Skip to content

We are making a difference, Soc & Com

Welcome to Soc & Com, an online resource that highlights the work of the Faculty of Social and Community Services and the Principal’s Office here at Humber College. This publication shines a light on our amazing faculty and staff, and the ways in which we work with students and community to change lives.

All News and Events in the Faculty of Social & Community Services

Humber

News

Continuous Professional Learning Registration Begins July 30, 2021

Continuous Professional Learning Registration Begins July 30, 2021

Whether you’re looking to acquire rapid skills or establish the foundations for a new career, our expanding range of online and in-person courses will help you reach your career goals.

Visit the Website
Derek Stockley to be the new Associate Vice President, Academic

Derek Stockley to be the new Associate Vice President, Academic

Program Highlights

Issue 4, June 2021

We are pleased to announce that Derek Stockley will assume the role of the Associate Vice-President, Academic on July 5, 2021. 

Read the Full Article
Bachelor of Community Development has its First Graduating Class

Bachelor of Community Development has its First Graduating Class

Program Highlights

Issue 4, June 2021

Humber’s Bachelor of Community Development (BCD) started in 2017, with a small but enthusiastic group of students wanting to make a difference in their communities.

Read the Full Article
Continuing Education Updates

Continuing Education Updates

Program Highlights

Issue 4, June 2021

Two new Continuing Eduction updates talking about the new crisis intervention and trauma supports certificate and two new micro credentials

Read the Full Article
Introducing the Humber Behavioural Science Association

Introducing the Humber Behavioural Science Association

Program Highlights

Issue 4, June 2021

The Bachelor of Behavioural Science (BBS) has a new club! Thurisha Anthony, a second-year student in BBS, has initiated the Humber Behavioural Science Association. 

Read the Full Article
Progress Towards the Regulation of the Profession of Behaviour Analysis in Ontario

Progress Towards the Regulation of the Profession of Behaviour Analysis in Ontario

Program Highlights

Issue 4, June 2021

The proposed legislation, Psychology and Applied Behaviour Analysis Act, 2021, if passed, would repeal and replace the Psychology Act, 1991..

Read the Full Article
Work-Integrated Learning CYC Virtual Hangout

Work-Integrated Learning CYC Virtual Hangout

Program Highlights

Issue 4, June 2021

This summer, the Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Project Library has been adapted for Child and Youth Care (CYC) Diploma Students..

Read About the Whole Experience
Inaugural World Behaviour Analysis Day

Inaugural World Behaviour Analysis Day

Program Highlights

Issue 4, June 2021

The inaugural “World Behavior Analysis Day” was proclaimed and celebrated on March 20, 2021..

Read the Full Article
COIL Project Updates

COIL Project Updates

Global Learning & International Initiatives

Issue 4, June 2021

Off the back of these successful collaborations last semester, FSCS is happy to be working on more COIL initiatives.

Read the Full Article
Humber’s CYC COIL Project on Tour!

Humber’s CYC COIL Project on Tour!

Global Learning & International Initiatives

Issue 4, June 2021

This past winter semester, the Child and Youth Care Diploma program engaged in a COIL Project with Parul University, in India. 

Read the Full Article
KGU Virtual Exchange

KGU Virtual Exchange

Global Learning & International Initiatives

Issue 4, June 2021

During these unprecedented times, non-essential travel has been mostly put on hold across countries and industries. 

Read the Full Article
Summer Virtual Exchanges

Summer Virtual Exchanges

Global Learning & International Initiatives

Issue 4, June 2021

In Summer 2021, with travel restrictions still in place, virtual study exchange opportunities continue to be offered to Humber students.

Read the Full Article
CCSIF Research Updates

CCSIF Research Updates

Applied Research and Social Innovation

Issue 4, June 2021

College and Community Social Innovation Fund research updates on two projects.

Read the Full Article
PSI Professor, Kerry Watkins, co-authors article on Pathways Forward in Suspect Interviews

PSI Professor, Kerry Watkins, co-authors article on Pathways Forward in Suspect Interviews

Applied Research and Social Innovation

Issue 4, June 2021

Kerry Watkins, Professor in the PSI Program at FSCS, co-authored an article in the International Investigative Interviewing Research Group Journal.

Read the Full Article
Alumni Stories - Chris Bianchi, PFP

Alumni Stories - Chris Bianchi, PFP

Advancement and Alumni

Issue 4, June 2021

"When I first started my Police Foundations Program (PFP) at Humber in 2016, I didn’t realize how much it would impact my life."

Read the Full Article
Dr. Dan Andreae Scholarship Celebration

Dr. Dan Andreae Scholarship Celebration

Advancement and Alumni

Issue 4, June 2021

On May 12th we were honoured to host the Dr. Dan Andreae Scholarship Celebration. 

Read the Full Article
Emergency Bursary & Scholarship Updates

Emergency Bursary & Scholarship Updates

Advancement and Alumni

Issue 4, June 2021

We are incredibly pleased to announce that in the 2020-2021 academic year, the FSCS has awarded $10,000 in emergency bursaries to 40 students. 

Read the Full Article
Growing again in 2021... Re-envisioning the GARDENS Pod Project

Growing again in 2021... Re-envisioning the GARDENS Pod Project

Principal’s Office

Issue 4, June 2021

The GARDENS Lakeshore is a community project that addresses food insecurity in South Etobicoke.

Read the Full Article
Interpretive Centre – The Aesthetics of Mental Health

Interpretive Centre – The Aesthetics of Mental Health

Principal’s Office

Issue 4, June 2021

Humber’s Interpretive Centre featured a new and exciting exhibit this Spring, called The Aesthetics of Mental Health. 

Read the Full Article
Upcoming Principal’s Office Events Spring 2021

Upcoming Principal’s Office Events Spring 2021

Principal’s Office

Vol. 1, Issue 3, March 2021

The Principal's Office and partners are hosting many events for Spring 2021 geared towards staff, student and community health and well-being.

Read More
Interpretive Centre Virtual Tour

Interpretive Centre Virtual Tour

Principal’s Office

Vol. 1, Issue 3, March 2021

Navigate the Interpretive Centre through a virtually guided tour!

Read More
Newly Launched FSCS Wellness Programs

Newly Launched FSCS Wellness Programs

Principal’s Office

Vol. 1, Issue 3, March 2021

To encourage our Faculty to build social bonds, we have launched the FSCS Book and Recipe Clubs.

