Senior Dean Update: Media & Creative Arts Anti-Racism Action Plan
Fri, October 15, 2021
In June 2020, I committed the FMCA to seven action items to address the attitudes, behaviours and structures that act as barriers for students from Indigenous and equity-deserving communities.
Update: Humber Music Solidarity One Year On
Fri, October 15, 2021
In June 2020, Humber Music faculty pledged to address systemic racism and gender discrimination in the music programs by working with students, alumni, administrators, and industry experts
A Message from the Senior Dean: Music Degree Update
Tue, April 27, 2021
Over the past few months, the Faculty of Media & Creative Arts began a review of our Bachelor of Music program delivery.
Maria Saba Wins 2020 Writers-in-Exile Scholarship
School for Writers
Mon, October 26, 2020
Meet thethe recipient of the 2020 PEN Canada-Humber College Writers-in-Exile Scholarship, Maria Saba.
Industry Insights – Three Questions for Three Leaders
Tue, October 20, 2020
We spoke with three industry professionals and heard their thoughts on how the industry is changing and what students can do to keep up and stand out.
Media & Creative Arts Anti-Racism Action Plan
Thu, June 25, 2020
In being accountable to our communities and to ourselves, our Action Plan will ensure transparency and collaboration around the work we need to do.
It’s hard, I know. But, you’ll get there.
Mon, May 11, 2020
To those students who are worried, stressed, confused, and lost, I understand.
Radio Humber and BRTV Collaborate to showcase Indie Canadian Artists
Thu, June 13, 2019
96.9 Radio Humber teamed up with the Broadcast Television/Videography Program to bring Canadian artists on campus for an interview and performance.
Faculty of Media and Creative Arts Students Win Big at this Year's Skills Ontario Competition
Mon, May 27, 2019
The Faculty of Media and Creative Arts would like to congratulate four of our students who won at Skills Ontario this spring.
Ten Good Things to Stream When the Weather is Bad
Wed, May 08, 2019
And they all just happen to feature Humber grads!
PR Student Wins Top Prize in Humber Photography Contest
Tue, April 16, 2019
Michel Johnson-Figueredo, a first-year Bachelor of Public Relations degree student, recently won first place in Humber's school-wide photo contest.
Michel's photo (displayed below) was taken on a recent trip back home to Havana, Cuba. Congratulations, Michel! We're looking forward to seeing more of your excellent work.
Humber Students Win 2018 Applied Arts Student Awards
Tue, July 17, 2018
Congratulations to the six Humber School of Media Studies & Information Technology students on winning several Applied Arts Student Awards.
The winners include Dahin Rah, Advertising & Graphic Design, Dana Mevorach, Graphic Design, Jordan Jackson, Graphic Design, Austin Riswick, Film and Television Production, Geoff Baillie, Advertising Copywriting, and Ian Dunlop, Advertising Copywriting.
Applied Arts Magazine is Canada's premier magazine of visual communications, featuring the latest opinions, news and images from the creative advertising industry in Canada and abroad. Their annual Applied Arts Awards are the only competition in Canada that recognizes the talents of professionals across the visual communications sector.
The winners will have their work published in the Fall 2018 Student Awards annual, in the online Winners' Gallery and Awards Archive, as well as receive a complimentary copy of the Fall 2018 issue, an awards certificate, and more.
You can view Dahin's award-winning campaign for Rocky Mountain Bicycles below.
Congratulations to all the Student Award winners!
Humber Partners with Concordia's New Institute for Investigative Journalism
Tue, May 15, 2018
Concordia launched the Institute for Investigative Journalism, led by Patti Sonntag, a former editor in The New York Times’ News Services division.
Humber is among several other media and educational organizations partnered on this project, such as Global News, The Toronto Star, Ryerson University, and more.
Humber Students Win the 2018 Designing Change Competition
Mon, April 09, 2018
On March 24th, Humber students won the Designing Change 2018 competition, organized by Sustainable Humber and the World Wildlife Fund Canada.
Mon, March 27, 2017
The third annual Winterstations Design Competition sees the Kew, Balmy, and Scarboro beaches transformed into interactive art installations.
Of the eight winning entries, Humber college students in Art Foundation, Visual and Digital Arts, Interior Design, and Industrial Design proposed and constructed a winning entry that will be unveiled on Family Day, February 20th.
Explorers are challenged with what is and what can be through a visual distortion of reality in The illusory. Constructed of highly reflective linear panels, the circumambulatory experience pulls the explorer into the centre for a moment of introspection and to experience an ever-changing illusion of reality. From afar, the structure is incognito, reflecting the surrounding environment and fading into it. Entering the space, the explorer views misconstrued, mirroring illustrations of themselves and their surroundings.
The inspiration for the Illusory came from the relationship shared between humans and the environment. The site itself inspired the shape of the piece, where from afar the complete form curves and angles with the sloping beach while its reflectivity causes it to disappear into the sky. The installation is meant to provoke curiosity. After approaching the piece and entering into a circular space, participants view fragmented versions of themselves and the environment. The Illusory is an introspective experience, depicting humans themselves as the catalyst for change in the present environment.
Humber Students Talk their Way to a Trophy
Wed, March 15, 2017
Two SMSIT students competed on March 8th in Voices 2017, an annual speech competition run by PR students for PR students in the GTA.
This year’s theme was “the world in reverse”. Darnell Jones, a second-year Advertising and Marketing Communications student at Humber placed second at the event winning a $300 Apple gift certificate and Justin Hartman, a first-year Public Relations Advanced Diploma student placed third winning a $200 Apple gift certificate. Jones spoke about “A World We Share” and Hartman spoke on “Vigilance is the Price of Liberty”.
This year, eleven students competed with Edwin Addai Sarfo of Georgian College placing first. Humber Broadcast Radio Program Coordinator Sheila Walsh was the emcee for the event.
“I’m very proud of Darnell and Justin. They did an outstanding job and demonstrated the excellence that Humber students apply to their studies,” says Jennifer Leonard, Humber presentations skills professor.
Voices 2017 is an annual forum for the best and brightest public relations, corporate communications, marketing and advertising students in the Greater Toronto Area to come together and showcase their creativity and public speaking talents. Seneca corporate communications/PR students select the theme each year. Mimi Tsui, professor at Seneca College was the faculty lead for the event. Tsui is a graduate of Humber’s PR post-grad program.
Humber students have won trophies in each of the three years it has competed.
"Land of Nod" Wins Runner-Up
Sat, January 14, 2017
FMTV thesis film "Land of Nod" won runner-up in Best Live Action category in Canada's Top Ten Student Shorts Programme on January 14, 2017.
The Land of Nod is the coming of age story of the sixteen-year-old Nicholas, a son of a local serial killer. Tormented by his classmates and uncared for by his alcoholic mother, Nicholas is on a quest to find out if he is anything like his father. His only ally is Enna, a fifteen-year-old girl who is obsessed with finding the body of one of the victims, her sister. Unsure of himself and who he might end up to be if he lets anger reign, Nicholas must look past guilt and others’ perceptions in order to move on. The Land of Nod is a dark coming of age story that explores the loss of innocence, the truth of nature and nurture, and the victims of murder that are not talked about: their families.
"Humber Vote 2015" Named Best Audio Podcast or Current Affairs Show
Tue, October 18, 2016
This is the second year in a row that our students have won the BEAC award for a two-hour live election special show on Radio Humber.
Dozens of students from several distinct programs including Broadcasting Radio - Diploma, Broadcasting Radio - Graduate Certificate and Journalism - Print and Broadcast, were directly involved in reporting or producing content for the show.
The program originated in the control room at 96.9 Radio Humber, with a support team in the broadcast newsroom and studios, and reporters on location across Humber, throughout local ridings, throughout Toronto, across the Greater Toronto area, and beyond. We had a Radio News student reporting from Ottawa, and a Journalism student at the Justin Trudeau's headquarters. The energy in the broadcast centre on election night was fantastic!
The broadcast was a huge undertaking for any professional broadcast news operation; embraced and executed with enthusiasm by Humber students who chose to get involved and cooperate with students from other programs.
The award winning team included the entire classes of all programs involved in the final credit, as well as:
Nick Westoll - Journalism Print & Broadcast: Producer, Co-host
Adam Haga - Broadcasting - Radio: Producer 2 (organization, and reporting live from Ottawa)
Kenan Habibovich - Broadcasting - Radio: Producer 3 (technical production, live operating)
The award will be presented May 27th at the BEAC national conference in Halifax; streamed over beac.ca.
People's Choice Award Winners!
Mon, May 02, 2016
Justin MacDonald and Fiona Cleary couldn't be more deserving of the People's Choice Award.
They both worked tirelessly during the campaign promoting the competition and entry, which paid off! Breath of Life was a highlight in a stellar program of films programmed by the folks at Spafax for the Air Canada enRoute Film Festival.
Radio-TV-Digital News Association (RTDNA) Central Canada Meeting
Tue, April 12, 2016
For the 4th year in a row, the Radio-TV-Digital News Association (RTDNA) held its Central Canada meeting and awards luncheon at Humber.
The annual event attracts industry leaders from radio and television - and sees the return of many of our alumni who are currently active and very successful in the news media industry. The most exciting part of the day is the opportunity for current students to interact and network with news directors, reporters and award winners in the breakout session following the luncheon.
Humber Students Get Vocal
Wed, March 30, 2016
Three SMSIT students competed on March 30th in Voices 2016, an annual speech competition run by students for students in the GTA.
This year’s theme was “wise words." Malick Ba, a second-year advertising and marketing communications student placed second at the event and Cleo Clatney, a first-year public relations advanced diploma student at placed third. Donte Spence, also a first-year public relations advanced diploma student was part of the team representing Humber. This is the second year Humber participated in the public speaking contest.
“I’m so proud of Malick,” said Anna Santilli-Finn, ADMC program co-ordinator. “He’s added to the program’s reputation by competing and placing second in this competition. I think it speaks well of Malick’s strong skill set and the skills we teach in our program."
“Congratulations to Cleo on placing third,” said Lisa McLachlan, PR advanced diploma co-ordinator.“It’s encouraging to see our first-year students doing so well against postgrad public relations students across the GTA."
Mimi Tsui, professor at Seneca College was the faculty lead for the event. Mimi is a graduate of Humber’s PR post-grad program.
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