Image Credit: Saskatchewan Polytechnic
Image Credit: Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Saskatchewan Polytechnic celebrates excellence at Moose Jaw convocation

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

April 27, 2017 – Tomorrow Saskatchewan Polytechnic will celebrate the accomplishments of 236 graduates along with award recipients at the Moose Jaw campus convocation. Almost 700 students were invited to attend Moose Jaw convocation.

“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 Geomatics and Surveying Engineering Technology Diploma recipient, Thomas Kraus, who will be awarded the Governor General’s Academic Collegiate Bronze Medal for the highest average at the Moose Jaw campus.

Sask Polytech will also award an honorary diploma to Verna Alford, president of Alford Floors & Interiors. Verna is a dedicated volunteer, providing her time and knowledge to several local organizations that she believes in including the Regina Humane Society, Ranch Erhlo, the Cancer Society and the Conexus Arts Centre. Most recently she bought, renovated and restored Grant Hall in Moose Jaw.

People wanting to livestream the Moose Jaw convocation ceremony are invited to visit:

Media are encouraged to attend the convocation ceremony.

Date: Friday, April 28, 2017 
Time:  1:30 p.m.
Location:   Hildebrand Chapel, 510 College Drive, Caronport, 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.