Saskatchewan Polytechnic celebrates excellence at Saskatoon convocation

Image Credit: Saskatchewan Polytechnic
Image Credit: Saskatchewan Polytechnic

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

May 25, 2017 – Tomorrow Saskatchewan Polytechnic will celebrate the accomplishments of 1,600 graduates along with award recipients at the Saskatoon campus convocation. Almost 600 students will be in attendance at Saskatoon convocation ceremonies. 

“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. Among those recognized will be Adult 12 diploma recipient, Brooklynn Mireau, who will be awarded the Governor General’s Academic Medal. Karrie Orr, School of Nursing instructor and Jodi Thompson, Medical Diagnostics Department instructor will receive the Faculty Award for Excellence: Teaching. Fred Entz, Saskatchewan Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing student, is our 2017 Student Outstanding Citizenship Award recipient.

Sask Polytech will also award an Honorary Diploma to Elder Fred Sasakamoose. Many people know Elder Sasakamoose for his exceptional athletic prowess and incredible skill on the ice. He was the first Indigenous hockey player from Canada to play in the NHL and the first NHL player with treaty status. He is a member of several halls of fame, including the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame and the Canadian Native Hockey Hall of Fame. He has been recognized for his achievements and contributions by the Assembly of First Nations and the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations.

People wanting to livestream the Saskatoon convocation ceremony are invited to visit:

Media are encouraged to attend the convocation ceremony.

Date: Friday, May 26, 2017

Morning Ceremony:  9:00 a.m.

Afternoon Ceremony:  1:30 p.m.


TCU Place

35 22nd St E

Saskatoon, 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.