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Students respond to psychology report

Several students responded on Thursday night to the investigative report on Dr. Masood Zangeneh’s Drugs and Behaviour course, offering varied opinions on the professor and his teaching methods at the University of Guelph-Humber.

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Several students responded on Thursday night to the investigative report on Dr. Masood Zangeneh’s Drugs and Behaviour course, offering varied opinions on the professor and his teaching methods at the University of Guelph-Humber.


Academic Reform Group responds

Investigation: PSYC 3150


Several students came forward with testimonials and 14 disclosed their grades as part of the investigation into the core third year psychology course by The Avro Post and the Academic Reform Group.

By Thursday night, several students came forward and gave varied reports on their experiences with Dr. Zangeneh.

“Masood definitely is not the best at communication, but to say he is a poor professor who does not care for his students is mind-boggling,” said fourth year psychology Shaila Anjum, who took the professor’s PSYC 3150 course last year.

Ms. Anjum told the Post in a written statement that previously students “have scored just fine as far as I know”, saying that Mr. Zangeneh has been “supportive and lenient” in the past to students who needed it.

While he “marks incredibly easy” in other areas, Anjum said “I must admit the papers sometimes seem to be marked on completion versus content but some of these allegations are out of pure hatred and unfair. Others have some validity.”

Another fourth year student speaking on background, who took PYSC 3150 last year and who is in Mr. Zangeneh’s Mediation and Conflict Resolution course currently, said that the professor “routinely late to class” and shows favouritism.

“I have reason to believe he shows certain students favouritism as well, especially his thesis students, which makes speaking out about him very intimidating,” the soon-to-be graduate said.

“Grading is a nightmare, and it’s hard to gauge based on his feedback if he’s actually read your paper,” she added.

The Academic Reform Group put out a statement on the investigation thanking students for their participation and said offered to meet with Dr. Zangeneh over “the concerns that students from his course have brought forward to us.”

“This is part of our mandate – to not only bring to light concerns that students may have, but also to work towards the overall improvement of the University of Guelph-Humber”

ARG was formed as an IGNITE club in January with the aim of championing academic policy reform at multiple levels on behalf of students at the University of Guelph-Humber and Humber College.


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There are no special actions at this time.

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Humber College said it is monitoring the novel coronavirus outbreak and its “potential impact on the institution” in a statement posted online last week and updated on Monday.

Toronto Public Health told the college that “there are no particular actions required” at this time.

A special group tasked with keeping the campus community informed on the latest precautions for the virus has been established, made up of stakeholders from various departments and the University of Guelph-Humber.

Humber points students, staff and faculty to the Ontario Ministry of Health website’s dedicated webpage for updates.

The college’s announcement also asked that those on campus “wash their hands as frequently as possible” due to it being the winter flu season.

As of Tuesday morning in Ontario, there is one confirmed case of the novel coronavirus, one “presumptive” case and 11 cases under investigation. ■

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Nominations open for 2020 IGNITE elections

Nomination packages are due by Feb. 14.

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IGNITE on Tuesday posted details and nomination packages for its 2020 elections on social media, setting up its first ever election without executive positions.

There are 10 positions open for students to run for, all on the Board of Directors.

There are four positions open at North Campus, three seats at Lakeshore, two open at Guelph-Humber and a sole position available at Orangeville.

All nomination packages are due by Feb. 14 and can be filled out on the elections webpage. ■

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Bell let’s talk day will be coming to Humber on Jan. 29.

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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. ■

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