July 10, 2020

To Faculty/Department leads,

As limited numbers of staff and students return to campus, we ask that you please let Facilities know if you are going to have staff on campus, either at North Campus or Lakeshore Campus.

Email with location information and duration, so we can ensure that the building HVAC systems are on.


Daniel Alonzo
Associate Director, Facilities Management

July 10, 2020

The inaugural INSIGHT Into Diversity Inspiring Affinity Group Award recognizes 38 member groups that have made a significant impact on their members, campuses, and communities. Campus organizations that offer employees opportunities for social and professional networking, peer mentoring, and more are typically referred to as employee resource groups (ERGs) or affinity groups.

Humber's African/Black Affinity Group and LGBTQ+ Affinity Group provide an atmosphere that fosters growth and development for members and promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion on campus. Each organization assists in the recruitment, retention, and advancement of underrepresented employees as well as provides opportunities for community engagement and outreach.

For the complete list of recipients, visit here.

July 10, 2020
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The Faculty of Media & Creative Arts bids farewell to more than 111 years of dedicated service!

Jane Bongers

Jane Bongers has been at Humber for more than 20 years, most recently as the Program Coordinator for the Advertising Copywriting Program. Jane has always been devoted to the students and the program, and the excellent results of her dedication and hard work has been evident at each program portfolio show. She has been an important influence in establishing and continuing the tradition of great work and successful Humber Advertising Copywriting graduates.

Hedy Korbee

Hedy joined Humber in 2007 after working more than 30 years in the journalism industry. She is a Gemini Award-winning producer and has had experience in television, radio and online journalism. As a professor and Program Coordinator, for the Journalism Diploma and Graduate Certificate programs, Hedy has demonstrated her passion for students each and every day.

Jennifer Leonard

Jennifer Leonard began her Humber career on September 1, 1991. Besides teaching across a number of programs and being a Program Coordinator for the Public Relations diploma program for many years, she has taught and volunteered her time in numerous departments at Humber. Jennifer has consistently applied much energy, creativity, and enthusiasm to her teaching profession, and a generation of students has benefited from her knowledge, understanding, and dedication.

Kalene Morgan

Kalene Morgan started at Humber in January 2000 and since then she has been guiding and advising students, first as Program Coordinator, then as professor, in the Public Relations Graduate Certificate program. Kalene has always demonstrated understanding, patience, and enthusiasm in her classes, and a real dedication for teaching and learning. The PR Grad program's continuing tradition of success owes a great deal to Kalene's excellent mentorship for students and graduates, and her terrific collaboration with colleagues across programs.

Eon Schroeder

Eon has been with Humber for 29 years and has been the face of the Film & Television Distribution Centre. During his time with the School of Media Studies and now the Faculty of Media & Creative Arts, Eon has seen many changes and many different faces, having aided in hundreds of productions and having helped thousands of students in his time. In this most recent shortened academic year, Eon along with KiBae and their crew checked out over 26,000 pieces of equipment in nearly 5,000 checkouts! Eon has helped professors and students adapt to the many changes faced by industry.  From evolving broadcast technology to the continued shift to digital video production from film, he has helped the Faculty of Media & Creative Arts in a period of tremendous growth and has always done so with patience.

On behalf of the Faculty of Media & Creative Arts, enjoy your well-earned retirement, and thank you for your dedication and years of service!

July 10, 2020
Regan Mancini
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 It shows slightly more international students receiving awards than domestic students. Of the international students, about one forth are 25 years or older. Of the domestic students, about one third are 25 years or older.

On March 31, 2020, Humber surveyed its students to assess how COVID-19 was impacting them. Students reported high stress related to:

  • The loss of employment;
  • The ability to pay for food and housing; and
  • The ability to continue in academic programs while providing childcare or other family support.

International students and those older than 25 years were disproportionately affected. This research finding is consistent with college’s and Ignite’s Emergency Financial Relief Fund awards disbursed in the winter and summer of 2020, which saw proportionately more of this population receive funding to meet basic needs than their domestic counterparts and those younger than 25 years.

A previous study of the impact of Humber’s financial aid program on student success found that financial assistance positively affected retention, and students who received financial aid had higher GPAs than those that did not.

The analysis is available in this new one page brief. For more information, please contact Abhinandhan Raghu.

This publication is the latest in IPA’s Insights series which supports institutional data literacy and the establishment of a common understanding about important institutional issues and topics related to Humber’s strategic priorities.

July 13, 2020

We look forward to continuing to welcome a small number of students, staff and faculty to campus in the coming weeks. As individuals attend campus, we want to remind you that the health, safety and well-being of the Humber community is our top priority, and that we continue to adhere to all Ontario and City of Toronto Public Health guidelines.

A new microsite has been developed to provide important information, health and safety measures, as well as resources for those coming to campus. 

The microsite, which can be found at, will continue to be updated and you are encouraged to check back regularly for new information. 

Summer and Fall 2020 Parking Update

Humber will offer complimentary parking to students and employees for the Summer and Fall 2020 semesters.

Summer 2020

  • North Campus
    Students should park in Lot 1, Lot 8, & Lot 10.
    Lot 1 is best for LX entrance. Lots 6 and 8 are closest to the LRC entrance
  • The Centre for Trades & Technology
    If parking is full at The Centre for Trades and Technology, students are asked to park in the overflow lot at 85 Woodbine Downs

Fall 2020

  • Daily parking at all campuses is complimentary to all students and employees who need to attend the college. Parking permits will not be sold for the Fall semester.

Winter 2020

  • Information about student and employee parking permit sales for the Winter 2021 semester will be posted by November 1, 2020.

For the latest updates on the impact of COVID-19 on our activities, please continue to visit

July 9, 2020

In the past year, the Office of Sustainability alongside BEST Service Pros has worked hard to increase waste management education on campus including new signage and four-stream bins at Lakeshore.

While we may not be on campus, waste reduction and proper waste sorting is as important as ever. We want to make sure that the Humber community has the tools and resources they need to manage their waste, both at home and on campus.

Please fill out this short survey, and we'll provide you with some tips on how to reduce, recycle and compost properly at your house.

For waste management at home, we have created a Sustainability at Home resource that includes recycling and compost tips. In addition, if you are living in Toronto you can learn more about sorting your items on the Waste Wizard search engine.

If you have any more ideas about how we can improve waste reduction at Humber, please reach out directly to

July 8, 2020
Program Planning, Development & Renewal

With more than 30 years of service and dedication to Humber, Nancy Burt will be retiring on August 31, 2020. 

To honour Nancy and all of her accomplishments, the department of Program Planning, Development & Renewal would like to collect messages, memories, photos, and well wishes from all of her friends across the Humber community.

Please send all messages to by Friday, July 17, 2020.

July 8, 2020

The new return to campus microsite is now open:

Staff can now use the link in student communications and social media posts. There will also be a link to the site from the main homepage.

This return to campus microsite provides the information you need to know about planning for your return to campus.

We will continue to update this site and encourage you to check back regularly for new information. For the latest updates on the impact of COVID-19 on our activities, please visit

July 8, 2020
Nadine Finlay
Alex and Nadine from the Lakeshore Grounds Interpretive Centre

Introducing #TidBitTours!

This summer, join the Lakeshore Grounds Interpretive Centre - remotely! Alex and Nadine will be bringing you mini-tours in 15 seconds or less to keep sharing content while physical distancing.

Watch the Lakeshore Grounds Interpretive Centre's Instagram story at @LakeshoreGRNDS every Thursday, or catch up with past weeks on Instagram Highlights. Send us your questions by direct message or email at for the latest information from the team at the Lakeshore Grounds Interpretive Centre.

July 8, 2020
Casey Norris

Humber Galleries Virtual Field Trips and Call for Kids' Artwork

Quarantots – Kids Creating Artwork for Seniors and Essential Workers

Humber Galleries is excited to announce our new call for artwork: #Quarantots!

This summer, Humber Galleries has partnered with some wonderful cultural institutions and attractions around Toronto to create some brand new Quarantots Virtual Field Trips. Each Tuesday we'll be posting a special virtual field trip or online exhibition on our social media channels for you to visit from the comfort of your own home. All you have to do is explore the weekly exhibitions and turn one of the pieces you see there into a brand new work of art! Once you've got your masterpiece is complete you can send us a photo on social media using the hashtag #Quarantots or through the submissions form below and we'll add it to a special online gallery at the following Monday.

These artworks won’t just be online though! We want to bring some colour and positivity to the residents and front-line workers at long-term care homes. We’ve partnered with a few long-term care homes around Toronto that are beyond excited to receive some kids’ art that they can display. Let’s help bring more creativity and positivity and show them we are thinking of them! 

Check out or @Humbergalleries on social media for more info on how to get involved.