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Nov 3 2017 - 8:57am
Esys Automation, a Michigan-based automation company, is working with Humber and CTI Director Neal Mohammed to discover and hire talented graduating students from Humber’s Electromechanical Engineering Technology program—they’ve hired 35 graduates of the program over the last eight years.   To encourage students to stay at Humber for the third year of the program, which Esys Vice Presidents Scott Claxton and Kevin Gaines think is invaluable for developing essential industry skills, the company created the Esys Excellence Award, a one thousand dollar prize awarded to the most promising students in the final year of the program. Esys management selects recipients based on the ten best essays and resumes submitted by students earlier in the year.   The Esys team, including Humber alumnus...
Sep 1 2017 - 9:40am
by Cass Mignardi     It may be common for college students to dream of starting a business with their classmates, but some may lack the resources, practical experience or motivation. This, however, was not the case for Humber graduates, Eric Andrews and Jacob Pranger. It was just a few years ago that these two were working as research assistants on an applied research project while studying in Humber’s Mechanical Engineering Technology program.   Today, you can find Pranger as Chief Executive Officer of A&P Prototyping Inc. alongside Andrews, who is President of the company, and the duo has returned to the familiar grounds of Humber’s Applied Research & Innovation department to undertake the company’s first project. “We started as students involved in an applied research project...
Aug 21 2017 - 9:01am
by Alanna Fairey   Faculty member Josephine Mazzuca of the School of Liberal Arts & Sciences and her team of students conducted a research project in collaboration with Mothers in Mind (MIM), a parenting program developed by the Child Development Institute (CDI) in Toronto. The study looked at the experiences of both the women who had attended the MIM program and the facilitators of the program. Participants attended the group either at CDI or another Ontario agency.   Mothers in Mind is a program for women who have experienced trauma from abusive relationships or other life experiences and also have a child under the age of four. Along with Dr. Mazzuca the students conducted a series of qualitative interviews with women who have recently participated in the program in order to...
Jul 26 2017 - 11:00am
by Cass Mignardi   Have you ever been uncertain of your rights in a situation where you were confronted by a police officer? It can be difficult to navigate legal circumstances when you are unaware of what an authority is legally allowed to ask of you. Legalswipe recognizes this challenge and believes that quick access to accurate knowledge can serve as a preventative tool that empowers its users to make informed decisions. In collaboration with Humber students and faculty Robert Blain, Legalswipe has created a newly redesigned mobile app that educates its users on their legal rights. With future content featured from the well-respected information firm, Thomas Reuters, Legalswipe has committed to releasing an app that provides the ultimate user experience.   When Legalswipe first...
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
Humber worked with Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) to create models, animations, and environments that demonstrate AMD’s proprietary technology. Working with AMD, a team of 3D Animation, Art and Design students not only refined a character model, “Rat Boy,” the company had created, but also created an entire subway environment to display the character, and animated the character in order to show off AMD’s TressFX technology, which gives realistic hair and fur movement to video game characters.   Working to a tight deadline, the team of students from the 3D Animation, Art and Design program delivered work that was of higher quality than AMD had expected. The students were tasked to further refine the character (Rat Boy) that AMD had already created, develop a subway environment to...
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...