Toronto, Ontario – Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning is celebrating the achievements and success of new Humber graduates at its Spring 2017 Convocation. Among this year’s honorary degree recipients is former Ontario Premier Bill Davis, who will receive his honorary degree on Thursday, June 15 during the 3 p.m. ceremony.

“Bill Davis was instrumental in creating Ontario’s college system, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. It’s our privilege to recognize him for his outstanding leadership and vision to assure the province’s economic prosperity through accessible high-quality career and trades education,” said Chris Whitaker, president, Humber College. “We hear often from employers that they hire college graduates because they have a strong mix of relevant skills and experience, and we hope that this year’s class is inspired by Mr. Davis as they begin their careers and the next phase of their lives.”

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

10 a.m.
The Business School
Honorary Degree: Alex Usher

3 p.m.
The Business School

7 p.m.
School of Creative & Performing Arts
School of Liberal Arts & Science

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

10 a.m.
School of Applied Technology

3 p.m.
School of Applied Technology

7 p.m.
School of Media Studies
Honorary Degree: Farah Khan

 

Thursday, June 15, 2017
10 a.m.

School of Social & Community Services
Honorary Degree: Kay Blair

3 p.m.
School of Health Sciences
Honorary Degree: Bill Davis

7 p.m.
School of Health Sciences
Honorary Degree: Peter Dundas

Friday, June 16, 2017

10 a.m.
School of Hospitality, Recreation & Tourism

 

Approximately 12,600 full-time, part-time and continuing education students from Humber’s eight academic schools will graduate this spring. All convocation ceremonies will take place at the Toronto Congress Centre (650 Dixon Road, Toronto).

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About Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning

Established in 1967, Humber is one of Canada’s leading postsecondary institutions. Committed to student success through excellence in teaching and learning, Humber serves 31,000 full-time students and 23,000 part time and continuing education students. With an internationally recognized reputation for quality learning, Humber offers a wide-range of career-focused opportunities for students to personalize their educational path, including 160 full-time programs across more than 40 fields of study, 200 part-time and 800 online programs or courses. More than four out of five of Humber graduates are employed within six months of completing their studies. Visit humber.ca

For more information:
Nadia Araujo
Communications Co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 5479
nadia.araujo@humber.ca