Updates

Across our digital and physical campuses, our sense of community and of shared purpose remains strong during these unprecedented times. As we kick-off the fall term, we are focused on our students and providing the best possible experiences inside and outside of the classroom.

This fall, Humber is planning to have a mix of both in-person and online learning. We plan to offer increased access to in-person services and on-campus interactions and activities while keeping in place physical distancing requirements. In addition to a strong set of health and safety measures, Humber also has new COVID-19 vaccination policy. By October 18, individuals coming to a Humber campus or facility in person must provide proof that they are fully vaccinated or that they have received an exemption from the college. You can find out more information about the new policy here.

We are committed to keeping our students and employees connected and informed. Our Return to Campus microsite, FAQ and COVID-19 Reporting pages will continue to be updated to provide key resources and information about college initiatives and what to expect when coming to campus.

Thank you to our community for continuing to support our students and each other.

Chris Whitaker
President and CEO

IMPORTANT: Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result must be shown to access campus and facilities beginning Sept. 20

Beginning on Monday, September 20, you will need the following to enter Humber and the University of Guelph-Humber campuses and facilities: 

DAILY CHECKLIST REMINDER 

  • Bring and wear your mask 
  • Complete the daily COVID-19 screening questionnaire on the Humber Guardian App 
  • Show your code 
  • New: Show photo ID and proof of COVID-19 vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test 

Starting on September 20, you will be able to upload proof of COVID-19 vaccination or of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours prior in the Humber Guardian App. 

Step-by-step instructions for how to upload will be provided early next week. While we implement this new process, please plan to have either a hard copy or electronic copy of your proof with you for display for the next few weeks, or until your proof has been confirmed and approved. You will be able to check the status of your submission in the app.  

Please be patient as we implement this new process and be prepared that there may be delays when entering campus or facilities as each person is screened.  

The Guardian app is available for free in Apple or Google Play stores. The self-assessment must still be completed prior to each day you come to campus.  

You can access the self-assessment in the app by clicking on COVID-19 Updates and then COVID-19 Self-Assessment. 

If you do not have a smartphone or are unable to download or update the Humber Guardian app, you can access an alternate format of the questions. Contact the Department of Public Safety at 416.675.8500 or publicsafety@humber.ca if you have any questions. 

Please visit our Return to Campus website and www.humber.ca/updates for more information. 

Note: Those who already have the app will need to update the app to have the most up-to-date information including the uploading functions on September 20 and beyond. From the Guardian’s home screen, users can click on About/Preferences > Data Update > Check for Updates. 

Upcoming Requirements to Access College Facilities

As we conclude the first week of the fall term, we wanted to provide an update on the requirements to access college facilities.  

Since September 7, everyone accessing college facilities has been required to complete the screening tool on the Humber Guardian app and confirm that they are fully vaccinated or have proof of a recent negative COVID-19 test.  

Beginning on September 20, anyone coming to campus must show the result of their screening (Green QR code) on the Guardian app and either proof of full vaccination or a recent negative test result to access Humber campuses and facilities.  

Below please find details of these requirements based on your individual circumstances. 

You are fully vaccinated 

  • Proof of vaccination will need to be provided in order to access campus. This can be done with a hard copy or email receipt of vaccination.  

You are partially vaccinated and are intending to become fully vaccinated by Saturday, October 18, 2021 

  • Until you are fully vaccinated, proof of a negative COVID-19 test will need to be shown to access campus. This can be done with a hard copy or email result of the negative test taken within the 72 hours prior to attending campus or Humber facilities. Valid proof of a negative COVID-19 test (PCR or rapid antigen) must clearly show the individual’s name, type of COVID-19 test performed, date and time of the test, and the negative result. 

Not intending to become vaccinated/Requesting an exemption 

  • Pending the approval of an exemption, you may continue to access college facilities for the time being provided that you show proof of a recent negative COVID-19 test upon entry. This can be done with a hard copy or email result of the negative test taken within the 72 hours prior to attending campus or Humber facilities. Valid proof of a negative COVID-19 test (PCR or rapid antigen) must clearly show the individual’s name, type of COVID-19 test performed, date and time of the test, and the negative result. If an exemption is approved and your on-campus learning or work is accommodated, you will need to continue to provide proof of a negative test taken within 72 hours of each visit to campus.  
  • Exemption forms will begin to be issued the week of September 13. 

On-Site Rapid Antigen Testing 

On-site Rapid Antigen Testing is now offered free of charge to staff and students who need to provide proof of a negative test in order to access Humber campuses and facilities. Below are important details related to testing: 

  • Students and staff will be able to access testing at these sites free of charge. Appointments can be made by visiting the testing clinic scheduling site. Please note that the booking system that was linked in previous communication experienced some technical difficulties. Please use this new booking site link
  • Walk-ins will not be accepted and cannot be accommodated.  
  • Same day appointments may not be available, so please plan ahead and book an appointment within 72 hours of each time you need to be on campus. 
  • Rapid testing is also available at many pharmacies for a fee. 

Testing locations are:  

North Campus  
Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation  
205 Humber College Blvd., Etobicoke  
Main Floor, Demonstration Room (CTI 108)  
7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.  

Lakeshore Campus 
Fashion Institute  
3166 Lake Shore Blvd. West, Etobicoke  
FAS 102  
7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

On-site Rapid Antigen Testing Available as of September 10 at North and Lakeshore Campuses

Beginning on Friday, September 10, Rapid Antigen Testing will be offered to staff and students who need to provide proof of a negative test in order to access Humber campuses and facilities. Students and staff will be able to access testing at these sites free of charge. 

Appointments can be made by visiting the testing clinic scheduling site. Walk-ins will not be accepted and cannot be accommodated. Same day appointments may not be available, so please plan ahead and book an appointment within 72 hours of each time you need to be on campus.

Testing locations are: 

North Campus: 
Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation 
205 Humber College Blvd., Etobicoke 
Main Floor, Demonstration Room (CTI 108) 
7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

Lakeshore Campus: 
Fashion Institute 
3166 Lake Shore Blvd. West, Etobicoke 
FAS 102 
7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. 
 
Those with appointments will receive confirmation of date, time, and location beforehand. Anyone with an appointment should bring their personal identification as well as their student number/N number with them.  

If the results of the Rapid Antigen test are negative, an individual will be provided with an immediate printed receipt confirming the results. It will take a minimum of 15 minutes after test completion to receive the results.  

If the results of the test are positive, an individual will receive a PCR test on the spot, be sent home to self-isolate and receive the results within 24 hours.   

Those entering campus for this purpose will need to complete the COVID-19 Self-Screening verbally upon entry to these locations. Public Safety officers will be stationed at entryways to conduct this screening. 

COVID-19 Vaccination Policy Update/Requirements to Access College Facilities 

The following information was sent to students on September 3, 2021. 

We wanted to provide an update on Humber’s new COVID-19 vaccination policy and requirements to access college facilities during the first few weeks of the fall term.  

We appreciate your patience as we implement the new policy. This week, we have received further information from the provincial government about mandatory requirements for Ontario college and university vaccination policies and exemption processes. We are reviewing that information to ensure our policy is in alignment with government and public health directives.   

We are committed to keeping you up to date and informed. We know that there are many questions and we are working hard to answer them as quickly as we can. 

We look forward to a safe return to campus for all. 

Communications and Contact Information  

Please continue to visit our vaccination policy FAQ as we are adding new content to it on an ongoing basis.  

We have also made a change to better respond to the range of questions and concerns about COVID-19 infections, campus access, technical issues and the exemption process.  

  • we now ask that you contact the COVID-19 Reporting team at covidreporting@humber.ca ONLY if you think you may have COVID-19 or have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19 
  • you have COVID-19 related concerns, 
  • are feeling sick or are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, 
  • you have tested positive for COVID-19 
  • or have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms but does not yet have a positive test. 

If you have general questions about the vaccination policy, you can contact covidinfo@humber.ca

If you have questions about the exemption process, contact studentexemptions@humber.ca.

Please note that you will receive communication regarding your exemption request once you have completed both the Declaration of COVID-19 Vaccination Status and Acknowledgement of Return to Campus Conditions and the exemption details form. The exemption details form will be sent to you after you have submitted the Return to Campus Acknowledgment form, beginning the week of September 13. 

Return to Campus Acknowledgment Form 

Earlier this week, a Declaration of COVID-19 Vaccination Status and Return to Campus Acknowledgment form was sent to students by email.  

Thank you to all of those who have submitted their form. For forms received the week of August 30, the deadline for submission is September 7. 

As students continue to register and confirm their enrolment status, we will be sending out this form. Please submit the form within a week of receiving it. 

If you have not yet received the form, it may be due to the fact that you have only recently confirmed your enrolment status for the fall term. Please also check your junk mail/spam folder. If you have not yet received the form and would like to confirm if it has been sent to you, please email studentdeclaration@humber.ca

Exemption form distribution update 

We now plan to issue exemption forms beginning the week of September 13.  

We recognize that we previously communicated that exemption forms should be submitted by September 7. However, as we continue to receive new information from the provincial government relating to mandatory vaccination policies, we are completing a further review of the exemptions process. 

For those intending to seek an exemption on medical grounds, please note that the College of Physicians and Surgeons Ontario has advised its members that there are very few acceptable medical exemptions to COVID-19 vaccination.   

Students seeking an exemption can come to campus if they follow the requirements outlined below. 

Requirements to access college facilities beginning September 7 for students who are currently not fully vaccinated or are seeking an exemption 

Until you are fully vaccinated or have an approved exemption, you are required to have proof of a negative COVID-19 test in order to attend campus. This can be done with a hard copy or email result of the negative test taken within the 72 hours prior to attending campus. Valid proof of a negative COVID-19 test (PCR or rapid antigen) must clearly show the individual’s name, type of COVID-19 test performed, date and time of the test, and the negative result. 

We are planning to provide Rapid Antigen Testing onsite at the North and Lakeshore campuses beginning the week of September 13. Students and staff will be able to access testing at these sites free of charge. A reminder that Rapid Antigen Testing is for asymptomatic individuals, if you have symptoms consistent with COVID-19 please do not attend campus for any reason. Students at the International Graduate School can find information on testing location options on the IGS student portal. 

Prior to those sites opening, anyone coming to campus who is not fully vaccinated is responsible for ensuring they have secured a negative test result, including any associated costs. Rapid Antigen Testing is available at pharmacies to individuals who do not have any symptoms of COVID-19. To find a location near you, visit: covid-19.ontario.ca/assessment-centre-locations. 

Everyone is required to complete the screening tool on the Humber Guardian app when attending campus in-person. You will need to show the result of your screening to access campus facilities.  
 
Later this month, we expect that you will be able to upload your test result via the Humber Guardian app as part of the screening process, and we will share more details on how to do that and information on the app’s privacy protections. 

COVID-19 Vaccination Status Declaration and Return to Campus Acknowledgement

The following message was shared with Fall 2021 students on August 27, 2021. 

Dear Humber students,

We are looking forward to welcoming more of you to our campuses and facilities this fall. As has been the case throughout the pandemic, our top priority is to ensure the health and safety of our community.

In addition to our recently announced COVID-19 vaccination policy, we have many health and safety measures planned for the Fall 2021 term, including that physical distancing requirements and indoor mask-wearing will continue to be in place across our campuses and facilities.

We are pleased to share with you further details of the COVID-19 vaccination policy and Return to Campus Acknowledgement form.

  1. Beginning Monday, August 30, all students will receive an email from Humber College via DocuSign containing the Vaccination Status Declaration and Return to Campus Acknowledgement, along with instructions for completing the form. This is a DocuSign form. Please note that you will need an Internet connection and browser to complete the form. You will not need any special software.
  2. Students must complete and submit the Return to Campus acknowledgement form by 11:59 p.m. EDT on Monday, September 6, 2021.

This means declaring either:

  1. that you are fully vaccinated
  2. that you are not yet fully vaccinated and are intending to become fully vaccinated by Monday, October 18, 2021
  3. that you are not intending to become vaccinated, and are requesting an exemption or will be studying completely online for the Fall 2021 and have no plans to access campus facilities

More information on these scenarios is outlined in the chart below. Regardless of your declaration, you will receive a follow-up email from Humber confirming the status you submitted and outlining next steps.

If you indicate your status as b) or c), you will be required to provide proof of a current COVID-19 negative test result in order to access campus, until you are fully vaccinated or have received an individualized accommodation plan or until alternate work arrangements are put in place.

All students are required to complete the form. This includes those who may be planning to fully learn remotely and are not expecting to come to campus during the fall term. If you indicate your status as c) and are studying completely remotely, you are acknowledging that if you are to attend any of the Humber or University of Guelph-Humber campuses or locations that you will be required to follow the college’s vaccination policy. Currently, that means you would be required to present proof of vaccination or results of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of attending campus.

  1. By October 18, all individuals coming to a Humber campus or facility in person must provide proof that they are fully vaccinated or have received an exemption, and that any accommodation(s) granted is being followed.
  2. Details about the process for providing proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be shared with the Humber community by mid-to-late September.

The COVID-19 vaccination policy applies to all students, employees, contractors and visitors to Humber’s campuses or facilities. It supports previously announced requirements for varsity athletes, students living in residence and those involved with programs with specific work-integrated learning experiences that already require staff/students to be fully vaccinated.

A vaccination policy FAQ has been created to help provide further information and it is updated on an ongoing basis. Students who may have further questions should contact covidreporting@humber.ca.

Thank you for your ongoing cooperation as we continue to work to ensure a safe return to campus.

Jason Hunter
Vice-President                                                                        
Students and Institutional Planning

 

 Overview of Timelines and Vaccine Policy Requirements

1.      Fully Vaccinated as of September 7

  • August 30 - Receive Return to Campus Acknowledgement form
  • By September 7 - Complete and submit Return to Campus Acknowledgement form indicating full vaccination status
  • Prior to October 18 - Continue to fill out screening tool daily when attending campus in-person. Display result of screening in order to access facilities.
    - When available upload proof of vaccination to the Guardian App. Details about the upload process will be shared mid-to-late September

2.      Planning to be fully vaccinated by October 18

  • August 30 - Receive Return to Campus Acknowledgement form
  • By September 7 - Complete and submit Return to Campus Acknowledgement form indicating intent to be fully vaccinated (in order to do so, individuals must have received their first shot by this date)
  • Prior to October 18 - Continue to fill out screening tool daily when attending campus in-person. Display result of screening in order to access facilities.

- Secure a negative test result prior to each time attending campus. The test must be done within 72 hours prior to coming to campus
- When available upload test results to the Guardian App
- When available upload proof of vaccination to the Guardian App. Details about the upload process will be shared mid-to-late September 

  • Post October 18 - Once proof of vaccine is uploaded, continue to fill out screening tool daily when attending campus in-person

3.      Not intending to be vaccinated/requesting an exemption or studying fully online

  • August 30 - Receive Return to Campus Acknowledgement form
  • By September 7 - Complete and submit Return to Campus Acknowledgement form indicating request for exemption or that you are studying fully online. You will receive a follow-up form to complete and submit.
  • Prior to October 18 -

    If coming to campus:

  • Continue to fill out screening tool daily when attending campus in-person. Display result of screening in order to access facilities
  • Secure a negative test result prior to each time attending campus. The test must be done within 72 hours prior to coming to campus
  • When available upload test results to the Guardian App
  • Receive response to exemption request; follow instructions/ accommodation(s)

If studying fully online:

  • Ensure you are aware of the vaccination policy requirements; in the event you need to access campus facilities.
  • Post October 18 -

If coming to campus:

  • Proceed as indicated in exemption response communication; implement accommodation requirement(s)
  • Provide proof of negative test prior to attending campus via the Guardian App; fill out screening tool daily when attending campus in-person

If studying fully online:

  • Ensure you are aware of the vaccination policy requirements in the event you need to access campus facilities.

 

Humber College COVID-19 Vaccine Policy Statement

The health and safety of our community has been our top priority throughout the pandemic. Earlier this week, we provided an update on the health and safety measures planned for the Fall 2021 term, including that physical distancing requirements and indoor mask-wearing will continue to be in place across our campuses and facilities.

Following yesterday’s provincial announcement, Humber will be adding to these measures by introducing a COVID-19 vaccination policy for students, employees, contractors and any visitors to the college’s campuses or facilities.

This new policy will be in effect for the Fall term and supports previously announced requirements for varsity athletes, students living in residence and those involved with programs with specific work-integrated learning experiences that already require staff/students to be fully vaccinated.

Under the new policy, by October 18, individuals coming to campus or a Humber facility in person must provide proof that they are fully vaccinated or that they have received an exemption from the college based on human rights (including medical) or conscientious grounds.

As a first step in implementing this policy, students and employees will need to declare their vaccination status by September 7 as a part of a Fall 2021 Return to Campus acknowledgement.

The Return to Campus acknowledgment will be sent by email to employees and students by the end of August. Those who are not partially or fully vaccinated will be required to begin an application for exemption by September 7. Information for the exemption process will be provided as part of the Return to Campus acknowledgment.

Humber will work with exempted individuals on a case-by-case basis to find a reasonable and appropriate approach to accommodation. This may include alternative health and safety requirements, like regular rapid testing or a transition to remote learning or work, where possible.

Proof of full vaccination must be provided by October 18. We will share details early in the Fall term about the process for providing that proof. The process will be designed to ensure that any personal health information submitted to the college will be secure and confidential.

The final policy will be informed by relevant provincial and public health directives for colleges and universities. Full details of the new policy will be shared with the Humber community once it is complete. An FAQ has been created to help provide further information and will be updated on an ongoing basis as more information is available. Students who may have further questions should contact covidreporting@humber.ca, and employees should speak with their manager.

I know this continues to be a challenging time, and want to remind you that supports and assistance for students and employees are available. Information on vaccines and vaccine clinic locations is available on Humber’s Return to Campus website.

From the beginning of the pandemic, health and safety at Humber has been a shared responsibility. Thank you for your ongoing cooperation as we continue to work to ensure a safe return to campus.

Chris Whitaker
President and CEO

Humber Statement – Fall 2021 Health and Safety Measures

The health and safety of our staff and students remain our top priorities.

For the fall term, Humber will continue to follow the direction of Toronto Public Health and maintain robust health and safety measures, including:

  • Masks or face coverings continue to be mandatory inside all Humber campus buildings.
  • Required COVID-19 self-screening for anyone coming to campus using the Humber Guardian App.
  • Physical distancing continues to be required across campus and class sizes will be reduced to support physical distancing in each training space. Where physical distancing is not possible, additional health and safety protocols will be introduced. Although recent provincial government guidelines stated that physical distancing would not be required at colleges and universities, Humber will continue with this measure to help keep our community safe knowing the high transmission rate of the Delta variant.
  • Access to rapid testing for staff and students on campus.
  • Students living in residence, varsity athletes and those in select programs with specific work-integrated learning requirements must be fully vaccinated.
  • Offering student services virtually as well as in-person.
  • Required health and safety training and orientation for all employees.
  • Enhanced cleaning and sanitization of equipment, tools and spaces.
  • Strategies to ensure appropriate ventilation on campus, such as increasing air change rates and maintaining proper humidification levels to limit the pathogens in the air.

