Humber has a strong collaborative partnership with the University of New Brunswick to deliver a Bachelor of Nursing program. The University of New Brunswick is one of the oldest university nursing programs in Canada with a reputation for academic and professional excellence. All four years of the UNB degree are delivered on site at Humber using Humber faculty and clinical practice sites in the Greater Toronto Area. This is the only collaborative nursing degree program in Ontario that involves an out of province partner and it requires a special Ministerial consent (Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities). The partnership with New Brunswick preceeds the collaborative degree program. For a number of years, Humber supported Ontario nurses with diploma preparation to obtain a post graduate nursing degree through the University of New Brunswick by providing access and space on our campus. This relationship was the foundation for the collaboration to offer the UNB curriculum in Ontario. In a recent accreditation survey by the Canadian Association of School of Nursing, accreditors described the relationship between Humber and the UNB as a "true collaboration" which benefits each institution, faculty and students alike.
Humber's partnership with the University of Guelph is also unique. The University of Guelph Humber is more than just a university building on the Humber campus. Recognizing the unique opportunity to blend theory and practice in the education experience, students can obtain a Bachelor of Applied Science degree from the Unviersity of Guelph and an Early Childhood Education diploma from Humber within four years. This program prepares students to work in the field of early childhood education (diploma) and the degree conferred makes the graduate eligble for graduate studies. This unique approach supports career progression for graduates as well as ensuring the most comprehensive preparation possible for the field of early childhood education. Students are voting this approach a huge success. Enrollments continue to climb as satisfied students describe the benefits of the program to their peers and the first cohort will graduate in June 2007.