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It is wonderful to have the school buzzing with activity again! I hope you enjoyed a great summer break. We have had a busy summer with six programs running as well as planning and preparing for the new academic year.

Have a great start up and enjoy orienting our newest students, staff and faculty and please continue to share.

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

Top Stories

Tourism and Travel Management Student Awarded JCA Scholarship

We are thrilled to announce that new Tourism and Travel Management student, Yanet Daniel Tekle, has been selected as the recipient of the Jamaican Canadian Association (JCA) Dudley Laws Memorial Scholarship sponsored by Humber College.

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GTHA/Humber Hotel Management Leadership Students Celebrate Graduating From The Program

Students Graduating

The evening of September 21, 2017 was filled with congratulatory celebrations as the GTHA/Humber Hotel Management Leadership Program students attended their graduation ceremony at the Humber Room North Campus.

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James Bodanis Wins Distinguished Faculty Award at President’s Breakfast Awards

James Bodanis President's Breakfast

James Bodanis, a full-time Baking & Culinary professor in the School of HRT, is a prime example of how HRT staff go above and beyond what is expected of them. That’s why James was presented with the Distinguished Faculty Award at the President’s Breakfast - Staff Recognition Awards.

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HRT Program Support Officers Win Extra Mile Award


Jessica Estrela, Frankie Hall and Eddie Yu, HRT's Program Support Officers, received the HRT Extra Mile Award for their exceptional customer service and their willingness to go that extra mile for students and the Humber community.

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HRT Retail Team Wins The Humber Sustainability Award

HRT Retail Team

The retail team at the School of HRT received the Humber Sustainability Award during the President’s Breakfast - Staff Recognition Awards this past August.

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News & Events

Fitness and Health Promotion Students Host Humber Olympics

FHP Students

On December 8th, 2017, the School of HRT’s Fitness and Health Promotion (FHP) students held a Humber Olympics event as part of their Special Events class.

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Nutrition Students Donate Time Out of the Classroom to Toronto Charities

Students making meals

It takes a special kind of student to turn a tough situation into an opportunity to do good. That’s exactly what a small group of HRT students did when they learned they’d have some extra time outside the classroom this semester.

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HRT Hosts the Sustainability in Tourism Conference

Sustainability Conference Panel

Tourism students and faculty alike got to learn from the best in the ecotourism industry at the Sustainability in Tourism Conference on Wednesday, December 6th.

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HRT Hosts IDDSI Workshop

Students at IDDSI Workshop

On Tuesday, November 30th the School of HRT held an International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative (IDDSI) workshop to assist with the development of dietary standards for people living with dysphagia.

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Fitness and Health Promotions Grad Follows His Dreams By Opening His Own Gym

Chris Diamantakos

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.
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Upcoming Events


Healthy Changes Program

7pm - 10pm, $199.00 inclusive

The Healthy Changes Program is an innovative, collaborative approach to developing healthy lifestyles that incorporates the expertise of faculty and students in the School of Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism (HRT).

students looking at Canadian food guide

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Low Fat Baking

6pm - 9pm, $75.00 inclusive (price includes food used in class)

Students will learn to bake using low fat, low sugar and low sodium ingredients to prepare delicious products. You will prepare banana-bran muffins, meringue kisses, and pear almond tarts.


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Developmental Service Worker

Receive training through the Culinary Training Basic Skills program at Humber College, a nine-month certificate program for people with developmental disabilities.

Chef teaching culinary student a technique in a kitchen


Fire and Ice: Pairing Beer with Spicy Food

6pm - 8pm, $60.00 inclusive

Certain beers will cool the heat associated with spicy foods and other amplify the flavour without altering the heat of the and wings

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Wine Etiquette for Business

6pm - 9pm, $60.00 inclusive

This course will teach you the basics to help you look smooth when it comes to wine in a business people socializing over wine and appetizers

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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: