Location: Student Welcome Centre, 2nd Floor at Lakeshore Campus
Date: Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019
Time: 2pm - 4pm
Join us for our annual fall welcome event to learn more about the BASE (Black Academic Success and Engagement) program at Humber College & the exciting year ahead. We will be joined by Dr. Jill Andrew, Member of Provincial Parliament and Humber Alumnus, as the keynote followed by a student panel. This event is open to all students, faculty and staff members. The event will run from 2:00 - 4:00pm at the Student Welcome Centre, 2nd Floor at Lakeshore Campus.
Jill Andrew is the Member of Provincial Parliament for Toronto-St. Paul’s. She is an award-winning equity educator, body image advocate, speaker and writer. As the co-founder of Body Confidence Canada, #SizeismSUCKS and Body Confidence Awareness Week, Andrew advocates to end size and appearance-based discrimination, harassment and bullying throughout the life spectrum.
Andrew is a community co-owner of Glad Day Bookshop – the world’s oldest LGBT bookstore. She has been an avid volunteer and donor to organizations across the GTA supporting Black and racialized communities, youth, women, chronic health and queer rights through community engagement, education, employment, healthcare, housing and the arts.
She began her academic studies at Humber College Lakeshore Campus in the School of Community and Social Services. She holds a Master’s degree in women and gender studies from the University of Toronto New College and recently completed her PhD at York University’s Faculty of Education. Jill is also a graduate of the Women Win TO political training series.