Celebrating success at the University of Regina’s 44th annual Spring Convocation

Media Advisory Release Date: June 4, 2018 1:30 p.m.

The 44th annual Spring Convocation will honour the University of Regina’s largest ever graduating class with 2,261 graduands crossing the stage on June 6, 7, and 8 to receive degrees, certificates or diplomas.

Wednesday, June 6        
Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
Johnson-Shoyama School of Public Policy
Business Administration
Education    

Undergraduate Faculties
Business Administration
Education
Centre for Continuing Education 

Thursday, June 7
Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
Arts
Engineering and Applied Science
Media, Art, and Performance 
Science  

Undergraduate Faculties
Arts
La Cité universitaire francophone
Engineering and Applied Science
Media, Art, and Performance
Science

Friday, June 8
Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
Kinesiology and Health Studies
Nursing
Social Work

Undergraduate Faculties
Campus for All
Kinesiology and Health Studies
Nursing
Social Work

Honorary degrees, the highest honour bestowed by the University of Regina, will be awarded to the following recipients:

•    Sheldon Kennedy (June 6): Sheldon Kennedy will receive an honorary degree for his advocacy work to prevent child abuse and bullying, stemming from his own experience of being sexually abused by his coach while playing for the Swift Current Broncos of the Western Hockey League.

•    Roberta McKay and Elmer Brenner (June 7): Philanthropists Roberta McKay and Elmer Brenner will receive honorary degrees in recognition of their many contributions to community life. McKay, a dermatologist, and Brenner, a visual artist and designer, have over the years touched the lives of many people, particularly in the arts and health care areas.

•    Brad Hornung (June 8): Former Regina Pats star and University of Regina alumnus Brad Hornung will receive an honorary degree for his determination and perseverance. Hornung was 18 when his dream of a professional career came to a sudden end in a game in 1987 when he suffered a spinal cord injury that left him a quadriplegic.

NOTE: Media are invited to attend Spring Convocation beginning at 2:00 p.m. on June 6, 7, and 8, 2018, at the Conexus Arts Centre. Row AA is available for media.

 

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