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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

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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Research Excellence Award Presented to Massage Therapy Program Coordinator, Amanda Baskwill

Amanda Baskwill Awarded

Amanda Baskwill, the Program Coordinator for the Massage Therapy program, always shows a dedication and passion for research. That’s why it was no surprise to anyone at The School of HRT when Amanda won the Research Excellence Award.

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Antonio Folino Wins the Distinguished Support Staff Award

Antonio Folino Wins Award

Antonio Folino, the Catering and Events Manager at The School of HRT, takes his position to the next level. In recognition of this commitment, he was awarded the Distinguished Support Award at the President’s Breakfast - Staff Recognition Awards.

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News & Events

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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Centre for Healthy Living Joins Longo’s Inside Ride Fundraiser

Eddie and Lori

On a day filled with sunshine, crazy costumes and hard work for a good cause, representatives from Humber’s Centre for Healthy Living were on site at Longo’s Markets head office for their annual Inside Ride fundraiser, which supports children living with and recovering from childhood cancer, as well as their families.

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Upcoming Events


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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Wine and Spirit Education Trust - Level 1

9am - 5pm in D131, $450.00 inclusive
Students must be 19 years of age or older

This course is a beginner-level introduction to wine suited for those starting a wine career or pursuing an interest in wine.


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Aromatic Whites of France

6:30pm - 8:30pm in D131, $70.00 inclusive
Students must be 19 years of age or older

Get to know the who's who of French white grapes; these are wines with big personalities that will capture your imagination. Learn what makes them special and the food that makes them shine.

White wines

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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: