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Tourism - Travel Services Management

Credential: DiplomaProgram Code: TT211Length: 4 semestersProgram Starting Between:  

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following 3 requirements:

  • Academic

    To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

    • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:
      • Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent) 
      • Three Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U courses in addition to those listed above

    or

    or

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

  • English Language Proficiency

    All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

  • International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC EQUIVALENCY

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please enter your location or choose detect my location to see the requirements for your country below.

Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

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Fees

The 2019-2020 fee for two semesters was:

  • domestic: $3,754.50
  • international: $15,412.00

Fees are subject to change.

Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

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Fees by Semester 

Fees by Semester

Semester 1 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $1,877.25 $7,496.00
Tuition $1,351.41 $6,970.16
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $469.89 $469.89
Enhanced Student Experience Fee (Optional) $55.95 $55.95
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00

 

Semester 2 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $1,877.25 $7,496.00
Tuition $1,351.41 $6,970.16
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $469.89 $469.89
Enhanced Student Experience Fee (Optional) $55.95 $55.95
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00

 

Semester 3 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $1,877.25 $7,496.00
Tuition $1,351.41 $6,970.16
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $469.89 $469.89
Enhanced Student Experience Fee (Optional) $55.95 $55.95
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00

 

Semester 4 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $1,877.25 $7,496.00
Tuition $1,351.41 $6,970.16
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $469.89 $469.89
Enhanced Student Experience Fee (Optional) $55.95 $55.95
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $420 Winter start - $280 Summer start - $140

Additional Costs

Approximately $500 – textbooks and study materials (per semester).

Approximately $100 – Eco Adventure Experiential Trip (Semester 3).

$50 – course-related field trips (per semester) - TBD.

Additional fees apply for optional travel opportunities.

Pathways

Pathways are academic routes that students can take to move from one credential to another.

PATHWAYS OUT TO ANOTHER PROGRAM:

WITHIN HUMBER

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Graduates with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent or more may be considered for admission. Graduates may then complete the degree with the equivalent of six semesters of full-time study plus a paid work term. Successful applicants must also possess:

  • ENG4U or Humber’s WRIT 100 or 200 level course, or equivalent, with a minimum grade of 65 per cent.
  • Any Grade 12U-level Mathematics or equivalent at the postsecondary level with a minimum grade of 60 per cent. The Math requirement must be completed prior to beginning the second semester of the degree program. Humber offers a Math equivalency course as an option. Additional course fees will apply.

Admission will be based on availability in the program.

*The advanced standing outlined is a general guideline. Diploma graduates may be required to take courses in lower semesters in order to meet the overall degree learning outcomes.

Apply for this degree starting in Fall >   

$2500.00 Diploma to Degree Transfer Student Scholarship

All students who have achieved a cumulative program grade point average (GPA) of 80% or better upon graduation of their Ontario college diploma will be automatically awarded a one-time scholarship of $2,500 in recognition of their academic achievement at the diploma level.

TO A PARTNER INSTITUTION

Law LLB

Humber students who have successfully completed a Diploma in any field at Humber College and meet the requirements, will be considered for admission into the University of Gloucestershire's Law LLB (Hons) (2-year fast track). International students should demonstrate and must provide evidence that they have attained a level of English Equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall. Alternative acceptable English Language qualifications can be found at: http://www.glos.ac.uk/study/international/Pages/international-students.aspx

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements

Bachelor of Management

Students who complete a 2 year diploma at Humber will be granted 60 credit hours toward the completion of a bachelor degree program at Davenport University. You will need to complete a minimum of 60 credit hours (approximately two years of full-time attendance) to meet residency and program requirements and to complete your bachelor degree program. Students must complete a minimum total of 120 semester credit hours to earn a bachelor degree. The total credit hours will include the completed 2 year diploma classes plus any courses completed through Davenport University.

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

BBA Marketing

Students who complete a 2 year diploma at Humber will be granted 60 credit hours toward the completion of a bachelor degree program at Davenport University. You will need to complete a minimum of 60 credit hours (approximately two years of full-time attendance) to meet residency and program requirements and to complete your bachelor degree program. Students must complete a minimum total of 120 semester credit hours to earn a bachelor degree. The total credit hours will include the completed 2 year diploma classes plus any courses completed through Davenport University.

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

BA (Hons) International Hospitality Management (Taught Route)

Humber and Robert Gordon University (RGU) have entered into an agreement where graduates of Humber's Tourism-Travel Services Management Diploma program may receive advanced entry into Year 3 of RGU's:

Applicants must:

  • have completed Humber's Tourism-Travel Services Management program with a total of 60 credits
  • have acheived a Grade Point Average of 3.0 or above
  • submit a suitable reference from a Humber faculty member
  • provide satisfactory evidence that the applicant meets the general English language requirements of the University (where the applicant's first language is not English)
  • have the requisite visa to enter the United Kingdom for study purposes

Application process:

Students should apply on the website: www.rgu.ac.uk/apply.

 

 

For further information, contact: admissions@rgu.ac.uk

 

 

 

 

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

BA (Hons) International Tourism Management (Taught Route)

Humber and Robert Gordon University (RGU) have entered into an agreement where graduates of Humber's Tourism-Travel Services Management Diploma program may receive advanced entry into Year 3 of RGU's:

Applicants must:

  • have completed Humber's Tourism-Travel Services Management program with a total of 60 credits
  • have acheived a Grade Point Average of 3.0 or above
  • submit a suitable reference from a Humber faculty member
  • provide satisfactory evidence that the applicant meets the general English language requirements of the University (where the applicant's first language is not English)
  • have the requisite visa to enter the United Kingdom for study purposes

Application process:

Students should apply on the website: www.rgu.ac.uk/apply.

 

 

For further information, contact: admissions@rgu.ac.uk

 

 

 

 

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

BA (Hons) Events Management

Humber and Robert Gordon University (RGU) have entered into an agreement where graduates of Humber's Tourism-Travel Services Management Diploma program may receive advanced entry into Year 3 of RGU's:

Applicants must:

  • have completed Humber's Tourism-Travel Services Management program with a total of 60 credits
  • have acheived a Grade Point Average of 3.0 or above
  • submit a suitable reference from a Humber faculty member
  • provide satisfactory evidence that the applicant meets the general English language requirements of the University (where the applicant's first language is not English)
  • have the requisite visa to enter the United Kingdom for study purposes

Application process:

Students should apply on the website: www.rgu.ac.uk/apply.

 

 

For further information, contact: admissions@rgu.ac.uk

 

 

 

 

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

Contact Us

Program Specific Questions

Kevin Smith, Program Co-ordinator
Faculty of Business
416.675.6622 ext. 5717
kevin.smith@humber.ca
business.humber.ca

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

Phone: 416-675-5000
Email: enquiry@humber.ca

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

How to Apply

Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber's program pages or ontariocolleges.ca.

Admissions Road Map

Apply through Ontario Colleges

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

Apply through the International Centre

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Humber’s Tourism – Travel Services Management diploma program is ideal for those who possess a genuine love of travel, exploration and adventure. The program will provide you with the experience you need to excel in this exciting industry including areas such as:

  • tour operations
  • travel agencies
  • tourist boards
  • adventure and eco travel
  • cruise lines, airlines
  • voluntourism
  • educational tour companies
  • sales and marketing

In order to best prepare for this dynamic industry, you will have several opportunities to travel internationally on both short duration trips and for full semesters abroad. In addition, several courses include local travel opportunities that give you hands-on experiences in a variety of tourism and travel products and adventures. In the Trip Planning course, you will plan and execute a travel experience. The program also includes extensive training with the most recognized software systems in the tourism industry and allows you to obtain the most industry relevant certifications during your studies.

Fast-track program – Students that start in January will complete the program on a fast-track schedule. The first semester (January to April) is immediately followed by the second semester (May to August), resulting in a short summer break. Students enter Semester 3 in September, completing the two-year program in just 16 months.

Courses Program Standards

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  • Support an industry and workplace service culture by adopting a positive attitude and professional decorum, accommodating diverse and special needs, and contributing as a team member.
  • Deliver customer service and solutions that anticipate, meet and/or exceed individual expectations, as well as organizational expectations, standards and objectives.
  • Use marketing concepts, market research, social networks, sales strategies, relationship management skills and product knowledge to promote and sell tourism products, services and customer experiences.
  • Apply business principles as well as basic accounting, budgeting, financial and administration skills to support the effective management and operation of a variety of organizations delivering tourism products and services.
  • Comply with relevant organization and workplace systems, processes, policies, standards, legal obligations and regulations, and apply risk management principles, to support and maintain efficient, safe, secure, accessible and healthy tourism operations.
  • Use appropriate technologies to enhance the quality and delivery of tourism products, services and customer experiences, to measure the effectiveness of tourism operations and to participate in tourism development.
  • Keep current with tourism trends and issues, and interdependent relationships in the broader tourism industry* sectors to improve work performance and guide career development.
  • Use leadership, teamwork, conflict and relationship management skills and tools, as well as knowledge of organizational behaviour, employment standards and human rights to contribute to a positive work environment.
  • Respond to issues and dilemmas arising in the delivery of tourism products, services and customer experiences by using and promoting ethical behaviour and best practices of corporate social responsibility and environmental sustainability.


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Work Placement

Students will apply their skills and knowledge in the fourth semester in a seven-week (32 hours per week) unpaid work placement. Placement opportunities include positions with airlines, retail travel agencies, tour operators and destination management companies. You will practise and develop skills selling tourism products, as well as gain introductions to operations, sales and marketing.   

The Humber Advantage

Industry Partnerships

Humber’s program is recognized by the industry as the leader in tourism education and more than 300 partners/employers seek out our students as their first choice candidates. Some of the industry partners for this program include Nolitours, Transat Holidays, Air Transat, Jonview Canada, Air Canada Vacations, Kensington Tours, American Express, Sears Travel, Cruise Professionals, Sunquest, Red Tag Vacations, Trafalgar Tours, Sunwing Vacations, Sell Off Vacations, G Adventures, Contiki Travel, Merit Travel, CIT Tours, Goway, Westjet and many independent travel agencies, tour operators and destination management companies.

Exclusive Programs

As part of our partnership with Baxter Travel Media, a competition was launched to find the Baxter Student Ambassador. The Baxter Student Ambassador Program started exclusively with Humber and was extended to colleges and universities across Canada.

Now in its fourth year, The Young Travel Professionals (YTP) have developed an exclusive partnership with Humber College culminating in an event in which young professionals in the travel industry network with current students. The program is a great avenue for students to develop connections with current young players in the tourism industry.

Unique Learning Opportunities

Humber Tourism - Travel Services Managment students have the opportunity to experience many unique, international learning opportunities through study abroad as well as their Trip Planning class. Seven Humber students recently travelled to Uganda to learn about sustainable tourism and conduct field research. In recent years, trip planning students have visited numerous exciting destinations including Portugal, Costa Rica Spain and Mexico. Each year a new, international destination is selected and visited by the class!


Internship Partners

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The Humber Experience

Global Business Travel Association Conference Video

Watch the video to see our students at the Global Business Travel Association Conference.

Travel Services Management video

Watch the video to hear what our students have to say about the program and the potential of a career in the travel industry.

video swimming

Watch the video to see the Faculty of Business International students learn to swim in memory of Satvir Singh.

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Watch the video to watch our students connect with Travel Industry Professionals in an exclusive event with YTP (Young Travel Professionals).

Tourism Rendez-Vous

Watch the video to take a tour with Humber students and Rendezvous Canada to Niagara Falls!

Peru Video

Watch the video to see our students hike the quarry trek to Machu Picchu.


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Study Abroad

Qualified students in this program may have a unique opportunity to complete their fourth semester living abroad in Europe or Taiwan. Students are enrolled with Humber and pay an additional program fee for this optional program.  This experience is subject to eligibility standards and an application process.

Current opportunities include:

Semester 4 Europe: In January and February, our students are based in Strasbourg, France and will spend eight weeks living, touring and studying in Europe!  Students will take unique courses that count towards the completion of their fourth semester credits.

Semester 4 Taiwan:  This 18 week program from the end of February through the end of June offers our students the opportunity to embrace the local culture, customs and language of Taiwan and our partner institution National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and Tourism.

Each year, we offer a variety of experiential learning trip opportunities for students to study abroad.  Our annual short duration experiential trips in May are approximately two weeks in length.

Qualified students in this program may also apply to a study abroad service learning trip to contribute to a global community. Past service learning trips included destinations such as Nicaragua, Kenya and Peru.

These trips vary each year and are subject to availability, participation and eligibility requirements. Additional fees apply.

Your Career

Our program is the launching pad to an exciting career in one of the world’s largest, most dynamic industries.

Establish your career in:

  • tourism product sales and marketing
  • customer service
  • operations
  • wholesale and retail reservations
  • product planning and niche tourism
  • tour conducting

In this industry, you will have the opportunity to work in Canadian and international markets with tour operators, travel agencies, airlines, destination management companies and other travel suppliers.

Professional Accreditations & Recognition

Provincial/National Certifications

Graduates of the program may choose to pursue the following provincial/national certifications:
• Associate Cruise Program
• Travel Industry Standards Certification (TICO)

The industry designations/certifications may require further courses, additional exams, related work experience and additional fees to qualify.

The Association of Canadian Travel Agents (ACTA)

This program is endorsed by The Association of Canadian Travel Agents (ACTA) and received a five-star endorsement from the Travel Industry Standards Certification (TICO).

Humber is a member of:
• Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA)
• Association of Canadian Travel Agencies (ACTA)
• International Society of Travel and Tourism Educators (ISTTE)
• Adventure Travel Trade Associations (ATTA)
• Tour Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO)

The program is associated with:
• Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO)
• Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA)
• SKAL International – Travel Professionals Organization
• Young Travel Professionals (YTP)

Additional requirements and/or costs may apply.

Note: The requirements for licensure are determined by the granting body, which is independent from Humber College. Students are encouraged to obtain the specific requirements directly from the granting body before enrolling.

Program Availability

START DATE LOCATION STATUS INTERNATIONAL STATUS
January 2020 North Open Closed
September 2020 North Open Open
January 2021 North Open Open
Humber Hosts Chefs from Around the Globe for the Worldchefs Americas Regional Semifinal Competition

Humber Hosts Chefs from Around the Globe for the Worldchefs Americas Regional Semifinal Competition

Tue, May 28, 2019

Congratulations to Francis Derick Flores the Worldchefs Challenge Gold winner, who will go on to represent the Americas at the Worldchefs Congress. 

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Hotel and Restaurant Operations Management Students Present Capstone Project to Industry Partners

Hotel and Restaurant Operations Management Students Present Capstone Project to Industry Partners

Thu, May 09, 2019

In the Hospitality - Hotel and Restaurant Operations Management program capstone course, students are provided with real industry scenarios.

Applying their knowledge and problem-solving techniques, student groups must develop a strategic business plan to address industry issues. The most successful groups are provided the exciting (and yet scary) opportunity to present their findings to the industry professionals.

On Thursday, April 25, the three winning groups of 4th-semester students presented (2 groups to Choice Hotels Canada, 1 group to Toronto Airport Marriott Hotel - photo above) to rave reviews from the industry partners! With positive and professional demeanors and with confident presentation styles, students had the opportunity to showcase their findings. Our industry partners were impressed and in awe. Recommendations and suggestions were clearly welcomed and are considered for implementation. Well done Teams! We look forward to their continued growth and success from Humber and beyond.

Thanks to Wendy Burgess for her dedication to our industry partners and especially to our H-HROM students. Long hours were devoted both in and out of the classroom (industry meetings and calls, student coaching and advising sessions, encouraging pep talks) and her dedication shone when we saw the smiles on the students' faces as well as the strong nods from the industry professionals.

As well, thank you to the many HRT team members who supported the students throughout this course and semester. To Janet and Stephanie, thank you for attending the presentations to provide moral support and to meet with the industry partners.

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Hospitality Leaders Attend Humber’s ViewPOINT Celebration at the new Barrett CTI

Hospitality Leaders Attend Humber’s ViewPOINT Celebration at the new Barrett CTI

Sun, May 05, 2019

Humber’s ViewPOINT celebration attracted 300 hospitality industry leaders to celebrate collaboration, technology and disruption at the new BCTI.

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Last Day of Classes

Last Day of Classes

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Fri, December 13, 2019
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Registration Begins for Winter 2020

Registration Begins for Winter 2020

Humber

Mon, November 18, 2019
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Fall 2019 Open House

Fall 2019 Open House

Humber

Sat, November 16, 2019 | 10:00 AM
Lakeshore, North, Orangeville

Come to Open House and get a solid understanding of what it's really like to be a Humber student.

Visiting the campus is one of the best ways to make a decision about college, so join us and speak to faculty and current students, see the labs and take a tour!

General Sessions & Campus Tours

The journey to college brings many questions about your future career, but what about residence, athletics, transfer options or financial assistance? General sessions are designed to help answer these questions and many more. Find the General Sessions related to your campus and come take a tour with us.

School Program Sessions, Tours and Information Booths

Don't just imagine where you'll be studying at Humber, come see for yourself. Program sessions and lab tours offer a better understanding of the learning environment. Staff will provide detailed information about your program, the scope of the industry today and where your education could take you. Feel free to ask questions about your program, curriculum, career and placement opportunities.

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Canadian Diplomat Speaks to Students about her Posting in Afghanistan

Canadian Diplomat Speaks to Students about her Posting in Afghanistan

Thu, May 09, 2019

This April, Professor Jasteena Dhillon hosted 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. In a dangerous time in the region, she addressed issues with courage and conviction, including speaking out on torture and abuse taking place in Afghan prisons. 4th-year Paralegal Degree Student - Krystina Lau co-organised this event, that was attended by students and faculty from International Development, Liberal Arts and Community Development.

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Students Make Health and Safety Recommendations for the Humber Valley Terrace Long Term Care Home

Students Make Health and Safety Recommendations for the Humber Valley Terrace Long Term Care Home

Thu, April 11, 2019

Ensuring good physical and psychological health and safety (PH&S) in the workplace is vitally important for all Canadians.

Through an interdisciplinary approach between the Business School and School of Health Sciences, Dr. Suzy Casimiro and her students were invited to visit, investigate and advance the physical and psychological health and safety (PH&S) at Humber Valley Terrace Long Term Care Home, Etobicoke.

Under the supervision of the Executive Director at Humber Valley Terrace, Marjorie Mossman, students identified the physical hazards and explored possible psychosocial hazards of workers within this healthcare setting. By also adopting sections of the new and – the first of its kind in the world, Canadian Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace (CSA-Z1003-13), students explored the many ways that jobs can affect health and safety, from potential exposures to physical hazards, to work-related mental health concerns within healthcare settings.

As a result, students were able to make recommendations on how to improve the policies, procedures and offer health & wellness program options. Overall, recommendations focused on improving the physical and organizational environment to lessen risks of injury and illness; from integrated protection from work-related safety and health hazards to the promotion of injury and illness prevention and the introduction of wellness programs- all to advance both workers’ well-being and the organization.

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Humber Participates in WWF’s Designing Change for a Living Planet

Humber Participates in WWF’s Designing Change for a Living Planet

Thu, April 11, 2019

On March 16th, 2019, World Wildlife Foundation conducted its first event of the year, "Living Planet@Campus: Designing Change for a Living Planet."

Over 80 students from over 15 colleges and universities around Ontario participated in the event, including students from The Business School. 

The Humber team, formed through an application process led by the Office of Sustainability, consisted of four students representing different programs and faculties in Humber: Gayathri Menon, Fashion Management and Promotions GC, Arman Amin and Samantha Canon, Bachelors in Industrial Design, Ayushi Delvadia ,Bachelors of International Business.

The day-long event saw team work at its best as team Humber worked very hard on its idea and presentation. Collaborating with students from different fields helped participants gain an insight into what the issues faced by other industries are and forced students to think outside the box.

Despite the fact that the Humber team did not win first place, the team's idea inspired the Office of Sustainability to install an art piece made out of paper cups to spread awareness on the importance of carrying personal reusable mugs. The outcome was highly rewarding as students learned how an idea can transform and make a difference in the world today.

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The Value of Study Abroad from a Student’s Perspective

The Value of Study Abroad from a Student’s Perspective

Mon, April 08, 2019

Meet Sagar Vankwani from the Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting Program.

Sagar had the opportunity to participate in a study abroad program at Hungkuang University in Taichung, Taiwan, which he describes as the best two weeks of his life: 

"In summer 2018, I had the opportunity to participate in a study-abroad program at Hungkuang University in Taichung, Taiwan. It was a two-week program, and arguably, they were the best two weeks of my life. No exaggeration.

The program was a complete package in itself. Going there, I didn't have really high expectations, but I soon discovered many of the best things that come in life are unexpected. The Taiwanese students went out of their way to help us. The program itself was very well organized. We had Chinese language classes every morning accompanied by different vocational workshops and field trips to the most exotic places in Taiwan.

Apart from all this, the program taught me something that I wouldn't have learned otherwise. I learned more about myself and my skills and abilities. I also learned some things about me that I was unaware of like my adaptability to ambiguous situations—something I could not learn in the classroom. Through making new friends from a variety of countries, I now understand the value of making lasting connections as a way to expand my personal network. The memories I made will last a lifetime. I even found a home in Taiwan—a loving mother that calls me her son. I am still in touch with her and all my new friends. I've promised them that I'll visit Taiwan again soon.

Out of all the advice that I can give to other students, I would just say: Close your eyes to any excuses. Pack your bags and just go! I would like to thank Humber’s Business School for selecting me to participate in this program. I feel honoured and grateful for the opportunity and the experience I had."

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The Placement Centre Hosts HBC Networking Event

The Placement Centre Hosts HBC Networking Event

Tue, April 02, 2019

The Placement Centre hosted two informational networking events with the Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC).

As a diversified global retailer, HBC’s internship programs have been designed to provide students with direct work experience in their fields. In addition, their career training programs are comprehensive and of great interest to new grads.

The event was hosted over two days, March 1st and 4th for third and fourth-year Fashion Management students. Both events were well attended and gave students the chance to connect with HBC representatives and learn about possible career and job opportunities within the company.

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BMO On Campus for Recruitment Event

BMO On Campus for Recruitment Event

Tue, April 02, 2019

On March 5th, The Placement Centre hosted a BMO On-Campus Recruitment Event. 

This was a two-part event featuring an information session conducted by the Regional Vice President and an interview session for successful student applicants. Interviews were granted to students who applied for Customer Service Representative (CSR) and Personal Banking Representative (PBR) positions. BMO selected 27 students for the first round of interviews.

The representatives, who were branch managers and HR representatives, were very impressed with our students. BMO made offers to 11 students, and three students were invited to a second interview. This event was a tremendous success with a strong turnout and many students securing positions.

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Students Attend TJX Canada Corporate Office Tour

Students Attend TJX Canada Corporate Office Tour

Fri, March 29, 2019

The Business School students attended the TJX Canada Corporate Office tour on March 1st, 2019.

With an extensive range of career options, TJX Canada stands out as one of the most successful retailers in the world, and have opened up exciting opportunities for college and university co-op, internship and graduate students. Our students had the chance to learn about the company, experience the culture, and explore career paths.

The 60 students in attendance had the opportunity to enjoy a “speed chat” with professionals from various departments. The Placement Centre was delighted to facilitate such an informative and engaging networking occasion for students.

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The Business School Hosts a Visiting Scholar and Initiates a Collaborative Research Project

The Business School Hosts a Visiting Scholar and Initiates a Collaborative Research Project

Mon, March 11, 2019

Dr. Nicholas P. Sisto is spending the winter 2019 semester with the School teaching International Finance and Macroeconomics at the Lakeshore Campus.

Dr. Nicholas P. Sisto is a full Professor at the Centro de Investigaciones Socioeconómicas (CISE) of the Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila (Saltillo, Mexico). He is working closely with Dr. Pierre-Pascal Gendron (Professor of Economics and Program Coordinator, B.Comm International Business, B.Comm Healthcare Management) on a research project. The work analyzes the regional economic and social effects of tobacco and alcohol excise taxes in Mexico. The project involves a Master’s thesis in Regional Economics at Dr. Sisto’s home institution with Dr. Gendron acting as co-director of the thesis. The Master’s candidate, Carlos Milanes, holds a B.A. in pure mathematics and is a Cuban national. This internationalization initiative marks the beginning of a long-term, productive collaboration between The Business School and CISE.

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Professor Sees the Official Release of his Visiting Scholar Project Output

Professor Sees the Official Release of his Visiting Scholar Project Output

Mon, March 11, 2019

Dr. Pierre-Pascal Gendron created and edited the content of the Value Added Tax (VAT) module of the Tax Policy Assessment Framework (TPAF).  

The Humber Professor of Economics and Program Coordinator, B.Comm International Business, B.Comm Healthcare Management created the module during his six-month appointment as Visiting Scholar in the Fiscal Affairs Department of the IMF in 2017-18. The IMF and the World Bank have released publicly the first module (VAT) for discussion and comment. TPAF will provide a framework for systematic assessments of all major taxes, aimed to provide a solid analytical basis and practical guidance for the design of tax policy. It is a public good that can be used by providers of technical assistance, country officials, analysts, civil society organizations, the donor community, and academia. The official press release and a link to the interactive tool are available here.

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Advancing The Global Region: 131 Annual Board of Trade Dinner

Advancing The Global Region: 131 Annual Board of Trade Dinner

Thu, March 07, 2019

Humber Business students and faculty along with Humber Research and our partner SEW- EURODRIVE Canada connected for the 131 Board of Trade Dinner.

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RBC Resume Building Workshop

RBC Resume Building Workshop

Wed, February 06, 2019

On January 21, 2019, students from various business programs met two industry professionals from RBC who hosted a Resume Building Workshop.

On January 21, 2019, students from various business programs met two industry professionals from RBC who hosted a Resume Building Workshop. The employers shared information on what RBC looks for in resumes and cover letters including dos and don’ts as well as what kinds of experiences are valued.

The RBC Representatives also discussed possible placement opportunities for students. At the end of the presentation, there was a networking session and students had their resumes reviewed by the representatives for feedback.

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Students Hold First-ever Fashion PR Seminar

Students Hold First-ever Fashion PR Seminar

Fri, December 14, 2018

On November 22, the first Fashion PR Seminar for both Public Relations and Fashion Management and Promotionsstudents was held.

The seminar was a collaboration between Annette Borger-Snel and Rossie Kadiyska, program coordinators of the respective academic programs, who saw the need for a fashion-focused public relations workshop for students seeking knowledge in this part of the industry. Participants in the seminar were provided with information on creative tactics, sourcing and building relationships with influencers, and working with the media. Students were able to apply their newfound knowledge and work in groups to build their own PR strategies for a Canadian brand. The hands-on seminar was a huge success with the students, and feedback from the participants included full agreement to hold the Fashion PR Seminar again, build on it and make it a credit for co-curricular activity.

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Practice Makes Perfect – Placement Centre Helps Students Improve Interview Skills

Practice Makes Perfect – Placement Centre Helps Students Improve Interview Skills

Mon, December 10, 2018

Students had the opportunity to practice and refine their interviewing skills with Placement Advisors from The Business School Placement Centre.

Students reserved their spots in advance and participated in 30 minute simulated interviews. Students received valuable and constructive feedback at the end of the simulation and the interview response technique, STAR, was re-emphasized to each and every student.

  • Situation – what was the situation?
  • Task – what goal were you working toward?
  • Action – what specific steps did you take?
  • Result – what was the outcome and what did you accomplish?

We hope to offer this session again in the near future!

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