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Diwali celebration at Lakeshore on Oct. 24

The Hindu festival of lights comes to Humber College.



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Humber College is marking Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, at Lakeshore Campus on Oct. 24 with live entertainment, dancing, henna and a sampling of traditional foods.

The bright colours associated with Diwali celebrations will fill G Commons from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., an event put on by First Year Experience. A North Campus equivalent has not yet been announced but is likely to occur. ■

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Humber to mark violence against women day

A ceremony starts at 11:30 a.m. on Friday.



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Humber College will on Friday mark the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women with an Indigenous guest speaker.

The ceremony will start at 11:30 a.m. and run until 1 p.m., though the event page does not list a definite location.


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Fitness Games coming to North Campus

It will run on Thursday.



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The 1st Annual Humber Fitness games are taking place this year on Thursday, run by Fitness and Health Promotion program students in the A/B gymnasium at Humber College’s North Campus.

A minimum donation of $2 will be needed to enter, play games and have the chance to win prizes from the event sponsors, an event description reads. It will run for three hours, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

All proceeds raised by the games will go to the Kyle Hoseman Scholarship. ■

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Indigenous Knowledge Gathering aims to connect the community

Everyone is invited, says organizer.



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The 2019 Indigenous Knowledge Gathering starting on Thursday and taking place across both North and Lakeshore Campuses aims to create a welcoming space for Indigenous students, Elders and others that want to connect as a community, but anyone on campus is invited to attend to learn firsthand about Indigenous culture and history.

“The event is for anyone and everyone that is interested in learning more about Indigenous ways of being, thinking, doing and relating to one another,” Kevin Vose-Landivar, coordinator of the Aboriginal Resource Centre said in a written statement on Wednesday. He added that the word “everyone” includes Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.

For those new to Canadian Indigenous culture, Vose-Landivar said that the symposium gives an opportunity “to learn firsthand from Indigenous people, laughing and growing in the moment” and will feature many hands-on workshops, three keynote speakers and breakout sessions that will allow for bridges to be built.

Students are encouraged to attend because “it allows them to learn firsthand from some amazing Indigenous speakers, some who have taken part in the Olympics, youth leaders, pioneers in the education system, and more”, the organizer said.

Humber College is located within the traditional and treaty lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit, known in the Michi Saagiig language as the Adoobiigok, according to the Humber College land acknowledgement. The region is situated along the Humber River watershed, the source for the college’s name.

The gathering will kick off with a keynote speech from Waneek Horn-Miller on “Restoring Balance” in the Lakeshore Campus G Commons. Thursday will end with an Indigenous Comedy Showcase in the same space. Friday and Saturday will feature events taking place at North Campus, split between the Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation and HIVE Labs.

For those that are unable to attend in person, the Humber College Aboriginal Resource Centre will livestream the event via the Slido app. Typing in IKG will allow a viewer access to the rooms and questions can be asked on the ARC’s Instagram Story.

Those interested in attending the Indigenous Knowledge Gathering events can register online. ■

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