Business leader Ron Graham receives 2016 honorary diploma at Moose Jaw convocation
Ron Graham spent more than 50 years in a leadership role at Graham Group, a renowned construction and engineering company that began as a family business in Moose Jaw. As president and CEO, and later as chairman of the board, his leadership helped the company grow into a leading, employee-owned group of companies with offices across North America.
Before retiring in 2015, Ron took time to grow meaningful partnerships that continue to prove to be beneficial for everyone across the province.
Because of Ron's interest in lifelong learning, Graham Group and Saskatchewan Polytechnic developed a partnership in 2012 to bring new opportunities to students. Graham Group has participated in numerous Business and Industry Dinners, funded student awards, provided valuable work placements, and provided career options for graduates.
Ron's commitment to community doesn't end there. Ron led Graham Group into a partnership with File Hills Qu'Appelle Tribal Council and Points Athabasca Contracting LP to further engage the Aboriginal community in Saskatchewan's economy. With direct benefits to 18 Saskatchewan First Nations, this partnership group created new and engaging opportunities for Aboriginal people from across the province.
Graham Group reflects Saskatchewan Polytechnic's core values by maintaining an interest in applied learning, valuing innovative thinking, and building a sustainable future for our province.
Since the first honorary diploma was awarded in 2004, Sask Polytech has been recognizing extraordinary individuals who model the institution's vision and values. The contributions made by the members of this elite group help cultivate an educational environment focused on applied learning and innovative research.