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2015 News Archive

C4i and Saskatchewan Polytechnic enter relationship

C4i and Saskatchewan Polytechnic enter relationship

Communications and Marketing - December 11, 2015

On December 9, 2015 C4i and Saskatchewan Polytechnic signed a Letter of Intent to provide software to Sask Polytech to train leaders and emergency managers to prepare for disasters.

tags: News, Economic and social prosperity, Pursuing excellence


The Walrus Talks - Resilience

The Walrus Talks - Resilience

Communications and Marketing - November 30, 2015

Sask Polytech was very proud to be the reception sponsor of The Walrus Talks - Resilience in Saskatoon. Sask Polytech has experienced a lot of change in the last year and is familiar with the effort required to change the conversation, share new ideas and build up communities on our campuses. It was a pleasure sponsoring this great event, learning how we can contribute to innovative ideas and new ways of thinking across Saskatchewan. Steve McLellan, CEO of the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce and Sask Polytech alumnus, joined several dynamic speakers illuminating how cities and communities build themselves to thrive through difficult times.

tags: Saskatoon, Pursuing excellence


TEDxSaskatoon

TEDxSaskatoon

Communications and Marketing - November 30, 2015

Sask Polytech enjoyed being the visionary sponsor of TEDx, an event created in the spirit of TED's mission, “ideas worth spreading.” Sask Polytech Natural Resources program head and instructor, Dr. Hamilton Greenwood, was one of 13 TEDx speakers. Using his incredible wildlife photography, Hamilton explained how we can create better functioning communities and organizations if we take a moment to learn from nature by being mindful, embracing diversity and taking care of the unique.

tags: Prince Albert, Saskatoon, School of Natural Resources and Built Environment, Successful careers, Pursuing excellence


Meet Kevin Wesaquate: Sask Polytech's artist and writer in residence

Meet Kevin Wesaquate: Sask Polytech's artist and writer in residence

Communications and Marketing - November 16, 2015

When Kevin Wesaquate began writing poetry, he started looking for an Aboriginal writers group to join. “I went out into my community and tried to find other Aboriginal poets and groups of pos-sible peers who would like to practise poetry with me, and I couldn't find any.” He ended up trav-elling across Canada in search of such a group, but was surprised to come up empty handed. “There was nothing like that that existed.” Undeterred, Wesaquate noticed an opportunity when he returned home.

tags: Aboriginal, Saskatoon, Economic and social prosperity, Pursuing excellence


Sask Polytech Nursing faculty member recognized nationally

Sask Polytech Nursing faculty member recognized nationally

Communications and Marketing - November 5, 2015

At the national conference in Toronto, the Canadian Association of Practical Nurse Educators (CAPNE) announced Saskatchewan Polytechnic faculty member Roni Clubb as the recipient of their 2015 Leadership in Practical Nursing Education award. CAPNE is the national voice for practical nursing education in Canada.

tags: News, School of Nursing, Pursuing excellence


Sask Polytech Prince Albert campus opens expanded simulation centre

Sask Polytech Prince Albert campus opens expanded simulation centre

Communications and Marketing - November 4, 2015

Saskatchewan Polytechnic hosted the opening of the newly expanded Simulation Centre at the Prince Albert campus Academic building this afternoon. The Simulation Centre provides a lifelike, hands-on learning environment allowing students to practise skills in a variety of nursing and health sciences programs.

tags: News, Prince Albert, School of Nursing, Pursuing excellence


Saskatchewan celebrates National Biotechnology Week with the Fifth Annual Amazing Biotech Race

Saskatchewan celebrates National Biotechnology Week with the Fifth Annual Amazing Biotech Race

Communications and Marketing - November 2, 2015

Saskatchewan celebrates National Biotechnology Week with the Fifth Annual Amazing Biotech Race November 2, 2015 - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan The race is on! Fifth Annual Amazing Biotech Race starts at 1:30 pm today at Innovation Place. Teams of costumed students will converge upon Innovation Place, to vie for the coveted trophy, while connecting with Saskatoon bioscience companies.

tags: News, Saskatoon, School of Animal and BioSciences, Pursuing excellence


Sask Polytech builds Halloween costume for boy

Sask Polytech builds Halloween costume for boy

Communications and Marketing - October 29, 2015

October 29, 2015 - Saskatchewan Polytechnic industrial mechanics, auto body and welding students built a motorcycle wheelchair attachment for a young boy with cerebral palsy. Almost 10 students, along with Sask Polytech industrial mechanics program head Rob Gilchrist, spent a month building this unique Halloween costume after program hours.

tags: News, School of Mining, Energy and Manufacturing, Pursuing excellence


Sask Polytech dental faculty member recognized nationally

Sask Polytech dental faculty member recognized nationally

Communications and Marketing - October 27, 2015

Diane Edwards receives DAEC award for outstanding educator October 27, 2015 - The Dental Assisting Educators of Canada (DAEC) recently announced Saskatchewan Polytechnic faculty member Diane Edwards as the recipient of their 2015 Award for Outstanding Educator. As a national body, DAEC provides the opportunity for its members to enhance and articulate dental assistant education in Canada.

tags: Academic, School of Health Sciences, Successful careers, Pursuing excellence


Pursuing excellence in program quality and innovation

Pursuing excellence in program quality and innovation

Communications and Marketing - October 15, 2015

Dalton Mervold regularly receives phone calls from college and university administrators around the world. They're eager to learn about Saskatchewan Polytechnic's online learning programs, and how they can incorporate the content into their own curricula. As the head of the Parts Management Technician program, Mervold has spearheaded three innovative online programs that are earning national and international attention.

tags: Continuing Education, School of Construction, Pursuing excellence


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