Posted on 08/03/2012, 10:49 am, by mySteinbach
Dr. Gus Konkel

Dr. Gus Konkel receiving the Diamond Jubilee medal.

Vic Toews, Member of Parliament for Provencher, presented the Diamond Jubilee medal to Dr. Gus Konkel, former president of Providence University College in Otterburne.

“Gus Konkel has contributed to the Christian academic community for many years,” said MP Toews. “During the course of his nearly thirty years at Providence University College, Gus demonstrated a remarkable ability to motivate people to become involved in a wide variety of projects. Most recently, that leadership led to the reduction of greenhouse-gas emissions at Providence University College.”

Dr. Gus Konkel began his career at Providence College as a professor 1984 and was named president in 2001. During Dr. Konkel’s presidency, Providence became a university college and its degrees became fully recognized by provincial universities.

2012 marks the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the Throne as Queen of Canada. The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal was created to mark this historic event and honour the significant contributions and achievements of Canadians.

To be eligible for this honour, a person must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada, must have made a significant contribution to a particular province, territory, region or community within Canada, or an achievement abroad that brings credit to Canada.

For more information on the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and nomination process, please visit