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  • Paul Hill receives honorary diploma at Regina Convocation

    Paul Hill receives honorary diploma at Regina Convocation - Paul Hill receives honorary diploma at Regina Convocation As president of The Hill Companies since 1978, Paul has achieved a number of noteworthy successes over the years. One of his most significant achievements was acquiring controlling interest of Crown Life in 1990 and moving the company to Regina from Toronto. The acquisition not only brought 1,200 jobs to Regina, it also expanded Saskatchewan’s GDP by two per cent and the city’s GDP by ten per cent. Crown Life is now owned by Canada Life and remains a significant presence in Regina.

  • Saskatchewan Polytechnic celebrates excellence at Regina convocation

    Saskatchewan Polytechnic celebrates excellence at Regina convocation - Saskatchewan Polytechnic celebrates excellence at Regina convocation More undergrad students graduate from Saskatchewan Polytechnic each year than from any other post-secondary institute in the province. June 22, 2017 – Tomorrow, Saskatchewan Polytechnic will celebrate the accomplishments of 1,162 graduates along with award recipients at the Regina campus convocation. Almost 366 students will be in attendance at Regina the convocation ceremony.

  • Sask Polytech hosts National Aboriginal Day celebrations across the province

    Sask Polytech hosts National Aboriginal Day celebrations across the province - Saskatchewan Polytechnic is proud to support our Indigenous students, faculty and staff as we celebrate Indigenous culture on National Aboriginal Day. “National Aboriginal Day is an important event for Saskatchewan Polytechnic,” says Dr. Larry Rosia, president and CEO. “Approximately 18 percent of our student population counts itself as having Indigenous ancestry. Taking time to observe and celebrate our Indigenous culture enriches the institution’s diversity, which is one of our greatest strengths.”

  • Celebrating excellence in teaching with faculty award

    Celebrating excellence in teaching with faculty award - Convocation is a time to celebrate success, achievements and greatness. Students are given the opportunity to recognize their success, walk across the stage and step into their futures. It’s also a time to acknowledge the incredible efforts of faculty members who have helped their students make advancements in their careers and in their lives through the Faculty Award for Excellence: Teaching.

Gene Haas Foundation supports Machinist and Innovative Manufacturing Programs

Gene Haas Foundation supports Machinist and Innovative Manufacturing Programs

Communications and Marketing - May 31, 2017

Gene Haas Foundation supports Machinist and Innovative Manufacturing Programs Generous donation strengthens manufacturing innovation at Saskatchewan Polytechnic May 31, 2017 – Thanks to a $435,000 donation from the Gene Haas Foundation, Saskatchewan Polytechnic is able to take a giant step in supporting Saskatchewan’s manufacturing sector with state-of-the-art lab. The Gene Haas Manufacturing Technology Lab will have state-of-the-art equipment and technology, which will benefit students, faculty and industry in meeting the needs of Saskatchewan’s growing manufacturing industry. Renovations and upgrades will be made to the existing Machinist training facility at Regina campus. The new Gene Haas Manufacturing Technology Lab will be completed this fall for use by Innovative Manufacturing program students, Machinist, Welding and Welding Fabricator certificate students and professionals working in the manufacturing industry. It will also be available to support applied research projects with industry.

tags: News, Applied Research, Business and Industry, Regina, School of Mining, Energy and Manufacturing, Successful careers, Economic and social prosperity


Applied research and education for sustainable development celebrated with Regional Centre of Expertise awards

Applied research and education for sustainable development celebrated with Regional Centre of Expertise awards

Communications and Marketing - May 10, 2017

Applied research and education for sustainable development celebrated with Regional Centre of Expertise awards Two Saskatchewan Polytechnic projects receive awards for sustainable development May 10, 2017 – This spring two Saskatchewan Polytechnic projects received awards from the Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE) Saskatchewan on Education for Sustainable Development. RCE Saskatchewan celebrated 25 projects at their 9th annual recognition awards.

tags: News, Applied Research, Saskatoon, School of Mining, Energy and Manufacturing, School of Natural Resources and Built Environment, Successful careers, Economic and social prosperity, Pursuing excellence


Saskatchewan Polytechnic eco-car makes great debut run, finishing 18th overall

Saskatchewan Polytechnic eco-car makes great debut run, finishing 18th overall

Communications and Marketing - May 3, 2017

Saskatchewan Polytechnic eco-car makes great debut run, finishing 18th overall Ultra-fuel-efficient vehicle performed better than many top American and Canadian universities at the Shell Eco-Marathon in Detroit. May 3, 2017 – This past weekend a student designed and built ultra-fuel-efficient vehicle made a big impression in the international competition. The team of Mechanical and CAD/CAM Engineering Technology students presented a car that managed to out-perform some significant Canadian universities including UBC, Queens, Ottawa, and Concordia and American universities including Perdue, Berkeley, Michigan.

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


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.

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