March 4, 2021

As many of you know, the Humber-Seneca Polytechnic Partnership was launched in 2018.

The Humber-Seneca Polytechnic Partnership (HSPP) has expanded learning opportunities for students as they begin, continue or complete their post-secondary education with either institution. 

A recently signed milestone pathways agreement has established more than 200 pathways between the two polytechnic institutions, increasing opportunities for degree completion in business, public safety, mental health, data science and analysis, and interdisciplinary studies.

The HSPP pathway agreement creates various options to build on diplomas in areas like business, where students can choose degree options with specializations in management, accounting and finance, fashion and human resources.  The agreement also includes joint efforts on program planning and development as well as teaching and learning activities. 

This latest HSPP initiative leverages the expertise and combined resources of both Humber and Seneca for the benefit of our respective students. When we formed the HSPP we were focused on collaboration rather than competition and we are proud to be able to work together to increase access to world-class education in Ontario.

Since its creation, the HSPP has promoted broad co-operation and collaboration between Humber and Seneca while enhancing and expanding learning opportunities for students at both institutions.

In addition to this latest agreement, the HSPP has also provided opportunities for international collaboration, to improve youth employment in the Maldives, as well as joint procurement for shared efficiencies between the two colleges. 

Students can find information on these pathways and how to access them as well as more details about the HSPP on

March 5, 2021
Alex Hoa

North Campus

Residence Dining Hall
Saturday, March 6 to Sunday, March 1
11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Street Café
Saturday, March 6 to Sun March 14
8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Lakeshore Campus

Lake Café
Saturday, March 6 to Sunday, March 14
11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

March 5, 2021

Summer term adoptions are due by March 26, 2021 

With the Summer 2021 semester approaching and the announcement of remote and in-person learning, we require your course material requests earlier than in previous years. To this end, we require your requests by March 26. If we receive requests after that date, there is no guarantee we will have all the options available for the summer term.

Help Your Students

Submitting your adoptions on time contributes to course material affordability by:

  • Allowing your campus store time to source used and rental inventory, ensuring that your students have the most affordable options available for the first day of class.  
  • Allowing the campus store team ample time to research your requested materials and determine whether they can be delivered digitally or added to our national list of rental titles, potentially lowering prices even more. Note: When new digital titles are added to our library, we may need additional time to verify details with faculty and/or publisher representatives before we are able to adopt and sell. 

Adopting digital content? 

It is important that you confirm the exact ISBN with the publisher representative prior to submitting to the campus store. Please specify whether students should purchase the standalone eBook, courseware, and/or a digital bundle. If a bundle is needed, also provide details on its components. With an increasing number of content providers adding digital options, it’s critical these are verified early-on in the adoption process. 

Options available for course materials 

  • Print: Textbooks (format Hardcover, Softcover, Loose leaf) - these options are dictated by publishers  
  • Digital: Either PDF e-book or Adaptive Learning /Homework Management (i.e. Connect, Wiley Plus, Cengage Now, MyLab etc.) 
  • Custom textbooks: Reduced chapters or combination of multiple texts from one Publisher into single volume 
  • Bundles: Two or more textbooks or textbook with Digital card sold as one unit 

Adopt now!

To submit your requests, please send them via email:

If you need information or have any questions regarding course materials or anything Bookstore related, please contact us at your convenience. If we have questions we will be reaching out.

We are here to help you keep moving forward, therefore we all need to work together and think differently. The future is a challenge, but together we can make it better.

Dharmesh Patel
Store Manager, North Campus
Bijal Patel
Store Manager, Lakeshore Campus
March 5, 2021
Nancy Simms
Posters/Attachments: Event Poster

The Centre for Human Rights, Equity & Inclusion would like to thank the Humber community for providing input on the revised definitions of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at Humber College. The Centre will review the definitions annually with the College as human rights terms are constantly evolving.

Provided below (and attached) are the revised definitions for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at Humber College.


Equity: refers to the ongoing intentional and systemic approach to remove historic and current barriers for Indigenous Peoples and equity-seeking groups. Humber applies specific programs, policies and practices to support fair and just outcomes.

Note: At Humber, equity-seeking groups refer to communities who were historically and who are currently underserved and underrepresented. These groups include Women, Persons with Disabilities, Racialized Persons, Persons from diverse Gender Identities and Persons who identify as 2SLGBTQ+.

Diversity: refers to the different social, cultural and political identities of individuals and their worldviews, knowledges, practices, and experiences. Humber values and respects the contributions of its diverse students and employees leading to an enriched learning, working and living environment.

Inclusion: refers to the active and intentional engagement of people in all their diverse social, cultural and political identities that fosters a sense of belonging. At Humber, this engagement is grounded in respect, and all members of the college community are recognized as valued contributors. Inclusion is intrinsically connected to wellbeing and enriches innovation, sustainability and excellence in curricula, research, programs and services.

March 5, 2021

To celebrate International Women's Day on March 8 and in support of The BASE Black Heritage 365, Humber Libraries is spotlighting Black queens and legends of modern music.

Please visit our Library Spotlight for this feature collection.

March 5, 2021
Samantha Beauchamp
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Humber Research has continued to provide valuable contributions to partner organizations throughout the pandemic.

We spoke with Humber College professor Faruk Erkmen on his successful project working with industry partner, eleven-x, a Canadian technology company developing complete IoT solutions. The research team, led by professor Faruk Erkmen, assisted in the development of a superior product in terms of accuracy, reliability and low power consumption.

Find the complete story here.

March 5, 2021
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March 5, 2021
A tall Humber College residence building is seen from behind autumn leaves.

Humber residence staff continue to provide safe housing for students

Living in residence is an important college experience for some students and, though COVID-19 has moved in, Humber College’s Residence staff are making sure that the students living in residence are housed safely.

“In those early days, we had lots of unknowns. All of us were focused on our students. We had something like 1,400 residents living with us on both campuses,” said D Merkley, front desk coordinator at Humber’s Lakeshore campus.

View the complete article on Humber Today.

March 5, 2021
Nancy Simms

Happy International Women's Day (IWD) 2021

The theme for this year's IWD is #ChooseToChallenge. We are called to challenge sexism, racism, ableism, homophobia, transphobia, colonialism, ageism and other forms of violence. Join Humber College in our continuous quest for equity, inclusion and belonging.

Click here to download an IWD message.

Registration is still open for Humber's International Women's Day virtual event on Saturday, March 6, 2021.

We look forward to an inspirational event.

March 4, 2021

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Humber has decided to extend the ban on Humber-sanctioned international travel for students, faculty and staff, in all countries until December 31, 2021

Requests for exemptions in exceptional circumstances will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and are subject to approval from the divisional Vice-President.