2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

General Coronavirus Information
Students, faculty and staff are directed to the official provincial, federal and international health authorities where Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) links provide the most up-to-date information available. The large volume of global information about COVID-19 on social media does not always reflect current provincial circumstances or appropriate risk mitigation measures.

Government of Saskatchewan
Government of Canada
World Health Organization (WHO)


The health of our students is important to us. Counselling and other services are available to help you during this challenging time.

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June 29, 2020 Update

The health, safety and security of our students and employees is of utmost importance. Saskatchewan Polytechnic continues to follow the advice of the Chief Medical Health Officer of Saskatchewan and the Ministry of Advanced Education.

(IMPORTANT) Sask Polytech campuses and offices remain closed for general access. Saskatchewan remains under a provincial State of Emergency. Sask Polytech is committed to keeping our community healthy, safe and informed. We will continue to take every precaution to protect the well-being of students, faculty and staff.

(NEW) Graduate recognition: Our Sask Polytech community shared congratulations wishes for the class of 2020 last week during our virtual graduate recognition week. To view these special messages, visit saskpolytech.ca/convocation.

(NEW) Graduate portraits: Sask Polytech has been celebrating and recognizing graduates for their achievements. Sask Polytech uses Lifetouch, a third-party photographer for graduate portraits. Lifetouch has recently reopened studios in Saskatoon and Regina for individual portrait photography only. If you wish to book an appointment, please refer to the following documents outlining Lifetouch's policies and procedures regarding COVID-19 prior to booking and attending your session (Saskatoon document, Regina/Moose Jaw document). Please note, portrait sittings are available only to graduates or potential graduates who are on track to graduate by August 31, 2020. Information on convocation is available at saskpolytech.ca/convocation.

(NEW) Parking reimbursement: Sask Polytech is working on a process to refund student parking passes for the month of March, or for the March-June period. Further information will be communicated within the next two weeks. Thanks for your patience.

(NEW) Canada Student Service Grant (CSSG): Students are encouraged to take advantage of the Canada Student Service Grant (CSSG) that provides between $1,000 and $5,000 to eligible post-secondary students and recent graduates that volunteer to help their communities during the COVID‑19 pandemic. Eligible applicants must be:

  • Enrolled and attending post-secondary education (PSE) during spring, summer or fall 2020 or have graduated from PSE no earlier than December 2019.
  • Be a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, First Nation, Métis or Inuit, or those with Refugee status (international students are not eligible).
  • 30 years old or younger as of December 31st, 2020.
  • It is important to note that recipients of the Canada Emergency Student Benefit and those who are employed are still eligible for the CSSG; recipients of the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) are not eligible and students must attest they have at no time been in receipt of the CERB.

(NEW) Business + Higher Education Roundtable (BHER) opportunity: In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, BHER is launching a series of challenges for students across Canada to develop creative solutions in response to current and future industry needs. These challenges will address firm-specific and sector-level issues that will be defined by industry. Student teams that successfully complete phase one of the competition will move to the national finals where they will pitch their solutions to a panel of senior Canadian business leaders. Learn more.

(NEW) Business + Higher Education Roundtable (BHER) student advisory board: BHER is doing a final call for applications from a polytechnic or college student to join their Student Advisory Board. Students are able to apply by emailing a cover letter and resume to comms@bher.ca. Learn more.

(UPDATED) Locker cleanout: If you still have items in your locker and you are able to retrieve the contents before July 1 please email campussafetyandsecurity@saskpolytech.ca with preferred time and location (Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.). In your email, please complete the chart below.

Name:  
Program:  
Campus location:  
Date you would like to access your locker:  
Approximate time you would like to access your locker:  

After July 1, the Sask Polytech Students' Association (SPSA) will begin cleaning out lockers and packing up any remaining content. The SPSA will contact students and schedule a time for students to pick up items.

(REMINDER) Returning library books: If you have library items checked out, the Library kindly asks that you return them by June 30, 2020. Library books can be returned between 8 a.m. -4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday (closed statutory holidays). A return bin has been placed at the front entrance of each main campus (between the front doors). Access into the building is restricted and the library itself is CLOSED. Please remember to practice physical distancing! If you have questions, email help.library@saskpolytech.ca.

(REMINDER) International Minerals Innovation Institution (IMII) scholarship: The IMII iMpowered scholarship supports women and Indigenous students with financial responsibilities for their family, enrolled in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and computer science post-secondary education programs of relevance to Saskatchewan's minerals industry, complete their education and enter careers in mining. IMII grants two $25,000 awards per year. The deadline for application for the 2020-2021 academic year is June 30, 2020. Apply online.

(REMINDER) Sask Polytech student awards: Thanks to the generosity of donors and alumni, Sask Polytech provides approximately $2 million in student awards every school year. Student Awards for 2020-2021 are now available. Deadline is July 31, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. Apply now!

Stay connected: Thank you for participating in Sask Polytech's online fitness and creative zoom sessions the past couple of months! Over the summer months the Wellness team will be offering a couple of circuit workouts. Keep joining Sask Polytech online to book student advisor sessions and learn about upcoming information sessions.

Counselling: Counsellors are ready to help you! Each appointment is tailored to the need of the student. Indigenous counsellors are available upon request. To book an appointment, contact us.

Student wellness is important to Sask Polytech. During these times of uncertainty and change, we encourage you to connect with the services and supports available to you. Learn more about services that are currently available to students.

Frequently asked questions are updated regularly. Please check the student FAQs for updates.

Visit saskpolytech.ca/coronavirus for more information or email campussafetyandsecurity@saskpolytech.ca.

NOTICE: This update applies to students who are studying at one of Sask Polytech's four campuses in Moose Jaw, Regina, Saskatoon and Prince Albert. Students taking a Sask Polytech program/course at a regional college may receive different information from their home institution.

 

 

Yesterday, the Government of Saskatchewan announced classes in Saskatchewan Prekindergarten to Grade 12 schools will resume in-classroom learning for the upcoming school year.

While this new direction reflects the improving public health environment in our province and the success of efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19, it does not change Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s two-pronged approach to education delivery this fall.

We are engaged with the Ministry of Health and the Business Response Team to ensure post-secondary institutions throughout the province move forward in a coordinated way.

A combination of online/distance instruction and limited in-person learning experiences where needed, will give students the best chance of academic success in the current environment. This approach provides the flexibility to adjust to the rapidly-changing circumstances of the pandemic. Campus access remains restricted and contingency plans for a resurgence of the virus are underway. 

At a press conference on June 4th, 2020, Dr. Shahab, Saskatchewan’s Chief Medical Officer of Health stated “Anything that can be done remotely or virtually is better than anything that has to be done in person.  I think that recommendation will remain as long as there is a pandemic in the world.”

Saskatchewan Polytechnic will continue to follow the advice of the Chief Medical Health Officer of Saskatchewan and the Government of Saskatchewan. As always, the health, safety and security of our students, employees and our campus communities are of utmost importance as we realign academic and business plans for the next year.

Kind regards,

Dr. Rosia
Dr. Larry S. Rosia, President & CEO

The health, safety and security of our students and employees is of utmost importance. Saskatchewan Polytechnic continues to follow the advice of the Chief Medical Health Officer of Saskatchewan and the Ministry of Advanced Education.

(IMPORTANT) Sask Polytech campuses and offices remain closed for general access. Saskatchewan remains under a provincial State of Emergency. Sask Polytech is committed to keeping our community healthy, safe and informed. We will continue to take every precaution to protect the well-being of students, faculty and staff.

(NEW) Indigenous student drop-in advising: Indigenous students are invited to join a new weekly drop-in session on Zoom every Tuesday for the month of June from 3-4 p.m. Visit our Stay Connected page for more information.

(NEW) Pow Wow Fitness: On Fridays for the month of June Indigenous Strategy is hosting a Pow Wow fitness class from 12:30 – 1:15 p.m. This class will be led by Deanna Speidel, Indigenous Strategy interim director. Visit our Stay Connected page to join the fitness class! 

(NEW) Returning library books: If you have library items checked out, the Library kindly asks that you return them by June 30, 2020. Library books can be returned between 8:00-4:30, Monday-Friday (closed statutory holidays). A return bin has been placed at the front entrance of each main campus (between the front doors). Access into the building is restricted and the library itself is CLOSED. Please remember to practice physical distancing! If you have questions, email help.library@saskpolytech.ca.

(NEW) Prevent theft: When parking at Sask Polytech please remember to:

  • Remove keys and lock your car.
  • Hide or remove belongings.

If you are the victim of a theft, please report to Campus Safety & Security at:

Moose Jaw:  306‐691‐8300

Prince Albert: 306‐960‐3995

Regina: 306‐775‐7777

Saskatoon: 306‐659‐4444

(REMINDER) Convocation: While Sask Polytech explores options for convocation, we want to celebrate and recognize our grads for their hard work and achievements. A Sask Polytech graduate recognition week is being planned in June, full details of the online celebrations will be announced soon. Graduating students, family and friends can now download posters and lawn signs to show their support for the Class of 2020. Submit your photos celebrating Sask Polytech grads for a chance to be included in our congratulations video and connect with us on social media using #SaskPolytech2020. Full details and downloads are available here.

(REMINDER) Social media virtual Pride parade video: June is Pride month in many areas in Canada. Sask Polytech’s Equity Committee is inviting employees and students to share their pride by submitting a photo or short 1-5 second video to simmons5635@saskpolytech.ca by end-of-day June 8. Wear bright, colourful clothes, costumes and accessories to celebrate Pride! If you feature walking in your video ensure the motion goes from the left side of your screen to the right, so the parade moves in the same direction. The video will be shared on Sask Polytech’s social media channels as well as in the Saskatoon Virtual Pride Parade on June 20. By sharing your photo or video, you give consent to Sask Polytech and Saskatoon Pride to share on social media.

Stay connected: The current COVID-19 situation is generating a host of creative new ways for the Sask Polytech community to keep active and engaged. Join Sask Polytech online to stay socially connected, be active and channel your creativity!

Counselling: Counsellors are ready to help you! Each appointment is tailored to the need of the student. Indigenous counsellors are available upon request. To book an appointment, contact us.

Student wellness is important to Sask Polytech. During these times of uncertainty and change, we encourage you to connect with the services and supports available to you. Learn more about services that are currently available to students.

Working and studying from home: Students can access learn from home information at saskpolytech.ca/learnfromhome

Frequently asked questions are updated regularly. Please check the student FAQs for updates.

Visit saskpolytech.ca/coronavirus for more information or email campussafetyandsecurity@saskpolytech.ca.

NOTICE: This update applies to students who are studying at one of Sask Polytech’s four campuses in Moose Jaw, Regina, Saskatoon and Prince Albert. Students taking a Sask Polytech program/course at a regional college may receive different information from their home institution. 

The health, safety and security of our students and employees is of utmost importance. Saskatchewan Polytechnic continues to follow the advice of the Chief Medical Health Officer of Saskatchewan and the Ministry of Advanced Education.

Access to Sask Polytech campuses remains restricted this spring, summer and fall. Students are asked to continue to study from home.

(NEW) LIMITED spring access to campus: Sask Polytech has received approval from the Ministry of Health to have a small number of programs return to campus to complete limited in-person learning experiences in shops and labs. This access will help students complete their program requirements and/or graduate this academic year. All faculty, staff and students accessing campus for in-person training will adhere to strict guidelines and processes that have been approved by public health officials and follow criteria set by the Chief Medical Health Officer of Saskatchewan. Sask Polytech campuses remain closed for general access. Approved programs will receive more information on next steps. If you have questions, please contact your instructor. 

(REMINDER) Convocation: While Sask Polytech explores options for convocation, we want to celebrate and recognize our grads for their hard work and achievements. A Sask Polytech graduate recognition week is being planned in June, full details of the online celebrations will be announced soon. Graduating students, family and friends can now download posters and lawn signs to show their support for the Class of 2020. Submit your photos celebrating Sask Polytech grads for a chance to be included in our congratulations video and connect with us on social media using #SaskPolytech2020. Full details and downloads are available here.

(REMINDER) Social media virtual Pride parade video: June is Pride month in many areas in Canada. Sask Polytech’s Equity Committee is inviting employees and students to share their pride by submitting a photo or short 1-5 second video to simmons5635@saskpolytech.ca by end-of-day June 1. Wear bright, colourful clothes, costumes and accessories to celebrate Pride! If you feature walking in your video ensure the motion goes from the left side of your screen to the right, so the parade moves in the same direction. The video will be shared on Sask Polytech’s social media channels as well as in the Saskatoon Virtual Pride Parade on June 20. By sharing your photo or video, you give consent to Sask Polytech and Saskatoon Pride to share on social media.

(REMINDER) Stay connected: The current COVID-19 situation is generating a host of creative new ways for the Sask Polytech community to keep active and engaged. Join Sask Polytech online to stay socially connected, be active and channel your creativity!

Counselling: Counsellors are ready to help you! Each appointment is tailored to the need of the student. Indigenous counsellors are available upon request. To book an appointment, contact us.

Student wellness is important to Sask Polytech. During these times of uncertainty and change, we encourage you to connect with the services and supports available to you. Learn more about services that are currently available to students.

Working and studying from home: Students can access learn from home information at saskpolytech.ca/learnfromhom 

Visit saskpolytech.ca/coronavirus for more information or email campussafetyandsecurity@saskpolytech.ca

NOTICE: This update applies to students who are studying at one of Sask Polytech’s four campuses in Moose Jaw, Regina, Saskatoon and Prince Albert. Students taking a Sask Polytech program/course at a regional college may receive different information from their home institution.

Questions can be emailed to campussafetyandsecurity@saskpolytech.ca

The health, safety and security of our students and employees is of utmost importance. Saskatchewan Polytechnic continues to follow the advice of the Chief Medical Health Officer of Saskatchewan and the Ministry of Advanced Education.

Access to Sask Polytech campuses remains restricted this spring, summer and fall. Students are asked to continue to study from home.

(NEW) Fall semester: Sask Polytech, in alignment with all Saskatchewan post-secondary institutions, will be providing its programs via a two-pronged approach to education delivery this fall. A combination of online/distance instruction and limited in-person learning experiences where needed, will give students the best chance of academic success in the ever-changing environment of the global pandemic. Theory will be taught online or by distance learning. Hands-on training that cannot be completed online, will take place on campus. As always, the health, safety and security of our students, employees and our campus communities is of utmost importance as we realign academic and business plans for the next year.

(NEW) Fall semester FAQs: Sask Polytech continues to work on new processes, innovations and safety supports for our campus communities. There are still many unknowns. You may have questions about the fall semester. The FAQs have been updated. If your question does not have a response please send it to campussafetyandsecurity@saskpolytech.ca and we will update our FAQ list.

(NEW) Convocation: While Sask Polytech explores options for convocation, we want to celebrate and recognize our grads for their hard work and achievements. A Sask Polytech graduate recognition week is being planned in June, full details of the online celebrations will be announced soon. We've started celebrating our grads with billboards on our campuses and at Prince of Wales Drive in Regina. Graduating students, family and friends can now download posters and lawn signs to show their support for the Class of 2020. Submit your photos celebrating Sask Polytech grads for a chance to be included in our congratulations video and connect with us on social media using #SaskPolytech2020. Full details and downloads are available here.

(NEW) Social media virtual Pride parade video: June is Pride month in many areas in Canada. Sask Polytech's Equity Committee is inviting employees and students to share their pride by submitting a photo or short 1-5 second video to simmons5635@saskpolytech.ca by end-of-day June 1. Wear bright, colourful clothes, costumes and accessories to celebrate Pride! If you feature walking in your video ensure the motion goes from the left side of your screen to the right, so the parade moves in the same direction! The video will be shared on Sask Polytech's social media channels as well as in the Saskatoon Virtual Pride Parade on June 20. By sharing your photo or video, you give consent to Sask Polytech and Saskatoon Pride to share on social media.

(UPDATED) Stay connected: The current COVID-19 situation is generating a host of creative new ways for the Sask Polytech community to keep active and engaged. Join Sask Polytech online to stay socially connected, be active and channel your creativity! New this week is chair yoga!

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
  • 10 a.m. chair yoga
  • 12:10 p.m. circuit workout
  • 4 p.m. yoga
  • 8 a.m. workout
  • 4 p.m. virtual café
  • 5 p.m. circuit workout
  • 12 p.m. mindfulness moments
  • 12:10 p.m. circuit workout
  • 3 p.m. student life live
  • 3 p.m. circuit workout #2
  • 12:10 p.m. yoga
  • 3 p.m. circuit workout
  • 3:30 p.m. chair yoga
  • 4 p.m. virtual quick draw 

     
  • 12:10 p.m. circuit workout
  • 8 p.m. virtual trivia 

 

Counselling: Counselling services are available to all Sask Polytech students. Counsellors are ready to help you! Each appointment is tailored to the need of the student. Indigenous counsellors are available upon request. To book an appointment, contact us.

Student wellness is important to Sask Polytech. During these times of uncertainty and change, we encourage you to connect with the services and supports available to you. Learn more about services that are currently available to students.

  • Sask Polytech encourages Indigenous students to connect with Indigenous advisors and coordinators.
  • International students are encouraged to join a daily zoom meeting between 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Working and studying from home: Students can access learn from home information at saskpolytech.ca/learnfromhome

Visit saskpolytech.ca/coronavirus for more information or email campussafetyandsecurity@saskpolytech.ca.

NOTICE: This update applies to students who are studying at one of Sask Polytech's four campuses in Moose Jaw, Regina, Saskatoon and Prince Albert. Students taking a Sask Polytech program/course at a regional college may receive different information from their home institution.

The social and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to be profound and far-reaching. Efforts to slow the spread of the virus have disrupted economies and impacted business and industry in ways that were unimaginable only two months ago.

As we lead into this new normal, Saskatchewan Polytechnic, in alignment with all Saskatchewan post-secondary institutions, will be providing its programs via a two-pronged approach to education delivery this fall. A combination of online/distance instruction and limited in-person learning experiences where needed, will give students the best chance of academic success in the ever-changing environment of the global pandemic.

Sask Polytech will continue to invest in and enhance remote learning supports for students and instructors. Although learning experiences may look different in the fall, the quality of a Sask Polytech education and the value of our credentials remain the same. Sask Polytech continues to work hand-in-hand with professionals and industry experts on developing and updating curriculum through our Program Advisory Committees. 

As always, the health, safety and security of our students, employees and our campus communities is of utmost importance as we realign academic and business plans for the next year. Sask Polytech will continue to follow the advice of the Chief Medical Health Officer of Saskatchewan, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Advanced Education.

For students concerned about making travel and living arrangements, every effort will be made to communicate program-specific information as soon as possible.

I understand there are still many unknowns. Sask Polytech continues to work on new processes, innovations and safety supports for our campus communities. Our leadership team is dedicated to sending timely COVID-19 email updates, updating our student and employee FAQs and sharing information as it comes available. Thank you for your patience and flexibility during this unprecedented time.

