Dean's Message

Dean's Message

Every day, skilled practitioners play a pivotal role in protecting and managing Saskatchewan’s forests, fisheries, wildlife and parks. Others apply their expertise to structures such as roads, bridges, dams and industrial plants.

If you want either the natural or the built environment to figure prominently in your career, you’re smart to be considering Saskatchewan Polytechnic. We’ll teach you the theory, then you’ll put your knowledge into practice through hands-on field work, outdoor camps, lab exercises, applied research projects and paid co-operative work terms. Our applied learning methods are recognized by employers nationally, opening the door to employment outside of the province. Most programs also allow you to transfer to a degree program.

Our goal is to provide you with a rewarding educational experience. I wish you every success!


Jamie Hilts has over twenty years of experience in the college environment which includes Northern Lights College in British Columbia where he worked as an instructor, a student services coordinator and campus assistant principal; Lethbridge College where he held the position of dean for the centre of health, justice and human services; Nova Scotia Community College where he was the academic vice-president and Southeast Regional College in Saskatchewan where he held the position of vice-president, academics. 

During his tenure at these institutes Jamie was involved with several other post-secondary institutions, as well as private and publicly funded activities in the development of partnerships and programs to meet the changing needs of both learners and stakeholders.  In addition to his college work Jamie has devoted much time to various charitable and not for profit organizations over the years.

Jamie holds a B.Ed. from the University of Regina and a M.Sc. from the University of Oregon.