Image Credit: Saskatchewan Polytechnic
Image Credit: Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Saskatchewan Polytechnic celebrates graduates at Moose Jaw convocation

Faculty and staff, family and friends celebrate the perseverance, dedication and accomplishments of Moose Jaw campus students


April 26, 2018 – Tomorrow Saskatchewan Polytechnic will celebrate the accomplishments of graduates along with award recipients at the Moose Jaw campus convocation. Almost 850 students have been invited to attend Moose Jaw convocation.

“Convocation is one of the most important milestones in a person’s life,” says Dr. Larry Rosia, president and CEO. “It is a time to recognize the hard work, commitment and sacrifice students make to reach their goals and realize their dreams. We are extremely proud of this year’s graduating class and of our award recipients. Sask Polytech graduates have a reputation for their strong work ethic, applied learning and problem-solving skills, qualities that will serve them well as they embark on meaningful and rewarding careers.”

Some graduates and community members will be recognized for outstanding achievements and contributions to the province. Megan Mattison will be recognized with the Governor General’s Academic Medal for the highest average in the Moose Jaw campus Adult 12 program. His Honour the Honourable W. Thomas Molloy, Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan of Saskatchewan, will be in attendance to present the award.

Sask Polytech will award an honorary diploma to Kim Ulmer, RBC regional president for Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Northwestern Ontario. Ulmer is a graduate of Sask Polytech’s Business Administration program. A 25-year-veteran of RBC, Ulmer has held a variety of roles, responsibilities and titles. She proudly began her career at RBC as a summer student in Regina. Ulmer is an ardent proponent of RBC Future Launch, which supports programs that provide relevant experience, address skills gaps, and offer social networking and mentorship opportunities to youth and young adults.

People wanting to livestream the Moose Jaw convocation ceremony are invited to visit: www.saskpolytech.ca/convocation.

Media are encouraged to attend the convocation ceremony.

 Date:  Friday, April 27, 2018
 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.