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Black Academic Success & Engagement (BASE)

Winter Workshop Series 

Lakeshore Campus

Date: Wednesdays, beginning February 7, 2018
Time: 11:30am - 1:30pm
Location: A168, A/B Building

North Campus

Date: Wednesdays, beginning February 7, 2018
Time: 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Location: D109, D Building

Bring a friend! Lunch will be served.


Winter Drop-In Sessions

Lakeshore Campus

Date: Tuesdays, beginning February 13, 2018
Time: 1:30pm to 3:30pm 
Location: A168

Bring a friend! Refreshments will be served.

Drop-in sessions will include:

  • Discussions on current events
  • Guest Presentations
  • Presentations on accessing support services

and so much more...


"The Diversity Lab: Hot Topics"

Lakeshore Campus

Date: Thursdays, beginning February 15, 2018
Time: 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Location: A168

*This drop-in is open to all students at Humber College. Expect to engage in deep conversations that impacts us all as an entire community. Guest speakers at times will be brought in to facilitate certain topics.*


Workshop Details

Workshop One: 
Introduction and Current Self-identity

Current Self-Identity
Who are you? How are your conceptions of yourself framed? How does the invisibility of the contributions of Black people contribute to your belief about your future success?

This workshop encourages you to increase your awareness of the relationship between feelings of invisibility to the larger societal context in which you exist.

Workshop Two: 
Motivation and Self-management

Self-motivation is the main key to success. In this workshop, you will develop a critical framework for goal achievement in spite of any difficulty you may face

What do you communicate with your presentation? What impression do you create and leave with others?

This workshop discusses the importance of understanding how the way in which you interact with others influences perception as well as examining how decisions are made about who you are as a person.

Workshop Three: 

Can another person listening to you hear your thoughts and ideas?

Communication is the foundation of leadership. The way you speak influences how others hear your ideas.

Using practical activities, this workshop will build on a wide range of communication skills to enhance your ability to be heard the way you would like to be heard.

Workshop Four: 
Leadership skill development and Identity

Identities of Success
What does that mean? How do you build, and maintain, one?

Leadership skill development
What are the characteristics of charismatic leaders? Can those skills be built?

This workshop guides you through the process of personal change aimed at developing and honing your leadership abilities, including the criticalness of self-care.

Workshop Five: 
Community Resourcing

What’s going on in your community? How do decisions regarding programs and services get made and enacted?

This workshop will enable you to increase your understanding of the dynamics of the communities in which we will seek, and ultimately find, employment.

Workshop Six: 
Academic Planning

Do you want an A? or 2? Or A’s in all of your courses? Success at school is achieved through a series of learned behaviours and skills which you may not have had the opportunity to gain in your elementary and secondary school years.

In this workshop, you will learn principles of time management, organizational skills, as well as group management and collaboration. Your learning will encompass study and writing strategies for exams in addition to the skills involved in writing academic papers, including the effective use of rubrics and preparing drafts. These are some of the skills that successful students utilize regularly to achieve high academic standings.

Workshop Seven: 
Networking and Mentoring

What is networking? What is mentoring? How can networking and mentoring benefit you?

This workshop focuses on the value of developing Win/Win scenarios in building relationships which can enhance your ability to move forward to achieve your goals. It examines the ways in which our “connections” support our goals. Those with whom we forge relationships, shape who we will become. Through mentorship, up-and-coming leaders build their experiences of success in decision-making, networking, presentation and communication and come to recognize that “success” is a long-term process which takes time and requires perseverance.

Workshop Eight: 
Career Development & Wrap-Up

How do you build a successful career?

This workshop focuses on the benefits of volunteering, useful job search strategies, accessing the “hidden” job market, effective resume preparation, interviewing skills and post-interview activities.

It also address the “soft” skills required to ensure effective on-the-job performance, a base criteria for moving forward.

One-to-One Workshops

If you are unable to attend the group workshops, please contact The BASE Student Support Advisor for your campus to set up one-to-one workshop appointment.

Men's Group Winter Workshop

Time: 3pm to 5pm at Lakeshore and 3:30pm to 5:30pm at North Campus
Location: Lakeshore Campus, A168 and North Campus, E103

Meeting Dates: Wednesday beginning February, 28

  • Wednesday, February 28 - Lakeshore
  • Wednesday, March 14 - North
  • Wednesday, March 28 - Lakeshore
  • Wednesday, April 4 - North
  • Wednesday, April 18 – Lakeshore

Workshop topics will include:

  • Building Financial Literacy
  • Self and Group Identity
  • Health and Wellness

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Circle of Queens: A Women’s Support Group

The “Circle of Queens” is a women’s support group for for women of color dedicated to inspire, empower and promote personal growth while maintaining respect and dignity.

Time: Friday at 2pm to 4pm
Location: Lakeshore Campus, A168 and North Campus, E103

Meeting Dates: Friday beginning February 23, 2018

  • Friday, February 23 - Lakeshore
  • Friday, March 9 - North
  • Friday, March 23 - Lakeshore
  • Friday, April 6 - North
  • Friday, April 20 – Lakeshore

Please RSVP to attend this workshop by sending an email to

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Jessica Rayne
Student Support Advisor
BASE Program & Diversity Initiatives
North Campus E103
416-675-6622 ext: 5640

Efe Chehore
Student Support Advisor
BASE Program & Diversity Initiatives
Lakeshore Campus A168
416-675-6622 ext: 4517