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News / Announcements

HRMS – Updated Payroll Calendar is Now Available - Posted on October 27, 2020

October 27, 2020
Anant Prabhakar

The updated Payroll Calendar for the December 2020 - April 2021 months is now available on the HR website.

There is some important informationan that can be found on the Payroll Calendar, which includes:

  • Deadline for employees to submit their Time Cards
  • Deadline for managers & delegates to approve the submitted Time Cards
  • Deadline for managers to submit the completed contracts
  • Deadline for employees to accept and eSign contracts
  • Deadline for absences and leave submissions and approvals
  • Deadline to submit payment authorization form
  • Holiday closure dates
  • Reading week dates
  • Payslip visibility and pay deposit dates

View the updated payroll calendar by visiting the HR website at hrs.humber.ca, and click on the Payroll Calendar link under News & Announcements section. Alternatively, click here to view the updated calendar now.

Traffic Disruptions - Humber College Blvd. at Highway 27 - Posted on October 27, 2020

October 27, 2020
Map of utility work at Hwy. 27 and Humber College Blvd.

As part of the Finch West LRT Project, crews are undertaking utility work at Hwy. 27 and Humber College Blvd. To install a sanitary sewer across the intersection, there will be traffic disruptions at Humber College Blvd. and Hwy. 27 for two days. Work will start on or around October 28, 2020 until October 30, 2020, approximately.


•    Traffic on Humber College Blvd. and Hwy. 27 intersection will be controlled by a Paid Duty Officer.
•    Westbound traffic on Humber College Blvd., east of Hwy. 27, will be re-routed via Westmore Dr. during daytime.


•    Heavy trucks and equipment in the area.
•    Traffic on Humber College Blvd. and Hwy. 27 intersection will be controlled by a Paid Duty Officer.
•    Westbound traffic on Humber College Blvd., east of Hwy. 27, will be re-routed via Westmore Dr. during daytime. 
•    Please take care when navigating near construction areas. 


•    Access to businesses will be maintained, unless otherwise communicated.
•    Sidewalks and crosswalks adjacent to the construction area will be closed as shown above.
•    Access to TTC will be maintained. 
•    Please visit www.ttc.ca for more information. 

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) - Posted on October 26, 2020

October 26, 2020
Sacha Ally

This message is a follow-up to the September 26 communication, sent from the Centre of Human Rights, Equity and Diversity and the AODA session presented at the Communications Leads Meeting, held on October 22.

For any questions or support required for AODA Web compliance matters please contact: AODA-web-compliance@humber.ca

These resources and information are being shared to Humber departments and faculties in order to support them in their assessment of the websites and web-based applications they maintain and actions required to meet the AODA requirements and deadline of January 1, 2021 (less than 90 days from now).

For more information, you can also visit the Government of Ontario’s website at https://www.ontario.ca/page/how-make-websites-accessible.



The purpose of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) is to benefit all Ontarians by developing, implementing and enforcing accessibility standards in order to achieve accessibility for Ontarians with disabilities with respect to goods, services, facilities, accommodation, employment, buildings, structures and premises on or before January 1, 2025.

The Information and Communication Standard regulates how organizations will be required to provide, create, and receive information and communications that are accessible to persons with disabilities. Humber should note that as per 14 (4) of the ONTARIO REGULATION 191/11, Integrated Accessibility Standards, designated public sector organizations must “meet the requirements of this section in accordance with the following schedule”:

By January 1, 2021, all internet websites and web content of public sector organizations like Humber must conform with to WCAG* 2.0 Level AA standards, with exceptions for the following instances:

  1. success criteria 1.2.4 Captions (Live), and
  2. success criteria 1.2.5 Audio Descriptions (Pre-recorded).  O. Reg. 191/11, s. 14 (4).

This includes all websites and web content (including web-based applications) that an organization controls, directly or indirectly and where the organization has overall control over the functionality, content and appearance of the website. This requirement does not extend to a large organization’s internal websites.

*WCAG stands for the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, the metric used to measure the accessibility of web content. WCAG has a few different levels of accessibility, and on January 2021 in order to be AODA compliant your web content must meet the WCAG Level AA standards (was previously WCAG Level A).

Actions taken by Humber College

Since 2014, a number of Humber departments have been working to support the college to meet the new AODA requirements. These Humber departments include Government Relations, Marketing and Communications, Information Technology Services and the Centre for Human Rights, Equity & Diversity.

There has been a considerable amount of time and work put into preparing Humber for the January 2021 deadline.

The following are areas that have been addressed, and have been deemed AODA- compliant:

  • Websites managed by “Blackcat”
  • Websites managed by the Government Relations, Marketing and Communications department
  • Public facing software and applications that do not require a login that are managed on Humber servers by ITS

Non-Compliant Humber websites

Further action may be required by your department or faculty.

Websites that have been developed and maintained directly by a department or faculty must also be AODA WCAG 2.0 Level AA compliant by January 2021. Please check with the web developer that is maintaining the website(s) for you.

For software and applications that do not require login and are not managed on Humber servers by ITS please review the following next steps.

Next steps for you:

  1. Review: Updated “Humber interim web guidelines, accessed at http://humber.ca/brand/sites/default/files/web-guidelines/interim-web-guidelines.pdf

           Note the details starting on p. 10: “Accessibility Compliance (AODA)”

  1. Review: Humber Web Accessibility Compliance Resources page


  1. For your reference: Official WCAG 2.0 AA Quick Reference can be accessed at: https://www.w3.org/WAI/WCAG21/quickref/?currentsidebar=%23col_customize&versions=2.0&levels=aaa
  1. Follow up with any vendors providing public facing software and applications to ask them:
  1. Are they compliant with AODA?
  2. What WCAG level of compliance do they have?

You are looking to hear from your vendors that they are compliant with AODA. Note: a number of vendors who are U.S. based will advise you they are compliant with the U.S. based ADA Section 508 accessibility legislation. The Ontario AODA legislation and U.S. based ADA Section 508 legislation both require the web content meet the WCAG Level AA guidelines, so software that is compliant with ADA Section 508 should be compliant with AODA.

  1. Please note that for software or website content that is student facing, you can ask the vendor to share their ADA Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) and any exclusions they have been granted. Reviewing the VPAT will provide you with additional information on any areas of the software application that are not fully compliant with the accessibility standards. For example, any areas of the software application that do not support keyboard based navigation will be identified as non-compliant. For large software applications, they is usually some functionality that is not fully accessible / compliant.

Some commonly overlooked requirements include1:

  • Ensuring all images have descriptive alt text
  • Minimum contrast ratio between text and background
  • Text captioning of recorded audio/video content
  • Use actual text vs images of text
  • Ensuring that PDFs are AODA compliant

For any questions related to AODA and WCAG web compliance, please contact: AODA-web-compliance@humber.ca

1 Humber College. (2020). Interim Web Guidelines. Accessed at:  <http://humber.ca/brand/sites/default/files/web-guidelines/interim-web-guidelines.pdf>

Teaching + Learning Newsletter - Posted on October 23, 2020

October 23, 2020
Sorsha Heard

Please open the attached PDF for the latest Teaching + Learning newsletter.

Next week is our faculty Ed-Venture Days and you don’t want to miss out! This is one week full of interactive sessions, panel discussions, meditation sessions, dancing lessons and so much more! For session descriptions or to register please click here.

ED-Venture Days schedule

Monday, October 26, 2020

10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

How to use Simple Engagement Tools During Live Lessons

Are you looking for easy ways to increase student engagement and interaction during live lessons? Active learning online can help your students build deep understanding and add to better knowledge retention. You can involve your learners by letting them vote on topics, taking polls, having them predict what might happen next in a situation, asking them to change perspectives, setting up debates, and eliciting feedback from them in many ways. This workshop will provide step-by-step tips on how to facilitate student interaction both within Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, and in a few suggested Ed Tech tools.

12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Exploring Infographic Assignments 

Are you interested in exploring Infographics as an assignment for your students? Are you already exploring infographics but are unsure where to send your students for tools, resources, and support?

The Idea Lab is a new library initiative designed to support digital fluency at Humber College. The Idea Lab offers resources including online tutorials, instructional videos, and Blackboard packages for Infographic assignments. In addition, the Idea Lab team are here to support your students with workshops, online support, and one-on-one guidance and troubleshooting with digital assignments.

2 p.m. - 3 p.m.


If you are feeling stressed, need a break, or just need to have some plain old fun..........this is the workshop for you. Come and test out your knowledge on a variety of topics that are sure to make you laugh, have fun and relax with your Humber peers........we all need to find ways to destress during these very uncertain times.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Why Video? Tips and Tricks to make effective educational videos

We'll share some tips and tricks on how to make effective videos that both inform and engage your students.

2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Panel Discussion

In this session, we will hear from some of our seasoned Humber faculty on what they've learned about Teaching During COVID. They will share their experiences, ideas, and creative solutions to this new online world we are now in. How do they build community online? What assessment approaches are they using? How much synchronous vs asynchronous sessions are they delivering? This is a chance to hear from and connect with colleagues from across the college. There will also be an opportunity for some informal Q & A at the end of the session.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Spaced Repetition software in and outside of the classroom

12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Exploring Simple Website Assignments

12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

BBQ - All about Tests

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Meditate & Breathe 

Thursday, October 29, 2020

10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Gold Mind of Bookmarks

12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

BBQ All about Grade Center

2 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.


Holiday Closure Update - Posted on October 23, 2020

October 23, 2020

To all Humber Employees: 

As we near the mid-point of the Fall semester and look ahead to the upcoming holiday season, we would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to all members of the Humber community. 

Your hard work and dedication throughout the pandemic has contributed to Humber’s continued success. Your commitment and care for one another, and to our students, is evident as we work together to deliver a quality teaching and learning experience, while also supporting each other through challenging times.  

As you begin to think about holiday planning, please note that Humber will close at the end of regular business hours on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 and will reopen on Monday, January 4, 2021. 

Thank you once again for all of your ongoing efforts.  


Chris Whitaker
President, CEO Humber I.T.A.L.

National Fair Trade Campus Week Challenge - Posted on October 23, 2020

October 23, 2020

You can help Humber win the title of Fair Trade Campus Week All-Star!

During Fair Trade Campus Week (October 26-30), celebrate the fair trade movement virtually and raise awarenees about issues surrounding trade justice. 

How to enter the National Fair Trade Campus Week Challenge: 

  1. You must use the official Fair Trade Campus Week hashtag #FTCW20 in order for your post to count.
  2. Post must explicitly be promoting Fair Trade Campus Week 2020 activities and/or Fairtrade products in order to be counted. 
  3. Social Media posts can come from official campus accounts OR Campus Week organizers. If you'd like to use a personal account, make sure you use the hashtag #FTCW20 AND tag @SustainHumber. 
  4. Twitter and Instagram posts using #FTCW20 will be combined for total number of posts. Sorry, Instagram Stories can’t be included (but you can still share your Campus Week activities in your Stories!).

Interested in buying Fairtrade? Check out this page highlighting local companies selling Fairtrade products.

Visit Humber's Office of Sustainability for #FTCW20 activities: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram I Blog

Humber Student Success Survey (HSSS) - Posted on October 23, 2020

October 23, 2020
Jelena Dukic

Help us promote it!

At Humber, student success and retention are institutional priorities; understanding our students is essential to provide focus for student success initiatives. Every year, three in four incoming students successfully complete their first year. However, one in four leave the college within the first year.  It is imperative that Humber is able to identify students at risk of attrition and initiate timely interventions.

The Humber Student Success Survey (HSSS), is one means of identifying students at risk. The survey is administered each year to students in all semesters. The four purposes of the survey are:

  • To understand our diverse student population in terms of sociodemographic and other factors (e.g., culture and ethnicity, sexual identity, disabilities) so that we can assess the extent to which we are meeting their needs;
  • To understand students’ academic and career goals and the extent to which we are meeting them;
  • To identify students who may be at risk of attrition; and
  • To gain a broad understanding of students’ support needs to allow for service planning and resource allocation.

All students in full-time programs received their personal survey through email today (Friday, October 23). The survey will remain open until Friday, November 6.

Please help us to ensure a strong response to this survey by encouraging students in all years and full-time programs to complete the survey so that we can continue to make a positive impact in their success!

Thank you in advance for your support!

Capital Project Submission Deadlines - Posted on October 21, 2020

October 21, 2020
Khon Ta

A friendly reminder that the capital project submission deadline is November 2, 2020. Please find attached document that illustrates the different project types (both small and large projects) and related procedures.

In relation to “large” projects, if your Faculty/Department is planning to reconfigure office spaces, changing function of a space, requesting additional office spaces, purchasing and installing equipment with project estimates equal to or greater than $50,000, please submit a “space allocation and project request” form to the Capital Planning & Space Management committee to review and make recommendation to the Executive team. The request form requires SVP/VP approval.

The form is available online at http://humber.ca/facilities/forms.



COVID-19 Reporting at Humber – When and How to Report - Posted on October 21, 2020

October 21, 2020

The health and safety of Humber staff and students is our top priority. With that in mind, we have created a webpage to provide clear, step-by-step instructions for everyone on campus and at home who may have questions about when and how to report COVID-19.

I encourage you to bookmark the page (humber.ca/campus-return/covid-19-reporting-humber-when-and-how-report) and visit it whenever you have COVID-19 reporting questions and want to know what to do next.

Please be reminded that if you are feeling unwell or exhibiting any COVID-19 related symptoms, do not come to campus.

As always, visit humber.ca/updates, humber.ca/campus-return and humber.ca/hroe/hr/health-safety/covid-19-resources for the latest updates and information on the full range of COVID-19 topics.

Stay well, 

Lori Diduch

Sustainability Spotlight: Shonah Chalmers - Posted on October 20, 2020

October 20, 2020

Shonah Chalmers, Culinary Professor and Humber alumnus, is the second member of the Humber and Guelph-Humber community to be featured.

As a sustainability leader in the foodservice industry, Shonah has positively impacted the Humber community for more than 10 years. Shonah explains that “in cooking, you’re always sort of sustainable,” because as a chef you must use all your food supplies, and most importantly use everything properly, for cost and waste reduction purposes.

For as long as Shonah can remember, sustainability has always been a priority, “when I was younger, we didn’t have a lot, so we didn’t waste a lot.” Shonah acknowledges that throughout her career as a chef she has been sustainable and not even realized it. This is something she aims to teach her students, “[the food service industry] are the biggest contributors [to food waste] that can make a change and can affect things positively or negatively based on really small choices.”

“I believe that if I can share some ideas and some parts of what I’ve learned about sustainability and get people talking about it, it can have a ripple effect,” says Shonah.

To learn more about Shonah Chalmers, read the full feature article on Humber’s Office of Sustainability’s website.

Jennifer Larson, New Role as Public Affairs Manager - Posted on October 22, 2020

October 22, 2020

Earlier this month, Jennifer Larson began a secondment as the Public Affairs Manager with the Government Relations, Marketing and Communications team. Jennifer will be covering Jenna Donelson’s maternity leave, and we wish Jenna all the best.

Jennifer joined Humber in 2017 as the Partnership Development Manager and has since taken on the role of Strategic Communications and Innovation Manager. She has developed and implemented a multi-year communications strategy to increase awareness of ARI’s activities, led ongoing strategic communications for the Barrett CTI and developed communications to build profile for Humber’s industry-academia partnership model and the Advanced Manufacturing Skills Consortium.

Jennifer will be focused on strengthening Humber’s relationships across multiple levels of government to further the college’s strategic objectives, and providing advice and leadership to identify and steward the college’s responses to funding, policy or legislative opportunities. Jennifer will also act as the lead in supporting community consultations and communications for the Humber Cultural Hub project.

Nafeeza Kadir, Manager, Student Learning Services - Posted on October 19, 2020

October 19, 2020
Shaun Carson

I am very pleased to announce that we have hired Nafeeza Kadir as the Manager, Student Learning Services, with responsibility for Peer Assisted Learning Support (PALS) and the Math and Writing Centers. Nafeeza was one of seven candidates invited to interview and present to a committee with representation from the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences and Student Success & Engagement. After careful deliberation, Nafeeza was the unanimous choice of the committee to fill this role.

Nafeeza has worked in PALS since 2016 in a variety of roles including, most recently, as the Interim Manager of PALS, and prior to that as Team Lead, Coordinator, Peer Tutoring and Coordinator, Peer Programs. Nafeeza has led efforts to professionally certify Humber’s tutor training process through the College Reading & Learning Association, led the hosting of a Learning Specialist Association Conference (LSAC) and oversaw the transition to a new online tutoring platform. Nafeeza values initiatives which, address Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. Nafeeza was instrumental in establishing the BASE-PALS peer led tutoring program. Nafeeza is active in provincial, national and international professional networks advancing research and best practice in the areas of learning cognition, methodology and learning skill development. Along with her knowledge and experience, her strengths lie in her leadership and relationship building – whether within her department or working with faculty – for example, building up the PASS (Peer Assisted Study Sessions) program, which partners PALS and faculty to support students in courses essential to progression. She is attentive and responsive to student, faculty and staff needs/concerns, as she creates an open environment for communication, which leads to collaboration and innovative solutions. Nafeeza has also worked extensively with the Math and Writing Centers, working closely with faculty to ensure that students are supported in numeracy and literacy. 

Previous to her time at PALS, Nafeeza worked with the Student Life, Career & Alumni Office at the University of Guelph-Humber overseeing office operations and the Student Services Support Peer team. Nafeeza is a Humber graduate having earned a Bachelor of Commerce – International Business and is on track to complete her Masters of Education from OISE this upcoming spring. She has also completed training with the Canadian National Centre for Supplemental Instruction, the CACEE Career Educator Certificate Program and the National College Learning Center Association (NCLCA) Institute.

Nafeeza will officially start her role on November 5, 2020. Please join me in congratulating and welcoming Nafeeza into her new role within SSE. 

Shaun Carson
Associate Director, Student Life and Learning

Humber Campus Stores Manager Update - Posted on September 30, 2020

September 30, 2020

North Campus

Dharmesh Patel - Store Manager, Humber Institute of Technology, North Campus

Dharmesh is returning to where he began his Humber career in 2011 as the Computer Department Manager. From there he accepted the position of Operations Manager at Seneca College where he co-managed two campus stores. He was then promoted to Store Manager at the new store at Sheridan College, HMC Campus in the fall of 2018. He has been very active at Sheridan College both in his store and working with the school on initiatives such as Follett Discover.   

Lakeshore Campus

Bijal Patel - Store Manager, Humber Institute of Technology, Lakeshore Campus

Bijal has a great Humber story to tell. She began as a part-time employee in 2003 at Humber College, graduated from Humber (Business Administration) and then enrolled in the Follett Manager in Training program in 2005. After working in various stores in Canada and the U.S., she settled back into Humber and, most recently, has been the Operations Manager and Assistant Store Manager prior to that. Over the past three years she has also covered a maternity leave and two LOA’s as store manager for both Centennial College and Humber. 

Please join us in congratulating Dharmesh and Bijal on their new roles and wishing them continued success at Humber.

Sylvia Sweeney, Associate Dean, Film, Acting & Media Production - Posted on September 9, 2020

September 9, 2020

It is with great pleasure that I announce the appointment of Sylvia Sweeney as the new Associate Dean, Film, Acting & Media Production in the Faculty of Media and Creative Arts. 

Sylvia is a highly accomplished media professional whose award-winning career spans more than thirty years and roles on air and off. Sylvia’s extensive experience includes working as an investigative journalist and host for CTV’s W5, as well as a director and producer of film, television and live event productions. As the founder and executive producer of Elitha Peterson Productions, she has directed and produced more than 100 live events and documentaries, including the Gemini Award-winning documentary In the Key of Oscar and the CBC’s Anik Award-winning radio series About Oscar

She has been Executive Producer of the National Film Board’s Ontario Centre, director of the Ontario Media Development Corporation, and served on the boards of both Obsidian Theatre and the Toronto Raptors. 

Sylvia’s studies include journalism, communications, French, classical piano performance (McGill University), cello  (Conservatoire Nationale du Québec), and a Bachelor of Arts majoring in jurisprudence. A two-time Olympian, voted Most Valuable Player in the World in the 1979 World Championships, and a Member of the Order of Canada, she sits on both the International Olympic Committee’s Culture and Olympic Heritage Commission and Basketball Canada’s Council of Excellence. 

Please join me in welcoming Sylvia to Humber. 


Guillermo Acosta
Senior Dean, Faculty of Media & Creative Arts

Retirement: Domenic Panacci - Posted on August 28, 2020

August 28, 2020

Please join Information Technology Services in extending best wishes to Domenic Panacci who is retiring from Humber College on August 31. Domenic has been a valued and dedicated member of Humber for 41 years holding various technical support positions, most recent is a Client Services Technician with IT Client Services.

Domenic has always practiced the highest standards in client support and commitment to student success. He is a mentor and a friend to many, always enthusiastic and eager to help. Domenic has touched the lives of many Humber employees and students. We wish Domenic all the best in his retirement.

Diane Simpson, Principal, Humber International Graduate School - Posted on August 24, 2020

August 24, 2020

Diane is a senior international consultant whom many in the Humber community may already know from her past role as Dean of International at Humber College. From 2005 through to 2016 Diane led the international portfolio at Humber. During that time, she was responsible for the development and implementation of Humber’s award-winning internationalization strategy, the development of partnership projects, institutional linkages, study abroad, international exchanges and the recruitment, admissions and services for Humber’s international students.

