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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.

Solar Panel Demonstration Site Brings Environmental Sustainability One Step Closer

Solar Panel Demonstration Site Brings Environmental Sustainability One Step Closer

Communications and Marketing - April 25, 2017

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.

tags: News, Applied Research, School of Mining, Energy and Manufacturing, Successful careers, Economic and social prosperity, Pursuing excellence


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


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


Award winning Climate Change Adaption Tool brings big data to the local level

Award winning Climate Change Adaption Tool brings big data to the local level

Communications and Marketing - June 1, 2016

Project funded by the Office of Applied Research and Innovation For Natural Resources Technology instructor Ryan Galbraith and Dr. Nirmil Subedi, a Forest Economist from Natural Resources Canada, the goal was simple: help make large-scale environmental data more useful at the local level. The result is the Climate Change Adaption Tool, which provides farmers and local communities with the environmental data they need to make planting and development decisions.

tags: Applied Research, Library, School of Natural Resources and Built Environment, Pursuing excellence


Instructors from Colombia set to tour Saskatchewan as part of an Education for Employment Project

Instructors from Colombia set to tour Saskatchewan as part of an Education for Employment Project

Communications and Marketing - May 9, 2016

Study tour includes participation in a mine survey camp May 10. May 9, 2016 - Saskatchewan Polytechnic is working with Colombia's National Training Service (SENA) to introduce new and relevant mining curriculum through a three-year Education for Employment Program. Eight mining instructors from Columbia are taking part this week in a mine survey camp to learn advanced surveying techniques, use state-of-the-art GPS equipment and perform projects in the field. The camp is part of a six-day study tour to expose instructors to knowledge and teaching techniques to integrate into their own teaching and curriculum in Colombia.

tags: News, Applied Research, Economic and social prosperity


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