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Humber Spa Wins SkinCeuticals Bronze Award

Humber Spa Wins SkinCeuticals Bronze Award

Wed, November 20, 2019

This year, the 2018 Premium Partner Bronze Award was given to The Humber Spa for best representation of the cosmeceutical brand.

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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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Humber Participates in First Tri-College Fashion Conference

Humber Participates in First Tri-College Fashion Conference

Mon, November 04, 2019

Over 200 Fashion students and 30 Fashion Business faculty members participated in the INSIGHTS: Fashion Business to 2030 conference at Seneca College.

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Fashion Students Awarded at Ryerson CREA Charrette Competition

Fashion Students Awarded at Ryerson CREA Charrette Competition

Fri, November 01, 2019

Fashion Management postgraduate students represented Humber at the annual CREA Charette at Ryerson and won awards across all of the major categories.

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Fashion Students Showcase Their Florence Experience

Fashion Students Showcase Their Florence Experience

Fri, November 01, 2019

On October 28th, one of the world’s high fashion destinations was explored through the creative projects of Fashion students at the FUA Showcase.

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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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Fashion Students Present Apparel Line to Buyers

Fashion Students Present Apparel Line to Buyers

Mon, October 14, 2019

Students from FASH 229 Wholesale Sales, presented fashion product lines to retail buyers in an integrated work learning role-play experience.

The course is designed to provide students with the basic skills required for a sales position in the wholesale segment of the fashion industry. Students participate in presentations and role-playing in order to develop confidence, professionalism, communications, listening and perceptive abilities skills within the classroom. As a result, they gain the tools required for any future fashion or business courses

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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 Marketing Grad Becomes SEO Specialist and Author

Business Marketing Grad Becomes SEO Specialist and Author

Wed, October 09, 2019

Now an SEO Specialist, Matais speaks about his career success and choosing an education at Humber to deepen his understanding of marketing.

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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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Fashion Students Learn The Art of Weaving at Waverly Workshops

Fashion Students Learn The Art of Weaving at Waverly Workshops

Tue, October 08, 2019

On October 5th, fashion students from diploma, postgrad, and degree programs attended Waverley Workshops: Sustainability and the Art of Fabric Design.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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’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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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