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2021 FSCS President's Awards Winners

Tags: November 2021, Vol. 2, Issue 1

This year three folks from within our faculty were recipients of the 2021 President’s Awards. These awards recognize Humber staff and faculty for their creative, innovative and leadership contributions in various categories. This year the FSCS staff were recognized in three categories: Administrative Distinguished Service, Research Excellence and Internationalization. Join us in celebrating Derek Stockley, Francis Syms and Linda Hill for their awards!

Administrative Distinguished Service Award – Derek Stockley

With over 17 years of experience in the college sector, and 12 years at Humber, Derek has enriched the Lakeshore campus and the Faculty of Social and Community Services with a wealth of experience and extensive work in the field of Social and Community Services. Throughout his career, Derek has demonstrated a commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. He is currently the co-chair of the Access and Equity for Staff working group of the EDI Taskforce. He has led numerous college-wide initiatives including the 6 in 6 speaker series, and a college-wide wellness initiative developed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Derek has always fostered a supportive and collegial team environment, with a strong focus on employee wellbeing.

“Throughout his career, Derek has fostered a supportive and collegial team environment, with a strong focus on employee wellbeing. Derek led a College-wide wellness response to the impacts of the COVID pandemic on Humber College, by supporting employees with multiple new wellness activities and workshops.”

- Nominated by Kim Pavan, and the FSCS Administration Team

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Derek Stockley


 

Research Excellence Award – Francis Syms, and the B2C Lab Team

As a part of the B2C Lab Team in collaboration with the Faculty of Applied Sciences and Technology (FAST) and the Faculty of Media and Creative Arts (FMCA), Francis led the development of the wireless infrastructure to support ATSC along with support and knowledge in the fields of infotainment, community service and cybersecurity. Over the course of five years the B2C Lab will involve the contributions of over 150 students. This is the first lab of its kind in Canada and will help establish the new broadcastbroadband standards across North America. ATSC 3.0 is the next-generation global television broadcast standard set to replace the current North American standard (ATSC 1.0). Students from FAST, FMCA and FSCS will be accorded a unique opportunity to work alongside and collaborate with external partners fostering student integration with industry

“Over the course of five years the B2C Lab will involve the contributions of over 150 students. The grant is designed to keep students at the center of the experience. Students from FAST, FMCA and FSCS will be accorded a unique opportunity to work alongside and collaborate with external partners fostering student integration with industry.”

- Nominated by Camila Perez Pen

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Francis Syms


Internationalization Award – Linda Hill

Linda Hill’s nomination highlights her various contributions to the internationalization of curriculum within the Faculty of Social and Community Services. Through her work, Linda has made significant contributions to Humber’s Internationalization Strategy, directly supporting the four strategic pillars.

Linda’s work on and support of international initiatives and global learning opportunities continues to have a meaningful and positive impact to involve, engage, and benefit students, staff and stakeholders across the College community, both internal and external to Humber. This nomination recognizes her professionalism, enthusiasm, and dedication to internationalization efforts, which have significantly contributed to Humber’s mission and strategic direction.

“Linda effectively promotes opportunities to the Bachelor of Community Development students and faculty members and encourages them to participate by emphasizing how global experiences will add value to their learning while developing essential employability skills. She encourages students to approach their field of study through both a community development and a global lens.”

- Nominated by Stephanie Byer

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Linda Hill

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