CCFS Class Tours & Guest Speakers

CCFS students were able to participate in various tours where knowledgeable professionals were able to talk to them about their area of expertise and share important information about what they do.  These tours are organized in a way that assist the students in gaining more knowledge about different religions and various businesses/agencies that are part of the profession.

This year, students were able to visit the following places (see photos below):

 Alberta tours

  • Karma Tashi Ling Buddhist Temple in Edmonton
  • Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Edmonton
  • Imperial Caskets in Calgary
  • Body Worlds Exposition in Calgary

 Manitoba tours

  • Imperial Caskets in Winnipeg
  • Human Anatomy and Cell Science Department (Body Donation Program) in Winnipeg
New Brunswick tours and guest speaker
  • Karl Jenson - Regional Coroner
  • Moncton Muslim Mosque
Newfoundland tours
  • Beth El Jewish Synagogue
  • The Basilica Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
British Columbia Tours
  • Vancouver Caskets
  • India Cultural Centre of Canada - Gurdwara Nanak Niwas
  • BC Muslim Association

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Alberta Level I students at Karma Tashi Ling Buddhist Temple in Edmonton with Ani.

Karma Tashi Ling 1

Karma Tashi Ling Buddhist Temple 2


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Pathologist in the toxicology department at the Medical Examiner's Office in Edmonton talking to Alberta Level I and Level II students.

AB ME 1


Dennis Caufiled (chief medical examiner investigator - back row - far left) with Alberta Level I and Level II students at the Medical Examiner's office in Edmonton.

AB ME 2

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Rich Poisant and Greg Skelly with Imperial Caskets in Calgary talk to Alberta Level I and Level II students about Imperial products and options.  

AB Imperial 1


AB Imperial Caskets 2


Greg Skelly (back row centre) with Imperial Casket along with the Alberta Level I and Level II students.
AB Imperial Caskets 3


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Brennan Jackson with Imperial Caskets in Winnipeg talks to the Manitoba Level I and Level II students about Imperial products and options.

MB Imperial 1


MB Imperial 4


Brennan and Josh (front row - far left) with Imperial Caskets along with the Manitoba Level I and Level II students.
MB Imperial 3

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Dr. Thomas Klonish, department head of Human Anatomy and Cell Science Department (Univeristy of Manitoba/Faculty of Medicine - Bannatyne location) in Winnipeg talked to the Manitoba Level I and Level II students about their Body Bequeathal Program.  His presentation was then followed by a tour of their facility, teaching labs, and embalming room.

MB - Body Donation Program 1

MB - Body Donation Program 2

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New Brunswick Level I and Level II students had a chance to listen to regional coroner Karl Jensen speak about the role and duties of the coroner and his repsonibilities under the Coroners Act.

NB Coroner

Below - Regional coroner Karl Jensen (middle) with NB level I and level II students.

NB Coroner with students

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Riaz Akhtar and Dr. Souad (Moncton Muslim Association) talk to NB Level I and Level II and about their faith, religion and funeral customs inside the Moncton Mosque.

NB Moncton Mosque

Below - Riaz Akhtar shows NB students the Quran, the central religious text of Islam, and discusses it's importance.  

NB Muslim Mosque - Quran

New Brunsiwck Level I and Level II students in the Moncton Mosque with Riaz Akhtar (back row middle) and Dr. Souad (front row middle) with the Moncton Muslim Association.

NB Muslim Mosque - group

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Claire Frankel-Salama talks to the Newfoundland Level I and Level II students inside the Beth El Jewish Synagogue in St. John's NL.  Claire was able to inform students about the jewish faith, the history of the synagogue, the Torah, and jewish funeral customs.  

NL - Beth El Synagogue

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Newfoundland students had a chance to visit and tour the Basilica Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in St. John's, NL.  Rene Estrada, church member talked to the students about the history of the cathedral, the catholic faith, and funeral customes.  See photo below - Rene Estrada (seond from the left) with Newfoundland students.

NL - The Basilica Cathedral

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Frank Scaglione with Vancouver Caskets speaks with the BC Level I students about their products.

BC Vancouver Caskets


Photo below:  BC Level I students at Vancouver Caskets with Frank Scaglione (far right) and Tim (far left).

BC Vancouver Caskets 2016

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BC Level I and Level II students visit the India Cultural Centre of Canada - Gurdwara Nanak Niwas in Richmond. Students were able to hear Balwat Sanghera speak about their religion, faith and funeral customs.  

BC Gurdwara

BC Level I and Level II students visit the BC Muslim Association Mosque in Richmond.  Mohammed Asin, licensed funeral director and embalmer, (front row centre) talked to the students about Islam, their faith, culture and funeral customs.

BC Muslim Association


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