Read More
The Burnout Gamble and How to Combat it Using The D.R.A.G.O.N Method

The Burnout Gamble and How to Combat it Using The D.R.A.G.O.N Method

Principal’s Office

Vol. 1, Issue 3, March 2021

The Principal’s Office in partnership with HROE hosted Hamza Khan, Multi-Award-Winning Marketer, Best Selling Author and Entrepreneur and Empowerment Expert for the Humber Wellness Talk.

Read More
Humber Indigenous Transmedia Fellowship Explores What it Means to be ‘Native Enough’

Humber Indigenous Transmedia Fellowship Explores What it Means to be ‘Native Enough’

Principal’s Office

Vol. 1, Issue 3, March 2021

The Principal’s Office partnered with Humber Galleries and Humber Indigenous Education and Engagement to host "Identity and Advocacy – Exploring the 2020 Indigenous Transmedia Fellowship (ITF)".

Read More
Humber Wellness Talks Welcomes Indigenous Experts Anthony Johnson and Dr. James Makokis

Humber Wellness Talks Welcomes Indigenous Experts Anthony Johnson and Dr. James Makokis

Principal’s Office

Vol. 1, Issue 3, March 2021

In 2021, Humber Wellness Talks kicked off with Representation Matters: Becoming Better Allies as its first topic for the year.

Read More
Launch of Mindfulness Mondays

Launch of Mindfulness Mondays

Principal’s Office

Vol. 1, Issue 3, March 2021

In February 2021, the Lakeshore Principal’s Office launched the first-ever, Humber Mindful Monday Series!

Read More
Humber Alumni Spotlight: David Morales

Humber Alumni Spotlight: David Morales

Advancement and Alumni

Vol. 1, Issue 3, March 2021

The combination of my lived experiences and educational background has served as a catalyst to becoming a social justice advocate.

Read More
Humber Alumni Spotlight: Jill Andrew

Humber Alumni Spotlight: Jill Andrew

Advancement and Alumni

Vol. 1, Issue 3, March 2021

Jill Andrew, Child and Youth Worker Alumni, is a transformational leader in contemporary culture.

Read More
You're Invited to the Humber Café

You're Invited to the Humber Café

Advancement and Alumni

Vol. 1, Issue 3, March 2021

If the importance of connections wasn’t clear before, the last year has really shown the true value of having a broad network – both personal and professional, in-person and remote.

Read More
New Scholarships Available to Support Police Foundations Program Students from Underrepresented Groups

New Scholarships Available to Support Police Foundations Program Students from Underrepresented Groups

Advancement and Alumni

Vol. 1, Issue 3, March 2021

We are thrilled to announce scholarships from the Motorola Solutions Foundation that will support future first responders from underrepresented groups.

Read More
Soheila Pashang Explores New Approaches to Grief and COVID

Soheila Pashang Explores New Approaches to Grief and COVID

Applied Research and Social Innovation

Vol. 1, Issue 3, March 2021

As the virus continues to spread under social distancing restrictions, we collectively grieve for the loss of what once was a sense of normality.

Read More
CJS Professor Jacqueline Benn-John Completes PhD Dissertation

CJS Professor Jacqueline Benn-John Completes PhD Dissertation

Applied Research and Social Innovation

Vol. 1, Issue 3, March 2021

Jacqueline Benn-John is a professor in the Community Justice Services Program at Humber.

Read More
Philip Burge Publishes Article in the Journal of Public Child Welfare

Philip Burge Publishes Article in the Journal of Public Child Welfare

Applied Research and Social Innovation

Vol. 1, Issue 3, March 2021

If living through this pandemic can teach us anything, it the importance of belonging and family.

Read More
CCID Conference Presentation: Connecting The Virtual Campus

CCID Conference Presentation: Connecting The Virtual Campus

Global Learning & International Initiatives

Vol. 1, Issue 3, March 2021

The Community Colleges for International Development (CCID) conference brings together people across sectors from across the world.

Read More
Global Speaker Series

Global Speaker Series

Global Learning & International Initiatives

Vol. 1, Issue 3, March 2021

The Global Speaker Series is a set of webinars offered to students across programs in the Faculty of Social and Community Services at Humber College.

Read More
Spotlight on FSCS COIL Projects

Spotlight on FSCS COIL Projects

Global Learning & International Initiatives

Vol. 1, Issue 3, March 2021

The Faculty of Social and Community Services has continued to develop transformative global opportunities for students across a breadth of programming while deepening global academic partnerships.

Read More
Humber’s Launch of COIL Framework

Humber’s Launch of COIL Framework

Global Learning & International Initiatives

Vol. 1, Issue 3, March 2021

Global learning and engagement are soaring to new heights at Humber!

Read More
WIL Centre Highlight: Kolb’s Experiential Learning Cycle

WIL Centre Highlight: Kolb’s Experiential Learning Cycle

Work-Integrated Learning & Community Partners

Vol. 1, Issue 3, March 2021

Theoretically grounded WIL ensures deliberate engagement, which promotes meaningful learning experiences.

Read More
Spotlight on Community Partners: Agencies Focused on Community Justice

Spotlight on Community Partners: Agencies Focused on Community Justice

Work-Integrated Learning & Community Partners

Vol. 1, Issue 3, March 2021

The WIL Centre is excited to highlight a few justice-focused organizations in this edition.

Read More
Welcome to the WIL Centre 2021

Welcome to the WIL Centre 2021

Work-Integrated Learning & Community Partners

Vol. 1, Issue 3, March 2021

Winter continues to be busy for the Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) Centre regardless of restrictions in Ontario.

Read More
Work Anniversaries 2021

Work Anniversaries 2021

Program Highlights

Vol. 1, Issue 3, March 2021

Whether it’s been 1 year or 15, our community has greatly benefitted from the work every one of these folks brings to the FSCS community.

Read More
New OACYC Leadership - Passing the baton from Mardi to Coura

New OACYC Leadership - Passing the baton from Mardi to Coura

Program Highlights

Vol. 1, Issue 3, March 2021

Coura and Mardi not only sit on the OACYC Board of Directors together but are also colleagues in the Child and Youth Care Program at Humber College.

Read More
Forensic Identification Photo Contest Winners

Forensic Identification Photo Contest Winners

Program Highlights

Vol. 1, Issue 3, March 2021

We are excited to showcase the winners of the annual Forensic Identification (F.I) photo competition.

