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Summer Term Required Course Materials - Posted on April 3, 2020

Posted:
April 3, 2020

Summer Term Required Course Materials

Currently the Campus Bookstores at both campuses are closed and our staff have no access. All the preparation for the summer term is currently being done remotely by the two store managers. 

For this reason, at this time we also do not have access to our course material managers emails to see what has already been sent. Therefore, if you could please resend your course materials requirements for the summer term to the managers emails address for your campus, noted below:

With the April 1 announcement of all courses shifting to online delivery for the summer term, we will need to adjust what we traditionally order and provide for the term.

For those of you who have not submitted your course materials request yet, we will require an email with the following information:

  • Faculty / course code / section number / professor name / section enrollment
  • Author / full title / edition / publication year / publisher / 13-digit ISBN
  • Format – print, digital or package (preference if needed)

Along with this information, please provide contact information should we have questions.

Thank you for your assistance and your patience during these difficult times.

Stay safe.

Jeff Snook
Store Manager
Humber North and University of Guelph-Humber Campus Store

New Toronto By-Law Impacts Park Use - Posted on April 3, 2020

Posted:
April 3, 2020

On April 2, the City of Toronto announced a new temporary by-law related to the use of certain public spaces:

"Any two people who don't live together, who fail to keep two metres of distance between them in a park or public square, will be subject to prosecution and will be liable for a fine of up to $5,000 upon conviction."

This by-law will be in effect for at least 30 days and applies to both the Humber Arboretum at North Campus, and Colonel Samuel Smith Park connected to Lakeshore Campus.

For full details on the new by-law, read the City of Toronto press release.

All City of Toronto park amenities, including parking lots, remain closed. The grounds of the Humber Arboretum remain open for distanced individual and household use. However, the trails of the Humber Arboretum are not being maintained by staff at this time, so use them only at your own risk.
 

Connect with the Humber Arboretum online: Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | Newsletter

COVID-19 Update – April 3, 2020 – Student Notice: Changes to Grading Policy for Winter 2020 Term - Posted on April 3, 2020

Posted:
April 3, 2020

Today, interim changes to our grading policy were announced to support student success and to maintain our academic integrity while recognizing the impacts of the evolving COVID-19 situation. The following note was sent to all students:

Dear students,

Let me first start by saying THANK YOU. You have faced a whirlwind of change, and I want to acknowledge your patience and ability to transition to online learning under such stressful circumstances. Completing the winter semester this way was not what anyone expected and I know you are stepping up and doing your best to make it work.

We are at the end of the second week of our alternate delivery model, and we have received a great deal of feedback from you and from our faculty and staff. In response, we are putting in place key interim changes to our standard practices to support your academic success and to maintain our academic integrity while recognizing the evolving COVID-19 situation.

The following interim changes will be implemented for the Winter 2020 semester: 

Use of Incomplete (INC) Grading
For courses with lab/shop/studio/placement or other face-to-face delivery requirements that cannot be completed until we return to campus, students will receive an incomplete grade (INC) when grades are released. Once you have had the chance to return to campus or to a placement setting, and have achieved the required course learning outcomes, we will replace the incomplete (INC) grade with your final grade.

Withdrawal-Late Notation (for the Winter 2020 semester only)
If you do not pass a course, you will automatically receive a Withdrawal-Late (WL) notation on your transcript. This notation will be reflected on your permanent transcript as a reflection of Humber’s change to its standard grading policy in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Key things to understand about the ‘WL’ notation:

  • The ‘WL’ notation is not a grade and will not impact your GPA.
  • You will not be granted credit for courses in which a ‘WL’ was awarded.
  • You will still be required to repeat the course where necessary to complete program requirements.
  • The course where a ‘WL’ has been assigned will not count as a course attempt. 
  • You will not receive any tuition or fee refunds as a result of receiving a ‘WL’ notation.

Extension to the withdrawal date without academic penalty

In order to give you time to consider the changes outlined above, the last day to withdraw without academic penalty has been extended from Friday, April 3 to Thursday, April 9. 

The Registrar’s Office will contact any student who decided within the last two weeks to withdraw from a course. Students in that position will have the chance to reconsider their decision, and to re-enroll.

Once again, thank you for your cooperation and patience as we all navigate this unprecedented time together. If you have not had the chance to use the virtual supports available to help with your academic, and health and wellness needs, I would encourage you to do so. 

Please stay well,

Laurie Rancourt
Senior Vice-President, Academic

#HumberAtHome Series – April 3 - Posted on April 3, 2020

Posted:
April 3, 2020

As we adjust to working and learning at home, it’s important to stay connected to our colleagues and our community. To help keep us all connected, we are launching the #HumberAtHome series. We want to know about how you are taking care of your well-being right now, how your teams are adding a bit of fun into your interactions, and which resources are helping you.

Here are some examples of what members of the Humber community are doing to bring their community together:

Radio Humber

Radio Humber is currently open for business and continuing to focus on getting messages out to the Humber community. Turn your dial to 96.9fm or listen live here. Here’s what they have been up to:

  • Urban Spotlight Show with Paula Owusu debuts tonight at 10:30 p.m.
  • Hedy Korbee’s journalism group of: Tyler Biggs, Madison Raye, Kevaughn Wilson, Nate Smith and Sydnee Walcott are researching, interviewing and assembling a 30 minute show Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 6 p.m. with coverage and updates on COVID-19.
  • Canvassing Radio/Journalism students looking for content: stories, PSA’s, shout outs, feature ideas, interviews - anything connecting audience with the current state of affairs.
  • Planning a series of “live to air” concerts with Canadian musicians coast to coast. The artist response has been tremendous thus far. Stay tuned for airing details next week.
  • The Lakeshore Music performance series starts next week with two shows daily beginning at 5 p.m.

If you have any updates, Radio Humber would love to share them. Click here for contact information.

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The Aboriginal Resource Centre and Lakeshore Grounds Interpretive Centre are hosting the #WeAreIndigenous Exhibit Virtual Artist’s reception on Thursday, April 30 from 2 to 4 p.m. A group interview with the exhibit's featured artists will be featured. For more information and to register, click here.  

Café Linx is hosting fun coffee and tea tutorials that you can do at home each week in the month of April! Click here to start making your cold brew coffee today! 

Knitting group

The Humber Boutique is hosting weekly virtual Knitting Nights for students and faculty. Join in on the fun every Thursday from 4:30 to 5 p.m. on Zoom (meeting ID: 914-722-1828, password: Knitting) 

Please send us your #HumberAtHome photos, video clips and stories to bethany.sharpe@humber.ca.

New Working Remotely ITS Webpage - Posted on April 3, 2020

Posted:
April 3, 2020
New Working Remotely ITS Webpage

Looking for help on working remotely?  Visit the new ITS webpage for all our Quick Reference Guides conveniently bundled in one location.  The page will be updated, so make sure you bookmark it!

its.humber.ca/remote

Help and support is always available 24/7/365.

416.675.6622 x8888
SupportCentre@humber.ca
humber.ca/techtalk

 

#HumberAtHome Series – April 2 - Posted on April 2, 2020

Posted:
April 2, 2020

As we adjust to working and learning at home, it’s important to stay connected to our colleagues and our community. To help keep us all connected, we are launching the #HumberAtHome series. We want to know about how you are taking care of your well-being right now, how your teams are adding a bit of fun into your interactions, and which resources are helping you.

Here are some examples of what members of the Humber community are doing to bring their community together:

Faculty of Media & Creative Arts

Bianca DiPietro, Program Co-ordinator, Graphic Design Advanced Diploma, created a personal project titled “Dear Coronoavirus.” It’s a visual journal that expresses her feelings and experiences under these current circumstances. View the project here.

Faculty of Business

The Fashion Arts and Business program digitally presents the annual Walk It Out Fashion Show, The Powerhouse. The fashion event is organized by the graduating students with the support of their faculty. Join in through Instagram and Twitter on April 7.

Humber Arboretum

If you’re looking for a new a new activity the Humber Arboretum has you covered. Make a GOOS paper box to celebrate National GOOS Paper Day! GOOS paper is still Good On One Side, and making a special place for it can help encourage your family to reduce & reuse. Click here for more activity details.  

Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences and Innovative Learning

Featured above is a creative Humber team hosting opportunities for employees to engage more. Among many, one of their activities is a 30 minute structured “Connection Sessions” twice a week at 10 a.m. Participants can join and get to know each other in a more personal way. Part of the sharing is acknowledging the hard work and contribution of fellow team members and another part of the session is answering “Questions of the Day”. This is a great opportunity for the team to connect in a more social setting, as this is an element that is often lost when you are working remotely.