If you have further questions or concerns please email campussafetyandsecurity@saskpolytech.ca .

Kind regards,

Dr. Rosia
Dr. Larry S. Rosia, President & CEO

The health, safety and security of our students and employees is of utmost importance. Sask Polytech continues to follow the advice of the Chief Medical Health Officer of Saskatchewan and the Ministry of Advanced Education.

A friendly reminder that Sask Polytech’s COVID-19 FAQs are updated regularly. Please check back for updates.

(NEW) Fall semester: Planning for the fall semester is ongoing. Although students’ learning experiences may look different this fall, the quality of your education remains the same. Sask Polytech is dedicated to providing our students with an education that is informed by industry. Sask Polytech continues to work hand-in-hand with professionals and industry experts through our Program Advisory Committees. These committees let us know where labour markets are headed and what skills graduates need to succeed to help employers stay innovative. Institutional decisions are following the direction of Saskatchewan’s Chief Medical Health Officer. 

(NEW) Learning Services Zoom Room: This service offers students immediate one-on-one support with their writing, math, accounting, study skills and tips to succeed in an online learning environment. The Zoom room is open Monday to Friday 9 a.m. — 4:30 p.m. Join the Zoom room! All questions are welcome! Students can also get help with their writing by using the Online Writing Support Request Form. Students will receive an email response with feedback on their writing in one-two business days. For additional support email: WritingSupport@saskpolytech.ca or MathSupport@saskpolytech.ca.

(NEW) Library chat: The Library continues to operate remotely and provide services to students, staff, and faculty. If you have questions or requests, you can reach the Library via email or chat. Library staff monitor chat reference Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. to ensure questions are answered promptly. Visit the library website or view our FAQs to read more about changes to library services.

(NEW) Employment Services: Student Employment Services is available by phone and email while access to the campuses are restricted. Coordinators are able to assist students online with their resumes, cover letters, job search and access to the Sask Polytech job bank. 

(REMINDER) Sask Polytech student awards: Thanks to the generosity of donors and alumni, Sask Polytech provides approximately $2 million in student awards every school year. Student Awards for 2020-2021 are now available. Deadline is July 31, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. Apply now!

(REMINDER) International Minerals Innovation Institution (IMII) scholarship: The IMII iMpowered scholarship supports women and Indigenous students with financial responsibilities for their family, enrolled in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and computer science post-secondary education programs of relevance to Saskatchewan’s minerals industry, complete their education and enter careers in mining. IMII grants two $25,000 awards per year. The deadline for application for the 2020-2021 academic year is June 30, 2020. Apply online.

(UPDATED) Stay connected: The current COVID-19 situation is generating a host of creative new ways for the Sask Polytech community to keep active and engaged. Join Sask Polytech online to stay socially connected, be active and channel your creativity! New this week is chair yoga!

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

  • 10 a.m. chair yoga
  • 12:10 p.m. circuit workout
  • 4 p.m. yoga
  • 8 a.m. workout
  • 4 p.m. virtual café
  • 5 p.m. circuit workout
  • 12 p.m. mindfulness moments
  • 12:10 p.m. circuit workout
  • 3 p.m. student life live
  • 3 p.m. circuit workout #2
  • 12:10 p.m. yoga
  • 3 p.m. circuit workout
  • 3:30 p.m. chair yoga
  • 4 p.m. virtual quick draw

 

  • 12:10 p.m. circuit workout
  • 8 p.m. virtual trivia

Counselling: Counselling services are available to all Sask Polytech students. Counsellors are ready to help you! Each appointment is tailored to the need of the student. Indigenous counsellors are available upon request. To book an appointment, contact us.

Student wellness is important to Sask Polytech. During these times of uncertainty and change, we encourage you to connect with the services and supports available to you. Learn more about services that are currently available to students.

  • Sask Polytech encourages Indigenous students to connect with Indigenous advisors and coordinators.
  • International students are encouraged to join a daily zoom meeting between 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Working and studying from home: Students can access learn from home information at saskpolytech.ca/learnfromhome

Visit saskpolytech.ca/coronavirus for more information or email campussafetyandsecurity@saskpolytech.ca.

NOTICE: This update applies to students who are studying at one of Sask Polytech’s four campuses in Moose Jaw, Regina, Saskatoon and Prince Albert. Students taking a Sask Polytech program/course at a regional college may receive different information from their home institution.

I want to thank you for trusting your education to Saskatchewan Polytechnic during this time of change. The resilience and adaptability you have demonstrated during the COVID-19 pandemic is, in a word, humbling.

Planning for the fall semester is ongoing. We are participating in a provincial, sector-wide approach to this planning, in consultation with public health and Saskatchewan’s Chief Medical Health Officer. We have several months to chart the path forward to facilitate safe and efficient learning and support services environments in the fall.

Although your learning experience may look different this fall, the quality of your education remains the same. Sask Polytech is dedicated to providing you, our students, with an education that is informed by industry. Sask Polytech continues to work hand-in-hand with professionals and industry experts through our Program Advisory Committees. These committees let us know where labour markets are headed and what skills graduates need to succeed to help employers stay innovative.

As always, the health, safety and security of our students and employees is of utmost importance for Sask Polytech. Institutional decisions are following the direction of Saskatchewan’s Chief Medical Health Officer.

We will continue to send timely COVID-19 email updates, update our student and employee FAQs, and share information as it comes available.

Thank you for your patience and flexibility during this unprecedented time.

If you have further questions or concerns, please contact campussafetyandsecurity@saskpolytech.ca.

Kind regards,

Dr. Rosia
Dr. Larry S. Rosia, President & CEO

This week marks the start of the Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan. Saskatchewan Polytechnic students and employees will continue to study and work from home.

Saskatchewan continues to flatten the curve and reduce the spread of COVID-19. Saskatchewan Polytechnic will continue to follow the advice of the Chief Medical Health Officer of Saskatchewan and the Ministry of Advanced Education in the coming weeks.

A friendly reminder that Sask Polytech’s COVID-19 FAQs are updated regularly. Please check back for updates.

(NEW) SPSA elections: The Saskatchewan Polytechnic Students’ Association (SPSA) completed their election via an online voting system. The 2020-21 SPSA executive council election results are available online. Congratulations to all executive members.

(NEW) Sask Polytech student awards: Thanks to the generosity of donors and alumni, Sask Polytech provides approximately $2 million in student awards every school year. Student Awards for 2020-2021 are now available. Deadline is July 31, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. Apply now

(NEW) International Minerals Innovation Institution (IMII) scholarship: The IMII iMpowered scholarship supports women and Indigenous students with financial responsibilities for their family, enrolled in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and computer science post-secondary education programs of relevance to Saskatchewan’s minerals industry, complete their education and enter careers in mining. IMII grants two $25,000 awards per year. The deadline for application for the 2020-2021 academic year is June 30, 2020. Apply online.

(REMINDER) Social media mental health video: May 4-10 is Mental Health Week in Canada. Sask Polytech’s Equity Committee is asking students to share some good mental health tips through a photo or short 1-5 second video. Please email your photos or video to simmons5635@saskpolytech.ca by noon today. The mental health video will be shared on Sask Polytech’s social media channels this week. By sharing your photo or video, you give consent to Sask Polytech to share on social media.

(UPDATED) Stay connected: The current COVID-19 situation is generating a host of creative new ways for the Sask Polytech community to keep active and engaged. Join Sask Polytech online to stay socially connected, be active and channel your creativity! New this week is chair yoga!

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

  • 10 a.m. chair yoga
  • 12:10 p.m. circuit workout
  • 4 p.m. yoga
  • 8 a.m. workout
  • 4 p.m. virtual café
  • 5 p.m. circuit workout
  • 12 p.m. mindfulness moments
  • 12:10 p.m. circuit workout
  • 3 p.m. student life live
  • 3 p.m. circuit workout #2
  • 12:10 p.m. yoga
  • 3 p.m. circuit workout
  • 3:30 p.m. chair yoga
  • 4 p.m. virtual quick draw
  • 12:10 p.m. circuit workout
  • 8 p.m. virtual trivia

Counselling: Counselling services are available to all Sask Polytech students. Counsellors are ready to help you! Each appointment is tailored to the need of the student. Indigenous counsellors are available upon request. To book an appointment, contact us.

Student wellness is important to Sask Polytech. During these times of uncertainty and change, we encourage you to connect with the services and supports available to you. Learn more about services that are currently available to students.

  • Sask Polytech encourages Indigenous students to connect with Indigenous advisors and coordinators.
  • International students are encouraged to join a daily zoom meeting between 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Working and studying from home: Students can access learn from home information at saskpolytech.ca/learnfromhome

Visit saskpolytech.ca/coronavirus for more information or email campussafetyandsecurity@saskpolytech.ca.

NOTICE: This update applies to students who are studying at one of Sask Polytech’s four campuses in Moose Jaw, Regina, Saskatoon and Prince Albert. Students taking a Sask Polytech program/course at a regional college may receive different information from their home institution.

Last week Premier Scott Moe and Chief Medical Health Officer Dr. Saqib Shahab shared the Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan.

Saskatchewan continues to flatten the curve and reduce the spread of COVID-19. Saskatchewan Polytechnic will continue to follow the advice of government and health officials in the coming weeks. Thank you to all Sask Polytech students for supporting provincial efforts and practicing social distancing.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic students and employees will continue to study and work from home.

A friendly reminder that Sask Polytech’s COVID-19 FAQs are updated regularly. Please check back for updates.

