Intercultural Week

2022 Intercultural Week

Monday, March 21 – Friday, March 25

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 seventh year, we are celebrating this incredible diversity through a series of events during Intercultural Week.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic is hosting its seventh 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

Monday, March 21

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. - International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Regina campus: Visit the Intercultural Centre to learn new phrases in other languages, write your name in another alphabet, and spin the wheel for prizes.

Tuesday, March 22

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

IRCC Presentation

Wednesday, March 23

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

Regina campus: Visit the Intercultural Centre to learn new phrases in other languages, write your name in another alphabet, and spin the wheel for prizes.

Thursday, March 24

Intercultural Week Facebook and Instagram Photo Contest

In celebration of Intercultural Week Saskatchewan Polytechnic encourages you to come to campus in your traditional dress. Take a selfie and enter our photo contest to win ($50 gift card, one winner per campus).

Take a photo while wearing your traditional dress on campus. Post your photo on Instagram or the Saskatchewan Polytechnic International Facebook page using the hashtag #SaskPolytechIW. Photos will be judged based on photo composition, lighting, quality, originality and international focus.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN The contest will be operated through Saskatchewan Polytechnic International social media platforms on Facebook, and Instagram. Contest will run on Thursday, March 24, at 12:00 a.m. Central Standard Time. Close: March 25, at 11:59 p.m. Central Standard Time.

PRIZE: $50 gift card, one winner per campus

ELIGIBILITY: By entering you agree to be bound by these official rules. This contest is open to student currently enrolled in and attending a Saskatchewan Polytechnic program at any location. 

TO ENTER: The contest will be operated through Saskatchewan Polytechnic International Education.

Submit a photo while wearing your traditional dress on campus. Photo will be judged based on photo composition, lighting, quality, originality and international focus. Post your photo on Instagram or the Saskatchewan Polytechnic International Facebook page using the hashtag #SaskPolytechIW.

Winners will have one week after the draw to claim their prize.

  1. There is a limit of one entry per person.
  2. Winners will be notified via a Facebook and/or Instagram messenger on the Saskatchewan Polytechnic International account or by an email. Winners will need to contact an Internationals Student Advisor to make arrangements to receive their prize.
  3. Saskatchewan Polytechnic International Education is not responsible for any technical difficulties experienced due to overload, busy signals, loss of cellular service, Wi-Fi, electronic problems or any other factor that may impact entry, participation or prize claim.
  4. By entering, you agree to allow us to collect your name, email, and program for our use in entering you into the draw and contacting you if you are drawn as a winner. Entries that are determined to be fraudulent (example: non-student, non-international, fake email) will be void, and the person making such an entry barred from further participation in the contest. Incomplete entries may be disqualified at Saskatchewan Polytechnic's discretion.

WINNERS: Photo will be judged based on photo composition, lighting, quality, originality and international focus. Winners will be selected by members of the Saskatchewan Polytechnic International Education department. Winners will be notified via Facebook and/or Instagram messenger with a follow up email from an International Student Advisor. If they do not respond within the specified time (as indicated in the original message) the prize will be redrawn. Winners will need to contact an Internationals Student Advisor to make arrangements to receive their prize. Any harassment to Saskatchewan Polytechnic staff by winners will cause forfeiture of the prize and the prize will be redrawn. Winners who do not claim their prize within a week of being contacted may also forfeit their prize and the prize will be redrawn. To collect a prize, entrants will be required to answer a skill-testing question. Winners will acknowledge receipt of prize by responding to the original message. 

PRIZES: Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein or stated, no person will be entitled to receive any prize until after their eligibility has been confirmed or accepted by Saskatchewan Polytechnic International Education and all required application or registration status confirmed. 

Prizes will be awarded to the person who participated in the contest only. Winners may be required to sign a consent form relieving the Saskatchewan Polytechnic International Education and any affiliated organizations from any and all liability with respect to the contestant’s participation in the contest and the receipt and/or use of the prize. Any person refusing to sign the Consent Form and complete or provide any other documents required by the Saskatchewan Polytechnic International Education by the deadline required by the Saskatchewan Polytechnic International Education will forfeit any and all contest prizes. 

MISCELLANEOUS: 

  1. Odds of winning depend on number of entries received. 
  2. By entering, entrants release and hold harmless Saskatchewan Polytechnic International Education from any and all liability or any injuries, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with the contest or any prize won.
  3. By participating in a Saskatchewan Polytechnic International Education contest, entrants herby consent to Saskatchewan Polytechnic International Education usage of any one or more of the following for any other advertising or promotional purpose without payment of any additional consideration: contestants names; program information; participation in the contest including photos; and the substance of the contestant’s communication with Saskatchewan Polytechnic International Education.
  4. Saskatchewan Polytechnic International Education reserves the right to terminate or declare the contest null and void and rescind any prize, if in its sole judgment, the rules or the integrity of the contest have been violated or compromised in any way. Intentionally or non-intentionally by any person whether or not a contestant in the contest. 
  5. Entry constitutes permission to use winners’ names, enrolled programs, and/or statements for purposes of advertising and promotion without further compensation unless prohibited by law. Saskatchewan Polytechnic International Education will not share entrant information with third parties for direct marketing purposes.
  6. To collect a prize, entrants will be required to answer a skill-testing question.
  7. To collect a prize, entrants will be required to provide Saskatchewan Polytechnic ID number to confirm admission or registration in our program.
  8. The prize(s) will be awarded without consideration of regional allocation. 
  9. The contest is governed by the laws of the province of Saskatchewan. It is void where prohibited or restricted by law, and in any province outside of Saskatchewan. The odds of winning depend upon the number of entries received. The contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and local laws and regulations. 
  10. Saskatchewan Polytechnic International Education provides no warranties covering any of the prizes furnished as part of this contest. 
  11. Information supplied by entrants will be used in accordance with Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Privacy Policy. 

Instagram and Facebook are not associated with this contest, and it does not sponsor or endorse this contest in any way.

 

11:30 a.m. -­­ 1 p.m. 

Regina campus: Visit the Intercultural Centre to learn new phrases in other languages, write your name in another alphabet, and spin the wheel for prizes.

Moose Jaw campus: Come and take some selfies in your traditional dress!

4 - 6 p.m. - Indigenous Honour Ceremony, presented by SaskTel

Situated on Treaty 4 and Treaty 6 territories and homeland of the Métis, Saskatchewan Polytechnic is committed to the renewal of relationships — miyo wâhkôhtowin — with our Indigenous communities.

The 2022 Saskatchewan Polytechnic Honour Ceremony, presented by SaskTel, will be held virtually. The celebration will be live streamed on Facebook and shared on YouTube. Each campus will also be holding a small come and go event to watch the live stream together as a community. Indigenous students will be contacted by their Indigenous Students’ Centre coordinator with more details.

Learn more about the Honour Ceremony.

Streaming:

  • Regina campus: Intercultural Centre
  • Moose Jaw campus: Sarah’s Lounge

Honour ceremonies celebrate the hard work, dedication and achievements of our Indigenous students. Sask Polytech has been hosting Indigenous honour ceremonies since 1990.

Friday, March 25

11:45 a.m. -­­ 1 p.m. - Cree Beginner Language Class (via Zoom)

Led by Marlene Dormuth. Join Zoom

 

Be sure to visit the SPSA website for their events calendar, too!