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Digital Business Student Association Hosts First Webinar

Digital Business Student Association Hosts First Webinar

Fri, November 08, 2019

Digital Business Management graduate Vik Joshi volunteered to host the Digital Business Student Association's (DBSA) first webinar.

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Industry Seminar Class Panel Discussion a Success

Industry Seminar Class Panel Discussion a Success

Wed, October 30, 2019

Several PAC members and alumni of the Global Business Management program were invited to the Industry Seminar class on October 28th and 29th.

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Sport Management Students Study in Finland

Sport Management Students Study in Finland

Mon, October 14, 2019

Alvina Cassiani, Dean of The Faculty of Business, visited four Sports Management students completing a study abroad opportunity in northern Finland.

In addition to their studies at JAMK University, they are also completing work placements in the sport management field. The students are enjoying classes, the sights, and culture of Finland as well as the opportunity to learn about the sport industry in Europe.

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Insurance Management Hosts First Grad Alumni Panel

Insurance Management Hosts First Grad Alumni Panel

Fri, October 11, 2019

The Insurance Management Program hosted its first-ever alumni grad panel and was a tremendous success.

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Insurance Management Program Career Day a Huge Hit

Insurance Management Program Career Day a Huge Hit

Thu, October 10, 2019

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

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Business Career Development Class Welcomes HR Guest Speaker

Business Career Development Class Welcomes HR Guest Speaker

Tue, October 08, 2019

Lyndsay Hillier, Senior Director of Employee Relations from Walmart, visited the Human Resource Management students on Tuesday, October 8th

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ASPIRE Info Sessions Inspires Students

ASPIRE Info Sessions Inspires Students

Mon, October 07, 2019

The Faculty of Business Work-Integrated Learning Centre hosted two ASPIRE information sessions for students on Thursday, September 19th, 2019.

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Industry Networking Event Thrives With Record Student Attendance

Industry Networking Event Thrives With Record Student Attendance

Thu, October 03, 2019

With the largest turnout to-date, 250 students from Event Management and diploma programs attended this year’s networking event on October 2nd.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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’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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

Read the full Canadian Underwriter Article. 

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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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