(NEW) Student access to lockers: Thank you for your continued patience and understanding about limited access to campus. Lockers are secure and monitored by campus security regularly. Sask Polytech and the Sask Polytech Students’ Association (SPSA) are working together to develop a plan that will allow students to come on campus and retrieve contents from their lockers. Students will be contacted by Student Services in the coming weeks with a date and time to access campus. This process will be spread out over several weeks to ensure safety and the continuation of physical distancing. If your locker rental is set to expire before your retrieval date, this will not impact your locker fees, no additional charges will be applied. Students will be contacted by phone and/or email with more details.

(NEW) Social media mental health video: May 4-10 is Mental Health Week in Canada. Sask Polytech’s Equity Committee is asking students and employees to share some good mental health tips through a photo or short 1-5 second video. Please email your photos or video to simmons5635@saskpolytech.ca by Wednesday, May 6 at noon. The mental health video will be shared on Sask Polytech’s social media channels next week. By sharing your photo or video, you give consent to Sask Polytech to share on social media.

(NEW) Mobile carrier: A friendly reminder to check your home and/or mobile internet provider and data plans to avoid overage fees during the COVID-19 pandemic. SaskTel is extending the waiving of data overage charges to May 31, 2020. There will be no data overage charges (for data used in Canada) for business or consumer customers, on SaskTel postpaid wireless plans, noSTRINGS Prepaid wireless plans, and fusion Internet plans from March 17 to May 31, 2020. If your mobile provider is with another business, please check their website for details.

(NEW) SHA nurse graduate hiring process: The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) has finalized their Nurse Graduate Hiring Process. They have created a survey-based application to allow graduates to submit their resume to the SHA, and provide them with additional information that will assist them in matching graduate preferences, practical experiences and skills to the staffing needs within the organization. Read more on the student COVID-19 FAQs.

(UPDATED) Federal supports for students and new grads: Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, announced comprehensive support of nearly $9 billion for post-secondary students and recent graduates. This plan will help provide financial support, help students continue their studies in the fall and help many get the experience they need to start their careers. Learn more.

  • Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB): is a direct benefit of $1,250 per month (up to $1,750), that will be payable to eligible students from May to August 2020.
  • Suspension of repayment/interest on Canada Student Loans and Canada Apprentice Loans: All student loan borrowers will automatically have their loan repayments and interest suspended until September 30, 2020.
  • Doubling Canada Student Grants: The federal government will double the grant for all eligible students, up to $6,000 for full-time students and up to $3,600 for part-time students in 2020-21.
  • Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB): The federal government is providing a taxable benefit of $2,000 a month for up to four months to eligible workers who have lost their income due to COVID-19. Students who meet the following criteria are eligible, but will not also receive the student benefit.

(UPDATED) Stay connected: The current COVID-19 situation is generating a host of creative new ways for the Sask Polytech community to keep active and engaged. Join Sask Polytech online to stay socially connected, be active and channel your creativity! Sask Polytech is organizing daily events and one-time webinars. Daily events are listed below!

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

  • 12:10 p.m. circuit workout
  • 4 p.m. yoga
  • 8 a.m. workout
  • 4 p.m. virtual café
  • 5 p.m. circuit workout
  • 12 p.m. mindfulness moments
  • 12:10 p.m. circuit workout
  • 3 p.m. student life live
  • 3 p.m. circuit workout #2
  • 12:10 p.m. yoga
  • 3 p.m. circuit workout
  • 4 p.m. virtual quick draw

 

  • 12:10 p.m. circuit workout
  • 8 p.m. virtual trivia

(REMINDER) COVID-19 survey: Statistics Canada is collecting data on the Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on postsecondary students. Sask Polytech students are encouraged to participate in this survey. You can provide your perspective on the current crisis, by letting Statistics Canada know how your studies, financial situation and other aspects of your life have been affected by the pandemic. Please take five minutes to participate in this crowdsourcing data collection. To find out more and to complete our short questionnaire, visit www.statcan.gc.ca/COVID-students. This survey is conducted under the authority of the Statistics Act, which ensures that the information you provide will be kept confidential, and used only for statistical and research purposes.

Counselling: Counselling services are available to all Sask Polytech students. Counsellors are ready to help you! Each appointment is tailored to the need of the student. Indigenous counsellors are available upon request. To book an appointment, contact us.

Student wellness is important to Sask Polytech. During these times of uncertainty and change, we encourage you to connect with the services and supports available to you. Learn more about services that are currently available to students.

  • Sask Polytech encourages Indigenous students to connect with Indigenous advisors and coordinators.
  • International students are encouraged to join a daily zoom meeting between 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Working and studying from home: Students can access learn from home information at saskpolytech.ca/learnfromhome

Visit saskpolytech.ca/coronavirus for more information or email campussafetyandsecurity@saskpolytech.ca.

NOTICE: This update applies to students who are studying at one of Sask Polytech’s four campuses in Moose Jaw, Regina, Saskatoon and Prince Albert. Students taking a Sask Polytech program/course at a regional college may receive different information from their home institution.

Today Premier Scott Moe and Chief Medical Health Officer Dr. Saqib Shahab shared the Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan.

Saskatchewan continues to flatten the curve and reduce the spread of COVID-19. Saskatchewan Polytechnic will continue to follow the advice of government and health officials in the coming weeks. Thank you to all students for supporting provincial efforts.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic students and employees will continue to study and work from home.

A friendly reminder that Sask Polytech’s COVID-19 FAQs are updated regularly. Please check back for updates.

(NEW) Federal supports for students and new grads: Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, announced comprehensive support of nearly $9 billion for post-secondary students and recent graduates. This plan will help provide financial support, help them continue their studies in the fall and help many get the experience they need to start their careers. Learn more.

(NEW) COVID-19 survey: Statistics Canada is collecting data on the Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on postsecondary students. Sask Polytech students are encouraged to participate in this survey. You can provide your perspective on the current crisis, by letting Statistics Canada know how your studies, financial situation and other aspects of your life have been affected by the pandemic. Please take five minutes to participate in this crowdsourcing data collection. To find out more and to complete our short questionnaire, visit www.statcan.gc.ca/COVID-students. This survey is conducted under the authority of the Statistics Act, which ensures that the information you provide will be kept confidential, and used only for statistical and research purposes.

(NEW) Library books: If you have library items checked out, the Library encourages you to please STAY HOME and hold onto your library materials. All due dates will be extended and fines accumulated during this time will be waived. The campus libraries continue to be closed until further notice.

That being said, the Library has received some messages from patrons who will be graduating or moving soon and have requested to drop off books. If you feel you *must* return your library items, you can do so between 8:00-4:30, Monday-Friday (closed statutory holidays). A return bin has been placed at the front entrance of each main campus (between the front doors). Access into the building is restricted and the library itself is CLOSED. Please remember to practice physical distancing! If you have questions, email help.library@saskpolytech.ca.

(NEW) Social media encouragement video:  You can view Sask Polytech’s encouragement video for students on Facebook. We are sending a positive message to all of our students.

(NEW) Don’t delay necessary non-COVID-19 care: People needing emergency or non-urgent medical care not related to COVID-19 are reminded to continue seeking treatment. Emergency departments and family practices are open and receiving patients. Delaying visits for necessary care may affect your health. Similar to other businesses, family doctors are changing how patients are being received in their clinics. Rather than postponing appointments or delaying seeing a doctor, contact the physician’s office to ask about options for the visit, including phone and video consultations. Read more.

(UPDATED) Student Emergency Fund: Through the generosity of donors and the Government of Saskatchewan, Sask Polytech has established a Student Emergency Fund. Sask Polytech students currently enrolled in the 2019-2020 academic year, that are experiencing financial hardships as a result of COVID-19, can apply for an emergency bursary to help pay for essentials including food, shelter, medicine and other expenses. For more information email counselling@saskpolytech.ca with your name and cell phone number. 

Student access to lockers: If students have special circumstances and need to access their lockers approval may be granted. Please send the following information to campussafetyandsecurity@saskpolytech.ca.

Name

 

Program

 

Campus

 

Date you would like to access

 

Approximate Time

 

Purpose

 


Counselling
: Counselling services are available to all Sask Polytech students. Counsellors are ready to help you! Each appointment is tailored to the need of the student. Indigenous counsellors are available upon request. To book an appointment, contact us.

Stay connected: The current COVID-19 situation is generating a host of creative new ways for the Sask Polytech community to keep active and engaged. Join Sask Polytech online to stay socially connected, be active and channel your creativity! Sask Polytech is organizing daily events and one-time webinars. Some events include yoga on Mondays, workouts on Tuesday and Trivia on Friday! Upcoming webinar topics include resilience, working remotely and responding well when faced with a crisis.

Student wellness is important to Sask Polytech. During these times of uncertainty and change, we encourage you to connect with the services and supports available to you. Learn more about services that are currently available to students.

  • Sask Polytech encourages Indigenous students to connect with Indigenous advisors and coordinators.
  • International students are encouraged to join a daily zoom meeting between 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Working and studying from home: Students can access learn from home information at saskpolytech.ca/learnfromhome

Visit saskpolytech.ca/coronavirus for more information or email campussafetyandsecurity@saskpolytech.ca.

NOTICE: This update applies to students who are studying at one of Sask Polytech’s four campuses in Moose Jaw, Regina, Saskatoon and Prince Albert. Students taking a Sask Polytech program/course at a regional college may receive different information from their home institution.

In response to COVID-19 Saskatchewan Polytechnic is telling employees and students to continue to work and study from home.

A friendly reminder that Sask Polytech’s COVID-19 FAQs are updated regularly. Please check back for updates.

