Thursday, April 28, 2016

International Students' Welcome - North Campus

Be with us.
International Students' Welcome
Thursday, May 5, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
North Campus - E135 (Lecture Theatre)
Facebook Link: Click here.
 
Registration instructions:
1-Go to: http://www.humber.ca/orientation/workshops/international-students-welcome-0
2-Click the green "Add" button under "Select a session"
3-Click the grey "My Workshops & Receptions" button in the upper left corner
4-View the Workshops in your cart
5-Click the green "Proceed to Registration" button
6-Fill in your information
7-Click the green "Register" button
8-You will receive a confirmation email
9-Add the date and time of the International Students' Welcome to your personal calendar

The Welcome event will be followed by at Co-op Work Permit session from 3:30 – 5:00pm in E135 for those students who need to apply for a Co-Op Work Permit.

We hope to see you there.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Team Humber Culinary Olympic Fundraising Dinner

Date/Time: April 28, 2016 - 7:00pm
Where: North Campus, The Humber Room
Contact: Frances Hall, frances.hall@humber.ca

Help support our students and faculty as they travel to Germany this fall to compete! All proceeds from this event support Team Humber's participation in the Culinary Olympics. Fantastic prizes will be up for grabs in the silent/live auction! 


Event Menu
(comes with wine pairings)

  • Crisp Skin Pork Belly
  • Black Truffle Puree, Bacon Jam, Butternut Squash, Pickled Celery, Puffed Skin 
  • Smoked Black Cod
  • Chorizo Crumble, Black Garlic, Octopus Succotash, Whipped Humber Arboretum Honey 
  • Duo of Elk
  • Roasted Tenderloin with Braised Rib, Foie Gras Torchon, Cherry Syrup, Celeriac Puree, Savoury Granola, Heirloom Beets, Thumb Carrots, Sweet Potato Croquette 
  • Chocolate Timo
  • Inaya Chocolate Cube, Caramelized Coco Bean Powder, Zephyr Ice Cream, Sesame Sponge and Pineapple Mango Foam 
  • Coffee/Tea 

$75/person +HST 
To reserve your seat/table, please RSVP to Frances Hall.
A Humber account # or credit card # is required upon reservation.
This article first appeared here.

Monday, April 25, 2016

SCAPA Stars – February/March 2016 Alumni Updates

What does your story look like?
It’s only the first week of March and already 2016 is shaping up to be a great year for many School of Creative and Performing Arts alumni.
Acting for Film and Television graduate Hannah Hogan is currently starring in the web series Friends with Benefits. The first four episodes are available to stream for free via Funny or Die. 
Steph Tolev, an alumna of the Comedy Writing and Performance program, released her first comedy album, Hot N’ Hungry, to rave a review from Exclaim! (“While many comedians struggle with making a live, intimate performance translate to strictly audio recordings, Tolev's material clears that hurdle effortlessly.”) It’s no surprise the album shot to the top of the iTunes comedy chart!
Fellow Comedy grad K. Trevor Wilson, on the other hand, returned to his first love: acting.
Though he’s more widely known for his work as a stand-up comedian, Wilson is now a series regular on Letterkenny, CraveTV’s first original scripted sitcom. Read more about Wilson’s journey from Humber to small screen comedy.
Drummer Anthony Fung, an alumnus of Humber’s K-12 Community Music School, will be part of the 2018 cohort of the prestigious Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz in Los Angeles.
A previous Berklee College of Music scholarship recipient, Fung is the first Canadian accepted to the Institute.
It’s awards season in the music industry, and graduates of Humber’s Bachelor of Music and Jazz Performance Certificate programs are getting noticed! Drummer Ricky Lewis—brother of Humber faculty member, drummer Larnell Lewis—recently played the industry’s biggest stages, the Grammy Awards and the Brit Awards, with Scarborough’s The Weeknd (“Can’t Feel My Face,” “Earned It”). See their Brit Awards performance here.
Closer to home, a number of grads were nominated for 2016 JUNO awards or played on JUNO-nominated recordings. Lauded alumni include Allison Au, Emilie-Claire Barlow, Julian Anderson-Bowes (with Tara Kannangara), Laila Biali (with Tara Davidson), Joel Cassady (with Walk Off The Earth), Feurd (a.k.a. Ian Robertson Moore, with The Elwins), Shamus Currie (with The Sheepdogs), and Emily Ferrell, Nathan Dell-Vandenberg and Chris Weatherstone (all with Lemon Bucket Orkestra).
Humber Theatre Performance grads continue to blaze trails across stage, film and arts management. Recent graduate Yolanda Bonnell juggles a staff administrative position at Native Earth Performing Arts with directing and acting opportunities. She will direct Plum BOMB, written by current student Bilal Baig, at the upcoming Paprika Festival, and she'll follow her recent Rhubarb Festival appearance in bug with a star turn at Factory Theatre in Judith Thompson's The Crackwalker, co-starring fellow Theatre Performance grad and lauded actor-playwright Waawaate Fobister.
Since leaving Humber, Jesse Ryder Hughes has built a career as an actor-producer-director and the co-founder of Unit 102 Theatre Studio & Actors Co., a Parkdale performance space and acting company. The company concluded a successful production of Red Light Winter in January, and plans to mount Of Mice and Men later this year.
Alumna Yulia Petrauskas’ latest foray into film is the feature End of Days, Inc, which opened at the Carlton Cinema on February 19, and Nawa Nicole Simon, a past Dora Award nominee, finishes her run in a new play, Just for A Moment, on March 6.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Ecuador Relief

