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Alumni of Distinction

Jane Tozer

jane

Hopsitality & Tourism Operations Management

Humber gave me every opportunity to meet the right people, ask the right questions and gain the right experience.

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Lindsay Branton and Brennon Lundy

lindsay and brennon

Fitness & Health Promotion

Lindsay Branton and Brennon Lundy are partners, both at home and in their business TrainMeFit fitness centre in Brampton.

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Kim Schouten

Kim manages operations in the onsite Wellness Centre, trains wellness students and provides program statistics. 

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Michael Selliah

michael

Sport Management

Michael is the primary contact person for over 2,000 registered coaches looking for guidance with coaching education.

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Amanda Hart-Evans

amanda

Massage Therapy

Assists patients with rehabilitation or wellness goals through manipulation of soft tissues in the body.

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Christine Farkas

christine

Culinary Management, Culinary Administration

Humber helped me to build a strong culinary foundation, which I’ve grown from and continue to build on today.

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Dana Smith

dana smith

Recreation & Leisure Services

The Recreation and Leisure Services program at Humber was a great platform for the structure and organized side of recreation.

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Natasha Falcioni

marc sison

Baking & Pastry Arts Management

The faculty and instructors at Humber are second to none! Yes, there fancier schools, but it’s Humber's faculty and chefs that make this program special.

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Tania Ferlin

Tania Ferlin

Hospitality - Hotel and Restaurant Operations Management

Tania Ferlin graduated from the Hospitality Management program in June 2013. She chose Humber because of its industry reputation in Hospitality Management. Using what she learned in class, she quickly became a valuable team member in her industry internship.

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Alumni

Kathryn Gee

Kathryn Gee

Hospitality - Hotel and Restaurant Operations Management

"My career has been amazing so far. I have learned so much about how hotel operations work and have been able to implement skills from Humber."

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Dan Smerka

Dan Smerka

Hospitality and Tourism Operations Management

"My time at Humber helped me open eyes when it came to what to expect, not just what I would be doing. This in the long run helped me find employment after graduation."

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Michael Jensen

Michael Jensen

Cook Apprentice

"Humber prepared me for the work world with courses such as Hospitality math. This was the course that taught me things I wouldn’t have learned in a work environment. The business side of things, like, how to price things."

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Ryan Hay

Ryan Hay

Culinary Management

"Humber really taught me a lot about time management and being very organized. Even if your cooking skills aren’t the greatest, if you can learn to be super organized and manage your time very effectively, you can be successful in the culinary world."

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Venessa Garcia Fazio

Venessa Garcia Fazio

Hospitality - Hotel and Restaurant Operations Management

"Humber had amazing instructors that not only new the industry inside and out, but were also there if we needed any help or encouragement along the way."

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Sarah Minard

Sarah Minard

Hospitality - Hotel and Restaurant Operations Management

"I’ve always loved my job, regardless of the place. Watching a regular walk through the door and smile because I’m working is worth more to me than any 6-figure job with a corner office."

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Taylor Chase

Taylor Chase

Hospitality - Hotel and Restaurant Operations Management

"Take advantage of your internship. Do not let it go to waste or sell yourself short. Aim as high as you can dream even if it seems impossible."

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Khristy Bennett

Khristy Bennett

Hospitality - Hotel and Restaurant Operations Management

"I had already been in hospitality for 15 years while I was at Humber College. I thought I knew everything but little did I know there was so much more to learn about hospitality."

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Kellie McKibbon

Kellie McKibben

Hospitality - Hotel and Restaurant Operations Management

"I learn something new every day and that keeps it exciting."

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Julia Graham

Julia Graham

Hospitality and Tourism Operations Management

"Every day is different – you never know what to expect and what obstacles you might run into. At the end of the day, I love what I do because my work challenges and pushes me to be better and do better. "

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Nawin Mutti

Nawin Mutti

Hospitality - Hotel and Restaurant Operations Management

"Humber College didn’t only provide me with the information needed, they also gave the mentality for the hospitality industry and for the current work environment as a whole."

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Jennifer Bush

Jennifer Bush

Recreation and Leisure Services

"Always be willing to roll up your sleeves! There is no job below you; you will get much further along in your career by becoming the person they can count on, not the person that always says no."

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Madison Riddolls

Madison Riddolls

Hospitality Tourism & Operations Management

"Take advantage of your faculty – their knowledge, life lessons and network are so valuable and will continue to be if you foster that relationship."

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Janine C. Conde

Janine C. Conde

Hospitality - Hotel and Restaurant Operations Management

"I chose Humber College as when I did my research, I saw they provide a great overall structure of the program and also have a wide variety of support resources."

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Komal Khurrum

Komal Khurrum

Hospitality - Hotel and Restaurant Operations Management

"It is rewarding to be part of the hospitality industry where the possibilities of world travel for leisure or work are endless."

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Kalene Finnegan

Kalene Finnegan

Hospitality Management and Event Management

"All of my classes were beneficial and I use the knowledge I gained in my classes during my day to day duties in the workforce."

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Daniel Henderson

Daniel Henderson

Certified Chef de Cuisine

"For me, the best part of my career is that I'm constantly challenged each day. Working in the Food/ Tech space means there is always opportunities to innovate and find solutions to challenges that exist."

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Heidi Ahrens

Heidi Ahrens

Hospitality - Hotel and Restaurant Operations Management

"The most beneficial class for me, hands down, was the Tourism Careers class. It provided me the skills I needed to apply to jobs, interview skillfully, and land the job I wanted."

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Amanda Bianchi

Amanda Bianchi

Hospitality - Hotel and Restaurant Operations Management

"The hands on classes really prepared me for the work and gave me a taste of what is expected of me."

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Rob Yu

Rob Yu

Culinary Management & Cooks (Apprentice)

"When I left Humber and officially started my professional career, I was well prepared and knew the basics of tasks that the chef would ask of me."

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Karri Anne Bylsma and Taneel Din

Behind the Diamond

Hospitality - Event Management

"The instructors at Humber College are industry experts that can help you get to where you are going."

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Sargam Yagnik

sargam yanik

Hospitality & Tourism Operations Management 

Follow Humber student Sargam Yagnik on her Around the World in 80 Hours adventure.

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Cimoan Atkins

cimoan atkins

Hospitality & Tourism Operations Management

Cimoan knew she wanted to travel as part of her career, but wanted more hands-on experience, so she enrolled in the Hospitality & Tourism Operations Management (HTOM) post-graduate program.

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Jeremy Adu

Hospitality - Business Applications (now Hospitality - Event Management)

Jeremy Adu, a graduate of the Hospitality - Business Applications program in April, 2014 (now named Hospitality-Event Management), has just been recognized as Subject Matter Expert for Marriott Canada 2015.

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Aleshia Ali

Aleshia Ali

Fitness and Health Promotion

I was very well prepared for the working world after my Humber program. I had a wealth of experience after the program was finished including experience training a client, teaching group fitness classes, and creating fitness programs.

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Ailene Tam

Ailene Tam

Massage Therapy

Humber definitely gives you the hands-on experience you truly need....ESPECIALLY being in Massage Therapy.

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Christine Fancy

Christine Fancy

Culinary Management

Christine was named Top 30 Under 30 in the Ontario Hostelry Institute's Top 30 Under 30 for her work in Baking & Pastry, 2015.

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Sanket Thakkar

sanket

Hotel & Restaurant Management

Humber was the stepping stone for a lot of the things in my life.

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Daniel Schmid

daniel

Hospitality Management

Oversee the 108-suite property and ensure smooth day-to-day operation between all departments.

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Christina Secara

christina

Culinary Management, Food & Nutrition Management

Ensures patients are provided with good quality food that aligns with their specific diets.

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Marc Sison

marc sison

Travel & Tourism Management

I still use all the skills that I learned from the different classes at Humber like tour costing, marketing and accounting.

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Patrick O'Hagan

patrick o'hagan

Sport Management

I was exposed to every facet of the sports industry from facility operations to sales and marketing. The curriculum allows you to figure out what interests you.

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Shyanne Spilchen

Shyanne Spilchen

Fitness and Health Promotion

Since graduating from the Fitness and Health Promotion program, Shyanne is the the co-owner of Power4Teens.

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Gracie Ressor

Gracie

Hospitality and Tourism Operations Management

Gracie loves the people she works alongside every day. Since graduating from the Hospitality and Tourism Operations Management, she oversees the training and on-boarding programs for all 500 plus Drake employees.

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Kim Miyama

Kim Miyama

Hospitality & Tourism Operations Management 

Kim completed a diploma in Hotel/Restaurant Management followed by a post-graduate diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Administration in 2006.

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Jason Rosso

Jason Rosso

Culinary Management

“Even though I have learned classical and contemporary French cuisine, I love ethnic food – Vietnamese, Chinese, Indian, African and others,” he said. “I am obsessed with big bowls of flavours. We serve food that, when you ate it, you go ‘this-is-the-best-burger-I have-ever-had.’”

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David Loney

David Loney

Hospitality and Tourism Operations Management

"Humber was a huge asset in understanding the specifics of the industry and making great connections with industry professionals."

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Sonya Padovani

Sonya Padovani

Hospitality and Tourism Operations Management

After graduating from university, Sonya had many jobs but not a career. She was passionate about helping people and enrolled in the Hospitality and Tourism Operations Management at Humber. With new contacts and the hands-on learning, Sonya was able to start her career.

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Abra Dzamesi

Abra

Hospitality - Hotel and Restaurant Operations Management

Abra completed a diploma in Hospitality - Hotel and Restaurant Operations Management in 2008 and is currently the Room Operations Manager at Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville.

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Sophie Doria

Sophia Doria

Culinary Management

Sophie signed up for the Culinary Management program at Humber College, which she completed concurrently with the Culinary Apprentice Program, and she hasn’t slowed down since landing a local job placement at Auberge du Pommier.

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Ryan Collie

Ryan Collie, humber culinary grad

Culinary Management Program

Humber Culinary Management grad, Ryan Collie recently had the opportunity to attend the World Chef's Congress 2016 in Greece.

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Candice Ekonomakos

Culinary Management

By day, you will find Candice Ekonomakos doing what she loves, working full time as a cook at Toca Restaurant at the Ritz Carlton in Toronto. 

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Vasanth Rajan

vasanth rajan

Fitness & Health Promotion

“I came here from India specifically to go to Humber College.” 

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Tania Sousa

tania

Culinary Management, Food & Nutrition Management

I've taken what I learned in my culinary and nutrition courses and get to apply it in my work every day.

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Eric Beresford

eric beresford

Recreation & Leisure Services

From maintaining a hockey arena to running a league, Eric Beresford started the Oakville Recreation Hockey League (ORHL) in 2010 and has grown the league to 182 teams in just five years with his sights on further expansion for 2016.         

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Sue Borg

sue borg

Fitness & Health Promotion

Humber’s Fitness and Health Promotion program helped her turn her lifestyle shift into a career transformation.

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Chris Diamantakos

Chris Diamantakos

Fitness and Health Promotion

Chris Diamantakos, owner of Clear Cut Fitness has had his share of success and hardships since graduating from Humber, but these ups and downs have made him a better trainer and business person. Creating a gym from the ground up certainly isn't easy, but there's nothing else Chris would rather be doing.

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Jesse Bruce

jesse bruce

Fitness and Health Promotion

Looking at Jesse Bruce today, the handsome, buff co-owner of Alpha Obstacle Training in Toronto and Kinesiology graduate of University of Guelph-Humber, it’s hard to imagine that he came from a “dark, troubled past”, and survived to tell about it.

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Christopher Teiman

Sport Management

In the first internship of its kind, Humber College Sport Management student Christopher Teiman is doing his third-year college internship remotely, working with the Recreation and Parks Association of Nunavut (RPAN).

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Ninko Pangilinan

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Fitness and Health Promotion

Ninko Pangilinan has accomplished many things; graduating from the Kinesiology Program at University of Guelph-Humber, starting his own fitness company called Nitro Fitness Plan (now called My Nitro), and the biggest challenge of all, surviving cancer.

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Elizabeth Langford

elizabeth langford

Food & Nutrition Management

When Elisabeth Langford started Humber’s Food and Nutrition Management Program, she admits her culinary skills were “less than stellar.”

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Sarah Kelleher

Hospitality - Event Planning

Sarah Kelleher went from student to business owner in 12 weeks! She loves having to make decisions quickly and being the person with the answers.

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Heidi Ahrens and Krista Emery

krista and heidi with their award

Hospitality - Hotel & Restaurant Operations Management

With the help of their instructor Nicole Chuchmach, Hospitality students Heidi Ahrens and Krista Emery competed at the Frankie Tomatto's Restaurant Innovation Competition.

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Victoria Simmons

Hospitality & Tourism Operations Management

A graduate of the Hotel and Tourism Operations Post-Graduate Certificate program at Humber, Victoria has been hired as the Assistant Banquet Manager at Toronto’s Westin Harbour Castle.

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video of hrt alumni

Watch the video to hear students share their career success stories after graduation and how Humber helped them achieve this.