Monday, September 25, 2017

DBSA - Tech Week



Mark your calendars! Last year DBSA held their first annual TechWeek conference. We are pleased to announce that due to the success of their previous conference, they are holding it again during the week of Oct 1st, 2017.


If you plan on attending any of the workshops, register as soon as possible as they have limited seats.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

NEW: Upload Your Study Permit on MyHumber

A study permit is required for almost all international students in Canada. Humber needs to verify that you have a study permit before you begin your program in September.

If you are outside Canada and have received an approval letter (i.e., letter of introduction) regarding your study permit application, please upload it in MyHumber as soon as possible. We understand that many applicants are still waiting for a decision and cannot yet upload a letter of introduction. You may upload it once you receive it (but before September 11, 2017 at the latest).

If you are already inside Canada and received your study permit at the Port of Entry, then please upload your study permit in MyHumber as possible.

To upload your Letter of Introduction or Study Permit, please use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox web browsers, log in to MyHumber (humber.ca/myhumber) and do the following:

  1.  Click on Applicant tab
  2. Click on Upload Documents tab
  3. Click on Upload Student Visa/Study Permit Document






Your document will be included in the list of documents you have submitted through MyHumber at the bottom of the document upload page. 

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

International Student at Sketching the Line Exhibition



The International Centre would like to congratulate international student Fabio Luiz Silva for wining a spot in the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) Sketch the line exhibition.
Sketch the Line is a public exhibition showcasing the work of artists who capture transit commuter moments in the form of drawings.Fabio is currently studying the 3rd semester of 3D animation and is from Brazil.

For you all interested in knowing a little bit more about the Sketch the Line project and Fabio’s work we conducted an interview. Have a look.

When did you start drawing? 
I was barely 5 when I start to draw things. My father gave me a bunch of blank paper and a pencil. I guess this happened after one day that my mother needed to leave me with a neighborhood’s old couple to take care of me during an afternoon. I spent the time drawing with a pen on their sofa. They did not accept any money to repair the sofa. Instead they kept the sofa and always were wonderful with me, treating me like their own child. 

 Did you always wanted to be an artist?
Actually, it is not something that you want to be. Everybody needs to do something to express itself. For me, art is a way to show my thoughts, ideas and inspirations through diverse Medias. Obviously, I do art all the time. Even when I worked on different roles in my former jobs as an engineer (I have a degree in production engineering in Brazil), my goal was to create something to show my ideas and projects using art in a different way. So, being an artist is how I understand life.

How did you get to know about the “Sketching the Line” project?
 I have seen the drawings on the subway cars and buses since me and my wife arrived in Canada last year. Sketches are simple traces to show an idea. It is not so complete but contains the thought. I wondered about how I could have one drawing there. On January I saw that the submissions were open but I did not have time to give much attention to that due to a number of college assignments. So, I managed the time during the day before the due date to draw some pieces during my trips. I made five drawings that day (20 minutes or less each) observing people and trying to see something, to notice a moment, that is my goal, to catch the moment with no prejudice of privacy or interaction.

What did you feel when you were invited to be part of it?
I am still feeling the same, that I have time! When I decided to change my career from engineer to an animator, moving to another country, my friends tried hard not to say "you are too old for that". I am 47 years old but I’m still young to draw. When I received the e-mail saying "congratulations" the sensation was relief about it and that something start to change in my life. I can do it. I can do a lot of things, and I will!

Which advice would give to someone how wants to be an artist?
Observe, spend time watching movies, people on the street, your friends and parents, try to do a drawing a day. Let your hands work, simples gestures explain a lot. What kind of movement a person does when calling a cab? Things like that are around us and deserve a moment of attention.

