Honour Ceremonies celebrate student success
Every year Sask Polytech looks to celebrate the hard work and achievements of our Indigenous students through a series of honour ceremonies, taking place at each of our home campuses.
“For nearly twenty-five years, we have honoured the dedication and commitment our students make towards achieving their educational and career goals,” says Jason Seright, director of Indigenous Student Success Strategy.
This year, Prince Albert hosted the first Honour Ceremony on March 8, with 75 students attending along with their families and friends raising the total attendance to over 200. Organized with the support of more than 25 volunteers, the Honour Ceremony in Prince Albert had 19 programs represented in the audience.
“Achievement in Indigenous culture isn’t just about the end result of a certificate or diploma. Achievement is celebrating and acknowledging the journey,” says the Prince Albert Indigenous Strategy team made up of Carrie McCloy, Jenn Davies, Shelley Belhumeur and Jennifer Brockman. “This is what the honour ceremony is for students: a celebration of all the hard work and overcoming the struggles to be where they are in their academic journey.”
Honour Ceremonies will take place in Regina on March 21, Moose Jaw on March 22, and Saskatoon on March 28.
“One of the best parts is when the students have their Grand Entry and walk into the cafeteria to the sound of the drum and singers. Some walk with their family as well. Seeing their smiling, proud faces always brings tears to our eyes,” says the Prince Albert Indigenous Strategy Team.
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Published March 2018.