The Office of Research & Innovation (ORI) supports faculty and staff members who want to engage in applied research activities by collaborating with industry and community partners to solve real-world problems.


Faculty researchers bring innovation into the classroom, which helps to prepare students for career success. ORI works with faculty to bring forward projects and create connections with industry and community partners. This can happen in a number of different ways: industry, community or not-for-profit partner-driven capstone projects can provide students with valuable skills and relevant work experience; projects funded by one of Humber’s internal research funds enable faculty members to pursue their own research interests and engage students as active members of the research team; externally funded projects allow faculty members to stay actively involved in their field, cultivate industry partnerships, and provide intensive work experiences for students.

Research & Innovation helps faculty members form new partnerships, especially interdisciplinary collaborations, and explore innovative ways to enhance curriculum. Ideas can start with a sketch on the back of a lunchroom napkin or with a blue-sky conversation at an event or trade show.

Are you a Humber faculty member interested in pursuing research? Complete the Researcher Intake Form and a Research & Innovation staff member will contact you once it has been submitted.

Featured Researchers

  • Sherri Branscombe

    Faculty of Business
    Sherri Branscombe

    Sherri Branscombe is a Professor of the Sport Management and Recreation and Leisure Services programs in the Faculty of Business. She has a Master of...

  • Maria Jacome

    Faculty of Applied Sciences & Technology
    Maria Jacome

    Maria Jacome is a Faculty Member of the Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning in Canada, where she teaches in the programs of Civil...

  • Paul Griffin

    Faculty of Business
    photo of Paul Griffin

    Dr. Paul Griffin is the Associate Dean for the Bachelor of Commerce degree programs at Humber Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning, Toronto, Ontario, Canada...

  • Josephine Mazzuca

    Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
    Josephine Mazzuca

    Josephine Mazzuca, Ph.D. Dr. Mazzuca is a researcher with 20 years experience, currently teaching courses in Research Ethics, Qualitative Research Methods and Sociology in the...