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Barrett CTI 2021 Milestones: January to July - Posted on August 4, 2021

Posted:
August 4, 2021
Contact:
Barrett CTI Team

The Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation has been closed to the public during this pandemic but that hasn't stopped lots of activity from happening! 

If you have a few minutes, please check out our milestones to learn what has taken place during the first half of the year. 

We look forward to working with you, our faculty and staff, and supporting our students in the fall.

Enjoy the rest of your summer!

The Barrett CTI Team.

Multi-Factor Authentication is Coming - Posted on August 4, 2021

Posted:
August 4, 2021

MFA is coming!

Information Technology Services is strongly encouraging all staff and faculty to register for Self-Service Password Reset (SSPR) and Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) as soon as possible. 

In the past six months, more than three academic institutions have been breached, causing significant impacts to their users. MFA can block over 99.99% of account compromise attacks by requiring multiple forms of verification to validate an individual’s identity when signing into an application. This will help to better protect your credentials, your information, and Humber’s systems.   

Multi-factor Authentication and Self-service Password Reset is currently an opt in process and will become mandatory for all staff and faculty as of 10:00 a.m. on September 10, 2021.  

The Self-Service Password Reset tool (SSPR) that we are rolling out is more user friendly and provides restrictions on the type of passwords that are set. Users will have the ability to change or reset their password with no administrator or I.T. Support Centre involvement. The Self-Service Password Reset Tool requires two methods of authentication which ensures users will not lose access to their account if their phone number or mobile device changes. Students will also be able to take advantage of Self-Service Password Reset.   

 

What to expect: 

On August 1, 2021  

Staff and Faculty will begin to receive prompts upon login, to sign up for Self-Service Password Reset (SSPR). By signing up for Self-Service Password Reset (SSPR), users will also have Multi-factor Authentication enabled (MFA) as both SSPR and MFA utilize a common verification method to validate your identity. 

Staff and faculty who have already signed up for SSPR and MFA, will be asked to use MFA when logging in. 

On September 10 at 10 a.m. 

When users log in, they will be required to register for SSPR and MFA if they have not already done so.

 

How to Register  

Go to https://aka.ms/mfasetup to sign up for MFA and follow the setup instructions. 

You’re now MFA Enabled and have access to Self-Service Password reset.

 

Resources  

For further support please reference the following resources to help with the registration process for both Self-Service Password Reset and Multi-factor Authentication:

Need Additional Help? Contact the I.T. Support Centre 416.675.6622 x8888 or humber.ca/techtalk.  

 

Tell me more!

Multi-factor Authentication  

In October 2020, Information Technology Services began the rollout of Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) for Humber College with the aim of protecting access to user accounts. To date we have rolled out MFA to all the higher risk departments in the institution for the Microsoft 365 platform, and to key users on our Human Resource Management System.  

Did You Know?  

  • MFA can block over 99.99% of account compromise attacks. In the past 6 months more than three academic institutions have been breached.
  • Analysis of breaches documented in 2020 revealed that 61% of breaches leveraged credentials.

For this reason, senior leadership at the college has approved a recommendation from Information Technology Services for the mandatory adoption of MFA by all staff and faculty for September 10, 2021.   

Teaching Effectiveness Certificate - Posted on August 4, 2021

Posted:
August 4, 2021
Contact:
Falisha Rowe

The Teaching Effectiveness Certificate (TEC) program is designed for those interested in the field of teaching or private sector training. The courses within this certificate program provide participants with an opportunity to develop essential teaching competencies by exploring and applying effective practices in teaching and learning.

Upon successful completion of the five courses, participants receive a Certificate of Completion.

The complete program is offered in the Fall 2021 semester online.

Click the attached flyer to view course descriptions and offering details.

Registration is now open.

To register, please visit the Continuing Education – TEC webpage.

Culturally Inclusive Educator Certificate - Posted on August 4, 2021

Posted:
August 4, 2021
Contact:
Falisha Rowe

The Culturally Inclusive Educator Certificate (CIEC) program is designed for those interested in the field of teaching or private sector training. The courses within this certificate program provide participants with an opportunity to enhance their intercultural knowledge, communication skills, curriculum development and differentiated teaching skills essential for supporting international students in higher education.

Upon successful completion of the five courses, participants receive a Certificate of Completion.

The complete program is offered in the Fall 2021 semester online.

Click the attached flyer to view the course descriptions and offering details.

Registration is now open.

To register, please visit the Continuing Education – CIEC webpage.

