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Apply your skills in the real world: The Intercultural and Creative Music Fellowship

Having real-world project experience in your field can be a big help when making the transition from college to your first job. That’s exactly what the CCBI and Aga Khan Museum collaboratively offered Humber students with the Intercultural and Creative Music Fellowship in the summer of 2021.

Student fellows from Humber’s music and film programs planned and created a four-movement original music suite inspired by both the Museum’s collection and their own life experiences. Each fellow was paid on a part-time basis, working under the mentorship of a Creative Producer and Project Lead. For 11 weeks, fellows worked virtually, composing the piece together, recording their musical parts, and producing, directing, and editing both a documentary about the experience and a music video of their final performance.

Master cutting edge technologies: Training for the cyber-physical factory

To keep up with a changing industry, it is essential to learn new skills and stay on-trend and up-to-date with best practices, while innovating in your career to make sure you set yourself up for success. The COI Network has many opportunities to try out cutting-edge technology and new ways of working. The Cyber-Physical Factory
(CP Factory) at the Barrett CTI is a learning system to help students understand how Industry 4.0 is used in advanced manufacturing. The CP Factory shows students how intelligent sensors, RFID technology, and many more devices are revolutionizing the way the world makes things. This knowledge and experience give students a competitive advantage when they apply for jobs or try to advance their careers.

Launch a successful small business - BMO Launch Me Competition

Gaining real-world experience and mastering cutting-edge technologies are valuable for your career, but what about being your own boss? Though many Humber students have great business ideas, they may not have the experience, expertise, or funding they need to start their own business.

The BMO Launch Me Competition at the Longo CfE supports students with seed funding to get their startups off the ground. The first round of the competition is a business plan submission, followed by the chosen finalists making a five-minute pitch to a panel of judges, similar to Dragon’s Den.

Students are well-supported throughout the competition. The Longo CfE offers mentorship with industry experts in addition to offering courses on how to write a business plan and pitch presentations to investors. Last year, $135,000 in funding was made available to competition finalists thanks to $5,000 from IGNITE, $20,000 from the Longo CfE, and $110,000 from BMO Financial Group, Humber student entrepreneurs will have ample resources to launch their dream business.

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The Centre for Social Innovation is Just Getting Started

The Centre for Social Innovation is just getting started. With their vision and mandate nearly done and a leader to join their team later in 2022, Humber’s CSI will soon be another strong pillar of the COI Network. In the coming months, the CSI will offer students, staff and community partners the platform to explore innovative solutions to complex social issues.

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Experiences of hope, self-compassion and authentic collaboration

Foundations for a consumer-informed compassion-based human services delivery framework in a Canadian context: Working in partnership with Lutherwood, Juniper House, the Canadian Centre for Diversity & Inclusion, Heartache2Hope, Hope Resource Centre Association, Wellspring Cancer Support Foundation - National and London Region, Principal Investigators Tina Lackner and Cristina Guerrero are collecting stories from Canadians who have provided or received human services to help create a guiding framework to help Canadian Human Services organizations be more responsive to the aspirations and preferences of the people they serve.

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Community Agency Partnerships: Best Practices for the Creation of Healthy Communities

Aiming to reduce youth crime and gang violence in Canada, Principal Investigator Ann Wallington is working with The John Howard Society of Saskatchewan and Street Culture Project Inc. to examine how community agency partnership networks can be effective in preventing youth from entering the criminal justice system. The study is identifying best practices to create and maintain these partnerships between agencies and will evaluate existing programs to see if they are trauma-informed, culturally sensitive, free from systemic racism, and aligned with the agency’s commitment to reconciliation.

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Engaging and Educating Young Adult Cannabis 2.0 Consumers

To reduce potential harms and ensure a safe and positive experience for cannabis consumers aged 18-30 years old, Principal Investigator Daniel Bear is working with Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy and the Canadian Public Health Association to determine what methods of education and engagement with young people are the most effective. The project hopes to impact long-term cannabis consumption practices and improve public health and wellbeing for decades to come. As part of the project, a new campaign has been launched, Weed Out Misinformation, in cannabis retail stores across Canada.

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Affordable Housing Needs in South Etobicoke

Sky-high rent, condo developments, no rent control, evictions and unstable housing are all issues standing in the way of affordable housing in South Etobicoke. Partnering with LAMP Community Centre, Lakeshore Affordable Housing Advocacy and Action Group, Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation, and Mimico Lakeshore Community Network, Principal Investigator Salomeh Ahmadi is working on this research project to develop a strategy to co-develop and share possible solutions for affordable housing and advocate to create more of it through policy change.

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