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More than 2,500 graduates celebrated at University of Regina's Spring 2021 Convocation

By University Advancement and Communications Posted: June 11, 2021 12:50 p.m.

Cole Woytiuk Bachelor of Science in Nursing is the Spring 2021 recipient of the President's Medal.
Cole Woytiuk Bachelor of Science in Nursing is the Spring 2021 recipient of the President's Medal. University of Regina Photography

The University of Regina’s 47th Spring Convocation celebrates the accomplishments of more than 2,500 students who are receiving more than 2,700 degrees, certificates and diplomas – the highest number ever at a single U of R convocation.

“During the several years these graduates have been with us they have exhibited resilience, innovation and perseverance. That they have reached this milestone in the midst of a global pandemic, and after more than a year of unprecedented change for the University, is truly laudable,” said Thomas Chase, Interim President and Vice-Chancellor. “The University is proud to have served these students and is looking forward to their many future accomplishments as they join our family of almost 80,000 alumni around the globe.”

“Convocation is a time to recognize and celebrate all of our graduates and I am deeply honoured to welcome them to their Spring 2021 Convocation,” University of Regina Chancellor Pam Klein said. “A University credential is a sound investment in the future of the graduate, and of society, so it is natural for us to look to the future at this time. However, I encourage our graduates to take a moment to reflect on their time at the U of R and appreciate how much they have accomplished, the friends they have made and all of the other experiences which have led to this day.”

At this convocation the University is recognizing three distinguished honorary degree recipients: Carol LaFayette-Boyd CSW’77, BSW’85, Roberta Jamieson, OC, Dr Eric Grimson BSc’75 (High Honours) at this convocation. Several of our graduates are also being recognized for their outstanding academic achievement, volunteerism and building community. Videos and more information on our 2021 Spring convocation can be found here.

In alignment with the Province’s current pandemic protocols this year’s graduation is again being celebrated virtually. As per the last two virtual convocation ceremonies, graduates will receive a special commemorative program with their parchment; video recognition has been posted on the University website, and will be broadcast on Access Communications, and; a virtual yearbook has been created to allow Spring 2021 graduates to share their memories from their time at the University and to stay connected with their colleagues.