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Sep 2015

Life after hockey with Kypreos, Hirsch and Armstrong




Better education leads to better opportunities. If you are looking to complete a degree, start a degree, advance your knowledge, or upgrade your skills, BreakAway can assist you in making this goal a reality.

We will work with you to find the right program to meet your educational needs. Using our services allows you to explore many educational institutions at once. We have partnered with education instutions to provide our clients access to:

  • Continuing education - degree courses

  • Non-degree certification courses

Our clients can choose to attend any school in North America with our assistance (provided you are accepted to the institution) and can decide to pursue your studies on-line, in the classroom or through correspondence.

Need Assistance

Marla Spergel will be available to discuss your education direction and support during the process of registration or queries throughout your educational journey.

Please email wendymccreary@nhlalumni.net to coordinate your meeting.

Continuing Education - Degree Courses


Northcentral University

The NHL Alumni Association and The BreakAway Program in partnership with Northcentral University have teamed up to support you in reaching your educational goals.

NCU is offering current NHL Alumni members, employees, their spouses and direct dependents a preferred tuition that is 15% lower than currently published rates.

NCU is dedicated to helping students reach their educational and personal goals.

NCU offers:

  • Unique one-to-one learning model

  • Weekly course starts

  • No physical residency requirements

  • No GRE/GMAT requirements

Pursue your bachelor’s completion (must have an associates degree or 2 years of college or university to be able to be considered), master’s or doctoral degree program* in business and technology,

More information or call 844-628-7904

The Chang School of Continuing Education at Ryerson University

Ryerson University’s G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education is Canada’s foremost provider of university-based adult education, facilitating access to the University’s renowned, professionally relevant courses and programs.

Since 1975, we have been delivering leading-edge workplace knowledge that empowers learners to reach their personal and professional goals. We have approximately 70,000 annual enrollments (in 1,500 courses) in Arts; Business; Communication and Design; Community Services; Engineering, Architecture, and Science; Gateway for International Professionals; Programs for 50+; and Spanning the Gaps. We also offer 91 career-related certificate programs and numerous course series in which 23 certificate programs can be completed entirely at a distance.

Our flexible, accessible programming is available on campus, via distance education, and off-site for employee groups at leading organizations.

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McGill University mini-MBA Program

We have established a partnership with McGill University in offering an 8-day mini-MBA Program under $5,000 tuition fee, being held in Montreal, Ottawa, Vancouver, Mississauga, and Boston.

If you feel that you have the equivalent hands-on business acumen as an MBA Degree and wish to achieve acknowledgement for this, you may submit an application to McGill University, undergo an assessment interview and upon approval participate in this 8-day intense program that will provide you with a mini-MBA, McGill University as credentials.

McGill University has partnered with Harvard in Boston to facilitate this program in Boston, credentials will be provided by McGill University.

Jan 22 - Feb 22Ottawa

Executive Development Mini-MBA

Jan 31 - Mar 31Montreal

Advanced Management Mini-MBA

Oct 24 - Dec 06Toronto

Advanced Management Mini-MBA

Apr 30 - May 31Mississauga

Executive Development Mini-MBA

May 07Montreal

Integrated Management Mini-MBA

Ryerson University Digital Media Zone

Digital Media Zone (DMZ) at Ryerson University – any Alumnus who has a unique and innovative business idea, enabled by digital media, that brings commercial or social value; has a comprehensive business plan and a prototype for your idea; has a business idea and team that fits with the Digital Media Zone’s collaborative community; has a business idea that builds on Ryerson’s reputation as a driver of leading edge education and experiential learning may apply to the DMZ to incubate and accelerate your product/idea.

Opened in April 2010, the Ryerson University Digital Media Zone (DMZ) is a multidisciplinary workspace for young entrepreneurs. Set atop Yonge-Dundas Square, and infused with the energy and resources of downtown Toronto, this hub of digital media innovation, collaboration and commercialization is home to both entrepreneurial startups and industry solution-providers. The DMZ leads the way in experiential learning, creating an ecosystem of education and entrepreneurship. Students, alumni and other emerging leaders fast-track their product launches and grow their companies with access to mentoring, business services and office space. Since opening its doors, the DMZ has incubated and accelerated 65 companies and launched more than 110 projects, stimulating Canada's digital economy through innovation and job creation.

For more information about the Digital Media Zone, visit www.ryerson.ca/dmz

Ryerson University Digital Specialization Program

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Ryerson University Digital Foundation EID 100

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Non-Degree Certification Courses


These courses are meant to empower you to gain knowledge via education modules.

We have made these self-directed so that in your own time in your own space, you can download all the modules onto your computer and work on these at any time.

Marla Spergel is available by email mspergel@rogers.com anytime you have questions or find an interest to pursue more information perhaps degree courses in these areas.

Basic Principles of Personal Finance

Leadership and Privacy Law

Basic Principles of Marketing

Personal Branding & Social Media