Bernie Monette, Program Coordinator Web Development program, tells his story
Bernie Monette plays a leading role in the innovation and success happening in the School of Media Studies and Information Technology at Humber. As the program coordinator for the Web Development program, Bernie is involved in a variety of cutting edge projects that give students the opportunity to learn by tackling real world problems in conjunction with industry partners.
He has supported projects such as the Gallop project with BNOTIONS that resulted in the launch of a new company, Gallop Media. Another one with Bernie’s stamp on it is “Get Your Hours,” a program adopted by the biggest school board in Canada to facilitate and track students’ completion of volunteer hours. He has initiated and received funding for his own research that will track users’ eye movements as they look at a website, providing data that will enable more targeted website development. He is mentoring, granting interviews on applied research and developing a database within Humber. This in addition to the classes he teaches and the students he inspires.
Bernie is able to bring Humber’s resources together with private industry and students to take industry targeted projects full cycle - from inspiration to marketable product. His collaborative approach gives students the opportunity to pursue the real-life work that gives them the edge of experience when they graduate.
Bernie was recently awarded the John and Suanne Roueche Excellence Award. It's a real honor to have faculty of such caliber and human qualities as part of the Humber community. Find out more about the John and Sueanne Roueche Excellence Award here.