Image Credit: Saskatchewan Polytechnic
Image Credit: Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Saskatchewan Polytechnic celebrates graduates at Regina convocation

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

June 21, 2018 – Tomorrow Saskatchewan Polytechnic will celebrate the accomplishments of graduates along with award recipients at the Regina campus convocation. Almost 1,100 students have been invited to attend Regina 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.

Cindy Renauld will be recognized with the Governor General’s Academic Medal for the highest average in the Regina campus Adult 12 program. Amanda Braun, Business Information Systems student will be recognized with Governor General’s Academic Collegiate Bronze Medal. His Honour the Honourable W. Thomas Molloy, Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan, will be in attendance to present the awards.

Each year, Sask Polytech offers one Outstanding Citizenship Award for a student at each campus. This award recognizes a student who inspires and encourages others to make positive changes. Tiffany Klemack, Saskatchewan Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing student, is our 2018 Student Outstanding Citizenship Award recipient.

Several years ago, Sask Polytech debuted the Faculty Award for Excellence: Teaching to recognize excellence in service and innovation from faculty. This year’s deserving recipient is Dean Lefebvre, Dental Hygiene program instructor. 

Sask Polytech will award an honorary diploma to Paul Charette. Charette has more than 50 years of experience in construction and engineering. Early in his career Charette joined Bird Construction Inc. as a project coordinator, and progressed to president and chief operating officer in 1988. He was named chief executive officer in 1991, and chair of the board in 2001, leading the company through a period of substantial growth. During his time with Bird Construction, Charette has been bestowed with many awards of honour from various colleges and polytechnics across Canada, due to his continuous devotion to post-secondary education in Canada.

People wanting to view the livestream of the Regina convocation ceremony are invited to visit:

Media are encouraged to attend the convocation ceremonies.


Friday, June 22, 2019


9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Location: Conexus Arts Centre
200 Lakeshore Drive, Regina, 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.