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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

Vegetarian Awareness Day at Humber

Vegetarian Day at Humber

On October 2nd, the School of HRT’s Nutrition & Healthy Lifestyle students celebrated Vegetarian Awareness Day by spreading the word about how reducing your meat intake can lower your carbon footprint.

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New Team Announcements

We would like to welcome our new staff and faculty to the school of HRT.

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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

Humber HRT’s Tourism Management Students hosted their Travel Trade Show, transforming the 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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Upcoming Events


Business Etiquette

6pm - 9pm in F305, $150.00 inclusive

New to the business world? New to Canada? Have you ever wondered how to get engaged during social interactions and dining experiences to further your career and business opportunities? Then this course is for you!

business colleagues enjoying dinner in a restaurant

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Art History Tourism - Rome

6pm - 8pm in D242, $99.00 inclusive

In this introductory workshop, students will examine and investigate Roman art and art history, looking at how Rome has played a major role in creating some of Western Civilization's most significant artworks.


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A Practical Understanding of the IDDSI Framework For Canadian Healthcare Facilities and Organizations

Section 1 - Friday November 24, 8am - 5pm in D145, $250.00 inclusive

This course will provide an opportunity for anyone involved in the Canadian Healthcare industry to be exposed to the new IDDSI program framework.

vegetables in a lab setting

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Advanced Food Safety Training

9am-5pm in B106, $275.00 inclusive

The course will help food handlers and management within the Foodservice/ Food Retail sector learn important information about food safety.

Chef in kitchen

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The Toronto Craft Brewing Scene

6pm - 8pm in D131, $60.00 inclusive
Students must be 19 years of age or older

The Toronto brewing scene is vibrant and exciting. This 2-hour workshop will showcase Toronto’s burgeoning brewing scene, and how we got here.

Craft beer brewery

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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: