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22 Division Toronto Police Service Rover Crew Investiture

22 Division Toronto Police Service Rover Crew Investiture

Wed, June 19, 2019

43 new members were invested into the 22 Division Toronto Police Service Rover Crew at a ceremony at the Toronto Police College.

Members are all Police Foundation students in Humber College’s Faculty of Social & Community Services. The 22nd Division Toronto Police Service Rover Crew is a Scouts Canada group consisting of students from Humber’s Faculty of Social & Community Services that volunteers with the Toronto Police Service. In addition to working alongside the TPS, the Rovers are active in the community, providing opportunities for leadership and volunteering. Some of the initiatives the group participates in include the 55 Division community barbecue, the Etobicoke Park Clean Up, Mothers Against Drunk Driving Red Ribbon campaign and the Humber RIDE (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) check. The investiture was featured as a Toronto Police Services news story in February. The full article can be found here.

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TPS Neighbourhood Officer Evaluation

TPS Neighbourhood Officer Evaluation

Wed, June 19, 2019

The Faculty of Social and Community Services is partnered with the Toronto Police Services to offer feedback and insights.

Focus groups were held in January 2019 to gather feedback from current Neighbourhood Officers as to what is working and what needs improvements within the Enhanced Model of the NOP (which was launched in Oct 2018). The Associate Dean, Dr. Joanna Amirault, faculty members Dr. Alyssa Ferns and Dr. Doug Thomson, and Program Coordinator – Forensic Identification, Michael Gamble, led focus groups with officers and presented their data collection plans to the divisions that are supported by the Community Partnership Engagement Unit. Currently, two Humber student Research Assistants, Trisha Harber and Dominika Kubica, are working with two Humber BSS Criminal Justice alumni, Jeremi Berg and Crystial Stone, and Research Coordinator, Tanvir Kaukab, to collect data in the enhanced model neighbourhoods – 11, 22, 41, 42. Data collection started in May 2019 and will continue into the Fall 2019 across these communities to ask questions about community knowledge of the NOP and trust in their neighbourhood officers at reducing crime, as well as the fear of crime in these micro-neighbourhoods.

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Society of Police and Criminal Psychology Conference

Society of Police and Criminal Psychology Conference

Tue, June 18, 2019

FSCS Faculty for the Criminal Justice Degree Program, Dr. Alyssa Ferns, will present at the Society of Police and Criminal Psychology conference.

She will present on the Toronto Police Services Neighbourhood Officer initiatives to a multi-disciplinary group with the theme of “Working and Engaging in a Diverse World.” Building upon a program evaluation that was conducted on the Neighbourhood Officer Program by Humber ITAL from 2014 onwards, a specific exploration of the strengths and challenges within one micro-neighbourhood was explored. A total of 154 surveys were completed showing various strengths (i.e., public library access, friendly neighbours, and community centres for youth) and also some challenges (i.e., gun violence, unemployment and gang activity). The overall results showed that the community had a positive outlook on the Neighbourhood Policing Program. This will be presented to an audience of current law enforcement, applied researchers, policy makers, and academics.

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Partnership Building in China

Partnership Building in China

Tue, June 18, 2019

A Humber FSCS delegation visited China in March 2019 to strengthen relations with its partner institute, Nanjing Forest Police College.

As a key outcome of this visit, the FSCS developed a Summer Police Program specifically for NFPC which will host 18 students from Nanjing as part of Humber’s innovative Global Summer School program. The FSCS is also looking forward to welcoming the third cohort of students from Nanjing who will be studying at Humber College in the FSCS Forensic Identification Graduate Certificate Program in Fall 2019. Accompanying the newest cohort will be two visiting faculty members who will be working closely with FSCS faculty in the Criminal Justice cluster for the 2019-20 academic year.

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FSCS Students Attend the Police Officer of the Year Event

FSCS Students Attend the Police Officer of the Year Event

Tue, June 18, 2019

On May 7, 2019 student research assistants had the opportunity to meet Chief Marc Saunders at the Police Officer of the Year Event. 

These student research assistants - who are in the Community Development and Criminal Justice degree programs - have been working on the TPS Neighbourhood Officer Evaluation.

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BSS Criminal Justice Students Develop Non-Profit Agency

BSS Criminal Justice Students Develop Non-Profit Agency

Mon, June 17, 2019

This past academic year, a group of Faculty of Social and Community Services students began to develop a potential non-profit agency.

