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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


Build a better sandwich on national sandwich day

Build a better sandwich on national sandwich day

Communications and Marketing - November 3, 2017

Build a better sandwich on national sandwich day Tips to up your sandwich game According to the faculty in the Culinary Arts program, sandwiches don’t have to be the same old boring bologna that you had in primary school. “A good sandwich is filling and fulfilling,” says Derek Cotton, Culinary Arts program head. “So make sure to make something you like to make and like to eat.” While students learn how to experiment with food and flavor, Cotton says it’s easy for everyone to do some experimenting of their own at home. Here are a few tips to help make your next sandwich a memorable one:

tags: News, School of Hospitality and Tourism, Pursuing excellence


 Experience is important—and should be recognized

Experience is important—and should be recognized

Communications and Marketing - November 2, 2017

Experience counts. We’ve all heard that phrase at some point in our lives. At Saskatchewan Polytechnic, it has a significant meaning. Experience is important. There are a number of ways whereby people can gain knowledge and develop skills—and it is our belief that such effort should be acknowledged. It is one of the reasons we began using a process called PLAR—short for Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition—over 20 years ago.

tags: News, Continuing Education, Larry Rosia, Successful careers


Students find success at WorldSkills Competition

Students find success at WorldSkills Competition

Communications and Marketing - October 26, 2017

Students find success at WorldSkills Competition World Skills Competition took place October 15-18 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Two students put their skills to the test and showed the world that an education from Sask Polytech cultivates success at the WorldSkills Competition in Abu Dhabi earlier this month. Kyla Henry, from Regina, tied for 6th and brought home a Medallion of Excellence in the Graphic Design Technology competition against 28 competitors. Daniel Nelson, also from Regina, tied for 22nd against 35 competitors in Electrical Installation.

tags: News, Successful careers


Saskatchewan Collaborative Nursing program expands to North Battleford

Saskatchewan Collaborative Nursing program expands to North Battleford

Communications and Marketing - October 25, 2017

Saskatchewan Collaborative Nursing program expands to North Battleford Saskatchewan Polytechnic and the University of Regina are committed to educating nursing students across the province October 25, 2017 – A partnership between North West College, Prairie North Health Region, Saskatchewan Polytechnic and the University of Regina has resulted in the expansion of the Saskatchewan Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing (SCBScN) program to North Battleford.

tags: News, School of Health Sciences, School of Nursing


Saskatchewan Polytechnic collaborative research puts patients first

Saskatchewan Polytechnic collaborative research puts patients first

Communications and Marketing - October 24, 2017

Saskatchewan Polytechnic collaborative research puts patients first Patient-oriented research is becoming the norm for health related research, and for good reasons. It focuses on patient priorities and outcomes and includes patients as active collaborators throughout the research process. “Patient-oriented research engages patients as partners and improves patient outcomes,” says Dr. Susan Blum, associate vice-president, Applied Research and Innovation. “This innovative, applied approach aims to improve Saskatchewan’s healthcare systems and practices.”

tags: News, School of Health Sciences, School of Nursing, Pursuing excellence, applied research


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