Indigenous Education & Engagement: Staff and Faculty Request Form

Indigenous Education & Engagement (IE&E) is committed to braiding Indigenous ways of being, knowing, and doing into Humber’s academic programs, course content and co-curricular activities. Our Academic Team currently offers a number of supports for Staff and Faculty at Humber College, including:

  • Curriculum and Workshop Consultation
  • Guest Speaker (IE&E)
  • External Guest Speaker/Curriculum Support (Elder, Knowledge Keeper, Subject Matter Expert)
  • Event Support (i.e., smudging ceremony, land acknowledgement, etc.)
  • 4 Seasons of Reconciliation Training (you can request individual training, or for your staff/students). This can include a debriefing session with IE&E

If you would like to meet with us, please fill out the Staff and Faculty Request Form

Land Acknowledgement 

Click the image below to learn the importance of a Land Acknowledgement form the perspective of Humber community members. 

"We want to welcome you to the traditional lands that Humber College is located on. We do this to honour and respect the ancestors who lived on this land before us and currently still reside in this area. Humber invites you to join us in recognizing the living history of the land on which we are located and honour our connection to it."

- Jason Seright, Vice President, Inclusion & Belonging 

Humber College is located within the traditional and treaty lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit. Known as Adoobiigok, the “Place of the Alders” in Michi Saagiig language, the region is uniquely situated along Humber River watershed, which historically provided an integral connection for Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee, and Wendat peoples between the Ontario Lakeshore and the Lake Simcoe/Georgian Bay regions. Now home to people of numerous nations, Adoobiigok continues to provide a vital source of interconnection for all.

Downloadable Guide to Acknowledging Traditional Territory

Inclusive Hiring Act

Humber College’s five core values are courage, innovation, equity, health and well-being, and sustainability. These values guide and inform the decisions that best support our students, faculty, support staff, administration and the wider Humber community. With this in mind, Humber is engaging in an inclusive hiring initiative focused on increasing representation of Indigenous and Black full-time faculty members within the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences (FLAS).

The College is taking this step to better reflect the diversity of our community as we build a more inclusive workforce that is more representative of the wider community, in which Humber plays an integral role. This initiative will have a profound and positive impact on our learners and staff, especially those from equity deserving groups. Studies have demonstrated that when students have a sense of belonging their grades, as well as engagement, retention, and graduation rates increase. Seeing their communities reflected in their instructors will support inclusivity and belonging. It will have an equally important impact on Humber’s faculty and support staff as we build a more inclusive workforce that is more representative of the wider community of which Humber is a member.

This inclusive hiring initiative aligns with Humber’s 2018-2023 Strategic Plan, Employment Equity program, work completed by the Equity Diversity and Inclusion Taskforce and with the College’s Indigenous Education Plan. This hiring approach also meets the requirements of special programs under the Ontario Human Rights Code.

To learn more about these career opportunities click here.

For more information about this initiative, contact:

Nalini Jugnundan

Interim Director, Human Rights, Equity & Inclusion