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  • RBC and Saskatchewan Polytechnic help students prepare for the future of work

    RBC and Saskatchewan Polytechnic help students prepare for the future of work - RBC and Saskatchewan Polytechnic help students prepare for the future of work RBC Future Launch helps Sask Polytech prepare students for the changing nature of work, build curriculum for the 21st century November 17, 2017 – Last night during a Saskatchewan Polytechnic Business and Industry Dinner, president and CEO, Dr. Larry Rosia, announced that the RBC Foundation is donating a $100,000 gift as part of RBC Future Launch, a 10-year commitment to unlock the potential of young people and prepare students for the future world of work.

  • Mitutoyo Canada and Sandvik Coromant Canada supports Machinist and Innovative Manufacturing programs

    Mitutoyo Canada and Sandvik Coromant Canada supports Machinist and Innovative Manufacturing programs - Mitutoyo Canada and Sandvik Coromant Canada supports Machinist and Innovative Manufacturing programs Generous donation strengthens manufacturing innovation at Saskatchewan Polytechnic November 15, 2017 – Thanks to an $82,133 donation from Mitutoyo Canada Inc. and a $75,000 donation from Sandvik Coromant Canada, Saskatchewan Polytechnic is able to take a step in supporting Saskatchewan’s manufacturing sector through new equipment and student awards.

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

    Dinner helps students connect with industry and prepare for future careers - Dinner helps students connect with industry and prepare for future careers Annual business and industry dinner develops students networking skills and raises funds for financial assistance programs November 15, 2017 – Saskatchewan Polytechnic Business and Industry Dinners 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 Business Administration, alumnus Kim Ulmer. Ulmer is the RBC regional president for Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and North Western Ontario. She leads and is inspired by a talented workforce of over 2,600 employees. Ulmer is passionate about youth and mentorship and has invited business certificate student, Kelly McIntyre, to shadow her on November 16 prior to the dinner to learn about leadership and a career in financial services.

  • Saskatchewan Polytechnic raises Métis flag for Louis Riel Memorial Day

    Saskatchewan Polytechnic raises Métis flag for Louis Riel Memorial Day - Saskatchewan Polytechnic raises Métis flag for Louis Riel Memorial Day Saskatchewan Polytechnic is flying the Métis flag at its four main campuses November 15, 2017 – On Thursday, November 16 Saskatchewan Polytechnic will fly the Métis flag at our four main campuses in recognition of Louis Riel Memorial Day. This day celebrates the life of Louis Riel, a Canadian politician who represented the Métis peoples’ interests. “We are proud to raise the Métis flag in Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon,” says Jason Seright, director, Indigenous Strategy. “Raising the Métis flag for Louis Riel Memorial Day is an important part of indigenization at Sask Polytech. We want our Indigenous students to know they are valued members of our community.”

Sask Polytech appoints new dean to the School of Hospitality & Tourism, and the School of Human Services & Community Safety

Sask Polytech appoints new dean to the School of Hospitality & Tourism, and the School of Human Services & Community Safety

Communications and Marketing - November 6, 2017

Sask Polytech appoints new dean to the School of Hospitality & Tourism, and the School of Human Services & Community Safety Julian Tomlinson first joined Sask Polytech in 2015 as an associate dean November 6, 2017 – Saskatchewan Polytechnic is pleased to announce that Julian Tomlinson has taken on the role of dean for the School of Hospitality & Tourism and the School of Human Services & Community Safety. Julian holds a Bachelor of Physical Education from the University of Manitoba and a Master of Arts – Northern Studies from the University of Alaska. He has also completed a post-graduate certificate in executive coaching.

tags: News, Academic


Previous achievements and experience influence education

Previous achievements and experience influence education

Communications and Marketing - June 15, 2017

Previous achievements and experience influence education Sask Polytech proves to be a leader in Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) Life is full of learning moments. From learning on-the-job or learning at home, there are a number of ways that we grow knowledge and develop skills. At Saskatchewan Polytechnic, PLAR is used as a way to acknowledge that learning happens in many areas of our lives.

tags: Academic, Continuing Education, Successful careers, Pursuing excellence


First graduates of the Swift Current option of the SCBScN program celebrate achievements with a pinning ceremony

First graduates of the Swift Current option of the SCBScN program celebrate achievements with a pinning ceremony

Communications and Marketing - June 1, 2017

First graduates of the Swift Current option of the SCBScN program celebrate achievements with a pinning ceremony Pinning ceremony is a graduation tradition for nursing that originated in the 1860s June 1, 2017 – On Friday the first cohort of students from the Saskatchewan Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing (SCBScN) program who completed their four years of education in Swift Current will celebrate their graduation by being presented with a nursing pin. The time-honoured tradition of the nursing pin began at the Nightingale School of Nursing and is a symbol of honour, courage, dedication and privilege of being a nurse.

tags: News, Academic, Convocation, School of Health Sciences, School of Nursing, Successful careers, Pursuing excellence


Federal budget signals strong support and investment in skills and innovation

Federal budget signals strong support and investment in skills and innovation

Communications and Marketing - March 23, 2017

Federal budget signals strong support and investment in skills and innovation March 23, 2017 – The 2017 federal budget contains important announcements that will help Canada’s polytechnics and colleges expand their contributions to industry, employers, and learners of all ages. The budget’s strong focus on skills and innovation creates an opportunity to harness the strengths polytechnics possess across these priorities.

tags: News, Academic, Applied Research, Economic and social prosperity, Pursuing excellence


A recipe for realism

A recipe for realism

Communications and Marketing - March 20, 2017

A recipe for realism New cookbook outlines recipes for making realistic fluids and materials for use in a simulated learning environment High-tech mannequins and healthcare technologies beeping at different intervals are an integral part of Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s simulation labs, where health sciences and nursing students learn and study. The one thing missing from these applied learning, high-tech labs were materials and substances that simulate the bodily fluids and textures of practicing health care on a real human being.

tags: News, Academic, Applied Research, Pursuing excellence


New Faculty awards presented at 2016 Convocations

New Faculty awards presented at 2016 Convocations

Communications and Marketing - June 20, 2016

Five exceptional educators honoured with the Faculty Award for Excellence: Teaching 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 celebrate five educators and their commitment to helping our students succeed.

tags: Academic, School of Nursing, Successful careers, Pursuing excellence, ILDC


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