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Upcoming Principal’s Office Events Spring 2021

Upcoming Principal’s Office Events Spring 2021

Principal’s Office

Wed, March 31, 2021

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

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Interpretive Centre Virtual Tour

Interpretive Centre Virtual Tour

Principal’s Office

Wed, March 31, 2021

Navigate the Interpretive Centre through a virtually guided tour!

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Newly Launched FSCS Wellness Programs

Newly Launched FSCS Wellness Programs

Principal’s Office

Wed, March 17, 2021

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

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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

Wed, March 17, 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.

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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

Wed, March 17, 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)".

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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

Wed, March 17, 2021

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

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Launch of Mindfulness Mondays

Launch of Mindfulness Mondays

Principal’s Office

Wed, March 17, 2021

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

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

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

Alumni & Advancement

Wed, March 17, 2021

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

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Soheila Pashang Explores New Approaches to Grief and COVID

Soheila Pashang Explores New Approaches to Grief and COVID

Applied Research and Social Innovation

Wed, March 17, 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.

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CJS Professor Jacqueline Benn-John Completes PhD Dissertation

CJS Professor Jacqueline Benn-John Completes PhD Dissertation

Applied Research and Social Innovation

Wed, March 17, 2021

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

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CCID Conference Presentation: Connecting The Virtual Campus

CCID Conference Presentation: Connecting The Virtual Campus

Global Learning & International Initiatives

Wed, March 17, 2021

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

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Global Speaker Series

Global Speaker Series

Global Learning & International Initiatives

Wed, March 17, 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.

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Humber’s Launch of COIL Framework

Humber’s Launch of COIL Framework

Global Learning & International Initiatives

Wed, March 17, 2021

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

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WIL Centre Highlight: Kolb’s Experiential Learning Cycle

WIL Centre Highlight: Kolb’s Experiential Learning Cycle

Work-Integrated Learning & Community Partners

Wed, March 17, 2021

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

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Welcome to the WIL Centre 2021

Welcome to the WIL Centre 2021

Work-Integrated Learning & Community Partners

Wed, March 17, 2021

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

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Work Anniversaries 2021

Work Anniversaries 2021

Program Highlights

Tue, March 16, 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.

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Forensic Identification Photo Contest Winners

Forensic Identification Photo Contest Winners

Program Highlights

Tue, March 16, 2021

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

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Upcoming Principal’s Office Events Winter 2021

Upcoming Principal’s Office Events Winter 2021

Principal’s Office

Thu, December 17, 2020

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

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Humber Staff Holiday Party: New Challenges & Successes

Humber Staff Holiday Party: New Challenges & Successes

Principal’s Office

Fri, December 11, 2020

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

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Interpretive Centre Updates

Interpretive Centre Updates

Principal’s Office

Fri, December 11, 2020

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

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Virtual Mental Health Awareness Month

Virtual Mental Health Awareness Month

Principal’s Office

Fri, December 11, 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.

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Pedagogy and Practice: Teaching Diversity in Classrooms

Pedagogy and Practice: Teaching Diversity in Classrooms

Applied Research and Social Innovation

Fri, December 11, 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.

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WIL Centre Highlights

WIL Centre Highlights

Work-Integrated Learning & Community Partners

Fri, December 11, 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.

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Spotlight on Community Partners

Spotlight on Community Partners

Work-Integrated Learning & Community Partners

Fri, December 11, 2020

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

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Humber College and the FSCS Receive Funding in Support of Students

Humber College and the FSCS Receive Funding in Support of Students

Alumni & Advancement

Thu, December 10, 2020

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

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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

Thu, December 10, 2020

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

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CBIE2020 Conference

CBIE2020 Conference

Global Learning & International Initiatives

Wed, December 09, 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.

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

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

Global Learning & International Initiatives

Wed, December 09, 2020

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

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Introducing Ayesha Amin

Introducing Ayesha Amin

Global Learning & International Initiatives

Wed, December 09, 2020

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

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Intercultural Awareness Development Training

Intercultural Awareness Development Training

Global Learning & International Initiatives

Tue, December 08, 2020

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

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Alexandre Boucher Lecture

Alexandre Boucher Lecture

Program Highlights

Mon, December 07, 2020

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

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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

Mon, December 07, 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.

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Introducing the new FSCS Associate Dean – Dr. Theresa Knott

Introducing the new FSCS Associate Dean – Dr. Theresa Knott

Program Highlights

Mon, December 07, 2020

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

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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

Sat, October 10, 2020

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

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Adapting Exhibits to Pandemic Times

Adapting Exhibits to Pandemic Times

Principal’s Office

Wed, October 07, 2020

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

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Forensic Identification Students Honour Orange Shirt Day

Forensic Identification Students Honour Orange Shirt Day

Program Highlights

Mon, October 05, 2020

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

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Kavelle Maharaj Receives President’s Award for Distinguished Support Staff

Kavelle Maharaj Receives President’s Award for Distinguished Support Staff

Principal’s Office

Mon, September 28, 2020

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

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WIL Centre Update

WIL Centre Update

Work-Integrated Learning & Community Partners

Wed, September 23, 2020

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

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CCSIF Highlights

CCSIF Highlights

Applied Research and Social Innovation

Wed, September 23, 2020

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

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FSCS Launches a Peer Mentorship Program for International Students

FSCS Launches a Peer Mentorship Program for International Students

Global Learning & International Initiatives

Wed, September 23, 2020

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

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Upcoming Principal’s Office Events

Upcoming Principal’s Office Events

Principal’s Office

Wed, September 23, 2020

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

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Ribfest

Ribfest

Principal’s Office

Wed, September 23, 2020

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

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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

Wed, September 23, 2020

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

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Global Citizenship Certificate

Global Citizenship Certificate

Global Learning & International Initiatives

Wed, September 23, 2020

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

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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

Wed, September 23, 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.

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Spotlight on Community Partners and Anti-Racism Initiatives

Spotlight on Community Partners and Anti-Racism Initiatives

Work-Integrated Learning & Community Partners

Wed, September 23, 2020

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

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FSCS Launches Two Global Summer School Courses

FSCS Launches Two Global Summer School Courses

Wed, February 05, 2020

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

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Year of the Gun Documentary and Panel Generate Important Discussions

Year of the Gun Documentary and Panel Generate Important Discussions

Tue, February 04, 2020

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.

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Powerful Pedagogy in Practice

Powerful Pedagogy in Practice

Thu, October 24, 2019

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

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Go Abroad!

Go Abroad!

Wed, October 16, 2019

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

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FSCS Hosts Third Annual Alexandre Boucher Memorial Lecture

FSCS Hosts Third Annual Alexandre Boucher Memorial Lecture

Fri, October 11, 2019

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

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Students Walk For Mental Health Awareness Month

Students Walk For Mental Health Awareness Month

Fri, October 11, 2019

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

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

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

Wed, June 19, 2019

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.

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FSCS Global Summer School

FSCS Global Summer School

Tue, June 18, 2019

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.

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FSCS Hosts Information Sessions

FSCS Hosts Information Sessions

Tue, June 18, 2019

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. 

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Annual Partnership Appreciation Event

Annual Partnership Appreciation Event

Tue, June 18, 2019

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.

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DUVE Project

DUVE Project

Tue, June 18, 2019

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.

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

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

Sat, December 01, 2018

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.

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SSCS is Awarded Wofford Scholarship

SSCS is Awarded Wofford Scholarship

Sat, December 01, 2018

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.

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Amazing Race

Amazing Race

Sat, December 01, 2018

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

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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

Sat, December 01, 2018

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/.

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