Applied Research Student Showcase


Applied Research Student Showcase

Join us in celebrating our students’ game-changing ideas.

View the 2021 Applied Research Student Showcase awards presentation below!

2021 Applied Research Student Showcase Winners

Health and Social

Dan Richert, Geographic Information Science – certificate

Mapping opioid addiction and opioid-related deaths in Saskatchewan.

Breana Muller, Medical Laboratory Technology – diploma

PCR use for blood culture samples to promote antimicrobial stewardship.


Hariharan Rajendra, Business – diploma

Addressing moral distress on the frontlines: the ethical challenges police officers are experiencing due to COVID-19.



Jonah Sutter, Geographic Information Science – certificate

Using GIS to help reduce response times to rural emergencies

Scott Lee, Civil Engineering Technologies – diploma

Exterior slab mix design with slag replacement comparison

Tory Frankl and Lauren Lukan, Integrated Resource Management – diploma

Growing Black Spruce seeds (picea mariana) in three biochar inoculations

Industry/Peoples Choice

Kelsey Knipple, Psychiatric Nursing

Policing mental dealth: a psychiatric nursing perspective in crisis intervention

2020 Applied Research Student Showcase Winners

Bradley Weir, Geographic Information Science

Fuel Type Updating

Andrew Ashton, Electronic Systems Engineering Technology

Cribbage for Persons with Reduced Vision

Benno Unger, Electronics Systems Engineering Technology

Car Parking Sensor

Andrew Brittner, Environmental Engineering Technology

Development of a Project Geographic Information System (GIS) for the former Husky Refinery Site in Moose Jaw

Edward LaFayette, Architectural Technologies

Integrating a "living machine" into a building design.

Sask Polytech faculty, researchers and students collaborate with employers on applied research projects. These projects take many forms including product development, process design, technology adoption and proof of concept. Using state-of-the-art facilities, equipment and faculty expertise Sask Polytech delivers solutions and helps industry to capture new opportunities. Intellectual property for all applied research projects is retained by industry, creating more incentive for future creative engagement and ongoing collaboration. 

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