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OCTOBER 2016

HUMBER COLLEGE Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning


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THE CO-CURRICULAR RECORD LAKESHORE CAMPUS CLUBS REVIEW DECA EVENTS RECAP TIPS AND ADVICE FROM YOUR PEER MENTORS HUMBER COLLEGE UNITED WAY CAMPAIGN ENACTUS WORLD CUP 2016 UPCOMING EVENTS AT FYE HOW TO THRIVE IN THE NEW GLOBAL AGE 4 WAYS TO GET GLOBAL EXPERIENCE AT HUMBER

Layout & Design: Genevieve Poitras, Senior Peer Mentor Editor: Amber O’Connor, Student Life Coordinator, Lakeshore Thank you to all of our contributors for this months issue!


THE CO-CURRICULAR RECORD By: Thomas Kaddour

The Co-Curricular Record (CCR) is available to all Humber College students and is a formal record of skill development that takes place outside of the classroom. Humber College offers hundreds of development opportunities which are an excellent way to improve skills, network, and get official recognition for your involvement.

THIS INCLUDES

WHAT CAN BE RECOGNIZED?

• Workshops

Humber College offers hundreds of opportunities to get involved. Experiences may be added to the CCR if they are not being recognized for academic credit (including participation grades); have an affiliation with Humber College or the University of Guelph-Humber; can be validated by a Humber staff members; and adhere to the Code of Student Conduct.

WHAT IS THE CCR USED FOR? Students can include the CCR as a valuable addition to their resumes and academic portfolios. Traditionally, the CCR is used when applying/interviewing for: jobs, internships, scholarships, awards, continuing education and further developmental experiences.

• On-Campus Position (Paid and Volunteer) • College Committee • Conference Attendees, Organizers and Speakers • Research Assistants • Training Sessions • Student Committees • Varsity Athletics • Intramurals • Extramurals • HSF Club Executives • HSF Board of Directors • HSF Student Staff Positions To find CCR experiences, click here. You will need to log-in with your N-number.

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LAKESHORE CAMPUS CLUBS REVIEW By: Ana Tokareva

Are you a part of a club yet? We will be reviewing Humber clubs: two at a time.

LAKESHORE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP (LCF)

VOLUNTEERS UNITED

The Lakeshore Christian Fellowship (LCF) is a Christian community at Humber that focuses on sharing and learning the Gospel of Jesus Christ. LCF welcomes students of any cultural and religious background.

Volunteers United is a group of students that come together over their passion for helping others. In pursuit of dedicating their time and energy to helping people and the community, the club members gather as a group to engage in volunteer opportunities on and off campus.

The club members meet on Mondays at 5:30pm for live Bible discussions, praise, worship, prayer and more. LCF creates a safe, warm, friendly and inviting environment for everyone on campus.

The club meets once a week (or as often as club members like) and engage in different volunteer activities ever y other week.

LCF is a community of people who genuinely care about you, even if your beliefs happen to be different from theirs.

They are ver y accommodating and open to suggestions. To see how the world brightens up each week, feel free to like Volunteers United Facebook page and follow them on twitter.

Sounds like something you’d be interested in?

Interested in joining or want to learn more?

Contact: lcflakeshore@gmail.com

Contact: humbersvolunteersunited@gmail.com

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By: Katilin Reibling DECA Mission: To be the leading, innovative extracurricular • Finance & Accounting; program for secondary school students in Ontario by • Hospitality & Tourism; creating professional partnerships and experiential learning opportunities that allow students to develop • Marketing & Sales; confidence, employability skills and demonstrate leadership. • Restaurant & Food Ser vices, and much more. DECA is a fantastic opportunity for students, it is open Cases can be done in pairs or on your own. Once you’ve to join; no matter what you’re studying. Having been chosen a category to compete in, you’re given a case around for nearly 70 years, founded in 1946, DECA has study and fifteen minutes to prepare a strategy for the impacted many students. Helping improve professionalism, problem that has been presented to you. After that, you presentation skills and preparing students to be leaders have ten minutes to present to an industry professional who and entrepreneurs. The experience you’ll gain from being a will judge your presentation and solution. DECA provides part of it is invaluable. a fantastic networking opportunity – the judges are Structured to give students the opportunity to compete in people that work in the industry in the fields you’re case competitions, DECA offers many different categories. presenting on, as well as meeting delegates from other You can choose to compete in one that plays to your schools and making connections for the future. strengths or to strengthen a weakness and gain more Recognized worldwide, DECA is a great way to gain experience in something outside of your comfort zone. confidence in public speaking, thinking on your feet and something to include on your resume. To join the Categories include: Humber Lakeshore division of DECA find them on • Business Management & Administration; Facebook @HumberDECA. • Communications & Technology; • Entrepreneurship;

DECA FACTS • Ontario has the 4 th largest delegation in the world; • There are over 12,000 members in 258 chapters; • Jay Leno & Courtney Cox used to be a part of DECA.

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A GREAT START TO THE SEMESTER! Let’s recap our events...

By: Anthony Nguyen

At F YE, we run workshops and events every week. The turnout has been amazing so far and we know that the attendance will continue to increase. SEPTEMBER 7TH: F YE MIX AND MINGLE

SEPTEMBER 8TH: FYE GRAND OPENING

Students were able to interact with one another and many first year students met their Peer Mentors. Nearly 170 students attended this event!

Poutine was served, students enjoyed the candy bar, and we had a balloon artist! We welcomed over 100 staff and students into our new space in the Welcome Centre.

SEPTEMBER 15TH: TRIVIA NIGHT

WHAT TO EXPECT IN YOUR FIRST SIX WEEKS

We tested students knowledge on Humber and pop culture. 55 students bonded over some nachos, won prizes, and enjoyed a laid back event.

This is the second year that FYE launched the “Your First Six Weeks” Workshop Series. This series helped students to transition to Humber, learn more about the college, and gain more self-awareness.

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SEPTEMBER 28TH

United Way

Coffee House We held our annual United Way Coffee House to support the United Way CN Tower Climb. Our coffee house featured Luca Fogale who recently put out a debut full length album in June which upon release landed in the top five albums on iTunes under the singer/songwriter category. Tons of students enjoyed a night filled with poetry, comedy, music, and magic.

Luca Fogale


TIPS AND ADVICE FROM YOUR PEER MENTORS By: Nadine Sutherland and Nick Davenport

First Year Experience (FYE) is a program that is dedicated towards the assistance of first year students entering Humber College. FYE is well known in the Humber Community for the numerous events that are held within the school year along with the social and academic support that is provided. One key element about FYE that allows it to stand out amongst other programs within Humber College is Peer Mentoring. First year students from any program are eligible to sign up for free Peer Mentoring from a senior student within the same academic school. Thousands of interactions have been made between Senior Peer Mentors, Peer Mentors, and Peer Mentees.

WHAT IS THE ONE THING YOU WANT TO TELL YOUR FIRST YEAR STUDENTS ABOUT?

ABOUT HUMBER:

 “T h e la n d s c a p e is B E AU TI F U L !! ” - A ll is o n H o d g k in s o n “ Th e p ro fe s s o rs a re ve ry inve s te d .” - A ll is o n H o d g k in s o n “E ve ryo n e is in th e s a m e p o s it io n .” - A nya L o m a ko “Ve ry in c lu s ive .” -S o n ny L u th ra

With the help of these interactions first year students are able to have much more fluid transition into their first year here at Humber, with less questions, and more answers. The magnificent thing about this program, is that often students that have been peer mentored, move on to become peer mentors themselves, and carry on a legacy that lives on.

On these next pages you can find some of what our most dedicated Peer Mentors have to say about Humber and FYE! Monil Joshi, Peer Mentor 8


“Meet people outside of residence, expand your circle.” - Anya Lomako “Apply EARLY!!” - Sonny Luthra

IF THERE IS ONE PIECE OF ADVICE YOU CAN GIVE TO AN INTERNATIONAL STUDENT, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY? “Talk to your teacher, send emails, take benefit of the writing and math centre.” - Karmvir Padda “EXPLORE & Tr y DIFFERENT things!!” - Monil Joshi “SAVE money, find new friend to develop english skills.” - Yan Subitsky “Don’t feel discouraged about your accent.” - Andi Asri

WHAT WAS THE FIRST LESSON YOU LEARNED AT HUMBER? “The IMPORTANCE of time management; your cheating others as well as yourself. Treat schooling like a job.” - Allison Hodgkinson “Plan out your stuff!!! Have a planner.” - Karmvir Padda “DON’T PROCASTINATE!!!” - Monil Joshi “AVOID CHAOS.” - Yan Subitsky “You have something to learn, even from those who you have nothing in common with.” - Anya Lomako

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IF YOU COULD FIX A MISTAKE YOU MADE SINCE YOUR FIRST TIME AT HUMBER, WHAT WOULD THAT MISTAKE BE? “Underestimating work load for assignments.” - Allison Hodgkinson “Getting involved early.” - Karmvir Padda “Learning how to BALANCE; Social and Personal.” - Monil Joshi “Going to accounting class! Knowing where to locate resources at Humber.” - Andi Asri “Not taking it seriously; its your money.” - Sonny Luthra

WHAT IS A MOTTO YOU WISH YOU CAN TELL EVERY FIRST YEAR STUDENT? “Community that develops students.” - Yan Subitsky “The only person that limits you, is you.” - Allison Hodgkinson “Study hard and Sleep Harder.” - Anya Lomako “Do it and don’t think twice, everything has it’s own path- there is always time to improve.” - Andi Asri

Allison Hodgkinson, Peer Mentor

IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD ADD FOR FIRST YEAR STUDENTS IN THE FYE PROGRAM? “Get out of your comfort zone.” - Andi Asri

“A quote from Albert Einstein: Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” - Monil Joshi

“Make connections with EVERYONE!!” - Karmvir Padda

“Don’t Give Up!” - Sonny Luthra

“Attend events!!” - Monil Joshi

“Don’t be afraid, be yourself.” Sonny Luthra

“Know your limits.” - Anya Lomako “Become a PEER MENTOR!!” - Yan Subitsky

First Year Experience at Humber offers refuge for ALL Humber students from all programs to have access to a network and community of volunteers that are dedicated to helping First Year Students with all first year problems. No student should ever attend a post-secondary academic institution feeling completely lost without a network of support. At FYE we ensure that this reality, that some students face, becomes a distant memor y. FYE is always looking for new ways to expand and improve, while taking into consideration the comments and feedback that students leave every year, to create a better FYE for tomorrow.

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HUMBER COLLEGE UNITED WAY CAMPAIGN By: Elaha Omarzadah Did you know that between 2013 and 2014, $75.5 million was invested directly in communities across Toronto on behalf of the United Way? Over 750 services helped improve people’s lives that year because it’s their mission to strengthen our city from the inside out. United Way’s three main focuses are building strong communities, helping kids be all they can be and moving people from poverty to possibility. No person or organization can make a lasting change happen on their own. Join Humber in helping make a positive change in our communities.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2016

Below are a few past and upcoming events at Humber in support of the United Way:

Spin-a-thon - North campus Attend a spin class with the top instructors in the GTA, win prizes and enjoy great food and music all while supporting a great cause! Register in teams with a minimum pledge.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2016

CN Tower Stair Climb In 2014, over 4,000 people climbed up Toronto’s most famous landmark! Are you up for the challenge? Raise and pledge $75 towards United Way to participate, then climb 1776 steps or 144 flights up the CN Tower. This year our fundraising efforts include bake sales, samosa sales and pledging. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2ND, 2016

United Way Coffee House - Lakeshore campus Fresh coffee and bake sale along with live performances with FYE, including music, poetry, comedy and magic. This year featured Luca Fogale as well as FYE’s very own senior peer mentor Tudor Gagea and his band, Samara York.

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HUMBER STUDENTS WITNESS CANADA WIN 2ND WORLD CUP By: Amelia Savoie Enactus Humber members witnessed Team Canada represented by Enactus Memorial University of Newfoundland win the Enactus World Cup which was held in Toronto this year. Enactus Humber is an organization at both the North and Lakeshore campuses where a team of students are committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world. Enactus is represented in 36 countries around the world with over 1710 post-secondary programs. Young leaders of Enactus embrace the 17, 2030 Global Goals for Sustainable Development by launching projects/businesses that help impact our community. Each Enactus team competes in Regional and National expositions every year, to show to a large audience of fellow Enactus members and alumni. The winner of Nationals represents their country at the Enactus World Cup.

Grand-Daughter of Nelson Mandela, Roger Love, the World’s Number 1 Voice Coach & Norm Kelly, Toronto City Councilor. The CN Tower was also lit up gold the night of the opening ceremonies to celebrate the event. Throughout the competition portion of the events, 33 teams competed in the opening round of competition. The teams were divided into 8 leagues consisting of 4 teams (league 8 had 5 teams), two of these teams competed in the semi-final round. Those 16 teams were then divided into 4 leagues of 4 teams, in which only 1 team per league would make the final round. The teams that made the final round were Nigeria, Germany, India and Canada. India won second place and Canada won first place and the title of the World Champion Enactus Team. The Prime Minister of Canada addressed the crowd during the closing ceremonies through a video feed.

Interested in participating in events like this one? How about impacting lives and creating businesses? Enactus Humber is now recruiting new members. Any Humber North, Lakeshore or University of Guelph-Humber student is welcome to join Enactus. If you would like to join Enactus Humber please send an email to enactus.humber@gmail.com. For more information on Enactus go to: Enactus Canada website: www.enactus.ca Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/enactushumber

The World Cup event was a celebration of collaboration between 36 countries who all had a goal of impacting their communities. The Opening Ceremonies included a Parade of Nations showcasing each country represented by Enactus and key note speakers Swati Mandela; the

Enactus’ 17 Global Goals and their Representatives


SOMETHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO! WHAT’S NEXT AT FYE? By: Kaitlin Reibling

UNITED WAY CN TOWER CLIMB

OCT 22

Funds raised go to benefit the United Way. Transportation leaves from Lakeshore Residence building A at 7:30am to meet downtown at the CN Tower by 8am. To join the FYE team register here or contact Amber should you have any questions at amber.oconnor@humber.ca.

ALL HALLOWS EVE Join us on Thursday, October 27th for the FYE Halloween event in WEL201. We’ll be sure to make things spooky and have lots of candy for you. Stay tuned for details!

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OCT 27

DIWALI Come celebrate the festival of lights on 4pm to 6pm on Thursday, November 3rd in WEL201. Diwali spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness or good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, and hope over despair.

ARE YOU A GRYFFINDOR OR A SLYTHERIN? A whole week of Harry Potter, are you ready for it? We’ll have movies, games, candy, challenges and more! Plus, a chance to win tickets to see Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them and other Harr y Potter prizes!

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HOW TO THRIVE IN THE NEW GLOBAL AGE JOIN THE GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP CERTIFICATE TODAY AND GET THE SKILLS YOU NEED TO PARTICIPATE IN OUR INTERCONNECTED WORLD

By: Maria Plazas The Global Citizen Certificate (GCC) prepares you for the world that increasingly demands an ability to understand and work across borders and cultures. • Produce a portfolio and set yourself apart in the current competitive job market • Prepare for living in a culturally diverse and rapidly changing world • Gain recognition for traveling and/or volunteering abroad or at home and enrich your understanding of the experience • Express yourself creatively through blogs/vlogs/ photo journals/infographics/design/music/written expression/etc. The courses are customized to you! The 3-course certificate is offered FREE to students from all academic schools. It is complimentary to your studies and can be completed at your own pace! Learn more by visiting their website, click here!

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SEMESTER ABROAD Take your semester global! Explore a new culture at one of Humber’s partner schools.

SUMMER ABROAD Add some wonderlust to your summer. Participate in a 2-4 week summer school program abroad, and learn about your field from a global perspective.

INTERN ABROAD Test your skills in a global market. Take your passion abroad and add to your resume.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE Join faculty and staff on a service learning experience and work in partnership with a global community.

For more information about studying/working abroad visit: international.humber.ca or email studyabroad@humber.ca 15


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