Intercultural Week

Intercultural Week

Monday, March 22 – Friday, March 26

As a globally recognized institution, Sask Polytech’s community is made up of people from around the world. Our diverse student population comes together in the classroom to nurture new ideas, and adds new dimensions to what and how we learn. For the sixth year, we are celebrating this incredible diversity through a series of events during Intercultural Week.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic is hosting its sixth Intercultural Week to:

  • Honour and celebrate cultural diversity within Saskatchewan Polytechnic;
  • Deliver the week’s activities using a provincial lens in order to provide similar learning opportunities at each main campus location;
  • Facilitate the transfer of knowledge and experiences among diverse communities; and
  • Foster safe learning spaces in which diversity is honoured and respected. 

Come celebrate diversity within Sask Polytech by joining us at various events throughout the week! Everyone is welcome!

Events

Tuesday, March 23

1:30 - 2:30 p.m. - Keynote Speaker Malvina Rapko

Can we, as a province, cut through the noise of societal correctness and create our own path of genuine, meaningful, and sustainable intercultural relationships?  Guest speaker Malvina Rapko will explore the answers to this and other questions through her personal and professional experiences as a newcomer, a long-time Saskatchewan resident and as a certified Cultural Intelligence Facilitator.

https://saskpolytech.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJckduGtpzgqG9Pcy6d_IPTxlsbSZWpcU5HX  

Wednesday, March 24

11:30 - 1:00 p.m. - Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada / Government of Canada

Amara Amath, IRCC Outreach Officer will review working in Canada as an international student, applying for a post graduate work permit and applying for permanent residence through the Federal Government’s main economic system, Express Entry. A live question and answer session will follow.

https://saskpolytech.zoom.us/j/92552228246

4:00 p.m. - Indigenous Honour Ceremony, presented by SaskTel

Sask Polytech’s Indigenous Honour Ceremony. Each year Sask Polytech holds an Indigenous Honour Ceremony for our students. The Indigenous Honour Ceremony provides our more than 3,500 Indigenous students and their families an opportunity to celebrate their achievements in an atmosphere that is both welcoming and culturally sensitive. Each student is celebrated, acknowledged and honoured for what they have accomplished in their post-secondary journey.

https://www.facebook.com/saskpolytechindigenousstudents

4:30 p.m. Bolly X

BollyX is a Bollywood-inspired dance-fitness program that combines dynamic choreography with the hottest music from around the world. Its 50-minute cardio workout cycles between higher and lower-intensity dance sequences to get you moving, sweating, and motivated. No experience necessary as this is a “learn to” class.

https://calendar.time.ly/d9zwsxii/event/65244012/20210324163000

Monday, March 29

1:30-2:30 p.m. Keynote Speaker Malvina Rapko – Language and Adult Education Students Session

Can we, as a province, cut through the noise of societal correctness and create our own path of genuine, meaningful, and sustainable intercultural relationships?  Guest speaker Malvina Rapko will explore the answers to this and other questions through her personal and professional experiences as a newcomer, a long-time Saskatchewan resident and as a certified Cultural Intelligence Facilitator.

This presentation is for our Language and Adult Education Students – please inquire with your instructor for meeting link.

Where in the world?!

Can you place some of the world’s most recognizable monuments and landmarks?  Play the SPSA’s “Where In The World?!” Intercultural Week Quiz to be entered to win a $100 cultural gift basket!  The quiz will be open to Sask Polytech students during Intercultural Week (March 22-25, 2021). Quiz link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/spsaWITW

Come celebrate diversity within Sask Polytech by joining us at various events throughout the week! Everyone is welcome! 

Keep your eyes on the Saskatchewan Polytechnic Library’s social media accounts for opportunities to participate in various conversations about traditions, culture, and maybe even win some great prizes!