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  • Dinner helps Prince Albert students connect with industry and prepare for future careers

    Dinner helps Prince Albert students connect with industry and prepare for future careers - Dinner helps Prince Albert students connect with industry and prepare for future careers Sask Polytech business and industry dinner develops students networking skills and raises funds for financial assistance programs December 13, 2017 – Saskatchewan Polytechnic Business and Industry Dinners presented by Graham provide a valuable applied learning opportunity for students to build networks for their future careers. Employers in attendance are provided the opportunity to meet with potential future hires. This year’s keynote speaker is Sask Polytech Forest Ecosystem Technology and Resource and Environmental Law alumnus Chase Davies.

  • Advisory to Public: Combined Agency Special Teams Training

    Advisory to Public: Combined Agency Special Teams Training - Members of Regina Police Service Emergency Services teams will be conducting training in Regina tomorrow: Tuesday, December 12, 2017, together with personnel from Saskatchewan Polytechnic and STARS air ambulance. This advisory is being issued in order to reassure members of the public that the sight of police members in tactical gear, numerous police vehicles, and a STARS helicopter at Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Regina campus, Parkway Building, 4635 Wascana Pky, tomorrow (December 12th) is part of scenario-based training. This training exercise will commence at approximately 8:45 a.m. and will conclude at approximately 2:00 p.m.

  • Get your study on! Studying tips for successful finals

    Get your study on! Studying tips for successful finals - Get your study on! Studying tips for successful finals Make sure you can ace your classes and catch your career dreams Finals season can be stressful. So many deadlines, so many exams, so many projects — it can be hard to see a way through to the end. But with a little forethought and some careful planning you can survive the season and cultivate success along the way.

  • Queen’s University and Saskatchewan Polytechnic expand learning pathways for mining students

    Queen’s University and Saskatchewan Polytechnic expand learning pathways for mining students - Queen’s University and Saskatchewan Polytechnic expand learning pathways for mining students Queen’s partnership with Saskatchewan Polytechnic enables students to complete diploma and degree within five years November 29, 2017 – Recently Queen’s University and Saskatchewan Polytechnic signed their first transfer credit agreement allowing students from 11 different School of Mining, Energy and Manufacturing diploma programs to advance their education at Queen’s University. After completing one of the 11 approved School of Mining, Energy and Manufacturing diploma programs at Sask Polytech, graduates who meet entry requirements will have the opportunity to transfer into Queen’s online Bachelor of Mining Engineering Technology (BTech) program. As a result, students would be able to graduate with both a Sask Polytech diploma and a Queen’s University degree after only five years of study.

Sask Polytech alumn wins Guinness World Record for being the world’s oldest plumber

Sask Polytech alumn wins Guinness World Record for being the world’s oldest plumber

Communications and Marketing - November 10, 2016

Lorne Figley says the key is to find something you love to do and make it your career Even though he’s 92-years-old, Lorne Figley is proud to be doing what he loves. In fact, Lorne has been the owner and operator of his own heating and plumbing business in Saskatoon for more than 65 years.

tags: Alumni, Saskatoon, School of Construction, Successful careers, Pursuing excellence


Saskatchewan Polytechnic celebrates as alumnus sets Guinness World Record

Saskatchewan Polytechnic celebrates as alumnus sets Guinness World Record

Communications and Marketing - October 24, 2016

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Lorne Figley is the world’s oldest plumber October 24, 2016 – Even though he’s 92-years-old, Lorne Figley is proud to be working every day doing what he loves. “Working helps keep my body fit and my brain sharp. I hope to die with a pipe wrench in my hand,” says Lorne. Having received his technical training at Saskatchewan Polytechnic in the 1950s and 1970s, which includes sheet metal, plumbing, steam fitting/pipefitting/refrigeration and air conditioning, he still uses the knowledge as he continues to operate his own heating and plumbing business in Saskatoon.

tags: News, Alumni, School of Construction, Successful careers, Saskatoon


Countdown begins to Sask Polytech's School of Nursing 50th Anniversary

Countdown begins to Sask Polytech's School of Nursing 50th Anniversary

Communications and Marketing - May 12, 2016

Trust fund to be established in honour of school's 50 year legacy of quality nursing education in Saskatchewan May 12, 2016 - Making it to 50 is a milestone worth celebrating. Saskatchewan Polytechnic's School of Nursing is a year away from its 50th Anniversary Celebrations and the countdown to next year's festivities has begun.

tags: News, Alumni, School of Nursing, Successful careers, Pursuing excellence


Saskatchewan Polytechnic recognizes and celebrates partnerships at gala event

Saskatchewan Polytechnic recognizes and celebrates partnerships at gala event

Communications and Marketing - April 13, 2016

April 13, 2016 - Saskatchewan Polytechnic is pleased to honour program, industry and alumni partners in recognition of their contributions and achievements in support of our organization and students. Dr. Larry Rosia, president and CEO of Saskatchewan Polytechnic, announced the recipients of the 2016 President's Partnership Awards today: • The Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation - Program Partnership Award • Husky Energy - Industry Partnership Award • Brad Darbyshire - Alumni Partnership Award

tags: News, Alumni, Saskatoon, Pursuing excellence


Q & A with Codie Prevost

Q & A with Codie Prevost

Communications and Marketing - April 11, 2016

Award-winning country musician Codie Prevost is a 2004 graduate of the Electronics Technician program at Saskatchewan Polytechnic (then SIAST). We caught up with him just before he left for an Australian concert tour.

tags: Alumni, School of Mining, Energy and Manufacturing, Successful careers, Pursuing excellence


A cut above

A cut above

Communications and Marketing - September 8, 2015

Jaret Mayer returned from a recent Las Vegas trip with all ten fingers intact. By itself, it might not sound newsworthy, but there was a brief moment during his visit when he thought that might not happen.

tags: Alumni, Prince Albert, School of Human Services and Community Safety, Pursuing excellence


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