, and comply with relevant data protection regulations. You’ll explore legal concepts, regulators’ expectations and industry best practices. Working with peers, using material developed and taught by industry professionals, you’ll learn how to answer your organization’s privacy questions with greater skill and confidence.NogovernanceSDG16
3470Developing a Privacy Management Program in the Digital EnterpriseEarn your coveted Privacy Management Certificate with this final 10-week course. You’ll apply your knowledge of privacy laws throughout the information lifecycle. You’ll work with personal information ethically, complying with external regulations and internal governance requirements. You’ll understand the new technologies that can protect or expose information. You’ll learn to collaborate with IT and information security to align your privacy program and risk-management framework. You’ll emerge with the skill, insight and confidence to govern and manage privacy in any setting.Noknowledge, labor, governanceSDG4, SDG8, SDG16
3546Deep LearningExtend your knowledge and understanding of Machine Learning to Deep Neural Networks. In this course we will cover the theory and practice of modern neural nets through a series of exercises and examples in different domains. You will build your own algorithms to classify images, perform rudimentary language translation and generate synthetic images or music.Noknowledge, learningSDG4
3547Intelligent Agents & Reinforcement LearningModern Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems often combine techniques from many sub-disciplines: Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Reinforcement Learning, Planning, Intelligent Agents, etc. In this course, you’ll build your knowledge of techniques that can be built into AI’s that allow them to reason about their current situation and plan their next move. You’ll build AIs that can learn to play games and need to trade off exploiting strategies they already know are useful vs. exploring new strategies that may be even better. You’ll be ready to apply these techniques to solve real world problems such as finding adaptive strategies for dealing with difficult customers or optimizing use of parking spaces.Noknowledge, learning, tradeSDG4, SDG10
3555Building Envelope Systems-II Walls & WindowsWalls and windows function together as part of a building envelope. This course will teach you industry best practices on how it's done. You'll learn how different assemblies work, including solid masonry walls, cavity walls, exterior insulation and finish systems (EIFS), wood and precast concrete walls and curtain wall systems. Case studies will illustrate issues such as thermal and moisture performance, air leakage resistance, durability, maintenance, life-cycle cost, fire safety, environmental impacts and low-energy building design using passive solar strategies.Yesenergy, wind, solar, environmentalSDG7, SDG13
3556Mechanical Systems- HVAC and the Building EnvelopeThis course deals with the interrelationship of building envelopes and environmental control with an emphasis on sustainable building practices. The course will examine thermal comfort and indoor air quality, heating, cooling and moisture regulation, air distribution and pressure regimes, energy usage, solar and internal gains, natural and hybrid ventilation, and heating and cooling loads. More responsible building practices are identified and illustrated throughout.Yesenergy, solar, environmentalSDG7, SDG13
3566Fundamentals of Environmental ManagementExplore basic science, key approaches and common challenges in the field of environmental management. In this interdisciplinary course, you’ll learn what’s being done in Canada and around the world to mitigate climate change, and manage oceans and fisheries, freshwater resources, forests, endangered species, agriculture, urban environments, mining and energy. Through course readings, online discussions and written assignments, you’ll explore a wide range of environmental issues and emerge better equipped to engage in environmental management at scales from local to global.Yesagricultur, water, energy, urban, climate, environmental, ocean, fish, species, ocean, forest, species, endangered speciesSDG2, SDG6, SDG7, SDG11, SDG13, SDG14, SDG15
3568Strategies in Environmental ManagementAll human activities have an impact on our environment. In this course, you’ll learn how environmental impact is assessed and defined, and how it’s best managed and mitigated. You’ll look at the roles played by different stakeholders in dealing with environmental concerns, trade-offs that must sometimes be made, and ways to resolve conflicts that inevitably arise. You’ll consider a range of management strategies and discover how all levels of government in Canada have a shared, although complex, responsibility for environmental management and sustainable use of natural resources.Yestrade, natural resource, environmental, sustainable useSDG10, SDG12, SDG13, SDG14
3570Global Environmental IssuesOur planet is undergoing dramatic, far-reaching change, much of it caused by human activities. In this course you’ll explore global-scale environmental issues such as climate change, destruction of marine ecosystems, degradation of freshwater resources, tropical deforestation, desertification, and biodiversity loss. You’ll explore the obstacles and challenges being faced around the world, and assess strategies to address problems and find workable solutions. You’ll emerge with a firmer grasp of societal changes needed to limit and potentially reverse the damage to the planet and ensure a more sustainable future.Yeswater, desertification, climate, environmental, planet, marine, biodivers, ecosystem, forest, biodivers, ecosystem, deforestationSDG6, SDG13, SDG14, SDG15
3572Climate Policy and Corporate ResponsesGovernments and corporations around the world are working to limit greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, believing them to be the dominant cause of a warming climate. In this dynamic course, you’ll learn policies and regulations being implemented by different jurisdictions – sometimes very different – with a focus on Canada and its major trading partners. You’ll probe real-world examples, critically assess the performance of climate policies from both regulatory and industry perspectives, and at the end of the course you will apply these learnings to develop a mitigation strategy for a company of your choosing.Yeslearning, emission, greenhouse, climate, greenhouse gas, emissionsSDG4, SDG7, SDG13
3573Sustainability ReportingOrganizations of every size and scope need well-run corporate social responsibility programs. This course will teach how to improve sustainability reporting and manage your organization’s social and environmental impacts. You’ll learn how better public reporting can improve your company’s reputation, keep its workforce loyal and engaged, improve access to capital and increase efficiency through resource reduction. You’ll get a clearer picture of the state of sustainability reporting in Canada and the tools you need to enhance your own organization’s efforts.Yescapital, environmentalSDG9, SDG13
3574Greenhouse Gas Accounting and ReportingLearn the principles and concepts of greenhouse gas (GHG) accounting and reporting at both the organizational and project levels. In this course, you will be introduced to the science of climate change and the structure of cap-and-trade and offset schemes, in regulated and voluntary settings. You will learn how to apply the ISO 14064-1 and ISO 14064-2 standards for the accurate, complete, consistent, transparent, relevant and conservative reporting of greenhouse gas emissions. You’ll gain the confidence and skills you need to develop greenhouse gas inventories for organizations and for emission reductions and reversals.Yesemission, greenhouse, trade, climate, greenhouse gas, emissions, conserv, conservSDG7, SDG10, SDG13, SDG14, SDG15
3575Greenhouse Gas Validation and VerificationGreenhouse gas (GHG) emissions must be reported in many jurisdictions, and some organizations are also voluntarily reporting their emissions. In this course, you’ll learn the principles and process of GHG validation and verification for organizational GHG emission inventories and GHG emission reduction (offset projects). You will learn how to apply the ISO 14064-3 standard for completing this work, including how to plan validations and verifications, conduct a risk assessment, evaluate evidence and reach a validation or verification conclusion.Yesemission, greenhouse, greenhouse gas, emissionsSDG7, SDG13
3666Applied Natural Language ProcessingNatural language processing (NLP) can help your enterprise improve strategy and operations through deeper understanding of its products, processes and customers. In this 12-week course, you’ll learn to process natural language and textual data and derive actionable insights using state-of-the-art NLP algorithms and techniques. You’ll apply advanced machine learning and deep learning techniques to explore real-world problems related to textual-data processing, and create language-aware solutions. You’ll also use open source production-ready Python libraries to build your own chatbot application.Nolearning, productionSDG4, SDG12
3704Web Development using React and JSXThis introductory 12 weeks course provides the skills you need to begin front-end development in today’s ever changing IT landscape. React and JSX are now considered one of the most popular JavaScript framework for front-end development. Skills in React and Restful Web Services are regarded essential for full-stack developer in today’s competitive IT world. Learn the fundamental concepts of front-end web development using HTML, CSS, JSX and React. The course covers basic concepts in the React framework such as Communicating with Props, Class-Based Components, State in React Components, Lifecycle Methods, Handling User Input with Forms and Events, Making API Requests with React, and Single Page Application Development. In addition, you will learn how to create Restful Web Services using the SpringBoot (Spring framework) and calling Restful web services through React client.NolandSDG15
