Humber research centre encourages student enterprises

Published On October 3, 2013 | By kellytownsend | News
Bernie Monette is the web development program coordinator. He led today's Humber Research Round. Photo Credit: Brian O'Neill

Bernie Monette is the web development program coordinator. He led today’s Humber Research Round.
Photo Credit: Brian O’Neill

By Megan Rach & Brian O’Neill

Colleges are no longer barren lands for research projects.

Thursday was the first session of the Humber Research Rounds. These sessions provide a way to show faculty research projects under way at Humber, as well as connect students with entrepreneurial ideas to faculty, said Laura Keating, Humber research facilitator.

Today’s speaker was Bernie Monette, the program co-ordinator of web development. Monette said students create a website to showcase their idea, and that their classes run parallel to their project work, which allows for a looser deadline.

One project that Monette has been a part of that has seen strong interest is Get Your Hours. Get Your Hours is a website that provides high school students a way to keep track of their community service hours, as well as connect them to volunteer agencies. The project was the idea of Joanna Kommala, a grad of the web development program.

The second installment of the Humber Research Rounds is in November.

Video by Megan Rach & Brian O’Neill

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