Toronto, Ontario – November 5, 2019 - Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning is celebrating the achievements and success of new graduates during its Fall 2019 Convocation on Thursday, November 7, at the Toronto Congress Centre (650 Dixon Road, Toronto).

As a part of the 7 p.m. ceremony, Humber will confer an honorary degree upon Marci Ien, co-host of CTV’s The Social. Ms. Ien joined the daily show in 2017. Before joining The Social, she was the news anchor and co-host on CTV’s Canada AM for more than 13 years. In 2016, Ms. Ien received a Canadian Screen Award nomination for Best Host in a Variety, Lifestyle, Reality/Competition, or Talk Program or Series.

“Convocation is an opportunity to celebrate our students’ accomplishments and think about the possibilities that accompany every new beginning,” said Chris Whitaker, president, Humber College. “Along with our graduates, Humber is also proud to recognize honorary degree recipient Marci Ien, for her contributions to Canadian media and for inspiring the next generation to approach their careers with tenacity and commitment.”

The faculty of Media & Creative Arts nominated Ms. Ien for the honorary degree.

“When I received the call letting me know I would be receiving an honorary degree from Humber, I couldn’t believe it,” said Marci Ien, co-host, The Social. “In this industry, your career is often defined by your perseverance, and to be recognized in this way is like a dream come true. I am proud to be sharing the stage with Humber’s fall graduating class who will be making their marks on the industry now.”

10 a.m. - Ceremony 1
Faculty of Business

3 p.m. - Ceremony 2
Faculty of Applied Sciences & Technology Faculty of Health Sciences & Wellness

7 p.m. - Ceremony 3
Faculty of Social & Community Services
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences and Innovative Learning
Faculty of Media & Creative Arts

More than 3,500 Humber students will graduate this fall, joining the more than 250,000 Humber alumni worldwide.

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About Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning 
Humber College is focused on our students’ future. As a global leader in polytechnic education, Humber students receive in-depth theoretical learning and hands-on experience with applied research and extensive industry connections. Humber provides career-focused education to more than 33,000 full-time and 23,000 part-time and continuing education students across three campuses. A comprehensive range of credentials including honours undergraduate degrees, Ontario graduate certificates, diplomas, apprenticeships and certificates, prepare career-ready global citizens to move seamlessly from education to employment. More than 86 per cent of Humber graduates are employed within six months of completing their studies. Visit

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