Humber College

Humber College

February 02, 2011 09:39 ET

REMINDER: Humber Hosts Canadian Fashion Icons

Jeanne Beker and Bonnie Brooks to Discuss Design and Style From Runway to Retail

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 2, 2011) - Humber College's Fashion Arts program will host an open interview between two of the most influential women in Canadian fashion, Jeanne Beker and Bonnie Brooks, on Thursday, Feb. 3 in the Lecture Theatre at the North Campus.

Beker, host of CTV's FashionTelevision, will interview Brooks, president and CEO of the Bay, on fashion, trends, the future of retailers and much more. The discussion will be open to students, faculty, media and industry professionals who will also have the opportunity to ask questions. In addition, this "Iconic Interview" will be broadcast throughout the Humber campus and also in the United Kingdom at Nottingham Trent University. A live webcast will be available at beginning at 11:00 a.m.

Event: An Iconic Interview: Jeanne Beker interviews Bonnie Brooks
Date: Thursday, February 3, 2011
Time: 10:30 a.m. Reception
  11 a.m. Interview 
  Jeanne Beker and Bonnie Brooks will be available for media interviews and photos following their discussion.
Location: Humber College, North Campus, Lecture Theatre, Room E135
  205 Humber College Blvd.
  Live webcast at

About Jeanne Beker

Jeanne Beker is one of the most iconic and influential women in the fashion industry, both here in Canada and around the world. Beker is host of CTV's FashionTelevision, Canada's leading fashion series, which also airs on FashionTelevisionChannel – Canada's first and only 24-hour channel dedicated to fashion, beauty and design. Jeanne is also host of CTV's FaceTime, a regular contributor for The Globe and Mail, a published author of three books (and two new books for release in Spring 2011 – Finding Myself in Fashion and Strutting It: The Grit Behind The Glamour) and a regular style correspondent for Canada AM and etalk. Last year, Jeanne added a dose of style to the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics with regular fashion segments for CTV and launched an exclusive clothing line titled "Edit by Jeanne Beker" available at The Bay stores across Canada.

About Bonnie Brooks

Bonnie Brooks is the president and CEO of the Bay, the country's oldest department store, operating 92 stores across Canada. She has more than three decades of extensive prestige brand and department store experience. Brooks has spent more than 25 years building prestige retail formats around the world. In Canada, Brooks is best known for her roles at Holt Renfrew where she was executive vice-president/general merchandise manager and senior vice-president of marketing. Brooks also served as editor-in-chief of FLARE.

About Humber College

Established in 1967, Humber is one of Canada's leading postsecondary institutions. Committed to student success through excellence in teaching and learning, Humber serves more than 25,000 full-time students and 56,000 continuing education registrants. With an internationally recognized reputation for quality learning, Humber offers a wide-range of career-focused opportunities for students to personalize their educational path. Our 150 full-time programs include four-year bachelor's degrees, two and three-year diplomas, one and two-year certificates and graduate certificates, and apprenticeship training. As a founding member of Polytechnics Canada, Humber offers students the opportunity to participate in applied research projects that find solutions for issues confronting small and medium-sized enterprises. Humber is one of 12 Vanguard Learning Colleges as identified by the League for Innovation, and the League's only Canadian board member. Humber finished first in its class in the highly regarded Community College Survey of Student Engagement in 2009 in each of four categories, including Active and Collaborative Learning, Student Effort, Academic Challenge and Student-Faculty Interaction. More than 85 per cent of Humber graduates are employed within six months of completing their studies. Visit

Contact Information

  • Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
    Andrew Leopold
    Marketing and Communications
    416.675.6622 ext. 4296
    Andrew cell: 416.518.8989
    Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
    Kevin Gonsalves
    Marketing and Communications
    416.675.6622 ext. 5778