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COVID-19

General Questions

What is COVID-19?

The World Health Organization, Health Canada, the Ontario Ministry of Health and Toronto Public Health are continuously monitoring and responding to the COVID-19 virus. They are updating their Q&As as more is known about COVID-19, how it spreads and how it is affecting people worldwide. For more information, please visit their websites. 

World Health Organization 
Health Canada 
Ontario Ministry of Health 
Toronto Public Health 

If someone I know at Humber/University of Guelph-Humber has travelled to an affected location, what should I do?

The Public Health Agency of Canada is recommending that travellers avoid all non-essential travel outside of Canada.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Alternatively, you may contact:

Toronto Public Health Hotline
Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
(closed on statutory holidays)

Saturday and Sunday:
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

The translation is available in many languages.

Telephone: 416-338-7600

TTY: 416-392-0658

Email: PublicHealth@toronto.ca

Should I wear a mask to protect myself?

When sick, wearing a mask helps to prevent passing on illnesses to other people. If you are not ill, it is not known if wearing a mask will prevent infection. People wearing a mask may also touch their faces more often, potentially increasing the risk of having the eyes, nose or mouth come into contact with the virus.

Wearing masks in public to prevent the spread of illness can be a way some communities show respect for others. While health organizations do not recommend wearing masks for healthy people, anyone who does wear a mask should be treated with respect.

What is happening with classes at Humber?

All Humber classes will be offered remotely/online until the end of the Winter 2020 semester on Friday, April, 17Students will not need to return to campus for the remainder of the Winter 2020 semester. 

We know that this isn’t the way that any of us expected the semester to end. As your safety and academic success are of paramount importance, we believe completing the Winter 2020 semester in this manner is the best option. 

Any critical learning outcomes requiring lab access will be addressed in one or more of the following ways:

  • they will be delivered through faculty-led online learning, including video tutorials;
  • they will occur in subsequent semesters;
  • they will be delivered through other appropriate means.
Will the College be closed?

As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve rapidly and, in an effort, to ensure social distancing and minimize the number of students and employees on campus, we are working to limit the number of people on campus.  

Effective Tuesday, March 17, all Humber College campuses are closed until further notice.

Students and employees – except for identified essential services and staff – will not be able to access campus. This includes a closure of the third floor of the Learning Resource Commons, and the L Building at Lakeshore Campus. 

Is the Humber Child Development Centre/daycare be open?

Humber’s Child Development Centre is closed until further notice. We will monitor the situation and advise families as soon as anything changes.

Will the gym/fitness centre be open?

No. The gym/fitness centre will be closed until further notice. 

Will Humber’s Community Employment offices also close?

All five Humber Community Employment Services Offices will be closed for in-person service. Updates regarding online services will be available here.

Why has Humber decided to close from March 16 to 20 and move to remote class delivery until April 17?

One of the critical factors in these decisions is the need to foster a degree of “social distancing,” as recommended by public health authorities. On that front, our goal is to help interrupt the chain of transmission on the broader community, thereby protecting vulnerable individuals and ensuring that our health care system will not become overburdened. 

COVID-19 is causing me anxiety. What can I do?

These are unusual times, and we know the current situation may be causing stress and uncertainty. If students or employees need support or counselling, there are resources to help. Post-secondary students can access the Good2Talk Helpline at 1-866-925-5454. Therapy Assist Online provides online and mobile tools and is also available to students. Full-time employees may access the Employee Assistance Program.

Staff Questions

What if someone from the media contacts me about COVID-19?

As always, we ask that any media inquiries be forwarded to Humber’s Communications team. This includes professional (mass) media outlets and Humber/University of Guelph-Humber student media. Please send any questions to andrew.leopold@humber.ca, emily.milic@humber.ca, and nadia.araujo@humber.ca (for the University of Guelph-Humber, communicationsandpr@guelphhumber.ca and ken.turriff@guelphhumber.ca).

I am an employee, and I am scheduled to travel for work (conference, work trip, etc.). How does COVID-19 impact my plans? Am I still permitted to go?

As the situation continues to evolve, Humber has decided to cancel all Humber-sanctioned international travel for students, in all countries between now and June 30, 2020.

We will work with students to address the financial and academic impacts of these cancellations. Students who were scheduled to participate in these activities should contact their study abroad coordinator or program coordinator to discuss next steps. Similarly, employees who were scheduled to travel as part of any of these student trips should discuss next steps with their manager.

The University of Guelph-Humber has also cancelled university-sanctioned trips to those regions for students and staff. More information about Study-Abroad at the University of Guelph-Humber can be found here: guelphhumber.ca/studyabroad.

As other organizations work to limit the spread of COVID-19, domestic work placements may likely be impacted as well.

Am I expected to work from home while I am in self-isolation? If not, does it impact my annual sick days?

Employees should speak to their manager about working from home during their period of self-isolation. Humber and the University of Guelph-Humber will provide appropriate support or accommodation for those who are in self-isolation; this may include working from home.

If I need to self-isolate because of possible exposure to COVID-19, whom do I need to tell at Humber/the University of Guelph-Humber?

Faculty members/Instructors who believe they should be self-isolated should contact their Associate Dean (for the University of Guelph-Humber, their Program Head and/or Assistant Program Head) to discuss appropriate next steps. All other employees with a reason to think they should be self-isolated should contact their manager to discuss the necessary next steps.

I work at Humber. Will I have to return to campus?

From March 23 to April 17, Humber classes will be delivered remotely, wherever possible. Support will be available to faculty members during this period.

Staff are asked to work remotely, wherever possible, and are encouraged to discuss arrangements with their managers. Each department has a Business Continuity Plan in place, and those are now activated. Managers/Supervisors will work with their teams to determine daily responsibilities, as usual.

I do not have a paid sick leave plan. If I am on-site at work because I am an essential service and/or my manager has requested my attendance at work, and then I am asked to stay home because I am sick, will the College pay me?

For the most part, our philosophy is that if we ask you to stay home and remain off campus, that we will continue to pay isolation pay for your regularly scheduled hours. As we are expecting staff to work remotely, if you are sick and cannot work remotely, we will need to take some specific steps to properly monitor your sick leave as well as determine the most appropriate method of payment depending on your eligibility. Your manager will discuss this with HR for a determination that makes sense for the particular situation.

I was scheduled to be on vacation during the time the campus announced it is closed to all non-essential services, how will the announcement impact my vacation?

Scheduled vacation will not be impacted by this announcement unless your manager asks you to cancel your vacation to assist with workload related to COVID-19. If you agree, then your vacation would be cancelled and rescheduled for a later date.

Humber has decided to cancel all Humber-sanctioned international travel for students, in all countries between now and June 30, 2020.

If I need to come to campus to pick up essential work products or pick up some files, may I?

Based on information released by the Premier on March 23, 2020 we do not anticipate being able to provide access to the campus for this purpose. If you have concerns about being able to conduct work as a result of not having specific work materials, please speak with your manager.

I am a new employee: scheduled to start work next week. What should I do?

Please contact your hiring manager. (We would also ask all hiring managers to contact any new hires). Your manager can consider what you can do to start learning your role remotely. This can include familiarizing yourself with the College and information pertinent to your role, job shadowing through Teams, having phone calls with key people and participating in meetings that are being conducted remotely. Plans can be made for you to learn your new role remotely. New hires may have their own equipment that will enable them to work remotely; if not, ITS is making arrangements for laptops to be available, based on current supply levels.  

I don’t have a laptop, computer or other required technology at home. How can I work remotely?

Humber is making equipment such as laptops available to students and employees who do not have access at home. Staff members within each Faculty have been designated to oversee this process. Students who require technology support for their remote or online learning should contact their program coordinator, and employees should speak to their managers.

I need to plan interviews to fill new and/or vacant positions. How can we continue with these interviews?

Please contact your HR Business Partner to let them know if you wish to proceed with planned hiring. Plans are currently being made to enable online interviews using software such as Skype and Teams. This may take some coordination, so please be in contact with your HR Business Partner as soon as possible.

If I am being asked to attend campus to perform essential work, but I don’t want to attend campus because of a health condition which makes me vulnerable, what should I do?

Please inform your manager that you do not wish to come to work due to a medical condition, and contact Humber’s Occupational Health and Safety Services team to determine appropriate next steps. After informing your manager, immediately contact Hiren Patel, Sr. Abilities and Accommodation Specialist at hiren.patel@humber.ca to discuss your concern. All medical information that may be disclosed through this discussion will be maintained in confidence as per standard protocol.

What can I do to prepare for working remotely?

Regarding working remotely, please see the guidelines circulated by the college on March 13, - also posted on the HR website. As well, be in touch with your manager.

Will the HRMS Resolution Centre be open during this timeframe?

The HRMS Resolution Centre team will be working remotely during the established timeframes and will continue to answer inquiries, albeit electronically and not in person. Dedicated HR staff will respond to your inquiries through the ticketing process already established through the Support Centre. Contact the Support Centre as follows: (Please be sure to provide your contact information and preferred method when contacting the Support Centre)

  1. Call extension 5001 from a Humber phone or dial 416-675-5001
  2. Chat at www.humber.ca/hrchat
  3. Submit an e-form at www.humber.ca/hrinquiry
Why are some people working from home while others are not being required to do work?

For the most part, all paid staff who are remote should be doing whatever they can to help their manager and their teams throughout this situation. We are doing everything we can to enable as many of our employees as possible to work remotely, however, not every role is conducive to remote work. If you have specific questions about remote work, please discuss with your manager.

I have a grievance hearing scheduled for next week. Will it still be happening?

Please contact your union. Many of these processes are being deferred.

How is my union being kept informed as plans are being made that impact all employees?

Regular communication is particularly important during this time; the College wants to ensure there is open communication so that employee concerns are responded to and to ensure that the union understands the decisions being made. Regular communication is taking place with the local union Presidents to ensure that they are up to date and aware of decisions that may impact the bargaining unit. Humber is committed to the well-being and safety of all our employees and the wider community at-large. Care and compassion will be at the core of all decisions made as this unfolds.

I was scheduled to be on vacation during the time the campus announced its closure to all non-essential services. How will the announcement impact my vacation?

We are strongly encouraging all employees to follow the advisories of the government and do their part to contain the spread of COVID-19. Employees who are returning to Canada are directed to remain off campus and to work remotely for 14 days. We will  provide regular compensation for any employee we are asking to remain off campus, as well, we are expecting any staff receiving compensation to be available to work while off campus, until further notice. Those who are unable to work due to illness or injury will need to report this to their manager and Occupational Health and Safety Services, and to record their absence in HRMS for tracking and sick leave administration purposes, if eligible.

I am a current employee of Humber College, and have been identified as someone who needs to attend work to perform essential services, but I have been asked to self-isolate by another employer, another organization and/or public health? What should I do?

Please contact your manager to explain the situation and contact Occupational Health and Safety Services for appropriate monitoring and follow up.

Do I need to provide a doctor’s note if I am sick with COVID-19 related symptoms?

If you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms or are self-isolating based on factual exposure or potential exposure, we would ask that you remain off campus, and that you complete the “Occupational Health & Safety Services’ COVID-19 Reporting Form” for appropriate tracking and follow up so we can ensure the safety and security of all Humber staff and students. The form is available in PDF or Word format. We are waiving the requirement to provide a doctor’s note at this time, doing our part to not overburden our current health care system.

If I have tested positive for COVID-19, what do I need to do?

Inform Humber's Occupational Health & Safety Services team so that we can ensure proper monitoring and follow up, keeping the safety and security of all Humber staff and students as our top priority. As a reminder, all medical information shared with OH&S, will remain confidential. In addition, before returning to work,  OH&S will need proof from Public Health or your health care provider that you are fit to return to work.

Do I need to provide a doctor’s note if I am sick, and it is not COVID-19 related?

Employees should follow the College’s current short-term disability approach, where we do not require a doctor’s note for absences under 6 days. Absences over 6 days normally require a doctor’s note; however, during these unique times given the challenges our health care system is facing, we are waiving this requirement and would ask that you contact Occupational Health & Safety Services to review the particulars and to identify an acceptable solution.

What if I am having difficulty completing my remote work because my family demands and care responsibilities have increased due to other organization’s closures or directions?

If you are having difficulty keeping up with work while working remotely, please talk to your manager to review options, such as other accommodation measures, taking accrued vacation, borrowing future vacation days, change of schedule, work-sharing, etc. 

Is it possible to to access my office to work doing the closure?

