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Guiding Principles

The guiding principles ground the academic division and shape behaviours in the design and delivery of the Academic Plan. They are at the core of the academic division’s actions, driving culture and decision making. Acting in alignment with the guiding principles is foundational to supporting high-quality and innovative learning experiences.

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We co-create a learning community that enables everyone to reach their full potential.

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We build and protect the conditions for risk-taking, creativity and innovation to thrive.

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We are guided by Humber’s commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and Indigenous ways of being, knowing and doing in our decisions and actions.

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"Humber continues to build on the strengths of our unique model of polytechnic education while always seeking to improve and foster local and global partnerships and strengthen capacity for innovation. We are focused on the future and creating educational and campus experiences that set students and employees up for success today and tomorrow."

Dr. Ann Marie Vaughan,
President and CEO
Lakeshore campus in the fall

Academic Priorities

Through these priorities, we continue our journey towards developing a coordinated system of high-quality programs and learning pathways that maximize choice, flexibility and mobility for an even greater number of diverse learners.

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Priority 1:


Commitment: We will expand our range of credentials, pathways, and recognition of prior learning (RPL) processes to support transitions between high school, post-secondary education, and employment.

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Priority 2:


Commitment: We will create flexible program and course delivery options that enable students to personalize their learning experience while meeting their long- and short-term educational goals.

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Priority 3:


Commitment: We will support our faculty and staff to initiate projects that enable innovation and create new ways of teaching and learning at Humber.