College and Public Relations

RRC Polytech celebrates 2,000 grads at in-person convocation

June 13, 2022

Today, RRC Polytech is celebrating its latest group of graduates with an in-person ceremony — the first held in-person since February 2020.

“Tonight’s ceremony marks a fresh start for our graduates. They have accomplished a great deal through challenging circumstances — they truly deserve a celebration,” says Dr. Christine Watson, Vice-President Academic.

“Our convocation ceremonies represent opportunity and new beginnings. We are excited to be gathering together again to celebrate our students’ achievements.”

More than 2,000 students — many of whom completed a significant portion of their learning in a virtual setting — will cross the stage over three ceremonies, the first of which takes place tonight at 7:00 p.m.

Among the honourees at this week’s ceremonies are Taryn Lucas and Trent Adams, the College’s 2022 Lieutenant Governor’s Medal recipients. RRC Polytech awards up to four Lieutenant Governor’s Medal awards each year to graduating students who excel in academic and technical achievement, involvement in College and/or community activities, and good character.

Lucas graduates from the Community Development program, while Adams graduates from Environmental Engineering Technology.

“At RRC Polytech, I have been able to develop meaningful and impactful relationships with amazing students and communities, which has helped to further develop my portfolio of purpose. I now feel capable of tackling the real-life situations in front of me,” says Lucas.

“I hope to further my education towards law school and include advancements in my social finance and impact investing knowledge, which will in turn allow me to reach the point of becoming Mayor of Winnipeg, helping to decide our city council which helps to impact the Greater Winnipeg and Manitoba region.”

“The class of 2022 have proven they’re capable to adapt to great change, and thrive despite challenging circumstances,” says Dr. Watson. “I look forward to seeing what they bring to their careers and communities.”

RRC Polytech will continue to offer a virtual convocation experience for those who are unable to attend or are not yet ready for a large, in-person gathering.

For a full list of graduates and award winners, and to stream the ceremony, visit