Read More
Upcoming Principal’s Office Events Winter 2021

Upcoming Principal’s Office Events Winter 2021

Principal’s Office

Vol. 1, Issue 2, December 2020

The Principal’s Office and partners are hosting many events for Winter 2021 geared towards staff, student and community health and well-being.

Read More
Humber Staff Holiday Party: New Challenges & Successes

Humber Staff Holiday Party: New Challenges & Successes

Principal’s Office

Vol. 1, Issue 2, December 2020

The Humber Staff and Children’s Holiday Party is an annual celebration funded by the Office of the President.

Read More
Interpretive Centre Updates

Interpretive Centre Updates

Principal’s Office

Vol. 1, Issue 2, December 2020

Pre-COVID-19, the Lakeshore Grounds Interpretive Centre proudly offered tours in “all weathers,” and took that to heart.

Read More
Virtual Mental Health Awareness Month

Virtual Mental Health Awareness Month

Principal’s Office

Vol. 1, Issue 2, December 2020

October is Mental Health Awareness Month. To help support important mental health initiatives at Humber Lakeshore, the Lakeshore Principal’s Office formed a Mental Health Awareness Committee in 2016.

Read More
Pedagogy and Practice: Teaching Diversity in Classrooms

Pedagogy and Practice: Teaching Diversity in Classrooms

Applied Research and Social Innovation

Vol. 1, Issue 2, December 2020

In September 2018, a group of  Faculty of Social and Community Services (FSCS) faculty and senior leadership staff began a four-phased research project on pedagogy and practice within the FSCS.

Read More
CJS Virtual Mock Interviews

CJS Virtual Mock Interviews

Work-Integrated Learning & Community Partners

Vol. 1, Issue 2, December 2020

The Community and Justice Services (CJS) program held their first CJS Virtual Mock Interviews. Partner agencies volunteered their time by conducting two group interviews with 4th-semester students.

Read More
WIL Centre Highlights

WIL Centre Highlights

Work-Integrated Learning & Community Partners

Vol. 1, Issue 2, December 2020

The Fall term has been full of professional development opportunities, including a number of training sessions, events, and conferences which all took place on virtual platforms.

Read More
Spotlight on Community Partners

Spotlight on Community Partners

Work-Integrated Learning & Community Partners

Vol. 1, Issue 2, December 2020

The WIL Centre maintains partnerships with amazing organizations that have found ways to continue supporting their clients and communities through COVID-19.

Read More
Welcome to the WIL Centre

Welcome to the WIL Centre

Work-Integrated Learning & Community Partners

Vol. 1, Issue 2, December 2020

As the Fall semester comes to an end, the activity in the Work- Integrated Learning (WIL) Centre is focused on finalizing WIL experiences for the Winter term.

Placements continue to be impacted by the pandemic, with many agencies not able to have students in the workplace. Similar to this past Summer and Fall semesters, students have the option to complete WIL courses through applied remote projects, in-person/remote experiences with an employer, or a combination of the two.

Read More
CE Alumni: Chris Taylor

CE Alumni: Chris Taylor

Advancement and Alumni

Vol. 1, Issue 2, December 2020

Chris Taylor is a Humber Alumni of the Continuing Education Bylaw Enforcement course in Fall 2018. Since then, he has worked as a Provincial Offences Officer at the Ontario SPCA.

Recently, Chris has been hired as a Municipal Law Enforcement Officer in the Town of Orangeville and he credits the course material from his CE class, which he studied to prepare for his interview, with helping him to succeed and land the job! Wishing Chris, the very best of luck in his new career.

Read More
Alumni Stories: Police Foundations Program

Alumni Stories: Police Foundations Program

Advancement and Alumni

Vol. 1, Issue 2, December 2020

Read about the successes of Police Foundations program (PFP) alumni Wadood Alam and PC Cory Courtney.

Read More
Spotlight on Global Engagement: UTECH and Saxion University

Spotlight on Global Engagement: UTECH and Saxion University

Global Learning & International Initiatives

Vol. 1, Issue 2, December 2020

Students and faculty in the Bachelor of Behavioural Science program had the opportunity to engage with peers and colleagues through a presentation hosted by global academic partner Saxion University.

Read More
Humber College and the FSCS Receive Funding in Support of Students

Humber College and the FSCS Receive Funding in Support of Students

Advancement and Alumni

Vol. 1, Issue 2, December 2020

Dr. Dan Andrae has been involved in Humber in one way or another for more than 20 years.

Read More
Set Up For Success: My Experience in the DSW Program

Set Up For Success: My Experience in the DSW Program

Advancement and Alumni

Vol. 1, Issue 2, December 2020

As a proud graduate of the Developmental Service Worker (DSW) program in 2019, I have had many opportunities knocking at my door.

Read More
Spotlight on the FSCS Student Support Advisors: Providing Compassion, Commitment, and Advocacy during Challenging Times

Spotlight on the FSCS Student Support Advisors: Providing Compassion, Commitment, and Advocacy during Challenging Times

Program Highlights

Vol. 1, Issue 2, December 2020

The FSCS Student Support Advisors (SSAs) are a group of ten dedicated individuals serving two campuses, Lakeshore and Orangeville.

Read More
DSW: We Inspire Week

DSW: We Inspire Week

Program Highlights

Vol. 1, Issue 2, December 2020

We are proud to announce that the Faculty Social and Community Services’ Developmental Service Worker Program has once again recognized the WE Inspire Week for the DSW profession across the province.

Read More
Project First Nations

Project First Nations

Program Highlights

Vol. 1, Issue 2, December 2020

Lucas Bras, a Police Foundations student, began his involvement in ‘Project 5’, otherwise known as Project First Nations, 6 years ago, as a high school soccer player.

Read More
Mental Health: From Classroom to Career

Mental Health: From Classroom to Career

Program Highlights

Vol. 1, Issue 2, December 2020

Faculty member and DSW Program Coordinator, Andrea Rutherford, spoke to Humber Today to express her thoughts and lessons learned when she shifted from student to educator.

Read More
CBIE2020 Conference

CBIE2020 Conference

Global Learning & International Initiatives

Vol. 1, Issue 2, December 2020

As with most large events and gatherings this year, the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) held its first virtual conference this year - CBIE2020.

Read More
University of Technology, Jamaica

University of Technology, Jamaica

Global Learning & International Initiatives

Vol. 1, Issue 2, December 2020

Developmental Services Worker (DSW) Program Coordinator Andrea Rutherford, and DSW instructor Loris Bennett, were invited to virtually present to students at The University of Technology, in Jamaica.