If there are certain work tasks that you need to perform on-site or need to collect some documents or files, you will need approval from your manager and your manager will need to contact Public Safety at publicsafety@humber.ca to provide the details of your brief visit to ensure you will be allowed entrance on campus. Please spend minimal time on campus for this purpose. 

What supports are available to faculty members as they transition to remote academic delivery?

A Learning Continuity Kit has been developed to assist in this transition. Online resources and training can be found here. Faculty members who have questions, can connect with someone for help. Contact information can be found here

How do I submit a benefits enrolment form while the college is closed?

Employees can find the enrolment form on the HRS website at Full Time CAAT Group Benefits Positive Enrolment Forms.

Please complete the enrolment form and send an electronic scanned copy to your Benefits Administrator via email. If you do not have access to a scanner please take a picture of each page of the enrolment form and email it to your Benefits Administrator.  Please note that all sections of the enrolment form must be completed and coverage selection must be clear. You must submit the original hard copy of the enrollment form to your Benefits Administrator within two weeks of the college re-opening.

Benefits Administrators:

Hannah Song, Compensation & Benefits Specialist  hannah.song@humber.ca  (Full Time Last name A-K)
Denise Giacomelli, Compensation & Benefits Specialist  denise.giacomelli@humber.ca (Full Time Last name L-Z)
Ginette Ng-Tin-Sze, Compensation & Benefits Specialist  ginette.ng-tin-sze@humber.ca  (All Partial Load)

Are there any changes to out-of-country coverage for staff due to COVID-19?

There have been some changes to out-of-country coverage for staff due to COVID-19. Read about the changes here

Can I use a platform other than Blackboard to deliver my classes?

Yes, faculty may choose their preferred platform for teaching activities; however, sharing guides with students in advance of the class is recommended. It is also essential that grades, the adjusted critical path for the final four weeks of the semester, and an official update to the assessments and weighting for all outlines be updated to your Blackboard site(s) by Friday, March 20. Also, please anticipate that students will reach out to you in Blackboard. For support related to online instruction, please review the Learning Continuity Kit

Can I get into the college campus?

If there are certain work tasks that you need to perform on site or need to collect some documents or files, you will need approval from your manager and your manager needs to contact Public Safety at publicsafety@humber.ca to provide the details of your brief visit to ensure you will be allowed entrance on campus. Please spend minimal time on campus for this purpose. 

Where do I go for technical support?

You can call, e-mail, or chat with the ITS support centre for technical support. They are open 24/7, every day of the year.

Phone: 416.675.6622 X8888, 1.866.484.6622 (Toll Free)
Chat: humber.ca/techtalk
Email: supportcentre@humber.ca

The following existing sentence seems more appropriate for staff, not students: A new web-page on ITS site brings together all work at home reference guides and tip sheets for easy reference its.humber.ca/it-support-centre/working-remotely-0

 

With the changed start date of Summer 2020 semester of Tuesday May 19, 2020, when are the Summer SWFs due?

The SWFs are due to professors on Monday, April 6, 2020, and to HR on Tuesday, April 14, 2020. The dates are based on the May 19, 2020 semester start date. If SWF has a different start date, the dates will be adjusted to align with the start date of the work assignment. 

How will sick leave be handled for eligible employees currently on sick leave?

This section pertains to full-time support staff, full-time administrative, full-time academic and partial-load academic only.

All eligible employees currently on sick leave will continue to follow the normal process for managing their sick leave plans and ensure if needed, that the LTD application process is followed.  For clarity, if an eligible employee exhausts their 100% paid sick days, they would switch to 75% paid sick days until the 130 days elimination period for LTD is reached, or they return to work.

If an employee who is eligible for sick leave entitlements advises the College that they are ill or injured, the College will compensate that employee using the appropriate sick leave based on one's sick bank, per the normal process.

Will there be any employment related tax relief related to the current state of emergency declared in Ontario, related to the global COVID-19 pandemic?

The College is focusing on immediate issues as opposed to queries about 2021 tax exemptions; any questions related to 2021 tax submissions should be directed to Revenue Canada. 

I am feeling anxious about this situation; listening to the news is frightening. What can I do?

It is natural to feel anxious during times of uncertainty. The Humber community has been pulling together as a team to work towards stability for our staff and students. Many supports are in place for those who, need it including EAP services (www.workhealthlife.com ), information as it becomes available, monetary supports etc. Job security provisions are in place for employee groups across the college and the provincial and federal governments have been putting legislation in place to support Canadians during this period. There are recommendations through Toronto Public Health and other reputable websites outlining how to manage during the period of self-isolation. These recommendations include: trying to stay connected, using reputable sources for information, limiting the consumption of news and social media, maintaining a positive and healthy daily routine, listening to music, engaging in positive activities,  etc.  

With the majority of operations suspended, and staff being asked to work remotely, I am feeling a bit isolated and out of touch?

We understand that these are certainly different times and we all look forward to returning to our usual worklife. During this time, we want everyone to remain and feel connected to our College community. Now is the time to come together with your team to ensure that everyone feels supported, to ensure that there is a clear understanding of priorities and to build connections and processes to ensure that we can be productive in supporting the College objectives and supporting each other.

Confidential counselling services are available to our full-time employees through the employee assistance program which can be accessed online at workhealthlife.com or by phone 1-844-880-9137.

Can my manager ask me to work remotely if I don’t wish to?

If you are being paid by the College, your manager can ask you to perform certain work tasks remotely. It is important that we work together to minimize the spread of COVID-19, while maintaining essential services and campus operations. If your manager needs you to perform a work task, you are required to perform that task. If there is a specific reason why you cannot perform the work, please discuss the particulars with your manager to identify a solution.

Will I continue to be paid if I am asked to stay home and off campus, but there is no work for me to do remotely?

Yes, you will continue to receive pay based on your regularly scheduled hours, if you are asked by the College to remain off campus until further notice.

If I am off campus, and feel ill, do I still need to inform my manager? Occupational health and safety?

It is important that we continue to monitor sick leave, so yes, even if you are off campus, you must inform your manager, as well as occupational health and safety, if you are feeling unwell. Sick days should continue to be recorded in HRMS.

I do not have a paid sick leave plan. If I am sick while I am working remotely, even though I am already at home, will the College continue to pay me my regular wages?

