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February was a short month but our school’s contributions to our students and our community and industry partners is long! Please read below to learn about our many collaborative and engaging program launches and events. As you continue through the semester, please share your stories here click here

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

Top Stories

HRT Program Coordinator Appointed Vice Chairman of Feed The Planet Committee

Shonah Chalmers CCC, B.A.Sc., Culinary Programs Coordinator at Humber, has been appointed to the position of Vice Chairman of the Worldchefs Feed the Planet and Sustainability Committee for the term of 2016-2020.

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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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News & Events

NKUHT Students Embark on Capstone Industry Placements

NKUHT Placement group

On Monday, April 10th, HRT internship consultants, faculty and program coordinators were invited to wish National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality & Tourism (NKUHT) students well before leaving for their summer internships.

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HRT Open House a Success

HRT students holding up tour signage

Thank you to everyone who made Open House a success on Saturday April 8th. Students had an opportunity to meet the HRT faculty, staff and current students as well as tour the facilities. 

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Sport Management Students Lend a Hand at the TSHH Event

Faculty and students at TSHH

Humber Sport Management students received hands-on experience organizing as well as volunteering at the Toronto Sport Hall of Honor (TSHH) event on Wednesday, April 5th.

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Heart Wise Exercise Leaders

ELSM students group photo

Exercise Science and Lifestyle Management (ESLM) students, along with faculty, Leigh Gavarkovs and John-David Kato, took a field trip to Toronto Rehab’s Rumsey Center as part of their Group Exercise Leadership experience.

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Students Connect with Industry Leaders at Fitness, Sport and Recreation Career Fairs

2017 Sport and Recreation Career Fair

During the month of March, the School of HRT hosted its annual Fitness Career Fair and Sport and Recreation Career Fair at the North Campus.

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Upcoming Events


Effective Hospitality Leadership and Management

Tuesday, May 9 - Tuesday August 15, online workshop, $382.05 inclusive

This online course challenges the student through analysis and self-assessment to develop concrete and usable supervisory, management, and leadership skills.


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Retiree Travel Seminar Series

Tuesday, May 9 - Tuesday May 30, 12:35pm - 4:10pm, $50

A four- part seminar series that will highlight some of the most current tourism trends and travel opportunities in todays marketplace for individual, group and multi-generational travel experiences.


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Aromatic Whites of France

6:30pm - 8:30pm in D131, $60.00 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.

White wines

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Afternoon Tea Dessert Workshop

10:00am - 2:00pm in D141, $99.00 inclusive
To purchase a boxed gift voucher please email

This workshop will introduce novice bakers and hobbyists a unique opportunity to learn how to compose afternoon tea desserts.

Afternoon tea

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Beer: Raise a Glass to Canada's 150th Birthday

6:00pm - 8:00pm in D131, $60.00 inclusive
Students must be 19 years of age or older

This 2-hour workshop take you through history with some of the styles of beer that were popular since before Canada was officially established in 1867, to the present day.


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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: