Posts filed under: Convocation

October 31st, 2019
Fall at North Campus

On the heels of our first-ever fall reading week, I hope Humber students had the opportunity to connect with friends and family and prepare for the rest of the semester.

Last week, Canadians also headed to the polls for the federal election, which resulted in a minority Liberal government. This year, the number of people between the ages of 18 and 38 were the largest voting age group, representing more than a third of the electorate across the country. At Humber, there were new opportunities for students to make their...

July 2nd, 2019
Convocation celebrations

We have wrapped up another academic year here at Humber College and we have much to celebrate and much to look forward to.  

With another successful convocation completed, not only did we give our best wishes to more than 10,000 graduates this year, we also reminded our Humber alumni they are always welcome back home. Each year we have the opportunity to applaud our graduates, recognize their achievements and remind students how much potential they have to make a difference. It is moments like these when I am...

June 17th, 2019
Howie The Hawk celebrates Humber convocation.

We started off the week with a huge celebration in the city to mark the historic NBA Championship victory of the Toronto Raptors. Millions of people lined the streets to congratulate the players on their commitment and to share in the joy of success.

This week the Humber community is also gathering to celebrate the courage and success of more than 10,000 students as they cross the convocation stage and become alumni. I think we can probably cheer just as loud as that Raptors crowd, don’t you?

This is one...

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November 2nd, 2018
New graduates celebrate at Humber convocation ceremonies.

Convocation is one of my favourite events of the academic year. It is a time to pause and reflect on why we all do what we do – prepare engaged students to become well-rounded alumni who change the world (no pressure). Thanks to all of our faculty and staff who help our students from day one to the convocation stage. Our graduates have accomplished a great deal during their time at Humber and we look forward to all they are yet to do.

At our first convocation more than 50 years ago, 19 students graduated. Yesterday, during...

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June 18th, 2018
Humber celebrates spring convocation

Writing this, I am proud and happy as I’ve had the honour of wishing Humber’s newest graduates well over the past week.

In 10 ceremonies over four days at the Toronto Congress Centre, I got to watch excited students cross the stage and proud friends and family celebrate their graduate’s hard work. We’ve come a long way from our first convocation exactly 50 years ago, when only 19 students graduated.

Our students come from near – Brampton, Mississauga – and far – India, China. It is this diversity that makes...

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