Welcome to Communiqué

Humber Events

Employee News Network (ENN)

The Employee News Network is a user-generated video streaming service with news for employees by employees. Please contribute by sharing news about your colleagues’ success.

Submit an ENN Video

News / Announcements

Windows 7 Support is Ending - December 11, 2019

December 11, 2019
Arthur Serwaczak

As of January 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer be providing security updates or support for computers with Windows 7.

Information Technology Services has identified a number of outstanding Humber computers that are still running Windows 7. As a result, Humber College will be decommissioning the Windows 7 operating system.

Please submit a Re-image a Computer eForm as soon as possible to arrange an upgrade to Windows 10.

For more information regarding end of Windows 7 support, please visit here.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact Arthur Serwaczak, Manager of Technology Support, at x4738 prior to January 10, 2020.

Ordering of Service Assets - December 11, 2019

December 11, 2019
Arthur Serwaczak

An Important Message from Information Technology Services

Subject: Ordering of Service Assets

Year-end is fast approaching. Have you ordered all the services assets (computers, laptops, etc.) you planned to purchase this fiscal? If not, there is still time. The deadline to issue a Purchase Order this fiscal is December 31st (Dell) January 31st.


  1. Dell Inc. is experiencing a shortage on Intel Processors. The deadline to issue a Purchase Order this fiscal is December 31st to mitigate the longer leadtime.
  2. In order for an item to be purchased out of this year’s fiscal budget (2019/2020), it must be received in full by year-end (March 31st).

Ready to order? The requisition process (needs recognition, budget approvals, etc.) often takes days. Please contact Humber’s Request Fulfillment Coordinator without delay.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact Arthur Serwaczak, Manager of Technology Support, at x4738 before the January 31st deadline.


Global Challenge – Day 100 - December 11, 2019

December 11, 2019
Michelle Trumper

Tomorrow, December 12, is Day 100 – the final day of the Global Challenge. 

Congratulations for getting involved and helping your colleagues make healthy lifestyle changes at work and home – you've truly helped to change their lives for the better.

The good news is that this isn't the end. It's just the beginning of your new healthy habits and no doubt you'll continue to see the positive impact they have in your workplace – boosting morale, camaraderie, productivity and teamwork. 

Here are some important dates coming up post Day 100 of the Global Challenge: 

  • Step entry closes on December 17
  • The Global Challenge Member Report, a.k.a. the Fun Report, will be shared with all in the new year!
  • Save the date: Global Challenge closing ceremony on January 27. More details to follow.

Keep stepping and make sure to sync your steps to your profile as soon as possible!


Global Challenge

Call for Proposals – ETC Virtual Lunch and Learn Webinars - December 10, 2019

December 10, 2019
Gina Catenazzo
ETC Lunch and Learn Series Logo

Submit your proposal to facilitate a webinar by January 10, 2020!

Want to participate in a professional development opportunity? Want to diversify your CV by adding webinar facilitator to your skill set? Have a topic focused on applying teaching & learning technologies in higher education that you would like to share?

The Educational Technology Committee (ETC) is now accepting proposals for the next round of the ETC Virtual Lunch and Learn Webinar Series. Volunteers can submit their proposal to Facilitate a Webinar for the Winter 2020 term until January 10, 2020. 

We look forward to receiving your submission and the next round of engaging webinars!

Food Services – Holiday Operating Hours - December 10, 2019

December 10, 2019

North Campus
December 16 – January 5 

Tim Hortons December 16 – 19
December 20
December 21 to January 1
January 2 – 3
January 4
7 a.m. – 4 p.m.
7 a.m. – 2 p.m.
7 a.m. – 5 a.m.
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
JJ Café December 16 – 20
January 2 – 3
7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m
Starbucks December 16 – 19
December 20
December 21 – January 1
January 2 – 3
7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Staff Lounge December 16 – 20
December 21 – January 1
Janiuary 2 – 3
8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Trades Café December 16 – 20
December 21 – January 1
January 2 – 3
7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Food Emporium
Hawks Nest
GH Café
Café LinX/Smoke's Poutineire
December 16 – January 5
January 6
All locations, regular operating hours

Lakeshore Campus
December 16 – January 5 

Lake Café December 16 – 19
December 20
December 21 – January 1
January 2 – 3
January 4
January 5
7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Tim Hortons December 16 – 20
December 21 – January 5
7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
On The Go Café
(L Commons)
December 16 – January 2
January 3
8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Media Buzz
December 15 – January 5
January 6
All locations, regular operating hours

Humber & United Way Spin-a-thon – Thank You - December 10, 2019

December 10, 2019

Last Friday, December 6, 2019, 15 teams participated in the 10th Annual Humber Spinathon for the United Way. 

Students kept the energy high that was set forth by excellent professional instruction by Humber's own faculty, Carmen Puyo, Victoria Ryder-Burbidge and Irene Kairys.

Thank you to all of the teams for their fundraising efforts. We raised $7,251.

To get an idea of how well things went, please watch our 90-second post-event video.


Holiday Safety Tips - December 10, 2019

December 10, 2019
Occupational Health & Safety Services

Holiday Season Office Safety Tips

Decorating the office for the holiday season?

Festive decorations help to brighten the office and bring holiday cheer. Whether you have already decorated or are about to decorate, consider the following tips to ensure this special time of year is fun and safe for everyone: 

  • To reach high to hang ornaments or put up decorations, use a proper step stool or ladder. Do not climb on chairs or other furniture.
  • Lights and electrical cords should be inspected prior to use. Do not use any that are damaged, frayed or have exposed wires.  Do not “daisy chain” electrical cords together or overload outlets.
  • Do not use lighted candles in the workplace; use battery-powered tea lights instead and ensure you turn them off before leaving.
  • Watch the placement of electrical cords; avoid creating trip hazards.
  • Ensure wreaths, ornaments and other trimmings do not hang off, cover, or block access to safety equipment, including sprinkler systems, fire extinguishers and hose cabinets, eye wash stations, emergency exit signs or doorways and first aid supplies.
  • Remember to unplug tree lights or other illuminated items before leaving for the day!

Having an office party?

Whether your holiday party is on campus or off campus, make safety and health the centerpiece:

  • Be careful not to leave perishable food out for more than two hours – put food back in the refrigerator.
  • Watch for holiday clutter such as boxes and bags and other potential tripping hazards.
  • Wash your hands frequently – it is flu season!

Occupational Health and Safety Services would like to wish everyone a happy, healthy and safe holiday season!


Humber’s Human Rights Policy - December 10, 2019

December 10, 2019
Nancy Simms

The Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning and the University of Guelph-Humber (hereafter referred to as “Humber” or “the College”) is committed to fostering a respectful and inclusive culture in which all members of the College community study, work and live free from discrimination and harassment. The College has the right, as well as the legal and moral responsibility, to ensure that all its members are treated fairly, equitably, and respectfully, in order to provide a learning, working and living environment free from discrimination and harassment.

Racist statements and hate messages are forms of discrimination and a breach of the Ontario Human Rights Code and Humber’s Human Rights Policy. Hate messages are not accepted at Humber.

Humber’s Human Rights Policy defines Racial/Ethno-cultural/Religious Harassment:

Racial/Ethno-cultural/Religious Harassment: Is prohibited by the Ontario Human Rights Code and generally involves written, verbal and/or physical actions which express negative attitudes, derogation, and/or hate for a person or group of persons based on their race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship or creed. Racial/ethno-cultural/religious harassment may include, but is not limited to, the following behaviours:

  • demeaning comments, unwelcome remarks, jokes, innuendoes or taunting about a person's or group of persons' race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed;
  • displaying racist, derogatory or offensive pictures or sexually explicit materials, either through printed copy or personal computer;
  • denial of normal co-operation with members of the College community because of the individual's racial or ethnic background;
  • insulting gestures or practical jokes based on racial or ethnic grounds which cause embarrassment or awkwardness;
  • demeaning remarks about a racial/cultural group in the presence of any individual (not necessarily a member of the group mentioned) that creates a poisoned learning, working and living environment;
  • using pejorative names based on race or ethnic origin.

To access Humber’s Human Rights Policy, please visit here. The Human Rights Complaint Resolution Procedures is available here.

Thank you for your commitment to ensuring an inclusive environment free from discrimination and harassment.

Urgent HRMS Time Approval Reminder - December 10, 2019

December 10, 2019
HRMS Change Team

This is a gentle reminder to please approve your employees’ time cards before 5 p.m, today to ensure pay can be processed for the December 20 pay.

Note: Time cards that have not submitted by your employees and those that have been saved in draft mode, via the Save and Close option, will not show up for your approval. If you do not see time cards for your employees, do remind them to Submit their time cards for your approval.

Click here to learn how to Approve Employee Time Card.

Click here to learn how to Search Time Cards for your team. The steps outlined in this article can help you find time cards that are kept in the draft mode, which employee’s may have forgotten to submit.

If you have any questions regarding this, feel free to reach out to the HR Support Centre.

Next Week: Teaching & Learning and Digital Learning Workshops - December 6, 2019

December 6, 2019
Sorsha Heard

Looking to enhance your teaching skills? Seeking out professional development workshops?

Next week, the Teaching & Learning and Digital Learning departments are hosting a variety of learning engagement opportunities.

Click on the links below to register.

Date and time Workshop Campus Room  
December 10
1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Blackboard: Grade Centre
The Grade Center can be an extremely useful tool for tracking student success and providing critical information to students. This 90-minute workshop is for instructors who want to dig deeper into the functionality of the Grade Center.
North J230 Register

To view a complete listing of workshops for the Fall 2019 semester, visit the Teaching & Learning website

Note: Due to renovations, the Teaching & Learning and Digital Learning teams have temporarily relocated to North Campus, LX104 (located beside LinX).

  • Faculty Support and Blackboard Workshops: North Campus, J230
  • Professional Learning/SoTL Workshops: North Campus, F202

Lakeshore Campus offices remain unaffected.

Retirement: Joanne Settle - December 6, 2019

December 6, 2019
Kathy Donaldson

After 34 years at Humber, Joanne Settle, one of our most senior Accessibility Consultants at our Lakeshore Campus in the Student Wellness & Accessibility Centre has announced she will bid us farewell at the end of 2019 and ease into retirement.

Joanne began her journey at Humber in April 1986. She has spent her professional career in interestingly varied student-facing roles, as part of the network in student affairs, supporting our learners in the Humber Community.

Joanne has always conveyed her passion for working with diverse learners and has had an incredible impact in their lives, earning her the adoration and respect of her teammates and colleagues.

She has been a thoughtful contributor to shaping Accessible Learning Services and how we provide support and facilitate access to resources. Joanne has further used her voice and influence through her many accomplishments within and outside the team, particularly, in forging solid partnerships with allies and faculty across the college.      

While it is a loss for our team, this announcement comes with excitement for what lies ahead for Joanne, which we all hope will be a wonderful new chapter in her life. 

She has been a champion in the post-secondary landscape for accessibility and education and we will greatly miss her and her bright smile!

Please join us in celebrating Joanne by sending her an email with your well wishes.

Congratulations, Joanne!


Desta McCalla
Associate Director, Accessible Learning Services, SWAC 

Thank you from the CICE Program - December 5, 2019

December 5, 2019
Rosanna To

The CICE Program Team acknowledges all the faculty who have welcomed a CICE student into their classroom this semester. Through your exceptional guidance and support, you have helped to enhance a CICE student’s college experience.

Wishing you a restful holiday season.

We look forward to working with you again in the New Year!

Retirement: Wendy O'Brien - December 2, 2019

December 2, 2019
Dawn Macaulay

After 26 years, Dr. Wendy O’Brien has decided to retire from teaching to pursue her other passions. Wendy has made significant contributions to Humber programs by developing some of the very first Degree breadth courses, including Theories of Beauty, still one of our most popular courses. She was also instrumental in inspiring our incoming degree students by leading active and engaging sessions during orientation week.

Wendy is a staunch supporter of Liberal Education in our diploma programs as well. Early in her career, she was a key contributor to our foundational course (then known as HUMA 024) by writing an introductory piece on A Brief History of the Self which appeared in three editions of the textbook and was taught by nearly every faculty member. Most importantly, Wendy has supported approximately 4,500 students in finding their way into areas of philosophy ranging from esthetics and ethics to epistemology.