Since you are already at home, we do not need to ask you to remain off campus. However, you will need to inform your manager that you are sick, so they are aware that you cannot work while off campus. Your manager will then discuss the situation with HR to determine the best approach for sick payment, based on the specifics of that situation. If you are not eligible for sick leave due to your employment status, please contact Hiren Patel, Sr. Accommodations and Abilities Specialist at Hiren.patel@humber.ca. Records of Employment can be issued if needed in order for EI claims to be made.

I am ineligible for paid sick days based on my employment status with Humber. Am I eligible to any additional benefit(s) at this time?

Humber has not made any amendments or changes to our paid sick leave entitlements for any of its employee groups.  If you are unable to work remotely due to illness, please continue to follow appropriate protocol and inform your manager and Sr. Accommodations and Abilities Specialist, Hiren Patel (hiren.patel@humber.ca), from the Occupational Health and Safety Services team. If needed, arrangements can be made for a Record of Employment to be issued.

Will I continue being charged for parking?

Humber will stop charging for parking effective as of the April 10, 2020 pay date. Deductions for staff who have parking permits will stop until the College resumes regular on-campus business.

Student/Public FAQs

What is the current status of COVID-19 at Humber College and the University of Guelph-Humber?

There are currently no identified cases in the Humber College / University of Guelph-Humber community (as of March 23, 2020).    

To respond to the need to foster a degree of “social distancing”, as recommended by public health authorities, Humber campuses are closed until further notice. Our goal is to help interrupt the chain of transmission in the wider community, thereby protecting vulnerable individuals and ensuring that our health care system will not become overburdened. 

What is being done to protect the health of the Humber and the University of Guelph-Humber community?

To respond to the need to foster a degree of “social distancing”, as recommended by public health authorities, Humber campuses are closed until further notice. Our goal is to help interrupt the chain of transmission in the wider community, thereby protecting vulnerable individuals and ensuring that our health care system will not become overburdened.  

We are providing regular and ongoing communication to the Humber community as the situation continues to evolve and plans are finalized for the remainder of the Winter 2020 semester.  

What is the risk to Humber and the University of Guelph-Humber's community?

As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve rapidly and, in an effort, to ensure social distancing and minimize the number of students and employees on campus, we are working to limit the number of people on campus.  

Effective Tuesday, March 17, all Humber College campuses are closed until further noticeWhen academic delivery resumes on Monday, March 23, all Humber classes will be offered remotely/online until the end of the Winter 2020 semester on Friday, April, 17Students will not need to return to campus for the remainder of the Winter 2020 semester. 

If someone at Humber/the University of Guelph-Humber tests positive for the virus, what will happen? Will the entire Humber/University of Guelph-Humber community be put on quarantine?

Individuals who test positive for COVID-19 will be under the direction and support of their local public health unit. The public health unit will follow-up with potential close contacts of the individual. Humber and the University of Guelph-Humber will take direction from Public Health as to what follow-up measures are to be implemented.

How will Humber/University of Guelph-Humber track students and employees who have tested positive for COVID-19?

Students and employees who have tested positive for COVID-19 will be under the direction and support of their local public health unit. The public health unit can then contact Humber if they are informed that the student/employee studies or works at Humber or the University of Guelph-Humber.

We ask all students and employees (including those from the University of Guelph-Humber) to inform Humber if they have tested positive for COVID-19. Students can notify Jacqueline Anderson, Associate Director, Health and Counselling (jacqueline.anderson@humber.ca). Employees can notify Margaret Fung, Manager, Occupational Health and Safety (margaret.fung@humber.ca). Humber and the University of Guelph-Humber will track these individuals and provide appropriate support to these individuals throughout their period of illness and recovery.

Is the Humber Child Development Centre closed?

Humber’s Child Development Centre is closed until further notice. We will monitor the situation and advise families as soon as anything changes.

How do I protect myself?

There are measures that all students, faculty/instructors, and staff can take to help reduce the risk of respiratory illnesses such as COVID-19, colds, and influenza:

  • Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds using soap and water. The water does not need to be warm or hot.
  • If a sink is not available, alcohol-based hand sanitizer (containing at least 60% alcohol) can be used to clean hands if they are not visibly soiled. If they are visibly soiled, you can use an alcohol-based disposable hand wipe to remove the dirt and then use an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Do not touch your face/eyes/mouth with unwashed hands.
  • When you sneeze or cough, cover your mouth and nose with a disposable tissue or the crease of your elbow and then wash your hands.
  • Stay home when you are ill.
What if I have concerns about someone else who is ill?

Everyone can take measures to help reduce the risk of respiratory illnesses, such as handwashing and regular cleaning of shared surfaces. Students who are ill with flu-like symptoms should advise professors or program coordinators, stay home and seek out medical advice accordingly.

Please note that while the safety and well-being of the entire Humber and the University of Guelph-Humber community is critical, it is also important to continue to protect the privacy rights of individuals. Humber and the University of Guelph-Humber, and government authorities such as Toronto Public Health will be given access to certain health information for individuals who become ill but individual students and staff should generally continue to refrain from:

  1. accessing or sharing an individual’s health information without their consent or without a legally permissible reason; and
  2. widely disseminating personal health information about another individual beyond those individuals who need to know to perform their permitted work duties.
What should I do if I have experienced discrimination or harassment due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19?

The Ministry of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends not to make assumptions about the risk of students, faculty or staff based on their ethnicity or travel history.

Every member of Humber and the University of Guelph-Humber's community has the right to be treated with respect and dignity and to be welcomed and supported on our campus.

If you feel you have been targeted based on any of the above factors, you should discuss the matter with the Human Rights office by emailing nancy.simms@humber.ca.

If you need immediate assistance, contact 911 or an on-campus safety concern contact the Department of Public Safety at 416.675.6622 ext. 4000 (24 hours a day/7 days a week).

When will classes return?

From March 23 to April 17, Humber classes will be delivered remotely, wherever possible.  Humber has closed its campuses and Faculties/programs are arranging for course completion to occur remotely/online. Students will not need to return to campus for the remainder of the Winter 2020 semester.

Are field/clinical placements still happening?

Given the evolving COVID-19 situation, many of Humber’s field and clinical placements have been affected. Students have or will be contacted by their Faculty to discuss their placement. 

