Students design data for future airport installation
Thu, October 17, 2019
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.
This article, by Alysia Burdi, was first published by Humber Today on September 20, 2019. Read the article in it's original context.
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.
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!
Humber and the Pulitzer Centre Create Data Journalism Grant
Thu, September 19, 2019
Humber's storyLAB and The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting have created the storyLAB Data Journalism Grant to support independent journalism.
It is the most extensive grant dedicated to Canadian data-driven journalism.
The grant supports projects related to essential and underserved topics affecting Canadians. For the inaugural grant, Humber and Pulitzer 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.
"Opportunities for enterprise, data-driven journalism in this country are few and far between," says David Weisz, director of storyLAB at Humber College and professor in the Faculty of Media and Creative Arts. "Especially when it comes to covering Indigenous issues, where the cost of travel alone can cause newsrooms to lose their appetite for a particular story. This grant is to ensure that these important stories get told and told properly."
This grant opportunity is now open, and applicants are encouraged to submit their proposals by October 31, 2019. The winner(s) of the grant will be honoured at a cocktail reception on November 15, 2019.
Humber’s storyLAB leverages the multidisciplinary nature of the Faculty of Media & Creative Arts to create collaborative opportunities between Humber staff, students and industry partners. Humber’s Faculty of Media & Creative Arts is committed to fostering data journalism, most recently creating and hosting Data Driven, a data journalism symposium for coders, investigative reporters, developers and data advocates.
Humber Film alumni, professor among 2019 Directors Guild nominees
Wed, September 18, 2019
When the 2019 Directors Guild of Canada (DGC) Award nominations were announced on September 11, Humber Film was well represented.
Alumni were recognized in four categories for their work as directors, film editors and sound editors. The alumni nominees include
Also nominated is professor and Post-Production program co-ordinator Lara Johnston in the Best Picture Editing – Feature Film category for her work on Mouthpiece. Lara previously won a Canadian Cinema Editors Award for her work on this film.
The DGC Awards will be presented at the DGC Gala on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at The Fairmont Royal York Hotel.
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.
Radio Humber Outreach Podcast Project
Thu, June 13, 2019
Grade five students from Silverthorn Public School in Mississauga visited the Humber campus for a hands-on learning experience.
Assisted by Radio Humber student volunteers Jenifer Tait, Sarah Miranda, Kyle Drinnan - along with Noah Scanga and professor Greg MacDonald - the grade five students wrote, recorded and produced their very own podcast.
Radio Humber Outreach is an initiative of 96.9 Radio Humber - the campus and community radio station housed at the Humber College north campus in Toronto. Working with the teachers, Radio Humber offers select workshops to school children interested in learning about podcasting and the audio world.
Film Professor Wins at Canadian Cinema Editors Awards
Mon, June 10, 2019
Congratulations to professor Lara Johnston on winning the Canadian Cinema Editors Award for Best Editing in a Feature Film for Mouthpiece.
Lara's assistant editor on the film is a Humber graduate and two of her students also worked on other aspects of post-production for the film.
Directed by Patricia Rozema, Mouthpiece centers on Cassandra, an aspiring writer who, while struggling to compose a eulogy after the sudden death of her mother, comes to discover that her own rebelliousness is as much a response to the male gaze as her mother's conformity.
Mouthpiece is currently playing at the TIFF Bell Lightbox until June 13th as part of their Canada's Top Ten programming. Get your tickets here.
RBD Students Develop Demo Reel
Wed, January 16, 2019
Radio Broadcasting students in the 3rd-semester Radio Programming class pitched a reel for a radio station they thought would be successful.
The demo was created by a group of students which included Noel Marcial, Zachary Davies, Sam Fisher, Collin Skanes and Adam Odeh. Their proposal is for CREL -- Reel-FM -- which would feature music, soundtracks, contests, interviews, and talk - all related to movies. Each member designed their own movie-related show to become part of the station's schedule. Creative production and voice imaging by Noel Marcial.
Advertising and Graphic Design Student Wins Award of Excellence
Fri, August 17, 2018
Simran Singh, an Advertising & Graphic Design student, is one of the finalists in the Annual Art Directors Club of Canada (ADCC) competition.
Simran won for her Mountain Dew ad, which she both illustrated and designed. The final award (Merit, Silver, or Gold) will be announced at ADCC's Directions 2018 Award show on November 8th in Toronto. The ADCC is a Canadian non-profit, non-political group dedicated to encouraging excellence in Canadian advertising and design.
Congratulations on this accomplishment, Simran, and best of luck in November!
Humber Radio Award Winers
Fri, May 18, 2018
We would like to congratulate Radio Humber graduating student Josette LaFleur for being this year’s recipient of the Rene Roth Memorial Scholarship.
We would like to congratulate Radio Humber Diploma graduating student Josette LaFleur for being this year’s recipient of the Rene Roth Memorial Scholarship – an award given away to a student who demonstrates leadership, innovation, and creativity. Josette majored in News and would have been a favourite of the late Rene Roth- who taught sales and marketing in the Radio Humber Diploma program before losing her battle with cancer three years ago.
Also, congratulations to three Broadcast - Radio professors for winning multiple awards at the 2018 Crystals Awards held on Monday, May 7th.
Kyle Taylor, the Humber Radio Lab professor and Creative Director of Indie 88, picked up three awards for creative production excellence. Creative Production professor, Greg MacDonald of Bell Media, and his creative team won two Crystals Awards for creative excellence. And, finally, Writing for Radio professor, Larry MacInnis, also walked away with two Crystals Awards for creative writing excellence. All in all, it was a big, exciting night for RBD. It just goes to show that our students are being taught by the best in the business.
Congratulations to all on receiving these amazing honours!
Advertising Grad Takes Lead on Award-Winning Campaign
Tue, May 08, 2018
The creative and simple campaign utilizes the curves in the "M" to indicate to drivers which direction they need to go to get to the nearest McDonalds.
The campaign will appear in high traffic areas in downtown Toronto and the GTA, however, Cossette hopes to have the campaign implemented worldwide.
Congratulations to Valerie and her team at Cossette!
Humber Journalism Wins Two BNC Awards
Mon, May 07, 2018
On April 20th, 2018, Humber Journalism won two BNC Awards at the 2017 Ontario Community Newspaper Association convention.
The BNC awards are organized by the OCNA and recognize the outstanding work of local Ontario newspapers. The student-run newspaper, Humber Et Cetera, won first prize in the General Excellence category against stiff competition in the Colleges/Universities division.
This is a tremendous honour for our third-year diploma students who write, edit and lay out the newspaper, as well as second-year students who work as reporters and supply most of the copy. Thanks to Salem Alaton for his many years of hard work helping the students produce an award-winning paper. Thanks as well to Rob Lamberti who worked magic last year to help second-year students transform their academic writing into quality newspaper copy. And a special shout out to Marlee Greig, creative advisor, and technical support. Humber Journalism also won second place in the Student News Writing category for investigative pieces that a team of third-year students wrote about the $400K rebranding of IGNITE.
Congratulations to Tyler Bloomfield (now full-time CBC contract), Brandon Austin (co-founder of a thriving social media management firm with major clients), Alana MacLeod (full-time Global News contract), Erian Amor De Los Reyes (full-time CBC contract) and Ken Kellar (moving to Winnipeg to pursue journalism there).
UX Design Students Present at UXInsight Conference in the Netherlands
Thu, March 22, 2018
User Experience Design Students, Maureen Ariza Paredes and Jenna Mussar, attended the international UXInsight Conference in the Netherlands in March.
Humber FMP and FMTV Grads Eligible for Telefilm's Talent to Watch Funding Program
Thu, March 15, 2018
Humber College is pleased to announce a new partnership with Telefilm’s Talent to Watch Program.
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.
Tue, October 17, 2017
Arts administration means different things to different arts managers.
Success Story: Dan McKinnon
Tue, September 12, 2017
Like many arts managers, Dan McKinnon juggles a busy creative practice with an even busier day job helping fellow artists.
Student Success: Laura McCallum
Mon, July 17, 2017
"When I declared in my third year of theatre school that I didn’t want to be an actor anymore, no one was surprised."
Advertising Grad Wins Applied Arts Student Award
Thu, July 13, 2017
Laura Cordova a recent graduate of the Advertising & Graphic Design program, won an Applied Arts Student Award for her collection of Moleskin ads.
Radio Broadcast Students Win at 2017 BEAC National Student Awards
Wed, May 17, 2017
Michael Downey and his student collaborators won best newscast in the category of Audio Radio Newscast at the 2017 BEAC Student Awards.
Michael Downey, a student at Humber’s Radio Broadcast Diploma program, and his student collaborators have won best newscast in the category of Audio Radio Newscast at the 2017 Broadcast Educators Association of Canada National Student Awards.
The award-winning entry was a regularly scheduled newscast on 96.9 Radio Humber in which journalism students Anna O’Brien, Tyler Bloomfield, Alanna Fairey and Brandon Choghri travelled to Washington, DC to report on the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump. In Toronto, Radio Humber’s Pasquale Pettinicchio and Michael Downey alternated between broadcasting from the anchor desk and corresponding with the reporters in Washington.
The award will be presented to Michael and his collaborators on Friday, May 26th at the National Students Awards Gala at the Sheraton Centre Hotel in Toronto. At the gala, a clip from the award-winning newscast will be showcased for those in attendance. The newscast is also eligible for the President’s Awards (Best Audio/Video), which will be announced and presented at the gala. The annual BEAC National Awards is a program that recognizes and rewards creative and technical ingenuity and excellence in students attending a radio, television/video or new media/animation program.
Congratulations to all students and faculty involved in this amazing achievement!
Humber Students Receive 2017 Emerge Media Award
Mon, April 24, 2017
Broadcasting - Radio postgraduate student, Clare Bonnyman won first place for “The Story of Studio 212” in Audio Storytelling at the Emerge Awards.
Broadcasting - Radio diploma students Sean Towgood, Tevin Guthrie and Chris Wheeler placed second for their work on “Stigma” in the same category.
The Emerge Media Awards celebrate and showcase the achievements of the best writing, editing, videography, audio, graphic design, communications and public relations work at the postsecondary level.
Selected by an independent panel of judges from 313 submissions, eight winning individuals/teams represented various postsecondary institutions across the country.
Student Success: Samyuktha Sharath Punthambekar
Mon, April 10, 2017
Arts Administration and Cultural Management graduates are in demand. Just ask Samyuktha Sharath Punthambekar.
Humber Students Win Grip Juicer Competition
Wed, March 22, 2017
Congratulations to the 2017 Grip Juicer winning team, Channel Six, Humber College.
Each school was given 6 weeks to prepare a campaign book and presentation for Honda Civic. Six teams made it through to the final round of presentations including 3 Humber teams, 2 Seneca teams and 1 OCAD team.
Channel Six left a memorable impression on the judges with strong creative presentation skills, as well as the conviction and passion they had for their idea.
The winning team included:
TIFF Top 10
Tue, January 03, 2017
Humber College Film & Television Production Advanced Diploma Program's "The Land of Nod" (2016) makes TIFF Top Ten.
The film will screen as part of the 16th Annual Canada's Top Ten Film Festival in January 2017.
Student Success: Jessie Rivést
Mon, November 14, 2016
Jessie Rivést graduated in 2016 and has recently started as a manager as Musicworks Magazine.
Student Success: Meghan Hunter-Gauthier
Mon, April 25, 2016
Meghan Hunter-Gauthier graduated in 2015 and has recently moved to Prince George, B.C. to become the Acting Assistant Curator at Two Rivers Gallery.
Advertising Students' Campaign a Success With Toronto Police
Tue, March 22, 2016
Humber Creative Advertising students recently had the honour of working with the Toronto Police and the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police.
The students worked on an important campaign to help bring attention to the dangers of Fentanyl. The focus of the campaign is a website, facethefentanyl.ca which profiles "Tina Espey, 19, Cole Lockie, 21, Tyler Campbell, 17, Jake Bodie, 17, and Jessie Kolb, 24, as well as resources and information about overdoses and fentanyl." Toronto Police Chief, Mark Saunders told the Toronto Star, "the campaign is “just a starting point for this very issue . . . we can’t just arrest our way through this thing.”
OAB (Ontario Association of Broadcasters) Career Day
Mon, March 07, 2016
On Monday, March 7, 2016, the Ontario Association of Broadcasters (OAB) held their annual career day in Toronto.
OAB career day is a great opportunity for all second-year Broadcasting-Radio and Radio postgraduate program students to join in on a roundtable discussion with industry and other radio students from across Ontario. The Humber School of Media Studies was thrilled to be a sponsor at the event, which was chaired by instructor Neil Mathur.
Student Success: Rachel Gauntlett
Thu, September 17, 2015
Rachel Gauntlett graduated from Humber and is already working as the Operations Manager for Canada's only full-sized contemporary orchestra.
Student Success: Vivia Kay
Mon, July 06, 2015
Vivia says her love of the arts goes back to her childhood.
Reign - Humber College's First Feature Film
Thu, July 02, 2015
Reign is an example of what can happen when exceptional student talent is combined with experienced and professional teaching.
Student Success: Nina Lee
Tue, December 16, 2014
"Hi, my name is Nina Lee, and I’m a freelance Arts Administrator."
Student Success: Elizabeth Waldorf
Mon, August 25, 2014
Elizabeth Waldorf says she enrolled in Humber's Arts Administration & Cultural Management program for a very specific reason: "to get a job I loved".
Student Success: Jillian Cockburn
Thu, August 14, 2014
"After completing a university degree minoring in dance, I knew that I wanted to work in the arts and cultural sector."
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