Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 79.01
Liaison Lindsay Walker
Submission Date Feb. 14, 2023

STARS v2.2

Humber College
EN-12: Continuing Education

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.86 / 5.00 Lindsay Walker
Sustainability Manager
Facilities Management
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Total number of continuing education courses offered:

Number of continuing education courses that are sustainability course offerings:

Percentage of continuing education courses that are sustainability course offerings:

A copy of the institution’s inventory of its continuing education sustainability course offerings and descriptions:
Institution’s inventory of its continuing education sustainability course offerings and descriptions:

Humber’s Continuous Professional Learning (CPL) is a department that offers continuing education courses to the community. A reviewer analyzed all the courses offered by CPL within the academic year of 2021/22 and categorized the courses as “sustainability-focused” or sustainability-inclusive" based on the course description.

Do the figures reported above cover one, two, or three academic years?:

Does the institution have at least one sustainability-focused certificate program through its continuing education or extension department?:

A brief description of the certificate program(s):

Humber's Continuous Professional Learning (CPL) offers these sustainability-focused certificate programs:
Global Citizenship Certificate: The Global Citizenship Certificate is a cross-college, multi-disciplinary program designed to accommodate currently enrolled students from any academic program at Humber. Envisioned as a "global backpack" or a set of courses and experiences that learners can fit into their current studies, the program requires students to examine the theme of global citizenship, including relevant knowledge, skills, values and civic actions. It allows them to deepen their understanding of sustainability, systems, human diversity, interconnectedness, cultural complexity, EDI, and enhance their sense of personal and community responsibility. As part of the program learners must complete 40 hours of local community development, with a focus on sustainable action. Learners produce an e-portfolio to intentionally map out and document their learning experiences and outcomes in the Certificate. The program leads to a Certificate of Completion which is noted on learners’ academic transcripts. This is a multi-semester long certificate program where students can partake along with their current studies.

GCC Program offers a variety of courses that teach students about Sustainable Development Goals such as Introduction to Global Citizenship, Citizen at Humber, Citizen of the World and Global Studies Courses. The Citizen of the World course, for example, introduces the topics of culture and identity, guided by the Iceberg Concept of Culture, Hofstede’s theory of Cultural Dimensions and Bennett’s Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity. Learners will explore topics relevant to understanding the spectrum of identity, uncovering implicit bias, awareness of issues related to equity and inclusion, and community engagement in a culturally diverse and interdependent world. More information can be found here: https://humber.ca/global-opportunities/global-citizenship.html

Transformative Equity, Inclusion & Belonging Leadership Certificate: Increasingly the public, private and non-profit sectors are required to build environments that are equitable, inclusive and anti-racist in order to foster a sense of belonging for all their constituents. We know that a diverse workforce increases innovation, creativity, market share and profitability. Designed by leading equity, inclusion, anti-racist thought leaders and practitioners, this certificate program will aid you in advancing an equity, inclusion and belonging mindset and actions.

Participants will embark on a journey to increase their capacity and competency in relation to Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (EIB) and anti-racism education and application, strengthen their EIB and anti-racism competencies and develop tools to embark on self and organizational transformation and accountability. This program is intensive and will be beneficial to persons working to advance EIB and anti-racism organizational change in their environments. More information available: https://business.humber.ca/programs/transformative-equity-inclusion-and-belonging-leadership-certificate.html

Website URL where information about the institution’s continuing education courses and programs in sustainability is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Continuing Education at Humber is traditionally offered in the evenings and weekends. They are general/special interest and continuous professional development courses.

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