Spin cycle: Humber students raise awareness – and money

By Persis Abraham and Shaunte Sterling Humber College held its 7th annual United Way Spinathon in the athletic centre. It happened from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Teams consisting of four to eight rode their cycles in a fun, lively environment. Although space was limited, prizes filled the room next door to the cycling studio. … Continue reading Spin cycle: Humber students raise awareness – and money

Remembrance Day should be remembered more, study shows

By: Shaunte Sterling A recent Ipsos study suggests Canadians want a national monument in honor of veterans and soldiers in light of the 150th anniversary of Confederation. The poll on, behalf of Historical Canada , showed 85 per cent of Canadians think that we should be doing more to honor those who fought. Operation Legacy at the … Continue reading Remembrance Day should be remembered more, study shows

World AIDS Day raises awareness, fights stigma of HIV/AIDS

By: Shaunte Sterling December 1 is World AIDS Day, a day marked with vigils and gatherings across the globe. When it comes to HIV, experts say it is important to understand the symptoms and be aware of how to avoid contracting the virus. Similar to the flu, someone who is infected will feel fever, nausea, vomiting, sore … Continue reading World AIDS Day raises awareness, fights stigma of HIV/AIDS

Humber community celebrates with annual Aboriginal Fair and Pow-Wow

By: Shaunte Sterling The Humber community came together for its annual Aboriginal Services Fair and All Nations Pow-Wow in the school’s Ignite Student Centre on Thursday. The event organized by the Aboriginal Resource Center showcased traditional drumming, dancing and craft vendors. Amy Rochard comes to the Humber Pow-Wow every year and appreciates students who has … Continue reading Humber community celebrates with annual Aboriginal Fair and Pow-Wow

Free flu shot vaccines don’t interest a lot of Humber students

By: Shaunte Sterling Some Humber students feel as though the flu shot isn’t necessary for a healthy lifestyle. With the flu season starting people are being encouraged to get their vaccines. But many are still wondering if taking the proactive decision to get the shot makes any difference. For Humber student Ebony Richards who studies Paralegal … Continue reading Free flu shot vaccines don’t interest a lot of Humber students

1 in 18 patients experience preventable harm in Canadian hospitals, study says

By: Shaunte Sterling A recent study reveals one-in 18 patients experienced preventable harm in Canadian hospitals in 2014-15. The study was conducted by Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) and the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI). Preventable harm includes incidents on a large spectrum such as: instruments being left inside patients, getting an infection from … Continue reading 1 in 18 patients experience preventable harm in Canadian hospitals, study says

Mothers shouldn’t feel uncomfortable breastfeeding, students say

Imagine: you're in a restaurant and a baby starts crying, the mother takes out her breast to feed. How does this make you feel? Should the woman leave to nurse her baby? We found out what Humber students thought. By Shaunte Sterling Many Humber students say breastfeeding is natural, and nursing mothers shouldn’t feel uncomfortable. … Continue reading Mothers shouldn’t feel uncomfortable breastfeeding, students say

HSF ditches old name, replaces it with IGNITE

By Shaunte Sterling Previously known as HSF, IGNITE is the new name for the student-run organization at Guelph-Humber and Humber in Toronto. IGNITE organizes events like Frosh, galas, giveaways and parties. They are in charge of health, dental, financial assistance. They also offer job and volunteering opportunities. Along with the name change, the two schools … Continue reading HSF ditches old name, replaces it with IGNITE

Humber community spreads awareness for breast cancer with Pink Ribbon Day

By Shaunte Sterling Members of the Humber community were spreading breast cancer awareness at the colleges' North campus on Thursday for Pink Ribbon Day. The event honors lives that are, or have been, affected by breast cancer. Donations were accepted throughout the event in bright pink boxes in the LRC building. For Richard Mitchell, it’s … Continue reading Humber community spreads awareness for breast cancer with Pink Ribbon Day