The Cycle Ends Now was initiated as a school project by four students in the Bachelor of Social Science - Criminal Justice program: Meshanda Phillips, Anna-Lori Stennett-Thomas, Nadel Dolcy and Tonya Lyttle. Cycle Ends Now, a soon to be registered non- profit organization has a vision to end intimate partner violence against all women and children of different cultural, and religious background by providing shelter, counseling and life-skills based programs. In May 2019, the first C.E.N give back event was initiated. Cycle Ends Now partnered with Anduhyaun Women Shelter, by donating various grocery items. The founder of C.E.N also made grocery and two gift card donations to a client of The Gatehouse. Additionally, C.E.N began its first annual Christmas Toy Drive in December 2018. All toys received were donated to the Toronto Community Housing.

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Experiential Learning for Traffic Management Students

Experiential Learning for Traffic Management Students

Sat, December 01, 2018

One of the most effective ways of learning is engaging in a real life experience.

As part of Sgt. West's, Traffic Management Course, students were thrilled to participate in the operation of a radar gun (provided and facilitated by PC Tony Foster, Toronto Police) which allowed them the opportunity to witness first-hand the workings of the hand held unit while increasing their knowledge and understanding of the 'facts-in-issue' required by police in obtaining a conviction. 

Humber College Traffic students were also educated on the first ever Draeger 5000 Drug Tester in determining if a driver has marijuana or Cocaine in their system.

The Draeger Drug Tester is the first and only piece of equipment authorized by the Attorney General in allowing Police to demand a saliva sample from a driver in determining if they have a drug in their system, including a sufficient amount to cause impairment acceptable to the courts.

Students were very excited to be involved in this process.

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Crime Scene Investigation Photo Contest

Crime Scene Investigation Photo Contest

Sat, December 01, 2018

Photography is a feature of crime scene investigation, but with the advent of smartphones, most of our students haven’t held a traditional camera.

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Inbound Exchange Students

Inbound Exchange Students

Sat, December 01, 2018

The SSCS is pleased was thrilled to welcome two inbound exchange students to the BSS – Criminal Justice degree program from UMEA University (Sweden).

Three inbound students from University College Lillebaelt (Denmark) also arrived in late November to take part in a unique opportunity to complete a six month placement facilitated through the Child and Youth Care programs. Tom, Line and Jacob are Social Work students and will working with SSCS partner organizations with children in youth.

The SSCS is also excited to be hosting the second group of students from the Nanjing Forest Police College, China. Taking courses in Crime Scene Investigation, Police Foundations, and English Language studies this group of 24 students have the unique opportunity to expand their knowledge of basic crime scene investigation skills and techniques and are exposed to the Canadian justice and college system. A celebration for this group was held on December 20th where the students received a Certificate of Participation.

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Crime Scene Investigation Students Get Their Hands Dirty

Crime Scene Investigation Students Get Their Hands Dirty

Sat, December 01, 2018

Crime Scene Investigation students got their hands dirty with the forensic exhumation of two (imitation) human skeletons buried on Lakeshore campus.

The project replicated the process of planning, excavating and documenting the recovery of the bodies and other evidence related to a homicide investigation. The weather was quite warm leaving our students taking frequent water and rest breaks in a physically demanding and detail-oriented task that left everyone hot, sweaty, dirty, exhausted and smiling. This will be in sharp contrast to night photography in the snow and frigid temperatures they will experience later in the term.

If you are looking for a little adventure, this program will offer a Forensic Identification graduate certificate credential in the fall of 2019 with any diploma or degree qualifying for admission.

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Visiting Scholar from China

Visiting Scholar from China

Sat, December 01, 2018

For the 2017/2018 academic year, the SSCS hosted two visiting scholars, Henry Ke and Iris Zhou, from the Nanjing Forest Police College.

Currently, the SSCS is hosting a third visiting scholar, Lisa Zhang, until July 2019. Lisa will be conducting joint applied research with a focus on the differences between China and Canadian policing and postsecondary education. The SSCS and Nanjing Forest Police College are exploring further opportunities for collaborative research and knowledge exchange with faculty from both partner institutes.

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Fall 2019 Open House

Fall 2019 Open House

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Sat, November 16, 2019 | 10:00 AM
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Come to Open House and get a solid understanding of what it's really like to be a Humber student.

Visiting the campus is one of the best ways to make a decision about college, so join us and speak to faculty and current students, see the labs and take a tour!

General Sessions & Campus Tours

The journey to college brings many questions about your future career, but what about residence, athletics, transfer options or financial assistance? General sessions are designed to help answer these questions and many more. Find the General Sessions related to your campus and come take a tour with us.

School Program Sessions, Tours and Information Booths

Don't just imagine where you'll be studying at Humber, come see for yourself. Program sessions and lab tours offer a better understanding of the learning environment. Staff will provide detailed information about your program, the scope of the industry today and where your education could take you. Feel free to ask questions about your program, curriculum, career and placement opportunities.

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