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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.

Partnerships that can kick things up a notch

Partnerships that can kick things up a notch

Communications and Marketing - February 21, 2018

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.

tags: News, Applied Research, Saskatoon, School of Mining, Energy and Manufacturing, Successful careers, Economic and social prosperity


The world’s first 3D-printed camper will be printed in Saskatoon

The world’s first 3D-printed camper will be printed in Saskatoon

Communications and Marketing - February 2, 2018

The world’s first 3D-printed camper will be printed in Saskatoon Create Café and Saskatchewan Polytechnic collaboration leads to the world’s first 3D-printing of a full-sized camper February 2, 2018 – Saskatoon-based Create Café 3D Printing Solutions Inc., working in collaboration with Saskatchewan Polytechnic, will begin producing the world’s first 3D-printed full-sized camper on February 5, 2018. Named The Wave, the camper will be printed in one piece, will be 13’ in size, weigh 600 lbs and have a 100-year life expectancy. Printing is expected to take 10-14 days. The public are welcome to watch the printing process live in-person at Create Café during business hours (8 a.m.–8 p.m.) or on Create Café’s Facebook page between 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.

tags: News, Applied Research, School of Mining, Energy and Manufacturing, Successful careers, Pursuing excellence


Expanding the Manufacturing Horizon at Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Expanding the Manufacturing Horizon at Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Communications and Marketing - November 7, 2017

New Advanced Manufacturing lab expansion at Saskatoon campus increases opportunities for industry experts Responding to industry needs means that sometimes you have to invest in new technology and new spaces. At Saskatchewan Polytechnic, that’s exactly why the CAD/CAM Engineering Technology diploma program is expanding its Advanced Manufacturing lab. “We have consistently been at the leading edge of industry,” says Jamie Hilts, Sask Polytech’s dean of the School of Mining, Energy and Manufacturing and the School of Natural Resources and Built Environment. “This expansion allows us to continue to offer our industry partners valuable applied research opportunities to solve the real-world problems they face every day.”

tags: News, Applied Research, School of Mining, Energy and Manufacturing, Successful careers, