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Reminder - Sexual Violence Policy - Posted on February 22, 2024

Posted:
February 22, 2024

Humber’s Sexual Violence Committee Faculty/Staff Awareness Working Group encourages you to familiarize yourself with Humber’s Sexual Violence Policy and Procedures

It was most recently updated in June 2023. If you have not taken the updated training and do not currently have the “Sexual Assault Sexual Violence Awareness Training for Employees” in your Blackboard. Please email humanrights@humber.ca to request the training be added. 

Instructions for obtaining your certificate are available in the final section of the training once you have completed all other training elements. Please keep a copy of the certificate generated at the end for your records. 

If you, or someone else, has experienced sexual violence or sexual assault on Humber College property:

Immediate Response

  • Go to a safe place, including your work site, the Department of Public Safety or your home  
  • Seek immediate support by telephone:  
    • Department of Public Safety: 416.675.8500, or open the Guardian App and select “Call Humber Security” 
    • Call Police: 911  
  • Seek medical attention if necessary. Go to an emergency room that has a domestic violence and sexual assault care centre (if accessible) or a local hospital
  • Seek help/counselling/resources - view the Employee Sexual Violence Resource Sheet  

Formal Report

If you would like to make a formal report of having experienced sexual violence, call:  

  1. Department of Public Safety: 416.675.8500 (ext. 4000 on-campus phones) or email publicsafety@humber.ca  
  2. Office of Human Rights & Harassment: 416.675.3111 ext. 5864 or email humanrights@humber.ca    

Please contact humanrights@humber.ca if you require any additional information. 

We thank you for your continued commitment to addressing and ending sexual violence.

Faculty of Media & Creative Arts CPL - Posted on February 22, 2024

Posted:
February 22, 2024

Are you interested in developing a new skill set and enhancing your professional profile? Check out some of our upcoming courses!

Artificial Intelligence for Marketing and Business (March)
Demystify AI and harness its potential for marketing and business success! Learners will gain a big-picture understanding of how AI works, and have the opportunity to practice techniques to boost productivity and automate select marketing and business functions.

Register now

Social Media Marketing (March)
This course offers a comprehensive exploration of social media marketing fundamentals, empowering you with practical skills to manage organizational or personal social media strategies. Learn to construct effective marketing campaigns, drive online engagement, and achieve your goals across various social media platforms.

Social Media Analytics (April)
Harness the power of data-driven decision-making through social media analytics. Gain insights by analyzing social media data, and measuring metrics like engagement, reach, conversions, and return on ad spend to inform your business goals.

Register now

Continuous Professional Learning
Faculty of Media and Creative Arts

Call for Mentors: Map the System Competition at Humber College - Posted on February 22, 2024

Posted:
February 22, 2024

Map the System is a global competition that challenges us to think differently about social and environmental change. Rather than jumping straight into a solution or a quick fix, Map the System invites students from all academic disciplines to use systems thinking to understand complex social and environmental challenges. 

This is Humber’s fifth year participating in the competition and we are looking for staff and faculty to mentor student teams. 

What does mentoring involve? 

As a mentor, you will support a student team to conduct systems research on a social or environmental issue. Support may include (but is not limited to) systems thinking research and mapping, directing teams to resources on the selected social/environmental topic, research process, and review of submission materials.

When will this happen? 

Mentorship of student teams will take place from early March to late April 2024. The weekly time commitment will vary from group-to-group depending on their needs, but expect one to two hours per week. 

What does this mean for you? 

Your assistance and support of students' systems-change research is greatly appreciated. In return for your time, you will receive our heartfelt thanks and a gift card.

How can you apply? 

If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please fill in this short form.

The deadline to apply is Thursday, February 29, 2024.

If you have any questions, please contact Sara Hassan at sara.hassan@humber.ca.

Innovation of the Year Award 2024 - Now Accepting Nominations - Posted on February 22, 2024

Posted:
February 22, 2024
Contact:
Falisha Rowe

Celebrate and recognize the great work that your colleagues are doing. Nominate them for the Innovation of the Year Award 2024.

Purpose or goal
The purpose of the Innovation of the Year Awards is to recognize College employees who have designed and implemented a significant innovation that positively impacts the Humber student experience.

Eligibility
All employee groups (full and part-time faculty, administrators and support staff) are eligible for nomination.

Criteria
The merit of an innovation will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Creativity: The selected innovation will be an original or unique adaptation of a current program, process, task or concept.
  • Effectiveness: There is evidence that the innovation leads to a better process for accomplishing a task(s) or a better overall outcome.
  • Replication: The significant components of the innovation can be replicated across courses, programs or institutions. Best submissions will include a description of conditions necessary for replication.
  • Timeliness: The innovation will have been initiated no more than five years previously and will have been implemented for enough time to have viable information about its impact and effectiveness. Its impact will address a current issue.
  • Collaboration: The best submissions demonstrate connections between colleagues, programs, departments, Faculties or College teams.
  • Quality: Students and/or staff agree that the innovation increases quality in the course program, department or institution. Evidence of quality may include student ratings or letters of support for colleagues.

The Innovation must have a positive impact on the Humber student experience.

To make a submission, email the completed nomination form (attached) and forward supporting documents to falisha.rowe@humber.ca by Friday, March 15, 2023.

What is DI? - Posted on February 22, 2024

Posted:
February 22, 2024

The Digital Student Experience (DSX) Program emerged from the 2023-2026 Digital Campus and Academic Plans and focuses on enhancing the digital student experience.  

The DSX Program is comprised of three initiatives that will integrate and support each other in delivering on the promise of simplifying and personalizing the Humber student journey from prospect to alumni.  

Digital Identity (DI) 

Digital Identity (DI) is a single online Humber identity where you are known, have a sense of being welcomed, valued and secure in every seamless interaction. 

Digital Identity builds a profile that retains the user’s identity preferences, delivers a unique personalized experience and makes them feel valued at each step. DI includes: 

  • One single identity through your entire Humber journey 
  • Access automatically evolves with roles 
  • Single, universal and evolving profile that is consistently available across all your applications you use 

Learn more about Digital Identity at the DSX Program Showcase on March 4, 2024. 

Register now on Eventbrite 

Unclaimed Packages Procedure - Posted on February 22, 2024

Posted:
February 22, 2024
Contact:
Roman Fuzak
Tel:
ext 4107

Humber College receives many packages every day and our Mailroom teams at both North and Lakeshore campuses work hard to deliver them as soon as they can. However, over time, we do end up with several packages that remain unclaimed. As such, our teams will now adhere to the below procedure:

  1. For any packages for students addressed to the College or student residence, every effort will be exhausted to deliver them to the correct addressee. Should the student move out and/or no longer be a Humber/GH student, any packages (mostly from Amazon.ca) will be discarded after six months of delivery/receiving. Amazon packages return cannot be initiated by Humber Mailroom staff, but rather by a person who made the purchase.
  2. For any packages addressed to Humber/GH staff, admin, or faculty member that have not been picked up, the Mailroom staff will advise the Associate Director of their department via email informing them that a package from someone in their department has not been picked up. If the respective staff, admin, and/or faculty have not picked up their package in six months, they will be disposed of.
  3. Any unclaimed packages that arrived for Humber contractors will be flagged to contactor's contact person, if known. Unclaimed packages for project contractors will be flagged to Humber Project Manager, if known. Any packages still unclaimed after six months, will be discarded.
  4. Any other packages that have no names and have not been picked up in six months, will be disposed of.

Should you have any questions regarding this policy, please do not hesitate to reach out to Roman Fuzak, Manager, Custodial & Maintenance Services at roman.fuzak@humber.ca.

Thank you.

Career Month March 2024 - Posted on February 21, 2024

Posted:
February 21, 2024

Get ready for Career Month 2024! As part of this annual celebration, the Academic and Career Centre is thrilled to announce our eighth Career Month Event, building on the success of our bi-annual initiative. This year's theme is Futures Unleashed: Navigating Careers in the Digital Era.

Join us for the kick-off to Career Month on March 4 at the third floor LRC at North Campus.

Throughout March, we're offering a variety of workshops and events aimed at improving career services and educational accessibility, ensuring students are well-prepared for the changing job market.

Our event lineup includes:

  • Informative session with Indeed (chat with experts from Indeed)
  • Workshops on creating resumes, cover letters, interview skills, and LinkedIn profiles
  • Career conversations panel in collaboration with Seneca College, focusing on equity deserving groups
  • LinkedIn headshots with a professional photographer
  • Drop-in resume review sessions
  • Speed networking - Campus Connect
  • Engaging workshops on Clifton Strengths and MBTI

Participate in our exciting weekly prizes and a grand prize drawing for event attendees.

To register for any of these events or get more details about Career Month, visit our dedicated Career Month webpage.

Help us spread the word by sharing information about this month-long event with your learners. Some events may require pre-registration, so be sure to check out our Career Month calendar for all the details.

Gradebook Tips and Reminders in Blackboard Ultra - Posted on February 21, 2024

Posted:
February 21, 2024

Here are five Gradebook Setup Tips from your team in Innovative Learning.

“How do I set up Overall Grades?”

Tip #1: Important Use the weighted grading calculation to show students the running total of their overall grade. Assign the weighted percentage values to each gradable item according to the assessment plan or structure of your published course outline.

“How do I post Midterm Grades?”

Tip #2: Have you posted students’ grades? Unless your assessment is configured to post assessment grades automatically, students won’t be able to view their grades on the Gradebook. Make sure to post grades when you finish grading.

Tip #3: Calculate and share midterm (and final) grades with your students using the overall grade column. Verify that all gradable items or categories have been assigned the correct weighted percentage values, and only those counting towards the midterm grade are included.

Tip #4: Check the box “Base calculation on points earned out of total graded points” so students see their actual grade earned to date. If left unchecked, the overall grade would factor in all other assessments not yet administered or graded, and therefore would show skewed student grades.

“Why can’t my students see the assessment feedback?”

Tip #5: In the content page, assessment item(s) and the content folder where they are located need to be made ‘visible to students’ so students can access their grades and feedback. While grades may be visible if assessment items are hidden by release conditions, students can’t view feedback on the hidden items.

Need additional support? The ILSupport Centre (ILSC) is here to help.

Exploring Reasons Why Learners Do Not Connect with ALS - Posted on February 21, 2024

Posted:
February 21, 2024
Contact:
Desta McCalla
Tel:
x5182

Research shows accommodations are often underutilized by learners with disabilities. Curious to learn why? 

A 2018 study involved a systematic review of 36 articles from the US, UK, Canada, Belgium, Norway and Ireland involving youth with disabilities and accessing accommodations. 

Below are some findings: 

  • The most common barriers to disclosing disability and requesting accommodations were stigma, discrimination and a lack of knowledge of supports.
  • “Students with disabilities are often reluctant to disclose their condition for fear of differential and discriminatory treatment from their professors and peers." 
  • Many youth encounter difficulties accessing and obtaining accommodations and supports. For example, people with disabilities often encounter significant social exclusion, negative attitudes, discrimination and stigma, which are substantial barriers for youth entering and completing post-secondary education.
  • The most common barrier, noted in 19 studies, included stigma, discrimination and the related concerns about the negative effects of disclosing a disability.  
  • A second barrier for youth (noted in 14 studies) included lacking knowledge of potential supports and accommodations (e.g. note takers, tutors, extra time, physical access, assistive technology) and how to access them. For example, Holloway (2001) described that students found it stressful and time consuming to arrange their accommodations. Some youth had negative experiences with faculty who often had insufficient knowledge about disabilities. 
  • Others found that the physical, mental and emotional demands of disclosing presented challenges to receiving accommodations.
  • Many studies conveyed that disclosing was a complex and personal issue that depended on many factors such as disability type, extent of self-advocacy skills and availability of support to access them, type of course and instructor, coping styles, and type of disability.  
  • Consistent with previous research, our review found that those with non-visible disabilities often encounter additional challenges with identifying their need for support. 

Understanding the barriers learners may encounter and the reasons they can then be hesitant to connect with Accessible Learning Services can help faculty and staff who are working with learners who disclose they have a disability but have not connected with Accessible Learning Services to request accommodations.  

Source: A Systematic Review of Barriers of Disability Disclosure and Accommodations for Youth in Post-Secondary Education. (2018) International Journal of Disability Development and Education.  

Visit our ALS Information for Faculty website to learn more about accommodating students with disabilities. 

Please email us at accessible-learning@humber.ca with suggestions for key accessibility-related topics that you would like us to address through the Communiqué. 

Humber Earth Month - Posted on February 21, 2024

Posted:
February 21, 2024

Humber Earth Month is just around the corner, and it’s time to register for events!  

This year’s theme will center around the creation of the next Sustainability Strategic Plan (2024-2029). You’re invited to participate in all events, designed to engage and inspire the community’s vision for a more sustainable future at Humber and beyond.

View the list of events below, and click on the registration link to access location and dates. 

Event Registration

Facing Future (March 13 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.)
Humber Galleries Exhibit Tour is an immersive experience, where the community can explore art that speaks to the realities of the present and the world to come; dealing with themes of the climate emergency, immigration, migration, identity, connection to one’s ancestral land and within their current place in the world. 

Shaping Sustainable Futures (March 19 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.)
Humber Earth Month’s cornerstone event, organized in two parts. First, attendees will hear a panel of expert speakers share their vision of a more inclusive and sustainable society through the lenses of Afrofuturism, Indigenous Futurism, and other worldviews. Then, attendees will take part in a community engagement session that will inform Humber’s next Sustainability Strategic Plan. Food and refreshments provided! 

Earth Fest (March 27 and 28 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.)
An event dedicated to exploring the many dimensions and future of sustainability. Meet inspiring representatives from green organizations and take part in hands-on activities to experience sustainability in action. The Sustainability Fest urges us to reap the benefits of a greener future while having an absolute blast along the way.  

We’re looking forward to seeing you at our events.

Please email questions to sustainability@humber.ca.

Erin Gray, Associate Dean, Program Delivery, Education & Training Solutions - Posted on February 8, 2024

Posted:
February 8, 2024

It is my pleasure to announce that Erin Gray has accepted the position of Associate Dean, Program Delivery in Education & Training Solutions (ETS).

Erin joins us with a unique blend of post-secondary education administration experience after 20 years working at Humber College in various roles, including her role as Interim Associate Dean within ETS and her role as Interim Dean in Program Planning, Development Renewal (PPDR). Other roles include Program Development Consultant (PPDR), faculty and program coordinator in Faculty of Heath Sciences as well as her seconded role as Quality Assurance Associate with Ontario College Assurance Services (OCAS). Erin holds a Master of Arts in Education from Central Michigan University as well as Honours Bachelor of Science in Life Sciences from Queen’s University. She has and continues to consult and contribute to numerous projects, committees, and programs across the college. Her strengths in teaching and learning, relationship building, curriculum design and development, faculty support and development and quality assurance in polytechnic education will be a valuable addition to the Education & Training Solutions team.  

Please join me in welcoming Erin to this role.

Wanda Buote
Dean, Education & Training Solutions

Career Milestones Recognition - January 2024 - Posted on January 30, 2024

Congratulations to all our employees celebrating Career Milestones in January!

The following employees are celebrating their 1, 5, 10, 15, 20 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 10 Years 15 Years 20 Years 25 Years
Karen Snell
Davi Lall
Ashwin Patel
Joanne Spence
Trilby Bittle
Dijana Kladnjakovic
Joanne Evanoff Lori
Short-Zamudio
John Lewis Monika Peternel   Scott Fielder
Atyia Police Carolyn Perry Nicholas Bordignon Stephen A. Stockton   Muhammad Khan
Tyler Reid Joseph Italiano Maya Samson Ron Alan Caylao   Najamuddin Mohammed
Shenia Nazir   Francisca
Burg-Feret
Nasreene
Corpuz Kasznia
   
Deanna Holmes   Natalie Blake       
Deborah Vincent
  Karen Young      
Annetta Latham   Baltej Rakhra      
Nabeehah Ayube   Ajay Rampersad      
Arman
Hamzehlou Kahrizi
  Bradley Corcoran      
Ryan Hahne   Joanna Foote      
Alison Gelata   Elizabeth Fenuta      
Joji Lue          
Saransh Patel          
Nadia Singh          
Mark Puri          
Meaghan
Catalano-Perez
         
Alireza Yazdi          
Drew Maxwell          
Andrew Nelson          
Ruby Tano          
Hadeel El-Kassabi          
Zhengrong Chu          
Dina Goldenberg          
Ali Taha          
Haytham Abdelgawad          
Alvin Borlado          
Jacob Willow          
Nicolette Kadiri          
Josh Harold          
Peter Iskander          
Shyam  Mohamed          
Nicholas LeBlond          
Pranav Patel          
Joseph Enwerem          
Sabrina Verrilli          
Tim Ambrose          
Renny Wheable          
Shahdad Shariatmadari          
Shannon Brown          
Natalie Snow          
Kehinde Ladipo          
Shikha Verma          
Jonathan Au          

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.

Cara Wallace, Director, Community Outreach & Workforce Development - Posted on January 12, 2024

Posted:
January 12, 2024

It is my pleasure to announce that on February 5, Cara Wallace will start as the Director, Community Outreach & Workforce Development.

Cara is a seasoned community and workforce strategist, bringing experience in community outreach, grant writing, contract and program management and performance measurement within the employment and education sectors.

In her most recent role, Cara was the Contract Manager with WCG Services, where she supported the successful delivery of Integrated Employment Services. Cara maintained impactful relationships with service providers across Peel and York Region, and co-designed an organizational Equity, Belonging, Diversity, and Inclusion strategy, emphasizing a culture where staff feel recognized and appreciated.

