News Articles
Jul 17 2017 - 9:52am
by Aastha Shetty   Humber students are working with Architects and Engineers from industry to deliver a new design for the N-building on the Humber North campus.   The students are working with a team of professionals from B+H Architects and Morrison Hershfield Engineers to create a new cladding system for the N-building. The proposal will allow for new student spaces along with providing better insulation and protection from the elements.   Senior associate of B+H Architects, Holly Jordan, said that she believes the project is an opportunity for students to experience some of the real-life challenges they may face as an industry professional. “I think it’s really great to see the different disciplines merge together in a real world work environment,” she said.   The project was led by...
Jul 11 2017 - 11:28am
It’s always a challenge for a small business to create their online identity and get their name known. For some, it’s needing a better online purchasing interface, while for others, the challenge may be an entire rebranding of the company. Whatever the problem small businesses face, the Voucher for E-Business and Technology Adoption (VEBTA) program is there to help support.   The VEBTA program is funded by Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) and provides small and medium-sized businesses with up to $2,500-worth of expertise and resources from colleges, such as Humber, to help scale up their profile online.   Hanadi Alnawab, Program Coordinator of the Digital Business Management degree program, and her multidisciplinary team of students took on six of these business challenges and helped...
Jun 6 2017 - 1:46pm
The Skills Canada National Competition was held in Winnipeg on Saturday, June 3rd, 2017. Humber students that placed during Skills Ontario were invited to compete in the national competition.   Students were asked to complete various skill-testing tasks based on their programs of study, and the students representing Humber didn’t leave empty-handed.   Derick Cheaney (pictured above – centre) won the gold medal in Mechanical CADD, and Bogdan Malynovkyy (left) and Mateusz Cwalinski (right) won the silver medal for Mechatronics. Dalton Mancuso (pictured below, left) was awarded the silver medal for Photography.   The qualifying competition for the World Skills International will take place in Edmonton 2018.  The World skills International Competition will be held in Russia 2019.  
Jun 6 2017 - 12:50pm
The team at Omron knows that safety is important – that’s why they wanted a team of capable Humber students to help them build a portable Safety Trainer.   Electromechanical Engineering students Daniel Abisso, Kyle Nyman, and Paul Schiabel worked with Omron to program and build a machine that would be able to demonstrate industrial safety practices and ensure companies in the industry are up to date with these safety standards. The Safety Trainer cell also had to be easily transportable so the device could be used at various locations.   Designing a cell that everyone was happy with, and then getting that design ESA approved was a demanding task, but the team was up to the challenge.   “I’m not a mechanical person,” admitted Kyle Nyman. “But I helped with the mechanical building and...
May 3 2017 - 9:05am
After collaborating with industry partner AMD, Humber 3D Animation, Art and Design students are working on their applied research project to develop an animated character.   “The aim of this project was to create some animation in an environment that will show off some tech from AMD, which was basically the hair that goes onto this character that we were working with,” said Matt Cook, a 3D Animation, Art and Design student.   The project wasn’t one without lessons, however. Jacob Cattapan, a 3D Art and Design student discovered that to help build an animated character, there was a technical aspect that he had to learn. “They were using their own proprietary engine system to actually create the images and I’d never worked with anything like it before, so that was really interesting, like a...
Apr 13 2017 - 9:45am
Applied Research & Innovation is pleased to announce the Fall 2016/Winter 2017 funding recipients!   Cory Avery  |  School of Media & Information Technology 3D Asset Modification for Industry Partner (ADVANCED MICRO DEVICES, INC.) This project engaged current Humber 3D Animation students in the task of visually creating a 3D environment, as well as editing, modifying, and animating a 3D character for the partner to visually demonstrate the real-time computer graphic technology that they have developed. These 3D assets allowed the partner to demonstrate innovative real-time graphic technology, which if adopted by the industry, will push 3D graphic rendering technology forward.   Elizabeth Fenuta  |  School of Applied Technology N Building ReSkin Multi-disciplinary Project Industry...
Apr 7 2017 - 9:56am
Faculty members Gino Teolis and Lynn Short, and student research assistant Ben Doerksen have collaborated on a project that highlights the effect of fertilizer, salt and cover crop on the establishment of native plants.   The aim of the project is to test different roadside seed mixes and the effects of different saline and fertilizer solutions on these mixes. Afterwards, the goal is to come up with a mix that’s going to have some salt and saline resistance, while also being pollinator-friendly.   “What we’re doing, I think, is definitely a hot-button topic in the industry, especially for municipalities. So coming across anybody else in my industry, whenever I bring up the fact that we’re working on something like this, they have a lot of questions, they have their own two cents,” said...
Apr 3 2017 - 9:06am
Project and faculty lead Arthur Lockhart, his team of student research assistants, and their partner at The Gatehouse have launched their project for the Centre for Transformative Social Change at Humber.   “The aim of the project is to dissolve boundaries and find ways to show how we’re all interconnected as it relates to social justice issues,” Lockhart said. “The Humber College students are creating their own organizations to deal with social justice issues like gender violence, racism, homophobia, and to see them do that – it’s magical.”   The project is looking to be a resource for student-run community agencies, with the team hoping to have a physical space for the centre as the final outcome.   Lockhart’s team of student research assistants crossed different programs, as the...
Mar 28 2017 - 12:06pm
On March 22, 2017, two teams of Humber students were invited to participate in the Ontario AeroSpace Council’s College AeroPoster Session to showcase their projects and network with professionals in the industry.   Rocket Engine   Students: James Atkinson Derick Cheaney Aleksandr Li Nicholas Romano Salah Sosman Faculty: Peter Wheeler Robert Parsonage This rocket engine design will incorporate thrust measurement, and fuel temperature control via a solenoid microcontroller controlled valve. 3D printing has disclosed certain design constraints. Continued evolution to a final 3D print will then be translated to a CNC design. Once completed, the prototype will be used for further analysis of different fuel systems and catalytic materials, thrust measurement techniques and thrust control...
Feb 7 2017 - 9:28am
Derick Cheaney and Nicholas Romano, two students from the Mechanical Engineering Technology program, and Stephen Farr, a student in Electronics Engineering Technology, joined forces with Peter Wheeler of Humber’s School of Applied Technology to create a hive health device.   The team at Humber collaborated with miRoute to produce this hive health device that counts bees as they go in and out of the hive, measures the weight of the hive to indicate the build-up of honey, and takes the temperature inside of the hive – a tool that would be incredibly helpful to bee keepers and the farming community.   The Applied Technology students worked together to help design, program, and build a prototype of the hive health device, and in their experience, gained other soft skills useful in the...