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The GARDENS Project

The GARDENS Project

Principal’s Office

Vol. 3, Issue 1, November 2022

The GARDENS Project is a collaboration between LAMP Community Health Centre and Humber College, with oversight by the GARDENS Advisory Council (GAC).

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Sustainability Projects at Humber

Sustainability Projects at Humber

Principal’s Office

Vol. 3, Issue 1, November 2022

From the new Friendlier reusable container pilot to the introduction of Birch Bark Coffee from Indigenous Fair-Trade roasters, our campus continues to make strides towards a more eco-friendly future.

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Lakeshore Campus on the Silver Screen

Lakeshore Campus on the Silver Screen

Principal’s Office

Vol. 3, Issue 1, November 2022

The Humber Lakeshore Grounds have been a popular setting for films, TV shows, and commercials since the late 1970s.

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Outdoor Teaching Sit Upons

Outdoor Teaching Sit Upons

Principal’s Office

Vol. 3, Issue 1, November 2022

To support sustainable, Indigenous and interactive outdoor education the Lakeshore Principal’s Office has purchased a set of 50 foam sit-upons, which can be used to establish an outdoor classroom.

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Nuit Blanche Touches Down on Humber’s Lakeshore Campus

Nuit Blanche Touches Down on Humber’s Lakeshore Campus

Principal’s Office

Vol. 3, Issue 1, November 2022

On October 1st the Lakeshore Campus welcomed upwards of 10,000 visitors during our first ever Nuit Blanche event. Nuit Blanche is a city-wide exhibition featuring art projects from various artists.

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Moving for Mental Health Awareness

Moving for Mental Health Awareness

Principal’s Office

Vol. 3, Issue 1, November 2022

The Humber Lakeshore Principal’s Office and Humber Lakeshore Athletics were excited to host our Annual Moving for Mental Health Awareness Event again for the first time since 2019.

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Stem Cell Swabbing

Stem Cell Swabbing

Principal’s Office

Vol. 3, Issue 1, November 2022

Did you know there are currently over 1,000 Canadian patients waiting for a stem cell match? To assist, Humber partnered with the Canadian Blood Services to host our first Stem Cell Swabbing Event.

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Wellness Talks

Wellness Talks

Principal’s Office

Vol. 3, Issue 1, November 2022

Humber Faculty and Staff joined us on October 24th from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. in the BMO Commons for our Wellness Talk. This month’s wellness talk was facilitated by speaker and comedian Kate Davis.

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Humber Holiday Party

Humber Holiday Party

Principal’s Office

Vol. 3, Issue 1, November 2022

“Walking in a Winter Wonderland” – Is exactly how we’d like our Humber staff/faculty and their families to feel during this year’s Holiday Party!

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Interpretive Centre Campus Tunnel Tours

Interpretive Centre Campus Tunnel Tours

Principal’s Office

Vol. 3, Issue 1, November 2022

As we welcomed our learners back to campus this September, many of them joined the Lakeshore Grounds Interpretive Centre on tour.

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Bottled Up Exhibition on Now + Scene & Unseen at the Third Floor Gallery

Bottled Up Exhibition on Now + Scene & Unseen at the Third Floor Gallery

Principal’s Office

Vol. 2, Issue 4, June 2022

Explore the history of Prohibition in Ontario, and the communities it most affected at The Lakeshore Grounds Interpretive Centre’s new exhibition.

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Tunnel Tours are Back – Book Now!

Tunnel Tours are Back – Book Now!

Principal’s Office

Vol. 2, Issue 4, June 2022

The Interpretive Centre is excited to resume guided historic tours of the Lakeshore Grounds this spring!

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Stepping into Spring Challenge

Stepping into Spring Challenge

Principal’s Office

Vol. 2, Issue 4, June 2022

The Office of the Principal and Humber Lakeshore Athletics teamed up to form and execute the inaugural Stepping into Spring Challenge.

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GARDENS Updates

GARDENS Updates

Principal’s Office

Vol. 2, Issue 4, June 2022

The GARDENS Project is an organization that works to support food security through community engagement in South Etobicoke.

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Humber Wellness Skating Days

Humber Wellness Skating Days

Principal’s Office

Vol. 2, Issue 3, March 2022

Over the past month, we were excited to announce the launch of our Humber Wellness Skating Days!

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Humber Lakeshore – Stepping into Spring Challenge

Humber Lakeshore – Stepping into Spring Challenge

Principal’s Office

Vol. 2, Issue 3, March 2022

Join us in the Stepping into Spring 14-day Reading Week Challenge!

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Humber Students over the Holiday Break

Humber Students over the Holiday Break

Principal’s Office

Vol. 2, Issue 3, March 2022

As part of a Welcome Back Giveaway initiative, students were asked to share photos of what they did during Winter break.

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Uncover Hidden Histories in the Interpretive Centre’s New Online Exhibition

Uncover Hidden Histories in the Interpretive Centre’s New Online Exhibition

Principal’s Office

Vol. 2, Issue 3, March 2022

The Lakeshore campus has a long history of mental health care on the picturesque grounds and amongst the iconic red-brick cottages. 

