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Convocation Speakers for 2019

The University of Guelph-Humber had three speakers at the ceremonies on Monday, June 17, 2019. See below for the biography for each speaker.

Charles Janthur10:00 am Ceremony - Charlie Janthur

Charles “Charlie” Janthur is an award-winning educator with over 15 years' teaching experience. Janthur oversees money markets trades with RBC Dominion Securities and CIBC Trust on a day-to-day basis, and is responsible for economic analysis, departmental budgeting and sales. Janthur has held the position of Vice President, Money Market, at DEPAG Deposit Agency of Canada and from 1998 to 2005, he served on the Board of Directors for Forum for International Trade Training. In 2013, he began serving as a member of Board of Directors for Wilgilor Limited. Janthur holds an MBA from Queens University, is a Fellow of the Institute of Canadian Banks (FICB), and a Certified International Trade Professional (CITP). As a lecturer at the University of Guelph-Humber, Janthur has incorporated his experience into his courses for over 14 years.


Rachel Leck1:30 pm Ceremony - Rachel Leck

As a cohort of the University of Guelph-Humber’s first graduating class in 2006, Leck, a Media Studies grad, headed to the University of Ottawa where she received her Juris Doctor. In 2015, she joined McCague Borlack LLP’s Ottawa office as a civil litigator specializing in employment, family, child protection and human rights. In 2018, Leck was appointed as part-time Commissioner of the Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC), a screening and investigative body. Since 2014, she has been dedicated to mentoring women entering the legal profession and has appeared before the Ontario Court of Appeal, the Superior Court of Justice in over 20 communities across the province, and various administrative tribunals. Outside of work, Rachel serves as a board member with a Francophone adult literacy agency as well as a woman’s shelter and rape crisis centre.


Kathy Ullyott4:30 pm Ceremony - Kathy Ullyott

Kathy Ullyott assumed the role of Program Head, Media Studies in October, 2018 after five years as the program’s assistant program head. She came to the University of Guelph-Humber in 2013 with a broad background combining teaching (University of Guelph-Humber, Humber College, and Ryerson University), with media practice. Prior to joining the university she won numerous national awards as the editor-in-chief of Homemakers Magazine, executive editor of Canadian Living Magazine, and managing editor of Flare magazine. She has also written for a wide variety of publications and news outlets including the Canadian Press, with a four-year sojourn into public relations practice. At Continental Golin-Harris (now Weber Shandwick) she was an account team leader overseeing accounts including Xerox Canada Inc., Levi Strauss and Co., and the Canadian Red Cross.