Though they were apart for much of their relationship since their first meeting in 2009, Hum maintains that it helped strengthen their foundation.
“Part of it, I think, is that in the years apart — and through life experience — I became more talkative, and Christopher softened somewhat. Then I was in London for a legal conference and met up with him for dinner, and we just continued seeing each other.”
They ended up pursuing a long-distance relationship and married on March 31, 2012, at the Birks Heritage Chapel at McGill University. Hum and Cassidy continued to live in different cities for most of their marriage until two years ago, when Cassidy moved with his son to join Hum in Toronto.
Since then, the couple has been inseparable — both in personal and professional life. Like many couples who have found themselves working in close quarters due to the ongoing pandemic, Hum and Cassidy often spend 24 hours a day together.
They also remain connected to their alma mater, having attended the 35th and 40th anniversary celebrations of the Liberal Arts College in 2014 and 2019, respectively, and joining fellow grads at alumni events in Toronto, when possible.