Diane currently provides strategic advice and consultation to universities and colleges across Canada, along with research and analysis of emerging trends in the internationalization of higher education and technical, vocational education and training (TVET) capacity development. She holds a Master of Science (MSc) in International Planning and Development from the University of Guelph and an undergraduate degree in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Western Ontario. She is currently a PhD candidate in Higher Education and Comparative, International, and Development Education at the University of Toronto.

I am extremely pleased that Diane has agreed to take on this critical role for Humber and look forward to continuing to work with her as she takes on this new role beginning September 14, 2020.

Diane, it is a great pleasure to formally welcome you back to Humber and to the academic leadership team!


Laurie Rancourt
Senior Vice-President, Academic

Retirement: Maureen Martin-Edey - Posted on August 24, 2020

August 24, 2020

The Organizational Effectiveness Department announces the retirement of Maureen Martin-Edey (lovingly known as “Mo”), effective August 31, 2020.

Mo is leaving Humber after a career of 41 years, that started at the Queensway campus as an Audio Visual Technician in 1979. From this role, she moved on to other roles which included AV Technician, Secretary, Liaison Assistant, Marketing Assistant, worked with the School for Writers and School for Comedy and finally as the L&D Coordinator in OE.

Mo has an undeniable gust for life and well-being and in 1991 she became a Fitness Instructor in Athletics, leading aerobics and strength classes, and initiated a Weight Training for Women program in 1992-1994, and Yoga at Humber in 2000. She also led Pilates classes and facilitated nutritional courses.

Anyone wanting to process their Tuition Assistance refund, Scholarship refunds or register for training would certainly have interfaced with Mo. The OE Department will miss Mo’s always kind words, willingness to support in any area of need and genuine care for people.

As Mo retires, we take this opportunity to thank her for her commitment to Humber and to wish her the best in all her future activities.

You can certainly connect with Mo as she plans to continue teaching yoga flow classes, breathing/relaxation sessions and meditation for the Athletics department.

Regina Hartwick, Associate Dean, Indigenous Education & Engagement - Posted on August 5, 2020

August 5, 2020
Grace Francisci

Upon completion of our search, it is my great pleasure to announce Regina Hartwick as the successful candidate to this brand new role, Associate Dean of Indigenous Education & Engagement. I want to thank members of the interview panel for their support, time and involvement. The panel included:

  • Kelly ONeill, Dean, Program Planning, Development and Renewal
  • Vera Beletzan, Senior Dean, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Innovative Learning
  • Lisa Salem-Wiseman, Associate Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences and Wellness

This new role will be reporting to the Dean of Indigenous Education and Engagement, while also working closely with Program Planning, Development and Renewal and the Centre for Teaching and Learning. Regina will be responsible for facilitating awareness within an environment of teamwork to create consistent, open channels of communication in support of educational initiatives that expand and enhance Indigenous programming, methodology, research, practice and delivery. She will work collaboratively to actualize institutional commitments to Indigenous Education, creating opportunities for a breadth of teaching and learning experiences that are integral to the multi-disciplinary learning experience that every Humber student is offered. The Associate Dean promotes innovation, long-term planning, and collaborative relationship building to foster culturally safe, accessible, and welcoming learning environments across all levels of the institution.

A Kichi-Sìbì Anishinàbekwe, Regina Hartwick holds eight years of experience in Indigenous Student Services, nine years of experience teaching within and developing Indigenous Studies courses, and 16 years of combined academic experience in Canadian Studies, Indigenous Studies, Psychology and Social Services. Regina is currently completing her Doctorate in Indigenous Studies at Trent University and is focusing her research on stories of presence that speak not only of dispossession but also of strength and resilience in the face of innumerable odds.

miigwech/Nia:wen/kinanaskomitin/Thank-you, Regina for your hard work you have committed to Humber College over the years and your successful transition into this new role! I look forward to working alongside you as we integrate Indigenous knowledges and ways of being in Humber College.

Regina began this new role as of August 3, 2020.


Jason Seright
Dean, Indigenous Education & Engagement

FMCA 2020 Retirements - Posted on July 10, 2020

The Faculty of Media & Creative Arts bids farewell to more than 111 years of dedicated service!

Jane Bongers

Jane Bongers has been at Humber for more than 20 years, most recently as the Program Coordinator for the Advertising Copywriting Program. Jane has always been devoted to the students and the program, and the excellent results of her dedication and hard work has been evident at each program portfolio show. She has been an important influence in establishing and continuing the tradition of great work and successful Humber Advertising Copywriting graduates.

