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Swoop into Success Month: September 8 – October 2, 2020 

Swoop

Participate in Swoop into Success Month activities organized by our support services and student organizations. Make the most out of your University of Guelph-Humber experience by discovering the services and involvement opportunities available to you.

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Support Services Activity Details

Academic Advising

Remote Learning and Staying Focused
Friday, September 25, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

We know that university from home is a transition that many are worried about. We're here to help! We'll talk about how to stay focused from home and manage your time so don't get off course. We'll address all your questions and concerns to ease the transition online and discuss how to be successful. 

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Tackling Teams: Using Microsoft Teams to Connect with your Academic Advisor
Monday, September 28, 11: 00 am – 12:00 pm

Join the Learning Support Peers for an interactive workshop on how to use Teams to talk with your Academic Advisor. We'll go over all the steps, from setting up the appointment to joining the call, and everything in between.  

Join on Microsoft Teams

Questions? Contact the Learning Support Peers at lsp@guelphhumber.ca

Alumni Services

Future Alumni Day
Thursday, September 24, all day

You may be a student for a short time, but you're alumni for life. Join us on Instagram as we talk about all the things our Alumni Services department has to offer, including an Instagram Live Q&A with a recent alum.  

Join on Instagram

Questions? Contact Naomi Leanage, Alumni Programs Assistant at naomi.leanage@guelphhumber.ca.

 

Athletics

The fitness & recreation team is working on virtual programming for the Fall semester. Stay tuned to www.humberathletics.ca and visit @humberfitnessnorth on Instagram for the latest class schedules. 

The BASE (Black Academic Success and Engagement)

The BASE Mix & Mingle
Wednesday, September 16, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Do you have questions about the BASE (Black Academic Success & Engagement) Program? Join us for games and conversations, while meeting old and new friends and celebrating the start of Fall 2020!

Join on Zoom

Circle of Queens
Friday, September 18 and Friday, October 2, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

A supportive community of like-minded self-identifying Black women sharing stories, experiences and resources. We explore a variety of relevant hot topics such as self & group identity, relationships, family, health & wellness, personal & professional development and many more!

Join on Zoom

King’s Gathering
Friday, September 25, 3:30 pm – 4:40 pm

A supportive community of self-identifying Black men conceptualizing ideas, sharing stories and experiences while holding each other accountable. During sessions we discuss relevant hot topics including self & group identity, relationships and family, health and wellness, personal and professional development and more!

Join on Zoom

Questions? Contact thebase@humber.ca.

Career & Placement Services

Career & Placement Services Drop-in Sessions
  • Business: Mondays, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
  • Early Childhood Studies: Mondays, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Family & Community Social Services: Tuesdays, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Justice Studies: Wednesdays, 10:40 am – 11:40 am
  • Kinesiology: Fridays, 10:00 am – 11:00 am
  • Media Studies: Thursdays, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Psychology: Tuesdays, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

For the month of September, Career & Placement Services will be hosting weekly drop-in sessions specific to each program – both the Career Coordinator and Field Placement Coordinator will be hosting the session. Students from all years are welcome! 

Join on Microsoft Teams

Virtual Career Cart Pop-up: What you can do with your degree
September 16, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join our CSPs, whom are fellow students, in our pop-up drop-in sessions where we explore UofGH resources to support students in exploring their career options by learning how to access the many online resources. Helping you get there…. Career and Placement Services will guide students in creating and mapping out a career plan, by setting goals, exploring options and answering any questions. Who do you want to be, here at the University of Guelph-Humber and in the world?

Look for the Career Cart online this year to speak to your Career Coordinator and Career Support Peer. This monthly drop-in offers you a chance to ask questions and register for our monthly prizes! 

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Virtual Career Cart Pop-up: Enrich
September 22, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join our CSPs in our pop-up drop-in sessions where we explore UofGH resources to support students in exploring their career options by learning how to access the many online resources. Join our webinar where we explore Enrich. Learn how to access, navigate and utilize it in your professional and academic journey.

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Virtual Career Cart Pop-up: Resume and Cover Letter Resources
September 29, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join our CSPs in our pop-up drop-in sessions where we explore UofGH resources to support students in exploring their career options by learning how to access the many online resources. Join our webinar where we explore resume and cover letter resources to help you get started as a professional student.  

Join on Microsoft Teams

Questions? Contact career@guelphhumber.ca.

CliftonStrengths

Introduction to Strengths Workshop 
Friday, September 11, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm 
Monday, September 14, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm 
Tuesday, September 22, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

This workshop introduces students to the CliftonStrengths program through reflection and activities. After participating in this workshop, students will be able to define their top five strengths, describe how their strengths help them succeed as a student, and recall where to access resources.

