Daisy-Mae completed her Master of Arts in the Department of Sociology at McMaster University. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours, Wilfrid Laurier University), Bachelor of Education (University of Toronto) and a Social Service Worker Diploma (Fanshawe). She is also an Ontario Certified Teacher with the Ontario College of Teachers (since 2005).
Daisy has taught for 17 years in post-secondary settings including Western University, Fanshawe College, triOS College, and Conestoga College, primarily Sociology and Psychology courses. In recent years, her focus has been on Health and Wellness courses, Interpersonal Communications, Student Success and Life Skills advising. Daisy started her teaching career at triOS College in 2005, when she helped launch the Community Service Worker (CSW) program. Daisy received the award for Instructor of the Year in 2006 (Faculty of Healthcare) across all triOS College campuses. At triOS, she also taught Career Management courses and conducted one-on-one career counselling.
Daisy also has 10 years’ social service work experience and has worked in a variety of settings: United Way of London & Middlesex, Forward House of London (group homes), homeless shelters with the YWCA, and has supported children, youth, adults/families with special needs, particularly focusing on behavioural programs for children with autism.
As a two-time cancer survivor (2008 & 2017), Daisy has presented regularly with the Terry Fox Foundation (2010-2017) and the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame (ongoing). She has appeared on CTV News London with Jan Sims, Canada AM with Seamus O'Reagan, Global News with Leslie Roberts, and CityNews.
In October 2018, Daisy co-authored her first book, Interpersonal and Group Dynamics, Third Edition: www.emond.ca/igd3
To learn more about Daisy-Mae Hamelinck visit: www.linkedin.com/in/daisymaehamelinck