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Jason Seright, Director of Aboriginal Strategy; Myrna Yuzicapi, event emcee; Dr. Larry Rosia, President and CEO with the leather scrolls that they received during the Honours Ceremony. The scrolls were a gift for being a part of the ceremony and helping to recognize the students and their achievements. Students recognized in the ceremony were also presented with their own leather scrolls. Photo credit: Saskatchewan Polytechnic.

Last week, Saskatchewan Polytechnic honoured Aboriginal students preparing to graduate in two ceremonies, one at the Prince Albert Campus on April 14, and the other at the Moose Jaw Campus on April 15.

“These honour ceremonies give us the opportunity to celebrate the educational achievements of our Aboriginal students,” said Jason Seright, director, Aboriginal Strategy. “We’re proud of what they’ve accomplished and we want to show our support in a culturally appropriate way.”

The ceremonies welcomed students in their graduating year, their families and friends as well as Elders and other members from their home communities. The celebration included hearing success stories from current students, a performance of an honour song and a dinner.

“We’re always looking for ways to connect with our Aboriginal students,” says Seright. “Often that home stretch before graduating is daunting. The honour ceremony lets us recognize and celebrate the hard work they’ve put in to their education and show that we’re here supporting them the whole way.”

 

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