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

STARS v2.2

Humber College
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.58 / 4.00 Lindsay Walker
Sustainability Manager
Facilities Management
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Number of students enrolled for credit:
42,052

Total number of students served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
8,775

Percentage of students served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
20.87

Name of the student educators program (1st program):
Humber Arboretum Ambassadors

A brief description of the student educators program (1st program):

The Humber Arboretum Ambassadors (HAAs) launched as the first pilot under the Arboretum’s Learning by Leading™ program in December 2017. The goal of the pilot was to develop students’ skills through active engagement in Arboretum initiatives.

Arb Ambassadors first engage with and learn about the Arboretum and topics related to local ecology, then share their knowledge with others.
HAAs are asked to commit to the program for the Fall and Winter semesters. The fall will focus on learning about the Arboretum and local ecology, then the winter will focus on sharing your knowledge by participating in, planning, and hosting events and activities.
At the start of the program, all HAAs are required to participate in an Arboretum Orientation session, take a survey, and sign a pledge promising to treat the space and the people, plants, and wildlife they encounter within it with respect.
During the fall semester, HAAs are required to attend meetings which will take place approximately 3x per month. For the fall of 2019, Learning by Leading meetings will take place on Fridays from noon to 1pm. You must be available during this time to participate. During the Winter semester, HAAs must help plan and participate at least two Arboretum Ambassador run student engagement events.

Six student Ambassadors gained valuable knowledge in topics such as citizen science and biodiversity and took part in tree plantings, bird box and bee home building, and outreach events. Two students were hired as Co-Coordinators to help plan and facilitate group activities, moving up the leadership ladder.
HAAs training includes:
a minimum of three (3) free educational workshops or events hosted by the Humber Arboretum, which could include Lunch and Learns or activities run in partnership with Bird Studies Canada, Etobicoke Master Gardeners, or Toronto and Region Conservation.

Completion of a minimum of four (4) hands-on assignments that directly support the Arb's conservation, horticultural, or educational goals.
All HAAs are required to demonstrate that they have spread the word about the Arboretum throughout their time as an Ambassador.


A brief description of the student educators program’s target audience (1st program):

The program is targeted to all attendees of the Arboretum, specially Humber students who take part in Arboretum workshops. The Humber Arboretum provided nature based experiential learning for 4300 Humber students in 2018-2019.


Number of trained student educators (1st program):
8

Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (1st program):
32

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained student educator (1st program):
2

Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (1st program):
512

Website URL where information about the student educators program is available (1st program):
Name of the student educators program (2nd program):
Humber Residence Assistants

A brief description of the student educators program (2nd program):

Resident Assistants (RA) are trained student leaders who are responsible for a floor within the residence. RAs provide a supportive mentor-like role within their communities while working to ensure residents feel safe and secure in their new homes.
All 45 Humber Resident Assistants took part in a workshop about sustainability, with a focus on waste systems that provided the skills on how to reduce and sort waste. These student leaders serve the entire residence population and will encourage the students living on their floor to reduce and dispose of waste properly through role modeling and by informing the residence population what goes where during their floor meetings.

Other training provided included: Residence Life Staff Orientation, Pre-Service Online Training Modules, Residence Life Staff August Training, Monthly In-Service Training, Winter Residence Life Staff Training, Attend any other training sessions or workshops as required by the Residence Life Coordinator, All mandatory Humber College training modules and programs (e.g. AODA, Health andSafety, Pathways to Human Rights)


A brief description of the student educators program’s target audience (2nd program):

The target audience for RAs are Humber's 1706 residence students at both campuses. Students are served by RAs through weekly meetings and ongoing targeted programming that leverage the Residence Healthy Living Framework where sustainability is integrated in programming.


Number of trained student educators (2nd program):
45

Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (2nd program):
1

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained student educator (2nd program):
2

Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (2nd program):
90

Website URL where information about the student educators program is available (2nd program):
Name of the student educators program (3rd program):
Waste Warriors

A brief description of the student educators program (3rd program):

Waste warriors are volunteers who help attendees at large campus events sort their waste. All waste warriors were provided with sustainability training focused on how to reduce and sort waste provided by the Office of Sustainability. The student educators are placed at busy locations around campus to teach students how to sort through their waste properly.


A brief description of the student educators program’s target audience (3rd program):

The target audience is generally attendees at large campus events (students and staff for events with 100+ attendees). Since this program is relatively new, Waste Warriors have helped so far at two events:
Showcase 2018- mostly faculty and some staff (400 attendees)
Lakeshore Orientation 2019- all the students at Humber Lakeshore- Birmingham who attend orientation week. (2369 participants)


Number of trained student educators (3rd program):
4

Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (3rd program):
32

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained student educator (3rd program):
1

Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (3rd program):
128

Website URL where information about the student educators program is available (3rd program):
A brief description of all other student peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education programs:
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Number of trained student educators (all other programs):
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Number of weeks, on average, the student educators programs are active annually (all other programs):
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Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per student educator (all other programs) :
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Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (all other programs):
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Grand total number of hours worked annually by trained student sustainability educators (all programs):
730

Hours worked annually by trained student sustainability educators per student served by a peer-to-peer program:
0.08

Website URL where information about the student sustainability educators programs is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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