Get to know Fabio’s work:


http://fabioluizportfolio.tumblr.com/ (In his portfolio you can find the works he submitted for Humber when applying for his program, 3D Animation)

WWW.FABIOLUIZTTC.TUMBLR.COM (In his Tumblr page you can find other sketches he submitted for the Sketching the Line, exhibition)


@FABIO.LUIZ.ARTECLETICA (Follow him on Instagram)

Friday, July 14, 2017

Humber GMBSA - Networking Event



Hello Students,

We are excited to announce the Official Launch of HUMBER GBMSA - Global Business Management Association on next Tuesday Jul 18th Tuesday at 6:30 pm - G Building Humber Lakeshore.

Humber GBMSA – Global Business Student Association is holding a Networking Event with Humber GBM Alumni Panel. It is a great opportunity to chat and learn from Alumni who are currently working in their industry. Do not miss this chance to connect with them. The event is free and open to all Humber programs.

Welcome to join and enjoy some informal networking and opportunity to meet professionals, alumni, students and Humber professors and staff.

*Refreshments will be provided.

AGENDA
6:30 to 6:45 - Registration
6:45 to 7:00 - GBMSA Welcoming and Opening
7:00 to 7:10 - GBM coordinator
7:10 to 8:00 – Alumni Panel Speakers
8:00 to 8:30 - Questions
8:30 to 8:35 - Wrap-Up and Closing Remarks

8:35 to 9:00 - Networking

If you want to be part of the event make sure to register at:

Enjoy


Monday, July 10, 2017

How to Confirm you Offer?

Hello future international students, at Humber we are committed in making your pre-arrival life easier. Here is a step-by-step on how to confirm your offer.









Friday, May 26, 2017

Pride Month Is Just Around The Corner



Toronto is known for being one of the most diverse cities in the world when it comes to different ethnic groups, religions and backgrounds, but Toronto is also a very inclusive city when it comes to embracing its LGBTQ+ citizens, and it become more evident during Pride month.

Canada’s second-ever Pride Month will launch on June 1, 2017, featuring engaging programming and exciting events throughout the city, culminating with the much anticipated annual Pride Parade on June 25. Pride Month will begin with its city proclamation and the raising of the Rainbow flag at Toronto City Hall, set to occur May 31.

Here at Humber the LGBTQ Resource Centre works to provide a safer space for Humber’s LGBTQ+ students and allies to connect with one another and access resources. And during Pride month they have a special calendar of events. Check it out at http://www.humber.ca/lgbtq/pride-2017!





Don’t forget to check the official #PrideTO events like the Trans Parade, the Dyke Parade and the Pride Parade itself. For more information on all the events happening in the city during Pride month go to the official Pride Guide 2017

We Are Proud!


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP)


What are the eligibility requirements for the Post-Graduation work permit?
For more information please go here

What documents to do I require from Humber?
Your Confirmation of Graduation letter and Final Transcript; you can request these documents through your MyHumber account as of March 9, 2018. The confirmation letter is downloaded from your account however the transcript will be mailed to the address listed on your account. Please note - if you have an outstanding balance these documents will not be available until the account is cleared.

When should I apply?
Once you have both Confirmation of Graduation letter as well as your Final transcript. It is important that you still have a valid study permit and you apply within 90 days of the earliest date on your graduation documents.

When can I start working full-time?
You can start when you submit your application if the conditions listed on your study permit authorizes you to work off-campus. In the case where your study permit does not authorize you to work off-campus then you will have to wait until the PGWP is issued. For more information please go here.

Can I extend my Post-Graduation Work Permit?

This is a one-time opportunity. An exception to this rule is when you were not granted the full amount time due to your passport expiring. For example, your passport expires in 2018 but you are potentially eligible for a work permit until 2021.

Friday, April 7, 2017


The International Centre is excited to present our #SocialMediaInfluencer for the month of March! @fabio.luiz.artecletica is a mature international student taking 3D-Animation, and with a mind-blowing portfolio of incredible drawings, was selected for using our #humberglobal hashtag on his posts on Instagram - proving that sharing talent and great content via social is not only for millennials!

