For the first time in two years, Humber’s Bachelor of Industrial Design program was able to host the Thesis Show for its graduating class in person.

Faculty joined Class of 2022 students on Saturday, April 30 at the Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation for the show that had industry professionals invited in to judge the projects.

“The last two graduating classes have been virtual so tonight is an exciting night to get together with Toronto’s design community and celebrate student success,” said Prof. Sandro Zaccolo, senior level thesis project supervisor, Humber College.

The work by the students clearly impressed the industry professionals during this year’s show, which had the theme “Perfectly Imperfect.”

“It amazes me that during these times when students have to adapt to online learning they’re still able to complete their physical models and at this level,” said Usman Dulatov, a Humber graduate and industry sponsor who’s an industrial designer with ABC Technologies.

The students spoke proudly not only about what they accomplished with their projects but also about their time at Humber.

Bachelor of Industrial Design student Mark Connolly presented his project, a system of garment products that work in conjunction with one another to help environmental researchers better adapt to adverse atmospheric and terrain conditions he’s dubbed Field Research Outdoor Gear or F.R.O.G.

“Anyone who’s in this program does really love it and I think that’s why we all get along so well,” said Connolly. “Also, if you want a really exciting career definitely (consider) industrial design … (and) Humber is the place to do it.”

Dylan Torraville, an alumni and industrial designer with Earthscape Playground Design, spoke about the strength of Humber’s program.

“There’s a lot of industry sponsored projects in school so, when (students are) in class during their educational time here, they’re actually being mentored by people who work in the industry,” said Torraville.

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