Bruce Hardy recognized by City University of Seattle President at 2018 Commencement for Excellence in Teaching

We were thrilled to see Bruce Hardy recognized at the recent Commencement Ceremony by City University of Seattle for his teaching excellence. He is seen here receiving his award from President Randy Frisch. You can watch the presentation in the video link here:  (skip to the 38:18 minute mark)

We asked Colin Sanders if he would write a few words about Bruce to share with our CityU community who may not be as familiar with the work Bruce has been involved in over the years. We’re thrilled to have you as such a valued and respected faculty member Bruce! Thank you for all you do.

Celebrating Bruce Hardy

By Colin James Sanders, Associate Director, MC Program Vancouver.

Bruce and I first met about thirty years ago, when Bruce was teaching with Douglas College and placing practicum students from the Child & Youth Programs in community sites. I was then Clinical Director of Vancouver’s “Peak House”, now in its thirtieth year of continual operation, when I came to know Bruce at that time. Years later, in 2012, when I was Director of the Canadian MC Programs, I was pleased to bring Bruce on to teach as a professor with CityU Vancouver; these days, Bruce teaches courses with both the Master of Counselling and the Master of Education programs.

As a professor, Bruce is thoughtful, reflective, patient, organized, and knowledgeable. Bruce is an articulate professor, with decades of knowledge and know-how behind him, well read and erudite in the fields of counselling, counselling education, management, accreditation, and not-for-profit community work.

Bruce, as a professor-mentor, facilitates and brings forth the creativity and wisdom of students who are open to his approach. Bruce is conscientious with students, and has a prescient way of recognizing latent potential in students with whom he engages.

Over the course of his professional career, Bruce has attained significant accomplishments. Amongst other achievements and honors, Bruce has been the Executive Director of four not-for-profit social service agencies; Bruce has been a trainer/mentor regarding provincial accreditation initiatives as well as an International reviewer for human services agencies, and has been involved with training within the Aboriginal community.

Bruce has two Master of Education degrees (!), one in justice, law and ethics, and another in educational counselling; an MA in Liberal Arts, a Certificate in Management, and a Ph.D. As an educator and professor, Bruce has presented his work throughout Canada, and internationally; for example, in 2010 Bruce presented at the International Child Welfare Conference in Cape Town, South Africa; in 2012, Bruce presented at the Shanghai Administrative Institute Conference on Leadership, and, in 2014, Bruce presented at the Hawaiian Institute Educational Conference.

Bruce and his partner divide their time between a home in the Fraser Valley and a home in Maui.

Bruce enjoys reading, gardening and travel, and especially enjoys hearing live music! Most recently, Bruce attended the Vancouver Jazz festival to hear the tenor sax play Kamasi Washington, and, to hear former Led Zeppelin singer/songwriter, Robert Plant, with his latest band, The Shape Shifters.

CityU Vancouver is pleased to recognize Bruce this year for his excellence in teaching, and pleased that he appears considerably invested in continuing to teach and inspire students within our community.