Image Credit: Saskatchewan Polytechnic
Image Credit: Saskatchewan Polytechnic

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

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

June 23, 2022 – Today Saskatchewan Polytechnic celebrated the learning journey of graduates, along with award recipients, at the in-person Regina campus convocation ceremonies. More than 1,200 students were invited to attend Regina campus convocation. Sask Polytech has over 4,700 students walking across the stage at convocation for 2022. Sask Polytech, Regina Campus graduates are joining a dynamic and diverse alumni network that is more than 150,000 strong.

“Congratulations to our Sask Polytech, Regina 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 post-secondary education needs. I wish you every success as you embark on all that awaits. The future of our province is brighter today.”

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 Regina campus award recipients.

Jaime Parks was recognized with the Governor General’s Academic Bronze Medal for the highest average in the Regina campus Adult 12 program.

Alyssa Giesbrecht, a graduate of the Dental Hygiene program, was recognized with the Governor General’s Academic Collegiate Bronze Medal for the highest average at the Regina campus.

Jesse White, Bachelor of Applied Management degree graduate and Sask Polytech Students’ Association outgoing president, received the Student Outstanding Citizenship Award. Always encouraging and respectful to his fellow students, White embraces the institution’s commitment to inclusion and conducts himself with a high degree of professionalism.

Susan Howell, Psychiatric Nursing instructor received the Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching. Howell works tirelessly to use her abounding knowledge and expertise to enhance students’ learning experiences.

Sask Polytech awarded an honorary degree in Applied Studies to Steve McLellan, the former CEO of the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce. McLellan has held several senior positions in the Saskatchewan business community including 26 years in tourism and hospitality. He has served on dozens of local, provincial and national board of directors. McLellan is also a Sask Polytech alumnus.

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 Regina campus ceremonies were 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

2022 Convocation – Regina 9:30 a.m. ceremony

2022 Convocation – Regina 1:30 p.m. ceremony