Graduates of Humber’s Journalism graduate certificate program have expertise in advanced research, writing and interview practices, data mining techniques, and a range of storytelling approaches for work within a multiplatform journalistic or information-gathering environments. They also have discipline-specific reporting experience in areas such as science, business, sports and the arts.
Using the latest technologies, the program produces graduates who excel in digital/online journalism, including social media and data-based journalism. Their studies give them ample opportunities to practise and develop their journalism skills by covering live field events.
I am a first-generation Iranian-Canadian journalism student based in Toronto. I am a recent graduate from the Political Science Specialist program at the University of Toronto. I am currently enrolled in Humber College's Journalism Graduate Certificate program.
Harsh Grewal (she/her) is an aspiring writer and journalist, currently enrolled in the Journalism Graduate Certificate program at Humber College. She completed her undergraduate studies in journalism (Honours) from CHRIST (deemed to be a university) in Bengaluru, India. Her passion for journalism stems from the struggles of people she encountered growing up and looking for a way to tell these stories to bring about awareness regarding various social, economic, and cultural issues. Harsh is deeply interested in telling stories about the environment, art, culture, and the LGBTQ+ community, using different forms of media to tell stories that need to be heard.
I'm Alexa Gregoris! I'm a journalist and multi-disciplinary artist. I have a passion for storytelling through writing, photography, visual art, and graphic design. I completed my undergraduate degree in English and Professional Writing, and fell in love with journalism after conducting my first interview. I am always seeking out new stories and experiences, and never want to stop learning along the way.
From writing essays for her friends, to professionally using her skills in journalistic internships, Janice Saji has always loved cementing everyday stories into history through her articles. It is this passion that inspired her to pursue journalism in Toronto. Having interned at The Hindu, a newspaper in India, and worked as a content writer at Humber College's student union, she is skilled at adapting to different writing styles. Moving forward, she hopes to use humour and storytelling to write lifestyle pieces.
I am a multifaceted creative with a passion for writing and singing. Whilst currently attending Humber College for my postgraduate certificate in journalism, I am pursuing a career in storytelling and creative writing. Having a great love for music and writing, combining both fields has driven me as a creative. My position as a singer-songwriter has strengthened my creativity and grown my skills in writing and music production. Interests: Music, Music Marketing, Social Media, Innovation of Culture, Journalism, Investigative Research
I am a journalist in the making with a background in communications and a passion for content creation. When I'm not hunting down sources for stories, I co-host a podcast where we discuss music, relationships, popular culture, racial disparities and other topics relating to the Black community. My goal is to one day have my own online platform providing news, entertainment and health and wellness tips that is catered to BIPOC men and women in the GTA. A place where I can tell stories of emerging entrepreneurs, community initiatives and ongoing issues that need to be addressed.
I am Gabriel Hutchcraft, a Toronto-born and based multimedia journalist. I work with video, audio, and online platforms. I will create content about any topic on any platform because to me variety is the spice of journalism. I love to learn something new with every story I tell. Most of all I want to tell the most interesting and obscure stories I can find. Then find the best platform to tell it on.
Malav Contractor is a man on a mission. His love for making change and desire to pursue his dreams led him to Pandit Deendayal Energy University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in Mass Communication. His love for cameras has inspired him to pursue his dream of becoming a photo/video journalist. His goal is to work for Vice or National Geographic or build his own media company. Malav moved to Toronto in 2021 to pursue postgraduate studies in journalism at Humber College, to train and equip himself with the skill set to develop himself as a journalist/media entrepreneur.
I've spent the past ten years in a number of post-secondary programs trying to figure out what I'm meant to do with my life, and I believe I found it in journalism. I love storytelling in all its forms, and I've been fortunate enough to spend the past year at Humber College learning how to do it the right way. A wise man once said, you can lead a horse to the water, but you can't force it to drink.
Vina (she/her) is an aspiring journalist currently based in Toronto, focusing on issues affecting marginalized groups. She holds a BA from the University of Alberta and is passionate about advocating for anti-racism and women's rights. Whether it's through writing or broadcasting, Vina hopes to create a platform for other Asian voices and spotlight underrepresented communities. Feel free to reach out to her for stories or just to say hi!
My name is Naima Nur. I am currently enrolled in the postgraduate journalism program at Humber College. I graduated from York University with a Bachelor of Arts in English. I spend most of my time interacting with people, and if not, I am always reading a good book! Growing up, I have always had an interest in reading books so it could give me a perspective on things. This has helped shift the way I look at things and also helped expand my mind. Reading is one of the reasons I decided to become a journalist.
Undergraduate degree in political science. Interested in how politics and policy affect people and telling their stories.
Nitika Mishra, a journalist, considers herself as someone who understands the responsibilities of journalism and is passionate about making the world a better place. She is a feminist and has always stood up for human rights and openly condemns any form of action that threatens the rights of the LGBTQ+ and POC community. A cynophilist, traveller, foodie and an avid reader all adds to her personality. Working for multiple Indian news organizations such as NDTV, ABP Networks, Election Tamasha and NGOs like Karwan-e-Mohabbat has helped her improve her skills and view the world in different lenses.
Interested in political journalism and all that comes with it. Achieved my BA in political science with a minor in philosophy at Wilfrid Laurier University in 2018.
I am Ojasvini Parashar, a journalist. I love to indulge myself in creative work and always look forward to disseminating information through new media. I have four years of professional journalism experience in India-based companies. I am curious by nature and love to explore news beats and topics. I would like to pursue my journalism career through platforms such as social media and digital-media-related journalism work.
I hold a bachelor's degree in English literature and a master's in translation. I have worked as a translator and editor for many translation agencies. I have always been hungry for telling stories since I was a child. I have decided to finally quench that hunger by studying journalism at Humber College. I moved to Canada with the dream of becoming a journalist to amplify the voices of people who lived their entire lives believing that "the walls have ears" and can hear them.
Alyestal Hamilton has been telling stories as a speaker, creative, and now as a journalist. Alyestal is the host of the digital series Momo's Mama Monday and director of the upcoming documentary Tell 'Em. As a journalist, Alyestal aims to tell impactful stories of those who do not see themselves in traditional Canadian media.
I am lifestyle journalist passionate about telling stories that inspire people to create a positive impact in their communities. I am originally from Mexico City where I have experience writing, hosting and producing human development and social intelligence content on radio, television and social media. In 2018 I created the TV and podcast show The Impact Club (El Club de Impacto) and in 2020 I founded a podcasting producing company, Milky Wave Media, that helps content creators and businesses to launch their own professional podcast.
Hello! I'm Sydney. I'm a candidate for Humber College's Journalism Graduate Certificate program. I hold an honours degree in media studies from Western University. I'm also the recipient of the 2022 Norman DePoe journalism scholarship. I'm obsessed with all things media. I love creating original content, whether that be a news story or digital communications strategy. I'm always striving for growth both professionally and personally. I'm a people-person who loves being around like-minded, driven individuals. Most importantly, I love learning. I'm a sponge ready to soak up all the media industry offers me.