Steve McLellan receives honorary degree at Sask Polytech, Regina Campus convocation

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Image Credit: Saskatchewan Polytechnic

This year marks nearly 20 years since Saskatchewan Polytechnic awarded its first honorary diploma. This annual tradition recognizes extraordinary individuals for their distinguished achievements and for modelling the institution’s vision and values. Sask Polytech’s vision is to empower a better Saskatchewan and its mission is to inspire success in every learning journey.

The recipient of the Regina campus honorary degree in Applied Studies is Steve McLellan. McLellan is the former CEO of the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce and 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 and was elected as chair on many of them, including his current role as the chair of the RCMP Heritage Centre in Regina.

McLellan is a recipient of the several medals including the Senate of Canada medal, Saskatchewan Centennial Medal and the Queen’s Jubilee Medal. Steve has been named by Sask Business magazine as one of Saskatchewan’s Men of Influence. He is a proud graduate of Saskatchewan Polytechnic and received the Alumni Partnership Award in 2015. In 2017 Steve was honoured to be a recipient of the Tourism Saskatchewan Builder Award.  As a lifelong resident of Saskatchewan, he understands and firmly believes in the potential that exists in the people and businesses within this province.

“Steve is an incredible ambassador for Sask Polytech,” says Dr. Larry Rosia, Sask Polytech president and CEO. “He was a great leader of the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce, supporting and encouraging Saskatchewan business growth across the province. He has been a champion of business, amplifying the voices of Indigenous leaders, developing business friendly policies and creating professional development opportunities. He has had an incredible impact on the Saskatchewan business community.”

Congratulations on your honorary degree Steve!

Since the first honorary diploma was awarded in 2003, Sask Polytech has been recognizing extraordinary individuals who model the institution's vision and values. The contributions made by the members of this elite group help cultivate an educational environment focused on applied learning and innovative research.

View past recipients online.

Published June 2022.