Humber College’s First Year Experience and Black Academic Success and Engagement, or BASE, teamed up this week to bring students a free, fun, and virtual game night.
“I love when Humber puts on virtual events because it’s easier for me to attend them, and there’s always something to go to every week,” student Grace Mitchell told Humber Et Cetera.
“If the event was held in person I would’ve definitely made an effort to go,” she said.
The night started with a land acknowledgment and some ice breakers where attendees shared their preferred methods of getting caffeinated in the morning.
“My favourite part of tonight’s event was getting to play scribl.io,” Mitchell said, referencing a charades-like game played online.
“I won a $100 gift card,” Mitchell said.
There were many prizes available for students to win, as well as all attendees received a gift box of FYE and the BASE swag to add to their Humber merchandise.
“It’s an environment where I can be myself and interact virtually with colleagues. I came to have some fun,” Shereka Budhoo said after the event had ended.
“Even though I had my placement today, I made sure to take my break time during the time slot for this event. It’s important to take a break from classes,” Budhoo said.
Events like Game Night give students the chance to take a break and meet new people.
Humber’s student-run programs continue to make the effort to provide students with fun and COVID-19 safe events by moving a majority of them to an online platform.
“I have attended both in person and virtual events put on by the school. I appreciate both and have always enjoyed Humber events,” Budhoo said.
“The event is an opportunity for students to take a little break from school and have fun with other students,” said Jordan Reynolds, a FYE representative.
The BASE can also be found on Instagram.
“First Year Experience (FYE) is a peer mentoring program for all Humber first-year students to help make their first year as successful as possible,” Reynolds said.
The Black Academic Success and Engagement (the BASE) is an equity group within the department of Student Success and Engagement at Humber College.
The BASE Program is used to provide students who identify as Black Canadian, Black African, and Black Caribbean with community, resources, and the support needed to help them with their on-campus experience.
With the end of the semester fast approaching, Humber is encouraging students to take advantage of these resources and events to help them succeed, and take a break when needed.