Image Credit: Saskatchewan Polytechnic
Image Credit: Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Saskatchewan Polytechnic celebrates excellence at Prince Albert convocation

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

June 8, 2017 – Tomorrow Saskatchewan Polytechnic will celebrate the accomplishments of nearly 900 graduates along with award recipients at the Prince Albert campus convocation. Almost 225 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, Kana Momose, who will be awarded the Governor General’s Academic Medal. Jillian Moldenhauer, Resource and Environmental Law student, will be awarded the Governor General’s Academic Collegiate Bronze Medal.

Sask Polytech will also award an Honorary Diploma to Malcolm Jenkins. Jenkins is the proud owner of the Prince Albert Canadian Tire. His contributions go beyond his financial generosity, rallying the community to achieve great things. In 2013, he made a donation to the Pineview Terrace Lodge during the facility’s furnishing campaign, which helped campaign organizers reach and exceed their goal. Other organizations he has donated to include the Friday Night Lights campaign, Special Olympics, the Rotary Trail, the Kinsmen Skateboard Park, the E.A. Rawlinson Centre and the Alfred Jenkins Field House, which was named after his father.

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

Media are encouraged to attend the convocation ceremony.

Date: Friday, June 9 2017

Morning Ceremony:  9:30 a.m.

Afternoon Ceremony:  1:00 p.m.

Location: E. A. Rawlinson Centre for the Arts
142 - 12 Street West, Prince Albert, 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.