Humber College - Spring 2022 Convocation - Faculty of Business 
. ≫ Good morning everyone, please welcome to the stage Rhonda Harrison. ≫ Good morning and welcome to the 2022 Convocation Ceremony. Graduation is an occasion that is very important to the graduates and all of their guests. We ask that you respect the occasion and remain in your seats for the duration of the ceremony, and refrain from talking . We ask that you please silence all cell phones and personal devices. We remind you that the mask mandate is in effect requiring you to keep your mask on for the duration of the event.
Fire regulations state that we must keep the back of convocation Hall clear at all times, we ask that you not stand in this area. In the event of an emergency, please note your nearest exits and follow the instructions of our staff. And now for the moment we have all been waiting for. Please rise, if you are able, and join me in welcoming the graduating class of 2022. [ ♫♫♫ ] [ ♫♫♫ ] [ ♫♫♫ ] ≫ Please be seated .
And welcome to the 2022 Convocation Ceremony for the graduates from the Faculty of Business. It is my honour to recognize Roseann Longo of the Longo family foundation, have recently supported Humber through a generous gift to the Faculty of Business and the Centre for entrepreneurship plaus plaus plaus plaus . ≫ This is the first of three ceremonies that will be held for the Faculty of Business graduates. The second ceremony will be held in the afternoon, in the third ceremony will be held later this evening. My name is Alvina Cassiani, I am the senior dean of the Faculty of Business, and it is my distinct pleasure to serve you as your master of ceremonies today. Yea! We kindly request that you turn your attention to the screen at this time for the land acknowledgement .
≫ Would like to begin our sewer Moni by introducing our President and CEO of Humber College Institute of technology and advanced to learning, Dr Chris Whitaker . Board of Governors chair, Ana Fernandes, and your Platform Party. At this time I would like to request that you turn your attention to the screen for greetings from Ana Fernandes, chair of the board of governors. ≫ Thank you. I would like to invite
President Chris Whitaker to say a few words to the graduating class of 2022. ≫ Thank you very much for the introduction, Alvina, and your ongoing leadership for the long goal Faculty of Business. Good morning everyone. Members of the Platform Party, honoured guests, faculty and staff, family, friends, and especially our graduates who are looking very fine today I might say, it is my pleasure to welcome you, in person and online, to this mornings Convocation. This week we will recognize more than 8,000 graduates across ten ceremonies pack a significant number and certainly thousands of reasons to celebrate.
Thank you for being here with us to mark the occasion, weather here in person or via our livestream. Thank you as well to the many Humber staff and faculty who help make this special ceremony happen. From when our grads arrive and receive their gowns, to an across the stage in a few minutes, you work tirelessly to make this day memorable for our graduates and their families, and we are grateful for your efforts. I think that deserves a round of applause.
We are so pleased to be able to greet graduates, families and friends once again in the Toronto Congress Centre to share best wishes, heartfelt congratulations and of course a few selfies. If you haven't already, I encourage you to take a picture and sure it with your classmates, family and friends using #HumberGrad. I have often said that Convocation is one of my favourite times of the year. It's an opportunity to think about the future and the contributions that you, our newest Humber graduates, will make in communities locally and around the world. This year's ceremonies are very special for me, as they'll be my last as Humber's president and CEO.
Like you, I am beginning a new chapter as I retire in a couple of weeks. [ Applause ] ≫ That's two weeks tomorrow to be precise. Each graduating class that I have seen cross this stage has had to overcome unique challenges. All of you graduating today will now embark on something new , perhaps a new program, new job, the next step on your career journey, travel or a well-deserved break. All opportunities that have
emerged from the challenges of recent years. There was a time when the path to a career or establishing priorities for your life was linear . And the thought that your plans might not follow that path exactly in the time you laid out could be frightening. While as we know, those days are long behind us. Over these past few years, we have learned that everything can change in an instant , and as a result of our experiences of living through the pandemic, we are better equipped to respond to what comes next. Whether part of our plans or not.
In December 2021, the New York Times published an article Gushchin article entitled how we make sense of time by Elizabeth Dias. In this Article, Dias says that our methods of keeping time have shifted as we have adapted to stopping and starting elements of our lives during the pandemic. As a result, we have learned that pausing, reviewing priorities, taking a arrest or focusing on wellness is both important and necessary to adapt and succeed. In the Article, Joy Harjo, the United States poet Laureate is quoted as saying, I like to think of a new year being possible at any moment, as every moment is a kind of doorway. You can go any direction, although directions can be impeded.
There may be obstacles to overcome along the way, but now we know that we can start, stop, start again or move on and still succeed. What we have all experienced has changed us. You have persevered and completed her studies during a challenging time, and are better poised than any other graduating class to be lifelong learners.
The world of work you are going out into is not the same as it was when he began at Humber. The opportunity for innovation and positive change is now. And what you have learned about your field of choice and the experience you have gained while at Humber will help you be successful. Throughout your time with us, you have been learning about leadership, teamwork, problem solving, and many key skills that we'll set you apart. You learned about systems thinking and how to understand connections within a complex world in order to match challenges with solutions.
This past year has brought our interconnection into sharper focus , and you are ready to make a difference as a global citizen. We encourage you to be lifelong learners, think critically , ask questions. Be collaborative and inclusive, and embrace diversity in all its forms. Challenge the norms and lead the change you want to see. We already know you can do remarkable things. As you start your next chapter, know that you are now and forever part of the Humber family .
And no matter where you go, our doors are always open , and you are always welcome home. You are now one of more than 290,000 alumni who are the colleges reputation in action. While Al will also be moving on to something new, I know I speak for the entire Humber community when I say we can't wait to see what you do next. Congratulations. Thank you.
≫ Jennifer: Thank you Mr President. Just know this, you will be missed. We have now reached the moment that all graduates have been waiting for , the awarding of their credentials. With the graduating class please stand up as you are able? Stand. That's wonderful. Graduates, today you are admitted into the proud fellowship of the graduates of Humber Institute of technology and advanced learning , and honour bestowed upon those who have met long-established standards of conduct and learning.
In the name of Humber College, I hereby charge you to safeguard the professional dignity and ethics of this fellowship. To cultivate the spirit of inquiry and experiment. To maintain the fresh viewpoint demanded in an age of rapid change and technological advancement.
To contribute generously to society and the community around you. President Whitaker, miss Fernandez , may I present to you the graduates of the long goal Faculty of Business . We also ask that you acknowledge those unable to attend today's ceremony who are graduating in absentia. I certify that each graduate has met all of the academic requirements for the credential they are about to receive , and we ask for your approval on behalf of Humber's board of governors.
[ Laughter ] ≫ Approved. [ Applause ] Thank you. We now ask the first row of graduates to proceed to the stage to receive their credentials. The remaining graduates can now be seated. To ensure that everyone is able to enjoy the ceremony and here their names of the graduates as they are called, we ask that you hold your applause until the list of names for each of the programs has been completed, and remained seated throughout the ceremony. We will also be announcing the academic achievement award the top student in each program.
≫ Good morning ladies and gentlemen, my name is Julie Bullivant, all be reading the names of the graduates today and doing my best to get the right. Are from one-to-one . 7 radio station in Wing, and the people say where is that ? I say, well, you know, where Toronto is, they say, yeah.
Nowhere near their. I hear the school of business is the best one, don't tell the others. Without further ado let's get down to business. It is my pleasure to introduce the graduates from the Faculty of Business, please join me in welcoming the graduates from the business studies program .
And now we welcome the students from the business accounting program. ≫ In a big round of applause for those graduates. Now please join me in welcoming the graduates from the business marketing program. ≫ And that's how you make the most of your time. ≫ In a big round of applause for that big group of graduates. Please join me now in welcoming the graduates from the business management financial services program.
≫ And a round of applause for that group of graduates. Now please join me in welcoming the graduates from the recreation and leisure services program. And Taylor was the winner of the academic award of excellence for this group.
Congratulations. ≫ Has won the academic award for excellence for tourism and travel services management. Congratulations. ≫ And a big round of applause for that group of graduates. Now please join me in welcoming the graduates from the business Administration program. ≫ And a ground of applause for that group of graduates , business administration.
Please join me in welcoming the graduates from the business administration accounting program. ≫ The winner of the academic award of excellence. For this group of graduates. Congratulations. spSpace. ≫ She says your check is in the mail. ≫ And around of applause for that group of graduates.
Please join me down welcoming the graduates from the business administration co-op program. ≫ The winner of the academic award of excellence for business administration co-op , congratulations. And that wraps up that group of graduates. One more time. Big round of applause. Please join me in welcoming the graduates from the business administration professional golf management program.
≫ The winner of the academic award in this program. Congratulations. And around of applause for that group of graduates. One more time. As we welcome the graduates from the financial planning program. ≫ The winner of the academic award of excellence in financial planning. Congratulations.
Please join me now in welcoming the graduates from the global management program. Round of applause for the last ones. ≫ And a round of applause for that group of graduates, ladies and gentlemen. Now please join me in welcoming the graduates of the insurance management property and property program. Just one graduate from that group.
And now the graduates from the marketing management program. ≫ And a round of applause for that group of graduates. Now please join me in welcoming the graduates from the professional accounting practice program.
≫ And another round of applause for that group of graduates. And we have one graduate from the public administration program. And that, ladies and gentlemen concludes the awarding of the credentials. You should all be very proud of yourselves. Well done. ≫ Thank you Julie. Congratulations to the class
and graduates of the longer Faculty of Business. You did it! Where is everybody anyway? I would like to thank each of the graduates, gas, faculty and all of the staff and volunteers for making this Convocation Ceremony possible. We invite all of the guests to join us in the alumni Hall immediately after the ceremony.
Please stand for the singing of. [ Playing of O Canada, Instrumental ] , following the singing of Oak Canada please remain standing as you are able and while the Platform Party and the graduates exit. Thank you and congratulations.