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Groups & Teams Workshop
Thursday, September 24, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Wednesday, September 30, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

This workshop introduces students to the four domains of CliftonStrengths and how they can be leveraged to work effectively in teams. After participating in this workshop students will be able to apply the four domains of talent themes to Tuckman’s stages of group development.

Register now

Questions? Contact strengths@guelphhumber.ca.

Consent Peer Education Program (CPEP)

What’s Your Pleasure? Sex & Intimacy During COVID-19
Wednesday, September 9, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join the Consent Peer Education Program for a conversation on consent, sex, and intimacy during COVID-19 and isolation. We’ll chat about how consent can look different digitally and when choosing to meet up in person, as well as ways to reduce risk when engaging in sexual activities digitally or in person.

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Healthy Relationships & Boundaries
Monday, September 14, 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Join the Consent Peer Education Program for a conversation about healthy relationships and boundaries. We’ll chat about how to recognize our boundaries, communicate them to others, and what to do if someone doesn’t respect our boundaries. We’ll also explore different conceptions of healthy relationships and reflect on what feels right for us.

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Sexy Bingo & Trivia
Thursday, September 17, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join the Consent Peer Education Program for a game of Sexy Bingo & Trivia! Topics will include consent, sex, sexual violence, rape culture, resources and supports; prizes will be given out throughout the event.

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Love in the Time of Corona: The Future of Love & Intimacy
Tuesday, September 29, 1:00pm – 3:00 pm

What does love and intimacy look like if COVID-19 is our reality for the foreseeable future? How do we make relationships and sustain relationships? What does it mean to make connection during an extended period of isolation? Join members of Centennial College and Humber College as we discuss the future of love and intimacy during the COVID-19 pandemic from intersectional, multi-faith, and multi-community perspectives.

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First Year Experience (FYE) Program

A Letter to Future You
Thursday, September 17, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

We are living in historic times, so why not capture them? Share your current hopes, goals, and concerns in a letter to your future self! UofGH FYE will provide the platform and writing prompts, and we’ll email your finished letter to you on the last day of Winter semester so you can reflect on your journey this year.

Sign up for this event!

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Quest for Success: A Scavenger Hunt
Monday, September 28 to Friday, October 2

How do you use Microsoft Teams? Where do you find e-books? When is reading week?! You tell us! In this scavenger hunt, you’ll scope out the UofGH website for answers and enter for a chance to win 1 of 2 $25 e-gift cards of your choice. Presented by UofGH First Year Experience (FYE) and Library Services.

Join the scavenger hunt

IGNITE

IGNITE Virtual FROSH 2020 
Tuesday, September 8, starting at 7:30 pm

This might just be the Best Part of back-to-school. 

Our back-to-school season looks a little different this year, but it doesn't mean you can't still start off the semester on a high note. Tune in on Tuesday, September 8 for an exclusive IGNITE virtual Frosh concert with Toronto's own Daniel Caesar!

Daniel Caesar's dreamy R&B sound has garnered him multiple awards, including a 2018 Grammy Award in the category of Best R&B Performance for his song "Best Part" featuring H.E.R., and a Juno aware for R&B/Soul Recording of the Year for his 2017 album Freudian. Now Caesar is back with a new album and will be performing all of your favourites at our exclusive Frosh concert for UofGH and Humber students!

Did we mention the first 100 students to register get a free Bluetooth speaker to enjoy the show with? What are you waiting for? Register for your FREE ticket at ignitestudentlife.com

Register now

IGNITE Health and Dental Insurance Plan 101
Wednesday, September 16, 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm 

Get to know all about your IGNITE health insurance plan! Learn about your plan coverage for vision, dental and prescription needs, how to make a claim, COVID-related information, and more. Ask your questions at the Q&A following the info session. Check out ignitestudentlife.com for more information.

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LGBTQ+ Mix and Mingle

Tuesday, September 15, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Welcome all new and returning LGBTQ+ students! Join the LGBTQ+ Resource Centre for an afternoon of meeting new people, learning what the LGBTQ+ Resource Centre offers, and play some fun games. 

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Library Services

Library Basics
Wednesday, September 16, 11:00 am – 11:30 am

Do you know how to find the right information for university-level assignments? Attend this introductory library session and learn about the resources available to assist you with your studies.

Join on Microsoft Teams

Quest for Success: A Scavenger Hunt
Monday, September 28 to Friday, October 2

How do you use Microsoft Teams? Where do you find e-books? When is reading week?! You tell us! In this scavenger hunt, you’ll scope out the UofGH website for answers and enter for a chance to win 1 of 2 $50 e-gift cards of your choice. Presented by UofGH First Year Experience (FYE) and Library Services.

