Summary: President's Message July 2010
I have studied and worked in the post-secondary system for the past three decades, and Convocation
ceremonies still have a special place in my heart. It is always so heartening and encouraging to see the
pride that graduates and their families show on Convocation day, and this year will be no different at the
University of Regina.
Last week, I got a preview of Spring Convocation when I had the opportunity to celebrate Convocation
with graduates of Yukon College who earned their University of Regina Education and Social Work
For the past 20 years or so, a wonderful partnership has existed between Yukon College and the
University of Regina a partnership that is beneficial for our institutions and our students. Since 1989, it
has allowed 122 Yukon College Education students to graduate from the Yukon Native Teacher
Education Program. In addition, since 1994 this partnership has allowed 92 Yukon College students to
graduate with a University of Regina Social Work degree. I'm proud to say that last week, another 14
Yukon College students received their University of Regina degrees.
Participating in that Convocation ceremony in Whitehorse showed me first-hand the wide reach the
University of Regina truly has. Students in Regina, across Saskatchewan and beyond are demonstrating
vision, talent and determination and realizing their dreams. I have always believed that education is the
key to a bright future, and now 14 more students hold that key in their hands.
More than 1,700 students will join them on June 9, 10 and 11, as we celebrate their achievements at
Spring Convocation. After so many years of hard work, these students will be entering a new chapter in