By Samantha Singh and Clare Jenkins
Humber held an open house in the concourse to showcase the Backfill project. The project plans to use approximately 146,000 square feet of vacant space left after the opening of the Learning Resource Commons.
The project intends to address needs across the campus and different departments by adding new facilities, resources for students and office space for faculty.
Some of the changes Humber has already made to improve the campus include the new LGBTQ resource centre and the Community Living Simulation Suite, which can be found on the fourth floor of the North Campus’s H building.
The suite benefits Health Sciences students by simulating emergency situations they might encounter working in the field. It also provides students with disabilities the opportunity to learn the skills they will need in order to live on their own.
The project is expected to cost $35 million and be completed over the next 18 months.