Two men smiling and holding awards

Two students in Humber's School of Media Studies and Information Technology have won second and third place 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 placed second, 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, 11 students competed in the event, with Edwin Addai Sarfo of Georgian College placing first. Humber broadcast radio program co-ordinator Sheila Walsh was the emcee for the event.

Humber students have won trophies in each of the three years the school has competed.

“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 talented 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 and a graduate of Humber's postgraduate PR program, was the faculty lead for the event. 

Four Humber stduents/professors posing and smiling