Announcements

When:
September 20, 2021
Contact:
IL Creative Studios

The IL Creative Studios offer self-guided support, live support, and access to software and equipment so you can make awesome videos, right from your first try.

We're here to help you make great welcome videos, weekly round-ups, or whichever academic content you'd like to deliver in a more engaging way.

We offer free access to software that can help you create whiteboard explainer videos, animations, animated PowerPoints, live recordings and more! Using Panopto, you can also integrate quizzes that are connected to Blackboard's Gradebook, and engage students in discussions about the video content as they view it.

We also have resources to help you to learn about universal design, so you can ensure your educational content is accessible to all learners.

Self-Guided Support  

The new IL Creative site is here 24/7 to help you:  

Live Support

In addition to our self-guided resources, we offer virtual one-on-one support for everything from video ideation, to fine points of using video software and equipment, to uploading and captioning your content!  We're just a click away: book a time with us using our Bookings tool

Studio Support (Coming Soon)

As we continue along our return to campus, faculty will soon be able to use our newly renovated production studios to record webinars, podcasts, voiceovers, and professional video, with the support of our trained staff. Stay tuned for more information!

We look forward to helping make your learning content even more innovative and excellent.

Have an incredible fall semester!

When:
September 17, 2021
Contact:
Andrea Chan
Presenter engaged with colleagues.

Communication skills, critical thinking, and problem-solving are the current buzzwords in the “skills” domain. Soft skills are in high demand.

Students graduating from postsecondary education (PSE) institutions, immigrants, and Internationally Trained Professionals (ITP) entering the Canadian job market in a post-pandemic era are required to complement their technical and trade skills with “soft skills”. These skills are now considered critical for success in the workplace, especially as companies and business leaders re-evaluate the skills they require from their employees and prospective job candidates.

As part of a three-year study, researchers from the Office of Research & Innovation (ORI) at Humber College are measuring the impact of experiential learning opportunities on developing the essentially required soft skills that render these individuals job ready.

Find the full story from the Office of Research and Innovation.

When:
September 17, 2021
Contact:
Felicia Cammock
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Gourmet Express Welcome Back

Your favourite one-stop shop, Gourmet Express, is reopening this Monday, September 20!

Visit us between 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a selection of soups, sandwiches, refrigerated meals, baked goods, beverages and more.

When:
September 17, 2021
Contact:
Lori Falvo
Tel:
4167256911

We wanted to make you aware of updates to the website full-time program pages to support the 2022/2023 academic year. The update is in preparation for the launch of the 2022/2023 OCAS application at the end of September.

The rollover to the 2022/2023 full-time program descriptions on the website will take place on Monday, September 20 and the website will automatically display the most current content. On that day, faculty contacts that have worked on the content review process, as well as the admissions teams in the Office of the Registrar and International, will check their programs to ensure there are no errors as well as update the program availability for the new cycle.

As you may know, this year instead of a printed calendar, we have created a Full-time Program Resource Guide, primarily to be used internally by recruiters and other key stakeholders. We have substantially reduced the print quantity and will not be distributing a calendar to high school guidance counsellors. If any department requires a printed copy of the Full-time Program Resource Guide (a digital version is also available if preferred) please email Joy Borman in Student Recruitment.

Following the rollover to the 2022/2023 full-time program descriptions, if you spot something that needs attention, please connect directly with the faculty review contact (see list below). If you have any questions about Admissions, please contact Tanis Boak.  
  
Faculty Review Contacts: 

  • Faculty of Applied Sciences & Technology – Maria Luisa Manganaan 
  • Faculty of Business – Michelle Krivacic 
  • Faculty of Community & Social Services – Eve Montgomery-Ferguson 
  • Faculty of Health Sciences & Wellness – Wendy Murphy 
  • Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences and Innovative Learning – Vivi Tsoukalas 
  • Faculty of Media & Creative Arts – Natalie St. Pierre and Chau Tran 

We look forward to a successful 2022/2023 recruitment season. 

Tanis Boak
Deputy Registrar, Enrolment Services
Office of the Registrar
tanis.boak@humber.ca

When:
September 17, 2021
Contact:
Nathania Bron
Tel:
x3553
Photo of rowers lined up in the fitness centre

We are now open to current Humber/Guelph-Humber staff and students.

Book your spot today

Interested in virtual fitness classes? View the current schedule

See you there!

A reminder that proof of vaccination is required.

When:
September 16, 2021
Contact:
Human Rights Education Team
Tel:
x4808

September 30 is The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The purpose of this day is to honour the survivors of residential schools and to reflect collectively as a nation on our shared history. For many Canadians, learning about Indigenous cultures and experiences is the first step towards reconciliation.

In the days and weeks leading up to The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, take time with your little loved ones to explore Indigenous culture and history, through some of the resources available because Every Child Matters.

When:
September 16, 2021
Checklist reminder

Beginning on Monday, September 20, you will need the following to enter Humber and the University of Guelph-Humber campuses and facilities:

DAILY CHECKLIST REMINDER

  • Bring and wear your mask 
  • Complete the daily COVID-19 screening questionnaire on the Humber Guardian App
  • Show your code
  • New: Show photo ID and proof of COVID-19 vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test 

Starting on September 20, you will be able to upload proof of COVID-19 vaccination or of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours prior in the Humber Guardian App. 

Step-by-step instructions for how to upload will be provided early next week. While we implement this new process, please plan to have either a hard copy or electronic copy of your proof with you for display for the next few weeks, or until your proof has been confirmed and approved. You will be able to check the status of your submission in the app.  

Please be patient as we implement this new process and be prepared that there may be delays when entering campus or facilities as each person is screened.  

The Guardian app is available for free in Apple or Google Play stores. The self-assessment must still be completed prior to each day you come to campus.  

