Associate Dean Dr. Jeanine Webber, Program Coordinator for the BAA-CJ Dr. Alyssa Ferns and two 4th year BAA-CJ students, Marina Alves and Anna Maskulka traveled to Winnipeg, MB for the Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) Applied Research Symposium.
They were all fortunate enough to be included as part of a speaking panel showcasing some of the Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Community and College Social Innovation Fund Projects. The Humber faculty and students presented their research entitled "Policing is about People: Neighbourhood Policing Program Evaluation". The panel also included speakers from George Brown, New Brunswick Community College and Bow Valley College.
One of the highlights was when students, Marina and Anna, received recognition awards for their contributions to applied research.
Both students spoke eloquently about the benefits of being involved in applied research within their degree. Both of them felt that it shaped their academic experience and had a direct relationship to them embarking on their respective professional pursuits, which include a policing career and graduate school.