SCYC bids farewell to two valued long-term Faculty members

Daniel Scott

Former SCYC Director Daniel Scott, internationally recognized for his work on child and youth spirituality, retired from the school as of July 2016. Dan’s leadership in the school’s graduate program helped shepherd in the SCYC doctoral program, while his talent for teaching helped to ensure a very high graduate thesis completion rate. In 2004, Daniel received the Faculty of Human and Social Development Award for Teaching Excellence. Further, he quickly rose to international prominence as a scholar in the field of Child and Adolescent Spirituality with the publication of two acclaimed edited books. As school director (2007-2012, 2013 to 2014), Daniel focused on the growth and wellbeing of everyone in the school and left us all stronger for it.   Retiring from the school does not mean retiring from action!  Dan will, among many other things, be directing his pen to the service of his poetic muse.

Greg Saunders

Greg Saunders, known for his talent for mentoring and motivating students as they develop outstanding practice skills, will be shifting from teacher to learner as he continues to develop his canoe building techniques.  During his tenure with the school, Greg played a central role in building the School’s high quality practice-based curriculum, assisting his colleagues with the development of reflective and effective student-focused teaching and with chairing the School’s Student Affairs and Teaching Portfolios, planning the school’s annual student orientation, its twice-yearly teaching retreats and providing core support for teaching excellence in the school. Greg’s child and youth care legacy will live on in the work of the many graduates he has mentored over his more than thirty years of service. Greg’s impact on the conceptualization of our CYC curriculum structure will help to facilitate the future success of SCYC graduates yet to be.

Both Greg and Dan will be dearly missed and we wish them rewarding and satisfying new beginnings.