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Diploma Completion:

Students in the diploma program as of 2016-2017 academic year will have until April 2018 for diploma completion.

All new students entering the program in 2017 will have until April 2019 for diploma completion. 


2016-2017 is the last registration year for those students wishing to use transfer credits from the Post Professional Program towards their Graduate Diploma.  There will be no application of transfer credits after September 2017.


Graduating Classes- Diploma in Clinical Behavioural Sciences





Some of our Graduating Students from Class of 2017


Three students from Class of 2017




Graduating Class 2016



Anita Spenser Lectureship in Clinical Behavioural Sciences - Launched in 2012

2017 "A Cautionary Tale, Perspectives on the Opioid Crisis" Panel Discussion, James Mackillop, PHD, Harry Vedelago,MSc, MD, FCFP, ABAM, Debbie Bang, RN, B.Sc.N, MHSc.

7:00-9:00 - Community Table Displays 6:00 pm. Ewart Angus Centre - MUMC Room 1A1.
See link for flyer

Past Anita Spenser Lectureships:


  • 2016-Dr. Corey Keyes, April 7, Is there a Place for Happiness in Mental Health Care (in Higher Education)
  • 2015-Lt. Col (retired). Stephane Grenier, MSC, CD April 23rd 2015, 7:00 pm.
    [Anita Spenser Lectureship Flyer]
  • 2014 — Dr. Norman Doidge, April 10, The Brain That Changes Itself. [Brain That Changes Itself Flyer]
  • 2013 — Margaret Trudeau, Mental Health, Challenges and Triumphs
  • 2012 — Dr. Randi McCabe
Anita Spenser Lecturship Series

The Clinical Behavioural Sciences Program, Ruth Belch Excellence in Teaching Award Recipients




Dr. Eleni Hapidou 2017

Dr. Eleni Hapidou with Dr Debbie Nifakis


Dr. Sheryl Green 2016


Dr. Sheryl Green



Marlene Traficante 2015

Marlene Traficante

Katie McCabe with Dr. Nifakis
Katie McCabe  2014 Recipient with Dr. Nifakis
John Marshall
John Marshall 2013 Recipient

Previous Belch Award Recipients

2012: Susan Chudzik

Susan Chudzik and Dr. Randi McCabe
Susan Chudzik and Dr. Randi McCabe

2011: Dr. Nancy Fenton

Dr. Debbie Nifakis with Dr. Nancy Fenton
Dr. Debbie Nifakis and Dr. Nancy Fenton


YWCA Hamilton Women of Distinction Awards


Congratulations to Debbie Bang!

Debbie Bang (Trailblazer): Debbie has managed the Women's Detox Centre for the past decade and the five-week addiction treatment program she created is nationally acclaimed.

[Twelve Join City's Women of Distinction] (Hamilton Spectator)


Congratulations to our own Marilyn Hunt for being one of this years Nominees for the YWCA'a Women of Distinction Awards.  Marilyn has received the much deserved honour in the Lifetime Achievement category.




2011 President's Award Nomination

Thank you!

Presidents Award Nomination, Outstanding Service

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