Humber College
Humber College staff planted a tree for their 'ribbon cutting' ceremony to launch the Humber Arboretum Strategic Plan  

Recognized as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2021):

Here are some of the reasons why Humber College was selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2021):

  • Humber College maintains extensive waste reduction efforts, managing initiatives such as Campus Clean Up Days and collection programs for e-waste, batteries, used furniture, light bulbs, and HVAC filters -- the college has increased its waste diversion rate to 69 per cent in 2019, up 42 per cent since 2012
  • Humber College actively extends its sustainability perspective to its surrounding communities, hosting various environmental and outdoor education programs and events for the public at the Humber Arboretum and Centre for Urban Ecology, including courses on eco-gardening and sustainable urban beekeeping (there are two functioning beehives at two campus locations)
  • Humber College's campus buildings showcase a number of unique green features, including a four-storey bio-wall that helps filter internal air, a green roof, PV panel solar array, rainwater collection, water bottle refilling stations (that track the number of plastic bottles saved), high-efficiency lighting systems, self-powered treadmills for zero impact workouts, and honey bee hives at its North and Lakeshore campuses
Humber College staff and faculty participated in a campus clean up event  

Highlights

Industry Post secondary schools, college
Major Canadian hiring locations Brampton ON, Mississauga ON, Toronto ON
Full-time employees in Canada 1,752
Part-time employees in Canada 4,727
Employee green team Sustainability Steering Committee
Senior executive who oversees initiatives VP of Administration & CFO
Formal strategy/policy name Integrated Energy Master Plan (20-year plan to address the institution's energy and water consumption), Humber Sustainability Plan (2019 to 2024)
Publishes sustainability report yes
Green highlights Humber Sustainability Award (individuals or groups demonstrating a dedication to enhancing sustainability on campus can be nominated for this award), ongoing programs to increase organic and sustainably sourced food services, Fair Trade and locally produced food products (led by the Fair Trade Campus Program steering committee), over 500 courses that address the environmental, social and economic aspects of sustainability (including a popular certificate on sustainable urban beekeeping with functioning bee hives at 2 locations), Humber Arboretum and Centre for Urban Ecology (offers a variety of environmental and outdoor education events for schools and community organizations ,as well as maintaining the Tranquility Bird Garden in partnership with Bird Studies Canada), Humber Pond Revitalization Project (partners with Toronto and Region Conservation to improve water quality)
Noteworthy initiatives Integrated Energy Master Plan includes the ambitious goals to reduce energy use by 50% per square foot, reduce water use by 50% per student, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30% by 2034
Building footprint includes PV solar panels, rainwater collection, green roof, solar water heating, geothermal heating/cooling, electric vehicle charging stations, solar air heating, high-efficiency lighting, 4-storey bio-wall, water bottle refill stations, LEED Platinum-certified, recently opened net-zero Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation (offset by solar panels and features a passive cooling system, green roof, and rain garden), recent renovation of the NX building achieved the Zero Carbon Building Design Certification by the Canada Green Building Council (the building now uses 70% less energy post-renovation)
Extended recycling textbooks, organics, e-waste, batteries, scrap metal, woods, light bulbs, HVAC filters, oil, construction materials (conducts annual waste audits and has achieved a 69% waste from landfill diversion rate)
Commuter amenities bicycle fix-it stations on each campus (with free access to air pump and common repair tools), designated carpool parking, car-sharing stations on campus, electric vehicle test drive event (to promote onsite charging stations and educate commuters about electric vehicles), Smart Commute, walk to public transit, secure/sheltered bicycle parking, online carpool sign-up, transit subsidies
Community partnerships GARDENS Pod Project (a community garden concept managed in partnership with LAMP Community Health Centre and GARDENS Advisory Council), Earth Week (includes a variety of educational events), WWF "Living Planet@Campus" partnership, WWF Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, Eco Closet (fashion students held an event in 2019 to sell gently used professional attire and raise awareness of the social and environmental impacts of fast fashion, raising over $1,500 for Youth Without Shelter)

The Career Directory

Humber College has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Humber College students, staff, and faculty during a tree planting event on campus

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Post secondary schools, college
Full-time employees in Canada 1,001 to 2,500
Major Canadian hiring locations Brampton ON, Mississauga ON, Toronto ON
Student opportunities paid internships, summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, mentoring, in-house career planning services, leadership training
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Typical new grad positions Administrative, Support, Technical, Instructor, Professor, Management
Starting salary $40K to $45K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, transit subsidies, employees receive paid time off to volunteer
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

Academic fields recruited


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