BComm (University of Bombay), MBA (McMaster University), CMC
Aziz Memon has been an instructor in the Business program at the University of Guelph-Humber since 2016. Memon is the CMO and head of Marketing Practice at FARBER, a business advisory firm. He has worked in Canada and across Asia and the MENA region helping marketers understand and engage their customers, build brands, strengthen equity, generate leads, build loyalty and achieve top-line targets across diverse business sectors. In Canada, he held senior roles at Bates Canada and Grey Worldwide. Menom was also a partner at Monsoon Communications and president at Bob’s Your Uncle. In Asia, he was CMO at a mortgage finance company, COO at Bates PanGulf, where he also established Healthworld, the MENA region’s first specialized healthcare Marcom company. Memom has won several International marketing awards for creative and strategy, and has been published in the CMO council journal. He is currently writing a book and working on a passion project. Memom teaches because he believes education eliminates poverty, opens minds and ignites creativity.
BASc (University of Guelph-Humber), MA (Ryerson University)
Assistant Program Head Early Childhood Studies
Elena Merenda is the Assistant Program Head of the Early Childhood Studies at the University of Guelph-Humber and is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Guelph. Since 2015, Merenda has worked alongside the Program Head with all administrative and academic aspects of the program, managing and guiding faculty with course development, supporting student initiatives, and managing the redevelopment of the program curriculum.Elena Merenda has more than 10 years of experience in early learning and therapeutic settings. Her background is in early childhood education, with a specific expertise in therapeutic play and supporting families with children who have special needs. Merenda is currently in the process of completing her PhD in Educational Leadership at Western University.
Community Social Services, Justice Studies
BA (University of Toronto), MEd (University of Toronto), PhD (York University)
Assistant Program Head Media and Communication Studies
Dr. Adam Miller has been the Assistant Program Head of Media Studies at the University of Guelph-Humber since 2019. Before transitioning to the University of Guelph-Humber, Dr. Miller was the program coordinator for the Digital Communications, Film & Multiplatform Storytelling, and Content Strategy Programs at Humber College’s Lakeshore Campus. With a PhD in Communication and Culture from York and Ryerson Universities, Dr. Miller’s early research was concerned with evolving digital storytelling technologies and their impact on the relevance and versatility of the transmedia narrative, an interest that precipitated a number of speaking engagements at innovative institutions like the VIA Film and Transmedia School in Denmark. More recently, he has become interested in the multiplatform model’s applicability in the context of postsecondary education. To that end, Dr. Miller is currently pursuing an additional doctorate in Leadership and Higher Education at the University of Toronto, with a research agenda that targets shared virtual learning spaces characterized by interactive modelling components.
BA (Azad Art and Architecture University), MFA (Ryerson University)
Media and Communication Studies
Mina Momeni has taught at the University of Guelph-Humber since winter 2014. Momeni, an educator and an interdisciplinary artist based in Toronto, has taught photography, visual and performing arts and media practices and has developed curriculums for college, undergraduate university, and online courses. Momeni is currently a PhD candidate in the communication and culture joint program at York and Ryerson University and her research interests are new media, visual culture, philosophy of technology and digital technology in art practices. Momeni has participated in various group and individual exhibitions in North America, Europe, and the Middle East and her articles and photographs have been published in various media publications. Momeni obtained her BA in photography from the Azad University of Tehran in 2000 and an MFA in documentary media from Ryerson University in 2013.