Today at convocation - June 6

The University of Saskatchewan invites media to attend the June 6 spring convocation ceremony

June 6

9 am and 2 pm

TCU Place, 35 22 Street East, Saskatoon


June 6—9 am ceremony

Graduating:Â Kinesiology, Medicine, Pharmacy and Nutrition, School of Physical Therapy and School of Public Health

Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree: Dr. John Wedge

Saskatoon born and educated John Wedge is an international authority on complex surgical hip reconstruction in children and adolescents. He has conducted thousands of surgical procedures, trained hundreds of residents and fellows and has published extensively. In 2006, Wedge became an Officer of the Order of Canada and in 2012 was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for "dedicated service to peers, community and Canada."

Earned Doctor of Science Degree: René Drucker-Colin

René Drucker-Colín is best known for his life-long interest in the brain mechanisms regulating the sleep-wake cycle and in employing the technique of implanting stem cells into brain tissue to restore lost function in neurodegenerative diseases. His work has provoked a flurry of studies revealing the complexity of the neurochemical regulation of sleep. Born in Mexico in 1937, Drucker-Colín received his Ph D in Physiology at the University of Saskatchewan in 1971.

June 6—2 pm ceremony

Graduating:Â Dentistry, Nursing and Veterinary Medicine

Honorary Doctor of Science Degree:Â Lorne Babiuk

Lorne Babiuk is an internationally recognized leader in Canadian vaccine research who has devoted his career to Canadian-based research aimed at safeguarding the health of people and animals at home and abroad. Babiuk is the former director of the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO), during which time he built the organization into an international powerhouse carrying out major research in immunology, pathogenesis, virology, molecular virology and vaccinology.


For more information, contact:

Meghan Sired

Communications co-ordinator

University of Saskatchewan

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