Senior Dean of Canada’s foremost collegiate-level Faculty of Business, Alvina Cassiani, MA, PhD, is responsible for developing and managing a diverse portfolio of diploma, bachelor degree and postgraduate programs that meet the needs of a multicultural student body. Alvina is an experienced innovator willing to take risks to strengthen teaching excellence and academic reputation.

In 2019, Alvina led the restructuring of the Faculty of Business, which saw the successful transition of the culinary, hospitality, tourism and sport programs into the Faculty of Business. Alvina shifted the overall focus of the Faculty of Business into an interdisciplinary structure that established learning connections between diverse disciplines and subject matter experts to improve the experiential learning environment.

Within the walls of Humber College, Alvina has led initiatives that foster the best possible student experience. Highlights include the Centre for Entrepreneurship (CfE), The Fashion Institute, The Trading Floor, Humber Golf Lab, Moot Court Room, the Accounting Centres at North and Lakeshore campuses, and the Humber Spa. These facilities support student work integrated learning while also connecting students with key industry partners.

Over the years, Alvina has forged successful partnerships with several institutions around the world including China, Indonesia, Bhutan, Denmark, The Netherlands and Italy to provide global learning opportunities for both students and faculty.

Prior to her current role, Alvina held a variety of increasingly senior positions in the human resources division at The Hudson’s Bay. The move to becoming a professor would see her work her way up through to Associate Dean and eventually Senior Dean of the Longo Faculty of Business, a position that she has held since 2005.

Significant achievements include successfully completing a PhD and defending a thesis relevant to her current position titled, “The Impact of Degree - Granting Requirements on Faculty Hiring Policies & Practices: A Case Study of Ontario’s Institutes of Technology and Applied Learning (ITALS);” as well as being honoured by Central Michigan University for significant leadership in Ontario Community Colleges with the “Outstanding Achievement Award” in 2006.

Under Alvina’s strategic leadership the Longo Faculty of Business has gained the reputation of providing preeminent education to future entrepreneurs, business leaders and global citizens.

Associate Deans - Longo Faculty of Business

Colin Bartley Associate Dean, Culinary, Baking, Hospitality and Tourism - Faculty of Business

  • Hospitality and Tourism Operations Management Graduate Certificate
  • Hospitality & Tourism Management Bachelor of Commerce (Program Suspended)
  • Institutional Cook Apprenticeship
  • Baker Apprenticeship
  • Cook Apprenticeship
  • Culinary Skills Certificate
  • Culinary Management Diploma
  • Bakery and Pastry Arts Management Diploma
  • Hospitality- Hotel and Restaurant Operations Management Diploma
  • Tourism/Travel Services Management Diploma
  • Event Management Graduate Certificate
  • Hospitality and Event Management Diploma

James Cullin, Associate Dean, Legal Studies & Business - Faculty of Business

  • Paralegal Graduate Certificate
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Graduate Certificate
  • Fundraising Management Graduate Certificate
  • Paralegal Studies Degree
  • Law Clerk Diploma
  • Paralegal Education Diploma
  • Business Administration/Administration Coop Advanced Diplomas
  • Business Management Diploma

Paul Griffin, Associate Dean, Accounting, Finance & Management - Faculty of Business

  • Professional Accounting Practice Graduate Certificate
  • Financial Planning Graduate Certificate
  • Insurance Management Graduate Certificate
  • Finance Bachelor of Commerce
  • Accounting Bachelor of Commerce
  • Supply Chain Management Bachelor of Commerce
  • Healthcare Management Bachelor of Commerce
  • International Business Bachelor of Commerce
  • International Development  Degree
  • Management Studies Bachelor of Commerce
  • Financial Services Diploma
  • Accounting, Business (2 year Diploma)
  • Accounting- Business Administration (3 year Advanced Diploma)

Brad Herd, Associate Dean, Graduate Certificates, Event, Human Resources, Sport and the International Graduate School - Faculty of Business

  • Global Business Management Graduate Certificate
  • Marketing Management Graduate Certificate
  • Advertising – Media Management Graduate Certificate
  • Business Insights & Analytics Graduate Certificate
  • Sport Business Management Graduate Certificate
  • Human Resources Graduate Certificate
  • International Development Graduate Certificate
  • Public Administration Graduate Certificate
  • Entrepreneurial Enterprise Graduate Certificate
  • Human Resource Management Bachelor of Commerce
  • Sports Management Advanced Diploma
  • Recreation & Leisure Services Diploma
  • Professional Golf Management Diploma

Michael MacDougall, Associate Dean, Continuous Professional Learning - Faculty of Business

  • Retirement Home Graduate Certificate

Bruce Sinclair, Associate Dean, Marketing, Fashion & Beauty - Faculty of Business

  • Fashion Management Graduate Certificate
  • Fashion Management BComm
  • Digital Business Management BComm
  • Marketing BComm
  • Business, Marketing Diploma
  • Fashion Arts & Business Diploma
  • Cosmetics Management Diploma
  • Esthetician/Spa Management Diploma