Students first. Graduates today. Alumni forever.

Although we cannot come together in person, that won’t stop us from recognizing your accomplishments. This is a tremendous achievement, and it's worth pausing to honour the importance of this moment—the culmination of all of your work, all of the late nights, all of the classes, all of the papers, all of the moments over the years that have led you to this.

Wherever you're celebrating, congratulations! We couldn't be more proud.

For more detailed information about graduation, visit the Graduation and convocation page and the Graduation Powwow page. If you don't find what you're looking for on those pages, please email convocation@usask.ca.

We acknowledge the University of Saskatchewan campus in Saskatoon, where convocation ceremonies would usually be held, is on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. We pay our respect to the First Nations and Métis ancestors of this place and reaffirm our relationship with one another.

Graduates in the news

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Honorary degrees and awards

Honorary degrees

This year, USask awards honorary degrees to Holocaust historian Max Eisen, the only member of his family to survive the horror of Auschwitz during the Second World War; celebrated author Joy Kogawa, who endured the internment of Japanese-Canadians during the war; and Fred Sasakamoose, who suffered through a decade in the residential school system after he was taken from his family during the Second World War, and would go on to make history in the National Hockey League.

2020 honorary degree recipients

Award recipients

As part of convocation, awards are presented to our top researchers, teachers and graduating students. Congratulations to distinguished researchers Dr. Alex Wilson (EdD) and Dr. Ekaterina (Kate) Dadachova (PhD), master teachers Dr. Tom Yates (PhD) and Dr. Loleen Berdahl (PhD), and graduating students Kirsten Hooper, Dr. Mohammad Masudur Rahman (PhD), Dr. Christopher West (PhD), Tori Shmon, and Sahya Bhargava.

2020 convocation award recipients

Graduation speeches

Grit McCreath, Chancellor, University of Saskatchewan
Peter Stoicheff, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Saskatchewan
Roland Duquette, Elder; Honour Song and Metis Nation Anthem
Chris Unsworth, Chair, Alumni Advisory Board, University of Saskatchewan
His Honour the Honourable Russ Mirasty, Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan
Scott Moe, Premier, Province of Saskatchewan
Fred Sasakamoose, Honorary Degree Recipient
Max Eisen, Honorary Degree Recipient
Joy Kagawa, Honorary Degree Recipient

To the Class of 2020:

You are now part of a truly unique graduating class at the University of Saskatchewan, students who will be forever remembered for their extraordinary success in extraordinary times.

For more than 100 years, our university has marked this memorable milestone moment in our students’ academic journeys with ceremonies steeped in a century of tradition, while firmly focused on the future. The global pandemic may have forced us to celebrate convocation in isolation this year, but that in no way takes away from what you have accomplished and endured to complete your degrees, diplomas and certificates.

Like all campus communities, we have had to make major changes in order to ensure the safety of our students, staff and faculty, while creating new ways to complete the academic year. The unprecedented move to deliver all classes online has been challenging and stressful, and we commend you for your commitment to completing your courses.

You have displayed remarkable resiliency and resourcefulness, dedication and determination, to become part of a graduating class like no other. On behalf of all faculty and staff at the University of Saskatchewan, we would like to congratulate you on this remarkable achievement, as you join our family of 160,000 alumni worldwide.

Over these past few months, our world has been forever changed by a coronavirus pandemic that has proven just how globally connected we all are, while also reminding us just how important the idea of community is. For our campus community, we remain committed to being the university the world needs, from our researchers seeking vaccines and treatments for COVID-19, to staff and students volunteering in this time of crisis to help make their own part of the world a better place.

As you prepare for the next step in your own personal journeys, we look forward to you all finding your own place in the global community, and to finding the opportunity to make a difference. Along the way, please take time to remember all those who have supported you during your time at the University of Saskatchewan, your family and friends, and favourite faculty members.

Congratulations Class of 2020.

Peter Stoicheff
President and Vice-Chancellor
University of Saskatchewan

Grit McCreath
Chancellor
University of Saskatchewan

Dear fellow graduate,

Congratulations! You are now an alumnus of the University of Saskatchewan.

We’re honoured to have you join our family of more than 161,000 graduates. Like them, you will be our leaders of tomorrow. After years of study, where you go next is up to you. There are so many possibilities ahead and your success is a tribute to your perseverance and dedication.

We are disappointed that we had to forego our annual convocation ceremonies where you would walk across the stage to receive your degree. However, I hope you do not let these circumstances take away from the magnitude of your achievements. Suffice to say, the world is now your stage where you can take the knowledge gained and make yourself, your families and your alma mater proud of your accomplishments. I encourage you to take time to celebrate and acknowledge what you have completed. Be proud of what you’ve done and I hope you remember your time fondly at USask throughout your life.

Being a USask alumnus means you will always have a place to come home to and I encourage you to visit and stay involved, whether it’s by following USask Alumni social media channels, volunteering or attending alumni events. Once again, welcome to our alumni family!

Chris Unsworth (DIPAGB’12)
Chair, University of Saskatchewan Alumni Advisory Board

College messages

Graduates

Congratulations USask graduates, class of 2020! Search the list to find yourself and your friends!

This is not a complete list of our fall graduates. Due to the COVID-19 situation, some students have not yet been formally approved to receive their degree, diploma or certificate. A more complete list will be available on the past convocations webpage later in the year.

Celebrate with us

Class of 2020

Online

Show us how you are celebrating on your social media accounts and make sure to include #USaskClassOf2020 in your posts. Incorporate USask themed GIFs by searching "USask" on Instagram, Snapchat and TikTok, and search "USask" to find special limited-time USask class of 2020 Facebook frames. If you're having a Teams or Webex graduation celebration, use a USask-themed background.

In person

Order a USask graduation lawn sign and download and print USask graduation posters to proudly display.

Contest

Graduates, follow USask Alumni for a chance to win!

As a USask graduate, we warmly welcome you to our USask alumni family! On Tuesday, Nov. 10, we would like to celebrate you, the class of 2020, with a contest and prizes (including two degree frames worth $150 each).

Be sure to follow our @usaskalumni social media accounts— Facebook and Instagram—to join the fun!

#USaskClassOf2020

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Received my M.Sc. degree yesterday🎓👩‍🎓 #UsaskClassOf2020

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No ceremony? No problem. Grad school ✔️ #usaskclassof2020 #MES #saskatchewan #🎉

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