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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.”

RBC and Saskatchewan Polytechnic help students prepare for the future of work

RBC and Saskatchewan Polytechnic help students prepare for the future of work

Communications and Marketing - November 17, 2017

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.

tags: News, Alumni, Business and Industry, Larry Rosia, Saskatoon


 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


Training for the green-collar jobs of tomorrow

Training for the green-collar jobs of tomorrow

Communications and Marketing - October 2, 2017

As the world seeks solutions to its environmental challenges, the demand for so-called green collar workers, those employed in the environmental sector of our economy, shows no signs of letting up. Polytechnics are well-positioned to provide students with a variety of training in this burgeoning area. Institutions such as Saskatchewan Polytechnic that focus on work-integrated learning and applied research offer students educations that include practical hands-on experience, which can make them more employable.

tags: News, Larry Rosia, Economic and social prosperity


Sask Polytech helps companies bring innovation to forefront

Sask Polytech helps companies bring innovation to forefront

Communications and Marketing - August 1, 2017

In our rapidly changing world, innovation has taken on greater urgency in the quest towards progress. Innovation is a regular topic of discussion in business and, not surprisingly, by our elected leaders—and for good reason. Innovation is an advantage. Those of us in post-secondary education understand this all too well. As a result, we place great value on the support we receive from government to push innovation to the forefront and make our innovation expertise available to companies that need this support.

tags: Applied Research, Economic and social prosperity, Pursuing excellence, Larry Rosia


Intelligent Agriculture represents an opportunity

Intelligent Agriculture represents an opportunity

Communications and Marketing - August 1, 2017

I’m going to introduce a phrase that many of you likely never heard before today: Intelligent Agriculture. #Agriculture #SmartAg #BigData #Agri-Food Intelligent agriculture, or smart agriculture, is so new that you won’t find it in the dictionary. It is a term just starting to be adopted by the most innovative companies in the agriculture and agri-food industries. Yet it is one that holds great promise not only for Saskatchewan Polytechnic, and also for the Saskatchewan and yes, Canada. What does it mean?

tags: Applied Research, School of Mining, Energy and Manufacturing, Economic and social prosperity, Pursuing excellence, Larry Rosia


Using applied research to make Saskatchewan more competitive

Using applied research to make Saskatchewan more competitive

Communications and Marketing - August 1, 2017

It is impossible to predict the future. There are; however, certain facts that cannot be overlooked. One obvious fact is that the population of planet Earth continues to grow. In 2015, the United Nations projected that 8.5 billion people will inhabit earth by 2030, up from more than 7.3 billion today. That number is expected to increase another 1.2 billion by 2050.

tags: Applied Research, Economic and social prosperity, Pursuing excellence, Larry Rosia


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