Esys Excellence Awards


Esys Automation comes to Humber and awards ten Electromechanical Engineering

student winners with bursary and an opportunity for employment.


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Unveiling Project X: Hacking Wellbeing


The Centre of Innovation in Health & Wellness invites you to join us for the unveiling

of Project X: Hacking Wellbeing on Dec. 8th at 2PM in the LRC.


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Controlling Phragmites australis in the Humber Arboretum

Humber faculty member from School of Applied Technology and Landscape Technician

student collaborate with Humber Arboretum to control invasive plant species.


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Winning student team designs Passive House proposal


A multidisciplinary team of students worked with the School of Applied Technology

to develop their winning Passive House design


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The Applied Research & Innovation annual report is online

See the digital format of our 2015-2016 annual report 

created by Humber students at the link below


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Applied Research & Innovation supports collaboration, applied research, and innovation at Humber and in the community.

With opportunities to work with industry partners, community organizations, and faculty members, Humber students complement their education with real-world experiences.

Applied research activities enable faculty members to make active contributions to their area of expertise and provide enriched learning experiences for their students.

Industry and community partners work with highly qualified faculty members and enthusiastic students on applied research projects that help advance partner goals and objectives.


Esys Automation comes to Humber once a year to recruit Electromechanical Engineering students for their Michigan-based company. They recognize that students are faced with many challenges – especially financial challenges – so the company has created a bursary called the “Esys Excellence Awards” to support these students.   Ten students that satisfy the criteria of their application will win a bursary and a...
During the summer of 2016, faculty member Lynn Short of the School of Applied Technology and her student, Ben Doerksen, conducted a research project in the Humber Arboretum that would help to control the invasive plant species, Phragmites australis, which threatens biodiversity and wildlife in Ontario wetlands.   Short has been attempting to control this invasive species for years on her own at her cottage, and discovered that...
In December 2015, six student teams designed conceptual schemes for the Passive House: Research Partnership Forum held at Humber, and a winning team was chosen. In Winter 2016, faculty member Elizabeth Fenuta and the winning team of students partnered with Andrew Peel, Certified Passive House Consultant, and Sheena Sharp, Licensed Architect and former President of the Ontario Association of Architects, in order to further develop the...

Project Archive

Abstract: Working with Humber students and faculty, RHSP Consulting is developing a workforce-planning application called EasyFTE to service the telecom/contact centre industry, targeting business planners, analysts, and managers. EasyFTE will provide a cost...
Researcher: Nithyakalyani Thayananthan, School of Media Studies & Information Technology
Project Completion Date: April 16, 2016
Abstract: Humber Information Technology Solutions students worked with Livera Sports Inc. to build a proof-of-concept fantasy cricket web platform, Cricket Hero. Cricket Hero will be a unique and innovative website that allows players to play year-round...
Researcher: Razieh Niazi, School of Media Studies & Information Technology
Project Completion Date: April 16, 2016
Abstract: Faculty members Hillary Rexe and Anne Zbitnew worked with a group of students from the Media Foundation program to determine how best to make video content in their courses universally inclusive and accessible. Two workshops, which were created and...
Researcher: Hillary Rexe, School of Media Studies & Information Technology
Project Completion Date: April 16, 2016

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