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Whether you are brand new to Humber College or the University of Guelph-Humber or have been here for three years, you may have been overwhelmed by all the Instagram accounts from all the campuses, so that is why the staff here at The Avro Post has put together a top ten list of accounts you might want to follow during your time here.

We understand that some accounts may be more pertinent depending on what campus you’re at but this guide will help you no matter whether you’re at North, Lakeshore or Orangeville Campuses.


1. Official school accounts

You can’t go wrong with @HumberCollege and @UofGHStudents — they are the official accounts for the school and can be helpful for current students.


2. IGNITE, the student union

@ShareIGNITE is your student union. They represent you to the college and try to make on-campus life better for you. They always have event notifications, news, helpful tips, contests and more useful to students across all campuses.


3. Humber Confessions

“Lmao… When even is the first day of school?” is one of the questions most recently asked on the @HumberConfessions Instagram page. It was started last year and continues to grow. It’s probably one of the most honest pages at Humber besides us.

It has a less active little cousin at @UoGHConfessions.


4. Humber Hawks

Sportz. It’s either you love it or you hate it, right? We recommend keeping tabs on our favourite team at @HumberHawks — the accounts posts game times, highlights and the like.


5. Humber Food

Do we really have to explain this one? Be the first to know about deals and menus at @Humber_Food — applicable to both North and Lakeshore Campuses.


6. Sustain Humber

We’re still not entirely sure what they do, but the Office of Sustainability, found at @SustainHumber, is a great page for getting free stuff and hearing about deals on or off campus. Plus, they’re all about saving the planet, which is a great thing, of course.


7. Consent Peer Educators

It’s always important to ask for consent. Following the @cpepteam on Instagram taps you into some great offers such as free condoms during certain events.


8. The fitness page

Do you work out? It’s good to keep both the mind and body healthy. Follow @HumberFitnessNorth — that account posts news, schedules and more. As a Humber or Guelph-Humber student, you can use the gym for free with a student card.


9. IGNITE clubs

We understand that “clubs” does not count as one part of a list, but we figure that we will highlight a few of the more active pages: @HumberPodcast, @UGH.Productions and @StudentsForChangeCanada.

Find the full list of clubs on the IGNITE clubs page. Students from both Humber and Guelph-Humber can join clubs.


10. Societies at Guelph-Humber

Societies are similar to clubs in the way they bring people together to do things, but they are usually tied to an academic program and some are part of broader organizations, though the same is true for some IGNITE clubs. Here are a few active ones: @GHPLS — pre-law, @GHPsychSociety and @GHConsulting.


That’s not all

There are many more accounts on Instagram tied to campus and likely more to yet be created even this academic year. We’re working on a comprehensive list of every associated Instagram account, whether official or unofficial, and we will publish that soon.

Let us know if you think we missed an important account and we will be sure to add it to our full list. Also, if you are not already following The Avro Post yet, find us at @TheAvroPost. ■

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Exclusive: Guelph-Humber will not be moving as strategic plan is developed

There are no plans to move the university as a new strategic plan is developed.

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The University of Guelph told The Avro Post on Friday that there are no plans to physically relocate the University of Guelph-Humber “at this time” amid an ongoing process to develop a new strategic plan expected to be completed by the spring.

After a report revealed that last year that Guelph-Humber’s sole building at Humber College’s North Campus was over capacity and there were unverified rumours that the university would be moved, questions arose over its future.

Guelph-Humber was established in 2002 through a partnership between the University of Guelph and Humber College.

Officials pointed to a new webpage dedicated to bringing together all resources to do with the partnership between Guelph and Humber including an operational review undertaken during the fall of 2017.

There has not been a new strategic plan since the governing framework of Guelph-Humber was written in 1999 to establish the university and so a year-long process was launched last May to make a new plan, according to a press release from the presidents of Guelph and Humber.

Guelph-Humber graduates receive a bachelor’s degree from Guelph and a college diploma from Humber. Guelph-Humber students have access to many of the supports provided by Humber and are also members of the IGNITE student union. ■

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A new era for IGNITE

The next generation of directors will have new challenges.

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With the passing of several bylaw amendments on Wednesday at a Special Meeting of the Members, IGNITE on Thursday strides into a new era with five months of decision-making behind it.

Elections will start in a matter of weeks and, for the first time in its history, the student union will not be electing executives. There will only be candidates for the Board, which sits at the top of IGNITE. 

There will be open seats at Humber College’s North, Lakeshore and Orangeville Campuses as well as at the University of Guelph-Humber. This next generation of directors will preside over a very different student union then the one the current term was handed last April.

In some ways, there will be more certainty.

They will enter a student union that has been reset with a new, more corporate direction moving forward through a new base rule: By-law No. 1 — which resets the rules for IGNITE with the bylaw amendments that students passed at the Special Meeting of the Members, combined with the skeleton of the previous Constitution.

That is not to say there will not be challenges. Chief among them will be the ongoing legal struggle over the Student Choice Initiative. Currently, the province is looking to appeal the decision made by the Ontario Divisional Court to strike down the initiative.

Several student unions, including the University of Toronto Students’ Union, have cancelled opt-out portals, ending its optional student fees and returning to the previous status quo of 100 per cent mandatory fees.

IGNITE reiterated its position on Wednesday that it would not end optional student fees while the SCI was in essential legal limbo.

If the Ford administration is successful in repealing the court ruling, student union officials said they would not want a scenario where they would have to flip-flop between mandatory and optional fees.

Directors will also have to manage hiring and overseeing the new student engagement coordinators, who will replace the current executive model.

They will be hired staffers within the student union and sit below the executive director and alongside part-time staff, according to graphics released by IGNITE. ■

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Constitution formally replaced with ‘By-law No. 1’

It awaits AGM approval.

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Following approval by the members of new bylaw amendments on Wednesday, IGNITE has replaced its Constitution with “By-law No. 1”, though it still needs confirmation by the members at the Annual General Meeting.

By-Law No. 1 contains eight pages of rules, a full five pages less than the previous Constitution. It states it will need confirmation by the members on Mar. 22, 2020, a potential reveal of the date set for the AGM, a normal timeframe. ■

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