Career Milestones Recognition - August 2021 - Posted on August 3, 2021

Posted:
August 3, 2021
List of employees celebrating Career Milestones in August

Congratulations to all our employees celebrating Career Milestones in August.

The following employees are celebrating their 1, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, and 40-year anniversary with Humber. We encourage you to reach out to your colleagues to congratulate them on their Career Milestones!

1 Year

Muhammad Alam

Megan Covert

Omarie Millington

Andrew Bascome

Polly Ford-Jones

Mary Secord

Tenzin Nanglo

Jessica Fowler

Yvonne Shek

Zeal Shah

Debbie Harris

Azfar Siddiqui

Hentley Small

Gail Harris

Sheryl Thompson

Lindsay Van Dekerkhove

Michael Lavallee

Mike Wise

Julian Aiken

Sheldon Leiba

Sue Hunter

Terra Ciolfe

Roma Mehta

Sophie Yang

 

5 Years

Mark Farber

Robin Heisey

Christopher Rugo

John Klassen

Haidar Jabbar

Victoria Ryder-Burbidge

Craig Lapsley

Maria Jacome

Daniel Schneider

Dave Neill

Aimee Karagiorgakis

Tyler Shipley

Kate Staig

Elizabeth Kitson

Michelle Souilliere

Karen Curtis

John Kosmopoulos

Carmine Spadafora

Leandra Acevedo

Laurie LaBelle

Lesley Stoltz

Catherine Aherne

Shellley McCabe

Raji Subramanian

Oruba Alwan

David Miller

Benann Thiruthuvanathan

Dipannita Basu

Sharon Moore

Adam Thomas

Robert Blain

Sheila Moore

Caroline Variath

Alexandra Burdzy

Marilyn Morson

Jennifer Winfield

Maryam Davoudpour

James Nielson

Christine Zupo

Maria Lucia Di Placito

Alena Papayanis

John-David Kato

Bianca DiPietro

Amar Rahou

Stephanie Montemarano

Mohamed El-Zaria

Jennifer Reitano

Rosemary Cosh-Berube

Yasemin Fanaeian

Shawn Richards

 

 

10 Years

Lisa Martinelli

Surinder Jassar

Shaoping Cai

Lynn Bachinski

Anne Lyden

Kellie Elliot

Tim Berry

Jennifer Marotta

Lauren Longo

Lydia Boyko

Paul Minstrell

Jason Maggiacomo

Samantha Callow

John Pucic

Keith Pua

Nicole Chuchmach

Nathan Radke

Arthur Serwaczak

Anne Cramer

Heather Ramey

Sasha Allie

Noah Gentner

Alexander Shvarts

Mathusha Maheson

Joseph Gibbons

Aliya Dalfen

Rajkumarie Sookraj

Parveen Gill

Lorie Burek

 

 

15 Years

Hanadi Alnawab

Savdulla Kazazi

Jeffrey Semple

Rose Marie Anthony

Kristi Kennedy

Jamie Sheridan

James Bodanis

Richard Kingston

David Shinwell

Robert Bolf

Michael Lindsay

Jeff Short

Denise Gardner

Colin MacRae

Laura Jean Taplin

Dana Hansen

Neil Mathur

Paul Van Raay

Aileen Herman

Silvia McMillan

Ann Wainwright

Linda Hill

Terry Posthumus

Douglas Wright

Janet Hollingsworth

Svitlana Pshenychna

Sobia Zaman

Dominic Iaboni

Kevin Ramdas

Andrew Campbell

Christopher Irwin

Jennifer Ricketts

Wilson Queiros

Farah Jamal Karmali

Kirk Rintoul

Greg Zubek

Janet Jeffery

Suzanne Ross

Greg Hesketh

Michael Karapita

Andrea Rutherford

 

 

20 Years

Vicki DiGiovanni

Natasha Haniff

Katarzyna Romanowska

Craig Trineer

Sonia Fiorucci-Nicholls

Evelyn Wexler

 

25 Years

30 Years

40 Years

Denville Williams

Sanja Antic

Franca Giacomelli

 

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.

Notice of Parking Lot Use - Queen’s Plate Lot (North Campus) - Posted on August 3, 2021

Posted:
August 3, 2021

The parking lot at Queen's Plate is currently not open to anyone. However, 60 parking stalls will be in use by an approved external organization from Wednesday August 4, 2021 at 7 a.m. to Friday, August 6 2021 at 7 a.m.

Please contact Sara Vani or Connie Sanfilippo with any questions.

Campus Compass - Updates Requested - Posted on August 3, 2021

Posted:
August 3, 2021
Humber's Campus Compass

Campus Compass is Humber’s wayfinding app available for iOS and Android mobile smart devices. In advance of the fall term, we ask members of the Humber community to submit updates to their areas. 

The app helps you navigate your way around campus to a wide range of features such as classrooms, parking pay stations, vending machines, eateries, ATMs, accessible routes and options around campus, and much more.

The app accepts user-submitted updates. To submit an update to Campus Compass, click on this form.

Download the app from the Google Play store or from the Apple App store.

Last Chance - Osler-Humber Vaccine Clinic Closes Friday - Posted on August 3, 2021

Posted:
August 3, 2021
Contact:
Tyler Charlebois
Tel:
416.675.6622
COVID-19 Vaccine Walk-Ins

This is your last chance to get vaccinated at the Osler-Humber College COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic located in the main lobby of the UofGH building as it will be closing this Friday, August 6.

If you still require a first or second vaccine dose, walk-ins are available Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.. The Clinic has both Pfizer and Moderna vaccines available. 

To book appointments in advance, visit this webpage: https://www.williamoslerhs.ca/en/visiting-us/covid-19-vaccine-clinic.aspx

Humber to Require COVID-19 Vaccinations for Students Living in Residence for Fall 2021 - Posted on August 3, 2021

Posted:
August 3, 2021

On July 19, the Ministry of Colleges and Universities issued updated guidance for fall 2021 planning, including encouraging post-secondary institutions to return to normal as much as possible for life on campus. Humber Residence wishes to implement this recommendation as much as possible to provide our residents with a more typical residence life experience this year, and as a result, has decided to follow the lead of many other residences in the province and require COVID-19 vaccinations for students living in residence for fall 2021.

All incoming residents who are able to be vaccinated must have at least the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by the Government of Canada prior to moving into residence and commit to obtaining a second dose no later than Friday, October 8, 2021, for vaccines that require a second dose. At this time, the COVID-19 vaccines approved by the Government of Canada are: Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD, and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson). Students who are unable to receive a vaccination will have the opportunity to request a medical or human rights exemption on the grounds of disability and/or creed, which must be approved prior to moving in.

More information can be found here: https://humber.ca/residence/updates.

Student Personal Training - Fall Semester 2021 - Posted on August 3, 2021

Posted:
August 3, 2021
Contact:
Jamie Even, Internship Coordinator
Tel:
x4297

Registration is now open for student personal trainers for the Fall 2021 semester.

  • Don’t miss out on your opportunity to register
  • Exclusive to the Humber Community (students, staff, faculty)

You must be able to commit to the program from September to December 2021.

Delivery of training:

To follow protocols for physical distancing due to COVID-19, the Student Personal Training service may take place via remote delivery with the following training options:

  • Option 1: Live stream via a service such as MS Teams, Zoom, Skype, or
  • Option 2: "Homework-style" exercise program that you can complete on your own at home, or
  • Option 3: A combination of Option 1 and 2

For further information and online registration, please click here.

Retirement: Nancey Adamson - Posted on July 21, 2021

Posted:
July 21, 2021
Contact:
Emma Phan

After 24 years of outstanding service and dedication to Humber, Nancey Adamson has decided to retire as of August 31, 2021.

In 1997, Nancey joined Humber as the Business Manager in the Office of the Vice President, Business Development. In 2003, she joined the HR team where she held several roles, including Manager, Training and Development; Manager, Employee Engagement; and HR Consultant. In those roles, Nancey developed, implemented, and facilitated many training and engagement programs for staff. She also provided leadership for many of Humber’s recognition programs including the President’s Awards; Career Milestone Awards; Retiree’s Dinner; Support Staff Appreciation Week; and wellness programs. She has also been a guest lecturer, facilitating the Clifton Strengths program for students in the Faculty of Business and Faculty of Health Sciences.

Most recently, Nancey has worked with the Education and Training Solutions team as the HR Manager helping build the HR processes supporting the launch of Humber’s Real Estate Education program. During the pandemic, she played an integral role in the transition of curriculum to the virtual environment for Humber’s Corporate Training Solutions (CTS) department and the Transportation Training Centre. Nancey developed and delivered the very successful "Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT)" micro-credential to over 60 senior facilitators and faculty. She also designed the “Producer Course” and has trained 20+ producers to support all CTS virtual courses. Nancey has supported all proposed CTS micro-credentials to ensure quality, consistency, and validated learning and has reviewed over 100 courses for several large organizations.

Nancey has been an active member of the Humber community both internally and externally. Over the years she has been a member of many committees including the President’s Breakfast Planning Committee; Showcase; Residence Appeal Committee; Advancement – Friends and Family Campaign Committee; e-learning Committee; and job evaluation committees. Most notably, Nancey was instrumental in the transformation of Academic Council to Humber College Council. She has served as a member, Vice Chair, Chair and Past Chair over the past 12 years. Nancey also led Humber’s Employee Engagement Committee and five United Way Campaigns. Externally, Nancey has been a member of HRCC, CAAT College Consortium and HRPA committees.

Nancey is a proud graduate of Humber College (Legal Secretarial Diploma and Human Resources Postgraduate Certificate). She has been a dedicated life-long learner throughout her career at Humber completing her Bachelor of Education, Adult Education from Brock University, Master of Arts, Community College from Central Michigan University and PhD in Higher Education from the University of Toronto (OISE) in 2014.

For her dedication and contribution to the college, she was recognized with the Distinguished Administrator Award in 2005.

On behalf of the Education & Training Solutions, Continuous Professional Learning, and the Humber community, I would like to express our sincere thanks to Nancey for her service and many contributions to Humber and wish her all the best in her retirement.

Please share your warm wishes for Nancey by signing the virtual e-card. A departmental farewell will be planned for later in the summer.

Thank you,

Wanda Buote
Dean, Education & Training Solutions

Sara Rumsey to be the new Associate Director of International Admissions and Student Services - Posted on July 15, 2021

Posted:
July 15, 2021

We are pleased to welcome Sara Rumsey to Humber as the new Associate Director of International Admissions and Student Services.

Sara has an enviable record of success through 25 years of post-secondary work in both domestic and international admissions and recruitment plus project management supporting academic development and growth. Sara will be leading the international admissions and student services teams in Humber International, plus working with many colleagues throughout the academic division to support international student enrollment, persistence and success.

Please join me in welcoming Sara to Humber!

Andrew Ness
Dean, Humber International

Kathryn Edgett, Advisor, Human Rights, Equity & Inclusion - Posted on June 23, 2021

Posted:
June 23, 2021
Contact:
Nancy Simms

Please join me in welcoming Kathryn Edgett to the role of Advisor, Human Rights, Equity & Inclusion

Kathryn has a degree in human rights from St. Thomas University and a post-graduate certificate in peace and conflict studies from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. She has worked in the human rights field for over ten years at the New Brunswick Human Rights Commission, Canada Post, and most recently as a Diversity and Inclusion Specialist at Sinai Health.

When not at work, Kathryn can be found reading, quilting, planning her next trip, or hanging out with her partner and dog. Kathryn joins the Centre of Human Rights, Equity & Inclusion as an Advisor and reports to Bharat Saini, Manager, Human Rights, Equity & Inclusion.

Kind regards,

Nancy Simms
Director, Human Rights, Equity & Inclusion

Retirement: Dr. Carl Hassanali - Posted on June 22, 2021

Posted:
June 22, 2021

After 20 years of outstanding service and dedication to Humber and University Guelph-Humber, Dr. Carl Hassanali, a faculty in the Wireless Telecommunication program within the Faculty of Applied Sciences and Technology, has decided to retire as of June 28, 2021.

Dr. Hassanali received his Hons. B.Sc. (Applied Computational and Mathematical Sciences), B.Comm. (Commerce), M.Sc. in Physics and Ph.D. in Space Science, all from York University. He is a member of the Canadian Association of Physicists. He is also an alumnae of Humber, with a Diploma in Electronics Engineering.

He joined Humber College as a full-time professor in January 2001. Since then, he has been a faculty, and program head at University of Guelph-Humber as well as a faculty and former program coordinator in the School of Applied Technology (now Faculty of Applied Sciences and Technology).

During his tenure at Humber he served on many committees, including the Degree Council and was a member when Humber approved its first degree programs. He was also a member of the Academic Integrity Taskforce, Degree Breadth Course Committee, Student Retention Committee, etc.

For his dedication and contribution to the college, he has been recognized with many awards, such as:

  • Distinguished Faculty Award, Humber ITAL (2014)
  • Guelph-Humber Faculty Award (2009), University of Guelph-Humber
  • Guelph-Humber Faculty Award (2010), University of Guelph-Humber
  • Recognition of the Contribution of Teaching, University of Guelph (2009)
  • Selected as one of fifty "Fearless" faculty to celebrate Humber's 50th anniversary (2017)

Carl has been a distinguished teacher to many students, a wise mentor to many junior faculties and colleagues, and a good friend to many of us. He will be very much missed.

On behalf of the Faculty of Applied Sciences and Technology and the Humber community, I would like to express our sincere thanks to Carl for his service and contributions to Humber and wish him all the best in his retirement. Please share your warm wishes for Carl by signing the virtual e-card.

Thank you,

Farzad Rayegani, Ph.D., P.Eng, FEC.
Senior Dean, Faculty of Applied Sciences and Technology (FAST)

Retirement: Cindy Panteleit - Posted on June 9, 2021

Posted:
June 9, 2021
Contact:
Jennifer Smith

After 30 years of outstanding service and dedication to the Humber community and its students, Cindy Panteleit, Admissions Advisor, has decided to enjoy retirement as of June 30, 2021.

Cindy’s first role at Humber was in the mailroom and she eventually moved on to hold positions such as the Switchboard Operator and Secretary in Liberal Arts and Sciences. Cindy then joined the Office of the Registrar where she worked as a Customer Service Advisor, Call Centre Advisor, and an Admissions Advisor.

In her most recent role as an Admissions Advisor, she specifically supported programs that fell under the Faculty of Health Sciences and Wellness. Cindy is known for being in the office before 7 a.m. to make sure there was a smiling face ready to greet the first student of the day. She demonstrated strong work ethic, reliability, and dependability; and has witnessed countless changes over the years, and each time she has challenged herself to adapt. Her laugh is infectious and her desire to help students succeed is commendable. If you know Cindy well enough, you heard that contagious laugh as soon as you read the sentence.

Over the course of 30 years of supporting students, it's hard to imagine the number of students that Cindy personally supported and helped along the way. Nonetheless, her commitment to Humber has been outstanding.

Cindy plans to enjoy her retirement by spending time with her family, specifically her granddaughter Charlotte. Cindy is also a huge fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs and a secret admirer of John Tavares. Perhaps, we’ll have better luck next year!

We would like to express our sincere thanks to Cindy for her remarkable contributions to Humber. Cindy and her love of holiday music at the end of the year will be greatly missed in our office, but we are happy that she can enjoy this next chapter with her family. 

On behalf of the Office of the Registrar and the Humber community at large, we wish Cindy all the best in retirement.

Cindy's last day of work will be Friday, June 11, and I encourage you to share your memories and warm wishes for Cindy by signing the virtual e-card.

Thank you,


Jennifer Smith
Manager, Admissions
Office of the Registrar

Staffing Announcement: New Manager, Equity and Student Life - Posted on June 7, 2021

Posted:
June 7, 2021

As announced a short time ago, Christina Alcena has moved from the Manager, Equity and Student Life position, to fill Melanie Chai’s vacancy as the Interim Associate Director, Advising and Career Services until November, 2022. We have completed our interview process and I am excited to announce that Kimberly Daniels will be our Interim Manager, Equity and Student Life. 

Kimberly has been at Humber for over 14 years. She began as a student at UGH earning her Honours Bachelor Degree of Applied Arts in Media Studies with a Diploma in Public Relations. She began her career at Humber with IGNITE, and recently moved to SSE with roles as a Career Resource Developer and her current position (until June 4) as the Orientation and Student Life Programs Coordinator. Kimberly was responsible for taking Humber’s Orientation program fully online after a grand total of about two weeks on the job. Over the last year she has collaborated with staff, faculty and students to create an innovative, effective and vital orientation program that helps support students in their transition to life at Humber. 

Kimberly has been active in advancing equity and inclusion initiatives at Humber as a member of the Black/African Employee Resource Group and the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Taskforce. She has also worked to embed equity practices within Orientation – and Student Life, through trainings, collaborations and inclusive content creation. She continues to advance these goals by completing a certification as a Culturally Inclusive Educator along with an Honours Certification in Teaching and Training Adults. 

Kimberly brings her skills as communicator, collaborator and community builder to this position. She is passionate in her approach to supporting students and ensuring we are examining and addressing where we need to act on issues of equity and inclusion. 

Please join me in congratulating Kimberly and welcoming her to the role.

Shaun Carson
Associate Director, Student Life and Learning
Student Success and Engagement
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Retirement: Kim Smith - Posted on May 21, 2021

Posted:
May 21, 2021
Contact:
Andrew Ness

After more than 10 years of progressive and dedicated service within Humber International, Kim Smith has decided to retire. Kim’s calm presence, ongoing mentorship of others and her steady, positive departmental leadership will be sorely missed by all in the department and by the many colleagues throughout Humber she works with to support our international students. Kim will be leaving at the end of May. We’re planning a Teams farewell get-together on Thursday, May 27 at 3 p.m.

