Programs and Engagement Specialist
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About Toronto Metropolitan
At the intersection of mind and action, Toronto Metropolitan University is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university. Integral to this path is the placement of equity, diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our institutional culture. Our current academic plan outlines each as core values and we work to embed them in all that we do.
We welcome those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. In addition, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment in Canada, we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
In April 2022, the university announced our new name of Toronto Metropolitan University, which will be implemented in a phased approach. Learn more about our next chapter.
Zone Learning uses experiential learning to allow students to apply their degree coursework to real world startups, causes, companies, projects or ventures. Members gain career-ready skills and experiences for the 21st-century workplace by initiating their own projects or contributing to existing ventures involving faculty, business and community partners. Zone Learning puts participants at the forefront of emerging markets to develop new products, explore innovative solutions, or embark on ventures to change the world, encouraging them to develop an entrepreneurial mindset.
Our 10 zones – each with a focus on a different industry – are incubators where people come together to brainstorm, kickstart projects, and build startups. Each offers one-on-one mentorship from experts as well as access to state of the art workspaces and technologies allowing members to grow their network, gain experience, build their resume and even access funding. Zone Learning is also home to the DMZ, the top-ranked university incubator in the world. With over 450 startups incubated each year and more than $560M in funding raised, the Zone Learning network offers participants the opportunity to shape initiatives from the ground up gaining real world experience through entrepreneurship.
Beyond our 10 zones, Zone Learning is also committed to promoting and supporting initiatives that will make regional or national impact. Some of these include Lab2Market, the first national-level program in Canada to fund and equip graduate students with the entrepreneurial skills needed to assess the commercial viability of research innovations, the Brampton Venture Zone, which supports the growth of new business, by creating high-skilled jobs, building a talent pipeline, and solidifying Brampton’s standing as a global hub of innovation and DMZ Innisfil, which, in partnership with the Town of Innisfil, provides the town’s growing startup community with exclusive resources and access to a network of partners, customers and investors.
We are currently seeking a Programs & Engagement Specialist who will:
As part of the selection process, candidates may be required to complete an occupational assessment.
Toronto Metropolitan University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), and aims to ensure that independence, dignity, integration and equality of opportunity are embedded in all aspects of the university culture.
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