3705Machine Learning & AI Applications in Physical Asset ManagementIn our increasingly digitized and networked environment, the expectations for asset management excellence are ever growing. While an abundance of maintenance and sensor data have become available, the proper application of the data in maintenance strategies must be developed. In this course, you will discover the potential of your operational and maintenance data in the context of asset management. We will explore different machine learning algorithms and how they may be leveraged to unleash hidden patterns in your asset management strategies. We will discuss the role of industrial internet of things in maintenance and secure navigation of the field. This course will prepare you to lead your organization in the Industry 4.0 revolution.Nolearning, internetSDG4, SDG9
3724Construction ActThe Construction Act of Ontario (CA) came into effect July 1, 2018, replacing the Construction Lien Act (CLA). Its purpose is to provide security on payments and information for contractors, the trades, and suppliers involved in construction projects. Architects have contract administration responsibilities under the client-architect agreement: two of these—holdbacks and substantial performance—will be covered in some detail. This course explains why it is crucial to understand your own rights and trust obligations under the CA.NotradeSDG10
3727Planning and Development ApprovalsThis course provides an overview of the planning and land development approvals process in Ontario. Participants learn about the roles architects and other professionals play in this process and how authorities having jurisdiction (AHJ) operate. This course describes the various planning tools that implement planning legislation, and provide a guide to understanding and navigating the complex development approvals process.NolandSDG15
3729Legal Aspects: Professional Liability & Architects’ ContractsIn this course, you’ll learn how basic legal principles relate to architectural practice with regard to common law, judicial process, alternative dispute resolution, and professional liability. This course explains and illustrates that regardless of project type or size, architects should prepare and execute written contracts with both clients and consultants.NojudicSDG16
3746Water AuditingThe world’s water resources are being taxed as never before. In this course, you’ll study the issues facing our water supply, including best practices for reducing demand and maintaining supply continuity. You’ll explore patterns of use, regulation and governance, different types of infrastructure in municipal settings, and supply vs. demand management approaches. You’ll examine the important role of water audits in planning and management, and emerge with the tools and resources you need to measure, manage and reduce water usage.Yeswater, infrastructure, governanceSDG6, SDG9, SDG16
3756Transformational Leadership in the Age of Digital AccelerationIn today’s reality of accelerated digital business transformation, enterprises expect IT leaders to play an active role in defining new business and investment models for their organizations. In this four-week course, you’ll acquire the critical competencies for leaders to succeed in the rapidly changing landscape where agility is necessary to deliver business outcomes and value. You’ll learn how to successfully contribute to the organization’s strategic digital plan through well thought out and articulated enterprise digital investment plans. You’ll learn how to leverage the strategic value of data based on a foundation of data governance and a data management plan. Underpinning all of this, is the importance of employee care and enterprise change management in driving a successful digital transformation.Noinvest, land, governanceSDG9, SDG15, SDG16
3759Feature Engineering in Machine Learning & Artificial IntelligenceIf you are a data scientist or analyst and are responsible for developing accurate machine learning models, this 12-week hands-on course is for you. The contents developed by practicing data scientists who build enterprise ML/AI projects, are designed to empower you to build simpler, yet more accurate models efficiently. Through lectures, discussions, assignments, term projects and guest speakers, you’ll learn various aspects of feature engineering, including generation, extraction, transformation, selection, analysis and evaluation. Each week, you’ll learn how to apply a series of practical techniques to your business problems and improve their performance and stability. Grasping both the intuition and simple mathematics behind the theory, you’ll learn to process, transform, and engineer raw data for ML/AI solutions, and improve your machine learning, deep learning, or natural language processing (NLP) applications.NolearningSDG4
3760Cloud Technologies for Big Data, Machine Learning & Artificial IntelligenceGet the knowledge and experience you need to optimize cloud technologies for big data, machine learning and AI projects. During this 12-week course, designed and led by industry professionals, you’ll examine best practices and learn the state-of-the-art cloud technologies, services, applications, and tools from major global vendors like Amazon and Google. You’ll also develop skills in Python programming and learn how to leverage vendor cloud services to design your best AI/ML solutions The course will also cover security/privacy considerations, and end-to-end technology stack to enable you to successfully build ML/AI solutions. Whatever role you play in data science – analyst, engineer, architect or team manager – you’ll emerge better equipped to leverage the benefits of cloud technologies.Noknowledge, learningSDG4
3763Create MicroServices using Spring BootIf you’re looking to succeed in today’s ever-changing IT landscape, this 12-week course is for you. You’ll learn how to build Restful MicroServices using Spring Boot. You’ll explore the concepts of Eureka Discovery Service, Spring Cloud API Gateway, Spring Cloud Config Server. You’ll learn Spring Security procedures such as Spring Security Basic Authentication, JSON Web Token(JWT), and OAUTH2. You’ll also learn how to deploy your work on Amazon Web Service and emerge better prepared to demonstrate your skills to potential employers.NolandSDG15
3771Climate ChangeTo fight anthropogenic climate change, we must first understand its complexities and causes. In this course, you’ll explore the physical science behind climate change and its dire consequences on human and ecological systems around the world. You’ll examine and critique sustainable development approaches we can take to mitigate change and adapt to it. You’ll learn the political and social history of our responses to climate change, and explore global case studies that highlight differences in vulnerabilities and possibilities for action.Yessustainable development, sustainable development, climate, anthropogenic, ecologSDG8, SDG11, SDG13, SDG15
2832Tools & Techniques of Energy ManagementUse advanced economic analysis techniques to evaluate alternative financing arrangements for energy management projects. Examine distributed generation and renewable generation technologies, and how these can be integrated into the current electricity system. Learn about commissioning of buildings, and how human behavior can impact the energy management systems. Explore how sustainable development principles and strategies can be used in the energy management of a building, a corporation, and an urban community.Yesenergy, renewabl, sustainable development, buildings, urban, sustainable developmentSDG7, SDG8, SDG11, SDG9
2942Managing Predictive Analytics & Big DataGet an introduction to enterprise analytics and Big Data. This course covers data collection and cleansing, data mining tools, Big Data use cases and basic regression. You'll learn about managing and optimizing the analytics value chain, including selecting the right business processes, data governance, organizational dynamics, change management, security and privacy for Big Data applications. The course mixes lectures, readings, group projects, exercises, case studies and discussion, emphasizing value generation through the benefits of data-based decision-making.Novalue chain, governanceSDG9, SDG16
2943Maximizing Value from Predictive Analytics & Big DataThis course builds on 2942 Managing Predictive Analytics & Big Data. Learn more about data analytics and techniques, software tools, Big Data architecture, data quality and life-cycle management, as well as insights that can generate value and show why analytics projects sometimes fail. You'll consider the "buy or build" decision, how to determine return on investment, procedures, standards and methodology and current best practices. Topics include review and validation of statistical predictions, legislative and regulatory requirements, building and managing data science teams and working with senior management.NoinvestSDG9
3137Engineering EconomicsIf you are required to pass the professional engineering examination in Engineering Economics to get a P.Eng. licence in Canada , this course will improve your chances. You'll cover the syllabus with like-minded colleagues, guided by expert instructors through weekly interactive online webinars and discussion boards. You'll learn about interest rates, cash flow, depreciation, financing methods and Canadian tax considerations. You'll see how to compare projects and select the one with the best prospects. Reviews of past exams, extensive problem-solving exercises and networking with other engineers will build your knowledge and confidence.NoknowledgeSDG4
3138Elementary Structural AnalysisIf you are required to pass the professional engineering examination in Elementary Structural Analysis to get a P.Eng. licence in Canada, this examination preparation course will improve your chances. It will also help you to refresh and update your knowledge in this field. You'll cover the syllabus with like-minded colleagues, guided by expert instructors through live interactive online webinars and discussion board. You'll learn about the nature of loads and restraints, and structural elements such as beams, trusses and frames. You will identify unstable structures and calculate appropriate support responses. Case studies, reviews of past exams, extensive problem-solving exercises and networking with other engineers will build your knowledge and confidence.NoknowledgeSDG4
3141Geotechnical DesignImprove your prospects of passing the professional engineering examination in Geotechnical Design for a P.Eng. licence in Canada. Working with like-minded colleagues, guided by expert instructors, you'll learn about soil physics and mechanics through online interactive webinars and discussion board. You'll study the geotechnical properties of soil and related topics, including seepage control, bearing capacity, deep foundation design, retaining walls and computer design of long-term stable slopes. Case studies, reviews of past exams, extensive problem-solving exercises and networking with other engineers will build your knowledge and confidence. OBPAP bursaries of up to $5,000 may be available to eligible Ontario residents.Noknowledge, soilSDG4, SDG15
3142Applied Thermodynamics & Heat TransferIf you are required to pass the professional engineering examination in Applied Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer to get a P.Eng. licence in Canada , this course will improve your chances. You'll cover the syllabus in a structured learning environment, guided by expert instructors through live interactive online webinars and discussion board. You'll learn the fundamentals of thermodynamic systems and the main mechanisms of energy transfer by heat. You'll acquire practical skills to help you solve problems involving thermal systems. Case studies, reviews of past exams and networking will build your knowledge and confidence.Noknowledge, learning, energySDG4, SDG7
3144Advanced Fluid MechanicsIf you are required to pass the professional engineering examination in Advanced Fluid Mechanics to get a P.Eng. licence in Canada, this course will improve your chances., You'll cover the syllabus in a structured learning environment, guided by expert instructors via online interactive, weekly webinars and discussion board. You'll gain proficiency in fluid mechanics and its most important mathematical relations in areas such as power generation, propulsion, combustion, oil and gas transportation, meteorology, oceanography, and medical sciences. Important applications in hydrostatics, hydrodynamics, aerodynamics, jets, open and closed channel flows will also be covered.. Case studies and reviews of past exams will build your knowledge and confidence.Noknowledge, learning, ocean, oceanSDG4, SDG14
3146Digital Systems & ComputersIf you are required to pass the professional engineering examination in Digital Systems and Computers to get a P.Eng. licence in Canada, improve your chances with this course. You'll cover the syllabus in a structured learning environment, guided by expert instructors in weekly online and interactive webinars and discussion board. You'll learn the fundamentals of digital systems and computer architecture, and acquire practical skills to help you design better hardware and software. Case studies, reviews of past exams, extensive problem-solving and networking will build your knowledge of power systems and machines - and your confidence.Noknowledge, learningSDG4
3147Power Systems & MachinesImprove your prospects of passing the professional engineering examination in Power Systems & Machines for a P.Eng. licence in Canada. It will also help you to refresh and update your knowledge in this field. Working with colleagues, you will be guided by expert instructors through weekly online interactive webinars and discussion board. You'll learn the theories and principles of power systems and machines - the backbone of electrical systems and industrial automation. You'll see how electrical actuators and energy converters create more flexible and efficient industrial processes. Case studies, reviews of past exams, extensive problem-solving exercises, assignments and networking with other engineers will build your knowledge and confidence.Noknowledge, energySDG4, SDG7
3456Advanced Remote Sensing Techniques for Environmental ApplicationsBroaden your knowledge of Remote Sensing (RS) concepts and environmental applications in this advanced course. You’ll process and analyze remote sensing images and learn advanced techniques now used in environmental research and applications. You’ll use hyperspectral, LiDAR and RADAR datasets to study land, ocean and atmospheric processes. You’ll get more hands-on experience processing digital images and applying various image analysis packages. You’ll learn how RS sensors detect, extract and evaluate quantitative information about different objects on earth, and how to use this information to map environmental changes.Noknowledge, environmental, ocean, ocean, landSDG4, SDG13, SDG14, SDG15
3458Geospatial Technologies for Environmental Mapping with GISLearn to design and create techically and aesthetically sound thematic maps using GIS software. In this online course, you’ll discover how map reading and measurement, topographic maps, aerial photographs and other techniques can help you address environmental and planning issues. You’ll gain theoretical and practical experience in visual image interpretation, cartography, geographic coordinate systems and projections, and data collection and sampling for environmental management applications. You’ll emerge better equipped to integrate modern IT and geospatial technologies, and make better use of cutting-edge GIS software.YesenvironmentalSDG13
3459GIS Modelling for Environmental ApplicationsIf you want to use GIS modelling to resolve environmental issues, this online course is for you. You’ll get both a theoretical understanding and practical experience in GIS modelling, and how location-based information and the data management tools can enhance your environmental strategy. You’ll learn specific applications and how to combine them with analysis techniques for better spatial modelling. Lab work and exercises will leave you better equipped to deal with enterprise issues related to natural resource and engineering tasks.Yesnatural resource, environmentalSDG12, SDG13
3531Physical Asset ManagementSuccessful organizations must care for their assets efficiently and effectively. To do that, they need physical asset managers who make sound and timely decisions. This five-day program has been designed to help managers care for company assets and achieve maintenance excellence. You'll learn how to reduce maintenance and repair costs as well as company liability, and extend the economic life of capital equipment, systems and components. You'll do more than maximize the useful life of assets - you'll have a significant impact on your organization's bottom line.NocapitalSDG9
3552Building Science Theory IAs our climate changes and future energy sources remain uncertain, we must know how to improve building performance for greater energy efficiency. This foundational course deals with indoor and outdoor climates and the thermal envelope that separates them. You'll learn the physics of heat and moisture transfer, how they interact and the function of thermal envelopes. The course will apply this knowledge to new construction and to modifications of existing designs.Yesknowledge, energy, climateSDG4, SDG7, SDG13
3553Building Science Theory IIIf you've completed SCS 3552 and want to deepen your understanding, this course will teach you how moisture moves in and around buildings. Learn to manage the impact of rain and moist air movement within building materials and how this interacts with solar heating. Life-cycle costing will be examined, along with principles of building science for cold and hot climates. You'll get real-life examples of responsible building practices to help you design and build tomorrow's building.Yessolar, buildings, climateSDG7, SDG9, SDG13
3567Urban SustainabilityMore than half the world’s population now lives in urban areas, resulting in ever-larger ecological footprints and stress on the planet. In this course, you’ll examine widely-accepted core principles and a range of approaches and strategies designed to shift urban areas in Canada and around the world towards sustainability. You’ll investigate sustainable forms of development that rely on innovation, and solutions that promote reduced consumption, pollution and waste. You’ll explore promising practices that can enable any urban area, from a small neighbourhood to a major city, become more sustainable.Yespollution, invest, urban, consum, waste, planet, pollut, ecolog, pollutSDG3, SDG9, SDG11, SDG12, SDG13, SDG14, SDG15
3569Environmental Risk AssessmentRisk assessment is a critical element of environmental management. In this survey course, you’ll explore its major elements and better understand how environmental risk is defined, as well as how risks may be evaluated and managed. The course includes four dynamic modules that focus on specific risks: food; climate change; human health; and nuclear power. You’ll explore ways to manage environmental risks as they become increasingly complex, with the aim of promoting sustainability. Lively discussions will allow you to share your own relevant professional experience and benefit from that of others.Yesclimate, environmentalSDG13
3583Foundations of Data Science - ONLINEIf you want to work in the growing field of data science, and have some prior knowledge and experience of basic programming, this course is for you. You’ll learn how to help organizations leverage the increasing variety and volume of data they own or can find on the Internet. You’ll explore the evolution of the fields of data science and predictive analytics. You’ll learn up-to-date techniques for data retrieval, preparation, analysis and visualization. Through hands-on exercises, you’ll build critical programming skills you can use in subsequent courses in the certificate program.Noknowledge, internetSDG4, SDG9
3584Statistics for Data Science - ONLINEBuild on the skills you learned in Data Science 1: Foundations of Data Science and get the grounding in basic statistics you need to successfully complete your Data Science Certificate. In this course, you’ll explore probability and descriptive statistics, cover data analysis from both a classical and contemporary viewpoint and learn to extract insight from datasets. You’ll get a math notation refresher, learn to form hypotheses, design experiments that collect valid data, and test your hypotheses using statistical techniques. The course content covers part of the body of knowledge of INFORMS’ Certified Analytics Professional (CAP) certification.NoknowledgeSDG4
3586Machine Learning - ONLINEThis course will equip you with the basic machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) tools for mining and analyzing datasets, and extracting insights for decision making. You will learn how to identify correlations and patterns in datasets, build predictive models using machine learning and AI software and evaluate the performance of those models.NolearningSDG4
3731Hidden World of Information on the WebBecome an expert Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) researcher and investigator with the specialized skillset you’ll acquire in this 30-hour course. You’ll learn to find sources of publicly available information on websites, social media, content-sharing platforms and databases. You’ll analyze relevant data and assess the truthfulness of sources and the information they provide, all while maintaining your own online privacy and security. Ideal for researchers, students, journalists, law enforcement and government officers, investigators, lawyers, hiring managers, cybersecurity professionals, and the curious.NoinvestSDG9
3744Urban Water IssuesThe 10-module course examines a wide range of water issues in the urban environment, including water supply challenges, unsafe drinking water, water pollution, overconsumption of water resources, inadequate wastewater treatment, and degradation of urban streams and rivers. Course content covers conventional approaches to urban water management, along with new thinking and emerging approaches to address pressing water-related issues.Yespollution, water, urban, consum, waste, pollut, pollutSDG3, SDG6, SDG11, SDG12, SDG14, SDG15
3745Water Resource ManagementWater is one of our most precious resources and managing it in a changing world requires new approaches. In this course, you’ll explore connections between water and broader economic and social issues, including food production, energy, transboundary conflict and health. You’ll examine the impacts of climate change and human demand in developed and developing countries. You’ll emerge with a greater appreciation of the benefits and limitations of current practices, and the challenges facing planners, managers, policy-makers, advocates and sustainability professionals.Yeswater, energy, production, climateSDG6, SDG7, SDG12, SDG13
3753Leading from Crisis to Thriving in the Digital EnterpriseAs the world and how we work is rapidly shifting, digital is becoming central to every interaction. Now more than ever, IT and business leaders now face unprecedented challenges – and opportunities. This four-week course will help you rethink your business model and lead the transition from crisis to a stability that supports success. You’ll learn to accelerate transformation, elevate business resiliency, navigate uncertainty and manage change. You’ll emerge better equipped to inspire executive trust and position yourself as a leader who can deliver a vision for these times.Noresilien, transitSDG11
3754Driving Success in the Fourth Industrial RevolutionThe Fourth Industrial Revolution – fueled by disruptive technologies and rapid transformation – is changing the way we work. In this four-week course, you’ll learn how to adapt and pivot through it. You’ll explore the different mindsets, resiliency and capabilities you need to achieve your strategic goals amid uncertainty and heightened risk. You’ll develop adaptive governance and organizational frameworks to better deliver exceptional customer experiences. You’ll acquire leadership and influencing skills that will drive business strategy and innovation with clarity and accountability.Noresilien, governanceSDG11, SDG16
3755Balancing Business Strategy, Innovation and IT DeliveryIf you’re an IT leader, you face the challenges of being agile and innovative yet keeping the “lights on.” Organizations are facing an unprecedented convergence of technological, social and regulatory forces. These forces require enterprises to continually evolve their IT operating environments to manage risk, grow their business and develop digital talent while maintaining operational excellence. Successful digital transformation requires investments in technologies, people and processes that drive business value but at the same time, IT Leaders must drive enterprise digital governance to enable innovation and unique digital enterprise services and customer experiences.Noinvest, governanceSDG9, SDG16
442Japanese: Level ILearning to speak Japanese opens new cultural and business opportunities and is considered a show of goodwill in Japan. This introductory course uses intensive class participation to teach you simple grammar and phonetics. With no prior knowledge of Japanese, you'll learn to use greetings and request and give information about your immediate surroundings.Noknowledge, learningSDG4
586Spanish: Level IYou don't need any prior knowledge of Spanish to take this course. You'll start with simple grammar and phonetics and engage in role-playing and exercises that help you learn the basics of conversational Spanish. You'll be able to greet people, request and give information about your immediate surroundings, express simple likes and dislikes and describe where you live and people you know.NoknowledgeSDG4
588Italian: Level IYou don't need any prior knowledge of Italian to take this course, just a love of the language. You'll start with simple grammar and phonetics and engage in role-playing and exercises that help you learn the basics of Italian. You'll be able to greet people, request and give information about your immediate surroundings and express simple likes and dislikes. You'll begin to learn how to make yourself understood when travelling in Italy or ordering in restaurants.NoknowledgeSDG4
593Spanish: Level IIIf you've completed 0586 Spanish: Level I or have equivalent language skills, this course will expand your command of grammar and conversation. Role-playing, simulations and other exercises will build your essential vocabulary and your knowledge of structures, idioms and cultural etiquette. You'll be able to participate in social events at a basic level, give simple instructions and directions and describe people and places in a simple way.NoknowledgeSDG4
594Japanese: Level IIIf you've completed 0442 Japanese: Level I or possess the equivalent language skills in grammar and speech, this course will let you build your knowledge of grammar and vocabulary. Role-playing and exercises will increase your vocabulary and your familiarity with language structures and idioms. With a greater understanding of cultural etiquette, you'll be able to participate in social events in a basic way, give simple instructions and directions and describe people and places.NoknowledgeSDG4
991Dutch: Level IIIf you've completed 0990 Dutch: Level I or have equivalent skills, this course will build your facility with Dutch grammar, your vocabulary and your knowledge of cultural etiquette. Role-playing and other exercises will help you feel more at ease in straightforward conversations, giving simple instructions and directions and describing people and places in a simple way. An ideal course for business travellers and tourists, lovers of language and people of Dutch heritage who want to expand or refresh their knowledge.NoknowledgeSDG4
1003Latin: Level IIILatin was the first language of the Church and the law. Some of Western culture's finest poetry was written in Latin. Building on the basics of Levels I and II, you'll expand your knowledge of grammar and vocabulary. Strengthen your reading and translation skills to support your reading of original Latin prose and poetry in Level IV.NoknowledgeSDG4
1016Italian: Level IIIf you've completed 0588 Italian: Level I or have equivalent grammar and conversation skills, this course will build on that foundation. Through role-playing, simulations and other exercises you'll continue to build your essential vocabulary and your knowledge of structures, idioms and cultural etiquette. You'll be better able to take part in social events and discussions, asking and answering simple questions about immediate needs and familiar topics. You'll also develop language skills to enrich your travel or culinary studies.Noculinary, knowledgeSDG2, SDG4
1017Italian: Level IIIIf you've completed 1016 Italian: Level II or have equivalent skills, this course will strengthen your foundation in grammar and conversation. You'll build your essential vocabulary and your knowledge of structures, idioms and cultural etiquette. Through role-playing and other exercises, learn how to handle short social exchanges, discuss your work and shop. You'll develop language skills to enrich travel in Italy, culinary studies, opera and other cultural appreciation.Noculinary, knowledgeSDG2, SDG4
1491Translation: Portuguese Level IIThis online course builds your qualifications as a Portuguese translator. It teaches you how to analyze and accurately translate complex documents in fields such as law (legal texts and certified translation), healthcare and the financial industry, while preserving the essence and integrity of the original work. You'll also learn the basics of healthcare and legal interpretation. All materials are provided in PDF format. You communicate with your instructor by email and share at least three webinars with the whole class. The course concludes with an invigilated examination that can be arranged almost anywhere in the world.NohealthcareSDG3
1492Translation: Portuguese Level IIIThis online Level III course brings you closer to the goal of becoming a good English-Portuguese translator, able to handle complex demands in many fields, including journalism, culinary, sports, non-profit industry, marketing and business. You'll build analysis and translation skills and qualifications and get supportive feedback for your work. All materials are provided in PDF format. You communicate with your instructor by email and share at least three webinars with the whole class. The course concludes with an invigilated examination that can be arranged almost anywhere in the world.NoculinarySDG2
1564Japanese: Level IVIf you've completed 0650 Japanese: Level III or have an equivalent level of grammar and speech, this course will build on your knowledge. You'll augment your speaking skills and your ability to handle real-world situations. By this course's end, you'll be able to describe in simple terms your family, living conditions, educational background and job. You'll continue to learn about Japanese culture and business practices, history and art.NoknowledgeSDG4
1565Spanish: Level IVIf you've completed 0579 Spanish: Level III or have an equivalent level of grammar and speech, this course will build on your knowledge. Whether you want to do business or take a holiday in Latin America or Spain, you'll improve your speaking skills and your ability to handle real-world situations. You'll be able to describe in simple terms your family, living conditions, educational background and job. You'll learn more about Spanish music and culture too.NoknowledgeSDG4
1796Preparation for Graduate Reading Exam: FrenchPrepare for the French reading exam in your graduate program with customized one-on-one instruction. In seven 90-minute sessions, you'll learn how to read and understand primary and secondary documents in French. You can set the pace to meet your language requirements and proficiency level, from introductory to advanced. You choose the texts that will address your specific goals; your instructor will recommend the best dictionaries and study aids. This course presumes that you already have at least intermediate knowledge of French grammar and vocabulary (A2 on the CEFR ( scale).NoknowledgeSDG4
1797Preparation for Graduate Reading Exam: LanguagesPrepare for the language reading exam in your graduate program with customized one-on-one instruction. In seven 90-minute sessions, improve your ability to read and understand documents in the language of your choice: Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, Farsi, French, German, Greek (ancient or modern), Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish or Vietnamese. Set your own pace to meet your language requirements and proficiency level. Choose the texts that will address your goals; your instructor will recommend the best dictionaries and study aids. This course presumes that you already have at least intermediate knowledge of the language’s grammar and vocabulary (A2 on the CEFR ( scale).NoknowledgeSDG4
1850Arabic (Egyptian): Level IVEgyptian Arabic is the most widely used and understood dialect among the Arab countries. Its linguistic structures are simpler than those of Modern Standard Arabic, making it an appropriate starting point for learning Arabic of either variety. In Level IV, you'll gain greater mastery of the Arabic script, the basic grammar and vocabulary of Egyptian Arabic and the customs of the Arab world.NolearningSDG4
1914Professional WritingWhat’s the most important quality Canadian employers look for in employees? If you said “The ability to communicate clearly and effectively,” you’re ready for this ten-week course. Lectures, discussions, e-learning tools and assignments will help you develop the communication skills you’ll need in today’s business environment. You’ll learn to anticipate and meet your audience’s needs. You’ll write letters, emails, memos and reports that are precise, clear and effective. You’ll emerge better able to inform, persuade, and seek information with confidence.NolearningSDG4
2370Greek (Modern) for BeginnersNo prior knowledge of Greek is needed to enrol in this beginners' course. Through role-playing and other exercises, you'll learn how to participate in everyday conversations. Whether you plan to travel in Greece, do business there or have married into a Greek-speaking family, you'll improve your ability to read, write and speak the modern version of one of the world's most influential languages.NoknowledgeSDG4
2381Vietnamese for BeginnersYou need no prior knowledge of Vietnamese to take this beginners' course. By the course's end, you should be able to greet people, ask for and give information, express likes and dislikes, give opinions and tell basic stories using the right tenses. We'll also focus on mastering the phonological system.NoknowledgeSDG4
2397Reading & Writing JapaneseThrough a variety of reading and writing activities, you'll learn to read simple Japanese texts, such as Internet or magazine articles, and write your own stories and interpretations. You'll get insight into subjects of particular difficulty for non-native speakers. All course materials are in PDF format and you communicate with your instructor by email.NointernetSDG9
2484Polish for BeginnersYou don't need any prior knowledge to take this beginners' course. You'll start with pronunciation and progress to basic vocabulary and grammar. By the course's end, you'll be able to greet people, ask for and provide simple information, express likes and dislikes, give opinions and tell simple stories using basic phrases and expressions. Whether you plan to travel in Poland, do business there or have married into a Polish-speaking family, you'll feel more comfortable and establish a solid foundation for further study.Noknowledge, landSDG4, SDG15
2551Semi-Private Instruction in LanguagesMeet your individual needs in this customized semi-private language program. Just find a study companion with skills similar to yours and register online. You and your instructor then set the goals and the pace of seven 90-minute sessions at or near the School of Continuing Studies in central Toronto. Depending on your current knowledge in the modern languages, you'll build skills to help you suggest, persuade, express impressions, write personal notes and understand daily conversation. You'll develop greater awareness of etiquette and business protocol. Available in Arabic (Modern Standard, Levantine and Egyptian), Bengali, Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin), Dutch, Farsi, French, German, Greek (Ancient and Modern), Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, Spanish, Tamil, Turkish or Vietnamese.NoknowledgeSDG4
2793Bengali for BeginnersSome 300 million people speak Bengali, the primary language of Bangladesh and the second most spoken in India. This course will help you learn Standard Colloquial Bengali, which mixes Sanskrit with indigenous and foreign languages. Whether you're a heritage student, have business with international contacts in Bangladesh or have married into a Bengali-speaking family, you'll become more proficient and confident in speaking Bengali. You'll also discover its rich literary, film and cultural tradition, led by names such as poets Rabindranath Tagore and Jibanananda Das and film director Satyajit Ray.Noindigenous, indigenousSDG10, SDG16
2957French Language in CinemaWhat better way to improve your French than by immersing yourself in film? In this course, we'll watch a different French feature or documentary film each week and discuss it in class. You'll improve your feel for the language, broaden your vocabulary and grammar and hone your communication skills. You'll build confidence, increase your knowledge of film and improve your reading and writing skills. Class discussions focus on cultural, social, historical and artistic themes.NoknowledgeSDG4
3080French for Absolute BeginnersDesigned for people who have no previous exposure to French, this course can help if you're a traveller, a newcomer to Canada or a lover of language. You'll learn basic features such as masculine and feminine genders, the relationship between the written and spoken word and some simple phrases, basic verbs and tenses. Gain a beginner's familiarity with French to prepare you to do well in 0667 French: Level I. This course teaches both standard international French and standard Québécois French when there's a difference.NogenderSDG5