Cara’s career has been fueled by her commitment to removing barriers to access and to supporting underserved communities. Through roles at Achēv, JVS Toronto and the Youth Justice Network of Toronto, Cara led the development and implementation of community programming and honed advanced skills in stakeholder collaboration, grassroots mobilization, and culturally responsive outreach. Cara trained and developed staff across different organizations to support communities in need, and established alliances with community agencies and public sector institutions, successfully securing nearly $1 million in funding for the Rexdale community. 

She holds a M.Ed. in Adult Education and Community Development; a B.A. in Sociology, CHRP and certifications in Human Resources Management, Adult Education, Myers Briggs, and Conflict Resolution.  

I am delighted that she is bringing her experience and passion for lifelong learning to this important role. Please join me in welcoming Cara to Humber.  

Kelly Jackson  
Vice-President, External Affairs and Professional Learning

Elijah Williams, Acting Dean, Indigenous Education & Engagement - Posted on January 8, 2024

Posted:
January 8, 2024

I am delighted to announce the appointment of Elijah Williams as the Acting Dean of Indigenous Education & Engagement (IE&E), effective January 8, 2024. Elijah will seamlessly transition into this new role while concurrently maintaining his current position as Associate Dean, IE&E.

In his new role, Elijah will play a pivotal role in fostering a culture of innovation through the development of specialized support service programs, engaging with internal and external stakeholders, and implementing strategic initiatives. Additionally, he will focus on advancing Humber College's Indigenous education plan and commitment to truth and reconciliation.

Elijah's responsibilities will align with the mandates of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action and the recommendations of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. 

Since September 2022, Elijah has served as the Associate Dean of Indigenous Education & Engagement at Humber College. In this capacity, he has collaborated closely with Program Planning, Development and Renewal, and Innovative Learning. Elijah has been instrumental in raising awareness, promoting teamwork, and establishing open communication channels to bolster educational initiatives. His efforts have significantly contributed to the expansion and enhancement of Indigenous programming, methodology, research, practice, and delivery.

Prior to his role at Humber, Elijah was the Director of Indigenous Engagement and led the Centre for Indigenous Learning and Support at Sheridan College. There, he oversaw the development of Sheridan’s Babamadiwin, Indigenous Start Well program, an online initiative designed to help Indigenous learners navigate the college's supports and services. Elijah also played a key role in creating Sheridan’s Looking Forward, Look Back Education Series, providing foundational knowledge about Indigenous peoples to faculty and staff.

Elijah's commitment to Indigenous education is further demonstrated by his Master of Professional Education in Indigenous Educational Leadership from Western University.

Please join me in extending our congratulations to Elijah as he takes on this significant role. We look forward to the positive impact he will undoubtedly make in advancing Indigenous education and engagement at Humber College.

Jason Seright
Vice-President, Inclusion and Belonging

Michelle Jordan, Associate Dean, Mathematics & Research - Posted on December 7, 2023

Posted:
December 7, 2023

I am excited to announce that Michelle Jordan has accepted the position of Associate Dean, Mathematics & Research in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences. In this role, Michelle will oversee the Mathematics portfolio as well as the Research Analyst Ontario Graduate Certificate program. 

Michelle began her career at Humber teaching in the General Arts and Science programs, before moving into the role of Program Coordinator for Pre-Health Sciences and the General Arts and Science - Technology programs. Michelle held this role for five years before moving into her current role as the Program Coordinator for General Arts and Science certificate and diploma programs and the interim semester retention program now known as Rebound.

In her roles at Humber, Michelle has worked alongside faculty members from a variety of program and subject areas, and she has demonstrated a commitment to a quality culture through her involvement in several program review and renewal opportunities. Michelle was the recipient of the Distinguished Faculty Award in 2015 for her work developing and teaching a first-year experience course (now known as Positive Psychology for Academic and Career Success) to help students transition successfully into post-secondary studies and provide them with a holistic sense of self-awareness to meet their personal, academic, and professional goals.

Michelle has recently defended her PhD thesis entitled The Perceived Impact of Pre-Health Sciences Programs on Student Access and Transition to Health Science Programs in one Ontario College. In addition, she holds a Career Development Practitioner Ontario Graduate Certificate from Conestoga College, an M.A. in English Literary and Cultural Studies from Carleton University, and a B.A. in English Literature from Brock University.

Please join me in congratulating Michelle on her new role, which she will begin on December 18, 2023.

I would also like to take the opportunity to thank Mike Wells for his strong leadership of the portfolio over the last few months. His ability to lead with both care and a sense of humour is a skill set that I admire and am grateful for.

John Stilla
Senior Dean, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Nicole Pereira, Associate Dean of Business Development & Program Optimization - Posted on December 6, 2023

Posted:
December 6, 2023
Contact:
Frank Cappadocia

I am pleased to announce that Nicole Pereira has been selected as CPL’s new Associate Dean of Business Development & Program Optimization. Nicole joins Humber with 15 years of experience designing and delivering professional skills training programs serving diverse learners in collaboration with industry, community, academia, professional regulators, foundations, and governments. She has been a critical contributor to continuing education divisions experiencing rapid growth, most recently leading the business, ADR/mediation, and health portfolios as a Program Manager with York University’s School of Continuing Studies.

Before York, Nicole served as Manager of Government Contracts & Training Services in Seneca’s Faculty of Continuing Education & Training, where she oversaw accelerator, bridging, alternative career, and corporate training offerings in fields ranging from finance to IT, social services, engineering, and pre-apprenticeship. Nicole was also a founding member and Director of Program Development and Strategic Partnerships with Devant (a subsidiary of Academica) and Project Manager of volunteerism and diversity with the Toronto & Region Conservation Authority.

Holding an MBA in Community Economic Development and Public Policy, an Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Sociology, and Certificates in Ontario College Administration and Leadership, Inclusive Leadership, and EDI, Nicole brings an outstanding balance of practical and professional experiences into this role.

Please join me in welcoming Nicole to the CPL Team and Humber Community; her first day will be Monday, December 3.

Frank Cappadocia
Dean I  Continuous Professional Learning
416.675.6622 x5665

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Alexandra Ross, Library Director - Posted on December 5, 2023

Posted:
December 5, 2023

I am pleased to announce that Alexandra Ross is the successful candidate and will join the senior leadership team in the Division of Students and Institutional Planning as Library Director. In her new role, Alexandra will provide strategic and operational leadership for library services, resources, technologies, and spaces for Humber College and the University of Guelph-Humber. An innovator, collaborator, and student advocate, Alexandra is passionate about academic libraries and how they support student and faculty success through the development of digital fluency skills. A sample of library accomplishments Alexandra has led and/or supported include:

  • A partnership with the Longo Faculty of Business, which resulted in the launch of the Lakeshore Idea Lab, and the combined Library and Longo Centre for Entrepreneurship team winning the College Innovation of the Year Award in 2023.  
  • The creation of two Academic Integrity Modules, one for the University of Guelph-Humber (1,000+ completions) and one for Humber (embedded in 129 courses), to support students in their academic journeys.
  • The Equity & Inclusion Hub, which profiles EDIB work of the library across collections, services, physical and virtual spaces, policies, events, and team engagement.

Alexandra joined Humber in 2009 as a librarian supporting the then Business School. Twelve of her fourteen years at the College have been in library leadership roles, starting with the Lakeshore Library Coordinator position and progressing to her current role as Associate Director, Curriculum & Learning. Alexandra’s portfolio has included research and digital literacies, eLearning, copyright, course resources and ereserves, facilities and operations, assessment, and quality assurance. In addition to her library experience, Alexandra has worked in executive search and public relations. Her educational credentials include a Bachelor of Commerce, a Bachelor of Arts (English), a Master of Arts (Communications), and a Master of Information Studies.

Please join me in congratulating Alexandra on her new role, which starts December 11, 2023.

Jason Hunter
Vice-President, Students & Institutional Planning

Retirement: Mary Alexander - Posted on November 22, 2023

Posted:
November 22, 2023
Contact:
barbara Riach

After 34 years of outstanding service, Mary Alexander has decided to retire at the end of December.

Mary joined Humber in 1989 and has been a dedicated and valuable member of the Office of the Registrar ever since. Over the years, Mary has exemplified professionalism, commitment, and tireless work ethic – working almost every convocation ceremony since June 1990! Known as “the lady at the back of the hall”, Mary has been a pillar to the convocation ceremonies and many other RO initiatives, including, her favourite event, the RO holiday party.

Given how many events Mary has had to organize, and the fact she does not like cake (?), she has requested that we do not host a retirement party. Mary has some vacation planned between now and the end of December however, so please take the chance to wish Mary well when you see her around.

