Announcements

When:
September 21, 2020

Today marks the launch of Humber’s first Truth and Reconciliation cultural awareness training. The training, entitled 4 Seasons of Reconciliation, takes place via Blackboard and promotes a renewed relationship between Indigenous Peoples and Canadians through transformative learning about truth and reconciliation.

In the first phase of the launch, training will be offered to the following Departments and Faculties including ARI, CHRED, CTL, EDI Taskforce, HR, FHSW, FMCA, FSCS, PPDR, and SSE. More information will be sent directly to these individuals. For other Departments and Faculties, additional training dates are planned for later in the Fall and Winter semesters. Information will be provided once the schedule is finalized.

“We are proud to launch this critical training for the Humber community to provide Humber employees and staff additional information about Indigenous culture and history,” says Jason Seright, Dean, Indigenous Education and Engagement.

4 Seasons of Reconciliation is a 3-hour, 10-module online course that is designed directly in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s 94 Calls to Action. It was designed in response to Call to Action #62, which calls upon federal, provincial and territorial governments and institutions to develop and implement curriculum and learning resources “on residential schools, Treaties, and Aboriginal peoples’ historical and contemporary contributions to Canada” (TRC, 2015).

The course is user-friendly and designed to provide context to those less familiar with the themes and historical context embedded in reconciliation. Each short module can be completed at the learner’s pace and provides a mix of learning tools such as PowerPoint, videos, films and quizzes. Learners will get to participate in two facilitated breakout sessions to support inquiry and reflection. A certificate of completion and a bonus video library for on-going learning is provided at the end of the course.

This training, endorsed by the Executive Team, supports Humber’s 2018-2023 Strategic Plan under the Accessible Education pillar by expanding and enhancing Indigenous programming and research.

Information will continue to be posted on the Indigenous Education and Engagement website.

To request individual training or to get involved with IEE, please contact Regina Hartwick, Associate Dean, Indigenous Education and Engagement at regina.hartwick@humber.ca.

Lori Diduch, VP Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness
Regina Hartwick, Associate Dean, Indigenous Education and Engagement
Jason Hunter, VP Students and Institutional Planning
Laurie Rancourt, Senior VP Academic
Jason Seright, Dean, Indigenous Education and Engagement

When:
September 21, 2020

As of September 26, 2020, the Welcome to Humber unsecured wi-fi will be suspended and not available. Staff and students should use myWi-fi using their humber credentials.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Support Centre at 416.675.6622 x8888, or email at supportcentre@humber.ca, or chat at humber.ca/techtalk.

When:
September 21, 2020

While Humber continues to limit on-campus activity this Fall, the Senior Administration team will be working both on campus and remotely to support ongoing college activity. As the reception desk on the 6th Floor of the Learning Resource Commons (LRC) and the door to the Senior Administration offices will be closed, please contact the Senior Administration team by email. 

As a reminder to staff who are on campus, employee identification cards are required for access to LRC floors above the third floor until further notice.

When:
September 21, 2020

Students and staff can now park their bikes in Humber's Secure Bike Parking, located in the Commuter Hub (parking garage) at North Campus and the parking garage in the Welcome Centre at Lakeshore.

The cost for the year is $12 - pay online through MyHumber. Visit How to Register and Pay for Secure Bike Parking on our website for more information.

For other inquiries, please email sustainability@humber.ca.

When:
September 21, 2020
Contact:
Nathan Whitlock
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hlr spotlight announcement

HLR Spotlight, an online literary supplement featuring exciting new voices from Humber College, launches its first edition this week.

Hosted by the English Department’s Humber Literary Review, the debut edition of HLR Spotlight is edited by Humber Creative Book Publishing students. All of the stories are written by Humber and Guelph-Humber students. In addition, most of the art is by Visual & Digital Arts student Anna Bondarenko.

Check it out here

HLR Spotlight is an ongoing collaboration between the Faculty of Media & Creative Arts (FMCA) and the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences and Innovative Learning (FLA) at Humber College in Toronto, Ontario. The project is funded by Applied Research & Innovation (ARI). The next edition of HLR Spotlight will be published in Spring 2021, and will be edited by students in the Professional Writing & Communications program.

The project leads for HLR Spotlight are Meaghan Strimas (PC, Professional Writing & Communications, FLA) and Nathan Whitlock (PC, Creative Book Publishing, FMCA). The site and logo were created by Kilby Smith-McGregor.