So how could we not thank him with a cool gift pack including a fish eye lens for his phone snaps and a Starbucks gift card?

You too could be the next lucky one to snatch these cool prize packs simply tag @humberglobal in your photos on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter. Whether they portray our beloved campuses, daily college life, Humber events or your experience as a student in (or out of) the city, don’t forget to use the hashtag #humberglobal and we will be watching for you all month long!

Monday, April 3, 2017

Spring into Action - Our April Calendar is Here!


Check it out:


Our last calendar of the semester is here and waiting for you to join in informative and social events to end the year with a a bang! Whether it's your English you want to practice, tax or Post-Graduation work permit info you need - or simply the urge to get out and get creative at a Music or Cake Decorating night, get involved to kick off the spring season right!

Hired Before Graduation! Hard Work Results in the Student Dream for Multimedia Design & Development Student


Changhee Han is a typical Humber international student. Like many of us, she came here with a dream of becoming a professional in her craft, knowing that if she worked hard in class and networked with her professors and peers, she would have the opportunity to gain professional Canadian experience in her field. What makes Changhee’s story unique is that she has recently impressed her faculty and a future employer enough to land a work placement at Innocean, the global in-house ad agency for Hyundai and Kia. This placement was earned through her combination of language skills, knowledge and networking abilities, and will satisfy her program’s coop requirements. And better, as this agency hires very few students for placement, based on her recent performance on the job, this opportunity has been offered to her in advance to become full time employment upon graduation!

Changhee studied computer engineering back in Korea, and thus was no stranger to the world of technolog. Humber was her immediate destination of choice for improving her skills, enrolling in the unique two year program Multimedia Design and Development, which is currently only offered at Humber.

The MD&D program offers learning from both design and development angles, and according to Changhee the program starts from the basics and gives a broad understanding of various aspects of the field and feels she’s been given all the required tools for starting immediately upon graduation, in either field of design or development. The program is in line with the most recent technology, which is what has made her feel so prepared to enter the very competitive technology employment market.

She also shared with us her perspective toward how the program can be very helpful in helping students decide which particular field of employment they want to pursue, by approaching both design and development in a broad way. Also given the program doesn't require a portfolio as an application requirement makes the program accessible to everyone that wants to get into the field, even without previous experience in the area. After all, she argues, Not having a portfolio doesn’t mean you are not creative!”

And not only the program is designed to maximize students potential, but as Changhee find out herself, investing in your education with full commitment has its perks; Chaghee was offered this amazing opportunity thanks to a combination of her own effort in her school work, as well as taking time to network with her instructors, including George Paravantes, who she gave much credit.

Pro Tip!

Changhee has some tips for students who wants to come to Humber and study Multimedia Design and Development: She shared that while volunteering at open houses at Humber for her program, the most common question she was asked was “ Should I study coding before coming to Humber?” and she said:

If you have a chance yes! Search for online resources. (ex: YouTube, Lynda.com)
Coding is a big challenge, even the instructors take the course step-by-step.”


Hope you guys feel inspired by Changhee’s story and never stop pursuing your professional dreams. Like with Changhee, Humber is here to support you in your learning and career development every step of the way!

Friday, March 24, 2017

Job Posting: International Student Ambassadors (North Campus)

We are looking for candidates who have a strong work ethic and are self motivated.  An International Student Ambassador is a very important part of the Humber International Team; successful candidates will demonstrate the drive and enthusiasm needed to ensure future students’ success.  

North & Lakeshore Ambassadors at Leadership Training in August 2016.
Benefits of being an International Student Ambassador
Help others make connections to the college
Develop valuable work experience for your career portfolio
Be looked at as a leader and mentor in the Humber international community
Qualifications
Currently enrolled and in good academic standing
Full-time North Campus Student (with at least 2 full semesters still remaining here at Humber – 1st semester students are encouraged to apply)
Motivated self-starter
Excellent verbal and written communication skills (English)
Skills in other languages are highly desired
Strong leadership and mentorship skills
Comfortable working in a flexible environment
Experience with social media, writing/blogging, photography, videography, graphic design, event planning/execution and/or marketing and community outreach are considered assets for this role.

