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Meet the publications that report from Humber, Guelph-Humber

There are five on campus.

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Humber College and the University of Guelph-Humber have five separate publications that report from the various campuses that make up the two institutions and these are what differentiates them.

The Humber Et Cetera, a printed publication at the college until 2014, was started in 1967 as Coven. It is tied to the Faculty of Media and Creative Arts and features work by journalism students at North Campus.

The paper, now found online, covers a wide range of national, Toronto and the occasional campus-focused story and is more active during the academic school year.

Humber News is very similar to the Et Cetera, but is more focused on the digital side of the modern media sphere. It also includes broadcast-style videos that covers a variety of news.

The digital publication is also based at North Campus but it is run by the by Faculty of Media Studies and Information Technology. A source told The Post its website is receiving a significant overhaul for the fall.

Skedline is Humber’s broadcast-focused news outlet. It offers near daily broadcasts summarizing the top news stories and provides insight through written reporting as well. It is based at the Lakeshore campus.

The University of Guelph-Humber has GH360, a newer publication that rose from the remains of the Radix. Like its Humber counterparts, it largely focuses on general national and local news.

It does, however, occasionally produce campus-focused stories that are significant and have an impact such as a report earlier this year about overcrowding at Guelph-Humber.

An honorary mention to this list is GuHu Media, which is not technically a publication but could be considered an occasional broadcaster. GuHu at one point was considering the creation of a journalism division that never actually materialized.

The Radix reported in February 2017 that the Guelph-Humber society was launching a such a project under Warren Schlote, who was a year later the editor-in-chief of the annual Emerge magazine produced by the university’s media program.

When contacted by the founding editor of The Post in the fall of that year about joining a campus newspaper, Schlote said at the time that the project would soon be launched. It never took place.

All of the publications produced at Humber and Guelph-Humber have this in common: They are all stories written for assignments and for marks as part of their respective program requirements.

This means that students that are not part of the programs are unable to write for the publications, for the most part, and the news covered are usually highly filtered. There are hardly any stories that could be considered negative for the administration.

The Avro Post is the fifth and independent publication based on campus. It was founded in 2017 as The Guelph-Humber Post on the eve of the province-wide college faculty strike that mostly only those headed into their third year would remember.

At the time, there was no active publication covering the impact that the strike was having on the University of Guelph-Humber, as most of the mainstream and campus media was focused on Humber and the other 20-plus colleges across Ontario.



Investigative, balanced and daily journalism from The Post quickly allowed it to be the most-read on campus and a top student publication for the province, as many had to disband during the strike.

After the strike was resolved in November of 2017, The Post shifted to covering its lasting impact and other aspects of Guelph-Humber as well as North Campus as a whole.

The Avro Post had thousands visit it online during its first full year of operation in 2018. It continues to be a consistent and reliable source of news on campus and stands as a voice for students, staff and the populace at large. ■

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Humber Galleries calling for artwork

Humber Galleries aims to inspire.

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Humber Galleries is encouraging students and alumni to consider submitting artwork for their “Campus as a Canvas” initiative.

The facilitator has plans to repurpose “the function of our six display cases located around the Lakeshore and North Campuses as well as identifying pop-up spaces for the purpose of promoting work created by Humber students from all programs.”

Humber Galleries is driven to encourage collaboration between Humber programs and the Humber community as they enter the second semester of this initiative, according to a description

“The galleries are a place for everyone to learn and experiment through art from our many different perspectives. Art is polytechnic learning: both a way to gain practical skills for many intersecting trades, and a way to think through difficult ideas and possible futures,” says Kyla Ross, Humber Galleries Coordinator.

Humber Galleries is exploring ways to change their exhibition spaces by extending their scope of locations to include all Humber campuses. They hope to make the campuses appear more as canvases available for content by Humber students, faculty, staff, as well as alumni.

The locations they plan to use includes; L Space Gallery at the Humber Lakeshore campus, display cases across both Humber Lakeshore and Humber North campuses, and the large wall in the atrium of the Learning Resource Commons at Humber North campus.

Pop-up locations will also be appearing throughout both campuses as the semester continues.

Current Humber students and Humber alumni are encouraged to submit artwork that they have created at Humber College and if the artwork is selected, it will be put on display in one of the six display cases on campus.

For individuals interested, the application form found on Humber Galleries’ website is due by Nov. 24.

Humber Galleries will be hosting Student Info Sessions on Nov. 22 at Humber College North Campus in K107 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.  ■

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Humber Galleries calling for artwork

Humber Galleries hopes to inspire current students and alumni to submit artwork.

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Humber Galleries is encouraging students and alumni to consider submitting artwork for their “Campus as a Canvas” initiative.

The facilitator has plans to repurpose “the function of our six display cases located around the Lakeshore and North Campuses as well as identifying pop-up spaces for the purpose of promoting work created by Humber students from all programs.”

Graphic for the submissions.

Humber Galleries is driven to encourage collaboration between Humber programs and the Humber community as they enter the second semester of this initiative, according to a description.

“The galleries are a place for everyone to learn and experiment through art from our many different perspectives. Art is polytechnic learning: both a way to gain practical skills for many intersecting trades, and a way to think through difficult ideas and possible futures,” says Kyla Ross, Humber Galleries Coordinator.

Humber Galleries is exploring ways to change their exhibition spaces by extending their scope of locations to include all Humber campuses. They hope to make the campuses appear more as canvases available for content by Humber students, faculty, staff, as well as alumni.

The locations they plan to use includes; L Space Gallery at the Humber Lakeshore campus, display cases across both Humber Lakeshore and Humber North campuses, and the large wall in the atrium of the Learning Resource Commons at Humber North campus.

Pop-up locations will also be appearing throughout both campuses as the semester continues.

Current Humber students and Humber alumni are encouraged to submit artwork that they have created at Humber College and if the artwork is selected, it will be put on display in one of the six display cases on campus.

For individuals interested, the application form found on Humber Galleries’ website is due by Nov. 24.

Humber Galleries will be hosting Student Info Sessions on Nov. 22 at Humber College North Campus in K107 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.  ■

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Ambulance on campus for the 3rd time in 7 days

Police and ambulance services

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Cruisers in front of the LRC.

An ambulance and three Toronto Police vehicles were on campus on Wednesday afternoon for around one hour, marking at least the third time within seven days that emergency services have been spotted on campus.

It did not appear the ambulance was used during the hour or longer that it was parked in front of the Learning Resource Commons at the front of North Campus.

Two cruisers were parked in front, a police SUV and multiple campus security vehicles were in and out of the area.

The ambulance and police SUV departed campus at 3:40 p.m. while the first cruiser departed soon after. The final cruiser departed after 4 p.m. and no details were immediately available.

An ambulance was in front of the Learning Resource Commons a week ago as a male patient was carried out on a stretcher. On Sunday night, an ambulance was spotted in front of Residence T Building.

The Avro Post has reached out for details from Humber College. ■

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