Support Services

Learn from Home Support

To learn more about supports available for moving to online classes, visit our Learn from Home page.

Student Wellness

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.

Counselling Services

Counselling services are available to all Sask Polytech students. Each appointment is tailored to the need of the client. Indigenous counsellors are available upon request.

In an effort to encourage social distancing, appointments are available over the phone and Zoom (video communication). For information about downloading and using Zoom, please see ITS's Learn from Home information.

To book an appointment, contact us:

306-691-8311 or 306-691-8310
counselling@saskpolytech.ca

306-765-1611
counselling@saskpolytech.ca

306-775-7436
counselling@saskpolytech.ca

306-659-4050
counselling@saskpolytech.ca

Several additional resources are available to support your mental wellbeing.

Keep.meSAFE (for international students only)
This Mental Health International Student Support Program provides students 24/7 access to FREE counselling services through a large and diverse network of professional counsellors, in the preferred language and culture of the student—via chat, telephone, and webinars.

The program and supports service International students by:

Downloading the My SSP App (Available from the App store or Google Play), and/or Calling 1-844-451-9700.

The Saskatchewan Polytechnic Students' Association also offers mental wellbeing services via Mywellness—an Online Video Counselling Service provided by the SPSA Health and Dental Plan that offers confidential counselling. Mywellness is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week in a multitude of languages. To access the services provided, visit www.mywellnessplan.ca and select your school from the drop down menu.

Online Therapy Unit

This province-wide online therapy unit, created by the University of Regina partnered with the Saskatchewan Health Authority, provides free online mental health therapy.

211 Saskatchewan
This free, confidential, 24/7 service connects individuals to human services in the province by telephone, text, or web chat, plus a searchable website with over 5,000 listings of social, community, non-clinical health, and government services across the province.

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

Accessibility

Accessibility Services is committed to ensuring that equal access for students with disabilities is provided at Sask Polytech. The accessibility counsellors take pride in offering excellent services and supports.

To book an appointment, contact us:

306-691-8311 or 306-691-8310
counselling@saskpolytech.ca

306-765-1611
counselling@saskpolytech.ca

306-775-7436
counselling@saskpolytech.ca

306-659-4050
counselling@saskpolytech.ca

Having trouble with your Assistive Technology (Kurzweil, Recording Pen, C-Pen)? Please contact:

Moose and Regina
Heath Galenzoski
(306) 775-7436

Prince Albert and Saskatoon
Karen Loch (306) 659-4050

Fitness and Recreation

To minimize all non-essential contact, all fitness and recreation areas are closed until further notice. 

Your fitness and recreation professionals are available for virtual personal consultations. We can adapt to the resources available to you. 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.

In addition, many fitness centers and local mental health and wellness supports are offering FREE video services and supports. We will continue to update our social media platforms with services and supports within the community to keep you moving and well.

Indigenous Support

Student wellness is important to Sask Polytech. During these times of uncertainty and change, we encourage Indigenous students to connect with Indigenous advisors and coordinators online.

Pihtikewé – Kihèw Waciston 

Indigenous Students’ Centre
(Cree: Eagle’s Nest Indigenous Students’ Centre)
Room 4.210
Moosejaw.ISC@saskpolytech.ca

Anita Cameron

Indigenous Student Centre Coordinator
Room 4.210
306-691-8313
anita.cameron@saskpolytech.ca 

Rosemarie Zaba Stewart

Indigenous Student Advisor
Room 2.205
306-691-8214
306-690-3777 (cell)
rosemarie.zabastewart@saskpolytech.ca

All Nations Gathering Place

Indigenous Students’ Centre
Rm 225
princealbert.ISC@saskpolytech.ca

Jennifer Brockman

Indigenous Student Centre Coordinator
Room 225, Academic Centre
306-765-1922
jennifer.brockman@saskpolytech.ca

Annette Lanoie

Indigenous Student Advisor
Room A211, Technical Centre
306-765-1798
annette.lanoie@saskpolytech.ca 

Stanley Workman

Indigenous Student Advisor
Room 127, Academic Centre
306-765-1789
stanley.workman@saskpolytech.ca

Pēžik Tēwē-ihkan, Pēžik Mihtē-ihkan

Indigenous Students’ Centre
(Saulteaux: One Heart, One Drum Beat)
Rm 153
regina.ISC@saskpolytech.ca

Meranda Andersen

Indigenous Student Counsellor,
Post-Secondary Programs
Student Development
Room 228
306-775-7430
meranda.andersen@saskpolytech.ca

Brandi Kohl

Indigenous Student Centre Coordinator
Room 153
306-775-7727
brandi.kohl@saskpolytech.ca

Greg Riehl

Indigenous Nursing Student Advisor
School of Nursing
Room 150.1
306-775-7383
greg.riehl@saskpolytech.ca

Stacey Sayer-Brabant

Indigenous Education Counsellor
Literacy & Adult Education
Room 228
306-775-7419
stacey.sayer-brabant@saskpolytech.ca

Aaron Tootoosis

Indigenous Student Advisor
Room 150.2
306-775-7380
aaron.tootoosis@saskpolytech.ca

ê-sihtoskâtoyahk ᐁᓯᐦᑐᐢᑲᑐᔭᐦᐠ   

Indigenous Students’ Centre
(Cree: strengthening/supporting each other)
Rm 121.4
saskatoon.ISC@saskpolytech.ca

Brian Gallagher

Indigenous Student Advisor
Room 103
306-659-4212
306-291-6447 (cell)
brian.gallagher@saskpolytech.ca

Shane Stack

Indigenous Student Advisor
Room 103
306-659-4802
306-361-5797 (cell)
shane.stack@saskpolytech.ca

Derek Yee

Indigenous Student Advisor
School of Health Sciences
Room 121.3
306-659-4681
306-261-6480 (cell)
derek.yee@saskpolytech.ca

Charleen Cote, MISW, RSW

Educational Counsellor for Indigenous Students
Room 121.4.2
(306) 659-4287
char.cote@saskpolytech.ca

Suzanne Toombs, RN BN

Indigenous Student Advisor, Nursing
Room 404.5
306-659-4221
suzanne.toombs@saskpolytech.ca

Kyla Morin

Indigenous Students’ Centre Coordinator
Room 121.4
306-659-4103
kyla.morin@saskpolytech.ca 

Learning Services

Sask Polytech offers a variety of learning services for students that may help during this time.

Zoom Room

Help is just a click away! Just like in person, our faculty is standing by to provide you with support and resources for your online study needs. Hours Monday to Saturday, 9:00a.m.– 4:30 p.m. Read our Zoom How-To Guide for Students

We can help you with:

  • Writing
  • Referencing and Citations in APA and MLA
  • Understanding your assignment
  • Creating outlines
  • Paraphrasing and summarizing
  • Communication skills
  • Note-taking
  • Developing your research strategy
  • Thesis statements
  • Grammar
  • Presentation skills
  • Self-editing
  • Organization
  • Time management
  • Study smart
  • Note-taking
  • Critical thinking
  • Flash cards
  • Success online
  • Success in the remote classroom
  • Reading a textbook
  • Exam writing strategies
  • Test anxiety
  • Mind mapping
  • Concept mapping
  • Brightspace
  • Computer skills (i.e. Word, PowerPoint)

Learning Services provides online math and science support for a wide range of Saskpolytech programs through Zoom.

To book an online Zoom appointment, please send email to the appropriate instructor by campus with preferred times:

Instructor

Math & Science Support

Abdul Ally

Allya@saskpolytech.ca

  • All Math (Calculus, Trades Math, Math 139, and LAE Math - Level 4 )
  • Physics for Engineering Technology Program 
  • Introductory statistics 

Instructor

Math & Science Support

Claude Jalbert

jalbertc@saskpolytech.ca

  • Trades Math 
  • Business Math 
  • Statistics 
  • Calculus 
  • Trigonometry (Any program)
  • LAE Math – Level 4

Daren Anderson

Daren.Anderson@saskpolytech.ca

 
  • Electronics 
  • Electrical content – yrs 1-4 
  • Industrial Mechanics 
  • Welding & Carpentry - Math 
  • Automotive Service Technician 
  • Ag Equipment 
  • Heavy Equipment, Truck and Transport 
  • Machinist 
  • Power Engineering

Instructor

Math & Science Support
Jean Nixon-MacDonald
MCDONALD@saskpolytech.ca
  • Trades Math & Sciences 
  • Technologies Math 
  • Introductory to Chemistry 
  • Health Sciences & Nursing Drug Calculations 

Instructor

Math & Science Support

Paul Lehmkuhl

lehmkuhlp@saskpolytech.ca

  • All Math (Calculus, Trades Math, and LAE Math – Level 4)
  • Math for Health Sciences and Nursing (unit conversions and dosage calculations)
  • Business Math 139
  • Introductory Physics and Chemistry
  • Math and Physics for Power Engineering 
  • Introductory statistics

Drop into our Learning Services Zoom Room

Email and Other Online Support

Access our online writing support by submitting your work, assignment and rubric. Faculty from our team will have a look at it and email you feedback.

Use the Zoom instructions for Math & Science Support above, or send a generic email to mathsupport@saskpolytech.ca, and one of the instructors will invite you to a Zoom meeting. In your email, please specify your campus, program, and describe the specific math material you need support with.

Once you receive the Zoom invitation click the link provided to connect with the instructor.

Organize your workspace so everything is close at hand before you start. Gather your assignment, text books, research material, computer or tablet, pen and paper -- and your coffee, tea, or soda (in a container with a re-sealing lid, of course). Many people like to choose a spot that is quiet, comfortable, and well-lit. Also minimize distractions: turn off the news or social media, but try quiet music on headphones while you work.
Taking notes effectively is key to success in class. Use “jot notes” in point form to organize your thoughts. That means using bullet points with content words (nouns, verbs important adjectives/adverbs) and abbreviations. Use synonyms,  reorganize the material in a way that’s easy to understand, and write or say it in your own words.
Try to engage with the material. Don’t just read and memorize. Focus on the important information. Ask yourself questions: How does this information fit what you already know about this topic? Try to summarize or paraphrase it in your own words. Some people like to make flashcards to help them remember important facts and definitions.
Studies prove that we learn more if we give our brains a break every hour or so. Try to stretch or move to prevent fatigue and cramping. Get a good night’s sleep, drink plenty of water, and eat nutritious meals. Set milestones or small, reachable goals that you can accomplish in a reasonable amount of time, and then notice when you meet them. Have a snack, watch a movie, or even play a video game. Find the right kind of positive reinforcement to help you stay on track.
Stay in touch with your instructor and classmates. Some courses offer online sections like Brightspace, and instructors often post helpful tip-sheets there. Instructors are often available by email and will be willing to answer questions about assignments and course work. Try using social media to keep in touch with classmates.

 Library Services

The Library continues to operate remotely and provide services to students, staff, and faculty. 

If you have questions or requests, you can view our FAQs or reach us via email or chat. Staff monitor chat reference Monday-Friday 8 am-4:30 pm to ensure questions are answered promptly. Librarians can be contacted directly for research and citation (APA) support via email and Zoom. Not sure which librarian is assigned to your program? Email or chat with us to get started.

Are you looking for online resources? Try QuickFind to discover books, articles, videos, and more. Visit the library website to read more about changes to library services.

Student Employment Services

Student Employment Services are still available while the campuses are closed. Coordinators will assist students electronically with resumes, cover letters, job search, and access to the SaskPolytech job bank. 

Coordinators will also assist employers with their employment related questions.

Student Relations Office

During this time, we remain committed to providing a safe learning environment which supports student success and the safety and well-being of all community members. All non-academic misconduct policies remain in place. If you become aware of any misconduct, online or in person, the Student Relations Coordinators are available to support you by providing information and guidance on this code and related processes.

Kristen Bergstrom
306-765-1745
kristen.bergstrom@saskpolytech.ca

Sarah Hunter
306-659-4165
huntersa@saskpolytech.ca

Saskatchewan Polytechnic Students' Association (SPSA)

The SPSA provides a variety of supports, including resources to help you deal with social distancing. For the most current information about the SPSA and their services, visit spsa.ca

Employee Wellness

Employees are encouraged to read our wellness information. Employees who need counselling services may contact the Employee and Family Assistance program.