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  • Summer camps can show kids countless career opportunities

    Summer camps can show kids countless career opportunities - Summer camps can show kids countless career opportunities Get your kids to learn something new this summer Every summer, Sask Polytech students and faculty host a number of summer camps for kids looking to learn a new skill or learn about a new career option they’ve never thought possible. These week-long camps, are designed to help kids learn something new, develop their social skills and build their self-confidence. Camps are offered at Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon campuses and are available for children ranging from nine to seventeen years of age.

  • Saskatchewan Polytechnic celebrates excellence at Saskatoon convocation

    Saskatchewan Polytechnic celebrates excellence at Saskatoon convocation - Saskatchewan Polytechnic celebrates excellence at Saskatoon convocation More undergrad students graduate from Saskatchewan Polytechnic each year than from any other post-secondary institute in the province. May 25, 2017 – Tomorrow Saskatchewan Polytechnic will celebrate the accomplishments of 579 graduates along with award recipients at the Saskatoon campus convocation. Over 1,600 students were invited to attend Saskatoon convocation.

  • SGI Salvage and Saskatchewan Polytechnic mark unique 15-year partnership

    SGI Salvage and Saskatchewan Polytechnic mark unique 15-year partnership - SGI SALVAGE AND SASKATCHEWAN POLYTECHNIC MARK UNIQUE 15-YEAR PARTNERSHIP Students Train for Automotive Service and Auto Body Technician Careers by Fixing Total Loss Vehicles It all started with a Pontiac Sunfire in 2002. Since then, nearly 250 vehicles have been repaired by Saskatchewan Polytechnic Automotive Service and Auto Body Technician certificate students. Today, a long-running but little-known partnership between Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) Salvage and Saskatchewan Polytechnic was celebrated at Saskatoon campus.

  • Sask Polytech students have some of the best skills in the world

    Sask Polytech students have some of the best skills in the world - Sask Polytech students have some of the best skills in the world Skills competitions aim to showcase trade and technology careers Every year dozens of students from several programs at Saskatchewan Polytechnic, ranging from welding to cooking, come together to showcase their abilities in their chosen trade at the Skills Saskatchewan Annual Provincial Skills Competition. Students compete against their peers to complete notoriously intense challenges, vying for a spot on Team Saskatchewan at the Skills Canada National Skills Competition and a chance to represent Canada every second year at the World Skills International competition.

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.

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


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