I am excited to join this special community of Humber students, faculty, staff, partners and donors.
I am joining you after serving as the President and CEO of Loyalist College in Belleville and, prior to that, I was in Newfoundland and Labrador as the President and CEO of the College of the North Atlantic. Those were both amazing places on my more than 30-year post-secondary journey that has brought me here, to the role of President and CEO of Humber College.
I am proud to be the first woman to hold the position. I take that very seriously and hope that it inspires other women to strive for leadership positions at Humber, in our post-secondary sector and beyond.
One of the reasons I wanted to become the fifth President of Humber was how inspired I was by the college’s values and strategic priorities, and the way Humber helps its learners gain the knowledge and skills they need to lead and innovate. Humber is Canada’s pre-eminent college and I’m motivated to keep it at the forefront of polytechnic education in this country.
With the mass disruption in society today caused by the pandemic,climate change and other political and economic forces, we have an opportunity and a responsibility to take on the challenges faced locally, provincially, nationally and globally. I believe that Humber, with its remarkable students, instructors, faculty, Centres of Innovation and industry partners, is uniquely positioned and up to the task of responding to these challenges.
I’m also looking forward to working for an institution with a demonstrated focus on addressing the most critical of social issues. Fostering and championing an equitable and inclusive environment, respect for Indigenous ways of knowing, being and doing, and meaningful action to fight climate change are all part of Humber’s approach.
Here’s what I pledge during my time at Humber. I’m going to listen, learn, and with our leadership team, continue to build on the many successes the college and its community are already realizing. The support that Humber’s students and professional learners enjoy will remain a top priority under my leadership.
The next chapter of Humber’s history is still to be written and we will do so together – by supporting students, greening our infrastructure, building our research capacity, strengthening our industry partnerships and work-integrated learning opportunities, and cultivating healthy and inclusive learning and working environments.
Thank you for the warm welcome. I am looking forward to meeting many of you this fall.
Dr. Ann Marie Vaughan
President and CEO
Transforming post-secondary education through global, polytechnic leadership.
Humber develops global citizens with the knowledge and skills to lead and innovate.
Humber is focused on five strategic priorities. Our efforts within these areas will bridge our current activities to our next strategic plan and will be critical in our adaptation to a changed post-secondary world post-COVID-19.
In a rapidly evolving world that often pushes the boundaries of possibility, conventional practices in post-secondary education are not enough. It will take a bold approach, the courage to transcend tradition and a pioneering spirit to reimagine our future.
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