Dean's Message

Dean's Message

So you’re thinking about a career in information and communications technology. Maybe you see yourself designing web pages, supporting computer networks, working in a library or developing handy mobile apps—or the next big thing. Whatever your vision, I can assure you that all organizations that keep pace with electronic communications require creative innovative thinkers and problem-solvers.

At Saskatchewan Polytechnic, we’ll equip you with the knowledge and training you’ll need to do the job. Our programs are designed with input from industry leaders to ensure that they’ll give you a real edge in the marketplace. You’ll sharpen your skills before you graduate, sometimes through paid co-operative work terms and applied research projects.

It’s a hands-on approach to your education and to your future. I wish you a fulfilling journey!


A distinguished educator, Dr. Has Malik has more than 20 years of post-secondary experience. Dr. Malik has served as the Associate Vice-President, Academic Pathways and Planning at Sheridan College in Ontario, as well as the founding Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Dean of Continuing and Professional Studies, and the Dean of Community and Liberal Studies. Prior to joining Sheridan College, he taught at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Malik has served as a member of the Home Suite Hope Industry Council in Ontario; engaged in the newly formed Online Learning Consortium: e-CampusOntario; served as a member of the Board of Directors for OntarioLearn; and was a member of the Community Task Force for William Osler Health System, in Brampton, Ontario.

Dr. Malik received his undergraduate degree in English Literature from Davidson College, North Carolina, graduating magna cum laude, and was inducted into the North Carolina Chapter of Phi Betta Kappa. He also holds a Master's degree and a PhD in English Literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In addition, Dr. Malik earned his post-graduate diploma in Applied Information Technology from the Information Technology Institute in Toronto.

Passionate about sharing his expertise and knowledge, Dr. Malik has spoken at a number of venues, including presenting at the Fifth International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities in Paris, offering an invited talk at the Knowledge and Human Development Authority in Dubai, and speaking as an invited expert panelist for the "Community Knowledge Forum" event at The Community Foundation of Mississauga, Ontario.