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The William Peyton Hubbard Award

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Author pmnationtalk
Date April 12, 2019
Type Full Time
Company Hydro One
Location Multiple
Category Engineer
Client Hydro One
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The William Peyton Hubbard Award

Vacancy Number: 31739
Number of positions: 2
Town/City: Multi Location, Ontario (CA-ON)
Business Unit: NTW OPRTNS
Division: N/A
Department: N/A
Duration of assignment: 4 Months

William Peyton Hubbard (1842-1935), the son of a freed slave from Virginia, was first elected to Toronto City Council in1894. During a career that spanned 20 years, he served as the city’s first black Alderman, Controller and Acting Mayor.

Among his many achievements was his unwavering support for the development and public ownership of
hydroelectric power, amidst strong opposition by Toronto’s powerful business community.

Hubbard’s leadership and commitment led Sir Adam Beck, regarded as the “father” of Ontario Hydro, to consider him as his strongest ally of the public power movement. Together they made a formidable team. Beck fighting for public ownership province-wide, while Hubbard took the lead on the municipal level. In 1907, Hubbard’s efforts were realized when Toronto City Council approved the development and public control of hydroelectric power. In 1992, Ontario Hydro established educational awards for black university and college students in recognition of William Peyton Hubbard. Since May 2000, the successor company Hydro One has continued to support black
students through awards honouring the achievements of William Peyton Hubbard. The academic awards will
be granted annually to two black students (where possible, one male and one female) studying power industry
related disciplines at a recognized Ontario university or community college. The recipients will also be offered a
work term/summer employment at Hydro One.


  • 2 Awards of $5,000 each are available to Black students attending an Ontario university or college.
  • Students receiving the award will also have the opportunity to engage in a paid developmental work term with Hydro One.


All applicants must be:

  • Canadian citizens or landed immigrants enrolled in full time study in an accredited Ontario College or University.
  • The Awards will be given to a Black female and a Black male student who has completed a minimum of one year in an undergraduate program in one of the following areas: Electrical, Computer, Mechanical, Civil, or Environmental Engineering/Technology, Engineering Science, Forestry, or Business.
  • Of good academic standing with a strong GPA (B-).
  • Have demonstrated leadership skills with involvement in extra-curricular activities within the community or campus
  • Have strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Students must be returning to school on a full time basis
  • Applicants must include a copy of their unofficial transcripts and updated resume along with their application.


Following the application deadline (October 1, 2019) applications are reviewed by Hydro One Management. The top candidates are short-listed for an interview. The interview candidates are then ranked based on their interview scores and the top candidates are chosen as the winners.


Hydro One will arrange an awards luncheon for the award winners and their 2 invited guests where the monetary award will be presented.


In addition to the financial award, the winners are given an opportunity to obtain a paid developmental work term with Hydro One. Hydro One will contact the award winners to arrange this work term, depending on the work term conditions for the winner’s place of study.

Hydro One requires that all students applying for student opportunities be enrolled in post-secondary level studies and be returning to full-time studies upon the completion of their work term.  Exceptions will be made in cases where students require a work term in order to graduate.  Only applications submitted via Hydro One’s career page will be accepted.

If you are an international student, please ensure you have obtained a proper work permit and a Social Insurance Number (SIN).  Speak with your school’s career centre if you have any questions about acquiring this documentation.

If you share our passion for safety, our customer service focus, and are ready to play a lead role in building a bright future, we would love to hear from you!

Thank you for considering this opportunity and we welcome applications from all qualified candidates.  If you are being considered for an interview or other assessment one of our Recruitment Consultants will be in touch.  Furthermore, if you are being considered for an interview and require special accommodations please let us know.  Finally, short-listed candidates will be asked to pass a reliability check (which could include criminal background check, driver’s license abstract, education verification, etc.) prior being offered a job at Hydro One.

This is a paid position.

Deadline: October 1, 2019

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