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Thursday, June 19, 2008

Honorary Degree from Humber College

George Stroumboulopoulos was a recipient of one of five honorary degrees awarded this week by Humber College. The other recipients include Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair, General Manager of Toronto's Children's Services, Brenda Patterson; the founder of Husky Injection Molding Systems, Robert Schad; and retired Hilton Executive Chef Albert Schnell.
A bio from a press release dated June 16, 2008 said:

Currently host of Gemini Award-winning, The Hour, the only late night talk show in Canada, George Stroumboulopoulos is a broadcast veteran with more than 15 yearsof experience in radio and television. Mr. Stroumboulopoulos has interviewed many of the most influential and recognized people in the world including Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, Bono, Mohamed Al Fayed, Jesse Jackson, Prime Minister Stephen Harper, and Bob Geldof. A graduate of Humber’s Radio Broadcasting program, he became one of the first inductees to the Radio Humber Hall of Fame in April 2007.

According to an article dated June 19th, George told the graduating students:

"First off, you have to love what you do. I say congratulations to all the kids who came here, did the course and graduated, but if it was just what mom and dad wanted them to do, then I say don't waste your time. Even if you like it, that's not enough. That sounds harsh, but that's just the casualties of the business; there's too many sacrifices to family and home life, so you really have to love it and be committed to it."

The rest of the article can be found on
This is George's second honorary degree. The first was awarded by the University of Calgary in November 2007.
Congratulations George!

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