Sask Polytech employees celebrated with Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medals

Saskatchewan Polytechnic president & CEO Dr. Larry Rosia and provost and vice-president, Academic Dr. Has Malik have been honoured for their dedication to Saskatchewan’s post-secondary and creative sectors with Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medals. Both leaders were recognized for their outstanding contributions to the province of Saskatchewan.

The Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal is a tangible way for the province of Saskatchewan to honour Her Majesty for her service to Canada and recognize the significant contributions and achievements of Saskatchewan residents.

Her Majesty the Queen approved the design of the medal in May 2022. Permission has been sought from the Office of the Governor General of Canada to have this medal included in the Order of Precedence with the other commemorative medals of the Canadian Honours System. A total of 7,000 medals were awards throughout the province during the Platinum Jubilee.

Dr. Rosia is passionate about promoting Sask Polytech’s vision to lead the rise of polytechnic education. He has once again been recognized for his outstanding contributions to the field of post-secondary education. “Our vision is to lead the rise of polytechnic education,” says Dr. Rosia. “We remain dedicated to leading the rise through evolving our academic culture, enriching the learner experience, enhancing programming, innovating in teaching, and embracing community partnerships for the benefit of our students and their future employers. I am grateful and humbled by this important recognition.”

A leader committed to making an impact in education and the community, Dr. Malik was recognized for his work with Creative Saskatchewan, and for promoting the creative industries in the province.  As an active board member of Creative Saskatchewan, the economic development agency for Saskatchewan’s creative industries, Dr. Malik is proud to be a champion of the creative arts and sees a great future for the sector in Saskatchewan. “It’s a great honour to be the recipient of this recognition,” Dr. Malik said. “I want to thank Minister Laura Ross for the nomination and congratulate all my fellow recipients.” 

Many Sask Polytech employees are making a positive impact on our campus communities and beyond. We would also like to congratulate and celebrate the following employees for receiving a Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal: Gwen Bourque, Dr. Barb Gustafson, Dave Halstead, Dr. Ursula Jahn, Dave Kozicki, Robert Maclaren, Curt Schroeder and Tanis Wilder. Your exceptional work does not go unnoticed.