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Saskatchewan Polytechnic celebrates graduates at Prince Albert convocation

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

June 6, 2019 – Tomorrow Saskatchewan Polytechnic will celebrate the accomplishments of graduates along with award recipients at the Prince Albert campus convocation. Nearly 1,000 students have been invited to attend Prince Albert 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.

Brittany Wilson will be recognized with the Governor General’s Academic Bronze Medal for the highest average in the Prince Albert campus Adult 12 program. Joshua Watt, Integrated Resource Management program graduate, will be recognized with the Governor General’s Academic Collegiate Bronze Medal.

Psychiatric Nursing students Leah Classen, Haley Delainey, Matt Jones, Taylor Leslie, Alyssa Regush, Trinity Shewfelt and Tomas Smale will receive the Student Innovation Award for going above and beyond course requirements to volunteer their time to benefit the community.

David Halstead will receive an Applied Research Award for Excellence for his contributions and research in Sask Polytech’s Natural Resources Technology programs.

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 Susan Zimmer, Correctional Students program.

Sask Polytech will award an honorary diploma to Ralph Boychuk. As a former 39-year commercial banker, Ralph Boychuk has provided advice and strategy to thousands of people and businesses to support them in accomplishing what matters most, in ways that bring prosperity and success. Boychuk is the former chair of the board of the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce, and more recently, completed 10 years of service as the chair of the board of directors for Saskatchewan Polytechnic. As an expert in board governance, he is frequently sought out for advice on issues of fiduciary responsibilities, strategic and business planning and meeting management.

People wanting to livestream the Prince Albert convocation ceremony are invited to visit:

Media are encouraged to attend the convocation ceremony.

Date: Friday, June 7, 2019
Time: 9:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Location: E. A. Rawlinson Centre for the Arts
142 12th Street W
Prince Albert

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.