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Our Community Rocks Online Exhibition and Take Home Painting - Posted on July 5, 2022

Posted:
July 5, 2022
Contact:
Geneva Gillis
Tel:
x3801

The Lakeshore Grounds Interpretive Centre’s Our Community Rocks project has continued to grow over the past two months. Our incredible community members have contributed to the rock mosaic, coming together and sharing their artistic creations. Many beautiful and meaningful contributions have been made to the neighbourhood that has inspired communal interaction and fostered connectivity through the modest medium of rocks, paint, and a little bit of creativity. The Lakeshore Grounds Interpretive Centre Team has documented these contributions as the mosaic has grown and have dedicated a living online exhibition space to better showcase how our community rocks.

Explore the exhibition of growing artistic creations.

To keep our creative community inspired, we have also introduced Take Home Rock Painting running from July 7 to 29. Community members can stop by the Interpretive Centre every Thursday and Friday in July from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to pick-up paint, paint brushes, and a rock. Supplies and the painted rock(s) can be returned on the following week to contribute to the mosaic or online exhibition! If you would like to keep your creation, please take a picture and send to info@lakeshoregrounds.ca so that we can admire it too.

ORI Article: Faculty Rock Star - Younes Sadat-Nejad - Posted on July 4, 2022

Posted:
July 4, 2022
Contact:
Saran Davaajargal
Headshot of Younes Sadat-Nejad

The Office of Research and Innovation is shining the Faculty Rock Star spotlight on Seyed-Youns (Younes) Sadat-Nejad, Professor in the Faculty of Applied Sciences and Technology (FAST). 

Younes's journey with Humber began in 2019 when he joined as a professor in the Electronics Engineering program. Younes is currently a Principal Investigator on the research project Robotic Painting Arm Development along with Co-Investigator Dr. Mehrdad Iravani-Tabrizipour, professor in FAST. The project received the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) grant ($25K) in 2021.   

Reflecting on the benefits of conducting research, Younes states, "The most valued benefit I received from participating in research is learning to apply critical thinking and adopting a systematic approach when looking at any challenge/problem."  

Learn more about Younes Sadat-Nejad.

Humber Statement on Disconnecting from Work - Posted on June 29, 2022

Posted:
June 29, 2022

Dear Humber employees, 

Over the last few weeks, Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness has received questions about Ontario’s disconnecting from work legislation that came into effect for some organizations earlier this month.  

We want to ensure that all employees are aware of our commitment to work-life balance, health and well-being and the ability to unplug from work. Therefore, although we are exempt from the provincial requirement to have a formal disconnecting from work policy, we are planning to embed the principles and concepts of the need to disconnect from work within our current remote work policy, applicable and relevant practices and the future of work framework currently being developed.  

Humber supports a healthy and respectful work environment and the importance of disconnecting from work. We also recognize that individual roles require different working arrangements and hours than others. As we did at the onset of the pandemic through our Humber at Home pledge, we encourage you to be respectful and supportive of your colleagues, and they to you. One of the challenges related to separating work from home, is balancing the fact that there may be times outside of your regular working hours when we  need to connect with one another, while respecting that everyone needs to disconnect from work to maintain a healthy workplace and home life. Keeping that in mind, if there is a time outside of your workday in which you want to send an email or complete a task, please know that you should not expect to receive a response or action from the other person until their regular working hours resume. 

Thank you for your collective commitment to a healthy campus. We look forward to sharing more information about the future of work framework in the fall. We hope you have a relaxing and enjoyable summer. 

Lori Diduch
Vice-President, Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness 



Q&A 

Q: Does/will Humber have a disconnecting from the workplace policy? 
A: No. Humber does/will not have a disconnecting from work policy, as we are exempt from the provincial requirement. As we are committed to work-life balance, health and well-being and the ability to unplug from work, we are planning to embed the principles and concepts of the need to disconnect from work within our current remote work policy, applicable and relevant practices and the future of work framework currently being developed. 

Q: Can I email/contact a colleague outside of their regular working hours?
A: If there is a time outside of your workday in which you want to send an email to a colleague or complete a task that impacts a colleague, you may do so, though know that you should not expect to receive a response or action from the other person until their regular working hours resume. You can also consider scheduling your message so that it is sent  at a predetermined time when the recipient will be working. 

Q: Am I expected to respond to emails or other work tasks outside of my regular work hours? 
A: Individuals are not expected to respond to emails or other work tasks outside of regular work hours. If the matter is an emergency that needs to be addressed outside of your regular working hours, your manager will contact you accordingly. We encourage all employees be mindful of work-life balance and disconnecting from work to maintain that balance. 

Another after-hours consideration for employees is that individuals may choose to turn off notifications from software such as Outlook or Teams so that work does not appear on their devices at any hour of the day. 

Q: My role requires me to be on call. How am I affected by Humber’s approach to disconnecting from work? 
A: Individuals whose roles require them to be on call as scheduled are expected to fulfill their regular on call shift, including responding to after-hours inquiries or tasks as per their regular work.  

Q: Is there a message that I can add to my email signature? 
A: If you wish to include a message in your email signature that supports a healthy workplace, please use the following to ensure consistent language across the college: 

My working day may not be your working day. I respect your boundaries around personal time and well-being. If you receive correspondence from me outside your working hours, I do not expect a response or action until you are at work. 

Career Milestones Recognition - June 2022 - Posted on June 29, 2022

Posted:
June 29, 2022
Career Milestones Recognition - June 2022 poster

Congratulations to all our employees celebrating Career Milestones in June.

The following employees are celebrating their 1, 5, and 25-year anniversary with Humber. We encourage you to reach out to your colleagues to congratulate them on their Career Milestones!

1 Year

5 Years

25 Years

Moez Mehdi

Amy L. Jackson

Hamid Mohammadi

Emmanuel Arabambi

Tina Fenandoe

 

Sonal Bhatti

Akanni Frederick

 

Jessica Sorenson

Hongliu Mo

 

Vachan Misir

Sheetal Kapoor

 

Kathryn Edgett

 

 

Although we do our best to ensure we don't miss anyone, sometimes it happens. If we have missed anyone on this list, our sincere apologies. Please let us know so we can correct our records and ensure the employee receives recognition. 

Questions? Please email us at oe@humber.ca.

Christina Alcena to Join Humber’s Board of Governors - Posted on June 29, 2022

Posted:
June 29, 2022
Christina Alcena

I am very pleased to announce Christina Alcena has been elected to the position of Administrative Staff Representative on Humber’s Board of Governors for a three-year term commencing September 1, 2022.

Nancy Brennan
Office of the Board of Governors

The Journal of Innovation in Polytechnic Education (JIPE) Submissions Handbook is out - Posted on June 28, 2022

Posted:
June 28, 2022
Contact:
Anju Kakkar
The Journal of Innovation in Polytechnic Education (JIPE) Submissions Handbook is out

To our research and innovation community,

The Journal of Innovation in Polytechnic Education (JIPE), Humber Press, Office of Research & Innovation (ORI), has compiled a comprehensive and detailed JIPE Submissions Handbook which we have the pleasure of sharing widely with our research and innovation community. You may make submissions to JIPE.ca at any time.

Have you participated in or conducted a research/innovation study? Do you have research you want to share? Every research project, study or initiative is a journey. Researchers and innovators embark on this journey, and their work advances essential knowledge and changes the way we understand the world.

JIPE welcomes research stories and manuscripts from seasoned and emerging researchers from across the polytechnic and community college sectors, both within and outside Canada. Students/research assistants are also encouraged and invited to submit in collaboration with a faculty member/researcher.

JIPE publishes original research papers, review articles, brief reports, book reviews and our “micro-dissemination” options: innovation spotlights and more.

As part of Humber’s sustainability plan, JIPE will only be published electronically to reduce paper consumption. JIPE is an online, open-access journal for double-blind peer-reviewed submissions/manuscripts that mobilize knowledge and insights generated by the global polytechnic community. The articles published in this open journal are published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0).

Read it today: JIPE Submissions Handbook

Time's Running Out! The H-Drive will be Decommissioned June 29 - Posted on June 28, 2022

Posted:
June 28, 2022
Red clock on a cabinet

Times running out! If you haven’t had the chance, don’t forget to register for OneDrive Training!

The H-Drive will be officially decommissioned tomorrow June 29, 2022. To register for a session, access the booking calendar and get your files transferred over to OneDrive before it’s too late.

If you have questions in the meantime, please contact the IT Support Centre at 416.675.6622 x8888, or chat at humber.ca/techtalk

Hope to see you soon.

Information Technology Services

Reminder: Mask Mandate to be Lifted July 1 - Posted on June 28, 2022

Posted:
June 28, 2022
Reminder: Mask Mandate to be Lifted July 1

As previously announced, the mask mandate will be lifted on July 1 at Humber and the University of Guelph-Humber.  

Unless the public health situation in the province changes dramatically, in July and beyond, indoor masking on campus will be a personal choice.  

There may continue to be scenarios in which masking is required, including working or learning environments in which close proximity is required for extended periods of time.   

Everyone is encouraged to continue to complete the self-screening in the Humber Guardian app before coming to campus each time. As a reminder, if you are feeling unwell, do not come to campus.  

Throughout the pandemic, we have focused on creating safe places to learn, work and live. We appreciate your continued cooperation and consideration of others.   

While masking will be optional, respect is mandatory. 

Full-Time Support Staff Bargaining 2022 - Posted on June 27, 2022

Posted:
June 27, 2022

The College Employer Council has posted "Full-Time Support Staff Bargaining 2022" on its website.

More information is also available on the CEC’s website and the OPSEU website.

Save the Date: President's Breakfast - Posted on June 24, 2022

Posted:
June 24, 2022
Save the Date: President's Breakfast

Please join us for President Ann Marie Vaughan's first President's Breakfast at Humber College on Tuesday, August 30, 2022.

#HumberTogether

Dr. Patrice Esson, Associate Dean, Department of English - Posted on June 24, 2022

Posted:
June 24, 2022

I am excited to announce that Dr. Patrice Esson has accepted the role of Associate Dean, Department of English, effective August 2.

Patrice has more than 20 years of experience working in interdisciplinary and polytechnic post-secondary environments both in Canada and the United States. She brings to the role diverse professional experiences and passions for post-secondary education and leadership, and she is a forward-thinking, empathetic leader who is dedicated to supporting the creation and augmentation of engaging, supportive, and barrier-free learning experiences that facilitate student success. Patrice’s interdisciplinary approach to education has created many opportunities for her to engage with colleagues in the field of writing, communications, and ESOL, which have led to innovative pedagogical strategies, multiple grant-sponsored applied research projects, and EDI-focused workshops.

Patrice joins us from Sheridan College where she has served as both a faculty member and academic administrator. As a faculty member, Patrice was active in the visioning, development, and implementation of new programs and was the successful recipient of multiple applied research grants. While serving in academic and administrative leadership capacities as Associate Director of International Services and Interim Associate Dean in the Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design, Patrice facilitated the achievement of strategic goals and developed and implemented pan-institutional initiatives, including Sheridan’s COVID readiness plan to support international students, hosting community conversations and workshops surrounding EDI and pedagogy, and being a founding member of Sheridan’s Advisory Council. 

Patrice is the recipient of several awards recognizing her achievements and impact in the following areas: teaching and learning, creativity and innovation, Truth and Reconciliation and Indigenous partnerships, and student-engaged applied and community research. She holds a Ph.D. and M.Sc. in Industrial Organizational Psychology from Virginia Tech, as well as a graduate certificate in Post-Secondary Pedagogy. 

Please join me in welcoming Patrice to Humber.

John Stilla
Senior Dean, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Retirement: Brenda Webb - Posted on June 23, 2022

Posted:
June 23, 2022
Contact:
Sara Jouppi

Brenda Webb has worked in the Faculty of Social & Community Services within the Child and Youth Care program for more than 20 years. She has been a professor, a curriculum expert, a program coordinator, and an award winner, she has sat on too many committees to list, she is a mentor and a fierce advocate for quality postsecondary CYC education. 

Brenda has supported hundreds of students to overcome challenges and barriers to complete the advanced diploma in Child and Youth Care. This is because Brenda is truly dedicated in every sense of the word to student success and believes in the potential of each person she encounters. Brenda is truly strength-based in her approach to teaching and leadership. Every colleague and student who has worked with Brenda in her time at Humber has grown and benefitted from her as a role model. Brenda inspires people to be kind, hopeful, open-hearted and believe in themselves.

Brenda has demonstrated a sincere dedication to being current and innovative. She never wavered from her belief that, as professors in helping professions, we must practice what we teach. Many of the great things in our CYC programs here at Humber exist due to Brenda's dedication and hard work. She will be missed as she moves onto retirement but the lessons she has taught many will remain part of how we work. We would like to wish Brenda a wonderful retirement and to enjoy the next chapter! 

June MacDonald-Jenkins
Senior Dean, Faculty of Social and Community Services
Principal of Lakeshore Campus

 

Retirement: Lynn Bachinski - Posted on June 23, 2022

Posted:
June 23, 2022
Contact:
Sara Jouppi

Lynn Bachinski exemplifies selfless dedication and excellence to faculty and students alike during her more than 13 years at Humber. She is a strong social justice advocate and a champion for student success on and off campus. As a dedicated professor and program coordinator, she has a remarkable history of dealing with students in a way that serves up professionalism with a personal touch. Even before she was a PC, students would be lined up outside the office near the end of term so she could tell each one of them individually how they had done in her course. This commitment to individual attention was impressive, and she went out of her way to deliver it. 

In 2019, Lynn received the League of Innovation’s Excellence Award in recognition of her outstanding contributions and leadership. That same year, students in the Community and Justice Services Program (CJS) nominated her for the Student Appreciation Award.

Lynn has left an indelible footprint on the Faculty of Social and Community Services and the Community and Justice Services program that will remain for years to come. We wish her happiness in the next chapter of her journey.

June MacDonald-Jenkins
Senior Dean, Faculty of Social and Community Services
Principal of Lakeshore Campus

Retirement: Nancy Simms - Posted on June 22, 2022

Posted:
June 22, 2022

Hello Humber, 

It is with mixed emotions that I share that Nancy Simms will be retiring on August 31. Before that date, she will be using up some well-deserved vacation time starting in mid-July.  

Nancy began at Humber fourteen years ago and has been a tremendous leader of her team within the Centre for Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion, across the college and the post-secondary sector. Initially, Nancy was the manager of the Human Rights, Diversity and Equity program in Humber’s Human Resources Department. With the contributions of several team members, external consultants and community partners over the years, she expanded and transformed the program into Humber’s Centre for Human Rights, Equity & Inclusion. 

As the Director for Human Rights, Equity & Inclusion at Humber College, Nancy successfully weaved and embedded equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging throughout the College community. She was instrumental in leading Humber’s EDI work as the lead of the EDI Taskforce, which launched the EDI Framework and Strategy in April 2022 and the EDI Toolkit in June 2022.  

Some other key accomplishments under Nancy’s leadership include: 

  • The operationalization of Humber’s investigation and early intervention programs 
  • The development and installation of one of the most robust Human Rights, Equity and anti-racism educational programs offered for employees  
  • A College wide Employment Systems Review the results of which will be shared in the fall  
  • The launch of The Unlearning Circle: White Identified Humber Employees Dismantling White Supremacy Working Group Launched in November 2021 
  • Humber launch of a Black/African ERG in September 2020 and a 2SLGBTQ+ ERG in November 2020 
  • Humber College signed on to the Black North Initiative (BNI) in July 2020 
  • Signing of the federal government’s new Dimensions: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Canada Charter in 2019 

Nancy is a recipient of several awards, including the Osgoode Hall Law School Adjunct Faculty Award 2021, the 100 Accomplished Black Canadian Women Award 2016, the CAPDHHE Distinguished Administrator Award 2017 and Humber College’s Administrative Distinguished Service Award 2017.  

While Nancy will be greatly missed at Humber, she will continue her passion for lifelong learning and will be teaching at Humber part-time in the fall.  

Nancy leaves behind a legacy of commitment, caring and compassion that will be carried on by those who have had the pleasure of working with and learning from her.  

Please join me in thanking Nancy for her years at Humber and wishing her the best on her retirement. Nancy’s Humber email will be active until August 31, for those who wish to reach out directly to Nancy to wish her well. 

Sincerely,  

Lori Diduch 
Vice-President, Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness 

Christine Hsu, Manager Education & Training, Human Rights, Equity & Inclusion - Posted on June 22, 2022

Posted:
June 22, 2022
Contact:
Nancy Simms
Tel:
x4425

Please join me in welcoming Christine Hsu in the position of Manager Education & Training, Human Rights, Equity & Inclusion.

Christine is a first generation immigrant settler who moves through the world as a nonbinary, genderfluid and queer woman of colour. While she is temporarily able-bodied and grew up with lean body privilege as a multi-sport athlete, she lives with an invisible disability and chronic pain. They use their lived experiences of simultaneously being targeted for her identities and accessing privileges to connect and inform their intersectional anti-oppression practices.

They have been doing intersectional 2SLGBTQIA+ inclusion work for more than 12 years, particularly at the intersections of social justice and body movement including systems change work to enable trans and nonbinary inclusion in all levels and specifically high performance sports across Canada. Her EDI work experiences, including gender-based violence prevention and support and body liberation and disability justice work, have ranged from being in healthcare, nonprofit, government, to tech and private corporate, and higher education settings.

They have designed, developed and delivered training on topics such as EDI, AODA & human rights compliance, trauma-informed care, leadership development and management training, relationship and consent education, and conflict transformation. She has facilitated and coached executive leaders on EDI for systems change work with success. Their work has been done with a focus on enabling access, safety and autonomy in collective community care with trauma-informed and healing-centered approach. Grounded in minimizing harm, transformative justice and community relationships building, she practices her core values by ensuring that the experiential learning in EDI centers the livelihoods of and directly benefits the very communities that are vulnerabilized and marginalized.

They are an Ontario certified educator (I/S), and movement coach with a Bachelor of Physical & Health Education from University of Toronto, a Bachelor of Education from Ontario Institute of Studies In Education, and an Adult Education Certificate from St. Francis Xavier University. They are in the process of obtaining their CTDP designation.

Christine starts her position on July 4, 2022 and will report to the Director, Human Rights, Equity & Inclusion.

Kind regards,

Nancy Simms
Director, Human Rights, Equity & Inclusion

Department of Public Safety Welcomes New Team Members - Posted on June 21, 2022

Posted:
June 21, 2022
Contact:
Rob Kilfoyle

The Department of Public Safety is pleased to inform the Humber community of the following changes and additions to our department.

Welcome Gio Santoro as our new Security Systems Coordinator. Gio is a seasoned security professional with more than 20 years of experience integrating, designing and implementing security systems in high-profile organizations, with a strong focus on service. As a Certified Protection Professional (CPP), Gio is board-certified in security management. Gio joined us in May and has already been involved in projects for both campus locations and has proven to be a very valuable asset to our team. Gio reports to MaryAnn Gregoris.

Welcome Thomas (Tom) Urbaniak as our new Assistant Manager, Security Operations (Lakeshore campus). Tom is a retired Toronto Police Sergeant, who served the city of Toronto for 33 years in various operational and investigational roles. Most recently, Tom worked at U of T Mississauga with Campus Safety Services as a Special Constable holding the rank of corporal. Tom will be joining the Public Safety team on Tuesday June 28 and we look forward to his leadership of our Lakeshore team. Tom will also be responsible for security operations at the International Graduate School (IGS). Tom reports to Nancy Deason.

Congratulations to Adnan Salam, who was recently promoted from Security Coordinator to the role of Assistant Manager, Security Operations (North Campus). Adnan has been with Humber Public Safety since December 2017. Adnan will also be responsible for security liason at each of the five Community Employment Centres. Adnan recently graduated from the University of Guelph-Humber with a BA in Justice Studies. Adnan reports to Nancy Deason.

Sincerely,
Rob Kilfoyle, CPP, CMM III Security Executive
Director, Public Safety and Emergency Management

Kennisha Archer, Analyst, Human Rights, Equity & Inclusion - Posted on June 20, 2022

Posted:
June 20, 2022
Contact:
Human Rights Education & Training Team
Tel:
x4808

Please join me in welcoming Kennisha Archer who will be working in the position of Analyst, Human Rights, Equity & Inclusion. Kennisha is a graduate of Toronto Metropolitan University with a Bachelor of Social Work and she is currently pursuing a post-graduate certificate in Human Resources. Her background includes five years in youth-centered agencies with a focus on education, homelessness, crisis management, sexual health and gender-based violence. Operating from a trauma-informed, anti-racist, and anti-oppressive framework, Kennisha uses these skills to strive toward cultivating spaces focused on learning, unlearning, and self-exploration. She believes being an advocate for change means unapologetic, bold, and integrity-based actions that prioritize the needs of the community. In her spare time, Kennisha can be found doing yoga, writing film reviews, and watching an unhealthy amount of reality TV.

Kennisha starts her position on July 4, 2022 and will report to the Manager, Education & Training, Human Rights, Equity & Inclusion.

Kind regards,

Nancy Simms
Director, Human Rights, Equity & Inclusion

Shane Chase, Manager, Central Events Office - Posted on June 17, 2022

Posted:
June 17, 2022

Campus Services is excited to announce that Shane Chase will be joining us as Manager, Central Events Office (formerly Conference Services). Shane’s first day will be Monday, June 20.

Shane will be replacing Connie Sanfilippo as she moves into the role of Office Manager, Campus Services, effective Monday, July 11.

Please join us in congratulating both Shane and Connie in their new roles.

Retirement: Monica McGillivray - Posted on June 10, 2022

Posted:
June 10, 2022

Dear colleagues,

Following a rewarding 31-year career at Humber, Monica McGillivray has decided to retire. As a dedicated support staff of Continuing Education Monica has supported and graduated thousands and thousands of adult learners.  Monica made an effort to help everyone she was in contact with, regardless of who they were.  Monica brought all of herself to the role and made the department feel like more than just a place to work; rather a family. 

Thank you for your dedication, passion, and heartfelt commitment to all of our Humber Learners; you remind us that we are people and a little TLC goes a long way. The Faculty of Applied Sciences and Technology and Humber will miss you and we wish you great success in the next part of your life journey.

Please join us for a retirement celebration to be held on June 23 at 3 p.m. In order to determine catering needs, please RSVP to Josephine at josephine.coke@humber.ca.

Add your message to Monica's retirement e-card.

Dave Smiderle, PhD
Associate Dean, FAST

Celebrating Maureen Carnegie's Retirement - Posted on June 8, 2022

Posted:
June 8, 2022
Contact:
Desta McCalla
Tel:
x5182

We wish to recognize and congratulate Accessibility Consultant, Maureen Carnegie, on a successful, 23-year career in Student Success and Engagement as she bids farewell to Humber on June 30.  

Maureen began her career at Humber in 1999 as a Counsellor and Disability Consultant with a few iterations of job title in between. Since then she has contributed to the success of countless students, built solid, collaborative relationships with teaching faculty and mentored many new staff navigating their role in Accessible Learning Services (ALS). From 2005-2014, Maureen led the team as Coordinator for Disability Services at Humber and to this day, ALS can always count on her ‘can do’ spirit when starting any projects – from writing inaugural funding proposals to applications for funding our annual transition-to-postsecondary programs, planning our move from B building to the LRC or supporting professional development opportunities for her peers.

Maureen’s commitment to equity and inclusion has been evident in not only her faculty role, but also on the committees and organizations she has contributed to. Maureen served as co-chair of the Gender and Sexual Diversity Committee (2011 to 2016) where her proposal resulted in space allocation and funding for the LGBTQ+ Resource Centre. The centre was first of its kind in Ontario colleges. Maureen delivered on-site Mental Health First Aid training to numerous Ontario college administrators, staff and faculty on behalf of Humber as a component of a specialized, provincial grant initiative, which has continued as integral programming. Her expertise in the disability service field was called upon to design and co-facilitate training for both the Trebas Institute and the Toronto School of Art on how to establish and maintain student disability services in the context of the Ontario Human Rights Code and lending her knowledge in participation with our initiatives involving universal design for learning.

Maureen has been generous and thoughtful with her time as well as with her expertise to which ALS and the broader community has benefited greatly.  

Please take a moment to wish her well on this momentous occasion.

Accessible Learning Services Team

Lakeshore Fitness Centre Closed June 22 (7 a.m. to 5 p.m.) - Posted on June 21, 2022

Posted:
June 21, 2022

Lakeshore Athletics Fitness Centre Day time closure: Wednesday, June 22, 2022 

Please note on Wednesday, June 22 the Lakeshore Fitness Centre will not be opening until 5 p.m. 

The City of Toronto is completing the main water pipe connections at the front of the Lakeshore Fitness Centre during the day and we are unable to operate the facilty without water. 

The Department of Athletics apologizes for the short notice and inconvience of the delayed opening. See you at 5 p.m. 

Thank you, 

Dean Wylie 
Facility Manager, Department of Athletics 
Laekshore Campus 
416.675.6622 x4933 

Staff Lounge Dining Area Closed from June 19-25 - Posted on June 17, 2022

Posted:
June 17, 2022
Contact:
Sonia Rodrigues
Tel:
x77311

Attention faculty and staff, 

Please note that the Staff Lounge dining area will be closed from June 19 to June 25, 2022 as the summer conference guest meal plan dining area has been relocated to this space due to the ongoing construction in the Food Emporium.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact sonia.rodrigues@humber.ca.

Thank you for your understanding.

Humber Central Events Office 

Notice of Planned Hydro Service Interruption - Lakeshore Campus-West - Posted on June 1, 2022

Posted:
June 1, 2022

Lakeshore Campus-West to be closed on Sunday, June 12 from approximately 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

When: Sunday, June 12, 2022 from approximately 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Location: Lakeshore Campus – West (A/B/AX/Residence) & Welcome Centre
Purpose: To perform planned annual high voltage preventative maintenance on electrical infrastructure.

The Humber Lakeshore Campus – West and Welcome Centre will be closed on Sunday, June 12, 2022. Students and employees will not be allowed entry into the college facilities during the hydro service interruption.

Lakeshore Campus – East (C/D/E/F/G/H/I/J/K/L/M/N buildings), Centre For Justice Leadership, Fashion Institute, Art Commons, Humber Medical Centre, Humber Arts & Media Studios, Humber Fitness Centre, 3180 Strip Mall will not be affected.

All mechanical, electrical and technology systems at Lakeshore Campus-West (A/B/AX/Residence) & Welcome Centre will be off-line during the shutdown.

Central systems including Banner, Blackboard, email and humber.ca will not be accessible through on-campus services. However, central systems will be accessible through an individual’s own internet connection (such as home internet, 3G and LTE). 

For schools/departments with a refrigerator/freezer in their area (or a common area or staff room), please remember to empty/throw out unused food as the power will be off across Campus.

For more information or if you have questions, please contact Scott Skrinar, Manager, Maintenance and Operations, at scott.skrinar@humber.ca.

Staff Lounge Dining Area Closed from May 22 - June 7 - Posted on May 20, 2022

Posted:
May 20, 2022

Attention Faculty and Staff, 

Please note that the Staff Lounge dining area will be closed from May 22 to June 7, 2022 as the summer conference guest meal plan dining area has been relocated to this space due to the ongoing construction in the Food Emporium.  

If you have any questions or concerns please contact sonia.rodrigues@humber.ca.  

Thank you for your understanding.

Humber Central Events Office 

 

KB Kitchen Reno and HVAC Upgrades - Posted on April 20, 2022

Posted:
April 20, 2022

Due to KB Kitchen renovations and upgrades to the HVAC system, Perimeter Heating in the North Campus buildings K, L, LX and M will be shutdown at 3 p.m. on Friday, April 22, 2022 and will be turned back on Monday, April 25, 2022 at 7 a.m.

Hot water and heating will be offline during the shutdown.

For more information or if you have questions, please contact Joe Chimenti at Joe.Chimenti@humber.ca or Maria Miceli-Kisyk at Maria.Miceli-Kisyk@humber.ca.

Notice of Planned Hydro Service Interruption - North Campus - Posted on April 18, 2022

Posted:
April 18, 2022

North Campus to be closed on Sunday, May 29, 2022 from approximately 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

When: Sunday, May 29, 2022 from approximately 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Location: North Campus – all buildings including the University of Guelph-Humber, Residences and the Arboretum/Centre for Urban Ecology 
Purpose: To perform planned annual high voltage preventative maintenance on electrical infrastructure and Mosaic electrical infrastructure upgrade.

The Humber North Campus will be closed on Sunday, May 29, 2022. Students and employees will not be allowed entry into the college facilities (with the exception of Residence) during the hydro service interruption.

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

Central systems including Banner, Blackboard, Email and humber.ca will not be accessible through on-campus services. However, central systems will be accessible through an individual’s own internet connection (such as home internet, 3G and LTE). 

For schools/departments with a refrigerator/freezer in their area (or a common area or staff room), please remember to empty/throw out unused food as the power will be off across Campus.

The Centre for Trades and Technology (Carrier Drive) and the Transportation Training Centre (Woodbine Downs) 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

Main KB Kitchen and Seventh Semester Closed for Construction - Posted on February 18, 2022

Posted:
February 18, 2022
Contact:
Joe Chimenti

Humber is undertaking a project to expand and modernize the Main KB Kitchen serving the Food Emporium located in KB Building at the North Campus. This project includes expanding the existing Main KB Kitchen into the adjacent event/meeting spaces currently known as Seventh Semester. The construction has now been awarded to Area Construction Inc. meaning all affected areas will be closed effective immediately. 

Seventh Semester will be closed permanently and the space will now form part of the Main KB Kitchen. A new Event Conference Centre is under construction on the 5th floor of the BCTI building.

The new combined Main KB Kitchen space will include updated cooking facilities, a new cold kitchen, gluten-free food production, dishwashing facilities, fridges and freezers, staff offices, storage rooms, a loading area to the outside, and much more. A significant component of this project is the major upgrade and modernization of the mechanical system equipment serving the Kitchen and Food Emporium. As part of a separate project, the Doris Talon Room in this area is also closed permanently and is being reconstructed in another location.

Construction Notice: Ramp Closure by EX Entrance and Tim Hortons - Posted on December 15, 2021

Posted:
December 15, 2021
Contact:
Rosa Ongpin
Tel:
416.936.5646

Please note that the ramp by EX Entrance and Tim Hortons at North Campus will be closed for renovations in the New Year. A temporary ramp will be made available while the renovations are taking place. A schedule will be provided in the New Year.  

Notice of Planned Hydro Service Interruption - North Campus - Posted on December 13, 2021

Posted:
December 13, 2021

There is a planned hydro shutdown for some North Campus buildings on Tuesday, December 28 from approximately 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

When: Tuesday, December 28 from approximately 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Location: Buildings affected by this shutdown are: D, E, F, JF, J, H, K, LRC, L, LX, M, P, N, NX
Purpose: Electrical and power work being done in the LRC, E and K.

This will affect normal power only, and all emergency power systems will remain powered, as well as normal power in all other buildings.

Remote, Internet-based services such as email will be available

Humber College campuses and locations are closed from December 24, 2021, until Monday, January 3, 2022, inclusive. Individuals are reminded not to attend campus during this time. The college reopens on Tuesday, January 4, 2022.

Lakeshore Building B Heating Shutdown - December 4 - Posted on November 29, 2021

Posted:
November 29, 2021
Contact:
Aman Hehar
Tel:
x4455

The heating system at Lakeshore Building B will be shutdown on Saturday, December 4. The shutdown will be for the entire day and no heating will be available in the building.

If you have any questions or conerns, please contact Aman Hehar at aman.hehar@humber.ca or x4455.

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