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The Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) & the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies (SCS) Announce a Strategic Education Collaboration

Posted 4 months ago

Launch of New Online Admission Course

The Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) is proud to announce the launch of an online Admission Course to prepare interns to enter the profession and practise architecture. This dynamic course is the result of collaboration with the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies (SCS), a globally-recognized leader in continuing education and online learning.

OAA President, John Stephenson said “Design is important to us and we wanted to partner with an educational organization that cared as much about design excellence as we do. The new online Admission Course takes a fresh approach to the content, with more in-depth coverage and learning aids to support interns as they acquire knowledge and skills. It fosters community amongst participants, and lets interns and subject matter experts really engage with each other.” John added that “The OAA team of developers were exemplary, working in new ways with the SCS team to create innovative learning.”

SCS approaches course development with learners at the centre. By distilling the required competencies and learning outcomes required by the profession, SCS was able to work with subject matter experts and the OAA to develop effective online learning tools that will support interns to acquire the requisite knowledge and skills of the Admission Course.

“We are excited to collaborate with the OAA. It is a natural fit given our shared commitment to excellence and innovation,” said Maureen MacDonald, Dean, University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies. “We are proud of the new Admission Course we have produced with OAA. It brings together both the OAA’s vision to re-imagine the course, and the School’s expertise in the design and delivery of engaging educational experiences. .”

“The new Admission Course is much more accessible”, said Kristi Doyle, OAA’s Executive Director. “We’re now able to support interns more effectively; they’ll be able to complete the online Admission Course from anywhere while managing their professional responsibilities. More frequent online course offerings mean interns will have more flexibility and choice about when they complete the Admission Course.”

The course will also be open to established professionals who want to update their knowledge as part of their continuing education goals.

For more information about this course, or to register, please visit: https://learn.utoronto.ca/interactive-course-search#/profile/3435

About the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies

With 685 courses and over 100 certificates taught by industry experts, the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies offers learners infinite opportunities to explore what’s next, with non-credit course offerings in-class and

online. Whether it’s for personal enrichment, reinvention or career transformation, the School’s responsive programs have enabled learners to reach their potential, be inspired and to be unlimited since 1974.

About the Ontario Association of Architects

The Ontario Association of Architects is a self-regulating, self-governing profession under the Architects Act. The association governs its members and regulates the practice of architecture in Ontario in order that the public interest may be served and protected. As part of its regulatory mandate, the Association delivers a wide range of programs and services to its members and the public.

Or contact:

OAA
Marcia Cooper
COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST
marciac@oaa.on.ca

U of T SCS
Lee McTavish
Program Director, Partnerships
lee.mctavish@utoronto.ca