As an EMCA graduate with a bachelor of education with honours in adult education from Brock University, a master’s degree in learning and technology from Royal Roads University, and as an active Mental Health First Aid instructor with the Mental Health Commission of Canada, Nycole Harding brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her teaching role.
Nycole graduated from the EMCA program in 1989 and worked part-time for several services including Parkview (a private service) whilst continuing her career as an emergency dispatcher. Having spent two decades in the dispatching world as the communications officer/supervisor with the Georgian Central Ambulance Communications Centre (15 years) and the communications training officer with the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (five years), Nycole left the field to pursue her true passion: a career in teaching. She then began what would be a 14-year career as a program coordinator and professor at Seneca College, from which she retired in December 2015.
As the first coordinator and professor in the field of dispatching at Seneca, Nycole was instrumental in the development and running of the 911 and Emergency Services Communications Program. Nycole also coordinated Seneca’s Police Foundations and Forensic Investigative Studies (post-graduate) programs.
Nycole is friendly and approachable with a contagious sense of humour! She is a lover of nature with hiking and kayaking on the agenda, a hobby photographer, and “Gramma Extraordinaire” who calls both B.C. and Ontario home. With a fresh outlook on life and self-care, she is thrilled to be following her heart by giving back to the community and using her years of experience and education for this great cause.