In honour of the retirement of Chris Whitaker as Humber’s President and CEO, the Archives has launched a major new exhibition, which is now available for viewing at the North Library.
The exhibition, “Humber’s Four Presidents: A Retrospective,” draws on archival articles, promotional items, photographs, and digitized audio-visual material (accessible via QR codes) to tell the story of Humber’s growth under the leadership of its four presidents: Gordon Wragg, Robert “Squee” Gordon, John Davies and Chris Whitaker.
With a display case devoted to each president, visitors can learn about Wragg’s response to student protests in 1970, hear four former Ontario Premiers pay tribute to Squee, see Davies and students contact with outer space, and find out what inspires Whitaker, all while seeing articles and photos chronicling Humber’s growth over the last 55 years.
This exhibition can be visited at the North Library on the 4th floor of the LRC, Monday to Friday (during regular Library hours of operation) until August.
The Humber Archives aims to capture the history and heritage of Humber College, and we are always keen to add to our collection—if you have any photos or memories of our four presidents you’d like to share, please connect with us.