Image Credit: Saskatchewan Polytechnic
Image Credit: Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Saskatchewan Polytechnic celebrates excellence at convocation

Students, faculty and an industry leader honoured at the Moose Jaw campus convocation

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April 29, 2016 - Today Saskatchewan Polytechnic will celebrate the accomplishments of 238 graduates along with award recipients at the Moose Jaw campus convocation.

"We attract hard-working, resourceful and innovative students. Our graduates are exceptional," says Dr. Larry Rosia, president and CEO. "Convocation is a chance to look back on your accomplishments and celebrate your achievements. I'm proud of this year's graduates and award recipients."

Some graduates will be recognized for outstanding achievements and contributions to their communities.  The Outstanding Citizenship award will be given to graduate Sarang More from the Saskatchewan Polytechnic Accounting Certificate program for creating an inclusive environment for all students through strong leadership as the Moose Jaw Student Association president for two terms. Lyudmila Tomas will be recognized with the Governor General's Academic Medal for the highest average in the Moose Jaw campus Adult 12 class.

New this year, Saskatchewan Polytechnic sets out to recognize those faculty members who have gone above and beyond with a new award, Faculty Awards of Excellence: Teaching.

The new faculty award was developed to recognize excellence in service and innovation from faculty as a key factor in making Sask Polytech a major contributor to Saskatchewan's economic and social development. Doug Sinclair, lead instructor for Business Mathematics and Electrical Engineering Technical Mathematics at the Moose Jaw campus, will be receiving the award on April 29.

 "We are extremely fortunate to have faculty that are not only experts in their fields, but also leaders in education," says Dr. Anne Neufeld, provost and vice-president, academic. "Doug makes learning fun and goes out of his way to help his students succeed. His enthusiastic and creative approach to teaching math is indeed excellent."

Sask Polytech will also be awarding an honorary diploma to Ron Graham, past chairman of the Graham Group Ltd. During his time leading the Graham Group, Ron worked closely with Sask Polytech to provide students with unique opportunities in both their educational and career journeys. The result is a strong partnership with an industry leader and employer that is rooted in fostering student success and economic prosperity across the province.

Media are encouraged to attend the convocation ceremony.  

Date: Friday, April 29, 2016    
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Location: Hildebrand Chapel
510 College Drive, Caronport, SK

Saskatchewan Polytechnic serves 27,000 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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