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REB Members

Jasteena Dhillon, BA, J.D, LL.M (Chair)

Jasteena Dhillon is a Barrister and Solicitor and teaches law at Humber College. Jasteena came to Humber after completing a human rights fellowship at the Carr Centre for Human Rights in Harvard Kennedy School of Government and at Harvard Law School.  For the last 20 years, she has worked as legal counsel in Ontario government, legal adviser for the United Nations, human rights officer for the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe, development expert for the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and humanitarian manager in international NGO's, in South Africa, Bosnia, Albania, Afghanistan, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, South Sudan and Iraq.


Nancy Birch, BEd, OCT, MISt (University of Guelph-Humber)

Nancy Birch is an Associate Librarian and Manager of Library Services at the University of Guelph-Humber. She has a Master of Information Studies from the University of Toronto, an Ontario Certified Teacher designation, as well as additional certifications in instructional design. During a career spanning more than 20 years, she has held teaching, librarianship, research, and senior learning consultancy roles in both private and public sector educational contexts. Nancy’s research interests include research ethics, information literacy, e-learning, and assessment.


Lydia Boyko, APR, FLMI, BJ, MEd, PhD

Lydia Boyko is a faculty member in Humber’s School of Media Studies & Information Technology and serves on the Executive Committee of Humber College Council. Dr. Boyko joined Humber in 2011 after more than 20 years of business experience in the private sector, with a focus on government and investor relations in the financial services sector, and several years as a partial-load professor at the post-secondary level. She is an Accredited Life Member of the Canadian Public Relations Society and a Fellow, Life Management Institute specializing in life and health insurance. Lydia is a lifelong student, completing a Journalism undergraduate degree at Carleton University, a post-graduate certificate in communication at McGill University, and Master of Education and Doctor of Philosophy degrees at the University of Toronto. Her doctoral thesis, Academic Department Management, won the 2010 George L. Geis Dissertation Award from the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education.


Maja Catic, PhD (External)

Maja Catic teaches in the Joint Command and Staff Programme and the National Security Programme at the Canadian Forces College. She holds a BA in International Development Studies from the University of Toronto (2000), an MA in Russian and East European Studies from the University of Toronto (2002), and a PhD in Political Science from Brandeis University in Waltham, MA (2009).  Her research and teaching interests include the politics of statebuilding in divided societies, especially on internationally-sponsored statebuilding; nationalism and ethnic conflict; politics of memory; and various aspects of international genocide studies. She served on the Advisory Council of the International Association of Genocide Scholars (2009-2010) and as faculty at the International Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (2013), of which is also a graduate (2007). Her published work has dealt with post-genocide reconciliation and the politics of genocide recognition. 


Dana Costin, PhD, C.Psych

Dana Costin is a full-time Professor in the Child and Youth Care programs, as well as a registered Clinical and Forensic Psychologist.  Since 1999, Dr. Costin has worked extensively in the areas of assessment and intervention for adolescents who have sexually offended, children and adolescents who have experienced trauma, children exhibiting sexualized behaviours, youth in conflict with the law, and their families.  She regularly provides consultation, training/workshops, and conference presentations regarding this work and has co-authored several book chapters and evidence-based, practice-related documents. Dr. Costin consults and provides training to a number of children’s/adolescents’ mental health agencies and programs, the Hospital for Sick Children’s Tele-Psychiatry/Psychology Program, and the Ontario Police College, and she has previous experience as a Research Ethics Board member.


Jaime Lapeyre, RN, PhD

Jaime Lapeyre is a Registered Nurse and a professor in the School of Health Sciences, Bachelor of Nursing program at Humber College. Dr. Lapeyre completed her PhD at the University of Toronto on the history of public health nursing education and internationalism in nursing.   In addition to her 10 years of teaching experience at the University of Toronto, the University of Ottawa and Humber College, Dr. Lapeyre’s clinical experience includes working within trauma services at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre as well as within several public health departments working with both, young adult and older adult, populations.


Rob Robson, PhD

Robert Robson was awarded a PhD in Computer Science from McGill University. He taught at the University of New Brunswick for 7 years and then moved into industry. In industry, Rob worked on user interface software, digital telephony and internet servers. In 2004, he returned to teaching and currently coordinates the Computer Programmer diploma at Humber.


Ann Wainwright, PhD

Ann Wainwright is a Psychology Professor in the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Ann earned her PhD in Developmental Psychology from York University. Before joining Humber, she was contributing to the research on attention and the early identification of autism at the IWK Health in Halifax as a post-doctoral fellow.