3165Arabic (Eastern Mediterranean) for BeginnersThe spoken Arabic dialect of the eastern Mediterranean is mainly used in Syria, Lebanon, Palestine and Jordan. Also called Levantine Arabic, it is by far the closest dialect to Modern Standard Arabic (MSA), enabling learners to bridge the gap between the two smoothly. The Levantine dialect is spoken in all informal settings, such as in the home, at work, among friends and in the community. It is widely understood throughout the Arabic-speaking world owing to the large number of Lebanese and Palestinians living in their midst. This course is perfect for heritage speakers, travellers and anyone working with immigrants or refugees from the region.NorefugeeSDG10
3591French CompositionTaught in French, this online course helps advanced French-language learners with their writing skills. You'll develop your range of vocabulary and syntax to be able to write different types of texts: articles, essays, reports, commercial correspondence, etc. You'll enhance your accuracy in grammar and punctuation by learning advanced principles and rules. You'll improve your style through specific writing exercises and aids, such as lists of linking words and expressions.NolearningSDG4
312Latin: Level ILatin was the first language of the Church and the law courts. Some of Western culture's finest poetry was written in Latin. This course will help you begin to read Latin, with no prior knowledge required. It emphasizes translation from Latin into English. You'll learn basic sentence structure so you can begin to study style. By the course's end, you should be able to read the texts of some of Rome's greatest authors in their language.NoknowledgeSDG4
416Brazilian Portuguese for BeginnersThis Introductory course assumes no knowledge of the language. We focus on speaking using simple grammatical structures through intensive class participation. You’ll engage in role-playing with the help of your instructor. You’ll receive specific attention to learn the phonological system. By course end, you’ll be able to participate in everyday situations, using appropriate greetings, requesting and giving information, expressing likes and dislikes, giving opinions and relating present events.NoknowledgeSDG4
587German: Level IYou don't need any prior knowledge of German to take this course. You'll start with simple grammar and phonetics and engage in role-playing and other exercises that help you learn the basics of German. You'll be able to greet people, request and give information about your immediate surroundings, express simple likes and dislikes and make short statements about yourself and your family.NoknowledgeSDG4
592Spanish: Level VExpand your ability to function in Spanish. Learn more complex grammatical structures and idiomatic expressions. Increase your knowledge of Spanish language etiquette. You'll improve the precision of your speech, learn how to make subtle statements, and gain confidence discussing and analyzing issues.NoknowledgeSDG4
640Russian: Level IThis course in conversational Russian requires no prior knowledge. You'll learn the alphabet, some basic vocabulary and grammar, and some simple phrases and expressions that will help you as a traveller in Russia and enrich your appreciation of Russia's unique culture. You'll participate in everyday role-playing exchanges, learn how to greet people and give information about yourself and your family.NoknowledgeSDG4
644Russian: Level V (Introduction to Reading Russian)If you've completed Russian Level IV or have equivalent low-intermediate language skills, this course is for you. You'll learn to read Russian literary and journalistic prose in a setting that provides you with the necessary grammar base and reading strategies to read independently. We'll examine all the readings thoroughly in class: they'll serve as the material for classroom discussion, and a review of grammar when necessary. Gain the skills to read Russian prose including headlines and moderately difficult articles in newspapers and on the internet with the aid of a dictionary.NointernetSDG9
993Korean: Level IIf you have no knowledge of the Korean language, this is your starting point. We’ll focus on speaking, using simple grammatical structures through intensive class participation. We’ll pay special attention to the phonological system. You’ll engage in role-playing with the help of your instructor. Learn to make short statements. Learn something about Korean culture and language etiquette. Travellers, teachers of English in Korea, heritage students, lovers of language and business people are all welcome.NoknowledgeSDG4
1002Latin: Level IILatin was the first language of the Church and the law. Some of Western culture's finest poetry was written in Latin. This course will help you expand your knowledge of grammar and vocabulary that you learned in Level I. You'll strengthen your Latin reading and translation skills to better understand the original texts of some of Rome's greatest authors.NoknowledgeSDG4
1023Chinese (Cantonese): Level INo prior knowledge is needed to join this class in Cantonese. It's the starting point for anyone who wants to speak the language. This course prepares you by grounding you in the sounds, tones, grammatical structures and idioms that you need to carry on very simple conversations. Classes help you learn to greet people and ask for and give basic information.NoknowledgeSDG4
1263Chinese (Cantonese): Level IIYou learned the basics in 1023 Chinese (Cantonese): Level I - now expand your fluency in Level II. You'll discover a greater variety of grammatical structures and improve your conversational skills. You'll increase your knowledge of southern Chinese history and culture, and learn some social etiquette and practices. By this course's end you'll feel more comfortable greeting people, shopping, dining, giving instructions and directions, describing people and places, sharing ideas and exchanging information. You'll also learn some of the most common and useful Chinese characters.NoknowledgeSDG4
1387Farsi: Level INo prior knowledge of Farsi is needed to take this Level I course. It uses intensive class participation to teach you everyday interactions by focusing on phonetics, the spoken word and simple grammar. Whether for professional or personal reasons, you'll be able to greet people, request and give information about your immediate surroundings, express simple likes and dislikes and describe where you live and people you know. Learn more about Farsi heritage and Central Asian and Indian history.NoknowledgeSDG4
1632Italian: Level IVIf you've completed 1017 Italian: Level III or have an equivalent level of grammar and speech, this course will build on your knowledge. You'll improve your speaking skills and your ability to handle more real-world situations. You'll be able to describe in simple terms your family, living conditions, educational background and job. Get more enjoyment from travelling in Italy and better appreciate its culture and cuisine.NoknowledgeSDG4
1847Arabic (Egyptian): Level IThe major dialect of the Middle Eastern cinema, music and entertainment industries, colloquial Egyptian Arabic is understood by the entire Arab world. Its structures are simpler than those of Modern Standard Arabic. Classes focus on learning the sounds of the language as guided role-playing lets you practise vocabulary in simple everyday interactions. You'll converse in a relaxed group setting and learn about Arab customs and culture.NolearningSDG4
1849Arabic (Egyptian): Level IIIStudents will be able to communicate more comfortably in a number of survival situations. Through recycling of everyday vocabulary, students will progressively build more correct sentence structure that will be reinforced through presentations and practices that focus on real-life situations. This course reinforces reading & writing in Arabic script as well.NorecyclSDG12
1853Dutch: Level IVIf you've completed 0992 Dutch: Level III or have equivalent skills, this course will help you become more fluent. Whether you're of Dutch descent and want to understand your heritage better or have business opportunities in the Netherlands or Belgium, you will increase your ability to converse and handle everyday encounters in Dutch. You'll master the grammatical skills you need to provide explanations, negotiate with people, express your views and relate past, present and future experiences.NolandSDG15
2372Chinese (Mandarin): Level VThis advanced course continues your development in speaking, reading and writing Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin). By course end, you'll be able to elaborate upon experiences and circumstances, give explanations and express personal opinions in everyday conversation. The course will also continue to explore aspects of Chinese culture to gain a deeper appreciation of the language's social context.NolaborSDG8
2387Turkish: Level IThis introductory course requires no prior knowledge of Turkish. It will be helpful to travellers, heritage students, lovers of language and business people. Through intensive class participation, you'll learn basic grammar and phonetics. Your instructor will lead role-playing and other exercises to help you learn the basics of conversational Turkish. You'll be able to greet people, request and give information, express simple likes and dislikes and make short statements. You'll also learn about Turkey's unique culture.NoknowledgeSDG4
2396Building a Career in TranslationThis course will help you explore the diverse and exciting opportunities available to you as a full- or part-time translator. Learn about the challenges and advantages you'll face: How is the Internet both a liability and an asset? How is a translator the agent of cross-cultural integration? What is the best way to manage employer and customer expectations? Discover relevant ideas about your career choice along with priceless tips for success. Classes are conducted in English and they are applicable to every language.NointernetSDG9
2399Business & Workplace Communications in Chinese (Mandarin)Express yourself accurately, concisely and appropriately in Mandarin Chinese in business and professional situations. Whether you're a non-native or heritage student or a speaker of a Chinese dialect, you'll gain the skills and confidence you need in conversation and business discussions. A wide range of in-class exercises - group activities, role-playing, case studies and simulations - provide endless opportunities to fine-tune your pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar and sentence structure. We will also investigate the cross-cultural realities of using Chinese for work.NoinvestSDG9
2620Legal Translation into SpanishIn this advanced online course, you'll learn how to translate legal documents into Spanish. Guided reading and assignments will give you useful tools for success. You'll look at different legal systems, institutions, terms and cultures that challenge translators. You'll learn how to assess each assignment, determine the best approach and understand the consequences that a bad translation can have. By this course's end, you should be able to analyze the quality of a translation and support your assessment. This course concludes with an invigilated exam that can be arranged almost anywhere in the world.Noinstitut, legal systemSDG16
2621Newspaper Translation into SpanishYou'll develop a useful new skill with this advanced online course based on articles in well-known newspapers. You'll go through exercises that help you translate articles on health care, social issues, the environment, the economy and finance. We will hold three one-hour online group sessions. You can discuss with your instructor and peers the progress you've made on assignments.Nohealth careSDG3
2664La conversación en españolKeep up your knowledge and build your skills in this course that promotes better-spoken Spanish. You choose your own theme and give a brief presentation to classmates, followed by discussion and review of grammar, syntax and pronunciation. Learn new words and expressions through poetry, music, storytelling, media, the Internet and more. Speaking only in Spanish, we emphasize oral participation. Themes and activities will vary from session to session, allowing students to take the course as often as they wish.Noknowledge, internetSDG4, SDG9
3127Arabic ScriptLearn the Arabic script so you can become more at home in the language. You'll learn simple tactics and rules to read and write Arabic designed to accelerate your progress in any Arabic courses taught at the School. Your instructor will guide your progress with step-by-step mentoring, exercises and audio-visual materials. You'll also discover the beauty of Arabic calligraphy. This course will help anyone learning Modern Standard Arabic, colloquial Arabic and other languages that use Arabic script.NolearningSDG4
3370Latin: Level VIf you’ve finished Latin I to IV or have equivalent knowledge, you’ll be able to use your knowledge in this course to read selections from Roman authors such as Apuleius, Horace, Catullus, Ovid, Pliny, Juvenal, Petronius, Livy and Vergil. You’ll review the material covered previously and learn additional grammar and vocabulary. Through this additional exposure to slightly adapted and un-adapted Latin literature, enhance your ability to read original Latin texts.NoknowledgeSDG4
3515Latin: Further Readings in LatinThose who have finished the certificate or have equivalent knowledge will benefit from this opportunity to read selections from Roman authors such as Apuleius, Horace, Catullus, Ovid, Pliny, Juvenal, Petronius, Livy and Vergil. The students will cover additional grammar and review the material covered previously. Enjoy original Latin texts in slightly adapted and un-adapted versions.NoknowledgeSDG4
3441Developing & Delivering Learning ProgramsIf you are leading an L&D project or team, or are part of a team, understanding L&D within an organizational context can help you make more strategic and effective decisions – for your organization, team and career. By taking a holistic perspective, you’ll enhance your ability to examine the role of L&D in relation to your or your client’s strategic plan and mandates; appropriately scope, resource and finance projects; and learn how to develop persuasive and informative business cases. You’ll learn about change management models and tools and how to apply these concepts to your current projects, team or organization.NolearningSDG4
3442Foundations of Instructional DesignBuild on your knowledge of adult learning and hone your understanding of widely used instructional design models. Gain the skills you need to design and analyze professional learning resources in any field. You will learn the essentials to design and develop measurable instructional programs informed by fundamental learning theories to meet a variety of learner needs. You will have the opportunity to apply principles of instructional design following a model step by step from needs assessment to evaluation, and build a solid understanding of the process of learning design.Noknowledge, learningSDG4
3443Designing and Conducting EvaluationsEvaluation is an integral part of the learning design process as it provides critical information on training effectiveness, areas for improvement and the return on investment for your organization or client. Through this course, you’ll increase your evaluation expertise; heightening your development skills, program quality and ability to respond to learner, organizational and client needs. You’ll learn about widely recognized evaluation theories and models and how to select the most appropriate model for your project. You’ll learn the key elements of an effective evaluation plan, how to involve stakeholders, and overcome challenges.Nolearning, investSDG4, SDG9
3444Theory and Science of LearningIf your professional role involves supporting others in their learning efforts, you will benefit from this foundational course in adult learning theory and its application in contemporary contexts. You’ll explore key concepts that can provide the basis for planning any learning design project – regardless of delivery method, complexity or demographic. Your course experience will include both theoretical and practical applications of behaviourist, cognitivist and constructivist approaches to teaching and learning. This will allow you to articulate your own learning design paradigm, aligning with values appropriate to your organizational context. You will be coached through and integrative process of identifying audience needs, situational factors and learning needs before designing a short training that applies these key principles in a practical capstone project.NolearningSDG4
3829Podcasting: Strategy and SuccessMore than 1.5 million people around the world now host their own podcasts, with thousands more launching every week. In this course, you’ll learn how to launch a successful podcast on a budget from your home. You’ll review all technical aspects of production, and explore strategies to reach global audiences, create intimate connections with listeners, and provide sought-after content. By the end of the course, you’ll be equipped with the knowledge, resources, and confidence to start and market your own show, while maximizing revenue streams.Noknowledge, productionSDG4, SDG12
3933Customer Experience Management (CXM)Customer Experience Management (CXM) is the leading strategy companies harness to grow their market share and transform their customers’ experiences. This course will introduce you to key customer experience (CX) concepts to help you launch a Customer Experience Management (CXM) program. Over 12 weeks, you’ll learn how to plan, design, and manage programs that support brand messaging and drive revenue growth. Through case studies and active learning, this course explores the major building blocks of a successful CXM program including: strategy, customer insights, personas, journey mapping, experience design, and organizational adoption. You’ll emerge with the skills you need to run successful CX programs, and manage interactions throughout the customer lifecycle.NolearningSDG4
3934Esports Business FoundationsEsports, or video games played at a competitive level for a streaming audience, is a continually evolving and broadening space. When it comes to young demographics, nothing beats esports for access to that increasingly hard to reach audience. This course will help you become the champion for esports at your organization. You’ll learn how revenue is generated, and how to authentically engage with the audience on relevant platforms. You’ll explore the interaction between stakeholders, including sponsors, teams, fans, and investors, and develop awareness of diversity and inclusion challenges and how to combat them. By the end of this course, you’ll come away armed with the knowledge needed to help your company find success in this exciting new industry.Noknowledge, investSDG4, SDG9
978Marketing: An IntroductionThis foundational course will show you how and why marketing works. You'll develop the marketing skills that are valued throughout successful organizations. You'll learn everything from standard methodologies to the latest digital solutions. You'll learn basic marketing concepts, then create a comprehensive marketing plan for a business that covers evaluation, ethics, market psychology, product and service development and promotion. Other topics include pricing policies, marketing mix and channels, distribution theory, consumer behaviour, mobile marketing, online behavioural advertising and social media marketing.NoconsumSDG12
1344Copywriting that SellsIf you want to master writing copy that engages and sells, this course is for you. Taught by an experienced copywriter, this course combines instruction with real-world examples and practical exercises to show you how to write marketing materials that work. You'll learn elements of persuasion and tricks of the trade, so you can write winning websites, emails, ads, landing pages, direct mail and more. This course takes the mystery out of crafting winning headlines, structuring and writing body copy, and composing motivating calls-to-action. You'll also receive constructive feedback on your assignments.Notrade, landSDG10, SDG15
2802Advanced Strategic CopywritingBuilding on the basics taught in 1344 Copywriting that Sells & 3681 Writing Digital Content, in this course you'll take your copywriting skills to the next level — with an emphasis advanced copywriting and content marketing writing strategies. Inspired by real-world examples used throughout the course, you'll learn techniques for writing such challenging projects as email campaigns, landing pages and sales pages, e-commerce websites, online ads (Facebook, Google, etc.), blogs, social media, and more. In addition, you'll walk away with the latest tricks-of-the-trade that top copywriters use to drive more traffic to websites, boost response rates on online ads, improve response and conversions on email campaigns, and more. You'll hone your craft on practical assignments and receive feedback. This course is taught by an experienced copywriter.Notrade, landSDG10, SDG15
2846Social Media StrategyWith social media becoming the number-one online activity, a monumental shift in marketing is underway. Successful businesses and entrepreneurs no longer control information and brand - consumers and their conversations do. In this course, you'll learn about the social media landscape and new and emerging platforms. You'll learn how to make a social media plan, the best practices to engage your audiences and manage your community and how to measure the success of your campaign.Noentrepreneur, consum, landSDG8, SDG12, SDG15
2924Maximizing Customer Lifetime ValueFor those interested in taking their brand management knowledge to the next level, this course will provide a deeper understanding of the customer value proposition and how to acquire new customers, retain them and increase per capita revenue. You'll learn which marketing initiatives have the strongest impact on business results and how to launch a new brand or invigorate an existing one. The course mixes lectures with real-life examples and case studies that provide insights into customer acquisition, retention and revenue growth.NoknowledgeSDG4
2926The Finance of Brand ManagementFind out how to take a more disciplined financial approach to brand and marketing investments in this final course for the Brand Management certificate. You'll learn to measure and track the value of your brands (consistent with new global standards) and marketing efforts in more confident, sophisticated ways. You'll learn global concepts of brand equity and how to use brand scorecards to measure key performance indicators. You'll use market research to measure brand strength and learn how to assess, track and financially evaluate marketing and brand-building initiatives. The course contents will be applied toward a real-world financial brand measurement exercise across the life of the course.Noequity, invest, equitSDG4, SDG9, SDG10
3033Foundations of Strategic Public RelationsGet the knowledge, skills and tools you need to succeed in the rapidly evolving world of public relations. In this course, you'll analyze the types of problems, opportunities, issues and situations that public relations practitioners deal with today. You'll learn how to use traditional and new techniques and social media to help solve the business challenges faced by private, public and not-for-profit organizations. This course builds on 2875 Foundations of Digital Communications Strategy & Social Media.NoknowledgeSDG4
3034Public Relations: Advanced Practices & Case StudiesIn this course, you'll examine the fundamental components of strategic public relations in more depth - how to communicate strategically, how to change public opinion and how to do it ethically. Learn how and why opinion changes - essential knowledge if you're a public relations professional seeking a competitive edge. Through case study assignments and in-class discussion, you'll learn how to identify key audiences, create compelling and strategic narratives, build strong relationships with stakeholders and use persuasion to change attitudes and behaviours.NoknowledgeSDG4
3040Foundations of Marketing ResearchExplore the latest consumer trends and examine case studies from a range of industries to see how research solves marketing and business problems. You'll learn how to use market research to increase return on investment (ROI) and decrease potential business losses. You'll examine qualitative, quantitative, online and advertising research, brand equity measurement, consumer segmentation and concept creation. You'll also learn to identify important consumer trends and consider the challenges of research for online media. Sessions include lectures, discussions, hands-on exercises and group projects.Noequity, invest, equit, consumSDG4, SDG9, SDG10, SDG12
3041Bringing Consumers to Life: Qualitative ResearchLearn how to reach and understand consumers using qualitative research techniques, including new social media platforms. In this course, you'll explore the steps of qualitative research, including how to define a focus group's target, create a discussion outline and interpret results. You'll help organize mock focus groups and then watch discussions that show qualitative research in action. Case studies will illustrate successful and unsuccessful product introductions. By the course's end, you'll appreciate and understand marketing research as an integral part of innovation.NoconsumSDG12
3042Consumer Insights: Quantitative ResearchImmerse yourself in the real science of quantitative marketing research in this intensive, 12-week course. You’ll learn how companies unearth consumer insights and confirm research findings. You’ll work through current, real-life market research problems and conduct research, from developing questionnaires to presenting results. You’ll learn the fundamentals of quantitative research and how to apply research techniques to common business problems. You will also learn how new techniques like Big Data analysis, social listening and crowdsourcing are changing the current landscape.Noconsum, landSDG12, SDG15
3134Foundations of AdvertisingThis course shows you how advertising fits into an overall marketing strategy, by combining proven principles with modern forms of communication and consumer engagement. Your instructor will combine lectures, readings, case studies, exercises and assignments to explore advertising strategy and principles. You'll see how advertising has responded to changing consumption patterns by exploiting new channels to target customers more effectively. You'll learn how to incorporate consumer insights into advertising strategy and the creative process, and how to measure your success.NoconsumSDG12
3135Creative Strategy & Channels in AdvertisingIf you want to create effective advertising, this course will give you the right skills. Whether you want to work in an agency, or take on a greater marketing role, you'll learn how to take advertising campaigns from the big idea to execution. You'll learn how to work with creative teams to get the best results. You'll gain a solid theoretical foundation, explore current and historical initiatives across multiple channels and have an opportunity to apply your knowledge and skills.NoknowledgeSDG4
3155Foundations of Multimedia StorytellingIn today’s complex media landscape, successful organizations need people with strong storytelling skills to effectively communicate key messages and achieve business objectives. You'll learn how to tell coherent brand narratives that translate into compelling visual stories. You'll work with like-minded colleagues to plan and produce an omni-channel campaign, informed by a formal strategy and key objectives, to reach your target audience through online, social media, traditional and place based media. Using the same strategic approach, you'll also develop a personal or work-based omni-channel project. You'll explore current content platforms and media formats, mobile first campaigns, policies and procedures, industry best practices, and legal and ethical issues that will help you frame your projects.NolandSDG15
3424Driving Customer Insights with Digital Analytics: Management Essentials for Non-Analytics ManagersThis one-day course is for managers, business professionals and entrepreneurs without prior background or knowledge in digital analytics. We’ll demystify and build your capabilities and confidence to analyze and interpret reports with techniques you can use every day.Noknowledge, entrepreneurSDG4, SDG8
3504Understanding Display Advertising and Digital Media BuyingIf you want to be a sought-after marketer, or grow in your current marketing role, you must understand how digital media and display advertising fit into the overall advertising landscape. In this six-week interactive course, you’ll learn key digital advertising concepts, examine creative best practices and explore digital media buying strategies that can help achieve your marketing objectives. You’ll learn first-hand how to build real-world digital advertising campaigns using Google AdWords, the Google Display Network, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn ads. By learning to read digital advertising data, this course will provide you key concepts needed to ensure your digital advertising campaigns succeed. You’ll analyze digital advertising reports, compose effective digital advertising briefs and understand why digital media optimization is so important. Along with becoming versed in technical digital advertising, you’ll emerge prepared to successfully recommend and sell-through real-world digital media strategies that drive marketing success and strengthen client relationships.Nolearning, landSDG4, SDG15