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The Dean’s Message

Welcome back to a new academic year. The Business School continues to foster a community of innovation, growth and academic differentiation. We do so through professional development, creativity, industry partnerships and student achievements.

Our greatest strength as a business school is the enrichment we provide our students through hands-on learning, which is provided by our accomplished and industry-experienced faculty and staff. This year our plans include a variety of students competitions, study-abroad opportunities, international scholarly activities and so much more.

Highlighting the year will be the development of a new strategic plan for the college, a new Strategic Mandate Agreement and the launch of many Academic Plan activities, including new programming, flexible learning strategies and institutional learning outcomes. I look forward to working with all of you in our quest to deliver relevant, career-focused business education.

Be sure to share all of your successes with us through the Dean’s Newsletter. For submissions, visit and choose “The Dean’s Newsletter”.

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News & Success

Professors Teach Entrepreneurship to Instructors in Ethiopia

Professors in Ethiopia

Peter Sirois and Jim Skinner of the Business School recently returned from an assignment in Ethiopia teaching Ethiopian instructors how to teach entrepreneurship to their students.

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Fashion Arts Professor Promotes Women Entrepreneurship in Nepal

Jennifer Dawson Leave for Change

This past July, Jennifer Lee Dawson, a Business School professor and Program Coordinator for the Fashion Arts and Business program, participated in a life-changing volunteer opportunity with the Federation of Women Entrepreneurs Association of Nepal (FWEAN).

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GBM Students Launch Humber GBM Student Association

GBM Student Association Founders

This past June, students in the Global Business Management program launched a 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."

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Accounting Professor Volunteers with GENET in Blantyre, Malawi

GENEL Malawi

This past August, Ionela Bacain, an Accounting Professor and Program Coordinator of the Bachelor of Commerce Accounting program, travelled to Blantyre, Malawi as a Leave for Change volunteer.

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International Student Continues Legal Studies at Utrecht University

Satu Flynn Paralegal

Satu Flynn, an international student from Finland, has been accepted into the Master of Law Programme in European Law at Utrecht University in The Netherlands. 

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New Faculty Announcements

As this new academic year begins, we're excited to welcome new and returning faculty to The Business School. These professors all share a passion for teaching, an extensive list of academic credentials and years of experience working in high-ranking roles in fields like Marketing, Law, Finance and more. The faculty members joining us this year include Fabian Marks, Steve Lorini, Emily Gaszynski and Jeffery Nicholson.

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Business School Alumnus Excels in Public Administration Career

Jason Stanley was a student in the Public Administration Graduate Certificate Program. Since graduating in 2005, Jason has gained a breadth of experience from a number of progressively senior capacities in multiple ministries. Most recently, Jason accepted an acting assignment as Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategy, Stewardship and Program Policy Division. Congratulations Jason on your success!

Business School Faculty Travel to European Partner Institutions

Faculty in Denmark

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.

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The Business School Offers Degree Pathway for all Ontario Paralegal Students

The Business School has received approval from the Law Society to allow graduates of paralegal education (Diploma) programs from accredited institutions in Ontario, to be granted advanced standing to enter into year three of the accredited Paralegal Education (Degree) program offered by The Business School.
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Humber Business Faculty Member Volunteers at Mongolian University


Sanjukta Das, a Business Placement Advisor at the School of Business, could have spent her annual vacation relaxing at the beach, sightseeing abroad or reading a good book. But, instead, she decided to convert her three weeks of relaxation into an exciting, meaningful and life-changing experience.

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Upcoming Events

Ontario Internship Program - Info Session

Join us for The Ontario Internship Program info session. The program is a paid, two-year internship with the Government of Ontario and is designed to develop and grow top talent while delivering important public services to the people of Ontario.

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Humber College Employer Appreciation 2017, Open House & Social

The Humber Business School Placement Centre, along with our students, would like to invite you to drop in for an Open House and Social. Learn more about our Bachelor of Commerce and Applied Arts Honours Degrees and the exciting innovations happening at Humber College.

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