|Established as Toronto's first public college in 1966, Centennial College offers programs in business, communications, community and health studies, science and engineering technology, general arts, hospitality and transportation.|
The Institute’s Leadership:
Centennial College is a recognised leader in global citizenship, social justice, and equity education. The College places a strong emphasis on ensuring its relevance in these areas and, in 2009, established the Institute for Global Citizenship & Equity as an avenue for ensuring that it continues to achieve this goal.
The Institute for Global Citizenship and Equity (IGCE) was a natural evolution in the College’s commitment to global citizenship, social justice, and equity, which has enabled the College to more visibly embed these principles into all of its activities. The Institute is a meaningful and important articulation of the prominence that the College has in these areas.
Under the leadership of Dr. Margaret Brigham (Dean), Dr. Eva Aboagye (Senior Researcher), and Aida Haroun (Equity and Compliance Manager) and their dynamic team, the Institute has evolved into a rich resource for staff, faculty, and students as well as an active contributor to global citizenship, social justice, and equity discourse.
The Institute’s Purpose:
The IGCE provides a clustering of energy and resources on global citizenship and equity from which faculty, staff, students, and the community can use to work together in pursuit of new and ongoing projects that explore issues of global citizenship, social justice, and equity.
The Institute collaborates with schools and departments at the College to offer activities that advance global citizenship, equity, social justice, and systemic change. By bringing together research and activities related to global citizenship, equity, and social justice education at the College, the Institute strives to provide opportunities for the members of the College community to work within their communities and/or globally towards social justice. The IGCE enables the College community to move from a philosophical approach to global citizenship to social action.
The goals of the Institute are:
In order to do meet it's goals, the Institute serves college-wide functions in three key areas:
Two Main Frameworks:
Two main frameworks will guide the work of the Institute: