Each year during the College’s Ontario Higher Education Summit presents the Premier’s Awards to outstanding Ontario college graduates in a variety of fields and categories. These include Apprenticeship, Business, Community Services, Creative Arts & Design, Health Sciences, Recent Graduate, and Technology.
The 2019 awards will be presented on Monday, December 2 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel.
“We are proud to celebrate the achievements of all Humber alumni as part of the Premier’s Awards,” said Karina Butzek-Morris, Manager, Alumni. “With more than 250,000 alumni making their mark around the world, it’s an opportunity to recognize the difference our graduates are making in every sector. Congratulations to all of this year’s nominees.”
Humber nominees for this year’s awards include:
- Michael Hunter, Apprentice Cook, 2006 (Apprenticeship Category)
Chef Michael Hunter is the co-owner of Antler Kitchen & Bar in Toronto. Antler has been included in Canada’s Best list, Air Canada’s Best New Restaurants list and Post City Magazine’s Top 50.
- Dan Menchions, Interior Design, 1986 (Technology Category)
Dan Menchions co-founded II BY IV DESIGN in 1990. Credited with more than 400 design awards, the students has been recognized as “Designers of the Year” more than any other Canadian firm.
- Peter F. Dundas, Ambulance & Emergency Care, 1981 (Health Sciences Category)
Peter F. Dundas is Chief of Peel Regional Paramedic Services in Ontario. He leads a team of 650 health professionals that serves 1.4-million. His leadership has resulted in new initiatives such as drone delivery of automatic defibrillators in rural communities.
- Nathalie Younglai, Television Writing and Producing, 2006 (Creative Arts and Design Category)
Nathalie is a director and writer behind some of Canada’s most notable television shows and series. She is also the founder of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Colour) TV & Film in 2012.
- Marcia Brown, Liberal Arts and Sciences, 1987; Early Childhood Education, 2006 (Community Services Category)
Marcia Brown is the Executive Director and Founder of Trust 15, a youth community support organization in her home community of Rexdale. She provides critical mentoring opportunities to hundreds of children and their families.
- Theo Willert, Electromechanical Engineering Technology, 2015 (Recent Grad Category)
Theo Willert is a Corporate Automation Engineer for Magna International. A medalist at Skills Competitions at the Ontario, Canada and World levels. Willert is a mentor for up-and-coming talent in the skilled trades.
- Tenniel Chu, Professional Golf Management, 2000 (Business Category)
Tenniel Chu is the Vice Chairman of Mission Hills Group, the Guinness World Record holder of the Largest Golf Facility, and Spa Resort, and host of the Largest One Day Golf Tournament. He has earned the title of Most Powerful Person in Asian Golf for six straight years by Golf Inc.
Humber graduates have received 13 Premier’s Awards over the year. Alumnus Allan Cole was selected as the 2018 Premier’s Award winner in the Health Sciences category.