Master of Public Safety

My current role relates to risk management in the fire services, and I discovered that all my courses completed to date, are integrated in my professional role. I have utilized parts of all of the courses in my day to day role, including statistics and research. The broader view this program has provided has allowed me to appreciate the roles and responsibilities of a senior officer.

The online program is ideal and specifically suited for those who are currently employed in first responder roles. The layout of the course allows you to pre-plan assignments and readings, and as the classroom is always open, posting discussions and assignments can occur at any time. I received my Graduate Diploma in Emergency Management this year, and I am currently working towards my Masters. Convenience is key for myself. As courses run through the entire year, one can continue whether working or on vacation. Last year I posted an assignment and discussion post from France. As a working professional, online is the only option to continue my studies as shift work and life’s responsibilities would not allow myself to enter school as a full-time student.

My current role relates to risk management in the fire services, and I discovered that all my courses completed to date, are integrated in my professional role. I have utilized parts of all of courses in my day to day role, including statistics and research. The broader view this program has provided has allowed me to appreciate the roles and responsibilities of a senior officer. At this level in my career, continuing education is not an option, to be able to participate in critical decision making one must further their skill set and the online option Laurier has created fits my schedule, but also is providing relevant, real life relevance to my career.

There is no proper way to explain how dedicated the professors are. Although this form of learning is different, I have always had interaction with my professors through email and discussion posts. Zoom meetings have occurred for clarification, and true to this style of learning, professors are flexible because they are aware, not everyone works a regular shift. But it is just not the professors, there is an entire team of advisors working behind the scenes to keep you on track, calling and sending reminders when enrollment and other tasks are required, and solving any issues that occur along the way. Without these advisors, I would not have made it this far.

This program is challenging, and requires dedication of time each week to complete the modules. The outcome of this program for myself will be obtaining my Masters, but it has also provided practical skills, critical thinking and confidence to challenge myself and strive forward in my career.

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