You can access the self-assessment in the app by clicking on COVID-19 Updates and then COVID-19 Self-Assessment. 

If you do not have a smartphone or are unable to download or update the Humber Guardian app, you can access an alternate format of the questions. Contact the Department of Public Safety at 416.675.8500 or publicsafety@humber.ca if you have any questions. 

Please visit our Return to Campus website and www.humber.ca/updates for more information. 

Note: Those who already have the app will need to update the app to have the most up-to-date information including the uploading functions on September 20 and beyond. From the Guardian’s home screen, users can click on About/Preferences > Data Update > Check for Updates.

When:
September 16, 2021

I am pleased to announce June MacDonald-Jenkins as the new Senior Dean of the Faculty of Social and Community Services and the Principal of the Lakeshore Campus.

June joins Humber from Loyalist College where she held roles as the Associate Vice-President, Academic and Dean of Health, Human and Justice Studies. After a 15 year career in the health sector, June started her teaching career at Durham College in 2002 as a Nursing Professor and was later seconded to a Project Manager role in the Office of Research Services and Innovation.

During her time at Durham College, June led the development of the Critical Care Hub of Excellence program proposal and served on the Steering Committee to ensure a successful roll-out. In addition, she successfully led program and accreditation reviews, managed all ministry-funded projects and was actively involved in research in the area of apprenticeship and flexible delivery methodologies.

In 2012, June was seconded as the Dean of Police Education and Innovation for Durham Regional Police Services. As the first-ever academic Dean of a Police Service in Canada, June worked with Police services provincially and nationally to develop, implement and enhance policing education where she successfully shifted Durham Regional Police Services’ mandatory training to a professional development model of delivery.

With over 19 years of experience in the education sector, June has a strong commitment to teaching and learning, research, social innovation and academic leadership. She is the recipient of a national teaching award for the use of technology-based resources to enhance the learning environment. June’s experience in leading strategic initiatives, building partnerships, program quality assurance and her collaborative approach will bring value to our Humber community.

June holds a Master of Science in Nursing from McMaster University, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Laurentian University and a Nursing Diploma from Halifax Infirmary School of Nursing.  June’s first day will be October 8th.

Please join me in welcoming June to Humber.

 

Gina Antonacci
Senior Vice-President, Academic

When:
September 16, 2021

It is with mixed emotions that I share that Jacqueline (Jacquii) Anderson is leaving Humber College. 

Jacquii has a storied Humber history, serving in faculty and leadership positions focused on supporting student success and wellbeing. Over the last five years, Jacquii has held the Associate Director, Student Health and Counselling position – serving on a number of College committees, providing strategic leadership in emergency and pandemic responses, and of course, leading the various functional unit teams toward meaningful outcomes for learners, SSE, and the Humber community. Jacquii has shared her expertise, passion, and humour with us all – balancing competing priorities of various groups, operational need, and student-centric approaches with grace. Jacquii’s leadership has underpinned the success of the teams within her portfolio, facilitating new and innovative approaches while maintaining focus in the core services.  

Specifically, to name only a selection of accomplishments, we’ve seen: 

  • increases in groups collaboratively facilitated by our Nursing and Counselling teams (highlighting the strength of our interdisciplinary teams),  

  • increased integration with curricular programming resulting in the growing partnership with the Peer Wellness Coaching program,  

  • dedicated focus on health promotion and wellness education to enhance harm reduction beyond clinical support,  

  • the development and administration of a leading-edge COVID 19 Reporting team to address the unique needs of the pandemic in a postsecondary setting, and 

  • reinforcing the strong foundations of practice while adopting technological systems and tools to enhance effectiveness and equitable access to service.

Jacquii’s last day will be September 28, 2021. Please join me in congratulating Jacquii on her exciting next steps.  

With gratitude, 

Sterling Crowe
Associate Dean, Student Wellness & Equitable Learning

When:
September 16, 2021
Contact:
Rebecca Fitzgerald

Global learning and engagement continues to soar to new heights at Humber!

Proposals are now welcome from Humber faculty and staff for COIL initiatives to run in the 2021-2022 academic year and beyond. Visit the recently launched Humber COIL – Global Virtual Exchange website to learn more, and submit your application by October 24, 2021 to coil@humber.ca.

Register for upcoming information sessions

What is COIL?

COIL – Collaborative Online International Learning – is a dynamic form of virtual exchange that connects students with peers around the world. With COIL, full-time faculty or staff co-create an experiential learning project or module with a faculty or staff “match” at a partner institution in another region or country.

The resulting collaborative and student-centred project or module may be:

  • Embed within a pre-existing course at both institutions (ex. as a shared assignment or capstone project);
  • Run outside of the classroom in the form of an applied research initiative (ex. supported by Humber’s Centres of Innovation Network and Applied Research and Innovation);
  • Designed as a work-integrated learning (WIL) experience overseen by an industry or community partner.

COIL initiatives are a flexible to meet the mutual aims of partners, and align with any academic discipline or program. They can differ in length and format - from projects lasting only a few weeks, to initiatives lasting throughout a whole semester – and can be a blend of synchronous and asynchronous activity. Organizing a COIL project at Humber is a supportive process, with step-by-step guidance and resources.

Benefits

At the heart of any COIL initiative is a focus on intercultural learning and development. By working virtually across borders, students can develop and apply any number of the essential 21st century skills articulated in the Humber Learning Outcomes (HLO) framework and gain a deeper understanding of their discipline through multiple perspectives. In turn, faculty and staff COIL leaders expand their professional network and portfolio, acquire fresh inspiration from different worldviews, and have the opportunity to engage in research on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) with funding through Humber’s Teaching Innovation Fund.

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