Read More
Student Voices: Student Voices: Hear from our Mentors and Mentees

Student Voices: Student Voices: Hear from our Mentors and Mentees

Global Learning & International Initiatives

Vol. 1, Issue 2, December 2020

In September, the FSCS International Peer Mentorship Program was launched to support International Student Success while developing Leadership Skills and promoting Global Fluency.

Read More
Introducing Ayesha Amin

Introducing Ayesha Amin

Global Learning & International Initiatives

Vol. 1, Issue 2, December 2020

The Faculty of Social and Community Services is thrilled to welcome Ayesha Amin into the role of Global Learning and Strategic Initiatives Coordinator.

Read More
Intercultural Development Series

Intercultural Development Series

Global Learning & International Initiatives

Vol. 1, Issue 2, December 2020

With the world becoming more connected and globalized, intercultural skills have become increasingly valuable.

Read More
SIM Lab Updates

SIM Lab Updates

Program Highlights

Vol. 1, Issue 2, December 2020

Since the start of the lockdown in March, the Sim Lab team has been away from their usual technology and have had to adapt their existing simulation content for online delivery.

Read More
Forensic Identification - On Campus Work & Learning

Forensic Identification - On Campus Work & Learning

Program Highlights

Vol. 1, Issue 2, December 2020

The Humber College Forensic Identification (FI) program is designed for students who are interested in becoming frontline forensic investigators.

Read More
Lilly’s Story

Lilly’s Story

Program Highlights

Vol. 1, Issue 2, December 2020

For Mental Health Awareness Month Campaign, the Police Foundations Program hosted Lilly's Story - a documentary film about a young woman who spoke about her battle with addiction and mental illness.

Read More
Alexandre Boucher Lecture

Alexandre Boucher Lecture

Program Highlights

Vol. 1, Issue 2, December 2020

The 4th Annual Alexandre Boucher Memorial Lecture was virtually held on October 22, 2020.

Read More
FSCS CE, ESS Support Services and Community Living North York Recieve Funding Through the Allan Slaight Seniors Fund

FSCS CE, ESS Support Services and Community Living North York Recieve Funding Through the Allan Slaight Seniors Fund

Program Highlights

Vol. 1, Issue 2, December 2020

The FSCS CE department, ESS Support Services, and Community Living Central York are pleased to announce that they are the successful recipients of funding through the Allen Slaight Seniors Fund.

Read More
Introducing the new FSCS Associate Dean – Dr. Theresa Knott

Introducing the new FSCS Associate Dean – Dr. Theresa Knott

Program Highlights

Vol. 1, Issue 2, December 2020

The Faculty of Social and Community Services is excited to welcome Dr. Theresa Knott as our new Associate Dean.

Read More
Tonia Richards Receives President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

Tonia Richards Receives President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

Program Highlights

Vol. 1, Issue 1, October 2020

Congratulations to Professor Tonia Richards for receiving the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Read More
FSCS-USIL COIL Project Featured in Community Colleges for International Development Magazine

FSCS-USIL COIL Project Featured in Community Colleges for International Development Magazine

Global Learning & International Initiatives

Vol. 1, Issue 1, October 2020

In February, Senior Dean Derek Stockley, Stephanie Byer and Rebecca Fitzgerald presented at the Community Colleges for International Development.

Read More
Adapting Exhibits to Pandemic Times

Adapting Exhibits to Pandemic Times

Principal’s Office

Vol. 1, Issue 1, October 2020

The initial shutdown caused great disruption to the academic communities of Humber College and the work of the Lakeshore Grounds Interpretive Centre.

Read More
Community Development Students Fight Covid-19 Isolation using Community Worker Skills

Community Development Students Fight Covid-19 Isolation using Community Worker Skills

Program Highlights

Vol. 1, Issue 1, October 2020

Victoria Bent, Dana Kinsley, and Jean Luc Blanchard are three Community Development Degree students applying theory to practice in their own lives.

Read More
Forensic Identification Students Honour Orange Shirt Day

Forensic Identification Students Honour Orange Shirt Day

Program Highlights

Vol. 1, Issue 1, October 2020

On September 30th, students, faculty, and staff across Humber honoured Orange Shirt Day.

Read More
Protection, Security and Investigations Professor and Students Highlighted in Maclean’s Magazine

Protection, Security and Investigations Professor and Students Highlighted in Maclean’s Magazine

Program Highlights

Vol. 1, Issue 1, October 2020

PSI Professor Francis Syms invited his students to join an international coalition of cybersecurity professionals in response to COVID-related issues.

Read More
C-Space: For Students, By Students

C-Space: For Students, By Students

Program Highlights

Vol. 1, Issue 1, October 2020

C-Space is a student community space led by and dedicated to students in the Bachelor of Community Development program.

Read More
DUVE Project Launches New Website

DUVE Project Launches New Website

Global Learning & International Initiatives

Vol. 1, Issue 1, October 2020

FSCS faculty member and PC of the BCYC program, Dr. Jaspreet Bal, continues her work as a part of the Denmark Uganda Vietnam Exchange (DUVE).

Read More
Developmental Services Worker, Mitchell Gosse, Profiled in Humber Unlimited E-News

Developmental Services Worker, Mitchell Gosse, Profiled in Humber Unlimited E-News

Advancement and Alumni

Vol. 1, Issue 1, October 2020

A recent graduate (DSW ’20) of the Developmental Services Program, Mitchell Gosse, shares his experience as a DSW student at Humber College.

In the article, published in Humber’s Unlimited E-News, Mitchell discusses the impact of receiving a Humber scholarship, family, future aspirations, and the ability to uplift others through his work. Click here to read the full article.

Read More
Police Foundations Program Graduate named new School, Community Engagement and Safety Police Officer in Municipality of Grey Highlands, Grey County

Police Foundations Program Graduate named new School, Community Engagement and Safety Police Officer in Municipality of Grey Highlands, Grey County

Advancement and Alumni

Vol. 1, Issue 1, October 2020

Police Foundations Graduate, Nicholas Wilson was recently welcomed to the Grey Bruce Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police

as the new School, Community Engagement, and Safety Police Officer in the Municipality of Grey Highlands, Grey County.

The announcement was recently featured in Collingwood Today. Click here to read to the full article.

For more information on FSCS Alumni and Advancement Initiatives, please contact Manager, International & Strategic Initiatives, Stephanie Byer.

*Provincial Constable Nicholas Wilson. Photo provided by the Ontario Provincial Police.

Read More
Michael Gamble Receives President’s Award for Distinguished Faculty

Michael Gamble Receives President’s Award for Distinguished Faculty

Program Highlights

Vol. 1, Issue 1, October 2020

Congratulations to Michael Gamble who recently received a President’s Award for Distinguished Faculty.

Read More
Kavelle Maharaj Receives President’s Award for Distinguished Support Staff

Kavelle Maharaj Receives President’s Award for Distinguished Support Staff

Principal’s Office

Vol. 1, Issue 1, October 2020

Congratulations to Kavelle Maharaj for receiving the President’s Award for Distinguished Support Staff.

Read More
Principal’s Office Wellness Wednesdays Staff Series Kick-Off

Principal’s Office Wellness Wednesdays Staff Series Kick-Off

Principal’s Office

Vol. 1, Issue 1, October 2020

September 16th was the launch of the Principal’s Office Wellness Wednesdays Staff Series.

Read More
WIL Centre Update

WIL Centre Update

Work-Integrated Learning & Community Partners

Vol. 1, Issue 1, October 2020

September is a busy month for the Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) Centre.

Read More
New Scholarship for Black/African Students

New Scholarship for Black/African Students

Advancement and Alumni

Vol. 1, Issue 1, October 2020

Humber's Faculty of Social and Community Services is grateful for the support of the Punjabi Community Health Services.

Read More
CCSIF Highlights

CCSIF Highlights

Applied Research and Social Innovation

Vol. 1, Issue 1, October 2020

Four applied research projects led by professors in the Faculty of Social and Community Services have received over 1.2 million dollars.

Read More
FSCS Launches a Peer Mentorship Program for International Students

FSCS Launches a Peer Mentorship Program for International Students

Global Learning & International Initiatives

Vol. 1, Issue 1, October 2020

FSCS is launching its inaugural Peer Mentorship Program for new International Students, welcoming 45 students into the first cohort.

Read More
Upcoming Principal’s Office Events

Upcoming Principal’s Office Events

Principal’s Office

Vol. 1, Issue 1, October 2020

The Principal’s Office and partners are hosting many events for fall 2020 geared towards staff, student, and community health and well-being.

Read More
Ribfest

Ribfest

Principal’s Office

Vol. 1, Issue 1, October 2020

On August 29th and 30th, Rotary Etobicoke hosted their annual Ribfest to support fundraising efforts for local community organizations.

Read More
Re-envisioning the GARDENS Pod Project and Food Security in South Etobicoke

Re-envisioning the GARDENS Pod Project and Food Security in South Etobicoke

Principal’s Office

Vol. 1, Issue 1, October 2020

The Principal’s Office, in partnership with the GARDENS Advisory Council and LAMP Community Health Centre, has adapted during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read More
Global Citizenship Certificate

Global Citizenship Certificate

Global Learning & International Initiatives

Vol. 1, Issue 1, October 2020

The FSCS is excited to promote Humber’s Global Citizenship Certificate (GCC) open to students across all Humber programs.

Read More
FSCS Selected as a Finalist for PIEoneer Award – Real Life Learning Category

FSCS Selected as a Finalist for PIEoneer Award – Real Life Learning Category

Global Learning & International Initiatives

Vol. 1, Issue 1, October 2020

FSCS is honoured to be selected as a PIEoneer Award Finalist in the Real Life Learning category for its framework for Faculty-Led Programming.

Read More
Spotlight on Community Partners and Anti-Racism Initiatives

Spotlight on Community Partners and Anti-Racism Initiatives

Work-Integrated Learning & Community Partners

Vol. 1, Issue 1, October 2020

In response to the Anti-Black Racism, many community partners have been focusing new initiatives on Anti-Racism.

Read More
FSCS Students Graduate from Toronto Police Service Auxiliary Program

FSCS Students Graduate from Toronto Police Service Auxiliary Program

Students Teaghan Mittal-Mercer and Rina Peshwa both successfully graduated as the newest members of the Toronto Police Auxiliary.

Read More
Forensic Identification Students Complete Crime Scene Assignment

Forensic Identification Students Complete Crime Scene Assignment

Forensic Identification students completed their Fall 2019 semester with a crime scene assignment in Humber’s forensic simulation studio.

Read More
Forensic Identification Program Guest Speakers Discuss Bruce McArthur Investigation

Forensic Identification Program Guest Speakers Discuss Bruce McArthur Investigation

The Forensic Identification program had the privilege of inviting guest speakers from the Toronto Police to discuss the Bruce McArthur investigation.

Read More
FSCS Launches Two Global Summer School Courses

FSCS Launches Two Global Summer School Courses

As part of Humber College’s Global Summer School, the FSCS is excited to launch two courses for both Humber and non-Humber students.

Read More
Community Development Students Organize the BLAC Project

Community Development Students Organize the BLAC Project

Community Development students took a lead in planning and implementing the BLAC Project, a Spoken Word Poetry Club offered out of the BASE.

Read More
ADMH Students Create Mental Health Wellness Initiative

ADMH Students Create Mental Health Wellness Initiative

ADMH students established the Addictions and Mental Health Student Wellness Initiative in order to promote well-being across the campus.

Read More
Year of the Gun Documentary and Panel Generate Important Discussions

Year of the Gun Documentary and Panel Generate Important Discussions

In November, FSCS students and members of the public were invited to attend a film viewing of CBC's Year of the Gun (2019) documentary.

Read More
CYC Professor and Student Publish Article in Canadian Journal of Public Health

CYC Professor and Student Publish Article in Canadian Journal of Public Health

Professor Dr. Heather Ramey along with student Valerie Hazlett published a new journal article in the Canadian Journal of Public Health.

Read More
Community and Justice Services Professor Nominated for the League of Innovations Excellence Award

Community and Justice Services Professor Nominated for the League of Innovations Excellence Award

Congratulations to Community and Justice Services Professor Lynn Bachinski, who was recently nominated for the League of Innovations Excellence Award.

Read More
CYC Professor Nominated for Governor General’s Innovation Award

CYC Professor Nominated for Governor General’s Innovation Award

Congratulations to Child and Youth Care Professor, Dr. Jaspreet Bal, for her recent Governor General’s Innovation Award nomination.

Read More
PSI Professor Publishes Article in Blue Line Magazine

PSI Professor Publishes Article in Blue Line Magazine

PSI Professor, Kerry Watkins, published an article in Blue Line Magazine on dealing effectively with suspect ultimatums during police questions.

Read the Full Article
CYC Faculty and Students Travel to South Africa

CYC Faculty and Students Travel to South Africa

Professor, Dr. Bal, and students Zanubia and Sherene presented research at the National Association of Child Care Workers conference in South Africa.

Read the Full Article
Powerful Pedagogy in Practice

Powerful Pedagogy in Practice

Faculty and staff gathered on October 22nd for a fall conference organized by the FSCS Teaching and Learning Work Group (TLWG).

Read More About the Event
ADMH Students Host Art Therapy Workshop

ADMH Students Host Art Therapy Workshop

Students from the Addictions and Mental Health program participated in Mind Map, organized by the Canadian mental health charity Jack.Org.

Read More
Go Abroad!

Go Abroad!

The FSCS will be offering three faculty-led programs abroad in May 2020. Students can accrue placement hours through participation.

Read the Full Article
Students Organize Gallery Walk to Raise Awareness for Child Abuse

Students Organize Gallery Walk to Raise Awareness for Child Abuse

In honour of Child Abuse Awareness month this October, BCYC students alongside their professor, Joselin Zak, organized a Gallery Walk.

Read More About the Event
CYC Professor Launches Research Website

CYC Professor Launches Research Website

Dr. Sara Nickerson-White launched the Lived Experience Narrative (LEN) Program of Research website as a central point for web-based data collection.

Read the Full Article
FSCS Hosts Third Annual Alexandre Boucher Memorial Lecture

FSCS Hosts Third Annual Alexandre Boucher Memorial Lecture

The Faculty of Social and Community Service hosted its third annual Alexandre Boucher Memorial Lecture as part of Mental Health Month.

Read More About the Event
Students Walk For Mental Health Awareness Month

Students Walk For Mental Health Awareness Month

On October 9th, the 4km Move for Mental Health Awareness Walk/Run was held at Lakeshore Campus.

Read More About the Event
Sim Lab Team Develops Tech to Support Experiential Learning

Sim Lab Team Develops Tech to Support Experiential Learning

The Sim Lab team along with faculty member John Kosmopoulos developed interactive simulation videos to help prepare students for their placement work.

Read the Full Article
FSCS Welcomes Students and Faculty From the Nanjing Forest Police College

FSCS Welcomes Students and Faculty From the Nanjing Forest Police College

In September, the Faculty of Social and Community Services welcomed its third group of students from the Nanjing Forest Police College in China.

Read the Full Article
Criminal Justice Professor Gets Published in the Toronto Star

Criminal Justice Professor Gets Published in the Toronto Star

Criminal Justice Professor, Dr. Daniel Bear, has recently published an opinion editorial piece in the Toronto Star.

Daniel also recently presented his research at the Regulating Cannabis Edibles conference in Toronto. He is a drug policy expert, with more than 15 years of experience conducting research on a variety of policy issues.

Read the Full Story
Students Discuss Research at the Canadian Mental Health Association Conference

Students Discuss Research at the Canadian Mental Health Association Conference

Addictions and Mental Health students presented their research at the Canadian Mental Health Association's National Conference.

Students Kendra Baker, Nicole Renwick, Laura Hamer, Nellie Klump and Halyna Vinnichenko displayed a poster of their research at the conference in Toronto on September 24th. Combining trauma-informed skills with capacity building techniques and knowledge exchange tools, they developed a mental health promotion model that addressed deteriorating working and living conditions in Ontario correctional facilities.

Read More
Behavioural Science Students Embark on a New Research Project

Behavioural Science Students Embark on a New Research Project

The Bachelor of Behavioural Science program and Community Living Central York began a new research project this summer.

Read the Full Article
Criminal Justice Professor Presents at the Neighbourhood Community Officer Media Launch

Criminal Justice Professor Presents at the Neighbourhood Community Officer Media Launch

Dr. Doug Thomson presented an update on Humber’s continuing evaluation of the Enhanced Neighborhood Officer Policing Program.

Read the Full Article
FSCS Students and Faculty travel to Lima, Peru and Kingston, Jamaica

FSCS Students and Faculty travel to Lima, Peru and Kingston, Jamaica

The FSCS had two faculty-led trips embark on two exciting global learning experiences in Peru and Jamaica. Combined, 

Combined, FSCS students accrued more than 7,000 hours of placement credit.

Under the leadership of Linda Hill and Philip Burge in collaboration with Cross-Cultural Solutions, 19 students from a variety of FSCS programs worked with young children at a primary school in a small community outside of Lima. Students spent their mornings facilitating educational lessons and activities with the children, and in the afternoons, took part in learning experiences that focused on Peruvian history and culture such as cooking lessons, art and calligraphy lessons, and visiting local sites and museums.

Later in the month, 16 FSCS students embarked to Kingston, Jamaica where they engaged in lectures, volunteer projects, and cultural learning experiences that focused on criminal justice and youth in Jamaica. This trip was developed under the leadership of Sheria Myrie, Lisa Cummings, and Coura Niang in collaboration with the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies at the University of West Indies – Mona. Highlights from the trip included visiting the Jamaica Defense Force Base, the Ministry of National Security, and volunteering at Annie Dawson’s Children Home, Boys’ Town Infant and Primary School, and with the We Transform project at the Rio Cobre Juvenile Correctional Centre.

Read More
22 Division Toronto Police Service Rover Crew Investiture

22 Division Toronto Police Service Rover Crew Investiture

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.

Read More
TPS Neighbourhood Officer Evaluation

TPS Neighbourhood Officer Evaluation

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.

Read More
FSCS Global Summer School

FSCS Global Summer School

From July 5 to July 27, Humber College will hosted its first Global Summer School (GSS).

The GSS offers a unique opportunity for both Humber and non-Humber students to work together with peers from around the world to explore and discuss critical issues that require multidisciplinary solutions with global perspectives. The FSCS was thrilled to host two Global Summer School courses: Transformational Leadership & Advocacy and the Summer Police Program. Through the two courses, 28 Humber students and 21 non-Humber students from China, Indonesia and Jamaica completed the program for academic credit and experiential learning experience in a truly global and interdisciplinary environment.

Read More
Society of Police and Criminal Psychology Conference

Society of Police and Criminal Psychology Conference

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.

Read More
Artful Education

Artful Education

Students from the Community Development Degree program hosted a learning event in Humber's L-Space Gallery for Community Justice students.

Working closely with the gallery's curator, Danica Evering, and faculty members, Dr. Soheila Pashang and Linda Hill, CD students created interactive activities that supported CJ students in exploring issues of race, culture and migration. The partnership offered leadership and project management opportunities for CD students and experiential learning for CJ students through social justice art.

Read More
FSCS Hosts Information Sessions

FSCS Hosts Information Sessions

The Faculty of Social and Community Services held its annual Spring Information Sessions for prospective students. 

At the event, guests learned more about the programs offered in the Criminal Justice and Human Services clusters. Representatives from each program along with student services representatives from across the College were available to discuss opportunities and resources available to Humber students, and to answer questions. 

Read More
Annual Partnership Appreciation Event

Annual Partnership Appreciation Event

The Faculty of Social and Community Services hosted the 2019 Annual Partnership Appreciation Event on June 12th.

This is a special annual event to celebrate and recognize the invaluable contributions of partnering agencies who help bring learning to life for our students in the field. A series of professional development sessions were offered as part of the event including sessions on Social Innovation in the Classroom, Collaborating with Humber on Projects and Applied Research, Grant Writing 101 and Managing Difficult Situations in the Field. To bring the event to a close, a cocktail happy hour with a performance by the Humber Jazz Band provided a perfect environment for attendees to share their impressions and ideas generated from the workshops and from their experiences with placement students.

Read More
Partnership Building in China

Partnership Building in China

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.

Read More
DUVE Project

DUVE Project

Jaspreet Bal is a part of the DUVE project which connects colleges from Denmark, Uganda, Vietnam and Humber here in Canada.

The project aims to end violence in the respective countries and has set out to create an e-learning platform that serves this goal. After their kick-off seminar in December, the professors split into two teams according to their various subject matter expertise. One team, comprised of professors, nurses and midwives have taken on violence in health settings. The other team, comprised of educators, CYCs and ECEs, has taken on the task of addressing violence in institutional settings.

Students and professors have since visited each other across the globe! From midwifery students in Hoima, Uganda, to a conference on Kindergartens in Hanoi, Vietnam, colleagues have continued to connect and build content. The e-learning activities are being submitted. Stay tuned for the material that will be made available when the project closes in 2020.

Read More
Community Development Degree Students Take the Plunge

Community Development Degree Students Take the Plunge

On a cold, blustery day in February, Community Development Degree students jumped into Lake Ontario to raise funds for the Special Olympics.

Students helped to plan the Polar Plunge alongside Constable Ryan Park from the Toronto Police Services. This partnership enabled students to apply community engagement skills in building numbers and excitement around the event. Just over $33,000 was raised!

Read More
CYC Travels to South Africa

CYC Travels to South Africa

Child and Youth Care faculty member Dr. Jaspreet Bal and three students are headed to Durban, South Africa. 

The purpose of their trip is to attend the National Association of Child Care Workers (NACCW) and CYC-NET world conference.

Two of the CYC students will be presenting their 4th-year thesis research on relational gaps in Toronto Police Service youth programs. Jaspreet and her team of research assistants will be presenting on their research funded by a Cultivate grant, looking at calls to action for the profession from Indigenous, Black and other People of Color who are service users and providers.

Read More
FSCS Students Attend the Police Officer of the Year Event

FSCS Students Attend the Police Officer of the Year Event

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.

Read More
Orangeville Students Get Involved!

Orangeville Students Get Involved!

Orangeville Social Service Worker students attended the opening ceremony of the Black History Month 2019 at the Humber College North campus.

This was an amazing opportunity for many local students who don’t often have opportunities to attend the North and Lakeshore Campuses and access different resources.

By the end of the day the students were buzzing with excitement from their newly learned information from the exhibits, speakers and the lunch and learn session.

Read More
Criminal Justice Thesis Poster Presentation Event

Criminal Justice Thesis Poster Presentation Event

100 4th year students in the Bachelor of Social Science Criminal Justice program gathered in the G-Commons to present their thesis research projects.

Read More About the Event
BSS Criminal Justice Students Develop Non-Profit Agency

BSS Criminal Justice Students Develop Non-Profit Agency

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.

Read More
School of Social and Community Services Receives Funding from Global Affairs Canada

School of Social and Community Services Receives Funding from Global Affairs Canada

In collaboration with the Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola, the FFCS was a successful recipient of the 2018 Faculty Mobility Program Scholarship.

Receiving $7,000.00 in funding from the Government of Canada, the joint-project proposal was one of 33 selected from a competition open to post-secondary institutes across Canada. Overall, 33 projects from 22 institutes across seven provinces were selected. The Faculty Mobility Program provides full-time faculty at Canadian post-secondary institutes with short-term opportunities to teach or conduct research in Latin Americas and the Caribbean, at the college, undergraduate and graduate levels. In collaboration with USIL, the SSCS submitted a project proposal titled “Case-based Curriculum through Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL).” In May 2019, Community Development faculty from USIL and Humber College will create case-based learning (CBL) modules that focus on people coming together to identify and address local issues. Each case will include detailed background information on socio-cultural, political and economic realities that impact decision making and outcomes related to community work in each country. The cases will support students in examining root causes of community problems and resources/solutions available to address issues through different cultural lenses. Using Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) models, faculty from Canada and Peru will connect their classrooms via webinars to work through cases and learn from one another.

For more information on the Faculty Mobility Program, please click here.

Read More
Experiential Learning for Traffic Management Students

Experiential Learning for Traffic Management Students

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.

Read More
CYC Student Presents at the Annual Children’s Mental Health Ontario Conference

CYC Student Presents at the Annual Children’s Mental Health Ontario Conference

Valerie Hazlett presented research on youth engagement in health and the health care system at the annual Children's Mental Health Ontario Conference.

The study was conducted in partnership with the Sandbox Project's Young Canadian Roundtable on Health and the Centre of Excellence for Youth Engagement at the Students Commission.

Valerie said that she was "grateful to have had the opportunity to have been around so many dedicated mental health professionals, to see the research being done and to hear the inspirational words of all the speakers." She strives to "continue to push the boundaries of what CYC undergrads are capable of."

Read More
Successful Completion of Accreditation for CYC Programs

Successful Completion of Accreditation for CYC Programs

Effective August 2, 2018, three programs are now accredited programs with Child and Youth Care Educational Accreditation Board of Canada (CYCEAB). 

The programs are Advanced Diploma, Accelerated Diploma and Honours Degree in Child and Youth Care.

The Child and Youth Care Educational Accreditation Board of Canada has set standards and reviews programs for compliance to ensure professionals educated in the field of Child and Youth Care are trained to a specific standard of Child and Youth Care competence. The objective of accreditation is to ensure accredited programs in Child and Youth Care support students to meet or exceed established competencies of Child and Youth Care practice, and outcome measures are used to continuously improve programs. Humber is one of three programs in the province and one of four in the country!

Thank you and congratulations to everyone involved in the successful completion of the accreditation process!

Read More
SSCS is Awarded Wofford Scholarship

SSCS is Awarded Wofford Scholarship

The SSCS was successful in its third consecutive application for funding from the Wofford Fellowship.

This funding will go directly to supporting students embarking on a faculty-led trip to Lima, Peru in May, 2019. This funding covers 50% of the program cost. This is an excellent opportunity for students who may not consider this experience because of financial barriers to participate.

The trip will provide students with service learning opportunities in Villa El Salvador; an area that is organizing and building community capacity many years after the Shining Path movement. Students will learn about leadership development within the community, how people are engaged locally and how local services and resources have been accessed and developed after a forced-migration period. Students will develop their cultural competence and gain an appreciation for 'personal resiliency' and 'post-traumatic growth' in relation to people's ability to 'start over' and care for their community and one another. In keeping with our school commitment to recognizing study abroad opportunities as field experience, the trip will be recognized as a field and seminar course for some programs of study within the School. Faculty are encouraged to promote the trip to their students.

Read More
Crime Scene Investigation Photo Contest

Crime Scene Investigation Photo Contest

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

Read the Full Article
Inbound Exchange Students

Inbound Exchange Students

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.

Read More
CYC Alumni Establish Diversely Creative

CYC Alumni Establish Diversely Creative

Diversely Creative is an educational resource for children and youth, encouraging learning through fun and interactive games.

Diversely Creative was started by two Humber College Child and Youth Care Alumni’s who have a passion for life-skill program development. Their goal is to empower each child to reach their full potential by providing alternative ways of learning and communicating. Diversely Creative is passionate about supporting children's diverse ways of learning, and believe that by giving them the right tools, they will have the ability to succeed. Most recently, Diversely Creative launched a self-regulation board game, Game of Emotions, for children to learn positive ways of expressing their emotions and promote the development of self-awareness and communication skills.

Read More
Amazing Race

Amazing Race

Humber College teamed up with Toronto Police Services to host the Toronto Youth Amazing Race event at our beautiful Lakeshore campus.

Read the Full Article
Child and Youth Care Program Updates

Child and Youth Care Program Updates

The first Class Representative Council meeting for students across all three Child and Youth Care programs took place this September.

Students came to provide feedback and take information back to their peers within their cohorts. We have planned out our semester and upcoming class rep projects. Stay tuned!

The HBCYC faculty held a grad school info session for our students thinking of furthering their education after completing their HBCYC degrees and diplomas. Students came out to receive information on how to find a program that suits them and the steps in the application process.

Humber was also well represented at this year’s Ontario Association of Child and Youth Care’s Annual General Meeting. Student Amplifiers are hard at work making classroom visits and promoting the importance of OACYC membership and engagement.

Read More
Crime Scene Investigation Students Get Their Hands Dirty

Crime Scene Investigation Students Get Their Hands Dirty

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.

Read More
Research Release: Look at my Life: ‘Sparks’ for Firearm Possession among Young People in Toronto

Research Release: Look at my Life: ‘Sparks’ for Firearm Possession among Young People in Toronto

Humber College, in partnership with The City of Toronto’s Youth Equity Strategy, Amadeusz, and The Laidlaw Foundation, launched a research project.

The project is titled: Look at my Life: Youth Identified ‘Sparks’ for Firearm Possession Among Young People in Toronto.

Tina-Nadia Gopal Chambers, a faculty member of the Child and Youth Care program, was the Principal Researcher on the project. The research findings were released in July, 2018 which identified the following influences that contribute to young people becoming involved in crime:

  • Risk factors, including trauma, family environment, lack of non-family adults/mentors, lack of community programs, negative peers, and negative school experiences;
  • Systemic barriers, including racism, poverty, lack of community safety; and
  • Barriers after being incarcerated, including accessing employment due to a criminal record and a lack of education, and returning to the same environment with little support.

A copy of the report is available at: http://www.amadeusz.ca/research-2/.

Read More
Visiting Scholar from China

Visiting Scholar from China

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.

Read More
Mindfulness Practice in CYC

Mindfulness Practice in CYC

First and third semester Child and Youth Care Practitioner diploma students have been embarking on a weekly mindfulness practice.

By embodying the practice themselves, they are gaining a stronger sense of mind/body connection and the impact it can have on one’s emotions, feelings and thoughts. Insight and exposure to a variety of meditations and mindfulness activities are supporting not only personal growth and self-care but an awareness of alternative ways to support children and youth with their emotional regulation and wellbeing. A significant portion of the students embark on this ‘optional’ practice for the first 10-15 minutes of one of their classes each week. What an incredible demonstration of personal and professional commitment by these students.

Read More
The Forensic Dual Diagnostic Specialty Service Conference

The Forensic Dual Diagnostic Specialty Service Conference

On September 19th and 20th, the Centre for Addictions and Mental Health held its inaugural Forensic Dual Diagnostic Specialty Service Conference.

The Conference was entitled Exploring Risk and Recovery in Dual Diagnosis. The School of Social and Community Services, represented by the Bachelor of Behavioural Science, was a Conference co-sponsor. Over 250 participants were in attendance.

Jo Anne Nugent, Coordinator of the Bachelor of Behavioural Science, and John Kosmopoulos, Coordinator of the Behavioural Science Graduate Certificate, were in attendance. Both programs had a table at the Conference, which was an excellent opportunity to highlight our two programs.

Presenters included the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, the Minister of Children, Community and Social Services, and experts in the field of forensic services to a wide range of service recipient groups. Sessions focused on service delivery and research.

Thanks to Louis Busch, a member of the BBS Program Advisory Committee, a key player in Humber’s participation in the FDDSS Conference. We look forward to participating in the 2nd annual conference next year!

Read More

No news at this time.

No news at this time.

Faculty of Social & Community Services Events

There are no events scheduled.