Wendy immerses herself in her interests. As a lifelong learner, she returned to university to complete her doctoral degree while a full-time faculty member. As an avid reader, she hosted the By the Lake Book Club for 10 years. As an art aficionado, she joined the Art Gallery of Ontario as a tour Instructor. I’m excited to know what her newest adventure will be. For those of you in FLA, Wendy will attend the Holiday Event on December 12 where you may be able to catch up and learn more about her plans for the New Year.

Please join me in congratulating Wendy on her retirement!


Dawn Macaulay
Associate Dean, Liberal Studies

David Porter, Dean of Innovative Learning and Senior Special Advisor for Flexible Learning - November 26, 2019

November 26, 2019

I am delighted to announce that David Porter will be joining Humber as our new Dean of Innovative Learning and Senior Special Advisor for Flexible Learning.

As a recognized system leader and expert in online learning and innovative teaching and learning, David will bring tremendous knowledge and experience to support the development of Humber’s new Flexible Learning strategy. Our new Flexible Learning strategy will encompass continuing and professional education, digital learning, the scholarship of teaching and learning and the development of related professional learning and supports for faculty members and staff across our six Faculties.

David has been involved in open and distance learning since the 1990s. Whether in roles in the elementary, secondary or post-secondary sectors, he has been an advocate for adapting new technologies to create educational opportunities. In his current role as CEO of eCampusOntario, he has played a significant role in positioning Ontario as a leader in technology enabled learning, overseeing tremendous organizational growth and building and developing networks across the country and the globe. At eCampusOntario, David has been on the frontlines of increasing access across the province to quality online learning experiences at 45 member institutions. Under his leadership, eCampusOntario has empowered educators to explore emerging technologies and new pedagogical practices and championed a learner-centred approach to the creation of online and technology-enabled programs.

Among his many professional roles, David served as Associate Vice President, Educational Support and Innovation at the British Columbia Institute of Technology and as the Executive Director of BCcampus, where he led the team that launched Canada’s first publicly funded open textbook program.

In addition to overseeing the Innovative / Flexible Learning Strategy, David will collaborate with leaders across Humber’s academic division, ETS, International and other departments, as well as with external partners, to ensure we are meeting our industry and community partners’ professional learning and corporate training needs today, and anticipating how those will continue to evolve.

David holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Toronto and a Master’s of Education and Doctor of Education from Simon Fraser University. David was recently awarded an honorary doctorate from Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

David will start in his new role in February 2020. As the Dean of Innovative Learning, David will report directly to me in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences and Innovative Learning. In his role as Senior Special Advisor for Flexible Learning, David will report to me and also to Laurie Rancourt, Senior Vice President Academic.

Vera Beletzan
Senior Dean, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences and Innovative Learning

Retirement: Mina Forte - November 25, 2019

November 25, 2019
Sunny Gill

After 30 years of outstanding service and dedication to the Humber community, Mina Forte has decided to retire on December 13, 2019. 

Mina began her journey at Humber as an Expediter Clerk before moving to the Residence team as an Accommodations Clerk. Mina then joined the Office of the Registrar as a Registration & Fee Clerk, where she provided expert guidance to students using her excellent communication, organization, and customer-service skills. Mina was subsequently promoted to Customer Service & Student Fees Coordinator position, a role she has excelled in for the past 20+ years. Mina is renowned by her colleagues for her in-depth knowledge, leadership, tenacity, and dependability.

Mina will be greatly missed and remembered for her dedication to Humber and strong work ethic. We would like to express our sincere thanks to Mina for her significant contributions to Humber. On behalf of the Office of the Registrar and the Humber community at large, we wish Mina the best in this next chapter of her life.

Sunny Gill
Manager, Fees
Office of the Registrar

Nathan Whitlock, Program Coordinator, Creative Book Publishing Program - November 6, 2019

November 6, 2019

I am very pleased to announce that Nathan Whitlock is the successful candidate for the PC/Professor, Creative Book Publishing program. 

Nathan has been teaching at Humber since 2015, in both the Professional Writing & Communications post-graduate certificate program (which he helped to develop), and in the Media Foundation program. Since 2014, he has also acted as the editor of Humber Press, directly overseeing the publication of 10 publications by Humber faculty and staff, in addition to editing the twice-annual NEXT magazine and hosting the twice-monthly NEXTcast podcast. As a freelance writer and editor, Nathan has worked with multiple organizations, including the Toronto Star, The Globe & Mail, the National Post, Quill & Quire, Toronto Life, Today's Parent, Chatelaine, Report on Business, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, and more. He is the author of two novels, A Week of This (2008) and Congratulations On Everything (2016), and is in the process of completing a third.

Congratulations Nathan!


Sarah-Jane Greenway
Associate Dean, Journalists and Writers

Pivoting Applied Research & Innovation to Better Serve the Humber Community - November 5, 2019

November 5, 2019

I am pleased to announce the following changes made recently in Applied Research and Innovation (ARI):

Tanya Perdikoulias has accepted the position of Operations Manager in ARI. Tanya had been serving as the acting Operations Manager during Candice Watson’s maternity leave. Candice decided not to return from maternity leave and has accepted an exciting position with Mohawk College, which will allow her to be closer to her family. Tanya brings a diverse set of experiences in post-secondary education, provincial government, international government and financial operations. Tanya also brings a unique interest in policies and procedures and over the last year she has excelled in meeting key funder reporting requirements including those of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), as well as Ontario Centre of Excellence (OCE) and Polytechnics Canada.

Jennifer Larson has accepted the position of Strategic Communications & Innovation Manager in ARI. This position was created following the departure of Crystal Williams, who left Humber to join York University. Jennifer joined Humber from KPMG in 2017 as the Partnership Development Manager and has since assumed responsibility for ARI’s marketing and communications portfolio. She has also been instrumental in the development and communication of ARI’s workshop series designed to foster a strong culture of innovation and applied research excellence. In her new role, Jennifer will develop and implement a multi-year communications strategy to build awareness and increase participation in applied research. Jennifer will also be responsible for advancing a culture of innovation, partially through the facilitation of a suite of specialized innovation services. Jennifer is an accomplished marketing and communications professional with experience in both the public and private sector. She is also an accredited design thinking and change management facilitator and is a certified Innovation Strategist with Innovation360 Group AB.

Raeshelle Morris has agreed to accept the position of Acting Innovation Program Manager in ARI. This position became available when Amanda Brown moved to Durham College. Raeshelle’s role will include proposal development, preparation of grant applications, project planning and execution, along with the oversight of project progress. She will also promote an awareness of Humber’s applied research expertise and capacity to the internal community as well as among local industry, related organizations and economic development agencies. Prior to working with ARI, Raeshelle managed Humber’s Centre for Entrepreneurship (CfE), where she was responsible for implementing the operational and strategic mandate of the CfE, managing CfE programs and activities and engaging in opportunities to support the ideas and ventures of CfE members.  Raeshelle is also an accredited design thinking and change management facilitator and is a certified Innovation Strategist with Innovation360 Group AB.


Darren Lawless, Ph.D.
Dean, Applied Research and Innovation

Sheila West Moving to Georgian College - October 30, 2019

October 30, 2019

Humber Community,

After more than 14 years of dedicated service, Sheila West will be leaving Humber College to assume an Associate Dean role at Georgian College in November, 2019.

From 2005 to 2011 Sheila served as Professor (Nursing) and Program Coordinator (Practical Nursing) where she led a dynamic team that achieved unprecedented enrolment growth, and exemplary program quality status from the College of Nurses of Ontario. In her role as PC, Sheila contributed to many intra-provincial committees and championed nursing issues within the Ontario context.

Over the past eight years, Sheila has achieved much in her current role as Associate Dean, in the Faculty of Health Sciences & Wellness. With responsibilities for the Practical Nursing, Funeral Services Education, and Personal Support Worker Programs, and the Bioscience Cadaver lab suites, Sheila has promoted and fostered teamwork and collaboration with her team whilst achieving exemplary regulatory compliance within the portfolio. Sheila’s commitment to learner success has ensured the faculty achieved goals of inter/intra professional education, innovation in teaching and learning, and regulatory compliance. 

Among her many accomplishments, Sheila received the Distinguished Faculty Award in 2011, and the Helping Hand Award in 2016. Sheila is widely known across the organization as a caring, compassionate, and supportive colleague. Most recently, Sheila was seconded to the Office of the Senior Vice President, Academic, to work on cross-institutional initiatives.

Please join me in thanking Sheila for 14 years of service to the entire Humber community, our learners, and our Faculty. Sheila’s last day at Humber will be November 15, 2019.


Warmest Regards,

Jason Powell RN., BScN., MScN., Ph.D. 
Senior Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences & Wellness

John Yolkowski, Manager, Humber Archives - October 23, 2019

October 23, 2019

To continue the momentum started by our 50th anniversary, the College has hired an archivist to preserve our history in an ongoing and sustainable way.

It gives me great pleasure to announce that John Yolkowski is the successful candidate for the Manager, Humber Archives position. John has a variety of archival experience and has come to us from the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity where he held the position of Archivist. In this role, John was responsible for managing the Centre’s archives and records management centre. He performed all major archival functions, curated displays of archival material and conducted outreach with various departments. John also has experience as Librarian – Archivist at St. Mary’s University in Halifax and as a Project Manager for the Elisabeth Mann Borgese Digitization Project with the Dalhousie University Archives. Additionally, John was the Copyright Services Coordinator at Dalhousie University Libraries.

John holds a Master of Library and Information Science with a focus on archival coursework from the University of Western Ontario as well as a Master of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Guelph.

John joined Humber Libraries on October 1, 2019. Please join me in congratulating John and welcoming him to the Humber team.

Rubina Leahy, Associate Dean, Student Wellness and Equity - October 8, 2019

October 8, 2019
Ian Crookshank

Rubina Leahy will be joining us as the new Associate Dean, Student Wellness and Equity beginning on October 15. Rubina has worked in the Human Services sector for 25 years - 18 years at the senior management level.

Recently, Rubina has worked as a Director, Client Services at Victim Services of Peel. In this role, she managed the High-Risk Program which supports individuals who have been involved in some of the most challenging situations one can imagine. She also advised and led case managers in the Transitional and Housing Support Program and the South Asian Family Enrichment Program which provides long-term support to clients who have experienced intimate partner abuse. Additionally, she has worked with several agencies providing support to women, youth, and family.

Rubina also has a Humber/Guelph-Humber connection as she has been an instructor in the FCSS program since 2013.

Rubina has expressed incredible excitement to join the team in Student Success and Engagement at Humber and is looking forward to advancing our priorities on health and wellness, empathetic client service, and developing strong leaders among our student and staff communities. 

Please extend congratulations to Rubina on starting her new chapter at Humber.


LRC Building Closure - November 7, 2019

November 7, 2019
Daniel Alonzo

LRC Building Closure
​Sunday, November 10, 2019
7 a.m. to 7:30 am

No entry to any floor of the North Campus LRC during the power service shutdown.

Alternate study spaces are available at:

  • E-link Lab D160
  • E-link Lab H205

Access these labs through D Building entrance on the north side, by Tim Hortons.

For more information or if you have questions, please contact Daniel Alonzo at daniel.alonzo@humber.ca.

Mechanical Equipment Replacement – North Campus - October 3, 2019

October 3, 2019

Please be advised that a crane will be setup at North Campus in front of the Building D entrance, and around the area of Lot 15/Dogwood Crescent, to replace some mechanical equipment on the roof of D and G buildings.

Crane work is expected to take place on October 5 between 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For more details, please see attached picture, or contact Dave Frigole at x2206.

The Spot - September 24, 2019

September 24, 2019

Discover the new SPOT on campus for good food.

Looking for a quiet place on campus to enjoy some good eats? The Spot is hidden just under the marvelous collaborative staircase at the Barrett CTI Building ground floor at North Campus.

Once you discover The Spot and its unique qualities, we are confident you will come back time and time again for the tasty chef-driven built-to-order meals.

The Spot's commitment to waste reduction and using local seasonal ingredients is the hallmark of this brand We deliver this unique experience with our three daily entrées - vegetarian, vegan and meat that use root-to-stem techniques and waste-not culinary strategies with a dine-in option to reduce plastic waste. Our local commitment is currently featuring Humber Arboretum fresh produce and honey and Propeller Coffee Co., a Toronto sustainable micro-roaster.

Be amazed by the taste of fresh, local and waste-not foods.

Capital Project Submission Deadlines - August 29, 2019

August 29, 2019
Khon Ta

In order to have enough time and resources for planning and budgeting for upcoming capital projects, please see project submission deadlines in the PDF file attached.

If you require any further information, please contact Rebecca Muyal (x5570) or Khon Ta (x4143).

Library Hours – August 26 - August 23, 2019

August 23, 2019
Alexandra Ross, Associate Director

To accommodate a team building session, Humber Libraries will be offering the following hours on August 26:

  • The Lakeshore Library will be closed for the day
  • The North Library will be open from noon until 4:30 p.m.
  • The North and Lakeshore Learning Commons will be staffed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Faculty are also encouraged to contact their liaison librarian directly and/or visit our website during this time.

Campus Closure – North Campus - August 21, 2019

August 21, 2019

Humber College North Campus and University of Guelph-Humber will be closed Wednesday, August 21 at 10 p.m. until Thursday, August 22 at 6 a.m.

  • All classes and services cancelled during these noted times.
  • Events, meetings and other activities hosted at North campus will not take place during these times noted. Please check with event organizers for any updates.


  • Residence remains open for residents.

Visit humber.ca for updates.

The Department of Public Safety will continue to provide security services 24-hours-a-day during the campus closure.             

North Campus Parking Garage Closure - August 6, 2019

August 6, 2019

Due to electrical work required to be performed in the parking garage, power will be shutdown and the garage closed from 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 8. The garage will reopen at 2:30 p.m. which includes access to the electric vehicle charging stations.

Parking Services

Early Closure for Testing Services - July 26, 2019

July 26, 2019

On Friday August 2, 2019, both Lake and North Testing Services will close at 3 p.m. ahead of the Civic Holiday long weekend. 

We will resume operations on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 8:30 a.m.

Information regarding early closures and delayed openings can be found on our website.

Thank you,

Shane Bentham
Coordinator, Accommodated Testing, Testing Services

Parking Lot 13 Closed for Maintenance - July 23, 2019

July 23, 2019
Daniel Alonzo

Parking Lot 13 will be closed for maintenance and repaving on Wednesday, July 24, 2019.

  • All staff permit holders who would usually park in Lot 13 may use Lot 1 to park during the repaving – all staff permit holder ID access cards are already programmed for Lot 1 card reader access
  • If you have an assigned parking space in Lot 14 you are not affected as Lot 14 will remain open – you will still be able to enter Lot 14 through the Lot 13 entrance
  • If you cannot find a parking space in Lot 1 please go to Lot 4
  • Lane E will remain open

We are expecting the duration of the work to be about four weeks and apologize in advance for any inconvenience.

NX and K Building Closure – North Campus - July 22, 2019

NX Building and part of K Building will be closed over the long weekend from Friday, August 2 at 4 p.m. to Monday, August 5 at 8 p.m.

No access will be allowed into NX including the ramps on K, and limited access to areas of K will be allowed. Alternative route signage will be installed to help redirect users. The attached documents detail the areas affected. 

During this closure, NX will undergo a Whole Building Air Leakage Test which is the last step for Passive House certification. As the first net-zero carbon retrofit building in Canada, and hopefully the first Passive House certified retrofit, Humber’s NX Retrofit project is receiving interest from organizations throughout North America that are looking for ways to reduce carbon emissions to meet provincial, federal and Paris Accord targets. We believe this project is an example of Humber delivering "national leadership in sustainable campuses" as a core value of our Strategic Plan.

For any questions please contact Spencer Wood at x5242 or Rui Raposo at x5960.

Media Channels

Humber Radio Icon
Playing the best all-Canadian music.
Humber Today Icon
Read the latest news, events and more.
Humber Live - Youtube Channel Icon
Watch everything that's happening on campus.