Thanks for a Great TechWeek event!

A big shout-out to our DBSA team and our presenters for making this Fall’s TechWeek series a huge success! Special thanks to our alumni for coming back and sharing their knowledge and experience with their Humber family, we’re so proud of you Amanda Rice, Prab Vashisht,  Vik Joshi, Lauren Ashmore,  Irina Gorea, and Martin Perez. Thanks to Sheena Ordinario, and Isabella Annouza for joining us!

The following workshop were presented at Humber’s Lakshore campus, along with some of the material shared by our presenters:

Thanks to the DBSA team: Michallia Marks, Japjit Grewal, Usman Mayo, Andre Thompson, Devan Shingadia, Lana Hekmat, Alexandra Belen, and Shray Shrotriya for your hard work and dedication.

TechWeek Fall 2019 – Mark Your Calendar!

The Digital Business Student Association is proud to host the following hands-on workshops during our TechWeek Fall 2019 at Humber’s Lakeshore Campus. All the sessions will be held in a computer lab, feel free to use Humber’s computers or bring your own laptop!


Learn how to setup and run your own e-commerce store using Shopify.

Facebook Ads & Canva

Canva – We will start by covering the basics of Canva – What is Canva, How to use Canva, The importance of Canva & how Canva can be used for business Success. This will be an example of how to leverage FREE online tools to your advantage.

Facebook Ads – Facebook Ads are essential to Digital Marketing Success & Lead Generation in Any company. We will learn how to design a Facecbook Ad Graphic, as well as the back-end targeting technicality that makes a Facebook Ad successful. We will also cover the “do’s” and “don’ts surrounding Facebook Ads.

Video Editing with Filmora 

Strengthen your storytelling skills and learn how to create and edit your own video content for YouTube, Vimeo, Instagram, and Facebook. In this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to merge, split, trim, crop, cut and paste video clips to make your video unique. Improve Saturation and Contrast for a better quality image. Adjust the speed for slow motion effect, or to speed up the action. Rotate the image for unique angles… and so much more. We will download and use the free trial of Filmora, an affordable video editing software.

  • Date&Time: Thursday Sept 19 @ 7:30 – 9:00 PM
  • Delivered by Lauren Ashmore, Video Production Professor and Digital Marketer. Lauren completed her Advanced Diploma in Film and Television Production in 2011 and her Bachelor of Commerce in Digital Business Management  in 2018. She has extensive experience in the video production industry and currently teaches at the School of Media Studies
  • Location: Lakeshore Campus, lab L3014
  • Cost: $5 (ticket sales are final, non refundable)
  • Register online (Eventbrite)

Microsoft Excel 

Two full-day workshops delivered by Isabella Annouza (Microsoft Certified Trainer) 

Beginners: Saturday September 21, 2019 @ 10:30 AM – 4:00 PM.

Intermediate: Saturday September 28, 2019 @ 10:30 AM – 4:00 PM.

This is a hands-on session scheduled in a computer lab, feel free to use Humber’s computers or bring your own laptop


Participants will learn about the importance of email marketing and how to set up their first campaign. We will also walk through the analytics report to better understand campaign performance. This is an introductory level workshop that is recommended to those who have never worked with MailChimp before.

  • Date&Time: Monday Sept 23 @ 6:30 – 8:00 PM
  • Delivered by Irina Gorea, Marketing Manager at Greenloc Environmental Hoarding, Irina graduated from the Digital Business Management BComm program in 2018 and is currently completing her Masters degree at Ryerson University
  • Location: Lakeshore Campus, lab L3012
  • Cost: $5 (ticket sales are final, non refundable)
  • Register online (Eventbrite)


Learn how to create your professional LinkedIn profile! In this session, participants will work on setting up a marketable profile, building up their network, sending messages to new connections, following companies/ groups and how to participate in them, sharing updates and articles.

  • Date&Time: Tuesday Sept 24 @6:30 – 8:00 PM
  • Delivered by Sheena Ordinario, Placement Advisor, Faculty of Business, Humber College
  • Location: Lakeshore Campus, lab L3014
  • Cost: $5 (ticket sales are final, non refundable)
  • Register online (Eventbrite)

Google Analytics

Learn how to use Google Analytics to track your website’s performance plus some advanced features such as remarketing and e-commerce analytics. There will also be a brief overview of the Google Analytics certification process and how to integrate Google Analytics with Google Data Studio for better reporting..

  • Date&Time: Thursday Sept 26 @6:30 – 8:00 PM
  • Delivered by Martin Perez, Digital Marketing Specialist in the tech sector. Martin has worked with small startups and large multinational companies to achieve their digital growth goals. Recently, Martin worked in a digital agency founded by ex-Googlers providing SEO and SEA services to businesses. Martin graduated from the Digital Business Management BComm program in 2016.
  • Location: Lakeshore Campus, lab L3014
  • Cost: $5 (ticket sales are final, non refundable)
  • Register online (Eventbrite) 

*Please note that ticket sales are final, non-refundable. It is not possible to issue refunds or workshop credits for any reason

Congratulations to the DBSA team for another successful TechWeek 2019 event!

Special shout out to the Digital Business Student Association team: Amanda Rice, Prabhavi Vashisht, Kyle Cooper, Michallia Marks, and Japjit Grewal for their hard work and dedication! A huge THANK YOU to our presenters Vik Joshi, Isabella Annouza, Amanda Rice, and Prabhavi Vashisht for making TechWeek 2019 a success!

TechWeek 2019: Building an e-Commerce Store with Shopify

The Digital Business Student Association is pleased to announce “Building an e-Commerce Store with Shopify” hands-on workshop as part of TechWeek 2019!

Details of the upcoming workshop:
  • Workshop: Building an e-Commerce Store with Shopify
  • Delivered by: Amanda Rice (LinkedIn) & Prabhavi Vashisht (LinkedIn)
  • Date: Wednesday March 20, 2019
  • Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM
  • Location: Lakeshore Campus, Lab L3012
  • Cost: $5 (Please note that ticket sales are final, non-refundable. It is not possible to issue refunds or workshop credits for any reason)
  • Register online (Eventbrite)

Workshop Details: Do you want to sell products online? In this workshop we will help you build your online business from scratch. We will provide a step by step Shopify tutorial for beginners showing the essential tools needed for a successful e-Commerce store. This workshop will guide you towards owning your own e-Commerce business.

* Non-Humber students – Please bring your own laptop for the workshop.

Digital Business Management Students attend SheBoss

A group of our Digital Business Management students attended the SheBoss event, and shared pictures of a very inspiring, motivating, and insightful evening!

“Last night SheBoss held a panel discussion that focused on the Raw Truth and How To’s of Women in Business. The panelists were female entrepreneurs, each from different walks of life. Their stories, experiences, and advice could resonate with everybody – especially students. I want to put an emphasis on the raw truth as these panelists opened up with the audience and shared their raw, heart-wrenching truth. The night ended perfectly with conversation over wine, shrimp, and bruschetta.” – Amanda Rice

Read more on the DBSA’s blog

Another Successful Tech Week event Fall 2018!

Thanks to the Digital Business Student Association (DBSA) for hosting their third Tech Week event, featuring the following hands-on workshops:

Thanks to everyone who made this happen, the presenters, organizers, and volunteers. We could not have done it without you! Thanks to our DBSA team: Prabhavi Vashisht, Michallia Marks, Amanda Rice, Kyle Cooper, Jonah Zapparoli, Japjit Grewal, and Merve Demir

Special thanks to our alumni: Christine, Kiran, and Vik for coming back to Humber and sharing your experience with our students!

Tech Week Fall 2017 – Great Success!

Thanks to the Digital Business Student Association (DBSA) for hosting their second Tech Week, featuring hands-on workshops: MS Excel, Shopify, Google AdWords & Analytics, video editing using Filmora.

Thanks to everyone who made this happen, the presenters, organizers, and volunteers. We could not have done it without you!

  • Thanks to the Shopify team for joining us again this year
  • Special thanks to own grads Martin Perez & Chad Fernandez for always coming back to Humber and sharing their experience with our current students
  • Thanks to our fourth year student Lauren Ashmore for delivering the amazing Filmora workshops, and to Spencer Hay for assisting her

Thanks to the DBSA’s executive team: Kiran Bajwa, Farihah Chowdhury, Irina Gorea, and Christine Howald

Thanks to the DBSA members and volunteers: Tremaine Gordon, Rhys Ottaway, Amanda Rice, and Valery Skapare


DBM Students Attend Digifest 2017

This blog post is written by Tremaine Gordon on behalf of the group of students who attended Digifest.


Work. Learn. Play.  the theme that set the tone at this year’s DIGIFEST in 2017. It was also your daily itinerary. Your morning started off with Coffee and announcements, and then straight to work.  The Keynotes began almost immediately, and the audience started preparing questions. At each break you would get the chance to try out some tech hardware.  The Corus Quay Urban Tavern building itself had a mix of offices, innovative design, and even a slide. Each speaker gave a creative and informative presentation about something innovative happening somewhere around the world. We really enjoyed Cory Timpson’s talk about digital Storytelling at the Canadian Museum of Human Rights in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

The breaks gave everyone a chance to speak to people, and learn about some of the  creative displays (Mostly game developers and and virtual simulators). We took the time to get a photo-op with the banner on the main stage.

There were two speakers that really left the floor full of questions.

Andrew Lo Ah Kee from Godaddy, gave us an E-commerce perspective from 125 countries around the world. It concluded with him explaining that Toronto is the city of innovators, and entrepreneurs; and it’s known world wide.

"Toronto is a case study for the whole world.."

Satish Kanwar from Shopify spoke about synergy in the workplace and why a team of teams linked by one vision is the best possible work environment.

"Be a broken record with your vision, 
and create a team of teams that share that vision.."

We were able to speak with Satish after his presentation, and ask about the inner workings of Shopify.

Digifest 2017 was a fun experience that everyone could benefit from attending next year. It also gave the students a real feel for what to expect from the Digital Business Industry.