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People across Ontario and beyond can now upgrade their skills through professional development courses offered by the University of Guelph under a new project with D2L.

The University is among the first educational partners of D2L Wave, a new platform that enables employees to pursue professional development using an online course catalogue from U of G and other leading educational institutions.

“Learning is truly a lifelong journey and we’re passionate about creating opportunities for continuous personal growth and professional development for people around the world,” said Michelle Fach, executive director of U of G’s Open Learning and Educational Support (OpenEd).

“We pride ourselves on providing learners with choice and flexibility. By continuing our long-standing partnership with D2L, we’re able to take continuing education to the next level and help more professionals achieve their learning goals.”

U of G has partnered with D2L, a global leader in online teaching and learning, numerous times since the company’s founding in 1999. Their technology is used worldwide by secondary and higher education institutions and associations and corporate sectors.

OpenEd programs help professionals build skills and earn credentials in a wide range of formats–including online, blended and in-person offerings–to meet diverse learning styles and needs.

John Baker, president and CEO of D2L, says U of G’s learner-centric approach perfectly aligns with D2L’s goals.

“D2L is passionate about transforming the way the world learns and partnering with innovative leaders to help learners achieve more than they dreamed possible,” Baker said. “The University of Guelph has shared our mission since the start and helped connect learners with educational opportunities that exceed their needs and goals. I’m so proud to build on our work together through D2L Wave and bring forward a new era for professional development in workplaces.”


Michelle Fach
Executive Director, Open Learning and Educational Support
(519) 824-4120, Ext. 58513

Christine D’Angela
Director, External Strategic Communications, D2L Corporation