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  • Partnerships that can kick things up a notch

    Partnerships that can kick things up a notch - Partnerships that can kick things up a notch Partnership creates opportunity for local business Saskatchewan Polytechnic is always on the look-out for new partnerships in applied research that focus on solving real-world problems while maximizing the benefits for everyone involved. That’s why a partnership between Sask Polytech and Create Café, a 3D-Printing studio and café in Saskatoon, is a recipe for success — the rewards can prove to be bigger than planned.

  • Student-run dental clinics help those in need

    Student-run dental clinics help those in need - Student-run dental clinics help those in need Clinic is held at the Regina Food Bank and Regina Open Door Society multiple times a year For more than seven years, second-year dental hygiene students have been visiting the Regina Food Bank up to six times a year to provide oral health evaluations and provide oral hygiene instruction, to support those in need, free of cost. “This is an essential service as many of these clients do not access dentistry as they have many barriers,” says Dental Hygiene instructor and organizer of the dental clinic info days, Dean Lefebvre. “We go to them and provide them with free aids.”

  • Fifth annual charrette celebrates Canada’s diversity in architectural design

    Fifth annual charrette celebrates Canada’s diversity in architectural design - Fifth annual charrette celebrates Canada’s diversity in architectural design Learning opportunity puts students in a professional setting On February 1, 2018, students from the Architectural Technologies program headed to Robinson Residential Design Inc. in Regina to put their skills to the test. Divided into teams of four, students were assigned a province or territory and given the day to come up with a home design inspired by the region’s geography, history and culture – a design idea influenced by John Robinson’s Canada 150 Small Homes exhibit at the Regina Science Centre.

  • Creating a home away from home for 25 years

    Creating a home away from home for 25 years - Creating a home away from home for 25 years The Prince Albert campus Indigenous Student Centre celebrated a major anniversary On February 15 the centre celebrated its anniversary with a smudging ceremony, an honour song, guest speakers and a lunch. Known to those who use the space as the All Nations Gathering Place, the Indigenous Student Centre at Prince Albert Campus has a long history of supporting Indigenous students as they work to achieve their educational and career goals. Over the past 25 years, the centre has provided a space to study and socialize, seek guidance from an Elder and celebrate achievements.

Creating a home away from home for 25 years

Creating a home away from home for 25 years

Communications and Marketing - February 20, 2018

Creating a home away from home for 25 years The Prince Albert campus Indigenous Student Centre celebrated a major anniversary On February 15 the centre celebrated its anniversary with a smudging ceremony, an honour song, guest speakers and a lunch. Known to those who use the space as the All Nations Gathering Place, the Indigenous Student Centre at Prince Albert Campus has a long history of supporting Indigenous students as they work to achieve their educational and career goals. Over the past 25 years, the centre has provided a space to study and socialize, seek guidance from an Elder and celebrate achievements.

tags: Aboriginal, Indigenous, Prince Albert, Economic and social prosperity


Saskatchewan Polytechnic raises Métis flag for Louis Riel Memorial Day

Saskatchewan Polytechnic raises Métis flag for Louis Riel Memorial Day

Communications and Marketing - November 15, 2017

Saskatchewan Polytechnic raises Métis flag for Louis Riel Memorial Day Saskatchewan Polytechnic is flying the Métis flag at its four main campuses November 15, 2017 – On Thursday, November 16 Saskatchewan Polytechnic will fly the Métis flag at our four main campuses in recognition of Louis Riel Memorial Day. This day celebrates the life of Louis Riel, a Canadian politician who represented the Métis peoples’ interests. “We are proud to raise the Métis flag in Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon,” says Jason Seright, director, Indigenous Strategy. “Raising the Métis flag for Louis Riel Memorial Day is an important part of indigenization at Sask Polytech. We want our Indigenous students to know they are valued members of our community.”

tags: Aboriginal, Indigenous, Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina, Saskatoon


FSIN partners with Saskatchewan Polytechnic to focus on Indigenous student success

FSIN partners with Saskatchewan Polytechnic to focus on Indigenous student success

Communications and Marketing - October 10, 2017

Fsin Partners With Sask. Polytech To Focus On Indigenous Student Success (Treaty 6 Territory, Saskatoon, SK) — The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) and Saskatchewan Polytechnic (Sask. Polytech) signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to set a framework to promote the Inherent and Treaty Right to Education for First Nations students and implementing the calls to action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.

tags: News, Aboriginal, Indigenous


Standing together in orange

Standing together in orange

Communications and Marketing - September 25, 2017

Standing together in orange Sask Polytech is wearing orange on September 29 to show that every child matters Orange Shirt Day is rooted in one very simple, but very important and powerful idea: Every child matters. At Sask Polytech, we believe that every child and every person matters. “Orange Shirt Day is about acknowledging that for reconciliation to take place, we have to make sure that every child feels like they have a place in this world,” says Jason Seright, director, Indigenous Student Success Strategy.

tags: News, Aboriginal, Indigenous


Indigenous relay challenge returns to Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Indigenous relay challenge returns to Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Communications and Marketing - September 20, 2017

Indigenous relay challenge returns to Saskatchewan Polytechnic Teams of ten compete in timed historical survival style relay race. September 20, 2017 – Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Indigenous Relay Challenge returns as part of the fall equinox celebration. The event is supported through Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Indigenous Student Success Strategy. The relay takes place September 21 at the Prince Albert campus from 11:30a.m. – 1:00p.m. “We are very excited to bring back the Indigenous Relay Challenge. The challenge is a great outdoor event for students and staff to learn about day-to-day tasks early inhabitants had to endure to survive in the north,” says Indigenous Student advisor Carrie McCloy.

tags: News, Aboriginal, Indigenous, Prince Albert


Saskatchewan Polytechnic makes Indigenous a way of life

Saskatchewan Polytechnic makes Indigenous a way of life

Communications and Marketing - September 15, 2017

Saskatchewan Polytechnic makes Indigenous a way of life One single word can have a lot of power. For years, Saskatchewan Polytechnic has used the term “Aboriginal” when discussing its First Nation, Métis and Inuit students and the programs and services designed to support them. However, the term has a murky past — it was not chosen by any group it refers to.

tags: News, Aboriginal, Indigenous, Pursuing excellence


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