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 932 170 5899
Passcode: GLOBAL

We’d love to have you join us to thank Kim for her superb work and to wish her well.

Andrew Ness
Dean, Humber International

Dawn Macaulay to be the new Dean Innovative Learning - Posted on May 21, 2021

Posted:
May 21, 2021

I am delighted to announce that Dr. Dawn Macaulay will be Humber’s new Dean of Innovative Learning.

In this role, Dawn will provide leadership in the Centre for Innovative Learning (CIL) to the Digital Learning, Teaching and Learning and Flexible Learning teams to foster excellence in teaching and learning practices at Humber. Dawn will also work closely in the CIL with the Dean of Program Planning, Development and Renewal, the Dean of Research and Innovation and the Dean of Continuous Professional Learning to co-create a learning innovation ecosystem that supports every aspect of how we teach and learn across our programs.

Dawn brings a strong understanding of Humber’s strategic vision and learners’ changing needs to her new role. Dawn has deep experience in interdisciplinary approaches and working with cross-college teams to achieve common goals and support student success.

Dawn is currently leading a project to develop collaborative programming across all three partner institutions in the Global Polytechnic Alliance. She is also co-chair of the Strategic Enrolment Management Pathways Committee and the Degree Breadth Committee, where she has been instrumental in enhancing Humber’s processes in support of current and prospective students.

Dawn holds a PhD in Psychology from the University of British Columbia. Since joining Humber originally in 2008, Dawn has been a Liberal Studies faculty member, Program Coordinator and Associate Dean. Her work within Liberal Studies has supported almost all of the colleges’ programs and has seen her collaborate with many colleagues across the academic division, Registrar’s Office and student services. 

In 2019, Dawn took on an interim role, providing leadership to the Teaching and Learning and Digital Learning teams. Dawn reviewed a number of key structures and programs and implemented new approaches to enhance supports to Humber's faculty.

Dawn will begin her new role on May 31, 2021 and will report to me.

Please join me in congratulating Dawn on her new role!

 

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

Rani Dhaliwal's Retirement - Posted on May 20, 2021

Posted:
May 20, 2021

After almost 15 years as one of Humber’s most senior and transformative leaders, and over 20 plus years in the K-12 and private sectors, Rani Dhaliwal has decided to retire at the end of 2021.  

Rani has made an indelible impact on Humber, the community and post-secondary sector and will be remembered for strengthening Humber’s financial position, building infrastructure and innovative system collaborations, and championing sustainability.  

Most recently, Rani has been focused on advancing our polytechnic priorities as Senior Vice President, Transformation and Strategic Partnerships. Rani has led our ongoing efforts to optimize revenue growth and diversification through new approaches to continuous professional learning, real estate education and corporate training. She has helped propel the Unlimited campaign towards its $50 million goal, guiding our approach to the college’s first ever significant public fundraising campaign. Rani has provided strategic leadership to our unique partnerships with the University of Guelph and Seneca College.

Previously as Senior Vice-President, Planning and Corporate Services & CFO, Rani provided leadership in the development and achievement of many ‘firsts’ for Humber, including: Campus Revitalization Plan; IT Plan and Cloud Strategy; Enterprise Risk Management framework; Integrated Energy Master Plan and Disaster Recovery Plan.

Through her leadership Humber’s financial position was strengthened to support the needs of unprecedented enrolment growth. Rani oversaw a record number of property acquisition and led several major capital building and technology projects, including:

  • The Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation and Learning Resource Commons (North Campus)
  • The Lakeshore Commons, Welcome Centre and Athletic Centre (Lakeshore Campus)
  • Banner Enterprise System

Rani championed the development of Humber’s Sustainability Strategy and drove significant institutional change that led to the achievement of STARS Silver and LEED Gold certifications and the college being repeatedly named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers.

Rani chaired Colleges Ontario’s Administrative Services Coordinating Committee and provided system level leadership for initiatives, like the reviews of the college funding model and system sustainability and the provincial creation of Strategic Mandate Agreements. Rani has passion for volunteerism and has served on many community organizations and boards including: William Osler Health System; World University Service of Canada; UNICEF Canada; OECM; CICAN and the Federation of Canadian-Brazilian Businesses.

I want to thank Rani for her contributions and wish her well as she looks forward to the next chapter in her life. I will be working with Rani on transition plans and will share more information about those in the coming weeks.

