In 2002, the University of Guelph-Humber was established as a partnership between the University of Guelph and Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning. Students earn both a four-year honour's degree from the University of Guelph and a diploma from Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning concurrently, after four years of full-time study.
The university offers seven focused four-year undergraduate programs: Business, Early Childhood Studies, Family and Community Social Services, Justice Studies, Kinesiology, Media and Communication Studies, and Psychology. All programs offer placements or internships ranging from a minimum of 100 hours to over 850 hours throughout the four years. The University of Guelph-Humber is located in Toronto, one of the world's most diverse cities, providing students with many opportunities for unique and interesting placements.
With a close-knit community of approximately 5,000 students, the average class size is only 49 students. This allows for students and faculty to interact, contributing to a supportive and collaborative setting. A unique research assistantship program sees undergraduate students working as paid research assistants along with faculty on research projects, giving students a rare opportunity to hone their research skills and boost their employability.
With a day-long orientation and other new student events, international students are supported in their transition. International students may receive an International Student Entrance Scholarship, worth between CAD 2,000 and CAD 8,500. Students have an academic advisor to assist with program-related questions and study guidance a field placement coordinator to support them through placement and a career services coordinator to help with employment and career guidance. Getting involved on campus is easy with the help of Student Life staff.