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Global Citizenship Certificate

Tags: Vol. 1, Issue 1, October 2020

The Faculty of Social and Community Services is excited to promote Humber’s Global Citizenship Certificate (GCC) open to students across all Humber programs. Since 2015, over 160 FSCS students have registered for the Global Citizenship Certificate with 30 FSCS students currently registered for Fall 2020.

The GCC is a (free) cross-college, multi-disciplinary program designed to prepare students for engaged living in a culturally diverse and rapidly changing world. Through a combination of academic courses and experiential learning, students develop a highly valued global perspective, deepen their understanding of human diversity, interconnectedness, and cultural complexity and enhance their sense of personal and community responsibility. The program requires students to critically examine their understanding of global diversity, and how to take an active role in our community to work with others to create a more equitable, just, inclusive and sustainable world.

The modules have recently been revised to include elements of systems thinking and how the Humber Learning Outcomes mindset is linked to Global Citizenship. Students will reflect upon the rights and responsibilities of citizenship within communities at local, national and global levels and will explore the concept of community, including factors of locality, membership, unity/cohesion, authority, scope and boundaries. Students will be introduced to the topics of culture and identity, as well as understanding the spectrum of identity, uncovering implicit bias, awareness of issues related to equity and inclusion, and community engagement in a culturally diverse and interdependent world.

To learn more about the Global Citizenship Certificate, visit the website here.

GCC Students

For more information on FSCS International Initiatives, please contact Manager, International and Strategic Initiatives, Stephanie Byer.

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