Seeding the Roots of Sustainability
Humber College is located within the traditional and treaty lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit. Known as Adoobiigok [A-doe-bee-goke], the “Place of the Black Alders” in Michi Saagiig [Mi-Chee Saw-Geeg] language, the region is uniquely situated along Humber River Watershed, which historically provided an integral connection for Anishinaabe [Ah-nish-nah-bay], Haudenosaunee [Hoeden-no-shownee], and Wendat [Wine-Dot] 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.
Acknowledging the land on which Humber sits as Indigenous peoples, who are disproportionally impacted by climate change, have been and continue to be caretakers of Mother Earth and respect her many gifts. We must all continue to learn, build relationships, and acting in with solidarity with Indigenous communities around the world.
Whether it’s embedding sustainability across curriculum, enhancing how we help connect people to nature or building net-zero buildings, every act supports sustainable behaviour that changes culture. Our community will have a profound effect on our success to reach the Sustainable Development Goals, address the climate crisis, and shape a thriving culture of sustainability and inclusion. Demonstrating allyship with our local and global community partners and collaborating on each of our strategic priorities, will lead the way to a more sustainable world together.
Campus Culture is the personality of an organization, shaped by the institutional history, mission, physical settings, norms, values, practices, and assumptions that guide behaviour of individuals and groups in the institution.
Humber Sustainability Steering Committee
The Sustainability Steering Committee (SSC) is a cross-institutional advisory body to the President and Executive Team that provides integrated, collaborative, evidence-based advice to ensure Humber’s commitment to sustainability is reflected in planning and decision-making across the college. It is responsible for providing advice and direction related to the execution of Humber’s Sustainability Plan. Terms of Reference, Membership lists and Meeting Minutes for each committee can be found on Humber's committee directory.
Sustainability Ambassadors is the volunteer program offered by the Office of Sustainability that provides Humber and Guelph Humber students the opportunity to stengthen their skillset, make connections with one another, and earn Co-Curricular Record (CCR) Credit. By joining this community of passionate sustainability advocates at Humber, students support our events, write blog posts, create content for our social media, and much more. More information about the role and how to join can be found on the Sustainability Ambassadors page.
The Sustainability Trail is a series of plaques featuring sustainability initiatives across the North and Lakeshore campuses. The plaques raise awareness on how sustainability is embedded in campus life and culture. Discover more about the sustainability features on campus on the Sustainability Trail page.
Our work leverages our partners’ strengths and we encourage you to learn more about the following catalysts that help shape our culture. Together, we have shared goals which include everything from establishing an institutional Equity, Diversity and Inclusion framework to hosting workshops on environmental racism, and conducting an annual Sustainability Culture Assessment.
Indigenous Education & Engagement (IE&E)
IE&E provides support to Indigenous students and works to build a sense of community by connecting people through Indigenous perspectives - academically, culturally and socially.
Centre for Human Rights, Equity and Diversity
The Centre’s initiatives integrate a holistic framework that address the complex ways that socially constructed identities intersect and interlock.
LGBTQ+ Resource Centre
The LGBTQ+ Resource Centre offers a dedicated safe, brave and positive space on campus and works to promote a more inclusive learning and working environment.
Black Student Support and Engagement (BSSE)
BSSE provides students who identify as Black, African, Caribbean or African Canada with community, resources and support during their college experience.
IGNITE represents the Humber/Guelph-Humber student body and connects students to clubs, events and services. Expand your social network and get involved with IGNITE campus life.
Student Wellness and Accessibility (SWAC)
SWAC provides essential health, wellness and accessibility services on campus. Schedule an appointment with a counsellor, visit the health services clinic, or check out the fitness centres!
International Development Institute (IDI)
IDI delivers high quality international development education and programming to strengthen the skills and abilities of our partners, and develop future leaders and global citizens.
The Humber Arboretum is a thriving natural ecosystem and outdoor learning space. It is free to visit and offers a variety of nature-based programming to students and the general public.