January 27, 2020

It was recently announced that John Walsh will be completing his term as Vice-Provost and Chief Executive Officer, University of Guelph–Humber on July 31, 2020. As such, the University of Guelph is commencing an internal search for an Interim Vice-Provost for a period of 18 months.  

The candidate profile for the interim position is below and can be found at A letter of intent as well as a CV should be included as part of the application process.

Please note that if you are interested in pursuing this position in the full-term capacity, you will not be eligible to apply for the interim position.

Any questions related to the candidate profile can be directed to Charlotte Yates at

Interim Vice-Provost and Chief Academic Officer, University of Guelph-Humber
The University of Guelph-Humber is a collaborative venture between the University of Guelph and Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning which enables students to earn a fully integrated university honours degree and a college diploma in only four years of study. The strengths of two different institutions and cultures have been blended to provide a winning combination which includes a range of programs that combine theoretical education and applied training to prepare students for careers in growing sectors of the economy as well as graduate education. In addition to leading and managing all aspects of the University of Guelph-Humber the Vice Provost will build on the outstanding academic reputations of the University of Guelph and Humber College by harnessing the energy and commitment of faculty and staff from both institutions to create an exceptional educational experience, take responsibility for the development and marketing of academic programs as well as recruitment of faculty, staff and students.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Designing, developing, implementing and marketing the applied programs for the University of Guelph-Humber through the governance processes at the University of Guelph and Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning;
  • Managing relationships with the two partner organizations (at both the leadership and operational levels);
  • Providing strategic leadership and planning for advancement and development (e.g. partnerships, alumni, development, fundraising and annual giving);
  • Developing and implementing appropriate academic management, administration, policy and procedures for the University of Guelph-Humber, consistent with academic standards of the two institutions and in accordance with academic policy and practice at the University of Guelph;
  • Developing, implementing, and reconciling systems and processes that meet the unique administrative needs of the University of Guelph-Humber while being consistent and compliant with the administrative policies of both the University of Guelph and Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning;
  • Program enrolment including recruitment strategies for high-quality students;
  • Recruiting and effectively managing, through the University of Guelph and Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, the Program heads, faculty and staff required to support Guelph-Humber programs;
  • Budgeting, allocating resources and managing revenue and expenditure control;
  • Ensuring the building of partnerships with industry in conjunction with academic program development to create opportunities for students such as work placements, research assistantships, and access to advanced technologies;
  • Building and maintaining international partnerships and relationships to create opportunities for students, faculty, and staff for study abroad, semester abroad, international research, visiting faculty and staff opportunities, and international recruitment;
  • Developing a multi-year business plan for the University of Guelph-Humber including enrolment targets, revenues and expenses;
  • Ensuring appropriate Student Services are provided to maximize the benefit to students;
  • Ensures compliance with the relevant policies, procedures and requirements as set out by the governing bodies of the University of Guelph, Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, and those established through the joint venture agreement.
  • Effectively managing staff, faculty and instructors in a unionized environment in the context of multiple collective bargaining agreements

The successful candidate will possess:

  • Outstanding knowledge of Ontario’s colleges and universities, including academic programs, competitive strengths, academic governance processes, legislative and regulatory framework and labour relations practices;
  • Superior understanding of the opportunities and challenges that emanate from college-university collaboration and the ways in which such opportunities can be realized;
  • Exceptional skills in academic strategic planning and visionary leadership in a complex organization, including experience in setting objectives, developing strategies and gaining commitment from others;
  • Demonstrated experience in developing financial resource allocation processes and policies for the budget
  • Demonstrated managerial experience in complex institutional settings especially academic institutions;
  • Demonstrated ability to work with senior academics and administrative leaders in support of collegial governance processes;
  • A strong understanding of the relationship between post-secondary education, the value of applied knowledge and the development of the knowledge-based economy;
  • A minimum of two years’ experience at a senior academic administrative level in a nationally recognized post-secondary institution;
  • PhD or its equivalent;

