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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

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

Initiatives

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 debbie.griffith@saskpolytech.ca.

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

Contacts

Regina Campus

Jackie Belhumeur, Intercultural Counsellor
306-775-7595
jacqueline.belhumeur@saskpolytech.ca
Office 207.12.2

Saskatoon Campus

Debbie Griffith, Intercultural Learning Specialist
306-659-4666
debbie.griffith@saskpolytech.ca
Office 102.1

Candice Kloeble, Intercultural Counsellor
306-659-4801
candice.kloeble@saskpolytech.ca
Office 100.12

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