(NEW) PPE: Sask Polytech is doing its part to keep healthcare workers throughout the province safe in their frontline response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Sask Polytech recently collected seven pallets containing thousands of pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) and other supplies from the Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon campuses and shipped them to a central location identified by the Government of Saskatchewan for distribution to health regions throughout the province. Read more.

(NEW) Nursing and Health Sciences Practicum FAQs: The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) is working towards a provincial standard of daily screening with temperature checks for the health care workforce (HCW) and continuous masking for patient-facing providers. These precautions are being implemented to ensure no one is presenting with influenza like illness (ILI) and in an effort to decrease the chance of spread of COVID-19. Read more on about this in the student FAQs.

(NEW) Counselling: Counselling services are available to all Sask Polytech students. Counsellors are ready to help you! Each appointment is tailored to the need of the student. Indigenous counsellors are available upon request. To book an appointment, contact us.

Stay connected: The current COVID-19 situation is generating a host of creative new ways for the Sask Polytech community to keep active and engaged. Join Sask Polytech online to stay socially connected, be active and channel your creativity! Sask Polytech is organizing daily events and one-time webinars. Some events include yoga on Mondays, workouts on Tuesday and Trivia on Friday! Upcoming webinar topics include resilience, working remotely and responding well when faced with a crisis.

Student wellness is important to Sask Polytech. During these times of uncertainty and change, we encourage you to connect with the services and supports available to you. Learn more about services that are currently available to students.

  • Sask Polytech encourages Indigenous students to connect with Indigenous advisors and coordinators.
  • International students are encouraged to join a daily zoom meeting between 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Working and studying from home: Students can access learn from home information at saskpolytech.ca/learnfromhome

Visit saskpolytech.ca/coronavirus for more information or email campussafetyandsecurity@saskpolytech.ca.

NOTICE: This update applies to students who are studying at one of Sask Polytech’s four campuses in Moose Jaw, Regina, Saskatoon and Prince Albert. Students taking a Sask Polytech program/course at a regional college may receive different information from their home institution.

Good afternoon,

I wanted to let you know about an incredible Sask Polytech effort to aid health-care workers across Saskatchewan who are supporting the frontline response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Last week, Sask Polytech Team Members from all four campus cities, and from many Schools and departments came together to collect seven pallets containing thousands of pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) and other supplies.  These health-care related supplies have now been shipped to a central location identified by the Government of Saskatchewan, for distribution to health regions throughout the province. 

PPEs included gloves, gowns, a variety of masks (including the highly effective N95 masks), face shields and similar items which are necessary to prevent potential exposure to COVID-19.  Supplies included hand sanitizer and wipes.

All of these items are critically important for safeguarding the health of our doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals who are on the frontlines in the fight against COVID-19, many of whom are Sask Polytech Alumni.

I can’t tell you how incredibly proud I am of the effort behind this initiative.  I would like to thank everyone who worked to assemble this important collection, and those who aided in the packing and shipment of these vital materials.

Although we are apart physically, we are united in the fight against COVID-19.  Together, we are truly stronger!

Kindest regards,

Dr. Rosia
Dr. Larry S. Rosia, President & CEO

 

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In response to COVID-19 Saskatchewan Polytechnic is telling employees and students to continue to work and study from home.

A friendly reminder that Sask Polytech’s COVID-19 FAQs are updated regularly. Please check back for updates.

(NEW) Spring & Summer classes: Sask Polytech is following recommendations from the Chief Medical Health Officer of Saskatchewan and the Ministry of Advanced Education and implementing measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Sask Polytech will continue to offer classes online or remotely, including courses scheduled for the spring and summer semester beginning at the end of April. If your course or program has a lab requirement, please contact your instructor or program head for additional information. Please see the program list for contact information.  

(NEW) Easter weekend: Sask Polytech is closed Good Friday and Easter Monday and access to campus is not available on these dates. Sask Polytech would also like to remind students that the Government of Saskatchewan is asking people not to gather with family outside of their immediate household this holiday weekend to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

(UPDATED) Student access to lockers: If students have special circumstances and need to access their lockers approval may be granted. Please send the following information to campussafetyandsecurity@saskpolytech.ca

Name                                                              
Program  
Campus  
Date you would like to access  
Approximate Time  
Purpose  


Student Emergency Fund
: The COVID-19 pandemic has uprooted everyday routines and disrupted lives everywhere - including those of you, our students. Students facing financial hardship as a result of COVID-19 can access this emergency fund to help with essentials – food, shelter, medicine and other costs. To access these emergency funds please email: counselling@saskpolytech.ca

Stay connected: The current COVID-19 situation is generating a host of creative new ways for the Sask Polytech community to keep active and engaged. Join Sask Polytech online to stay socially connected, be active and channel your creativity! Sask Polytech is organizing daily events and one-time webinars. Some events include yoga on Mondays, workouts on Tuesday and Trivia on Friday! Upcoming webinar topics include resilience, working remotely and responding well when faced with a crisis.

Student wellness is important to Sask Polytech. During these times of uncertainty and change, we encourage you to connect with the services and supports available to you. Learn more about services that are currently available to students.

  • Sask Polytech encourages Indigenous students to connect with Indigenous advisors and coordinators.
  • International students are encouraged to join a daily zoom meeting between 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Working and studying from home: Students can access learn from home information at saskpolytech.ca/learnfromhome

We all can help to prevent the spread of COVID-19 if we each do our part and work together. Please remember to continue to maintain social distancing. Social distancing involves taking steps to limit the number of people you come into close contact with. Stay home as much as possible. Only visit the grocery store once a week. Maintain 6’ of distance when in public. This will help to limit the spread of COVID-19.

Visit saskpolytech.ca/coronavirus for more information or email campussafetyandsecurity@saskpolytech.ca.

NOTICE: This update applies to students who are studying at one of Sask Polytech’s four campuses in Moose Jaw, Regina, Saskatoon and Prince Albert. Students taking a Sask Polytech program/course at a regional college may receive different information from their home institution.

Good morning, Students,

This is the time in our academic year when the hallways of our campuses are normally alive with energy and optimism.  As our long Saskatchewan winter finally gives way to spring, the grind of classes, labs and lectures, and late nights of studying give way to an excitement that I always find recharging, when I have the opportunity to meet and interact with you on campus.

This year is different, however.  It’s different because we have all been called on to make the sacrifice of social distancing to ensure the health and safety of our families, neighbours, and friends, and to flatten the curve of the COVID-19 pandemic.                                                       

For that, I say thank you.  I want to reiterate how proud I am of the work you are doing to achieve your future career goals.  

I want to encourage you not to give up, because what you are doing, what we are all doing, will soon bring the positive results we seek.

Although we’re separated by physical distance, we live in a wonderful age of technology.  So, please keep in touch with each other, with your classmates, Instructors and friends, and don’t forget about your own well-being.  Remember that you that you can access many of helpful wellness services and supports and can keep abreast of the latest information at saskpolytech.ca/coronavirus.

Like links in a chain, we are stronger together. And together we are working to beat COVID-19.

I wish each of you a very Happy Easter, and encourage you to relax and refresh during this four day weekend.

Sincerely,

Dr. Rosia
Dr. Larry S. Rosia, President & CEO

In response to COVID-19 Saskatchewan Polytechnic is telling employees and students to continue to work and study from home.

Sask Polytech is following recommendations from the Chief Medical Health Officer of Saskatchewan and the Ministry of Advanced Education. Sask Polytech will continue to follow the advice of government and health officials in the coming weeks.

A friendly reminder that Sask Polytech’s COVID-19 FAQs are updated daily. Please check back for regular updates.

(NEW) Stay connected: The current COVID-19 situation is generating a host of creative new ways for the Sask Polytech community to keep active and engaged. Join Sask Polytech online to stay socially connected, be active and channel your creativity! Sask Polytech is organizing daily events and one-time webinars. Some events include yoga on Mondays, workouts on Tuesday and Trivia on Friday! Upcoming webinar topics include resilience, working remotely and responding well when faced with a crisis.

(NEW) Student access to lockers: If students have special circumstances and need to access their lockers approval may be granted. Please send the following information to campussafetyandsecurity@saskpolytech.ca.

Name

 

Program

 

Campus

 

Date you would like to access

 

Approximate Time

 

Purpose

 

 

(UPDATED) Student Code of Conduct: With classes moving online to message boards and live video, the Student Relations Office is reminding students the Non-Academic Student Code of Conduct still applies to all your interactions with others. Students’ ability to communicate clearly and properly online can impact not only your grades, but how others view you. Your classmates will be your future coworkers. Your instructors will be your future references. This is why it’s important to make sure your online communication style represents you in a positive manner. Please read about Netiquette, Manners & Non-academic Misconduct Online Learning (pdf). More information about academic and non-academic student conduct is available on Sask Polytech’s student conduct page.

Student wellness is important to Sask Polytech. During these times of uncertainty and change, we encourage you to connect with the services and supports available to you. Learn more about services that are currently available to students.

Working and studying from home: Students can access learn from home information at saskpolytech.ca/learnfromhome

We all can help to prevent the spread of COVID-19 if we each do our part and work together. Please remember to continue to maintain social distancing. Social distancing could really be called physical distancing. It involves taking steps to limit the number of people you come into close contact with. Stay home as much as possible. Limit trips to the grocery store or other places where people gather. Maintain 6’ of distance when in public. This will help to limit the spread of COVID-19.

Visit saskpolytech.ca/coronavirus for more information or email campussafetyandsecurity@saskpolytech.ca.

NOTICE: This update applies to students who are studying at one of Sask Polytech’s four campuses in Moose Jaw, Regina, Saskatoon and Prince Albert. Students taking a Sask Polytech program/course at a regional college may receive different information from their home institution.

In response to COVID-19 Saskatchewan Polytechnic is telling employees and students to continue to work and study from home.

Sask Polytech is following recommendations from the Chief Medical Health Officer of Saskatchewan and the Ministry of Advanced Education. Sask Polytech will continue to follow the advice of government and health officials in the coming weeks.

A friendly reminder that Sask Polytech’s COVID-19 FAQs are updated daily. Please check back for regular updates.

(NEW) Student Emergency Fund: The COVID-19 pandemic has uprooted everyday routines and disrupted lives everywhere - including those of you, our students. Students facing financial hardship as a result of COVID-19 can access this emergency fund to help with essentials – food, shelter, medicine and other costs. To access these emergency funds please email: counselling@saskpolytech.ca

(NEW) T2202: T2202s are available electronically on mySaskPolytech. For more information, including how to find and print your T2202, please refer to our T2202 Frequently Asked Questions (pdf). If you have difficulty accessing your T2202, please contact Enrolment Services at your campus.

Student Code of Conduct: With classes moving online to message boards and live video platforms such as Zoom, the Student Relations Office is reminding students the Non-Academic Student Code of Conduct still applies to all your interactions with others at Sask Polytech. Please read about Netiquette, Manners & Non-academic Misconduct Online Learning (pdf). More information about academic and non-academic student conduct is available on Sask Polytech’s student conduct page.

Student wellness is important to Sask Polytech. During these times of uncertainty and change, we encourage you to connect with the services and supports available to you. Learn more about services that are currently available to students.

Working and studying from home: Students can access learn from home information at saskpolytech.ca/learnfromhome

We all can help to prevent the spread of COVID-19 if we each do our part and work together. Please remember to continue to maintain social distancing. Social distancing could really be called physical distancing. It involves taking steps to limit the number of people you come into close contact with. Stay home as much as possible. Limit trips to the grocery store or other places where people gather. Maintain 6’ of distance when in public. This will help to limit the spread of COVID-19.

Visit saskpolytech.ca/coronavirus for more information or email campussafetyandsecurity@saskpolytech.ca.

NOTICE: This update applies to students who are studying at one of Sask Polytech’s four campuses in Moose Jaw, Regina, Saskatoon and Prince Albert. Students taking a Sask Polytech program/course at a regional college may receive different information from their home institution.

In response to COVID-19 Saskatchewan Polytechnic is telling employees and students to continue to work and study from home. 

Sask Polytech is following recommendations from the Chief Medical Health Officer of Saskatchewan and the Ministry of Advanced Education. Sask Polytech will continue to follow the advice of government and health officials in the coming weeks.

A friendly reminder that Sask Polytech’s COVID-19 FAQs are updated daily. Please check back for regular updates.

(NEW) Final exams: Sask Polytech’s goal is to ensure as many students as possible are able to complete their term or program, despite the disruption caused by COVID-19. The way Sask Polytech conducts assessment for grades will be different this year.

Instead of final exams, students can expect to see:

  • Assignments or projects.
  • Open-book exams.
  • Video/Zoom demonstrations.
  • Assessments that require an application of knowledge and skills.

For more information please contact your instructor.

(NEW) Final grades: Whenever possible, faculty will assign a percentage grade for courses. If the course cannot be completed by the end of term, for example, due to restricted access to labs or shops, a continuing (CN) grade will be assigned and the course will resume when campus access is restored. If it is not possible to assign a percentage grade, but the student has passed the course and deserves credit for the course, an Aegrotat (AEG) designation can be used. Use of this grade requires your dean’s approval.

Students can choose to withdraw from a course to avoid a low or failing grade. The withdrawal deadline will be extended to 10 days past receiving the final grade. Enrolment Services must be contacted to have this change of grade entered. Call Enrolment Services (all locations) at 1-866-467-4278 or email:

(NEW) Internet access: During the COVID-19 pandemic more people are working from home and remotely. This utilization is putting a strain on many internet service providers. We are aware that some users have reported intermittent difficulties with their internet service when accessing Sask Polytech services. Sask Polytech can confirm our services are operating as expected. 

(NEW) Zoom: Sask Polytech expects students to act in ways that reflect our core values of respect, integrity, excellence and sustainability. Students are encouraged to familiarize themselves with Sask Polytech’s codes of conduct. A lack of awareness will not excuse misconduct so knowing what's expected—and how Sask Polytech addresses issues if they arise—will help students to understand their rights and responsibilities. Zoom is being used daily for Sask Polytech meetings and connecting with students. It is important to be respectful of everyone attending Zoom meetings. Do not take photos or video of the Zoom meeting to share online.

Student wellness is important to Sask Polytech. During these times of uncertainty and change, we encourage you to connect with the services and supports available to you. Learn more about services that are currently available to students.

Working and studying from home: Students can access learn from home information at saskpolytech.ca/learnfromhome

We all can help to prevent the spread of COVID-19 if we each do our part and work together.

Visit saskpolytech.ca/coronavirus for more information or email campussafetyandsecurity@saskpolytech.ca.

NOTICE: This update applies to students who are studying at one of Sask Polytech’s four campuses in Moose Jaw, Regina, Saskatoon and Prince Albert. Students taking a Sask Polytech program/course at a regional college may receive different information from their home institution.

In response to COVID-19 Saskatchewan Polytechnic is telling employees and students to continue to work and study from home. Sask Polytech is following recommendations from the Chief Medical Health Officer of Saskatchewan and the Ministry of Advanced Education. Sask Polytech will continue to follow the advice of government and health officials in the coming weeks. Next week students should continue to study at home. An update about arrangements for the week of April 6 will be shared later next week.

A friendly reminder that Sask Polytech’s COVID-19 FAQs are updated daily. Please check back for regular updates.

(NEW) Study groups: In response to COVID-19 Sask Polytech programs are being offered online and through alternate delivery to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission. Learning from home individually also means you need to follow this protocol for group work. Any group project work needs to be completed virtually using technology such as Zoom. Sask Polytech students are asked not to meet in person to study. Study groups would not be able to maintain the six feet of distance required for physical distancing. Stay socially connected but physically apart.

Convocations postponed: Saskatchewan Polytechnic has made the difficult decision to postpone convocation ceremonies that were scheduled for this April, May and June. Additional information will be provided once we have evaluated options and determined the appropriate solution for this year. Convocation is an important milestone and exciting moment for our community. We are working diligently on solutions to ensure our graduates are recognized for their achievements at Sask Polytech.

Student wellness is important to Sask Polytech. During these times of uncertainty and change, we encourage you to connect with the services and supports available to you. Learn more about services that are currently available to students.

If you are in crisis and need urgent mental health supportCrisis Services Canada is available by phone at 1.833.456.4566 and text 45645 or dial 911 for immediate support.

Working and studying from home:

We all can help to prevent the spread of COVID-19 if we each do our part and work together.

Visit saskpolytech.ca/coronavirus for more information or email campussafetyandsecurity@saskpolytech.ca.

NOTICE: This update applies to students who are studying at one of Sask Polytech’s four campuses in Moose Jaw, Regina, Saskatoon and Prince Albert. Students taking a Sask Polytech program/course at a regional college may receive different information from their home institution.

Dear Students,

It has been quite a week for everyone in the Sask Polytech community, especially you, our valued students.

Every day seems to add a new dimension to the COVID-19 situation, and I know that many of your lives have been turned upside down by the impact of the pandemic and the closing of campuses.  I also understand the challenges of moving to online learning late in the semester, and of being physically apart from classmates and friends.  Yet, I am heartened by the commitment and determination that you have shown as we complete our first week of online and remote learning.

It is important that we support each other in this new era of self-isolation as we ensure the protection of each other’s health, and working together to stop the spread of COVID-19.  As a reminder, you have access to a number of exceptional wellness services and supports.  Please don’t hesitate to use them.  As well, I encourage you to keep up to date with the latest information at saskpolytech.ca/coronavirus.

The people of Saskatchewan have a reputation across Canada and beyond for their strength and resilience.  It has been humbling to witness these qualities as the COVID-19 crisis has unfolded, and it is my hope that our lives return to normal soon. 

Thank you, and remember:  we are one day closer to the end of this.

Sincerely,

Dr. Rosia
Dr. Larry S. Rosia, President & CEO

In response to the changing COVID-19 situation Sask Polytech is telling employees and students to stay at home. A friendly reminder that Sask Polytech’s COVID-19 FAQs are updated daily. Please check back for regular updates.

(NEW) Convocations postponed: Saskatchewan Polytechnic has made the difficult decision to postpone convocation ceremonies that were scheduled for this April, May and June. Additional information will be provided once we have evaluated options and determined the appropriate solution for this year. Convocation is an important milestone and exciting moment for our community. We are working diligently on solutions to ensure our graduates are recognized for their achievements at Sask Polytech.

Sask Polytech campuses and computer labs are closed: Classes will continue to be offered through online and alternate delivery methods. Students who do not have access to computers or reliable internet in their off-campus locations should contact campussafetyandsecurity@saskpolytech.ca. Sask Polytech will work to find alternative solutions on an individual basis.

Student parking: Sask Polytech students with parking passes for the month of March, and periods beyond March, are eligible for a prorated refund starting March 16, the first day Sask Polytech on-campus classes were suspended. Students will receive refunds for parking tags for days that on-campus classes have been closed. The refunds will be issued in the bookstore once campuses are reopened to the public.