Hedy Korbee

Hedy joined Humber in 2007 after working more than 30 years in the journalism industry. She is a Gemini Award-winning producer and has had experience in television, radio and online journalism. As a professor and Program Coordinator, for the Journalism Diploma and Graduate Certificate programs, Hedy has demonstrated her passion for students each and every day.

Jennifer Leonard

Jennifer Leonard began her Humber career on September 1, 1991. Besides teaching across a number of programs and being a Program Coordinator for the Public Relations diploma program for many years, she has taught and volunteered her time in numerous departments at Humber. Jennifer has consistently applied much energy, creativity, and enthusiasm to her teaching profession, and a generation of students has benefited from her knowledge, understanding, and dedication.

Kalene Morgan

Kalene Morgan started at Humber in January 2000 and since then she has been guiding and advising students, first as Program Coordinator, then as professor, in the Public Relations Graduate Certificate program. Kalene has always demonstrated understanding, patience, and enthusiasm in her classes, and a real dedication for teaching and learning. The PR Grad program's continuing tradition of success owes a great deal to Kalene's excellent mentorship for students and graduates, and her terrific collaboration with colleagues across programs.

Eon Schroeder

Eon has been with Humber for 29 years and has been the face of the Film & Television Distribution Centre. During his time with the School of Media Studies and now the Faculty of Media & Creative Arts, Eon has seen many changes and many different faces, having aided in hundreds of productions and having helped thousands of students in his time. In this most recent shortened academic year, Eon along with KiBae and their crew checked out over 26,000 pieces of equipment in nearly 5,000 checkouts! Eon has helped professors and students adapt to the many changes faced by industry.  From evolving broadcast technology to the continued shift to digital video production from film, he has helped the Faculty of Media & Creative Arts in a period of tremendous growth and has always done so with patience.

On behalf of the Faculty of Media & Creative Arts, enjoy your well-earned retirement, and thank you for your dedication and years of service!

Retirement: Nancy Burt - Posted on July 8, 2020

July 8, 2020
Program Planning, Development & Renewal

With more than 30 years of service and dedication to Humber, Nancy Burt will be retiring on August 31, 2020. 

To honour Nancy and all of her accomplishments, the department of Program Planning, Development & Renewal would like to collect messages, memories, photos, and well wishes from all of her friends across the Humber community.

Please send all messages to ppdr@humber.ca by Friday, July 17, 2020.

Notice of Planned Hydro Service Interruption - North Campus - Posted on October 22, 2020

October 22, 2020
Campus Closure and Hydro Shutdown

North Campus to be closed on Sunday, November 8, 2020

When Sunday, November 8, 2020 (all day)
Location North Campus – all buildings including the University of Guelph-Humber, Residences and the Arboretum/Centre for Urban Ecology
Purpose To perform work to support the Finch West LRT project including relocation of hydro poles on Hwy 27, and maintenance of electrical lines coming onto North Campus.

The Humber North Campus will be closed on Sunday, November 8, 2020. Students and employees will not be allowed entry into the College facilities (with the exception of Residence) during the hydro service interruption.

All mechanical and electrical systems across North Campus will be offline during the shutdown.

Central systems including Banner, Blackboard, Email and humber.ca will be available.

The Centre for Trades and Technology and the Education and Training Solution buildings (110 and 30 Carrier Drive) will not be affected by the hydro service interruption.

For more information or if you have questions, please contact Chris Nanos, Manager, Plant Services, at chris.nanos@humber.ca.

Postponed: Notice of Planned Hydro Service Interruption - North Campus - Posted on October 13, 2020

October 13, 2020


The power shutdown at North Campus, originally scheduled for Sunday, October 25, is being postponed by Metrolinx. A new date will be communicated once it is known.

For more information or if you have questions, please contact Chris Nanos, Manager, Plant Services, at chris.nanos@humber.ca.

Fire Drills - North and Lakeshore Campus Locations - Posted on October 5, 2020

October 5, 2020

The Department of Public Safety will be conducting fire drills at North Campus and Lakeshore Campus on October 7.

North Campus (Building N)
Wednesday, October 7 at 11:30 a.m.

  • All buildings will be impacted
  • Building N will go into Alert (first stage) for approximately two minutes
  • When the second stage (alarm/evacuation) occurs, all occupants in Building N must evacuate (keeping social/physical distancing)
  • While that happens, ALL other buildings will go into Alert (first stage) – this is the design of the fire system. Occupants in those buildings are not required to evacuate. The public address system will provide further information.

