Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 70.91
Liaison Lindsay Walker
Submission Date Oct. 24, 2019

STARS v2.2

Humber College
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Lindsay Walker
Sustainability Manager
Facilities Management
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Does the institution offer at least one immersive, sustainability-focused educational study program that is one week or more in length?:

A brief description of the sustainability-focused immersive program(s) offered by the institution:

The Global Citizenship Certificate is a cross-college, multi-disciplinary program designed to accommodate currently enrolled students from all Academic Schools, including: Applied Technology; Business; Creative & Performing Arts; Hospitality, Recreation & Tourism; Liberal Arts & Sciences; Media Studies & Information Technology; School of Health Sciences and Social & Community Services. Envisioned as a "global backpack" or a set of courses and experiences that you can fit into your current studies, the program requires students to examine the theme of citizenship. It allows them to deepen their understanding of sustainability, human diversity, interconnectedness, cultural complexity, and enhance their sense of personal and community responsibility.

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Additional Immersive Experiences at Humber:
Service Learning: Humber offers multiple faculty-led service-learning experiences abroad which give students the opportunity to work with local communities on various aspects of social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainability. Service-learning differs from internship experience or volunteer work in its intention to equally benefit the provider and the recipient of the service, as well as to ensure equal focus on both the service being provided and the learning that is occurring. Community partnerships are based on sustainability, reprice and mutual respect. Examples include: Health Sciences students to Guatemala; Social and Community Services students to Costa Rica; Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism students to Nicaragua. https://international.humber.ca/global-opportunities/go-abroad/service-learning.html

Faculty-led study tours: Humber faculty have a long tradition of conducting global study tours, helping students to learn about the world from entirely new perspectives. For students who have limited travel experience, study tours can be a good way to begin a safe and supervised setting. Study tours run for 2-3 weeks and offer students the opportunity to step outside the walls of a classroom and experience a subject firsthand under the guidance of Humber faculty. All academic schools have different opportunities and students are encouraged to contact their professors to participate.

International Youth Internship Program: Humber coordinates Global Affairs Canada’s International Youth Internship program, which involves young Canadians working abroad with communities to build sustainable solutions to self-identified needs of rural communities. Examples include: supporting artisans in Nepal with Fair Trade, technical training and education for youth in Peru and Bolivia, and grassroots agricultural and business development in Haiti. Through the YIP, Humber has sent a total of 42 interns overseas to provide on-the-ground support to partner NGOs.

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