Ecuador
We are saddened to hear about the devastating earthquake that hit Ecuador this past week. There are many staff and students who have friends and family there, without a means to contact them.
This NGO is sourcing solar energy kits so that families in devastated regions can contact love ones (the power or communication sources are now totally destroyed). If you would like to help support this initiative, please visit: rainforestexpeditions.wufoo.com/forms/m13pqw961bgkjgn
Contact: kevin.smith@humber.ca

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

The Humber International Centre is on Snapchat!

The Humber International Centre is bringing the Humber experience a little bit closer to you! 

Add us on Snapchat - HumberGlobaland see some of the events, workshops, and student life experiences around Lakeshore and North Campus.

There are 2 ways of following HumberGlobal on Snapchat:

1. Using your Snapchat app, take a picture of the Snapcode below and Snapchat will automatically scan and add HumberGlobal as your friend.

2. You can also take a picture of the Snapcode using your phone and then, on the Snapchat app you can add new friends by Snapcode.

Read more about Snapchat options for adding/finding new friends.  


Monday, April 18, 2016

Celebrating Success

 This article originally appeared on Humber.ca on April 30, 2015.


83 students from China complete their business program at Humber


Photo of the 2015 graduating Ningbo-Jimei class

For 83 students from Ningbo and Jimei universities in China, April 24 was a big day.

The students are part of an annual program that gives them the opportunity to study business in China for two years, then come to Humber for the final year of their studies. April 24 marked the end of their time at Humber, and was celebrated by a graduation-style ceremony complete with valedictorian address, graduation gowns and lots and lot of smiling photos.

The Ningbo-Humber Joint Partnership Program, which has been in place since 1996, is the college's longest-standing international partnership. Humber entered a similar partnership with the university in Jimei in 2006.

