Convocation June 4

The University of Saskatchewan invites media to attend the June 4 spring convocation ceremony

June 4

9 am and 2 pm

TCU Place, 35 22 Street East, Saskatoon

June 4—9 am ceremony

Graduating: Arts and Science and Centre for Continuing and Distance Education (Certificate in Adult and Continuing Education, Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language, Certificate in English for Academic Purpose)

Honorary Doctor of Letters Degree:  Ross King

Ross King's combination of deft storytelling and serious scholarship has made him one of Canada's most widely recognized writers. King is the author of six books on Italian, French and Canadian art and history, and two historical novels. He has also edited a collection of Leonardo da Vinci's fables, jokes and riddles and has won the Governor General's Award in Canada for English and non-fiction.

Student of interest: Thomas Sierzycki completed his Master of Northern Governance and Development degree while serving as one of Canada's youngest mayors. The La Ronge native believes his degree will help him look at the North's future in a way he hadn't before.

June 4—2 pm ceremony

Graduating: Arts and Science, School of Environment and Sustainability and School of Public Policy

Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree:  William (Bill) McKnight

The Honourable William (Bill) McKnight considers the 1992 Saskatchewan Treaty Land Entitlement Framework Agreement as his touchstone accomplishment as a public servant. The agreement paved the way for the identification of 2.5 million acres of land and greatly enhancing the economic opportunities of First Nations in Saskatchewan. McKnight also serviced as Treaty Commissioner of Saskatchewan from 2007-2012 and is the honorary Chief of the Muskeg Lake Cree Nation.

Student of interest: Allison Henderson, the first person to enroll in Ph.D program in the School of Environment and Sustainability, examined the social and ecological dimensions of land grazing and conservation in regards to prairie songbirds. What made her research innovative was that she integrated natural and social science research methods, by looking at not only rangeland health and songbird numbers, while did interviews with ranchers.

To media who plan to attend convocation

Photographers may take photos from anywhere except on the stage once the ceremonies begin.

Reserved space for media is located on the second floor to the left of the stage (all other seats are reserved for the graduating students and their guests. The route graduates use as they proceed to the stage must be kept clear.


For more information, contact:

Meghan Sired, communications co-ordinator

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