Students in the joint Humber College Ningbo University program studying Business Administration International in the 2020-2021 school year participated in all of their courses online due to the pressures of the pandemic. The program start date was delayed until January 18th, 2021 in the hopes that students could come to Canada. Even though this was not done, students and faculty achieved great levels of success.
Thanks in large part to their wonderful Longo Faculty of Business professors, David Stapley, Helen Tam, and Joan Wang, 28 students completed their program successfully on August 20th, 2021. Many of these dedicated students are on to a Bachelor of Commerce degree program at one of our partner schools demonstrating the high quality of education they received in the Humber/Ningbo program.
On Friday, August 20th, the students and professors met one last time officially for an end-of-course celebration. During the gathering, the program professors shared well-wishes, praise, and advice. Class valedictorian, Anthony Qiu Lekai (pictured) gave a moving speech about the support he and his classmates received at Humber and the importance of measuring one’s successes through personal achievement rather than comparison with others. Longo Faculty of Business wishes all the best to these new grads in all of their future endeavors.
On the morning of July 7, the graduation ceremony of the 2021 (Class 2019) Humber/Ningbo Program students was successfully held at the School of International Exchange at Ningbo University. Longo Faculty of Business was represented at the ceremony by Senior Dean Alvina Cassiani through an inspiring video that showcased the lasting partnerships between our two great institutions.
In the month of August, thirty-seven students who graduated from Ningbo University completed an online orientation program held within the Longo Faculty of Business. Students learned about the Humber community and services and spent four weeks improving their academic and business English skills to prepare them for this current academic year.
While the students are studying online for the Fall Semester, the Longo Faculty of Business is excitedly preparing for the student's arrival in late December for in-person classes in Winter 2022. Supporting this plan is the new International Partnerships & Mobility Student Advisor Christopher Curry who will join the Faculty on October 4th. We are all looking forward to welcoming Christopher to the program and our faculty and students on campus for what is sure to be an amazing Winter Semester.