|Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning|
|Motto||More for You|
|President||Dr. Chris Whitaker|
|Students||27,500 full-time and over 56,000 part-time|
|Location||Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Sports Teams||Humber Hawks|
|Colours||gold and blue|
|Affiliations||CCAA, ACCC, CBIE, Polytechnics Canada, AUCC (Association of Colleges and Universities in Canada)|
Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning is a polytechnic college in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Humber offers more than 150 programs including: bachelor’s degree, diploma, certificate, post-graduate certificate and apprenticeship programs, across 40 fields of study. Humber also provides academic advisors and resources, such as Humber's career finder, to help students discover the program and career that best suit their personality. Most of Humber's programs contain a practical experimental component to them, such as an internship, Co-op, or field placement. Humber serves 27,500 full-time and 56,000 part-time learners.
Humber was established in 1967 under its founding President, Gordon Wragg. The first new section of Humber College opened on Monday Sept, 11, 1967 at James S. Bell Elementary School, public school on Lake Shore Boulevard West. The Lakeshore Campus began with the addition of the manpower retraining programs on Queen Elizabeth Way in Etobicoke. In November 1968, North Campus was officially opened by Mayor E. A. Horton of Etobicoke and Mayor Jack Moulton of York. In the early 1970s, student enrollment was rapidly increasing which led Humber to expand its business and technology programs at both the North and Lakeshore Campuses. Humber College had the largest group of Business students in the province. Three year co-op programs were developed in the early 1970s in a range of technology and business programs. After such relation with industry growing together, it was likely companies offer jobs for fresh students. Humber became Canada's largest "Community College" with over 10,000 full-time and 100,000 part-time learners.
By the early 1980s Humber was developing new programs to respond to business and industry demands with focusing on flexibility in class schedules, including a weekend College. Its skill-based training courses included self-paced programming and, along with Holland College in Prince Edward Island, became one of the National Centers for industry driven DACUM curriculum. Humber introduced flexible manufacturing and was a pioneer in introducing computer applications in technology programs. Lakeshore Campus, at its new permanent location on the lakeshore was the first College to introduce a Solar technology program to respond to the needs of that growing industry of the time. Humber had a very large international outreach program, working in over 20 countries and with the assistance of ADB, the Government of Canada (CIDA) and latterly the ACCC (Association of Canadian Community Colleges), it developed the largest international program of all of the Canadian Colleges by 1987., introducing the concept of responsive tertiary education to countries throughout Africa and Asia. (ACCC Journal)
After the mid-1980s, the College concentrated more on arts and applied arts programs and refocused its energy on internal processes rather than program innovation and on local rather than national or international activities. In this way it became more of a "community "college. It is an Ontario Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning.
Academic Schools 
- School of Applied Technology
- The Business School
- School of Media Studies and Information Technology
- School of Social and Community Services
- School of Creative and Performing Arts
- School of Health Sciences
- School of Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism
- School of Liberal Arts and Science
Located in northwest Toronto (formerly Etobicoke), the Humber North Campus has approximately 20,000 full-time and 57,000 part-time students.1,000 of them living in residence. The campus includes University of Guelph-Humber, with a collaborative university-college partnership between the University of Guelph and Humber College.
Humber College Arboretum 
The North Campus is adjacent to the Humber Arboretum, consisting of gardens and natural areas surrounding the Humber River. The arboretum covers approximately 100 acres (40 ha) of the West Humber River Valley between Highway 27 and the 427 and is easily accessed from Humber College Blvd. It began as an idea in 1972 and came to completion in 1977. Admission is free.
The Nature Orientation Centre is the focal point of the arboretum and is designed to meet the needs of schools, interest groups and individuals. Within the arboretum one can find woodlot and meadow gardens, native woody plant collections, ponds and more. The Summer Nature Club runs on a weekly basis during the summer and is geared towards children between the ages of 6-12.
Lakeshore (South Campus) 
Located along the shores of Lake Ontario, at Kipling and Lake Shore Blvd. W, Humber’s Lakeshore campus located in Long Branch, has approximately 7,200 full-time students, with 400 living in residence. The Lakeshore Campus sits on the large grounds of the former Lakeshore Psychiatric Hospital and Lakeshore Teachers College on the shores of Lake Ontario, in the west-end New Toronto neighbourhood of Toronto (formerly Etobicoke). When leased by Humber College, the college vowed to keep the historical site in good condition and enhance its park like setting as an asset to the Southern Etobicoke community. The campus now consists of a number of cottage buildings and the more modern and now renovated Lakeshore Teachers College facilities that were extensively re-worked in the early 1980s. The new L-Building was opened recently in 2011 at the Lakeshore Campus where it has been added as an addition to the cottages located around it.
The Business School 
"The Business School at Humber offers more areas of study and specialized choices than any other business school in Ontario, including a wide range of diploma, degree and postgraduate programs for the future business professional in areas such as accounting, fashion, cosmetics, financial, human resources, law and marketing. Many of the offered programs are truly one-of-a-kind. No matter how you define success - salary, perks, international travel or the corner office - knowledge is the key to getting there."
"'We encourage our students to follow their dreams and we give them the knowledge, skills and experience they need to launch their careers and 'be more'," said Alvina Cassiani, Dean of the Business School
Humber’s Orangeville campus is at the Alder Street Recreation Complex, Orangeville Ontario. It offers four fully functional and wireless classrooms, a student commons/computer lab, as well as an on-site fitness centre with swimming pool, two hockey rinks, a library and a food court.
Campus Life 
The Humber Students' Federation 
The Humber Students’ Federation (HSF) is the official student government on campus. The organization advocates on behalf of more than 25,000 full-time students at Humber College and the University of Guelph-Humber. The elected students of HSF are members of key Humber committees to ensure that students are properly represented during all major discussions and decisions.
The HSF hosts a wide range of events and contests throughout the year to guarantee student engagement. HSF fills every school year with music, comedy, special guest speakers, singing, dancing and many other campus activities to add to the college experience. The organization also offers many useful services for students including: a flexible health and dental plan, bursaries, study spaces, a food bank and student employment.
Digital Broadcast Centre 
Home to Humber TV, Radio Humber and all newspaper, magazine and web production. Humber is the only GTA College with a CRTC campus instructional license and fully operational radio station, Radio Humber FM 96.9.
Arts and Media Studio 
The old Lakeshore Lions Arena at 300 Birmingham Street is now home to Humber's Arts and Media Studio and opened in 2010. The site is part of the Lakeshore Campus site.
Centre for Urban Ecology 
The LEED gold certified building includes a green roof, passive solar heating and a biofilter system. The building was chosen as one of three Canadian locations to participate in the Sustainable Sites Initiative project to test international guidelines for sustainable landscapes.
Recent achievements 
In 2005, the school launched a show called Distinguished Artists on TVOntario, produced by students in the School of Creative & Performing Arts. In the 2005–06 school year, Humber added new Bachelor's Degrees in Contemporary Music, Creative Advertising, and Interior Design. The four-year Creative Advertising program is the only such degree in Canada.
On 25 January 2006, the French ambassador to Canada Daniel Jouanneau visited the North and Lakeshore campuses of Humber College. Jouanneau and school officials suggested the program might eventually extended to the culinary arts and media-related programs, such as journalism.
On February 2, 2009, Humber College students became the first to contact an astronaut in orbit using apparatus they built and operated. They made contact with Sandra Magnus at the International Space Station from a lab room at the school's Rexdale campus.
Notable alumni 
Notable alumni include:
- Herbert L. Becker (Applied and Creative Arts – Theatre/music 1975) Juno Award, author, actor, magician.
- Mike Brown (Funeral Services), Ontario MPP
- Adam Copeland (Radio Broadcasting), former pro wrestler for the WWE, better known by his ring name Edge
- Brian Dickinson (Applied and Creative Arts – Music), pianist
- Krista Ford (Lingerie Football League player)
- Billie Holiday (Radio Broadcasting, 1996), former CHFI announcer
- Shawn Little (Health Sciences), Ottawa City Council
- Gilson Lubin (Comedy), MTV Live
- Bev Oda, retired Canadian politician
- Nikki Payne, stand up comedian
- Jared Pelletier (Film Production) - film director
- Renee Percy (Comedy), writer and performer winner "Phil Hartman Award"
- Dina Pugliese, host of Breakfast Television Toronto
- Karla Stephens-Tolstoy (Asian Marketing), CEO and Co-Founder of Tokii
- George Stroumboulopoulos (Radio Broadcasting, 1994), host of George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight, host of CBC News: The Hour, former MuchMusic VJ
- Dione Taylor (Vocal Jazz), musician
- Francine Villeneuve (Horse Racing), first female Canadian thoroughbred jockey to win 1,000 races/winningest Canadian female of all time
- Greg Wells (Applied and Creative Arts – Music) record producer.
- Fraser Agar, Internet personality and show host.
See also 
References and footnotes 
- "About Us". Humber College. Retrieved 21 April 2013.
- Humber College, "Field Placement and Co-op", Retrieved 13 May 2013
- "Our History". Humber College. Retrieved 21 April 2013.
- Fournier, Lori. Wheeler, Don. Building Business. A History of the Business School at Humber: Toronto, ON: 2004. Business School at Humber.
- "Humber College – Campuses & Facilities – Toronto, Ontario, Canada". Humber College. Retrieved 2010-12-31.
- Humber Arboretum
- "The Business School Profile". Humber College. Retrieved 13 April 2013.
- Humber College, "Humber Students' Federation", Retrieved 14 May 2013
- Radio Humber Humber 96.9fm Retrieved on: 2012-9-23
- Humber Arboretum Centre for Urban Ecology to test Sustainable Landscape Rating System Humber.ca Retrieved on 2012-9-23.
- Rebecca Payne, "French digintary visits school", Humber EtCetera, Toronto: Humber College Journalism program, 26 January 2006. With files from Brian Bento.
- Mathieu, Emily (2009-02-03). "Humber to space station: 'We're live'". The Star (Toronto). Retrieved 2010-05-04.
- "PERSONALITIES: Dina Pugliese". citynews.ca. Toronto, Ontario: Rogers Broadcasting. 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-24.
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