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SPARK is a celebration of Humber’s faculty members, researchers, students and the larger community of partners that ignite the spark of research and innovation. SPARK highlights research projects in five main areas: social innovation, sustainable architecture, system integration, UX experience and the Internet of Things (IoT).
From the latest news on North America’s first Broadcast-Broadband Convergence (B2C)  Lab at Humber to new developments in research funding to spotlights on Rock Star Researchers, SPARK features stories of exploration, innovation and collaboration. Through SPARK, we hope to stoke the spark of curiosity in everyone at Humber, one issue at a time.

Magazine Articles

Mannat Kaur stands on a stage at the SICK Solution Hackathon
At an international hackathon, Humber students use innovation and automation to tackle healthcare issues
Two students from Humber’s Electromechanical Engineering Technology program talk about their experience at a hackathon in Germany and the nurse bot they developed there
A person wearing a motion capture suit poses in front of a green screen.
Humber’s Faculty of Media & Creative Arts creates its first augmented reality experience featuring Howie the Hawk
FMCA’s faculty and students joined hands with the Office of the Registrar to create the first augmented reality experience for Humber’s beloved mascot, Howie the Hawk.
Lynn Short leans against a wooden structure in the Humber Arboretum.
“In nature, everything is connected”: Lynn Short exemplifies the mindset of a lifelong learner and researcher
Lynn Short’s passion for controlling invasive species literally started in her backyard.
An empty multistall bathroom
Building Description Language (BDL)—An Innovative Solution for Surveying Facilities
Humber’s growing research and innovation community continues to make positive impact through innovative applied research projects.
two women sit on a couch, laughing at something on a TV out of frame.
SoTL Research Project Spotlight: Closed Captioning and Comedy
This research investigates methods to incorporate Closed captions and subtitles for the Deaf and hard of hearing into the creative and comedic process.