New Program, New Labs, New Classrooms
Walk into the Humber Interactive Spaces — better known as the HIVES — and you’ll find the place abuzz with activity. Classes brainstorm around large-screen monitors and write their ideas on wall-to-wall whiteboards. Students work in the state-of-the-art labs, testing water and soil for pathogens. And along two walls of floor-to ceiling windows overlooking the Humber Valley, small groups meet to plan their next project and relax before their next class.
The two-storey addition to the North Campus’s F Wing is home to many of Humber’s health sciences programs, including the college’s biotechnology diploma. The newest addition to the School of Health Sciences, the biotechnology program is designed to equip graduates to work in labs in a variety of biotech sectors, including agriculture, environmental testing, and pharmaceutical preparation and testing.
The fact that students get to work in the HIVES is an added bonus. “I think the building is beautiful,” says student Katrina Mio. “There’s more space in the labs, it’s bright, and the classrooms are great for tutorials. It’s another great space on campus.”
To find out more about Humber’s biotechnology program, go to www.humber.ca/program/biotechnology.