Toronto, Ontario – Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning is celebrating International Women’s Day (IWD) with a mix of science and sports, highlighted by a visit from the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities and Member of Parliament for Etobicoke North.

Minister Duncan will visit Humber’s Prototyping Lab, where she will meet with female faculty and students from the School of Applied Technology. Students will present their projects and mechatronics equipment.

Afterwards, Minister Duncan will speak at Humber’s annual IWD luncheon, which recognizes female leaders across the college and the contributions of women in the education sector.

The Minister’s visit will end with time with Humber’s Varsity women’s basketball players. The team recently won their fourth consecutive Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) championship, winning 81 straight OCAA games in the process. Captain Ceejay Nofuente will greet the Minister. Nofuente is the college’s all-time leading scorer and was named as the OCAA Women's Basketball Player of the Year for the third consecutive season.

Event: Humber’s and Minister Duncan celebrate Women’s International Day
Date: Thursday, March 8, 2018
Time: 11 a.m. - STEM tour with Minister Duncan
12 p.m. - IWD luncheon
12:30 p.m. - Media scrum with Minister Duncan
1 p.m. - Minister Duncan meets with Humber’s Woman’s Basketball team
Location: Humber College, North Campus, 205 Humber College Blvd, Toronto, ON
Photo/Interview Opportunity: Members of the media are invited to attend the tour and speak with Minister Duncan, students, faculty, athletes and coaches during the tour.

About Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
Established in 1967, Humber College is a global leader in polytechnic education. Combining in-depth theoretical learning and hands-on experience with applied research and extensive industry connections, Humber provides career-focused education to 31,000 full-time and 23,000 part-time students across three campuses. The college offers a comprehensive range of credentials including honours undergraduate degrees, postgraduate certificates, diplomas, apprenticeships and certificates. More than four out of five Humber graduates are employed within six months of completing their studies. Visit




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Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
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