Sep 10, 2019
A hearty congratulations to Robert Kilfoyle, director of public safety and emergency management at Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning, who was named Security Director of the Year 2019 by Canadian Security magazine.
"Winning this award was quite surprising. I wasn’t even aware that I had been nominated!” Kilfoyle said. “I am truly humbled by the recognition, particularly given the talent that exists in this country. I appreciate very much that I'm being recognized for my work around ‘professionalizing’ my department and getting my team to take certification and their own professional qualifications seriously."
“I have always been a proponent of lifelong learning and constantly striving to be better at what you do. At Humber College Public Safety our goal is to be the ‘safest college in the country.’ Professionalizing the team goes a long way to realizing that goal."
Kilfoyle’s colleagues emphasized in their nomination of him his commitment to mentorship, loyalty, and team spirit within the department.
Kilfoyle challenged his entire administrative team (including himself) to attain a level of certification through OMMI (Ontario Municipal Managers Institute) and OACUSA (Ontario Association of College and University Security Administrators). Kilfoyle made certification part of his team’s annual performance review, and he provided the means and support for each team member to achieve this goal, according to Canadian Security magazine.
Humber College is a public institution with three campuses in Ontario, Canada.
The award will be presented on October 3 at a gala luncheon in Toronto.