General Responsibilities
Must attend ALL required training sessions 
Must be available during Orientation Week in both May 2017 and September 2017
Attend student trips and activities
Perform airport pick-ups
General office duties (75% of Job Responsibilities)
Available for special International Projects (International Education Week, etc.)
Work with International Centre Team members on social media initiatives
If you are an enthusiastic leader, motivated self-starter and excited about this job opportunity, please forward your resume, cover letter and one showcase piece (e.g., photographs, videos, poster design, or blog) to Matthew Keefe.

Matthew Keefe
International Student Advisor
Humber College (North Campus, 2nd Floor in the LRC Building)
Email:  matthew.keefe@humber.ca
The deadline to have your resume, cover letter, and showcase piece submitted (by email) is Friday, April 7, 2017 at 8:30 a.m.


International Student Ambassadors & International Student Advisors at the 2016 Holiday Dinner

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

From Educational Tourists to Global Citizens



Rebecca Fitzgerald, Humber International’s Manager of International Mobility and Partnerships helps and supports students not only in pursuing their dreams of studying abroad, but in the full experience that is immersing oneself in learning a new culture, reflecting on this learning and with that, growing as a person, a global citizen and a future global professional in their chose field.

In the presentation Rebecca delivered at the 2017 Community Colleges for International Development (CCID) Conference which took place in Texas in February, she had the opportunity to introduce Humber’s successful, multidisciplinary, cross-college model that offers all students a structured academic pathway and articulated set of learning outcomes to develop their global experience, skills cultural learning.

The presentation shared Humber International’s position and aim to transform "educational tourists with international experience" into global citizens who possess a deeper understanding of their rights, responsibilities and skills for living in today's interconnected world.

At Humber, we are proud to have in-house experts and professionals who are helping make your college experience the best it can be. If you want to know more about studying abroad, check out our blog to learn about the students boarding on one of these amazing study experiences in Italy this spring.


For full information on all Global Opportunities at Humber, go to: international.humber.ca/global-opportunities.html.

Job Posting: International Student Ambassador (Lakeshore Campus)

We are looking for candidates who have a strong work ethic and are self motivated.  An International Student Ambassador is a very important part of the Humber International Team; successful candidates will demonstrate the drive and enthusiasm needed to ensure future students’ success.  


North & Lakeshore Ambassadors at Leadership Training in August 2016.

Benefits of being an International Student Ambassador
Help others make connections to the college
Develop valuable work experience for your career portfolio
Be looked at as a leader and mentor in the Humber international community

Qualifications
Currently enrolled and in good academic standing
Full-time Lakeshore Campus Student (with at least 2 full semesters still remaining here at Humber – 1st semester students are encouraged to apply)
Motivated self-starter
Excellent verbal and written communication skills (English)
Skills in other languages are highly desired
Strong leadership and mentorship skills
Comfortable working in a flexible environment
Experience with social media, writing/blogging, photography, videography, graphic design, event planning/execution and/or marketing and community outreach are considered assets for this role.

General Responsibilities
Must attend ALL required training sessions 
Must be available during Orientation Week in both May 2017 and September 2017
Attend student trips and activities
Perform airport pick-ups
General office duties (75% of Job Responsibilities)
Available for special International Projects (International Education Week, etc.)
Work with International Centre Team members on social media initiatives

If you are an enthusiastic leader, motivated self-starter and excited about this job opportunity, please forward your resume, cover letter and one showcase piece (e.g., photographs, videos, poster design, or blog) to Matthew McDonald. 

Matthew McDonald
International Student Advisor
Humber College (Lakeshore Campus, H100A)
Email:  matthew.mcdonald [AT ] humber.ca 

Ana is a current student ambassador from Mauritius.


The deadline to have your resume and cover letter submitted (by email) is Friday, March 31, 2017 at 8:30 a.m.


International Student Ambassadors & International Student Advisors at the 2016 Holiday Dinner


Volunteers Needed: Summer 2017 & Fall 2017

We are currently recruiting volunteers for CONNECT



WHAT IS CONNECT?

Connect is a peer mentorship program to ease the transition of first semester international students. Connect provides a support team for new international students by creating an opportunity for students to connect with an International Peer Mentor (Returning Student) and a Staff Mentor (Faculty/Staff/Admin person). Welcome Teams are familiar with the Humber campus, services and local community and will help new students become more familiar with a new culture and a new academic setting by providing cultural support and information about student life at Humber. 

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. They should also be in good academic standing.  Peer Mentors are caring, hardworking and mature individuals who are willing to take a leadership role in the program. 

WHY BECOME A PEER MENTOR FOR CONNECT?

International Peer Mentors are student leaders within the campus community. The program allows peer mentors to develop their leadership skills, communication skills, inter-personal skills along with opportunities to assist in the planning of Connect events, marketing and communication of the program, workshop facilitation and many other skills. 

International Peer Mentors are unpaid volunteer positions for the entire semester; however the benefits are rewarding. International Peer Mentors who meet the minimum program expectations will receive a reference letter at the end of the semester and are also eligible to attend International Centre events that are $25.00 and under (to be eligible for these perks International Peer Mentors must be active members of the program and meet the minimum program expectations. Peer Mentors must also register for the events they wish to attend prior to the event being sold out). 

APPLY TODAY


Friday, March 17, 2017

Canada is Waiting for You!


Humber is deeply engaged in the idea of our globalized world, an increasing number of students from across the globe want come to Canada to upgrade their education and career experience. For over 40 university students from Mexico, this dream is one step closer, thanks to a recent collaboration between Humber and ULinks, which resulted in a group visit to Humber this week.

ULinks is a Mexican educational and economic development organization which actively promotes and organizes Mexican university students to go abroad during their studies to experience the development and innovation happening in other economies and cultures as a means to widen the worldview and understanding of the global economy and its needs to students.

Find more information about this innovative initiative in their official video.

The Humber visit started with a presentation by the Oriana Barros and Rebecca Fitzgerald from the International Centre, followed by Jennifer Wilson-Lee from The Business School, each whom spoke to the value of international education, encouraging them to contextualize the meaning of their experience in Canada, as well as some of the opportunities available to them at Humber.

        The group toured the Lakeshore Campus’s Centre for Entrepreneurship, visited the International Centre, the Simulation Stock Exchange and Art Gallery via the Lakeshore Historical Tunnels, before heading downtown for a visit of the CN Tower and other Toronto landmarks. 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Are you ready for St. Patrick's Day?



Saint Patrick’s Day to many is just a day to celebrate leprechauns and beer, right? And as a matter of fact it is; but there is much more to this cultural celebration than that! Saint Patrick’s Day, as the name suggests, is a religious holiday celebrated the 17th of March, said to be the day Saint Patrick, the “Apostle of Ireland” died, and a thus a day for spiritual renewal and offering prayers to missionaries worldwide.

So, what does the day or the Saint really have to do with leprechauns and shamrocks?!

On this day, Saint Patrick himself would use a 3-leaved shamrock found in the green hillsides of Ireland to explain to pagans in Ireland the Catholic concept of the holy trinity. Leprechauns on the other hand, don’t have much to do with Saint Patrick. However, the beloved Irish mythical creature dressed as a shoemaker is known for its sneaky behaviour and the treasure it hides. Legend has it that if you can spot one and keep it in your sight, he will be forced to point you in the direction of his pot of gold. So keep your eyes open Friday!

If you really want to step up you Saint Patrick’s Day game, here are some tips and customs to celebrate the date like the true Irish:

1. The tradition of “drowning the shamrock” is said to bring good luck. It consists in wearing a shamrock on your lapel or hat on Saint Patrick’s Day, then placing it in your last celebratory drink to drink up! Just the drink, not necessarily the shamrock. Good luck!

2. Toast your friends! What is better than celebrating with friends than to share a toast with them? Here is an example of a traditional toast for Saint Patrick’s Day, but feel free to come up with your own:

“May the roof above us never fall in, and may we friends beneath it never fall out.”

Here is Blog TO’s list with the 30 top St. Patrick’s Day events happening in Toronto, so you can put everything you learned here to practice! And if you’re not really into crowded pubs or beer, on March 19th the Saint Patrick’s Day Parade is happening, which is an attraction for the whole family. For more info check their website here! And if you’re still not convinced here is a link to the video of 2016 parade.

Celebrating St. Patrick’s is about being with friends and celebrating the good things in life, so remember drink responsibly and have fun!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Do you have #PermanentResidencyGoals?



Planning to Stay in Canada after Graduation? Do you have #PermanentResidencyGoals?

Many students wish to remain in Canada after completing their studies. Did you know that at Humber we have highly qualified staff on both campuses to help guide you in this process?
Matthew MacDonald, known for hosting International Orientation (Lakeshore Campus) and Dalyce Newby (North Campus), known for planning Holiday and Graduation Dinner celebrations, are, in addition to their roles as International Student Advisors, Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCIC).

Based on his experience and expertise in this area, Matthew has been selected to present a webinar this Friday, March 10th, on behalf of the Canadian Bureau of International Education. The goal of the webinar will be sharing current updates to the Express Entry program and on how best to support and guide international students to be successful in their quest to acquire Canadian permanent residency. 

The webinar is focused on training other RCIC or legal immigration professionals; however Matthew wants to reach students and professionals with his message to help you understand a little more about the importance of the changes in regulation made in 2016:

As an RCIC supporting Humber’s international students, I was keen to learn about the much-anticipated changes to Express Entry that were revealed in November 2016. I was particularly fortunate to be able to attend the announcement made by John McCallum, former Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada, in Ottawa. Since November I’ve talked to several Humber grads who have received an invitation to apply for permanent residency, news which always makes my day! This webinar is an opportunity to take a closer look at how these recent changes make graduates of Canadian post-secondary programs more competitive for Express Entry, and to reinforce the importance of colleges and universities in supporting international students in their transition into skilled work after graduation.

Matthew shared a last tip for Humber students - ensuring your immigration research results in reliable, quality information. Either you are hiring a person to assist you, or doing research on your own, and that the CIC website is your primary tool to get informed.


Immigration professionals can still register to the CIBE webinar here, and Humber International students can schedule a one-on-one appointment with Matthew at the Lakeshore Campus by clicking here.


Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Our March Calendar of Events is Here!


February, our shortest month on the calendar, has come and is nearly gone, gearing us all up for the spring sounds that March *may* bring!

With that, our new student events calendar for March is here:

Check it out for a month full of workshops, conversational cafes and income tax knowledge brought to you by Culture Link.

As a bonus, March 17th doubles as Toronto's St. Patrick's Day celebrations AND your very last chance to head out on a ski and snowboard escape with the Humber International Centre. Keep this calendar on hand and don't miss a thing!

Changes to Travel Regulations Could Affect You!

Attention students and families: New entry requirement for those traveling to or through Canada are now in effect for visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly to or transit through Canadian airports. All who fall into this category, with few exceptions, require an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travelers with a valid Canadian visa. 
Canadian citizens, including dual citizens, and Canadian permanent residents cannot apply for an eTA.
Entry requirements for other methods of travel (land, sea) have not changed.
Read on for more detail here: http://bit.ly/2lvdlA2.

Monday, February 27, 2017

From Values to Gelato: Students Embark on a Deep Dive into Italian Food Culture



In an afternoon session at North campus, outbound Humber Culinary and Baking and Pastry students took part in a Study Abroad pre-departure workshop to discuss their hopes, academic and professional aspirations and hesitations about the trip they are about to make to study at the International School of Hospitality at the Florence University of the Arts in Florence, Italy, later in the semester. 


The anticipation evident on each of their faces for the upcoming travel was a clear indicator of how excited they are to get boarded. With a mix of travel backgrounds, the group agreed it won't seem real until they touch down at the airport. Students were surprisingly at ease about embarking on the trip and overall were impressed by the ease of the process, and accredited much of it to the ongoing support from their HRT Study Abroad Coordinator, Judy Hebner.

Facilitated by Rebecca Fitzgerald, Manager of International Mobility at Humber, the workshop group discussed the elements of learning expectations in a new context, culture shock and cultural assumptions that each of the students are likely to live during their transition to their new Italian lifestyle. The excitement in the room only rose when one student learned she is required to take part in a gelato making workshop as a mandatory part of the program...

Filled with wonder for the new culinary and pastry techniques they will learn in the cinematographic city, the students claimed to be equally excited to experience the city itself. One student, who had taken part in a previous visit of the region, when asked her take-aways from the first tour chimed,  “I loved Florence; the vibe of city, everything about it; I just need more time to go back to experience more!”

This is precisely what the Study Abroad program at Humber offers, as it aims to provide to the type of experiential learning that opens up the world to students. The renowned university program to enhance their skills, while experiencing the vibe, and more important, learn and reflect through embedding themselves in the day to day culture of a different country.

We were also fortunate enough to catch up with FUA faculty and program coordinator Massimo Coppetti on his recent visit to Humber, when he echoed the students' sentiments of how important the cultural aspect of the experience will be. 
As Coppetti explained, "on the cultural level they are going to learn to appreciate quality of ingredients like a local from the region - from both a scientific and cultural theory perspective, but also as a lived experience."


For more information on all Global Opportunities at Humber, go to: international.humber.ca/global-opportunities.html

Friday, February 17, 2017

International Development Week 2017

Last week Humber celebrated International Development Week 2017, a cross-Canada initiative in conjunction with the Government of Canada, with celebrations and outstanding programming put on by the Humber International Development Institute.

Though a gallery display in partnership with Save the Children will continue to run at North Campus until the end of February, the unanimous highlight of last week’s celebrations was a certified training, offered free of charge to approximately 200 Humber students and community members on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, given in part by Ravi Karkara. Mr. Kakara, Senior Strategic Partnership Adviser to the UN, Assistant Secretary General on UN Women and Co-chair of the UN Interagency Network on Youth Development engaged the crowd as he not only brought attention to the 17 SDG’s and their universal appeal, focused on the importance of the role youth must take in helping achieve this goals by 2030.

Throughout the afternoon session, Mr. Karkara also made clear connections of the interdependence of the goals, as well as that awareness and work towards sustainability is an ongoing, daily affair. Referring to SDG12, he proclaimed, "Every time you spend your one Canadian dollar, you vote on responsible consumption & production”.

The importance of youth in achieving the SDGs was echoed by co-trainer and speaker, Mr. Steve S. J. Lee, climate change activist, policy advocate for the UN, and also the Executive director for the 3% project, a youth-initiated project, led by youth, for youth: “We must engage our friends. Youth have amazing power to engage youth better than anyone. Talk about it. Get others on board.”
See the video about the 3% project! To paraphrase Steve and the other engaging trainers from the day, get informed, then reach out, and get active:



Also sharing their knowledge and recent on work on various SDGs was Humber International Development post-graduate alumna Laveza Khan, Campaign Assistant, Engineers Without Borders Canada and Nadia Guerch Livelihoods, Innovation and Environmental Sustainability Lead at Eqwib Hubs; whom each inspired students with their recent and relevant work on the global sustainability front. Laveza also contributed sharing about gender equality and equal access to education.
Social links:


Other Resources: