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Fall 2019 President’s Lecture Series

Fall 2019 President’s Lecture Series

Wed, November 06, 2019

Dr. Christina Hoicka
The Green New Deal: How is a 100% Renewable Energy Transition Possible?
Wed, Nov 6th, 12:00 - 1:00 pm, Q&A + Reception to Follow

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Students design data for future airport installation

Students design data for future airport installation

Thu, October 17, 2019

Students in the Graphic Design and Web Design and Interactive Media programs had one day to design a physical installation for airports across Canada.

The project is part of the Global Affairs Canada division of the Federal Government and aims to highlight the support Consular Services offer to Canadian travellers.

The hackathon event took place in the Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation and started with an introduction to the design challenge and a briefing call with the client where students were provided the information, materials and inspiration they needed to start their projects.

“When a client is involved, the experience is holistic and involves every aspect of working in the field,” says Bianca DiPietro, program coordinator of the Graphic Design program. “The dynamic between client and student is much more professional and holds a certain level of recognition.”

DiPietro and David Neumann, program coordinator of the Web Design and Interactive Media program say the opportunity for their students to work with real-life clients is great exposure—allowing students to communicate effectively, problem solve and work collaboratively with others.

The students gathered in small groups to design a concept while working with their faculty and advisors to complete their project proposals by the end of the day. Faculty will review the submissions and select up to eight concepts based on uniqueness, creativity and execution. The selected submissions will be shared with Global Affairs Canada to consider the concepts further.  

For one group, their concept is a three-dimensional, hollow hemisphere that resembles a globe and features data and information within it. User-friendly to all ages, the globe can be tilted or spun around to allow users to see inside the globe and learn about Consular Services. 

“Projects like this give validation to the program and show trust in us as working professionals by allowing us to have our work showcased and potentially have our work attached to the Government of Canada,” says Gizaham Jones, third-year Graphic Design student.

Using different skills and methods, a Web Design and Interactive Media group’s concept includes movable Plexiglass panels. With infographics and data printed or engraved onto the materials, the installation will allow natural light in airports like Toronto Pearson Airport to reflect onto it. The concept also features QR codes and Near-field communication (NFC) codes, which lead users to find more information on the government’s website using their smartphones.

“Being able to have clients give you an open-ended project to work with is a great way to get your creativity and development moving and apply what we’ve learned so far,” says Paul Cudmore, second-year Web Design and Interactive Media student.

The hackathon is part of Humber’s Data storyLAB, which is an innovative hub for data-driven storytelling. Based out of the North Campus, the storyLAB will produce year-round research and partnership opportunities for student learning and engagement.

“StoryLAB is an opportunity for students to pair with reporters, developers and coders to discuss the influence data can create in different journalistic settings. The lab demonstrates how data can transform and impact politics, social justice, and the day-to-day lives of Canadians,” says DiPietro.

Humber’s storyLAB and The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting recently created a storyLAB Data Journalism Grant to support independent data-driven journalism. 

For the inaugural grant, Humber and The Pulitzer Center are accepting proposals for stories related to Indigenous lands and property rights. The grant will provide up to $10,000 for a freelance journalist or team of journalists to explore a related story from a data-driven perspective.

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This article, by Alysia Burdi, was first published by Humber Today on September 20, 2019. Read the article in it's original context.

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Humber Journalism Honoured by Columbia Scholastic Press Association

Humber Journalism Honoured by Columbia Scholastic Press Association

Mon, October 14, 2019

 

Humber Journalism publications and students were recognized for excellence by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA).

 

Convergence and sweat were silver medalists at the CSPA College General Magazine Hybrid Awards, with individual student journalists receiving 15 2019 Gold Circle Award commendations across 11 categories. This year’s CSPA Gold Circle Awards attracted 7187 news and magazine entries from college and university publications around the globe. A full list of individual award recipients is included below.

 

N03 Editorial Writing

- CERTIFICATE OF MERIT: Staff, "Tuition Poses Unnecessary Barrier to Upward Mobility, Success," Humber Et Cetera, Humber College, Toronto, Ontario;

N05 Personal opinion: Off-campus issues

- SECOND PLACE: Devin Nguyen, "No Easy Route to Good Journalism," Humber Et Cetera, Humber College, Toronto, Ontario;

N12 Personality profile

- CERTIFICATE OF MERIT: Ross Lopes and David Tuchman, "In Memoriam Harry Leslie Smith," Convergence, Humber College, Toronto, Ontario;

N14 Cultural feature

- SECOND PLACE: Elesha Nicholls, "Wingin It," Scribe, Humber College, Toronto, Ontario;
- THIRD PLACE: Kateryna Horina, "They Got Chills," Convergence, Humber College, Toronto, Ontario;
- CERTIFICATE OF MERIT: David Tuchman, "Paying To Play," Convergence, Humber College, Toronto, Ontario;

 N18 Briefs writing

- SECOND PLACE: Kateryna Horina and Austin Spearman, "News In Brief," Convergence, Humber College, Toronto, Ontario.

N29 Single sports photograph

- THIRD PLACE: Paige McGowan, "Bear Hunting," Humber Et Cetera, Humber College, Toronto, Ontario;

N37 Newsmagazine Cover

- CERTIFICATE OF MERIT: Chelsea Alphonso and Ross Lopes, "Decolonize It," Convergence, Humber College, Toronto, Ontario;

 N38 Page One Design

- CERTIFICATE OF MERIT: Et Cetera Staff, "Higher Education," Humber Et Cetera, Humber College, Toronto, Ontario;

N45 Alternative Story Presentation

- FIRST PLACE: Kit Kolbegger and Michelle Rowe-Jardine, "Predators of the Press," Convergence, Humber College, Toronto, Ontario;

N46 Design Portfolio of work

- SECOND PLACE: Chelsea Alphonso and Ross Lopes, Convergence, Humber College, Toronto, Ontario;

N50 Single Subject Feature Package, Double-truck (two-facing pages)

- THIRD PLACE: Staff, "Legalization Day," Humber Et Cetera, Humber College, Toronto, Ontario;

N51 Single Subject News or Feature Package, 3 or more pages or special section

- CERTIFICATE OF MERIT: Chelsea Alphonso, Ross Lopes and Austin Spearman, "Reporting People As People," Convergence, Humber College, Toronto, Ontario;
- CERTIFICATE OF MERIT: Paige McGowan and Art Team, "Centre Stage," Scribe, Humber College, Toronto, Ontario.

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Humber professors nominated for prestigious literary awards

Humber professors nominated for prestigious literary awards

School of Writers

Wed, October 02, 2019

Professors David Bezmozgis and Nicola Winstanley have been nominated for two of Canada's most prestigious literary awards.

David Bezmozgis, co-ordinator of Humber’s creative writing graduate certificate, has been shortlisted for the Giller Prize for Immigrant City, his sophmore short story collection. Bezmozgis is no stranger to Giller nominations; his novels, The Free World and The Betrayers, were shortlisted in 2011 and 2014 respectively. The $100,000 prize will be presented at a gala on November 18.

Nicola Winstanley, co-ordinator of Humber’s Media Foundation program, is a finalist for a 2019 Governor General’s Literary Award in the Young People's Literature – Illustrated Books category. How to Give Your Cat a Bath is the fourth book by the acclaimed children's author. She is a past recipient of both an Ezra Jack Keats Foundation New Writer Award and a Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award nomination. The winners of the Governor General's Literary Awards, valued at $25,000 in each category, will be announced on October 29.

Congratulations, David and Nicola!

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Humber Students Serve Up Delicious Food at The Thistletown Collegiate Institute Garden Party

Humber Students Serve Up Delicious Food at The Thistletown Collegiate Institute Garden Party

Wed, October 02, 2019

On September 22, over 300 people enjoyed food prepared by 20 GTA chefs at the 3rd annual Thistletown Collegiate Institute Garden Party.

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Humber Fashion Alumna Pursuing Her Masters in Italy

Humber Fashion Alumna Pursuing Her Masters in Italy

Tue, October 01, 2019

Victoria Gawronska, a Humber Fashion Arts and Business graduate, is living her fashion career dreams in Milan, Italy. 

Currently, Victoria is pursuing her Masters in Fashion Communications and Styling at IED (Istituto Europeo di Design). In addition to her studies, she's also attending fashion industry events and collaborating on several fashion projects alongside influential and talented industry leaders in the Italian market.

Her current projects include: working on the production of both editorial and commercial fashion shoots centered around menswear, womenswear and still life; working part-time on her lifestyle blog; and producing and styling her first fashion film for VOGUE Italia that will be presented/published in the late fall. 

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The DBSA Organizes Another Successful TechWeek

The DBSA Organizes Another Successful TechWeek

Mon, September 30, 2019

A big shout-out to our DBSA team and our presenters for making this Fall’s TechWeek series a huge success!

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Humber Addresses Best Practices for Recruiting Talent At Choice Hotels Canada's Regional Meeting

Humber Addresses Best Practices for Recruiting Talent At Choice Hotels Canada's Regional Meeting

Mon, September 30, 2019

On September 19, Humber was invited to speak at Choice Hotels Canada’s Regional Meeting hosted at The Globe & Mail Centre – Toronto.

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Fourth Cohort of the GTHA-Humber Hotel Management Leadership Program Graduates

Fourth Cohort of the GTHA-Humber Hotel Management Leadership Program Graduates

Mon, September 30, 2019

The evening of September 19 was filled with celebrations as the GTHA/Humber Hotel Management Leadership Program students attended their graduation. 

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Successful Hospitality Graduates Gain Valuable Work Experience at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Successful Hospitality Graduates Gain Valuable Work Experience at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Mon, September 30, 2019

It seems that no matter where in the world you travel, you’ll find a successful Humber graduate there!

Kristy Adams, Program Coordinator for the Hospitality - Hotel and Restaurant Operations Management Program had this very experience as she travelled across Western Canada this summer. From restaurant managers in Calgary to hotel professionals in Vancouver, successful Humber graduates abound. At the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Humber Graduates Tommy Kuan-Yen Chen (Hospitality Management Graduate 2017) and Devashish Pandya (Hospitality Management Graduate 2016) are applying their diploma credentials to provide guests and team members with exceptional experiences. Both gentlemen are Housekeeping Supervisors in one of Canada’s most spectacular and iconic hotels. Congratulations to Tommy and Dev for their continued growth and success!

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Dermalogica Partnership Celebrated at Humber North Campus

Dermalogica Partnership Celebrated at Humber North Campus

Mon, September 30, 2019

On Friday, September 13th, 2019 the Faculty of Business celebrated an eleven-year partnership with international skincare brand Dermalogica.

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Wawanesa Donates Another $20,000 to the Insurance Management Program

Wawanesa Donates Another $20,000 to the Insurance Management Program

Fri, September 27, 2019

After donating a gift of $30,000 to the Insurance Management Program, Wawanesa Insurance donated another $20,000 gift to support the program's growth.

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Insurance Management Program Partners with the Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario

Insurance Management Program Partners with the Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario

Fri, September 27, 2019

Colin Simpson, CEO of the Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO) was on-site to speak to students about IBAO.

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Humber Co-Hosts Student Career Panel With Fashion Group International of Toronto

Humber Co-Hosts Student Career Panel With Fashion Group International of Toronto

Fri, September 27, 2019

The event featured a fashion industry panel and a networking session.

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Aaron Berhane Wins 2019 Writers-in-Exile Scholarship

Aaron Berhane Wins 2019 Writers-in-Exile Scholarship

School of Writers

Thu, September 26, 2019

Aaron Berhane is the recipient of the 2019 PEN Canada-Humber College Writers-in-Exile Scholarship.

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The Canadian Society of Club Managers Forms Second Student Branch with Humber College

The Canadian Society of Club Managers Forms Second Student Branch with Humber College

Tue, September 24, 2019

The Canadian Society of Club Managers (CSCM) has formed its second official Canadian student branch in the Professional Golf Management Program

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Passion is Critical in the Job Search, Says Business Marketing Grad

Passion is Critical in the Job Search, Says Business Marketing Grad

Tue, September 24, 2019

Serean Bechara loves to create, which explains her passion for fashion and digital marketing.

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Faculty Member Named the President of CCCUPIDS

Faculty Member Named the President of CCCUPIDS

Tue, September 24, 2019

John Lewis, Program Coordinator of Humber’s Bachelor Degree in International Development, has been named the President of CCCUPIDS.

CCCUPIDS (The Canadian Consortium for College and University Programs in International Development Studies) is a professional association of directors and coordinators of International Development Studies programs in Canadian colleges and universities, working to strengthen programs across the country, coordinate intellectual exchanges and share teaching and learning resources between schools.

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ADR Students Apply Skills At Dispute Resolution Clinic

ADR Students Apply Skills At Dispute Resolution Clinic

Tue, September 24, 2019

The Alternative Dispute Resolution program, in partnership with St. Stephen’s Community House and Ignite opened the Dispute Resolution Clinic.

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Paralegal Degree Alumni Accepted into Law Schools

Paralegal Degree Alumni Accepted into Law Schools

Mon, September 23, 2019

We are pleased to announce that two Paralegal Degree graduates have been accepted into prestigious Law Schools.

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Paralegal Degree Graduate Excels at MENA Region IP Firm

Paralegal Degree Graduate Excels at MENA Region IP Firm

Mon, September 23, 2019

We are so pleased to hear about the success of Christine Abi-Najem, a 2011 graduate of the Paralegal Studies program.

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SAS Launches SAS-Humber College Joint Certificate in Marketing Analytics on Acclaim

SAS Launches SAS-Humber College Joint Certificate in Marketing Analytics on Acclaim

Fri, September 20, 2019

In a milestone agreement, SAS has launched the SAS-Humber Joint Certificate Badge on acclaim. 

Upon graduation from the Marketing Degree, grads will earn an SAS Certificate in Marketing Analytics. This is very exciting news as now The Faculty of Business is the only Polytechnic Degree in Ontario to have this type of certification. Thank you very much to Dr. Na Sui and Dr. Youssef Youssef for helping to facilitate this partnership.

Learn more about the SAS-Humber College Joint Certificate. 

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Humber Online Solutions Leaves Another Client Satisfied

Humber Online Solutions Leaves Another Client Satisfied

Fri, September 20, 2019

Lead by Hanadi Alnawab - Program Coordinator, Digital Business Management - Humber Online Solutions completed a web design project over the summer. 

The client was All Seasons Lifestyle Concierge, a Burlington-based business providing assistance and services to seniors who wish to remain living in their own homes. Humber Online Solutions employs Humber students and matches them with local small and medium Ontario businesses to develop their online presence.

Read more about Humber Online Solutions' work with All Seasons Lifestyle Concierge over the summer here. 

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Humber and the Pulitzer Centre Create Data Journalism Grant

Humber and the Pulitzer Centre Create Data Journalism Grant

Thu, September 19, 2019

Humber's storyLAB and The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting have created the storyLAB Data Journalism Grant to support independent journalism.

It is the most extensive grant dedicated to Canadian data-driven journalism.

The grant supports projects related to essential and underserved topics affecting Canadians. For the inaugural grant, Humber and Pulitzer are accepting proposals for stories related to Indigenous lands and property rights. The grant will provide up to $10,000 for a freelance journalist or team of journalists to explore a related story from a data-driven perspective.

"Opportunities for enterprise, data-driven journalism in this country are few and far between," says David Weisz, director of storyLAB at Humber College and professor in the Faculty of Media and Creative Arts. "Especially when it comes to covering Indigenous issues, where the cost of travel alone can cause newsrooms to lose their appetite for a particular story. This grant is to ensure that these important stories get told and told properly."

This grant opportunity is now open, and applicants are encouraged to submit their proposals by October 31, 2019. The winner(s) of the grant will be honoured at a cocktail reception on November 15, 2019.

Humber’s storyLAB leverages the multidisciplinary nature of the Faculty of Media & Creative Arts to create collaborative opportunities between Humber staff, students and industry partners. Humber’s Faculty of Media & Creative Arts is committed to fostering data journalism, most recently creating and hosting Data Driven, a data journalism symposium for coders, investigative reporters, developers and data advocates. 

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Humber Film alumni, professor among 2019 Directors Guild nominees

Humber Film alumni, professor among 2019 Directors Guild nominees

Wed, September 18, 2019

When the 2019 Directors Guild of Canada (DGC) Award nominations were announced on September 11, Humber Film was well represented.

Alumni were recognized in four categories for their work as directors, film editors and sound editors. The alumni nominees include

  • Katrina Saville, Director/Writer - I Beat Up My Rapist (Best Short Film)
  • Hugh Elchuk, Editor - Cardinal: By The Time Your Read This, Episode 302, Roman & Irena (Best Picture Editing – Movie For Television)
  • Drew MacLeod, Film Editor - Letterkenny, Episode 501, We Don't Fight at Weddings (Best Picture Editing – Comedy or Family Series)
  • Cailey Milito, ADR Editor - Northern Rescue, Episode 109, Wake Up (Best Sound Editing – Comedy or Family Series)
  • Robert Hegedus, Supervising Dialogue Editor - Heartland, Episode 1207, Running Scared (Best Sound Editing – Comedy or Family Series)

Also nominated is professor and Post-Production program co-ordinator Lara Johnston in the Best Picture Editing – Feature Film category for her work on Mouthpiece. Lara previously won a Canadian Cinema Editors Award for her work on this film.

The DGC Awards will be presented at the DGC Gala on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at The Fairmont Royal York Hotel.

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Humber Media Studies Professor Edits TIFF Film

Humber Media Studies Professor Edits TIFF Film

Fri, September 13, 2019

Lara Johnston, a Professor and Program Coordinator for the Post Production graduate certificate, edited the feature film Mouthpiece.

Mouthpiece was the opening night film for the Special Presentations section of the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). Mouthpiece is directed by iconic Canadian director Patricia Rozema and in the words of Danis Goulet, TIFF programmer, is “a potent exploration of how women across generations contend with their own socialization.” Find out how to purchase tickets.

The film was selected as the opening film for the Special Presentations section at TIFF (Lady Bird had this slot last year). Although the film wasn't officially a Humber endeavor, Lara edited the film, had grads as assistant editors and was able to screen a rough cut of the film to her entire cohort from last year, an amazing experience for our students!

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Bria Hiebert Wins 2019 Tim Sims Encouragement Award

Bria Hiebert Wins 2019 Tim Sims Encouragement Award

Wed, September 11, 2019

Bria Hiebert may have graduated from Humber only this spring, but she’s already making a name for herself as a stand-up comic, writer and actor.

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A Q&A with David Kloepfer, author of Cheap Thrills

A Q&A with David Kloepfer, author of Cheap Thrills

School of Writers

Thu, August 22, 2019

In October, after a decade of writing and rewriting, submitting and resubmitting, David Kloepfer’s first novel, Cheap Thrills, will hit bookstores.

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Comedy: Writing and Performance Student Success: Ashley Comeau, Part 2

Comedy: Writing and Performance Student Success: Ashley Comeau, Part 2

Thu, August 22, 2019

Ashley Comeau shares her recent experiences writing and performing comedy in Toronto.

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Student Work Showcases

Student Work Showcases

Wed, August 21, 2019

The Industrial Design Thesis Project is a 2-semester final year project which is the Capstone project for all Industrial Design degree aspirants.

Test Course

Test Course

Tue, August 13, 2019

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Mon, August 12, 2019

Dean's Message

Dean's Message

Thu, July 25, 2019

As the 2018-19 academic year comes to an end, I am proud to look back on the incredible achievements of our students, faculty and support staff.
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Centre for Skilled Trades and Technology

Centre for Skilled Trades and Technology

Wed, July 24, 2019

The Centre for Trades and Technology was one of the clusters involved in the Skills Ontario Competition which took place May 6th - 8th.

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Celebrating a FAST Spring Convocation

Celebrating a FAST Spring Convocation

Wed, July 24, 2019

Dear Colleagues,
“Be Bold, be brave, be amazing”.

 

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Humber College Students Won Awards for Four Projects Submissions in this Year’s BOUNDLESS: A POST-SECONDARY DESIGN CHALLENGE

Humber College Students Won Awards for Four Projects Submissions in this Year’s BOUNDLESS: A POST-SECONDARY DESIGN CHALLENGE

Tue, July 23, 2019

This year, the competition received a record-breaking number of submissions from post-secondary schools across Ontario.

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Bachelor of Music Student Success: Lydia Persaud

Bachelor of Music Student Success: Lydia Persaud

Mon, July 22, 2019

Lydia Persaud has been busy. Very busy since graduating from Humber’s Bachelor of Music program in 2013. 

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Information and Communication Technology Capstone Project Expo

Information and Communication Technology Capstone Project Expo

Mon, July 22, 2019

Students, faculty, industry and community partners came together at the Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation to celebrate the student success.

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Faculty of Applied Sciences and Technology Spring 2019 Open House

Faculty of Applied Sciences and Technology Spring 2019 Open House

Wed, July 17, 2019

The great thing about Spring 2019 Open House is that it gives prospective students and their parents a sense of what Humber College is really like. 

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FIRST Robotics Canada District Competition

FIRST Robotics Canada District Competition

Wed, July 17, 2019

If FSCS could pick an event that emulates its vision to inspire youth in STEM, it would be the 2019 FIRST Robotics Canada District Competition.

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Advanced Manufacturing Capstone

Advanced Manufacturing Capstone

Wed, July 17, 2019

The Advanced Manufacturing Cluster completed various capstone projects across its four programs in the 2018/2019 academic year

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Comedy: Writing and Performance Student Success: Erika Ehler

Comedy: Writing and Performance Student Success: Erika Ehler

Mon, July 15, 2019

Award winner and student Erika took this year’s North West heat of the Chortle Comedy Awards by storm.

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A Q&A with Hannah Brown, author of Look After Her

A Q&A with Hannah Brown, author of Look After Her

School of Writers

Fri, July 12, 2019

A good mentor doesn’t only suggest areas for improvement; they highlight your strengths and encourage you to embrace them.

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Winners of the OAAAS Architecture Competition

Winners of the OAAAS Architecture Competition

Fri, July 12, 2019

This year, in the annual OAAAS Architecture Competition, the Architectural Technology students made Humber proud!

New Fall 2019: Programs with Optional Co-op

New Fall 2019: Programs with Optional Co-op

Thu, July 11, 2019

As part of FAST’s commitment to work-integrated learning and the development of career-ready graduates. 

We are pleased to announce the addition of Optional Co-op streams in the following programs:

  • Building Construction Technician
  • Computer and Network Support Technician
  • Computer Engineering Technology
  • Construction Engineering Technology
  • Electrical Engineering Technology – Control Systems
  • Electromechanical Engineering Technology
  • Electronics Engineering Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Sustainable Energy and Building Technology

Starting with the Fall 2019 intake, students will have the option to participate in co-op at various points in their academic program. The co-op work terms will alternate between periods of academic study and are sequenced to best address the needs of industry and demand. Information about the co-op option will be available on program webpages and the Work Placement Services website.

There are numerous opportunities for Program Coordinators and Faculty to collaborate with the Work Placement Services Office to help launch this important initiative! More to come in the fall.

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Humber Professor Wins People's Choice Award

Humber Professor Wins People's Choice Award

Mon, July 01, 2019

This years Showcase “Shift” was a successful professional development day.

Thank you to everyone from the Faculty of Business for their workshops and support. The Showcase Committee was pleased to announce that Ramesh Srinivasan was this year's People’s Choice award winner for his workshop ‘Can I get a decent wine for under $10 dollars, Really?’ Congratulations Ramesh!  

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Bachelor of Music Student Success: Ewan Divitt

Bachelor of Music Student Success: Ewan Divitt

Wed, June 26, 2019

Ewan is a trumpet player, composer and arranger, but he’s also an entrepreneur and craftsman.

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FSCS Students and Faculty travel to Lima, Peru and Kingston, Jamaica

FSCS Students and Faculty travel to Lima, Peru and Kingston, Jamaica

Wed, June 19, 2019

The FSCS had two faculty-led trips embark on two exciting global learning experiences in Peru and Jamaica. Combined, 

Combined, FSCS students accrued more than 7,000 hours of placement credit.

Under the leadership of Linda Hill and Philip Burge in collaboration with Cross-Cultural Solutions, 19 students from a variety of FSCS programs worked with young children at a primary school in a small community outside of Lima. Students spent their mornings facilitating educational lessons and activities with the children, and in the afternoons, took part in learning experiences that focused on Peruvian history and culture such as cooking lessons, art and calligraphy lessons, and visiting local sites and museums.

Later in the month, 16 FSCS students embarked to Kingston, Jamaica where they engaged in lectures, volunteer projects, and cultural learning experiences that focused on criminal justice and youth in Jamaica. This trip was developed under the leadership of Sheria Myrie, Lisa Cummings, and Coura Niang in collaboration with the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies at the University of West Indies – Mona. Highlights from the trip included visiting the Jamaica Defense Force Base, the Ministry of National Security, and volunteering at Annie Dawson’s Children Home, Boys’ Town Infant and Primary School, and with the We Transform project at the Rio Cobre Juvenile Correctional Centre.

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22 Division Toronto Police Service Rover Crew Investiture

22 Division Toronto Police Service Rover Crew Investiture

Wed, June 19, 2019

43 new members were invested into the 22 Division Toronto Police Service Rover Crew at a ceremony at the Toronto Police College.

Members are all Police Foundation students in Humber College’s Faculty of Social & Community Services. The 22nd Division Toronto Police Service Rover Crew is a Scouts Canada group consisting of students from Humber’s Faculty of Social & Community Services that volunteers with the Toronto Police Service. In addition to working alongside the TPS, the Rovers are active in the community, providing opportunities for leadership and volunteering. Some of the initiatives the group participates in include the 55 Division community barbecue, the Etobicoke Park Clean Up, Mothers Against Drunk Driving Red Ribbon campaign and the Humber RIDE (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) check. The investiture was featured as a Toronto Police Services news story in February. The full article can be found here.

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TPS Neighbourhood Officer Evaluation

TPS Neighbourhood Officer Evaluation

Wed, June 19, 2019

The Faculty of Social and Community Services is partnered with the Toronto Police Services to offer feedback and insights.

Focus groups were held in January 2019 to gather feedback from current Neighbourhood Officers as to what is working and what needs improvements within the Enhanced Model of the NOP (which was launched in Oct 2018). The Associate Dean, Dr. Joanna Amirault, faculty members Dr. Alyssa Ferns and Dr. Doug Thomson, and Program Coordinator – Forensic Identification, Michael Gamble, led focus groups with officers and presented their data collection plans to the divisions that are supported by the Community Partnership Engagement Unit. Currently, two Humber student Research Assistants, Trisha Harber and Dominika Kubica, are working with two Humber BSS Criminal Justice alumni, Jeremi Berg and Crystial Stone, and Research Coordinator, Tanvir Kaukab, to collect data in the enhanced model neighbourhoods – 11, 22, 41, 42. Data collection started in May 2019 and will continue into the Fall 2019 across these communities to ask questions about community knowledge of the NOP and trust in their neighbourhood officers at reducing crime, as well as the fear of crime in these micro-neighbourhoods.

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FSCS Global Summer School

FSCS Global Summer School

Tue, June 18, 2019

From July 5 to July 27, Humber College will hosted its first Global Summer School (GSS).

The GSS offers a unique opportunity for both Humber and non-Humber students to work together with peers from around the world to explore and discuss critical issues that require multidisciplinary solutions with global perspectives. The FSCS was thrilled to host two Global Summer School courses: Transformational Leadership & Advocacy and the Summer Police Program. Through the two courses, 28 Humber students and 21 non-Humber students from China, Indonesia and Jamaica completed the program for academic credit and experiential learning experience in a truly global and interdisciplinary environment.

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Society of Police and Criminal Psychology Conference

Society of Police and Criminal Psychology Conference

Tue, June 18, 2019

FSCS Faculty for the Criminal Justice Degree Program, Dr. Alyssa Ferns, will present at the Society of Police and Criminal Psychology conference.

She will present on the Toronto Police Services Neighbourhood Officer initiatives to a multi-disciplinary group with the theme of “Working and Engaging in a Diverse World.” Building upon a program evaluation that was conducted on the Neighbourhood Officer Program by Humber ITAL from 2014 onwards, a specific exploration of the strengths and challenges within one micro-neighbourhood was explored. A total of 154 surveys were completed showing various strengths (i.e., public library access, friendly neighbours, and community centres for youth) and also some challenges (i.e., gun violence, unemployment and gang activity). The overall results showed that the community had a positive outlook on the Neighbourhood Policing Program. This will be presented to an audience of current law enforcement, applied researchers, policy makers, and academics.

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FSCS Faculty Receive Teaching Innovation Fund Grant

FSCS Faculty Receive Teaching Innovation Fund Grant

Tue, June 18, 2019

Dr. Daniel Bear, Charlotte Serpa, and Julie Muravsky, are currently finishing up a research project supported by the Teaching Innovation Fund.

They are conducting a mixed methods research project examining how faculty engage with the topic of harm reduction across different programs at Humber. Their work is supported by a Research Assistant from the Criminal Justice degree program.

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FSCS Faculty Co-Authors Book

FSCS Faculty Co-Authors Book

Tue, June 18, 2019

Kerry Watkins co-authored the second edition of the book “Evidence and Investigation, From the Crime Scene to the Courtroom”.

The second edition, released in January 2019 is the latest guide for readers seeking the technical and practical knowledge needed to effectively manage evidence from the crime scene to the courtroom.

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Artful Education

Artful Education

Tue, June 18, 2019

Students from the Community Development Degree program hosted a learning event in Humber's L-Space Gallery for Community Justice students.

Working closely with the gallery's curator, Danica Evering, and faculty members, Dr. Soheila Pashang and Linda Hill, CD students created interactive activities that supported CJ students in exploring issues of race, culture and migration. The partnership offered leadership and project management opportunities for CD students and experiential learning for CJ students through social justice art.

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Faculty Conference Day

Faculty Conference Day

Tue, June 18, 2019

This year's Faculty Conference Day on May 29, hosted by the Teaching and Learning Work Group, included 'something for everyone'.

The event started with a keynote on "Cultural Humility", presented by Keynote Speaker, Rapinder Kaur. Rapinder Kaur is a sought-after speaker, Registered Psychotherapist, Art Therapist and educator. Her keynote explored how power and privilege in relationships and institutions hinder a learner-centered environment. Based on research, Rapinder discussed how the framework of cultural humility provides a compelling alternative to cultural competency and can support the work of educators, especially when working with students who come from underserved and marginalized groups of people. Following the keynote, a series of workshops were offered covering a range of topics from Blackboard, Learning Portal, International Students, and Accessible Documents to Arts-Based Learning. A lunchtime marketplace offered participants the opportunity to peruse research posters, faculty publications and new learning resources from three key publishers. Overall, it was a high-energy day of learning and connecting with colleagues.

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FSCS Hosts Information Sessions

FSCS Hosts Information Sessions

Tue, June 18, 2019

The Faculty of Social and Community Services held its annual Spring Information Sessions for prospective students. 

At the event, guests learned more about the programs offered in the Criminal Justice and Human Services clusters. Representatives from each program along with student services representatives from across the College were available to discuss opportunities and resources available to Humber students, and to answer questions. 

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Annual Partnership Appreciation Event

Annual Partnership Appreciation Event

Tue, June 18, 2019

The Faculty of Social and Community Services hosted the 2019 Annual Partnership Appreciation Event on June 12th.

This is a special annual event to celebrate and recognize the invaluable contributions of partnering agencies who help bring learning to life for our students in the field. A series of professional development sessions were offered as part of the event including sessions on Social Innovation in the Classroom, Collaborating with Humber on Projects and Applied Research, Grant Writing 101 and Managing Difficult Situations in the Field. To bring the event to a close, a cocktail happy hour with a performance by the Humber Jazz Band provided a perfect environment for attendees to share their impressions and ideas generated from the workshops and from their experiences with placement students.

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BSS Criminal Justice Degree Instructor Presents at the Study of Drug Policy Conference in Paris

BSS Criminal Justice Degree Instructor Presents at the Study of Drug Policy Conference in Paris

Tue, June 18, 2019

In May, BSS Criminal Justice Degree instructor, Daniel Bear, presented a paper based on his research.

Presenting at the 13th Annual Conference of the International Society for the Study of Drugs Policy, his paper examined young people’s decision-making about cannabis use. The conference was held at the Paris School of Economics. His research was aided by three Research Assistants, all from the Criminal Justice degree. The findings of this research will be used to support the development of drug education materials distributed at more than 20 colleges and universities across Canada.

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Partnership Building in China

Partnership Building in China

Tue, June 18, 2019

A Humber FSCS delegation visited China in March 2019 to strengthen relations with its partner institute, Nanjing Forest Police College.

As a key outcome of this visit, the FSCS developed a Summer Police Program specifically for NFPC which will host 18 students from Nanjing as part of Humber’s innovative Global Summer School program. The FSCS is also looking forward to welcoming the third cohort of students from Nanjing who will be studying at Humber College in the FSCS Forensic Identification Graduate Certificate Program in Fall 2019. Accompanying the newest cohort will be two visiting faculty members who will be working closely with FSCS faculty in the Criminal Justice cluster for the 2019-20 academic year.

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DUVE Project

DUVE Project

Tue, June 18, 2019

Jaspreet Bal is a part of the DUVE project which connects colleges from Denmark, Uganda, Vietnam and Humber here in Canada.

The project aims to end violence in the respective countries and has set out to create an e-learning platform that serves this goal. After their kick-off seminar in December, the professors split into two teams according to their various subject matter expertise. One team, comprised of professors, nurses and midwives have taken on violence in health settings. The other team, comprised of educators, CYCs and ECEs, has taken on the task of addressing violence in institutional settings.

Students and professors have since visited each other across the globe! From midwifery students in Hoima, Uganda, to a conference on Kindergartens in Hanoi, Vietnam, colleagues have continued to connect and build content. The e-learning activities are being submitted. Stay tuned for the material that will be made available when the project closes in 2020.

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Pumped for Post-Secondary

Pumped for Post-Secondary

Tue, June 18, 2019

The Faculty of Social and Community Services hosted mentees in grade 10 and 11 from the Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Toronto.

The mentees attended the Pumped for Post-Secondary program at our Lakeshore and North campuses. Participants had the opportunity to learn about the Developmental Service Worker programs and had a great time checking out the Crime Scene Lab. Mentees were also very engaged in the SIM lab demonstrations. At the North Campus, the participants had an amazing time learning about careers in the fire services, meeting student volunteers, and getting into the gear!

The experience of getting dressed up in fire gear, going out to the truck and competing in the relay was a lot of fun and an eye-opening experience for the mentees!

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Community Development Degree Students Take the Plunge

Community Development Degree Students Take the Plunge

Tue, June 18, 2019

On a cold, blustery day in February, Community Development Degree students jumped into Lake Ontario to raise funds for the Special Olympics.

Students helped to plan the Polar Plunge alongside Constable Ryan Park from the Toronto Police Services. This partnership enabled students to apply community engagement skills in building numbers and excitement around the event. Just over $33,000 was raised!

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CYC Travels to South Africa

CYC Travels to South Africa

Tue, June 18, 2019

Child and Youth Care faculty member Dr. Jaspreet Bal and three students are headed to Durban, South Africa. 

The purpose of their trip is to attend the National Association of Child Care Workers (NACCW) and CYC-NET world conference.

Two of the CYC students will be presenting their 4th-year thesis research on relational gaps in Toronto Police Service youth programs. Jaspreet and her team of research assistants will be presenting on their research funded by a Cultivate grant, looking at calls to action for the profession from Indigenous, Black and other People of Color who are service users and providers.

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FSCS Students Attend the Police Officer of the Year Event

FSCS Students Attend the Police Officer of the Year Event

Tue, June 18, 2019

On May 7, 2019 student research assistants had the opportunity to meet Chief Marc Saunders at the Police Officer of the Year Event. 

These student research assistants - who are in the Community Development and Criminal Justice degree programs - have been working on the TPS Neighbourhood Officer Evaluation.

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FSCS Faculty Travel to Peru for Collaborative Virtual Mobility Project

FSCS Faculty Travel to Peru for Collaborative Virtual Mobility Project

Tue, June 18, 2019

In collaboration with the Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola, FSCS was a recipient of the pilot 2018 Faculty Mobility Program Scholarship.  

Receiving $7000.00 in funding from the Government of Canada, the joint-project proposal was one of 33 selected from a competition open to post-secondary institutes across Canada. For a three-week period in May and June, faculty member Dr. Christine McKenzie and Community Development Program Coordinator, Linda Hill traveled to Lima and Cusco, Peru to work on the project titled “Case-based Curriculum through Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL).” Together with two USIL faculty members, Julio Rivera Castillo and Luis Santillan, they designed and developed cases that focus on people coming together to identify and address local issues. During their first week in Lima, the faculty had the opportunity to pilot a lesson with USIL students at USIL’s Centre for Global Education. They also had the opportunity to learn more about USIL’s Sustainability Initiatives such as solar-powered cell charging stations around campus. Using Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) models, Humber and USIL plan to connect their classrooms and integrate the modules in Fall 2019 curriculum for an innovative virtual mobility experience between the two institutes.

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Orangeville Students Get Involved!

Orangeville Students Get Involved!

Tue, June 18, 2019

Orangeville Social Service Worker students attended the opening ceremony of the Black History Month 2019 at the Humber College North campus.

This was an amazing opportunity for many local students who don’t often have opportunities to attend the North and Lakeshore Campuses and access different resources.

By the end of the day the students were buzzing with excitement from their newly learned information from the exhibits, speakers and the lunch and learn session.

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Criminal Justice Thesis Poster Presentation Event

Criminal Justice Thesis Poster Presentation Event

Tue, June 18, 2019

100 4th year students in the Bachelor of Social Science Criminal Justice program gathered in the G-Commons to present their thesis research projects.

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BSS Criminal Justice Students Develop Non-Profit Agency

BSS Criminal Justice Students Develop Non-Profit Agency

Mon, June 17, 2019

This past academic year, a group of Faculty of Social and Community Services students began to develop a potential non-profit agency.

The Cycle Ends Now was initiated as a school project by four students in the Bachelor of Social Science - Criminal Justice program: Meshanda Phillips, Anna-Lori Stennett-Thomas, Nadel Dolcy and Tonya Lyttle. Cycle Ends Now, a soon to be registered non- profit organization has a vision to end intimate partner violence against all women and children of different cultural, and religious background by providing shelter, counseling and life-skills based programs. In May 2019, the first C.E.N give back event was initiated. Cycle Ends Now partnered with Anduhyaun Women Shelter, by donating various grocery items. The founder of C.E.N also made grocery and two gift card donations to a client of The Gatehouse. Additionally, C.E.N began its first annual Christmas Toy Drive in December 2018. All toys received were donated to the Toronto Community Housing.

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FSCS Faculty Featured on University of Toronto Podcast

FSCS Faculty Featured on University of Toronto Podcast

Mon, June 17, 2019

Dr. Doug Thomson and part-time instructor Joe Couto were featured on a University of Toronto podcast run by a former student.

Entitled: Beyond the Headlines' Gun Violence show with Joe and Doug. The episode discusses the policy responses to address the increase in gun-related violence. The episode also discussed how, as strategies to combat gun violence have been a focal point within all levels of government, various stakeholders have proposed solutions that target the policing and sociological issues that contribute to gun crime.

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BDES Student Wins First Place at the Boundless 2019 Competition

BDES Student Wins First Place at the Boundless 2019 Competition

Thu, June 13, 2019

Anushka Jadwani, a student the Bachelor of Design, has won first place in the Boundless 2019 Competition, the 7th annual Enabling Change competition.

For this year's competition, DX invited students studying in all design disciplines to submit proposals that develop creative solutions focussed on the accessible navigation of public spaces. Anushka's winning project was called “Connexus”, and the concept was a set of wearable bracelets for young children or older adults with cognitive impairments. The bracelets helped ensure caregivers were able to monitor the safety and location of their ward and help provide directional support and a feeling of security for the wearer.

Anushka and her team came up with the initial concept during a class project earlier this term, where BDES students hosted an ideation session with Fontys students in March. Anushka then refined this concept as part of her class project, submitted it to the competition and won! She was awarded $1500, and her work will be on display at the Design Exchange.

Congratulations, Anushka, on this stellar achievement.

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Radio Humber Outreach Podcast Project

Radio Humber Outreach Podcast Project

Thu, June 13, 2019

Grade five students from Silverthorn Public School in Mississauga visited the Humber campus for a hands-on learning experience.

Assisted by Radio Humber student volunteers Jenifer Tait, Sarah Miranda, Kyle Drinnan - along with Noah Scanga and professor Greg MacDonald - the grade five students wrote, recorded and produced their very own podcast.

Radio Humber Outreach is an initiative of 96.9 Radio Humber - the campus and community radio station housed at the Humber College north campus in Toronto. Working with the teachers, Radio Humber offers select workshops to school children interested in learning about podcasting and the audio world.

Listen to the Silverthorn Public School student's podcast.

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Radio Humber and BRTV Collaborate to showcase Indie Canadian Artists

Radio Humber and BRTV Collaborate to showcase Indie Canadian Artists

Thu, June 13, 2019

96.9 Radio Humber teamed up with the Broadcast Television/Videography Program to bring Canadian artists on campus for an interview and performance.

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Film Professor Wins at Canadian Cinema Editors Awards

Film Professor Wins at Canadian Cinema Editors Awards

Mon, June 10, 2019

Congratulations to professor Lara Johnston on winning the Canadian Cinema Editors Award for Best Editing in a Feature Film for Mouthpiece.

Lara's assistant editor on the film is a Humber graduate and two of her students also worked on other aspects of post-production for the film.

Directed by Patricia Rozema, Mouthpiece centers on Cassandra, an aspiring writer who, while struggling to compose a eulogy after the sudden death of her mother, comes to discover that her own rebelliousness is as much a response to the male gaze as her mother's conformity.

Mouthpiece is currently playing at the TIFF Bell Lightbox until June 13th as part of their Canada's Top Ten programming. Get your tickets here.

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A Q&A with Sonia Saikaley, Author of The Allspice Bath

A Q&A with Sonia Saikaley, Author of The Allspice Bath

School of Writers

Thu, June 06, 2019

Every writer hears the advice “write what you know” at some point in their professional development. But Sonia Saikaley has always wanted to do that.

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Humber Students Win Big At Skills Canada Competition

Humber Students Win Big At Skills Canada Competition

Thu, June 06, 2019

Humber students earned three gold medals and took the country by storm this week at the Skills Canada competition held from June 4 and 5 in Edmonton.

The Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC) is the only national, multi-trade and technology competition for students and apprentices in the country. It included more than 550 competitors in 40 competitions, representing six sectors.

Humber students participated in the following categories:

3D Digital Game Art (Gold)
Student participant: Rushi Patel (by special invitation)
Coach: Cory Avery

Photography
Student participant: Catherine Guarini
Coach: David Scott

Baking (Gold)
Student participant: Stefanie Francavilla
Coach: Sergio Shidomi

Mechatronics (Gold)
Student participants: Mateusz Cwaliniski and Bogdan Malynovskyy
Coach: Neal Mohammed
Assistant Coaches: Anthony Nyman, Mauricio Toigo (Student Mentor/Coach)

The Gold medal winners now pre-qualify to compete in the 45th Worldskills Competition in Russia in August 2019.

Congratulations to all of the winners and participants.

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Humber Graduate Accepted into The Law School

Humber Graduate Accepted into The Law School

Mon, June 03, 2019

A 2018 graduate, Devin Griffin, will be our first graduate attending The Law School at Queen’s University in Belfast, Northern Ireland. 

The Law School is ranked 17th out of 101 Law Schools in the United Kingdom. Devin was our first student to do his field placement with the Tax Law Services Section of the Department of Justice Canada in Ottawa. 

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Humber Hosts Chefs from Around the Globe for the Worldchefs Americas Regional Semifinal Competition

Humber Hosts Chefs from Around the Globe for the Worldchefs Americas Regional Semifinal Competition

Tue, May 28, 2019

Congratulations to Francis Derick Flores the Worldchefs Challenge Gold winner, who will go on to represent the Americas at the Worldchefs Congress. 

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Marc Senior: Demanding Discipline

Marc Senior: Demanding Discipline

Mon, May 27, 2019

"My time at Humber prepared me immensely. It helped give me the discipline that is required for this industry."

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Faculty of Media and Creative Arts Students Win Big at this Year's Skills Ontario Competition

Faculty of Media and Creative Arts Students Win Big at this Year's Skills Ontario Competition

Mon, May 27, 2019

The Faculty of Media and Creative Arts would like to congratulate four of our students who won at Skills Ontario this spring.

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Humber winners at Skills Ontario Competition 2019

Humber winners at Skills Ontario Competition 2019

Thu, May 23, 2019

Congratulations to all competitors and winners for making Humber proud. We can't wait to see what the future holds for all of you!

The Skills Ontario Competition is Canada's largest skilled trade and technology competition, which offers a unique opportunity for top students to demonstrate their talents and skills. Over two and a half days, they capture the attention of their educators, family, friends and prospective employers. Winners are awarded with Gold, Silver or Bronze medals, including monetary awards and the opportunity to compete in the Skills Canada National Competition after which they have a chance to move on to World Skills Competition.

Numerous Humber students, from different fields, gave their best in the competitions, and brought home medals.

Congratulations to all competitors and winners for making Humber proud. We can't wait to see what the future holds for all of you!

Automation & Controls
Everest Bezati - Bronze

Electronics
Brendan Woo - Gold
Nicholas Roos - Silver

Heating Systems
Wylie Gallant - Bronze

Horticulture & Landscape Design Team of Two
Patrick Misko & Taylor Schottroff - Bronze

Landscape Design
Thales Leonardo DaSilva - Gold
Raymond Ho - Silver

Mechanical CADD
Keiran O'Neil - Bronze

Mechatronics Team of Two
Hartej Tapia & Marko Gunja - Gold
Sunhail Mohammed & Alex Mosor - Silver

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Bachelor of Music Student Success: Patric McGroarty

Bachelor of Music Student Success: Patric McGroarty

Wed, May 22, 2019

The 2008 graduate attended Humber Music as a trumpeter, but now makes a living as an audio engineer and entrepreneur.

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A Q&A with Katie Munnik, Author of The Heart Beats in Secret

A Q&A with Katie Munnik, Author of The Heart Beats in Secret

School of Writers

Wed, May 22, 2019

Writing advice isn’t hard to find, but sometimes it’s hard to take—especially when it’s your own.

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4th-Year Accounting Students Recognized by CPA Ontario

4th-Year Accounting Students Recognized by CPA Ontario

Wed, May 22, 2019

Congratulations to 4th-year students in the Bachelor of Commerce Accounting Program for their success in their Accounting Capstone course.

This year, the course had the support of CPA Ontario. Tizy Gunaratne, the CPA representative that helped the Accounting Faculty judge the capstone presentations and also provided financial recognition to the student's projects qualifying for the first two places.

First place went to Rafael Borges, Jake Nowak, Holly Smith, Max Vero for their project titled, "Establishment Debt Development Program.” Each student was award with a cheque of 175 dollars. The judges thought that the students' topic was " innovative, well thought out and displayed a good foundation of accounting knowledge," and that the students all demonstrated passion, strong teamwork, communication and creative thinking.

The second-place prize went to Mae Mendoza, Sheila Viteri, Xiayan Wu for their project, “Impact of Ethics on Investing – Lessons Learned!” Students received 100 dollars and received feedback from the judges: "this presentation showcased a fair amount of research, accounting knowledge and growth over the two rounds of presentations. It was evident to all of us that you were open to feedback and showed development over time. Moreover, your team showed passion, strong teamwork and good communication skills. These are all fundamental soft skills that we want to see in our future CPAs."

Congrats to all students in the 4th-Year Capstone Accounting Course!

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Bachelor of Commerce Student Places 2nd in Marketing Management at DECA International

Bachelor of Commerce Student Places 2nd in Marketing Management at DECA International

Wed, May 22, 2019

MaryJo Tullo, a Bachelor of Commerce student, won 2nd Place Finalist at DECA's International Career Development Conference in Marketing Management.

In the Marketing Management competition, students are challenged with analyzing a real-world case study situation involving marketing and/or management. Environments may include but are not limited to, place/location marketing, transportation marketing, charity/event marketing, marketing research, strategic marketing planning, distribution strategies, target marketing and Internet marketing.

In addition to her second place win, MaryJo also took home four other medals, which included:

  • Silver Ribbon Medals - Top 10 Test Score & Top 10 Case Study
  • Blue Ribbon Medal - Top 15 Overall Finalist
  • Large, Multi-colour ribbon Medal - Top 10 Finalist

Congratulations, MaryJo, on your DECA winning streak!

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Wawanesa Insurance Donates Generous Gift to the Insurance Management Program

Wawanesa Insurance Donates Generous Gift to the Insurance Management Program

Thu, May 16, 2019

To add to an already successful year in Humber's Insurance Management Program, Wawanesa Insurance donated $30,000 to support the program’s growth.

The donation establishes four scholarships aimed at attracting top talent and recognizing academic excellence in the IMPG program. In addition, the donation provides critical needs-based bursaries for those students who need extra financial assistance. Wawanesa has demonstrated tremendous leadership as a company committed to education and to advancing the insurance industry.

Wawanesa Insurance is one of the largest insurance companies in Canada, with assets of over $9.5 billion, and employing a workforce of over 3,500 people. The company is also one of the oldest companies in Canada, as it was founded in 1896 in Wawanesa, Manitoba.

On behalf of the Faculty of Business at Humber College, I would like to thank Wawanesa Insurance for their commitment to our students.

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Fashion Students Gain Experiential Learning in Global Retail Operations Course

Fashion Students Gain Experiential Learning in Global Retail Operations Course

Thu, May 16, 2019

Over the last 8 years, our Fashion Arts and Business program have established a WIN-WIN collaboration with the Vaughan Mills Shopping Center.

This collaboration provides our 4th-semester students the opportunity to work hands-on with Mall Leasing, Marketing & Tourism Management teams to create business concepts that meet the evolving needs of the retail center. Students draw on their knowledge from previous semesters and in the Global Retail Operations course are assigned their mission: To think like retail consultants and create or source business concepts that shopping centers can implement.

As a group, students review global retail trends, mall demographics & psychographics and select a business concept worth exploring. They prepare strategies for visual presentation, marketing and customer experiences that bring this concept to life. Their sales pitch to the mall management team provides them with an opportunity to hone their presentation and selling skills. This year our managers from Vaughan Mill said: “The students had great ideas, presented well and really did a great job in coming up with unique experiences. We will surely take some ideas away with us." In addition, Vaughan Mills took the next step, " We were so impressed by the caliber of students that we would like to arrange a JOB FAIR at Humber College.”

Congratulations to all of the students, who will be able to add this element of experiential learning to their personal resumes and portfolios. Thank you to their Professor, Anna Zamparo.

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Fashion Professor Visits the Copenhagen Institute of Design and Technology

Fashion Professor Visits the Copenhagen Institute of Design and Technology

Thu, May 16, 2019

Rossie Kadiyska visited the Copenhagen Institute of Design and Technology to participate in knowledge exchange and build collaborative opportunities.

During the visit, Rossie Kadiyska observed classes in Biomimicry, Sustainable technologies and Design, met with Humber exchange students, conducted interviews with KEA students on sustainability and gave a guest lecture on sustainability framework in the luxury fashion.

The visit in Denmark was a peek into a world where sustainability is weaved into the everyday activities of the Danes and has become a permanent and inseparable part of their lives: from the daily commute with bicycles (2:1 per person) to sustainable buildings, healthy and slow food, sustainable textiles and fashion and the stress free Danish way of living "hygge".

During the trip, both sides explored opportunities for collaboration and deepening the partnership. As a result of the trip, our first Fashion Management and Promotions Graduate Certificate student will complete an internship with two Danish companies working in sustainable fashion and shoes.

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Second Annual Aboriginal Moot Held at the Lakeshore Campus

Second Annual Aboriginal Moot Held at the Lakeshore Campus

Thu, May 16, 2019

On April 12, 2019, Paralegal Degree students held the Second Annual Aboriginal Moot at the Lakeshore Campus. 

The Aboriginal Moot was the capstone assignment for students in the Indigenous Legal Perspectives course. To open the Second Annual Aboriginal Moot, students toured the Indigenous Cultural Markers recently installed at the Lakeshore campus.

The Faculty of Business is meeting Humber’s aspirations pursuant to the Indigenous Education Protocol, and has responded to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action, by modifying the Paralegal Degree Program curriculum. The new course compares Aboriginal Law with Indigenous Legal Traditions. Professor Shirley Wales, a lawyer and former Adjudicator for the survivors of the Indian Residential Schools, designed and taught the new course. She incorporated research from her PhD studies, including the Indigenous Legal Traditions course taught by an Elder.

The Aboriginal Moot follows the format of the Kawaskimhon National Aboriginal Moot. Most Canadian Law Schools participate in the Kawaskimhon National Aboriginal Moot. The Moot is also known as “The Talking Circle”. Students engage in roundtable negotiations with the aim of reaching a consensus-based settlement. They rely on Indigenous Legal Traditions, as well as provincial, federal, and international law. The students were honoured to be joined at the Second Annual Aboriginal Moot by Associate Dean James Cullin, and by Paralegal Degree faculty members Dr. Karen Schucher and Dr. John Allen.

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Digital Business Management Graduating Class Completes Capstone Projects

Digital Business Management Graduating Class Completes Capstone Projects

Thu, May 16, 2019

Congratulations to the Digital Business Management graduating class of 2019 for completing work on their capstone projects with 3 Ontario businesses.

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Humber Team Places Second at Guelph-Humber Mooting Competition

Humber Team Places Second at Guelph-Humber Mooting Competition

Thu, May 16, 2019

Paralegal Degree students Danny Pallag, Breanne Peacock and Mushfiq Mawla participated in the first International Guelph-Humber Mooting Competition. 

Breanne and Daniel placed 2nd overall in the preliminary rounds, and, on day two, advanced to the Finals. Breanne, Daniel, and Mushfiq all received distinguished advocate awards. This was especially spectacular as Mushfiq competed alone. Only eight of these awards were distributed, one of which is the top advocate award. All three students worked very hard and did an outstanding job of representing Humber and the Paralegal Studies Degree program.

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Professor Delivers Keynote Speech at UNACTO

Professor Delivers Keynote Speech at UNACTO

Thu, May 16, 2019

On April 17th, Professor Jasteena Dhillon delivered the Keynote Speech at the United Nations Association of Toronto (UNACTO) Annual General Meeting. 

Located at Toronto City Hall, Jasteena spoke on rule of law and justice work in the field.

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Event Management PC Participates in Global Meetings Industry Day Panel

Event Management PC Participates in Global Meetings Industry Day Panel

Tue, May 14, 2019

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) held their annual Global Meetings Industry Day on Thursday, April 4.

The Toronto Chapter held a symposium at The Old Mill. Colin Bartley, Event Management Program Coordinator, participated in a panel discussion and some students also attended the event. The panel discussion was comprised of Ontario's top post-secondary event planning programs. The conversation covered how educators are keeping industry practices up to date for their students, and how industry professionals can help shape programming so that new grads are as ready as possible to join the field upon graduation.

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Canadian Diplomat Speaks to Students about her Posting in Afghanistan

Canadian Diplomat Speaks to Students about her Posting in Afghanistan

Thu, May 09, 2019

This April, Professor Jasteena Dhillon hosted a Fireside Chat with Eileen Olexiuk.

Ms. Olexiuk was the first Global Affairs Canadian diplomat to be posted to Afghanistan after the fall of the Taliban regime in 2001. In a dangerous time in the region, she addressed issues with courage and conviction, including speaking out on torture and abuse taking place in Afghan prisons. 4th-year Paralegal Degree Student - Krystina Lau co-organised this event, that was attended by students and faculty from International Development, Liberal Arts and Community Development.

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Hotel and Restaurant Operations Management Students Present Capstone Project to Industry Partners

Hotel and Restaurant Operations Management Students Present Capstone Project to Industry Partners

Thu, May 09, 2019

In the Hospitality - Hotel and Restaurant Operations Management program capstone course, students are provided with real industry scenarios.

Applying their knowledge and problem-solving techniques, student groups must develop a strategic business plan to address industry issues. The most successful groups are provided the exciting (and yet scary) opportunity to present their findings to the industry professionals.

On Thursday, April 25, the three winning groups of 4th-semester students presented (2 groups to Choice Hotels Canada, 1 group to Toronto Airport Marriott Hotel - photo above) to rave reviews from the industry partners! With positive and professional demeanors and with confident presentation styles, students had the opportunity to showcase their findings. Our industry partners were impressed and in awe. Recommendations and suggestions were clearly welcomed and are considered for implementation. Well done Teams! We look forward to their continued growth and success from Humber and beyond.

Thanks to Wendy Burgess for her dedication to our industry partners and especially to our H-HROM students. Long hours were devoted both in and out of the classroom (industry meetings and calls, student coaching and advising sessions, encouraging pep talks) and her dedication shone when we saw the smiles on the students' faces as well as the strong nods from the industry professionals.

As well, thank you to the many HRT team members who supported the students throughout this course and semester. To Janet and Stephanie, thank you for attending the presentations to provide moral support and to meet with the industry partners.

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Ten Good Things to Stream When the Weather is Bad

Ten Good Things to Stream When the Weather is Bad

Wed, May 08, 2019

And they all just happen to feature Humber grads!

 

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Comedy: Writing and Performance Student Success: Noah Farberman

Comedy: Writing and Performance Student Success: Noah Farberman

Tue, May 07, 2019

Noah Farberman graduated in 2018, but his collaborations with the Humber Comedy Writing and Performance community continue.

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Humber Human Resources Society (HHRS) Alumni Speed Networking Event

Humber Human Resources Society (HHRS) Alumni Speed Networking Event

Tue, May 07, 2019

HHRS executives of the Human Resources Management Graduate Certificate Program organized an extremely successful Alumni Speed Networking Event.

The students are Zoë Allen (President), Rabita Naqvi( Vice President), Salma Sahebzada (Secretary), Shriya Tandon and Katelin McKnight (Class Representatives). Ten alumni who recently graduated from the program and have secured a career in HR participated in the event. The event provided graduating students an opportunity to network with Humber alumni and engage with them one-on-one for career guidance.

HHRS and the Program Coordinator Parveen Gill wants to thank alumni for attending this event and sharing their HR journey with current HRM students. It was indeed a proud moment to hear success stories and their commitment to giving back to the Humber students’ community.

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Hospitality Leaders Attend Humber’s ViewPOINT Celebration at the new Barrett CTI

Hospitality Leaders Attend Humber’s ViewPOINT Celebration at the new Barrett CTI

Sun, May 05, 2019

Humber’s ViewPOINT celebration attracted 300 hospitality industry leaders to celebrate collaboration, technology and disruption at the new BCTI.

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Faculty Spotlight: Viv Moore

Faculty Spotlight: Viv Moore

Thu, April 25, 2019

"I teach what I practice in my process work and my choreography."

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Accounting Diploma Students Place Third in Ontario College Accounting Case Competition

Accounting Diploma Students Place Third in Ontario College Accounting Case Competition

Wed, April 17, 2019

Two student teams from the Accounting Diploma programs participated in the Ontario College Accounting Case Competition, hosted by Sheridan College.

Our teams were part of our Case Competition course, which provides a new business case each week for students to prepare under time pressure, and present in front of their peers and professors. The course is a great way for students to improve their communication skills and hone their business acumen. The teams we sent to the final competition were a shining example of the excellent students coming out of our Accounting Diploma program.

Due to an administrative glitch, our two teams competed against each other in the preliminary round, which meant that only one team could qualify for the finals competition. During the finals, our team performed well, finishing in third place, province-wide!

We are very proud of all of our Case Competition students, and the faculty that volunteered to coach teams outside of class time! We look forward to many more successful competitions in the future!

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Student-run Humber Finance Society Hosts Young Professionals Speaker Panel

Student-run Humber Finance Society Hosts Young Professionals Speaker Panel

Wed, April 17, 2019

On March 14th the Humber Finance Society, which is run by students in the Bachelor of Commerce Finance Degree Program, put on a great speaker event.

About 40 students heard from a few young professionals working in the finance industry. Justin Krieger was part of the panel. Justin was written up in the news for going for coffee with 110 people in the Toronto finance industry over a 6-month period before landing his dream job as a product and investment management analyst. Students asked a lot of questions and got fantastic advice on how to network, interview, and land a job.

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PR Student Wins Top Prize in Humber Photography Contest

PR Student Wins Top Prize in Humber Photography Contest

Tue, April 16, 2019

Michel Johnson-Figueredo, a first-year Bachelor of Public Relations degree student, recently won first place in Humber's school-wide photo contest.

Michel's photo (displayed below) was taken on a recent trip back home to Havana, Cuba. Congratulations, Michel! We're looking forward to seeing more of your excellent work.

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Fashion Arts and Business Students Organize 2019 Walk It Out Fashion Show

Fashion Arts and Business Students Organize 2019 Walk It Out Fashion Show

Fri, April 12, 2019

Earth, wind, fire and water, took to the runway at this year’s Walk It Out: The Elements of Humber fashion show.

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Paralegal Degree Students Attend Industry Panel Event

Paralegal Degree Students Attend Industry Panel Event

Thu, April 11, 2019

On March 11th, 2019, at the Lakeshore Campus, the Placement Centre hosted the Paralegal Studies Degree Employer Panel Event.

Students from the 4th and 6th semesters had the opportunity to speak with Humber partners and employers regarding their upcoming summer placement.

The Placement Centre welcomed Humber alumnae Chantall Samuels and Jillian Hardy, as well as other industry professionals Samantha Glass, Drew Samuels, Dror Ziskind, and Doron Gold. All panelists work for various legal offices and departments and spent their afternoon offering advice and valuable skills to paralegal students.

Thanks to the students for asking relevant questions and generating meaningful discussions.

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Students Make Health and Safety Recommendations for the Humber Valley Terrace Long Term Care Home

Students Make Health and Safety Recommendations for the Humber Valley Terrace Long Term Care Home

Thu, April 11, 2019

Ensuring good physical and psychological health and safety (PH&S) in the workplace is vitally important for all Canadians.

Through an interdisciplinary approach between the Business School and School of Health Sciences, Dr. Suzy Casimiro and her students were invited to visit, investigate and advance the physical and psychological health and safety (PH&S) at Humber Valley Terrace Long Term Care Home, Etobicoke.

Under the supervision of the Executive Director at Humber Valley Terrace, Marjorie Mossman, students identified the physical hazards and explored possible psychosocial hazards of workers within this healthcare setting. By also adopting sections of the new and – the first of its kind in the world, Canadian Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace (CSA-Z1003-13), students explored the many ways that jobs can affect health and safety, from potential exposures to physical hazards, to work-related mental health concerns within healthcare settings.

As a result, students were able to make recommendations on how to improve the policies, procedures and offer health & wellness program options. Overall, recommendations focused on improving the physical and organizational environment to lessen risks of injury and illness; from integrated protection from work-related safety and health hazards to the promotion of injury and illness prevention and the introduction of wellness programs- all to advance both workers’ well-being and the organization.

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Fashion Professor, Klaudia ZinatyCapalbo, featured on Global News

Fashion Professor, Klaudia ZinatyCapalbo, featured on Global News

Thu, April 11, 2019

Fashion Professor, Klaudia Zinaty-Capalbo, spoke to students at her former high school about her career journey.

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Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP Hosts Tour for Humber Law Clerk Diploma Students

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP Hosts Tour for Humber Law Clerk Diploma Students

Thu, April 11, 2019

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, located in Toronto, hosted a tour for Humber Law Clerk Diploma students and their Placement Advisor, Mary Anne Myers.

The event began with a presentation on Osler’s corporate culture and practice areas. This was followed by a tour of the facilities and the office areas where students and new graduates would work. Osler staff discussed current job opportunities and encouraged the students to apply. Students found the tour to be insightful and the staff extremely welcoming and informative.

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Student Takes Top Prize at UW DECA Invitational Conference 2019

Student Takes Top Prize at UW DECA Invitational Conference 2019

Thu, April 11, 2019

MaryJo Tullo, a Bachelor of Commerce student, recently won first place in the marketing category at the UW DECA Invitational Conference 2019. 

"Over the past 2 years at these events I have gotten to show leadership by telling over 500 students and employers about Humber's business school and how its marketing program is the best," said MaryJo. "I also get the opportunity to back up my words by winning. I am happy for the opportunity to be on the front lines, showing the market what Humber can do."

Congratulations, MaryJo, on this amazing achievement!

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Humber Participates in WWF’s Designing Change for a Living Planet

Humber Participates in WWF’s Designing Change for a Living Planet

Thu, April 11, 2019

On March 16th, 2019, World Wildlife Foundation conducted its first event of the year, "Living Planet@Campus: Designing Change for a Living Planet."

Over 80 students from over 15 colleges and universities around Ontario participated in the event, including students from The Business School. 

The Humber team, formed through an application process led by the Office of Sustainability, consisted of four students representing different programs and faculties in Humber: Gayathri Menon, Fashion Management and Promotions GC, Arman Amin and Samantha Canon, Bachelors in Industrial Design, Ayushi Delvadia ,Bachelors of International Business.

The day-long event saw team work at its best as team Humber worked very hard on its idea and presentation. Collaborating with students from different fields helped participants gain an insight into what the issues faced by other industries are and forced students to think outside the box.

Despite the fact that the Humber team did not win first place, the team's idea inspired the Office of Sustainability to install an art piece made out of paper cups to spread awareness on the importance of carrying personal reusable mugs. The outcome was highly rewarding as students learned how an idea can transform and make a difference in the world today.

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Insurance Management Program Hosts a Successful Insurance Career Fair

Insurance Management Program Hosts a Successful Insurance Career Fair

Wed, April 10, 2019

The Insurance Management Program hosted its first Insurance Career and Summer Placement Fair that included over 17 insurance companies.

The fair took place in Seventh Semester and witnessed over 175 students in attendance. At times, the fair was so busy there was a lineup going out the door! Many students that attended had a chance to meet with and network some of the industries ‘best in-class’ employers which lead to interviews for potential full-time employment, and/or summer internships.

A huge thank you to Trevor Buttrum and team at the Insurance Institute, and Insurance Management Program (IMPG) Professors Annette Palalas and Kelly Hopkins for all of their hard working organizing and executing event. – “of their hard work organizing and executing the event.” The Humber IMPG Program would also like to thank the 17 insurance companies that attended which included: Wawanesa Insurance, The Co-operators, isure, Trisura, Marsh McLennan, Desjardins, Allstate, Northbridge, Claims Pro, Jones DesLauriers Insurance Management, Crawford, TD Insurance, RSA, Brokers Trust, Surex Direct, BFL Canada, and Travelers for attending. The event was a huge success and laid the foundation for the many Insurance Career events to follow.

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Hospitality & Tourism Management Degree Students Organize Panel Discussion

Hospitality & Tourism Management Degree Students Organize Panel Discussion

Wed, April 10, 2019

The Hospitality and Tourism Management Degree Student Club, HOST(Humber Organization of Students in Tourism) organized a Careers in Hospitality panel.

The panel featuring senior executives from Marriott International’s GTA properties, including Humber alumni Ryan Vella. The event organized by the incoming President of HOST, Mariandreina Vasquez, along with her team of fellow student board members, provided Humber students across all programs at the Lake Shore Campus with an opportunity to gain valuable insights into careers in the hospitality industry, through a lively exchange of questions and answers.

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Slow Fashion Exchange at Humber

Slow Fashion Exchange at Humber

Wed, April 10, 2019

Humber’s Sustainable Fashion Committee, led by Fashion Professor Francesca D’Angelo, kicked off Earth Week at Humber with a Slow Fashion Exchange.

This event was a pop-up experience and chat on sustainable fashion organized by Fashion Management degree and graduate certificate students at the Lakeshore campus. It opened up the conversation on the negative environmental impact of the fashion industry, and how to take steps in the right direction to become part of the slow fashion movement.

Campus and community members donated gently-used or new clothing to facilitate an exchange, where attendants purchased items as an environmentally-conscious means of updating their wardrobe. Along with the exchange, the event provided the opportunity for people to share their best-piece-of-clothing story at the Selfie Station and to learn what the slow fashion movement is all about. Adding to the event was a panel discussion from industry experts on sustainability, including representatives from the City of Toronto and clothing brand H&M. The event was concluded with an announcement of integrating courses focused on sustainability into Humber’s Fashion Management Graduate Certificate program for the upcoming academic year.

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Insurance Management Program teams up with the Professional Golf Management, Business Administration Program

Insurance Management Program teams up with the Professional Golf Management, Business Administration Program

Wed, April 10, 2019

The Insurance Management Program (IMPG), and the Professional Golf Management program teamed up to pilot an introductory golf networking program.

The event was a tremendous success as students and professors from the Professional Golf Management Program mentored IMPG students on the rules and techniques to play the great game of golf. Many may not know, but the two main sports that are most often played in the insurance industry are curling, and golf.

Through the game of golf many industry relationships are established, and larger business deals are negotiated. Those new to the insurance industry including IMPG graduates often find themselves entering the industry, and playing in charity and company golf tournaments.

The second part of the evening saw IMPG Professor Kelly Hopkins discuss how to network and foster relationships, and discuss business in social settings like the golf course. The Insurance Management Program would like to thank Professional Golf Management Professor extraordinaire Bob Beauchemin, and student mentors Jordan Tandan, and Aaron Veenstra for running the event.

Huge thank you also goes to IMPG Professor Kelly Hopkins, and Andrew Vento, PC of the Professional Golf Management Program for organizing this great event.

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Insurance Management Program visits Wawanesa Insure Tech

Insurance Management Program visits Wawanesa Insure Tech

Wed, April 10, 2019

The Insurance Management Program students received a glimpse of the future as they were invited to Kitchener, Waterloo to Communitech Innovation Hub.

At the event, students received a tour of the ‘best in class’ facility and Wawanessa’s Innovation Digital Outpost. In addition, students were given a presentation on Wawanessa’s 2.0 digital transformation journey. The day ended with a panel of digital and innovation thought leaders and executives from companies that included WSIB, Communitech, Wawanesa and Manulife who shared their insights of the digital frontier of the insurance industry.

The insurance industry is on the cusp of a major digital transformation which many refer to in the industry as ‘insure tech’. Advanced technology will allow insurance companies to underwrite risk faster and better, and service clients faster and more effectively during the claims process.

Thank you to Wawanesa Digital Outpost and Communitech for an excellent day, and for hosting our IMPG group. Lastly, a huge thank you to Vlad Koltchine, Underwriting Manager at Wawanessa for all his hard work, time and dedication for organizing and executing this very amazing event!

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Humber Completes First Collaborative Online International Project (COIL) with Saxion University

Humber Completes First Collaborative Online International Project (COIL) with Saxion University

Wed, April 10, 2019

The first Collaborative Online International (COIL) Project between Humber College and its partner institution Saxion University was completed.

COIL is an emerging pedagogy that transforms online education by providing meaningful international experiences to students and prepares them for being a global, career-ready citizen for the 21st century.

The project came as a result of the visit of Rossie Kadiyska, Program Coordinator, Fashion Management and Promotions Ontario Graduate Certificate, to International Week at Saxion University in March 2018. One year of work and online collaboration followed and the pilot project was launched in February 2019. During the six weeks of the project, students were given a common assignment, met online through video conferencing and worked together on delivering results. The project was led by Rossie Kadiyska and Saxion Prof. Adrianna Sokal.

The students completed deliverables and produced successful results with the international partner by working in a virtual team. All students agreed that the project was an extremely valuable tool and a step towards preparing them for being successful in the new emerging workplace. The post-project feedback from the students was extremely positive. Humber and Saxion are working together towards making the project sustainable and part of the regular curriculum.

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A Q&A with Carolyn Bennett, author of Please Stand By

A Q&A with Carolyn Bennett, author of Please Stand By

School of Writers

Tue, April 09, 2019

She’s worked as a standup comic and a TV writer, so it’s only natural that Carolyn Bennett’s new project would draw on both of those experiences.

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Students Visit the Westin Hotel Toronto Airport

Students Visit the Westin Hotel Toronto Airport

Tue, April 09, 2019

First semester students from Hospitality, Hotel & Restaurant Operations Management visited the Westin Hotel Toronto Airport on a field trip. 

The trip was part of the student’s experiential learning experience. During the visit, students had the opportunity to tour the entire hotel, including guest rooms, banquet facilities, laundry, kitchen, housekeeping and staff facilities, which helped to enhance their learning of various facets of hotel operations.

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Humber Hosts the 2019 CIFP Case Challenge

Humber Hosts the 2019 CIFP Case Challenge

Tue, April 09, 2019

Humber College hosted the 2019 CIFP Case Challenge, which is an annual competition run by the Canadian Institute of Financial Planning.

In this challenge, students put their technical financial planning skills to the test by completing a case study prepared by the CIFP and presenting it in front of a panel of judges. Eight teams from Centennial, George Brown, Conestoga, Seneca, and Humber participated this year for the Eastern Regional in hopes of moving on to compete against the Western Regional champion at the CIFP National Conference. This conference is being held in Vancouver later this year. The event hosted approximately 45 attendees, including the student teams, their coaches, sponsor representatives, and members of the CIFP.

This event was made possible by Steve Bang, a business professor and Humber’s coach for the competition, along with his two Event Management interns Nicole Nosic and Karan Shah. Nicole and Karan are graduate certificate students in the Event Management program and produced this event as a part of their internship. From start to finish, the event was taken care of through their meticulous planning, which involved managing a team of 13 volunteers from Humber, as well as the details of catering, entertainment, logistics, and more. Their planning began back in November 2018 and they spent the next four months making this event a reality for the CIFP. The work of these three individuals made the Case Challenge a huge success for all the schools who attended and Humber looks forward to hosting the event again in the coming years!

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Hospitality Students Volunteer at Hotel Association of Canada Conference

Hospitality Students Volunteer at Hotel Association of Canada Conference

Tue, April 09, 2019

Humber Hospitality – Hotel and Restaurant Operations Management students attended and volunteered at the Hotel Association of Canada’s conference.

Students brought their bright smiles when greeting and assisting delegates at the conference hosted at the Delta Hotel Toronto Airport. At the 2-day event, along with over 500 hotel professionals, students Tasheka Dookie, Ryan Hanna and Carmen Joseph heard from keynote speakers and presenters on the current hotel environment and learned about trends ahead.

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Hospitality and Tourism Students Attend Tourism Ambassador Certificate Day

Hospitality and Tourism Students Attend Tourism Ambassador Certificate Day

Tue, April 09, 2019

Passionate and devoted Hospitality and Tourism students from diploma and degree programs came together to further develop their tourism knowledge. 

At the end of a day full of inspiring presentations, group exercises, and networking, students were presented with the Tourism Ambassador Certificate endorsed by Humber partners the Tourism Association of Ontario, Ontario Heritage Trust and Central Counties Tourism. For the past 5 years, this program has equipped our students with the skills and drive to be the best candidates for tourism opportunities here and abroad!

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Professional Accounting Practice Graduate Certificate Students placed 1st and 3rd in CPA Ontario Case Competition

Professional Accounting Practice Graduate Certificate Students placed 1st and 3rd in CPA Ontario Case Competition

Tue, April 09, 2019

CPAO, in partnership with Uber Eats, hosted a data analytics case competition/networking event as part of the Post-Secondary Ambassador Program.

Students from universities and colleges across the GTHA were assigned groups and had one hour to analyze a case and provide a solution. Five teams were chosen to present their analysis and the staff from Uber Eats selected the top three teams. Two of Humber’s Professional Accounting Practice Graduate Students participated in this event and placed. Shawn Oliver was part of the 1st place team and Alice Yoo was part of the 3rd place team. There was also a presentation from staff at Luminari about how technology is changing the work CPAs do, and opportunities for CPAs within tech companies and startups.

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The Value of Study Abroad from a Student’s Perspective

The Value of Study Abroad from a Student’s Perspective

Mon, April 08, 2019

Meet Sagar Vankwani from the Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting Program.

Sagar had the opportunity to participate in a study abroad program at Hungkuang University in Taichung, Taiwan, which he describes as the best two weeks of his life: 

"In summer 2018, I had the opportunity to participate in a study-abroad program at Hungkuang University in Taichung, Taiwan. It was a two-week program, and arguably, they were the best two weeks of my life. No exaggeration.

The program was a complete package in itself. Going there, I didn't have really high expectations, but I soon discovered many of the best things that come in life are unexpected. The Taiwanese students went out of their way to help us. The program itself was very well organized. We had Chinese language classes every morning accompanied by different vocational workshops and field trips to the most exotic places in Taiwan.

Apart from all this, the program taught me something that I wouldn't have learned otherwise. I learned more about myself and my skills and abilities. I also learned some things about me that I was unaware of like my adaptability to ambiguous situations—something I could not learn in the classroom. Through making new friends from a variety of countries, I now understand the value of making lasting connections as a way to expand my personal network. The memories I made will last a lifetime. I even found a home in Taiwan—a loving mother that calls me her son. I am still in touch with her and all my new friends. I've promised them that I'll visit Taiwan again soon.

Out of all the advice that I can give to other students, I would just say: Close your eyes to any excuses. Pack your bags and just go! I would like to thank Humber’s Business School for selecting me to participate in this program. I feel honoured and grateful for the opportunity and the experience I had."

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The Placement Centre Hosts HBC Networking Event

The Placement Centre Hosts HBC Networking Event

Tue, April 02, 2019

The Placement Centre hosted two informational networking events with the Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC).

As a diversified global retailer, HBC’s internship programs have been designed to provide students with direct work experience in their fields. In addition, their career training programs are comprehensive and of great interest to new grads.

The event was hosted over two days, March 1st and 4th for third and fourth-year Fashion Management students. Both events were well attended and gave students the chance to connect with HBC representatives and learn about possible career and job opportunities within the company.

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Students Visit the Randstad Home Office

Students Visit the Randstad Home Office

Tue, April 02, 2019

On March 28th, Humber business students from Human Resources and Global Business Management programs visited the Randstad Head office in Toronto. 

The visit, which was organized by The Placement Centre, included an office tour, presentation from Randstad’s Director of Talent Acquisition and Diversity, and an open forum with Randstad representatives.

Students enjoyed the visit, as they were able to engage in conversation about potential opportunities within Randstad and inquire about different career paths. Randstad is looking forward to having more opportunities to have Humber students conduct office visits at their Head office.

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Paralegal and Law Clerk Networking Event

Paralegal and Law Clerk Networking Event

Tue, April 02, 2019

On Monday March 18, 2019, from 11:00am to 3:00pm the Placement Centre hosted a Networking event for the Paralegal and Law Clerk Students.

Over 130 students registered for this successful event, which was geared towards students in their third and fourth semesters. With employers from companies such as Attorney General, Aird & Berlis LLP, Canada Border Services Agency and many more that offered our students advice, information on best application practices, hiring processes, current and future job opportunities and Q & A opportunities where students were able to ask questions pertaining to their interests.

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BMO On Campus for Recruitment Event

BMO On Campus for Recruitment Event

Tue, April 02, 2019

On March 5th, The Placement Centre hosted a BMO On-Campus Recruitment Event. 

This was a two-part event featuring an information session conducted by the Regional Vice President and an interview session for successful student applicants. Interviews were granted to students who applied for Customer Service Representative (CSR) and Personal Banking Representative (PBR) positions. BMO selected 27 students for the first round of interviews.

The representatives, who were branch managers and HR representatives, were very impressed with our students. BMO made offers to 11 students, and three students were invited to a second interview. This event was a tremendous success with a strong turnout and many students securing positions.

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Fashion Management Degree Students Go on Annual Field Trip to Panalpina

Fashion Management Degree Students Go on Annual Field Trip to Panalpina

Tue, April 02, 2019

Fashion Management Degree students had their annual visit to Panalpina, the Mississauga-based freight forwarder.

The students enjoyed a head office tour as well as a warehouse tour where they had an inside look at Harry Rosen’s Closet, a customs clearing zone and a highly protected area, where digital body scans and ids are required to gain access.

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Business Students Attend the Placement Centre’s CRA Mentoring Event

Business Students Attend the Placement Centre’s CRA Mentoring Event

Tue, April 02, 2019

The Placement Centre Hosted The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) Mentoring Event on March 12, 2019, at the Humber College Lakeshore Campus.

The successful evening event was a well-attended affair with over 100 students from Degree, Diploma and Graduate Certificate Business programs.

Seven CRA professionals participated in roundtable discussions with students. They were very impressed by the interest and the preparedness of our students. The event was a great opportunity for students to engage in great conversation with CRA professionals and expand their networking opportunities.

The CRA is a solid employer partner of The Business School which provides Work Integrated Learning (WIL) opportunities for our students every semester and across programming.

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Humber Administrator Interviewed for Resto Biz about Culinary Career Opportunities

Humber Administrator Interviewed for Resto Biz about Culinary Career Opportunities

Mon, April 01, 2019

Rudi Fischbacher recently spoke to RestoBiz about Humber’s culinary programs and the career opportunities graduates can expect in the industry.

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Students Attend TJX Canada Corporate Office Tour

Students Attend TJX Canada Corporate Office Tour

Fri, March 29, 2019

The Business School students attended the TJX Canada Corporate Office tour on March 1st, 2019.

With an extensive range of career options, TJX Canada stands out as one of the most successful retailers in the world, and have opened up exciting opportunities for college and university co-op, internship and graduate students. Our students had the chance to learn about the company, experience the culture, and explore career paths.

The 60 students in attendance had the opportunity to enjoy a “speed chat” with professionals from various departments. The Placement Centre was delighted to facilitate such an informative and engaging networking occasion for students.

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Bachelor of Music Student Success: Isaiah Gibbons

Bachelor of Music Student Success: Isaiah Gibbons

Wed, March 27, 2019

"With only graduating Humber less than a year ago, I am super grateful for the opportunities I have been granted in music, TV and film."

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Fifteen Students Spend a Semester Abroad in France

Fifteen Students Spend a Semester Abroad in France

Tue, March 26, 2019

Taking a program in the hospitality and tourism industry is a great way to learn about the logistics involved in the field.

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DBSA Exec Team Attend “Women in Data Science” Conference

DBSA Exec Team Attend “Women in Data Science” Conference

Sun, March 24, 2019

This past March, Hanadi Alnawab, Program Coordinator for the Digital Business Management program attended the Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference.

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Television Writing and Producing Student Success: Nathalie Younglai

Television Writing and Producing Student Success: Nathalie Younglai

Wed, March 20, 2019

Nathalie Younglai graduated from Humber’s Television Writing and Producing program in 2006 and has since worked on numerous television shows.

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REC Students Impress Guests with Their Business Pitches

REC Students Impress Guests with Their Business Pitches

Thu, March 14, 2019

Having a good business idea is just the first step in starting a successful business.

Our Recreation and Leisure students know first-hand the steps involved; having created unique business ideas of their own as a part of their Entrepreneurship class. On March 5th, we held an Entrepreneurship Tradeshow here at Humber College. At the event, our students had the opportunity to pitch their business ideas to faculty and staff members of the Humber Community as well as guests that work within the industry.

When planning a business, it is important that those behind the business fully understand all the logistics involved, and are able to communicate them effectively to potential investors. Many logistics needs to be considered in the planning process such as establishing the target markets, conducting a SWOT analysis and planning the finances. During the Sales Concept Fair, our students were able to demonstrate their knowledge by pitching their business to the guests in attendance. The guests were also encouraged to challenge the students by asking questions regarding their business plans that may not have been answered during the original pitch. This allowed our students to exercise speaking in front of unfamiliar faces and encouraged them to be prepared for any question a potential investor may have. The students have many great business ideas, and several students plan to bring their vision to life in the near future.

Many thanks to the industry guests and Humber community who took time out of their busy day in order to attend our Entrepreneurship Tradeshow. Your presence made all the difference!

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David Albertyn’s Undercard is a knock out with publishers

David Albertyn’s Undercard is a knock out with publishers

School of Writers

Wed, March 13, 2019

It’s a familiar motif in literary circles: the unpublished manuscript in a desk drawer or dark corner of a hard drive.

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Students Represent the Paralegal Studies Degree at OBA’s Educational Institute

Students Represent the Paralegal Studies Degree at OBA’s Educational Institute

Mon, March 11, 2019

A group of third-year Paralegal Studies degree students staffed Humber's exhibit at the Ontario Bar Association's Educational Institute.

Lawyers from across the province attended various educational sessions. The third-year students provided information about the Paralegal Studies degree program and networked with attending professionals about work placement opportunities. 

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The Business School Hosts a Visiting Scholar and Initiates a Collaborative Research Project

The Business School Hosts a Visiting Scholar and Initiates a Collaborative Research Project

Mon, March 11, 2019

Dr. Nicholas P. Sisto is spending the winter 2019 semester with the School teaching International Finance and Macroeconomics at the Lakeshore Campus.

Dr. Nicholas P. Sisto is a full Professor at the Centro de Investigaciones Socioeconómicas (CISE) of the Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila (Saltillo, Mexico). He is working closely with Dr. Pierre-Pascal Gendron (Professor of Economics and Program Coordinator, B.Comm International Business, B.Comm Healthcare Management) on a research project. The work analyzes the regional economic and social effects of tobacco and alcohol excise taxes in Mexico. The project involves a Master’s thesis in Regional Economics at Dr. Sisto’s home institution with Dr. Gendron acting as co-director of the thesis. The Master’s candidate, Carlos Milanes, holds a B.A. in pure mathematics and is a Cuban national. This internationalization initiative marks the beginning of a long-term, productive collaboration between The Business School and CISE.

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Humber’s Professional Golf Management Program Now a Recognized PGA of Canada Program

Humber’s Professional Golf Management Program Now a Recognized PGA of Canada Program

Mon, March 11, 2019

After many years of hard work by Program Coordinator Andrew Vento, Humber has completed a formal partnership with the PGA of Canada.

The partnership aligns the completion of the Professional Golf Management program with Class “A” accreditation with the PGA of Canada.This is a game-changer for the program, students, and alumni. The details of the agreement are as follows:

As a recognized partner program of the PGA of Canada, Humber Professional Golf Management graduates (who are PGA of Canada Members) will achieve Class “A” status with the successful completion of Instructor of Beginner Golfers and evaluation. *Subject to 70% grade or higher in the identified courses outlined in the Policies and Procedures of the PGA of Canada Training Academy.

Humber Professional Golf Management students will be required to submit Official Transcripts ONLY to the Education Department at the PGA of Canada to receive the allotted credits. For more information, please contact the Program Coordinator of the PGM program at Humber College, or the PGA of Canada. Additional requirements and/or costs may apply.

Congratulations to all who made this partnership happen!

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Paralegal Grad Hired at Ontario Law Firm

Paralegal Grad Hired at Ontario Law Firm

Mon, March 11, 2019

Jordan I. Butt, a Paralegal Education alumnus, after achieving his Paralegal Licence has secured a position as a Legal Assistant. 

Jordan was hired at the reputable Ontario Labour Law firm, Ursel Phillips Fellows Hopkinson LLP.

Congratulations, Jordan!

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The Placement Centre Hosts the Supply Chain Management Networking Event

The Placement Centre Hosts the Supply Chain Management Networking Event

Mon, March 11, 2019

The Placement Centre in collaboration with the Supply Chain Management Student Association hosted a networking event at the LakeshoreCampus.

The guests included students from multiple business Degree, Diploma and Graduate Certificate programs. Students were able to engage with employers and learn of possible career and job opportunities. Employers included Walmart, UPS, Sysco and Panalpina, among others. The evening was enriched with great conversation and strong networking connections were established.

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Professor Sees the Official Release of his Visiting Scholar Project Output

Professor Sees the Official Release of his Visiting Scholar Project Output

Mon, March 11, 2019

Dr. Pierre-Pascal Gendron created and edited the content of the Value Added Tax (VAT) module of the Tax Policy Assessment Framework (TPAF).  

The Humber Professor of Economics and Program Coordinator, B.Comm International Business, B.Comm Healthcare Management created the module during his six-month appointment as Visiting Scholar in the Fiscal Affairs Department of the IMF in 2017-18. The IMF and the World Bank have released publicly the first module (VAT) for discussion and comment. TPAF will provide a framework for systematic assessments of all major taxes, aimed to provide a solid analytical basis and practical guidance for the design of tax policy. It is a public good that can be used by providers of technical assistance, country officials, analysts, civil society organizations, the donor community, and academia. The official press release and a link to the interactive tool are available here.

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Professor Speaks at the Cold Chain Global Forum

Professor Speaks at the Cold Chain Global Forum

Mon, March 11, 2019

Professor and Program Coordinator, Nedal Ismail, spoke at the Cold Chain Global Forum - Canada as one of the Keynote Speakers. 

The Cold Chain Global Forum is the largest temperature-controlled life science supply chain event of its kind, focusing specifically on the challenges and opportunities in the Canadian market. The topic of Nedal’s address was “The Ramifications of Blockchain, AI, Drones and other Emerging Technologies.

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Fashion Professor Publishes Feature in Fashion Magazine

Fashion Professor Publishes Feature in Fashion Magazine

Mon, March 11, 2019

Congratulations to Klaudia Capalbo, a Fashion Arts and Business Professor, whose article, "Hollywood North," was published in Vegas2La Magazine.

"With Canadian style continuing on the rise, and Fashion Week shows just wrapping up, it was a perfect time to feature some of the treasured talents we have and share a little Hollywood North glamour. Having published 14 online features including 3 published features, I'm always excited to share my personal journey into the world of fashion and my love for the industry and all the remarkable talent within it. This month, I will be honoured at my alumni high school as I speak with students in the fashion program. I will be sharing my knowledge and experience in the industry along with words of encouragement and inspiration to find what sparks the light in you and let it illuminate the way in following your dreams."

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Paralegal Students Excel at 2019 Osgoode Cup

Paralegal Students Excel at 2019 Osgoode Cup

Mon, March 11, 2019

Students from Paralegal Studies degree program excelled at the 2019 Osgoode Cup National Undergraduate Mooting Competition at Osgoode Hall Law School.

There were 94 two-member mooting teams participating in the Mooting Competition from across Canada. There were teams from as far away as the University of Calgary and Memorial University of Newfoundland, as well as teams from McGill University, Queen’s University, Western University, Wilfred Laurier University, Carleton University, University of Guelph, and ten teams from the University of Toronto. Humber also had ten mooting teams.

Two Humber teams reached round 16 and ranked fourth and sixth out of the 94 teams. One of those teams reached the semi-finals, which is the furthest a Humber team has advanced in this Undergraduate Competition. Of the team members, Danny Pallag, was one of nine mooters to receive a Distinguished Advocate Award. But, what was truly outstanding, was that the other team member, Tudor Gagea, received the Top Advocate Award, ranking first out of 188 individual participants. This was a spectacular accomplishment for Tudor and Humber. Humber has proven to be a power to be reckoned with at national competitions.

The Humber mooting teams were coached by Paige Diebel, a graduate of the Paralegal Studies degree program, who also received a Distinguished Advocates Award at the 2015 Osgoode Cup. She is a licensed paralegal with a Bay Street law firm specializing in employment law and insurance.

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Paralegal Grads Accepted into Master of Laws Programs

Paralegal Grads Accepted into Master of Laws Programs

Mon, March 11, 2019

Two of Humber’s Paralegal Studies degree graduates have received unconditional acceptances for admission to Master of Laws programs in Canada. 

Jatinder Virdi, who is attending Law School at the University of Limerick in the Republic of Ireland has been accepted for admission to the Masters of Laws program at the University of Toronto Law School, ranked as the top Law School in Canada. Jonathan Joli, who is attending Law School at the University of Leicester in England has just been accepted for admission to the Master of Laws program at the University of British Columbia Law School, ranked third of Canadian Law Schools.

Two of our graduates, Adriana Rizzuto and Aram Simovonian, were previously accepted for admission to the Master of Laws program at Osgoode Hall Law School, ranked fourth of Canadian Law Schools, and have graduated, and have been called to the Bar in Ontario.

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Advancing The Global Region: 131 Annual Board of Trade Dinner

Advancing The Global Region: 131 Annual Board of Trade Dinner

Thu, March 07, 2019

Humber Business students and faculty along with Humber Research and our partner SEW- EURODRIVE Canada connected for the 131 Board of Trade Dinner.

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The International Development Graduate Certificate Program Co-Hosts PSEA Conference

The International Development Graduate Certificate Program Co-Hosts PSEA Conference

Tue, March 05, 2019

A one-day conference on Protection against Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in the International Development industry was held at the Lakeshore Campus.

The conference and workshop was a part of International Development Week at Humber and was co-sponsored by the International Development Graduate Certificate Program and the Ontario Council for International Cooperation

This event hosted a panel including members of the NGO community, Humber academics, UN representatives and Global Affairs Canada speaking to an audience of largely high-level industry executives and Humber graduate certificate and degree students.

The afternoon workshop allowed Humber students to engage with industry professionals on a series of case studies highlighting the complexities of this sensitive issue in an international setting.

This event highlighted Humber’s mission of developing global citizens and fostered collaboration across Humber schools and departments.

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Humber’s Advanced Chocolate and Confectionery Students Melt Hearts with Their Hand-Crafted Confections

Humber’s Advanced Chocolate and Confectionery Students Melt Hearts with Their Hand-Crafted Confections

Fri, March 01, 2019

February 14th at Humber College didn’t have a dull moment.

From rose sales in Gourmet Express to cookie decorating in the Learning Resource Centre, there was something for everyone. This past Valentine’s Day, the Advanced Chocolate and Confectionary students had something special to offer the Humber community: handcrafted chocolate bonbons. As a part of their Bakery Entrepreneurship and Innovation class, students were tasked with creating a chocolate bonbon that would be judged by the Baking and Pastry Arts Management faculty members and sold in a box of confections.

In addition to creating the chocolates, the students also had to order the boxes, purchase the ingredients, and assemble the boxes with its logo and packaging by hand. These aspects were taken into consideration when pricing the boxes, to ensure they were able to make a profit from their sales.

One hundred boxes were sold during the pre-sales. Due to high demand, an extra 50 boxes were made with the remaining chocolates. There were 151 boxes sold in total, including the box that was on display.

Congratulations to all the students and faculty involved in making this business adventure a success.

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Nutrition Students Attend CAFP Fundraiser

Nutrition Students Attend CAFP Fundraiser

Mon, February 25, 2019

A group of students attended the 45th ToP CAFP (Canadian Association of Foodservice Professionals) Toronto Professionals Celebration and Fundraiser.

This is an annual event orchestrated to raise money for student bursaries. The CAFP has affiliated Student Branches, and we at Humber have one of the most thriving branches

This year’s event was held at the Boulevard Club, and was a formal Black-tie event. The Dean of the school of HRT sponsored a table giving several of our students the opportunity to attend the event. This is great way to give back and support our students, as the money raised from this event is going towards student bursaries. In addition, it also gives our students the chance to network with industry professionals.

The money raised during this fundraiser will be given out during the CAFP Student Awards Night on March 18th, 2019. Good luck to all of our student applicants!

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Luxury Hotel Collection ‘The Dorchester’ Recruitment Visit

Luxury Hotel Collection ‘The Dorchester’ Recruitment Visit

Mon, February 25, 2019

As students come to the end of their post-secondary career, new and exciting opportunities will begin to present itself.

Our graduating students in the hospitality, culinary and baking sectors had an exciting opportunity recently presented to them. On February 5th, the Talent Acquisition Manager and Head of Learning and Development for the Dorchester Collection visited Humber College to discuss employment opportunities in the United Kingdom with our graduates. This opportunity could place our students at The Dorchester or 45 Park Lane – both Luxury Hotel properties a part of the Dorchester Collection.

This is a paid position with a two-year commitment and the chance to rotate between departments every six months or so, giving those working in baking a chance to work in culinary and vice versa. The 45 Park Lane property is a five-star hotel with a dedicated pastry department – making this location coveted amongst the pastry chefs. Selected students would receive the Tier 5 Youth Mobility Visa which would provide a two-year work permit in order to work at their hotel. Eligible students must possess a Canadian passport and be between the ages of 18 and 30 years old.

The Dorchester is aiming to build a partnership with schools in Canada to develop a regular program for recruiting students. We hope to see one of our students selected for this outstanding career building opportunity and anticipate future opportunities such as this as well.

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TechWyse Team Inspires Humber Marketing Students at Digital Marketing Spotlight

TechWyse Team Inspires Humber Marketing Students at Digital Marketing Spotlight

Thu, February 21, 2019

To wrap up the fall semester, the Humber Marketing Program hosted team members from TechWyse Internet Marketing at its Digital Marketing Spotlight.

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Marketing Diploma Students Present Vena Solutions

Marketing Diploma Students Present Vena Solutions

Tue, February 19, 2019

Students in the Marketing Diploma program presented their design campaigns to Marketing Directors of Vena Solutions.

In the final weeks of the fall 2018 semester, students from the Creative Design Applications course (MKTG 208) in the Marketing Diploma program grabbed the opportunity to present their design campaigns to Marketing Directors of Vena Solutions. The students used Adobe Creative Cloud applications to create a Landing Page, a LinkedIn Ad, a brochure and an Email Template. They were able to promote the functionality of the company’s services, participate in experiential learning by presenting to industry professionals and share creative ideas on how the company should be positioned in the market. Vena Solutions representatives gave students feedback on ways to improve their designs but left with stimulating ideas from our students to share with their respective Marketing teams.

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A Great Night for the Insurance Management Program at IIC Convocation

A Great Night for the Insurance Management Program at IIC Convocation

Wed, February 06, 2019

The Insurance Institute of Canada hosted its annual GTA Convocation at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on January 24, 2019.

It was a huge night for the Insurance Management Program (IMPG) that witnessed its first of many CIP graduates (Nisar Ansari) who completed his designation in under one year. This is a remarkable feat, as it takes the average person about 3 years to complete their CIP designation.

Annette Palalas, IMPG professor was awarded the Instructor of the Year for her teaching excellence in the insurance industry.

Zhiquan (Harold) Pan received three awards for this academic excellence in the CIP program.

Lastly, seven Humber IMPG students volunteered their time to help the event run smoothly.

Excellent evening overall!

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Humber Insurance Management Students Invited to National Adjusters Conference

Humber Insurance Management Students Invited to National Adjusters Conference

Wed, February 06, 2019

The Humber Insurance Management Program was invited to attend the Ontario Independent Adjusters Association (OIAA) Conference.

IMPG students had the great opportunity to listen to a leadership panel who shared their views of the future of claims, and the insurance industry.

Students also had a chance to enjoy and network amongst the over 70 vendors taking part in the OIAA trade show.

To end the day, students took part in a larger employment fair that involved twelve best-in-class companies.

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RBC Resume Building Workshop

RBC Resume Building Workshop

Wed, February 06, 2019

On January 21, 2019, students from various business programs met two industry professionals from RBC who hosted a Resume Building Workshop.

On January 21, 2019, students from various business programs met two industry professionals from RBC who hosted a Resume Building Workshop. The employers shared information on what RBC looks for in resumes and cover letters including dos and don’ts as well as what kinds of experiences are valued.

The RBC Representatives also discussed possible placement opportunities for students. At the end of the presentation, there was a networking session and students had their resumes reviewed by the representatives for feedback.

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CIBC On-Campus Event

CIBC On-Campus Event

Wed, February 06, 2019

The Business School Placement Centre hosted an information session with eight CIBC representatives from various roles. 

The Business School Placement Centre hosted an information session with eight CIBC representatives from various roles. The evening event was both enjoyable and beneficial for the students in attendance.

The representatives inspired students through their individual presentations and stories. They also discussed a new project created by CIBC, which consists of training students as Financial Advisors and providing hands-on experience through a rotation among multiple branches.

The representatives met with many students individually and pre-screened their resumes for future interviews. CIBC has expressed an interest in participating in more events and furthering their partnership with Humber.

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International Development Degree Alumnus Secures Job Post-Graduation

International Development Degree Alumnus Secures Job Post-Graduation

Wed, February 06, 2019

Ryan Geleynse, an International Development Degree grad, began working with EduDeo Ministries as the Eastern Canada Key Relationship Manager.

 

Upon graduation from the International Development Degree at Humber, Ryan Geleynse began working with EduDeo Ministries as the Eastern Canada Key Relationship Manager. EduDeo is an organization that works to advance and support Christian education around the world. Ryan’s job is to build relationships with EduDeo’s donors, whether households, schools, churches or foundations, and to find alignment between their passions and the organization’s projects.

Ryan secured a placement during his degree with World Renew, an organization linked to the Christian Reformed Church. His placement in the Global Volunteer Department became a source of income and employment as he completed his degree. World Renew places hundreds of volunteers in roles around the world every year to respond to disasters, work in community development or to service communities. Ryan loved that the organization’s volunteers would range from students to retirees.

Ryan says, “I’m so thankful for education I received at Humber. My degree provided a critical lens for engaging some of the challenges within the sector. I can approach our donors with confidence, knowing I’m there to advocate on behalf of our partners, providing necessary nuance to conversations that may head off the rails, otherwise. However, I miss the readings, the papers around topics I found provoking, and classroom discussions we had at Humber.”

Ryan married during his time at Humber College. His wife works in the international development field, too; however, her career has been suspended as she gave birth to their first child in July, Oliver, a baby boy. Congratulations!

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Every Insurance Management Student Hired before the End of the First Semester

Every Insurance Management Student Hired before the End of the First Semester

Wed, February 06, 2019

In what has already been a fantastic year for the IMPG Program, all current students were hired before the end of their first semester.

In what has already been a fantastic year for the Insurance Management Program (IMPG) at Humber, all current students were hired in the insurance industry before the end of their first semester. Four students were even hired within the first three weeks of the program!

All of the IMPG students have now been hired part-time allowing them to pursue their full-time studies, with the potential of leading to full-time roles upon graduation.

These opportunities also allowed students to fulfill their 160 hour work placement component, learn the inner workings of the insurance industry, develop their professional network, and gain valuable experience.

IMPG students have had the chance to experience what they have learned in the classroom, such as working with insurance policies, and handling auto and property claims. Some students have even been promoted to appraising, and specialty lines units within their respected companies.

With a huge talent crisis on the rise with 27% of the industry expected to retire in the next 5 years, the Humber Insurance Management Program has worked vigorously to establish strategic partnerships with best in class companies in the industry.

A huge thank you to Claims Pro, Crawford and Company and Hub International for providing these opportunities to the Humber’s Insurance Management students. Your support is greatly appreciated.

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Fashion Arts & Business Students Gain Real-World Retail Experience

Fashion Arts & Business Students Gain Real-World Retail Experience

Tue, February 05, 2019

Through their Global Store Operations course, final semester Fashion Arts & Business students were introduced to global retail in Canada. 

The experiential learning course has been collaborating with Vaughan Mills Shopping Centre for 6 years now and we are very excited to announce that for 2019, we have added Mississauga Square One Shopping Centre to the mix. Both Ivanhoe Cambridge ( Vaughan Mills) and Oxford Properties (Square One) represent major players in the Shopping Centre Industry in Canada and students were introduced to the General Managers and key Management in both these centres.

The final semester students will be challenged to think beyond retail products and look to create and bring to life business concepts targeted at creating a customer experience that will draw traffic to the shopping centres. Drawing from their acquired knowledge and experience with Marketing & Social Media studies, Trends, Visual Presentation, Photoshop and other courses. This project will allow students to package all their learning and impress the panel of judges from both Humber's Business School and the Shopping Centres.

Stay tuned for the results of the presentations at the end of March.

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Fashion Students Raise Funds for Youth Without Shelter

Fashion Students Raise Funds for Youth Without Shelter

Tue, February 05, 2019

Students from the Fashion Arts and Business program donated the $843.04 in proceeds they raised from their Eco Closet event to Youth Without Shelter.

They were given a private tour of the facility from Mike Burnett, Community Engagement and Education Specialist of Youth Without Shelter. The event planning and budgeting fashion students selected this charity as they wish to give back to the community.

Youth Without Shelter (YWS) is an emergency residence and referral agency serving homeless youth. They are dedicated to providing shelter and support programs for homeless youth ages 16­-24. They provide an independent shelter, committed to diverse client ­focused services, in a safe, non­judgmental environment. Their programs enable youth to live responsibly and independently in society.

Pictured in the left-hand photo is Mike Burnett, Community Engagement and Education Specialist of Youth Without Shelter, Fashion Arts and Business student Rafaa Chapti, and Program Coordinator, Jennifer Dawson.

Learn more about Youth Without Shelter by visiting their site at www.yws.on.ca.

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Professor Publishes Story in Anthology of Short Fiction

Professor Publishes Story in Anthology of Short Fiction

Tue, February 05, 2019

Jasteena Dhillon, a Business School Professor, published a story in Then and Now: An Anthology of Short Stories and Poems.

Jasteena Dhillon, a Business School Professor, published a story in Then and Now: An Anthology of Short Stories and Poems published by In Our Own Words Inc. The book was launched on January 27, 2019 in Mississauga, Canada.

Jasteena's story is a fictional account of the rape and violence that permeated the wars in the 1990s Yugoslavia and based on her field experience as a Human Rights Officer for international organisations in Bosnia and Croatia. 

You can purchase Then and Now here. Congratulations Jasteena! 

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Professor Publishes Article in Academic Journal

Professor Publishes Article in Academic Journal

Tue, February 05, 2019

Congratulations to Professor Ramesh Saxena whose paper was accepted for publication.

Co-authored with his colleagues, the paper is entitled “Offshoring Decisions: A Comprehensive & Conceptual Framework” and was accepted for publication inOperations and Supply Chain Management: An International Journal. It is a peer-reviewed journal.

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Humber Bachelor of Commerce Accounting Graduates Passed CPA Common Final Examination

Humber Bachelor of Commerce Accounting Graduates Passed CPA Common Final Examination

Thu, January 24, 2019

The first Bachelor of Commerce Accounting graduates wrote and passed the CPA Common Final Examination this past December

The faculty team from the Bachelor of Commerce Accounting program are proud to share with everyone the four successful Humber graduates who passed the exam for CPA designation:

Stephanie Dove
Brad Meyer
David Wegske
Crystal Balgobin

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Humber Spa Team Creates and Organizes First Annual Shoebox Project Initiative

Humber Spa Team Creates and Organizes First Annual Shoebox Project Initiative

Thu, January 24, 2019

The Shoebox Project for Women collects and distributes gift-filled shoeboxes to women impacted by homelessness.

The Shoebox Project for Women collects and distributes gift-filled shoeboxes to women impacted by homelessness in communities across Canada and the U.S. Each thoughtfully created and decorated shoebox can enhance self-esteem and reduce feelings of isolation for women in need.

The Humber Spa team has taken on the endeavor of creating the First Annual Shoebox Project Initiative. The team collected an impressive total of 90 shoeboxes generosity donated by staff, students and members of the surrounding community.

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A Q&A with Leslie Timmins, author of Every Shameless Ray

A Q&A with Leslie Timmins, author of Every Shameless Ray

School of Writers

Tue, January 22, 2019

Writing is often a solitary activity, but connecting with other writers, even informally, has benefits that extend far beyond the social.

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Accessibility Toolkit Developed by Humber Professors and Students Now Live

Accessibility Toolkit Developed by Humber Professors and Students Now Live

Wed, January 16, 2019

The Accessibility Toolkit: A Guide to Making Art Spaces Accessible is now live on the ARI website.

Developed by faculty members, Anne Zbitnew and Jennie Grimard, and in partnership with Tangled Art + Disability and Humber students, 

The Toolkit is intended to educate and inform on how to make the presentation of art inclusive and accessible for all. So far, the toolkit is making its way around the country as a resource and guide for art galleries. It was used in Halifax for their version of Nuit Blanche in October and the City of Toronto is adapting it for use in all their museums and galleries. The Canada Council for the Arts is using it as a resource and Tangled will be developing workshops led by disability-identified artists to educate other public art spaces about access and inclusion.

Congratulations to all involved on this amazing achievement!

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Graphic Design Students Collaborate on Brand Strategy for Oxford Hack

Graphic Design Students Collaborate on Brand Strategy for Oxford Hack

Wed, January 16, 2019

3rd-year students from the Graphic Design Advanced Diploma Program and PhD students from the University of Oxford collaborated together. 

They created a new brand and digital strategy for Oxford Hack, an annual hackathon that is hosted at the University in the UK. Main deliverables for this project were a new brand identity, social assets, website design, print materials, and promotional items.

It wasn't easy. With the time difference and also other obligations of both the Graphic Design students and the collaborating students in the UK, it was a bumpy road.

Fast forward to December 2018 and the result is an absolutely amazing outcome of such a messy but beautiful collaboration. The students created a beautiful brand, style, and collection of collateral that was used at the Oxford Hack 2018 on Nov 24 & 25 at the University of Oxford.

You can view the students' work on the Oxford Hack website and Facebook page.

The students experienced real-life struggles, design difficulties, and the challenges of working as a group internationally.

A big thank you to Vojtech Havlicek and Klaudia Krawiecka, PhD students at the University of Oxford for their openness to collaborate and provide a meaningful experience for the Graphic Design students at Humber College.

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RBD Students Develop Demo Reel

RBD Students Develop Demo Reel

Wed, January 16, 2019

Radio Broadcasting students in the 3rd-semester Radio Programming class pitched a reel for a radio station they thought would be successful.

The demo was created by a group of students which included Noel Marcial, Zachary Davies, Sam Fisher, Collin Skanes and Adam Odeh. Their proposal is for CREL -- Reel-FM -- which would feature music, soundtracks, contests, interviews, and talk - all related to movies. Each member designed their own movie-related show to become part of the station's schedule. Creative production and voice imaging by Noel Marcial.

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A Q&A with Rosanna Micelotta Battigelli (a.k.a. Rosanna Battigelli), author of La Brigantessa

A Q&A with Rosanna Micelotta Battigelli (a.k.a. Rosanna Battigelli), author of La Brigantessa

School of Writers

Fri, January 11, 2019

As Robert McKee said, “Writing is a marathon, not a sprint.” 

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Recreation and Sport Students Visit the OELC

Recreation and Sport Students Visit the OELC

Thu, January 10, 2019

When working in the field of recreation and sport, it is essential to have strong leadership skills; in order to confidently advise and lead others.

On September 25-27th our Sport Management and Recreation and Leisure Services students attended a Leadership Camp at the Ontario Education Leadership Centre just outside of Orillia. The OELC offers several leadership courses to educate and connect youth as well as aid students in achieving their leadership potential.

Over 235 students from both programs engaged in applied leadership experience throughout the course of three days. They participated in team building activities, motivation and values-based workshops. They also had the opportunity to tune in to two guest speakers – Jonathan Hood and Lauree Brownlee.

Thanks to the OELC for having us and to the guest speakers for speaking to our students! They had a memorable time.

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Sport Business Management Students Attend Canada's Leading Sports Management Conference

Sport Business Management Students Attend Canada's Leading Sports Management Conference

Thu, January 10, 2019

Every year PrimeTime Sports and Entertainment put together Canada’s leading sports Management Conference.

Last November, 45 of our Sport Business Management students attended the 11th annual PrimeTime Sports Management Conference held in Toronto.

This two-day event welcomed dozens of guest speakers to share their expertise with the attendees. All of the speakers are professionals in the field of sports and entertainment such as Don Cherry, the host of ‘Coaches Corner’ on Hockey Night in Canada and Bill Manning, President of Toronto FC and Toronto Argonauts.

This event was a good opportunity for our students to gain some insight from some of the top experts in the sport and entertainment industry in Canada. In addition, there were several workshops and networking opportunities for them to participate in.

Thank you to our faculty for putting together this amazing opportunity for our students, and to the students for taking advantage of this learning 

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Sustainability: Due Tomorrow

Sustainability: Due Tomorrow

Wed, January 09, 2019

This earth is the only one we have.

That's why it's important we are aware of the effect our daily actions have on the planet and try to minimize our ecological footprint.

The third-semester Event Management students and the Office of Sustainability held an event called Sustainability: Due Tomorrow in the Center for Urban Ecology. The purpose of the event was to raise and spread awareness of tiny adjustments that can reduce the impact we have on the environment.

This event was open to faculty and staff members and consisted of several interactive booths and activities for them to participate in. Staff members had the opportunity to speak with members from the Sustainability Office on ways they can incorporate sustainability into their courses and bring awareness to their students. They also had the chance to determine their ecological footprint, create and plant their own bamboo plant to take home, and get up close and personal with the chickadees as they eat seeds from their hands.

Thank you to everyone who came out to support our students and learn about sustainability!

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Faculty Spotlight: Nina Hartt

Faculty Spotlight: Nina Hartt

Wed, December 19, 2018

Seeing students begin to apply what they learned in demonstrations into their own assignments is really rewarding.

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A Q&A with Kate Blair, author of The Magpie’s Library

A Q&A with Kate Blair, author of The Magpie’s Library

School of Writers

Wed, December 19, 2018

For some, third time’s the charm. But Kate Blair has been three-times lucky.

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2018 Media Moments

2018 Media Moments

Tue, December 18, 2018

Take a look at a selection of student successes and moments in the media from this past year. 

 

Partnership Brings "SICK Sensor Intelligence" Expertise and Industry 4.0 Readiness to Humber

Partnership Brings "SICK Sensor Intelligence" Expertise and Industry 4.0 Readiness to Humber

Mon, December 17, 2018

SICK becomes founding member of Advanced Manufacturing Skills Consortium. 

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Students Hold First-ever Fashion PR Seminar

Students Hold First-ever Fashion PR Seminar

Fri, December 14, 2018

On November 22, the first Fashion PR Seminar for both Public Relations and Fashion Management and Promotionsstudents was held.

The seminar was a collaboration between Annette Borger-Snel and Rossie Kadiyska, program coordinators of the respective academic programs, who saw the need for a fashion-focused public relations workshop for students seeking knowledge in this part of the industry. Participants in the seminar were provided with information on creative tactics, sourcing and building relationships with influencers, and working with the media. Students were able to apply their newfound knowledge and work in groups to build their own PR strategies for a Canadian brand. The hands-on seminar was a huge success with the students, and feedback from the participants included full agreement to hold the Fashion PR Seminar again, build on it and make it a credit for co-curricular activity.

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HRM Students Attend Industry Panel Discussion

HRM Students Attend Industry Panel Discussion

Fri, December 14, 2018

On Nov 19, 2018, at the Lakeshore Campus, Human Resources Management Ontario Graduate Certificate students attended an Industry Panel Discussion.

The students appreciated the career advice and the insights received from the industry experts. A big thank you to the HRM Program Advisory Committee (PAC) members Jeff Ollinger, Jawwaad Malik, Kimberly Hogendoorn, Adriana Correale, CHRL, Sarah Malik, Sara McLellan, and Louis Custodio, CHRP, for their unconditional support in strengthening the program and mentoring the students. We also had the privilege of having Karam Tawfiq, Shanna Walsh-Callon, and Rita Samaha as industry panelists, who have been continuously supporting HRM students in placements and beyond. Thanks to the students for moderating the event by asking relevant questions to the industry experts and generating meaningful discussions.

Special thanks to Rabita Naqvi for the photos.

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Faculty Spotlight: Maria Ricossa

Faculty Spotlight: Maria Ricossa

Wed, December 12, 2018

"I've always enjoyed the investigation of human behavior: why people do what they do, their struggles their wants and needs."

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Glenys Marshall Wins Tim Sims Encouragement Award

Glenys Marshall Wins Tim Sims Encouragement Award

Wed, December 12, 2018

While theatre may have been Glenys Marshall’s first love, comedy is her true love. The match is a successful one for the Humber Comedy graduate.

Humber Faculty Member Travels to the Netherlands for International Week

Humber Faculty Member Travels to the Netherlands for International Week

Tue, December 11, 2018

Hanadi Alnawab, Program Coordinator, Digital Business Management, had the pleasure of participating and speaking at WE ARE - International Week.

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Applications Open for 2019 Summer Workshop in Creative Writing

Applications Open for 2019 Summer Workshop in Creative Writing

School of Writers

Tue, December 11, 2018

Connect with writers and get expert feedback from established authors and publishing professionals in our Summer Workshop in Creative Writing.

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Practice Makes Perfect – Placement Centre Helps Students Improve Interview Skills

Practice Makes Perfect – Placement Centre Helps Students Improve Interview Skills

Mon, December 10, 2018

Students had the opportunity to practice and refine their interviewing skills with Placement Advisors from The Business School Placement Centre.

Students reserved their spots in advance and participated in 30 minute simulated interviews. Students received valuable and constructive feedback at the end of the simulation and the interview response technique, STAR, was re-emphasized to each and every student.

  • Situation – what was the situation?
  • Task – what goal were you working toward?
  • Action – what specific steps did you take?
  • Result – what was the outcome and what did you accomplish?

We hope to offer this session again in the near future!

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PAC Members Speak with Marketing and Advertising Students

PAC Members Speak with Marketing and Advertising Students

Mon, December 10, 2018

A selection of PAC members of the Marketing Management and Advertising Media Management Graduate Certificate Programs met with students.

The panel discussed careers and the skills needed to succeed in both the advertising and marketing fields. Thank you to our PAC member companies (IAB Canada, Twenty6Two International, Digital Quiver Inc., Mackinnon Calderwood Advertising, NABS Media Sales, Expedia) for supporting our student’s success and to Naila Charles for helping to organize the event.

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The Fashion Institute's New Showroom Space

The Fashion Institute's New Showroom Space

Mon, December 10, 2018

The Textile Product Knowledge and the Wholesales Sales Management classes held a trade show in the new Showroom Space in Humber's Fashion Institute.

It was a great morning where students were able to share their research and knowledge with each other. It also gave the third- and fourth-year students an opportunity to network and learn from each other. The new Showroom Space is a welcomed addition to the Fashion Institute and earned rave reviews from the students.

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Finance Students enter CFA Institute Research Challenge

Finance Students enter CFA Institute Research Challenge

Mon, December 10, 2018

Five students in the Bachelor of Commerce Finance Degree program have entered the CFA Institute Research Challenge this year.

They are in competition with students from 11 universities across Ontario. The competition requires them to write a research report that analyzes a company from an equity investment perspective. This year the company chosen was BCE Inc. Students have the opportunity to consult with a Portfolio Manager working in the finance industry and to ask questions of the Investor Relations group at BCE. The top 4 teams will go onto a final local round in February involving oral presentations. We wish our students the best of luck!

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Humber Marketing Students Win Big at OCMC

Humber Marketing Students Win Big at OCMC

Mon, December 10, 2018

Students from The Humber Business School boarded a bus and headed to London, ON, to take part in the Ontario College Marketing Competition (OCMC). 

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Hospitality Students Organize a Health and Wellness Event

Hospitality Students Organize a Health and Wellness Event

Mon, December 10, 2018

4th-year Hospitality and Tourism Management Degree students put on a Health and Wellness event as part of their Event Planning and Management Course.

The event attracted over 250 students at the Lakeshore Campus. Several corporate sponsors donated nutritious food samples, drinks and wellness-related prizes that were raffled off to the students.

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CRA Presents at the Placement Centre

CRA Presents at the Placement Centre

Fri, December 07, 2018

On Thursday, November 22, 2018, the CRA paid a visit to over 120 students from various business programs. 

 

The Business School Placement Centre is proud of its strong partnership with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). Currently, thirteen Humber College business students are completing their work term this semester with the CRA.

Gladstone Sue, Assistant Director at the CRA, along with several CRA team members presented on available co-op and graduate opportunities. In the next couple of years, CRA is predicting a large number of employees will retire, which will lead to a surge in the number of new personnel added to their teams. The information session discussed opportunities for both students and graduates and gave insight into the work culture of the CRA.

After the session, the CRA partners encouraged questions from the crowd and then participated in a networking session to meet Humber talent. All in all, participants left the room feeling invigorated by the positive benefits that come along with working for the CRA. Students and graduates are encouraged to monitor the CRA website on a regular basis, in order to apply to the exciting opportunities that are bound to come out soon.

Feel free to check out the CRA career site for yourself. 

We look forward to having CRA back on campus again in the New Year!

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RBC comes to Humber north Campus – Information Session Recruitment in the Banking Sector

RBC comes to Humber north Campus – Information Session Recruitment in the Banking Sector

Fri, December 07, 2018

The Placement Centre held an Information Session highlighting recruitment in the banking sector, featuring Ujaan Das, Fraud Analyst with RBC.

Over 100 students from many programs across The Business School participated in the session.

Students learned about RBC’s recruitment process and many engaged in a Q&A session. These useful tips and insights will help our students throughout the hiring process if they choose to apply to RBC or any other bank in the GTA. It was a refreshing session full of resume/cover letter tips, along with job interview strategy and information regarding the hiring process.

We hope to welcome RBC back again to the North campus due to its high demand.

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Yolanda Bonnell: Telling Stories

Yolanda Bonnell: Telling Stories

Thu, December 06, 2018

Performer, director, writer, theatre company founder, workshop facilitator -- Yolanda Bonnell juggles many roles.

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Culinary Students Get a Real Veal Experience

Culinary Students Get a Real Veal Experience

Tue, December 04, 2018

Veal is beef but the distinction is that it is sourced from calves instead of mature cattle.

Like every other kind of meat, there are multiple ways it can be prepared. Chef Stefan Czapalay and Chef David Song visited our culinary class here at Humber North to educate our students on all the various ways you can cook veal. They performed a demonstration right in front of our students and discussed what other food pairs well with it. After the demonstration, we had the opportunity to taste veal carpaccio, veal and risotto and more.

In addition, a local farmer came in to discuss the process in which they raise their calves, and how they are grain fed.

The winner of the veal competition held earlier this semester was also announced this evening. Congratulations to Samantha Simms, on receiving first place for her pimento smoked jerked veal sandwich. Samantha will be showcasing her talents at the Restaurant and Bar show in late February 2019.

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Insurance Management Program Students Get a Glimpse of the Future at the IIC Talent Summit

Insurance Management Program Students Get a Glimpse of the Future at the IIC Talent Summit

Tue, December 04, 2018

Three Insurance Management Program students were invited to attend the Insurance Institute of Canada’s Talent Summit.

The names of the attending students are Arsh Paul Sran, Gozde Unel and Philip Kountouris. This was a very exciting event for the Property Casualty (P&C) Insurance industry, as the IIC was presenting its most recent findings on its demographic research. Throughout the day IMPG students were exposed to talent thought leaders, and insure-tech innovators on what the future of the P&C insurance workplace would look like, and the implications of technological disruptions on the insurance industry. A big thanks to the IIC for inviting Humber College to this very exciting event.

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Zhiquan (Harold) Pan Wins Top Full-time Insurance Student Award in Canada

Zhiquan (Harold) Pan Wins Top Full-time Insurance Student Award in Canada

Tue, December 04, 2018

Zhiquan (Harold) Pan, an Insurance Management Program student was recently presented two awards by the Insurance Institute of Canada.

He was awarded for his academic excellence in the Chartered Insurance Professional Program (CIP) in 2017/2018.

Harold was awarded the Tretiak Award by the IIC for being the top academic student in Canada in a full-time insurance program.

In addition, Harold was also awarded the Gerald E. Hackett Memorial Prize for achieving the highest marks in his first five CIP courses, which is sponsored by Crawford and Company (Canada) Inc.

Nine years ago Harold came to Canada from China, and spent the first seven years of his time here selling furniture until he was drawn to the insurance industry, as he was looking for a stable career that would allow him to see his family more. Immediately Harold took to the world of risk in Humber College’s IMPG, and finished top of class with the Academic Award for Excellence. Currently, Harold is a full-time auto/property adjuster at RSA Canada. Congratulations Harold, very well done!

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Students Practice the Art of the Pitch at The Humber Shark Tank Event

Students Practice the Art of the Pitch at The Humber Shark Tank Event

Tue, December 04, 2018

The students of the Entrepreneurial Enterprise Graduate Certificate created The Humber Shark Tank Event to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week. 

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Fashion Students and Faculty Attend trends event at the FGI

Fashion Students and Faculty Attend trends event at the FGI

Tue, December 04, 2018

On November 27th, 2018, fashion faculty, program advisory, and students attended a Fashion Group International (FGI) event.

Fiona Aztler & Regan Timson from Peclers Paris presented to FGI for a special tailored Trend Presentation for the Toronto Fashion Community. The presentation focused on how to understand what consumers are looking for, how Peclers creates their own colours, and selects the themes & insights for Spring 2020. Humber faculty and students were engaged throughout the presentation and pleased to gain insights into future trends in the fashion industry.

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Students Visit IPG Mediabrands' Offices

Students Visit IPG Mediabrands' Offices

Tue, December 04, 2018

On November 21st, 50 Marketing Management and Advertising Media Management students visited IPG Mediabrands' offices in downtown Toronto.

Students were given a tour of their facilities and an in-depth discussion of their amazing summer internship program. Thank you to IPG Mediabrands for your time and to Naila Charles for organizing our transportation.

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Fashion Innovation Within Take Back The Tap

Fashion Innovation Within Take Back The Tap

Tue, December 04, 2018

Fashion Management and Promotions students visited the Humber Lakeshore Welcome Center to explore the impact of waste on our environment. 

The Take Back the Tap initiative was a collaboration between the Fashion Graduate Certificate program, Humber Sustainability and Lakeshore Grounds Interpretive Center. In addition to learning about the most common pieces of garbage found in Lake Ontario and textile products that can be made from recycled materials, the students were able to engage with the speakers about how the fashion industry hurts our environment. Students engaged in an interactive discussion on steps we can make within our own personal lives and within the fashion supply chain to reduce and eliminate waste.

The fashion industry is one of the most impactful industries in waste and pollution. There are many things that we can do to eliminate waste, such as: reducing consumption of non-sustainable products, choosing to buy local or Canadian-made products that have not travelled around the globe, and finding ways to reuse garments and accessories in order to reduce the amount of textiles ending up in landfills. The visit reinforced Humber strategic priorities of career-ready citizens and innovation in education.

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Esthetician/Spa Management Alumna Wins COSA Award

Esthetician/Spa Management Alumna Wins COSA Award

Mon, December 03, 2018

Congratulations to Ana Furda, a 2014 Esthetician/Spa Management Diploma Program graduate.

Ana won Best Service by a Skin Therapist at the 2018 Cosmetics Outstanding Service (COSA) Awards. The award was presented to her during a ceremony held on November 15th at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Toronto Ontario.

Ana currently works as a skin therapist at the prestigious Hammam Spa located in Toronto, Ontario, and was nominated for this award by her peers and vendors for her outstanding skill and professionalism in her position.

This is an amazing achievement and is much deserved!

View Ana’s acceptance speech at the COSA Awards. >

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Hospitality Industry Networking Event

Hospitality Industry Networking Event

Mon, December 03, 2018

Having a well-established network has become an important part of any career.

The purpose of networking is to build relationships with other professionals in your field in order to share and retain knowledge, expand your connections and potentially open doors for future opportunities for yourself. On November 22nd, students enrolled in the Hospitality programs had the chance to participate in a networking event here at Humber North with several industry professionals.

The two-hour event consisted of a “speed dating” format allowing for four 10 minute networking sessions with the professional of their choice, with a three-minute window in between. The last hour consisted of an open networking session with snacks and refreshments, allowing students and guests to mix and mingle. The industry professionals in attendance varied from those in the event sector, general managers, association representatives as well as various hotel and food and beverage positions. This wide variety of professionals allowed for students to network with whomever they believed would be most beneficial for them based on their area of interest.

Thank you to all the industry guests who came out to network with our students, and to all the students who participated in this great opportunity.

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Addressing Solutions to Hate Speech

Addressing Solutions to Hate Speech

Mon, December 03, 2018

Humber’s 4th-year Paralegal Degree students and professor Jasteena Dhillon participated in a workshop to discuss the causes of growth in hate speech.

Held jointly by Facebook Canada and Public Safety Canada, the aim of the event was to bring together young people who can come up with proactive legal, social and political solutions to address this growing and dangerous phenomenon. 

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Paralegal Professor Speaks at Munk School of Global Affairs

Paralegal Professor Speaks at Munk School of Global Affairs

Mon, December 03, 2018

Jasteena Dhillon, Paralegal Professor and Lawyer spoke at the Munk School of Global Affairs on a Global Development Panel with UNICEF Canada.

The focus of Jasteena's contribution was to articulate and address legal issues that have emerged and are challenging the development sector.

Among the many issues raised, this panel debated how the sector should adapt to emerging trends. For instance, how to deal with internal problems of the sector, address multi-dimensional conflicts, rising populism, donor fatigue and suggest how the sector can best support fragile states, post-conflict states and more stable countries.

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School of Social and Community Services Receives Funding from Global Affairs Canada

School of Social and Community Services Receives Funding from Global Affairs Canada

Sat, December 01, 2018

In collaboration with the Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola, the FFCS was a successful recipient of the 2018 Faculty Mobility Program Scholarship.

Receiving $7,000.00 in funding from the Government of Canada, the joint-project proposal was one of 33 selected from a competition open to post-secondary institutes across Canada. Overall, 33 projects from 22 institutes across seven provinces were selected. The Faculty Mobility Program provides full-time faculty at Canadian post-secondary institutes with short-term opportunities to teach or conduct research in Latin Americas and the Caribbean, at the college, undergraduate and graduate levels. In collaboration with USIL, the SSCS submitted a project proposal titled “Case-based Curriculum through Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL).” In May 2019, Community Development faculty from USIL and Humber College will create case-based learning (CBL) modules that focus on people coming together to identify and address local issues. Each case will include detailed background information on socio-cultural, political and economic realities that impact decision making and outcomes related to community work in each country. The cases will support students in examining root causes of community problems and resources/solutions available to address issues through different cultural lenses. Using Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) models, faculty from Canada and Peru will connect their classrooms via webinars to work through cases and learn from one another.

For more information on the Faculty Mobility Program, please click here.

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Experiential Learning for Traffic Management Students

Experiential Learning for Traffic Management Students

Sat, December 01, 2018

One of the most effective ways of learning is engaging in a real life experience.

As part of Sgt. West's, Traffic Management Course, students were thrilled to participate in the operation of a radar gun (provided and facilitated by PC Tony Foster, Toronto Police) which allowed them the opportunity to witness first-hand the workings of the hand held unit while increasing their knowledge and understanding of the 'facts-in-issue' required by police in obtaining a conviction. 

Humber College Traffic students were also educated on the first ever Draeger 5000 Drug Tester in determining if a driver has marijuana or Cocaine in their system.

The Draeger Drug Tester is the first and only piece of equipment authorized by the Attorney General in allowing Police to demand a saliva sample from a driver in determining if they have a drug in their system, including a sufficient amount to cause impairment acceptable to the courts.

Students were very excited to be involved in this process.

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CYC Student Presents at the Annual Children’s Mental Health Ontario Conference

CYC Student Presents at the Annual Children’s Mental Health Ontario Conference

Sat, December 01, 2018

Valerie Hazlett presented research on youth engagement in health and the health care system at the annual Children's Mental Health Ontario Conference.

The study was conducted in partnership with the Sandbox Project's Young Canadian Roundtable on Health and the Centre of Excellence for Youth Engagement at the Students Commission.

Valerie said that she was "grateful to have had the opportunity to have been around so many dedicated mental health professionals, to see the research being done and to hear the inspirational words of all the speakers." She strives to "continue to push the boundaries of what CYC undergrads are capable of."

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Successful Completion of Accreditation for CYC Programs

Successful Completion of Accreditation for CYC Programs

Sat, December 01, 2018

Effective August 2, 2018, three programs are now accredited programs with Child and Youth Care Educational Accreditation Board of Canada (CYCEAB). 

The programs are Advanced Diploma, Accelerated Diploma and Honours Degree in Child and Youth Care.

The Child and Youth Care Educational Accreditation Board of Canada has set standards and reviews programs for compliance to ensure professionals educated in the field of Child and Youth Care are trained to a specific standard of Child and Youth Care competence. The objective of accreditation is to ensure accredited programs in Child and Youth Care support students to meet or exceed established competencies of Child and Youth Care practice, and outcome measures are used to continuously improve programs. Humber is one of three programs in the province and one of four in the country!

Thank you and congratulations to everyone involved in the successful completion of the accreditation process!

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SSCS is Awarded Wofford Scholarship

SSCS is Awarded Wofford Scholarship

Sat, December 01, 2018

The SSCS was successful in its third consecutive application for funding from the Wofford Fellowship.

This funding will go directly to supporting students embarking on a faculty-led trip to Lima, Peru in May, 2019. This funding covers 50% of the program cost. This is an excellent opportunity for students who may not consider this experience because of financial barriers to participate.

The trip will provide students with service learning opportunities in Villa El Salvador; an area that is organizing and building community capacity many years after the Shining Path movement. Students will learn about leadership development within the community, how people are engaged locally and how local services and resources have been accessed and developed after a forced-migration period. Students will develop their cultural competence and gain an appreciation for 'personal resiliency' and 'post-traumatic growth' in relation to people's ability to 'start over' and care for their community and one another. In keeping with our school commitment to recognizing study abroad opportunities as field experience, the trip will be recognized as a field and seminar course for some programs of study within the School. Faculty are encouraged to promote the trip to their students.

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Rai Reece Receives the Research Excellence Award

Rai Reece Receives the Research Excellence Award

Sat, December 01, 2018

Congratulations to Dr. Rai Reece on receiving the Research Excellence Award.

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SSCS Staff Celebrate Ten Year Career Milestone at Humber

SSCS Staff Celebrate Ten Year Career Milestone at Humber

Sat, December 01, 2018

Congratulations to three outstanding faculty members on their ten-year anniversary at Humber College. 

Sana Mahmood, SSCS Operations Manager, Michael Gamble, Program Coordinator CSI, and Greg McElligott, Faculty – Community and Justice Services, celebrated this milestone at the Career Milestone Awards Reception on November 15, 2018. We would like to thank them all for their ongoing contributions to the SSCS and to Humber College at large.

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Child and Youth Care Professor Participates in DUVE Project

Child and Youth Care Professor Participates in DUVE Project

Sat, December 01, 2018

Dr. Jaspreet Bal, a professor in the Child and Youth Care program, recently returned from an incredible week at the University College Absalon. 

The purpose of her visit to Denmark was to participate in the DUVE project. Project members all had the chance to teach about the state of violence against children in their respective countries including Denmark, Uganda, Vietnam, and Canada. The interdisciplinary group including a physiotherapist, a nurse, a midwife, a teacher, an Early Childhood Educator and of course, a Child and Youth Care worker!

There were also many people working on different prevention strategies including a national helpline, health researchers and even a preschool that works with children rejected from other schools. The next steps in the project are to build an online platform with all four countries including e-learning modules for students and different tools for the prevention of violence against children in varied cultural settings.

Jaspreet will continue this important work as part of a team that will meet monthly to help create this module. Also, as a part of the Erasmus funding, the project team will be disseminating information about the work they are doing.

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Doug Thomson Receives the John and Suanne Roueche Award

Doug Thomson Receives the John and Suanne Roueche Award

Sat, December 01, 2018

Congratulations to Doug Thomson as the recipient of the 2018 John and Suanne Roueche Excellence Award. 

The honour is given to teachers who show exceptional teaching, learning and demonstrated leadership. Each year, Humber celebrates the outstanding contributions of its faculty by honouring one faculty member who has demonstrated an enthusiasm for teaching, has enabled student success through an ongoing commitment to inclusion, has demonstrated leadership amongst one’s peers and who has worked to build capacity in his/her department.

Doug takes an ‘out-of-the-box’’ approach to teaching, learning and student support, creatively collaborating across schools. He challenges his students to push their scholarly potential to the limit, spending time outside of class helping students prepare for significant learning experiences, and has developed applied projects that incorporate inter-disciplinary subject matter experts. As a researcher, Doug is involved in both the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) and Applied Research, with a TIF-funded project examining student connectedness using a cultural cookbook assignment, and an SSHRC-funded project on Neighbourhood Policing Evaluation. As the winner of the 2018 award, Doug will be celebrated at the 2019 League for Innovations Conference in New York, February 2019 where he will receive a medal and plaque.

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Crime Scene Investigation Photo Contest

Crime Scene Investigation Photo Contest

Sat, December 01, 2018

Photography is a feature of crime scene investigation, but with the advent of smartphones, most of our students haven’t held a traditional camera.

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Inbound Exchange Students

Inbound Exchange Students

Sat, December 01, 2018

The SSCS is pleased was thrilled to welcome two inbound exchange students to the BSS – Criminal Justice degree program from UMEA University (Sweden).

Three inbound students from University College Lillebaelt (Denmark) also arrived in late November to take part in a unique opportunity to complete a six month placement facilitated through the Child and Youth Care programs. Tom, Line and Jacob are Social Work students and will working with SSCS partner organizations with children in youth.

The SSCS is also excited to be hosting the second group of students from the Nanjing Forest Police College, China. Taking courses in Crime Scene Investigation, Police Foundations, and English Language studies this group of 24 students have the unique opportunity to expand their knowledge of basic crime scene investigation skills and techniques and are exposed to the Canadian justice and college system. A celebration for this group was held on December 20th where the students received a Certificate of Participation.

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CYC Alumni Establish Diversely Creative

CYC Alumni Establish Diversely Creative

Sat, December 01, 2018

Diversely Creative is an educational resource for children and youth, encouraging learning through fun and interactive games.

Diversely Creative was started by two Humber College Child and Youth Care Alumni’s who have a passion for life-skill program development. Their goal is to empower each child to reach their full potential by providing alternative ways of learning and communicating. Diversely Creative is passionate about supporting children's diverse ways of learning, and believe that by giving them the right tools, they will have the ability to succeed. Most recently, Diversely Creative launched a self-regulation board game, Game of Emotions, for children to learn positive ways of expressing their emotions and promote the development of self-awareness and communication skills.

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Amazing Race

Amazing Race

Sat, December 01, 2018

Humber College teamed up with Toronto Police Services to host the Toronto Youth Amazing Race event at our beautiful Lakeshore campus.

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Child and Youth Care Program Updates

Child and Youth Care Program Updates

Sat, December 01, 2018

The first Class Representative Council meeting for students across all three Child and Youth Care programs took place this September.

Students came to provide feedback and take information back to their peers within their cohorts. We have planned out our semester and upcoming class rep projects. Stay tuned!

The HBCYC faculty held a grad school info session for our students thinking of furthering their education after completing their HBCYC degrees and diplomas. Students came out to receive information on how to find a program that suits them and the steps in the application process.

Humber was also well represented at this year’s Ontario Association of Child and Youth Care’s Annual General Meeting. Student Amplifiers are hard at work making classroom visits and promoting the importance of OACYC membership and engagement.

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Crime Scene Investigation Students Get Their Hands Dirty

Crime Scene Investigation Students Get Their Hands Dirty

Sat, December 01, 2018

Crime Scene Investigation students got their hands dirty with the forensic exhumation of two (imitation) human skeletons buried on Lakeshore campus.

The project replicated the process of planning, excavating and documenting the recovery of the bodies and other evidence related to a homicide investigation. The weather was quite warm leaving our students taking frequent water and rest breaks in a physically demanding and detail-oriented task that left everyone hot, sweaty, dirty, exhausted and smiling. This will be in sharp contrast to night photography in the snow and frigid temperatures they will experience later in the term.

If you are looking for a little adventure, this program will offer a Forensic Identification graduate certificate credential in the fall of 2019 with any diploma or degree qualifying for admission.

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Research Release: Look at my Life: ‘Sparks’ for Firearm Possession among Young People in Toronto

Research Release: Look at my Life: ‘Sparks’ for Firearm Possession among Young People in Toronto

Sat, December 01, 2018

Humber College, in partnership with The City of Toronto’s Youth Equity Strategy, Amadeusz, and The Laidlaw Foundation, launched a research project.

The project is titled: Look at my Life: Youth Identified ‘Sparks’ for Firearm Possession Among Young People in Toronto.

Tina-Nadia Gopal Chambers, a faculty member of the Child and Youth Care program, was the Principal Researcher on the project. The research findings were released in July, 2018 which identified the following influences that contribute to young people becoming involved in crime:

  • Risk factors, including trauma, family environment, lack of non-family adults/mentors, lack of community programs, negative peers, and negative school experiences;
  • Systemic barriers, including racism, poverty, lack of community safety; and
  • Barriers after being incarcerated, including accessing employment due to a criminal record and a lack of education, and returning to the same environment with little support.

A copy of the report is available at: http://www.amadeusz.ca/research-2/.

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Visiting Scholar from China

Visiting Scholar from China

Sat, December 01, 2018

For the 2017/2018 academic year, the SSCS hosted two visiting scholars, Henry Ke and Iris Zhou, from the Nanjing Forest Police College.

Currently, the SSCS is hosting a third visiting scholar, Lisa Zhang, until July 2019. Lisa will be conducting joint applied research with a focus on the differences between China and Canadian policing and postsecondary education. The SSCS and Nanjing Forest Police College are exploring further opportunities for collaborative research and knowledge exchange with faculty from both partner institutes.

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Mindfulness Practice in CYC

Mindfulness Practice in CYC

Sat, December 01, 2018

First and third semester Child and Youth Care Practitioner diploma students have been embarking on a weekly mindfulness practice.

By embodying the practice themselves, they are gaining a stronger sense of mind/body connection and the impact it can have on one’s emotions, feelings and thoughts. Insight and exposure to a variety of meditations and mindfulness activities are supporting not only personal growth and self-care but an awareness of alternative ways to support children and youth with their emotional regulation and wellbeing. A significant portion of the students embark on this ‘optional’ practice for the first 10-15 minutes of one of their classes each week. What an incredible demonstration of personal and professional commitment by these students.

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The Forensic Dual Diagnostic Specialty Service Conference

The Forensic Dual Diagnostic Specialty Service Conference

Sat, December 01, 2018

On September 19th and 20th, the Centre for Addictions and Mental Health held its inaugural Forensic Dual Diagnostic Specialty Service Conference.

The Conference was entitled Exploring Risk and Recovery in Dual Diagnosis. The School of Social and Community Services, represented by the Bachelor of Behavioural Science, was a Conference co-sponsor. Over 250 participants were in attendance.

Jo Anne Nugent, Coordinator of the Bachelor of Behavioural Science, and John Kosmopoulos, Coordinator of the Behavioural Science Graduate Certificate, were in attendance. Both programs had a table at the Conference, which was an excellent opportunity to highlight our two programs.

Presenters included the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, the Minister of Children, Community and Social Services, and experts in the field of forensic services to a wide range of service recipient groups. Sessions focused on service delivery and research.

Thanks to Louis Busch, a member of the BBS Program Advisory Committee, a key player in Humber’s participation in the FDDSS Conference. We look forward to participating in the 2nd annual conference next year!

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Humber School for Writers Partners with Toronto Writers' Centre to Offer Exclusive Discount

Humber School for Writers Partners with Toronto Writers' Centre to Offer Exclusive Discount

School of Writers

Wed, November 28, 2018

Working on a new project? Need a quiet space to write and to connect with other professionals? The Toronto Writers’ Centre can help!

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CRA Hires 9 Business School Students for Winter Placement

CRA Hires 9 Business School Students for Winter Placement

Tue, November 27, 2018

Beginning in January, nine Humber Business School students will begin their 13-week winter work placements with Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

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Professors Present at Interactive Ontario’s iLunch

Professors Present at Interactive Ontario’s iLunch

Tue, November 27, 2018

Anne Zbitnew & Jennie Grimard presented Making Accessible Media: Building a Fully Accessible Open Access Online Course at Interactive Ontario’s.

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Humber Professor of Game Programming Talks About eSports with CBC Radio

Humber Professor of Game Programming Talks About eSports with CBC Radio

Thu, November 08, 2018

Kristopher Alexander, Professor of Game Programming, recently spoke with CBC Radio Canada about eSports and the newly announced Overwatch team.

In the article, he discusses how video game players are real athletes and describes SMSIT’s Game Lab, outfitted with super-fast computers and ergonomic chairs.

Read the full article (note, the article is written in French).

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2018 Employer Appreciation Event an Outstanding Success

2018 Employer Appreciation Event an Outstanding Success

Wed, November 07, 2018

On Tuesday, October 2, 2018 the Business School Placement Centre hosted their annual Employer Appreciation Event at the Humber Lakeshore Campus.

The event was both a thank you to the dedicated industry partners who have continued to support our students and an opportunity for students of the Business School to promote their programs. Students were given the chance to liaise with business professionals and celebrate the various Humber partnerships.

Over 400 guests attended the event including students, staff, and faculty, industry and community partners. Our student volunteers worked with enthusiasm and perseverance to ensure that the event was a success. Students were able to engage in meaningful conversations with industry partners and many promising connections were made.

The Business School Placement Centre expresses their sincere gratitude and thanks to all attendees whose presence contributed to the event’s success.

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Event Management Alumni Turn Capstone Project into Permanent Venture

Event Management Alumni Turn Capstone Project into Permanent Venture

Wed, November 07, 2018

A group of Event Management alumni got inspired by the success of their Capstone event, SheBoss, and decided to turn it into a permanent venture.

Together with their moderator, Michelle Cowell (Humber PAC member), they launched their second event, a panel discussion called “SHE BOSS - The Raw Truth & How-To’s!” on October 21, 2018, just six months after their Capstone project. This time the conversation was steered toward the “raw truths” associated with being a woman in business. It was an honest conversation about entrepreneurship, being your own boss, and putting in the work to make your dreams come true.

The event was sold out two weeks before the date and was a great success. The event raised money for two charities: The New Beginnings Support Program and The 100 Wells Malawi Project run by Humanity First.

Watch this coverage of the She Boss panel.

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Professor and Program Coordinator Represents Humber at Two International Conferences

Professor and Program Coordinator Represents Humber at Two International Conferences

Wed, November 07, 2018

This October, Entrepreneurial Enterprise Professor and Program Coordinator, Cheryl Mitchell, had the opportunity to present at two conferences.

First, she was able to represent Humber at the Annual Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centres (GCEC) Conference in Chicago. The GCEC is the premier academic organization addressing emerging topics of importance to centres of entrepreneurship around the world. The topic of her presentation was ‘What Does an Entrepreneur Student Want?’

She was also able to represent Humber at the Annual Conference of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL), in Bergen, Norway. There, she shared the research she was doing on entrepreneurial pedagogy, as well as presented a lecture and presentation titled, “Beyond the Pitch: Enhancing Entrepreneurial Learning.”

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Humber Paralegal Journal Showcased at AAfPE Conference

Humber Paralegal Journal Showcased at AAfPE Conference

Wed, November 07, 2018

The Humber Journal of Paralegal Access to Justice created a sensation at the National Conference of the American Association for Paralegal Education.

Thomson Reuters had a book display and allowed the Humber Journal to be included on the display. The sales representative stated that most of the delegate traffic was directed at the Humber publication. There is no similar journal published in the United States by paralegal programs. The regulation of paralegals in the Province of Ontario is far ahead of any similar program in the U.S. Only Washington State and Utah has limited license legal technicians (LLLTs). A copy of the journal was provided to Debra Geiger, President-Elect of AAfPE, and to Ruth Stevens, of Grande Valley State University in Michigan.

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Bachelor of Commerce Finance Degree Program Granted Core Curriculum Educator Status by the FPSC

Bachelor of Commerce Finance Degree Program Granted Core Curriculum Educator Status by the FPSC

Tue, November 06, 2018

The Bachelor of Commerce Finance degree program has been granted core curriculum educator status by the FPSC (Financial Planning Standards Council).

This means that students who complete their Humber finance degree courses will be able to write their Certified Financial Planning exams directly and be given credit for the coursework completed in the program. We have also been able to modify the finance degree curriculum so that we are lined up with the new technical knowledge requirements that will be in place by the June 2020 exams.

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Global Business Management Students Network with Alumni and Hiring Managers

Global Business Management Students Network with Alumni and Hiring Managers

Tue, November 06, 2018

Our Global Business Management 4th semester students had a busy October, as they attended two helpful panel discussions.

On the 16th the students engaged in a panel discussion with potential employers, including hiring managers from various organizations (Bell Canada, WalMart, KPMG, Air Canada, and the City of Toronto). The discussion was based on what current employers would be looking for in new graduates. The panelists also provided information on the importance of networking in order to “jump-start” a career in various industries.

The second panel event occurred on Oct 30. Six GBM alumni returned to Humber to discuss “life after graduation”. The alumni currently work in various positions in organizations such as Ontario Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services, Morneau Shepell, Loblaw Corporation, and Humber College. The panelist provided information for the graduating class that included the importance of setting goals and making sure that the placement that they target is aligned with their future goals.

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Fashion Students Organize a Highly Successful Sample Sale

Fashion Students Organize a Highly Successful Sample Sale

Tue, November 06, 2018

Humber's Fashion students launched their very own Pop Up Shop at The Fashion Institute's trendy, street front location, 3166 Lakeshore Blvd. West.

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The Barrett Family Foundation Increases Investment in Humber to $10 Million

The Barrett Family Foundation Increases Investment in Humber to $10 Million

Fri, November 02, 2018

Donation to fund scholarships, student experiential opportunities and technology innovation.

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Fundraising Industry Expert Speaks to Fundraising Management Postgrad Students

Fundraising Industry Expert Speaks to Fundraising Management Postgrad Students

Fri, November 02, 2018

Paul Nazareth, Vice President of Education with the Canadian Association of Gift Planners visited Fundraising Management Postgrad students.

Paul is a leading speaker and expert in philanthropy and also an avid networker and community builder. He shared lessons learned and insight into personal branding, networking in the fundraising industry and his career journey leading him to specialize in gift planning and strategic philanthropy. CAGP, the organization Paul works for, is the only organization in Canada that brings together charitable representatives with donor advisors in one professional association and are known experts in strategic charitable gift planning. Paul shared his passion for planned giving as an avenue to amplify social impact. He is also currently serving as the Fundraising Management Program Advisory Committee Chair.

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Humber’s OCMC Team Receive Guidance from Visiting Industry Professional

Humber’s OCMC Team Receive Guidance from Visiting Industry Professional

Fri, November 02, 2018

Humber Business School’s team for the Ontario College Marketing Competition (OCMC) is entering its final weeks of preparation.

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Faculty and Students Attend the Fashion Visionary Awards

Faculty and Students Attend the Fashion Visionary Awards

Thu, November 01, 2018

On Tuesday, October 30th, Fashion Group International presented its annual fashion visionary awards.  

Humber students, staff, faculty, and alumni were present. The Toronto Fashion Group International recognized the achievements of Roxie Earle, Christopher Bates, and Laurie Balzak who are Fashion Group International’s 2018 visionary recipients.  Past recipients of the esteemed FGI Visionary Award include Robin Kay, Harry Rosen, Susan Langdon, Barb Atkin & Bonnie Brooks. 

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Fashion Students Find Solutions to a Real-World Problem at CREA Charette

Fashion Students Find Solutions to a Real-World Problem at CREA Charette

Thu, November 01, 2018

Five Bachelor of Commerce - Fashion Management students participated in the 2nd annual Canadian Retail Educators Association (CREA) Charrette. 

The Charrette (part of Ryerson University's Retail Week) is an intensive, interdisciplinary team learning experience. CREA works with retail industry partners to identify a "real-life" problem scenario, which will be revealed to the teams on the first day. Teams will then collaborate to design a solution within a specified time limit. This year's problem scenario centred around the redevelopment and retail revitalization of Union Station and asked the students to develop innovative retail concepts for space. Student's work was judged by industry partners including Beauleigh Retail Consulting (lead retail consultants for the Union Station project) and Osmington (Union Station's landlord). Humber Faculty, Bruce Sinclair, who is also Co-President of CREA worked to make the event happen. 

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Insurance Industry Leaders Share Insights with Students at Career Day

Insurance Industry Leaders Share Insights with Students at Career Day

Thu, November 01, 2018

The Insurance Management program in partnership with the Insurance Institute Career Connections team hosted another successful Insurance Career Day.

The Insurance Career Day featured six best in class companies from the insurance industry which included TD, RBC, Claims Pro, AIG, Hub International and M&W Insurance brokers. Insurance Management students had a great opportunity to meet with various different industry thought leaders. A big thank you goes out to the Insurance Institute who helped manage/organize the event. As well as the Placement Office (Antoniette and Sheena Ordinario) for attending, and Annette Palalas for her help and support in executing the event.

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Insurance Management Students Invited to the IBAO Conference

Insurance Management Students Invited to the IBAO Conference

Thu, November 01, 2018

The Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO) invited Insurance Management students to attend this year’s IBAO Convention.

The students in attendance were Philip Kountouris, Amrit Singh and Eduardo Pinto Morante. The IBAO Convention is considered the largest insurance event in Canada, with over 3,000 attendees, 36 speakers, and 29 sponsors attending each year. This year’s event took place at the Scotiabank Convention Centre. The students had the chance to meet all of the major insurance companies in Canada, and take part in a CEO panel.

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Students Gain Sales Experience and Support a Great Cause

Students Gain Sales Experience and Support a Great Cause

Thu, November 01, 2018

Business Marketing and Business Management students underwent to sales training with Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment and Camp Oochigeas.

Students will be selling Marlies hockey tickets at a discounted price of $25 (regular price is $38) with $5 going to Camp Oochigeas. Students will also accept donations for Camp Oochigeas, which is a privately funded camp for kids with cancer and their families. Students will provide official receipts for those making donations of $25 or more to the Camp, and the Camp will provide a tax receipt at tax time.

Steve Bang started this assignment about 5 years ago. In total, Humber College students have raised over $100,000 for Camp Oochigeas and received excellent selling experience! Students are required to approach friends, family, professionals, and businesses. Faculty and staff may be approached by students, who will be using their professional selling skills, and it would be great if they could support them in this experiential selling assignment by either buying tickets or donating. Students at both the Lake and North will be selling up until the week of Nov 12th.

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Humber Hosts Its First Advanced Manufacturing Skills Consortium Event

Humber Hosts Its First Advanced Manufacturing Skills Consortium Event

Fri, October 26, 2018

Humber gathered over 100 stakeholders for its first consortium to discuss the future of Industry 4.0 for students, technology and industry leaders.

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Additive Manufacturing Expertise Headed to Humber Thanks to New Partner Cimetrix Solutions

Additive Manufacturing Expertise Headed to Humber Thanks to New Partner Cimetrix Solutions

Wed, October 24, 2018

Additive technology to be part of The Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation. 

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A Q&A with alumna Anita Kushwaha, Author of Side by Side

A Q&A with alumna Anita Kushwaha, Author of Side by Side

School of Writers

Tue, October 16, 2018

While the proverb assures us that practice makes perfect, writing and publishing are never without challenges.

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Game Programming Students Demo New Game

Game Programming Students Demo New Game

Tue, October 16, 2018

On September 27th, The School of Media Studies hosted an event in the E Building concourse in partnership with Microsoft and Relic Raiders.

The event was a live demo for Relic Raiders, a new indie game made by local Toronto developers, which will be released in late October.

Microsoft provided high-end laptops for students to play the game on. After playing the game, students were invited to provide feedback to on-site representatives. The event was a huge success, with over 400 students from all Humber faculties coming to play the game.

The event was also a major networking opportunity for Game Programming students from all years, but especially our third-year students. These students had the chance to connect with an upcoming local developer and to interact with a professional-grade Beta about to go through its final polish, as well as the opportunity to provide feedback and thoughts on how to further improve the game's design.

Overall, Microsoft was overjoyed with how the event turned out and is extremely interested in doing more of these events on an even larger scale.

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Humber and Rockwell Automation Partner to Address Skills Gap

Humber and Rockwell Automation Partner to Address Skills Gap

Mon, October 15, 2018

Automation leader to create living labs at North Campus. 

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Humber And DMG Mori Canada Inc. Launch Five-Year Partnership

Humber And DMG Mori Canada Inc. Launch Five-Year Partnership

Wed, October 10, 2018

Machine tooling leader brings expertise to college's North Campus. 

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Kuka Canada Inc. To Help Advance Robotic Technology Expertise At Humber

Kuka Canada Inc. To Help Advance Robotic Technology Expertise At Humber

Wed, October 03, 2018

Partnership to focus on industrial applications of the latest Industry 4.0 robotics systems. 

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Humber Professor Appointed as Deputy Judge

Humber Professor Appointed as Deputy Judge

Mon, October 01, 2018

Farah Jamal Karmali, a Law Clerk/Paralegal Professor, has been appointed as a Deputy Judge of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Small Claims).

Small Claims Court is the busiest court of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. Deputy Judges preside over civil cases up to a monetary limit of $25,000 (expected to increase to $50,000). As a Deputy Judge, Farah adjudicates claims argued by lawyers, paralegals and self-represented individuals - so there are unique challenges and opportunities to administering justice for the litigants.

Furthermore, Farah's book, Corporate Law for Ontario Businesses, 2nd Ed. (Thomson Reuters, 2017) has been adopted as the official text to teach Corporate Law for the Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario (ILCO). ILCO is the professional organization representing law clerks; it also provides them with opportunities to upgrade their education, after they have received a law clerk diploma. Farah was asked to rewrite ILCO's corporate law curriculum, because of her expertise in this area. Her textbook is now in the law libraries of at least two law schools - Osgoode Hall Law School, and the Faculty of Law at Queens.

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Paralegal Studies Degree Students have Outstanding Success at 2018 Lions Cup Mooting Competition

Paralegal Studies Degree Students have Outstanding Success at 2018 Lions Cup Mooting Competition

Mon, October 01, 2018

Two students from the Paralegal Studies degree program had outstanding success at the inaugural 2018 Lions Cup Mooting Competition at York University.

The 2018 Lions Cup is the first National Undergraduate Mooting Competition held during the summer months, and the first mooting competition held at York University. The competition was co-founded by Humber alumna, Fallon Burns, a Paralegal Studies degree graduate, who is pursuing post-graduate studies at York University.

There were a total of 15 mooting teams from various Canadian universities, including Carleton University, McGill University, and the University of Toronto. Humber College’s team of second-year student, Breanne Peacock, and third-year student, Daniel Pallag placed fourth overall after the first day of competition and advanced to the quarter-finals. On the second day of competition, Humber’s mooting team advanced to the semi-finals, where they were defeated in a narrow decision of a split judging panel. They were awarded trophies for reaching the semi-final round. Breanne and Daniel are to be congratulated on showing great initiative in representing Humber following completion of the academic year.

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Professor Publishes Research Paper in the Journal of Health Care Quality of Assurance

Professor Publishes Research Paper in the Journal of Health Care Quality of Assurance

Mon, October 01, 2018

Business School Professor Nabeel Mandahawi's recent research paper has been published in the International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance.

