April 12th, 2019

Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation Opening

The Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation is now open.

Working collaboratively with industry is a cornerstone of Humber’s approach to education. Experiential learning and applied research are just some examples of this important element of our polytechnic model.

This week we welcomed industry partners, community organizations, representatives from all three levels of government, as well as Humber staff, professors and students into the new Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation (Barrett CTI).

It was an opportunity to celebrate the tremendous work that has gone into creating this Centre that will inspire innovation, support skills development and promote science, technology, engineering,...

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March 21st, 2019

Equity.

This is more than just a word. It is one of the values that we hold and that we do our best each day on campus to reflect in our choices and actions.

Most recently, we articulated equity in our new strategic plan alongside four other values: courage, innovation, health and wellbeing and sustainability.

By rooting our plan in our values, we have set the expectation that Humber staff and students will uphold and champion these values. We work to translate these values into policies, practices and activities in...

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January 30th, 2019

Each year as Bell Let’s Talk Day gets closer, and on the day itself, talk about mental health and wellness is widespread. While it is an important conversation starter, it is also important to continue the dialogue and be mindful of supporting those who might be struggling once January 30 has passed.

At Humber, we have taken steps recently to meet our goal of becoming the healthiest campus in Canada. This includes adopting the Okanagan Charter (the first public college in Canada to do so). The Charter is Humber’s...

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January 21st, 2019

Many of us working in postsecondary education spend a lot of time thinking about how we can prepare our students for success in a changing world. We talk about the need for resilience and adaptability to navigate technological disruption and the shift to a gig economy. From a polytechnic perspective, we work hard to connect students to expert faculty with professional experience to help prepare them for their transition to the world of work.

We’re certainly not the only ones thinking about how we need to shift and respond to...

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January 2nd, 2019

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a restful break and had time to visit with family and friends.

As we embark on a new year, I want to welcome the Humber students joining us this semester. Orientation takes place on January 3 and Welcome Week activities are scheduled throughout the week of January 7 to 10.

I hope you take the time to participate, get to know the campus and your faculty, meet new people and have some fun along the way.

We have many things to...