November 27 was a night to remember for the Humber community as colleges across Ontario gathered for the 2023 Premier's Awards.
Out of 117 nominees in seven categories, two Humber alumni were announced winners - Carrie Baker (Business) and Michael Sanderson (Health Sciences).
Carrie is a Public Relations graduate and the President of Canada Goose, overseeing the company's commercial business and brand and driving its global growth. She played a pivotal role in establishing Canada Goose’s communications strategy, helping to lead its IPO in 2017 and creating its industry-leading Sustainable Impact Strategy. In 2019, Carrie was named WXN Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada and one of Canada’s 50 Best Executives by The Globe and Mail in 2020.
Michael Sanderson is a graduate of Humber’s Ambulance and Emergency Care program and the Chief and Director of Hamilton Paramedic Service, overseeing 440 staff and ensuring a high level of clinical, operational, and financial performance. Over a 50-year career in Emergency Medical Services, Michael has been a paramedic, educator, and leader at local, provincial, national, and international levels. While Executive Director at BC Ambulance, he led all EMS activities for the 2010 Winter Olympics and Paralympics, and he currently serves as president of the Ontario Association of Paramedic Chiefs (OAPC).
Humber's nominees in other categories included Kenneth Fowler (Apprenticeship), Deepa Mattoo (Community Services), Matthew Burnett (Creative Arts and Design), Anna Simone (Technology), and Lisa Post (Recent Graduate).
We are proud of all of our nominees who stand as leaders and difference-makers in their respective industries and continue to make a significant impact in their communities.
Humber has now had a winner at the Premier's Awards for seven consecutive years and 12 winners since 2011.
For more on our nominees, winners, and the Premier's Awards, view the college's media release.