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Join Us in the Humber Room Next Week - Posted on March 31, 2023

March 31, 2023
Patrons seated as a dining table

Your on-campus student-run restaurant lab, The Humber Room, is open for lunch!  

Join us next week for our à la carte and banquet family service styles with a different menu available each day.

Service Styles April 4 - 7 

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
À la Carte Banquet Family Style À la Carte Banquet Family Style

The Humber Room is a live learning lab for our students and a culinary and service experience for guests. Our menu selection and service style change every week based on our curriculum. Enjoy your culinary experience led by our Culinary Management and Baking and Pastry Arts students and service provided by Event and Hospitality Management students.   

View next week's menu  

Hours of Operation  

Tuesday - Friday  
Doors open at 12 p.m.  
Seating guests between 12 p.m. - 12:15 p.m.  
Service ends by 1:30 p.m.   

For group reservations of 10 guests or more, please email jessica.estrela@humber.ca


Healthy Breaks@Humber - Posted on March 31, 2023

March 31, 2023
Centre for Innovation in Health and Wellness

The end of semester is approaching! Book a free Healthy Breaks@Humber session to help manage the stress.

What is Healthy Breaks@Humber?

Healthy Breaks@Humber is an initiative that involves taking a short 10-minute break in the middle of a meeting or class to refresh the body and mind. Students, faculty and staff are all welcome to take a healthy break with us.

Why seek Healthy Breaks@Humber?

Research has proven that taking a healthy break during the day can help improve mental health, increase focus and creativity, lessen body aches and pains, and enhance engagement.

How to book Healthy Breaks@Humber?

A healthy break can be taken through 'movement' or 'mindfulness'. If you have a meeting/class that is 1.5 hours or more and you would like to schedule a healthy break, please email us at cihw@humber.ca or scan the QR code in the poster.

March 31: Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV) - Posted on March 31, 2023

March 31, 2023
Yanni Thepanya

Sharing Knowledge

Humber College is committed to fostering a respectful and inclusive culture in which all members of the college community study, work and live free from discrimination and harassment.

In the wake of transphobic sentiments escalating in Canada, as well as bills and laws targeting transgender civil rights in the United States and United Kingdom, please join the Humber 2SLGBTQ+ ERG on Friday, March 31, 2023 in commemorating Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV). This is a time to celebrate and amplify trans representation, an opportunity to uplift trans communities, reflect on our own bias, and advance awareness about the challenges the trans community faces. 

Trans is an umbrella term to describe people whose gender is not the same as, or does not sit comfortably with, the sex they were assigned at birth. Trans people may describe themselves using one or more of a wide variety of terms, including (but not limited to) transgender, non-binary, or genderqueer. It is important to remember that trans identities are diverse. Trans people may identify in many different ways (Stonewall.org, 2019).  

TDOV is a day to show your support for the trans community. It aims to bring attention to the accomplishments of trans people around the globe bringing awareness to transgender identities, achievements, and community.  

Rachel Crandall, an American transgender activist, launched the day in 2009 as a response to transgender people's poor recognition and acceptance. At the time, the only well-known trans-centered day was the Transgender Day of Remembrance, which commemorated transgender persons who had been murdered but did not honour or celebrate surviving transgender people. Transgender Day of Visibility was established as a day to honour and celebrate transgender people in a positive light (Transgender Day of Visibility, 2022).  

Ways to celebrate TDOV include: 

  1. Educate yourself and share that knowledge across your networks. A good place to start is Humber Library’s 2SLGBTQ+ Education GuideToronto Public Library also has a helpful resource.  
  2. Check your networks and see if you are following trans creators, educators, and artists. Amplify those voices today and beyond.  


Cbc.ca. (2021, November 7). Anti-trans views are worryingly prevalent and disproportionately harmful, community and experts warn. Retrieved from: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/anti-transgender-narratives-canada-1.6232947

Stonewall.org. (2019, March 27). What does trans mean? Retrieved from Stonewall.org: https://www.stonewall.org.uk/what-does-trans-mean

Transgender Day of Visibility. (2022, March). Retrieved from National Today: https://nationaltoday.com/transgender-day-visibility

Massive thank you to Kathryn Edgett (she/they) for this thought provoking write up. 

Call for Papers: Impacts of Artificial Intelligence on Communication - Posted on March 30, 2023

March 30, 2023

This open call seeks submissions that contribute to our understanding of the application of AI in media production and consumption, considering the wide range of communication processes and theories from the perspective of communication studies. Multidisciplinary submissions are welcome.

We encourage a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches to this subject, particularly those relating to global and international contexts for the subject.

Send your 500-word abstracts with your chapter proposal and five key words by April 30, 2023 to raquel.benitezrojas@humber.ca.

The term ‘Artificial intelligence’ (AI) was coined by John McCarthy in the year 1956 at Dartmouth College at the first-ever AI conference. Later that year, JC Shaw, Herbert Simon, and Allen Newell created the first AI software program named ‘Logic Theorist.’ Since then, AI is changing the way we communicate in the media world as is the intelligence demonstrated by machines, as opposed to intelligence of humans and other animals. It is the backbone of innovation in modern computing, unlocking value for individuals and businesses. Its applications include advanced web search engines, recommendation systems, understanding human speech with voice-enabled devices, such as Siri and Alexa, that have evolved the way people talk to their devices. AI has also contributed to self-driving cars, generative and creative tools, automated decision-making, and competing at the highest levels in strategic game systems.

The study of mechanical or "formal" reasoning began with philosophers and mathematicians in antiquity. The study of mathematical logic led directly to Alan Turing's theory of computation, which suggested that a machine, by shuffling symbols as simple as "0" and "1", could simulate any conceivable act of mathematical deduction. This insight that digital computers can simulate any process of formal reasoning is known as the Church–Turing thesis (Berlinski, 2001). 

The importance of the proposed research is to analyse how those 0s and 1s have affected and impacted the communication:

  • how AI will evolve and how this evolution will affect the communication
  • what will be implications of the four main types of artificial intelligence affecting the perception and reception of the recipient
  • what is AI and why it matters
  • how AI is shaping the future of communication and media
  • what AI means for the freedom of speech
  • what it takes to make AI safe and effective, in the adaptive artificial intelligence, unlike traditional AI systems, can revise its own code to adjust for real-world changes that were not known or foreseen when the code was first written,
  • is the AI controlling and determining the access to the mass media for the users


Berlinski, David, (2001) The advent of the algorithm: The 300-year journey from an idea to the computer. Harcourt Books. San Diego, USA

The Humber International Graduate School: Meeting Labour Market Needs through the Ontario Graduate Certificate - Posted on March 30, 2023

March 30, 2023

In the latest SVPA guest blog, read how Humber's International Graduate School is supporting international learners in leveraging their past experience and their Ontario Graduate Certificate to launch successful careers in Canada. 

Dante's Infinite Monkeys Now Available for Free Download - Humber Press - Posted on March 29, 2023

March 29, 2023
Cover of book with several hands holding cell phones

Books | Humber Press

Tour the dark side of the digital age with fun and a scholarly new book. Where are the best places to find LustGluttonyGreedEnvySlothWrath, and Pride? Professor Mike Dover knows – and they’re all a click away. Dante’s Infinite Monkeys: Technology and the Seven Deadly Sins takes readers on a wide-ranging and deeply researched tour of the worst parts of our new digital utopia. Mike Dover is the co-author of Wikibrands, a professor at Humber College’s Longo Faculty of Business, and an in-demand speaker on the subject of technology and marketing. He has spent years examining how some bad actors use technological innovation to get filthy rich, get revenge, and indulge their worst instincts. In Dante’s Infinite Monkeys he shows how technology and the internet are re-shaping society in some perilous ways, and offers suggestions on how we might stem the tide of awfulness that is threatening to swamp us all.

Fee for Service Physiotherapy & Pilates is Now Available - Posted on March 29, 2023

March 29, 2023
Susan Czyzo
Susan Czyzo standing at a lake

Susan Czyzo supports adults in living active and mindful lives through physiotherapy, pilates and mindfulness.

Appointments available starting April 5, and run every Wednesday from 12 to 3 p.m. at the Humber Athletic Therapy Clinic (Lakeshore Campus).

Treatments are eligible for reimbursement under extended health benefits.

To book an appointment, scan the QR code or visit the booking site.

Reminder: 2022-23 Year-End Closing and Transition to New Fiscal Year - Posted on March 28, 2023

March 28, 2023

As we enter the last week of March 2023, Financial Services would like to send an additional reminder about the important year-end process for 2022-23.

This memo outlines important dates for the upcoming year-end (as of March 31, 2023) by which pertinent information needs to be submitted to Finance and/or appropriate action needs to be taken. We need your strict adherence to these dates to complete the financial statements, external audit, and Board and Ministry reporting in the stipulated and tight timeframe.   


a) Procurement – Friday, January 13, 2023

It is strongly recommended that all Request for Proposal and related purchasing activities be initiated by the above date to ensure adequate time is allotted to complete the procurement cycle by the year-end date. Goods must be received, and/or services must be rendered by March 31 to be recorded against the 2022-23 fiscal year budget. 

b) Revenue Deferral – Friday, February 24, 2023

Requests for unearned revenue deferrals should be based on the anticipated year-end balance and must be made by submitting a Revenue Deferral Request Form to evan.chin@humber.ca by the above date. Requests will be approved in accordance with accounting principles. The form identifies eligibility criteria.

c) New Fund, Org or Reporting Hierarchy Changes for the new fiscal year – Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Requests for new fund/org codes or reporting hierarchy change requests should be submitted no later than March 22 to your Finance Liaison in order for new fund/org codes to be ready for the new fiscal year. No new or change requests will be processed in Banner during the period from April 1 to April 30 as Finance completes year-end activities.

d) Accounts Receivable – Friday, March 24, 2023

All requests to invoice (external) customers for current fiscal year activities must be made by submitting a Request to Invoice form to accounts.receivable@humber.ca by the above date. 

e) Interdepartmental Charges – Friday, March 31, 2023

All interdepartmental charges (i.e. capital works, telephone, graphics etc.) or journal entry requests for the current fiscal year must be submitted by the above date. 

f) Purchase Card (MasterCard) Charges – Friday, March 31, 2023

All purchase card transactions must be processed and approved in Chrome River by the above date. 

It is important to note that until transactions are APPROVED in Chrome River, they are not transferred to and recorded in Banner. It is imperative that transactions are approved by the deadline to ensure they are recorded in Banner against the Fiscal 2022-23 budget. Any unapproved transactions will be recorded against next year’s budget. Please visit the Finance website Chrome River training documentation for a job aid on How to Approve P-Card Transactions.   

g) Out of Pocket Travel & Expense Claims – Friday, March 31, 2023

Travel and expense claims must be processed and APPROVED in Chrome River by the above date, otherwise they will be processed in the next fiscal year. 

h) Banner Purchase Order Receiving – Friday, March 31, 2023

Banner receiving is an online confirmation that goods ordered or services rendered have been appropriately received and vendor invoice is approved for payment. Banner receiving must be completed for goods or services received by the above date. 

If Banner receiving is not complete by the above deadline, expenses will be recorded against next fiscal year’s budget. 

i) Vendor Invoices – Monday, April 3, 2023

Vendor invoices must be emailed to Accounts Payable by the above date. Please note that Banner receiving must be complete by the date specified above (h); otherwise, the expense will be charged against next fiscal year’s budget.

Note: Purchase orders with remaining balance of $100 (or less) and all Standing orders for the current year will be closed as of March 31, 2023 (i.e. not rolled over into the new fiscal year). 

j) Prepaid Expenses 

As per accounting principles, payments made in the current fiscal year that relate to goods being received or services being rendered beyond March 31, 2023 date will be automatically charged to next fiscal year’s budget. 

k) Payroll Timecards and Vacation Approval (HRMS) – Friday, March 31, 2023

All timecards for work performed in the current fiscal year and vacation plan for up to and including March 31, 2023 must be approved by the above date. Further communication will be provided in March from HR/Payroll.  

2023-24 Fiscal Year Readiness

Please note that effective March 1, 2023, the fiscal 2023-24 budget will be available in Banner to process procurement related activities. Purchasing will host two refresher sessions on Tuesday, February 7, 2023, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Thursday, February 9, 2023 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., to review items such as creating standing orders. Please email purchasing@humber.ca to register for one of these two sessions. 


We appreciate and thank everyone in advance for their cooperation. Please contact anyone on our Finance team if you have any questions on the above, or year-end activities in general.

