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World Audio Drama Day

World Audio Drama Day

Wed, October 30, 2019

October 30th, the anniversary of the War of the Worlds broadcast, is World Audio Drama Day.

To celebrate, we're singling out three standout original dramas created by Radio and Media Production students for a second-semester course. 

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Faculty of Media & Creative Arts Events

Noon Concert: Avi Granite Sextet

Noon Concert: Avi Granite Sextet

Humber

Wed, November 13, 2019 | 12:15 PM - 01:15 PM
Lakeshore

Humber Music hosts a free noon-hour concert series. This week's guest is the Avi Granite Sextet.

Avi Granite is a guitarist and composer best known for his Toronto-based improvisational sextet AG:6. Granite calls New York City home where his work is performed by his NYC-based quartet Verse and experimental project Graphic Tongue. Granite has performed around the globe and studied with some of the best musicians in the world including Joe Lovano, John Scofield and Chris Potter. Playwrights and string quartets have commissioned him as a composer. Honoured as guest lecturer at several universities, Granite has developed creative workshops for corporate education and taught students as young as 3 years old. He is sole proprietor of the boutique record label Pet Mantis Records.

  • When: November 13, 2019 at 12:15 pm
  • Where: Lakeshore Auditorium - Lakeshore Campus, A128 (3199 Lakeshore Blvd. West, Toronto, ON M8V 1K8)
  • Cost: Free
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Data Driven 2019

Data Driven 2019

Humber

Fri, November 15, 2019 | 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Off Campus, All Campuses

Please join us for the third annual Data Driven conference dedicated to exploring data-driven storytelling in Canadian journalism.

This one-day symposium features some of Canada’s most prolific investigative reporters, news developers and data advocates providing an in-depth look into the strategies they use to turn raw data into tomorrow’s headlines.

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Music & Performing Arts Success Stories

World Audio Drama Day

World Audio Drama Day

Wed, October 30, 2019

October 30th, the anniversary of the War of the Worlds broadcast, is World Audio Drama Day.

To celebrate, we're singling out three standout original dramas created by Radio and Media Production students for a second-semester course. 

Learn More >

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Bria Hiebert Wins 2019 Tim Sims Encouragement Award

Bria Hiebert Wins 2019 Tim Sims Encouragement Award

Wed, September 11, 2019

Bria Hiebert may have graduated from Humber only this spring, but she’s already making a name for herself as a stand-up comic, writer and actor.

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Information, Computer & Digital Technology Success Stories

Students design data for future airport installation

Students design data for future airport installation

Thu, October 17, 2019

Students in the Graphic Design and Web Design and Interactive Media programs had one day to design a physical installation for airports across Canada.

The project is part of the Global Affairs Canada division of the Federal Government and aims to highlight the support Consular Services offer to Canadian travellers.

The hackathon event took place in the Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation and started with an introduction to the design challenge and a briefing call with the client where students were provided the information, materials and inspiration they needed to start their projects.

“When a client is involved, the experience is holistic and involves every aspect of working in the field,” says Bianca DiPietro, program coordinator of the Graphic Design program. “The dynamic between client and student is much more professional and holds a certain level of recognition.”

DiPietro and David Neumann, program coordinator of the Web Design and Interactive Media program say the opportunity for their students to work with real-life clients is great exposure—allowing students to communicate effectively, problem solve and work collaboratively with others.

The students gathered in small groups to design a concept while working with their faculty and advisors to complete their project proposals by the end of the day. Faculty will review the submissions and select up to eight concepts based on uniqueness, creativity and execution. The selected submissions will be shared with Global Affairs Canada to consider the concepts further.  

For one group, their concept is a three-dimensional, hollow hemisphere that resembles a globe and features data and information within it. User-friendly to all ages, the globe can be tilted or spun around to allow users to see inside the globe and learn about Consular Services. 

“Projects like this give validation to the program and show trust in us as working professionals by allowing us to have our work showcased and potentially have our work attached to the Government of Canada,” says Gizaham Jones, third-year Graphic Design student.

Using different skills and methods, a Web Design and Interactive Media group’s concept includes movable Plexiglass panels. With infographics and data printed or engraved onto the materials, the installation will allow natural light in airports like Toronto Pearson Airport to reflect onto it. The concept also features QR codes and Near-field communication (NFC) codes, which lead users to find more information on the government’s website using their smartphones.

“Being able to have clients give you an open-ended project to work with is a great way to get your creativity and development moving and apply what we’ve learned so far,” says Paul Cudmore, second-year Web Design and Interactive Media student.

The hackathon is part of Humber’s Data storyLAB, which is an innovative hub for data-driven storytelling. Based out of the North Campus, the storyLAB will produce year-round research and partnership opportunities for student learning and engagement.

“StoryLAB is an opportunity for students to pair with reporters, developers and coders to discuss the influence data can create in different journalistic settings. The lab demonstrates how data can transform and impact politics, social justice, and the day-to-day lives of Canadians,” says DiPietro.

Humber’s storyLAB and The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting recently created a storyLAB Data Journalism Grant to support independent data-driven journalism. 

For the inaugural grant, Humber and The Pulitzer Center are accepting proposals for stories related to Indigenous lands and property rights. The grant will provide up to $10,000 for a freelance journalist or team of journalists to explore a related story from a data-driven perspective.

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This article, by Alysia Burdi, was first published by Humber Today on September 20, 2019. Read the article in it's original context.

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BDES Student Wins First Place at the Boundless 2019 Competition

BDES Student Wins First Place at the Boundless 2019 Competition

Thu, June 13, 2019

Anushka Jadwani, a student the Bachelor of Design, has won first place in the Boundless 2019 Competition, the 7th annual Enabling Change competition.

For this year's competition, DX invited students studying in all design disciplines to submit proposals that develop creative solutions focussed on the accessible navigation of public spaces. Anushka's winning project was called “Connexus”, and the concept was a set of wearable bracelets for young children or older adults with cognitive impairments. The bracelets helped ensure caregivers were able to monitor the safety and location of their ward and help provide directional support and a feeling of security for the wearer.

Anushka and her team came up with the initial concept during a class project earlier this term, where BDES students hosted an ideation session with Fontys students in March. Anushka then refined this concept as part of her class project, submitted it to the competition and won! She was awarded $1500, and her work will be on display at the Design Exchange.

Congratulations, Anushka, on this stellar achievement.

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Creative Arts & Design Success Stories

Students design data for future airport installation

Students design data for future airport installation

Thu, October 17, 2019

Students in the Graphic Design and Web Design and Interactive Media programs had one day to design a physical installation for airports across Canada.

The project is part of the Global Affairs Canada division of the Federal Government and aims to highlight the support Consular Services offer to Canadian travellers.

The hackathon event took place in the Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation and started with an introduction to the design challenge and a briefing call with the client where students were provided the information, materials and inspiration they needed to start their projects.

“When a client is involved, the experience is holistic and involves every aspect of working in the field,” says Bianca DiPietro, program coordinator of the Graphic Design program. “The dynamic between client and student is much more professional and holds a certain level of recognition.”

DiPietro and David Neumann, program coordinator of the Web Design and Interactive Media program say the opportunity for their students to work with real-life clients is great exposure—allowing students to communicate effectively, problem solve and work collaboratively with others.

The students gathered in small groups to design a concept while working with their faculty and advisors to complete their project proposals by the end of the day. Faculty will review the submissions and select up to eight concepts based on uniqueness, creativity and execution. The selected submissions will be shared with Global Affairs Canada to consider the concepts further.  

For one group, their concept is a three-dimensional, hollow hemisphere that resembles a globe and features data and information within it. User-friendly to all ages, the globe can be tilted or spun around to allow users to see inside the globe and learn about Consular Services. 

“Projects like this give validation to the program and show trust in us as working professionals by allowing us to have our work showcased and potentially have our work attached to the Government of Canada,” says Gizaham Jones, third-year Graphic Design student.

Using different skills and methods, a Web Design and Interactive Media group’s concept includes movable Plexiglass panels. With infographics and data printed or engraved onto the materials, the installation will allow natural light in airports like Toronto Pearson Airport to reflect onto it. The concept also features QR codes and Near-field communication (NFC) codes, which lead users to find more information on the government’s website using their smartphones.

“Being able to have clients give you an open-ended project to work with is a great way to get your creativity and development moving and apply what we’ve learned so far,” says Paul Cudmore, second-year Web Design and Interactive Media student.

The hackathon is part of Humber’s Data storyLAB, which is an innovative hub for data-driven storytelling. Based out of the North Campus, the storyLAB will produce year-round research and partnership opportunities for student learning and engagement.

“StoryLAB is an opportunity for students to pair with reporters, developers and coders to discuss the influence data can create in different journalistic settings. The lab demonstrates how data can transform and impact politics, social justice, and the day-to-day lives of Canadians,” says DiPietro.

Humber’s storyLAB and The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting recently created a storyLAB Data Journalism Grant to support independent data-driven journalism. 

For the inaugural grant, Humber and The Pulitzer Center are accepting proposals for stories related to Indigenous lands and property rights. The grant will provide up to $10,000 for a freelance journalist or team of journalists to explore a related story from a data-driven perspective.

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This article, by Alysia Burdi, was first published by Humber Today on September 20, 2019. Read the article in it's original context.

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Humber professors nominated for prestigious literary awards

Humber professors nominated for prestigious literary awards

School of Writers

Wed, October 02, 2019

Professors David Bezmozgis and Nicola Winstanley have been nominated for two of Canada's most prestigious literary awards.

David Bezmozgis, co-ordinator of Humber’s creative writing graduate certificate, has been shortlisted for the Giller Prize for Immigrant City, his sophmore short story collection. Bezmozgis is no stranger to Giller nominations; his novels, The Free World and The Betrayers, were shortlisted in 2011 and 2014 respectively. The $100,000 prize will be presented at a gala on November 18.

Nicola Winstanley, co-ordinator of Humber’s Media Foundation program, is a finalist for a 2019 Governor General’s Literary Award in the Young People's Literature – Illustrated Books category. How to Give Your Cat a Bath is the fourth book by the acclaimed children's author. She is a past recipient of both an Ezra Jack Keats Foundation New Writer Award and a Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award nomination. The winners of the Governor General's Literary Awards, valued at $25,000 in each category, will be announced on October 29.

Congratulations, David and Nicola!

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Media, Public Relations & Marketing Success Stories

World Audio Drama Day

World Audio Drama Day

Wed, October 30, 2019

October 30th, the anniversary of the War of the Worlds broadcast, is World Audio Drama Day.

To celebrate, we're singling out three standout original dramas created by Radio and Media Production students for a second-semester course. 

Learn More >

Read More
Humber Journalism Honoured by Columbia Scholastic Press Association

Humber Journalism Honoured by Columbia Scholastic Press Association

Mon, October 14, 2019

 

Humber Journalism publications and students were recognized for excellence by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA).

 

Convergence and sweat were silver medalists at the CSPA College General Magazine Hybrid Awards, with individual student journalists receiving 15 2019 Gold Circle Award commendations across 11 categories. This year’s CSPA Gold Circle Awards attracted 7187 news and magazine entries from college and university publications around the globe. A full list of individual award recipients is included below.

