Departments

Department of Allied Health and Human Performance

Darren Tellier, Chair

The Department of Allied Health and Human Performance is focused on the health and well-being of individuals and their communities. Faculty members with strong connections to professional practice prepare students for professions that enhance the quality of life of individuals, families and communities. Students develop the skills, theoretical knowledge, and practical skills needed to be successful in their chosen field.

Department of Child and Youth Care

Jenny McGrath, Chair

The Department of Child and Youth Care prepares students to work from a trauma-informed perspective with children, youth, families and communities. Faculty members have diverse practice experiences, are involved in the community and are engaged in research and scholarly initiatives to ensure the program remains current and relevant. The undergraduate degree (with diploma exit option) provides the theoretical knowledge and practical skills necessary for students to become effective child and youth care practitioners.

Department of Human Services and Early Learning

Tricia Lirette, Chair

The Department of Human Services and Early Learning prepares students to become educators of children and youth in a variety of early learning and educational settings. The department also provides students the opportunity to become effective human service managers and leaders. Faculty with strong connections to the field ensure students acquire the necessary professional practice skills and knowledge to excel in their chosen career.

Department of Public Safety and Justice Studies

Tim Williams, Chair

The Department of Public Safety and Justice Studies programs are focused on equipping students with the knowledge and skills required to build safe, secure and just communities. Faculty members with strong connections to professional practice prepare students to protect and serve our communities. With programs in policing, investigations, correctional services, and emergency communication and response, the department offers a variety of pathways towards a career in justice or public safety.

School of Social Work

Erin Gray, Director

Transformative, collaborative and supportive education: it’s at the heart of what we do. The same qualities are at the heart of what social workers do when they work with families, provide support and transform lives in the communities where they live and work. Students are prepared with the competencies and practice skills to assess and practice in a professional social work setting. Faculty members have a wide range of expertise in social work education, strong connections with the community, and active engagement in research and scholarly activities to advance social work education.