FTPD - April 21, 2023
Early Learning & Child Care Certificate
We are happy to announce that we have been approved to offer an Early Learning and Child Care Certificate by the Ministry of Advanced Education. This certificate will help train individuals to take care of preschool-age children and, once successfully completed, will be the credential to work in daycare centres and other childcare facilities. The program will be delivered online for two semesters. One of the courses offered will be Development through Nature, which will equip students with unique knowledge of outdoor activities. The certificate program will be launched in September 2023. Look out for more information coming soon!
I also want to welcome Dr. David Jeffrey to the role of Registrar. David joined the Burman faculty in 2005 and has served in the School of Business as Assistant Professor of Business as well as his more recent appointment a couple of years ago as the Director of Diplomas, Certificates, and Institutional Research. He will retain a part of his current duties as well in the new position. We congratulate him on this new appointment and also wish him the very best in this role.
I want to thank Larry Murrin for his 22 years of service to Burman University, most of those serving as the Registrar. His dedication and commitment to ensuring students are treated with respect and care as they navigate through the plethora of program regulations are greatly appreciated. He has also been the mainstay for our audio-visual needs on campus, ensuring that all programs had the right sound equipment. For this, we are most appreciative. The only thing that I think will make him happier is the extra time he has now to spend on the golf course in retirement. Larry, we wish you the very best as you enter into this next chapter of life. May God continue to bless you.
We were most pleased when the Minister of Advanced Education in Alberta announced that Burman University’s School of Business had been successful in their application for over $1.2 million dollars of funding for the expansion of their programs. The current government has provided targeted funding for certain programs in which there are shortages in the province, and Business is one that we offer. Congratulations to the School of Business, as they now can develop expanded programming and increased enrolment. This is a part of the government's initiative to create over 8000 new seats in a variety of targeted programs across the province.