September 28, 2012
September 28, 2012

In the spirit of diversity and inclusion, we provide the following Multifaith Holy Days & Festivals realizing that it is not exhaustive.

Should you wish your faith’s days to be included, please contact theChaplain for cosideration.

Phone: 416.675.6622 ext. 4427

01 Monday
Binaakwe-Giizis (Aboriginal-Ojibwe)
Falling Leaves Moon: During this time after the first frosts, the people started their journeys to the winter camps.
Xlaaw (Aboriginal)
The season to put up food. Wild crab apples are ripe and ready to be preserved in Oolichan grease.

Kathina to Oct 28 (Buddhism)
Ordained monks and nuns in the Theravada tradition are provided new robes and other necessities of life.
Sukkoth (Festival/Feast of Booths) to Oct 09 (Judaism)
A pilgrimmage feast and a time of thanksgiving to celebrate God’s presence in creation and among the Jewish people, beginning at sundown.

08 Monday
Thanksgiving (Canada)
Canadians give thanks for plentiful harvests and an abundance of food, often with a turkey dinner. Early settlers decorated churches with fruits and vegetables denoting prosperity.
Shmini Atzeret (Judaism)
The eighth day of Sukkot is a distinct festival.

09 Tuesday
Simhat Torah (Rejoicing of the Law) (Judaism)
Begins the synagogues annual Torah reading cycle. Reform Jews celebrate it with Shmini Atzeret.

12 Friday
Ghambar Ayathrem to Oct 16 (Zoroastrianism)
Celebrates the creation of plants, the sowing of the winter crop and the return of herds from pasture.

15 Monday
New Moon

16 Tuesday
Navratri to Oct 24 (Hinduism)
Nine nights starting on the new moon and ending on Dussehra are dedicated to the goddess Durga who had 9 incarnations and has the power of good to destroy demons.
‘Ilm (Baha’i):
‘Ilm, meaning Knowledge, is the twelfth month of the Baha’i year.

20 Friday
Birth of the Bab (Baha’i)
The birth anniversary of the Baha’i herald of the new age whose shrine is at the Baha’i World Centre in Haifa, Israel.
Durga Puja to Sarawati Puja (Hinduism)
Celebrates the divine creative force of the universe and honours the 10-armed goddess Durga, wife of Shiva, and the destroyer of demons.

21 Saturday
Sarawati Puja (Hinduism)
See Durga Puja.

24 Wednesday
Dassehra or Vijay Dasami(Hinduism)
Celebrates the victory of good over evil (Lord Rama over the demon Ravan, the Goddess Durga over a demon) and follows the celebration of Navaratri (9 nights) and Durga Puja (worship) when other Goddesses are also worshipped.

25 Thursday
Day of Hajj/Day at ‘Arafat (Islam)
Commemorates the concluding revelation to the Prophet at Mount ‘Arafat shortly before his death. Muslims on Hajj attend a service on the plains in front of Mount ‘Arafat.

26 Friday
Eid-al-Adha (the Festival of Sacrifice)(Islam)
The concluding act of pilgrimage. As Abraham offered his son, Ishmael, to God, Muslims offer sheep, goats and camels. They distribute the meat to the poor. Eid al-Adha is observed whether or not on pilgrimage.

29 Monday
Full Moon

31 Wednesday
Reformation Day (Christianity-Protestant)
Martin Luther posted of his 95 Theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany in 1517, which led to the formation of Lutheran, Reformed and other Protestant denominations. Many churches celebrate it on the last Sunday in October.
Samhain (Wicca)
The dying God returns to the womb of the Goddess in preparation for rebirth at Yule. The souls of those who have died during the past year’s wheel are bid farewell. It also marks the third and final harvest.
Halloween (Canada, USA)
Early Celtic peoples celebrate the new year in late autumn in honour of Samhain, Lord of the Dead, with candles in windows and bonfires, plus the carrying of carved lanterns and wearing of disguises at night to scare away disembodied spirits. Later, in North America, people carved pumpkins to make lanterns and the orange of pumpkins and black of night skies gave rise to the traditional colours of Halloween, derived from “All Hallows Eve” and viewed as a hallowed evening when spirits visited.  

September 28, 2012
September 28, 2012

Student Recruitment would like for you to welcome and assist our Humber tour guests when you see them on campus! Tour guests can be identified by their light blue Humber bag and blue folder.


September 26, 2012
September 26, 2012

Ever considered going into business for yourself or with partners?

Win up to $8,000 in

 start-up expenses for your own business or social enterprise.

  • All full-time Humber students completing their studies between June 30, 2012 and April 30, 2013 are eligible.
  • For more information and to access the online application visit: or see your Program Co-ordinator.
  • Eight to 12 of the top submissions will be selected for funding.

Submission deadline is December 6, 2012.

Information Sessions will be held on:

Thursday, October 11 at 9 a.m.  - 10:30 a.m.  in B101, North Campus
Thursday, October 11at   2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. in B101, North Campus
Monday, October 15 at 10:30 a.m. - 12 noon L1017, Lakeshore Campus
Monday, October 15 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.  L1017, Lakeshore Campus

With support from the Ontario Centres of Excellence and the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation.



September 25, 2012
September 25, 2012

Current contacts

Roseanne Murchie
519.751.2227 ext.  411

Maxine Miller
519.751.2227 ext. 274

For online sourcing tool please use this link:

Samples or catalogue requests – for all sample inquires please contact Roseanne Murchie. For hard copy catalogues or to schedule a meeting to discuss an upcoming promotion please call or email Roseanne Murchie.

Quote Process:

  • Contact at Humber will send through an email or call Roseanne or Maxine. Marco will prepare a quote or provide merchandise suggestions based on the discussion.
  • Quotes will be submitted within 48 hours.
  • If requested a quote can be prepared in a shorter timeline. Humber contact must advise Marco if the quote is required immediately.

Order Process:

  • Once an order is confirmed Marco will require a PO to complete the transaction.
  • Marco will send through a paper proof for each order for approval.
  • Humber contact will sign off on the paper proof that the decoration is correct.
  • All freight and set up charges will be included in quote.

Information about Marco

The Marco Corporation has 39 years of experience in the procurement and distribution of promotional product. Our capability comes from our understanding of the importance of logo compliance guidelines as it relates to our client’s standards. We have developed outstanding expertise in all aspects of corporate branding. Working very closely with our clients we control brand application on all merchandise and print.

Embroidery, the main technique used for apparel and luggage items is managed in- house. Marco understands that the quality control standards that our client expects can only be achieved by closely monitoring each production run. Marco’s embroidery operation includes four machines totaling 37 heads of fully automated multicolour embroidery capability. Experienced professional operators know the best technique to use for each type of article.

For screen-printing of apparel, luggage and other flat items, Marco continues to monitor the guidelines as set out by our client. We use the services of reliable local printers with whom we have long standing relationships. Marco rigidly controls the quality of the decoration method to ensure that defective product is not shipped.

For more information,  please contact:

Emily Eyre
Phone: 416.375.6622 ext. 4205


September 24, 2012
September 24, 2012

 As part of the annual United Way campaign Humber is once again selling pies for Thanksgiving. The pies are baked on‐campus in our culinary kitchens by volunteers from the Humber College United Way Committee, guided by chefs from the School of Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism.

Pre‐order your pies using this form.

Deadline to order:  Friday, September 28, 2012, 5 p.m

Pick‐up: Friday, October  5, 2012, between 11 a.m. –2 p.m.

Pickup Locations
North Campus:   Outside Gourmet Express
Lakeshore Campus :  Blue Room A170

Note:   Pies not picked up by 2 pm will be re‐sold.

September 24, 2012
September 24, 2012

The Library is now running a trial of Lancaster House’s First Resort Database.

First Resort contains articles that summarize and analyze key labour and employment law decisions.

The articles are organized into twenty databases, each of which covers a different area of labour and employment law.

To access the trial, please click here

Be sure to let us know what you think about it by filling out the evaluation form.

The trial ends October 24, 2012.


September 20, 2012
September 20, 2012


What is HELP?

  • HELP is the Humber Engagement and Learning Profile survey for incoming students.

Who is HELP for?

  • HELP asks incoming first-semester students in certificate, diploma and degree programs to tell us about their preparation for college, their educational and career goals, early opinions about their program and Humber generally, and to identify particular student support services they may use.
  • Participating students are entered into a draw for more than $1,000 in prizes, including money towards tuition and a Tablet Computer sponsored by the Humber Students Federation (HSF).

When does it happen?

  • The HELP survey is open to students this week! (September 17 - 30).
  • The survey is administered online and takes approximately 10 minutes to complete.

Why is HELP important?

  • Students tell us how we can help them be successful at Humber, and receive individualized emails and timely information about Humber’s services based on areas of assistance they identified as beneficial!
  • Humber Institutional Research creates reports based on student responses to key questions and distribute these to student service areas as well as academic faculty/staff; identifies those who are struggling or at-risk of leaving early.
  • Aggregate data at the program, school and college levels will help us to develop institutional retention strategies that will help more students be successful in their program.

Where can you get HELP info?

  • For more information about the survey or reports please contact Humber Institutional Research.
    Ruth MacKay, Director at or 416.675.6622 ext. 4630
    Pat VanHorne, Manager at or 416.675.6622 ext. 4943

Improving student success is an institutional priority, and benefits all of us!

September 20, 2012
September 20, 2012

The fall 2012 calendar is open on the HR Services website to select your training and professional development workshops!

Visiti to view your selections, download the registration form and sign up soon!

For more information please call Maureen Martin-Edey at 416.675.6622 ext. 4509, or email questions or your registration form to


September 19, 2012
September 19, 2012
  • Do your students have questions about the readings or lectures?
  • Do your students need extra help preparing for an upcoming test?
  • Would your students benefit from discussing the ideas in more detail?

Then send your students to the Writing Centre to meet with Humanities faculty-tutors!

Fall Hours of Operation


Writing Centre Hours

Humanities Tutoring Hours

  Open Close Open Close
Monday 8:30 a.m. 6 p.m. 1 p.m. 3 p.m.
Tuesday 8:30 a.m.   6 p.m.   11:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday 8:30 a.m.   6 p.m.   12 noon 2 p.m.
Thursday 8:30 a.m.   6 p.m.   1 p.m. 3 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m.   4 p.m.    

(September 17, 2012 - December 7, 2012)

September 19, 2012
September 19, 2012

Industrial Design grad, Lee Renshaw, appeared on Dragon's Den yesterday! Lee' took his Rise & Hang travel bags to see if the would dragons bite and they did!  

A joint offer from David Chilton and Arlene Dickinson of $100,000 in exchange for a 50 per cent stake was accepted. That investment will go toward marketing and licensing the luggage.

Click here for  more information.