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

STARS v2.2

Humber College
AC-9: Research and Scholarship

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 12.00 / 12.00 Lindsay Walker
Sustainability Manager
Facilities Management
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Total number of employees that conduct research:

Number of employees engaged in sustainability research:

Percentage of employees that conduct research that are engaged in sustainability research:

Total number of academic departments that include at least one employee who conducts research:

Number of academic departments that include at least one employee who conducts sustainability research:

Percentage of departments that conduct research that are engaged in sustainability research:

A copy of the inventory of the institution’s sustainability research (upload):
Inventory of the institution’s sustainability research:


A brief description of the methodology the institution followed to complete the research inventory:

Research at Humber is primarily done through the Applied Research and Innovation (ARI) department, or the Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) department, or through individual faculties.

Faculty members who conduct research through ARI are asked to self-report if their project goals aligns with any of Humber College’s institutional research goals, one of which is sustainability. We extracted that information and also went through descriptions of other projects to determine if any were sustainability related.

For CTL projects, CTL staff went through our projects in 2016-2019 and identified the ones that they felt met the criteria for sustainability based on the project’s description.

For research conducted within the faculty, Associate Deans of each faculty were asked to determine any faculty members conducting research and sustainability research to ensure all relevant researchers were represented in this credit.

Projects from all three sources are included in the attached inventory. Faculty members who do research with any combination of CTL, ARI, an individual faculty were only counted once in the number of faculty members who conduct research.

Humber’s Value: We preserve our collective future.

ILO definition:

A sustainability mindset enables us to think and act with our collective future in mind. As sustainability-minded individuals, Humber graduates lead by example. They promote sustainable practices in their professional and personal lives. They act responsibly in environmental, economic and social ways that protect our planet and contribute positively to the well-being of our communities.

•economic responsibility
•environmental responsibility
•social & civic responsibility


Humber’s Value: We cultivate an environment where all individuals can achieve their full potential.

ILO definition:

An equity, diversity & inclusion mindset enables us to create a fair, just and inclusive world. As equity-minded individuals, Humber graduates have a deep understanding of and respect for human diversity, interdependence, interconnectedness and cultural complexity. As global citizens, they act with empathy, compassion and humility to create equal opportunity for all individuals and communities.


•empathy & compassion
•equal opportunity
•global citizenship

Office of Human Rights, Equity & Diversity definitions:

The principle of equity recognizes that equity-seeking groups experience unfair
treatment in services, programs and employment. At Humber, equity means applying
specific measures and practices to achieve equality of opportunities and outcomes for

Diversity refers to the intersectionality of social and political identities that embody
different worldviews, knowledges, and experiences. Humber embraces the diversity that
exists in the identities of students and employees from local and global communities.

The principle of inclusion refers to the active and intentional engagement of people in all
their intersecting social and political identities. At Humber, this engagement is grounded
in respect, and all members of the college community are recognized as valued
contributors. Inclusion enriches innovation, sustainability and excellence in curricula,
research, programs and services.

Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability research is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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