Since August, the Ningbo-Jimei students have had opportunities to learn about Canada and practice their English through cultural events and activities, including ice skating, a Toronto Raptors game and a trip to a local orchard.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Why I chose Humber – by Victor Wang

 
Victor at the Humber International Center
This story is written by Victor Wang, one of Humber’s international students in the Electromechanical Engineering – Automation and Robotics program.
I grew up in my hometown Xinxiang, Henan in China. I came to Canada in 2012 to study automation and robotics at Humber College. Just two months after I graduated, I was hired and worked for a year.
I decided to come back to school to study one more year of automation and robotics because the third-year experience and final thesis project will help me advance my career. Humber College has the best environment for learning because of its diversity; it really is a great choice if you want to improve your English speaking skills. In the classroom, the professors are helpful and patient when you have questions; don’t be afraid to ask for help.
Outside of class, I participate in different on-campus events and have been working as a student ambassador for the past two years. Both have opened me up to meeting many new people.
As a student ambassador, I have the chance to assist other international students with their transition to Canada. I’ve met many great international students and made many new friends.
I’m really happy that I chose to study at Humber. I believe that to be successful in your academic studies, you have to be really interested in what you’re studying, and I love my program. Your interest will motivate you, enable you to succeed and prepare you for your future working career.
Enjoy your time at Humber!
Want to hear from our students, check out why they chose Humber here.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Volunteers Needed for CONNECT: Summer 2016 & Fall 2016

Are you willing?
The International Centre is currently seeking volunteers for its CONNECT program. Volunteers are needed at both the North and Lakeshore Campuses for the role of International Peer Mentors for the Summer 2016 & Fall 2016 semesters. 
WHAT IS CONNECT? 
Connect is a peer mentorship program to ease the transition of first semester international students. TIME COMMITMENT 
International Peer Mentors will be required to commit 2-5 hours per week to the program, with most of the hours being contributed the first two weeks prior to the start of classes and the six weeks after class starts. 



WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR? 
International Peer Mentors are students in their second semester or higher in a Humber post-secondary or post-graduate programs who are maintaining good academic standing. Peer Mentors are caring, hardworking and mature individuals who are willing to take a leadership role in the program. 
APPLY ONLINE: http://bit.ly/IntlPeerMentorApp 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, April 15 at 8:00 a.m. 
Please see the attachment for more detail.


Job Opportunity for Students: Apply by April 15, 2016

Join this brilliant Team!
Hello International Students!

The International Centre at the both campuses is looking for Student Ambassadors to add to our team of dynamic young leaders. 

As an Ambassador, your responsibilities would include but not be restricted to data entry, filing, greeting new Humber students, participating in International Centre events and workshops, social media projects, and much more. 
International Student Ambassadors Qualifications: 
* Currently enrolled and in good academic standing
* Full-time student (with at least 2 full semesters still remaining here at Humber)
* Motivated self-starter
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills (English)
* Knowledge of the campus and its facilities
* Strong leadership and mentorship skills
* Comfortable working in a flexible environment
* Experience with Social Media 

Social Media experience, 2+ semesters remaining at Humber, and photography/videography/design skills are considered assests.
If you are interested in applying for this position please take a look at the job posting as well as more information on the job responsibilities attached. We are looking for applicants to submit: 
- Resume 
- Cover Letter 
- Showcase piece (e.g., Photographs, Videos, Graphic Design pieces, Blogs, etc.). 
- Please also include a copy of your Summer 2016 timetable and student number. 
The deadline to apply is Friday April 15th @ 8:00am (please make sure to submit all required documents) - Only those applicants that are selected for an interview will be contacted. 

Please send LAKESHORE applications to matthew.mcdonald@humber.ca 
Please send NORTH applications to matthew.keefe@humber.ca

Humber Earth Week: Lakeshore Campus Clean Up Day



International students and International Centre staff offered some time out of their busy agendas to help clean Humber’s Lakeshore Campus last Tuesday, March 29th. This event was part of Humber Earth Week, promoted by the Humber Sustainability team, with the aim of creating awareness of environmental issues, such as transportation alternatives (Smart Commute), recycling and climate change.

In total, there were 56 persons participating (a 27% increase from 2015) – 18 employees and 38 students (a 32% increase from last year’s event). This crew collected 61 bags of garbage from Lakeshore Campus, an increase of 45% from 2015.

“I was proud to see so much enthusiasm amongst our international student body. Our team was certainly the largest at Lakeshore, which is a real demonstration of leadership in our global community” – Matthew McDonald, International Student Advisor

See all the pictures of the Clean Up Day http://bit.ly/1RUnK3k


And more information at http://bit.ly/1UIOK9o

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Immigration Workshops: April, May, & June


Need to extend your study permit? Apply for a co-op work permit? Get a new visa so that you can leave Canada and then return? We got you.

Or maybe you have questions about the post-graduation work permit program? We have that covered, too. 

Registration is not required for any of these workshops. However, we recommend that you confirm attendance via each Facebook event page so that you get a personalized reminder!

Date
Time
Topic
Room Number
NORTH CAMPUS



Wednesday, April 13
14:25-15:15
B202
Tuesday, May 10
10:45-11:35
D241
Wednesday, May 11
11:40-13:25
H416
Thursday, May 12
15:20-16:10
D241
Monday, May 16
10:45-11:35
F223
Thursday, June 2
14:25-15:15
F223
Tuesday, June 14
13:30-15:15
F223

Date
Time
Topic
Room Number
LAKESHORE CAMPUS

Thursday, April 28
9:00-10:00
D200
Tuesday May 3
13:00-14:30
D200
Tuesday, May 10
12:35-13:25
D200
Tuesday, May 10
15:20-16:10
D200
Friday, May 20
11:40-12:30
D200
Tuesday, May 24
13:00-14:00
D200
Friday, June 3
11:30-12:30
D200
Wednesday, June 22
13:00-14:30
D200

*TRV=Temporary Resident Visa
eTA=Electronic Travel Authorization

If you are not able to attend a workshop, please review our application guidelines online at http://bit.ly/1JlXwjj 

All of our other upcoming events are listed at http://bit.ly/1qufuhi

'A Taste of Italy' Fundraiser in Support of Study Abroad Trip

Date/Time: April 8, 2016 - 6:00pm
Where: North Campus, The Humber Room
Contact: Please email Frances Hall to reserve your seat/table or RSVP here: punchbowl.com/parties/6d1b2f30ed007c91ef66 Help support a group of culinary, baking, hospitality and nutrition students as they prepare to travel to Italy in May.
Enjoy an authentic Italian menu, chef approved and freshly prepared by students. Cost: $50

This article first appeared here.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Humber International Centre Upcoming Events - April & May 2016

Spring has arrived (despite the snow!) as we approach the final weeks of this school term. It’s time to focus on final assignments and exams, but don’t forget to take some time out and recharge your batteries! The Humber International Centre is promoting some exciting events, workshops, and trips so you can enjoy yourself this month and during May whether you are taking a summer break or continuing your studies! Students, alumni, faculty, and staff are welcome to join us for all events.


Cupcake Decorating Event
Date: Tuesday, April 5th
Time: 5:00 PM
Where: Room B117 (Lakeshore Campus)

Ripley’s Aquarium
Date:  Saturday, April 9th
Buses:  Leave North Campus at 10:00am and Lakeshore at 10:30am. We will be leaving the Aquarium at 3:00pm and returning to both campuses.
Cost:  $20/person (guests are welcome)

Post-Grad Work Permit Workshop
Date:  Wednesday, April 13th 
Time:  2:25-3:15pm
Location:  B202 (North Campus)
Cost:  Free

Study Permit Workshop
Date:  Thursday, April 28th
Time:  9:00-10:00am
Location:  D200 (Lakeshore Campus)
Cost:  Free

CN Tower
Date:  Saturday, May 7th
Buses:  Leave North Campus at 10:00am and Lakeshore at 10:30am. We will be leaving the CN Tower at 3:00pm and returning to both campuses.
Cost:  $15/person (guests are welcome)

Vaughn Mills (Sold out)
Date:  Sunday, May 8th
Buses:  Leave Lakeshore Campus at 11:00am and North at 11:30am. We will be leaving Vaughn Mills at 4:00pm and returning to both campuses.
Cost:  FREE as long as you register in advance in the International Centre

