Emily-May Werginz | Special Report

The Avro Post’s correspondent Emily-May Werginz is a student living on residence, and provided timely updates over the course of the weekend — in this special report she details her experience.

Humber College North Campus students were informed on Friday that their residence could be potentially closed for the weekend due to the fact that they had to shut off the water for the building.

The spread of information and updates were scattered and many students were left concerned and at a loss of information.

Once it was confirmed that the residence would be closing, students had approximately 25 minutes to pack for the weekend before gathering in the cafeteria to wait for the buses.

While waiting for the buses, students were concerned with room and food arrangements, where the hotels would be located and how long they would be relocated for.

Most questions were left unanswered until students got onto a bus because of the chaos that was taking place. Multiple buses arrived to the residence to take the students to separate hotels where they were told to get a partner to room with.

Rooming arrangements were different for each hotel ranging from one to two beds per room and one in room bathroom.

In order for the students to eat they had to make their own arrangements but will be reimbursed $50 per day until Monday.

On Sunday at 7 p.m. students were brought back to residence where they signed in individually and could return to their rooms.

I found that many students believe improvements could be made to the communications system for emergency situations like the one that has taken place on residence.


Image from Humber College residence.

Written by Eli Ridder

Eli Ridder is a freelance journalist. He founded The Avro Post in October 2017. He writes for Breaking911 and Guelph Politico, among others. Feel free to connect at ELIRIDDER@ICLOUD.COM or at ELIRIDDER.CA

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