Canada’s polytechnics will be key players in the effort to achieve environmental sustainability. In addition to embedding green skills in their skills development programs, polytechnics actively support industry players with environmental applied research. Regardless of the sector, employers are increasingly looking for a “sustainability mindset” in new hires. Responding to this industry demand, Humber recently introduced a new Sustainability Stream in their General Arts and Sciences (GAS) pathway, which will open for enrollment Fall 2021.
Polytechnics Canada sat down for a conversation with Humber’s Jennifer Ball, a professor in the Sociology department who led program development efforts.