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  • Solar Panel Demonstration Site Brings Environmental Sustainability One Step Closer

    Solar Panel Demonstration Site Brings Environmental Sustainability One Step Closer - Solar Panel Demonstration Site Brings Environmental Sustainability One Step Closer Saskatoon Light and Power (SL&P), in partnership with the Saskatchewan Environmental Society Cooperative/Solar Co-Op Ltd. (SES-SESSC) and Saskatchewan Polytechnic have created one of the province’s first power generation co-operatives at the Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Demonstration Site, part of the Landfill Gas Collection and Power Generation System.

  • Women in Trades & Technology at Saskatchewan Polytechnic

    Women in Trades & Technology at Saskatchewan Polytechnic - Women in Trades & Technology at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Dedicated to increasing the number of women in Saskatchewan trades and technology for 30 years INTRO The Saskatchewan Polytechnic Women in Trades & Technology WITT program was greatly influenced by the women who founded Saskatchewan Tradeswomen in the 1970s, a movement that eventually formed Saskatchewan Women in Trades and Technology (SaskWITT). These women were leaders in a national movement to bring like-minded women together to remove barriers in traditionally male occupations. Sask Polytech’s WITT program has evolved over the past 30 years, but the goal remains the same: encourage and assist women interested in trades and technology careers.

  • Saskatchewan Polytechnic students design and build vehicle for international competition

    Saskatchewan Polytechnic students design and build vehicle for international competition - Saskatchewan Polytechnic students design and build vehicle for international competition Ultra-fuel-efficient vehicle slated to compete in upcoming Shell Eco-marathon. April 24, 2017 - Several students from the Mechanical and CAD/CAM Engineering Technology programs designed, built and tested an ultra-fuel-efficient vehicle, which gets its world debut on April 27 in Detroit at the Shell Eco-Marathon. This is the first time Saskatchewan Polytechnic has ever competed in the marathon, and hopefully it won’t be the last.

  • Government of Canada invests in post-secondary infrastructure in Saskatchewan

    Government of Canada invests in post-secondary infrastructure in Saskatchewan - Government of Canada invests in post-secondary infrastructure in Saskatchewan News Release From Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada $1.97-million investment will create jobs, expand research and foster innovation April 21, 2017 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada The Government of Canada values the role of post-secondary institutions as they help equip young Canadians with the education and training they need for future careers that will help them join a strong, healthy middle class. Today’s investment of $1.97 million in the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies (SIIT) and Saskatchewan Polytechnic will do just that by fostering the training needed for the well-paying middle-class jobs of today and tomorrow.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic named one of Saskatchewan’s top employers

Saskatchewan Polytechnic named one of Saskatchewan’s top employers

Communications and Marketing - April 12, 2017

Saskatchewan Polytechnic named one of Saskatchewan’s top employers Mediacorp Canada Inc. announces winners of Saskatchewan’s Top Employers competition April 12, 2017 – Now in its twelfth year, Saskatchewan’s Top Employers is a special designation that recognizes Saskatchewan employers that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work. Today Mediacorp Canada named Saskatchewan Polytechnic as one of these employers.

tags: News, Successful careers, Economic and social prosperity, Pursuing excellence, Organizational effectiveness


Saskatoon to host annual Olympic-style skills competition & “Try-a-Trade Expo”

Saskatoon to host annual Olympic-style skills competition & “Try-a-Trade Expo”

Communications and Marketing - April 6, 2017

Saskatoon to host annual Olympic-style skills competition & “Try-a-Trade Expo” The provincial skills competition brings together more than 500 secondary and post-secondary students and apprentices from across the province. April 6, 2017 – Skills Canada Saskatchewan is holding the 19th Annual Skills Canada Competition & Try-a-Trade Expo in Saskatoon, SK on April 7, 2017. Events will take place at the CNH Training Centre and Saskatchewan Polytechnic Saskatoon Campus. Skills Canada Saskatchewan’s Olympic-style competition provides a forum for students to compete and showcase their skills in numerous trade and technology areas, from welding to machine shop to 3D animation. Gold medal winners qualify to represent Saskatchewan at the Skills Canada National Competition in Winnipeg, MB in June 2017.

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Saskatchewan Polytechnic receives $200,000 for applied research projects

Saskatchewan Polytechnic receives $200,000 for applied research projects

Communications and Marketing - April 5, 2017

Saskatchewan Polytechnic receives $200,000 for applied research projects Government of Canada supports applied research with entrepreneurs and small business April 5, 2016 – Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s $200,000 in funding from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) will provide financial support to qualified small and medium-sized enterprises to advance innovation through applied research. This award builds on the success of the program in 2016-2017. “The Office of Applied Research and Innovation is very excited to be awarded up to $200,000 from IRAP,” says Dr. Susan Blum, associate vice-president, Applied Research and Innovation. “Through this funding Sask Polytech will be able to partner with industry on approximately 20 applied research projects a year for the next two years. This is a win-win situation for Sask Polytech and small businesses across the province.”

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


Saskatchewan Polytechnic School of Nursing 50 Anniversary

Saskatchewan Polytechnic School of Nursing 50 Anniversary

Communications and Marketing - April 5, 2017

Saskatchewan Polytechnic School of Nursing 50 Anniversary The School of Nursing is celebrating 50 years of quality nursing education at Saskatchewan Polytechnic April 4, 2016 – This spring the School of Nursing will celebrate 50 years of quality nursing education at Saskatchewan Polytechnic. The festivities will provide an excellent opportunity to celebrate the achievements of our current students, graduates, faculty and staff as well as honour the pioneering efforts of our alumni in advancing nursing education, research and scholarly work.

tags: News, Prince Albert, Regina, Saskatoon, School of Health Sciences, School of Nursing, Pursuing excellence


Sask Polytech’s robot challenge winners announced

Sask Polytech’s robot challenge winners announced

Communications and Marketing - March 23, 2017

Sask Polytech’s robot challenge winners announced Winners are announced after a day of exhilarating competition March 23, 2017 – Saskatchewan Polytechnic electronics programs hosted over 200 high school students from across the province as they challenge their technical skills in the ninth annual Saskatchewan Polytechnic myRobotRumble SUMObot Challenge 2017, presented by SaskTel. Teams spent months building, programming and testing robots made from SUMO robot kits, which are provided by Sask Polytech. Working in teams of two, participants demonstrated their problem-solving skills, technical knowledge and teamwork at today’s event.

tags: News, Economic and social prosperity, 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


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