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

Top Stories

HRT Faculty and Staff Gather for Plenary 2017


On Thursday, June 22, The School of Hospitality, Recreation & Tourism held its 2017 Plenary at Woodbine Racetrack. The gathering was an occasion for HRT faculty and staff to celebrate their accomplishments and hard work over the past academic year.

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Antonio Folino Elected to Humber’s Board of Governors

Antonio Folino

Antonio Folino has recently been elected to Humber’s Board of Governors as the official Support Staff Representative for a three-year term. Antonio began his career at Humber over 10 years ago.

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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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News & Events

Summer Faculty Announcements

We would like to welcome this summer's new staff to the HRT faculty!

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From Hobby to Mastery: How Solange Ordonez Became a Culinary Champion


Solange Ordonez’s journey from passionate hobby chef to champion of a nationwide culinary challenge was not a simple one.

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Tourism Management Students Take Humber on a European Adventure

Monte Carlo booth

On Tuesday, July 18th, Humber HRT’s Tourism Management Students hosted their Travel Trade Show, transforming the North Campus concourse into a European travel adventure.

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Hospitality Student Won't Let His Disability Deter His Career Ambitions

Nawin Mutti

For 22-year old Nawin Mutti, a recent Hospitality Management graduate, ambition trumps having a disability.

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Centre for Healthy Living Joins Longo’s Inside Ride Fundraiser

Eddie and Lori

Wednesday, July 5th was a day filled with sunshine, crazy costumes and sweat for a good cause at the Longo’s head office.

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Upcoming Events


Basic Contemporary Culinary Skills and Techniques

6pm-10pm in E144, $505.20, uniform requierment $121.79 

Looking to start a career in the culinary industry? This course sets you up to learn and master the foundational skills to get started.

Chef teaching culinary student a technique in a kitchen

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Effective Leadership and Management

Online, $382.05 inclusive

This course challenges students, through analysis of self-assessments, to develop concrete and usable supervision, management and leadership skills.


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Wine and Spirit Education Trust - Level 2

6pm - 9pm in D131, $900.00 inclusive
Students must be 19 years of age or older

This course offers an intermediate-level exploration of wines and spirits for those working in the industry or wine and spirit enthusiasts.

Wine exam

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Healthy Lifestyle Changes Program

6pm-8:15pm in C108, $199.00 inclusive

The Healthy Changes Lifestyle 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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Nutrition for Healthy Living

Online, $99.00 inclusive

This course examines the key elements of good nutrition from an evidence-based scientific perspective. Students will acquire fundamental knowledge in nutrition, which they can use to make improvements in their own diet.

Bowl of oatmeal and berries

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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: