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Humber College Receives $30 Million Gift From the Barrett Family Foundation

Humber College is a leader in innovation and this $30 million transformational gift from the Barrett Family Foundation is an investment that will prepare our students to become the innovative and strategic problem-solvers of tomorrow.

The Faculty of Applied Sciences & Technology empowers future creators, engineers, designers, builders, journey people, makers, techies & thinkers. We are grateful to the Barrett Family Foundation for their shared vision and recognizing how our polytechnic model of education plays an important role in nurturing and empowering learners to pursue STEM and how our programs are meeting industry demand for graduates from emerging technology fields.

The Foundation’s investment will support science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs at Humber and will foster a learning environment where students can develop and build digital and innovation skills critical for today and the future.

Notably, the investment in Humber will provide access to education through more than 100 annual scholarships to students entering and continuing their studies in degrees and diplomas including our three new Bachelor of Engineering degrees in Mechatronics, Information Systems and Built Environment. Students will also be eligible to receive funding through experiential and work-integrated learning opportunities and skills training grants.

We are truly grateful to the Barrett Family Foundation for supporting our students and faculty with opportunities for digital transformation and innovation. Thank you for paving the way for interdisciplinary teams of students, faculty and industry experts to solve complex, real-world problems.

Barrett Family Foundation presenting on stage at Humber College