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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.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic students design and build vehicle for international competition

Saskatchewan Polytechnic students design and build vehicle for international competition

Communications and Marketing - April 24, 2017

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.

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


Government of Canada invests in post-secondary infrastructure in Saskatchewan

Government of Canada invests in post-secondary infrastructure in Saskatchewan

Communications and Marketing - April 21, 2017

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.

tags: News, Prince Albert, Saskatoon, Successful careers, Economic and social prosperity, Pursuing excellence


The best tool for learning veterinary technologist skills is a horse; of course

The best tool for learning veterinary technologist skills is a horse; of course

Communications and Marketing - April 18, 2017

The best tool for learning veterinary technologist skills is a horse; of course Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Veterinary Technology program is the first one in North America to be home to a full sized simulation horse model A new teaching tool has arrived in the Veterinary Technology program at Saskatoon campus. It’s a prototype simulated horse that was developed in collaboration with the Veterinary Simulation Industries of Calgary. Her name is Dobbin and she’s life-like in nearly every way — she’s the same size as a horse, has palpable body parts and accessible veins.

tags: News, Saskatoon, School of Health Sciences, Successful careers, Pursuing excellence


Alumnus trades in paramedic uniform for an apron on MasterChef Canada

Alumnus trades in paramedic uniform for an apron on MasterChef Canada

Communications and Marketing - April 18, 2017

Alumnus trades in paramedic uniform for an apron on MasterChef Canada Kimberly Cairns, a 2016 Advanced Care Paramedic graduate, works as a first responder in Saskatoon and knows how to handle emergency situations. She also knows how to cook like a pro. Earlier this year she had a chance to show off her skills in the fourth season of CTV’s MasterChef Canada. “It was an indescribable experience,” says Cairns, who decided to audition on a whim. “I knew I always loved cooking. I knew I was good at it, and my personality was show worthy. So I took a chance and it worked out.”

tags: News, Alumni, Saskatoon, School of Health Sciences, Successful careers, Pursuing excellence


Saskatoon to host annual Olympic-style skills competition & “Try-a-Trade Expo”

Saskatoon to host annual Olympic-style skills competition & “Try-a-Trade Expo”

Communications and Marketing - April 6, 2017

Saskatoon to host annual Olympic-style skills competition & “Try-a-Trade Expo” The provincial skills competition brings together more than 500 secondary and post-secondary students and apprentices from across the province. April 6, 2017 – Skills Canada Saskatchewan is holding the 19th Annual Skills Canada Competition & Try-a-Trade Expo in Saskatoon, SK on April 7, 2017. Events will take place at the CNH Training Centre and Saskatchewan Polytechnic Saskatoon Campus. Skills Canada Saskatchewan’s Olympic-style competition provides a forum for students to compete and showcase their skills in numerous trade and technology areas, from welding to machine shop to 3D animation. Gold medal winners qualify to represent Saskatchewan at the Skills Canada National Competition in Winnipeg, MB in June 2017.

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Saskatchewan Polytechnic School of Nursing 50 Anniversary

Saskatchewan Polytechnic School of Nursing 50 Anniversary

Communications and Marketing - April 5, 2017

Saskatchewan Polytechnic School of Nursing 50 Anniversary The School of Nursing is celebrating 50 years of quality nursing education at Saskatchewan Polytechnic April 4, 2016 – This spring the School of Nursing will celebrate 50 years of quality nursing education at Saskatchewan Polytechnic. The festivities will provide an excellent opportunity to celebrate the achievements of our current students, graduates, faculty and staff as well as honour the pioneering efforts of our alumni in advancing nursing education, research and scholarly work.

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