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Part-Time Instructors Receive Prestigious Awards

SSCS PSI part-time instructors Warren Bulmer and Kerry Watkins have been conferred with prestigious awards for outstanding work in their respective fields. 

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FITT Day Camp

Fire Service Women Ontario, in conjunction with the Hamilton Fire Department, hosted Camp FFIT (Female Firefighters in Training) in Hamilton this year between October 13th and 15th, 2017.

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A.B.L.E. 25th Anniversary Conference and Awards Ball

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The Association of Black Law Enforcers(A.B.L.E) held their 25th Anniversary and Conference Awards Ball in November.

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Cheryl Evans Retires

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Cheryl Evans retired from the position of SSCS' Promotion, Events & Communications Officer on December 31, 2017.

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SSCS Wins $30,000 Wofford Fellowship

Once again SSCS was successful in securing the Wofford Fellowship for $30,000 in funding that will go directly to supporting students embarking on a trip abroad to Lima, Peru in May.

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SSCS Faculty and Students at Humber Lakeshore

Dr. Jeanine Webber and her research team were once again successful in securing the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) grant to help fund their upcoming Research Symposium.

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SSW Student Authors Novel

Social Service Worker Orangeville student, Julie Hall, has published her first novel, Keep Quiet. The novel is an honest portrayal of two teenagers trying to make a better life for themselves on the streets of Toronto.

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Students Present at the American Canadian Conference for Social Sciences and Humanities

From June 5 to 8, 2017, the International Journal of Arts & Sciences (IJAS) held their American Canadian Conference for Social Sciences and Humanities at Ryerson University.

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Ignite's Student Appreciation Awards


On April 10th, 2017, Ignite held its annual Student Appreciation Awards.

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SSCS Students Travel to Tanzania

From May 5 to 28, 2017, 10 students from the Addictions and Mental Health, Child and Youth Care, Community and Justice Services, Criminology, Police Foundations, and the Social Service Worker programs travelled to Moshi, Tanzania.

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Annual Partnership Appreciation Event Honours Community Partners

On June 5, 2017, the School of Social Community Services hosted the Annual Partnership Appreciation Event to celebrate the many community partners who host, mentor and supervise students in field placements across the SSCS.

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One Seed at a Time

Humber College’s School of Applied Technology and the Community Outreach and Workforce Development partnered with the Elizabeth Fry Society of Peel-Halton and Landscape Ontario to develop an apprenticeship program for incarcerated women at the Vanier Centre for Woman in Milton, Ontario.

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International Opportunities - The Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland

Earlier this term, SSCS had the opportunity to sit down with a representative from the Cork Institute of Technology to discuss the potential for pathways and student exchanges. Connections were made to create opportunities for our Bachelor of Child and Youth Care students to study in the Master of Play Therapy, while exchange opportunities were explored for our Bachelor of Community Development and Child and Youth Care programs.

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Beverly-Jean Daniel Wins the Cultivate Award

Congratulations to Beverly-Jean Daniel on winning the Cultivate Award for her research with Black Creek Community Health Centre on the “The Bridge Community Based Pre-College Preparation Program Supports for Racialized & Marginalized Students”. This collaborative project will evaluate the efficacy and research phases of a unique community-based program aimed at increasing the opportunities for racialized, low-income youth and young adults to pursue post-secondary education.

COI Launch

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The School of Social and Community Services was pleased to be part of the launch of the Centre of Innovation in Health and Wellness.

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Premier's Awards

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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.

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Humber Instructor Named Top HR Professional

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.

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2016 Exemplary Service Award

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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!

The School of Social and Community Services Welcomes Nanjing Forest Police College

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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.

Real Life Ride Along

Humber College’s Orangeville Campus’ Police Foundations program (PFP) and Orangeville Police Service (OPS) have entered into an agreement that allows PFP students to engage in valuable work-integrated learning with the town’s police force.

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CYW Alumnus Changing Lives by Age of Twelve


Natasha Bogle graduated from the Child and Youth Worker program at Humber with honours in 2006, but has been changing lives since she was a child.

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Jem Cain to be Recognized for Leading T4C Initiative

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Did you know that Humber participates in the Textbooks for Change program? This program was set up by former School of Social & Community Services support staff member, Jem Cain (one of Humber’s Green ambassadors). In acknowledgement of her efforts, Humber will be presenting her with the Sustainability Award at the annual President’s Breakfast in August.

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SSCS Students Abroad

Apart from our domestic Work-Integrated Learning opportunities, students in the School of Social & Community Services are encouraged to apply their knowledge and skills as global citizens. This 2015/2016 school year, 15 students from across the School proposed and engaged in their own unique field placements. In collaboration with the School, each of these students developed field placement experiences in Guyana, Australia, South Africa, USA, Jamaica, Philippines, and Germany. If you know of students who might be interested in these opportunities, please connect with your Placement Coordinator or the Placement Manager for more details.