Vaccinations are a critical public health measure in reducing the risk and spread of COVID-19. Humber strongly encourages staff and students to get vaccinated.

Information on vaccines and vaccine clinics is available at www.humber.ca/campus-return/vaccination-information and the college plans to hold pop-up vaccination clinics on campus in the fall.

Humber is continually assessing our health and safety measures and will update or adapt our approaches, as required.

Humber to require COVID-19 vaccinations for students living in residence for fall 2021

On July 19, the Ministry of Colleges and Universities issued updated guidance for fall 2021 planning, including encouraging post-secondary institutions to return to normal as much as possible for life on campus. Humber Residence wishes to implement this recommendation as much as possible to provide our residents with a more typical residence life experience this year, and as a result, has decided to follow the lead of many other residences in the province and require COVID-19 vaccinations for students living in residence for fall 2021. 

All incoming residents who are able to be vaccinated must have at least the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by the Government of Canada prior to moving into residence and commit to obtaining a second dose no later than Friday, October 8, 2021, for vaccines that require a second dose. At this time, the COVID-19 vaccines approved by the Government of Canada are: Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD, and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson). Students who are unable to receive a vaccination will have the opportunity to request a medical or human rights exemption on the grounds of disability and/or creed, which must be approved prior to moving in. 

More information can be found here.

Humber will stop temperature checks at campus entryways following updated Toronto Public Health recommendations after June 18

In mid-May, as a result of a recommendation by Toronto Public Health, Humber implemented temperature checks at campus entryways. Following updated recommendations from Toronto Public Health, Humber will suspend this measure after Friday, June 18.   
 
Humber will continue to follow the recommendations of Toronto Public Health, which could potentially include reinstating temperature checks at a future date.  

Temperature checks will remain in place for the Truck Driver Training program and for the Child Development Centre.   

Public Safety staff will continue to check for completed self-screenings on the Humber Guardian app, or will provide an alternative format, as required.  

As always, the latest information can be found on humber.ca/updates

Fall 2021 Plan Announcement

The following message was shared with Fall 2021 students today. 

Dear students,

As we look ahead to the Fall 2021 term, I know that many of you are eager to know what the Fall term will look like and to see the delivery plans for your programs and classes. I am pleased to provide you with an update regarding the upcoming semester. 

Humber is planning to have a mix of both in-person and online learning for the Fall 2021 term. We expect to offer increased access to in-person services and on-campus interactions and activities provided that public health restrictions continue to be reduced. This includes opening areas such as libraries, study spaces and athletic facilities. We will also increase building, room or area-specific occupancy limits as public health measures allow.

No matter whether your program is online or has a combination of online and in-person courses, you will have the opportunity to access campus facilities and services. And as always, we are committed to giving you the best experience possible inside and outside of the classroom.

Planning for the Fall Semester

Our plans for the Fall are based on some assumptions about the continued availability and public participation in the provincial vaccine rollout, as well as future public health guidelines and government regulations. 

From the beginning of the pandemic, health and safety at Humber has been a shared responsibility. Vaccinations are one of the health and safety measures that can help reduce the risk of COVID-19. Whether learning on campus or remotely, we encourage you to get vaccinated, unless medically advised otherwise. This will help protect the Humber community now and into the future. 

All courses, services and activities will be delivered with a focus on safety and according to public health and government requirements. If different protocols are put in place by public health or government officials, we will adapt our plans as necessary. We will continue to keep you updated on what you can expect for Fall and your overall Humber experience. 

Fall 2021 Program and Course Information

Tremendous work has gone into preparing and adapting schedules for the fall term. We anticipate that most programs will have a mix of online and on campus delivery. A small number of programs will be offered entirely online.

Regardless of delivery mode, you will have opportunities to pursue your career and academic goals and engage meaningfully with your peers and professors using different platforms and technology.

Please find the complete list of programs, their mode of delivery and course-specific details and information here

Please note that some program/course information may be delayed as delivery for those specific areas may be dependent on information from external or affiliated parties that we may not receive until later than the dates indicated. If this is the case, we will communicate to the impacted students as soon as possible.

Placements and Work-Integrated Learning 

Details regarding work-integrated learning, clinical/field placements and internships are being finalized and will be provided by your Faculty/program as they become available. Please monitor your email for more information or contact your placement advisor if you have any questions. Work study positions will continue to be posted as they become available.

Upcoming Survey – We want to Hear from You

As we prepare for the fall 2021 semester, we would like to hear your thoughts and perspectives on important issues related to campus health and safety, as well as service provision. Beginning June 10, you will receive a personalized email with the subject heading “Response Needed: Important Student Survey.” Please monitor your inbox for the survey and complete it by the requested deadline. Students who complete the survey will be entered into a prize draw for one of 10 $250 Amazon eGift Cards. Your input is valuable, and we are excited to receive it.

Student Services and Supports and Activities

There are many ways to get support and to connect with your peers and the Humber community. We are planning for student services to be offered in-person and virtually, and we expect to continue to provide high-quality student support. I encourage you to review our list of virtual student services and supports.

We understand that the COVID-19 pandemic has increased financial stress for many students. We encourage students who might be experiencing financial difficulty to visit our fees and financial resources hub

Providing you a Great Experience

We continue to be committed to providing rich, career-focused education that prepares graduates for future success and to being transparent and accountable to you, always.

We know that you and your fellow students continue to live, work and study in difficult times, and we are here for you. As we say in our student commitment, we are focused on your success as students and as individuals. While things keep changing in all of our lives, what hasn’t changed are the values that shape how we teach and learn together. We will keep moving forward, focused on your future.

As more details about our return to campus become available, updates will be shared with students by direct email and on our social media channels. Our UpdatesFAQ and Return to Campus pages will continue to be updated to provide key resources and information about our current situation and what to expect when coming to campus.

Thank you for choosing Humber. I wish you all the best in your current and future studies.

Take care and be well,

Chris Whitaker
President and CEO, Humber I.T.A.L.

Enhanced health and safety measures to include temperature checks at campus entryways

As Ontario continues to grapple with the third wave of COVID-19, Humber has enhanced health and safety on campus. They include: 

  • Temperature checks at campus entryways (effective May 19 for the summer term) – Temperature checks will be performed by Public Safety staff upon entering campus. Public Safety staff will continue to check for completed self-screenings on the Humber Guardian app, or will provide an alternative format, as required. No personal information will be gathered as part of this new screening process. Anyone who is identified as having an elevated temperature (37.8°C or more) will be provided with information on next steps and directed to leave campus. Students who live in residence will not be screened upon entry to the Residence. However, they will be screened upon entry to other campus buildings. Contractors and employees will be screened upon entry to Residence.
     
  • Enhanced Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - In the last few weeks enhancements were made to the PPE used in programs within the Faculty of Health Sciences & Wellness. Going forward, similar changes will also be put in place for any classes or labs requiring partner work. In addition, PPE enhancements will be implemented for staff whose work requires them to be less than 6-feet/2-metres apart. 

Also, as a new term gets underway, please review the information on when and how to report COVID-19.  

If you are feeling unwell in any way, please do not come to campus. Health and safety are a shared responsibility, and we appreciate your ongoing support and cooperation. 

As always, the latest information can be found on humber.ca/updates

Provincial Testing Requirement for International and Domestic Students Arriving from Outside of Canada has been removed

The Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities has removed the provincial requirement that international and domestic students who have travelled from outside of Canada be tested for COVID-19 at the end of their quarantine period.  

Following this news, as of May 5, 2021, Humber College will no longer be providing COVID-19 testing for international and domestic students who have traveled from outside of Canada. Any students currently in quarantine and any future students will not be required to be tested upon completion of their quarantine period.  

This change is a result of the COVID-19 testing program implemented by the federal government pre-departure, post-arrival and at Day 8 of quarantine. Students will continue to be subject to all applicable federal requirements. 

International students who have questions about this change may use this contact form.  
Domestic students may send any related questions to enquiry@humber.ca.  

Updates: Toronto Public Health Section 22; Vaccines FAQ; and On-Campus Construction - April 23, 2021

Following recent provincial and city of Toronto announcements, as well as the continued rollout of vaccinations across Ontario, please see some important updates below. 

Toronto Public Health enacts Section 22 Order for Workplaces 

Toronto Public Health (TPH) has issued a Section 22 order for workplaces effective Friday, April 23, 2021.  

The Order requires the closure of certain workplaces, or portions of workplaces, where five or more confirmed cases of COVID-19 are identified within a 14 calendar-day period and where cases could reasonably have been acquired through infection in the workplace. The workplace closure or partial closure would be in effect for a minimum period of 10 calendar days.   
 
The Humber COVID Reporting Health Team will continue to work with and follow the advice of TPH on any reported cases of COVID-19 on campus and any potential impact on the college. This includes measures to determine if there are any links between cases. 

The full TPH announcement can be found here.   

Vaccine FAQs 
 
As the COVID-19 vaccination plan continues to roll out across Ontario, we have received questions from staff and students. To help address some of these questions, the FAQs on humber.ca/updates also now include vaccine information for students, and is available here

Essential Construction Continues  
 
As part of the current Stay at Home order, only essential construction is permitted to continue. This includes construction that supports the operations of, or provides new capacity in, schools, colleges, universities or childcare centres. As such, construction projects at Humber are continuing. Additional details about what is considered essential construction can be found here.  

In-person classes to continue as scheduled

The following message was sent on April 18 to all Winter 2021 Term students who have on-campus classes: 

Further to Friday’s provincial announcement we are writing to inform you that specific postsecondary in-person learning and teaching continues to be permitted under the new stay-at-home regulations. Students and employees are permitted to travel to and from campus, if they need to be on campus for class or required work. The Winter term will conclude, and the Spring/Summer term will begin as planned.

When coming to campus for the remainder of the semester, we would like to remind you to download the MyHumber app on your phone available for Apple and Android devices. The app allows you to show your class schedule, should you need to provide proof of your need to travel to/from campus. Please also continue to complete the daily COVID-19 screening on the Humber Guardian app and to follow on-campus and in-class health and safety measures.

The following information has been shared with new and returning students. 

Dear students,

As we have previously shared with the Humber community, we plan to have a mix of both online and in-person learning for the Fall 2021 Semester. We are hopeful that we will be able to offer more services and activities on campus as well.

Today, I want to update you that we are planning for in-person components for the majority of our programs this fall. Details about how your program is expected to be delivered in the fall and whether you can expect on-campus learning can be found here:

Our Faculties are continuing to determine the best mode of delivery for each of the courses within the programs and that information will be shared the week of June 1.

No matter whether your program is online or has a combination of online and in-person courses, we expect there will be opportunities for students to be on campus to use our athletics or library facilities or access different services. And as always, we will be working hard to give you the best experience possible in and outside of the classroom.

Our plans for the fall are based on some assumptions about the ongoing vaccine rollout and future public health directives. If new or different protocols are put in place by public health or government officials, we will adapt our plans as necessary.

Together, we will keep moving forward, focused on your future. For the latest information, visit www.humber.ca/updates.

Take care and be well,

Chris Whitaker
President and CEO

Humber to offer both online and limited in-person education in Summer 2021

The following message was sent to students on March 3, 2021. 

As we begin our second year of remote and in-person learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Humber remains committed to providing you with a rich, career-focused education. Whether online or on-campus, we continue to offer academic programming, student services and supports, and innovative opportunities for connection and collaboration with faculty and peers at Humber and around the globe. 

With the Summer 2021 semester approaching, we look forward to welcoming those of you who are starting at Humber, and welcoming back those who are continuing or completing your studies. No matter where you are in your educational journey, what hasn’t changed is our commitment to you. 

Following our announcement last month that the Summer 2021 term would include both interactive online and in-person education, Faculties have completed a thorough review of their programs and courses for the upcoming semester. To ensure the health and safety of our community, the majority of our programs scheduled to run this Summer will be offered entirely online, with the remainder having both online and in-person components. All electives will be delivered online. 

You can find the complete list of programs, their mode of delivery and course-specific information here

Please note that some program/course information may be delayed as delivery for those specific areas may be dependent on outstanding information from external organizations. If this is the case, we will communicate to the impacted students as soon as possible. 

I want to remind you that the Summer term is scheduled to begin on May 10, 2021 and end on August 22, 2021. Please visit the 2020-2021 academic calendar for other key dates. 

Academic Delivery 

Summer term academic plans have been designed to meet students’ needs and follow Humber’s tradition of excellence in teaching and learning, and expertise in delivering online courses. Please note: 

  • Online learning will include virtual experiential activities and opportunities for students to engage meaningfully with their professors and each other using various technologies. 
  • On-campus learning will only occur for courses where it is safe and necessary to do so. All government and public health directives related to in-person instruction will be followed. 
  • In-person courses may be offered between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m., seven days a week in order to meet physical distancing and class size caps. 
  • Courses with in-person requirements will likely also have online components.
  • The amount of time that students will be required to be on campus will be limited to those specific courses.
  • Regardless of delivery mode, all classes will include regular interaction with your peers and faculty. 
  • Your professors will be accessible and have regular office hours. They will also make online lectures and coursework available outside of classes (i.e., posted on Blackboard). 
  • Work-Integrated-Learning remains an important part of our program delivery. Each program will determine how it is integrated into respective curriculum during the Summer term. This includes off-campus activity such as field and clinical placements. 
  • The college may need to change plans for in-person learning, subject to government and public health directives and/or additional health and safety considerations. 

Student Services, Fees and Financial Support 

Student services will remain primarily online for the Summer term. Please see the latest list of services and their mode of delivery. Plans are currently underway for our online Summer Orientation. Be sure to check the Orientation page in April for more details on how to meet your Faculty members, make connections with your classmates and more. 

We understand that the COVID-19 pandemic has increased financial stress for many students. Financial aid information, including bursaries and scholarships, can be found on our website. If you have questions, please email finaid@humber.ca. We’ve also posted information about government support for students. 

There are no changes to tuition fees for the Summer 2021 term. Tuition fees are established in accordance with the requirement of the Ministry of Colleges and Universities. They support the cost of academic program delivery and general college operations. Tuition is not specific to location or mode of delivery (in-person or online), as it funds ongoing instruction, assessment and administration of programs and courses. Humber has also made additional investments to support the transition of the majority of our courses and services to online delivery. 

In addition, compulsory ancillary student fees reflect our ability to deliver services and have been adjusted accordingly. More details about these fees can be found here.    

Your Safety and Well-Being 

The safety of our community members remains our top priority. We understand that direction and advice from government or public health authorities may change quickly and we may need to respond just as rapidly. This may mean needing to slow down or reduce on-campus activity or shift our approach, and we are prepared to do that. 

We will provide you with clear, ongoing communications and keep you informed of any impacts on your studies or our services. Please visit our Return to Campus microsite, and Updates and FAQ pages for information about college initiatives and what to expect when coming to campus. We are posting updates regularly. 

We are committed to helping you develop the skills you need to lead and innovate. Our decision to offer a mix of online and in-person classes means that you can continue to move forward with your career and academic goals, rather than put them on hold, during this uncertain time. 

We are focused on your future and we know you are, too. We are here to help you keep moving forward. 
 

Sincerely, 

Chris Whitaker 
President and CEO, Humber College 

I hope that your Winter 2021 semester is off to a good start. 

Below please find a message to students that provides an overview of our current environment and signal our plans for Summer 2021 and Fall 2021 semesters. 

Returning Students

Hello Humber students. I hope that your Winter 2021 semester is off to a strong start. Looking ahead to future semesters, I know you may have questions about what the upcoming Summer and Fall terms will look like.

I am writing today to let you know that like the current semester, we expect the Summer 2021 and Fall 2021 terms to have a mix of online and in-person programming.

All in-person courses will be delivered with a focus on safety and according to public health and government requirements, including physical distancing and class size caps, as required. While we are hopeful that we will be able to offer more opportunities for on-campus learning in the fall, our ability to do so will be contingent on government direction provided to all colleges and universities.

Sharing Information about Programs and Courses

We expect to announce our detailed Summer 2021 program and course-level delivery plans, including information about field and clinical placements by the week of March 1. Detailed Fall 2021 delivery plans will be announced by the week of June 1.

We know you need course-level information to make your plans. We are working to ensure that we provide you with the courses and activities that reflect the latest health and safety measures in Ontario. We are currently:

  • reviewing all of our programs and courses and their learning outcomes
  • tracking our ongoing online and on-campus academic activities
  • identifying which courses can only be delivered on-campus
  • planning for elective courses to be delivered online
  • monitoring the local COVID-19 situation, and required health and safety measures
  • working with our industry and community partners to ensure we have clear information about the availability and format of work integrated learning opportunities.

Regardless of delivery mode, you will have opportunities to pursue your career and academic goals and engage meaningfully with your peers and professors using different platforms and technology.

Please note that some program/course information may be delayed as delivery for those specific areas may be dependent on information from external or affiliated parties that we may not receive until later than the dates indicated. If this is the case, we will communicate to the impacted students as soon as possible.

Keeping You Informed

Our Return to Campus micrositeUpdates and FAQ pages will continue to be updated to provide key resources and information about our current situation and what to expect when coming to campus.

As details about vaccination requirements for the college community become available, any relevant information will be shared with students via email, on our website and on our social media channels.

Planning for a Virtual Spring Convocation

As public health concerns continue with COVID-19, Humber has also made the difficult decision not to hold in-person Spring convocation ceremonies. More information about virtual convocation will be shared in the coming weeks.

Providing you a Great Experience

We continue to be committed to providing rich, career-focused education that prepares graduates for future success and to being transparent and accountable to you, always.

There are many ways to get support and to connect with your peers and the Humber community. All of our student services are still being offered (most virtually), and we expect to continue to provide high quality student support. I encourage you to review our list of virtual student services and supports.

We know that you and your fellow students continue to live, work and study in difficult times, and we are here for you. As per our student commitment, we are focused on your success as students and as individuals. While many things are different, what hasn’t changed are the values that shape how we teach and learn together. Thank you for choosing Humber. I wish you all the best on your current and future studies.

 

Sincerely, 

Chris Whitaker
President, CEO, Humber I.T.A.L.

Welcome to the Winter 2021 term

The following message was sent to Winter 2021 students on January 14, 2021.

Welcome to the Winter 2021 term. Whether you are a new or returning student, we are happy to have you with us. I hope that you were able to enjoy the holiday break and find some time to recharge. 

As you may know, for this term, half of our programs will be offered entirely online, with the remainder having both online and in-person components. Eighty-four per cent of courses, including all electives, will be delivered online. 

While the provincial government announced a state of emergency, as well as stay at home orders on January 12, Ontario colleges and universities are permitted to continue to offer limited in-person programming with existing health and safety measures in place, and students with on-site courses are permitted to travel to/from campus. As such, Humber will continue to offer in-person components that are critical to the practical learning outcomes of our programs. 

Tremendous work went into preparing and adapting our schedules for this term, particularly following a recent provincial government requirement to limit the number of students in our instructional spaces to 10 people. Some students with in-person classes and labs, along with faculty who teach these classes, had their schedules adjusted to meet this requirement. We are grateful to everyone for their co-operation and understanding. 

There was an exemption to the 10-person limit for programs that support the healthcare response to COVID-19. At Humber, these programs include: 

  • Biotechnology
  • Nursing
  • Paramedic
  • Personal Support Worker
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Nutrition and Healthy Lifestyle Management
  • Occupational Therapist Assistant & Physiotherapist Assistant

We know that the COVID-19 situation is evolving. As always, we are committed to keeping you informed and connected, and we will keep you up to date on any future government or public health directives that may impact the college or your classes. 

We have measures in place to make our campuses as safe as possible. For students who must be on-campus for more than one class in a day, lunchrooms that allow for adequate physical distancing have been set up. 

I encourage you to visit the student services updates page for all the online learning and virtual supports and services available to help you succeed, and to download the MyHumber and Humber Guardian apps, if you have not already done so. Also, visit humber.ca/updates and humber.ca/campus-return for the latest updates and information, including which doors are open and where screening points are on campus.

Thank you for choosing Humber and for being part of our community. I wish you all the best for the term ahead. 

Chris Whitaker
President, CEO Humber I.T.A.L

On December 21, the Ontario Government announced the implementation of a province-wide shutdown beginning Saturday, December 26 at 12:01 a.m. and lasting for 28 days in southern Ontario and 14 days in northern Ontario. Please see the full announcement here.

The Winter 2021 academic calendar remains unchanged. Classes begin the week of January 18, including courses with an in-person component. We recognize that the province-wide shutdown may impact placements for some students. We will contact any affected students as more information becomes available.

Humber’s academic offering of interactive online education remains the same. For on-campus activity, in accordance with the Ministry of Colleges and Universities directive issued on December 4, 2020, the number of students in a learning space is restricted to 10 (with exceptions for a limited number of programs that support the healthcare response to COVID-19). Students impacted by these changes will receive further communication directly from their program.

Humber will be closed for the winter holiday break at the end of regular business hours on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 and will reopen on Monday, January 4, 2021.

As of this update, we anticipate that Humber’s on-campus services will be the same for Winter 2021 as they were for Fall 2020. For the latest information regarding on-campus services, please visit our FAQ page.

Humber is committed to continuing to provide many online services to support student success. The latest information regarding student services can be found here, along with Humber’s ongoing pledge to students.

We recognize that the province-wide shutdown may impact placements for some students. We will contact any affected students as more information becomes available.

We remain committed to working with the provincial government and local health authorities and adhering to health and safety requirements. In the event that changes may be required to on-campus services and supports, we will share information with the Humber community as decisions are made.

For the latest campus and COVID-19 information, please visit humber.ca/updates and humber.ca/campus-return.

Important Updates for Winter Break

With the winter holidays approaching, we wanted to let you know about upcoming key dates, update you on student service availability over the holidays and remind you about the health and safety measures that all students must follow when returning to campus in the new year.

Key Dates

  • Fall semester grades will be available on December 23, 2020
  • Humber is closed for the holiday break as of 6:00 p.m. on December 23, 2020
  • Humber reopens at 8:00 a.m. on January 4, 2021
  • Academic standing information will be available on January 4, 2021
  • The Contact Centre, Financial Aid and other Registrar services will be closed from December 24, 2020 to January 3, 2021, reopening on January 4, 2021
  • Humber's Winter term begins on January 18, 2021
  • The University of Guelph-Humber's Winter term begins on January 11, 2021
  • Last day to drop a course for refund is January 29, 2021
  • Winter Reading Week is Monday March 8, 2021 - Friday March 12, 2021, inclusive

Students who are in Residence

  • The last day of Fall residence is December 19, 2020
  • Move-in day for Winter is January 9, 2021 for University of Guelph-Humber and January 16, 2021 for Humber
  • Residents will have the opportunity to sign up to connect with a residence staff over the break, and to be advised of any virtual events taking place over the break

Travel and Health and Safety Reminders

For any student, domestic or international, who is traveling outside of the province or country during the Winter Break, please ensure you are aware of medical/travel insurance requirements, along with local travel health and safety measures, including the need to quarantine and provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test, where applicable.

The Government of Canada continues to advise all Canadians to avoid non-essential travel outside of the country. Anyone returning to Canada is required to self-isolate for 14 days. More information is available here. Please note that students who live in residence will not be able to quarantine in residence.

For anyone travelling outside of Canada, in order to return to campus in the new year, when you have completed your quarantine, you are required to provide a copy of negative COVID-19 test results before returning. Please send a screen capture or photo of your negative test results to covidreporting@humber.ca.

International students travelling into Canada are to complete the Travel Letter and Quarantine Plan forms. 

Access to Campus

  • Humber campuses will be closed as of 6:00 pm on December 23, 2020 and reopening on Monday, January 4, 2021. Students will not have access to campus during this period.
  • Any student who requires access to campus between January 4 and January 17, 2021 must have approval and make specific arrangements with their program and the Department of Public Safety. Once the approval is granted and arrangements are made, students should phone security at 416-675-8500 for access to campus when they arrive. Residents who have been approved for early arrival may use their access card to enter the residence.

Student Services, Supports and Resources

We know we are all living, studying and working in challenging times. The health and safety of students and staff is Humber's top priority.

  • If you were on campus in the 14 days leading up to the holiday break, AND, you have tested positive for COVID-19, you think you might have COVID-19, or have been in contact with someone who has COVID-19, contact the COVID Reporting HealthTeam at 416-675-5007 or covidreporting@humber.ca.
  • The Student Wellness and Accessibility Centre (SWAC) is closed during the holiday period outlined above. If at any time you need immediate personal support or counselling, there are resources to help:
    • You can access the Good2Talk Helpline at 1-866-925-5454
    • You can use Therapy Assist Online which provides online and mobile tools
    • Call Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000.
  • If you are in crisis and need urgent mental health support, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency department.
  • If you are not feeling well, think that you have COVID-19, have had close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, or are experiencing COVID-19 related symptoms, contact Telehealth or your health care practitioner to determine next steps.

Returning to Campus

Please be reminded about the following health and safety measures if you are required to be on campus during the Winter 2021 term.

  • All Humber students scheduled to be on campus are required to complete the Return to Campus Agreement using DocuSign. This agreement was sent to you by email from dse@camail.docusign.net. Please sign and submit this form if you have not already done so.
  • You will need to complete the COVID-19 Self-Assessment Form using the free Humber Guardian app (Apple StoreGoogle Play Store), before attending campus each day. Take a screenshot of your screening approval in case Public Safety asks to see it.
  • Masks are mandatory inside all campus buildings. Please bring a mask with you to campus each day. If you forget, there are disposable masks available at the entryways.
  • Physical distancing is required. There are signs around campus to help remind everyone to stay six feet apart, wherever possible. Please follow all posted guidelines, including room and elevator capacities and closure notices, as well as directional signage.
  • If you feel sick, please stay home.

Please continue to check the Return to Campus and Updates web pages for FAQs and more information. 

December 5, 2020 - New Ministry Directive on Limiting Numbers in Instructional Spaces

As a result of lockdown restriction information received yesterday evening from the Ministry of Colleges and Universities, Humber is required to make changes to some courses with in-person delivery for the remainder of the Fall 2020 semester. 

Effective immediately, in addition to our current physical distancing requirements, we must now limit the number of students in our instructional spaces to 10 people. This is a requirement for all colleges and universities in a region currently under a provincially mandated Lockdown.

Students will receive more information from their program directly regarding any impacts or changes to their class. 

The following Humber programs are not impacted as there is a government exception for programs that support the healthcare response to COVID-19.

  • Nursing
  • Paramedic
  • Personal Support Worker
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Nutrition and Healthy Lifestyle Management
  • Occupational Therapist Assistant & Physiotherapist Assistant

The government announced the implementation of lockdown restrictions last month, beginning November 23 for a period of at least 28 days.

The health and safety of the Humber community continues to be our top priority. We understand that direction and advice from government and public health authorities is evolving and we are working to respond rapidly while ensuring students will be able to complete their studies.

As always, please continue to check https://www.humber.ca/updates/ and https://humber.ca/campus-return/ for the latest information.

Update: Ontario Government Announcement on Fri. Nov. 20

Today, the Government of Ontario announced the implementation of targeted temporary measures to move Toronto (along with Peel Region) into lockdown restrictions beginning Monday, November 23 at 12:01 a.m. for a period of at least 28 days. Please see the full announcement here.

Humber’s current academic offering, both interactive online and in-person education, remains the same. There are no changes to on campus teaching and instruction as these courses were previously identified as only being able to be delivered in-person. 

Here are some specific updates to Humber’s on-campus services:

- The locations and hours of Food Services on campus remain unchanged. Seating areas in the food courts on campus and residence cafeterias remain closed.

- There will be no changes to the operation of Humber’s Child Development Centre, with a limited capacity for 45 children.

- Gyms and fitness centres at North and Lakeshore Campuses will be closed.

- Residences will remain open.

- We recognize that the lockdown measures in Toronto and Peel Region may impact placements for some students. We will contact any affected students as more information becomes available.

- Only employees deemed to be essential to campus and academic operations should be onsite. All other employees should continue to work remotely. It is critical that we limit the number of people on campus to support public health measures.

In keeping with the recommendations of public health and government authorities, there may be additional changes to available on-campus services and supports. Any new information will be shared with the Humber community as decisions are made. 

For the latest campus and COVID-19 information, please visit humber.ca/updates and humber.ca/campus-return.

Winter 2021 Academic Programs Update

The following message was sent to returning students on September 25, 2020. 

Today, I am writing to update you on our planning for the upcoming Winter term.  

We expect to announce our detailed Winter 2021 program and course-level delivery plans, including information about field and clinical placements by the end of October.  

The health and safety of our community members remains our top priority. You can expect that programs will continue to be either fully online or have a mix of online learning and limited in-person components. Most student services will continue to be offered virtually as well. 

We know you need course-level information to make your plans. We are working hard to ensure we provide you the full picture for your courses and activities in advance of the November 11 Winter term tuition deposit date. We are currently:  

  • reviewing all our programs and courses and their learning outcomes 
  • tracking our ongoing online and on-campus academic activities 
  • monitoring the local COVID-19 situation, and required health and safety measures 
  • working with our industry and community partners to ensure we have clear information about the availability and format of work integrated learning opportunities.  

Regardless of delivery mode, you will continue to have opportunities to pursue your career and academic goals and engage meaningfully with your peers and professors using different platforms and technology. As we are following physical distancing and other health and safety measures, and limiting the number of people onsite, on-campus learning will only occur for courses where it is safe and necessary to do so. All electives will continue to be offered online. 

Please note that some program/course information may be delayed as delivery for those specific areas may be dependent on information from external or affiliated parties that we may not receive until later in the semester. If this is the case, we will communicate to the impacted students as soon as possible.  

The Winter term is scheduled to begin on January 18, 2021 and conclude on April 30, 2021. Please visit our updated 2020-2021 academic calendar for other key dates. 

Since we first welcomed students and staff back to campus in July for our summer pilot, we have been carefully monitoring the impact of in-person activity. We have also surveyed students about their experiences with online learning and later this fall, we will be asking you for feedback about your experiences this term. 

While we are focused on your future, we want to ensure you have the supports you need now to be successful. As you continue your studies this term, I encourage you to access our virtual student services and supports and to share your feedback with your professors and college staff.  

We are committed to providing rich, career-focused education that prepares graduates for future success and to being transparent and accountable to you during these challenging times. Our Return to Campus micrositeUpdates and FAQ pages will continue to be updated to provide key resources and information about college initiatives and what to expect when coming to campus. 

Sincerely, 

Chris Whitaker 
President, Humber College