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Susan Somerville, RD
Dean, School of Hospitality, Recreation & Tourism

Top Stories

James Bodanis Granted the Chair’s Award of Excellence

James Bodanis

The School of Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism is pleased to announce that James Bodanis, Program Coordinator for the Cook Apprenticeship, has been granted the Chair’s Award of Excellence by the Ontario College of Trades.

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Culinary Student Wins the SAPUTO Junior Culinary Challenge


On May 27, 2017, Solange O., a student in the Culinary Management program, won first place at the 2017 SAPUTO National Junior Culinary Challenge.

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HRT Professor Turns a Tragedy into a Teachable Moment


On August 23, 2015, tragedy struck Humber College when Satvir Singh, a 22-year-old International HRT student, drowned in Professor’s Lake in Brampton.

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Hospitality Management Alumnus Wins 30 Under 30 Award

Justin N

On March 29th, 2017, Justin Newell, a 2012 Hospitality Management graduate, was awarded the Ontario Hostelry Institute's (OHI) 2017 Top 30 under 30 award.

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HRT Kinesiology Instructor Shares How a Career in Music Led to a Ph.D. in Biomechanics

Dr. Leila Kelleher

From a Master’s degree in Music Performance to a Ph.D. in Biomechanics, Dr. Leila Kelleher’s path to teaching at UofGH was anything but typical.

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News & Events

HRT Faculty Learn Advanced Food Safety Training

This past spring, 19 HRT faculty members led by example and undertook a full-day advanced food safety training class. The attendees also took a challenging exam to achieve a management level certification.

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HRT Students Get a Taste of Italy


In May 2017, students from the Culinary Management, Culinary Skills, Cook (Cuisine) Apprenticeship, Event Management, Baking and Pastry Arts Management, and Nutrition and Healthy Lifestyle Promotion programs spent 14 days in beautiful Italy.

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HRT Students Take an Unforgettable Journey to Peru


From May 20 to June 1, students from the Tourism Management, Fitness and Health Promotion, Sport Management, and Recreation and Leisure Services programs travelled to Peru for a study abroad trip.

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HRT Students Lend a Helping Hand During IMG Study Abroad Trip


From May 4 to May 13, 2017, students from the Sport Management, Recreation and Leisure Services, Kinesiology, and Exercise Science and Lifestyle Management programs traveled to the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida for a study abroad trip.

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High School Students Compete in Annual Cook-Off at HRT


On May 3, 2017, The School of Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism hosted the 10th annual Stone Soup Cook-Off.

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Statement of Values

The School of Hospitality, Recreation & Tourism (HRT) is dedicated to ensuring that students graduate from their programs with the skills, attitudes and competencies required for successful careers and citizenship. Together, we can create a community dedicated to academic integrity and the pursuit of learning, by committing to the six fundamental values of honesty, trust, fairness, respect, courage, and responsibility (ICAI, 2014). The students, faculty, staff and administrators are collectively responsible for demonstrating and upholding these shared values.

ICAI. (2014). Fundamental Values Project. Retrieved July 11, 2014, from International Center for Academic Integrity: