Tuesday, August 23, 2016

70 Ningbo Students Arrive at Lakeshore Campus


On July 28th, 70 students from Ningbo University arrived at Humber. For the last two weeks the students have been participating in The Business School’s Summer Orientation Program at the Lakeshore Campus. Throughout this intensive program students will be immersed in an English-only environment where they will learn skills to help them achieve academic success, improve their writing abilities, strengthen their speaking and listening skills, and prepare for their academic year in the Business Administration Program.

Outside of their daily classes, the students have been participating in a number of excursions including visiting Wasaga Beach and the CN Tower. Most recently, the students participated in an Urban Adventure race that had students compete against each other to find secret locations throughout downtown Toronto.


The orientation program will continue for another three-weeks, so if you see the students outside during one of their workshops, please feel free to join in on the fun!On July 28th, 70 students from Ningbo University arrived at Humber. For the last two weeks the students have been participating in The Business School’s Summer Orientation Program at the Lakeshore Campus. Throughout this intensive program students will be immersed in an English-only environment where they will learn skills to help them achieve academic success, improve their writing abilities, strengthen their speaking and listening skills, and prepare for their academic year in the Business Administration Program.

Outside of their daily classes, the students have been participating in a number of excursions including visiting Wasaga Beach and the CN Tower. Most recently, the students participated in an Urban Adventure race that had students compete against each other to find secret locations throughout downtown Toronto.

The orientation program will continue for another three-weeks, so if you see the students outside during one of their workshops, please feel free to join in on the fun!

Syndicated From Humber Communiqué on August 8, 2016

Monday, August 8, 2016

F building addition hosts bioscience, cadaver labs

This article originally appeared in Humber EtCetera on February 11, 2016

New labs in F-Building will benefit bioscience, pharmacy and
funeral services students.(Marlee Greig)
New one-of-a-kind labs and state-of-the-art technologies are hoped to bring innovation to Humber School of Health Sciences learning capabilities as part of Humber’s North campus F building expansion.

Two floors have been added atop the existing F building at the college.

Students in the School of Health Sciences gained access to the labs for the first time in September after the labs were opened last April, said Biotechnology program coordinator Dr. Mojgan Rezvani.

New bioscience, pharmacy, funeral services and anatomy labs are now operational and play a significant part in students’ curriculums. Even biotechnology, a new diploma program offered at Humber received a new lab, said Rezvani.

Laboratories were built with functionality in mind so movable tables, hands-free sinks and drop-down electrical outlets will allow students faster movement around lab space.

Interactive screens, three-dimensional anatomical models and high-tech microscopes will exponentially increase learning, said Dr. Ronald Stewart, the Bioscience program coordinator.

Students will also be taught about their own bodies with the aid of professionally dissected human cadavers and body specimens, said Stewart.

“We are the only publicly-funded college with cadaver labs,” he said. “There are very few schools of anatomy within Ontario overall.

“Most of them are large universities like the University of Toronto, McMaster, Western, Waterloo, Queen’s, and then there is Humber. So we are part of that small family of big universities,” said Stewart.

“We put significant effort into teaching and learning anatomy and physiology so that in the end they have a really good foundation of knowledge,” he said.

“There’s no question when you complete your diploma or degree here, you’re going to learn your anatomy and physiology.”

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Summer Events in Toronto


Summer 2016 Events

The expression “the city never sleeps” certainly holds true in Toronto. At any point in time on any given day one can find something entertaining to do. This summer there are a variety of events happening in the city ranging from cultural, music and entertainment, and food! There is something that will appeal to everyone.

On the cultural end there is Toronto Caribana, the Indie Boat Hop, the Waterfront Artisan Market, and the Toronto Burlesque Festival. If loud music is what you yearn for, there is the Island Soul Festival, the Sonicboombox Toronto Expo Afterparty, and so much more. If you want to relax, Toronto has many beautiful beaches available along with open air movie experiences such as free movies at the Harbour front Centre.

Looking to have a good time, look no further than Daylight at Cabana Pool Bar! Also available is The Celebrity Marauders Karibana House Party, and Lost Episode Fest Toronto.
If concerts are your cup of tea there is certainly no shortage in Toronto, check out the VELD Music Festival, Electric Island, Ovo-fest, and Snoop Dog & Wiz Khalifa concert.


Toronto has something for everyone so get out there and experience everything it has to offer! 

Monday, August 1, 2016

Humber an attractive option for international students

This article originally appeared in Humber EtCetera on April 8, 2016

Flora Fan had no other school on her mind than Humber College when deciding where to study in Canada this past fall.

The first-year Food and Nutrition program student from China fell in love with Canada while visiting Vancouver in 2012. She has always wanted to come back and study here.

Fan is one of the 3,400 international students attending Humber from more than 100 countries. What immediately caught her attention was the fact that it is Canada’s largest college, but she was also intrigued by what her program offers.

“The courses designed to my program interest me and equips me with necessary knowledge for my career,” Fan said.

Humber has a new International Centre in the North campus LRC that helps international students with enrollment, study permits and adjusting to living in Canada.

Fan said that at times, being far from home can be lonely but added Humber offers many services to make the adjustment easier. One big thing that helps her and fellow students adjust, Fan said, are the clubs run by international students.

“The clubs are like a family for students from different countries,” she said.

Anastasia Kvasniuk, a first-year architecture student from Russia, found Humber’s school spirit and short commute to downtown to be very important to her when choosing her school.

“I toured many schools in the area,” she said. “Humber was the only one that was close to downtown, had crazy school spirit for their sports and had a nice residence building.” Humber has international recruiters who each specialize in a continent. They travel to their assigned continent for two to six weeks to expose potential students to information about Humber and encourage them to apply.

Linda Chao, associate director and Asia International Recruiter of 10 years, said the diversity within and outside of Humber is one of the main attractions for international students coming here to study.

“It is a very diverse area, many international students have family who live close by,” Chao said.

International and Canadian students being together in classes is a great way for both parties to learn about each other’s cultures and lifestyles and can help give a better understanding of where they come from and why they chose to come to Canada, she said.