Ignite Election Audio Slideshow

Maja Jocson has been a part of the school community for the last three years, and during her final year she decided to run for Ignite president. Jocson has been a Kinesiology Rep, and Vice President of Student Affairs throughout her time at Guelph-Humber, and is now beginning a new adventure of being Ignite’s newest president. Photos done by Kasandra DaSilva.


Reducing toxic landfill waste aim of e-waste collection drive

Kasandra DaSilva


This past week Humber students and staff were able to get rid of their old and used electronics sustainably during E-Waste Collection Week.

The Office of Sustainability teamed up with the department of Information Technology Services to give the Humber community a convenient place to get rid of old electronics such as computers, telephones, answer machines, projectors in a more environmentally friendly way.

Amelia Velasco, coordinator of the E-Waste collection said that their objective is to help students, staff and faculty reduce the volume of waste sent to landfill in any way they can.

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Textbooks for Change

October 28, 2016


Kasandra DaSilva


Humber students and staff were able to simultaneously free up some shelf space and help those in need on Wednesday as the Textbooks for Change donation drive took place at Humber North campus.

Textbooks for Change is a for-profit organization that takes used post-secondary textbooks and sends them to  local and eastern-African libraries to help enhance their education system.

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Little known carpooling program to help students save money


Kasandra DaSilva

General News Reporter

Humber College students are turning to carpooling as a way to bypass congested traffic and lack of parking around school.

Humber has teamed up with Metrolinx to launch the Smart Commute program to help students cut the costs of their commutes by up to $200 a month on gas and car maintenance by carpooling.

The Smart Commute program helps people find others in the same area with similar class schedules that are also looking to carpool.


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Students explore vegetarianism through recipes and sustainability



Julie Pellegrini (left) and Maureen Martin-Edey(right) were very excited to tell students and staff about all the different vegetarian and vegan recipe



Kasandra DaSilva

News Reporter

Humber’s Office of Sustainability gave students a taste of what it is like to be a vegetarian Thursday in honour of October as Vegetarian Awareness Month.

Vegetarians dreams came true as the North campus concourse was filled with vegetarian and vegan free samples, recipes and information for those seeking to join the vegetarian lifestyle.

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Food trucks successful despite lack of advertising

October 14, 2016


Selena Kovachi, Emile Bell, Michelle Bedley, Joey Quintanilhia, Brittaney Miller and Esther Henriques all enjoyed sweet treats from the Beavertails truck at North Campus. (Kasandra DaSilva


Kasandra DaSilva

News Reporter

Students now have a new option for grabbing a quick lunch on campus as Humber Food services are now bringing independent food trucks to North and Lakeshore campuses.

Humber has many dining options throughout both campuses, but students always want to try something new, which is why food trucks are making almost weekly visits to campus, said Ashlee Collins, general manager of Chartwells at Humber.

After the School of Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism brought the food truck festival to Humber earlier this semester, and Chartwells successfully brought two food trucks to frosh, which suggests food trucks should continue to make appearances.

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Bavarian beer and bratwurst

September 30, 2016


Kasandra DaSilva


As the Humber College Culinary Olympic team prepares for a competition in Germany later next month, the team held an Oktoberfest fundraiser last Wednesday night that turned the school’s Humber Room at North campus into a little Bavaria.

Oktoberfest is an annual folk festival held in Germany that celebrates German traditions, cuisine and beer. Many cities have festivals to celebrate Oktoberfest all around the world, including a renowned annual event in Kitchener, Ontario. The event attracted many staff members, one being nutrition instructor Lucia Weiler.

“What I Iove about it is the atmosphere, sharing food and experiences with others,” said Weiler.

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