May 7, 2021

ALS Best Practice Considerations: Steps to Take After Receiving an Accommodation Letter 

Did you receive an Accommodation Letter? Unsure how to proceed? Review the steps below.  

  • Send an email to the student to acknowledge receipt of the Accommodation Letter. 
  • Carefully review the Accommodation Letter. If you identify an accommodation that you feel may conflict with the essential requirements of your course, contact Accessible Learning Services to discuss. 
  • Advise the student that they are welcome to contact you to discuss the accommodations. 
  • For Humber faculty, most of your students’ accommodation letters are visible on the Faculty Web Portal.  

Visit our ALS Information for Faculty website to learn more about the Accommodation Letter process. 

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

May 7, 2021
Nicole Tonus-Conti

Do you have a research project that needs to be completed during the fall semester? Are you looking for someone who can assist you with:

  • Data collection, research design, information retrieval
  • Designing and implementing research projects for international or domestic populations
  • Qualitative and quantitative data collection, analysis and interpretation
  • Project management, proposal writing, and literature reviews

Our highly qualified Research Analyst graduate students are available full time from September to the end of November to assist you with your project.

*Project hours are used for Work-Integrated Learning (placement course)*

For more information, please contact Nicole Tonus-Conti at x75476 or

May 7, 2021
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Career Milestone and Recognition Awards 2021

Congratulations to all our employees celebrating Career Milestones in 2021!

The following employees are celebrating their 1, 5, 10, 15, 20, and 35-year anniversary with Humber. We encourage you to reach out to your colleagues to congratulate them on their career milestones.

1 Year 5 Years 10 Years 15 Years 20 Years 35 Years
Aaron Brown Stephen Martin William Linton Raymond Tan Natalie Nichilo Simon Ibbotson
Taiya Brown Charlene Somerville   Harjot Bajwa   Carlo Ammendolia
Eric Savage Andrea Chan        
Bindu Patel Joe Chimenti        
Marie Narsoo Aleksey Denisov        
Jahrobee Dean Lisa Rende        
Vanessa Kwende Forngwe Marie Francisco        
Arwin Lall Xue Juan Jia        
Andrew Thanuraj Michael Mazzocca        
Mauricio Zangali Toigo Leslie Mitrevics        
  Aliyah Mohammed        












Questions? Please email us at

May 7, 2021
Regan Mancini
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Join us for an all-faculty consultation on May 20 from 12 to 1:30 p.m. (eastern standard time).

Register early: Attendance will be limited to better enable opportunities for participation. 

Unable to attend? Complete the online feedback form or hold your own consultation session with your colleagues by using the Humber Tomorrow consultation toolkit by May 28.

Want to see what you missed? A session summary will appear on the Planning & Consultation Documents section of the WeAreHumber website when it becomes available.

Want more information? Contact

May 6, 2021

With our final academic semester completed, several exciting activities are taking place in May to commemorate the Humber Orangeville Campus. Look for these initiatives below:

Orangeville Campus Shout Out Page: If you visit, you will see a new page called “Shout Outs.” Similar to the Humber Graduation website, we’re giving students, staff, faculty and community members an opportunity to share their memories, stories and messages of thanks to the Orangeville Campus and the people who made it truly special. Shout Outs can be submitted here.

Humber Orangeville Student Success Awards Event: The 12th annual student success award event will honour several Orangeville student award recipients while congratulating the entire final graduating class of the Orangeville Campus. There will be a few surprises included. This virtual event will be first played on YouTube Premier on Thursday, May 27 at 7 p.m. More information will be posted here soon. You can RSVP for the event here.

Final Orangeville Campus Video: The Government Relations, Marketing, and Communications department is working with the Orangeville team to develop a final Orangeville Campus video. If you have any images or footage that may be suitable for this video, please send it to Joe Andrews ( or Mike Berg ( The video will first be shown at the Orangeville Student Success Awards event on May 27. Images may also be shared on the Orangeville Campus Photo Gallery here.

We hope you will participate in several of these initiatives in the upcoming weeks.


Joe Andrews
Principal - Orangeville Campus

May 6, 2021

I am writing today to share some exciting news for our Faculty and particularly for skilled trades education and training at Humber.

We are moving forward with a $9.5 million expansion of the Centre for Skilled Trades and Technology (110 Carrier Drive) to help address the increasing demand for apprenticeship and trades training.

For the next three years, Humber will receive more than $1 million in funding from Ontario's Apprenticeship Capital Grant (ACG) to support the project. The college will be contributing approximately $2.16 million/year from its capital priorities fund.

The planned 16,620-square-foot addition to the Centre will allow us to:

  • increase the number of skilled trades training opportunities for pre-apprentices, apprentices and postsecondary learners
  • add additional trades to our portfolio in the construction, industrial and service sectors
  • add to and improve existing facilities located at 110 Carrier Dr., improving efficiency in space utilization and training effectiveness
  • give students more choices when it comes to their learning style
  • explore and implement alternative methods of course delivery: e.g.: balanced online/on campus, use of VR and AR
  • create multi-purpose labs/classrooms facilitating better delivery of hands-on and theoretical learning
  • improve access to in-class training, including removing accessibility barriers and addressing gender equity

Construction is scheduled to begin in Fall 2021, under the direction of Michael Auchincloss and Philip Stubbs. Joe Chimenti will be the project lead from Capital Development and Facilities Management. There may be opportunities for involvement as the project moves forward and I will communicate with you directly when those opportunities come up.  

Congratulations to all involved.


Farzad Rayegani
Senior Dean, Faculty of Applied Sciences and Technology

May 6, 2021

Our 6th annual Advisor Training is fast approaching. This year's theme is A Way Forward: Advising Through Change. We look forward to having faculty, program coordinators, advisors, and staff from all departments and academic faculties at Humber and University of Guelph-Humber to join us to discuss, share, and learn about advising techniques, skills and issues that affect us all.

Registration is now open! Check out our schedule of events, session details and spotlight on this year’s keynote speakers. We’ve also added wellness break sessions so we can practice some self-care throughout.

Please visit for more information and to register.

May 6, 2021

I am pleased to announce that Nancy Brennan will succeed Deborah Green as Director, Office of the President and Board of Governors effective September 1, 2021, when Deborah formally retires.

Nancy joined Humber in Mach 2019 as Executive Assistant to Sanjay Puri, VP Administration and CFO. In this role, Nancy has been responsible for providing executive support for the office, as well as holding the position of Committee Secretary for the Humber Board of Governors Audit & Finance Committee.

Prior to joining Humber, Nancy spent seven years as the Finance & Administration Manager at Hub Technology Group Inc. and also held progressively senior administrative positions at CIBC Mellon over a thirteen-year period.

Nancy is a Humber graduate from the Business Management, Financial Services program.

The next four months will be spent transitioning with Deborah Green, while continuing in her current role.

Please join me in welcoming Nancy to the President’s Office and congratulating her on her appointment to this critical role.

President Signature

Chris Whitaker
President, CEO Humber I.T.A.L.

May 5, 2021
Kirston Arbour

Accessible Learning Services (ALS) will be providing helpful tips and information through the Communiqué on topics relevant to teaching faculty on a regular basis. 

Feel free to visit our ALS Information for Faculty website and review our Faculty Model for Communication on Accommodation for detailed information on a variety of topics. Topics include: the accommodation process, how accommodations are determined, accessibility legislation and guidelines on specific accommodations such as extensions, absences and memory aids. 

We would like to invite teaching faculty to connect with ALS anytime if you have specific questions about a student’s accommodations. 

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

May 5, 2021
Regan Mancini
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As the college enters into its fourth year of its five-year strategic plan, Humber wants to hear from you about what we have learned over this last year of unprecedented change and discuss what we can do to continue to be successful in achieving our strategic goals. Your input will also feed into the refresh of our academic and digital campus plans scheduled to take place in the fall. 

While our strategic plan goals remain current, we know there are some that we want to pay particular attention to in the last two years. These five priorities emanate from our 2018-2023 Strategic Plan and include: The New Polytechnic Approach, Flexible Learning, Healthy & Inclusive Community, Remote & Hybrid Work Culture and Digital Campus. Further details on these priorities can be found in the document: Humber Tomorrow.

Outlined below are the various ways that employees can share their voices in the Humber Tomorrow process.

In addition to the May 5th virtual all-employee consultation, two additional sessions are being held:

Please register early and for one session only as registration is limited. If the three sessions reach capacity, an additional session will be held.

On May 20 from 12 to 1:30 p.m., we will be holding an all-faculty consultation. Attendance will also be limited to better enable opportunities for participation. 

Employees can also complete the online feedback form or can hold their own consultation session with their colleagues by using the Humber Tomorrow consultation toolkit. Both of these feedback mechanisms are located on the WeAreHumber website.

Summaries of our various consultation sessions will appear on the Planning & Consultation Documents section of the WeAreHumber website as they become available.

If you have any questions about the process, please contact