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Ron Suter accepting award

PREMIER’S AWARD

November 22, 2016

Premier’s Awards celebrate the achievements of Ontario college graduates in the province and throughout the world. Humber graduates were nominated in six categories: Business, Community Services, Creative Arts and Design, Health Sciences, Recent Graduate, and Technology.

Press Release

Toronto, Ontario –Ron Suter, a graduate of Humber College’s Marketing program has won a 2016 Premier’s Award in the Business category.

Premier’s Awards celebrate the achievements of Ontario college graduates in the province and throughout the world. Humber graduates were nominated in six categories: Business, Community Services, Creative Arts and Design, Health Sciences, Recent Graduate, and Technology.

Suter, a 1981 Marketing program graduate, is currently Executive Vice-President, NBCUniversal Television & New Media Distribution Canada. Known as a visionary trailblazer, Suter has played a key role in redrawing the map of the Canadian television landscape. Under his leadership, NBCUniversal has doubled its sale volume over the last decade.

This marks the ninth time a Humber grad has won this prestigious award. Recipients also receive a $5,000 bursary in their name to support current students at the college.

“We are proud of our alumni and the contributions they make to their sectors, locally and internationally. Ron Suter is a perfect example of someone who gained practical skills at Humber that he continues to apply in his role at NBCUniversal,” said Chris Whitaker, president, Humber College. “The entire college community congratulates Ron on his selection as a Premier’s Award recipient.”

Humber also nominated five other alumni for this year’s award, including:

  • Jill Andrew, Scholar, Columnist, Activist & Community Change Agent
  • Laila Biali, Professional Singer, Pianist, Songwriter, Performer and Recording Artist
  • Peter Dundas, Chief, Peel Regional Paramedic Services
  • Giacomo Gianniotti, Actor, Producer, Writer
  • Andy Kikites, Director, Metrolinx

donor wall video

HUMBER CELEBRATES GRATITUDE HALL OPENING

November 10, 2016

The hall’s centerpiece is Humber’s first donor and alumni recognition wall that combines unique hexagon-shaped plaques and digital interactive screens. Individuals and organizations whose cumulative contributions have reached or exceeded $10,000 are recognized on the wall as a permanent acknowledgement of their generosity. The wall includes the names of 350 donors who have collectively given millions of dollars to Humber since its opening in 1967.