Announcements

When:
May 22, 2024
Contact:
Desta McCalla
Tel:
x5182

The Postsecondary Education Standards Development Committee (PESDC) 2022 Final Report identified nine barriers to access. Biweekly, ALS will be doing a deep dive into the barriers and recommendations identified.  

The recommendations were founded upon principles that accessibility efforts should be proactive, that all areas of an institution have a shared responsibility in promoting access and that students need to navigate a transparent and seamless system. 

This week’s focus is on barriers relating to attitudes, behaviours, perceptions and assumptions. The report noted the following: 

  • Attitudes can guide behaviours, perceptions and assumptions. They may lead educational institutions to develop policies, procedures and decision-making practices that exclude or marginalize students with disabilities. They can also create barriers for students with disabilities, with some students not feeling welcome or included in class activities, or social situations at school. 
  • Attitudinal barriers can also result in a form of internalized ableism.  
  • Ableism often goes unrecognized and can significantly and negatively affect a person’s well-being, performance and access to opportunities in work and school.  
  • The committee is therefore in agreement with the Ontario Human Rights Commission’s (2018) view that “we will not have an accessible province by 2025 without tackling the social attitudes that prevent persons with disabilities from participating and contributing to the community.”   

Recommendations stemming from the report include but are not limited to: 

  • Consistently integrate the commitments and values of inclusion into daily practices and decision-making. 
  • Development of an instrument to measure the effectiveness of efforts to address ableism amongst the students, and employees to identify gaps in initiatives to shift attitudes, behaviours, beliefs and assumptions related to disability. 
  • Take measures to respond to trends and address inequalities that may arise from data collection (for example, underrepresentation of people with certain types of disabilities), recognizing representation does not measure inclusion. 

The full report is now available online.

Visit our ALS Information for Faculty website to learn more about accommodating students with disabilities. 

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

When:
May 21, 2024
Contact:
Hedi Rahmat
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We would like to inform you of upcoming construction activities affecting access to Buildings A, B, C, and D at the North Campus. The construction will take place from June 10 to 14, and during this period, certain areas and facilities within these buildings will be temporarily inaccessible.

Key Details:

  • Buildings A, B, C, and D: Expect partial closures and restricted access.
  • Elevators in Building B: The elevators in Building B will be out of service between June 6 and July 7. Please use alternate elevators or stairwells.
  • Tzu Chi Clinic: From May 20 to June 7, access to the clinic will be through the back door. Signs will be posted at the Athletic entrance for guidance.
  • Affected Areas: Faculty of Business (Culinary Programs, Golf Management, Sports Management, and Spa Programs), Faculty of Health Sciences (Massage Therapy, Traditional Chinese Medicine Programs), TCM Clinic, Athletics, Support Staff Union, and all classes on the second floor of Buildings B and D.

We encourage all students, staff, and faculty to plan accordingly and allow extra time for navigating the campus during this period.

Weekly Layout Updates: The layout for each week's closures will be posted on the Friday of the preceding week.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

When:
May 21, 2024
Posters/Attachments: Event Poster

The Longo Faculty of Business is pleased to share with the College the April edition of the monthly Dean's Newsletter.

Visit business.humber.ca/deans-news.html

 

When:
May 21, 2024
Contact:
Humber Press
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Journal of Innovation in Polytechnic Education (JIPE) is pleased to announce the publication of “What Promotes and Inhibits Sharing of Learning Designs? Teachers’ Perspectives” by Verner Larsen, PhD, Lisbeth Lunde Frederiksen, PhD, and Thomas Iskov, PhD.

Abstract:

This article contributes to the research on learning design by examining the collaborative practices among teachers in professional education. The focus extends beyond classroom activities to encompass the sharing and exchange of diverse knowledge, experience and teaching materials. By drawing from experience at a Danish university college, the article emphasizes the need to move beyond the limitations of highly regulated top-down teaching formats. Through the exploration of four selected empirical cases, it highlights the qualifying aspects of sharing practices as perceived by teachers. The article sheds light on the significance of sharing from the teacher’s viewpoint. It underscores the importance of pedagogical autonomy and the discretion of individual teachers supported by a sharing culture where educators are expected to make their materials available to others but also benefit from the resources of others in the community. By combining top-down/bottom-up strategies with degrees of formality, the article shows how both strategies can take place in sharing practices in the same organization and still generate pedagogical autonomy as long as a low degree of formality is maintained.

Read “What Promotes and Inhibits Sharing of Learning Designs? Teachers’ Perspectives” on JIPE.ca

About JIPE

Journal of Innovation in Polytechnic Education (JIPE) is an online, open-access journal that mobilizes knowledge and insights generated by the global polytechnic community. JIPE is electronically published by Humber Press at Humber College’s Office of Research & Innovation. JIPE is accepting submissions on a rolling basis. To learn more about JIPE, please visit jipe.ca or email humberpress@humber.ca.

When:
May 16, 2024
Posters/Attachments: Event Poster
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Please note that our current closure of the J corridor has been extended until May 31.

The work should be completed before the end of the month, and the corridor will be opened as soon as possible.

When:
May 16, 2024

The Student Feedback Questionnaire (SFQ) invites students to provide anonymous feedback on their learning experience in support of our shared commitment to ensuring the quality of our students’ learning experiences at Humber. SFQs run every semester.

SFQ dates are dependent on the length of a course, opening to students about 70 per cent of the way through the class and closing before the last week of classes.

This semester, two common timelines for SFQ Season are: 

  • 14-week courses: weeks 10 to 13  
  • Seven-week courses: weeks 5 to 6  

You can find the dates for a specific course using our SFQ Date Tool

Instructors and students will receive reminders about SFQs via email and the messaging tool in Blackboard.

Please watch Communiqué for SFQ updates and visit the Innovative Learning website to learn more. Need additional help? Contact us in the IL Support Centre.

When:
May 15, 2024
Contact:
Occupational Health and Safety Services
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May 6 to 11 was Safety and Health Week. All week long, Occupational Health and Safety Services sent out health and safety-related information to celebrate the week. In case you missed any of the posts, please view the attachments.

On the final day, an opportunity to win some prizes was announced. And you still have time. For your chance to win one of three $15 gift cards to the Campus Bookstore, all you have to do is email a photo to healthandsafety@humber.ca related to one of the four health and safety topics that were presented in the Communiqué last week.

Be sure to review each post as we provided some photo hints that you may want to consider (or feel free to use your imagination). Photos will be judged by members of the Humber’s Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committees. Winners will be selected based on the relevance to the chosen topic, and the showcasing of Humber pride and spirit (let us celebrate Humber’s health and safety practices across our beautiful campuses!).

The contest closes on Friday, May 17.

Good luck!

When:
May 15, 2024
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The President's BBQ will be held on June 5, 2024 from 12 to 1:30 p.m.

When:
May 15, 2024
Contact:
Husain Reza Razvi
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Registration Opening Soon

Join us on Thursday, June 6 for our annual Showcase conference, Spaces & Places.  

Showcase is a full-day event at Humber designed for faculty and staff. It’s an opportunity for the Humber community to showcase their teaching and learning innovations, and be inspired by like-minded peers. 

We are excited to explore the significance of learning spaces in fostering learning and collaboration, while also focusing on how we can make these environments diverse, accessible, future-ready, and collaborative for the Humber community. 

Innovative Learning 

When:
May 15, 2024
Contact:
Andrea Cipriano

Please note that B105A, E131 and E132 washrooms will be closed from Tuesday, May 21, 2024 until the end of August for renovation.

Thank you.

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