Humber celebrated the achievements and success of new graduates at fall convocation.
The one-day event recognized program graduates in all areas of study for their dedication to their chosen profession and to enhancing their skills and knowledge in the classroom and beyond.
“Today, you join an exclusive club of fellow Humber alumni. From the fields of business and technology to health care, communications, media, hospitality and the arts, our more than 250,000 alumni have been making an impact locally and around the world for over half a century,” said President and CEO, Chris Whitaker. “At Humber, we are committed to life-long learning and academic excellence, and I hope that you’ll never stop seeking out innovation, discovery, new knowledge and ways to inspire change.”
Humber students are graduating with the skill and professionalism to succeed in a global, knowledge-based economy that is technology-driven and changing at an unparalleled rate.
Wallesca Santos is one of 3,600 students who graduated today. She’s an international student from Brazil who celebrated graduating from Humber’s Marketing diploma program.
“Thank you, Humber, for this wonderful experience. I learned so much and met different people and cultures along the way. Before coming to Canada, I hoped Humber would be a great way to start my journey. I have had a great experience so far working with professors and meeting new friends,” said Santos.
Santos is currently working in the marketing industry with the same company where she completed the program’s mandatory work placement. From classroom experience to finding a new place to call home, Santos is looking forward to the new opportunities that await.
In addition to celebrating Humber’s alumni, Humber also presented Marci Ien with an honorary degree. Ian is a co-host of CTV’s The Social and joined the daily show in 2017. Prior to that, Ien was a news anchor and co-host on CTV’s Canada AM for more than 13 years, and received a 2016 Canadian Screen Award nomination for Best Host in a Variety, Lifestyle, Reality/Competition, or Talk Program or Series.
Ien’s work in media has been recognized with multiple awards and she is listed among the Women’s Executive Network Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada in 2018. Ien is also involved in the community and initiatives across the globe. Her professional and philanthropic work reminds graduates and the Humber community to apply new skills and knowledge in a variety of settings to make a difference where it’s needed.
“I am grateful to share the stage with Humber’s graduates, I appreciate Humber for honouring me with an honorary degree, this has always been a dream of mine,” said Marci Ien, co, host, The Social. “I hope all of Humber’s graduates will leave with a positive attitude, relentless passion and undying work ethic, and push hard towards their dreams.”
More convocation highlights can be found on social media (#HumberConvo). Follow @HumberAlumni for updates, information and more.