Connect Faculty Buddy Program

Event Date/Time: 

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 4:30pm
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 4:30pm
Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 5:00pm
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 4:30pm
Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 4:30pm
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 4:30pm
Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 4:30pm
Dileeni Weerasinghe

The Connect Buddy Program provides a support team for new international students by creating an opportunity for students to connect with a faculty, staff or admin person (who will be their faculty/staff mentor) and a returning student (who will be their Senior Student Buddy) to ensure our first semester students are welcomed and well-adjusted to life at Humber.

If you are interesed in joining, please contact: Dileeni Weerasinghe at

Fall 2018 events: 

Connect: Arts and Craft Night

Open to all new international students. Opportunity to meet new students and learn a new skill – crochet, friendship bracelet, henna, etc.

  • September 4,  4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Lake A170

International Games Cafe

First official Connect event for Fall 2018. Mentors and mentees will get together in a café style setting. They mingle over board games and coffee.

  • September 26, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. North: E307
  • September 27, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Lake: L1017

Gingerbread Decorating

Student’s come together to decorate gingerbread houses. We will also be encouraging students to dress up in costumes with prizes for best costume, most creative, etc.

  • November 7, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. North: E307
  • November 8, 4:30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m Lake: L1017

Holiday Potluck 

Final event to thank all participants and come together for a final time. Each student/faculty member will bring a potluck item to celebrate the success of Connect!

  • December 12, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. North NX11
  • December 13, 4:30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m G101A