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 25, 2019 – Tomorrow Saskatchewan Polytechnic will celebrate the accomplishments of graduates along with award recipients at the Moose Jaw campus convocation. More than 800 students have been invited to attend Moose Jaw convocation.

"Convocation is a major milestone in the life of any student," says Dr. Larry Rosia, president and CEO. "While we are in a period of unprecedented change, brought on by new technologies and the changing nature of work, the opportunities that the future holds for the Class of 2019 are limitless.  Our graduates have a well-deserved reputation for their strong work ethic, applied learning and problem-solving skills.  These are qualities that will be in demand throughout their careers."

Some graduates and community members will be recognized for outstanding achievements and contributions to the province. Colton Dietrich will be recognized with the Governor General’s Academic Medal for the highest average in the Moose Jaw campus Adult 12 program. Yashkaran Bagga, Geomatics and Surveying Engineering Technology student, will be receiving the Sask Polytech Outstanding Citizenship Award.

This year marks 15 years since Sask Polytech awarded its first honorary diploma. Sask Polytech will award an honorary diploma to retired Lt. Col. Maryse Carmichael. Carmichael became a military pilot in the Canadian Forces in 1990. In 2000 she made history when she was the first female pilot selected to fly with 431 Air Demonstration Squadron, also known as the Canadian Armed Forces’ Snowbirds. Carmichael was also the first female pilot in the world to fly with a jet demonstration team. In May 2010, Maryse was appointed as the commanding officer of the Snowbirds.

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

Media are encouraged to attend the convocation ceremony.

Date: Friday, April 26, 2019    
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Location: Hildebrand Chapel, 510 College Drive, Caronport, SK

Saskatchewan Polytechnic serves 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.