November 1, 2019
Falisha Rowe

Looking to enhance your teaching skills? Seeking out professional development workshops?

Next week, the Teaching & Learning and Digital Learning departments are hosting a variety of learning engagement opportunities.

Click on the links below to register.

Date and time Workshop Campus Room  
November 4
8:55 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.
Blackboard: Test & Quizzes Lakeshore D112 Register
November 4
9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Creating Accessible Documents 3 North J230 Register
November 5
8:55 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Boost Your SFQ Response Rates Lakeshore H206B Register
November 5
1:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Blackboard: Test & Quizzes Lakeshore D112 Register
November 6
10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Blackboard: Test & Quizzes North J230 Register
November 6
1:30 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.
Boost Your SFQ Response Rates North F202 Register
November 7
10:45 a.m. – 11:35 a.m.
Boost Your SFQ Response Rates Lakeshore H206B Register
November 7
1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Excel Ninja 2.0 Part 3 North J230 Register
November 8
9:50 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Boost Your SFQ Response Rates North F202 Register
November 8
10:45 a.m. – 11:35 a.m.
Panopto: Introduction North J230 Register
November 8
11:40 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Panopto and Blackboard North J230 Register

To view a complete listing of workshops for the Fall 2019 semester, visit the Teaching & Learning website

Note: Due to renovations, the Teaching & Learning and Digital Learning teams have temporarily relocated to North Campus, LX104 (located beside LinX).

  • Faculty Support and Blackboard Workshops: North Campus, J230
  • Professional Learning/SoTL Workshops: North Campus, F202

Lakeshore Campus offices remain unaffected.

November 21, 2019
Shane Bentham

We are approaching final exams and Testing Services is anticipating a continued high demand for service required by our students with accommodations. For this reason, Testing Services will proceed in the same manner as in the summer semester where the centre will be made available exclusively for accommodated testing. Each academic unit was most considerate and able to resource alternate testing sites for students requiring conflict testing, which significantly impacted our ability to contain wait times. We have provided a schedule identifying the blocked time period for Testing Services and when conflict testing can resume.

Humber Certificate, Diplomas and Graduate certificates, Bachelor Programs, UNB – Nursing  
December 9 to December 13 2019 Accommodated Testing Only (final exam period)
December 6, 2019 Exam submission received by faculty
December 16, 2019 Conflict testing resumes

In order to help us manage traffic, we request that faculty and staff refrain from picking up completed exams before 11:30 a.m. We also request that each faculty area provide us with the confirmed dates and times of alternate testing sites that have been established for conflict testing for students without accommodations.

We expect that our academic partners will be able to capture much of their conflict testing needs within their units, but where this is not possible, Testing Services will make every effort to support by absorbing these students and get students tested (accommodation or not).

In the interim, do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

We wish everyone the best during the finals period.

Shane Bentham
Manager, Testing & Integrated Services 
Desta McCalla
Associate Director, Accessible Learning Services  
November 20, 2019
Aaron Brown
Posters/Attachments: Event Poster

The Consent Peer Education Program invites you to show your support for 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence by collecting gently used winter clothing.

Starting on Monday, November 25, 2019 to Tuesday, December 10, 2019 we will be holding a 16-day long clothing drive. For every item of clothing you donate, you will receive a raffle ticket for the chance to win a grand prize of a $50 gift card!

Clothing will be donated to New Circles, to their clothing drive GLOW (Gently Loved Outfits to Wear). New Circles is a not-for-profit, grassroots agency providing basic necessities to those living in poverty. GLOW offers a retail shopping experience that preserves dignity for clients, just as we want to preserve the dignity of survivors of gender-based violence by believing them.

Raffle guidelines:

  • Clothing must be brought to the Student Life Office at North and Lakeshore Campus
  • There will be one raffle prize ($50 gift card)
  • Clothing must be for winter weather and only gently used
  • Deadline to bring clothing is Friday, December 10th, 2019
  • On December 11, we will choose the raffle winner!
November 19, 2019
Stephanie Maggs
Posters/Attachments: Event Poster
Introduction to Office365 Workshop

This workshop is a high-level overview of Office365.

Office365 is so much more than just email!  Learn about some of the more popular apps, including OneDrive, and how collaboration can make your job easier.

Reserve your spot today, or if space permitted, just drop in at North Campus, L132.

Every Tuesday and Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., until December 19, 2019.

November 19, 2019
Zaiba Mian

The Planning and Visual Education Partnership (PAVE) announced the winners of the 2019 PAVE Student Design Competition sponsored by Bank of America. This annual competition is geared toward college-level students involved in retail planning, visual merchandising, and branding programs. 

The competition's design challenge provides an excellent opportunity for students to obtain real-life retail design experience. Prizes included grants to students and schools, and winning students may even see their designs come to life. The competition was open to undergraduate students only. Judging took place on November 13, 2019 at The Bank of America design offices in New York, New York.

  • 1st Place – $8,000 – Kareena Sankreacha, Humber College

School awards for students placing in the top three:

  • $1,000 – Humber College

This year's winners faced a competitive field of more than 350 entries.

Judging the 2019 competition were:

Rebekah Sigfrids – Senior Vice President, Financial Center Design & Innovation, Bank of America
Malcolm Lee – Design Director & Strategist, Bank of America
Aaron Birney – Global Retail Leader/Design Principal, Gensler
Todd Bracher – Strategic Designer/Creative Director, Todd Bracher Studio
Lena Lim – Vice President, Business Development, B+N Industries
Karen Pearse – CEO & President, Karen Pearse Global Direct
Cindi Kato – Vice President, CallisonRTKL
Norman Roberts – Vice President/Managing Creative Director, FRCH NELSON

November 19, 2019
Holiday Toy Drive

Once again The Department of Public Safety and Campus Services will be organizing and collecting unwrapped toys for our annual Holiday Toy Drive. This year toys will be donated to CP24 CHUM Christmas Wish.

Last year was a huge success! A big thanks goes to the Humber College community. We were able to collect and donate hundreds of toys to several local hospitals and families in the GTA that needed help during the holiday season.

Please bring a new unwrapped toy to the Department of Public Safety at NX101 (North Campus) and the M Building (Lakeshore Campus) by Thursday, December 12, 2019.

You can also drop off the toys at the below locations:

  • North & Lakeshore Residences
  • Marketing Office, LRC6075
  • President’s Office, LRC 6th Floor, Front Desk
  • Gourmet Express, E115
  • Lakeshore Principal’s Office, WEL302

Once again thank you for the continued support. This is the season of giving back!

November 18, 2019
Applied Research & Innovation

IBM has recently provided Humber no-charge access to the full suite of IBM tools, in support of applied research.

This includes cloud access to powerful services and the most prominent open-source computer technologies, as well as hands-on resources to learn about data and analytics, Internet of Things, and security.

Access to Watson, IBM's suite of enterprise-ready AI services, applications and tooling, is also included.

Humber staff, students and faculty can sign-up to receive access using their Humber credentials via

November 18, 2019

In early September, Hurricane Dorian made landfall causing over $7-billion (USD) of damage. Across the Bahamas, the storm left at least 70,000 people homeless. An estimated 13,000 homes, constituting 45% of the homes on the Abacos and Grand Bahama, suffered severe damage or were completely destroyed.

Boxes for the Bahamas is an initiative facilitated by the BASE Humber with support of the LGBTQ+ Resource Centre that has been running throughout the semester for victims of Hurricane Dorian. The initiative will be coming to an end on December 2, 2019. We are still seeking donations for the following items:

  • First aid kits
  • Deodorant
  • Disposable cups
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Clothing (new/gently used)
  • Baby wipes
  • Sanitary pads
  • Manual air mattress
  • Soap/shampoo, etc.
  • Toothpaste
  • Baby formula
  • Baby bottles

You can drop off items at the following locations:

  • North Campus, LRC 2112
  • Lakeshore, A168

We would like to thank all the staff and students members who have donated so far!

November 15, 2019

On the latest episode of Humber NEXTcast, available free on Soundcloud and iTunes, we speak with professor Laura Berg about a real-world learning experiential learning project she developed for students in the Professional Writing and Communications program.  

“A lot of students have been excited to work with a real client. It wasn't a hard switch. I think you enroll in a college program, in part, to develop more real-life receiving feedback from a client. Teaching those skills is just as important as teaching the material.”

— Laura Berg

You can listen to the episode here. 


NEXTcast is a podcast about teaching and learning at Humber College, created by Humber Press and the Teaching and Learning Support team.

New episodes go up on Soundcloud and iTunes every second week.

To suggest a future guest or topic, email Humber Press at


Kristin Valois

Humber Press

November 15, 2019
Valerie Busch
Image depicting a seed, a sunflower and a message that says, 'Thank you."

November 15 is National Philanthropy Day. This is our opportunity to join other charities and non-profits across Canada by saying thank you to all of the Humber staff and faculty who have chosen to give back.

Your generous support and unique commitment has planted the seed of unlimited possibilities for students by igniting discovery and innovation, accelerating potential and transforming learning.

As our vision for the future becomes bigger, brighter and bolder, you, and all of our donors will continue to play a pivotal role in the success of Humber students, today and tomorrow.

We encourage you to continue discovering the impact you are creating for Humber students by visiting