Quick Reference Table of Year-End Deadlines 

Financial Item 

Due Date 

Initiating Procurement for delivery by Year-end 

Friday, January 13, 2023 

Revenue Deferral requests 

Friday, February 24, 2023 

New Fund/Org or reporting hierarchy changes 

Wednesday, March 22, 2023 

Accounts Receivable Invoicing requests 

Friday, March 24, 2023 

Interdepartmental Charges requests 

Friday, March 31, 2023 

Chrome River transactions processed and approved 

Friday, March 31, 2023 

Out of pocket Travel & Expense Claims approved in Chrome River 

Friday, March 31, 2023 

Banner Purchase Order Receiving

Friday, March 31, 2023

Payroll Timecards and Vacation (HRMS) approved

Friday, March 31, 2023 

Vendor Invoices received by Accounts Payable

Monday, April 3, 2023

Career Milestones Recognition - March 2023 - Posted on March 28, 2023

March 28, 2023
List of employees celebrating Career Milestones in March

Congratulations to all our employees celebrating Career Milestones in March!

The following employees are celebrating their 1, 5, 10 and 20-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 20 Years
Leah State Genny Chopnikolova Suzan Vrdoljak Alessandro Leo
Cally Ying Chantelle Bailey-Johnson Karen Hortopan  
Ranjit Saini Emily Milic Sivanithy Gnanapandithan  
Ayesha Amin      
Tatiana Dobrovolska      
Chilin Liang      
Tessa Soltendieck      

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.

Temporary Traffic Changes at Hwy 27 and Humber College Blvd - Posted on March 28, 2023

March 28, 2023

As part of the Finch West Light Rail (LRT) project, please note that there will be temporary traffic changes at Highway 27 and Humber College Blvd for upcoming streetlight construction work on April 1, 2023 between 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.. The work will be completed on the same day. Traffic changes will occur in two stages:

Stage 1: Partial closure of the west bound curb lane at Humber College Blvd., west of Hwy 27.

Stage 2: Partial closure of the north bound lane at Hwy 27, north of Humber College Blvd.

Please view the construction notice for more details provided by Metrolinx.

We encourage the Humber community to use Finch and Hwy 427 to minimize traffic delays.

Steven Chuang, Associate Dean, Faculty of Social & Community Services - Posted on March 7, 2023

March 7, 2023
Sara Jouppi

Dear Humber community,

I am excited to share with you the appointment of Steven Chuang as associate dean in the Faculty of Social and Community Services commencing April 3, 2023.

Steven comes to us with 19+ years of multi-sector and multi-funded institutional experience, complemented by years of interdisciplinary expertise in education, urban equity, strategic planning, public policy planning, community-based development, and workforce innovation. He has demonstrated leadership and advocacy for youth/families’ social justice, mental health, and health equity at the systems-change level. With more than 13+ years of successful recent teaching at the degree level, he is well-positioned to support the faculty through his knowledge and experiences in teaching and learning in technology-enhanced environments.

Steven was most recently the President & CEO of the YMCA of Greater Niagara, with a mission to create healthy communities. Previously, he served as Director of Pathways to Education in Regent Park, a national movement aimed at providing wraparound support to at-risk youth through high school perseverance toward graduation. A lifelong diversity advocate, Steven was a member of the Y National Advisory Council for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. He is currently Vice-President of the Board of Directors for Youthlink (Toronto’s leading Youth Mental Health agency). He was a Canadian Delegate to the Y World Council 2022 and World Urban Network in Denmark to address global youth issues. In 2018, Steven was invited as a keynote speaker for the City of Toronto’s wellness and resilience conference. He was Steering Committee Co-Chair for SEEN Collaborative (five downtown Youth-serving agencies supporting east-end neighbourhoods), and MTO- Moving Towards Opportunity – a program designed to better prepare youth from low-income communities for sustainable employment, which is now undergoing program expansion and replication in other GTA communities. Steven has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto, a Masters in Environmental Studies/Community Policy and Planning from York University, and an MBA from Toronto Metropolitan University.

Please join me in welcoming Steven to the FSCS!

June MacDonald-Jenkins (she/her)
Sr. Dean Faculty of Social and Community Services
Principal, Lakeshore Campus

Retirement: Dr. Jonathan Kim - Posted on February 24, 2023

February 24, 2023

Dear Colleagues,

After 35 years of outstanding service and dedication to the engineering industry and post-secondary education, Dr. Jonathan Kim, associate dean of Information & Communications Technology (ICT), within the Faculty of Applied Sciences & Technology, has decided to retire as of August 1, 2023.

I have had the pleasure of working with Jonathan for more than 12 years and I hold a deep respect for his commitment to honesty, integrity and dedication to post-secondary teaching and learning.

Jonathan graduated from the University of Toronto where he received his B.A.Sc. in Engineering Science, M.A.Sc. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering. A licensed professional engineer (P.Eng.), Jonathan has held numerous post-secondary roles as a teacher and researcher. He started his academic career at the University of Victoria where he became an Associate Professor with tenure and established an award-winning reputation for both teaching and research excellence. Later, he became a full-time research professor for the Centre for Applied Power Electronics (CAPE) at the University of Toronto, fully devoted to industry-sponsored research and development programs. He also held an adjunct professorship at Yanbian University of Science and Technology, Yanji City, Jilin, China.

Since 2011, Jonathan has worked in the Ontario college system and held leadership roles in applied research, capstone projects, curriculum development, industry engagement. During his tenure at Humber College as Associate Dean, Jonathan has made significant contributions to the Humber FAST community including:

  • New program development: Successfully developed and launched new programs including Cloud Computing Graduate Certificate, Bachelor of Engineering - Information Systems Engineering honours degree, and Artificial Intelligence with Machine Learning Graduate Certificate.
  • Establishment of applied research culture: Challenged, motivated, and supported ICT faculties to engage in applied research projects in collaboration with industry partners and with external funding.  
  • Work-Integrated Learning and Co-op: Developed and incorporated Co-op in all ICT diplomas, advanced-diploma, and degree program, and all ICT graduate certificates have industry-sponsored capstone projects to implement Work-Integrated Learning.
  • New full-time faculty hires: Over the last four years under his leadership, ICT cluster hired 12 new FT faculty positions to support and build a strong ICT team.
  • Increased enrollment: With new programs launching, program expansion to Humber International Graduate School (IGS), as well as Co-op and Work-Integrated Learning components, ICT programs are responding to industry needs and are projected to healthy enrollment growth.

Jonathan has been a distinguished colleague, teacher and wise mentor to many junior faculties, and a good friend to many of us.  He will be deeply missed.

On behalf of the Faculty of Applied Sciences and Technology and the Humber community, thank you Jonathan for your service, dedication and contributions to Humber College and the engineering community. While we are saddened by this news, the Humber community will continue to benefit from your contributions long after your retirement. You will forever be a member of the Humber FAST family.

With gratitude,

Farzad Rayegani, Ph.D., P.Eng, FEC.
Senior Dean, Faculty of Applied Sciences & Technology

Nivedita Lane, Associate Dean, Faculty of Social and Community Services - Posted on February 23, 2023

February 23, 2023
June MacDonald-Jenkins

Hello Humber community, 

I am excited to share with you the appointment of Nivedita Lane as Associate Dean in the Faculty of Social and Community Services (FSCS) commencing March 13, 2023.

Nivedita comes to us from Community Outreach and Workforce Development (COWD), where she has held the position of Manager, Community Development & Partnerships since 2017. Nivedita joined Humber in 2015 in our Student Success and Engagement area as Coordinator, First Year Transitions, after several years of progressive leadership working directly within the community with equity-deserving groups and community stakeholders to support youth access to education, training, and employment locally in the GTA . In her current role in COWD she focused on new flexible education access initiatives with internal and external partners to address the needs of under-represented groups such as immigrants, marginalized youth, Indigenous Peoples, first generation students, Crown Wards, unemployed individuals, and disadvantaged women in order to provide them with opportunities for accessing apprenticeship, post-secondary education and employment.

An institutional champion for equity, diversity and inclusion, Nivedita shares our FSCS values and approaches to support all learners to be successful. Nivedita completed the concurrent BA/BEd at York University and her Masters in Adult Education & Community Development at the University of Toronto. Nivedita is a fierce advocate for youth access to post-secondary education. She led the development of Humber’s Youth Transition Program, in partnership with FLA, supported across the college and external community partners to help young adults in Humber’s local communities find their way to higher education, whether they have completed high school or not. She has served on several internal strategic committees, including College Council and as co-chair for the Student Access & Equity working group on Humber’s EDI Taskforce.

