When Humber started the COI (Centres of Innovation) Network in 2017, it was a natural evolution of what we had been doing since the college was founded in 1967—giving learners the opportunity to succeed, enabling them to take the skills they’ve acquired and apply them in an environment where it really matters.
Despite the challenges presented by the global pandemic, our COIs (Barrett CTI, CCBI, and the Longo CfE) have grown and adapted their operations, services, and programs to continue to support students, faculty members, and industry and community partners on their innovation journey.
Last year, more than 1,300 students and over 80 faculty members engaged with more than 60 industry and community partners to solve complex, real-world problems. We also launched the final two COIs: the Centre for Innovation in Health & Wellness (CIHW) and the Centre for Social Innovation (CSI).
As you read the 2021-22 COI Network Impact Report, we hope you are encouraged to learn more about our COIs and think about how the entire COI Network can give you the room to succeed.
Please do not hesitate to reach out to Tyler Charlebois, Director, Centres of Innovation Network and Partnership Development, if you have any ideas or opportunities to engage with our COIs.