Individual Tips from Humber Staff

Debbie Krulicki, Marketing Content Coordinator with Government Relations, Marketing, and Communications is leading a special initiative to brighten everyone’s day. “Sometimes it's hard to work from home, and we can feel a little disconnected from the people we work with. Everyone is going the extra mile, but we don't have the same interactions with our colleagues.”

“Here's something I've started - it's fun, and it lets my colleagues and suppliers know that I appreciate their efforts during a tough time.”

Debbie is sending out out virtual awards. This week, The Patience Award, The Fastest Responder Award and The Stick-with-it Award were handed out.

Please send us your #HumberAtHome photos, video clips and stories to bethany.sharpe@humber.ca.

IT Security, ITS - Posted on April 2, 2020

Posted:
April 2, 2020

We understand that working from home is new to many of us and this sudden change can be overwhelming. As we adjust to our new work environments and form new habits, it is important that we continue to strive to work as securely as possible. To support you in your new surroundings, we would like to share some simple tips/advice to help you remain secure.

  • Be wary and do not click on links or attachments in unsolicited or suspicious emails. 
  • As your colleagues are no longer next to you, always call and verify any request to share confidential data or transfer funds even if received from their official Humber email. 
  • Do not share your Humber College supplied devices or passwords with anyone. 

Please contact the I.T. Support Centre if you experience any issues:

416.675.6622 x8888 | humber.ca/techtalk
SupportCentre@humber.ca 
A212 (Lakeshore) or NX210 (North) 

IT Security Team

COVID-19 Update: April 2, 2020 - Posted on April 2, 2020

Posted:
April 2, 2020

Humber campuses remain closed until further notice, but the North residence remains open. Humber has announced that all Summer term courses will be delivered online/remotely. We understand that some students may need to stay in residence past the end of their current agreement, which ends at 12 p.m. on April 18. Students currently living in residence will be permitted to extend their stay past April 18. Please note that services continue to be reduced in residence.

Summer residence will only be available at the North Campus and will only include private, suite-style rooms. This will mean one resident per suite with access to one bedroom, as well as private access to the kitchenette and bathroom.

The residence cafeteria will close as scheduled on April 18. Residents in suites will continue to be permitted to use smoke-free small appliances with automatic shut offs in their kitchenettes. Examples of these include instant pots, rice cookers, crockpots, coffee pots, kettles, etc. Induction cooktops are not permitted due to lack of ventilation in the kitchenettes.

In addition:

  • Lounges, studies, the fitness room, and the community kitchens remain closed.
  • Guests are not permitted until further notice.
  • Summer residence fees will posted on student’s MyHumber or WebAdvisor accounts, and will be due by July 1, 2020.
  • Students who are in financial need and who may require assistance paying for their residence fees or other items, such as small appliances to cook during the summer, may apply for emergency bursary funding by emailing finaid@humber.ca 

Students wishing to stay past April 18 must complete the additional accommodations application on the residence portal by April 10. (Note – students currently living in residence that have already submitted this application do not need to complete it again.) 

Premier Doug Ford Highlights Humber Nursing Students - Posted on April 2, 2020

Posted:
April 2, 2020

Premier Doug Ford highlights the almost 400 Humber nursing graduates who are joining the healthcare system imminently to support efforts to address the COVID-19 pandemic during his press briefing today.

Watch the full video clip here (Humber is mentioned at the 25:45 mark).

A Message from the Humber Bookstore - Posted on April 2, 2020

Posted:
April 2, 2020

For faculty currently teaching a winter term course: If you could please post the information below to your course site it would be most appreciated. The Campus Store would like to ensure your students who have rented your course materials for this term are able to return them without penalty once the course is completed

For students with rentals, Follett (Campus Bookstore) is extending the April 22 rental return date without penalty for this academic semester. Once your course is completed for this term, please return your rented textbook using the Purolator prepaid label provided by the Campus Bookstore from which you originally rented.

To receive a prepaid label, please:

  • Email your contact information to either A) North Campus Bookstore at 0947mgr@follett.com or B) Lakeshore Campus Bookstore at 0948mgr@follett.com
  • Please include your first and last name, your complete mailing address, email address and phone number.
  • Prior to the end of the term your campus bookstore will email you with a Purolator prepaid shipping label.
  • Please package your textbook(s), attach the prepaid shipping label and take your package to the nearest Purolator drop-off location to be returned. (Note: the Campus Store cannot arrange pick-up). Please also include your name and telephone number with your book inside the package.

Jeff Snook
Store Manager
Humber North and University of Guelph-Humber Campus Store
Email: 0947mgr@follett.com| jsnook:follett.com| jsnook@humber.com

Jason Seright, Dean, Indigenous Education and Engagement - Posted on February 18, 2020

Posted:
February 18, 2020

After an extensive national search, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Jason Seright as Humber’s Dean of Indigenous Education and Engagement.

The Dean will provide leadership in support of Humber’s 2018-23 Strategic Plan commitment to expand and enhance Indigenous programming, methodology, research, practice and delivery. In addition, he will work with the Aboriginal Resource Centre team and internal and external college partners to continue to meet Humber’s commitments to the national Indigenous Education Protocol signed in 2014, and our ongoing response to the 2015 Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action.

Jason is joining us from Saskatchewan Polytechnic, where he has served for six years as the Director of Indigenous Strategy. In that role, Jason provided vision, leadership and direction to the implementation and continuous improvement of the Indigenous Student Success Strategy, which focuses on increasing Indigenous student success through higher completion rates and creating a sense of belonging.   

Jason has more than 25 years of experience in Indigenous education in Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia, with a focus on increasing Indigenous student enrolment and completion. Prior to Saskatchewan Polytechnic, he was a facilitator-consultant on First Nations Métis education with the Mamawohkamatowin partnership, a collaboration between Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools, Saskatoon Tribal Council and Central Urban Métis Federation. Jason has held a variety of leadership positions, including Maskwacis Outreach School principal, Central Okanagan School District principal and Ermineskin Elementary Junior School principal.

Jason holds a master’s degree in education from the University of Calgary. He began his studies at the University of Saskatchewan, where he graduated with a bachelor of education, including minors in native studies and Indian and northern education. Jason is Metis of Cree and Dene ancestry and is originally from Northern Saskatchewan, Buffalo Narrows and Ile a Lacrosse.

Jason will begin his role at Humber on March 30.

Tawaw, Wa’tkwanonhwerá:ton, Boozhoo, Welcome, Jason! 

Jason Hunter
Vice President, Students and Institutional Planning

Elizabeth Hibbert, Project Manager, Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation - Posted on February 10, 2020

Posted:
February 10, 2020

Please join me in welcoming Elizabeth Hibbert, to the role of Project Manager for the Humber Centres of Innovation, Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation. In this role, Elizabeth will work on managing processes in support of effective delivery of the key priorities of the Centre as well as coordination of specific projects and events related to the COI network business Plan. The role will also provide support to Humber Faculties, the members of the Advanced Manufacturing Consortium and other Industrial Partners and stakeholders to implement projects in the BCTI.

Elizabeth has spent most of her career at Bell Media in roles ranging from Digital Specialist to Digital Sales Coordinator and Assistant. In her most recent role she worked with sales teams to achieve revenue targets, launched training programs and events, and was involved in product development.

Elizabeth holds a Degree in Business Communication from Brock University, and recently obtained her Project Management Professional Certification, the culmination of a process that started with earning her Project Management Certificate here at Humber.

We at the Barrett CTI are looking forward to her positive attitude and the energy that Elizabeth will bring to complement our team. Please feel free to drop by to say hello next time you visit the BCTI.

Kind regards,

Neal Mohammed
Director, Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation

Organizational Announcement: Humber College Food Services - Posted on January 31, 2020

Posted:
January 31, 2020

We are pleased to announce a forthcoming transition within the Humber Chartwells team on campus. We would like to thank Walter Da Silva for his leadership, passion and commitment with Humber College food services since 2018. Walter will continue to operate as a District Manager within the GTA region, in addition to supporting corporate initiatives.

Welcome back Gobi Perumal! After more than three years as a General Manager at St. Michael's College, Gobi returns to Humber College. Gobi, a seasoned Humber food service operator, has performed various duties as Food Service Director on both the Humber North and Lakeshore campuses from 2010 to 2017.

Gobi is a savvy and innovative leader with many years of hospitality and retail experience driving the strategic planning and execution of Chartwells operations. During his work with multi-million dollar brands such as Marriott, Williams café and Compass Canada he is recognized as a critical thinker with outstanding problem solving skills and a proven history of identifying opportunities, optimizing processes, and introducing lasting solutions that satisfy immediate and long-term goals. Gobi was a 2018 Be-A-Star award recipient, an internal Compass Group award that recognizes top talent based on operational criteria.

Gobi will be responsible for Humber North, Lakeshore and Trades campus’ retail as well as the residence food services. Director of Culinary Chef Jerome D’souza, General Manager Amit Banerjee and Food Service Director Monika Wojciechowski will all report to Gobi.

​​Gobi's true passions however are networking and creating connections. If you’d like to connect with Gobi, feel free to stop by the Chartwells office or contact him directly at gobi.perumal@compass-canada.com.

Please join me in congratulating Gobi on his new role and best wishes to Walter as he continues to grow his portfolio. We are confident that this new alignment will enable us to provide greater and more impactful results together!

Sincerely,

Geetha Ramasamy (Chartwells) Paul Iskander (Humber)

Shani Ocquaye, Junior Project Manager, Healthy & Inclusive Campus and Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Programs - Posted on January 22, 2020

Posted:
January 22, 2020
Contact:
Nancy Simms
Tel:
x4425

Please join in welcoming Shani Ocquaye, BSocSc, JD, to the role of Junior Project Manager for the Healthy & Inclusive Campus and the Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Programs. In this role, Shani will be working alongside the Humber Community to advance Pillar 3 in the 2018-2023 Strategic Plan. Shani will report to the Director, Human Rights, Equity & Diversity and the Dean of Students.

Shani is an advocate who is passionate about community-based organizing, empowering marginalized communities and working with youth. She strives to incorporate critical race theory and anti-oppression principles into her day-to-day work. Shani holds a joint Honours degree in criminology and women's studies from the University of Ottawa and a law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School, York University. Shani previously worked at the Office of the Children's Lawyer, an independent government law office, where she provided legal representation to youth in the areas of child welfare and family law, before working as a family lawyer for a boutique firm. In her most recent role, Shani worked as a program and project manager for a non-profit organization, where she managed the organization’s human rights and equity programming for law schools across Canada and redesigned their empathy training to be delivered to law students and justice sector professionals.

Kind regards,

Ian Crookshank, Dean of Students
Nancy Simms, Director, Human Rights, Equity & Diversity

Sarah Peake, Strategic Project Lead, Innovative Learning - Posted on January 17, 2020

Posted:
January 17, 2020

Sarah Peake will be continuing her secondment as Strategic Project Lead, Flexible Learning Strategy. Now reporting to Vera Beletzan, Senior Dean FLA and Innovative Learning, Sarah will continue leading Humber’s AdvancED partnership with Walmart Canada launched last year, and will develop and implement other strategic partnerships, projects and initiatives within the Innovative Learning Centre. 

Sarah will also continue to be the lead for Humber in the Global Polytechnic Alliance working group on micro-credentials, and is a member of Humber’s micro-credentials governance group along with Vera Beletzan and Wanda Buote (co-chairs) and Diane Simpson. All of these projects are components of Humber’s emerging Flexible Learning Strategy.

Kelly Tsoumagas, Associate Director, Financial Services - Posted on December 16, 2019

Posted:
December 16, 2019

I am extremely pleased to announce that Kelly Tsoumagas will be joining the Humber Financial Services Team as Associate Director, Financial Services.

Kelly brings with her almost 20 years of finance experience, predominantly in the hospital sector, working with William Osler Health System and most recently Wellington Health Care Alliance. In her previous role, Kelly has worked closely with capital development, facilities, external partners and stakeholders on new hospital and renovation projects. She was also a member of the Health System Funding Reform working group, tasked with analyzing and monitoring funding impacts, while maximizing funding under the Health Based Allocation Model. In Kelly’s most recent role, as Director of Finance and CFO at Wellington Health Care Alliance, Kelly was responsible for developing the financial strategy for two hospitals including both operating and capital budgets, as well as developing and implementing workload prioritization and lean processes for financial services and procurement.

In addition to her Bachelor of Commerce from Laurentian University, Kelly also holds her Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation and is in the final stages of attaining her Project Management Professional (PMP) designation.

With her excellent interpersonal skills and ability to identify opportunities for improvement and efficiency, Kelly will lead Financial Services through various priorities to meet the operational and strategic goals of Financial Services and Humber College.

Kelly will begin her new role on January 6, 2020 and will report directly to me, overseeing the operations of the Financial Services Team. Please join me in congratulating Kelly, and welcoming her to our team!

 

Kelly Morrow
Director, Financial Services
Financial Services & Planning

Retirement: Joanne Settle - Posted on December 6, 2019

Posted:
December 6, 2019
Contact:
Kathy Donaldson
Tel:
x5670

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 - Posted on December 5, 2019

Posted:
December 5, 2019
Contact:
Rosanna To
Tel:
x4288

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 - Posted on December 2, 2019

Posted:
December 2, 2019
Contact:
Dawn Macaulay
Tel:
x74852

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 - Posted on November 26, 2019

Posted:
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

Mailroom Operations – North Campus - Posted on March 19, 2020

Posted:
March 19, 2020

Please be advised that the North Campus Mailroom is still in operation and we continue to receive and deliver mail and packages. The hours of operation have been adjusted to Monday to Friday from 8 a.m to 12 p.m.

Any lettermail or packages addressed to any person at the North Campus will be delivered, within 1-2 business days.

Should you have any questions or requests, please feel free to contact me directly at roman.fuzak@humber.ca.

Exit Closure for DX Receiving Project - Posted on February 24, 2020

Posted:
February 24, 2020
Contact:
Robert Parkin
Tel:
x4829

As part of the College’s DX Receiving project, one of the exit doors of Building D going out to Parking Lot 15 will be closed at North Campus.

During construction, the contractor will need to close the exit door inside the central stairwell of Building D. Alternative exits to the outdoors are located through the Culinary Lab Corridor and the front entrance of Building D. Staff members who continue to park in Lot 15 will be able to use the exit through Building B during the construction period.

  • Construction start date: Monday, February 24, 2020
  • Construction dompletion date: Winter 2021

If you have any question, please contact Robert Parkin at x4829.

Lot & Entrance Closure – D Building - Posted on February 14, 2020

Posted:
February 14, 2020
Contact:
Jamie Wells

On February 22, the parking lot and receiving area between J and D building at North Campus will be closed off from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

D building entrance beside Tim Hortons will also be closed.

We will be craning new HVAC equipment onto D roof and safety equipment on to the LRC roof.

Please respect the protective barriers and signs that will be placed around the work area.

Any questions or concerns, contact Jamie Wells at jamie.wells@humber.ca.

Notice of Planned Power Shutdown - Posted on February 13, 2020

When Saturday, February 22 at 9 p.m. to Sunday, February 23 at 6 a.m.
Location Buildings affected at North Campus: C, D, E, F, G, IE (Tim Horton's), JF, N, NX 

Humber Facilities is installing a new Solar PV system at the North Campus.

As part of this project, the solar system will be connected to the campus electrical distribution system. In order to make these connections, an electrical shutdown of a large number of buildings on campus is planned for Saturday, February 22, starting at 9 p.m. During this shutdown, any systems that are not on emergency power will not have power.

Please see the attached PDF for a map of affected locations.

Construction Notice: Parking Lot 15 & Portable DX Building Closures - Posted on February 12, 2020

Posted:
February 12, 2020
Contact:
Robert Parkin
Tel:
x4829

As part of the College’s DX Receiving project, we will be building a new one-storey building in the space behind building D at the North Campus. This receiving building will have walk-in fridges and freezers, loading docks, loading areas, and office spaces, serving the Faculty of Business’ culinary programs, as well as other campus services.

Starting Monday, February 24, 2020, a large portion of parking lot 15 will be closed permanently. The portable building DX will also be demolished.

Construction start date Monday, February 24, 2020
Construction completion date Winter 2021

Alternative parking spots have been arranged for staff who currently park in the affected area of parking lot 15. During construction, staff who continue parking in lot 15 will experience some noise and inconveniences – especially during excavation activities. We apologize in advance for disturbances and are working with our contractors to minimize the impact.

For questions related to parking, please contact James Irvine at x5438. For questions related to construction, please contact Robert Parkin at x4829.

LRC Building Closure - Posted on November 7, 2019

Posted:
November 7, 2019
Contact:
Daniel Alonzo
Tel:
416.606.4754

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 - Posted on October 3, 2019

Posted:
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 - Posted on September 24, 2019

Posted:
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 - Posted on August 29, 2019

Posted:
August 29, 2019
Contact:
Khon Ta
Tel:
x4143

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 - Posted on August 23, 2019

Posted:
August 23, 2019
Contact:
Alexandra Ross, Associate Director
Tel:
x3143

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.

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