Saskatchewan Polytechnic honours diversity at second annual Intercultural Week
More than 40 events will take place across the province between March 21 and 24
March 20, 2016 – With more than 500 international students and more than 18 per cent of the student body identifying as Indigenous, Sask Polytech is proud to be a culturally diverse institution. In an effort to honour and celebrate how such diversity enriches the learning and work experience for each student, staff and faculty member, Sask Polytech is hosting the second annual Intercultural Week, March 21-24.
“I firmly believe that cultural diversity is one of our institution’s greatest strengths. We are fortunate to be able to learn from and work alongside faculty, staff and students from around the world,” says Dr. Larry Rosia, president and CEO. “I encourage everyone to participate in the events taking place at their home campus and take the opportunity to learn something new about the richness of cultural contributions to our communities.”
With more than 40 events scheduled to take place throughout the week, participants will be given the opportunity to learn about different cultures. Events include keynote talks, film festivals, dances, and more.
“Intercultural week is designed to foster inclusion and enhance the intercultural awareness of students, staff and faculty,” says Tobi Strohan, associate vice-president of Student Services. “We want this week of celebration to help facilitate the transfer of knowledge and experiences among the diverse people who come to Sask Polytech to study and to work.”
Media are invited to attend opening ceremonies at each campus. Visit saskpolytech.ca/intercultural-week for more information.
|Moose Jaw campus||March 21
Performance – Desperate for Haggis
12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
|Prince Albert campus||March 21
Keynote speaker – Joseph Kiunga
12:15 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
|Regina campus||March 21
11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Auditorium – 3rd Floor
Lunch with a cop
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Cultural Centre Ave W campus
|Saskatoon campus||March 21
Keynote – Joseph Naytowhow
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lecture Hall 104, Saskatoon main campus