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CYC Course On Disability Justice

CYC Course On Disability Justice

Program Highlights

Mon, March 07, 2022

The Bachelors Program in Child and Youth Care offered an innovative course in Disability and Child and Youth Care for the first time in Fall 2021.

Forensic Identification Labs on Campus

Forensic Identification Labs on Campus

Program Highlights

Mon, March 07, 2022

Students in the Forensic Identification (FI) Post Graduate program have been participating in some exciting labs on campus this semester.

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CE Courses for Staff

CE Courses for Staff

Program Highlights

Mon, March 07, 2022

As part of Humber’s Professional Development policy, staff can take advantage of a variety of funded courses, at a reduced tuition cost of only $20.

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Orangeville Archives Launched

Orangeville Archives Launched

Program Highlights

Mon, March 07, 2022

After 15 years, Humber’s Orangeville campus closed its doors in Summer 2021, but memories from it will live on.

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Welcome to the WIL Centre

Welcome to the WIL Centre

Work-Integrated Learning & Community Partners

Mon, March 07, 2022

Do you want to know more about Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) at Humber? Humber has a new Work-Integrated Learning website!

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Spotlight on Community Partners - Bachelor of Behavioural Science

Spotlight on Community Partners - Bachelor of Behavioural Science

Work-Integrated Learning & Community Partners

Mon, March 07, 2022

Bachelor of Behavioural Science community partners continue to engage Humber students through virtual and on-site Work-Integrated Learning experiences

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Securing Field Experience Process

Securing Field Experience Process

Work-Integrated Learning & Community Partners

Mon, March 07, 2022

The WIL Centre aims to provide students with the resources and tools they need to feel prepared beginning their Field Experience.

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CCID Conference

CCID Conference

Global Learning & International Initiatives

Mon, March 07, 2022

From March 4 to March 7, Community Colleges for International Development (CCID) held its 46th annual conference in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Humber Global Summer School

Humber Global Summer School

Global Learning & International Initiatives

Mon, March 07, 2022

Humber’s Global Summer School (GSS) is happening again this summer – with plans of hosting the program in person!

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KGU Virtual Study Exchanges

KGU Virtual Study Exchanges

Global Learning & International Initiatives

Mon, March 07, 2022

This Winter semester, KGU once again offered Humber students an opportunity to take a class remotely there as a virtual exchange student. 

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Social Innovation Survey

Social Innovation Survey

Applied Research and Social Innovation

Mon, March 07, 2022

Humber’s FSCS launched a Social Innovation Survey to support the development of the CSI, which will be housed at the Lakeshore campus.

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Humber Takes Second Spot in Canadian Research Ranking

Humber Takes Second Spot in Canadian Research Ranking

Applied Research and Social Innovation

Mon, March 07, 2022

Humber College is the second top research college in the country, according to rankings released by Research InfoSource Inc.

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Soheila Pashang on Teaching Diversity

Soheila Pashang on Teaching Diversity

Applied Research and Social Innovation

Mon, March 07, 2022

Dr. Soheila Pashang, faculty in the Social and & Community Services (FSCS), has taught and researched the topic of social justice for many years. 

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Arun Dhanota co-publishes textbook on Ethics in Criminal Justice

Arun Dhanota co-publishes textbook on Ethics in Criminal Justice

Applied Research and Social Innovation

Mon, March 07, 2022

PFP Program Coordinator, Arun Dhanota, co-authored the Fifth edition of the textbook Ethics in Criminal Justice and Public Safety.

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Alumni Stories - Olivia Buffo

Alumni Stories - Olivia Buffo

Advancement and Alumni

Mon, March 07, 2022

The skills and techniques that I learned in the FI program are extremely important to my success in my role as a Scenes of Crime Specialist.

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Alumni Stories - Rageni Reddy

Alumni Stories - Rageni Reddy

Advancement and Alumni

Mon, March 07, 2022

I’ve always wanted to work in forensics and was blown away with the amount of hands-on experience we were given by industry professionals.

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Alumni Stories - Ksenia Bilas

Alumni Stories - Ksenia Bilas

Advancement and Alumni

Mon, March 07, 2022

After graduating from U of T, having taken forensic classes during my BSc, I wanted to learn more, and Humber’s FI program felt like a perfect fit.

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Humber Wellness Skating Days

Humber Wellness Skating Days

Principal’s Office

Mon, March 07, 2022

Over the past month, we were excited to announce the launch of our Humber Wellness Skating Days!

