In late November, the Hospitality - Event Management students completed two events as part of their capstone project. A capstone is a culminating event in the program, allowing students to apply the learning outcomes from each course.
One group of students planned and executed "Mitts & Meals", a food and winter clothing drive in support of the local Jamestown Food Bank and youth shelter, Youth Without Shelter. The students raised 2,320 pounds of food and collected at least one hat and pair of mittens/gloves for each of the 57 residents at Youth Without Shelter. Following the event, they delivered the items with local Councillor, Michael Ford. Mr. Ford's office assisted in connecting the students with the local charitable organizations for the capstone project.
The second group worked with Humber's own Jacqueline Anderson, Associate Director of Health and Counselling in Student Success and Engagement, to plan and execute a half-day Health and Wellness Symposium. The event took place in the LRC and included representatives from all areas of interest supporting student health and wellness. Attendance was encouraged through door prizes and giveaways. Close to 600 students attended and over 400 email addresses were collected to send follow-up information related to health and wellness.
These cumulative projects highlight the skills acquired from all other courses in the program, as well as independent research on a real-life project.