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Global Skills Opportunity Grant

Tags: December 2021, Vol. 2, Issue 2

Humber has won two contracts under the Government of Canada’s Global Skills Opportunity (GSO) fund, which provides bursaries for low-income Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadian students. This funding can be used to participate in global learning opportunities – including academic summer schools and Work-Integrated Learning (WIL). There is also additional funding allocated for wrap around supports.

The first project, Global Etuaptmumk/Two-Eyed Seeing & Co-Learning, provides students with an immersion opportunity to complete academic credit courses on sustainability and bi-culturalism, co-guided by Indigenous elders and knowledge holders at Otago Polytechnic in New Zealand and Humber. Together students will critically reflect on their own cultural context, layered identities, and their responsibility within shared spaces, preparing them to act in respectful, reciprocal and responsible relationships with each other and the natural environment.

The second project, Storytelling for Social Change, equips students to be community changemakers through social impact storytelling drawn from their global learning experiences and rooted in their lived narratives of sustainability and equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI). Centered in social justice principles and Indigenous storytelling practices, students will undertake co-curricular training on ethical approaches to storytelling before, during and after their study and work experiences abroad, and organize public and digital forums.

Read more about these exciting projects on Humber Today.

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