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Humber Open House

Wednesday April 09th, 2014 8:30:24 | Posted by: Robyn Foley

  Stephen Cawthorne

The Humber Open house is taking place this weekend  (April 12) at all  Humber Campus locations This is  a great opportunity for students who  wish to learn more about their programs of interest. It will also provide guests with an opportunity to speak to faculty, current students, and access to labs and facilities at each campus

The journey to post secondary brings many questions about your future career, but what about how you will pay tuition? What about student support? General sessions are designed to help answer these questions. . 

More information can be found at  student.recruitment@humber.ca

 

Radio Humbers Band of the Month: The Turks

Thursday April 03rd, 2014 15:54:43 | Posted by: Dean Sinclair

The Turks are a Canadian rock band formed in Toronto, Ontario in 2008. The group's lineup consists of Julian Muia (rhythm guitar, vocals), Daniel Konikoff (lead guitar, vocals), Ryan Levine (bass guitar, vocals) and Vincent Lecce (drums).

NHL on TSN Star James Duthie speaks with Radio Broadcasting Students

Thursday April 03rd, 2014 11:53:17 | Posted by: Keith Bauer

For the RBD Speaker Series, TSN's own James Duthie spoke to students about his career as a reporter, anchor and host in sports and news. James began his career in Ottawa as a news reporter, something that he said proved invaluable to him over the course of his career.  James has also spent time doing work for TSN with the CFL and NBA, as well as hosting Sportscentre.

Among the highlights of his career -  a brief encounter with Tiger Woods at a urinal while covering the Masters at Augusta in 2005. He also mentioned NHL Executive Brian Burke and that while his stern personality shows up with the media, he is much different when off the camera. He spoke about the "different cat" that NHL analyst Pierre McGuire is, and also told students about some of his favourite moments including the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games.

His passion and commitment for TSN and Bell Media were obvious as he talked about the steps that led to Rogers Sportsnet's new deal with the NHL. His emotion was evident as he told students when he and his co-workers made the decision to stay with TSN, and how Gary Bettman essentially nixed a deal that would have given the NHL to Bell. And while this was a disappointment for James, he now sees it as an opportunity for TSN to spend more time on other sports across the country, and across the world.

Students had several questions for James as he has become one of the faces of TSN. He followed up the talk by posing for pictures with students, and taking an "Ellen at the Oscars" selfie with all of them.

His lasting advice for students was this, "A confident man chooses the middle urinal".

Bike Share Toronto

Thursday April 03rd, 2014 10:09:15 | Posted by: Jessica Bellamy

CHANGE IS COMING ON TWO WHEELS!

SAY GOODBYE TO "BIXI" AND HELLO TO "BIKE SHARE TORONTO"

"BIXI" HAD SOME FINANCIAL TROUBLES LAST YEAR IN THE TUNE OF 3-POINT-9-MILLION-DOLLARS ON A LOAN GUARANTEED BY THE CITY.

THEY NEEDED SOMEONE TO INTERVENE AND RE-TOOL THEIR PROGRAM SO THAT THE ONE THOUSAND BIKE FLEET REMAIN OPERATIONAL.

SCOOT HANCOCK, THE GENERAL MANAGER OF BIKE SHARE TORONTO, SAYS THAT THE PARTNERSHIP WITH ALTA BICYCLE SHARE WILL HELP KEEP THIS PROGRAM ROLLING.


ALTA BICYCLE SHARE IS BUSY COLLECTING DATA FROM THEIR ONGOING RESEARCH TO FIND OUT WHAT IS REQUIRED FOR TORONTO USERS.

"ALTA BICYCLE SHARE" IS BASED IN OREGON AND HAS HELPED MANY NORTH AMERICAN CITIES PLAN THEIR PROGRAMS.

BECAUSE NO CITY IS ALIKE, THEY USE ALOGORITHMS TO MATHMATICALLY DISCOVER THE BEST ROUTES FOR MAPPING AND BIKE AVAILABILITY AND DOCKING STATIONS.

FOR MORE INFORMATION FOR MEMBERSHIP FEES AND STATION MAPS, PLEASE VISIT BIKE-SHARE-TORONTO DOT COM.

HSF Controversy

Tuesday March 18th, 2014 10:48:10 | Posted by: Robyn Foley

By Corey Weir and Mike Osei

Humber College President Chris Whitaker told Humber News on Monday that the college administration will not “intervene in the affairs” of the Students’ Federation elections, in which Tim Brilhante was disqualified as a candidate for president.

“HSF is always autonomous from Humber.They are an independent organization that operates on fees that are collected from our students,” Whitaker said in his office at the North campus.

“There’s always many sides to every story. That’s one thing I’ve come to understand, as well. You can’t jump to conclusions,” he said, adding that it’s important to “just to talk to people and make sure people feel that there is open communication.”

Brilhante, the sitting HSF president, was seeking re-election but was disqualified by Chief Returning Officer Natalia Toussaint late Thursday night – less than 24 hours before the polls closed – from the HSF presidential election.

Because Brilhante was disqualified, he was no longer considered a candidate and HSF electoral rules dictated that he was, therefore, no longer eligible to issue a formal appeal.

 

A total of 5,470 votes were cast in the election. Shawn Manahan was elected president with 1,051 votes, edging out Mary Anne Savoie who received 995 votes, and Kay Tracey who received 796 votes.