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August 27, 2018


Every year Humber College welcomes back the Humber community with a school-wide breakfast and awards presentation. It is a time to reconnect after the summer holidays and celebrate each other’s achievements.

This year, three School of HRT faculty were recognized for their accomplishments with President’s Breakfast Awards! We are proud to congratulate the following faculty for these well-deserved achievements.

Noah Gentner, Extra Mile Award: Noah goes above and beyond in his role to make a difference not only in the School of HRT, but Humber College as a whole. Noah was heavily involved in the development of the new Wellness Coaching program, both in terms of curriculum development and marketing. He is also involved in teaching practicum courses in kinesiology while still finding time to contribute to professional associations including the Association for Applied Sport Psychology. When not working on his own tasks, he can be found mentoring new faculty or even conducting workshops on relaxation, meditation and stress management. Congratulations, Noah!

Victoria Ryder-Burbidge, Distinguished Faculty Award: Victoria is an active member of the Academic and Programming Excellence Committee (APEC) in the School of HRT. She is also an integral part of the Health and Wellness committee and works to promote healthy living for all faculty, staff and students. Victoria genuinely cares about her student’s success, and connects with them both inside and outside the classroom. They even nominated her for the Ignite student appreciation award. On top of being Program Coordinator extraordinaire, she is always working to improve her own knowledge, and even completed her M.A. in leadership while working at Humber full time. Congratulations, Victoria!

Shonah Chalmers, Sustainability Award: Shonah exemplifies what it means to embrace and contribute to Humber’s sustainable footprint. She is hardworking, dedicated to her students and very concerned with ensuring her classes, food production and curriculum are truly innovative in the area of sustainability. This past year, Shonah was on a mission to spread the word about sustainable cooking, and was featured on Breakfast Television at our Culinary Lab with the Humber Culinary students. Additionally, she participates in the Stone Soup competition, played an integral part in developing the Humber Learning Garden and is dedicated to reducing food waste on campus and in the industry. These are just a few ways that Shonah leads the way in sustainability. Congratulations, Shonah!

President's breakfast awards winners

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