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Saskatchewan Polytechnic celebrates excellence at Regina convocation

More undergrad students graduate from Saskatchewan Polytechnic each year than from any other post-secondary institute in the province.

June 22, 2017 – Tomorrow, Saskatchewan Polytechnic will celebrate the accomplishments of 1,162 graduates along with award recipients at the Regina campus convocation. Almost 366 students will be in attendance at Regina the convocation ceremony.

“We attract hard-working, resourceful and innovative students. Our many graduates are exceptional,” says Dr. Larry Rosia, president and CEO. “Convocation is an exciting time and provides a chance to reflect on accomplishments, celebrate achievements and look forward to the remarkable impacts our students will have across the province in the days and years to come. I’m very proud of the 2017 Sask Polytech graduates and award recipients.”

Graduates and community members will be recognized for their outstanding achievements and contributions to the province.

Her Honour the Honourable Vaughn Solomon Schofield, S.O.M. S.V.M., Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan, will be in attendance to present two awards. Adult 12 diploma recipient, Justine Peterson, will be awarded the Governor General’s Academic Medal and Kaelyn Oberle, Dental Hygiene student, will be awarded the Governor General’s Academic Collegiate Bronze Medal. Practical Nursing student Sarah Klimm will receive the Outstanding Citizenship award and instructor Ron Mang from the ESL program will receive the Faculty Award for Excellence: Teaching.

Dr. Larry Rosia will present an honorary diploma to local businessman and president of the Hill Companies, Paul Hill. Having been in his current position since 1978, Mr. Hill has seen a number of achievements including acquiring controlling interest of Crown Life in 1990 and moving it to Regina from Toronto. He is dedicated to making Regina and Saskatchewan a better place to live, and in 2006 he and his wife, Carol, launched the charitable One Life Makes a Difference Foundation. Guided by a belief in the value of education, Mr. Hill has opened schools for underprivileged children and has helped grow the University of Regina’s Faculty of Business into the Paul J. Hill School of Business.

People wanting to livestream the Regina convocation ceremony are invited to visit: www.saskpolytech.ca/convocation.

Media are encouraged to attend the convocation ceremony.

Date: Friday, June 23 2017    
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: Conexus Arts Centre, Shumiatcher Theatre
200 Lakeshore Drive, Regina, SK

Saskatchewan Polytechnic serves 28,000 distinct students through applied learning opportunities at campuses in Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon, and through extensive distance education opportunities. Programs serve every economic and public service sector. As a Polytechnic, the organization provides the depth of learning appropriate to employer and student need, including certificate, diploma and degree programs, and apprenticeship training. Saskatchewan Polytechnic engages in applied research, drawing on faculty expertise to support innovation by employers, and providing students the opportunity to develop critical thinking skills.

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