Welcome from the Dean
50th Anniversary of Policing Education
We are celebrating the 50th anniversary of our Criminal Justice-Policing diploma program at several special events throughout the 2019-2020 academic year. We will be hosting a panel discussion on the next 50 years in public safety in January, a plaque presentation in February, and a special reception for alumni, students and partners in March.
Faculty featured at conferences in 2019
Sheila French presented What Works! A Meta-Analysis of General Risk Prediction Instruments for Adult Correctional Clients at the Canadian Criminal Justice Association Conference in November in Quebec City. Sheila’s presentation provided a report from a meta-analysis that organized all available literature for risk assessment tools for the appraisal of general recidivism. Results include predictive validity estimates for all major risk assessment tools, as well as selected moderator influences.
Kirsten Fantazir and Murray Bartley presented their Scholarship of Teaching and Learning research project at the SoTL Conference in November in Banff. Their presentation focused on the use of “Classcraft,” a game-based learning technology that assisted in the promotion of student engagement, motivation, and success.
Dean’s Student Advisory Council
On-campus and online student representatives from all programs across the centre are dedicated to providing feedback about their experiences at Lethbridge College. We offer our sincerest appreciation for the thoughtful feedback and suggestions provided by this group. Any student interested in participating on this Council may contact Jeanine Webber, the Dean by email.
Centre for Justice and Human Services Awards
On Monday, Dr. Jeanine Webber, Dean of the Centre for Justice and Human Services, presented Centre Awards at the centre’s virtual monthly meeting. The awards recognize external and internal partners, innovation and representation of centre values.
The award recipients are as follows:
Erin Olsen, External Partner Award
Erin has committed herself to both the community and the education of community members, including students in the School of Justice Studies. As a Crown Prosecutor, Erin provided countless volunteer hours to ensure student success in our program, either through her personal participation in the classroom or through informational support and guidance in curriculum updates and development. Erin was recently appointed a provincial court judge.
Sheri Wright and Marie Laenen, Internal Partner Award
Sheri and Marie are innovators who create inclusive environments for learning that extend beyond the Nursing program and have a positive impact across the campus. They created simulation-learning experiences as close to “real life” that is possible. Without their assistance, these experiences would be beyond the reach of our program.
Allen Ledyit, Centre Values Award
Allen’s willingness to support, and assist colleagues across the Centre coupled with his quiet nurturing, compassionate leadership style contributes towards individuals and our Centre as a collective. The Centre Values Award is presented to Allen as formal acknowledgement of how he embodies the values (respect, accountability, integrity) of the Centre for Justice and Human Services at Lethbridge College.
Murray Bartley, Daniel Walton, Scott Chadsey, Innovation Award
Murray, Dan and Scott responded to the challenge that COVID 19 presented for the capstone Courtroom course in the CJP diploma last March with innovation. Students and graduates all speak about the incredible learning they experience in this course and these 3 faculty members were not about to let COVID 19 rob their students of this experience. Using their teaching and technological knowledge they replicated the mock court trials from the "courtroom" to the virtual courtroom without missing a court appearance.
We would like to send our heartfelt congratulations to all of the recipients and thank them for the contributions they have made to the Centre for Justice and Human Services.
Schools & Programs
School of Human Services
Our students in the Early Childhood Education, Education Assistant, and Child and Youth Care programs bring their love of helping children and youth to gain three critical tools they’ll use in their working lives. By working from the heart to highly skilled practice, they’ll develop essential skills, acquire critical knowledge, and put their skills in action in a variety of work integrated opportunities.
School of Justice Studies
Our three School of Justice Studies programs prepare students for rewarding and demanding careers within the public safety field. Students develop essential skills and knowledge in the classroom that they put into action in various scenario-based learning activities. Learn how to enhance the quality of life within your community.
We have two certificate programs – Police Cadet Certificate and Commercial Vehicle certificate. These programs use a competency-based model and where developed in close collaboration with our Policing and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement partners.
Inclusive Post-Secondary Education
Inclusive Post-Secondary Education offers students with developmental disabilities the opportunity to have an authentic college experience and participate fully in campus life. Students are supported in taking college level courses, participating in campus activities and groups, gaining volunteer work experience in their community and, ultimately, obtaining meaningful employment.
Activities & Events
Conversation with a Cop
On Oct. 22,, 2019, representatives from the RCMP, Lethbridge Police Service, Medicine Hat Police Service, Canadian Armed Forces, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement and Canadian Border Services met with students to answer their questions about their roles within our community. We appreciate our partners’ generosity in making such a positive learning opportunity possible.
Simulated Learning Incident for Collaboration and Knowledge (SLICK).
We strive to provide students access to hands-on learning opportunities that create a learning experience that moves beyond the classroom. Through our interdisciplinary, collaborative relationship with the Nursing, Paramedic/PCP, and Digital Communications and Media programs, our Criminal Justice Policing students participate in a “close to real life as possible” SLICK Major Crimes scenario twice each year.
National Child Day
Our Early Childhood Education program successfully hosted a National Child Day event. Our outdoor play area was particularly well-received by children and their families alike. It was our pleasure to be an integral part of the event where families and community partners came together to celebrate and honour the rights of the child.