Summer has arrived and there is much to explore on campus before the season comes to an end. Check out Humber’s nine recommendations to make the most of your time on campus this summer:
1. Get lost in nature
Discover the Humber Arboretum and enjoy the views. The outdoor gardens and trails are open to visitors all week and include trail maps, discovery walks, and birdwatching. Take in the striking displays of annuals and perennials and explore the Humber River and Humber’s Pond Revitalization Project.
2. Walk along the shore
Lake Ontario is located steps away from Humber’s Lakeshore Campus. Get out of the classroom and outside to enjoy the fresh air along the shore. The views can be seen from Colonel Samuel Smith Park where the shoreline is a combination of rocky headlands, cobble beaches, and protected wetlands.
3. Break a sweat
The Fitness Centres at North and Lakeshore Campus are state-of-the-art facilities dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all students, employees and the community through physical activity. The Centres are open from 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. during the week and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the weekends. Don’t miss Humber’s second annual Fitness Palooza on Thursday, August 1 where you can participate in many workouts, including, Zumba, boot camp and yoga. Click here to register.
4. Explore arts and culture
Through arts, culture, and storytelling, the Lakeshore Grounds Interpretive Centre aims to interpret the natural and built heritage of the Lakeshore Grounds and to engage the surrounding community through exhibitions and cultural programming. Check out the current exhibits running until September 28, 2019.
5. Satisfy your taste buds
Looking for a cheap and delicious meal on campus? Menu items like tacos and mac and cheese will drive you right to the Humber Food Truck for lunch. The Truck is open Monday to Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (weather permitting) and features weekly specials prepared by students, giving them real-world culinary experience.
6. The Centre of Entrepreneurship hosts a variety of events and workshops to help you develop your entrepreneurial skills. Learn the art of public speaking or how to successfully pitch an idea to potential investors by attending a workshop this summer.
7. Honour the land
Humber's Indigenous Cultural Markers are designed to place the college in the context of the long history of Indigenous peoples in what is now called the Greater Toronto Area. You can find the installations outside the Welcome Centre and behind L Commons at Lakeshore Campus and inside the Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation (Barrett CTI) at North Campus. Learn more about the installations here.
8. Get your game on
The Gaming Zone in the Barrett CTI is a competitive video gaming zone equipped with high-end gaming console stations where teams and individuals can play against each other in games such as EA’s FIFA series or e-Sport in front of millions of viewers watching online.
9. Make a splash
There’s no better way to cool off than going for a swim. The Humber Community Pool is located next to the gymnasium at North Campus. More information and the pool schedule can be found here.
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