Regardless of the direction provided by your Faculty, students who are in ongoing placements, and who do not feel safe or comfortable attending at this time, or are not allowed to proceed by the hosting agency/institution, may choose to suspend their placement without academic penalty. If so, students must advise their faculty of their decision. 

Students who choose to suspend placement activity will be required to work with their program in the coming weeks to determine the best option for demonstrating program competencies and achieving learning outcomes. This may include deferred placement dates, or alternate assignments where appropriate.

What will happen with final exams?

Contingency plans are being prepared. Information will be shared in the coming days.

Given the changes to the Winter semester, when is the last day to withdraw without academic penalty?

The last date to drop a course without academic penalty has been extended from March 27 until Friday April 3. For all of the latest date and deadline information, view the Academic Calendar (www.humber.ca/academic-calendar).

What is happening with the Summer semester?

Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation, we have decided to run Summer 2020 full-time and continuing education courses online/remotely. Summer course registration will start on Monday, April 27. The Summer term will begin on Tuesday, May 19 and end on Friday, August 14. For all of the latest date and deadline information, view the Academic Calendar (www.humber.ca/academic-calendar).

Can I still withdraw from the Winter 2020 semester without academic penalty?

The last date to drop a course without academic penalty has been extended from March 27 until Friday April 3. For all of the latest date and deadline information, view the Academic Calendar (www.humber.ca/academic-calendar).

Will the remaining Winter 2020 semester be completed online?

The academic delivery resume on Monday, March 23, 2020,  all classes are being offered remotely/online until the end of the Winter 2020 semester on Friday, April 17, 2020. Students will not need to return to campus to complete the Winter 2020 semester. 

Why can’t we return to campus?

Your safety and academic success are of paramount importance. We believe completing the Winter 2020 semester online is the best option.   

Will I still graduate this spring?

We are working to ensure that students in the final semester of their programs will be able to meet graduation requirements in order to graduate on time.

My program requires me to attend labs. How will these be completed?

There are a limited number of programs in which students are required to come to campus during the Spring/Summer semester to complete mandatory lab components. This information will be included in your academic completion plan.   

Any outstanding learning outcomes requiring lab access will be addressed in one or more of the following ways:  

  • they will occur in subsequent semesters; 
  • they will be delivered through the use of technological solutions;
  • they will be delivered through faculty-led online learning;
  • they will be delivered through other appropriate means.   

Regardless of any changes to the delivery format, you will be granted the same credit value for completing your program based on the assessment of the required learning outcomes.   

When will I receive an academic plan for my program?

All students will receive an academic completion plan from their program by the end of the day on Friday, March 20, 2020.   

Completion plans are being created by your professors and will include information about the content to be covered in your courses and any changes to assessments. They will identify how you will be required to complete outstanding course requirements for this semester. This information will also include plans related to the completion of work-integrated-learning. If applicable to your program, you should contact your placement advisor for further information.   

What is the plan for apprenticeship programs?

There will be no on-campus programming for the remainder of the Winter 2020 semester, which ends on Friday, April 17, 2020. Ontario colleges will continue to have discussions with the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development about program progress/completion. We will provide information on the plans for the in-class portion of these programs as soon as possible.   

I need to access the campus to retrieve some of my belongings. How can I do this?

Campuses are closed indefinitely, and we are significantly limiting the number of people on campus to only those providing essential onsite services.   

We recognize there may be specific circumstances that require students to pick up personal items from campus (i.e. items kept in lockers).     

If you absolutely must retrieve any items from campus, you must do so by Friday, March 27, at 5:00 p.m. Students must first contact Public Safety by email at publicsafety@humber.ca or call 416.675.8500 to make pick-up arrangements. If you do not contact Public Safety, you will not be able to access the campus. 

Will I get a refund for parking?

Humber will be adjusting the amount of parking permit fees & applying a prorated refund to Humber accounts. You are not required to return your parking permit or lot access card. To receive any potential refund, please confirm your mailing address in MyHumber by April 3, 2020.

What if I need support with online learning/classes?

We have created a Student Learning Kit to provide help with Blackboard, other online tools and tips for online learning. There is also information on how you can connect with Open Learning Centre staff for support by email or phone. The Kit can be found at http://bit.ly/humberslkit.

What is happening with Humber's Spring Open House?

As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, Humber has decided to cancel the physical Spring Open House, which was scheduled for April 18, 2020.  

We understand that visiting Humber's campuses, exploring the learning spaces and speaking with the faculty and students helps to inform post-secondary decisions. We look forward to providing those opportunities again as soon as possible. 

However, while there is a need to foster a degree of “social distancing”, we are exploring other options to give a glimpse into what life is like as a Humber student.

Please continue to check this page and Humber's social media channels for any new developments.

Will there be a reading week during the Summer semester?

Summer 2020 course registration will start on a date to be determined. Students will be contacted as soon as the new start date has been determined. The Summer semester start date is Tuesday, May 19 and the last day is Friday, August 14. This will make it a 13-week semester and there will not be a reading week. 

When is Summer term registration?

Summer course registration will start on Monday, April 27. The Summer term will begin on Tuesday, May 19 and end on Friday, August 14.  

What is Humber planning for Spring convocation?

Given the current status of COVID-19, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the June Convocation ceremonies until November 2020.   We are planning for the ceremonies to now take place Monday, November 2nd to Friday, November 6th.   We will provide additional details as we move through the planning process and the Convocation website has been updated

How will classes be delivered in the Summer semester?

Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation, we have decided to run Summer 2020 full-time and continuing education courses online/remotely.  

Can I contact Humber's call centre right now?

If you have a question, please first email enquiry@humber.ca. There are a limited number of call centre agents working the phones at 416-675-5000. The call centre will operational during the following days/hours:

  • Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Please note the call centre is closed daily from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
What if I don't have access to a computer or the internet at home?

Humber is making equipment such as laptops available to students and employees who do not have access at home. Staff members within each Faculty have been designated to oversee this process. Students who require technology support for their remote or online learning should contact their program coordinator, and employees should speak to their managers.

Am I able to access campus/my locker?

Effective Saturday, March 28, access to campus/lockers will no longer be permitted unless there is a specific emergency reason to do so, such as the retrieval of medication or the student has returned from abroad and will not be at Humber for the foreseeable future. In these scenarios, students must email deanofstudents@humber.ca. in order to receive permission and/or direction to come on campus.  

What should students do with rented textbooks for the Winter 2020 semester??