 

Chris Whitaker
President and CEO

Derek Stockley to be the new Associate Vice-President, Academic - Posted on May 17, 2021

Posted:
May 17, 2021

I am pleased to announce that Derek Stockley will assume the role of the Associate Vice-President, Academic on July 5, 2021. With over 17 years of experience in the college sector, Derek began at Humber in 2009 as an Associate Dean in the Faculty of Social and Community Services and became the Dean in 2015. He transitioned to the role of Senior Dean and Principal of the Lakeshore Campus in 2018.

Throughout his career, Derek has demonstrated a commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. He is currently the co-chair of the Access and Equity for Staff working group of the EDI Taskforce. He has led numerous college-wide initiatives including the Six-in-Six series, a college-wide wellness initiative developed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Derek has a BA in Sociology, an M.Sc. in Family Therapy and is currently a PhD. candidate in Higher Education, with a focus on leadership development. Derek’s talent extends beyond the post-secondary realm; he has been writing and performing comedy for the past ten years.

Recruitment for the new Senior Dean, Faculty of Social and Community Services and Principal, Lakeshore Campus will begin immediately.

Please join me in congratulating Derek as he assumes this new role.

Gina Antonacci
Associate Vice-President, Academic

Notice of Planned Hydro Service Interruption - North Campus - Posted on August 3, 2021

Posted:
August 3, 2021

North Campus to be closed from Friday, August 20, 2021 (5 p.m.) to Saturday, August 21, 2021 (6 p.m.)

When: Friday, August 20, 2021 (5 p.m.) to Saturday, August 21, 2021 (6 p.m.)
Location: North Campus – all buildings including the University of Guelph-Humber and the Arboretum/Centre for Urban Ecology
Note: Student residences will not be impacted by this service interruption. 
Purpose: To perform electrical infrastructure upgrades resulting from the Finch West LRT project.

The Humber North Campus will be closed from Friday, August 20, 2021 (5 p.m.)  to Saturday, August 21, 2021 (6. p.m.). Students and employees will not be allowed entry into the College facilities (with the exception of Residence) during the hydro service interruption.

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

Note: Student residences will not be impacted by this service interruption.

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

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

The Centre for Trades and Technology (Carrier Drive) and the Transportation Training Centre (Woodbine Downs) will not be affected by the hydro service interruption.

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

Limited Space Conditioning During Upcoming August 2 Civic Day Holiday Closure - Posted on July 28, 2021

Posted:
July 28, 2021
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As part of Humber’s Integrated Energy Master Plan (IEMP), Facilities Management is constantly looking for opportunities to save energy and costs. With this in mind, we have reviewed our existing practice to condition spaces as normal on public holidays. Given the significantly reduced occupancy, going forward, we are implementing a change to limit conditioning (heating, cooling and ventilation) on public holidays in most areas of the College.

By limiting conditioning, we are keeping sustainability at the forefront of our campus buildings and operations and significantly reducing energy used by the facilities.

The following areas are excluded and will be conditioned as normal:

  • North Campus
    • LRC 3rd & 4th floors
    • Nx building first floor public safety offices
    • Residence buildings R, S & T
    • Gymnasium
  • Lakeshore Campus
    • L building first floor learning commons
    • Gymnasium
    • Residence building R

Please note that the reduced conditioning will only apply to the specific date that the public holiday falls on. The College will continue to be conditioned as normal over the rest of the weekend.

For any special requests or events that require conditioning (outside the areas listed above), please submit a service request through the Facilities Management Archibus Work Order Request system (Go to http:www.humber.ca/facilities and click on “Place Service Request” to complete and submit a work order) or by calling Facilities Management at 416.675.6622 x4444. We ask that service requests be submitted a minimum of two business days in advance of the holiday.

If you would like to learn more about how we are implementing best practice in sustainable design, construction and the operation of new and renovated buildings, you can find information in our Sustainability Plan 2019-2024 and our Integrated Energy Master Plan.

Facilities Management

Access to North Campus Buildings - Posted on July 21, 2021

Posted:
July 21, 2021
Contact:
Rob Kilfoyle
Tel:
416.675.6622

Further to the recent announcement from Facilities regarding the repaving of Lot #1, Public Safety will be closing the entrance to the campus through Building L. This closure will remain in effect beyond the expected repaving completion.

Be advised that until August 30, the only access point to the North Campus will be through the main LRC entry doors. As we welcome many of you back to campus in September, more campus access points will be made available. An update message will be sent out mid-to-late August.

Thank you. Stay safe and have a great summer.