Join the scavenger hunt

Research Bootcamp
Thursday, October 1, 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Are you looking for ways to improve your research skills and save time finding scholarly sources? Learn how to search more strategically for those relevant resources that you need for your upcoming assignments.

Join on Microsoft Teams

The Math Centre

Math Centre Appointments
Tuesday, September 8 – Friday, December 18

Hours: Monday 8:30 am – 6:00 pm, Tuesday – Thursday 8:30 am – 7:00 pm, Friday 8:30 am – 4:00 pm and Saturday 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. 

Students can receive free math tutoring for the entirety of the semester. We can help with any math course. You can email us at mathcentre@hubmer.ca if you have any questions about our services or how to register for an appointment. 

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Math Centre Drop-in
Tuesday, September 8 – Friday, December 18

Hours: Monday 8:30 am – 6:00 pm, Tuesday – Thursday 8:30 am – 7:00 pm, Friday 8:30 am – 4:00 pm and Saturday 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. 

Students can receive free math tutoring without booking an appointment. Just join the link during our hours of operation and someone will be able to assist you. We can help with any math course. You can email us at mathcentre@humber.ca if you have any questions about our services 

Join on Blackboard Collaborate

Peer Assisted Learning Services (PALS)

Learning Ain’t What It Used To Be
Friday, September 25, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

No one told you that learning was going be this way, you're spending all your time on screens and thinking hmm, maybe I do need to figure out how to learn better in this new era, what does cheating even mean when everything is online? How can I stay focused when it's just me and the screen? Join this discussion for some tips on learning, fun videos, and maybe a meme or too.

Join on Blackboard Collaborate

Questions? Contact peer.tutoring@humber.ca.

Sustainability

Your Guide to a Sustainable Semester
Thursday, September 17, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Tune in to meet the Office of Sustainability team and learn about sustainable living. During the event, we will provide you with tips for a sustainable workspace, answer any questions you have and let you know what’s in store for the semester! 

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Zero Waste BINGO
Wednesday, September 30, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Office of Sustainability presents Zero Waste BINGO! Tune in to meet new people, learn more about sustainable living and win prizes from local businesses in the Greater Toronto Area. Register before September 30 to receive your BINGO card! 

Register now

Societies Activity Details

Alpha Phi Sigma

Alpha Phi Sigma First Meeting (MANDATORY)
Thursday, September 17, 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Our meetings allow members and rookies to be informed about upcoming events and society issues. Members will also share their insights and interests to better plan handling events for the year. The First Meeting allows members and rookies to be updated on events and other activities taking place and will promote attendance and involvement within the society. *This first meeting is mandatory for all members and rookies of Alpha Phi Sigma.

Follow our Instagram @ghalphaphi for updates. 

Questions? Contact ghalphaphi@guelphhumber.ca.

DECA UGH

DECA – The Launch
Tuesday September 29, time TBA

Kick off this year with DECA's: The Launch event! This event will introduce you to GH Alumni that are now business professionals who will speak about their DECA experiences. These professionals can also attest to the many benefits of joining DECA and can provide you with useful advice that you can utilize in your studies, but also in your professional careers. The event will also cover any questions new students may have about DECA, by showing examples of cases and discussing what to expect from future events.

Follow our Instagram @decaugh for updates! 

Questions? Contact decaugh@guelphhumber.ca.

ECS Society

Q&A with Fourth-Year ECS Students – We're here to Help!
Thursday, September 10, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

During this live Instagram Q&A, new and returning students will have the opportunity to connect with fourth year ECS students. We are here to answer questions about academic, social, and placement opportunities. This event will provide an opportunity for students to connect with their peers, be able to ask questions to help their transition into the ECS program and connect with one another.

Join on Instagram

Guelph-Humber Accounting Council (GHAC)

CPA Designation Information Session
Tuesday, September 22, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

This event is a great opportunity for students in the Business Program. In this information session you will learn about how to pursue the CPA designation after graduation. This session is conducted by Sean Mullin, the CPA Ontario Campus Recruiter. Along with this session participants will learn about the Post Secondary Ambassador Program (PSAP). This is a membership with CPA Ontario it gives you access to exclusive regional events, conferences, mentorships and opportunities. 

Questions? Contact ghac@guelphhumber.ca.

Guelph-Humber Advertising & Marketing Association (GHAMA)

Introduction of 2020-2021 GHAMA Team
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 2:00-3:00 p.m.

This is a great opportunity to connect with other students and executives. As well, learn more about GHAMA and upcoming events. GHAMA covers the digital and marketing aspect through workshops, competitions and promoting other events. This will be beneficial for students pursuing in areas of Marketing, Advertising, Design, Event Management, and Public Relations. In this online event, students will be provided with a brief introduction to GHAMA society and our current executives; some past accomplishments done by our society, and how GHAMA can be helpful for you.