For students with texbook rentals, Follett (Campus Bookstore) is extending the rental return date without penalty for this academic semester until your course is completed. Please return your rented textbook using the Purolator prepaid label provided by the Campus Bookstore from which you originally rented the book(s).

To receive a prepaid label, please:

  • Email the following contact information to either 1) North Campus Bookstore - 0947mgr@follett.com or 2) Lakeshore Campus Bookstore - 0948mgr@follett.com 
  • Include your First and Last name, your complete mailing address, email address and phone number.
  • Prior to the end of the term your campus bookstore will email a Purolator prepaid shipping label to you.
  • Package your textbook(s), attach the prepaid shipping label and take your package to the nearest Purolator drop-off location to be returned. (Note: the Campus Store can not arrange pick-up). Please include your name and telephone number in with your book.
If the government allows businesses and campuses to reopen, will the Summer semester be moved back on campus?

We are following the guidance of public health agencies and we look forward to re-opening campuses as soon as we are able. If we can return to campus during the next few months, we will resume campus activities where possible, but we will continue to offer summer classes remotely/online for the duration of the term. 

When does the Summer term begin?

The Summer term begins on Tuesday, May 19 and ends on Friday, August 14.  

What are my options if I do not want to do my Summer term online?

The Office of the Registrar will send all students scheduled to study in the Summer term an email by the end of day Monday, April 6. The email will contain term information, including deferral options for those students who may wish to postpone their studies, and a deadline for that decision.   

How will my Summer term work study be impacted?

For those students scheduled to complete a work placement as part of their program this summer, please continue to follow the instructions provided to you by your Work Placement Office. 

Will subsequent terms be impacted?

Information about future terms will be made available on the academic calendar. 

Will Humber offer all Summer programs online?

The majority of programs initially offered in the Summer term will continue to be delivered. Unfortunately, programs with significant lab components will be cancelled and will resume in Fall 2020 or Winter 2021. The list of Summer 2020 programs for new and returning students is available here.  

What is an INC (Incomplete) grade?

INC grading will be attributed to courses with lab/shop/studio/placement or other face-to-face delivery requirements that cannot be completed until we return to campus. Once you have had the chance to return to campus or a placement setting, and have achieved the required course learning outcomes, we will replace the incomplete (INC) grade with your final grade. 

What does a WL notation mean?

For the Winter 2020 term, if you do not pass a course, you will automatically receive a Withdrawal-Late (WL) notation on your transcript. This notation will be reflected on your permanent transcript as a reflection of Humber’s change to its standard grading policy in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Key things to understand about the ‘WL’ notation: 

  • The ‘WL’ notation is not a grade and will not impact your GPA.  
  • You will not be granted credit for courses in which a ‘WL’ was awarded.  
  • You will still be required to repeat the course where necessary to complete program requirements.  
  • The course where a ‘WL’ has been assigned will not count as a course attempt.  
  • You will not receive any tuition or fee refunds as a result of receiving a ‘WL’ notation. 
What is the difference between a failing grade and a WL notation?

When you receive a failing grade, you lower your grade point average and, depending on whether the course is required for your program, you may have to retake it. A failing grade will also be reflected on your transcript. A ‘WL’ (Withdrawal-Late) grade does not affect your grade point average and will only appear on your transcript as a reflection of Humber's change to its standard grading policy in response to the COVID-19 situation. 

When is the last day I can withdrawal from a course without academic penalty?

In order to give you time to consider the changes to Humber’s grading policy changes for the Winter 2020 term, the last day to withdraw without academic penalty has been extended to Thursday, April 9.  

I’ve already withdrawn from a program. With these grading changes, am I able to re-enroll for the class?

The Registrar’s Office will contact any student who decided within the last two weeks to withdraw from a course. Students in that position will have the chance to reconsider their decision and to re-enroll. 

Why is Humber not allowing students to just pass or fail?

In consideration of the variety of programs offered at Humber as well as the complexities of the learning outcomes required in those programs, the Withdraw-Late notation has been put in place. In order to support academic success and to maintain academic integrity while recognizing the COVID-19 situation, this is what we have done: 

  • For courses with lab/shop/studio/placement or other face-to-face delivery requirements that cannot be completed until we return to campus, students will receive an incomplete grade (INC) when grades are released. Once you have had the chance to return to campus or to a placement setting, and have achieved the required course learning outcomes, we will replace the incomplete (INC) grade with your final grade. 
  • If you do not pass a course, you will automatically receive a Withdrawal-Late (WL) notation on your transcript. This notation will not count as a course attempt and will not affect your GPA. It will be noted on your permanent transcript as a reflection of Humber’s change to its standard grading policy in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  • In order to give you time to consider the changes outlined above, the last day to withdraw has been extended from Friday, April 3 to Thursday, April 9. 
If I receive a ‘WL’ notation will I have to pay for that class again?

You will not receive any tuition or fee refunds as a result of receiving a ‘WL’ notation. You will still be required to repeat the course where necessary to complete program requirements. 

What does a ‘WL’ notation mean?

For the Winter 2020 term, if you do not pass a course, you will automatically receive a Withdrawal-Late (WL) notation on your transcript. This notation will be reflected on your permanent transcript as a reflection of Humber’s change to its standard grading policy in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Key things to understand about the ‘WL’ notation: 

  • The ‘WL’ notation is not a grade and will not impact your GPA.  
  • You will not be granted credit for courses in which a ‘WL’ was awarded.  
  • You will still be required to repeat the course where necessary to complete program requirements.  
  • The course where a ‘WL’ has been assigned will not count as a course attempt.  
  • You will not receive any tuition or fee refunds as a result of receiving a ‘WL’ notation. 

Residence

What will happen if a student who lives in the residence is required to self-isolate? Can they do so in residence? How will they get food? Can their roommate relocate, or do they need to self-isolate as well?

Any student living in residence requiring self-isolation will be asked to go home if this is possible. If they are unable to go home, the student will be self-isolated in a room with a private bathroom. Food delivery will be arranged for the student.

If they had a roommate, the roommate will be required to monitor symptoms for 14 days and will need to self-isolate if they become symptomatic. Humber and the University of Guelph-Humber will take direction from Toronto Public Health on the appropriate measures to take.

If you live in residence and need to self-isolate, email Residence at resmail@humber.ca for North Campus and lakeresmail@humber.ca for Lakeshore Campus. The residence staff will provide further information and support.

What if a student in residence tests positive for COVID-19? Will they remain in Residence?

As always, Humber and the University of Guelph-Humber will follow directions from Toronto Public Health in this situation. The residence is continuing to follow flu-season cleaning protocol, which includes an increased frequency of cleaning of high-touch areas and a hospital-grade disinfectant, as well as increased overnight disinfectant fogging of high-use spaces. If a student resident were to test positive, residence would ensure they had a private suite so they could remain isolated during their recovery. Any affected areas would be disinfected and food would be delivered to their room.

Will Humber Residence be open?

Humber Residence remains open for those who have no other accomodation options. In order to remain in the residence, students had to request an extension by March 22, outlining their extenuating circumstances. 

What’s considered an exceptional circumstance?

We strongly recommend that students explore all options available to them, including returning to their permanent address or other places they could go to. However, students who have nowhere else to stay, for example, students who cannot leave due to current government travel restrictions, may request an extension. At this point, residents will be able to stay only if the residence is their only option.  

If I apply for an extension, can I stay in my current room?

Students who are approved for an extension should be aware that Humber may need to relocate them to different rooms or different campuses on relatively short notice. Humber is making every effort to reduce the impact on our residents, however, in order to better facilitate services, it may become necessary to relocate residents.

If I’ve been approved for an extension past March 24, but am leaving before the end of the semester, will I be eligible for any type of refund?

At this time, Humber has only committed to refunds for students who move out before 12 p.m. on March 24. We strongly encourage residents to leave by this deadline, and individual extensions will be assessed later.

What will happen if my Extension Request Form is not approved on Monday, March 23, 2020?

Only students with extenuating circumstances will be approved. If you submit an Extension Request Form and it is not approved, you will be required to move out by 12 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24, 2020. As mentioned, we strongly recommend that students explore all viable options, including returning to their permanent address or other places they could stay.  Please make sure that staying in residence is truly your only option, prior to completing an Extension Request Form.

I am in self-isolation at home outside of residence. I will not be able to pick up my belongings by the March 24th deadline. What should I do?

Students who are in self-isolation should follow the recommendations from Telehealth, Public Health, etc. and should submit the Extension Request form with the details they’re able to provide. We will make arrangements with students in this situation to permanently move out on a case-by-case basis.

    My friends/family are coming from far away to pick me and my belongings up for move-out and there are no overnight guests. Can I get an exemption?

    We understand that these are not ideal circumstances, however, in an effort to reduce contact with others and support social distancing as recommended by Public Health, we are restricting guests in residence to necessary guests. Overnight guests will not be permitted.     

    What if I moved out proactively? Will I get a refund?

    Any resident who checks out by between March 12 and March 24 at 12 p.m. will receive a refund of $1045 for suite rooms or $827 for single rooms.

    How will I get my refund?

    Refunds will be posted through Banner for Humber students or WebAdvisor through UGH. As always, Humber students should contact the Registrar’s Office if they wish for a cheque to be issued, otherwise the refund will act as a credit towards their next term.

    How long will my refund take?

    We plan to maintain the eight-week timeline provided in the Residence and Dining Agreement (RDA) for refunds.

    Will the emergency exits be open so I can move out easily?

    At the North Campus, we will have one emergency exit in S Building and the T Building entrance open for moving out 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Friday, March 20 to Monday, March 23, and from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. noon on Tuesday, March 24. At the Lakeshore and North R Building, please use the main entrance.

    What if I am approved for an extension past March 24 and the residence closes?

    This situation is evolving rapidly, and at this point, we plan to continue to allow students to remain in residence if they have nowhere else to stay, but we are strongly encouraging students to leave now, given the recommendations from the various health authorities. If it is recommended that we close our residences, Humber will make every effort to give the few students still living in residence as much notice as possible and support those students in looking for alternative accommodations.

    My RA is no longer working. What do I do if I need NON-urgent support? (Examples – general questions, noise, etc.)

    If you require non-urgent support, we recommend you first ensure that you have read all of the email updates we have provided thoroughly.  We will also be posting Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) by each residence front desk on a large whiteboard. If your question has not been answered after that - please call the Residence Front Desk. The Front Desk will be able to answer your question or put you in touch with one of our Residence Life Coordinators.

    • North Front Desk 416-675-6622 extension 77201
    • Lakeshore Front Desk 416-675-6622 extension 73001
    My RA is no longer working. What do I do if I need urgent support?

    As always, safety concerns should be referred to Public Safety, as follows:

    Department of Public Safety

    • 416-675-6622 extension 4000 (Emergency Line)
    • Push the RED “Push for Help” button on one of hallway Emergency Phones
    • 416-675-6622 extension 8500 (non-emergency line)

    If you need to speak to a Residence Life Coordinator, please contact the residence front desk and they will have an RLC contact you:

    • North Front Desk 416-675-6622 extension 77201
    • Lakeshore Front Desk 416-675-6622 extension 73001
    I am unable to leave the residence by April 18. Can I extend my stay?

    We understand that some of you may need to stay in residence past the end of your current agreement, which ends at 12 p.m. on April 18. Students currently living in residence will be permitted to extend their stay past April 18. Please note that services continue to be reduced in residence.

    Students wishing to stay past April 18 must complete the additional accommodations application on the residence portal by April 10. (Note – if you currently live in residence and have already submitted this application, you do not need to complete it again.)

    Summer residence fees will be posted on student’s MyHumber or WebAdvisor accounts and will be due by July 1, 2020.

    How will my stay in residence be affected during the summer term?

    During the summer, the residence will only be available at the North Campus and will only include private, suite-style rooms. This will mean one resident per suite with access to one bedroom, as well as private access to the kitchenette and bathroom.

    Summer residence fees will be posted on student’s MyHumber or WebAdvisor accounts and will be due by July 1, 2020.

    The cafeteria will close as scheduled on April 18. Residents in suites will continue to be permitted to use small smoke-free appliances with automatic shut-offs in their kitchenettes. Examples of these include instant pots, rice cookers, crockpots, coffee pots, kettles, etc. (Note that induction cooktops are not permitted due to lack of ventilation in the kitchenettes.)

    Lounges, studies, the fitness room, and the community kitchens remain closed.

    Can I have guests in my room?

    Guests will not be permitted until further notice.

