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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

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Social Innovation Around the World
To gauge the global progress in social innovation, we looked up social innovation projects taking place all around the world. 
Pair of hands trace a construction blueprint.
Indsights: A Window Into the Indigenous Economy
Humber’s faculty members, researchers and scholars are continually engaging in research that seeks to integrate more Indigenous knowledge into the curriculum.
Mount McKay, located in Fort William First Nation, is a mafic sill located south of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada.
Caring for the Thunderbird’s Nest: Geophysical and Machine Learning Solutions to Characterize and Monitor Inequitable Exposures to Ground and Air Pollution
Almost two years ago, Fort William First Nation (FWFN) made a post on Facebook about the high clusters of leukemia in their community, specifically in an area south of Thunder Bay.
A paramedic uses a two-way radio while sitting in an ambulance.
Developing a Best Practice Model for Mental Health Crisis Care: A Community-Engaged Approach
Led by faculty members in the Faculty of Health Sciences & Wellness and Faculty of Social & Community Services at Humber, the research team is collaborating with Middlesex-London Paramedic Service and a community health centre to develop a best practice model for response to mental health crisis care.
Medical volunteers clean a cut on a child's leg.
Partnering for Health Access: Developing an Innovative Health Clinic
For Heidi Siu and Frankie Burg-Feret, professors in Humber’s Nursing program, inspiration for a research project came from a medical service trip to Guatemala.