Monday 12th, 2018
Since the 1970s, Humber has been engaged in international activities and projects.
Humber’s first internationalization strategy was launched in 2013 which focused on the institution’s commitment to creating a global-ready community of students, faculty and staff. At the 2015 CICan Awards of Excellence Humber was awarded Gold for internationalization excellence in recognition of its efforts to include international activities in several aspects of its strategic plan.
Here is a breakdown of our key international activities over the past 20 years.
Diane Simpson, Director of International (2005-2012), Dean of International (2012-2016) and current Senior International Consultant of the International Centre of Humber College breaks down the internal strategies and results over the past 10 years: “Over the last 10 years we have seen a growth of almost 10 times the number of international student choosing Humber to further their post-secondary studies. Over the years we have developed programming to support our international student population through specialized programing including: Passport to Success, our online orientation program, and the Connect buddy program. In 2013 we launched our first internalization strategy recognizing the vital role international plays throughout the Humber community.
As of today, the International Centre has expanded to 54 members (including 21 part-time staff). The internationalization strategy for 2018, Internationalization 2.0, positions Humber as a global leader in polytechnic education. It focuses on creating a new generation of global citizens that will contribute to the social and economic development of society as a whole. It will create global learning for students, faculty and staff on campus and abroad.
These photos come from the Humber Archive ranging from the 1970s-1990s showcasing a glimpse of international initiatives.