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  IT Manager Graduates with Masters Degree

Jul 06, 2009 15:42 ET

After two years of personal sacrifice and hard work, IT Manager Christine Robson recently attained her Master of Science degree in Information Systems from a top e-learning institution.

The 36-year-old Robson not only completed the program in record time, she also maintained high marks throughout her enrollment at the American College of Computer Information Systems (ACCIS).

“When it comes to developing systems and sharing sensitive information with other agencies, policing offers some unique issues and problems” says Christine. “I wanted to ensure that I had all the skills and knowledge necessary to keep our Service on the leading edge of new IT developments.”

Christine researched accredited programs throughout Canada and the U.S. for one that offered online courses to suit her busy schedule. Over a period of two years, Christine dedicated every weekend and two nights a week to the program and maintained an overall A average in every course. She was also awarded “Student of the Month” by the college for her dedication and hard work.

Robson credits the support of her husband and two children as critical factors in her achievement.

“The Service has also been very supportive of my education,” says Christine. “Staff Sergeant Herb Curwain proctored my exams at the Police Learning Centre and senior management have always taken a proactive and supportive role in the development of staff.”

Christine has been in the field of information technology since 1990 when she completed a Bachelor of Science degree at Ryerson University. She went on to become Project Manager at CGI before accepting a position within DRPS as Manager of Information Technology in 2001.

One of Christine’s many achievements at DRP has been improving information sharing both within and outside of the Service. A new records management system was recently purchased for the Service and her department is about to lead DRP into a partnership with a national information-sharing system called the Law Enforcement Information Portal (LEIP).

Members of the Durham Regional Police Service are very proud of the dedication Christine has shown in attaining her Masters degree and congratulate her on this remarkable achievement.