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Exclusive: Humber Gang launches to build student community

The new page gives an inside look.

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Humber Gang launched Friday on Instagram with the goal of bringing students together and building community so that the college experience on Humber campuses is a better one, administrators told The Avro Post.

Found at @HumberGang, the page adds those interested to a variety of group chat conversations. Among the options are a “main group”, female and male-specific groups, a “find a relationship group” and a “friends with benefits group”.

There are three students behind the new account and they spoke to The Post on the condition of anonymity, though a face reveal is likely to come in the future, they told one of the groups.

The account owners are part of the business administration, business marketing and computer programming programs at Humber College’s North Campus.

As for expansion behind group chats, one of the administrators said that they feature Instagram Story “shoutouts” for those that are “good community members”, want to hold in real life meet-ups and there could eventually be an effort to start a campus club.

The student said they started the page because they were a part of the popular page Humber Confessions, which launched last year, and noticed there were “a lot of people putting in the comments that they were lonely or struggled to make friends.”

“So I created a page to help with that on Instagram.”

There may be a question and answer session in the future, the page told The Post, but for now, they will focus on the groups as the page grows.  ■

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Humber monitoring coronavirus outbreak

There are no special actions at this time.

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Humber College said it is monitoring the novel coronavirus outbreak and its “potential impact on the institution” in a statement posted online last week and updated on Monday.

Toronto Public Health told the college that “there are no particular actions required” at this time.

A special group tasked with keeping the campus community informed on the latest precautions for the virus has been established, made up of stakeholders from various departments and the University of Guelph-Humber.

Humber points students, staff and faculty to the Ontario Ministry of Health website’s dedicated webpage for updates.

The college’s announcement also asked that those on campus “wash their hands as frequently as possible” due to it being the winter flu season.

As of Tuesday morning in Ontario, there is one confirmed case of the novel coronavirus, one “presumptive” case and 11 cases under investigation. ■

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Nominations open for 2020 IGNITE elections

Nomination packages are due by Feb. 14.

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IGNITE on Tuesday posted details and nomination packages for its 2020 elections on social media, setting up its first ever election without executive positions.

There are 10 positions open for students to run for, all on the Board of Directors.

There are four positions open at North Campus, three seats at Lakeshore, two open at Guelph-Humber and a sole position available at Orangeville.

All nomination packages are due by Feb. 14 and can be filled out on the elections webpage. ■

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Bell Let’s Talk Day coming to Humber

Bell let’s talk day will be coming to Humber on Jan. 29.

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Bell will be bringing their yearly Let’s Talk event to Humber College this week.

Let’s Talk Day is a national day of raising awareness about mental health and furthering the conversation of acceptance, support and to decrease stigma.

The day also encourages the use of various platforms including social media to engage individuals. Bell also donates money to mental health funds based on messages sent throughout the day on their cellular network and social media posts.

Bell will be hosting two events at both Humber North and Lakeshore Campuses on Jan. 29.

The first event will be held at North in the LRC, starting at 10 a.m. and finishing at 12 p.m. The second event will be held at Lakeshore in A170 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The event is open to both Humber and Guelph-Humber student

Students who wish to contribute to the cause can make a tweet, a social media video, use Bell’s Facebook frame or Snapchat filter and also use the hashtag #BellLet’sTalk on social media. ■

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