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Saskatchewan Polytechnic Student Innovation and Student Outstanding Citizenship Awards

Student Services is proud to present the annual Sask Polytech Student Innovation and Outstanding Citizenship Awards.

The 2019 nomination period is open from January 2 - March 1, 2019.

A Student Innovation Award will be presented each year, to a Sask Polytech student or team. This award will recognize a student, or team of students, who has/have achieved a high standard of excellence on an innovative project or demonstrated innovative methods within their program of study.

Criteria

  • Students must be enrolled full time in a program at Sask Polytech
  • Students must maintain required attendance and be in good academic standing in the program
  • Student work is related to a project course or program
  • Student work demonstrates capacity for innovative thinking or problem solving in their field of studies
  • Student work demonstrates independent study and/or learning skills going beyond course requirements

 The entry will also meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Student work contributes significantly to the advancement of their field of studies
  • Student methodology is unique and successfully completed in spite of other potentially restricting factors
  • Student work identifies trends in their field of study, a potential solution to a problem, previously unrevealed implications and/or risks to overcome
  • The work receives endorsement from business and/or industry

 The innovative project or method should:

  • Be clearly written and comprehensible by non-experts in the field
  • Be presented in an enthusiastic and committed manner
  • Provide a realistic option for use in the field
  • Demonstrate professionalism, industry standards, and production values

Examples of potential projects include research papers, exhibits, audio visual productions, computer programs, documentaries or websites, such as:

  • Outstanding research paper submitted, which demonstrates innovative thinking
  • Outstanding prototype development
  • Development or implementation of a solution to a community problem
  • Development of a simulation, new product, new process/approach or technique
  • Application of technology or outstanding work in an existing technology
  • Production of an exemplary documentary or photography exhibit

Value

The award will consist of a $1000 cash prize to an individual recipient or shared among the team. Each individual or team will also receive a Saskatchewan Polytechnic medal.

Nominations

Students must be nominated by a Sask Polytech faculty and two additional faculty confirmations are required. The nomination, of approximately 400-600 words, should summarize how the students work meets the criteria outlined above.

Submissions

Complete submissions, with all faculty confirmations, must be received by 4 p.m. on Friday, March 1, 2019, via email to convocation@saskpolytech.ca or by interoffice mail to:

Student Services
Saskatchewan Polytechnic Administrative Office
400-119 4th Ave S
Saskatoon, SK S7K 5X2 

Contact

For more information please contact convocation@saskpolytech.ca.

A Student Outstanding Citizenship Award will be presented each year, to one Sask Polytech student at each campus. This award will recognize a student who has inspired and encouraged others to make positive changes. The outstanding work will demonstrate benefits to the campus community and others.

Criteria

  • Students must be enrolled full time in a program at Sask Polytech
  • Students must maintain required attendance and be in good academic standing in their program

The entry will recognize an individual that demonstrates achievement in the following areas:

  • Leadership
  • Initiative and dedication to their studies
  • Evidence of community involvement
  • Role model within the student community
  • Active contribution to the program and/or campus (e.g. volunteering, committee work, etc.)
  • Demonstration of strong personal character, integrity and professionalism

Value

The awards will consist of a $500 cash prize to an individual recipient. Each individual will also receive a framed certificate.

Nominations

Students must be nominated by a Sask Polytech faculty and two additional faculty confirmations are required. The nomination, of approximately 400-600 words, should summarize how the students work meets the criteria outlined above.

Submissions

Complete submissions, with all faculty confirmations, must be received by 4 p.m. on Friday, March 1, 2019, via email to convocation@saskpolytech.ca or by interoffice mail to:

Student Services
Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Administrative Office
400-119 4th Ave S
Saskatoon, SK S7K 5X2 

Contact

For more information please contact convocation@saskpolytech.ca.

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