This journal is one of the Emerald Insight journal papers. Emerald is a global publisher, linking research and practice to the benefit of society which manages more than 290 journals and over 2,350 books and book series volumes.

The purpose of the paper is to present the deficiencies in teamwork skills at hospitals by identifying the training needs to improve teamwork-related soft skills of caregivers to enhance staff satisfaction and improve quality of care. A self-administrated questionnaire was designed to study the deficiencies in teamwork and team leadership. The survey has been distributed to physicians, nursing and anesthesiologists operating in emergency departments, surgical operating rooms and intensive care units from various hospitals. Around 410 questionnaires were distributed, and a total of 323 questionnaires were completed for an overall response rate of 78.8%. The study showed that lack of teamwork skills resulted directly or indirectly in medical errors, and it played a major role in their job dissatisfaction in working under their team leaders and/or with teammates. Read Nabeel's research paper.

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Humber Grad Places Third in TVO's Short Doc Contest

Humber Grad Places Third in TVO's Short Doc Contest

Mon, October 01, 2018

A Business School grad and Ryerson Journalism Student, had her short documentary, Sister in Silence, place in third for TVO's Short Doc Contest 2018.

Directed by Jesse Caplan, Sister in Silence "details the experience of a young Thornhill woman whose voice box was damaged due to complications related to her premature birth." Congratulations Jesse on this amazing achievement!

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Paralegal Professional Gives Humorous Talk to Students

Paralegal Professional Gives Humorous Talk to Students

Mon, October 01, 2018

Ron Holt of Holt Paralegal Services gave a humorous and helpful visit to the career development course in the paralegal graduate certificate program. 

The new students heard about the challenges and joys of running a paralegal business with lots of questions about financial success! Ron graduated from Humber in the diploma program in 2017.

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Ningbo Students Attend Orientation Program at Humber

Ningbo Students Attend Orientation Program at Humber

Mon, October 01, 2018

Humber welcomed 62 students from Ningbo University for an orientation program before the final year of their Business Administration program.

Having completed two years of business management study at our partner institution in China, students learned what is needed to be a successful post-secondary student in Ontario. The two education systems are different, and it is essential students understand what will be expected of them at Humber. The academic skills they learned during the August Orientation program will enable the students to adapt to a new style of teaching and learning. Using project-based learning, students had the opportunity to research a social problem common to both Canada and China, generate possible interventions and make recommendations in a final presentation and report.

To further improve their collaboration and problem-solving skills, students participated in Workshop Wednesdays. Students learned the importance of working collaboratively as a team to accomplish specific challenges. It has been a successful month full of learning and fun. Students are ready to begin their new academic year at Humber.

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Humber Grad Accepted to Osgoode Hall Law School

Humber Grad Accepted to Osgoode Hall Law School

Mon, October 01, 2018

A 2017 Paralegal Studies degree graduate, Katie Drury, is attending the Dual Canada/U.S. J.D. Program at Windsor Law School.

She was previously featured in the Dean’s Newsletter in February 2018 for landing an externship position with the Federal District Court in Detroit and is now featured in the 2018/2019 Humber Viewbook. She recently received her grades after completing year one of the Dual J.D. program at Windsor and ranked a remarkable second out of 85 students in that program. Based on her superlative ranking, she was accepted as a transfer student into year two at Osgoode Hall Law School.

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Insurance Management Program Achieves Great Success in First Year

Insurance Management Program Achieves Great Success in First Year

Mon, October 01, 2018

In its inaugural year, the Insurance Management Ontario Graduate Certificate program saw tremendous success with a dedicated first cohort of students.

For those that don’t know, the IMPG prepares students for a variety of entry-level management career paths in the large and growing property and casualty insurance industry. Students can pursue careers in underwriting, claims, sales and others. Like all of the many programs at the Business School, the IMPG program is very demanding and requires students to complete not only Humber exams, but seven separate exams towards the Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) designation. Students in last year’s program achieved higher CIP pass ratios than the overall national college average!

In addition, 95% of IMPG students in the program landed industry placement roles, with many of them landing full-time positions at best-in-class companies such as All-State, Aviva, Northbridge Insurance, Wawanesa Insurance, Crawford Independent Adjusters and Desjardins. The IMPG program success can be attributed to the hard work and dedication of Peter Madott, and a very committed and passionate faculty that includes Annette Palalas, Jason Mancini, Susan Kates, Troy Bynoe, Kelly Hopkins, John McNeil, Bill White and Patricia Cooper.

In its second year, the IMPG program looks to build on its achievements of 2017/2018 with an exciting group of students that are enrolled in the program.

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Humber Fashion Students Intern with Yorkdale Dior

Humber Fashion Students Intern with Yorkdale Dior

Mon, October 01, 2018

Two Humber fashion students interned with Dior in Yorkdale from August 4th to the 20th this past summer.

The internship was for a Canada-wide capsule collection launch for “Amour Dior.” It's an incredible experience for students who wish to work with a luxury brand like Dior.

The successful candidates were:
Christopher Morrison – Fashion Arts and Business Diploma – 2018 Grad
Diliana Karaleeva – Fashion Management and Promotions – Post Grad

Dior specifically reached out to find Humber students. They also wish to continue to partner together after our #HumberDior successful event at the ROM last February. Congratulations to Christopher and Diliana. We look forward to future collaborations with Dior.

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Fashion Student Featured in Shoppers Ad Campaign

Fashion Student Featured in Shoppers Ad Campaign

Mon, October 01, 2018

Asma Karimi, a Fashion Arts and Business Diploma student, was recently featured in a Shoppers Drug Mart campaign.

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Hospitality & Tourism Management Program Coordinator Delivers ‘Keynote’ Address at Conference

Hospitality & Tourism Management Program Coordinator Delivers ‘Keynote’ Address at Conference

Fri, September 28, 2018

Ramesh Srinivasan, Program Coordinator of the Hospitality and Tourism Management Degree gave the closing keynote at the SVBF LEVY annual conference.

He gave his address to a group of 80 high school students in Toronto on the theme of this year’s conference was ‘CREATE YOUR TOMORROW’.

In his talk on August 22, Ramesh focused on attributes that are key to becoming successful in today’s world. He encouraged the youth to look at pursuing diverse interests, developing strong communication and leadership skills, demonstrating responsibility, giving back to the community, and the value of education. He cited examples of exceptional global leaders and the impact they create in business, politics, science and technology, and environmental sustainability.

Harry Ananth, the Conference Chair said, “inviting individuals from diverse backgrounds to present at this conference is vital as it allows the youth to look at successful career opportunities including those considered non-traditional”.

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Students Receive Excellent Results on CFA Level 1 Exams

Students Receive Excellent Results on CFA Level 1 Exams

Fri, September 28, 2018

Bachelor of Commerce - Finance students wrote the CFA Level 1 exam in June 2018 and 50% of them passed!

This is an excellent result given that on average, over the last 10 years, 40% of those writing the exam passed and most who write the exam are not recent graduates and many are 2nd and 3rd-time writers. We also had 2 students who graduated the year previously who did not pass on their 1st attempt and decided to re-take the CFA Level 1 exam. This time around, both of them passed, which brings the total pass rate of that year of students to 40%. This year, given the Humber BCom Finance Degree’s recognition as a CFA Institute Affiliated University, we are able to offer 15 scholarships to graduating finance degree students who write the CFA Level 1 exam in June 2019, which significantly reduces their cost to write the exam.

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Humber's Film and Television Production Program Student Wins Prestigious Cinematography Scholarship

Humber's Film and Television Production Program Student Wins Prestigious Cinematography Scholarship

Fri, September 28, 2018

Humber’s Film and Television Production, Advanced Diploma Program congratulates third-year student Michael Kashuba. 

Michael is the winner of the William F. White/Vilmos Zsigmond Cinematography Scholarship for 2018.

This prestigious award is given to a successful full-time post-secondary Canadian student who is currently enrolled in 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year of studies at an accredited College or University Cinematography program.

Paul Bronfman, Whites Chairman and CEO, and Rick Perotto, VP of Business Development, presented Kashuba with the award at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) on Sept. 11, 2018 at a gathering of industry professionals.

“Never in my life (this early anyway) did I picture myself speaking in front of the people I read about in Canadian Cinematographer,” says Kashuba. “[These are people] whose work I watch on the big screen, and whose methods and dedication to cinema inspire me everyday.”

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A Q&A with Liz Harmer, 2018 Journey Prize Nominee and the Author of The Amateurs

A Q&A with Liz Harmer, 2018 Journey Prize Nominee and the Author of The Amateurs

School of Writers

Wed, September 26, 2018

If you didn’t already know her name from her essays and stories, you certainly know it now.

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Second Annual Writers-in-Exile Scholarship Announced

Second Annual Writers-in-Exile Scholarship Announced

School of Writers

Wed, September 26, 2018

Onder Deligoz is the recipient of the 2018 PEN Canada-Humber College Writers-in-Exile Scholarship.

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Fashion Students Attend the Time Capsule Exhibition

Fashion Students Attend the Time Capsule Exhibition

Mon, September 24, 2018

The Fashion Arts and Business students and faculty travelled to Union Station for the Time Capsule Exhibition presented by Louis Vuitton.

The Time Capsule Exhibition is a journey that revisits landmark innovations in technology and design through the history of the luxury fashion house. The exhibition was a great fit for faculty and students to experience, and they were offered exclusive guided tour access.

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ADR Students, Faculty and Alumni Give Back to the Global Community

ADR Students, Faculty and Alumni Give Back to the Global Community

Mon, September 24, 2018

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) faculty member Alicia Kuin and a team of ADR students and alumni attended the Rotary Convention in Toronto.

At the convention, they promoted opportunities associated with Mediators Beyond Borders International (MBBI). MBBI Canada connects social justice advocates across the country, with membership spanning six provinces. Its membership is composed of: authors, lawyers, entrepreneurs, educators, coaches, government employees, mediators, and Rotarians—seeking to include a diversity of professionals who believe in the power of mediation in building peace.

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Business Professor Publishes New Book

Business Professor Publishes New Book

Mon, September 24, 2018

Employment Law for Business and Human Resources Professionals 4th edition by Kathryn Filsinger, a Business School professor, has been published.

Written with both students and HR professionals in mind, this book focuses on providing a fundamental and practical understanding of the key legal issues – both common law and statutory - that arise between employers and non-unionized employees. These include basic employment standards (including the Bill 148 amendments and its responses to precarious work), human rights, privacy, workplace harassment, pay equity, health and safety, and wrongful dismissal. Each area is explored with the help of numerous case studies and examples that provide real-world context. This book is widely used in post-secondary institutions throughout Ontario, as well as in other provinces.

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Parul University Students Participate in Leadership Beyond Boundaries Program

Parul University Students Participate in Leadership Beyond Boundaries Program

Mon, September 24, 2018

Students from Parul University, Humber’s academic partner in India, participated in a 2-week Leadership Beyond Boundaries program at Humber in August.

The students were introduced to systems and design thinking for social innovation. After selecting a complex social problem found in their home community they would like to explore more, the students used systems thinking as a tool to identify the relevant stakeholders and gain a better understanding of the system’s behaviour. Mapping the system allowed students to zoom out, learn how all the different parts of the system are interrelated and identify possible intervention points. Using a human-centred design approach, students then framed the problem and zoomed in on one solution that they could implement in their home community while being full-time students. By the end of the program, the Parul University students pitched a social enterprise as a solution to the problem. Both student groups revealed they hope to submit a proposal for start-up funding at Parul University in the following semester as they believe their solution is feasible and sustainable.

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The Placement Centre Contributes to International Youth Day

The Placement Centre Contributes to International Youth Day

Mon, September 24, 2018

The Blue Jays Care Foundation works with youth and their families in various community and social services organizations.

Every year they organize a day of learning, fun and exploration as part of International Youth Day celebrations. This year’s theme was Career Day and they called upon the Placement Centre to contribute their energy and expertise. Camille Bacaksizlar and Mary Cantisano developed and delivered a 90-minute seminar on Networking. This was a fun, interactive and motivating seminar. The information and activities built upon the participants’ skills, unique style and helped them understand strategies to improve their networking. One of the best feedback comments about this workshop was “Humber killed it!” (We were told this was a good thing). Moreover, the advisors engaged in post-seminar discussions with the participants, which clearly indicated this seminar was meaningful for this group of youth! We look forward to taking part in similar events in the future.

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Business School Graduate Showcases her Fashion Collection at New York Fashion Week

Business School Graduate Showcases her Fashion Collection at New York Fashion Week

Mon, September 24, 2018

Medjy Mezilus, a Humber graduate of 2017 had the opportunity to showcase her MeMe Collection in the Big Apple, during the New York Fashion Week.

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The Fast and the Fierce Window Display

The Fast and the Fierce Window Display

Mon, September 24, 2018

This window display was developed by a talented group of students who recently won second prize for their NASCAR-inspired window concept.

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A Q&A with Lindsay Wong, Author of The Woo Woo: How I Survived Ice Hockey, Drug Raids, Demons, and My Crazy Chinese Family

A Q&A with Lindsay Wong, Author of The Woo Woo: How I Survived Ice Hockey, Drug Raids, Demons, and My Crazy Chinese Family

School of Writers

Tue, September 11, 2018

In 2015 Lindsay Wong joined Humber's Creative Writing - Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction, Poetry program, where she worked with author Jami Attenberg.

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College Voucher for Technology Adoption Projects Off to a Great Start

College Voucher for Technology Adoption Projects Off to a Great Start

Sun, September 09, 2018

A team of 26 students (Bachelor of Commerce Business School and School of Media) officially started the CVTA projects through the research office.

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Centre for Healthy Living Opens its Brand-New Space

Centre for Healthy Living Opens its Brand-New Space

Wed, September 05, 2018

On September 4th, 2018 the Centre for Healthy Living (CHL) officially opened its doors to the Humber community.

While the CHL has been around for a few years already, it just got a brand new physical space right here on campus! Located in A107, the CHL offers experiential learning opportunities to HRT students while delivering high quality wellness services to the Humber and surrounding community.

The services provided at the CHL fall into four categories: healthy lifestyles, massage therapy, fitness and nutrition. In each of these areas, the CHL integrates students practicing their skills and providing affordable services. Massage therapy students, student personal trainers and nutrition students hosting workshops, are just a few offerings in this wealth of resources. Below is a complete list of services available to students, staff and the community:

  • Wellness workshops
  • Healthy Changes Lifestyle Program
  • Appointments with Massage Therapy Students
  • Personal Training
  • Fitness Assessments
  • Nutrition Assessments and Goal Setting
  • Nutrition for Healthy Living Online Course

In addition to formal classes and appointments, you can also stop by the CHL for quick health and wellness tips and tricks! Or you can check out the resources we have posted on our brand-new website. On top of a calendar of events, the CHL has educational videos, recipes, exercises and more.

Visit hrt.humber.ca/chl or stop by A107 to book an appointment! For more information, please contact lori.short-zamudio@humber.ca.

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Faculty and Students Accepted into AutomotiveUI 2018

Faculty and Students Accepted into AutomotiveUI 2018

Fri, August 24, 2018

Humber Faculty Dennis Kappen and George Paravantes have had their demo paper accepted into Automotive UI 2018.

The two professors had assistance from two media studies students, Dhanuska Premarantha, Chloe Chung, and SAT student Hilary Leehane. This annual conference - now in its 10th year - is the premier forum for UI research in the automotive domain. The conference brings together researchers and practitioners interested in both the technical and the human aspects of in-vehicle user interfaces and applications.

The paper proposes a demo for an augmented reality application for training emergency responders, which would use an AR projection on a pre-recorded emergency scenario. The team is currently seeking funding for the registration costs of the conference, as well as funds to build a prototype of the proposed design.

The conference will take place on September 23-25. Best of luck to the faculty and students!

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Advertising and Graphic Design Student Wins Award of Excellence

Advertising and Graphic Design Student Wins Award of Excellence

Fri, August 17, 2018

Simran Singh, an Advertising & Graphic Design student, is one of the finalists in the Annual Art Directors Club of Canada (ADCC) competition.

Simran won for her Mountain Dew ad, which she both illustrated and designed. The final award (Merit, Silver, or Gold) will be announced at ADCC's Directions 2018 Award show on November 8th in Toronto. The ADCC is a Canadian non-profit, non-political group dedicated to encouraging excellence in Canadian advertising and design.

Congratulations on this accomplishment, Simran, and best of luck in November!

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Humber Students Win 2018 Applied Arts Student Awards

Humber Students Win 2018 Applied Arts Student Awards

Tue, July 17, 2018

Congratulations to the six Humber School of Media Studies & Information Technology students on winning several Applied Arts Student Awards.

The winners include Dahin Rah, Advertising & Graphic Design, Dana Mevorach, Graphic Design, Jordan Jackson, Graphic Design, Austin Riswick, Film and Television Production, Geoff Baillie, Advertising Copywriting, and Ian Dunlop, Advertising Copywriting.

Applied Arts Magazine is Canada's premier magazine of visual communications, featuring the latest opinions, news and images from the creative advertising industry in Canada and abroad. Their annual Applied Arts Awards are the only competition in Canada that recognizes the talents of professionals across the visual communications sector.

The winners will have their work published in the Fall 2018 Student Awards annual, in the online Winners' Gallery and Awards Archive, as well as receive a complimentary copy of the Fall 2018 issue, an awards certificate, and more.

You can view Dahin's award-winning campaign for Rocky Mountain Bicycles below.

Congratulations to all the Student Award winners!

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Humber And SEW-EURODRIVE Team Up To Bring Unique Technology To North America

Humber And SEW-EURODRIVE Team Up To Bring Unique Technology To North America

Tue, July 10, 2018

Partnership will equip students and employees for jobs of the future. 

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Humber Fashion Alumna Working as Fashion Professor in India

Humber Fashion Alumna Working as Fashion Professor in India

Mon, June 18, 2018

Devu Choksi, a Humber Fashion alumna, is now working as a full-time fashion professor at the IDT-Institute of Design and Technology in Gujarat, India.

There, she teaches subjects such as Design Idea, Business Management and Visual Merchandising. Recently, Devu returned to Humber to give a guest lecture about Fashion Design in India and what she's been doing since her graduation. In addition to her guest lecture, Devu also helped organize and plan the Haute Humber Fashion Show.

"I combine my learning at INIFD and Humber in my teaching career (as they are so different). It is so much fun to teach the design and business side of Fashion when you have to learn both," said Devu on her blog. "Working for Haute Humber Fashion Show 2018 was an amazing experience. To be part of this fashion show as planning in advance is what I really enjoy."

Thank you Devu, and congratulations!

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Business Grad Accepted into Masters Program at Ryerson

Business Grad Accepted into Masters Program at Ryerson

Mon, June 18, 2018

Irina Gorea, a Business School grad, has been accepted to the Masters of Science in Management program at Ryerson University.

In 2013, shortly after moving to Canada from Romania, Irina enrolled into Humber's Business - Marketing Diploma, and, after completing the diploma program, enrolled in and completed the Bachelors of Commerce - Digital Business Management program. Through most of her educational journey, Irina has been balancing her studies with a full-time job. Currently, Irina works remotely at a local marketing agency as a marketing manager. In fact, the company she works for is where she completed her diploma program internship.

"Going to Humber and working at the same time has taught me how important it is to be self-motivated and how many great things you can achieve by organizing your time and working hard to achieve your goals," says Irina. "The biggest life lesson I learned at Humber is to never be afraid to try new things and face your fears."

With her combined career experience and education, Irina's goal is to be a professor and researcher in a marketing related specialization.

Congratulations Irina, and best of luck with your studies!

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Program Advisory Committee Member Awarded Mind Body Spirit Award

Program Advisory Committee Member Awarded Mind Body Spirit Award

Mon, June 18, 2018

Angela DeMontigny is the Mind Body and Spirit 2018 Award recipient and one of our Program Advisory Committee members for Fashion Arts and Business.

The award is organized and presented by the Brilliant Minded Women Organization and Foundation. Founded by Agata Klimczak in 2013 it is a corporation that awards brilliant women in various fields that have gone above and beyond their duties to their families and careers. They have been trailblazers in their industries and have been inspirations to us. We are here to create networking opportunities and aim to facilitate strong bonds.

Angela DeMontigny is an internationally-renowned, indigenous designer. Her custom-made, all leather clothing collections, bold accessories & statement jewelry made of semi-precious jewels, crystals & diamonds have been sold in specialty boutiques and galleries throughout North America and Europe since 1995.

The award ceremony will be held this fall. Congratulations Angela!

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Faculty Represents the Business School at First Indigenous Fashion Week

Faculty Represents the Business School at First Indigenous Fashion Week

Mon, June 18, 2018

Fashion Program Coordinator Jennifer Dawson and Dean Alvina Cassiani represented Humber at the first-ever Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto (IFWTO).

The IFWTO was held from May 31 – June 3, 2018. The event aims to present the most distinct and progressive Indigenous artists working in fashion, textiles, and craft. And, according to the IFWTO website, they are "committed to exploring the deep connections between mainstream fashion, Indigenous art and traditional practice through presentation for broad audiences and industries. With amplified visibility of and led by Indigenous women, IFWTO is bold, inclusive and accessible."

Also present at the opening reception event, was the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. The Business School was honoured to sponsor the Indigenous Fashion, Craft and Textiles Runways Showcase.

Congratulations to the IFWTO. We can't wait to attend next year!

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Humber Fashion Trip to New York

Humber Fashion Trip to New York

Mon, June 18, 2018

Diploma, Degree, and Post Grad fashion students traveled to New York City for a fashion business trip with their Program Coordinators.

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Humber Spa “Evaluapp” to Streamline Classroom Learning

Humber Spa “Evaluapp” to Streamline Classroom Learning

Mon, June 18, 2018

George Paravantes MFA IxD, Program Coordinator Multimedia Design and Development, has helped the Humber Spa develop their "Evaluapp."

"The Humber Spa App is a Tablet Application focused on moving the conversion forward on Mobile Learning tools in the classroom. The Tablet Application is focused on helping facilitate the “Moment of Need” and feedback to students as a Mobile Learning Support Tool.

The tablet application has been designed using Human-Centered Design methods to better understand both the lab technologist and student needs. The Tablet App enables lab technologists to mark more effectively and share student feedback in real-time. The classroom tablet scenario can be either an assessment or an evaluation.

Many of the in-process evaluations and assessments technologists use in labs tend to be on paper and require a transfer to a digital LMS system which can delay crucial feedback for students. Timely feedback can help to progress students more confidently in a project in class. Critical feedback at the right moments can sometimes create the creative confidence we look to instill in the students' project and work.

Finally, the tablet application has been purposely designed to be used not just by one program at Humber but any program or school across the college that evaluates or assess in-process work. It imports banner students list and lets the technologist create Assessments and Evaluations with a rubric in a fast intuitive gesture-driven touch Interface."

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New Paralegal Degree Course Created to Promote Reconciliation with the Indigenous Peoples

New Paralegal Degree Course Created to Promote Reconciliation with the Indigenous Peoples

Mon, June 18, 2018

Keynote speaker Gabrielle Scrimshaw has inspired us to promote reconciliation by rebuilding relationships with the Indigenous Peoples of Canada.

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CRA Mississauga Hires 10 Students for the Fall Semester

CRA Mississauga Hires 10 Students for the Fall Semester

Thu, June 14, 2018

This is the third consecutive semester that Business School students have been hired at the CRA.

Most recently, five students from the Business Administration Co-op diploma and five students from the Business Administration Accounting Co-op diploma have been hired for the Fall 2018 semester. Currently, we have 11 students completing their Summer 2018 work term at their Mississauga location, 3 of which are from Business Degree programs. We are excited about this growing partnership and look forward to many more positive and valuable student experiences at the CRA Mississauga.

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Paralegal Graduates Secure Full-Time Employment

Paralegal Graduates Secure Full-Time Employment

Thu, June 14, 2018

The Tax Law Services Section of the Department of Justice Canada is hiring seven 2018 graduates of Paralegal Studies on a full-time basis in May. 

This is an unprecedented amount of hiring graduates by the Department of Justice in one year. In addition, the Department of Justice Canada has hired eight Paralegal Studies degree students from Year Three for their four-month work term placement this summer.

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Global Business Management Program Hosts Panel Discussion for 3rd Semester Students

Global Business Management Program Hosts Panel Discussion for 3rd Semester Students

Thu, June 14, 2018

The Global Business Management Panel event brought together our 3rd-semester students and committee members for a discussion.

The panel addressed the question of “What are the core 21st-century skills and competencies graduates need for success in today’s workplace?” and “How can graduates demonstrate these core skills and competencies to employers?” The members shared their insight into what students will be facing in the working world once they graduate. They provided information from their own industries (banking, portfolio management, entrepreneurship, consulting and sales) and the students engaged with the panel enthusiastically during a Q & A.

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Massage Therapy Faculty Member Recognized Internationally for Research

Massage Therapy Faculty Member Recognized Internationally for Research

Thu, June 14, 2018

HRT’s Massage Therapy Program Coordinator, Kristina Lisk, was accepted to present her Ph.D research.

She will be presenting at the International Association of Medical Education (AMEE) conference this August in Spain.

This research explored the effects of self-explanation on cognitive integration of basic and clinical sciences in novice learners and involved Humber/Guelph-Humber students as participants. Following this conference, Kristina will also share some of her work at the invite-only Rogano Meeting that will take place at the Universidad de Barcelona. Congratulations Kristina!

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Humber Students Organize Fashion Show Fundraiser

Humber Students Organize Fashion Show Fundraiser

Thu, June 14, 2018

Humber Event and Fashion students and faculty put on a fashion show at the Fierce and Fabulous Gala, a social event empowering youth and women.

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Humber Student Wins MPI’s Student of the Year Award

Humber Student Wins MPI’s Student of the Year Award

Thu, June 14, 2018

Students, Amanda Bahn and Lindsey Slade, were the only nominees at MPI's Norman Neil Student of the Year award, with Amanda taking home the honour.

MPI is a global organization of meeting and event planners with approximately 2,000 event professional members. MPI held its annual, black tie/formal wear, Royal Gala on March 8th, at Metro Toronto Convention Center with 300 participants from Ontario and Quebec. Every year, the organization recognizes event professionals for their outstanding achievements in the field of meeting and event planning at their Royal Gala Night.

This year, Humber College was the only college (out of 8 colleges and two universities) to be recognized in the Student of the year award category. Our two current students broke the long chain of wins of Ryerson for this award (the award has been in existence for over 20 years).

Students are nominated based on their community/industry/school service, other awards and professional recognition, chapter participation, scholastic merit, placement/co-op experience and references.

The winner, Amanda Banh, received the scholarship on stage and thanked Humber College for the unwavering support in building her as an event professional.

Congratulations to you both, Amanda and Lindsey!

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A Q&A with alumna Glynis Guevara, author of Under the Zaboca Tree and Black Beach

A Q&A with alumna Glynis Guevara, author of Under the Zaboca Tree and Black Beach

School of Writers

Tue, June 12, 2018

While many writers know their vocation from a very young age, others realize their calling later in life.

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Massage Therapy Alumni Dinner

Massage Therapy Alumni Dinner

Mon, June 04, 2018

On June 4th, the School of Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism hosted the first Massage Therapy Alumni dinner.

We were thrilled at the response from the alumni. While not everyone could make the event, there was a great representation of graduates from each of the five graduating classes. At the event, there was time for networking, updating and reminiscing. For the faculty team, it was rewarding to hear about the success of all of the graduates.

We are grateful that Andrew Lewarne, former faculty member and current Executive Director and CEO for the Registered Massage Therapists’ Association of Ontario, was able to say a few words to inspire excellence and participation in the massage therapy profession. Thank you to everyone who was able to attend. A HUGE thank you to Antonio Folino and the students who hosted the event. Hope to see everyone again at the next one!

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Human Resources Degree Students Present Cheque to Covenant House

Human Resources Degree Students Present Cheque to Covenant House

Fri, May 18, 2018

8th-semester students in the Human Resources Degree program made their Capstone presentations in front of their classmates and a panel of judges.

Each presentation was based on an actual "client" organization that the student team worked with throughout the semester. One of the teams worked with Covenant House, a well known not-for-profit organization that helps homeless youth, and at the end of their presentation, the group presented a representative from that organization with a cheque in the amount of $300 on behalf of their entire graduating class.

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Humber Radio Award Winers

Humber Radio Award Winers

Fri, May 18, 2018

We would like to congratulate Radio Humber graduating student Josette LaFleur for being this year’s recipient of the Rene Roth Memorial Scholarship. 

We would like to congratulate Radio Humber Diploma graduating student Josette LaFleur for being this year’s recipient of the Rene Roth Memorial Scholarship – an award given away to a student who demonstrates leadership, innovation, and creativity. Josette majored in News and would have been a favourite of the late Rene Roth- who taught sales and marketing in the Radio Humber Diploma program before losing her battle with cancer three years ago.

Also, congratulations to three Broadcast - Radio professors for winning multiple awards at the 2018 Crystals Awards held on Monday, May 7th.

Kyle Taylor, the Humber Radio Lab professor and Creative Director of Indie 88, picked up three awards for creative production excellence. Creative Production professor, Greg MacDonald of Bell Media, and his creative team won two Crystals Awards for creative excellence. And, finally, Writing for Radio professor, Larry MacInnis, also walked away with two Crystals Awards for creative writing excellence. All in all, it was a big, exciting night for RBD. It just goes to show that our students are being taught by the best in the business.

Congratulations to all on receiving these amazing honours!

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Humber Partners with Concordia's New Institute for Investigative Journalism

Humber Partners with Concordia's New Institute for Investigative Journalism

Tue, May 15, 2018

Concordia launched the Institute for Investigative Journalism, led by Patti Sonntag, a former editor in The New York Times’ News Services division.

Humber is among several other media and educational organizations partnered on this project, such as Global News, The Toronto Star, Ryerson University, and more.

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Humber And Cisco Join Forces To Enhance Technology-driven Education

Humber And Cisco Join Forces To Enhance Technology-driven Education

Tue, May 08, 2018

Initiative will link Innovation Centres, showcase education industry leadership and drive hands-on experimentation. 

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Advertising Grad Takes Lead on Award-Winning Campaign

Advertising Grad Takes Lead on Award-Winning Campaign

Tue, May 08, 2018

Valerie Mascarin, a Bachelor of Creative Advertising grad, and her team at Cossette won D&AD's Wood Pencil for their McDonald's campaign.

 

The creative and simple campaign utilizes the curves in the "M" to indicate to drivers which direction they need to go to get to the nearest McDonalds.

Watch this video of the campaign in action.

The campaign will appear in high traffic areas in downtown Toronto and the GTA, however, Cossette hopes to have the campaign implemented worldwide.

Congratulations to Valerie and her team at Cossette!

 
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Humber Journalism Wins Two BNC Awards

Humber Journalism Wins Two BNC Awards

Mon, May 07, 2018

On April 20th, 2018, Humber Journalism won two BNC Awards at the 2017 Ontario Community Newspaper Association convention. 

The BNC awards are organized by the OCNA and recognize the outstanding work of local Ontario newspapers. The student-run newspaper, Humber Et Cetera, won first prize in the General Excellence category against stiff competition in the Colleges/Universities division.

This is a tremendous honour for our third-year diploma students who write, edit and lay out the newspaper, as well as second-year students who work as reporters and supply most of the copy. Thanks to Salem Alaton for his many years of hard work helping the students produce an award-winning paper. Thanks as well to Rob Lamberti who worked magic last year to help second-year students transform their academic writing into quality newspaper copy. And a special shout out to Marlee Greig, creative advisor, and technical support. Humber Journalism also won second place in the Student News Writing category for investigative pieces that a team of third-year students wrote about the $400K rebranding of IGNITE.

Congratulations to Tyler Bloomfield (now full-time CBC contract), Brandon Austin (co-founder of a thriving social media management firm with major clients), Alana MacLeod (full-time Global News contract), Erian Amor De Los Reyes (full-time CBC contract) and Ken Kellar (moving to Winnipeg to pursue journalism there).

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RBD Success Stories

RBD Success Stories

Mon, May 07, 2018

 As the year comes to a close, our Radio and Broadcasting Diploma students, faculty and alumni show no intentions of slowing down.

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Business Administration Students Raise Funds for Haitian Children

Business Administration Students Raise Funds for Haitian Children

Tue, May 01, 2018

Business Administration students chose a fundraising project for Haitian children as part of their course work for BMGT 262, Project Management.

The students not only applied what they learned in class but also put their hearts into the project. Numerous decisions had to be made quickly and they overcame many challenges during the planning stages and on event day. The 2-hour-long event on Friday, April 13th, 2018 in the LRC included a variety of games, food and drinks as well as a GoFundMe campaign. The event was a huge success, attracting many members of the Humber community and raising over $300! As with any project, reflection after completion is an important part of project management. Students had many ideas to make the project better and they will document those in their Project Closeout Report. They have even suggested that the project should be an annual Humber event!

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Industry Leaders Speak with Fashion Management Students

Industry Leaders Speak with Fashion Management Students

Tue, May 01, 2018

Third-year Fashion Management students enrolled in the Retail Operations Management course, enjoyed a Fireside Chat with industry professionals. 

The speakers included Stephanie Tomlin, Director of Purchasing and Planning for Sporting Life, Alan Whitfield, VP of stores for Harry Rosen, and the Retail Council of Canada’s Sonny Brar. The event was not only informative but also fruitful, as it led to building a positive connection with Stephanie Tomlin at Sporting Life, who opened up three intern positions for our students!

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Paralegal Diploma Grad Secures Court Clerk and Registrar Position

Paralegal Diploma Grad Secures Court Clerk and Registrar Position

Tue, May 01, 2018

Neel Narine, a 2017 Paralegal Education graduate, started working at the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General as a Court Clerk and Registrar.

Henry Lowi, a Humber Law professor, noted that Neel always took his studies seriously, participated actively in lectures, and submitted thoughtfully-drafted assignments. Congratulations on your new position, Neel!

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Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Program Hosts Career & Appreciation Night

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Program Hosts Career & Appreciation Night

Tue, May 01, 2018

On Thursday, April 12th, 2018, an ADR Career & Appreciation Night was hosted at the Lakeshore Campus.

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Radio Alumnus Wins RAP Award

Radio Alumnus Wins RAP Award

Mon, April 30, 2018

Kenan Habibovic, a 2016 graduate of the Broadcasting – Radio diploma have won a Radio and Production Award.

Kenan is the On-Air Announcer and Production Assistant for Island Radio in British Columbia and shares the award with his team there. They won in the category of Best Commercial- Small Markets for their ad, "Ship and Shore Restaurant - Like A Pirate."

Listen to the award-winning ad, wherein Kenan voices the pirate.

Congrats to Kenan and the team at Island Radio!

 
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One On One With Industry Leaders

One On One With Industry Leaders

Wed, April 25, 2018

Radio and TV broadcasting students had the opportunity to spend time with news directors and award-winning journalists. 

They did this at the Radio-TV-Digital News Association (RTDNA) Central Canada meeting on Saturday, April 25 at Humber College, North Campus. The format was like speed-dating  where students spent five minutes with a news director or journalist.

Along with the networking opportunity, students were able to bring along a sample of their TV or radio work on a phone or tablet for some instant feedback and coaching.

The events drew students from Humber College and other broadcasting programs in and around the GTA.

Industry leaders at the event included Paul Rogers, Senior Vice President of CTV, Mike Crawley, CBC reporter, Kym Geddes, News Director at Newstalk 1010 and City News reporter Amanda Ferguson.

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Students Take a Deep Dive into Their Own Research for Massage Therapy Research Night 2018

Students Take a Deep Dive into Their Own Research for Massage Therapy Research Night 2018

Tue, April 24, 2018

On Thursday, April 12, 2018, third year Massage Therapy students displayed and presented their single case research or retrospective case studies. 

Massage Therapy students dove deep into their chosen topics by conducting extensive research over the course of three semesters. Research topics ranged from the effects massage therapy has on carpal tunnel syndrome severity and functionality to patients with low back pain.

Guests attending Massage Therapy Research Night were surrounded by various research displays along with oral presentations conducted by the students who collected the material. Jennifer Colangelo and Caitlin Jerome gave opening and closing remarks and Amanda Baskwill, Associate Dean of the School of Health Sciences, spoke about the importance of research in the massage therapy profession.

Thank you to Angela Parsons, Massage Therapy faculty, for supporting these students all semester and for organizing a successful event. Congratulations to our Massage Therapy students for collecting and presenting their findings to their fellow peers, guests and family members!

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Students Battle it Out for the Title of Best Bold Sandwich and a Cash Prize

Students Battle it Out for the Title of Best Bold Sandwich and a Cash Prize

Tue, April 24, 2018

Nutrition, Culinary and Baking students battled it out for the title of Best Bold Sandwich at the Nestle Professional Minor’s Bold Sandwich Cook-off.

With recipes in mind and cooking utensils in tow, students squared off in the E concourse at the North campus in a live cook-off. The competition was judged by Nestle, Humber College and celebrity guest judge Kartikey Bhargava from Restaurants Canada. Cash prizes included $1000 for the student who placed in first, $750 for second place and $500 for third. With a sea of eyes watching, students faced immense pressure competing amongst one another for first place. Their dishes were judged on taste, presentation and uniqueness.

Thank you to Nestle for hosting the Professional Minor’s Bold Sandwich Cook–off here at Humber College. A big congratulations goes out to Gloria Carvajal, Samantha Simms and Mihali Patel for placing first, second, and third respectively in the competition. Lastly, thank you to Kartikey Bhargava for taking part in judging the competition and to all the students who came out to watch the captivating event!

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Lights, Camera, Fashion!

Lights, Camera, Fashion!

Wed, April 18, 2018

Students from multiple programs gathered to combine their creative talents at Silverline Studios.

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Fashion Management Students Treated to VIP Visit to Panalpina

Fashion Management Students Treated to VIP Visit to Panalpina

Thu, April 12, 2018

Fourth-year Fashion Management students were treated to a VIP visit to Panalpina, one of the world’s leading freight forwarders for luxury fashion.

They met with Dimitri Brink, the Country Head of Marketing & Sales, Cindy Woodcock, Senior Communications Professional, and Kevin Wallace, Country Industry Vertical Sales Manager - Luxury Fashion at Panalpina. The team organized a stellar presentation confiding the inner workings of the company’s organizational structure and operating schedule with the students, who were invited to take a seat in the company’s boardroom.

They were also given a warehouse tour by Dave Hammond, Business Unit Head of Logistics, where they not only came up close and personal with some luxury brands but also had the opportunity to walk into a mystery Canadian retailer’s closet!

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International Business and Marketing Degree Job Market Panel

International Business and Marketing Degree Job Market Panel

Thu, April 12, 2018

A Job Market Panel was hosted by the International Business and Marketing degree programs, in collaboration with The Business School Placement Centre.

The event was well attended by students from the International Business, Marketing and Digital Business Management Degree programs, as well as faculty and staff from various departments around Humber College. The Job Market Panel of six individuals was represented by industry professionals, Program Advisory Committee members, and Humber alumni from the International Business and Marketing Degree programs.

Kicking-off with a brief introduction by members of the panel, the topics of conversation included career development, industry trends, and value creation. The students then posed industry and job-specific questions to members of the panel. Their responses were insightful and well received by the engaged and curious students. The event concluded by breaking out into a networking opportunity for the attending students.

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Paralegal PC Awarded People’s Choice Award for Judging at Osgoode Cup

Paralegal PC Awarded People’s Choice Award for Judging at Osgoode Cup

Thu, April 12, 2018

Bernie Aron, the Program Coordinator for the Paralegal Degree, received the People's Choice Award for judging the Osgoode Cup Mooting Competition.

