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Humber Makes Powerful Impact in Barbados

HRT Faculty member leads Canadian Icewine Workshop in the Caribbean


While many were celebrating Canada Day on July 1, Program Coordinator of the Hospitality and Tourism Management Degree and Hospitality & Tourism Operations Postgraduate programs, Ramesh Srinivasan, was conducting a workshop and tasting on Canadian icewines in Barbados as the part of the StudyCaribbean Institute: Summer Workshop Series at The Student Centre. Twenty-five participants including students, novices and professionals currently pursuing professional wine and spirit education had the opportunity to learn from Canadian wine expert, Srinivasan.

Ramesh Srinivasan with student opening wine bottle

The workshops exhibited and introduced Ontario icewines. Four different wines were tasted that are sold and produced within Canada. The purpose of the workshop was to show students how to recognize the differences between the wines, along with how to pair the correct food types with the icewines.

students at winetasting class

Ramesh Srinivasan standing with male adult

“Professor Srinivasan was an impactful and engaging instructor who was able to cater and reach every person in the room,” says Sheena Alleyne, Managing Director, The Student Centre. “We are extremely pleased to have been able to have Humber partner to be part of the effort to offer unique educational experiences to our students,” she adds.

The workshop was supported by the foundations of the Barbados Coalition of Services Industries (BCSI) and The Barbados’s Technical Vocational, Education Training Council (TVET), as well as the involvement of the Government of Canada via the High Commission of Canada in Barbados.