Humber recently honoured two exemplary graduates with the President's Medal. The two graduates received the honour for their hard work, dedication, professionalism and forward-thinking. Congratulations to Julia Chan and Kirsten Engineer.
Engaged, professional and forward-thinking Bachelor of International Business graduate, Julia Chan receives President's Medal.
Julia Chan excelled academically and was highly engaged with her academic work as a Bachelor of Commerce - International Business student.
At Humber, Julia has been involved as a student ambassador for a number of events. She led a team of International Business students to research, prepare and host a poster session on water for International Development Week, she participated in new student orientations and played a key role as a program representative at multiple Open Houses, participating in student panels for the benefit of prospective students and their parents.
Julia’s community involvement extends beyond Humber. Recently, she served as guest speaker during an “Economics for Success Workshop” for Junior Achievement of Central Ontario. She also served as Media Coordinator during the 4th Annual Conference Symposium for the Alliance Against Modern Slavery.
Julia has overcome some personal challenges and changes in direction to become a truly outstanding student. She has taken full advantage of her time in her program to map a path for her future. She recently accepted an offer to begin her Master of Public Policy at the School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Toronto next fall.
Julia exemplifies the engaged, professional, and forward-looking student. She will be a powerful ambassador for her program and alma mater for years to come.
Kirsten Engineer, a Bachelor of Commerce Human Resources Management student exemplified the best qualities in a student and classmate.
She was deeply engaged and enthusiastic; always ready to help a classmate, ask a thoughtprovoking question, or add a positive comment or suggestion. Rising above personal challenges, she’s truly been an inspiration to those who know her.
This past year, Kirsten was an executive member of the Human Resources Students’ Association (HRSA), where she founded the “Let’s Talk” Mentorship Program that connects 1st to 3rd-year students with 4th-year students. She also helped organize numerous events, including the HRSA’s successful Evening Conference.
Kirsten’s deep commitment to the larger community, both at Humber and beyond, is shown in several ways. After getting to know several students with disabilities by being a peer note taker in 1st year, Kirsten continued to keep in touch with them and help them with questions and school work preparation.
She established group study sessions for students in several programs and volunteered numerous hours helping Engineering Technology students with their job search skills. Kirsten has also been a volunteer tutor for local elementary and high school students and has fundraised to support underprivileged children, the SickKids Foundation, and the Canadian Cancer Society.
Kirsten is a leader in the best sense of the word. There is no doubt that she will be a wonderful ambassador for Humber in years to come.