Humber Learning Outcomes (HLO)

Humber recently launched its Humber Learning Outcomes (HLO) framework

The HLOs will better prepare our graduates with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the ever-evolving workplace. The HLOs highlight mindsets and skills that deeply engages students in their learning and empowers them to take on real-world challenges and contribute to society as career-ready citizens. 


Mindsets are worldviews that are crucial to the well-being and prosperity of individuals and communities. As values, they inform how we approach challenging situations and interact with others. At Humber, we nurture three key mindsets that unite the community and guide the behaviour and actions of Humber graduates in work and life. 

HLO Key Mindset: Sustainability 

A sustainability mindset enables us to think and act with collective futures in mind. As sustainability-minded individuals, Humber graduates lead by example. They promote equitable and sustainable practices in their professional and personal lives. They act responsibly in environmental, economic and social ways that protect our planet and contribute positively to the well-being of our communities. 

HLO Key Mindset: Equity, Diversity & Inclusion 

An equity, diversity & inclusion mindset enables us to create a fair, just and inclusive world. As equity-minded individuals, Humber graduates have a deep understanding of and respect for human diversity, intersectional identities and cultural complexity. They act with empathy, compassion and humility to remove barriers for equity-seeking groups and create equal opportunity for all individuals and communities.

At Humber, equity-seeking groups refers to communities who were historically and who are currently underserved and underrepresented. These groups include women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, racialized persons, persons from diverse gender identities and persons who identify as LGBTQ+.

HLO Key Mindset: Systems Thinking 

A systems thinking mindset enables us to effect real change by harnessing the interconnectedness of all things. As systems thinkers, Humber graduates approach situations by knowing the limits of their own knowledge and engaging multiple perspectives.  They ask “what if?” They are curious, compassionate and courageous thinkers who actively break down silos and promote holistic problem finding.

Visit the HLO website to learn more.