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Message of congratulations from Dean Peta Bonham-Smith

Posted on 2021-05-31 in Students & Campus Life, Alumni, College Vision

Dean Peta Bonham-Smith offers a message of congratulations to the College of Arts and Science's newest alumni. (Photo: David Stobbe)

The College of Arts and Science's 2021 spring graduation celebration will be held online on Tuesday, June 1 at 5 pm.

Dr. Peta Bonham-Smith (PhD), Dean of the College of Arts and Science and a professor of biology, offers this message of congratulations to the college's newest alumni.

Message of congratulations from the Dean

On behalf of everyone at the College of Arts and Science, I would like to congratulate you on receiving your degrees and certificates. This is a significant milestone, and you should be very proud of what you have accomplished.

Today’s graduation celebration symbolizes years of hard work, commitment, resilience, and determination. Although I cannot congratulate you in person, this is still a time of great joy and celebration for us all.

We are so proud of you.

As new graduates, you are joining a family of more than 54,000 College of Arts and Science alumni living across the globe. Your arts and science education has provided you with a firm foundation to broaden your knowledge and understanding of the world around you. Use this invaluable resource throughout your lives, wherever your education, career, passions, or travels may take you.

Wherever you go in the future, know that you have what it takes to build successful lives and careers. You carry within you your love of learning, your strong intellect, and the ability to use the knowledge you have acquired at the University of Saskatchewan to make a difference in the world.

As alumni, you can continue to have a profound impact on our college. Please stay in touch and join us for a performance or a lecture. Remain connected through the Arts&Science alumni magazine and the Green&White. Come back to share your knowledge, career insights, and sense of discovery with the next generation of students. Please visit the University of Saskatchewan campus and your college often—let us know when you are here, as you will always be warmly welcomed.

Congratulations and my very best wishes to you, our new alumni, in all of your future endeavours.

News articles celebrating College of Arts and Science graduates

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New USask graduate values research experiences at Centre for Quantum Topology and Its Applications

Award-winning USask graduate eyes aerospace engineering career

Award-winning new USask graduate receives SSHRC scholarship to pursue master’s degree in English

Community involvement on and off campus important to new USask graduate

Music’s connection to wellness and wellbeing fascinates new USask graduate

Post-secondary education essential to ‘help navigate this changing world,’ says new USask sociology graduate

USask graduate values interdisciplinary research

New USask graduate aims to work with Indigenous communities to protect at-risk archaeological sites

Award-winning Indigenous studies graduate pursues doctoral research at USask

Award-winning USask philosophy student receives SSHRC scholarship to pursue graduate studies

‘I love interdisciplinary learning’: New USask graduate finds perfect fit in Women’s and Gender Studies Program

High-achieving new graduate reflects on ‘amazing’ undergraduate research opportunities at USask

Sociology ‘teaches us the things we cannot see’: New graduate reflects on education at USask

Award-winning statistics student values interdisciplinary education at USask


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