Announcements

When:
April 12, 2024

Humber has made a commitment to be a national leader in campus sustainability. As we embark on drafting Humber’s Sustainability Vision that will guide our work for the next five years (2024-2029), your perspective matters.

Take a few moments to complete the survey

We invite you to take part in our short survey, designed to capture your thoughts on how we can enhance sustainability initiatives, foster inclusivity, and drive positive change across our campus. Your insights will guide our decisions and actions as we chart a course towards Humber’s next Sustainability Vision.

Your honest opinions and feedback are instrumental in shaping the direction of Humber's Sustainability Vision.

The survey deadline has been extented to this Sunday, April 14, 2024.

For any inquiries, please reach out to sustainability@humber.ca.

When:
April 12, 2024
Contact:
Hana Glaser

Curious to see what some of our past Centre for Creative Business Innovation fellows are up to? Join us in celebrating some of our alums recent successes in this month's newsletter!

When:
April 11, 2024
Contact:
Jennifer Marotta
Posters/Attachments: Event Poster
Artwork by Angela Aujla featuring brains, hearts, strawberries, masks, and lotus flowers.

Resilience, Mattering & Belonging
Interdisciplinary Approaches to Mental Health and Well-Being

Abstract Submission: https://humber.ca/tifa/call-proposals
Contact: tifa@humber.ca
Submission Deadline: June 16, 2024
Conference Date: September 27-29, 2024
Conference Fee: $250.00 plus taxes (includes registration, some meals, snacks and a reception) Waived for Humber Faculty
Location: The Harbourfront Centre (235 Queen’s Key West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Hosts: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Humber College, and the Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA)


Keynote Speaker:

Suzanne Methot is the author of the award-winning non-fiction book Legacy: Trauma, Story, and Indigenous Healing (ECW Press, 2019) and the new YA book Killing the Wittigo: Indigenous Culture-Based Approaches to Waking Up, Taking Action, and Doing the Work of Healing (ECW Press, 2023).

Call for Proposals:

According to the World Health Organization, during the earliest moments of the COVID-19 pandemic, rates of anxiety and depression increased a remarkable 25% globally. A survey by PEW Research revealed that 41% of US adults experienced high levels of psychological stress during the height of the pandemic, including 37% of students who said that they struggled with their mental health “most or all of the time.” Numbers in Canada were similar, with the National Institutes of Health noting that over 37% of all Canadians experienced worsened mental health due to the pandemic, while 70% claimed that their mental health was “negatively impacted” in some way.

The forthcoming interdisciplinary academic conference aims to be a groundbreaking convergence of scholars, educators, practitioners, and researchers, all unified in their dedication to advancing the understanding of mental health. In partnership with The Mattering Group, this conference will also have a sub-focus on the promotion of post-secondary student psychological well-being and resilience, providing a dynamic platform for the exchange of innovative ideas and evidence-based practices aimed at nurturing resilience, enhancing mental health, and fostering a profound sense of well-being among students navigating the complexities of higher education.

More generally, the conference seeks to explore how people are coping, recovering but also still struggling following a globally experienced traumatic event. While open for proposals with a focus anywhere along the mental health spectrum, themes of interest are resilience; belonging, intergenerational trauma; addiction and recovery; psychopathology; and mental health in the arts, literature and popular culture. The concept of mattering is also a particular theme of interest, specifically recognizing its pivotal role in shaping the psychological landscapes of post-secondary learners.

By bridging the domains of psychology, education, literature, and various related disciplines, this event aspires to forge a path toward understanding modern mental health challenges, while also enabling a more resilient and mentally healthy population.

Subjects could include, but are not limited to:

  • Activism
  • Addiction and Recovery
  • Art/film/literature and mental health
  • Authenticity and Wellbeing
  • Belonging
  • Burnout and Stress
  • Climate Change Anxiety
  • Cultural Competency in Mental Health Settings
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Disability Studies
  • Diversity in Mental Health Practices
  • Entrepreneurship & Wellbeing
  • Equitable Access
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Gendering Mental Health
  • Harm
  • History of Emotion
  • Immigrant Students Mental Health
  • Inclusivity
  • Indigeneity and Mental Health
  • Intergenerational trauma
  • Intervention
  • MAID and Mental Health
  • Mattering
  • Mental Health and Aging
  • Mental Health and Pandemics
  • Mental Health and Sexual Orientation/Expression
  • Mental Health and the Metaverse/ Digital Mental Health Care
  • Mental Health in Health Care Workers
  • Mental Health Pedagogy in the Classroom
  • Mindfulness
  • Nature and Wellbeing
  • Persistence
  • Politics and/of Mental Health
  • Prevention
  • Psychopathology
  • Queer Mental Health
  • Racializing Mental Health
  • Resilience
  • School Culture and Safe Learning Environments
  • Social Media and Mental Health
  • Special Needs and Mental Health Care
  • Sport and Mental Health
  • Stigma and Discrimination
  • Student Mental Health
  • Well-Being
  • Whole Health

Our conference committee welcomes individual presentation proposals of 300 words, and panel proposals (three people max) of 900 words, based on any of the above themes. This will be the tenth annual Humber@TIFA interdisciplinary conference held by Humber College’s Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences in association with the Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA), one of the most celebrated literary festivals in the world. TIFA is located at the Harbourfront Centre, one of downtown Toronto’s major cultural and artistic venues.

Submit your proposal and a brief bio online by June 16, 2024: https://humber.ca/tifa/call-proposals

When:
April 11, 2024
Contact:
Humber Press
Colleagues sitting around a table looking at a laptop.

Journal of Innovation in Polytechnic Education (JIPE), published by Humber Press at the Office of Research & Innovation, Humber College, is offering a unique and enriching publishing opportunity for students participating in the Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) program. 

COIL is a dynamic form of virtual exchange that connects students with peers around the world. COIL takes the form of an experiential learning project or module co-created through a Humber faculty or staff “match” with a faculty or staff at a partner institution in another region or country. 

Recognizing the transformative potential of COIL experiences, JIPE is providing a platform for students to share the invaluable skills and insights they have acquired. The goal is to celebrate and disseminate the knowledge, innovations, and stories that emerge from COIL collaborations, thereby amplifying the impact of these experiences beyond the classroom. 

This initiative will not only spotlight the exceptional work done by COIL participants but also inspire further innovation in polytechnic education worldwide. JIPE is keen to support students throughout the publication process, providing them with an opportunity to gain experience in academic publishing and to share their achievements with a broader audience.

We look forward to the possibility of collaborating with you and your students. To get started, read the JIPE Toolkit for Students and share it with your students.

For questions, please reach out humberpress@humber.ca.

When:
April 9, 2024

Hours of operation for Food Services: April 15 to 19, 2024.

Visit dineoncampus.ca for menu and food station hours of operation.

North Campus

April 15-18

 April 19

April 20 & 21

Residence

7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.

7:30 a.m.- 9 p.m.

10 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Street Café

7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Closed

Starbucks

7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Closed

Tim Hortons

7:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.

7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Closed

Subway

11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Closed

Food Emporium 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Closed

GH

Closed

Closed

Closed

Hawks

Closed

Closed

Closed

Staff Lounge

Closed

Closed

Closed

Booster juice (KB) 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Closed

Trades Cafe

7:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.

7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Closed

Villa Madina\ LinX Lounge

Closed

Closed

Closed

Lakeshore

April 15-18

April 19

April 20 & 21

Starbucks

8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Closed

L Building Cafeteria ( Second floor)

8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Closed

ON The Go Cafe ( L First floor)

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Closed

Tim Hortons

7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Closed

AB Cafeteria

7 a.m. - 10 p.m. 

7 a.m. - 9 p.m.

10 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Arena Cafe (Birmingham)

Closed

Closed

Closed

When:
April 10, 2024
Posters/Attachments: Event Poster
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Posters/Attachments: Event Poster

The Financial Services Purchasing Unit is overseeing the relocation, transfer, and disposal of the following equipment.

Should your faculty or department wish to acquire these assets, kindly reach out to Purchasing at purchasing@humber.ca before 12 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, 2024.

*Please note that these are for College use only, not for personal purchase or use.

Photos are attached in the right-hand corner of the page. 

True Undercounter 114” Fridge (Qty x 2):

Make/Brand: True 
Condition: Used 
Serial #: 5319286 and 5320914 
Model: TUC-119 
Size/ Dimensions: 114" 
Voltage: 115 Phase 1 Amp 12 HP 1/2 Hz 60 
Condition when removed from service:  Working 
Current condition: Working 
Reason for being auctioned: Scheduled for replacement 
Date removed from service: March 2024 
Notable damage: Normal wear and tear due to usage 

Cleveland Steamer:

Make/Brand: Cleveland 
Condition: Used 
Serial #: 1504230000524 
Model Year: 22CET6.1.  
Voltage: 208/220/240 Phase 3 Amp 29.8/31.5/34.4 Hz 60 
Condition when removed from service: Working 
Current condition: Working 
Reason for being auctioned: Scheduled for replacement 
Date Removed from service: March 2024 
Notable damage: Normal Wear and tear due to usage 

Garland Charbroiler (Grill):

Make/Brand: Garland 
Condition: Used 
Serial #: N/A 
Dimensions: Width 33.5”, Length 38”, Height 31” 
Model Year: N/A 
Date Removed from service: March 2024  
Voltage: 220-240  
Condition when removed from service: Working 
Current condition: Working 
Reason for being auctioned: Scheduled for replacement 
Notable attachments: Charbroiler includes stand 
Notable damage: Normal wear and tear due to usage 

When:
April 10, 2024

Residence is collecting gently used solar eclipse glasses, to provide to Astronomers Without Borders. These glassses will be given to people who may not otherwise have a safe way to view an upcoming eclipse directly.

To donate your gently used solar eclipse glasses, please feel free to drop them off at a residence front desk before April 22, 2024. 

When:
April 10, 2024
Contact:
Humber Press
People standing and smiling around a wood table

Journal of Innovation in Polytechnic Education (JIPE) is pleased to announce the publication of “Decision Making in the Innovation Process: Data-Driven vs. Data-Informed” by Dr. Muge Abac.

Abstract:

There has been a growing trend in the use of data-related buzzwords, and “data-driven decision-making” is one of them. This buzzword is often confused with “data-informed decision-making,” emphasizing the need to understand the role of data for effective decision-making. The article explains this misconception through tables and insights from experts like Geoffrey Moore, Tendayi Viki and Alexander Osterwalder. It emphasizes the need for a balanced approach, using both qualitative and quantitative data, and suggests starting with qualitative insights before moving to quantitative analysis. Ultimately, it stresses the importance of aligning organizational structures to leverage data effectively for innovation.  

Read the article on JIPE.ca

About JIPE

Journal of Innovation in Polytechnic Education (JIPE) is an online, open-access journal that mobilizes knowledge and insights generated by the global polytechnic community. JIPE is electronically published by Humber Press at Humber College’s Office of Research & Innovation. JIPE is accepting submissions on a rolling basis. To learn more about JIPE, please visit jipe.ca or email humberpress@humber.ca.

When:
April 10, 2024
Contact:
Desta McCalla
Tel:
x5182

Everyone can benefit from a campus that is designed to account for those who are neurodiverse. A neurodiverse campus is inclusive of individuals who identify as neurodivergent, a term that includes those with autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and more. 

 A study by Statistics Canada reports that only 48% of neurodivergent youth enrolled in postsecondary compared to neurotypical youth. 

The University of Calgary developed a webinar that identifies 6 Principles to Inform Inclusive Campuses for Autistic and Neurodivergent People. The principles and some of the recommended strategies are summarized below. 

 1. Communication: Fostering understanding through diverse styles 

  • Speak clearly and give time: Be literal, clear and concise in your communication. 

2. Environment: Creating spaces that embrace neurodiversity 

  • Be flexible in various arrangements: Offer a variety of flexible work arrangements, such as start/end times, the number and timing of breaks, and the option to work from home. Consider providing online options for social interactions and meetings. 

3. Structure: Balancing clarity and adaptability 

  • Create predictability: Establish familiarity with expectations and daily activities, such as start and completion times, due dates, and expectations. 

4. Flexibility: Adapting to foster inclusivity 

  • Allow various evaluation methods: Offer flexibility in evaluation methods, allowing for alternative assessments or accommodations that better align with the individual's abilities.  

5. Connection: Building bridges through openness and understanding 

  • Develop awareness: Neurodivergent individuals may not use eye contact in the ways non-neurodivergent individuals do. Do not judge the situation negatively; rather, accept the varied social style and continue with your interaction. 

6. Emotion: Navigating the spectrum of feelings 

  • Confirm and clarify: Engage in open communication by confirming perceptions of others' emotions and avoid making assumptions. Seek to understand why they are feeling that way and encourage individuals to clarify or explain their emotional responses. 

The complete article and webinar can be found at https://www.ucalgary.ca/news/6-principles-inform-supportive-and-neurodiverse-campus  

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

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

When:
April 10, 2024
Contact:
Faculty of Health Sciences & Wellness Teaching and Learning Hub
Tel:
x5055
Posters/Attachments: Event Poster
Hands massaging a back

Come support our students!

Humber’s Massage Therapy Teaching & Learning Clinic offers appointments to everyone – faculty, staff, students and members of the community. Students in Humber’s three-year advanced diploma Massage Therapy program offer assessments and treatments as part of their on-campus internship under supervision of proven and trusted Registered Massage Therapists.

Clinic Fees

Assessments: Free for all populations
Treatments: $15 (HST Incl) current students, faculty and staff, seniors 65 and over
General Public: $25 (HST incl)

Afternoon Appointments Available – Spring Appointment Dates (April 25, April 30, May 2, May 7, May 9)

Tuesdays: 1:45 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Thursdays: 1:45 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Contact Information

Email: FHSWWellnesshub@humber.ca
Call: 416.675.6622 x5055
Walk in: A107 (Faculty of Health Sciences & Wellness Teaching and Learning Hub)

Learn more about student Massage Therapy at Humber on our webpage.

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