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Wilfrid Laurier Centre for Public Safety and Well-Being awarded for continuing education programs

May 24, 2022  By Blue Line Staff

May 2, 2022, Brantford, Ont. – Wilfrid Laurier University’s Centre for Public Safety and Well-Being, based in the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences, has won two awards as part of the Canadian Association for University Continuing Education’s (CAUCE) annual awards competition, which recognizes programs and courses at CAUCE member institutions for excellence in achieving their educational objectives.

Gladue Principles: Indigenous Peoples and the Canadian Criminal Justice System, a non-credit certificate program, won the non-credit programming under 48 hours award, while the part-time, online Global Crime and Justice certificate won the credit programming over 48 hours award.

CAUCE evaluates programs and courses based on the value and service they provide; the complexity involved in developing the program; ingenuity and innovation in content, process and delivery; and the role of the program or course in enhancing the profile of continuing education within the university and community.

Laurier’s Global Crime and Justice program is based on modules created by more than 600 academics and experts from around the world through the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime’s Education for Justice initiative, which seeks to prevent crime, promote a culture of lawfulness through education and empower the next generation of global justice change-makers.

The program covers topics including the trafficking of firearms; digital technology and crime; wildlife, forest and fisheries crimes; counter terrorism, crime prevention and criminal justice; human trafficking; and transnational organized crime.

The fully online Global Crime and Justice program is offered through a series of six-week courses and is open to Laurier undergraduates from any campus or program, as well as to working professionals and students from other universities.

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