Amy Gaudaur is a professor in the Child and Youth Care (CYC) Program at Centennial College. She is a graduate of the Centennial College CYC program and Ryerson CYC BA program. She is the recipient of the 2015 George Wicken Memorial Teaching Excellence Award and the 2015 Board of Governors Teaching Excellence Award. In 2012, she won the Dean's Apple Award for Leadership: Community Leadership, Fostering Student Leadership. In 2014, she won the Dean's Apple Award for Global Citizenship. Amy is a passionate advocate of the field of youth work. She currently teaches courses with a focus on child and youth mental health, advocacy and children's rights. Amy is passionate about the promotion of global citizenship and advocacy for underrepresented or marginalized groups. She has travelled with students to Kenya, Arizona and Mexico as part of the Centennial College Global Citizenship Education Learning Experiences. She continues to look for new and exciting ideas to engage students in learning in and out of the classroom.