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  • Indigenous relay challenge returns to Saskatchewan Polytechnic

    Indigenous relay challenge returns to Saskatchewan Polytechnic - Indigenous relay challenge returns to Saskatchewan Polytechnic Teams of ten compete in timed historical survival style relay race. September 20, 2017 – Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Indigenous Relay Challenge returns as part of the fall equinox celebration. The event is supported through Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Indigenous Student Success Strategy. The relay takes place September 21 at the Prince Albert campus from 11:30a.m. – 1:00p.m. “We are very excited to bring back the Indigenous Relay Challenge. The challenge is a great outdoor event for students and staff to learn about day-to-day tasks early inhabitants had to endure to survive in the north,” says Indigenous Student advisor Carrie McCloy.

  • Saskatchewan Polytechnic leverages expertise with new degree program

    Saskatchewan Polytechnic leverages expertise with new degree program - Saskatchewan Polytechnic leverages expertise with new degree program Bachelor of Construction Management students to begin in September 2018 September 20, 2017 – Today Saskatchewan Polytechnic celebrates the launch of its new degree program, the Bachelor of Construction Management. This is the second stand-alone degree developed in direct response to labour market demand.

  • Saskatchewan Polytechnic and Saskatoon Tribal Council partnership focuses on Indigenous Food Security

    Saskatchewan Polytechnic and Saskatoon Tribal Council partnership focuses on Indigenous Food Security - A Memorandum of Understanding sets the framework for applied research collaborations in the areas of Indigenous food sovereignty through community-based food production systems and traditional plant species.

  • Sask Polytech students welcomed to campus for new academic year

    Sask Polytech students welcomed to campus for new academic year - Saskatchewan Polytechnic and the Saskatchewan Polytechnic Students’ Association welcome students back to campus. September 1, 2017 – Saskatchewan Polytechnic and the Saskatchewan Polytechnic Students’ Association (SPSA) are collaborating to welcome 11,000 students to campus the first week of September.

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


Industry Partnership a Catalyst for New Innovative Manufacturing Program

Industry Partnership a Catalyst for New Innovative Manufacturing Program

Communications and Marketing - August 1, 2017

Industry Partnership a Catalyst for New Innovative Manufacturing Program Manufacturing is a key sector in Saskatchewan, contributing about 7 percent of the province’s Gross Domestic Product. Manufacturing shipments totalled around $14.1 billion in 2015, according to the most recent provincial government statistics available.

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


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