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January got off to a sweet start in HRT with the opening of our new Baking and Pastry Arts Labs. We launched a very successful series of recruitment sessions and of course excelled in teaching and learning by engaging students and faculty in many unique experiences. As you continue through the semester, please share your story. Click here to submit your story.

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January 2017 - Current Version

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

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Baking & Pastry Arts Showcase Humber

New lab

The start of the Winter 2017 semester marked the opening of HRT’s brand new, state-of-the art Baking and Pastry Arts labs.

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Ethiopian Airlines Marketing Competition

Students working on plane

A trio of students from Humber’s Event Marketing class, under professor Ron Caughlin, won a marketing competition in December that had classes create campaigns for the African airline.
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Team Humber is Golden

In case you haven’t been following the social media blitz, Team Humber won GOLD at the Culinary Olympics last week! This is a team of extremely talented chefs and we are so fortunate to have them share their craft as our faculty and alumni.

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Food Truck Fun!

Mike Masse, President of Foodservice, won a service from Humber's Food Truck during the Humber Annual Golf Classic Fundraiser earlier this year. He treated his team and colleagues to a taco lunch catered by Humber students working on the Food Truck.

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Humber Room serves up unmatched experience

Practically every day, at lunch and dinner, about 25 students are in the juice at the Humber Room. And their future employers will thank them for it. The only full-service restaurant on campus, this 110-seat restaurant is a living classroom, serving students, faculty and administrators.

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News & Events

Pushing Our Fitness Students To Their Limits

Fitness Trip

The new students in the Fitness and Health Promotion program participate in a Fitness Leadership Trip at the start of each semester. This year, we went to Pursuit OCR in downtown Toronto.
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ESLM Speed Networking Event A Success

ESLM Speed Networking Event

On Thursday, February 2nd, our Exercise Science and Lifestyle Management program welcomed students and industry partners to our first annual speed networking event.

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Team Plate Up!

Sara Herrche and Kathryn Gee

Further to weeks of tireless work Christina Hontar, Venessa Fazio, Coach Nicole Chuchmach and supporting grads, Sara Herrche and Kathryn Gee have much to be proud of!

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Headwaters Tourism & Humber College Deliver Third Annual Tourism Ambassador Certification Program

student ambassador with teacher

The legacy of the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games lives on in the partnership that was first announced in October 2014 between Headwaters Tourism, Humber College and the Town of Caledon.

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HRT Winter Career Fair 2017

Winter Career Fair

On Tuesday January 31st, the School of Hospitality, Recreation & Tourism was pleased to welcome several top employers representing Hospitality, Baking & Pastry, Tourism, and Event sectors of industry to our annual Winter Career Fair Event.

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Upcoming Events


6:30 pm

Wine & Chocolate: A match made in Heaven

Thursday, February 9, 2017
6:30 pm-8:30 pm, D131
$60.00/person inclusive of taxes (price includes cost of food used in class)

It’s hard to imagine two more delicious topics to explore. We’ll explore different chocolate styles and what wines work best with them. Be prepared for some hands on wine and chocolate experimentation. Hard work, but someone’s got to do it!

wine and chocolate


10:00 am

The Joy of Chocolate Truffles

Saturday, February 11, 2017
10:00 am-1:00 pm, LB103
$125.00 for two inclusive of taxes (price includes cost of food used in class)

Join us! We are offering this brilliant hands-on chocolate making workshop for any chocolate lover! Regardless of your current chocolate knowledge level or experience, you will be entertained with our talented faculty and their chocolate expertise! You will also get to create your own decadent chocolate box of truffles to take home.

Chocolate truffles


6:00 pm

Heat Things Up in the Kitchen!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017
6:00 pm-9:00 pm, D128
$120.00 for two inclusive of taxes (price includes cost of food used in class)

Indulge in some quality time with your favourite person. Cook and dine-in experience in the Humber Room Restaurant (3 course meal)!

cutting vegetables


6:00 pm

Spanish Wines and Tapas

Thursday, March 2, 2017
6:00 am-8:00 pm, D131
$60.00/person inclusive of taxes (price includes cost of food used in class)

Spanish Wines and Tapas – get the inside scoop on Spanish wines and see first-hand why tapas rule! Learn how to put on your own Spanish wines & Tapas party at home.

wine and tapas

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: