News in Brief

News In Brief

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits YWCA Trade Journey students

On April 27, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with women from the YWCA Trade Journey program at Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Saskatoon Campus, Alberta Ave. The YWCA Trade Journey is a pre-trades program, taught by Sask Polytech instructors, which helps women prepare for success in their trade of choice. Prime Minister Trudeau spent the afternoon learning about plumbing through hands-on demonstrations by the YWCA Trade Journey students.


Students earn medals at Skills Canada National Competition

Four Saskatchewan Polytechnic students earned medals in the Skills Canada National Competition held in Moncton, New Brunswick. Kyla Henry, from Regina, picked up gold in the Graphic Design competition. Daniel Nelson, also from Regina, earned silver in Electrical Installation. Brandon Schatz from Moose Jaw took home silver in Architectural Design and Technology while Nathan Honsberger from Saskatoon earned a bronze medal in Mechanical CADD . A total of 15 Sask Polytech students and apprentices competed in the Skills Canada National Competition.

Check out the recap of the 2016 Skills Canada Competition in Moncton (PDF)

New faculty awards presented at 2016 Convocations

Convocation is a time to recognize and celebrate the hard work and success of our graduates. However, they couldn't have reached this important milestone without the support of their instructors. This year, we celebrated five educators and their commitment to helping our students succeed. Congratulations to Doug Sinclair, Business Mathematics & Electrical Engineering Technology Math instructor (Moose Jaw); Lance Wall, Bioscience Technology instructor (Saskatoon); Lucie Clark, Chemical Technology instructor (Saskatoon); Sheri McCrystal, Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing instructor (Saskatoon) and Twana White, Practical Nursing instructor (Regina).

Partnership behind Hannin Creek Educational Facility wins silver medal

Receiving the award in Oslo.

The Saskatchewan Polytechnic and Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation (SWF) partnership behind Hannin Creek won a silver medal in
the IPN-Global Best competition. Sask Polytech and the SWF came together six years ago to renovate and expand Hannin Creek, creating applied learning opportunities for students in a number of programs including forestry, fisheries, wildlife, conservation law, and environmental, civil and water resources engineering technology.


2016 Summer camps

This summer Saskatchewan Polytechnic offered summer day camps in all four campus cities to over 100 campers. All campers were encouraged to try something new and experience hands-on learning at Sask Polytech. All camps sold out and had great reviews! Camps included: Girls Exploring Trades & Technology (GETT); Plan. Program. Play. computer camp; Summer Shorts film camp; Mind Over Metal welding camp; and a cooking camp.

2016 Summer camps