Please join me in welcoming Nivedita to the FSCS.

June MacDonald-Jenkins (she/her)
Sr. Dean Faculty of Social and Community Services
Principal, Lakeshore Campus

Summer Abroad Program Offered by FLAS - Posted on February 15, 2023

February 15, 2023

The Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences is introducing the Vietnam Study Abroad: Hanoi & Danang course to students across Humber. The course delivery in collaboration with international partner universities offers a fantastic opportunity for Humber students to develop their global experience and intercultural competencies while earning Humber credits for a general education (MILE 220) or Degree breadth electives course (MILE 2200). Students will work closely with two Humber faculty who lead the trip and staff, faculty and students at National Economics University and University of Danang, Vietnam. The course provides students with experiential learning, site visits, field trips, community services and opportunities to mix and mingle with local faculty and students during approximately three weeks in the cities in Vietnam (Hanoi, the capital in the North, and Danang, the driving force of development in the Central - Highland Region). 

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Develop an in-depth understanding and appreciation of Vietnam, its history, culture, ethnic diversity, religion, business environment and people
  • Broaden inter-cultural awareness
  • Enhance cross-cultural communication skills
  • Increase self-confidence and transferrable skills through a complete immersion in an international environment.

Watch this video of one of our students and teachers sharing their own experience and what students could expect to gain from the trip and find out more about this opportunity in our attached flyer.

The Program fee is $6,200 plus Humber's regular course tuition. It covers multi-city airfares (Toronto – Hanoi – Danang – Toronto), travel health insurance, accommodations at hotels, breakfast every day, lunch on weekdays, site visits, field trips and local transportation for all scheduled activities. Students will be eligible for a bursary of up to $4,000, depending on their financial needs. 

We would highly appreciate it if Humber faculty, Program Coordinators and staff could help to share this course with students as an incredible option for them to get a Humber credit for a general education or degree-breadth electives course.

Please connect with Kimmy Do, manager, Global Initiatives and Partnership Development at kimmy.do@humber.ca if you have any questions.

Retirement: Sue Watt - Posted on February 13, 2023

February 13, 2023
Tonja Armstrong-MacInnis
Sue Watt smiling

Sue Watt, after 30 plus years at Humber’s Child Development Centre (CDC), has retired. Her colleagues, the children in her care, and their families, will forever remember the influence that she had on them.

Throughout her career, her passion for holistic and healthy child development was seen in everything that she did. She was always singing, sharing her love of nature, and ensuring that children experienced the outdoors on walks as she felt it was essential to the social and emotional development of children and teachers alike.

Sue was instrumental in being a steadfast role model, not only for her colleagues, but also for the pre-service ECE students that were lucky enough to have her as a mentor. Even after 30+ years of service, Sue is fondly remembered throughout each day as the educators at the CDC work with children and their families as they continue to bring her philosophy of care to their daily lives and interactions with the future leaders of tomorrow.

Sue’s delicious homemade banana bread and other baked goods also hold a special place with all those that were fortunate enough to work alongside her. We hope that the next chapter of Sue’s life brings her as much happiness as her years spent at the CDC did. Sue, welcome to this phase of life, where every day is the weekend!

Thank you for your dedication over the years – you will be forever a member of the CDC family.

Humber's ORI is Seeking Individuals Familiar with SkySpark Software - Posted on February 9, 2023

February 9, 2023
Shyam Patel

An idea is all it takes to begin the journey of Research and Innovation. 

At the Office of Research & Innovation, we work on research projects that allow faculty members to stay actively involved in their field while pursuing their research interests, cultivate community and industry partnerships, and provide intensive work experiences for students. 

We recently started working on a research project for smart buildings and are seeking individuals familiar with SkySpark software/coding. 

If you're familiar with SkySpark or know anyone who is, please email shyama.patel@humber.ca before February 16, 2023, by 12 p.m.