Restorative Justice in the United Kingdom

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The School of Social & Community Services has expanded their partnership agreement with the University of Gloucestershire to allow for students to engage in the rich experience of field placements in the United Kingdom.

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Murder Mystery a Resounding Success!

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Was it a crime of passion? Could it have been a burglary gone wrong? Might it have been bad business? These were the questions posed to visitors at Humber’s Centre for Justice Leadership this spring for Doors Open 2016.

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We Are Changing Lives: Your Story of Courage

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The School of Social & Community Services recently donated “Your Story of Courage” journals to The Gatehouse, a registered charity in Toronto, Canada. The donation will help people who have suffered trauma reflect on their strengths and capabilities to help them move forward.

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Humber Alumna and Community Leader Nominated for Premier's Award

Congratulations to Humber School of Social and Community Services Child and Youth Care Worker Diploma program graduate Jill Andrew on her 2016 Premier's Award nomination.

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Junior High Students Journey into the World of Forensic Policing

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On June 7th as part of College Experience Day, Humber’s Centre for Justice Leadership opened its doors to grade 7 and 8 students and their teachers.

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School of Social and Community Services Faculty Members Win Applied Research Awards

Congratulations to Humber School of Social and Community Services faculty members Andrea Rutherford, Aqeel Saeid, Tina-Nadia Gopal Chambers and Arthur Lockhart on their 2016 IGNITE and CULTIVATE applied research awards.

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Humber School of Social and Community Services Faculty and Students to be Published

Bachelor of Applied Arts - Criminal Justice students Akbar Qaderi, Lucas Alexandre and Criminal Justice professor Doug Thomson will be published in the International Journal for Digital Society (IJDS). Their paper "Enhancing Academic Integrity Using Digital Animation" will be available in Volume 7 Issue 2 of the Journal. 

Students Gain a Fresh Perspective in Costa Rica

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Students from Humber College were involved in an international service-learning trip to Cartago, Costa Rica from May 15-28, 2016.

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Addictions and Mental Health Grads are Ready to Put Their Learning into Action

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The Addictions and Mental Health postgraduate program launched in the Fall of 2015 and now the first group of students is ready to put their learning into practice in the field. The first group of graduates is set to begin their 8-week practicums! The School of Community and Social Services could not be prouder of this group as they enter this challenging and rewarding field.

The School of Social and Community Services Receives Funding for Community Project

The School of Social and Community Services is proud to announce that we have received funding from the Humber College and Community Partnership Fund to help with phase one of our Mental Health Community of Practice (MHCoP).

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Humber Criminal Justice Professor Published

Congratulations to Bachelor of Criminal Justice professor Daniel Bear, on the publication of his latest journal article. Daniel’s first solo piece, "The need to create a narrative: examining the justifications police used to target drugs in the lead up to the 2011 London riots" was recently published in Police Practice and Research: An International Journal. The article can be accessed in person in Cottage C, Room 205 at Humber Lakeshore Campus.

Leave for Change (L4C) – An Experience Like No Other

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Earlier this term one of our faculty had the opportunity to visit Malawi Africa on a "Leave For Change" exchange through Humber. Learn about the role professor Natalie Blake-Noel played as a Strategic Planning Advisor for a community radio station.

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Humber Students and Faculty Experience CICan


This past week 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.

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TPS Rover Crew Investiture Ceremony


On March 7, 2016, the School of Social and Community Services and the TPS of the 22 Division hosted the annual TPS Rover Crew Investiture Ceremony.

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Get Real Life Experience in The Sim Lab

Test your skills in a simulator – video games aren’t just for fun anymore.

Using the latest in digital technology, FAAC simulators create life like situations to train students in driving skills, conflict resolution and the use of force. The School of Social and Community Services has acquired this leading edge system, the first full 180-degree, interfacing simulators in Canada, to support your learning in a safe environment that provides immediate feedback and customizes based on your approach.

Mental Health & Addictions - New Postgraduate Program!

The Addictions and Mental Health postgraduate program at Humber will empower you with the knowledge and skills you need for a rewarding career. Learn to deliver responsive, culturally relevant, client-centered assessment and treatment to diverse individuals and groups. Practice ways to effectively collaborate and transform lives as a valuable part of a professional support team. View program

Police Foundation Students Recognized at Orangeville

The Humber Orangeville Community Search and Rescue (HOCSAR) team and four second-year Police Foundation students were recognized by the Orangeville Police Services Board and its police chief earlier this week for their help during a search and rescue operation in the community.


Upcoming Events


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Neighbourhood Policing Research Symposium

It is our pleasure to extend an invitation to you for the Neighbourhood Policing Research Symposium being held on Thursday, May 10th, 2018 at Humber College, Lakeshore Campus. 

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How to Baffle and Then Appreciate a Psychiatrist: Deeper Perspectives on Dual Diagnosis

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