As Mary embarks on this new chapter, we want to express our deepest gratitude for the hard work and dedication she has brought to Humber. If you would like to contribute a message or memory, we do have a retirement book available for signing. If you would like to sign Mary’s retirement book, please visit the Office of the Registrar at the North Campus (LRC, first floor) and connect with sheena.persaud@humber.ca or tanya.reda@humber.ca.

Mary, thank you, for your years of service to Humber. Your presence will be greatly missed. We wish you a happy and healthy retirement filled with joy, relaxation, and tropical adventures. May your retirement be as fulfilling as your career has been.

Congratulations!

Barbara Riach and the RO team

Retirement: Maria Soares - Posted on November 22, 2023

Posted:
November 22, 2023
Contact:
Arvin Gopaul
Maria Soares retirement poster

Please join us to honour Maria Soares’ 35 years of excellent service at Humber and to celebrate the legacy of hard work and commitment she leaves behind.  

The support Maria provides to students, faculty, and staff in identifying and acquiring media resources has made an immense difference to library services and their success. As the recipient of the 2008 Support Staff Distinguished Service Award, Maria helped develop and enrich the library’s media collection, and she contributed to various library and college initiatives over her 35-year career. 

Her listening skills, calm approach, professionalism, and understanding of user needs are well known across the college.  

Maria's last day at Humber will be December 31, 2023. Please join us for a retirement party to celebrate Maria and to wish her luck in this next chapter of her life. 

Date: Monday, December 18, 2023 
Time: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. 
Location: North Campus, Library, Learning Resource Commons (LRC), 4th floor 

Please RSVP by December 8 

A virtual GroupGreeting Card is also available for members of the Humber, University of Guelph-Humber, and Colleges Library community to sign. Please leave your messages by Friday, December 15. 

Retirement: Cynthia Mckeich - Posted on November 20, 2023

Posted:
November 20, 2023
Contact:
Arvin Gopaul

After 24 years in the Ontario College System (six and half years at Humber), Cynthia Mckeich, Director, Libraries is retiring in December. 

Please join us for a Retirement Party to celebrate Cynthia on November 28 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Dorris Tallon Community Room (NX111) at Humber's North Campus.

Guests are asked to RSVP by end of day Thursday, November 23.

virtual GroupGreeting Card is also available for members of the Humber, University of Guelph-Humber, and Colleges Library community to sign. Please leave your messages by Monday, November 27.

FLAS at Lakeshore Office Move and Temporary Closure (February 22 to March 3) - Posted on February 22, 2024

Posted:
February 22, 2024
Contact:
Barbara Cam

The Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences (FLAS) Lakeshore Office (A114) will be closing its doors on Thursday, February 22, 2024, at 4:30 p.m. The new FLAS office at Lakeshore will reopen as of March 4, 2024, at 9:00 a.m. in the Medical Building, Level 3, at 3170 Lakeshore Blvd West.

Please note that our services for students and staff will continue during the building closure and all support and administrative staff will be available from the North Campus and remotely.  

Humber College Community Employment Services Announcement - Posted on February 22, 2024

Posted:
February 22, 2024
Contact:
Chantal Joy

Humber College currently operates four employment services centres (HCCES) within the Greater Toronto area that serve clients in surrounding communities to achieve their employment goals. These are located at:

  • 555 Burnhamthorpe Road (at The West Mall)
  • 1700 Wilson Ave. (North York Sheridan Mall)
  • 1620 Albion Rd. (at Martin Grove)
  • 1345 St. Clair Ave W. (at Landsdowne)

These are part of the Employment Ontario network funded by the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training & Skills Development (MLITSD). The current Ministry agreement ends March 31, 2024. The government has been undertaking a transformation of Ontario’s employment services and will be rolling out a new service delivery model to the Toronto region in spring of 2024. After careful consideration and deliberation, Humber has made the difficult decision not to apply for funding under the new model. As a result, all four of Humber’s Community Employment Centres will close their doors come March 31, 2024.

HCCES has been delivering employment supports to Humber’s surrounding in-need communities for more than 25 years. Humber’s work in this space has come to be highly regarded by government, other service providers in the region, local community partners, and provincially by other Colleges delivering similar programs. The HCCES team is viewed in those networks as experts when it comes to supporting a diverse multi-barriered client group and helping them actualize their employment goals. Their impact on our local communities has been significant, meaningful and mobilizing. I cannot thank them enough for their passion and commitment to their clients and for the difference they have made in their lives. I thank them also for making Humber better through their work, the knowledge they shared, and their advocacy. 

As this team prepares for the next step in their career journey, we encourage you to connect and learn about the exceptional work in which they have been engaged. We thank you in advance for the support we know you will extend to these members of the Humber family during this critical point of transition in their time at Humber.

Chantal Joy
Associate Dean & Special Advisor, Strategic Initiatives, Learner & Career Success
Student Success and Engagement

Building E Elevators at North Campus - Posted on February 2, 2024

Posted:
February 2, 2024

Building E at North Campus has two elevators that service all four floors and provide access to buildings E, F and H:

  • Small passenger elevator next to Ackee Tree - this unit was renovated last summer and will now serve as a main transportation option for these three buildings.
  • Big freight elevator close to Subway/Tim Horton's - this unit is now locked and only available for students/staff with a special permit. Should anyone need access to it, all Humber staff is to contact their manager and students can reach out to Accesible Learning (SWAC, LRC second floor).

Should you have any questions, please contact Roman at roman.fuzak@humber.ca.

Test Centre Closures in January - Posted on January 18, 2024

Posted:
January 18, 2024

The Lakeshore Test Centre will be closed all day on Tuesday, January 23 for professional development.

Test Centre Closures in January - Posted on January 16, 2024

Posted:
January 16, 2024
Contact:
Joel Sprenger

The North Test Centre will be closed for renovations starting at noon on Friday, January 19 and will reopen at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 24.

The Lakeshore Test Centre will be closed all day on Tuesday, January 23 for professional development.

Holiday Closure 2023 - Posted on December 7, 2023

Posted:
December 7, 2023
Contact:
Nancy Deason
Tel:
x4977
Happy Holidays

Holiday Campus Closure

North Campus, University of Guelph-Humber, Lakeshore Campus and Humber IGS will be CLOSED effective Thursday, December 21, 2023 at 6 p.m. and reopens Wednesday, January 3, 2024 at 7 a.m.

NO ACCESS for students, employees, and the public to:

  • Campus buildings
  • Learning commons spaces
  • Campus services
  • Open Access labs
  • Child Care Centre
  • Student Residences*

*Student Residence buildings operate on a separate closure schedule. For more details, please visit humber.ca/residence/important-dates.

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

Visit humber.ca for updates.

We encourage employees to take the rest period, however, if employees in your area wish to be on campus over the holidays, please ensure that each employee submits a note to Nancy Deason, Public Safety prior to Wednesday, December 20 specifying date/times and location.

North Campus: Testing of emergency messages and the public address system will take place on Wednesday, December 27, 2023 between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. If you plan to attend campus during this time, please note that emergency messages will be broadcasted over the PA system intermittently during this time. If you must attend campus, it would be best to arrive after testing is complete.

Testing Services Closure on November 28 - Posted on November 27, 2023

Posted:
November 27, 2023

Please note that the Test Centres at the Lakeshore and North locations will be temporarily closed on Tuesday, November 28. This closure is due to the team's engagement in a day-long training session as part of our preparations for upcoming finals.

While the physical test centers will not be accessible on this day, our team remains available through email. Exam submissions will continue to be reviewed, and any inquiries you may have will be addressed promptly.

Should you have any urgent matters or specific concerns, please feel free to reach out to us via email at testingservices@humber.ca.

SWEL Offices Closed November 15 - Posted on November 13, 2023

Posted:
November 13, 2023
Contact:
Tuba Chishti
Tel:
x73035

Please be informed that all SWEL services at both campuses, including Health and Counselling, Accessible Learning Services, Student Connection and Community Care, Residence Life, Sexual Violence Prevention and Education, and Testing Services will be closed, will be closed on Wednesday, November 15 on account of a department-wide staff meeting being held. 

In case of emergency, the following resources are available: 

Sidewalk and Road Closure: Hwy 27 and Humber College Blvd Intersection - Posted on November 3, 2023

Posted:
November 3, 2023
Contact:
Daniel Alonzo

Please be advised that a section of the curb lane and sidewalk at the intersection of Hwy 27 and Humber College Blvd will be closed starting Tuesday, November 7, 2023 for a duration of two (2) weeks.

Please refer to the attached sketch that shows the extend of the closure.

Please note that the sidewalk on the south side of Humber College Blvd will remain open.

Construction Notice: North Campus - Partial Road Closure Under Guelph-Humber Bridge - Posted on October 17, 2023

Posted:
October 17, 2023
Contact:
Branislav Jeremic

Please note that the road under the Guelph-Humber bridge leading to GH, K  and N building loading docks will be intermittently closed on Saturday, October 21 between 6:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Access to the loading docks areas will be restricted for emergencies and deliveries only.

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