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OUR RESEARCHERS

Humber has a number of skilled faculty members who specialize in various fields of research. If you have a project, we have the perfect project lead!
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Our Researchers

Hanadi Alnawab

Hanadi Alnawab

Program Coordinator, The Business School

Amanda Baskwill

Amanda Baskwill

Program Coordinator, School of Hospitality, Recreation & Tourism

Anne Frost

Anne Frost

Program Coordinator, School of Creative and Performing Arts

Greg Goralski

Greg Goralski

Faculty, School of Media Studies & Information Technology

Georges Livanos

Georges Livanos

Professor, School of Applied Technology

Kristian Medri

Kristian Medri

Professor, School of Applied Technology

Harshvadan Panchal

Harshvadan Panchal

Faculty, School of Applied Technology

Peter Wheeler

Peter Wheeler

Professor, School of Applied Technology

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Hanadi Alnawab

Hanadi Alnawab

Program Coordinator, The Business School

Bio

Hanadi Alnawab focuses her applied research efforts on successfully leading the Voucher of E-Business program since 2015., providing e-solutions to small to medium-sized businesses. Alnawab manages teams of multidisciplinary students from the Business School and the School of Media Studies & Information Technology in order to help businesses rebrand, or take their information or e-commerce website to the next level. For more information, visit humberveb.com.

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Amanda Baskwill

Amanda Baskwill

Program Coordinator, School of Hospitality, Recreation & Tourism

Bio

Amanda Baskwill, Associate Dean - Allied Health, is the 2017 recipient of Humber’s Research Excellence Award. Amanda has a strong track record as a researcher who aims to leverage what she learns to positively impact massage therapy education and practice.

In 2013, Amanda was awarded a Canadian CAM Research Fund (CCRF) grant from the Canadian Interdisciplinary Network for Complementary & Alternative Medicine Research in order to investigate the use of information videos to improve the experience of massage therapy patients. She has also conducted a study analyzing changes in blood sugar level in people with type 2 diabetes following massage therapy that showed that blood sugar levels decrease during a treatment. Amanda also organizes an Annual Student Massage Therapy Night to encourage students to improve their research literacy and has just ended her 3rd year on the Humber Research Ethics Board. Amanda plans to continue her research with two new projects: Patients’ Experiences of Ending Massage Therapy Care, and Flunking or Flying Colours: A Canadian MT Education Environmental Scan, both of which have been funded by the College of Massage Therapy of Ontario Massage Therapy Research Fund (MTRF).

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Anne Frost

Anne Frost

Program Coordinator, School of Creative and Performing Arts

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Anne Frost is Program Coordinator for Humber's Ontario Graduate Certificate program in Arts Administration - Cultural Management. Anne's applied research areas of interest include arts-based data-gathering where surveys of arts participants and their preferences are conducted through role-playing and simulation, rather than via the traditional clip-board method; inquiry into the role of the arts in newcomer settlement in Toronto and beyond; and innovation in organizational structures and governance models in arts, culture and heritage. Anne's external partners include Lakeshore Arts, Cultural Pluralism in the Arts Movement Ontario, and ArtsPond (Jessa Agilo).

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Greg Goralski

Greg Goralski

Faculty, School of Media Studies & Information Technology

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Greg Goralski works at the intersection of technology and the creative process. He worked with Applied Research to develop an app called AppSeed - a prototyping tool that uses computer vision to augment the creative process. It allows hand-drawn sketches to be made into interactive prototypes on the fly. His project not only won the FITC Mobile award, but was also showcased in Wired, Forbes and FastCo Design. Most importantly, it connected alumni, current students, and industry partners to bring a real-world startup experience into the classroom to prepare and inspire the next generation of startup entrepreneurs. Greg’s work focuses on mobile technology, augmented reality, and computer vision.

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Georges Livanos

Georges Livanos

Professor, School of Applied Technology

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Georges Livanos holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree (B.Eng.) in Electrical Engineering from Lakehead University and a Master of Engineering Science degree (M.E.Sc.) in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Western Ontario. Prior to becoming an engineer, Georges was a technologist with a diploma in Electronics Engineering Technology from Humber College (1984), after completing the very program he now coordinates. Georges has recently been the recipient of a grant from National Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) for research in the area of HVAC controls. In September 2015 Georges received the Humber Research Excellence Award. Since 2010, Georges is often called to contribute his expertise to increasingly complex collaborative and interdisciplinary design projects leading to commercial products. He is co-inventor, with two others, on one patent.

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Kristian Medri, PhD

Kristian Medri, PhD

Professor, School of Applied Technology

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Dr. Medri is currently involved with both Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology projects as the Prototype Lab Lead, and has worked at the Toronto Western Hospital in Medical Engineering, MDRobotics on the Canadarm in Systems Engineering, Baltimere in Pilot Plant Commissioning, and briefly at Electrovaya on Battery Management Systems. He champions industry-partnered capstone projects in Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology programs including with Crystal Fountains and SunPillar (NSERC funded). Dr. Medri has over a decade of research experience including on the embedded control of power converters, with Beowulf clusters for modelling integrated optical sensors and has been faculty at Humber since 2014.

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Harshvadan Panchal

Harshvadan Panchal

Faculty, School of Applied Technology

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Harshvadan Panchal has 17 years' experience in teaching and research and holds a Ph.D. in Physics. He has expertise in electronics, sensors, physics, industrial automation and microcomputer-based automation. More specifically, Harshvadan's research of area interest is sensors and applications, and industrial automation.

Harshvadan teaches various courses including industrial automation, microcomputer-based automation, digital electronics, electronics devices, visual basic and C programming.

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Peter Wheeler

Peter Wheeler

Professor, School of Applied Technology

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Peter Wheeler has collaborated with various partners on a number of applied research projects exploring electronics and urban farming, with emphasis on the internet of things. With a background in farming and electronics, Peter adresses agricultural issues with technology. His research ranges from sensor based data gathering, application display, data networking and communication, device packaging and disease prediction in plants and honeybees. Peter was selected by OMAFRA for the 2017 Minister's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence for his Hive Health system.

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