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Humber Alumni Spotlight: David Morales

Humber Alumni Spotlight: David Morales

Alumni & Advancement

Wed, March 17, 2021

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

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Humber Alumni Spotlight: Jill Andrew

Humber Alumni Spotlight: Jill Andrew

Alumni & Advancement

Wed, March 17, 2021

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

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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

Wed, March 17, 2021

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

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Spotlight on Community Partners: Agencies Focused on Community Justice

Spotlight on Community Partners: Agencies Focused on Community Justice

Work-Integrated Learning & Community Partners

Wed, March 17, 2021

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

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New OACYC Leadership - Passing the baton from Mardi to Coura

New OACYC Leadership - Passing the baton from Mardi to Coura

Program Highlights

Tue, March 16, 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.

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Spotlight on Global Engagement: UTECH and Saxion University

Spotlight on Global Engagement: UTECH and Saxion University

Global Learning & International Initiatives

Thu, December 10, 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.

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Set Up For Success: My Experience in the DSW Program

Set Up For Success: My Experience in the DSW Program

Alumni & Advancement

Thu, December 10, 2020

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

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DSW: We Inspire Week

DSW: We Inspire Week

Program Highlights

Thu, December 10, 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.

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Mental Health: From Classroom to Career

Mental Health: From Classroom to Career

Program Highlights

Thu, December 10, 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.

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University of Technology, Jamaica

University of Technology, Jamaica

Global Learning & International Initiatives

Wed, December 09, 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.

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Tonia Richards Receives President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

Tonia Richards Receives President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

Program Highlights

Wed, October 28, 2020

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

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

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

Program Highlights

Mon, October 05, 2020

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

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DUVE Project Launches New Website

DUVE Project Launches New Website

Global Learning & International Initiatives

Mon, October 05, 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).

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

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

Alumni & Advancement

Mon, October 05, 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.

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Community Development Students Organize the BLAC Project

Community Development Students Organize the BLAC Project

Tue, February 04, 2020

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

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ADMH Students Create Mental Health Wellness Initiative

ADMH Students Create Mental Health Wellness Initiative

Tue, February 04, 2020

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

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

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

Mon, February 03, 2020

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

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CYC Professor Nominated for Governor General’s Innovation Award

CYC Professor Nominated for Governor General’s Innovation Award

Mon, February 03, 2020

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

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CYC Faculty and Students Travel to South Africa

CYC Faculty and Students Travel to South Africa

Thu, October 31, 2019

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

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ADMH Students Host Art Therapy Workshop

ADMH Students Host Art Therapy Workshop

Fri, October 18, 2019

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

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Students Organize Gallery Walk to Raise Awareness for Child Abuse

Students Organize Gallery Walk to Raise Awareness for Child Abuse

Tue, October 15, 2019

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

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CYC Professor Launches Research Website

CYC Professor Launches Research Website

Tue, October 15, 2019

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

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Sim Lab Team Develops Tech to Support Experiential Learning

Sim Lab Team Develops Tech to Support Experiential Learning

Fri, October 11, 2019

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

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Students Discuss Research at the Canadian Mental Health Association Conference

Students Discuss Research at the Canadian Mental Health Association Conference

Tue, October 01, 2019

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.

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Behavioural Science Students Embark on a New Research Project

Behavioural Science Students Embark on a New Research Project

Tue, October 01, 2019

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

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Artful Education

Artful Education

Tue, June 18, 2019

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.

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Community Development Degree Students Take the Plunge

Community Development Degree Students Take the Plunge

Tue, June 18, 2019

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!

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CYC Travels to South Africa

CYC Travels to South Africa

Tue, June 18, 2019

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.

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Orangeville Students Get Involved!

Orangeville Students Get Involved!

Tue, June 18, 2019

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.

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

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

Sat, December 01, 2018

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."

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Successful Completion of Accreditation for CYC Programs

Successful Completion of Accreditation for CYC Programs

Sat, December 01, 2018

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!

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CYC Alumni Establish Diversely Creative

CYC Alumni Establish Diversely Creative

Sat, December 01, 2018

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.

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Child and Youth Care Program Updates

Child and Youth Care Program Updates

Sat, December 01, 2018

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.

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Mindfulness Practice in CYC

Mindfulness Practice in CYC

Sat, December 01, 2018

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.

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The Forensic Dual Diagnostic Specialty Service Conference

The Forensic Dual Diagnostic Specialty Service Conference

Sat, December 01, 2018

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!

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