Media invitation: 2021 Fall Convocation ceremony and installation of President Jeff Keshen

Media Advisory Release Date: October 20, 2021 1:30 p.m.

Members of the media are invited to join the University of Regina as we award a record 1037 credentials to 998 deserving students at the 2021 Fall Convocation ceremony. Both are record numbers for a Fall Convocation.

Additionally, President and Vice-Chancellor Jeff Keshen will be officially installed as the University’s eighth president at the ceremony. Outstanding student academic award-winners will also be recognized.

The occasion will also mark a return to celebrating Convocation in person. Attendance is limited to graduating students, a small, University platform party, support staff, and members of the media. Graduating students who are unable to attend in person and friends and family of the graduates will be able to watch a live broadcast of the event on the University’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/301658671463816.

 

Date:   Friday, October 22 

Time: 2:00 pm (media should arrive by 1:45 for set-up) 

Location: Gym 3 – Centre for Kinesiology & Health Studies

                                University of Regina, Main Campus

                                3737 Wascana Parkway 

* In order to ensure the health and safety of our campus community, proof of vaccination will be required at the entrance along with matching photo ID. In accordance with current public health orders, all attendees will also be required to wear masks at all times and physical distancing will be in effect. 

Interviews with Dr. Jeff Keshen can be arranged for between noon and 1:00 p.m. on October 22 via the listed media contact.


About the University of Regina

The University of Regina—with campuses located on Treaty 4 and Treaty 6 territories, the ancestral lands of the Cree, Saulteaux, Dakota, Lakota and Nakoda nations and the homeland of the Métis—is a comprehensive, mid-sized university that traces its roots back to the creation of Regina College in 1911. Today, more than 16,000 students study within the University's 10 faculties, 25 academic departments/schools, 18 research centres and institutes, and three federated colleges (Campion College, First Nations University of Canada, and Luther College). The University of Regina has an established reputation for excellence and innovative programs that lead to undergraduate, master, and doctoral degrees.

 

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