This is the first time that the mooting teams at the Osgoode Cup were asked to select their favourite judge. Bernie was extremely honoured to be one of four judges to receive the People's Choice Award for Judging. There were over 100 judges at the Mooting Competition. Congratulations, Bernie!

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VEB Program Completes Two Web Projects for Thrilled Clients

VEB Program Completes Two Web Projects for Thrilled Clients

Thu, April 12, 2018

Humber Students working for the Voucher for E-Business Program recently completed two web-design projects for Tree of Life and GAD Technologies.

The VEB Program exists to provide small- to medium-sized businesses from many industries across Ontario with e-business solutions and social media strategies. Students from various schools and programs work at the VEB Program in a paid, extracurricular capacity. Some of the programs include Digital Business ManagementCreative Photography, and Digital Communications.

Along with Hanadi Alnawab, the Program Coordinator for the Bachelor of Commerce - Digital Business Management degree program, the students worked with the two clients to assess their vision for the website and the best way to showcase their services and products.

"We are absolutely DELIGHTED with the project completed by the VEB team led by Professor Hanadi Alnawab at Humber College," said Dr. Suzy Casimiro, Tree of Life Senior Caregiving Services. "The Tree of Life is grateful for all their hard work and that we got to meet and work with such amazing, creative individuals. We feel very privileged to have been a part of this amazing project."

Check out the designs for the VEB Program's work for Tree of Life and GAD Technologies.

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Student Employment Success Stories - Paralegal Education Diploma

Student Employment Success Stories - Paralegal Education Diploma

Thu, April 12, 2018

Congratulations to Sheena Brown, Christine Kebalo, Yuliya Lappo and Stephanie Alves, four P grads who have secured wonderful opportunities.

Sheena Brown has been recently hired to work for the Pay Equity Commission in a paid placement position starting this spring. "I am a second-year student in the Paralegal Education diploma program, and I have been passionate about pursuing a career in the legal field since I was a young child. I have made the absolute most of every opportunity available to me at Humber during the program. In addition to my school community and leadership involvement, I have made lasting impressions on my faculty and classmates and have earned a cumulative GPA of 93%."

Stephanie Alves - A 2017 graduate and P1 Licensee - has been recently hired to work as a court reporter in the Newmarket courts. "My time at Humber was excellent! Getting to know my classmates and professors didn't take very long. The students were great and very motivated like myself. The professors were inspiring and very dedicated to their students. The Paralegal Education Program equipped me with the tools I needed to succeed. The program taught me to be a professional in the legal field. With the guidance of the faculty, I was able to get a desirable field placement that led to my employment. I am a licensed Paralegal and employed with the Ministry of Attorney General. Thank you, Humber, for helping me to succeed!"

Congratulations as well to Yuliya Lappo and Christine Kebalo, who have also secured excellent opportunities. Yuliya Lappo - A 2015 graduate and P1 Licensee - was recently admitted to Osgoode Hall Law School and will be starting her studies there in September 2018. Christine Kebalo - A 2016 graduate and P1 Licensee - was recently hired as a permanent prosecutor at the MOL legal services branch after serving in that role in a contract position over the last year.

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Business Professors Present at IMC University

Business Professors Present at IMC University

Thu, April 12, 2018

Two business school professors, Ionela Bacain and Fabian Marks, attended International Masters Week at IMC University in Krems, Austria.

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International Development Post-grad Coordinator Selected to be on CCIC’s Steering Committee

International Development Post-grad Coordinator Selected to be on CCIC’s Steering Committee

Wed, April 11, 2018

Susan MacGregor, a professor/coordinator for the International Development graduate program, was selected to join a Canada-wide steering committee.

Run by the Canadian Council for International Cooperation, this committee will develop policy recommendations around the prevention and management of sexual misconduct in the International Development and Humanitarian aid sections.

Susan will be on the committee with 12 other International Development professionals from organizations including World Vision, Save the Children, the Canadian Red Cross and more. Susan is the only person from an academic institution on the steering committee. 

Congratulations, Susan on this wonderful achievement!

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Placement Centre Hosts Leadership in Business Panel

Placement Centre Hosts Leadership in Business Panel

Wed, April 11, 2018

A Leadership in Business Panel and Networking event was hosted by The Placement Centre in collaboration with the Finance Student Association. 

Over 80 students, staff and faculty from various Humber College business programs attended the event. The Panel consisted of nine industry professionals including Humber alumni from various Bachelor of Commerce programs.

The successful event began with an introduction of the members of the panel, along with a brief overview of their professional careers. The discussion was facilitated by two Finance Degree student moderators and included topics such as various leadership styles, interview and resume strategies, mentorship, as well as advice on climbing the corporate ladder. The attending students asked industry and job-specific questions touching upon issues such as building relationships, active engagement and professional communication. The responses from the panel members offered valuable advice and information to the eager students.

The conclusion of the event involved breaking out into a networking session, which offered the opportunity for the attending students to make connections. The success of the event is credited to the Industry Panel members, the Finance Student Association, and the Placement Centre.

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International Development Students Participate in a Research Roundtable

International Development Students Participate in a Research Roundtable

Mon, April 09, 2018

Ten students from the Bachelor of International Development program participated in a Research Roundtable on March 22, 2018. 

The Roundtable focused on gender inequities in entrepreneurship in Indonesia. Working with Kent Schroeder, the Principal Investigator for an ARI funded research project on the topic, the students collaboratively developed a draft research framework for the study. The draft framework will be taken to Indonesia in May where faculty and students from six universities will finalize it for the Indonesian cultural context and assist with data collection and analysis. Ultimately, the research results will be used by the Indonesian universities to revise their applied entrepreneurship curriculum to better address the needs of women-owned micro-enterprises.

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Humber Hosts Accounting Case Competition

Humber Hosts Accounting Case Competition

Mon, April 09, 2018

Business School students were selected during the Fall term to participate in a capstone course this Winter. 

The course was meant to prepare for the annual Ontario Colleges Accounting Case Competition. 

Although the host college unexpectedly cancelled the competition, Humber reacted quickly to create its own competition and awards dinner held on Monday, April 2, 2018. Six well-prepared teams competed for the title of the best-presenting team.

Following a gruelling day of time pressure preparation and presentation; the winning team was Jimmi Gill, Theon James, and Justin Paulsen

The students also voted for the peers they felt best represented the course objectives of teamwork, knowledge and presentation skills; the Peoples Choice Awards went to Theon James, Precious Ajose, and honorary mention to Casius Wray

A big thank you to Associate Dean Susan Kelsall and all the accounting faculty for their continuing support of this case competition course.

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Pinnacle Cosmetics Executive Speaks to Cosmetics Management Students

Pinnacle Cosmetics Executive Speaks to Cosmetics Management Students

Mon, April 09, 2018

Our Cosmetic Management students were pleased to welcome guest speaker Marta Etynkowski to their Ethics & Sustainability class.

Marta is a Senior Cosmetics Executive for Pinnacle Cosmetics, a private label cosmetics company located right here in Toronto. Pinnacle's range of products are paragon free, hypo-allergenic, non-comedogenic, fragrance-free and not tested on animals.

Marta commented on her visit to Humber: "I had such a great time speaking to Humber College students about ethics & sustainability in the cosmetics industry. We discussed animal testing, environmental issues, ethical sourcing, recyclable packaging, chemical and ingredient regulations, labelling, ethical advertising, and more. These young women are so well informed on the various issues relating to the beauty industry - it's incredibly inspiring! They are truly concerned about ethical and social issues, animal welfare and our planet. They're our future generation of cosmetics professionals who will be shaping the industry and making sweeping, positive changes. I couldn't be more honoured to have met them."

We too were thrilled to have Marta interact with our students and share her real-world experience and views on these key issues affecting our cosmetics industry.

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Humber Students Win Bronze Medal at CIFP Eastern Regional Case Competition

Humber Students Win Bronze Medal at CIFP Eastern Regional Case Competition

Mon, April 09, 2018

Financial Planning Postgraduate program students won 3rd place in the Canadian Institute of Financial Planners Case Competition (Eastern Regional).

The winning students were Cavan D’Mello, Matt Pietrangelo, and Alexander Puntillo. This was no small feat given the stiff competition from the other Ontario colleges. They had to analyze, solve and build a PowerPoint presentation of a complex 12-page financial planning case within a 2-hour time limit and then present that case within a 20-minute time limit to three very tough judges.

Congratulations to these students on a job well done and a special thanks to Professor Steve Bang who spent many hours outside the classroom coaching them.

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Humber Students Win Grand Prize at World Wildlife Fund’s Designing Change for a Living Planet Competition

Humber Students Win Grand Prize at World Wildlife Fund’s Designing Change for a Living Planet Competition

Mon, April 09, 2018

On Saturday, March 24th, Humber Students participated in the World Wildlife Fund’s first-ever Designing Change for a Living Planet Competition.

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Business School Faculty Members Receive Distinguished Faculty Award

Business School Faculty Members Receive Distinguished Faculty Award

Mon, April 09, 2018

The Business School awarded Suzanne Ross and Jeff Short The 2016-17 Distinguished Faculty Award at The Business School awards ceremony.

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Humber Students Win the 2018 Designing Change Competition

Humber Students Win the 2018 Designing Change Competition

Mon, April 09, 2018

On March 24th, Humber students won the Designing Change 2018 competition, organized by Sustainable Humber and the World Wildlife Fund Canada.

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Marketing Students Win Bronze Medal in Big Data Hackathon Competition

Marketing Students Win Bronze Medal in Big Data Hackathon Competition

Tue, April 03, 2018

Marketing Degree students Adam Berg, Danielle Tellier and Nicole Teixeira placed 3rd in the Big Data Hackathon 2018 Competition at Ryerson University.

The competition is sponsored by Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development and SAS. The students were competing with other post-grad students and demonstrated their strong data analytics, data visualization, team building and presentation skills throughout the competition. Congratulation to the team on their success. We are looking forward to next year’s competition.

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AMM Students Get a Glimpse of What It’s Like to Work at Twitter

AMM Students Get a Glimpse of What It’s Like to Work at Twitter

Tue, April 03, 2018

On March 15th our Advertising Media Management students visited Twitter’s Toronto office.

The objective of the visit was for students to get a feel for what it’s like to work for a tech company.

Students heard from various departments, such as sales, account management, marketing and more. The speakers gave the students an idea of what a day in the life at Twitter is like, how they got started in their career and the skill sets required to work at Twitter.

Students also had the chance to eat lunch at Twitter and spend an hour interacting with employees and asking them questions.

The day ended with a tour of the office. Students were able to see first-hand the Twitter work environment from treadmill workstations to the Twitter Blue Room and Library.

A Tweet from one of our students says it all: “What an amazing time @TwitterCanada today. Amazing experience and privilege to visit such an open workspace and being inspired by the amazing people there. Special thanks to our Professor Ivan for arranging this visit for us”

Special thanks to Twitter Canada for hosting Humber and to Ivan Pehar for continuously inspiring our students.

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Insurance Management Program Hosts Successful Career Day

Insurance Management Program Hosts Successful Career Day

Tue, April 03, 2018

Humber welcomed Trevor Buttrum, Manager of the Career Connections department from the Insurance Institute of Canada and 5 industry thought leaders. 

The reason for their visit was to speak with students from the Insurance Management Program. The event provided students with the opportunity to listen, network and engage with industry leaders on their valuable insight, experience and career advice. This was the first career event for the Insurance Management Postgraduate Program, which resulted in a tremendous success. Industry leaders that attended included representatives from Intact, Cooperators, Travelers and MiFinancial Solutions. This included a focus on disciplines that emphasized claims, management, sales and underwriting.

Overall, the event was very successful, laying the ground for this new program's Career Fair scheduled to take place in late March.

Special thanks go out to Peter Madott, faculty (Annette Palalas, Troy Bynoe and John McNeil) and Trevor Buttrum from the Insurance Institute of Canada for helping organize and conduct such a successful event.

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Walk It Out Fashion Show 2018: Haute Humber

Walk It Out Fashion Show 2018: Haute Humber

Sun, April 01, 2018

Every year, graduating Fashion Arts and Business students organize an annual fashion show called Walk it Out.

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Professors Travel to Saxion University for International Week

Professors Travel to Saxion University for International Week

Sun, April 01, 2018

Two business school professors, Jennifer Dawson and Rossie Kadiyska, attended International Week at Saxion University in the Netherlands.

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Student Presents Her Winning Essay for the Greatest High School Teacher Contest

Student Presents Her Winning Essay for the Greatest High School Teacher Contest

Sun, April 01, 2018

Fashion Arts and Business Student, Alyson Condon, submitted one of the winning essays in the Greatest High School Teacher Contest.

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International Development Degree Grad Secures Position at EQWIP HUBs

International Development Degree Grad Secures Position at EQWIP HUBs

Sun, April 01, 2018

Robin Sagi, an International Development grad, is currently the Monitoring and Evaluations (M&E) Officer for EQWIP HUBs Indonesia.

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Marketing Degree Students Impress Miele Executives with Capstone Presentations

Marketing Degree Students Impress Miele Executives with Capstone Presentations

Sun, April 01, 2018

Bachelor of Commerce, Marketing students traveled to Miele Canada headquarters to deliver their Capstone presentations.

Massage Therapy Students Participate in OCAA Basketball Tournament

Massage Therapy Students Participate in OCAA Basketball Tournament

Tue, March 27, 2018

Massage Therapy students had the opportunity to participate in the Women’s Basketball tournament by providing post-game treatments to the athletes.

It was a wonderful opportunity for our students to put their learning to work and help out our hardworking Humber athletes.

Thank you to the OCAA Women’s Basketball team for having us!

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Paralegal Students Excel at 2018 Osgoode Cup Mooting Competition

Paralegal Students Excel at 2018 Osgoode Cup Mooting Competition

Mon, March 26, 2018

Students from the Paralegal Studies degree program had incredible success at the 2018 Osgoode Cup Mooting Competition on March 3rd and 4th.

There were 109 teams from Canadian universities including McGill University, Queen's University and the University of Toronto. In total, six mooting teams of paralegal students represented Humber at the competition. And, of those six, three Humber teams advanced to the last 16 teams, a truly outstanding achievement.

On Sunday, the team of Tudor Gagea and Danny Pallag advanced to the quarter-finals and were edged out of advancing by a split decision. Tudor and a second-year student, Elizabeth Hamilton, each won a Top Ten Oralist award out of 218 mooters. This has placed Humber at the forefront of national undergraduate mooting.

The Humber mooting teams were coached by Aram Simovonian, a graduate of the Paralegal Studies degree program, who obtained his LL.B. degree at the University of Birmingham in the U.K. and his LL.M. degree at Osgoode Hall Law School. He was called to the Ontario bar in January 2018 and now teaches a course in our degree program.

Congratulations to all the students and faculty who competed in this year’s Mooting Competition.

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Students Learn About a Career in Fashion at Night Owl Event

Students Learn About a Career in Fashion at Night Owl Event

Mon, March 26, 2018

On March 14th, 2018, the fashion-focused Night Owl Networking event was hosted by The Business School Placement Centre at the Lakeshore Campus.

 

The event was well attended with over 60 Fashion Management program students, as well as students from various other Humber College Business programs. The Job Market Panel was comprised of eight professionals from multiple unique fashion industries.

The event began with a short introduction by panel members and the conversation included important topics such as continuous learning, leadership, networking and making connections. Students then asked questions about what it is like to work in the fashion industry and how to approach a mentorship relationship. The responses from the panel were well received by the attending students. The event concluded with a networking session, offering students the opportunity to make connections with industry professionals.

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Public Administration Postgrad Students Meet Mayor John Tory

Public Administration Postgrad Students Meet Mayor John Tory

Mon, March 26, 2018

David Hutcheon, Adjunct Professor in the Public Administration Program arranged for his students to see City Council’s Executive Committee meeting.

Monday, March 19, 2018, was a historic day for Toronto’s municipal governance. It was the first time that the city’s Executive Committee held its meeting outside of Toronto City Hall. The meeting was held at the Scarborough Civic Hall in Scarborough’s former municipal council chamber. It was also the last Executive Committee meeting attended by City Manager Peter Wallace who will become the first senior civil servant to serve at the top levels in three levels of government. Wallace is leaving the City to become Secretary of the Treasury Board in Ottawa. Prior to joining the city, he was a top civil servant at Queen’s Park serving as Deputy Minister of Finance and Secretary to Treasury Board and Deputy Minister and Associate Secretary of the Cabinet, Policy.

The city’s top bureaucrat tabled the much-delayed, “Long-term Financial Plan: The City of Toronto’s Roadmap to Financial Sustainability,” in which he outlined that if no new revenues are found, the city will have a $1.4 billion operating budget gap in 5 years. The report states that “there is a growing gap between council’s vision for Toronto and available funding.”

Humber students from the Canadian Municipal Government PA 5007 class were there to witness the Toronto Executive Committee meeting and met with Mayor John Tory.

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HRT Students Recognized at 2018 Awards Night

HRT Students Recognized at 2018 Awards Night

Fri, March 23, 2018

On Thursday, March 22nd, the hard work, and dedication of our amazing students was recognized at this year’s School of HRT Awards Night.

Over 300 guests gathered at the Rose Garden Banquet Hall to celebrate the exceptional students who have gone above and beyond in their programs, industries, and communities.

This year, over 120 awards were given to deserving students who excelled in areas including peer leadership, academic excellence, practical lab skills, community involvement, program specific skills and more. The School of HRT is so grateful to our generous donors, who make these student awards and recognition possible. This is the largest student award celebration we have had yet, and it couldn’t happen without the support of donors.

Congratulations to all of our 2017/2018 student award recipients and thank you to the faculty who work hard every day to guide the leaders of tomorrow!

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Journalism Instructors Receive Industry Recognition

Journalism Instructors Receive Industry Recognition

Fri, March 23, 2018

Congratulate to our journalism faculty Jayme Poisson and Richard Warnica on their recent achievements in the journalism field.

Jayme Poisson, an investigative reporter for the Toronto Star and a partial load faculty member, won the Hillman Prize for her work with David Bruser at the Toronto Star, reporting on Grassy Narrows.

Richard Warnica, who began teaching Features this semester, has been nominated for a National Newspaper Award for Best Long Feature. Check out Richard’s nominated profile of on Rebel Media’s founder, Ezra Levant.

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Nutrition Students Unlock the Potential of Food at Nutrition Month 2018 Event

Nutrition Students Unlock the Potential of Food at Nutrition Month 2018 Event

Thu, March 22, 2018

This year’s Nutrition Month is dedicated to unlocking the potential of food.

This means that nutrition educators, including our HRT students, are using this time to educate Canadians about the potential of food to fuel, discover, prevent, heal and bring us together.

Throughout Nutrition Month, groups and individuals around Canada host events to help move this goal forward. Our students did just that by planning an event right here at Humber North Campus. On March 21st, Nutrition students lined the concourse area with booths related to different nutrition topics. They educated guests on nutrition topics ranging from healthy eating for your heart and bones to the best diet for working out.

Guests also got to enjoy free food, games, and trivia, while snacking on healthy bites prepared by Nutrition students in our culinary labs. The preparation of homemade food for this event was yet another way that our students got to interact with the food and unlock it’s potential. This is a new undertaking this year for Nutrition Month!

Thanks to all of our students and staff who helped us unlock the potential of food for this year’s Nutrition Month!

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UX Design Students Present at UXInsight Conference in the Netherlands

UX Design Students Present at UXInsight Conference in the Netherlands

Thu, March 22, 2018

User Experience Design Students, Maureen Ariza Paredes and Jenna Mussar, attended the international UXInsight Conference in the Netherlands in March.

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Legal Networking Week a Hit with Students and Employers

Legal Networking Week a Hit with Students and Employers

Wed, March 21, 2018

The Placement Centre hosted its annual Business School Legal Networking Week.

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Humber Staff Member is Empowering Her Community

Humber Staff Member is Empowering Her Community

Tue, March 20, 2018

Sunjukta Das, a Placement Advisor, was in the New Canadian Media article, “Changing Ontario: South Asian Women Step Up to Empower the Community.”

The article explores the ways in which South Asian Immigrant women are changing their communities for the better. The article discusses Sanjukta’s experience with WINGS, a Mississauga-based organization helping to provide enterprising women with empowering networking opportunities.

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Nutrition Students Recognized at CAFP Awards Night

Nutrition Students Recognized at CAFP Awards Night

Tue, March 20, 2018

A group of exceptional nutrition students were recognized at the Canadian Association of Foodservice Professionals Toronto Chapter Awards Night.

After working hard all year in class and dedicating themselves to the profession, these students were recognized for their incredible achievements. In addition to academic success, these students excelled in industry involvement, participation in the CAFP student branch and presented an exemplary essay on their goals in the field of nutrition.

The Gold Plate Award winner, Bianca Avila, was honoured for achieving the highest score in the above qualities and presenting several references from industry partners. Bianca was awarded a trip to the Vancouver Conference and the opportunity to be selected for a one-year internship at Aramark Canada.

Congratulations to all of our CAFP award winners Bianca Avila, Chantelle Kee, Elizabeth Dalton, Helena Sebescen, Jessica Brzostek, Jessika Jaime, Mandisa Lau and N’ttendre Cox on this wonderful accomplishment!

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Part-Time Paralegal Instructor Receives Law Society Paralegal Award

Part-Time Paralegal Instructor Receives Law Society Paralegal Award

Tue, March 20, 2018

Harry D. Fine, a retired Paralegal Education diploma teacher, was awarded the William J. Simpson Distinguished Paralegal Award.

The William J. Simpson Award is given out by The Law Society of Ontario. Members of Ontario’s legal professions are recognized for their exceptional career achievements and contributions to their communities at the annual Law Society Awards ceremony at Osgoode Hall.

Licensed in 2008, Harry served as an adjudicator at the Ontario Rental Housing Tribunal. At the end of his term, he opened a private practice providing legal services as a paralegal. He has taught a variety of paralegal courses at various community colleges and has served as a director of both the Paralegal Society of Ontario and the Ontario Paralegal Association. He has also volunteered as president of the Landlord's Self-Help Centre.

At Humber, Harry taught as a partial load faculty member from Summer 2012 to Summer 2017. Harry supported thousands of students in their studies through his teaching and sharing of his experience as an adjudicator in his private practice. Harry focused on teaching students the skills they needed to transition from Humber to practicing as a professional paralegal.

Congratulations, Harry, on receiving this much-deserved honour.

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Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice Window Display at the Fashion Institute

Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice Window Display at the Fashion Institute

Mon, March 19, 2018

The latest window display at the Fashion Institute features the work of Fashion Arts and Business, Fashion Management, and Event Management students.

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Students Launch The Humber Business Student Association

Students Launch The Humber Business Student Association

Thu, March 15, 2018

The Humber Business Student Association (HBSA) Launch was held on March 1, 2018, at the Lakeshore Campus.

The event was well attended by over 100 business students from the Business AdministrationBusiness Administration Co-Op, and the Business Management programs. Refreshments were served, and the students engaged in networking with Degree Program Coordinators, and representatives from Toastmasters, DECA U, the Math, English and Accounting Centers, and Student Services. The HBSA leaders are busy organizing more events, a website, and a Facebook Page.

HBSA was founded in 2017 by Lakeshore business students Scott Jeffrey, Simon Young, Uju Nnamani and Bianca Domingues, with support from their Placement Centre Advisor, Janelle Vermeer and their Program Coordinator, Suzanne Iskander.

Congratulations to the HBSA on a very successful launch!

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Humber FMP and FMTV Grads Eligible for Telefilm's Talent to Watch Funding Program

Humber FMP and FMTV Grads Eligible for Telefilm's Talent to Watch Funding Program

Thu, March 15, 2018

Humber College is pleased to announce a new partnership with Telefilm’s Talent to Watch Program. 

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A Q&A with alumna Rebecca Higgins, author of The Colours of Birds

A Q&A with alumna Rebecca Higgins, author of The Colours of Birds

School of Writers

Mon, March 12, 2018

When the best-laid plans go awry, they sometimes do so with serendipitous results. 

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High School Students get Pampered at the Humber Spa

High School Students get Pampered at the Humber Spa

Thu, March 08, 2018

The Humber Spa participated in a recruitment initiative for students from Fletcher's Meadow Secondary School in Brampton Ontario. 

Along with a tour of the college, a visit to the arboretum, and a hands-on workshop in the culinary labs, the Esthetician/Spa Management students offered 80 high school students a complementary treatment so that they could experience life as a student.

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Supply Chain Management Students Compete at 2018 SCMA Student Case Competition

Supply Chain Management Students Compete at 2018 SCMA Student Case Competition

Thu, March 08, 2018

On February 24th Humber Bachelor of Commerce Supply Chain Management students competed at 2018 SCMA Student Case Competition.

Students Heather Pittman, Omar Abdulaziz, Nathaniel Pannu, and Philippe Bissonnette joined the top students from across Canada to compete and strategize solutions for a capacity and transportation problem in the 2018 Supply Chain Management Association (SCMA) Student Case Competition – partnered with PwC, FICO, VersaCold Logistics Services, and Loblaw Companies Limited – placing 5th nationally.

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Supply Chain Management Students Compete at 2018 APICS Student Case Competition

Supply Chain Management Students Compete at 2018 APICS Student Case Competition

Thu, March 08, 2018

Bachelor of Commerce Supply Chain Management students represented the Business School at Deloitte Toronto for the 2018 APICS Student Case Competition.

The student's names are Sudhanshu Salwan, Aleksandra Fila, Eric Winsor, and Stephanie Moorman – congratulations on their 3rd place ranking!

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Fashion Diploma Student Appears on the Marilyn Denis Show

Fashion Diploma Student Appears on the Marilyn Denis Show

Thu, March 08, 2018

Fashion Arts and Business diploma student, Vanessa Ariganello, appeared on the Marilyn Denis Show. 

Venessa participated in the Stylist Academy Segment with Peter Papapetrou. She and another student from Ryerson appeared on the program to learn tips and tricks of the trade. In the program, Peter gave the two stylists-in-training a person to makeover, followed by a shopping trip to put their looks together. In-studio, their client’s makeover was revealed to the studio audience, while Peter gave them feedback.

This is a very exciting opportunity and great exposure. Congratulations Vanessa!

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Fashion Student Launches Shoe Line at New York Fashion Week

Fashion Student Launches Shoe Line at New York Fashion Week

Thu, March 08, 2018

Fashion Arts and Business student, Taneish Leslie, had the opportunity and privilege of debuting her shoe line at the 2018 New York Fashion Week.

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The Placement Centre Hosts Successful Speed Networking Event

The Placement Centre Hosts Successful Speed Networking Event

Wed, March 07, 2018

Over 100 Business AccountingBusiness AdministrationBusiness Management, and Business Marketing diploma students came out to meet with employers.

Graduating students rotated from table to table to engage in short meetings with employers looking to fill their placement and job opportunities.

The event featured guest speaker, Shiv Narayanan, CMO of Wild Apricot - an expert in building inbound lead generation engines using thought leadership, content marketing, paid media, SEO and social media. Shiv's advice will help students land spectacular jobs, negotiate salaries, land promotions/raises, and start their own businesses. The event was organized by The Business School's Placement Centre, and is scheduled to occur again annually. We look forward to meeting with our employer partners again.

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Empowering Women: Success in the Workplace

Empowering Women: Success in the Workplace

Wed, March 07, 2018

The Placement Centre in collaboration with the Management Studies student association hosted a panel discussion involving female professionals. 

A panel of five working professionals from various corporate and cultural backgrounds offered valuable advice and insight into what it is like to be a woman in the workplace and how to achieve personal and professional measures of success. The successful, well-attended event provided meaningful information about the importance of empowering women. The discussion involved a range of topics including mentorship, knowing your value, fiscal responsibility, work-life balance, and mindfulness.

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Paralegal Studies Grad Pursuing Her Doctorate in Legal Studies

Paralegal Studies Grad Pursuing Her Doctorate in Legal Studies

Wed, March 07, 2018

Sara Liden, a graduate of the Paralegal Studies degree program, completed her Master of Arts: Interdisciplinary Studies degree at York University. 

She has now received admission to the Doctor of Philosophy Legal Studies program at Carleton University in Ottawa, beginning in September 2018. Sara also has an Honours degree from Trent University and was an Editor of the Humber Journal of Paralegal Access to Justice.

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Esthetician/Spa and Cosmetic Management Students Give Back to the Community

Esthetician/Spa and Cosmetic Management Students Give Back to the Community

Wed, March 07, 2018

A team of students from the Esthetician/Spa Management and Cosmetic Management diploma programs volunteered their time to give back to the community.

During an event at Michael Power/St. Joseph High School in Etobicoke, Humber students offered complimentary nail polish changes and makeup touch-ups for a Mother-Daughter Wellness Tea. The event is designed to support social, emotional, physical, and spiritual wellness for young women and their guardians. This year marked the 10th and final year of the event. Thank you to all those who made it a success.

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Event Management Students Learn from Alumni and Employers at Networking Event

Event Management Students Learn from Alumni and Employers at Networking Event

Wed, March 07, 2018

The Event Management Program recently hosted their Employer and Alumni Networking Event in the Fashion Institute at Humber Lakeshore on February 22nd.

Event Management alumni and employers representing AGO, TIFF, Talent Egg, Dundas-Yonge Square and various others were in attendance. The event accommodated a question and answer panel, employer and alumni presentations, and networking opportunities. The event succeeded in its goal to provide a mutually beneficial networking platform for students and guests.

Students, alumni and employers were able to share success stories, ideas and business expertise on the challenges and opportunities facing the Toronto event industry in an open and supportive environment. Collaborative discussion and conversation regarding the event industry and its various opportunities took place. Common interests, knowledge and resources were shared for the mutual benefit of all in attendance. Overall, the event was a great success. Thanks to all who attended!

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Meet a Few Members of Humber’s Bachelor of Commerce DECA-U Chapter

Meet a Few Members of Humber’s Bachelor of Commerce DECA-U Chapter

Wed, March 07, 2018

Bachelor of Commerce students involved in Humber’s DECA Chapter have been hard at work this year, and they have no intention of slowing down.

Human Resources Management Student Awarded 2018 Rob MacIsaac Fellowship

Human Resources Management Student Awarded 2018 Rob MacIsaac Fellowship

Wed, March 07, 2018

The Rob MacIsaac Fellowship Program seeks to cultivate innovative student research in transportation.

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Social Entrepreneurship in Action: Teens and Seniors

Social Entrepreneurship in Action: Teens and Seniors

Mon, March 05, 2018

The Social Entrepreneurship in Action course places business students in leadership roles and is an alternative to the business placement requirement.

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Humber International Development Grad Making a Difference in Mongolia

Humber International Development Grad Making a Difference in Mongolia

Wed, February 28, 2018

Ken Umali, a recent graduate of Humber's Bachelor of International Development program, is currently working in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

Ken is working as a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Advisor for Uniterra. The M&E role involves tracking the progress of Uniterra programs, ensuring that the organization is meeting its goals and objectives on time, which are skills he learned during his time at Humber.

With Uniterra - a program jointly managed by 2 Canadian international development organizations, CECI and WUSC - Ken's responsibilities include co-designing, administering, and supervising data collection activities from project partners in Mongolia. This data is used to draft reports and monitor achievements to help the program meet its overall objectives of changing people's attitudes toward the real needs of the country and to reduce poverty.

"My time at Humber was amazing!" said Ken. "I feel that the ID program has given me a clearer understanding of the development industry & practice, along with a better understanding of my own vision for my future. The program faculty come with a wealth of experience, and have equipped me with practical skills that prove to be useful in the field."

Ken's overseas placement for his Bachelor's Degree was with the Emmanuel Development Association (EDA), a grassroots development organization based in Ethiopia. He worked as EDA's Program Support Officer in the organization's regional office just a few hours from the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. With EDA, Ken tested his new skills during the implementation of USAID and Government of Canada-funded poverty reduction projects.

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Q&A with Joyce Grant about U Gloucestershire MA

Q&A with Joyce Grant about U Gloucestershire MA

School of Writers

Tue, February 27, 2018

Author Joyce Grant was so pleased with her experience at the Humber School for Writers.

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2018 SCMA Case Competition

2018 SCMA Case Competition

Mon, February 26, 2018

A team from Humber's Supply Chain Post Graduate Certificate program competed in the SCMA annual case competition and advanced to the national finals.

Approximately 30 teams competed in the cross Canada competition, simulcast from the University of Calgary, St. Mary's University (Halifax) and the McMaster Degroote School of Business in Burlington. The team advanced as one of the top five to the National round. Congratulations to Humber's SCMA case team on their achievement.

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2018 APICS Case Competition

2018 APICS Case Competition

Mon, February 26, 2018

A team from Humber's Supply Chain Post Graduate Certificate program advanced from the APICS initial case competition in October. 

The team competed against 200 teams from around the world and qualified for the regional case competition that took place simultaneously on February 23-24 in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Chicago, Costa Mesa, Mexico City, Parsippany, and Toronto. Congratulations to Humber's APICS case team for advancing to the regional round.

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Student Discusses Her Love of Cosmetics Industry

Student Discusses Her Love of Cosmetics Industry

Fri, February 23, 2018

Nicole Seow, a second-year student in the Cosmetic Management program, has been passionate about makeup since High School.

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Students Visit TJX Canada Home Office

Students Visit TJX Canada Home Office

Thu, February 22, 2018

On February 13, an enthusiastic group of Business Students, along with members of the Placement Centre, visited the TJX Canada Home Office for a tour.

Students from the Business School were welcomed by the TJX staff. The tour began with an introduction to the layout of the modern building and its many contemporary facilities such as vendor rooms, leisure areas, merchandising and more. A brief presentation about the mission, vision and values of the company was interactively presented by Ria Arora and other TJX Canada team members, including Humber alumni. The representatives answered many questions from students on career prospects at TJX Canada. Students also received insight into the day-to-day activities of buyers and merchandisers and the dynamic culture and workplace atmosphere at TJX Canada. The tour was a success with positive feedback from all who participated.

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Supply Chain Management Student Association Networking Event

Supply Chain Management Student Association Networking Event

Tue, February 20, 2018

The Supply Chain Management Student Association Networking Event was held on February 1, 2018 at the Humber College Lakeshore Campus. 

The successful evening event was a well-attended affair with over 100 students from Degree, Diploma and Postgraduate Business programs. The event was a great opportunity for students to engage in great conversation and expand their network with supply chain and logistics companies and associations. The Placement Centre was happy to contribute to this initiative in support of student work opportunities.

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Finance Industry Panel of Professionals

Finance Industry Panel of Professionals

Tue, February 20, 2018

On Tuesday, Feb 6th, the Bachelor of Commerce Finance Degree Program held an event in the G Commons at the Lakeshore campus for students. 

50 finance degree students were in attendance and were able to ask questions of a panel of finance industry professionals. On the 4-person panel was Stephen Gerry, Principal of the CFO Centre and ex-CFO of UBS Canada, John Spitman, Investment Counsellor RBC Phillips, Hager & North Investment Counsel Inc., Patrick O'Meara, Senior Director at The Canadian Institute of Financial Planning, and Michelle Hastick-Cowell, VP Wealth and Strategic Management Benson Kearley IFG.

It was an excellent learning experience for students, as they were able to ask the panel industry-related questions and hear about the panel’s industry experience. Thank you to the panel for coming out and sharing your insights with our students.

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Fashion Students Visit the ROM’s Christian Dior Collection

Fashion Students Visit the ROM’s Christian Dior Collection

Tue, February 13, 2018

On February 1st, over 200 Fashion students and faculty had the privilege of attending the Christian Dior collection event at the Royal Ontario Museum.

On February 1, over 200 students and faculty from the Fashion Arts and BusinessFashion Management and Promotions, and Fashion Management, Bachelor of Commerce programs had the privilege of attending the Christian Dior collection event at the Royal Ontario Museum. The collection showcases the works of Christian Dior from 1947 to 1957, which, after the devastation of World War II, revived the Paris haute couture industry.

The event featured a welcome and overview of the exhibit given by Alexandra Palmer, the fashion costume senior curator and chair of the Veronika Gervers Research Fellowship in Textiles & Costume at the ROM. This was followed by a main-lobby reception before the groups were brought in to view the exhibition.

Jennifer Dawson, Fashion Arts Business program coordinator, collaborated with Douglas Mandel, the VP of Dior Canada and Las Vegas, to give students exposure to this fashion visionary and vital moment in the history of western fashion.

“It’s great to learn the history of fashion, especially in a generation that is not run by social media. It’s great to see how they promoted this fashion and to see how Christian Dior played a prominent role in Canadian fashion,” said one student after viewing the exhibit.

This event was an excellent learning and networking experience for students as they prepare to launch their own Fashion Show, Haute Humber, on April 10th.

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Introducing the Michael Planche Memorial Award

Introducing the Michael Planche Memorial Award

Fri, February 09, 2018

In remembrance of our recently passed friend and faculty member, Mike Planche, The Business School has created the Michael Planche Memorial Award. 

The award will provide $1000 to a full-time student involved with toastmaster, career strategies or programs/courses that Michael taught or was involved in. In order to be considered for the award, the student must have a minimum GPA of 80, be engaged, perseverant, hardworking and who would benefit from financial assistance. The student must also be eager to help others and be a team player. 

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Insurance Management Students Score Highest Marks on CIP Exam

Insurance Management Students Score Highest Marks on CIP Exam

Mon, February 05, 2018

Scott Wright and Zhiquan (Harold) Pan, two Insurance Management - Property and Casualty program students, both went above and beyond. 

They did so by achieving the highest mark of Honors on their Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) exams. The CIP exams are notorious for being very difficult, however, through hard work, dedication and determination, Scott and Harold achieved excellence on their first attempt - a truly amazing accomplishment. Well done Scott and Harold!

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Student Success: Devon Jackson

Student Success: Devon Jackson

Mon, February 05, 2018

Devon Jackson is crafting an impressive resume: he's made a mark in the worlds of literature, theatre, music, and art.

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Professor Promotes Insurance Management Program in Industry Trade Magazine

Professor Promotes Insurance Management Program in Industry Trade Magazine

Fri, February 02, 2018

John McNeil, a part-time Professor and Program advisor of the Insurance Management - Property and Casualty program, spoke with Canadian Underwriter. 

In the interview, John discussed the advantages and benefits of the new Insurance Management - P&C program.

“We are building the next managers to mid-level managers,” explains John in the article. “They could be managers or specialists. They will have the leadership skills to lead a project or supervise people. They will be able to speak to executives in the room with confidence in presentations. We are setting up our students in such a way that they are in line for or can situate themselves for leadership roles and succeed in them.”

John also discusses the process of building the program, as well as the skills students will learn.

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Business Professor Published in European Journal of Operational Research

Business Professor Published in European Journal of Operational Research

Thu, February 01, 2018

Professor Hussam Jawad, had his paper published in the scientific journal, European Journal of Operational Research.

 

Titled “Improving Supply Chain Sustainability Using Exergy Analysis," in this paper, 

Hussam merges business and engineering sciences. He models the supply chain as a thermodynamic system to find the waste of a supply chain, in the goal of achieving a better level of sustainability.

Hussam has over 25 years of engineering and business experience. This will be his seventh published paper. Congratulations, Hussam, on this accomplishment!

       

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Accounting Diploma Students Secure Co-Op Positions With CRA

Accounting Diploma Students Secure Co-Op Positions With CRA

Thu, February 01, 2018

Seven third-, fourth- and fifth-year students from the Business Administration - Accounting diploma program secured accounting positions at the CRA. 

This marks the first time that CRA has taken college students in a co-op. The students will be working at CRA locations in Mississauga and Hamilton. Their duties will include, account compliance, such as working with taxpayers that are not up to date with their filings. One student has already been pulled off to work on an additional special project. Due to the programs excellent training in personal income tax and financial accounting, all of these students were very well prepared to take on this opportunity.

Congratulations to these seven students and best of luck with this opportunity!

