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About the University of Guelph-Humber

The Campus

The University of Guelph-Humber community is made up of a diverse and vibrant population of 3,200 students. Small class sizes and an intimate learning environment provide students with a valuable and unique educational experience.

While the University of Guelph-Humber has its own distinct and innovative facility, its location on Humber's North Campus means that University of Guelph-Humber students are part of a larger community of nearly 21,000 full-time Humber students as well. Guelph-Humber and Humber students share equal access to facilities and services ensuring our students have the support, as well as extracurricular activities, available to them to enhance their university experience.

The Facility

Created with more than $30 million in support from the Ontario government's SuperBuild program, the University of Guelph-Humber facility is custom-made for our unique program offerings and interactive learning. A broadcast studio with state-of-the-art sound equipment, a photography studio, a resource lab equipped with educational tools for children and an art gallery are among some of the features available to our students for practical learning.

Almost all of our classrooms are designed for 30-65 students, and our two largest lecture halls seat 130 students, allowing for dynamic classroom interaction. Study locations throughout campus support group work and discussion.

The University of Guelph-Humber building boasts a stunning four-storey atrium complete with a skylight and a living plant wall. Innovative learning spaces, an internet cafe, wireless access throughout the building and space to relax and meet with friends are some of the additional features incorporated into the design.

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada awarded the University of Guelph-Humber building a 2005 Award of Excellence for innovation in architecture.

The Plant Wall

At the University of Guelph-Humber you will find our remarkable living plant wall. It is a 4-storey bio-filter wall that is 30 feet wide and comprised of over 1,000 living plants such as Algerian Ivy, Hibiscus, Arboricola Bush and Schefflera Dazzle.

The plant wall improves air quality and creates a natural source of indoor fresh air. Acting as a bio-filter, the plant wall purifies the air circulated throughout the building by being connected to the building’s air handling system. Using the plants’ natural respiratory properties, the living wall is also intended to cool the building air in summer, work like a humidifier in winter and remove many compounds that have been shown to contribute to poor indoor air quality.

Learn how it acts as a biofilter.

The Arboretum

The Arboretum is a 250 acre natural area located on the south side of campus. Trails and boardwalks line the Humber River through gardens and wetlands.