Student wellness is important to Sask Polytech. During these times of uncertainty and change, we encourage you to connect with the services and supports available to you. Learn more about services that are currently available to students.

Working and studying from home:

  • Students can access learn from home information at: saskpolytech.ca/learnfromhome
  • Sask Polytech programs will be offered online or remotely to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission. Please see the program list for more information.

We all can help to prevent the spread of COVID-19 if we each do our part and work together.

Visit saskpolytech.ca/coronavirus for more information or email campussafetyandsecurity@saskpolytech.ca.

NOTICE: This update applies to students who are studying at one of Sask Polytech’s four campuses in Moose Jaw, Regina, Saskatoon and Prince Albert. Students taking a Sask Polytech program/course at a regional college may receive different information from their home institution.

In response to the changing COVID-19 situation Sask Polytech is telling employees and students to stay at home.

Sask Polytech campuses and computer labs are closed: Classes will continue to be offered through online and alternate delivery methods. Students who do not have access to computers or reliable internet in their off-campus locations should contact campussafetyandsecurity@saskpolytech.ca. Sask Polytech will work to find alternative solutions on an individual basis.

Student parking: Sask Polytech students with parking passes for the month of March, and periods beyond March, are eligible for a prorated refund starting March 16, the first day Sask Polytech on-campus classes were suspended. Students will receive refunds for parking tags for days that on-campus classes have been closed. The refunds will be issued in the bookstore once campuses are reopened to the public.

Student wellness is important to Sask Polytech. During these times of uncertainty and change, we encourage you to connect with the services and supports available to you. Learn more about services that are currently available to students

In addition to learning from home there are other steps you can take to prevent the transmission of COVID-19.

  • Maintain proper social (physical) distancing. This means staying at home and avoiding close contact with others to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Keep a minimum distance of two metres (six feet) from others when shopping or walking in the community.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when sneezing or coughing. If you don’t have a tissue, always cough or sneeze into your arm, not into your hands. Throw away tissues after wiping your nose or covering a cough, and wash your hands.
  • Using soap and warm water, wash your hands thoroughly and often, including after coughing, sneezing, using tissues or the washroom, and before eating or preparing foods.
  • Make a point of keeping hands and fingers away from your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Clean common services including mobile phones, doorknobs, elevator buttons, light switches, toilet handles, counters, hand rails, touch screen surfaces and keypads daily.
  • Stay healthy by eating well, drinking lots of fluids, staying active (if well), and trying to get enough rest and sleep. A healthy immune system is better equipped to fight an infection.
  • Maintain safe food practices.

Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing. The Government of Saskatchewan has provided a self-assessment tool to determine whether you should be tested for COVID-19.

(NEW) The Saskatchewan Polytechnic Student Association (SPSA) also has some resources for students.

Working and studying from home:

  • Students can access learn from home information at: saskpolytech.ca/learnfromhome
  • Sask Polytech programs will be offered online or remotely to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission. Please see the program list for more information.

We all can help to prevent the spread of COVID-19 if we each do our part and work together.

Visit saskpolytech.ca/coronavirus for more information or email campussafetyandsecurity@saskpolytech.ca.

NOTICE: This update applies to students who are studying at one of Sask Polytech’s four campuses in Moose Jaw, Regina, Saskatoon and Prince Albert. Students taking a Sask Polytech program/course at a regional college may receive different information from their home institution.

In response to the changing COVID-19 situation Sask Polytech is telling employees and students to stay at home.

Computer labs: Effective today, March 24 at 4:30 p.m. Sask Polytech computer labs are closed. Classes will continue to be offered through online and alternate delivery methods. Students who do not have access to computers or reliable internet in their off-campus locations should contact campussafetyandsecurity@saskpolytech.ca. Sask Polytech will work to find alternative solutions on an individual basis.

Access to campus: Campuses are no longer open to the general public. The intent of these actions is to limit the number of people at each campus.

(NEW) Parking: Sask Polytech students with parking passes for the month of March, and periods beyond March, are eligible for a prorated refund starting March 16, the first day Sask Polytech on-campus classes were suspended. Students will receive refunds for parking tags for days that on-campus classes have been closed. The refunds will be issued in the bookstore once campuses are reopened to the public.

Bookstore: Sask Polytech physical bookstores locations are closed but online ordering is open. Students can order their books through the Bookstore website 24/7; stores will be sending out shipments regularly.

Counselling Services: A reminder Counselling Services are available to all Sask Polytech students. To set up an appointment email counselling@saskpolytech.ca or call.

Library Services: Library Services are available online. If students need assistance they can use chat services between 8 a.m. - 4:50 p.m. weekdays or email help.library@saskpolytech.ca. There is also a writing support Zoom room, available online from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. weekdays.

Fitness and Recreation: Fitness and recreation professionals are available for virtual personal consultations. To book an appointment email wellness@saskpolytech.ca. We encourage you to continue to add movement into your daily routines. Follow @saskpolytechfitandrec on Facebook and Instagram to enjoy a series of functional movement exercises and workouts.

Learn more about all services that are currently available to students.

Social distancing: Remember to stay socially connected but physically apart. Social distancing could also be called physical distancing. It involves taking steps to limit the number of people you come into close contact with. Stay home as much as possible. Limit trips to the grocery store or other places where people gather. Maintain six feet of distance when in public. This will help to limit the spread of COVID-19.

Working and studying from home:

  • Students can access learn from home information at: saskpolytech.ca/learnfromhome
  • Sask Polytech programs will be offered online or remotely to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission. Please see the program list for more information.

We all can help to prevent the spread of COVID-19 if we each do our part and work together.

Visit saskpolytech.ca/coronavirus for more information or email campussafetyandsecurity@saskpolytech.ca.

NOTICE: This update applies to students who are studying at one of Sask Polytech’s four campuses in Moose Jaw, Regina, Saskatoon and Prince Albert. Students taking a Sask Polytech program/course at a regional college may receive different information from their home institution.

Our world has changed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. As you adjust to this new normal, please take a few minutes to view the this video message to remind you that you are so valued and appreciated during these uncertain times.

 

 

Thank you for your patience and understanding. The health, safety and security of our students and employees is of the utmost importance.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic is asking employees and students to stay at home.  Access to our campus communities will be limited.

From March 23-April 3 Moose Jaw, Regina, Saskatoon (main) and Prince Albert (Technical Building) campuses will be open from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. with limited access. All other Sask Polytech facilities, including Sask Polytech Administrative Offices, will be closed. To enter the campuses, please use the main entrance and sign in at the front desk.

If needed, students may still access computer stations with proper social distancing and precautions at Sask Polytech’s main campuses: 

  • Regina library lab 207.25.
  • Moose Jaw computer lab 4.239.
  • Prince Albert, Technical Building computer lab A204.
  • Saskatoon library lab 102.5.

Disinfectant wipes are available and Sask Polytech strongly encourages students to use wipes prior to utilizing a campus computer.

Sask Polytech services:

    • Moose Jaw: 306-691-8310  
    • Prince Albert: 306-765-1611
    • Regina: 306-775-7436
    • Saskatoon: 306-659-4050

Working and studying from home:

  • Students can access learn from home information at: ca/learnfromhome
  • Beginning Monday March 23, almost all Sask Polytech programs will be offered online or remotely to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission. Please see the program list for more information.

We all can help to prevent the spread of COVID-19 if we each do our part and work together.

Visit saskpolytech.ca/coronavirus for more information or email campussafetyandsecurity@saskpolytech.ca.

NOTICE: This update applies to students who are studying at one of Sask Polytech’s four campuses in Moose Jaw, Regina, Saskatoon and Prince Albert. Students taking a Sask Polytech program/course at a regional college may receive different information from their home institution.

The Government of Saskatchewan today declared a provincial State of Emergency.

Sask Polytech remains committed to keeping our community healthy, safe and informed.  We are taking every precaution to protect the well-being of students, faculty and staff.  

In partnership with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Advanced Education, Sask Polytech is asking students to study from home.  Starting on March 23rd there will be limited key services on campuses to support students including: library computer labs, food services, technology services, student counselling services, and security.  Sask Polytech programs will be offered online only.

Updated class and work schedule: 

  • March 17-20:  In-person classes are suspended.
  • March 23:  Online courses will begin.
  • March 23-April 3:  Limited key services available on campuses (access computers in the library, limited food services and counselling services). 

This situation is developing rapidly.  Updated information for students will be provided from each program by email. Students are encouraged to visit saskpolytech.ca for more information, including frequently asked questions.  Additional program-specific information will be posted on the website as it becomes available.  Thank you for your patience while our Instructors create new plans to help you continue your studies this semester, when possible.

We encourage our students to learn more about Saskatchewan’s provincial State of Emergency.

Thank you to our students for your patience and cooperation during this unprecedented time.

We all can help to prevent the spread of COVID-19 if we each do our part and work together.  The health, safety and security of our students and employees is of the utmost importance.  If you have a specific question not listed on the website please contact campussafetyandsecurity@saskpolytech.ca.

Kindest regards,

Dr. Rosia

Dr. Larry S. Rosia, President & CEO
Saskatchewan Polytechnic

In partnership with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Advanced Education, Saskatchewan Polytechnic is cancelling all classes and programming for the remainder of this week.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic programs will be offered online or through alternative delivery options where possible to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission, effective March 23.

Updated class schedule:

  • March 17-20: in-person classes are suspended.
  • March 20: more information will be provided regarding online or alternative delivery where possible.
  • March 23: online courses or alternative delivery programming for students will begin, where possible.