Lakeshore Campus (Building I)
Wednesday, October 7 at 1:30 p.m.

  • Building I will go into Alert (first stage) for approximately two minutes
  • When the second stage (alarm/evacuation) occurs, all occupants in Building I must evacuate (keeping social/physical distancing)
  • This building will be the only one impacted

Child Development Centre Reopening - Posted on October 2, 2020

After consultation with Humber’s Health and Safety Team, the Humber Child Development Centre will reopen on Monday, October 5 in a limited capacity for 45 children.

The health and safety of children, students and staff remain our top priority, and we continue to implement a number of health and safety measures and protocols in adherence to Toronto Public Health and the provincial government.

The attached document has additional reopening information.

We look forward to a safe and effective reopening for the Fall semester and beyond.


Lisa Salem-Wiseman
Associate Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences and Wellness

North Campus Great Hawk Road (B-Entrance) - Road Maintenance - Posted on October 1, 2020

October 1, 2020
Daniel Alonzo

Please note that Humber Facilities will be performing road maintenance work on the entrance of Great Hawk Road (B-Entrance) at North Campus on Monday, October 5. The entrance will still be accessible and there will be a dedicated Police Duty Officer who will guide traffic through this intersection.

If there are any questions or concerns, please contact Daniel Alonzo of Facilities Management at daniel.alonzo@humber.ca.

North Campus H Building 2nd Floor Closure - Posted on September 9, 2020

H building 2nd floor will remain closed for construction until December 2020. Access is restricted to construction personnel only. E building stairwell is accessbile for the 1st, 3rd and 4th floors only. 2nd floor access is closed for the duration of the project.

To access buildings on either side of H building, please use the 1st floor.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Requests for Hand Sanitizers and Wipes Dispensers - Posted on September 4, 2020

September 4, 2020
Daniel Alonzo

The Capital Development and Facilities Teams have installed hand sanitizers and wipes dispensers across many locations at North and Lakeshore campuses. Should there be a need for additional sanitizers and/or wipes dispensers in your work area, please contact the individuals below:

North Campus

Lakeshore Campus

If a refill for hand sanitizer and/or wipes dispenser is needed, please submit a service request through the link here: https://humber.ca/facilities.

E Building 2nd Floor Corridor Closure - Posted on September 2, 2020

September 2, 2020

There E Building 2nd floor corridor at North Campus will be closed from Thursday, September 3 at 7 a.m. to Friday, September 4 at 5 p.m.

Please use the 1st floor for access.

Partial Closure of West Humber Trail in Humber Arboretum - Posted on August 17, 2020

August 17, 2020
Partial Closure of West Humber Trail in Humber Arboretum

Partial Closure of West Humber Trail in Humber Arboretum
(Late August to late September 2020)

As part of the Finch West LRT project, a crew will relocate utilities in the vicinity of the future Humber College Station site, located on the southwest corner of Highway 27 and Humber College Blvd.

As part of that work, they will install a new storm drain outfall in the Humber Arboretum’s ravine just west of Hwy 27 along the West Humber Trail. Outfalls reduce the amount of sediment and erosion in water bodies. During the outfall installation, the north leg of the West Humber Trail will be closed to protect the public. The work is expected to take about three weeks

When and where:

  • The north leg of the West Humber Trail (see map above) will be closed until late-September 2020, approximately.
  • Pedestrians will be able to use the south leg of the trail.
  • Work may be delayed due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

What to expect:

  • Temporary closure of the north leg of the West Humber Trail.
  • Placement of erosion and sediment control devices before construction begins.
  • Heavy trucks and equipment will be active in the work area.
  • Excavation to install pipes.
  • Please take care when walking and biking near work sites.

Parking Lot Closures: Lot 1, 13, and 14 - Posted on July 20, 2020

July 20, 2020
Daniel Alonzo

While only a limited number of staff and students are currently accessing the North Campus, please note that Humber Facilities will be closing the following parking lots at North Campus for maintenance and repaving from Monday, July 27, 2020 until Friday, September 4, 2020.

  • North side of Parking Lot #1
  • The walkway between main campus and Residence Buildings
  • Full Parking Lot #13 and #14

Alternate parking lots include Lot #6, #8, and #10. For better reference, please see attached site plan.

If there are any questions or concerns, please contact Daniel Alonzo of Facilities Management at daniel.alonzo@humber.ca.

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