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Humber College president promotes healthiest campus goal

President Chris Whitaker highlights up and coming goals in his new blog post.

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Eli Ridder | Report

Within a Thursday post on his blog, Humber College President Chris Whitaker noted that the college was the first in the country to adopt the Okanagan Charter, with part of the commitment to turn the Humber campus into Canada’s healthiest.

Read the full blog post: Humber.ca

“Earlier this month we bcame Canada’s first polytechnic or public college to adopt the Okanagan Charter,” the president wrote, referencing a 2015 document that sets guidelines for healthy college and university campuses that has international support.

“This builds on the healthy and includsive community pillar of our new strategic plan,” wrote Mr. Whitaker, saying that “one of the first steps toward this goal is making all Humber locations smoke-free as of January 1, 2019.”

The president also highlighted the new IGNITE-led pay-what-you-can soup bar that opened earlier this semester on the North Campus, in partnership with food repurpose organization Feed it Forward.

Whitaker also highlighted Humber’s partnership with the Tzu Chi Foundation that resulted in the new traditional Chinese medicine clinic that opened at the North Campus and is used for clinical placement opportunities.

The 93,000 square foot Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation is set to open as a multidisciplinary hub for creation, testing and hands-on experience, and Whitaker highlighted the continued construction.

The president finished off his letter promoting incoming partnership agreements to “help drive innovation in advanced manufacturing, including with Cisco Canada, DMG-MORI Canada, and others.

“These partners will be part of Humber’s Advanced Manufacturing Skills Consortium that will bring together industry leading organizations to share expertise and help shape the future of education” Whitaker wrote.


Image of Chris Whitaker from Humber College.

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