"As we start the new term it is timely to reflect on the accomplishments from the end of 2016. Once again the many initiatives that weave together our faculty, staff and students continue to demonstrate our commitment to our school values of compassion, inclusion, respect, self-awareness and integrity. I hope you enjoy these stories, and if you have one of your own you would like to share, click here."
Dean, School of Social and Community Services
The School of Social and Community Services was pleased to be part of the launch of the Centre of Innovation in Health and Wellness.
The Premier Awards celebrated the achievements of Ontario college graduates in the province and throughout the world and this year our School nominated one of our very own, Jillian Andrew from the Child and Youth Worker Advanced Diploma.
Congratulations to Gabriella Fermo on her accomplishment of being named one of the Top 25 HR Professionals by the Canadian HR Reporter. Gabriella was recognized for her achievements for designing and delivering the Public Safety Leadership course in the Fire Service Executive Management Certificate offered here in the School of Social and Community Services.
Congratulations to Continuing Education staff member, Melissa Churly, on receiving the 2016 Exemplary Service Award, presented at the Continuing Education Celebration dinner in October. Melissa started working for the School of Social and Community Services in 2012 and has been a valued member of Team CE ever since!
In late September, SSCS welcomed delegates from Nanjing Forest Police College, China. Representatives from the School of Social & Community Services, International Office, and Lakeshore Principal, Wanda Buote, met with the delegates to discuss each school’s similar academic programs in hopes of fostering a future partnership. This potential partnership could involve faculty and students from Nanjing Forest Police College partaking in a study abroad experience here with SSCS’ Police Foundations, Crime Scene Investigation, and Fire programs.
The Crime Scene Investigation program teaches students a range of skills, including photography. The program recently held a photography competition with over 200 submissions that showcased that the talents of the students extend far beyond taking pictures of a crime scene.
Last spring the School of Social and Community Services engaged in a school-wide exercise to define the values of the school. From this work came a commitment to the values of respect, inclusion, compassion, self-awareness and integrity.
On November 29, 2016, we hosted our annual awards night in collaboration with Humber Student Awards.
On November 24th the Young Criminal Justice Professionals hosted their 3rd Annual Networking Gala in association with Humber's School of Social and Community Services.
On November 14th the School of Social and Community Services brought together all of the Program Advisory Committees to host the first school wide Super-PAC meeting.