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

Repaving of Parking Lot #1 - South Side - Posted on July 16, 2021

We would like to inform the Humber Community that Humber Facilities will be closing the south section of Parking Lot #1 at North Campus from July 20 to August 20, 2021. Construction fencing will be in place for the duration of this project.

The north section of Parking Lot #1 will still be open and made available to the community. The parking gate on the north section will be used as the entry and exit for the area.

Should anyone have any questions or concerns, please contact Roman Fuzak at roman.fuzak@humber.ca.

Notice of Parking Lot Use for External Film Shoot - Posted on July 5, 2021

Posted:
July 5, 2021

Location: Lakeshore Campus - 108 Stalls in Parking Lot 1

When: Monday, July 5 at 7 a.m. to Tuesday, July 6 at 11:30 p.m.

Note: Filming will occur off-campus at Colonel Samuel Smith Park. Lot 1 will be used for Crew Base Camp parking only. Public Safety will be blocking off the designated spaces as indicated above.

In addition to Humber College’s COVID-19 safety protocols, film productions will follow the COVID-19 Safety Guidelines issued by the Film and Television Industry of Ontario, approved by the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skill Development. Information can be found here.

The production will also implement additional safety measures in coordination with the Toronto Film Office. Safety guidelines found here.

Please contact Sara Vani or Connie Sanfilippo with any questions.

E-building 2nd floor corridor closure at North Campus - Posted on June 25, 2021

Posted:
June 25, 2021
Map of E-building 2nd floor corridor closure at North Campus

Please note: E-building 2nd floor corridor at North Campus will be closed due to construction from June 28 to November. To access D-building 2nd floor, please use the D-building 1st floor stairs.

Notice of Planned Hydro Service Interruption - Lakeshore Campus - Posted on June 4, 2021

Posted:
June 4, 2021
Notice of Planned Hydro Service Interruption - Lakeshore Campus: Lakeshore Campus to be closed on June 6.

Lakeshore Campus to be closed on Sunday, June 6, 2021

When: Sunday, June 6, 2021 (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
Location: Lakeshore Campus (A, Ax, B, and Residence Buildings)
  • Emergency Power will be operational
  • No access for staff, students or campus visitors
  • No other Lakeshore sites are affected
  • North Campus is not affected

Visit humber.ca for updates.

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

 

Notice of Planned Hydro Service Interruption – Lakeshore Campus - Posted on May 17, 2021

Posted:
May 17, 2021
Notice of Planned Hydro Service Interruption – Lakeshore Campus: Lakeshore Campus East to be closed on June 13.

Lakeshore Campus East to be Closed on Sunday, June 13, 2021

When: Sunday, June 13th, 2021 (7 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
Location: Lakeshore Campus–East (C/D/E/F/G/H/I/J/K/L/M/N buildings)
Purpose: To perform planned annual high voltage preventative maintenance on electrical infrastructure.

The Humber Lakeshore Campus–East will be closed on Sunday, June 13, 2021. Students and employees will not be allowed entry into the College facilities during the hydro service interruption.

Lakeshore Campus-West (A/B/AX/Residence), Centre For Justice Leadership, Fashion Institute, Art Commons, Humber Medical Centre, Humber Launch, Humber Arts & Media Studios, Fitness Centre will not be affected.

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

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

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

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

Notice of Planned Hydro Service Interruption - North Campus - Posted on April 29, 2021

Posted:
April 29, 2021

North Campus to be Closed on Sunday, May 30, 2021 &
Saturday, August 21, 2021

When: Sunday, May 30, 2021 (7 a.m. to 7 p.m.) & Saturday, August 21, 2021 (7 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
Location: North Campus – all buildings including the University of Guelph-Humber, Residences and the Arboretum/Centre for Urban Ecology
Purpose: To perform planned annual high voltage preventative maintenance on electrical infrastructure and Metrolinx electrical infrastructure upgrade.

The Humber North Campus will be closed on Sunday, May 30, 2021 & Saturday, August 21, 2021. Students and employees will not be allowed entry into the College facilities (with the exception of Residence) during the hydro service interruption.

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

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

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

The Centre for Trades and Technology (Carrier Drive) and the Transportation Training Centre (Woodbine Downs) will not be affected by the hydro service interruption.

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

Construction Notice: H Building 1st Floor Ramp Closure - Posted on March 17, 2021

Posted:
March 17, 2021
Contact:
Robert Parkin
Map of 1st floor ramp closure in H Building

Please note that the ramp located on the first floor of H Building at North Campus will be closed from Thursday, March 18 to Monday, March 22 for renovations.

Please see attached construction notice for alternate route to KX & H Building.

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