Toronto, Ontario – Humber launched the first edition of the Journal of Innovation in Polytechnic Education (JIPE) at the 2018 Polytechnics Canada annual conference. JIPE is an online, open-access journal devoted to publishing peer-reviewed papers that investigate and expand understanding of teaching and learning approaches within polytechnic education.

“The scholarship of teaching and learning is a key part of Humber’s culture and we are proud to provide this new forum to advance the national dialogue about polytechnic education and its economic and societal benefits,” said Chris Whitaker, President and CEO of Humber.

Humber Press, which publishes JIPE, is particularly interested in scholarly work exploring the impact of teaching and learning practices that push the boundaries of traditional approaches and program delivery models.

“Polytechnics have a long history of pioneering innovative, flexible, student-centred approaches to learning,” said Eileen DeCourcy, Associate Vice-President, Teaching and Learning. “This journal provides a new opportunity to examine what is currently happening in Canadian post-secondary education and inspire ideas of what might be to come.”

Twice a year, JIPE will publish original research articles, review papers, brief reports, and "Innovation Spotlights." Papers are accepted on an ongoing basis.

Visit to check out the first issue.

About Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
Established in 1967, Humber College is a global leader in polytechnic education. Combining in-depth theoretical learning and hands-on experience with applied research and extensive industry connections, Humber provides career-focused education to 31,000 full-time and 23,000 part-time students across three campuses. The college offers a comprehensive range of credentials including honours undergraduate degrees, postgraduate certificates, diplomas, apprenticeships and certificates. More than four out of five Humber graduates are employed within six months of completing their studies. Visit


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