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 scholarships 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.
Two awards are available annually to Black students attending an Ontario university or college. The Award value is
$5,000 for a university or college recipient.
The Awards are 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.
All applicants should:
• Be in good academic standing
• Have demonstrated leadership skills with involvement in extra-curricular activities within the community or
• Have demonstrated good, oral and written communication skills
• Not be receiving more than one other award of equal or greater value during application
• Be legally eligible to work in Canada upon graduation
Applicants must include a copy of their unofficial transcripts and updated resume along with their
SELECTION OF WINNERS
Following the application deadline (October 1, 2017) the 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 male and top female 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.
WORK TERM WITH HYDRO ONE
In addition to the financial award, the winners are given an opportunity to obtain a paid position performing
career-related work with Hydro One. Hydro One will contact the award winners to arrange this work term.
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!
Hydro One is an enthusiastic equal opportunity employer. We thank all candidates for applying. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
This is a paid position.
Deadline: October 1, 2017
More info : https://www.hydroone.com/careers/one-awards