Canada’s Wonderland
Date:  Saturday, May 14th
Buses:  Leave from Lakeshore at 9:00am and North at 9:30am. We will be leaving Wonderland at 6:00pm and returning to both campuses.
Cost:  $30/ticket (guests are welcome)  **ANY DAY tickets also available if you can’t make it this day**

Niagara Falls
Date:  Saturday, May 28th
Buses:  Leave from the North Campus at 8:30am and Lakeshore Campus at 9:00am. We will be leaving Niagara Falls at 4:30pm and returning to both campuses.
Cost:  $20/person (guests are welcome)

Learning Skills Workshops in April

Learning Skills Workshops – North Campus
Where: Room LRC 3058 (3rd floor of the LRC)
More information: http://www.humber.ca/learningresources/ 

Date
Time
Workshop
Monday, April 4th, 2016
10:45 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.
Time Management
Monday, April 4th, 2016
2:25 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.
Study Skills
Wednesday, April 6th, 2016
10:45 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.
Time Management
Wednesday, April 6th, 2016
11:40 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Exam and Test Prep
Wednesday, April 6th, 2016
2:25 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.
Study Skills
Thursday, April 7th, 2016
3:20 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Stress Management
Friday, April 8th, 2016*
10:45 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.
The Art of Note Taking
Friday, April 8th, 2016
11:40 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Exam and Test Prep
Monday, April 11th, 2016
10:45 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.
Cite it Right: APA
Tuesday, April 12th, 2016*
9:50 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.
The Art of Note Taking
Tuesday, April 12th, 2016
11:40 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Study Skills
Tuesday, April 12th, 2016
2:25 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.
Stress Management
Wednesday, April 13th, 2016
10:45 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.
Time Management
Wednesday, April 13th, 2016
11:40 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Exam and Test Prep
Wednesday, April 13th, 2016
2:25 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.
Study Skills
Thursday, April 14th, 2016
3:20 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Exam and Test Prep
Friday, April 15th , 2016
11:40 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Stress Management


Learning Skills Workshops – Lakeshore Campus
Where: Room A 168

Date
Time
Workshop
Wednesday, April 6th, 2016
10:45 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.
Exam and Test Prep
Wednesday, April 6th, 2016
2:25 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Cite it Right: APA
Thursday, April 7th, 2016
9:30 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.
Time Management
Thursday, April 7th, 2016
1:30 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.
Exam and Test Prep
Tuesday, April 12th, 2016
10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
Study Skills
Wednesday, April 13th, 2016
10:45 a.m. – 11:35 a.m.
Memory and Concentration
Wednesday, April 13th, 2016
2:25 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Exam and Test Prep
Thursday, April 14th, 2016
9:30 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.
Study Skills
Thursday, April 14th, 2016
1:30 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.
Time Management

Immigration Workshops
Registration is not required for any of these workshops. However, we recommend that you confirm attendance via each Facebook event page so that you get a personalized reminder!

Date
Time
Topic
Room Number
NORTH CAMPUS



Wednesday, April 13
14:25-15:15
B202
Tuesday, May 10
10:45-11:35
D241
Wednesday, May 11
11:40-13:25
H416
Thursday, May 12
15:20-16:10
D241
Monday, May 16
10:45-11:35
F223
Thursday, June 2
14:25-15:15
F223
Tuesday, June 14
13:30-15:15
F223


Date
Time
Topic
Room Number
LAKESHORE CAMPUS

Thursday, April 28
9:00-10:00
D200
Tuesday May 3
13:00-14:30
D200
Tuesday, May 10
12:35-13:25
D200
Tuesday, May 10
15:20-16:10
D200
Friday, May 20
11:40-12:30
D200
Tuesday, May 24
13:00-14:00
D200
Friday, June 3
11:30-12:30
D200
Wednesday, June 22
13:00-14:30
D200

*TRV=Temporary Resident Visa

eTA=Electronic Travel Authorization

We hope to see you soon! Feel free to contact the International Centre at North or Lakeshore Campus for more information.