The president of Redeemer University College, Dr. Hubert Krygsman, spoke at this year’s Hamilton Economic Summit on the role of faith-based education in helping to advance hope and shared prosperity throughout our community.
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Redeemer is a Christian, undergraduate, liberal arts university established in Hamilton in 1982. It adds to Hamilton’s growing postsecondary education and training cluster along side McMaster University and Mohawk College.
In this nine minute recording, president Krygsman outlines a holistic view of local economic development that goes beyond conventional growth indicators to incorporate arts and culture, social equity, the environment, and other quality of life fundamentals.
Dr. Krygsman provides many examples of Redeemer’s positive impact on Hamilton’s economy, particularly through student engagement in service learning, local investments and expenditures, and the contributions of alumni, such as Graham Cubitt, a founder of The Mustard Seed, Hamilton’s cooperative grocery store.
He concludes with this memorable insight: “Redeemer’s most important contribution to Hamilton are the people we develop. People who are rigorously equipped, passionately committed, and have a deep sense of hope – hope for making our society and culture better by practicing renewal in the public square for the common good.”