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Law Student Externship Position

Law Student Externship Position

Thu, February 01, 2018

Katie Drury was accepted for admission at the University of Windsor Law School in the Canada and United States Dual J.D. program

Previously, she graduated from the Paralegal Studies degree program in June 2017. She is completing her first year of studies and was accepted for an Externship Position with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan with Judge Terrence G. Berg in Detroit. Judge Berg was nominated for his judgeship by President Obama. This court has jurisdiction over federal cases, both criminal and civil. Ms. Drury was also our first graduate to be accepted for admission to Lakehead University Law School in Thunder Bay

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Business School Grad Meets Dr. Jane Goodall

Business School Grad Meets Dr. Jane Goodall

Thu, February 01, 2018

Sabrina Rubli, a 2013 International Development alumna and Co-Founder and Executive Director of Femme International, met with Dr. Jane Goodall.

 

Femme International is an organization dedicated to promoting and teaching menstrual health and hygiene to girls across the globe in order to unleash a generation of strong, confident and healthy women. This February, Femme International hosted its stakeholder meeting for menstrual health actors in Tanzania where Jane Goodall was Femme’s guest of honour. Congratulations to Sabrina and the Femme International team on all of their important work. Make sure to follow Femme International and Sabrina on Twitter for all upcoming Femme International news.

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Degree and Postgrad Information Night

Degree and Postgrad Information Night

Wed, January 31, 2018

The Business School held its first Degree and Postgrad information session on Tuesday, January 23rd at Lakeshore campus.

The evening was a success, with over 150 potential students wanting to learn more about our degree and post-grad programs. The information session proved to be a popular recruitment tool and a second session will be planned for next year.

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Paralegal Alumnus Appointed as Justice of the Peace

Paralegal Alumnus Appointed as Justice of the Peace

Wed, January 31, 2018

Effective August 9th, 2017, Keon Lee, a 2013 Paralegal Diploma graduate was appointed as a Justice of the Peace to the Ontario Court of Justice.

Previously, Keon served as a cadet instructor officer for the Canadian Armed Forces and has also worked as a paralegal at Anderson Sinclair PC since 2013. Keon has also been volunteering with various organizations for the past 16 years, including Canadian Cadet Organizations and the Regent Park Boys and Girls Club. Congratulations, Keon, on this wonderful accomplishment!

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Faculty Member Travels to Mongolia For Volunteer Experience

Faculty Member Travels to Mongolia For Volunteer Experience

Wed, January 31, 2018

Anita A. John, Program Coordinator of the Law Clerk program, worked at the Mongolian Chamber of Commerce and Industry as a tax and e-commerce advisor.

The organization is devoted to the development of international trade and investment in Mongolia’s business community.

Anita shared international best practices in tax law that she acquired from her Masters in Tax Law. She provided recommendations to the research local tax law team on what the optimal tax rate model for the current Mongolian tax law system should be. Anita presented a leadership seminar to the Women’s Entrepreneurial Council. Additionally, Anita presented two seminars on e-commerce with topics ranging from customer relationship management to using social media as digital tools to leverage the export potential of small and medium business enterprises.

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Marketing Students Visit Miele Canada Headquarters in Preparation of Capstone Project

Marketing Students Visit Miele Canada Headquarters in Preparation of Capstone Project

Mon, January 29, 2018

This January, Marketing, Bachelor of Commerce students visited the Miele headquarters in preparation for their marketing capstone project.

Taught by Dr. Youssef Youssef, two teams will be working on a strategic marketing plan for Miele Canada, aiming to increase Miele’s market share in the Canadian market.

Miele is a German-based manufacturer of high-end electro domestic appliances and commercial equipment. The company was founded in 1899, and has always been a family owned and run company.Today, in North America, Miele is marketed as a high-end major appliance brand. The students were warmly received by Mr. Yves Dalcort, President of Miele Canada, Mr. Nelson Fresco, Vice President, Mr. Marco Distler, Director, Miele Retail, and Mr. Alan Le, Marketing Analytics manager.

During the visit, the students were introduced to Miele’s Business Model as well as to Miele’s products and services. After a visit to the Miele showroom, the students participated in a brainstorming session with Miele’s executive team on the results of the brand audit conducted by the students.

In the coming weeks, the two teams will be hard at work devising their strategy. They will then present their strategy to Miele’s Marketing team, as well as Miele’s Global CEO. This is a very exciting opportunity for our students and we wish them the best of luck as they work on what are sure to be excellent strategies.

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Humber College and Festo Didactic Launch Five-year Workforce Development Training Program

Humber College and Festo Didactic Launch Five-year Workforce Development Training Program

Fri, January 26, 2018

The Partnership is designed to equip students and workers with new skills for the future economy. 

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Humber Receives $5 Million From the Barrett Family Foundation

Humber Receives $5 Million From the Barrett Family Foundation

Fri, January 26, 2018

Donation will fund scholarships and help build a Technology and Innovation Centre. 

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Visiting Scholars at the Business School

Visiting Scholars at the Business School

Fri, January 26, 2018

This semester, 2 visiting scholars - Dr. Sahil Raj and Dr. Renata Guidi - will call Humber their new home as they conduct their postdoctoral research.

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Business School Faculty Celebrate Career Milestones

Business School Faculty Celebrate Career Milestones

Thu, January 25, 2018

In 2017, a number of our faculty members celebrated 10- and 25-year anniversaries working at the Business School.

We wouldn’t be the leading polytechnic institution without all of their hard work and commitment over the years. Congratulations to the following faculty members on their career milestones. 

10 Years: Susan Kelsall, Tara Kuipery, Mary Anne Myers, Antonietta Perretta, Ramesh Saxena, Kent Schroeder, Ellen Sparling, Bradley Witt. 

25 Years: Ihor Sokolyk

Thanks to all those listed above for your years of hard work and dedication!

 
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The Business School Hosts the Humber College Marketing Competition

The Business School Hosts the Humber College Marketing Competition

Thu, January 25, 2018

The Business School decided to host our very own Humber College Marketing Competition in place of the Ontario Colleges Marketing Competition.

They organized guest judges from faculty and Program Advisory Committee, booked prep rooms on-campus, and gathered runners and helpers for the big day. The event was a huge success with the top prizes being awarded to:

  • First place cases - Marketing - Josh Campbell- Shields, Laura Muto, Mike Slifierz - Coaches: Christine McCaw and Akash Kumar
  • Second - Research - Leslie Araoz, Erik Watt-Sorensen - Coach: Shawn Richards
  • Third - International - Penelope Boucher, Gohar Shah - Coach: Ellen Sparling
  • Sales Presentation - Max Parkes - Coach: Will Mlacak
  • Job Interview - Sryava Medasani - Coach: Jenn Dawson
  • Quiz Bowl - Disha - Coach: Sebastien Charette

We would like to send out a big thank you to our HCMC Full Coaching Team: Ellen Sparling, Christine McCaw, Sebastien Charette, Will Mlacak, David Shinwell, Jennifer Dawson, Sheila Moore, David Bartolini, Duncan Fletcher, Shawn Richards, Fabian Marks, Christopher Dunsmuir and Student Coach: Akash Kumar.

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Humber Lakeshore is a Fair Trade Campus: A First for Ontario

Humber Lakeshore is a Fair Trade Campus: A First for Ontario

Thu, January 18, 2018

Early in January, students, staff and guests gathered to celebrate the designation of Humber College Lakeshore Campus as a Fair Trade Campus.

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Students Help Businesses with E-Business Solutions and Strategies through VEB Program

Students Help Businesses with E-Business Solutions and Strategies through VEB Program

Mon, January 15, 2018

At Humber, we are committed to making sure our students get real-world experience and are career-ready.

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Paralegal Student Wins at 2017 Capital Cup Mooting Competition

Paralegal Student Wins at 2017 Capital Cup Mooting Competition

Tue, January 02, 2018

Tudor Gagea, a third-year Paralegal Studies degree student, won a Top Ten Oralist Award at the 2017 Capital Cup Mooting Competition in Ottawa

The Capital Cup is an annual debate competition. This year, over 180 students argued a 2016 provincial case of New Brunswick, R v Comeau, where a man was arrested for possessing more than the legal amount of alcohol not bought from New Brunswick’s liquor corporation.

Tudor first heard about the competition from Paralegal program coordinator, Bernie Arnon. In preparation for the competition, Tudor and his teammates attended weekly sessions where they read through cases several times in order to develop a solid understanding of the issues. From there, they presented arguments and gave feedback to each other.

“Getting involved with mooting at Humber was one of the best decisions I've ever made,” says Tudor. “I've made connections with peers and mentors that will last a lifetime. I've also gotten a deeper insight into my field and have been able to apply my advocacy skills in a way that's rewarding and meaningful.”

Congratulations, Tudor, on your success!

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Massage Therapy Students Host Massage Therapy Awareness Day

Massage Therapy Students Host Massage Therapy Awareness Day

Wed, December 20, 2017

Our Massage Therapy students hosted Massage Therapy Awareness Day to educate the Humber community about the benefits it has on our overall health.

The E concourse was filled with visual presentations displaying the different elements that contribute to the massage therapy profession such as a pregnancy booth, a postural assessment, and a section solely dedicated to the importance of a trusting relationship between a patient and their massage therapist.

Students walking by the E concourse were encouraged to participate in several interactive games and quizzes based off of the information that was being presented at all the interactive booths. Visitors had a chance to win a free Massage Therapy appointment at Humber’s Massage Clinic by visiting all 11 booths and collecting stamps as they passed through. Ballots were drawn at the end of the day, and three lucky winners walked away with a free massage and a better understanding of massage therapy as a regulated health care profession.

Thank you to all the Massage Therapy students for putting together their visual presentations and dedicating your time to inform your fellow peers about your chosen profession.

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International Development Students Aid Canadian Forces in their Refugee Crisis Training

International Development Students Aid Canadian Forces in their Refugee Crisis Training

Tue, December 19, 2017

For two weekends, students from the International Development postgraduate program lived on Trenton Base, assisting with a large readiness exercise.

 

This exercise - which lasted 6 days - involved ID students and Canadian Forces members role-playing a refugee crisis scenario. Humber students played a variety of roles during the 6-day educational exercise such as international aid workers, UN employees, refugees and general civil society, while the military members played themselves.

The students were asked to participate in the exercise by Lt. Col. Allan Best, an alumnus of Humber’s International Development Management Certificate program as well as a frequent guest speaker at Humber. In the evening, Lt. Col. Best and the military members received feedback about the day's events from ID students, which everyone present found very rich and informative. Initially, the military was only looking for bodies to play roles; however, after this experience, they are keen to formalize the partnership such that this happens once a year.

The Humber ID students were able to learn valuable skills through this unique opportunity, such as problem-solving, thinking under pressure and teamwork. They were able to see first-hand how international military actors respond to humanitarian situations, as well as their limitations in those scenarios.

Thank you to Lt. Col. Allan Best and the Canadian Forces for inviting our students to take part in this wonderful exercise, and to our International Development students for being dedicated and professional participants.

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Winter Festival of Lights "Deck the Falls" Contest Winners

Winter Festival of Lights "Deck the Falls" Contest Winners

Tue, December 19, 2017

Congratulations to all of our Interior Decorating students who participated in the Winter Festival of Lights competition.

Bahar Honarpisheh and Sophie Bisnaire have won the Festival of Lights competition for their incredible work on the Radisson Hotel.

"The top student-designed venue was the Radisson Hotel and Suites Fallsview. Students Sophie Bisnaire and Bahar Honarpisheh created an arctic woodland theme featuring a giant polar bear as the focal point. The duo scored a $1,500 bursary in support of their education for their efforts." - Richard Hutton

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Fashion Students Attend Higher Education Summit

Fashion Students Attend Higher Education Summit

Tue, December 12, 2017

On November 26 & 27, 2017, Fashion Arts and Business students attended the annual Higher Education Summit at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel.

There they displayed their award-winning, student-driven exhibit of a pop-up retail space dedicated to steampunk.

The Higher Education Summit is an annual high-powered event that explores the top issues affecting postsecondary education today. The Summit features networking opportunities for students in attendance, as well a talks with leading educators and leaders. Some featured speakers at this year’s Summit included Daniel H. Pink, Ellen Stofan, Neil Pasricha and more.

Congratulations to the students and faculty that attended this year’s Higher Education Summit.

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Opportunities in the Retail Sector – Powerhouse Retail Services

Opportunities in the Retail Sector – Powerhouse Retail Services

Thu, December 07, 2017

On December 5, 2018, The Business School Placement Centre hosted an information session with Powerhouse Retail Services at the North Campus.

On December 5, 2018, The Business School Placement Centre hosted an information session with Powerhouse Retail Services at the North Campus. According to the company representatives, the three pillars in their sector include merchandising, warehousing and replenishment. In today’s busy world, the most iconic retailers and brands are partnering with Powerhouse Retail Services to ensure their operations are running optimally. The session gave an overview of the company, its culture, along with information about placement and job opportunities available. Students were excited to learn about the company and the prospects for placements and permanent employment. Powerhouse foresees expansion in its team over the next several years.

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From Concept to Reality: This Humber Cosmetic Grad Makes It Happen

From Concept to Reality: This Humber Cosmetic Grad Makes It Happen

Wed, December 06, 2017

After graduating from the Humber Business School, Elisa started working at Orchard International as a Cosmetic Product Developer.

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Civil Faculty Member Gets Published

Civil Faculty Member Gets Published

Wed, December 06, 2017

Congratulations to civil faculty member Adrianna Mema!

Mema's paper on “Answering the Challenges of Health and Safety for the Small Contractor” has recently been accepted by The International Forum on Engineering Education for presentation and publication in conference proceedings.

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Fashion Management Students Attend Talk Featuring Shopify CEO, Harley Finkelstein

Fashion Management Students Attend Talk Featuring Shopify CEO, Harley Finkelstein

Tue, December 05, 2017

Members of The Business School Placement Centre accompanied eight Fashion Management students to an event featuring Harley Finkelstein, COO, Shopify. 

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There's No Stopping Our Bachelor of Commerce DECA-U Chapter

There's No Stopping Our Bachelor of Commerce DECA-U Chapter

Tue, December 05, 2017

The Humber DECA-U chapter competed in Ryerson’s “Evolve” Conference, where Business students placed 2nd in the Marketing Management category.

Faculty Member Travels to Bhutan to Give Lecture on his New Book

Faculty Member Travels to Bhutan to Give Lecture on his New Book

Tue, November 28, 2017

Kent Schroeder, the Director of International Development Projects, recently travelled to the Himalayan country of Bhutan. 

He was invited to speak about his new book to an audience of government officials, business leaders and civil society representatives.

The book, entitled Politics of Gross National Happiness: Governance and Development in Bhutan, has its origins in two international development projects implemented by the Business School.

It explores the political dynamics surrounding the implementation of Bhutan’s unique alternative economic development paradigm and focuses on the larger practical and theoretical implications for alternative economic development beyond Bhutan’s borders. The book is published by Palgrave Macmillan.

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Esthetician/Spa Management Grad Excels in Industry

Esthetician/Spa Management Grad Excels in Industry

Fri, November 24, 2017

Kaileigh Gunn always had a passion for esthetics and cosmetics. From a young age, she knew she wanted to pursue a career in this industry.

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Spa Management Grad Excels in Nail Art

Spa Management Grad Excels in Nail Art

Wed, November 08, 2017

Art comes in all forms and can be displayed in all types of venues. 

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Carolyn Boll, Author of Social Dance: A Book of Ballroom Poetry

Carolyn Boll, Author of Social Dance: A Book of Ballroom Poetry

School of Writers

Wed, November 01, 2017

A good creative mentor is one whose wisdom and guidance carries you forward as you hone your craft and build your career.

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Bronze for Humber at WorldSkills

Bronze for Humber at WorldSkills

Thu, October 19, 2017

Humber grads Theo Willert and Avery Bird have won bronze in the mechatronics category at the WorldSkills 2017 competition in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

The two electromechanical engineering grads, who previously won gold in mechatronics at Skills Ontario and Skills Canada, also won Best In Nation for their performance among the other Canadian competitors.

This is the first time Canadian competitors have won a medal at the bi-annual WorldSkills competition. They were the only Canadian team that medaled this year.

Theo and Avery were coached by Neal Mohammed, Anthony Nyman and Mauricio Toigo, and were supported by many others in the Humber community as well as numerous industry partners.

Congratulations to Theo and Avery!

Watch the video to see Humber grads Theo Willert and Avery Bird win bronze in the mechatronics category at the WorldSkills competition.

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Students and Faculty Help Launch 100 Years of Heritage Fashion Exhibit

Students and Faculty Help Launch 100 Years of Heritage Fashion Exhibit

Wed, October 18, 2017

As a tribute to Canada 150, the Humber Fashion Institute and the Fashion Management and Promotions program presented “100 Years of Heritage Fashion”. 

This exhibit of vintage Male and Female fashion spans 100 years of Canada’s fashion history (from the 1880s to the 1980s) and has been loaned to the Institute by Mr. Robert Wain.

The exhibit was led by Wayne McLennan, Professor of Visual Merchandising, with the assistance of the collector, Robert Wain and Rossie Kadiyska, Program Coordinator. Twenty students from the Visual Merchandising class of the Fashion Management and Promotions Program volunteered and worked Friday evening to set up the exhibit and Saturday during the day to host and clear the exhibit.

The exhibit received excellent feedback from the community. Many visitors expressed their gratitude towards the exhibit and commented that it allowed them and the community to connect with the beauty of fashion. The students were honoured to welcome their first visitor, Alvina Cassiani, Dean of the Business School and an ardent student and fashion supporter.

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Winnie Nwakobi

Winnie Nwakobi

Tue, October 17, 2017

Arts administration means different things to different arts managers.

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Photography Grad Provides Cover for Snowboard Canada Magazine

Photography Grad Provides Cover for Snowboard Canada Magazine

Mon, October 16, 2017

Please join us in congratulating Chris Fitzsimmons on his current publication on the cover of Snowboard Canada Magazine!

 

Chris is a recent graduate of the Photography program and has been working part-time with the School of Media Studies for the past 2 years. Outside of Humber, Chris continues to work on career development and honing his craft behind the camera. A natural result to his outstanding efforts, Chris’ hard work has been deservedly rewarded.

Snowboard Canada Magazine has been Canada’s premier national snowboard magazine for more than two decades, and has outsold all other snowboard magazines since their launch in 1992.

Chris will also be featuring a collection of his work at his first solo art exhibit “Busy Boarding”, this Saturday, October 13, 2018, and Moguls in Mocean in Orangeville, from 5:30 to 8:30pm. All are welcome to attend.

We are fortunate to have someone like Chris on our team, and we wish him even more success in the future!

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Tech Week Fall 2017 A Huge Success

Tech Week Fall 2017 A Huge Success

Thu, October 12, 2017

The Digital Business Student Association hosted its second Tech Week. 

Students, faculty and Humber community members came out to attend hands-on workshops on MS Excel, Shopify, Google AdWords and Analytics, and Filmora.

Representatives from Shopify attended Tech Week to lead the Shopify workshop. Students and alumni also got involved in leading the workshops as grads Martin Perez and Chad Fernandez led the Google Adwords and Analytics Workshop and fourth-year student Lauren Ashmore gave a tutorial on Filmora.

Thank you to all the organizers, attendees, instructors and volunteers involved in making Tech Week a success once again. 

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2017 Employer Appreciation Event a Success

2017 Employer Appreciation Event a Success

Thu, October 12, 2017

On Thursday, October 5, 2017, the Business School Placement Centre hosted its annual Employer Appreciation Event at the Humber Lakeshore Campus.

Almost 400 attendees were welcomed into the beautiful G Commons. Of those attendees, over 160 were industry partners who have continued to successfully support students through work-integrated learning opportunities. Our student volunteers worked tirelessly to promote their programs and engage in thoughtful conversations with industry partners, faculty, staff and other students.

This open house and social served as a thank you for our employers who continue to support our students, while also providing students of the Business School an opportunity to promote their programs and liaise with industry professionals to grow their networks.

The event was a great success and valuable connections were made.

The Business School Placement Centre would like to thank our industry partners, faculty, administration, students and guests whose presence contributed to the event’s success.

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Canadian Retail Educators Association’s Inaugural Retail Charrette

Canadian Retail Educators Association’s Inaugural Retail Charrette

Tue, October 10, 2017

Three students from Humber's Fashion Management programs participated in the Canadian Retail Educators Association's inaugural Retail Charrette.

The 2017 CREA Charrette is an intensive, interdisciplinary, team-learning experience held during Retail Week at the Ted Rogers School of Retail Management. Teams were challenged with a complex problem related to the Downtown Yonge Business Improvement Area. Veronika Kizhlo (Fashion Management, Bachelor of Commerce), Diliana Karaleva (Fashion Management and Promotions) and Mananshi Patel (Fashion Arts and Business) participated alongside students from Ryerson University, Fanshawe and Seneca Colleges. Bruce Sinclair, Program Coordinator, Bachelor of Commerce – Fashion Management acted as a mentor to the Charrette groups.

The event was a great success and we hope to encourage more students to participate next year. Pictured are Veronika Kizhlo and Diliana Karaleva.

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Students Launch The Business School Hospitality and Tourism (H&T) Club

Students Launch The Business School Hospitality and Tourism (H&T) Club

Wed, October 04, 2017

On Thursday, September 28th, The Business School Hospitality and Tourism (H&T) Club held its first-ever meetup.

The H&T Club was founded by a pair of enterprising and enthusiastic third-year degree students - Kaitlyn H. and Chris A. - in the Bachelor of Commerce - Hospitality and Tourism Management program.

The event was a mix and mingle affair attended by 25 business students. Refreshments were served, and the students enjoyed meeting some like-minded people and learning more about the club. A competition was also held to come up with a name for the club. The prize for the person who comes up with the winning name will be a “dinner for two” at the Humber Room.

During the meeting, Chris and Kaitlyn along with Program Coordinator, Ramesh Srinivasan spoke to those in attendance about the club’s mandate, which is to:

  • Provide a forum for all students in the Hospitality and Tourism Management degree program to network with hospitality and tourism industry leaders and professionals
  • Develop a calendar of events that would take place each semester at Humber and in the GTA to profile the degree program and its students
  • Plan site visits to hotels and attractions in the GTA, wineries in the Niagara region, industry-related shows such as the Gourmet Food and Wine Expo (Nov. 2017) and the Restaurants Canada Show (Feb 2018)
  • Engage with the employers and stakeholders in the hospitality and tourism industry to learn about best practices and new developments in the industry

The club leaders plan to organize a meeting every month each semester. They also fully expect attendance to increase as word of mouth about the club spreads.

Congratulations to the H&T Club on its first meeting. We're looking forward to hearing about its activities as the school year progresses. 

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International Business Grad Places in Top Ten in the Peter Drucker Challenge Essay

International Business Grad Places in Top Ten in the Peter Drucker Challenge Essay

Tue, October 03, 2017

Shivanie Mangal, an International Business graduate, was recently selected as one of the winners of the Global Peter Drucker Challenge Essay 2017.

The Challenge is an annual competition where students and young professionals from around the world write and submit a personal narrative essay based around the management philosophy of Peter Drucker.

This year’s entrants were asked to write a narrative-based essay on the theme of human prosperity in a changing world. Shivanie placed in 6th place out of ten in the Manager/Entrepreneur Category. Her essay discusses the power of human potential and people's drive to live a happy, successful and meaningful life despite the societal and economic factors preventing many people across the globe from doing so.

As a winner, Shivanie will have the privilege of travelling to Vienna, the birthplace of Peter Drucker, to participate in the 9th Global Peter Drucker Forum on November 16-17, 2017. She will be able to attend the Drucker Challenge Get-Together and Speakers' reception at City Hall, the Gala event/Awards ceremony and a guided tour at Schönbrunn Palace. She will also receive a certificate of achievement and a one-year-all-access subscription to the Harvard Business Review.

Congratulations, Shivanie, on winning this award and writing a fantastic, moving essay. 

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Humber Duo Represents Canada at International Skills Competition

Humber Duo Represents Canada at International Skills Competition

Sat, September 30, 2017

Avery Bird and Theo Willert are gearing up to represent not only Humber, but all of Canada as well, at the upcoming World Skills competition.

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Fashion Management Program Coordinator Visits Namuna College of Fashion Technology

Fashion Management Program Coordinator Visits Namuna College of Fashion Technology

Wed, September 27, 2017

Jennifer Dawson, Program Coordinator of the Fashion Management program, visited the Namuna College of Fashion and Technology on July 14, 2017.

An introductory meeting was held between her and officials of the college during which information on the respective educational institutions were shared. She also had a lively interaction with students and faculty members of the college during a tour of Namuna college. A token of remembrance was presented to her by Anil Kumaar Upadhyay on the college's behalf.

The visit was facilitated by the Federation of Women Entrepreneurs Association of Nepal (FWEAN) and also present were Ramola Sthapit (Officer Manager, FWEAN) and Shreejani Tuladhar (Member, FWEAN).

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Eager Students Learn About Career Prospects During 2017 Ontario Internship Info Session

Eager Students Learn About Career Prospects During 2017 Ontario Internship Info Session

Wed, September 27, 2017

On September 20th, The Business School Placement Centre hosted Michael Theriault, Program Consultant at the Treasury Board Secretariat. 

The event was an information session about the Ontario Internship Program. Successful candidates will work in one of the following areas during two, 12-month assignments: Business and Financial Planning, Communications, Human Resources, Policy Development, Labour Relations, Information Technology.

The hour-long session was attended by over 50 students, faculty and staff from various Business programs. The session began with a presentation from Michael, informing students about the features of the Ontario Internship Program and the high possibility of securing a full-time job within the Public Sector upon completion of the two assignments. He also highlighted the fact that Humber is one of the select few Colleges in Ontario that has been added to the campus circuit and visited each fall by a Program Consultant due to the high level of success that past Humber Alumni have achieved within the program.

Following the presentation, students were invited to a Q&A session and on conclusion, were given added information about the website where students can access additional resources about this opportunity.

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Professors Teach Entrepreneurship to Instructors in Ethiopia

Professors Teach Entrepreneurship to Instructors in Ethiopia

Thu, September 21, 2017

Peter Sirois and Jim Skinner of the Business School recently returned from an assignment in Ethiopia where the year is 2010.

Not only do Ethiopians have a different calendar from ours, (theirs has thirteen months) but the clock is different as well. In Ethiopia, 1:00 AM is what we’d call 7:00 AM, because their clock cycle starts at our 6:00 AM (which is around dawn) and goes to 6:00 PM (dusk) which is 12:00 for them. Confusing? “Not really,” says Skinner “because the Ethiopians are very accommodating to our customs and generally translate the time into one that makes sense for us.”

He and Sirois were delivering training workshops on “the teaching of entrepreneurship” for instructors in the Ethiopian college system. In an attempt to modernize the economy, the Ethiopian government wants all college graduates to be trained in starting up their own businesses. However, this is a huge challenge for the many instructors charged with this task, since they have little entrepreneurial training or experience themselves. As well, instructional materials are in short supply and many of the rural areas still lack reliable broad band service. But Sirois points out that “what they lack in resources, they more than make up for with enthusiasm and hard work.”

The Business School at Humber was a natural choice for this project since it has a long history of preparing colleges in developing countries to deliver entrepreneurship training. Humber has successfully conducted many of these programs in Asia, Africa, South America and the Caribbean. So, was Ethiopia different? “Yes and No,” Sirois and Skinner agree.

Instructors in Ethiopia are accustomed to using lecture-based teaching methods, often with instructors writing notes on the board and students copying. In the rural areas of Ethiopia, which, for the most part, contain a large portion of the population, teachers have limited I.T resources at their disposal. Sirois and Skinner’s challenge was to use the martials they had at their disposal, as well as using more interactive teaching techniques to engage the students.

In this regard, the two professors feel they were successful. They taught multi-layered workshops that combined lectures, lessons and discussions about teaching entrepreneurship with interactive instructional activities that engaged students. The enthusiasm of the students was very apparent, as they would frequently volunteer answers and comments and displayed great joy and humor during interactive activities.

Sirois and Skinner also discovered that returning to the year 2017 was an adventure in itself: "The environment is unique, partly because of the altitude,” says Skinner. “Addis Ababa is around 8,000 feet so you can get a direct flight in there from Toronto, but coming back, if the plane had enough fuel to get to Toronto, it would be too heavy to take off in the thin Addis air. So all flights home go through London or one of the European hubs, in order to refuel.”

On the other hand, Sirois points out, “The people of Ethiopia are pretty much the same as people everywhere else in the world.” Even if they are living in 2010.

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Inaugural PEN Canada-Humber College Writers-in-Exile Scholarship Awarded to Ava Homa

Inaugural PEN Canada-Humber College Writers-in-Exile Scholarship Awarded to Ava Homa

School of Writers

Tue, September 19, 2017

Echoes from the Other Land Author to work with David Bezmozgis on new manuscript.

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Fashion Arts Professor Promotes Women Entrepreneurship in Nepal

Fashion Arts Professor Promotes Women Entrepreneurship in Nepal

Thu, September 14, 2017

Jennifer Dawson, a professor and Program Coordinator for the Fashion Arts and Business program, participated in a life-changing volunteer opportunity.

Jennifer volunteered with the Federation of Women Entrepreneurs Association of Nepal (FWEAN). The mandate of FWEAN is to empower and inspire Nepali women and assist them with their entrepreneurial and business endeavours.

As part of the Leave for Change program, Jennifer travelled to Nepal for a three-week stay to assist FWEAN in their mandate. She conducted workshops on Leadership and Management to women entrepreneurs, while also promoting women entrepreneurship through advocacy and networking. When she wasn’t teaching, Jennifer was enjoying Nepali culture, food, sites and fashion.

“My Leave for Change was an experience of a lifetime, and I will cherish the memories forever,” said Jennifer of her volunteer experience. "I would like to thank Humber College for allowing me to demonstrate leadership and expand my personal and professional horizons while acquiring a deeper understanding of international development.”

Leave for Change is a program that is a part of Uniterra and is managed by two non-profit organizations: World University Service Canada (WUSC) and the Canadian Centre for International Studies and Cooperation (CECI). Humber College is partnered with Leave for Change and sponsors full-time Humber employees to participate and volunteer their expertise around the globe.

Congratulations Jennifer on your amazing work in Nepal. Thank you for volunteering your time and expertise to this worthy cause.

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Humber Strikes Gold At Skills Ontario

Humber Strikes Gold At Skills Ontario

Wed, September 13, 2017

Skills Ontario’s annual competition took place in Toronto this year – and Humber was a proud supporter.

Students participated in a variety of competitions, including culinary, cabinetmaking and mechatronics. Humber did extremely well this year, winning three gold, two silver and two bronze medals.

Congratulations to all our winners:

  • Derick Cheaney won gold in the Mechanical CAD competition.
  • Spencer Brown won gold in the Cabinetmaking competition.
  • Mateusz Cwalinski and Bogdan Malynovskyy won gold in the Mechatronics competition.
  • David Anselmo and Zachary Goodman won silver in the Mechatronics competition.
  • Divya Manivannan won bronze for the IT Software Solutions for Business competition.
  • Andrew Vassallo won bronze for the Automation and Control competition.
  • Brie Girdler won silver in the Landscape Design competition.
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Success Story: Dan McKinnon

Success Story: Dan McKinnon

Tue, September 12, 2017

Like many arts managers, Dan McKinnon juggles a busy creative practice with an even busier day job helping fellow artists.

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GBM Students Launch Humber GBM Student Association

GBM Students Launch Humber GBM Student Association

Mon, September 11, 2017

This past June, students in the Global Business Management program launched the Humber GBM Student Association

According to the GBM Association website, their mission is to “offer support and guidance to all Global Business Management students in transition from school to the Canadian labour market.”

Since the Association's launch, the management and executive teams have been busy organizing networking events, student and alumni meet-and-greets and workshops, as well as posting bi-weekly profiles of GBM alumni on the blog and composing and distributing monthly email newsletters.

To date, their biggest event was the Humber GBMSA Networking Event on July 18th, which was also the official launch of the GBM Student Association. The event was a huge success, as over 100 students, alumni and industry professionals attended. Current GBM students had the chance to interact with GBM alumni and listen to them speak about their work experiences during panel discussions. 

It’s wonderful to see students take initiative, help their peers, network and launch new ventures like the GBM Student Association. It’s exactly the type of values and skills we teach at The Business School - this mindset and work ethic is essential for future success.

Congratulations to all those involved in the GBM Student Association. Keep up the great work, and we can’t wait to see what events and initiatives the GBM Student Association launches next.

If you would like to connect with the GBM Student Association, follow them on FacebookLinkedIn and Twitter

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Business Professor Volunteers with GENET in Blantyre, Malawi

Business Professor Volunteers with GENET in Blantyre, Malawi

Tue, August 29, 2017

Ionela Bacain, an Accounting Professor and Program Coordinator, travelled to Blantyre, Malawi as a Leave for Change volunteer.

From July 23rd to August 11th, Ionela worked with the Girls Empowerment Network (GENET) in Blantyre as a Financial Management Advisor. According to their website, GENET Malawi is a "local young women’s rights organization and a grassroots movement of girls and young women that works to support and improve the well being of vulnerable and marginalized girls in Malawi."

While working in their Finance and Accounting Department, Ionela made suggestions and recommendations in regards to their financial policies, filing, reporting and their using QuickBooks software for accounting transactions. In addition to her financial assistance, Ionela helped to contribute to the larger issue of empowering women in this section of the globe.

"During my assignment, I was fortunate to interact with a great, hard-working team that was receptive to the recommendations and suggestions I made to the finance department," said Ionela of her experience with GENET. "I had a great opportunity to improve my collaboration and team working skills and experience a friendly working environment."

Leave for Change is a program that is a part of Uniterra and is managed by two non-profit organizations: World University Service Canada (WUSC) and Canadian Centre for International Studies and Cooperation (CECI). Humber College is partnered with Leave for Change and sponsors full-time Humber employees to participate and volunteer their expertise around the globe.

We would like to welcome back Ionela from her mandate and thank her for volunteering her time and expertise to this amazing cause.

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International Student Continues Legal Studies at Utrecht University

International Student Continues Legal Studies at Utrecht University

Tue, August 29, 2017

Satu Flynn, an international student from Finland, has been accepted into the Master of Law Programme in European Law at Utrecht University

In 2016, Satu completed three years of The Business School's Bachelor of Paralegal Studies program, and the law modules she completed at Humber College were sufficient to qualify her for admission to graduate studies at Utrecht University. Her only other prerequisite for admission was the successful completion of a course on EU Law. Furthermore, Shirley Wales, a professor in the Paralegal Studies degree program, and Bernie Aron, the Program Coordinator of the Paralegal Studies degree program provided strong academic references for Ms. Flynn who was an outstanding student in the degree program.

We're thrilled to see that Satu Flynn will continue to pursue her legal education at the graduate level at this prestigious institution. Congratulations and best of luck with your studies!

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Business School Faculty Travel to European Partner Institutions

Business School Faculty Travel to European Partner Institutions

Fri, August 18, 2017

Four Business School faculty members participated in faculty exchanges between March and May, 2017. 

Lynn McAuliffe, Melanie Shulman, Maria Racanelli and Mike Dover each had the exciting opportunity to spend upwards of a week at partner institutions in Denmark, The Netherlands and Austria.

During their stay at these institutions, the faculty members had the privilege of giving lectures and conducting workshops on their respective areas of expertise to international students and faculty.

Each institution hosted an International Week for its exchange partner faculty members. During the week's events, faculty from multiple countries networked, learned from one another and participated in lectures and workshops. Mike Dover participated in Lillebaelt Academy University of Applied Sciences’ first-ever International Week. Lillebaelt hosted a LEGO Serious Play Workshop for its visiting faculty.

The Business School values these international experiences for faculty as a way to further internationalize its curriculum. Participating faculty members get the unique opportunity to learn from international colleagues, share best practices, bring new ideas into their classroom and explore new ways to deepen academic partnerships.

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All Work and No Play? The Ningbo Students From China Have Arrived at Humber

All Work and No Play? The Ningbo Students From China Have Arrived at Humber

Wed, August 16, 2017

Students from the Humber-Ningbo partnership program had a busy August after arriving in Toronto on July 31st. 

Participation in the five-week Orientation Program had students strengthening both their English-language and academic skills. The students had two deliverables at the end of the five-week program:

  1. A written report preceded by a mind-mapping exercise and the development of an outline using their research findings, and 
  2. A collaborative micro-workshop where student groups developed and facilitated a presentation and interactive activity for their peers.

The August Orientation Program provided the platform needed to introduce students to the academic skills that are critical to their success at Humber. But the August Orientation was not only hard work, the students also played hard.

If you were downtown Toronto on Saturday, August 12, you may have witnessed groups of Ningbo students running around the city completing their Urban Challenge. Students were given clues to find five different stations where they had to successfully complete a puzzling task before getting their next clue. An alumnus of the Humber-Ningbo program returned to develop the most difficult Urban Adventure yet.

Welcome to our Ningbo students. We wish you the best of success during your stay at Humber! 

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Developing Empathetic Youth Leaders in the Leadership Beyond Boundaries Summer Program

Developing Empathetic Youth Leaders in the Leadership Beyond Boundaries Summer Program

Wed, August 16, 2017

The Business School welcomed students from our academic partners, Parul University in India and IMC University of Applied Sciences in Krems, Austria.

 

The came for a two-week Leadership Beyond Boundaries program

Students participated in three modules: Global Leadership, Cross-Cultural Communications and Social Entrepreneurship. The theme that guided the curriculum was People, Planet and Profit. This short summer program was an introduction to youth leadership for positive social change. Students were asked to identify a social problem in their home country and then learned how to use templates in ideation to solve a problem. Students were also introduced to Lean Canvass—a model that students can use to begin developing their idea for a social enterprise.

At the end of the program, the student participants had two more creative problem-solving tools to add to their toolbox of essential skills. Moreover, the program resonated with the students. Students agreed that the Leadership Beyond Boundaries program helped them to better identify social problems and how they can make a difference.

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Ningbo Faculty And Staff Learn Design Thinking Methodology And Project-Based Learning

Ningbo Faculty And Staff Learn Design Thinking Methodology And Project-Based Learning

Wed, August 16, 2017

The faculty and staff of the Humber-Ningbo program participated in a professional development session.

At this session, they learned about the Design Thinking Methodology and Project-Based Learning as a way to better engage students. The session introduced a framework for creative, project-based learning that will be implemented in the Ningbo classrooms to foster the development of creative problem-solving skills and an entrepreneurial mindset among students. The faculty and staff were enthusiastic and committed participants. They are excited to implement something new to better engage the students.

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Humber Business Faculty Member Volunteers at Mongolian University

Humber Business Faculty Member Volunteers at Mongolian University

Mon, August 14, 2017

Sanjukta Das, a Business Placement Advisor at the Humber School of Business, could have spent her annual vacation relaxing at the beach.

But, instead, she decided to convert her three weeks of relaxation into an exciting, meaningful and life-changing experience.

Working with the Leave for Change program, Sanjukta travelled to Mongolia and volunteered at the Mongolian University of Science and Technology (MUST) as a Youth Employability Skills Training Advisor.

Leave for Change is a program that is a part of Uniterra and is managed by two non-profit organizations: World University Service Canada (WUSC) and Canadian Centre for International Studies and Cooperation (CECI). Humber College is partnered with Leave for Change and sponsors full-time Humber employees to participate and volunteer their expertise around the globe.

During her tenure at MUST, Sanjukta conducted nine workshops with final semester students. She taught them marketing, interviewing and networking skills, as well as how to transition from university to the job market.

Along with meeting an amazing cohort of eager, bright students, Sanjukta met with twenty Mongolian recruiters from the government and private sectors. She shared with the group her knowledge of hiring best practices and techniques in Canada.

