March was an exciting month for The Business School! This time of year is always full of challenges, time crunches, and deadlines. It is also a time when our faculty and students really shine as they see all of their hard work pay off.
Congratulations to the students who earned top honours in various competitions around the province! You provide a shining example of what The Business School community at Humber can accomplish in and out of the classroom. Speaking of getting out of the classroom, in March faculty set up field trips to head offices, giving students a real-world look at potential careers. Also included in this edition are success stories from the School of Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism. We are all excited for May 1st when we officially become the Faculty of Business.
Be sure to share all of your successes with us through the Dean’s Newsletter. For submissions, visit business.humber.ca/content-submission and choose “The Dean’s Newsletter”.
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March 2019 - Current Version
News & Success
At the end of March, The Culinary Federation Toronto branch chefs’ association hosted Humber’s first Humberlicious fundraising event. The dinner and networking event was hosted in the Humber Room at the North campus and inspired a fun and interactive atmosphere for staff and professors, chefs, high school culinary teachers and students.
Professor Jasteena Dhillon hosts a Fireside Chat with Eileen Olexiuk. Ms. Olexiuk was the first Global Affairs Canadian diplomat to be posted to Afghanistan after the fall of the Taliban regime in 2001
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, helped Accounting Faculty in setting CPA judges for the final Capstone presentations and also provided financial recognition to the student's projects qualifying the first two places.
This past April, MaryJo Tullo, a Bachelor of Commerce, Marketing student, was awarded 2nd Place Finalist at DECA's International Career Development Conference in Marketing Management, the most competitive and largest category.
Second-year Digital Business Management degree students recently completed work with two small businesses in Ontario as part of their BUS 2504 Web Development's experiential learning course.
To add to an already very successful year in Humber College’s Insurance Management Program (IMPG), Wawanesa Insurance generously donated $30,000 to support the program’s growth.
On April 27, three Humber teams participated in the first International Guelph-Humber Mooting Competition. The three team members included Paralegal Degree students Danny Pallag, Breanne Peacock and Mushfiq Mawla
HHRS executives of Postgraduate Human Resources Management Program, Zoë Allen (President), Rabita Naqvi( Vice President), Salma Sahebzada (Secretary), Shriya Tandon and Katelin McKnight (Class Representatives) organized an extremely successful Alumni Speed Networking Event.
In the Hospitality - Hotel and Restaurant Operations Management program capstone course, HOTL 285 Business Planning and Risk Management, students are provided with real industry scenarios. Applying their knowledge and problem solving techniques, student groups must develop a strategic business plan to address the industry issues.
Grads Give Back is an annual event held by the two-year Business Marketing diploma at Humber College. It welcomes graduates who are working in various careers to speak to final semester students about their paths from Humber and to provide insights, tips, and advice.