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Humber College partners with Canada Makes

Canada Makes is pleased to announce Humber College Institute of Advanced Learning as its newest academic Humber Collegepartner. Humber has chosen to establish this strategic partnership with Canada Makes because of the benefit in gaining exposure to its nation-wide network focused on additive manufacturing (AM).

Canada Makes brings together leading manufacturers, designers, engineers and stakeholders interested in promoting the adoption and awareness of additive manufacturing.

“Partnering with Canada Makes strengthens our growth and depth in technology education and the knowledge that we can provide to our students. By joining Canada Makes our students will have access to the thousands of industry partners within CME’s network. We’ll gain insights on how to adopt new, relevant technologies ensuring that our graduates are job-ready upon graduation.” said Chris Whitaker, Humber President and CEO. “As our goal is to prepare students for the workforce, these industry collaborations help develop skills and provide networking opportunities that brings significant value to our students, faculty and partners.”

Humber College’s membership allows Canada Makes to keep one of its founding partners, Farzad Rayegani, the new Dean at the Humber School of Applied Technology. Farzad is an important member of Canada Makes’ Additive Manufacturing Advisory Board (AMAB) and continues to be a leading proponent both nationally and globally in the delivery of 3D Challenge competitions. Canada Makes will take full advantage of his expertise for the soon to be announced national Canada Makes 3D Challenge.

“Additive manufacturing includes 3D technology such as printing, reverse engineering 3D imaging, metallic 3D printing and medical implants and replacement human tissue,” says Farzad Rayegani. “Our partnership is an opportunity for Humber students to become more familiar with 3D technology, including the opportunity to participate in both national and global 3D Challenge competitions.”

“This new partnership will allow me to continue consulting with Farzad in how best Canada Makes can help develop the skills required for today and tomorrow’s innovative workers for Canadian industry,” said Frank Defalco, Manager Canada Makes. “ I’m very happy he’s still with us.”

Humber has substantially enhanced its manufacturing technologies capabilities in recent years, adding facilities such as its Maker Space lab and the Centre for Entrepreneurship. And, soon to follow is the Centre for Technology Innovation, due to be open to students in the fall of 2018.

About Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
Established in 1967, Humber is one of Canada’s leading postsecondary institutions. Committed to student success through excellence in teaching and learning, Humber serves 29,200 full-time students and 23,000 part time and continuing education students. With an internationally recognized reputation for quality learning, Humber offers a wide-range of career-focused opportunities for students to personalize their educational path, including 160 full-time programs across more than 40 fields of study, 200 part-time and 400 online programs or courses. More than four out of five of Humber graduates are employed within six months of completing their studies. Visit humber.ca.

About Canada Makes
Canada Makes, a Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) initiative. CME is Canada’s largest trade and industry association, and the voice of manufacturing and global business in Canada. Canada Makes is a network of private, public, academic, and non-profit entities dedicated to promoting the adoption and development of advanced and additive manufacturing (AM) in Canada. It is an enabler and accelerator of AM-adoption in Canada.