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How to Become a Border Services Officer

A border services officer (BSO) is a federal law enforcement officer and is one career option for individuals who attain their policing degree . BSOs work for the Canada Border Services Agency, which under legislation enacted in 2003, has responsibilities that include

Controlling the ...Read more
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What Kind of Jobs Can I Get with a Master of Social Work?

Thanks to Wilfrid Laurier University’s new online Master of Social Work program , higher education in the discipline has never been more accessible to those with an undergraduate degree—whether that degree is in social work or otherwise. As one of the finest social work schools in the country, ...Read more

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What is the Value of a Criminology and Policing Degree?

Law & Order. Flashpoint. CSI. There is no shortage of TV franchises dedicated to documenting the adventure, and captivating danger of police work. Of course, as any experienced officer can tell you, much of the job is decidedly unglamorous.

When it comes to determining the actual ...Read more

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What Are Classes Like Online?

First Day of Online Class: What to Expect

Whether you’re taking your first post-secondary degree or you’re returning to school after spending a few years in the workforce, the modern university experience may not be exactly as film and TV would have you believe. Thousands of Wilfrid Laurier ...Read more

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No Detective Work Necessary: Salary Expectations for Laurier Criminology and Policing Grads

Like just about everything else in the world, crime is constantly changing. Lawbreakers develop new techniques to exploit evolving technologies and communities, even as research continues to unlock new understanding of the criminal mind. Public safety, law enforcement, social services, and ...Read more

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Prepare for a Public Safety Leadership Career with the Online Master of Public Safety Program

For over a century, Wilfrid Laurier University has been producing career-ready graduates. We were recently awarded the #1 ranking in Maclean’s’ Student Satisfaction rankings for our focus on practical knowledge and student experience, and our new online Master of Public Safety degree program ...Read more

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Why It’s Worth it to Upgrade Your Education to Include a Master of Social Work

Social workers are the mesh that holds Canada’s social safety net in place, providing a range of services that includes preventing vulnerable populations from falling into poverty, and giving those already impoverished the means to improve their condition. Wherever there are people in Canada, ...Read more

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Why I Chose to Change My Career and Become a Social Worker

I’ll always help, no matter what. I’ll help you move or pick a tie for an interview. I’ll listen, and I’ll give advice. If you’re anything like me, you probably know how challenging it can be to help someone who doesn’t really want your help. It turns out it’s even more difficult to help someone ...Read more

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Keeping Canada Prepared: Careers in Public Safety GIS & Data Analytics

Wherever you look, predictive analytics are en vogue. Baseball teams handicap a player's future value before negotiating their contracts, while corporations facing litigation use computer-generated performance metrics to decide which lawyers to hire. There is more opportunity than ever for ...Read more

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Preparing for a Career in Emergency Management in Ontario

Fires, floods and earthquakes. Epidemics and pandemics. Terrorist attacks. Environmental catastrophes. In a world where daily events are becoming ever more volatile and unpredictable, there is a greater need than ever before for skilled emergency management professionals. Wilfrid Laurier ...Read more

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