Updated information for students will be provided by email from each program.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic campuses are not closing.  Limited services may be available at each campus.  The fitness centres will remain closed until further notice.

All non-essential gatherings and events will continue to be cancelled until further notice.  Events and activities not directly connected to academic programs are postponed.

Travel restrictions remain in place.  

We know COVID-19 is causing unusual and challenging times.  Thank you for your patience, cooperation and the care you’ve demonstrated for yourselves and others in our community.  We all can help to prevent the spread of COVID-19 if we each do our part and work together.  The health, safety and security of our students and employees is of the utmost importance.  Students, faculty or staff with questions should refer to details on our website or contact campussafetyandsecurity@saskpolytech.ca.

Regards,

Larry

Dr. Larry S. Rosia, President & CEO
Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Saskatchewan Polytechnic is following recommendations from the Chief Medical Health Officer of Saskatchewan and the Ministry of Advanced Education.

The Chief Medical Health Officer of Saskatchewan orders that no public gathering of over 250 people in any one room take place. This does not include settings where people are distributed into multiple rooms or buildings, such as schools, universities or workplaces.

At Saskatchewan Polytechnic learning typically takes place in smaller class sizes. At this time, all Sask Polytech classes will continue as scheduled.

The Government of Canada has noted the overall assessment for public health risk to Canada remains low. Public health risk is continually reassessed as new information becomes available.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic is taking a proactive approach to ensure students, faculty, and staff are aware of COVID-19 and are taking steps to mitigate the risk of contracting or spreading the virus. The health, safety and security of our students and employees is of the utmost importance.

We know the value our students place on their Sask Polytech education. Be assured that each decision we make will be based on recommendations from the Chief Medical Health Officer and will be based on the best information available at that time. All decisions take our student, employee and stakeholder needs into account. We are working to adjust our planning, developing contingencies and possible responses during this rapidly evolving situation.

Our landlord, the Ministry of Central Services administers the cleaning contracts and sets the standards for cleaning within government-owned buildings. Central Services will be providing alcohol-based hand sanitizer in common areas. They are in discussions with the cleaning contractors and will ensure frequent cleaning and disinfecting of washrooms and high touch surfaces.

Earlier today, Sask Polytech cancelled or postponed all non-essential gatherings and events. This means that all events and activities that are not directly connected to academic programs have been postponed until a later date. Updated information regarding travel restrictions was also shared earlier today.

We understand that the continued spread of the virus may generate concern and uncertainty for many. Updates and online resources are available at saskpolytech.ca including links to the most up-to-date COVID-19 information from the Government of Saskatchewan, Government of Canada, and the World Health Organization.

We encourage the entire Sask Polytech community to continue to follow preventative actions, including:

  • Practice proper cough and sneezing etiquette;
  • Washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds;
  • Avoid touching eyes, mouth and nose with unwashed hands;
  • Maintain safe food practices; and,
  • Avoid close contact with others.

The health, safety and security of our students and employees is of the utmost importance at Saskatchewan Polytechnic. Students, faculty or staff with questions should refer to details on the our website or contact campussafetyandsecurity@saskpolytech.ca .

Regards,

Larry

Dr. Larry S. Rosia, President & CEO
Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Administrative Offices

Message from Dr. Larry S. Rosia, President & CEO, Saskatchewan Polytechnic:

I’m writing to provide you with an update on our response to the evolving COVID-19 situation that has disrupted so many lives these past few days.

First, I want to assure you that the health and safety of all students, faculty and staff is, and will continue to be, our primary focus as events unfold.  At this time, the mySaskPolytech portal  is the best and latest source of information regarding the impact of the virus on our institution.  It is updated continuously as new information becomes available or as institutional decisions are made.

Realizing that it was likely only a matter of time before Saskatchewan Polytechnic would be affected by what has now been determined to be a global pandemic, we began planning weeks ago for how best to respond to, and monitor this fluid situation. 

For example, in February the Emergency Management Committee (EMC) made the decision to cancel all Sask Polytech organized and funded trips to China until further notice.  At that time, it was noted we would continue to follow the World Health Organization (WHO) and Government of Canada travel guidelines and support the recommended regional assessment process for other countries of travel during this heightened alert.  Since then a process has been put in place to review all student, faculty and staff Sask Polytech related travel, which considers current travel alerts and advisories.

The Sask Polytech Pandemic Emergency Response Team (PERT) has been meeting regularly and is actively initiating steps to prepare our campuses in the event that Saskatchewan is further impacted by COVID-19.  To date, there is one presumptive case of COVID-19 in Saskatchewan.  The Government of Canada has noted that the overall assessment for public health risk to Canada remains low.

It is important to remind everyone that good health practices, such as proper handwashing, social distancing and making sure you do not come to school or work if you are feeling ill, are critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19.  Additional information on COVID-19 is available at saskpolytech.ca/coronavirus.

Finally, I would like to thank all of you for your patience and understanding during this time of uncertainty, and to remind you to continue to monitor the  mySaskPolytech portal for updates.

Thank you.

Regards,

Larry

Dr. Larry S. Rosia, President & CEO
Saskatchewan Polytechnic

The Public Health Agency of Canada has assessed the public health risk associated with COVID-19 as low for the general population. However, there is an increased risk of more severe outcomes for Canadians 65 and over, and for those with compromised immune systems or underlying medical conditions.

Public health officials continue to reassess the national and provincial public health risk, based on the best available evidence, as the situation evolves. Students, faculty and staff are directed to the provincial government website www.saskatchewan.ca, where the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) link provides the most up-to-date information available for Saskatchewan residents. The large volume of global information about COVID-19 on social media does not always reflect current provincial circumstances or appropriate risk mitigation measures.

Yesterday afternoon, Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s senior leadership team met with Saskatchewan’s Chief Medical Health Officer, along with representatives from the Ministry of Advanced Education and the other post-secondary institutions in the province. In an effort to protect the academic progress of students at Saskatchewan’s post-secondary educational institutions during the current pandemic, and under the leadership of the Ministry of Advanced Education, in cooperation with other Ministries, the University of Saskatchewan, University of Regina, Saskatchewan Polytechnic and representation from the Association of Saskatchewan Regional Colleges have agreed to the following actions.

Effective immediately, all non-essential gatherings and events are cancelled until further notice. This means that all events and activities that are not directly connected to academic programs will be postponed until a later date.  Please contact your Dean or AVP if you have questions about this. An email will be sent today with additional information about cancelled events.

Travel restrictions for students, faculty and staff remain in place. Sask Polytech sponsored travel to all areas outside of Saskatchewan is subject to Dean or AVP approval following the completion of a Travel Risk Assessment Form. This form is to be completed in conjunction with the program/department, Health, Safety and Security and Human Resources. This approval process will be in place until the travel advisories are lifted or updated. More information for employees is available on mySaskPolytech 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information & Update

Sask Polytech is evaluating alternative program delivery methods in advance preparation in case the situation in the province escalates and requires reductions in the need for person-to-person contact.

We encourage the entire Sask Polytech community to continue to follow preventative actions, including:

  • Practice proper cough and sneezing etiquette;
  • Washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds;
  • Avoid touching eyes, mouth and nose with unwashed hands;
  • Maintain safe food practices; and,
  • Avoid close contact with others. 

The health, safety and security of our students and employees is of the utmost importance at Saskatchewan Polytechnic. The circumstances surrounding the spread of this disease are evolving rapidly around the world, and additional measures may be required as circumstances change.

Students, faculty or staff with questions about today’s statement should refer to details on the Saskatchewan Polytechnic website or contact campussafetyandsecurity@saskpolytech.ca .

Sask Polytech is taking a proactive approach to ensure faculty, staff and students are aware of COVID-19 and are taking steps to mitigate the risk of contracting or spreading the virus.   

The latest numbers from the Government of Canada are as of March 12, 2020: 138 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Canada and one presumptive case confirmed in Saskatchewan. The Government of Canada has noted the overall assessment for public health risk to Canada remains low.

It is currently business as usual at all Sask Polytech campuses.  We are taking a proactive approach to ensure faculty, staff and students are aware of COVID-19 and are taking steps to mitigate the risk of contracting or spreading the virus.  

If you have travelled to a country with a level three travel advisory, limit your contact with others for a total of 14 days starting the day you began your journey to Canada. This means self-isolate and stay at home. All travellers are advised to monitor themselves for symptoms and to contact the local public health authority in their province or territory if they feel sick. If you have symptoms, contact the Saskatchewan HealthLine 811 for more information.

The Government of Saskatchewan has new and updated information on their COVID-19 web page:

  • NEW: Saskatchewan COVID-19 Preparedness Plan (March 11, 2020)
  • NEW: COVID-19 Guidance: Mass Gatherings, Risk for Elderly Populations (March 11, 2020)
  • UPDATED: Self-Isolation Information Sheet (March 11, 2020)
  • NEW: Self-Monitoring Information Sheet (March 11, 2020)

Public health risk is continually reassessed as new information becomes available. We understand that the continued spread of the virus may generating concern and uncertainty for many. The best way to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 is to:

  • wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth, especially with unwashed hands
  • cough and sneeze into your sleeve and not your hands.
  • please note that when using hand sanitizer one pump is sufficient

The health, safety and security of our students and employees is of the utmost importance at Saskatchewan Polytechnic. Travel advice and health precaution information on COVID-19 is available at saskpolytech.ca/coronavirus or on the mySaskPolytech portal.

Thank you for your assistance and patience as we work through this situation.  If you have any questions or concerns about COVID-19, please email campussafetyandsecurity@saskpolytech.ca.