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Humber Lakeshore – Stepping into Spring Challenge

Humber Lakeshore – Stepping into Spring Challenge

Principal’s Office

Mon, March 07, 2022

Join us in the Stepping into Spring 14-day Reading Week Challenge!

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Humber Students over the Holiday Break

Humber Students over the Holiday Break

Principal’s Office

Mon, March 07, 2022

As part of a Welcome Back Giveaway initiative, students were asked to share photos of what they did during Winter break.

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Uncover Hidden Histories in the Interpretive Centre’s New Online Exhibition

Uncover Hidden Histories in the Interpretive Centre’s New Online Exhibition

Principal’s Office

Mon, March 07, 2022

The Lakeshore campus has a long history of mental health care on the picturesque grounds and amongst the iconic red-brick cottages. 

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Sustainability at WEL

Sustainability at WEL

Principal’s Office

Mon, March 07, 2022

Starting March 8, individual staff and students will be responsible for emptying their recycling and throwing their garbage away at these stations.

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CJS Innovate-a- Thon

CJS Innovate-a- Thon

Program Highlights

Tue, December 21, 2021

During the weekend of October 22-24, students from Humber and Seneca Colleges collaborated in the Student Innovate-a-Thon Weekend...

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5th Alexandre Boucher Lecture

5th Alexandre Boucher Lecture

Program Highlights

Tue, December 21, 2021

Juan Bendaña, speaker, author, and DJ, spoke at the 5th Annual Alexandre Boucher Memorial Lecture, which was held virtually on November 4, 2021.

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Stress Management and Burnout Talk During Reading Week

Stress Management and Burnout Talk During Reading Week

Program Highlights

Tue, December 21, 2021

On October 27th the FSCS held a professional development talk for staff, focusing on burnout and stress management. 

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CYC Student Sarah Simpson Named Civic Action Diverse City Fellow

CYC Student Sarah Simpson Named Civic Action Diverse City Fellow

Program Highlights

Tue, December 21, 2021

Bachelor of Child and Youth Care (B-CYC) student Sarah Simpson was selected as a Civic Action DiverseCity Fellow for her leadership.

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DSW: We Inspire Week

DSW: We Inspire Week

Program Highlights

Tue, December 21, 2021

Fall 2021 has been a busy semester for the Developmental Services Worker (DSW) program!

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BBS Graduates are Guests at a Research Event for Current Students

BBS Graduates are Guests at a Research Event for Current Students

Program Highlights

Tue, December 21, 2021

In late September, Bachelor of Behavioural Science faculty Dr. Tami Rankin, organized an inaugural research event for BBS grads and 4th year students.

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Welcome to the WIL Centre

Welcome to the WIL Centre

Work-Integrated Learning & Community Partners

Tue, December 21, 2021

It’s been both an exciting time of re-building partnerships impacted by COVID-19, and a challenging time to find ways for students and partners.

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Spotlight on Community Partners - Agencies Focused on Child & Youth Care

Spotlight on Community Partners - Agencies Focused on Child & Youth Care

Work-Integrated Learning & Community Partners

Tue, December 21, 2021

Our community partners have been exceptional as we continuously navigate to changing COVID-19 circumstances.

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WIL Centre Highlight - FSCS Career Mentorship Program

WIL Centre Highlight - FSCS Career Mentorship Program

Work-Integrated Learning & Community Partners

Tue, December 21, 2021

The FSCS Career Mentorship Program is turning 2!

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International Education Week 2021

International Education Week 2021

Global Learning & International Initiatives

Tue, December 21, 2021

For the second year in a row, International Education Week (IEW) was held virtually from November 15-28, 2021. 

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Global Speaker Webinar Series

Global Speaker Webinar Series

Global Learning & International Initiatives

Tue, December 21, 2021

On November 24, 2021, the FSCS hosted a Global Speaker Webinar (GSW) event in partnership with our academic partner, Saxion University.

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Global Skills Opportunity Grant

Global Skills Opportunity Grant

Global Learning & International Initiatives

Tue, December 21, 2021

Humber has won two contracts under the GSO fund, which provides bursaries for low-income Canadian students. 

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Social Innovation Consultation: Defining Social Innovation at Humber

Social Innovation Consultation: Defining Social Innovation at Humber

Applied Research and Social Innovation

Tue, December 21, 2021

Faculty of Social and Community Services has launched a Social Innovation Survey to support the development of Humber’s Centre of Social Innovation.

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Wolfgang Vachon’s Audio Drama on Child and Youth Care

Wolfgang Vachon’s Audio Drama on Child and Youth Care

Applied Research and Social Innovation

Tue, December 21, 2021

Child and Youth Care instructor, Wolfgang Vachon, with help from Shaheen Ariefdien, created a research-based fiction podcast as part of his PhD.

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Knowledge Sharing on the Legalization of Cannabis in Canada

Knowledge Sharing on the Legalization of Cannabis in Canada

Applied Research and Social Innovation

Tue, December 21, 2021

Humber’s Harm Reduction Partnership Working group hosted a discussion event for faculty and staff to learn about cannabis legalization in Canada.

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Kerry Watkins on Investigative Interviewing

Kerry Watkins on Investigative Interviewing

Applied Research and Social Innovation

Tue, December 21, 2021

Due Process – The Interviews, is a podcast that examines Canada’s Criminal Justice System. 

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Steve Ursel Researches the Prevalence of Countermeasures during Law Enforcement Pre-Employment Polygraph Exams

Steve Ursel Researches the Prevalence of Countermeasures during Law Enforcement Pre-Employment Polygraph Exams

Applied Research and Social Innovation

Tue, December 21, 2021

Steve Ursel is conducting a study with Dr. Craig Rivera of Niagara University, on law-enforcement pre-employment polygraph testing.

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Daniel Schwartz Co-Authored book on Crime & Intelligence Analysis

Daniel Schwartz Co-Authored book on Crime & Intelligence Analysis

Applied Research and Social Innovation

Tue, December 21, 2021

Daniel Schwartz, PSI program faculty and Program Coordinator, has co-authored the book Crime and Intelligence Analysis in Canada.

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eCampusOntario Releases Second Round of Virtual Learning Strategy Funding

eCampusOntario Releases Second Round of Virtual Learning Strategy Funding

Applied Research and Social Innovation

Tue, December 21, 2021

On November 4, 2021 eCampusOntario released its call for Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for the Second Round of funding in support VLS.

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Alumni Spotlight - Tasmine Fraser

Alumni Spotlight - Tasmine Fraser

Advancement and Alumni

Tue, December 21, 2021

Tasmine joined Humber’s Social Services Worker (SSW) program after realizing she had a passion for helping others find strength and resilience.

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Alumni Spotlight - JD Marchand

Alumni Spotlight - JD Marchand

Advancement and Alumni

Tue, December 21, 2021

JD Marchand, Class of ‘96 at Humber’s then Law and Security Administration program, was CBSA’s first Aboriginal Liaison Officer.

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Cobourg Police Services Board Selects DRPS Insp. Jeffrey Haskins as New Deputy Chief

Cobourg Police Services Board Selects DRPS Insp. Jeffrey Haskins as New Deputy Chief

Advancement and Alumni

Tue, December 21, 2021

FSCS Police Foundations Program (PFP) graduate, Jeffrey Haskins, was recently appointed as Cobourg Police Deputy Chief.

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Humber Alumni Baldev Mutta 2021 Premier’s Award Winner

Humber Alumni Baldev Mutta 2021 Premier’s Award Winner

Advancement and Alumni

Tue, December 21, 2021

Baldev Mutta, CEO/founder of Punjabi Community Health Services is a recipient of this year’s Premier’s Award under the category of Community Services.

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Lakeshore Principal’s Office Launches Initiative in Support of #16days Campaign

Lakeshore Principal’s Office Launches Initiative in Support of #16days Campaign

Principal’s Office

Tue, December 21, 2021

On December 6th, the Office of the Principal, Lakeshore Campus launched an ongoing initiative to collect unopened toiletries to donate to shelters.

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Humber College says Goodbye to Kavelle Maharaj

Humber College says Goodbye to Kavelle Maharaj

Principal’s Office

Tue, December 21, 2021

It is with mixed feelings that we share that Kavelle Maharaj, Events Coordinator and Community Liaison has accepted a new position at Sheridan College

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New President Search Underway

New President Search Underway

Principal’s Office

Tue, December 21, 2021

Humber President and CEO Chris Whitaker has decided to retire upon the completion of his second term at the end of June 2022.

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FSCS Staff & Faculty Book Club

FSCS Staff & Faculty Book Club

Principal’s Office

Tue, December 21, 2021

After the success of last year’s FSCS staff & faculty book club, another round of book club meetings were held this semester.

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Mindful Mondays, Wellness Wednesdays

Mindful Mondays, Wellness Wednesdays

Principal’s Office

Tue, December 21, 2021

Finding time and opportunities to focus on our own personal wellness, while important, is a challenge for many. 

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Humber Wellness Talks: Museums, Movement & Medicine?

Humber Wellness Talks: Museums, Movement & Medicine?

Principal’s Office

Tue, December 21, 2021

Monthly Humber Wellness Talks were also held throughout the Fall 2021 semester, open to staff, faculty, students and community members.

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Virtual Holiday Celebrations

Virtual Holiday Celebrations

Principal’s Office

Tue, December 21, 2021

This year, Humber’s Annual Employee Holiday Party, in collaboration with the Lakeshore Principal’s Office and HROE, was once again virtual.

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Introducing June MacDonald-Jenkins as the new Senior Dean (FSCS) and Principal (Lakeshore Campus)

Introducing June MacDonald-Jenkins as the new Senior Dean (FSCS) and Principal (Lakeshore Campus)

Program Highlights

Thu, November 04, 2021

We are pleased to announce June MacDonald-Jenkins as the new Senior Dean of the Faculty of Social and Community Services and the Principal of the Lakeshore Campus.

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2021 FSCS President's Awards Winners

2021 FSCS President's Awards Winners

Program Highlights

Thu, November 04, 2021

This year three folks from within our faculty were recipients of the 2021 President’s Awards.

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Julie Young Appointed as Public Director of Women's Shelters Canada Board

Julie Young Appointed as Public Director of Women's Shelters Canada Board

Program Highlights

Thu, November 04, 2021

Dr. Julie Young, faculty member in the Criminal Justice program in FSCS, has been appointed to the Board of Women’s Shelters Canada (WSC).

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Community Development Capstone Website Launch

Community Development Capstone Website Launch

Program Highlights

Thu, November 04, 2021

The Bachelor of Community Development program at Humber had its first graduating class in Summer 2021!

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FSCS Virtual Orientation

FSCS Virtual Orientation

Program Highlights

Thu, November 04, 2021

On September 2nd, Faculty of Social & Community Services (FSCS) kicked off the 2021-2022 school year by welcoming over 1,200 first semester students, at our Virtual Orientation.

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Upcoming CJS Mock Interviews

Upcoming CJS Mock Interviews

Program Highlights

Thu, November 04, 2021

Fourth semester students in the Community and Justice Services (CJS) program are invited to participate in mock interviews with community partners...

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Forensic Identification Lab

Forensic Identification Lab

Program Highlights

Thu, November 04, 2021

Forensic evidence plays a crucial role in the investigative and court process.

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Welcome to the WIL Centre

Welcome to the WIL Centre

Work-Integrated Learning & Community Partners

Thu, November 04, 2021

The start of the Fall term has brought a fresh wave of excitement as some activities have shifted back to on-campus.

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CYC Virtual Hangout

CYC Virtual Hangout

Work-Integrated Learning & Community Partners

Thu, November 04, 2021

This past summer our Child & Youth Care (CYC) Diploma students engaged in the CYC Virtual Hangout.

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Career Connect!

Career Connect!

Work-Integrated Learning & Community Partners

Thu, November 04, 2021

The Faculty of Social and Community Services is excited to now be part of Humber’s job portal website, Career Connect! 

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Space Inventory Project

Space Inventory Project

Work-Integrated Learning & Community Partners

Thu, November 04, 2021

The purpose of the Space Inventory Project was to help agencies provide programming and resources to those in Central Etobicoke with unrepresented access to social services.

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Transformational Leadership & Advocacy Global Summer School Course

Transformational Leadership & Advocacy Global Summer School Course

Global Learning & International Initiatives

Thu, November 04, 2021

This Summer 2021, Humber’s Global Summer School (GSS) went virtual! 

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Humber FSCS Fall COILs

Humber FSCS Fall COILs

Global Learning & International Initiatives

Thu, November 04, 2021

The FSCS recently completed two COIL initiatives with two academic partners in Denmark - UCL University College (UCL), and University College Absalon (Absalon).

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Black Girls and Dolls Navigating Race, Class, and Gender in Toronto

Black Girls and Dolls Navigating Race, Class, and Gender in Toronto

Applied Research and Social Innovation

Thu, November 04, 2021

The article explores the racial and cultural meanings of dolls in young people’s everyday lives and how doll play is complicated by racist and classist representations of racial and gendered norms...

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Ongoing Research in the FSCS: Student Research Projects

Ongoing Research in the FSCS: Student Research Projects

Applied Research and Social Innovation

Thu, November 04, 2021

Student Research Projects

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Ongoing Research in the FSCS: CCSIF-Funded Research

Ongoing Research in the FSCS: CCSIF-Funded Research

Applied Research and Social Innovation

Thu, November 04, 2021

CCSIF-Funded Research

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Canadian Security Announces 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

Canadian Security Announces 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

Advancement and Alumni

Thu, November 04, 2021

Congratulations to Rita Estwick for receiving the 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award from Canadian Security.

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Struggle Back Scholarship for PFP Program

Struggle Back Scholarship for PFP Program

Advancement and Alumni

Thu, November 04, 2021

The FSCS partners with Emond Publications, providing access to a video (“The Struggle Back”) to instructors who use the Emond Publications text Mental Health Awareness for First Responders.

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Alumni Stories - Valentina Posada-Orozco

Alumni Stories - Valentina Posada-Orozco

Advancement and Alumni

Thu, November 04, 2021

Valentina joined Humber’s Community and Justice Services (CJS) program in 2014. After graduating, she went on to complete a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice.

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Alumni Stories - Anthony Nguyen

Alumni Stories - Anthony Nguyen

Advancement and Alumni

Thu, November 04, 2021

Anthony is a proud graduate of the Bachelor of Child and Youth Care (B-CYC) program, which he joined in 2013.

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Growing Season may be Over but the GARDENS Project Continues Growing

Growing Season may be Over but the GARDENS Project Continues Growing

Principal’s Office

Thu, November 04, 2021

Looking back at the 2021 growing season, there is a lot to be grateful for.

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Creation of the GARDENS Virtual Learning Library

Creation of the GARDENS Virtual Learning Library

Principal’s Office

Thu, November 04, 2021

Three Work Study students worked alongside Kavelle Mahara, to produce short educational videos on YouTube...

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Community Consultation

Community Consultation

Principal’s Office

Thu, November 04, 2021

The GARDENS set out to learn how the community it works to serve experience its services, to ensure it responds to the needs of residents.

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A Mentally Healthy Humber College

A Mentally Healthy Humber College

Principal’s Office

Thu, November 04, 2021

Humber Wellness Talks hosted mental health advocate, Mark Henick virtually in September.

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KGU Virtual Exchange - Fall Semester

KGU Virtual Exchange - Fall Semester

Global Learning & International Initiatives

Thu, November 04, 2021

As studying remotely became the norm in 2020, studying abroad also adapted to the new virtual reality...

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Interpretive Centre Updates

Interpretive Centre Updates

Principal’s Office

Thu, November 04, 2021

In the lead-up to the Interpretive Centre’s 5th anniversary in January 2022, the team has been reflecting on how far we’ve come!

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Humber Wellness Talks – Open to the public

Humber Wellness Talks – Open to the public

Principal’s Office

Thu, November 04, 2021

The Humber Wellness Talk Series is a monthly, virtual, live event, during which external speakers address topics around health and wellness...

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Principal's Office Fall 2021 Events

Principal's Office Fall 2021 Events

Principal’s Office

Thu, November 04, 2021

Save the Dates on the Principal's Office Virtual Events Line-Up!

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Mindfulness Mondays

Mindfulness Mondays

Principal’s Office

Thu, November 04, 2021

The Mindfulness Monday’s series is back in an effort to continue to promote health and wellness activities.

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Wellness Wednesdays - For Humber Staff

Wellness Wednesdays - For Humber Staff

Principal’s Office

Thu, November 04, 2021

The Wellness Wednesday Series is aimed at promoting virtual safe spaces for Humber staff...

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Derek Stockley to be the new Associate Vice President, Academic

Derek Stockley to be the new Associate Vice President, Academic

Program Highlights

Thu, June 24, 2021

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

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Bachelor of Community Development has its First Graduating Class

Bachelor of Community Development has its First Graduating Class

Program Highlights

Thu, June 24, 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.

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Continuous Professional Learning Updates

Continuous Professional Learning Updates

Program Highlights

Thu, June 24, 2021

Two new Continuous Professional Learning updates talking about the new crisis intervention and trauma supports certificate and two new micro credentials

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Introducing the Humber Behavioural Science Association

Introducing the Humber Behavioural Science Association

Program Highlights

Thu, June 24, 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. 

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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

Thu, June 24, 2021

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

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Work-Integrated Learning CYC Virtual Hangout

Work-Integrated Learning CYC Virtual Hangout

Program Highlights

Thu, June 24, 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

Thu, June 24, 2021

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

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COIL Project Updates

COIL Project Updates

Global Learning & International Initiatives

Thu, June 24, 2021

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

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Humber’s CYC COIL Project on Tour!

Humber’s CYC COIL Project on Tour!

Global Learning & International Initiatives

Thu, June 24, 2021

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

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KGU Virtual Exchange

KGU Virtual Exchange

Global Learning & International Initiatives

Thu, June 24, 2021

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

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Summer Virtual Exchanges

Summer Virtual Exchanges

Global Learning & International Initiatives

Thu, June 24, 2021

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

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CCSIF Research Updates

CCSIF Research Updates

Applied Research and Social Innovation

Thu, June 24, 2021

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

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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

Thu, June 24, 2021

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

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Alumni Stories - Chris Bianchi, PFP

Alumni Stories - Chris Bianchi, PFP

Advancement and Alumni

Thu, June 24, 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."

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Dr. Dan Andreae Scholarship Celebration

Dr. Dan Andreae Scholarship Celebration

Advancement and Alumni

Thu, June 24, 2021

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

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Emergency Bursary & Scholarship Updates

Emergency Bursary & Scholarship Updates

Advancement and Alumni

Thu, June 24, 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. 

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

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

Principal’s Office

Thu, June 24, 2021

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

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Interpretive Centre – The Aesthetics of Mental Health

Interpretive Centre – The Aesthetics of Mental Health

Principal’s Office

Thu, June 24, 2021

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

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Humber Alumni Spotlight: David Morales

Humber Alumni Spotlight: David Morales

Advancement and Alumni

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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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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CJS Virtual Mock Interviews

CJS Virtual Mock Interviews

Work-Integrated Learning & Community Partners

Fri, December 11, 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.

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CE Alumni: Chris Taylor

CE Alumni: Chris Taylor

Advancement and Alumni

Thu, December 10, 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.

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Alumni Stories: Police Foundations Program

Alumni Stories: Police Foundations Program

Advancement and Alumni

Thu, December 10, 2020

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

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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

Advancement and Alumni

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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Project First Nations

Project First Nations

Program Highlights

Thu, December 10, 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.

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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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SIM Lab Updates

SIM Lab Updates

Program Highlights

Mon, December 07, 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.

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Forensic Identification - On Campus Work & Learning

Forensic Identification - On Campus Work & Learning

Program Highlights

Mon, December 07, 2020

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

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Lilly’s Story

Lilly’s Story

Program Highlights

Mon, December 07, 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.

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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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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

Mon, October 05, 2020

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

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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

Advancement and Alumni

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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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

Mon, October 05, 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.

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Michael Gamble Receives President’s Award for Distinguished Faculty

Michael Gamble Receives President’s Award for Distinguished Faculty

Program Highlights

Mon, September 28, 2020

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

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FSCS Students Graduate from Toronto Police Service Auxiliary Program

FSCS Students Graduate from Toronto Police Service Auxiliary Program

Wed, February 05, 2020

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

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Forensic Identification Students Complete Crime Scene Assignment

Forensic Identification Students Complete Crime Scene Assignment

Wed, February 05, 2020

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

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Forensic Identification Program Guest Speakers Discuss Bruce McArthur Investigation

Forensic Identification Program Guest Speakers Discuss Bruce McArthur Investigation

Wed, February 05, 2020

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

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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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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

Mon, February 03, 2020

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

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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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PSI Professor Publishes Article in Blue Line Magazine

PSI Professor Publishes Article in Blue Line Magazine

Thu, October 31, 2019

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

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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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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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FSCS Welcomes Students and Faculty From the Nanjing Forest Police College

FSCS Welcomes Students and Faculty From the Nanjing Forest Police College

Tue, October 01, 2019

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

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Criminal Justice Professor Gets Published in the Toronto Star

Criminal Justice Professor Gets Published in the Toronto Star

Tue, October 01, 2019

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.

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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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Criminal Justice Professor Presents at the Neighbourhood Community Officer Media Launch

Criminal Justice Professor Presents at the Neighbourhood Community Officer Media Launch

Fri, September 13, 2019

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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