Tuesday, September 30, 2014

October 2014 International Student Services Events

Matthew McDonald is one of Humber College’s four international student advisors. While he helps all of Humber’s international students, he takes special responsibility for helping Business School students at the North Campus. Read more about him and other recent additions to the Humber International Centre team here

When I last blogged in July, I shared some #humberselfie photos. Last weekend, I discovered a new kind of selfie: the #monsterselfie. When it goes viral this Halloween, remember where you saw it first!

This photo, despite what you might think, was taken at the International Students Festival (#ISFTO) on Saturday, September 27. #ISFTO was one of many August and September events for international students.

We have even more events planned in October! We run these events because we want to help #HumberGlobal students make new friends, get comfortable in Toronto, take a break from school, and explore Canada!

The first event we have scheduled is the “Managing Your Money” workshop, presented by Steve Bang a professor from Humber’s Financial Planning program. He first presented the workshop at the Lakeshore campus on September 24. This week, he’ll do the same workshop at the North campus. Lakeshore student Neerav (Global Business Management) reported that the workshop was “amazing” with “lots of info.” He recommends that everyone asks questions—as many as possible.”

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
“Managing Your Money” Workshop (North Campus)
FREE:  Also counts towards your Passport to Success

Time:  11:00am in room B101 at the North Campus

Registration: Please register at the North International Centre

Next up is an event for first-semester students. As part of the Connect Buddy program, new students are paired with a senior student as well as a faculty or staff member. At this event, students will meet their faculty/staff buddy!

Tuesday October 7, 2014
Connect Buddy “Mix & Mingle” – Meet Faculty and Staff
FREE:  Also counts towards your Passport to Success

Time:  4:00pm in room B106 (North Campus)

For me, the October highlight is the French Canada trip. Montreal is my second-favourite city in Canada, and Ottawa is one of my former homes. I’m not planning to get much sleep that weekend, but I do think we’ll have beaucoup de fun!

Saturday October 11-13th, 2014
Montreal/Ottawa Overnight Trip
Registration: This trip is sold out.
Victor (China) in Ottawa during 
the 2013 French Canada Trip
For a less expensive option closer to home, we’ve organized a free movie night as a break from mid-term exams and assignments! You’ll be able to choose any movie that’s playing at Rainbow Cinemas Woodbine!

Tuesday October 21, 2014
FREE Movie Night @ Rainbow Movie Cinemas
Time:  7:00pm @ the Rainbow Cinemas

Registration: To register you must visit the International Centre starting October 16th with your student card.

Finally, to finish off the month, we’re planning to give you an authentic Halloween experience at Canada’s Wonderland! Well, there won’t be free candy or trick-or-treating, but there will be haunted houses and lots of spooky fun. If the monsters don’t frighten you, my colleague Matthew Keefe might jump out from behind a corner to spook you!

Friday October 24, 2014
Canada’s Wonderland – Halloween Haunt
Cost:  $30/ticket (guest are welcome)

Time:  6:00pm @ the Lakeshore Campus, 6:30pm @ the North Campus

Registration:  Please visit us in the International Centre at your campus to grab your tickets!

For each trip, please remember to register in advance. The registration instructions are provided on each Facebook event page.

I hope to see you at one or more of our events this October! If I don’t, please share your #monsterselfie on Twitter or Instagram using the #HumberGlobal hashtag!

Almost as tall as a Canadian mountie (on stilts) at #ISFTO

1 comment:

  1. Super cool! Must remember to take a #monsterselfie this Halloween!