Intercultural Services

Intercultural Services

Intercultural Services provides support and guidance to you, as a newcomer (permanent resident) or international student, throughout your experience at Saskatchewan Polytechnic. 

Student supports include: 

  • Supporting the transition into Canadian culture and the Canadian academic environment
  • Assessing student need and making referrals
  • Providing culturally responsive counselling support
  • Ensuring international and newcomer student perspectives are represented institutionally
  • Facilitating student success workshops
  • Promoting opportunities for student engagement, leadership, and volunteerism
  • Workshop series

Organizational supports include:

  • Showcasing diverse perspectives and providing resources to promote equity, inclusion, and intercultural understanding
  • Providing support to faculty on culturally inclusive teaching practices and strategies
  • Organizing intercultural communication workshops and other cross-cultural professional development opportunities 
  • Collaborating with other departments/schools to identify gaps in services and supports and to address systemic barriers


Intercultural Week

Tuesday, March 21 - Friday, March 24, 2017

Intercultural Week coincides with the United Nations’ International Day for the Elimination of Racism on March 21st. The purpose of Intercultural Week is to:

  • Honour and celebrate cultural diversity within Saskatchewan Polytechnic;
  • Enhance the intercultural awareness of students, staff and faculty; and
  • Foster safe learning spaces in which diversity is valued and respected.

If you are interested in getting involved in Intercultural Week events on your campus, please contact

Check out videos from the 2016 Intercultural Week!

Day 1 Part 1 Dancing - March 21, 2016

Day 1 Part 2 Todd Odgers

Day 2 March 22, 2016 

Day 3 March 23, 2016

Day 4 March 24, 2016


Regina Campus

Jackie Belhumeur, Intercultural Counsellor
Office 207.12.2

Saskatoon Campus

Debbie Griffith, Intercultural Learning Specialist
Office 102.1

Candice Kloeble, Intercultural Counsellor
Office 100.12