Two SMSIT students competed on March 8th in Voices 2017, an annual speech competition run by PR students for PR students in the GTA. This year’s theme was “the world in reverse”. Darnell Jones, a second-year Advertising and Marketing Communications student at Humber placed second at the event winning a $300 Apple gift certificate and Justin Hartman, a first-year Public Relations Advanced Diploma student placed third winning a $200 Apple gift certificate. Jones spoke about “A World We Share” and Hartman spoke on “Vigilance is the Price of Liberty”.
This year, eleven students competed with Edwin Addai Sarfo of Georgian College placing first. Humber Broadcast Radio Program Coordinator Sheila Walsh was the emcee for the event.
“I’m very proud of Darnell and Justin. They did an outstanding job and demonstrated the excellence that Humber students apply to their studies,” says Jennifer Leonard, Humber presentations skills professor.
Voices 2017 is an annual forum for the best and brightest public relations, corporate communications, marketing and advertising students in the Greater Toronto Area to come together and showcase their creativity and public speaking talents. Seneca corporate communications/PR students select the theme each year. Mimi Tsui, professor at Seneca College was the faculty lead for the event. Tsui is a graduate of Humber’s PR post-grad program.
Humber students have won trophies in each of the three years it has competed.