Humber Opens New “Front Door” to North Campus

Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, and Infrastructure Ontario partner on college’s largest construction project

Date

Friday, September 25, 2015

Toronto, Ontario – Humber College has officially opened the Humber Learning Resource Commons (LRC) at its North Campus.

The 264,000 square foot student learning and services hub is Humber’s new main entrance and a gateway to the college’s industry-standard labs and classrooms. It is also Humber’s largest construction project to date, and a collaboration with the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities and Infrastructure Ontario.

“The Learning Resource Commons is a significant milestone for Humber because it exemplifies our commitment to put our students and their success at the heart of everything we do. From the first day of planning to the last day of construction, student needs were of primary importance as this building came to fruition,” says Chris Whitaker, Humber president and CEO. “Thanks to the generous support of the Ontario government, we are able to provide students with easier access to the services that will help make their Humber experience positive and productive.”

The building features a dramatic six-storey staircase, ground-floor atrium and gallery. In addition to a new library and learning commons that provides much needed study and social space, students also have a more streamlined access to centralized services such as academic and career advising, registration, health, accessibility and counseling, student life and writing and math support, among many others.

“The LRC is exactly what students need. It is welcoming and there’s lots of space to study and relax with friends,” says Jose Cardoso, a student in Humber’s Advertising, Marketing and Communications postgraduate program. “More importantly, the building is a one-stop shop for services which we can access without having to navigate the entire campus. That’s something that every student will appreciate.”

The Learning Resource Commons is built to LEED Silver standards. The building’s many sustainability measures include a green roof, solar panels, energy-efficient lighting and HVAC systems and designated carpool spots.

“I am so pleased that the Learning Resource Commons at Humber College is now open,” said the Honourable Reza Moridi, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities. “Our government is proud to support this exciting milestone, which will give students the space they need to study, learn and access frontline services under one roof.”

About Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
Established in 1967, Humber is one of Canada’s leading postsecondary institutions. Committed to student success through excellence in teaching and learning, Humber serves 27,000 full-time students and 56,000 continuing education registrants. With an internationally recognized reputation for quality learning, Humber offers a wide-range of career-focused opportunities for students to personalize their educational path, including 150 full-time programs across more than 40 fields of study, 200 part-time and 400 online programs or courses. More than four out of five of Humber graduates are employed within six months of completing their studies. Visit humber.ca.

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For more information and to arrange interviews, please contact:
Nadia Araujo                                     Andrew Leopold
416.675.6622 ext. 5479                    416.675.6622 ext. 4296
Nadia.araujo@humber.ca                 andrew.leopold@humber.ca