 

N03 Editorial Writing

- CERTIFICATE OF MERIT: Staff, "Tuition Poses Unnecessary Barrier to Upward Mobility, Success," Humber Et Cetera, Humber College, Toronto, Ontario;

N05 Personal opinion: Off-campus issues

- SECOND PLACE: Devin Nguyen, "No Easy Route to Good Journalism," Humber Et Cetera, Humber College, Toronto, Ontario;

N12 Personality profile

- CERTIFICATE OF MERIT: Ross Lopes and David Tuchman, "In Memoriam Harry Leslie Smith," Convergence, Humber College, Toronto, Ontario;

N14 Cultural feature

- SECOND PLACE: Elesha Nicholls, "Wingin It," Scribe, Humber College, Toronto, Ontario;
- THIRD PLACE: Kateryna Horina, "They Got Chills," Convergence, Humber College, Toronto, Ontario;
- CERTIFICATE OF MERIT: David Tuchman, "Paying To Play," Convergence, Humber College, Toronto, Ontario;

 N18 Briefs writing

- SECOND PLACE: Kateryna Horina and Austin Spearman, "News In Brief," Convergence, Humber College, Toronto, Ontario.

N29 Single sports photograph

- THIRD PLACE: Paige McGowan, "Bear Hunting," Humber Et Cetera, Humber College, Toronto, Ontario;

N37 Newsmagazine Cover

- CERTIFICATE OF MERIT: Chelsea Alphonso and Ross Lopes, "Decolonize It," Convergence, Humber College, Toronto, Ontario;

 N38 Page One Design

- CERTIFICATE OF MERIT: Et Cetera Staff, "Higher Education," Humber Et Cetera, Humber College, Toronto, Ontario;

N45 Alternative Story Presentation

- FIRST PLACE: Kit Kolbegger and Michelle Rowe-Jardine, "Predators of the Press," Convergence, Humber College, Toronto, Ontario;

N46 Design Portfolio of work

- SECOND PLACE: Chelsea Alphonso and Ross Lopes, Convergence, Humber College, Toronto, Ontario;

N50 Single Subject Feature Package, Double-truck (two-facing pages)

- THIRD PLACE: Staff, "Legalization Day," Humber Et Cetera, Humber College, Toronto, Ontario;

N51 Single Subject News or Feature Package, 3 or more pages or special section

- CERTIFICATE OF MERIT: Chelsea Alphonso, Ross Lopes and Austin Spearman, "Reporting People As People," Convergence, Humber College, Toronto, Ontario;
- CERTIFICATE OF MERIT: Paige McGowan and Art Team, "Centre Stage," Scribe, Humber College, Toronto, Ontario.

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Applied Technology & Engineering Success Stories

Humber Professor of Game Programming Talks About eSports with CBC Radio

Humber Professor of Game Programming Talks About eSports with CBC Radio

Thu, November 08, 2018

Kristopher Alexander, Professor of Game Programming, recently spoke with CBC Radio Canada about eSports and the newly announced Overwatch team.

In the article, he discusses how video game players are real athletes and describes SMSIT’s Game Lab, outfitted with super-fast computers and ergonomic chairs.

Read the full article (note, the article is written in French).

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Game Programming Students Demo New Game

Game Programming Students Demo New Game

Tue, October 16, 2018

On September 27th, The School of Media Studies hosted an event in the E Building concourse in partnership with Microsoft and Relic Raiders.

The event was a live demo for Relic Raiders, a new indie game made by local Toronto developers, which will be released in late October.

Microsoft provided high-end laptops for students to play the game on. After playing the game, students were invited to provide feedback to on-site representatives. The event was a huge success, with over 400 students from all Humber faculties coming to play the game.

The event was also a major networking opportunity for Game Programming students from all years, but especially our third-year students. These students had the chance to connect with an upcoming local developer and to interact with a professional-grade Beta about to go through its final polish, as well as the opportunity to provide feedback and thoughts on how to further improve the game's design.

Overall, Microsoft was overjoyed with how the event turned out and is extremely interested in doing more of these events on an even larger scale.

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Business, Accounting & Management Success Stories

Student Success: Devon Jackson

Student Success: Devon Jackson

Mon, February 05, 2018

Devon Jackson is crafting an impressive resume: he's made a mark in the worlds of literature, theatre, music, and art.

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Winnie Nwakobi

Winnie Nwakobi

Tue, October 17, 2017

Arts administration means different things to different arts managers.

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