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Humber to open international grad school downtown

Abhinav Mendhe, Arts Editor

Around 350 international students will begin their education in Humber College’s new branch in downtown Toronto, the Humber International Graduate School (IGS).

The Humber IGS will be built at 59 Hayden St., near Church and Bloor Streets, and open its doors in January 2021.

Humber is one of the most diverse colleges in Canada with around 6,500 international students from more than 130 countries.

“Ontario graduate certificates have been our fastest-growing credential for many years and the Humber IGS is a unique way to meet that demand and enhance opportunities for higher learning,” said Chris Whitaker, president of Humber College.

The IGS will provide programs focusing particularly on business. The school will furnish employment opportunities in Canada’s financial services hub and dynamic tech sectors.

“The Humber IGS is transformational,” said Andrew Ness, dean of International. “Students will receive a global classroom experience in one of the most diverse cities in the world.”

The Humber IGS will first offer four Ontario Graduate Certificate programs in Global Business Management, Marketing Management, Project Management, and Supply Chain Management.

More programs will be added for the May 2021 intake.

“Humber has a long history of educating international students in Toronto and abroad,” Ness said. “The IGS will build on that success by helping international students to develop their skills and connect them with potential employers.”

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