Bell Let’s Talk Day coming to Humber

Bell will be bringing their yearly Let’s Talk event to Humber College this week.

Let’s Talk Day is a national day of raising awareness about mental health and furthering the conversation of acceptance, support and to decrease stigma.

The day also encourages the use of various platforms including social media to engage individuals. Bell also donates money to mental health funds based on messages sent throughout the day on their cellular network and social media posts.

Bell will be hosting two events at both Humber North and Lakeshore Campuses on Jan. 29.

The first event will be held at North in the LRC, starting at 10 a.m. and finishing at 12 p.m. The second event will be held at Lakeshore in A170 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The event is open to both Humber and Guelph-Humber student

Students who wish to contribute to the cause can make a tweet, a social media video, use Bell’s Facebook frame or Snapchat filter and also use the hashtag #BellLet’sTalk on social media.

IGNITE Real Talks features NBA player Serge Ibaka

IGNITE has been promoting the next Real Talks event taking place Saturday featuring NBA player and champion Serge Ibaka.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for the event to start at 8 p.m. in the A/B auditorium at Humber College Lakeshore Campus and is open to both Humber and University of Guelph-Humber students. Students are allowed one non-Humber or Guelph-Humber guest.

Seating will be limited resulting in a first come, first serve basis. Once seating is full, there will only be standing room available.

Students must present their Humber or Guelph-Humber student ID or class timetable and photo ID for admission. Each guest must present their own pre-purchased ticket and photo ID.

The event page says the Real Talks discussion will focus on Ibaka as well as discuss topics such as persistence, chasing opportunities and career growth.

Ibaka, 30, currently plays power forward for the Toronto Raptors. Ibaka won an NBA championship with the Raptors in 2019. Ibaka is also the first player from the African country of the Republic of Congo to play in the NBA.

Ibaka has a popular Youtube channel which features the well known food series How Hungry Are You? and his fashion-focused series AVEC CLASSE.

Ibaka is also the founder of the Serge Ibaka Foundation, a non-profit created to focus on health and education for both the Republic of Congo and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Ibaka has produced two documentaries. The first being Son of the Congo, which tells his story of escaping poverty and violence in Congo to become an NBA superstar. The second being Anything is Possible, which follows Ibaka as he brought the Larry O’Brien trophy home to the Congo.

The first 50 people through the doors will get a photo op with Ibaka himself after the event. Student and guest pictures will be taken together and not individually.

Students interested can still purchase tickets for $5 via Eventbrite, and can bring a guest for the cost of $15.

Students demand money back after cancelled classes

Third year Media Studies students at the University of Guelph-Humber are hoping for reimbursement of a Web Design class after several classes were cancelled this semester and the professor replaced, with a petition claiming they did not receive the education they had paid for.

In the Media Studies program at Guelph-Humber, students specialize into several different streams. One of the core differences between the Digital Communications and Visual Communications is that the Digital students learn basic coding via a series of cumulative Web Design classes.

Students that launched an online petition say their original professor cancelled several classes before the fall Reading Week break and then was replaced with a new professor that “had no knowledge of what the students had missed out on”.

Because of this, those enrolled in the course missed out on the skills they were supposed to learn ahead of their second Web Design class taking place in the Winter 2020 semester.

The amount of classes that the students have missed equates to half of the semester due to several class cancellations as well as time to find a replacement professor.

Students had the opportunity to drop the class without suffering an academic penalty, but were told they were not going to receive a refund and would ultimately have to retake the course.

Assistant Media Studies Program Head Adam Miller said in response to The Avro Post that “since students pay a flat fee for the term, they are not paying for instruction by the hour, but rather for the completion of between four and five credits per semester. As it currently stands, you are on track to complete the course, which is ultimately what was paid for”.

Briana Fee, who organized the petition to “motivate my fellow classmates to come together and voice our opinion on the situation at hand” is a third year Digital Communications student at Guelph-Humber have spoken to Adam Miller extensively through emails and has reached out to Kathy Ullyott, who is the media program head.

Fee and her peers believe that Guelph-Humber should take more accountability for their actions instead of remaining “in denial”.

“We only had one class on JavaScript. That is in no way enough for students to understand how to use Java in the following web design class,” Fee said.

Nick Brindley, one of the students impacted in the situation, said that “we were told we would be taught advanced CSS and moderate Java Script but only reviewed CSS from our second year course and very basic Java Script”.

Miller has addressed the situation by offering learning sessions that will be held in December and January that will be “more personalized”, but according to Briana “no student I’ve communicated with in the [Digital Communications] program has said they will be able to attend”.

When suggested that the sessions should be recorded that way all the students would have access to the lecture no matter how busy their schedules are, Briana was told “the learning sessions are meant to be like workshops and will be more one on one” clarifying that it would not be beneficial to record it.

Fee told The Post that “the situation makes me feel unimportant in the eyes of the university”.

She added that this ordeal will be taken as a lesson and hopes that “future students won’t have to deal with a similar situation”.

For individuals interested in supporting the cause, they can sign the petition at change.org. The petition currently has 288 signatures but organizers aim to hit 500 signatures.

The Avro Post reached out to the Media Studies Program Head Kathy Ullyott for comment but has not yet received a response.

Carnival themed event being held at Humber

The Recreation and Leisure Services Program will be hosting an exhibition at Humber College North Campus on Thursday.

The exhibition is a carnival themed event that will have food as well as entertainment such as raffles, games, and prizes to give away.

The Recreation and Leisure Services program plan an event each year to promote inclusivity and engagement to Humber students. Some prior events that they have done include: The Humber Classic, Hawk-A-Palooza, and The International Sports Fair.

In partnership with Pink City Classic, all proceeds made during the event will be donated to The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation. Their goal is to spread awareness as well as fundraise $2,000 in support of breast cancer research.

Students are able to donate through the link in the bio of Humber North Exhibition on Instagram, buying food at the event, participating in the games and activities being offered, as well as pre oder Krispy Kreme donuts.

The exhibition will be taking place on Nov. 28 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Humber College North Campus in the E Concourse.

Humber Galleries calling for artwork

Humber Galleries is encouraging students and alumni to consider submitting artwork for their “Campus as a Canvas” initiative.

The facilitator has plans to repurpose “the function of our six display cases located around the Lakeshore and North Campuses as well as identifying pop-up spaces for the purpose of promoting work created by Humber students from all programs.”

Humber Galleries is driven to encourage collaboration between Humber programs and the Humber community as they enter the second semester of this initiative, according to a description

“The galleries are a place for everyone to learn and experiment through art from our many different perspectives. Art is polytechnic learning: both a way to gain practical skills for many intersecting trades, and a way to think through difficult ideas and possible futures,” says Kyla Ross, Humber Galleries Coordinator.

Humber Galleries is exploring ways to change their exhibition spaces by extending their scope of locations to include all Humber campuses. They hope to make the campuses appear more as canvases available for content by Humber students, faculty, staff, as well as alumni.

The locations they plan to use includes; L Space Gallery at the Humber Lakeshore campus, display cases across both Humber Lakeshore and Humber North campuses, and the large wall in the atrium of the Learning Resource Commons at Humber North campus.

Pop-up locations will also be appearing throughout both campuses as the semester continues.

Current Humber students and Humber alumni are encouraged to submit artwork that they have created at Humber College and if the artwork is selected, it will be put on display in one of the six display cases on campus.

For individuals interested, the application form found on Humber Galleries’ website is due by Nov. 24.

Humber Galleries will be hosting Student Info Sessions on Nov. 22 at Humber College North Campus in K107 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. 

Humber Galleries calling for artwork

Humber Galleries is encouraging students and alumni to consider submitting artwork for their “Campus as a Canvas” initiative.

The facilitator has plans to repurpose “the function of our six display cases located around the Lakeshore and North Campuses as well as identifying pop-up spaces for the purpose of promoting work created by Humber students from all programs.”

Graphic for the submissions.

Humber Galleries is driven to encourage collaboration between Humber programs and the Humber community as they enter the second semester of this initiative, according to a description.

“The galleries are a place for everyone to learn and experiment through art from our many different perspectives. Art is polytechnic learning: both a way to gain practical skills for many intersecting trades, and a way to think through difficult ideas and possible futures,” says Kyla Ross, Humber Galleries Coordinator.

Humber Galleries is exploring ways to change their exhibition spaces by extending their scope of locations to include all Humber campuses. They hope to make the campuses appear more as canvases available for content by Humber students, faculty, staff, as well as alumni.

The locations they plan to use includes; L Space Gallery at the Humber Lakeshore campus, display cases across both Humber Lakeshore and Humber North campuses, and the large wall in the atrium of the Learning Resource Commons at Humber North campus.

Pop-up locations will also be appearing throughout both campuses as the semester continues.

Current Humber students and Humber alumni are encouraged to submit artwork that they have created at Humber College and if the artwork is selected, it will be put on display in one of the six display cases on campus.

For individuals interested, the application form found on Humber Galleries’ website is due by Nov. 24.

Humber Galleries will be hosting Student Info Sessions on Nov. 22 at Humber College North Campus in K107 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Real Talks to features Antoni Porowski, Dan Levy

IGNITE has been promoting the next Real Talks event happening on Nov. 19 featuring award-winning television stars Antoni Porowski and Dan Levy.

Doors open at 11:30 a.m. for the event starting at 1 p.m. in the Humber College North Campus Student Centre and is open to any Humber or University of Guelph-Humber student on a first come, first served basis.

The event page says the Real Talks will focus on both Porowski and Levy as well as “all things personal growth, wellness, and career advice.” Also there will be a live cooking demonstration from Porowski.

Porowski is well known for his work on the Emmy award-winning Netflix series Queer Eye.

He is also a self-taught cook, with many of his culinary creations inspired by his grandmother. He is an advocate for healthy living, both physically and mentally.

Levy is a writer, producer, and actor on the Emmy award-winning series Schitt’s Creek.

Levy has fought for LGBTQ+ rights and has spoken out about his own expierences on sexual orientation and the issues with societal labelling.

The first 150 individuals who register and have also paid the Social Programming fee can also register for a photo op with Porowski or Levy.

If you register for Porowski’s photo op, you will also receive a copy of his cookbook, Antoni in the kitchen. If you want to be a part of the photo op you have to attend the event.

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