This event will make connections between Humber’s institutional learning outcomes, career-readiness, sustainability and the intersections between community, industry & education, and the local & global. It will provide a big-picture view of the work being done, the possibilities, and the work that needs to be done for us to achieve global sustainable futures through industry, community and education partnerships.
Thursday, March 12 from 8 am to 2 pm
Humber College North Campus – Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation – First Floor Atrium
In 2015, the UN Sustainable Development Goals were created to re-frame the way the world approaches development. The impacts of the SDGs have been felt across industries, but arguably have most affected the way we approach work in the international development and humanitarian aid sectors. Given the major challenges we face globally, such as climate change and inequality of wealth distribution, the SDGs will inform the solutions we put forward. But are they working? How do we use the SDGs to create impactful change while still questioning and challenging the system they create? The status quo must be challenged to improve impact.
Meet Our Keynote
Rahul Singh is the founder of the David McAntony Gibson Foundation (GlobalMedic). Singh developed GlobalMedic’s unique operational mandate of providing efficient and cost-effective disaster relief in the immediate aftermath of a catastrophe. Singh’s tireless efforts have created a globally recognized, innovative and efficient organization – earning him a title on Time Magazine’s List of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. In 2012, he was made a member of the Order of Ontario. Singh has been a professional emergency worker since 1988. GlobalMedic has run 217 responses in 73 countries, supporting more than 3.4 million beneficiaries.
Commitment to Sustainability
Sustainability is one of Humber’s core values and we’re committed to making our events more sustainable. As an attendee please consider:
- Carpool: Do you know someone else attending the event? Parking is also limited.
- Transit: Humber College North campus connects to multiple transit routes including TTC, Mi-Way and Brampton Transit. Work out the route here.
- Humber College North campus has 16 electric vehicle stations in our parking garage. More information here.
- Bring your own water bottle.