Toronto, Ontario –  Humber College will celebrate the success of new graduates during spring 2019 convocation ceremonies held from June 18 to 21 at the Toronto Congress Centre. Classmates, friends, family, professors and members of the Humber community will gather to congratulate graduates on their achievements during ten ceremonies.

“Convocation is when the entire Humber community celebrates the accomplishments of graduates and wishes them ongoing success in their personal and professional lives,” says Chris Whitaker, Humber College president and CEO. “We are also proud to award honorary degrees to some of today’s outstanding leaders for their contributions to Humber, their profession and the community.”
Along with the graduating students, Honorary Degree recipients are:

Jason Parsons, one of Canada’s most prominent chefs. Under his leadership, The Winery Restaurant at Peller Estates has gained recognition as one of the definitive wine and food destinations in North America.

Daniel Andreae, an award-winning academic, administrator, advocate and volunteer. The Top 100 Registry in New York recently chose Andreae as a Global Visionary for his work in advocacy in neurodegenerative disease.

Jason “Kardinal Offishall” Harrow, rapper, Senior Executive at Universal Music and philanthropist. The Scarborough-born artist has been praised for spearheading Canada’s hip-hop scene and its global breakthrough, paving the way for present generations’ contributions locally and abroad.

Jennifer Baichwal, documentary director and producer. For more than 20 years, Baichwal’s feature documentaries have played all over the world and won multiple awards at home and internationally.

Gary Ho, Founder and CEO of Tzu Chi Foundation Canada. Ho helped develop the first-ever publicly funded Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) program in Ontario at Humber.

Robert K. (Bob) Barrett, President and CEO of Polytainers Inc. Bob and The Barrett Family Foundation’s $10-million investment was the catalyst for Humber’s Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation.

More than 10,000 full-time, part-time and continuing education students from Humber’s eight academic schools will graduate this spring. To date, there are more than 250,000 Humber Alumni living and working all over the world. The full convocation schedule can be found here.


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 33,000 full-time and 23,000 part-time and continuing education 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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