Student, Staff & Faculty Awards

Award Winners, 2009-2010 Academic Year



Humber, Staff and Faculty


Applied Arts Magazine Awards
Humber’s Creative Advertising and Creative Photography students won eight Applied Arts Magazine awards in a competition against students from other Canadian colleges.

Business - Spirit of SIFE Award
Business students, Meetul Shah, Sunny Khangura and Sean McNeill won the Spirit of SIFE Award at the Advancing Canadian Entrepreneurship (ACE) National Exposition.

Child and Youth Worker - Dorothy Bradley Award
Samantha Rodrigues, a student in the Child and Youth Worker program was required to submit postsecondary course work for professional review. She submitted her leadership paper, which she completed in her first semester Group Dynamics course. Her paper is set to be published in the OACYC Chronicle. Rodrigues received a complimentary OACYC membership and OACYC Provincial Conference registartion for her efforts.

Civil Engineering - Public Works Project of the Year
Andy Kikites, Civil Engineering Graduate and faculty, worked on the Rehabilitation and Retrofit of the Burnhamthorpe Road Bridges over the Credit River and Mullet Creek. Andy and his firm, Giffels Associates Limited/IBI Group, were awarded the 2009 Public Works Project of the Year in the Transportation category, by the OPWA (Ontario Public Works Association).

Criminal Justice - Harriet Jerome 1st Generation Award
Won by Carlos Beals, a first-year student in the Bachelor of Applied Arts – Criminal Justice program.

Criminal Justice - The Future Shop Future Leader Award
Won by Carlos Beals, a first-year student in the Bachelor of Applied Arts – Criminal Justice program.

Creative Advertising - CMYK Magazine’s Top 100 New Creatives competition
Two fourth-year Creative Advertising students, Jordan Cohen and Damian Simev are among the winners in CMYK Magazine’s Top 100 New Creatives competition.

Comedy - Tim Sims Encouragement Award 
Calvin Storoschuk won the prestigious Tim Sims Encouragement Award at the Cream of the Comedy Showcase, Second City. The award, which commemorates the late Tim Sims, a Toronto-based Comedian known for his versatile comedic style and for fostering young talent, is given to the most promising aspiring comedian in Canada.

Comedy - Class Warfare: Student Comedy Battle
Toxic Shock, a sketch troupe of Humber Comedy program students James Kersley, Diana Love, Morgan Joy and Lance Byrd, won this year’s Class Warfare: Student Comedy Battle held at Second City.

Culinary - National Culinary Salon
At the National Culinary Salon: Canadian Restaurant and Foodservice Association Conference, Humber Culinary students won:

  • Two Gold - Sodhi Khushmeet Singh
  • One Gold & Bronze - Xana Makinao
  • Two Silver - Xana Makinao

Culinary - Provincial Iron Chef and Knorr Provincial Culinary Competition
Christine Fancy competed in two prestigious culinary competitions this spring. The industry experience she gained at Aubergu du Pommier in Toronto and at Patisserie in France helped her win a silver medal in the Provincial Iron Chef competition and a bronze in the Knorr Provincial Culinary Competition.

Culinary – World Chocolate Masters
Second-year Culinary Management students, Kateryna Olifirenko and Chris King, placed second and third respectively in the World Chocolate Masters - Ontario Intercollegiate Chocolate Competition.

Industrial Design - Rocket Show
Humber students won top awards at the 2009 Rocket Show design competition organized by the Association of Chartered Industrial Designers.

  • Eric Springate won Best in Show, the Red Dot Awards Book and the Juror’s Choice award for his project - HYFORCE - a Hydrogen-powered Robotic Combine Harvester
  • Vic Sahadeo won an Industry sponsored award for AUTOY – a toy for children with autism
  • Jake Edding won an Industry sponsored award for BIOWEBIX – an ecological & sustainable systems learning toy
  • Alicia Moore, won the Juror’s Choice award for AGRIPLEX – a small-scale urban garden system
  • Mike Speare, won the Juror’s Choice for XERO – an intelligent hydration system for competitive cyclists
  • Phillippe Savignac - won honourable mention for CEREBRAL V – an Injury-reducing motorcycle helmet

Interior Design - Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) Student
Third-year, Humber College Interior Design students, Lindsay Brown and Katelynn Marshall placed first in the Eastern North American division of the Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) student competition in Atlanta, Georgia.

Journalism - David L. Adams Apple Awards
Humber’s Journalism and Radio Broadcasting students won two coveted David L. Adams Apple Awards, as part of a record-breaking 49 awards at the 2010 College Media Advisers and Columbia Scholastic Press Association Convention in New York. Achievements included top awards for the Humber EtCetera, Humber’s student newspaper and @humber, Humber’s local radio show, a Silver Crown award, two Best in Show awards and 11 first place wins.

League for Innovation Student Art Competition
In the League for Innovation Student Art Competition, first-year Creative Photography student, Rebecca Cairns, placed third for her digital photography work, Shadow People. While, Adam Moco, a second-year Creative Photography student received honourable mention for his mixed media work, Stitched Up.

League for Innovation Student Literary Competition
In the League for Innovation Student Literary Competition, Diana Love, a second-year student in the Comedy: Writing and Performance diploma program placed first for her work “Authors,” while Michael Prestia, a second-year Journalism diploma student placed second for his work “Turcot Yards.”