Applicants must submit on or before February 14, 2020. Application packages should include a letter of introduction, curriculum vitae and the names of two references (who will not be contacted without the consent of the candidate). Applications should be submitted electronically, in confidence to:

Charlotte Yates, Provost & Vice-President (Academic)
University of Guelph
c/o Kim McCaughan, Executive Assistant to the Provost

January 27, 2020
Humber Galleries
ExperienceFMCA - Humber Galleries

#ExperienceFMCA is an exhibit featuring a compilation of student work from a variety of programs in the Faculty of Media and Creative Arts (FMCA), and represents the diversity of creative disciplines taught at Humber and how they often intersect. There are 48 programs in FMCA which have been organized into five categories:

  • Music and Fine Arts
  • Film, Acting and Media Production
  • Journalists and Writers
  • Social and Media Communications
  • Interaction Design

This exhibition is intended to be interactive in several ways: spend some time in the reading nook appreciating literature written by Humber students and alumni, sit and admire visual art while listening to music produced and recorded by Humber students in the state of the art recording studio, and interact with a student-designed and programmed Holograph projector. As you exit the show, make sure to contribute your feedback by engaging with the user experience activity.

Humber Galleries would like to thank the many FMCA program co-ordinators and technical staff who have supported this exhibit by providing student materials and in many cases the creation of original content for this show.

Visit for more info.


January 21 – April 17

L Space Gallery
Lakeshore Campus, L1002
Open weekdays 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

January 24, 2020

This is a note to the Humber Community that the college is aware of the coronavirus outbreak in China, and we are monitoring the situation and potential impact on the institution. An oversight group comprising representatives from the Academic Division, Communications, Human Resources, Legal and Risk Management, Public Safety, Student Success and Engagement, and the University of Guelph-Humber has been established and will update the community accordingly. All classes, campus operations and college activities will continue as scheduled.

Health authorities have stated that there have been two confirmed cases in Canada to date (Jan. 27), and the current risk to Canadians remains low. We have been in contact with Toronto Public Health. They have advised us that there are no particular actions required, and to follow regular respiratory illness protocols and prevention. As we are in the winter flu season, we ask that everyone wash their hands as frequently as possible, cough or sneeze into your sleeve rather than hands, and stay home if you’re feeling ill. Soap and hand sanitizer dispensers across campus will be monitored and filled regularly.

For the most up-to-date information in Ontario, community members are encouraged to visit the Ontario Ministry of Health website.

Humber takes the health and wellbeing of our staff and students seriously. Updates and more information will be provided as we continue to monitor the situation closely. If you have any questions, please contact:

Other links:

January 24, 2020
Posters/Attachments: Event Poster

Want to get outdoors? Move your body in a fun way? Meet new people in the Humber community? Join our Centre for Healthy Living Walking Group.

Every Friday from 2 to 3 p.m. we will go for a fun walk around Humber College and the neighbourhood. No registration needed.

Just meet at North Campus, A107, at 2 p.m. and be ready to get outdoors.

Any questions? Email

January 23, 2020
Students standing in front of Unlimited logo and LRC

Our $50-million Unlimited Campaign will invest in the future of our students and empower them with the skills and experience they need to achieve their unlimited potential. The Campaign will support Humber’s greatest priority – the students – by igniting discovery and innovation, accelerating student potential and transforming the learning experience.

Our Campaign Pillars

  • Ignite Discovery & Innovation - Enabling collaborative learning and unimaginable discovery through state-of-the-art facilities, applied research and our Centres of Innovation.

  • Accelerate Student Potential - Enhancing access to quality postsecondary education for students through scholarships, bursaries, emergency funds and more.

  • Transform the Learning Experience - Evolving how we connect and engage with students, faculty, staff, industry and the greater community.

The Humber Cultural Hub at Lakeshore Campus

A key element of the Unlimited Campaign, the Humber Cultural Hub (HCH) will spark exciting possibilities for students, local cultural and creative industries, and the community. Planned for Fall 2024, this purpose-built facility will feature multidisciplinary performance halls, industry-infused learning spaces, additional student residence capacity, and athletic and community spaces. Learn more at

Learn More

Stay up-to-date with everything Unlimited by visiting the Campaign website at Meet our Campaign Cabinet, discover the latest news and events, sign up for our Campaign e-newsletter or even make a gift in support of Humber's first-ever fundraising campaign. You can also submit your questions to or visit Advancement and Alumni on the 5th Floor, LRC (North Campus).


January 23, 2020
Brian Lepp
The best of the decade - Humber Varsity

As we enter the third decade of the century, takes a look back at some of the student-athletes that defined the last 10 years of Humber Athletics.

For the full story, click here.

January 23, 2020
Nancy Simms
Posters/Attachments: Event Poster

The Centre for Human Rights, Equity & Diversity and the Aboriginal Resource Centre (ARC) in collaboration with the Consulate General of St. Vincent and the Grenadines will be donating high school textbooks to the first Indigenous High School in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Please help us by donating new or slightly used math, science, and English text books (ages 12 to 20 years old).

Your help is greatly appreciated!

Drop off textbooks at:
The Centre for Human Rights, Equity and Diversity
North Campus, LRC Building, Room 5124

Please download the attached poster to share. For more information, please contact Nancy Simms at

January 22, 2020
Nancy Simms

Please join in welcoming Shani Ocquaye, BSocSc, JD, to the role of Junior Project Manager for the Healthy & Inclusive Campus and the Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Programs. In this role, Shani will be working alongside the Humber Community to advance Pillar 3 in the 2018-2023 Strategic Plan. Shani will report to the Director, Human Rights, Equity & Diversity and the Dean of Students.

Shani is an advocate who is passionate about community-based organizing, empowering marginalized communities and working with youth. She strives to incorporate critical race theory and anti-oppression principles into her day-to-day work. Shani holds a joint Honours degree in criminology and women's studies from the University of Ottawa and a law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School, York University. Shani previously worked at the Office of the Children's Lawyer, an independent government law office, where she provided legal representation to youth in the areas of child welfare and family law, before working as a family lawyer for a boutique firm. In her most recent role, Shani worked as a program and project manager for a non-profit organization, where she managed the organization’s human rights and equity programming for law schools across Canada and redesigned their empathy training to be delivered to law students and justice sector professionals.

Kind regards,

Ian Crookshank, Dean of Students
Nancy Simms, Director, Human Rights, Equity & Diversity

January 22, 2020
Pesticide treatment to protect native plants and animals

Starting on January 24, the City of Toronto's Urban Forestry department is coming to control several invasive plant species including Norway Maple, Manitoba Maple and Common Buckthorn in the Humber Arboretum with a pesticide. This work is vital in protecting the health and well-being of our local plants, animals, and ecosystems because these invasive species crowd out and shade native vegetation and young trees and cause soil erosion due to lack of ground cover.

Qualified City of Toronto Urban Forestry staff will be using a pesticide to help control these invasive plants in the Arboretum's Environmentally Significant Area, woodlands, and adjacent slopes as well as other areas. Information signage will be posted by city staff, along with the standard warning signage, to provide more information to Arboretum users. Warning signage is posted 24 hours before treatment, and is removed 48 hours following treatment, according to Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks guidelines.

Legislation: The Cosmetic Pesticide Ban, Regulation 63/09 under the Pesticides Act, allows some exceptions for non-cosmetic use of pesticides including a forestry exemption. The use of pesticides in forestry is essential to protect trees from competing vegetation in the maintenance or establishment of a forest. For more information about the Ontario Legislation call 416.325.4000 or visit

For more information about City of Toronto Forestry Management, please visit

January 20, 2020

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