November 15th, 2018
Humber has several key international partnerships and associations. These range from institutional linkages to promote student mobility, the joint delivery of programs and international development partnerships. For Humber our international partners are long-standing and are mutually beneficial.
In 2016, Humber’s School of Social and Community Services (SSCS) developed a joint program with the Nanjing Forest Police College, in Nanjing, China. Through this partnership, students in their second year at the Nanjing Forest Police College have the opportunity to complete one semester of their studies at Humber College. Taking courses in Crime Scene Investigation, Police Foundations, and English Language studies, 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. Currently we have one intake of students per year. In fall 2017, the SSCS hosted the first group of 25 students and welcomed the second group of 25 students in September 2018. The SSCS and Nanjing Forest Police College are developing opportunities for a second intake in the Winter or Spring semester.
In preparation for the arrival of the Nanjing students, a formal invitation was extended by the Nanjing Forest Police College to Humber for both students and faculty to travel to China to expose Humber students to the Chinese college system, China’s justice system and to provide opportunities for cultural discovery and exchange. In March 2018, 12 Humber students from the Police Foundations, Crime Scene Investigation and Protection, Security and Investigation programs traveled to Shanghai and Nanjing, China with SSCS faculty and administration. A second faculty-led trip to China is planned for March 2019.
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. 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.
On October 16 and 18, 2018, the SSCS hosted a delegation from the Nanjing Forest Police College which included the Vice President, Director of Human Resources, Director of Student Services and an English professor. In addition to meeting to discuss new learning opportunities and pathways for faculty and students, tours of the Toronto Police College and the Toronto Police Forensic Identification Services were arranged.