Toronto, Ontario –Humber College students are bringing home gold, silver and bronze after competing in Canada’s largest skilled trades and technology competition this week.

Forty-two Humber students participated in the 28th annual Skills Ontario Competition, where they competed against hundreds of students from across the province for the opportunity to compete nationally at Skills Canada. The national competition takes place in Winnipeg from May 31 to June 3, 2017.

This year students return with seven medals in eight disciplines, including a bronze in IT Software Solutions for Business, an area where the school has not won a medal before.

Congratulations to all our winners:

  • Derick Cheaney won gold in the Mechanical CAD competition.
  • Spencer Brown won gold in the Cabinetmaking competition.
  • Mateusz Cwalinski and Bogdan Malynovskyy won gold in the Mechatronics competition.
  • David Anselmo and Zachary Goodman won silver in the Mechatronics competition.
  • Brie Girdler won silver in the Landscape Design competition.
  • Divya Manivannan won bronze for the IT Software Solutions for Business competition.
  • Andrew Vassallo won bronze for the Automation and Control competition.


About Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
Established in 1967, Humber is one of Canada’s leading postsecondary institutions. Committed to student success through excellence in teaching and learning, Humber serves 29,200 full-time students and 23,000 part time and continuing education students. With an internationally recognized reputation for quality learning, Humber offers a wide-range of career-focused opportunities for students to personalize their educational path, including 160 full-time programs across more than 40 fields of study, 200 part-time and 800 online programs or courses. More than four out of five of Humber graduates are employed within six months of completing their studies. Visit


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