Personalize your post-secondary experience

The student leaders’ on-campus activities and remarkable achievements are celebrated during the President’s Breakfast this year!

It’s no secret we all have our detailed routines while on campus. From completing assignments to attending lectures, our days are usually packed with tasks to complete. Not to mention trying to decide what to eat.

But the truth is, our college lives don’t have to be stressful all the time. There are many fun and engaging on-campus activities to try, from social events to different sports teams. So, there’s no excuse for you not to relax, at least sometimes.

To give you that extra motivation, we highlight our chat with Humber and UofGH student leaders who attended the President’s breakfast. They’re involved in various on-campus activities. And guess what? You have the opportunity to try them too!

Let’s see what our fellow peers had to say.

Sarah Baptie

Basketball | Kinesiology | Diploma in Fitness and Health Promotion | 3rd year |


What has been your biggest accomplishment since playing basketball?

“My biggest accomplishment is winning the OCAA championship. During the 2021-2022 season, we faced many adversities, such as missing games and the uncertainty of completing the season due to the COVID-19 waves. Luckily, the team pulled together and overcame these challenges we faced, which is something that I will always remember.”

Erika Dodd

Volleyball | Sports Management | 3rd year |


Erika Dodd takes part in leadership activities at Humber.

Why do you think it’s important to get involved on campus?

“I feel it is important to meet new people and learn about the events and opportunities that IGNITE and Humber have to offer the Humber community. On-campus involvement creates opportunities for you to take a break or relieve stress from school and work. This leads to volunteer or potential work opportunities where you can discover new interests in fields you may not have known you liked.”

Jake Gomes

Volleyball | Management Studies | 4th year |


Jake student leader in a blue Humber holding a certificate and trophy.

What do you enjoy most about volleyball?

“What I enjoy most about volleyball is that I surround myself with a great group of athletes and coaches who have the same passion for succeeding on and off the court. I enjoy the fast pace and high intensity of the game. The best part for me is winning, achieved as a team and not as a single player. Even if you don’t get the results you want, there are ways for you to learn and grow, similar to what my coach likes to reiterate – you either win or you learn.”

Nickolas de Boer

Mechatronics | Electromechanical Engineering Technology | Recent Graduate |

Nickolas another student who takes part in leadership activities in mechatronics.

 How did you first get involved in mechatronics? 

“About two weeks into my first semester at Humber, the former coach of the mechatronics skills team and some senior competitors came to one of the classes for first-year electromechanical students. They gave a brief explanation about the Mechatronics Skills Competition. This opportunity seemed interesting since I was on [my] high school’s first Robotics Competition team. Joining the mechatronics skills team seemed like a great next step. I attended an info session, completed the application process to join the team, and eventually started training. That was four years ago; now I’m helping coach the newest group of students that have joined the team.”

Emma Kilgannon

Baking | Baking and Pastry Arts Management | Recent Graduate |


Emma is dressed in Humber's s chef uniform. She is standing next to one of her baking creations.
Photo taken by Robb Xander

 What has been your biggest accomplishment related to baking? 

“My biggest accomplishment has been representing Canada in the Pâtisserie and Confectionery World Skills competition and winning bronze. I’m so grateful that I made it this far and was able to compete with and make friends with talented pastry artists all around the world.”

Now that you’re aware of some of the different on-campus activities you can try and why getting involved is great for your post-secondary experience, get out there and get involved!

And the fun doesn’t have to stop there! You’d be surprised by the exciting events Humber has in store for you, so check them out!

*All interviews have been edited for length and clarity*

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