Welcome to the Humber Updates page.
Here you will find the latest information about emerging or ongoing issues impacting Humber operations. This information will be updated as required. You are encouraged to bookmark the page for future reference.
Following the recent shooting in Buffalo, President Chris Whitaker issued a statement about the urgent need to eliminate anti-Black racism and hate in all its forms. Read the full statement issued on May 16, 2022.
The University of Guelph-Humber community welcomes Dr. Melanie Spence-Ariemma, as she begins her position as the new vice-provost and chief academic officer. For the full announcement visit the University of Guelph-Humber news page.
The mask mandate at Humber College and the University of Guelph-Humber will remain in place until May 31, 2022. The College is making this decision based on recent guidance from the Chief Medical Officer of Health and out of an abundance of caution as we transition to the summer term.
Well-fitting masks that cover the nose and chin will continue to be required within any indoor college facilities.
We will continue to monitor and review the mask requirement over the coming weeks, taking public health and campus environment trends into consideration. We will provide an update by the end of May with respect to masking requirements in June and beyond. Regardless of when the mask mandate is lifted, Humber and the University of Guelph-Humber will remain a mask-friendly environment.
As previously announced, the college’s vaccination policy will be lifted on May 2 and there will not be active screening at the entry points on campus. The Humber community is encouraged to stay up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations as an added layer of protection.
Everyone is encouraged to continue to complete the self-screening in the Humber Guardian app before coming to campus each time. As a reminder, if you are feeling unwell, do not come to campus.
Throughout the pandemic, we have focused on creating safe places to learn, work and live. We will continue to adapt our plans, when needed, to meet that commitment.
We are undertaking actions to ensure a common understanding and support student journalists reporting on campus. We sincerely apologize for the miscommunication that has led to this situation. Read our statement.
To the Humber community,
Today, as details continue to emerge about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Humber community supports the many students and employees at Humber with direct and indirect ties to Ukraine, Russia and the rest of Europe. At Humber, we are fortunate to have many international students from both Ukraine and Russia who are part of our community.
We continue to foster an inclusive environment and support employees and students who are impacted by this ongoing situation. Below is a list of services available to students and employees. This is a difficult time for many, and we are here to help.
Resources for students and employees:
Our thoughts are with the people of Ukraine and Russia, and we hope for a quick and peaceful resolution to this act of aggression.
President and CEO
The following message was sent to students on September 28, 2021.
Dear Humber and Guelph-Humber Students,
As we approach the end of September, we hope that you are finding opportunities for learning, wellness, and connection. Over the past several weeks there have been multiple stories about acts of sexual violence on post-secondary campuses. It is important to recognize the impact of these events on those who have experienced sexual violence and to commit to real change in our own communities.
Humber College and the University of Guelph-Humber are committed to creating a safe campus experience free from violence for all members of our community. We take this commitment seriously and work diligently with campus and community supports, programs and services to ensure violence is addressed and survivors are supported.
Humber’s Department of Public Safety provides many services to ensure our community members are safe on campus. Some of these include emergency response (call 416.675.6622 x4000), the Campus Walk program, and the Humber Guardian app. Students living in Residence can also access safety supports such as the Resident Assistants on-call, the Front Desk, and the Residence Life Coordinator on-call.
Students who are impacted by sexual violence are encouraged to reach out to the many on- and off-campus supports available, including:
As we think about the responsibility that we all hold to ensure a safe campus, we encourage you to participate in our Take Back the Night programming taking place this Wednesday, September 29. Take Back the Night is an opportunity for us to come together as a community to protest sexual violence and march in solidarity with survivors; this year’s programming will include:
Learn more by visiting the Take Back the Night website.
Students who would like to learn more about sexual violence, consent, bystander intervention, and supporting survivors of sexual violence are encouraged to participate in our various learning opportunities, including:
Let’s work together to create a respectful campus free of violence.
Ian Crookshank (He, Him)
Dean of Students
Humber Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
University of Guelph-Humber