As we continue to work and learn at home, it’s important to stay connected to our colleagues and our community. To help keep us all connected, we created the #HumberAtHome series. We want to know about how you are taking care of your well-being right now, how your teams are adding a bit of fun into your interactions, and which resources are helping you.
Here are some examples of what members of the Humber community are doing to bring their community together:
Applied Research & Innovation
This plain desk chair will be getting a make-over this Easter weekend when Camila Perez Pena, Project Coordinator in ARI refurbishes it to create a more stylish work-from-home environment. Stay tuned and follow @HumberResearch for the results!
Derek Stockley, Principal of the Lakeshore Campus acknowledges that this has not been an easy time and wants to thank the community for their patience, resilience and perseverance throughout this difficult time. View his message here. Stay home and stay safe.
Faculty of Business
The Faculty of Business is demonstrating that online learning can be an opportunity to create a more engaging, interactive, and collaborative environment for everyone. This engaging post is also featured in the Dean’s newsletter.
Challenges during COVID-19 means students need to be flexible, adapt to new teaching methods and support all colleagues. Strategic Management students Chiara Carrozzi, Matt Stoddart, Brittiney-Baguio Snow and Jessica Cole exemplified this during their “virtual in-class” Case Study using Blackboard Collaborate. Photo Credit: Chiara Carozzi
To help keep everyone connected, the Faculty of Business has compiled a list of positive feedback from professors who have taken full advantage of the available technology and transitioned from in-class to online.
"Just one out of 42 faced technical issues. I was able to help."
- Bhupinder Malhotra, Human Resource Management System (HRMS) Change Agent
"My virtual class went well last week. Considering it's an 8 a.m. class there was still an average turnout and the lesson went smoothly."
- Klaudia Capalbo, Fashion Arts and Business Professor
"My colleagues have been really supportive to give a helping hand whenever required. My online session with my classes went absolutely great this week. The transition has been really smooth so far."
- Mandeep Sidhu, Economics Professor
"I just completed back-to-back online classes for FUND program. Engagement was a bit of a struggle but attendance and participation were better than I thought. Overall a positive experience."
- Peter Hoppe, Fundraising Management Professor
"Online teaching is going extremely well. I am in touch with my students 24/7, being extremely positive, created extra materials, extra practice tests, etc."
- Beata Cioncka, Accounting Professor
"Online class yesterday went well - but tough start-up issues. We had a guest speaker for the first hour of class, a short break and then lecture. It’s hard to gauge dialogue, questions or discussions but we muddled through. Class presentations start next week, should be fun."
- Wendy Feldman, Adjunct Instructor
"Collaboration is great, although I miss the interaction. I have also encouraged students to use the discussion board as a way to communicate with each other."
- Janice Charko, Accounting Professor
"Thanks for all the help and support. There are a million "meetings" happening every day between different members of the team and when this is done you will have an ARMY of seasoned on-line teaching pros! I just wanted to let you know that we can see and feel the support and that's a huge help."
- Janet Latremouille, Hospitality Instructor
Please send us your #HumberAtHome photos, video clips and stories to email@example.com.