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Sustainability at WEL

Sustainability at WEL

Principal’s Office

Vol. 2, Issue 3, March 2022

Starting March 8, individual staff and students will be responsible for emptying their recycling and throwing their garbage away at these stations.

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Lakeshore Principal’s Office Launches Initiative in Support of #16days Campaign

Lakeshore Principal’s Office Launches Initiative in Support of #16days Campaign

Principal’s Office

Vol. 2, Issue 2, December 2021

On December 6th, the Office of the Principal, Lakeshore Campus launched an ongoing initiative to collect unopened toiletries to donate to shelters.

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Humber College says Goodbye to Kavelle Maharaj

Humber College says Goodbye to Kavelle Maharaj

Principal’s Office

Vol. 2, Issue 2, December 2021

It is with mixed feelings that we share that Kavelle Maharaj, Events Coordinator and Community Liaison has accepted a new position at Sheridan College

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New President Search Underway

New President Search Underway

Principal’s Office

Vol. 2, Issue 2, December 2021

Humber President and CEO Chris Whitaker has decided to retire upon the completion of his second term at the end of June 2022.

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FSCS Staff & Faculty Book Club

FSCS Staff & Faculty Book Club

Principal’s Office

Vol. 2, Issue 2, December 2021

After the success of last year’s FSCS staff & faculty book club, another round of book club meetings were held this semester.

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Mindful Mondays, Wellness Wednesdays

Mindful Mondays, Wellness Wednesdays

Principal’s Office

Vol. 2, Issue 2, December 2021

Finding time and opportunities to focus on our own personal wellness, while important, is a challenge for many. 

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Humber Wellness Talks: Museums, Movement & Medicine?

Humber Wellness Talks: Museums, Movement & Medicine?

Principal’s Office

Vol. 2, Issue 2, December 2021

Monthly Humber Wellness Talks were also held throughout the Fall 2021 semester, open to staff, faculty, students and community members.

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Virtual Holiday Celebrations

Virtual Holiday Celebrations

Principal’s Office

Vol. 2, Issue 2, December 2021

This year, Humber’s Annual Employee Holiday Party, in collaboration with the Lakeshore Principal’s Office and HROE, was once again virtual.

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Growing Season may be Over but the GARDENS Project Continues Growing

Growing Season may be Over but the GARDENS Project Continues Growing

Principal’s Office

Vol. 2, Issue 1, November 2021

Looking back at the 2021 growing season, there is a lot to be grateful for.

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Creation of the GARDENS Virtual Learning Library

Creation of the GARDENS Virtual Learning Library

Principal’s Office

Vol. 2, Issue 1, November 2021

Three Work Study students worked alongside Kavelle Mahara, to produce short educational videos on YouTube...

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Community Consultation

Community Consultation

Principal’s Office

Vol. 2, Issue 1, November 2021

The GARDENS set out to learn how the community it works to serve experience its services, to ensure it responds to the needs of residents.

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A Mentally Healthy Humber College

A Mentally Healthy Humber College

Principal’s Office

Vol. 2, Issue 1, November 2021

Humber Wellness Talks hosted mental health advocate, Mark Henick virtually in September.

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Interpretive Centre Updates

Interpretive Centre Updates

Principal’s Office

Vol. 2, Issue 1, November 2021

In the lead-up to the Interpretive Centre’s 5th anniversary in January 2022, the team has been reflecting on how far we’ve come!

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Humber Wellness Talks – Open to the public

Humber Wellness Talks – Open to the public

Principal’s Office

Vol. 2, Issue 1, November 2021

The Humber Wellness Talk Series is a monthly, virtual, live event, during which external speakers address topics around health and wellness...

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Principal's Office Fall 2021 Events

Principal's Office Fall 2021 Events

Principal’s Office

Vol. 2, Issue 1, November 2021

Save the Dates on the Principal's Office Virtual Events Line-Up!

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Mindfulness Mondays

Mindfulness Mondays

Principal’s Office

Vol. 2, Issue 1, November 2021

The Mindfulness Monday’s series is back in an effort to continue to promote health and wellness activities.

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Wellness Wednesdays - For Humber Staff

Wellness Wednesdays - For Humber Staff

Principal’s Office

Vol. 2, Issue 1, November 2021

The Wellness Wednesday Series is aimed at promoting virtual safe spaces for Humber staff...

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Growing again in 2021... Re-envisioning the GARDENS Pod Project

Growing again in 2021... Re-envisioning the GARDENS Pod Project

Principal’s Office

Vol. 1, Issue 4, June 2021

The GARDENS Lakeshore is a community project that addresses food insecurity in South Etobicoke.

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Interpretive Centre – The Aesthetics of Mental Health

Interpretive Centre – The Aesthetics of Mental Health

Principal’s Office

Vol. 1, Issue 4, June 2021

Humber’s Interpretive Centre featured a new and exciting exhibit this Spring, called The Aesthetics of Mental Health. 

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Upcoming Principal’s Office Events Spring 2021

Upcoming Principal’s Office Events Spring 2021

Principal’s Office

Vol. 1, Issue 3, March 2021

The Principal's Office and partners are hosting many events for Spring 2021 geared towards staff, student and community health and well-being.

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Interpretive Centre Virtual Tour

Interpretive Centre Virtual Tour

Principal’s Office

Vol. 1, Issue 3, March 2021

Navigate the Interpretive Centre through a virtually guided tour!

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Newly Launched FSCS Wellness Programs

Newly Launched FSCS Wellness Programs

Principal’s Office

Vol. 1, Issue 3, March 2021

To encourage our Faculty to build social bonds, we have launched the FSCS Book and Recipe Clubs.

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The Burnout Gamble and How to Combat it Using The D.R.A.G.O.N Method

The Burnout Gamble and How to Combat it Using The D.R.A.G.O.N Method

Principal’s Office

Vol. 1, Issue 3, March 2021

The Principal’s Office in partnership with HROE hosted Hamza Khan, Multi-Award-Winning Marketer, Best Selling Author and Entrepreneur and Empowerment Expert for the Humber Wellness Talk.

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Humber Indigenous Transmedia Fellowship Explores What it Means to be ‘Native Enough’

Humber Indigenous Transmedia Fellowship Explores What it Means to be ‘Native Enough’

Principal’s Office

Vol. 1, Issue 3, March 2021

The Principal’s Office partnered with Humber Galleries and Humber Indigenous Education and Engagement to host "Identity and Advocacy – Exploring the 2020 Indigenous Transmedia Fellowship (ITF)".

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Humber Wellness Talks Welcomes Indigenous Experts Anthony Johnson and Dr. James Makokis

Humber Wellness Talks Welcomes Indigenous Experts Anthony Johnson and Dr. James Makokis

Principal’s Office

Vol. 1, Issue 3, March 2021

In 2021, Humber Wellness Talks kicked off with Representation Matters: Becoming Better Allies as its first topic for the year.

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Launch of Mindfulness Mondays

Launch of Mindfulness Mondays

Principal’s Office

Vol. 1, Issue 3, March 2021

In February 2021, the Lakeshore Principal’s Office launched the first-ever, Humber Mindful Monday Series!

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Upcoming Principal’s Office Events Winter 2021

Upcoming Principal’s Office Events Winter 2021

Principal’s Office

Vol. 1, Issue 2, December 2020

The Principal’s Office and partners are hosting many events for Winter 2021 geared towards staff, student and community health and well-being.

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Humber Staff Holiday Party: New Challenges & Successes

Humber Staff Holiday Party: New Challenges & Successes

Principal’s Office

Vol. 1, Issue 2, December 2020

The Humber Staff and Children’s Holiday Party is an annual celebration funded by the Office of the President.

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Interpretive Centre Updates

Interpretive Centre Updates

Principal’s Office

Vol. 1, Issue 2, December 2020

Pre-COVID-19, the Lakeshore Grounds Interpretive Centre proudly offered tours in “all weathers,” and took that to heart.

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Virtual Mental Health Awareness Month

Virtual Mental Health Awareness Month

Principal’s Office

Vol. 1, Issue 2, December 2020

October is Mental Health Awareness Month. To help support important mental health initiatives at Humber Lakeshore, the Lakeshore Principal’s Office formed a Mental Health Awareness Committee in 2016.

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Adapting Exhibits to Pandemic Times

Adapting Exhibits to Pandemic Times

Principal’s Office

Vol. 1, Issue 1, October 2020

The initial shutdown caused great disruption to the academic communities of Humber College and the work of the Lakeshore Grounds Interpretive Centre.

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Kavelle Maharaj Receives President’s Award for Distinguished Support Staff

Kavelle Maharaj Receives President’s Award for Distinguished Support Staff

Principal’s Office

Vol. 1, Issue 1, October 2020

Congratulations to Kavelle Maharaj for receiving the President’s Award for Distinguished Support Staff.

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Principal’s Office Wellness Wednesdays Staff Series Kick-Off

Principal’s Office Wellness Wednesdays Staff Series Kick-Off

Principal’s Office

Vol. 1, Issue 1, October 2020

September 16th was the launch of the Principal’s Office Wellness Wednesdays Staff Series.

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Upcoming Principal’s Office Events

Upcoming Principal’s Office Events

Principal’s Office

Vol. 1, Issue 1, October 2020

The Principal’s Office and partners are hosting many events for fall 2020 geared towards staff, student, and community health and well-being.

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Ribfest

Ribfest

Principal’s Office

Vol. 1, Issue 1, October 2020

On August 29th and 30th, Rotary Etobicoke hosted their annual Ribfest to support fundraising efforts for local community organizations.

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Re-envisioning the GARDENS Pod Project and Food Security in South Etobicoke

Re-envisioning the GARDENS Pod Project and Food Security in South Etobicoke

Principal’s Office

Vol. 1, Issue 1, October 2020

The Principal’s Office, in partnership with the GARDENS Advisory Council and LAMP Community Health Centre, has adapted during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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