Humber is committed to increasing awareness of the historical and contemporary contributions and achievements of Indigenous communities and other diverse groups.
An Indigenous classroom will be a key feature of the Cultural Hub. The classroom will be situated near the outdoors and will have a structure designed in a form that expresses the four components of the medicine wheel – spiritual, mental, emotional and physical – which supports the balance of an individual.
To bring Indigenous stories and culture to life, Humber has Indigenous Cultural Markers and artwork throughout our campuses and the Cultural Hub will enable expansion of this. The Cultural Hub will also give Humber the capacity to expand its support of a national, Indigenous media creation group by providing culturally-focused programming, such as an Indigenous Editors Circle and a master class in publishing Indigenous manuscripts. For the past seven years, Humber has offered a culture-based, academically-focused Indigenous summer camp, Camp Choice, for 125 grade 7-8 students to facilitate access to higher learning and these students will now be able to experience the camp in a culturally meaningful environment.
For many years, Humber has participated in Culture Days at the Lakeshore Campus, with the Indigenous Education and Engagement department playing a key role through the hosting of their annual Indigenous Pow Wow. The Cultural Hub will provide additional indoor and outdoor space for all members of the Humber community to celebrate and support the diverse cultures found in Toronto and beyond.