Join on Instagram

Questions? Contact ghama@guelphhumber.ca.

Guelph-Humber Business Council (GHBC)

Guelph-Humber Business Council Contest
Tuesday, September 8, 2:00 pm – Friday, September 18, 2:00 pm

University of Guelph-Humber Business students of all years are invited to participate in a contest all about the amazing area of emphasis options available to them. By following the contest requirements, those eligible will also be entered into a draw to win a prize, while gaining better insight into what the Guelph-Humber Business Council has to offer!! 

Join on Instagram

Questions? Contact ghbc@guelphhumber.ca.

Guelph-Humber Consulting Association (GHCA)

Intro to Consulting
Wednesday, September 23, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

We recognize that there is some unfamiliarity surrounding consulting and what it is, so throughout this event, we would like to help provide some clarity on it.

Questions? Contact ghca@guelphhumber.ca.

Guelph-Humber Entrepreneurs Society (GHES)

Instagram Live with Guelph-Humber Entrepreneurs Society (GHES)
Thursday, September 17, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Meet the GHES Executive team as we share some of the exciting workshops planned. This is your chance to find out your opportunity to get involved on campus and meet like-minded students. 

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Questions? Contact ghes@guelphhumber.ca.

Guelph-Humber Finance Society (GHFS)

Welcome to Finance Society 2020-21
Wednesday, September 16, 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm

The Welcome to Finance Society 2020-21 event, will outline the year ahead as we will talk about the events, we are planning to organize this year, ways to get involved, and more! Make sure you stick around till the end to get your name in a raffle for a $25 gift card! Can't wait to see you all there!

Follow us on Instagram @ghfinance for updates. 

Questions? Contact ghfs@guelphhumber.ca.

Guelph-Humber Pre-Law Society (GHPLS)

T.A.C.O. (Talk About Cool Opportunities)
Friday, October 2, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Meet the exec team and learn about GHPLS and our events & opportunities! We’ll share the GHPLS schedule of events, then host a Q&A period so you can ask questions about mooting, volunteering, law school, LSAT, and more. We’ll also announce our exciting social media contest launching the following week.

Join on Microsoft Teams

Questions? Contact ghpls@guelphhumber.ca

Guelph-Humber Pre-Med Society

Pre-Med Society Meeting & Social Media Giveaway Announcement
Wednesday, September 30, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Our first meeting as Pre-Med Society for this school year. Join us to learn about how to become a member, network with other students, and learn about everything we have in store for you this year! We will also announce our monthly social media giveaway winner.

See our Instagram @guelphhumberpremed for instructions on how to be entered for a chance to win a prize! The meeting & contest winner announcement will be on Teams. 

Register now

Questions? Contact premedsociety@guelphhumber.ca.

GuHu Media

Networking with GuHu!
Tuesday, September 15, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

This online event will give first year students the opportunity to network with and get to know their classmates and the executive members of GuHu online since they cannot meet in person. The online event will include: an introduction to the society, fun games to learn about their classmates, and tips for university from other students!

Follow us on Instagram @GuHuMedia for updates. 

Questions? Contact guhumedia@guelphhumber.ca.

Kinesiology Society (Kin Soc)

Kin Soc Meeting
Monday, September 14, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Kin Soc meetings provide students with an insight into how to get more involved within the Kinesiology community at school. The execs will go over upcoming events and listen to opinions from members on what goals they would like the society to accomplish.

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Questions? Contact kinsoc@guelphhumber.ca.

Kin Talk – Meet a Prof
Monday, September 21, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm or 8:00 pm

Kin Talks offers participating students an opportunity to learn about various facets of the health industry through guest speaker's experience. This KinTalk would open the student's eyes to the topic of Blood Doping and introduce a professor in our program, Prof. Sergiu Fediuc.

Questions? Contact kinsoc@guelphhumber.ca.

Psi Chi

Graduate School Funding
Monday, September 21, 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

This event sheds light on the financial aspect of graduate school programs in the Psychology field. Dr. Adam Sandford, Assistant Program Head of Psychology will speak on funding sources for grad school. 

Questions? Contact ghpsichi@guelphhumber.ca.

Psych Society

Meet the Psych Societies and Faculty Common Time
Wednesday, September 16, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

An opportunity to meet and learn about Psychology faculty as well as the Psychology societies and ways to get involved within the program.

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Jeopardy
Monday, September 28, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

A Jeopardy-style game with Psychology-specific categories. All programs are welcome!

Join on Microsoft Teams

Questions? Contact ghpsichi@guelphhumber.ca.

For questions about Swoop into Success Month, please contact Student Life at life@guelphhumber.ca.