Francis Syms, Associate Dean, Continuous Professional Learning - Posted on February 3, 2023

February 3, 2023

Please join me in welcoming our new Associate Dean of Continuous Professional Learning, Francis Syms. Francis joined Humber in 2019 in the role of professor/researcher in the PSI program. Francis has a Bachelor’s of Engineering and a Masters of Applied Science with more than 20 years of rich industry experience in the areas of IT, business and product development, where he was a proven people leader. He has managed large enterprise projects in the corporate environment, utilizing his strong personal approaches that we know him so well for here in the FSCS. He is a certified project management professional which will serve him well as we focus on micro-credential development, CPL offerings that align with our existing programming and supporting the development of new and innovative approaches with the faculty to support continuous learning that aligns with our values, principles and goals within the FSCS.

Please join me in welcoming Francis to our leadership team. He will commence the new role this coming Monday, February 6.

Besma Soltan, Program Manager, Longo Centre for Entrepreneurship - Posted on December 6, 2022

December 6, 2022

Please welcome Besma Soltana as the program manager, Longo Centre for Entrepreneurship.  

Besma Soltan has 15 years of experience in the social and educational sectors, working with grassroots organizations, non-profits, startups, incubators, and higher education institutes. She co-founded a non-profit and a startup company focused on helping raise community awareness about local and global issues, with her work featured in several local TV shows, newspapers, and radio shows.

Besma's areas of expertise intersect curriculum design, interdisciplinary innovation, and entrepreneurial education with award-winning programs that have engaged hundreds of students, changemakers and social entrepreneurs.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Digital Enterprise Management, a Graduate Certificate in Marketing Management, and a Master's in Education. Besma is currently pursuing doctoral studies in Interdisciplinary Social Research, focusing on Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Danielle Jeancart, Indigenous Curriculum & Pedagogy Specialist - Posted on November 21, 2022

November 21, 2022

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Danielle Jeancart as the Indigenous Curriculum & Pedagogy Specialist. Danielle will join the Humber community in her new position on November 28, 2022.  

Danielle Jeancart is an Indigenous educator of mixed French-Métis, nêhiyaw (Plains Cree), and Ukrainian ancestry from northern Saskatchewan, Treaty 6 Territory. She holds a BA in English Literature from the University of Regina and an MA in Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies from Trent University. Her graduate work focused on Indigenous history and conceptions of Indigenous masculinity in Canada.

Passionate about Indigenous education and research, Danielle has worked as a sessional lecturer of history, curriculum developer, and program coordinator in post-secondary education for more than a decade. Since January 2019, she has worked as an instructor and community facilitator for the Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres, providing advocacy, training, and capacity building supports for urban Indigenous communities across Ontario.

Please join me in congratulating Danielle in her new role.

Elijah M Williams
Associate Dean, Indigenous Education & Engagement

Leslie Furlonge, Manager Clinical Services (Health Centre) - Posted on November 17, 2022

November 17, 2022
Leah State

We are excited to welcome Leslie Furlonge (she/her) as the new Manager, Clinical Services (Health Centre) effective November 21, 2022. She has more than 20 years experience as a frontline nurse, primarily in critical care/ICU nursing, and also many years in the community working with various populations to advocate for accessibility of resources and health care services. More recently, her role has been in a rehab hospital, first as Patient Care Manager and then Director of Patient Care, including the pharmacy, IPAC and lab, overseeing over 300 clinical staff and hospital operations.

She brings energy, compassion, and a love of data, process and people to her work. Her goal is to provide healthcare and wellness services that are evidenced-based, equitable, inclusive and meets the needs of our learners, staff, community and partners that we aim to serve. 

Personally, she is a parent to two young adults who keep her well schooled in what's cool. She believes in the importance of physical and mental health wellness and enjoys many activities, especially ones that are outdoors. Please join me in welcoming Leslie to the Humber community.

Leah State
Director, Student Wellbeing

Lane Restrictions on Hwy 27 (south of Humber College Blvd) - Posted on March 10, 2023

March 10, 2023

As part of the Finch West Light Rail Transit (LRT) Project, crews will continue transmission watermain works.

Lane restrictions on Hwy 27 (south of Humber College Blvd) will be in effect 24 hours a day from Monday, March 13 through to Saturday, March 18. Lanes will be restricted to one northbound and one southbound.

We advise the Humber community to access North Campus through Hwy 427 and Finch Avenue to avoid the construction. Please allow yourself additional time for travel.

Please take extra care when navigating near work sites, and always make eye contact with the driver before crossing in front of any equipment or vehicle.

Please visit us at www.metrolinx.com/finchwestlrt for up-to-date information.

HWY 27 Traffic Restrictions Effective February 6 - Posted on February 3, 2023

Please be advised of the upcoming road closures along Hwy 27 in the upcoming week starting February 6, 2023. There will be two (2) stages of work with the following lane closures:

Stage 1: Starting on Monday, February 6, during the day, Hwy 27 will be reduced to one (1) lane northbound and one (1) lane southbound.

Stage 2: Starting on Friday, February 10, during the day, the two (2) right-most lanes northbound on Hwy 27 will be closed. All southbound lanes will be open.

During this time, we advise the Humber Community to access North Campus through Hwy 427 and Finch Avevue to avoid the construction.

This Week at Gourmet Express - Posted on January 30, 2023

January 30, 2023
List of items available in Gourmet Express this week

Check out what we have in store this week. Enjoy freshly made meals and baked goods prepared by students in our culinary and baking programs.

In store this week:

  • Salad trio: French potato, quinoa with bell peppers, whole wheat penne with basil pesto & sundried tomatoes
  • Spicy Italian sausage, smoked tomatillo & poblano salsa
  • Poached chicken supreme with tarragon sauce & roasted tomato, gruyere and eggplant roll
  • Rack of lamb navarin, pan fried polenta with toasted pumpkin seeds, root vegetable quenelles
  • Vegetarian tacos with guacamole and seitan
  • Bavarian pumpernickel
  • Almond biscotti shortbread cookies, oatmeal cookies
  • Glazed lemon pound cake
  • Red velvet cupcakes

Pricing and product availability are subject to change.

Hours of Operation
Monday to Thursday: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Hallway Closure Notice - Posted on December 16, 2022

December 16, 2022
Khon Ta

As part of the Bookstore construction, the hallway outside the Bookstore warehouse (North Campus, building H) will be closed for floor tiles replacement. The hallway will be closed from Monday, December 19, 2022 until the end of Friday, December 30, 2022 (view attached image). During this time, please use alternative routes and elevators in other buildings nearby.

If you have any questions, please contact Khon Ta at extension 4143.

Lakeshore Cardboard Management - Posted on December 15, 2022

December 15, 2022

Please note a change in how large volumes of cardboard are managed at Lakeshore Campus: 

  • For several boxes/cardboard volumes: Please break them down flat and create a work order on Archibus for BEST staff to come pick it up. 

  • For small amount (e.g. one or two pizza boxes): Please break them down flat and leave them near a recycling bin station. BEST will collect them as they come by to manage the recycling streams. 

Holiday Campus Closure - Posted on December 5, 2022

North Campus, University of Guelph-Humber, Lakeshore Campus and Humber IGS
Thursday, December 22, 2022 at 6 p.m.
and reopens Tuesday, January 3, 2023 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.

Hallway Closure Notice - Posted on November 25, 2022

November 25, 2022
Khon Ta
Hallway Closure Notice

As part of the bookstore construction, a portion of the hallway behind the bookstore in building H (North Campus) will be closed on Monday, November 28, 2022 from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m.

If you have any questions, please contact Khon Ta at khon.ta@humber.ca or x4143.

Arboretum Blvd Rehabilitation - Posted on November 8, 2022

November 8, 2022

Due to additional scope of work, the Arboretum Blvd Rehabilitation project is now scheduled to be completed by Wednesday, November 23.

The work will now be mainly concentrated behind buildings LX, P, and road loop at Arboretum entrance. One westbound traffic lane will remain operational at any given time, however the Humber Community is encouraged to use the front of the college to ease congestion in this area.

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

SWAC Services - Closed November 9 - Posted on November 4, 2022

November 4, 2022

Please be informed that all SWAC services at both campuses, including Health and Counselling, Accessible Learning Services, Student Conduct, and Testing Services will be closed will be closed on Wednesday, November 9 on account of a department-wide staff meeting being held. 

In case of emergency, the following resources are available: 

SWAC Services - Closed October 25 - Posted on October 21, 2022

October 21, 2022

Please be informed that all SWAC services at both campuses, including Health and Counselling, Accessible Learning Services, Student Conduct, and Testing Services will be closed, will be closed on Tuesday, October 25 on account of a department-wide staff meeting being held. 

In case of emergency, the following resources are available: 

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