October 6, 2021
Your Good News Bulletin
Students and faculty help raise funds for high school culinary education
On Saturday, October 2, a team of six students from the School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts participated in the fourth annual Thistletown Chef's Harvest Party. This fundraiser, organized by Thistletown Collegiate Institute, raises funds for high school students to explore the world of culinary education on a global stage. This year our #teamgreen students served "Crostino di Pollo Confit con Marmellata di Fichi e Miele" or Chicken Confit Crostini with fig and honey marmalade. The honey was from Centennial’s own apiary at Progress Campus. Our culinary students did an excellent job serving this dish and representing the School. Thank you to our student mentors Chef Sam Glass, Chef Rene Chauvin, and 2020 graduate and SHTCA team member, Eli Cami. The money raised will enable the Thistletown Collegiate students to participate in a culinary tour of Italy in 2022. Lucky them!
Join us at a native species planting event on October 15
Join us for a day of dirty fun on Friday, October 15, when volunteers will be planting more than 150 native species of perennials, shrubs and trees in three newly installed gardens at the Story Arts Centre. This project will transform the north and northwest portions of the campus property from an ordinary lawn into an area buzzing with activity, supporting urban pollinators and the expansion of green spaces and tree canopy cover. There’s no gardening experience required! Supplies, refreshments and giveaways will be provided to those who attend. The Story Arts Centre is located at 951 Carlaw Avenue at Mortimer Avenue, just west of Pape in East York. Learn more about the Native Species Planting at the Story Arts Centre. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Chair Michelle Caine earns industry recognition
Centennial’s Michelle Caine, Chair, Hospitality Management, is the 2021 winner of the George D. Bedell Alumni Award given by the University of Guelph, of which Michelle is a distinguished graduate. The award honours alumni of the university’s School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management who have consistently shown professionalism, outstanding achievement and personal contribution to the school and to the field. The award is given to a recipient who serves as an inspiration to the industry, as well as to the school and its communities. “Congratulations Michelle, as your hard work, choices and persistence has led you to earn this recognition from your alma mater,” wrote Damian Goulbourne, Dean of Centennial’s School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts in a note to staff. “Michelle is also a humble leader. I know that you all join me in the sentiment that she is so deserving of this recognition.” For more award details, visit the University of Guelph’s recognition webpage.
Global Citizen Digest is now Ignite Changes magazine
For more than 10 years, Global Citizen Digest has been a forum for sharing ideas on global citizenship education at Centennial. Now Ignite Changes magazine will be the new hub for the sharing of critical reflections, innovative ideas and promising practices on global citizenship, social justice and changemaking education. During these unprecedented times, the College community has come together to pivot to online learning, offer innovative co-curricular programming, support community organizations and industry partners, tackle multiple forms of systemic oppression and more. Our new magazine is seeking submissions in the form of articles, book reviews, artwork and poetry focused on resilient and equitable approaches to navigating the COVID-19 pandemic. We want to hear from Centennial staff, faculty and students who have spearheaded these initiatives and retained our commitment to social justice. For more information and to view our new publication, please visit Ignite Changes Magazine.