Calling all first-year students.

We understand the challenges of looking for new best friends, and we’ve got your back!

IGNITE’s Speed Friending event is for all first-year students for a chance to meet their soon-to-be future best friend. This event will take place at our North and Lakeshore campuses during the first week of school, from Tuesday, Sept. 6 to Friday, Sept. 9, between 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Students will have the opportunity to play different games and win great prizes such as passes to the Edge Walk at CN Tower, Cineplex gift cards, RecRoom Gift Cards and many more.

Making friends and socializing are integral to your college and university experience. Not only will it make the experience more fun, but you might just gain a friend for life.

Here’s how some students met their best friend.

Andres Uribe Ruiz

Lakeshore Campus | 2nd year | Advertising and Graphic design |


two new best friends

“We sat beside each other on our first day of in-person classes.”

Arshi Arora

Lakeshore Campus | 2nd year | Human Resource Management |

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friends who met online

“We met through an online event [at] Humber, and I [can’t] imagine my life without him now.”

Jessica Urzua

North Campus | 1st year | Hotel and Restaurant Operations Management |


friends whose exes are cousins

“Our exes are cousins, [but] we stayed friends.”

P. Stella Paul

North Campus | 2nd semester | Project Management |


friends who fought first

“We fought over an eraser and stopped talking, [but] when we made up, we became best friends.”

Ruth Oudit

University of Guelph-Humber | 3rd year | Justice Studies |


friends who met during family vacation

“My family and I went on vacation to the beautiful island of St. Maarten, where I met my best buddies. They spent the entire week with my sister and me and showed us around the island. Little did I know that we would remain close friends after returning to Canada. I can’t wait to see them again when they visit Canada soon!”

Valentina Ocampo Gomez

Lakeshore Campus | Last year | Social Service worker |


childhood friendships still going strong

“I met my best friend when I was getting off the bus one summer from summer camp. We [just stayed outside and started talking] and we became best friends from there. We were 8-9 years old and are still friends now. It has been more than 10 years since we have been best friends; her name is Fernanda.”

Taimoor Abdul

North Campus | 4th year |

“[I met] them on Orientation Day. They randomly sat beside me, and now we’re best friends!”

Don’t miss out on the chance to meet your peers and make new friends.

Register today for IGNITE’s Speed Friending Event and find new friendships for life. For any questions or concerns, please email Veronica Barahona, Manager, Student Engagement. Alternatively, reach out to us through Instagram, Twitter or the live chat feature on our website.

And maybe soon, you’ll be sharing a story about how you met your best friend at IGNITE’s speed friending event!

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