The Transformative Social Change Symposium was held on November of this year at Humber College with over 100 people attending the event, which brought together students, academics, community members and activists together.
During the week of October 10-14, the School of Social & Community Services ran their first Mental Health Awareness Week. The events were planned to help raise awareness about the issue of mental health and help students learn more about coping strategies to support themselves.
Social service organizations were invited to Humber to promote the work that they do in the community and engage with students looking to volunteer. Attendees included Big Brothers /Big Sisters of Peel, Youth Assisting Youth: The Peer Project, Victim Services Toronto, Jean Tweed Centre, Christian Horizons, Campus Walk and The Gatehouse.
Faculty and students from Community and Justice Services and Criminal Justice recently attended a reception hosted by Innocence Canada in celebration of advocating for Wrongful Conviction Day.
On Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 the Young Criminal Justice Professionals (YCJP) and the School of Social & Community Services hosted a Wrongful Conviction Day Movie Event, featuring the critically acclaimed documentary “After Innocence”.
The Justice Studies Career Fair took place on Monday, October 3, 2016. This event was a collaboration between the Lakeshore justice programs, focused on students looking to learn more about careers in the criminal justice field. The fair provided our students with the opportunity to network with public and private sector organizations, broaden their understanding of possible career opportunities and potentially meet their mentor. Selecting a career path is a very difficult decision for people to make and our hope is that the Justice Studies Career Fair can make this big decision easier for students to tackle.
On Saturday, September 24, 2016, students were invited to participate in the first ever Brave T.O. competition – a new obstacle race inspired by our city’s courageous first responders held at Morningside Park. Participants conquered real life challenges faced by police, firefighters and paramedics in support of the Scarborough Hospital Foundation. All event proceeds will help the Scarborough Hospital purchase new medical equipment and improve current infrastructure.
Uniform Recruitment Officers Cst. Dennis Lewis and Cst. Dallas Koenig from Edmonton Police Service (EPS) were at the Lakeshore campus on September 16, 17 & 18. On Friday, September 16, over 300 people attended the EPS Information Night in the auditorium. The following 2 days EPS offered interested candidates the opportunity to complete the first step of the application process, the written A-PREP test. EPS had a successful visit with 160 people writing the test on Saturday and 65 writing on Sunday. Those who pass this step will be invited to an interview in Edmonton.
GO Transit was at the Lakeshore campus on Wednesday, August 24 for two Recruitment Information Sessions. Multiple GO Transit Safety Officers were in attendance to give students insight into a career with the Safety and Security Division, review the application process and answer any questions students had after the sessions.
Starting Fall 2016, Humber’s Cyber Crime Specialist program will focus on the subject of technology and the internet as a means of criminal behaviour and how the immediacy of a world-wide connection, speed and privacy concerns pose a danger to communities and individuals. The program also delves into how these potential dangers can be managed by Cyber Crime Specialists.