Welcome to the International Education division at Saskatchewan Polytechnic.
Saskatchewan Polytechnic is committed to being a leader of polytechnic education on a global scale. In articulating our vision as a global leader, Saskatchewan Polytechnic builds upon a 30-year history in international activities and global engagement. During this time, the institution has demonstrated success in attracting and supporting students from more than 50 countries, collaborated with partners in Canada and abroad to develop and implement international projects in 20 countries, developed a framework to support global learning experiences for students and faculty, and extended its entrepreneurial activities beyond the province of Saskatchewan. As an institution on the rise, Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s global engagement is guided by our core values. To learn more, please review the Global Engagement Plan (pdf).
Our division focuses on the following areas:
Thevi Pather, associate vice-president, International
Thevi Pather is the associate vice-president, International at Saskatchewan Polytechnic, and a global engagement thought leader with over 20 years of experience in the public post secondary sector. His work in the field of global engagement includes work at the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, Royal Roads University, Camosun College, and Executive Director of the Office of Global Engagement at North Island College. Having once been an international student himself, he brings a unique perspective to the topics of international recruitment and support, global engagement and mobility, diversity and inclusion and the advancement of global citizenship ideals in the post-secondary sector. His professional and research interests include institutional strategy, international student marketing and recruitment strategy, and cosmopolitanism and global citizenship development. Prior to working in international education, he worked in social services where he was drawn to diversity and equity work given the marginalized client groups he served. Thevi has a BA from University of Kwazulu Natal, South Africa, a B.Sc. from Fresno State University, California, a Post Graduate diploma in Social Policy and MA from Simon Fraser University. He is currently a doctoral candidate at SFU.