Celebrating the value of a polytechnic education at the Sask Polytech, Moose Jaw Campus convocation

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Saskatchewan Polytechnic honours its graduates and award winners at in-person ceremony

June 3, 2022 – Today Saskatchewan Polytechnic celebrated the learning journey of graduates, along with award recipients, at the in-person Moose Jaw campus convocation ceremony. More than 1,100 students were invited to attend Moose Jaw campus convocation, many of them being international students. Sask Polytech has over 4,700 students walking across the stage at convocation for 2022. Sask Polytech Moose Jaw graduates are joining a dynamic and diverse alumni network that is more than 150,000 strong.

“Congratulations to our Sask Polytech, Moose Jaw Campus graduates; I commend you for your perseverance, resilience and dedication,” says Dr. Larry Rosia, Sask Polytech president and CEO. “The education you have received here will serve you in ways you cannot imagine. It is my hope that you continue to maintain your relationship with Sask Polytech far into the future. Finally, thank you for choosing our institution for your education needs. I wish you every success as you embark on all that awaits.”

It is a Sask Polytech convocation tradition to recognize extraordinary graduates, faculty and people in each campus community for their distinguished achievements and for modelling the institution’s vision, mission and values. Sask Polytech’s vision is to empower a better Saskatchewan and its mission is to inspire success in every learning journey. Congratulations to the Moose Jaw campus award recipients.

Jusselle Waselenko was recognized with the Governor General’s Academic Bronze Medal for the highest average in the Moose Jaw campus Adult 12 program.

Starlene Hermanson, a graduate of the Business Information Systems program, was recognized with the Governor General’s Academic Collegiate Bronze Medal for the highest average at the Moose Jaw campus.

Brett Watson, Civil Engineering Technologies instructor received the Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching. Watson was recognized for being an empathic instructor with a drive to help his students succeed.

Brett Shiers, Business Information Systems instructor also received the Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching. Shiers likes to show his students multiple ways to solve a problem and points out the strengths and weaknesses in those different approaches.

Sask Polytech awarded an honorary degree in Applied Studies to John Schmeiser, the CEO of the Western Equipment Dealers Association, which is an international trade association that represents the interests of more than 2,200 farm, construction and outdoor power equipment dealers in Canada and the U.S. 

Sask Polytech is known for its quality programming and graduates. We fuel provincial growth by providing qualified, work-ready graduates to meet labour market demand. This is demonstrated by consistently high graduate employment rates. Sask Polytech currently has a 94 per cent graduate employment rate.

The Moose Jaw campus ceremony was broadcast live so graduands, family, friends and the polytechnic community who were unable to attend in-person could participate. To view the livestream or previously recorded video please visit www.saskpolytech.ca/convocation.

2022 Convocation – Moose Jaw ceremony