Very pleased to co-author this short article for Manitoba School Counsellor Magazine with my learned and insightful friend and colleague, Sandra Hodzic, who has deep perspective and passion for refugee youth. Sandra is leading the provinces exploration of social impact bonds for better youth outcomes.
Working with great people, including new Division Commander- Bonnie Emerson, supporting our School Education Officers, Cadets, Diversity Unit, Crime Prevention, Indigenous Partnerships and Victim and Volunteer Services, as second in command of the Winnipeg Police Service Community Support Division, I am excited for the potential and looking forward to nurturing, supporting and guiding partnerships and community engagement in the coming months.
“The police are the people and the people are the police” (Sir Robert Peel, 1829).
I’ve been nominated to represent alumni on the University of Manitoba Board of Governors. I would love the opportunity, and hope you will vote for me.
Here is my BIO:
“Throughout his 35-year public-service career, Bob has remained connected with the University of Manitoba (U-of-M), achieving his PhD in Peace and Conflict Studies in 2017, and Masters in Public Administration in 2009. Widely published, Bob’s book, Canadian Policing in the 21st Century (McGill-Queen’s Press), raised awareness around Canadian Justice issues. His PhD research amplifies the voices of survivors combatting sex slavery in Canada. Professor Sean Byrne of U-of-M, says Bob, “is an invaluable asset to Winnipeg’s peace and justice community where he is generous in sharing his pragmatic ideas regarding peace building and social change.” Bob is passionate about inspiring others’ educational fulfillment, proud of the U-of-M’s role enriching the community through research, education, and professional development. Outside of policing, Bob loves his wife and four kids, and volunteers on several non-profit Boards, working to raise awareness around social justice issues. Bob says, “I want to serve the Board of Governers to support and give back to the institution, teachers and fellow students who’ve given so much to me.”
Please take a minute to vote; make sure your interests are represented, and give me a voice on the Board to represent you.
“If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants” (Isaac Newton, 1676)
I came down to the kitchen this morning and found our Google Home Mini embroiled in a heated debate with Siri on my cell phone, and Siri on Barb’s iPad, about the reliability of weather forecasting systems. Even our voice activated TV remote and thermostat control were weighing in.
Dancing horse in Bucerias Mexico
Barb’s Iguana friend