January 20th, 2020

New decade, new year, new semester

Humber students walk through the snow at Lakeshore Campus.

Welcome to all of our new students and welcome back to our returning students and staff. Thank you to everyone who helped organize and run Orientation and Welcome Week activities earlier this month. A friendly face, a helpful piece of advice or some much needed directions can make all the difference when a student is starting out, so thank you for providing that and more. Just a reminder, that if anyone needs turn-by-turn directions to navigate the North Campus, you can download the Campus Compass app to find your way to class, a place to eat or an accessible route to where you are going. We are currently working on expanding the Campus Compass app to include Lakeshore Campus next fall.

In my last blog before the holiday break, I highlighted some of the accomplishments and milestones of 2019. Now that we are back in the classroom and the office, I want to focus on how to make the coming year the healthiest and most successful it can be.

Our campuses have many resources and services available to students to help with this.

Humber Athletics provides opportunities to stay healthy in the gym, in group classes or with a personal trainer, or as part of intra/extramurals and on varsity teams.

The Student Wellness and Accessibility Centre provides health and counselling services to support students’ overall well-being.

In addition, we have Accessible Learning Services that promote equal access for students with disabilities by coordinating academic accommodations and services. 

For academic support, Lakeshore and North Campuses each have Math and Writing Centres where students can book appointments for assistance or personalized instruction to help them finish the academic year successfully.

As the winter weather returns, we shouldn’t forget about the beautiful surroundings our campuses are situated within. At Lakeshore Campus, consider getting outside to take in the grounds and get some fresh air. If you’re at North Campus, the Humber Arboretum is rated one of the best hiking spots in the city by BlogTO and when there is snow on the ground it can also be a great spot for snowshoeing. Make sure to check their Twitter account for updates on conditions during the winter months.

It’s a new semester, so let’s get off to a healthy start. I look forward to seeing everyone in the halls.