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IGNITE removes public meeting date

The Oct. 16 meeting is now ‘TBD’.

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IGNITE, already under fire for locking out students from Board of Directors meetings, took down the date for its Special Meeting of the Members recently, The Avro Post found on Saturday.

The meeting, or SMOM, is an annual public press conference that takes place every fall. Students attend to vote on changes to the constitution and can ask questions of executives and the Board of Directors.

Where it used to read Oct. 16, the Governance page on the IGNITE website now states that the SMOM’s date is “TBD”. The change was likely made at some point in the last three days, but it is unclear exactly when.

It is not the first time this fall that changes have been made to the page without any notice. Sometime between Aug. 14 at the earliest and Sept. 11, the student union removed an open invitation to attend Board meetings.

On Sept. 11, a reporter from The Post was barred from entering the first Board of Directors meeting of the year, held at Lakeshore Campus. The reporter was told the by-laws had been changed and that the governance webpage was updated to reflect it.

An immediate check of the governance page using a website categorizing service found that IGNITE had, between Aug. 14 and that evening, deleted a paragraph that invited students to attend the meetings and that “progress is made through open and honest conversation”.

Within the following hours, likely as the meeting was being held or right after it finished, IGNITE outlined new rules, saying that under the Ontario Corporations Act only directors had the right to attend meetings. Attendance or meeting minutes are now only available by request. 

In the following weeks, student journalists have looked to find more answers to the sudden change. In an apparent response, IGNITE invited campus publications, including The Post, Et Cetera and Humber News, to a press conference on the by-laws that will take place on Friday.

It is unclear if this press conference is the reason the SMOM was changed to “to be determined” status. It could also could have been changed due to incoming alterations to the constitution which expected because of the Student Choice Initiative.

The Avro Post was asked earlier this year to send media requests for comment through Executive Director Ercolé Perrone, however, responses on this issue and others have been scarce. A planned meeting between IGNITE’s lawyer and The Post has not yet occurred, but likely questions will be answered at the press conference. 

As for the directors themselves, the first public response was through Director Erika Caldwell, who advised students to look at the meeting minutes posted on IGNITE’s website.

A response from a Post reporter pointing out that the minutes would no longer be posted there did not receive a response.

The Post published an open letter on Sept. 24 asking for the board directors to contact the publication over the changes to meetings. None of the directors reached out to The Post. 

An IGNITE club president commented on the open letter posted to social media, saying that Director Stephanie Fallico “is from my program and she’s wonderful”. Fallico responded to the Humber College student, saying “thank you, really appreciate that” but without addressing the letter’s request.

Eden Tavares responded to a poll posted on The Post’s Instagram Story that asked: “was our Board right to publish this open letter pleading transparency?” Her response was “no”.

Beyond the three director interactions, The Post has had no direct or indirect response from the Board. There has been no formal response beyond an invitation to the Oct. 4 press conference to either the Et Cetera or The Post. ■

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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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