Lethbridge College has received its largest social sciences research grant in its history. A total of $1 million will be given to help researchers engage with policing, corrections, and courts to strengthen policing and public safety in Canada. It is called the Mobilize grant. Kirsten Fantazir, the president’s applied research chair in public safety for the college, says they are well known for their training and educational programs.
“Specifically right now, we have a Criminal Justice Policing diploma, and it is our largest program of the three. We have a Correctional Studies program that’s a diploma program, and we also have a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Justice Studies. That a lot of our correctional studies and policing students, but also students from across Canada actually take with us. So it’s been beneficial as we have about 750 students that will potentially be involved in some of the research projects that we’re doing. We also have other avenues to involve our students. That’s one of the main criteria for a lot of grants is to get students involved.”
Lethbridge College has 17 full-time faculty members in the School of Justice Studies. They also have more than 70 employees in the teaching, training and research pool.