Music - Fred Sherratt Award
Music student, Kristjan Bergey, received the Fred Sherratt Award from MusicCares, an arm of the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.

Music - 2010 Rising Star Award
Eli Bennett is the recipient of the 2010 Rising Star Award offered by the Prince Edward County Jazz Festival.

Nursing - Elsevier Canada Book Award
HeeSun Lim, a third-year, UNB-Humber Bachelor of Nursing, is the recipient of the Elsevier Canada Book Award from the Registered Nurses Foundation of Ontario for 2010.

Nursing - Monique Begin Competition
Byron Fox, a UNB-Humber Bachelor of Nursing student won first in the Monique Begin Competition.

Paramedic - Tema Conter Memorial Trust Scholarship
Paramedic student, Samantha Conte, received both the provincial and national, Tema Conter Memorial Trust Scholarship, each valued at $2,500.

Public Relations - Canadian Public Relations Society
Humber Public Relations students were honoured with two awards from the Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS). Jolinne Kearns won the 2010 CPRS/CNW Group Student Award of Excellence, while Geoff Koehler won the 2010 CPRS Toronto Student of the Year Award.

Public Relations - MuchMusic VJ 2.0: PR Student Challenge
Rachel Halpern and Michelle Robertson, Humber Public Relations students, won the MuchMusic VJ 2.0: PR Student Challenge, giving them the opportunity to carry out the publicity for VJ finalist Alli Walker.

Skills Canada
Humber Applied Technology students won at Skills Canada:

  • Silver - Mechatronics: Dave Barratt and Neil Collins
  • Bronze - Electronics: Amit Panchal

Skills Ontario
Humber Applied Technology and Media Studies students won at Skills Ontario:

  • Gold - Electronics: Amit Panchal
  • Gold - Mechatronics: Dave Barratt and Neil Collins
  • Gold - 3D Character Animation: Kori Moreton and Cory Graham-Smith
  • Sliver - Plumbing: Michael Layman
  • Bronze - 3D Character Animation: Warren Sloper and Brendon Dalgado

Humber, Staff and Faculty

National Jewish Book Award 
Joseph Kertes, the dean of the School of Creative & Performing arts won the National Jewish Book Award for Fiction in the United States for his novel, Gratitude.

National Culinary Salon
AnneMarie Ellis, a Culinary professor won a silver medal at the National Culinary Salon: Canadian Restaurant and Foodservice Association Conference.

John Dobson ACE Fellowship 
Susan Kelsall, program co-ordinator for Business Administration and Business Management won the John Dobson ACE Fellowship at the Advancing Canadian Entrepreneurship (ACE) National Exposition in Calgary.

Empire Club’s Community Service Award
Wolfgang Vachon (M.Ed.), a full-time faculty member in the Child and Youth Worker program, and founder of Connect to Youth, recently received the Empire Club’s Community Service Award. This award is designed to pay tribute to those who give their time, passion and commitment to the community and special causes and who may or may not be recognized for their work. Wolfgang exemplifies the award recipients the Empire Club wishes to honour. The Empire Club recognized Wolfgang’s work as pivotal to understanding where young people faced with challenges come from and where they can end up without help. Connect to Youth is a life affirming program to many young people. Wolfgang was presented with this award by His Honour, David Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel.

Canada Council for the Arts - Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award
Humber faculty, saxophonist and composer, Kirk MacDonald, won a prestigious Canada Council for the Arts - Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award. The annual awards, worth $15,000 each, recognize outstanding artists in the seven disciplines funded by Canada Council: dance,integrated arts, media arts, music, theatre, visual arts, and writing and publishing.

Dieter Penzhorn Memorial Award
Theatre Production program faculty Heather Kent is this year’s recipient of the Dieter Penzhorn Memorial Award from the Canadian Institute of Theatre Technology/ Institut Canadien des Technologies Scenographiques (CITT/ICTS). The award is presented annually to an individual who has provided significant and sustained services to CITT/ICTS, while playing an active role in the development of the greater Canadian cultural community.

Sigma Theta Tau International Honour Society
Kathleen White-Williams, UNB-Humber faculty was inductedinto the Sigma Theta Tau International Honour Society, University of Alberta Chapter.

Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) Design Excellence Award
Humber’s Centre for Urban Ecology won the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) Design Excellence award for the use of environmental technology elements promoting sustainability in its design. The Centre for Urban Ecology is one of 15 buildings across Ontario to receive a Design Excellence Award.

OAA Michael V. and Wanda Plachta Award 
Award for architectural excellence in a small-scale project in Ontario.

Design Exchange (DX) Awards
Bronze at the Design Exchange (DX) Awards in the Architecture-Commercial category.

Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE) Award
Humber’s School of Hospitality, Recreation & Tourism (HRT) won the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE) Award for Excellence and Innovation in Student Services for its Student Internship and Placement Portal.

Humber receives $157,000 from City of Toronto’s Better Buildings Partnership
Humber College acquired an incentive cheque for $157,600 from the City of Toronto’s Better Buildings Partnership through the Ontario Power Authority for its dedication to energy reduction and savings. Humber replaced its 35-year-old chiller system at the North campus with the Hartman Loop, a system that provides cold water for the central air conditioning system.

Student Staff & Faculty Awards 2008 - 2009

Premier’s Awards: Each year, Humber nominates graduates for the Premier’s Awards, given to college graduates across Ontario in recognition of outstanding accomplishments. Winners and nominees have attained professional success after graduation while being actively involved in the community.