By far, the highlight of Sanjukta's stay in Mongolia was the MUST Networking Breakfast Event. The event saw HR heads from twelve different organizations, including several banks, come to the MUST campus to meet graduating students. Sanjukta was able to see her hard work and instruction pay off, as students mingled and introduced themselves to business professionals. In fact, eight students gained employment out of the conversations they had at the event.

Overall, the event felt like deja vu to Sanjukta, as it was very similar to networking events held at the Business School.

"Leave for Change has re-energized and reinvigorated my role as a Business Placement Advisor on a deeper level," said Sanjukta about her volunteer experience. "I myself am surprised how totally immersed I was into a new country and culture, and how much I learned from the experience of others and also about myself."

Congratulations to Sanjukta on this amazing work, and thank you for volunteering your time and knowledge to such a vital, worthy cause.

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International Development Student Meets Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

International Development Student Meets Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Mon, July 31, 2017

International Development student, Nathaniel Taylor, had the opportunity of meeting and speaking with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

 

Currently, Nathaniel is completing his work placement at the Heritage Lower Saint Lawrence nonprofit organization located in the Quebec village, Metis-sur-Mer. There, Nathanial is helping to serve the English speaking community in the area by mobilizing people and resources, and by promoting interests like improving their health services.

When he heard that the Prime Minister was making an appearance and speaking at a public event nearby, he immediately decided to attend after work.

At the event, Nathaniel had the unique opportunity to ask the Prime Minister if he had any advice for young Canadian professionals working in the international development field. Nathaniel also told the Prime Minister about his upcoming role as an Environmental Sustainability Officer with a Canadian organization called EQWIP HUBs working in Senegal.

His response was for Canadians in this field to work for smaller organizations who are working to improve the lives of women and girls. This is how we will achieve the greatest change in developing communities.

“This was a special moment for me,” said Nathanial about the Prime Minister’s response. “It has inspired me to do my best and effective work when I am in Senegal with EQWIP HUBS.”

Congratulations to Nathaniel on his success and best of luck with your work in Senegal.

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Humber Students Collaborate with Legalswipe to Redesign Mobile App

Humber Students Collaborate with Legalswipe to Redesign Mobile App

Thu, July 27, 2017

Students from Professor Robert Blain's second-year Web Design and Interactive Media class were asked to redesign Legalswipe's innovative app.

The app aimed to provide users with quick, accurate knowledge on their legal rights when confronted by a police officer. However, after the apps initial launch in 2015, Legalswipe soon discovered there were several usability growing pains. Users could not reliably navigate the app in the heat of the moment, and as such, were not fully enticed to use the app.

Legalswipe reached out to Humber for help, and that's where Robert Blair and his students entered the picture. The students took on this Applied Research project and used Humber's state-of-the-art Usablity Lab to redesign the Legalswipe app to be more dynamic and aesthetically appealing. In the end, the students exceeded Legalswipe Co-Founder Christien Levien's expectations. He remarked that the students succeed in making the app more fun and intuitive to use.

The opportunity proved to be an excellent real-world learning experience for the students and a great piece to add to their portfolio. Congrats to the second-year Web Design and Interactive Media students for their hard work and their contributions to making this important app a success.

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Student Success: Laura McCallum

Student Success: Laura McCallum

Mon, July 17, 2017

"When I declared in my third year of theatre school that I didn’t want to be an actor anymore, no one was surprised."

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Advertising Grad Wins Applied Arts Student Award

Advertising Grad Wins Applied Arts Student Award

Thu, July 13, 2017

Laura Cordova a recent graduate of the Advertising & Graphic Design program, won an Applied Arts Student Award for her collection of Moleskin ads. 

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Fashion Management Degree Students Apply their Experience During Capstone Course

Fashion Management Degree Students Apply their Experience During Capstone Course

Thu, June 29, 2017

Students in the Fashion Management degree program completed their capstone course this past spring.

The course was a major undertaking for the students, as they had to apply the knowledge, skills and experience they acquired throughout their years of study.

The objective of the 15-week course was to plan and design a start-up retail enterprise. Throughout the course, eight student groups had to create an original concept, focus on the customer experience and market the business. In fact, three groups substantially altered their business concepts within the first two weeks of the course. Everyone learned that adaptability and problem-solving are essential skills to have when planning a business venture.

Throughout the process, most students had to balance other courses, a full-time work schedule and personal commitments. It was an intense challenge, but it was an excellent lesson in time management and balancing priorities.

Thanks to Mark Stoiko, a Professor at The Business School, for teaching this class and offering students guidance and advice throughout the course. And thank you to the Fashion Management students in the capstone course for their hard work, creativity and dedication towards their business ventures.

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Radio Broadcast Students Win at 2017 BEAC National Student Awards

Radio Broadcast Students Win at 2017 BEAC National Student Awards

Wed, May 17, 2017

Michael Downey and his student collaborators won best newscast in the category of Audio Radio Newscast at the 2017 BEAC Student Awards. 

Michael Downey, a student at Humber’s Radio Broadcast Diploma program, and his student collaborators have won best newscast in the category of Audio Radio Newscast at the 2017 Broadcast Educators Association of Canada National Student Awards.

The award-winning entry was a regularly scheduled newscast on 96.9 Radio Humber in which journalism students Anna O’Brien, Tyler Bloomfield, Alanna Fairey and Brandon Choghri travelled to Washington, DC to report on the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump. In Toronto, Radio Humber’s Pasquale Pettinicchio and Michael Downey alternated between broadcasting from the anchor desk and corresponding with the reporters in Washington.

The award will be presented to Michael and his collaborators on Friday, May 26th at the National Students Awards Gala at the Sheraton Centre Hotel in Toronto. At the gala, a clip from the award-winning newscast will be showcased for those in attendance. The newscast is also eligible for the President’s Awards (Best Audio/Video), which will be announced and presented at the gala. The annual BEAC National Awards is a program that recognizes and rewards creative and technical ingenuity and excellence in students attending a radio, television/video or new media/animation program.

Congratulations to all students and faculty involved in this amazing achievement!

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Humber Students Receive 2017 Emerge Media Award

Humber Students Receive 2017 Emerge Media Award

Mon, April 24, 2017

Broadcasting - Radio postgraduate student, Clare Bonnyman won first place for “The Story of Studio 212” in Audio Storytelling at the Emerge Awards.

Broadcasting - Radio diploma students Sean Towgood, Tevin Guthrie and Chris Wheeler placed second for their work on “Stigma” in the same category.

The Emerge Media Awards celebrate and showcase the achievements of the best writing, editing, videography, audio, graphic design, communications and public relations work at the postsecondary level.

Selected by an independent panel of judges from 313 submissions, eight winning individuals/teams represented various postsecondary institutions across the country.

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Radio Humber Professor Collects 3 Crystal Awards

Radio Humber Professor Collects 3 Crystal Awards

Wed, April 19, 2017

Radio Humber Diploma’s ‘Writing for Radio’ Professor Larry MacInnis won 3 coveted Crystal Awards. 

He won for best radio commercial, station promotion and public service announcement. Congratulations, Larry!

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Student Success: Samyuktha Sharath Punthambekar

Student Success: Samyuktha Sharath Punthambekar

Mon, April 10, 2017

Arts Administration and Cultural Management graduates are in demand. Just ask Samyuktha Sharath Punthambekar.

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Winterstations 2017

Winterstations 2017

Mon, March 27, 2017

The third annual Winterstations Design Competition sees the Kew, Balmy, and Scarboro beaches transformed into interactive art installations.

Of the eight winning entries, Humber college students in Art Foundation, Visual and Digital Arts, Interior Design, and Industrial Design proposed and constructed a winning entry that will be unveiled on Family Day, February 20th.

Explorers are challenged with what is and what can be through a visual distortion of reality in The illusory. Constructed of highly reflective linear panels, the circumambulatory experience pulls the explorer into the centre for a moment of introspection and to experience an ever-changing illusion of reality. From afar, the structure is incognito, reflecting the surrounding environment and fading into it. Entering the space, the explorer views misconstrued, mirroring illustrations of themselves and their surroundings.

The inspiration for the Illusory came from the relationship shared between humans and the environment. The site itself inspired the shape of the piece, where from afar the complete form curves and angles with the sloping beach while its reflectivity causes it to disappear into the sky. The installation is meant to provoke curiosity. After approaching the piece and entering into a circular space, participants view fragmented versions of themselves and the environment. The Illusory is an introspective experience, depicting humans themselves as the catalyst for change in the present environment. 

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Humber Students Win Grip Juicer Competition

Humber Students Win Grip Juicer Competition

Wed, March 22, 2017

Congratulations to the 2017 Grip Juicer winning team, Channel Six, Humber College.

Eight schools participated in the the first annual Advertising Industry competition to secure  a coveted spot in the Orange Juicer Apprenticeship Program at the The Grip Agency.

Each school was given 6 weeks to prepare a campaign book and presentation for Honda Civic. Six teams made it through to the final round of presentations including 3 Humber teams, 2 Seneca teams and 1 OCAD team.

Channel Six left a memorable impression on the judges with strong creative presentation skills, as well as the conviction and passion they had for their idea.

The winning team included:

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Interior Design Students Lend a Hand to Habitat

Interior Design Students Lend a Hand to Habitat

Tue, March 21, 2017

Humber's Interior Design students are often found working in the school's design studio, sketching or working on their laptops.

Last month they stowed their laptops away for a day, heading to Brampton wearing hard hats and safety shoes. The students - Rami Dawood, Alexeis Nicole, Meliza Macapinlac, Victoria MacQuarrie, Amal Shaikh-Deeb, Claire Formosa, Nour Kassab, Alaa Elsawi, Elena Panzica, Natascha Del Prete Silva, Jhutty Rajvir, Lilit Ayrapetyan, Talia Missaghi, Samanta Sébastien, Sharon Murad, Hanan Hmeed and Yi Wu Lin - participated in a Habitat for Humanity build day.

The enthusiastic group worked an eight-hour volunteer shift leveling dirt, installing scaffolding structure and scaffolding flooring and transporting building materials.

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Humber Students Talk their Way to a Trophy

Humber Students Talk their Way to a Trophy

Wed, March 15, 2017

Two SMSIT students competed on March 8th in Voices 2017, an annual speech competition run by PR students for PR students in the GTA. 

This year’s theme was “the world in reverse”. Darnell Jones, a second-year Advertising and Marketing Communications student at Humber placed second at the event winning a $300 Apple gift certificate and Justin Hartman, a first-year Public Relations Advanced Diploma student placed third winning a $200 Apple gift certificate. Jones spoke about “A World We Share” and Hartman spoke on “Vigilance is the Price of Liberty”.

This year, eleven students competed with Edwin Addai Sarfo of Georgian College placing first. Humber Broadcast Radio Program Coordinator Sheila Walsh was the emcee for the event.

“I’m very proud of Darnell and Justin.  They did an outstanding job and demonstrated the excellence that Humber students apply to their studies,” says Jennifer Leonard, Humber presentations skills professor.

Voices 2017 is an annual forum for the best and brightest public relations, corporate communications, marketing and advertising students in the Greater Toronto Area to come together and showcase their creativity and public speaking talents. Seneca corporate communications/PR students select the theme each year. Mimi Tsui, professor at Seneca College was the faculty lead for the event. Tsui is a graduate of Humber’s PR post-grad program.

Humber students have won trophies in each of the three years it has competed.

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"None of the Above" Airs on TVO

"None of the Above" Airs on TVO

Mon, February 27, 2017

As part of a Short Doc Contest, TVO aired Humber's FMTV's "None of the Above" on February 26th, 2017.

None of the Above is a second-year documentary by Film & Television Production students, Tassja Graf (Director) and Madeline Ciuffreda (Producer). It is a story about Elliot, a young student living in Toronto who identifies as agender.

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Supply Chain Management Students Make a Fresh Impression

Supply Chain Management Students Make a Fresh Impression

Mon, February 06, 2017

A group of Humber Supply Chain Management students impressed judges and made it into the top 6 of The Fresh Connection Supply Chain Case Competition.

Gaya Mohapatra, Kaileigh Wicha, Sukhveer Dhaliwal, Pradip Sharma and Tomas Suliman competed against 15 other teams at the District level after beating a number of other college teams from the Greater Toronto Area.

The Fresh Connection APICS Global Student Challenge is an annual competition between student teams from across the world. Students work together in teams of four to make the best strategic and tactical choices for the value chain to save the virtual company, The Fresh Connection, from financial ruin.

Each team member becomes either Vice President Purchasing, Vice President Operations, Vice President Sales or Vice President Supply Chain. Together they have to make the company profitable again by getting the highest possible return on investment.

“To win the competition, our students used a secret strategy that we teach – we call it collaboration,” says Angelo Crupi, Supply Chain Management program coordinator.

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Retiree Dinner

Retiree Dinner

Tue, January 31, 2017

A retiree dinner was held for Tammie Dunnett, Nancy Kerry and Anita Adamek to thank them for their years of service to Humber and The Business School.

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"Land of Nod" Wins Runner-Up

"Land of Nod" Wins Runner-Up

Sat, January 14, 2017

FMTV thesis film "Land of Nod" won runner-up in Best Live Action category in Canada's Top Ten Student Shorts Programme on January 14, 2017.

The Land of Nod is the coming of age story of the sixteen-year-old Nicholas, a son of a local serial killer. Tormented by his classmates and uncared for by his alcoholic mother, Nicholas is on a quest to find out if he is anything like his father. His only ally is Enna, a fifteen-year-old girl who is obsessed with finding the body of one of the victims, her sister. Unsure of himself and who he might end up to be if he lets anger reign, Nicholas must look past guilt and others’ perceptions in order to move on. The Land of Nod is a dark coming of age story that explores the loss of innocence, the truth of nature and nurture, and the victims of murder that are not talked about: their families.

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TIFF Top 10

TIFF Top 10

Tue, January 03, 2017

Humber College Film & Television Production Advanced Diploma Program's "The Land of Nod" (2016) makes TIFF Top Ten.

 

The film will screen as part of the 16th Annual Canada's Top Ten Film Festival in January 2017.

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Humber Grad Creates Ahlan (Welcome) Bear For Syrian Newcomer Children

Humber Grad Creates Ahlan (Welcome) Bear For Syrian Newcomer Children

Wed, December 21, 2016

With Simon Au, Web Design and Interactive Media grad, Dustin Gamble, created a talking stuffed animal to welcome Syrian newcomer children to Canada.

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Wireless Telecommunications Program Coordinator Inducted Into The Canadian Amateur Radio Hall of Fame

Wireless Telecommunications Program Coordinator Inducted Into The Canadian Amateur Radio Hall of Fame

Wed, December 21, 2016

Retired professor and Wireless Telecommunications program coordinator, Phil Anderson has been inducted into the Canadian Amateur Radio Hall of Fame.

He was induced for "outstanding achievement and excellence of the highest degree, for serious sustained service to Amateur Radio, or to Amateur Radio at large." Phil worked in SAT for over 25 years and was a past recipient of the "Professor of the Year" award at the University of Guelph-Humber.

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Interior Design Student Places In International Competition

Interior Design Student Places In International Competition

Mon, December 19, 2016

Tiam Rahmani wins third prize in the PAVE Student Design Competition.

Humber Bachelor of Interior Design student, Tiam Rahmani, has placed in an international student design competition – the only one from a Canadian postsecondary institution to do so.

Rahmani, who is in her fourth year of the program, won third prize in the PAVE Student Design Competition, store design category.

Her task was to create an innovative design for Kroger (a United States grocery chain) and its “Total Health” section of the store.

This marks the ninth time a Humber grad has won this prestigious award. Recipients also receive a $5,000 bursary in their name to support current students at the college.

As the third-place winner, Rahmani took home $1500, got to travel to New York to accept her award at the Planning and Visual Education (PAVE) gala, and has been invited to the Student Program at Retail’s BIG Show, a three-day conference, in New York next month.

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Collaboration between Humber’s Occupational Health & Safety Students and Industry Professionals – A Huge Success!

Collaboration between Humber’s Occupational Health & Safety Students and Industry Professionals – A Huge Success!

Sat, November 26, 2016

Jeet Tulshi and his Project Management students hosted a successful Health and Safety Conference.

Hosted at the Learning Resource Commons, the event drew over 30 attendees and featured professional guest speakers from government, safety standards, health and safety association and consulting.

This exciting conference highlighted the importance of various aspects of Health and Safety within the workplace. It also provided students the opportunity to network with each other as well as with seasoned professionals from industry. Speakers focused on various strategies to prevent workplace injuries including health and safety accreditation, safety standards, Ministry of Labour regulations and the importance of psychological health.

Overall, the conference was informative and contained interesting information from experts within the Health and Safety industry. We extend sincere thanks to the following people who helped to make the conference a success: Carl Oliver—Director of Professional & Continuing Education for the School of Applied Technology, John Sammut—Manager of Strategic Programs, Infrastructure Health and Safety Association (IHSA), Nancy Bestic—Director of Health and Safety, CSA Group, Elizabeth Rankin-Horvath—President of Hale Health and Safety Solutions, and Dr. Gloria Rachamin—Prevention Office at the Ontario Ministry of Labour (MOL).

For more information about the conference, please contact:

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Euro Skills Mechatronics Competition

Euro Skills Mechatronics Competition

Thu, November 24, 2016

The first day of the Euro Skills Mechatronics Competition has proven to be a success for the students from Humber.

Humber students went head-to-head with strong European competitors from Germany, the Netherlands, Austria, Belgium, France, Italy, and Hungary. The second day of the competition will be challenging as the students will need to build, commission, program and integrate a system with new technology that has never been seen before. We are looking forward to the challenge.

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Drone Off Challenge

Drone Off Challenge

Tue, November 22, 2016

Humber Students Dan Merluse, Bogdan Malynovskyy, Evan Curle, and Christian Smith participated in the Drone Off Challenge representing Humber College.

The theme of the event was “know before you fly,” a message supported by Transport Canada, the Model Aeronautics Association of Canada and Unmanned Systems Canada.

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Student Success: Jessie Rivést

Student Success: Jessie Rivést

Mon, November 14, 2016

Jessie Rivést graduated in 2016 and has recently started as a manager as Musicworks Magazine.

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2016 PAVE Student Design Competition Winners Announced

2016 PAVE Student Design Competition Winners Announced

Tue, November 08, 2016

The Planning and Visual Education Partnership (PAVE) is pleased to announce the winners of the PAVE Student Design Competition sponsored by Kroger.

The competition consisted of a visual merchandising category and a store design category; it also provided an excellent opportunity for students to obtain real-life retail design experience. Prizes included grants to students and schools, and winning students may even see their designs come to life. This annual competition is geared toward college-level students involved in retail planning, visual merchandising, and branding programs. Judging took place on November 8, 2016 at FRCH Design Worldwide located in Cincinnati, Ohio.

“Kroger is very proud to once again sponsor the 2016 PAVE International Student Design Competition. This year's project submissions reflect a remarkably high degree of engagement and design talent representing a broad diversity of schools and design programs across the globe. We look forward to continuing our connection to the PAVE organization and with participating schools and students in the coming years. Kroger congratulates each of the finalists and extends our appreciation to every student that submitted solutions for this year's competition.” - Ken Pray, Kroger Corporate Director of Store Design

Congratulations to the following PAVE 2016 Student Design Competition Winners:

Visual Merchandising Category 
1st Place - $5,000 – Emma White, Appalachian State University 
2nd Place - $2,500 – Katie Taylor, Appalachian State University 
3rd Place - $1,500 – Rebecca Ballard, Appalachian State University

Store Design Category
1st Place - $5,000 – Elizabeth Hundley, Appalachian State University 
2nd Place - $2,500 – Rui Yang, FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
3rd Place - $1,500 – Tiam Rahmani, Humber College

School Awards for Students Placing in the Top Three of Each Category
$4,000 Appalachian State University 
$1,000 FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
$1,000 Humber College

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Deepam Wadds on Winning Writing Prizes

Deepam Wadds on Winning Writing Prizes

School of Writers

Mon, November 07, 2016

Humber School for Writers grad Deepam Wadds recently won The Writers' Union of Canada's 23rd annual Short Prose Competition.

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Michelin Challenge Design Competition

Michelin Challenge Design Competition

Fri, October 21, 2016

Alumnus Kurt Scanlan has placed 3rd in the Michelin Challenge Design Competition with a project he developed in his 4th-year Vehicle Studio class.

Josh Gadomski, from the same class was a finalist in the same competition. Their were 10 finalists (including the three eventual winners) and 10 honourable mentions beyond that.

This is a great achievement - the Michelin Challenge Design Competition is an established worldwide competition and the competition is always very stiff. We have had students achieve "Honourable Mentions" in the past (Ryan Ebbers in the 2016 competition and Jordie Lewis in the 2011 competition), but this is the first and only time that we have placed in the Michelin Challenge.

To have had two students from a single studio class be considered finalists in a worldwide competition is very special indeed. 

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Cabinet Making Showcase

Cabinet Making Showcase

Tue, October 18, 2016

The graduating classes of the Cabinet Making and Industrial Woodworking programs showed off their work at the Cabinet Making Showcase.

"Humber Vote 2015" Named Best Audio Podcast or Current Affairs Show

"Humber Vote 2015" Named Best Audio Podcast or Current Affairs Show

Tue, October 18, 2016

This is the second year in a row that our students have won the BEAC award for a two-hour live election special show on Radio Humber.

Dozens of students from several distinct programs including Broadcasting Radio - Diploma, Broadcasting Radio - Graduate Certificate and Journalism - Print and Broadcast, were directly involved in reporting or producing content for the show.

The program originated in the control room at 96.9 Radio Humber, with a support team in the broadcast newsroom and studios, and reporters on location across Humber, throughout local ridings, throughout Toronto, across the Greater Toronto area, and beyond. We had a Radio News student reporting from Ottawa, and a Journalism student at the Justin Trudeau's headquarters. The energy in the broadcast centre on election night was fantastic!

The broadcast was a huge undertaking for any professional broadcast news operation; embraced and executed with enthusiasm by Humber students who chose to get involved and cooperate with students from other programs.

The award winning team included the entire classes of all programs involved in the final credit, as well as: 
Nick Westoll - Journalism Print & Broadcast: Producer, Co-host
Adam Haga - Broadcasting - Radio: Producer 2 (organization, and reporting live from Ottawa) 
Kenan Habibovich - Broadcasting - Radio: Producer 3 (technical production, live operating)

The award will be presented May 27th at the BEAC national conference in Halifax; streamed over beac.ca

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Bachelor of Interior Design Grad on Search for Canada's Next Designer

Bachelor of Interior Design Grad on Search for Canada's Next Designer

Mon, October 03, 2016

Bachelor of Interior Design graduate and owner of Nest Design Studios, Natalie Chong is competing on The Search for Canada's Next Designer!

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HSF Tetris Bench

HSF Tetris Bench

Wed, September 14, 2016

The Humber Students' Federation has some new furniture to show off thanks to students from multiple programs in the School of Applied Technology.

HSF hosted a design competition for outdoor furniture last fall, and received a number of incredible entries.  The winning design was submitted by Kimberlyn Dampitan of the Bachelor of Industrial Design program.  Her concept was to add a playful, retro feeling to the space by creating life-sized Tetris pieces that can be moved into different configurations based on how students want to use the furniture.

Once the design was chosen, HSF commissioned students in the Industrial Woodworking Technician and Cabinet Making program to build the pieces. Over the winter semester, Allen Picanco, Richard Eng, and A.J. Zumpano constructed the pieces using a variety of hand tools and CNC equipment.

The HSF student executives, builders, and designer were able to meet this week to officially unveil the new furniture.

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Building The Right Career

Building The Right Career

Mon, September 12, 2016

Humber graduate, Shelly Vo, is a cabinetmaker who recently completed a one-year cabinet making program.

 

With only one other woman in Shelly's small shop, which is home to several Humber graduates, her gender has never been an issue. “It’s a very team-oriented environment and everyone feels equal in our shop. Humber brings up cabinetmakers that are respectful,” she says. “I would encourage young women in high school to take woodworking and other trades courses. The sooner you figure out doing what you love, the longer you can enjoy doing it.”

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Breath of Life - A Student Documentary

Breath of Life - A Student Documentary

Mon, August 01, 2016

Helene Campbell was an average teenager when she discovered she had a life-threatening illness.

In Breath of Life she recounts her struggle to survive, the arduous task of waiting for treatment and how she has accepted her new-found role as a champion of organ donation awareness. 

Breath of Life is a second-year documentary from Film & Television Production students Fiona Cleary (Director) and Justin MacDonald (Producer). The film was available on all of Air Canada's in-flight entertainment systems, as part of this year's EnRoute Film Festival. The film was in competition, along with 12 other films, and won Air Canada enRoute Film Festival People’s Choice award.

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Greenhouse Research Experiment

Greenhouse Research Experiment

Wed, July 27, 2016

A greenhouse experiment is being conducted this semester to examine the effect of salt and fertilizer on the establishment of native plants.

Two native seed mixes, as well as the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario standard roadside seed mix, are being tested. Ben Doerksen, a work-study from the Landscape Technician program is assisting with the research. Humber School of Applied Technology instructor Lynn Short is a partner and co-applicant for this project.

Phase I of an outdoor study examining the effect of cover crops (oats, annual ryegrass, and pearl millet) on weed suppression prior to the establishment of native plants is also being completed. A literature review and a list of recommendations for future research will be compiled. The Toronto and Region Conservation Authority is an external partner of Humber College in this research.

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Humber Visual Elements NIKE PAVE Project

Humber Visual Elements NIKE PAVE Project

Wed, July 20, 2016

There will be 16 students participating in The Humber Visual Elements NIKE PAVE project competition to design a NIKE shoe wall.

This wall will be built by Visual Elements and showcased at Globalshop 2017 in Vegas. There are 8 teams of 4th-year students that will be competing within Humber BID for this project.  

Students were invited to meet Andy Thaemert of NIKE (Senior Creative Director of Global Retail Design) at Visual Elements who gave the students feedback on their preliminary proposals. They were then given a tour of the impressive manufacturing facilities of Visual Elements by Robert Turk, John Simmen and Randy Simmen.

A video conference feedback session was held recently with Andy Thaemert, Randy Simmen and Neal Claassen from So Showcases (PAVE representative) to allow each of the 8 student teams 15 minutes for feedback on their proposals sent to NIKE.

The winning team will be chosen by NIKE and Visual Elements. The scheme will be built in Toronto by Visual Elements to be showcased at Globalshop in Las Vegas on March 2017.

The winning team will have the opportunity to travel to Vegas for Globalshop and for the construction of the proposal for the NIKE wall. Final presentations are tentatively scheduled for Dec.1

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Humber Students Create a Sustainable Design Space through the Design of The Kortright Centre

Humber Students Create a Sustainable Design Space through the Design of The Kortright Centre

Wed, July 13, 2016

Humber faculty, architectural technology students, and interior design students partnered with the TRCA (Toronto and Region Conservation Authority).

At Canada's largest environmental education center, The Kortright Centre, they met to create a Sustainable Design Space. This interdisciplinary project took students outside of the classroom and gave them the experience of working with a client that engaged both their program skills as well as their soft skills. The experience allowed them to have a taste of the real world while still being students in their respective programs.

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Cathie Borrie: Getting a Book Deal When No One Wants to Publish Your Book

Cathie Borrie: Getting a Book Deal When No One Wants to Publish Your Book

School of Writers

Mon, June 20, 2016

Humber School for Writers grad Cathie Borrie wrote The Long Hello in 2008, just as the economy crashed.

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Anne Bishop: Breaking Out At 65

Anne Bishop: Breaking Out At 65

School of Writers

Fri, June 03, 2016

Humber School for Writers grad Anne Bishop recently won the top prize for an unfinished manuscript in the Atlantic Writing Competition.

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People's Choice Award Winners!

People's Choice Award Winners!

Mon, May 02, 2016

Justin MacDonald and Fiona Cleary couldn't be more deserving of the People's Choice Award. 

They both worked tirelessly during the campaign promoting the competition and entry, which paid off! Breath of Life was a highlight in a stellar program of films programmed by the folks at Spafax for the Air Canada enRoute Film Festival.

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Shari Lapena: Sixteen Years to Overnight Success

Shari Lapena: Sixteen Years to Overnight Success

School of Writers

Tue, April 26, 2016

Humber grad Shari Lapena's latest novel and first thriller, The Couple Next Door, is due out this summer.

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Student Success: Meghan Hunter-Gauthier

Student Success: Meghan Hunter-Gauthier

Mon, April 25, 2016

Meghan Hunter-Gauthier graduated in 2015 and has recently moved to Prince George, B.C. to become the Acting Assistant Curator at Two Rivers Gallery.

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Target Showcases 5 new products designed by Humber Industrial Design Students

Target Showcases 5 new products designed by Humber Industrial Design Students

Wed, April 20, 2016

Back to College Campaign begins its selection for incredible industrial design products created for students by students.

This campaign happens every year and is a collaboration between Umbra and Target. In 2015, Target showcased 3 designs created by Humber 3rd year industrial designs students; the Flip top Laptop Tray, the Over-the-Door-Laundry-Bag and Over-the-Door-Organizer were displayed in Target stores all the over the US. 

Once again, our students wowed the judges in the 2016 challenge. The four 2016 Humber design winners were: 

  • The TRIFOLD Wall Organizer by Adam Sherk and Eric O'Niel
  • The CONTOUR Over the Wood Hooks by Anthony Gibson & Veronica Hernandez
  • The POSE Wall Mirror Shelf designed by Daniel Puntillo & Leyland Gard
  • The BEND Bookend and Desk Organizer designed by Ben Nobels & Elizabeth Muhrbeck

The new range of products had just been launched last week at Target Retail for the 2016 campaign. In addition to the 4 new designs chosen this year, one of the previous design: "FLIPTOP Lap Top Tray" has been selected to continue production for 2016, as seen among the retail display. The designs were chosen between 3 other schools between Canadian and the US. We are very proud that our Humber students have designed 5 of the 10 designs chosen for this year's campaign. 

Interested in purchasing these awesome new products for your return to school? Target now ships to Canada!

Congratulations to our students and happy shopping!  

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Student Competitions: Award-Winning Creativity

Student Competitions: Award-Winning Creativity

Mon, April 18, 2016

Humber Creative Photography Students Shine at the Professional Photographers of Canada National Salon.

The 2016 Professional Photographers of Canada National Salon was held in Calgary on April 18, 2016. Humber Creative Photography students won three of four awards available to students.

Humber Creative Photography students entered the salon in three image categories: Commercial, Portrait, and General. During the competition, the students' images were mixed in with those of professional photographers and judged by a panel of nine Master Photographers. The jury was unaware of the status of the image-makers in the initial judging phase and after the first round of judging, the student images that were accepted were separated from the professional pictures and re-judged to find the best photographs in the Commercial, Portrait, and General student categories.

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Radio-TV-Digital News Association (RTDNA) Central Canada Meeting

Radio-TV-Digital News Association (RTDNA) Central Canada Meeting

Tue, April 12, 2016

For the 4th year in a row, the Radio-TV-Digital News Association (RTDNA) held its Central Canada meeting and awards luncheon at Humber.

The annual event attracts industry leaders from radio and television - and sees the return of many of our alumni who are currently active and very successful in the news media industry. The most exciting part of the day is the opportunity for current students to interact and network with news directors, reporters and award winners in the breakout session following the luncheon.

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Centre for Technology and Innovation (North Campus) Funding

Centre for Technology and Innovation (North Campus) Funding

Mon, April 04, 2016

The federal government announced a new $2-billion fund to help post-secondary institutions improve research and innovation infrastructure.

The Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund (SIF) will help Canadian colleges and universities improve the quality of facilities dedicated to innovation, training, research and environmental sustainability. Colleges were requested to submit projects that met funding criteria and a substantial completion requirement of April 2018. 

We are very excited to announce that the School of Applied technology has applied for the funding of the Centre for Technology and Innovation (North Campus). 

Preliminary planning is underway with the School of Applied Technology, the School of Media Studies and Information Technology and Humber Research to develop a state-of-the-art idea accelerator, with programs focused on sustainable building practices, automated manufacturing and human-centered, technology-enabled solutions. Planning is in progress for the construction of a 70,000-square-foot building that will be located in the area that is currently parking lot 3A, between the LRC and the University of Guelph-Humber building.

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Humber Students Get Vocal

Humber Students Get Vocal

Wed, March 30, 2016

Three SMSIT students competed on March 30th in Voices 2016, an annual speech competition run by students for students in the GTA.

This year’s theme was “wise words." Malick Ba, a second-year advertising and marketing communications student placed second at the event and Cleo Clatney, a first-year public relations advanced diploma student at placed third. Donte Spence, also a first-year public relations advanced diploma student was part of the team representing Humber. This is the second year Humber participated in the public speaking contest.

“I’m so proud of Malick,” said Anna Santilli-Finn, ADMC program co-ordinator. “He’s added to the program’s reputation by competing and placing second in this competition. I think it speaks well of Malick’s strong skill set and the skills we teach in our program."

“Congratulations to Cleo on placing third,” said Lisa McLachlan, PR advanced diploma co-ordinator.“It’s encouraging to see our first-year students doing so well against postgrad public relations students across the GTA."

Mimi Tsui, professor at Seneca College was the faculty lead for the event. Mimi is a graduate of Humber’s PR post-grad program.

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Advertising Students' Campaign a Success With Toronto Police

Advertising Students' Campaign a Success With Toronto Police

Tue, March 22, 2016

Humber Creative Advertising students recently had the honour of working with the Toronto Police and the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police. 

The students worked on an important campaign to help bring attention to the dangers of Fentanyl. The focus of the campaign is a website, facethefentanyl.ca which profiles "Tina Espey, 19, Cole Lockie, 21, Tyler Campbell, 17, Jake Bodie, 17, and Jessie Kolb, 24, as well as resources and information about overdoses and fentanyl." Toronto Police Chief, Mark Saunders told the Toronto Star, "the campaign is “just a starting point for this very issue . . . we can’t just arrest our way through this thing.”

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OAB (Ontario Association of Broadcasters) Career Day

OAB (Ontario Association of Broadcasters) Career Day

Mon, March 07, 2016

On Monday, March 7, 2016, the Ontario Association of Broadcasters (OAB) held their annual career day in Toronto.

OAB career day is a great opportunity for all second-year Broadcasting-Radio and Radio postgraduate program students to join in on a roundtable discussion with industry and other radio students from across Ontario. The Humber School of Media Studies was thrilled to be a sponsor at the event, which was chaired by instructor Neil Mathur.

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Faculty Member Cliff Caines Creates New Video

Faculty Member Cliff Caines Creates New Video

Mon, March 07, 2016

Visual Storytelling faculty member Cliff Caines recently created a new film on 2016 Governor General's Award winner Suzy Lake.

His work is a stunning, four-minute look at the career of this celebrated Canadian (Detroit-born) artist. Congratulations Cliff on your amazing work! What a great feature.

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Lawyer/ Writer…Writer/Lawyer

Lawyer/ Writer…Writer/Lawyer

School of Writers

Thu, February 18, 2016

In early 2011, after my first novel, “Old City Hall,” was published, I was fortunate to move my criminal law office into Eddie Greenspan’s building.

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Mina Walking Receives "Discovery Award" at Canadian Screen Awards

Mina Walking Receives "Discovery Award" at Canadian Screen Awards

Tue, February 09, 2016

FMP grad, Andrew Korogyi and FMTV grad, Yosef Baraki, have been honoured again for their film, Mina Walking.

The film has been awarded the first-ever 'Discovery Award' at the Canadian Screen Awards!

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Bachelor of Journalism Program Coordinator Published

Bachelor of Journalism Program Coordinator Published

Wed, January 20, 2016

Dan Rowe, Program Coordinator of the Bachelor of Journalism program has written a brand new textbook. 

Feature Writing for Journalism and Media Students was published by Oxford University Press and is currently available on Amazon. 

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Humber Professor Wins the Best Paper Award at the ICT4S Conference

Humber Professor Wins the Best Paper Award at the ICT4S Conference

Tue, December 15, 2015

Congratulations to Interior Design professor Maha Salman for receiving the Best Paper Award at the ICT4S  conference.

Maha won for her work on "Sustainable and Smart: Rethinking what a smart home is". Dr. Maha Salman has conducted numerous research studies in the aspects of sustainability and environmental design. The ICT4S was held in Amsterdam in late August 2016.

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Singing in Diaspora Screening

Singing in Diaspora Screening

Mon, November 09, 2015

Congrats to Film and Media Production student Sabchu Rinpoché on the screening of his film Singing in Diaspora at the Ottawa Tibet Film Festival!

The Ottawa Tibet Film Festival is an emerging festival, with a strong lineup of films. Singing in Diaspora will be screened as part of the festival on March 20, 2016, at the Mayfield Theatre.

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Grads Create iBook for Hennessy

Grads Create iBook for Hennessy

Mon, October 19, 2015

Congratulations to Advertising Account Management grads Tony and Matt and Multimedia Design and Development grads Andrew Langemann and Kenny St.Jean. 

These for alumni launched their work for Angle Media Group on the brand new Hennessy book - Shaken and Stirred: Hennessy Crafted Cocktails and Mixed Drinks as part of Angle Media Group! 

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Grads Work on Large New Endeavour for Canadian Tire

Grads Work on Large New Endeavour for Canadian Tire

Tue, October 13, 2015

Congratulations to Multimedia Design and Development grads Andrew Langemann and Wale Sholubi on their work on a new endeavour from Canadian Tire. 

As part of Angle Media Group, Andrew and Wale worked on the launch of Canadian Tire's new campaign " How To Videos' with the tag line " Don't Worry... You got this!" Wale worked on the pre-production and Andrew edited all the videos in English and in French. Congratulations on the great work!

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Student Success: Rachel Gauntlett

Student Success: Rachel Gauntlett

Thu, September 17, 2015

Rachel Gauntlett graduated from Humber and is already working as the Operations Manager for Canada's only full-sized contemporary orchestra.

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Student Success: Vivia Kay

Student Success: Vivia Kay

Mon, July 06, 2015

Vivia says her love of the arts goes back to her childhood.

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Reign - Humber College's First Feature Film

Reign - Humber College's First Feature Film

Thu, July 02, 2015

Reign is an example of what can happen when exceptional student talent is combined with experienced and professional teaching.

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Student Success: Nina Lee

Student Success: Nina Lee

Tue, December 16, 2014

"Hi, my name is Nina Lee, and I’m a freelance Arts Administrator."

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Student Success: Elizabeth Waldorf

Student Success: Elizabeth Waldorf

Mon, August 25, 2014

Elizabeth Waldorf says she enrolled in Humber's Arts Administration & Cultural Management program for a very specific reason: "to get a job I loved".

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Student Success: Jillian Cockburn

Student Success: Jillian Cockburn

Thu, August 14, 2014

"After completing a university degree minoring in dance, I knew that I wanted to work in the arts and cultural sector."

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Fall 2019 Open House

Fall 2019 Open House

Humber

Sat, November 16, 2019 | 10:00 AM
All Campuses

Come to Open House and get a solid understanding of what it's really like to be a Humber student.

Visiting the campus is one of the best ways to make a decision about college, so join us and speak to faculty and current students, see the labs and take a tour!

General Sessions & Campus Tours

The journey to college brings many questions about your future career, but what about residence, athletics, transfer options or financial assistance? General sessions are designed to help answer these questions and many more. Find the General Sessions related to your campus and come take a tour with us.

School Program Sessions, Tours and Information Booths

Don't just imagine where you'll be studying at Humber, come see for yourself. Program sessions and lab tours offer a better understanding of the learning environment. Staff will provide detailed information about your program, the scope of the industry today and where your education could take you. Feel free to ask questions about your program, curriculum, career and placement opportunities.

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