Special Thanks To: Eufemia Fantetti (FLA), Prasad Bidaye (FLA), Cole Swanson (FMCA), Sarah-Jane Greenway (FMCA), John Stilla (FLA), Guillermo Acosta (FCMA), Vera Beletzan (FLA), Ginger Grant (ARI), Barath Roy Michel (ARI), and Dave Miller (FLA).

For more information:

Nathan Whitlock nathan.whitlock@humber.ca

Meaghan Strimas meaghan.strimas@humber.ca

When:
September 21, 2020

The ENN (Employee News Network) was launched a year ago. It continues to provide news for employees by employees. This user-generated news channel is aimed at highlighting employee achievements, new initiatives, milestones and announcements.

Do you or your department have an announcement to make? Want to promote your event or initiative at Humber? Do you have good news to share? ENN is the place to do it!

All approved ENN videos will appear on the Communiqué website and selected videos will be featured in the daily newsletter. The Communications team approves all content before publication in Communiqué and on ENN.

We welcome new submissions all year round. To submit your video, go to humber.ca/enn.

When:
September 18, 2020
Contact:
Centre for Human Rights, Equity and Diversity

Thank you to the Humber Community for joining us on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 for the launch of the Black/African Employee Resource Group (ERG). It was great to see the significant interest across the College for this historic event.

We received feedback from the Community thanking the Senior Leadership and EDI Taskforce for launching the Black/African ERG:

  • Thank you to this organization. Others dreams can now become a reality.
  • Thank you to all that have had a part in bringing this to life. I feel the excitement through the screen. I want to get up and applaud and cheer! Congratulations!!
  • Thank you for inviting all members of the Humber community to join our Black/African colleagues in celebrating the launch of this ERG. I am excited to see what we will be able to achieve when we work to help more members feel as though they are supported in bringing all of their identities to work and school each day.

You are invited to visit Humber's Employee Resource Groups webpage to watch the video that was premiered at the launch entitled, “Bringing Us Together: Humber's ERGs”.

Professors Audrene Kerr-Brown and Morris Beckford are co-leading Humber’s Black/African ERG. The ERG’s first meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 28, 2020 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.. Details about the virtual meeting will be sent to employees who have expressed interest in joining this ERG.

Humber employees who identify as Black/African and are interested in joining this ERG are invited to send an email to the Centre for Human Rights, Equity and Diversity at humanrights@humber.ca.

Kind regards,
Nancy Simms
Lead, EDI Taskforce
Director, Human Rights, Equity & Diversity

When:
September 18, 2020

Hey Faculty! Let your students know the great news that Microsoft 365 (formerly known as Office 365) is now available to them simply by logging into humber.ca/microsoft365 with their Humber username and password.

Students have access to great Office apps like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote, as well as 1 TB of OneDrive cloud space. Teams is not currently available for students. 

They can install up to five copies of Office on five different devices (desktop, laptop, mobile etc).

When:
September 18, 2020

Today's technology relies heavily on devices such as laptops, tablets, and smartphones. myWi-Fi@Humber is a secure, high-speed, wireless internet solution available across all Humber campuses (but not Guelph-Humber) for use by Humber and Guelph-Humber students, employees, and suppliers.

In order to use the secure network, you will need to log on with your Humber username and password. You can have multiple devices attached to the wifi simultaneously.

Our campus coverage is quite extensive, but please DO report any on-campus location with poor WiFi coverage. Reporting dead zones helps us improve services. You can let us know by email, phone, in-person, or by chat.

If you need help getting set up on myWi-fi@Humber, refer to the Quick Reference Guide.

Further help is available by contacting the I.T. Support Centre at Humber:

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

When:
September 18, 2020
Contact:
Elva Massey

Watch the Payroll Deadline Reminder video here:

We just surpassed the year mark of using our new Human Resource Management System (HRMS) and we would like to thank you for your patience and continued feedback as we refine our new processes.

As part of Human Resources’ commitment to assist with adapting to the changes, we have been sending email reminders to employees and managers to submit and approve time cards. We ask that you make note of the payroll deadlines and in turn it will help everyone to be paid on time. You can download or save the payroll calender to help remind you of the key dates and deadlines.

If you should have any issues with entering or approving time, please contact the HR Support Centre at 416.675.5001.

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