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Top events on campus: Week of Mar. 19

Top events on campus for the week of March 19th.



Kaela Johnson | The Avro Post

This is our weekly round up of what we consider the top events that are happening at the University of Guelph-Humber/Humber College North Campus. 

Kin Soc’s Escape Room

Grab your friends and join the Kinesiology Society’s escape room! Solve a case as fast as you can with clues about anatomy, physiology, and more! While you wait for your turn, there will be games and food in the hallway! The winners of the escape room win a top-secret prize!

Date: Tuesday, March 20
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:25 p.m.
Location: GH412


Emerge Conference

The highly anticipated Emerge Conference is finally here!

Created by graduating media students at the University of Guelph-Humber, the conference gives students and media professionals the opportunity to explore and discuss trends in the media industry. There will be shuttle buses from campus heading to The Assembly Hall where the conference and awards will take place.

The speakers this year are:

  • Nicole Pollock and Jorie Brown of Cotton Candy Events, an event management company
  • Kevin Kennedy and Noah Frankel of digital media company, Homestand Sports
  • Dave Bidini, founder of the West End Phoenix, a Toronto company newspaper, author and musician
  • Angela Misri, digital journalist, professor and author of Portia Adams Adventures, a series of detective novels for children.
  • Kevin Donovan, chief investigative journalist and editor for the Toronto Star
  • Tom Henheffer, former Director of News and Digital at VICE Canada, and former Executive Director of Canadian Journalists for Free Expression
  • Heath Applebaum, media consultant, writer, President of Echo Communications, a reputation management consulting firm, and Guelph-Humber Media Studies professor
  • Patricia Parsons, former chairman of the Department of Communication Studies at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, Nova Scotia and author

Date: Thursday, March 22 
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: The Assembly Hall, 1 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Drive, Toronto, ON
Conference EventBrite


Emerge Media Awards

The Emerge Media Awards celebrate and showcase the achievements of students in journalism, communications, graphic design and other media programs at post-secondary institutions across Canada. Winners from eight categories will be announced at the gala dinner and ceremony. The keynote speaker is Dave Bidini, founder of the West End Phoenix, author and musician.

Date: Thursday, March 22 
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Location: The Assembly Hall, 1 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Drive, Toronto, ON
Awards EventBrite


GHCA’s Consulting Competition

The Guelph-Humber Consulting Association will be hosting the second annual case competition!
The case will be assigned a day before your presentation. Groups of 2-3 people have 15 minutes to present their solution to a panel of business professionals. The top three finalists all win medals and other cool prizes! After the event, there will be a panel event and awards ceremony with food and drink.  Registration ends March 19th so register below ASAP!
Date: Thursday, March 22 
Presentation Times: 10:00 a.m. to 11:40 a.m. and 2:20 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Panel Event and Awards Ceremony Time: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location: GH424
Team Registration

The Avro Post: The Panel

The Avro Post will be hosting our panel and we have invited a politician from each of the major political parties in Ontario to come have a discussion on what their parties can do for post-secondary students, education and more.

Attendees include:

  • Host: Adam Donaldson
  • PC Party: Simmer Sandhu
  • Liberal Party: Han Dong
  • NDP Ont.: Sandy Shaw

Can’t come in person? The event will be live streamed on The Avro Post’s Facebook page.

Students are encouraged to submit questions they would like answered by the party representatives, click below to submit a question. If you also want to help set up and take down, and greet politicians, click below to volunteer! RSVP for your seat….below!

Friday, March 23
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: Humber North Student Centre
Submit a question: Submit A Question
RSVP: Reserve your seat
Volunteer: Send a Message


Humber Dance Company Showcase

Support Humber and GH’s dancers and attend their annual showcase! There will be jazz, hip hop and lyrical performances by the showcase and performance teams.

The best part other than the amazing performances is that it’s free!

Date: Sunday, March 26
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Humber Lakeshore Auditorium


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  1. Arienne Johnson

    March 19, 2018 at 5:23 pm

    Great post! There is so much going on.
    Just letting everyone know that there WILL be shuttle buses from school to the conference venue, so if you are interested but have class please contact the organizers. Plus use EMERGESOCIAL to get 40% off! It’s going to be an awesome event!

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Humber monitoring coronavirus outbreak

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 coming to Humber

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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