Today at convocation (June 5)

The University of Saskatchewan(U of S) invites media to Day 2 of spring convocation.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
TCU Place, 35 22nd Street East, Saskatoon


Leonard Edwards, one of Canada's longest serving and most distinguished diplomats, and David Carpenter, a renowned author, will receive honorary degrees todays. 
To arrange interviews and before arriving, please contact Meghan Sired (contact information below).



CEREMONY 3: Tuesday, June 5, 9 am—Interviews at noon 

The academic procession begins at 8:45 am, 9 am and graduates start walking across the stage at 10 am. Media interviews begin at noon behind the stage. 

Graduating: Arts and Science, Distance Education Unit (Certificate in Adult and Continuing Education), University Language Centre (English for Academic Purposes and Graduate Pathways Certificate), Graduate Professional Skills Certificate, and School of Public Health.

Honorary Doctor of Laws: Leonard Edwards, one of Canada's longest serving and most distinguished diplomats.

Master Teacher Award: Joseph Garcea is a dedicated, innovative and passionate teacher-scholar with a strong commitment to public outreach, linking the university to the wider community.

Distinguished Researcher Award:Carl Gutwin is the world’s foremost expert on group awareness. His research on human-computer interaction has had profound impacts on the design and development of collaborative software.
New Researcher Award: Timothy Jardine studies the biology of streams, rivers, and wetlands from the tropics to the Arctic. Jardine’s work has made vital and groundbreaking contributions to water research and to communities that live near water sources.
Governor General Silver Medal:Francois Roewer-Despres—this medalrecognizes academic excellence at the undergraduate level. Graduating with a double-honours in Computer Science and Economics, Roewer-Despres is recognized as one of the top graduates in the Department of Computer Science’s history.


CEREMONY 4: Tuesday, June 5, 2 pm—Interviews at 5 pm

The academic procession begins at 1:45 pm, speeches are at 2 pm, and graduates start walking across the stage at 3 pm. Media interviews begin at 5 pm behind the stage.

Graduating: Arts and Science, School of Environment, and Sustainability and Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy.

Honorary Doctor of Letters: David Carpenterhas written five novels, three collections of short stories, four books of non-fiction and a book of poems. He is the editor of the three-volume Literary History of Saskatchewan. As well, he joined forces with a Cree trapper from Northern Saskatchewan to publish The Education of Augie Merasty.
Governor General’s Gold Medal: Adam Crane—this medal recognizes academic excellence at the graduate level.Adam is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Biology at the U of S and will soon start a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship at Concordia University.His research interests lie in animal cognition, behavioural ecology and conservation.


For more information, contact:

Meghan Sired
Communications Co-ordinator
University of Saskatchewan
306-966-6068 (work)
306-381-7992 (cell)
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