    Is there financial help for students with difficulty paying for residence?

    Students who are in financial need and who may require assistance paying for their residence fees or other items, such as small appliances to cook during the summer, may apply for emergency bursary funding by emailing finaid@humber.ca

    International Student Questions

    Is Humber’s International Centre open?

    The International Centre at both campuses is closed to in-person visits and walk-in traffic until further notice. We want you to know that our staff members are working and are available to answer your questions. Use the contact form to submit your questions: international.humber.ca/contact.html.  

    IMPORTANT -  All international students in all programs who choose to return home will be accommodated for any outstanding work from this semester. This may happen in the next weeks online/remotely or in subsequent semesters. 

    Currently, we do not have information about the travel ban announced by the Canadian government, including potential impacts on students hoping to begin studies in the Summer semester. Please follow our social media accounts for updates. We are working to get more detailed information and encourage you to check the CIC website for updates. 

    I am an International student and would like to return home. What does that mean for my classes?

    All international students in all programs who choose to return home will be accommodated for any outstanding work from this semester. This may happen in the next weeks online/remotely or in subsequent semesters.

    How/when will the Winter 2020 semester be completed? Will students be able to complete their year?

    The last day of the Winter 2020 Semester remains Friday, April 17, 2020.

    When academic delivery resumes on Monday, March 23, all Humber classes will be offered remotely until the end of the Winter 2020 semester. Students will not need to return to campus to complete the Winter 2020 semester.

    Students will have the opportunity to complete their year. 

    Are international students welcome for the Summer and future semesters?

    International students who are already in Canada/the local community, or who are newly arriving, will absolutely be welcomed at Humber. We are aware that Canadian and other countries’ travel advisories may impact international students’ ability to study in Canada. 

    International students who held a valid study permit, or had been approved for a study permit, when the travel restrictions took effect on March 18, 2020 will be exempted from Canada's travel restrictions. 

    In addition to health screening protocols before travel, all individuals entering from abroad must isolate for 14 days upon their arrival in Canada. This means that students must plan their travel and timing accordingly. Read the full Government of Canada release here

    Those affected by these travel exemptions should not try to travel to Canada immediately. The government will announce when the exemptions are in place. The government is expected to make that announcement the week of March 23.

    What options do International students have for Summer semester intake? Can I defer my offer?

    The Summer semester is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, May 19, 2020. Pending travel advisories and allowanced, and students are able to travel to Canada, they are welcome to study in the Summer term.

    Students seeking to defer Summer semester studies to the Fall or Winter semesters can submit deferral requests through the contact form at international.humber.ca/contact.html

    Deferral requests for the May start will be processed beginning April 15, 2020 on a first-come, first-served basis.  

    What is Humber doing for students/program who may need to complete lab work?

    Humber will make every effort to ensure that students complete their studies successfully. Any critical learning outcomes requiring lab access will be addressed in one or more of the following ways:

    • they will be delivered through faculty-led online learning, including video tutorials;
    • they will occur in subsequent semesters;
    • they will be delivered through other appropriate means.
    Should international students leave Canada?

    When academic delivery resumes on Monday, March 23, all Humber classes will be offered remotely/ online until the end of the Winter 2020 semester on Friday, April 17. Students will not need to return to campus for the remainder of the Winter 2020 semester. 

    International students have been advised that if they choose to return to their home country, the College will work with them to ensure they can complete their current studies remotely or in subsequent semesters.

    Humber is following the Canadian Government’s guidelines and directives with respect to travel. International students should decide what is best for them, depending on their specific situation. They may contact Humber’s International Centre through this Contact Form

    Am I able to travel back to my home country for my internship/placement this summer? Will I be allowed back afterwards?

    All students should have received an academic completion plan by Friday, March 20, 2020.

    Completion plans are being created by your professors and will include information about the content to be covered in your courses and any changes to assessments. They will identify how you will be required to complete outstanding course requirements for this semester.

    The academic completion plans will also include information related to the completion of work-integrated-learning (placement). If you have any questions about the work-integrated-learning content outlined in your plan, contact your placement advisor.

    Are International students able to leave – or stay – in Residence?

    As students will not need to return to campus for the remainder of the Winter 2020 semester, there is no longer an academic need for students to remain in residence. We now expect residents to permanently move out of the residence by Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at 12:00 p.m.

    We understand that some students have legitimate extenuating circumstances making it difficult for them to vacate immediately. Residents with no access to other accommodation options must complete the Residence Extension Request form on the residence portal at myresidence.humber.ca/starrezportalx by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, March 22, 2020.

     Students who are approved for an extension should be aware that Humber may need to relocate residents to different rooms or different campuses. As we may be required to close the residences at both Lakeshore and North Campus prior to April 18, we recommend any student granted an extension to find an alternative housing arrangement as soon as possible.

    Should I be paying my summer tuition deposit?

    Receipts for tuition deposit payments are often used as a part of the study permit application process. For students who are unable to start in the May term, we will move any payments forward to subsequent terms. If you are unable to begin studies we will provide students with a refund.

    What’s your policy on refunds for the Winter 2020 Semester?

    Updates regarding refunds will be forthcoming as we continue to assess the operational impact of the COVID-19 situation and receive guidance from the Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities.  

    Where do I go for more information?

    Please send questions directed to Humber’s International Centre, through the contact form international.humber.ca/contact.html.

    For the latest updates related to COVID-19, visit humber.ca/updates and check out Humber College and Humber Global social media accounts.

    For the Summer semester, what will happen to international students with a valid study permit, or to those who have been approved for a study permit?

    International students who held a valid study permit, or had been approved for a study permit, when the travel restrictions took effect on March 18, 2020 will be exempted from travel restrictions. 

    In addition to health screening protocols before travel, all individuals entering from abroad must isolate for 14 days upon their arrival in Canada. This means that students must plan their travel and timing accordingly. Read the full Government of Canada release here

    Those affected by these travel exemptions should not try to travel to Canada immediately. The government will announce when the exemptions are in place. The government is expected to make that announcement the week of March 23.

    I am international student. How will this decision about the Summer term impacted me?

    We are working hard to get clarity from the federal government on the rules for international students studying online in the Summer term. You can expect further communication from the International Centre this week. 

    What support services and mental health resources are available to me, other than the ones offered at Humber?

    Post-secondary students can access: