Most years, around this time, we’d start reminiscing about our last trip around the sun.
Most years, we’d think about how our year started versus how it is now and open our Snapchat memories to relive all our best moments.
2020 isn’t like most years.
For a lot of us, 2020 has been difficult. Instead of reminiscing, you might want to thank yourself for everything you endured. Or, you might want to skip the memories and just look forward to a fresh start in January. Both those options are totally OK.
As for IGNITE, we want to honour the resilience of the Humber and Guelph-Humber community by sharing the best things – big or small – that happened to your fellow students in 2020.
Because, in the words of Megan Thee Stallion, “…we could all use a lil bit of good news.”
Here are the best things that happened to Humber and Guelph-Humber in 2020:
Karolina Kujawski | Humber College
Second-year | Public Relations
“Getting together with my boyfriend! [I] don’t know what I’d do without him.”
Sabrina Castro | Humber College
Second-year | Bachelor of Creative Advertising
“I started doing commissions! I [was] so afraid of putting my art out there but I finally did it!”
Esha Dhanota | UofGH
Second-year | Bachelor of Business Administration
“I reconnected with past connections: friends and teachers.”
Erika Johnson | Humber College
Third-year | Public Relations
“Working with lovely people.”
Amy Hasson | Humber College
Third-year | Nutrition and Healthy Lifestyle Promotion
“[I] worked long hours to save up enough to get a new car.”
Allie Creighton | Humber College
Second-year | Child and Youth Care
“I’ve significantly improved my methods of self-care this year!”
Serena Allidina | UofGH
First-year | Justice Studies
“I learned woodworking and built a deck and shed for my backyard over the summer!”
Avalon Plourde | Humber College
Second-year | Bachelor of Paralegal Studies
“[I] adopted an 8 week old kitten!”
Jillan de Boer | Humber College
First-year | Baking and Pastry Arts Management
“My family adopted a rescue dog!”
Victoria Stancel | UofGH
First-year | Early Childhood Studies
“I started painting again [because] it helps to de-stress.”
Bisma Khan | Humber College
Second-year | Culinary Management
“I reconnected with my best friend.”
Trisha Harber | Humber College
Fourth-year | Bachelor of Social Sciences – Criminal Justice
“[I] adopted a puppy!”
Valentina Tasillo | Humber College
Second-year | Bachelor of Behavioural Science
“I virtually met Yungblud, I received a bursary and I gained control over my mental and physical wellness!”
Amy Hesketh | Humber College
Second-year | Community and Justice Services
“[I] decided to stay after my diploma, applied and [am] ready to get my degree.”
Ruth Oudit | UofGH
First-year | Justice Studies
“I got a job teaching piano online and I absolutely love it!”
Julia Ciampa | UofGH
Third-year | Justice Studies
“I got a job at IGNITE.”
Every year gives us some reasons to smile.
And, the Humber and Guelph-Humber community sure knows how to appreciate them.
Keep on smilin’ by checking out our favourite moments from early YouTube.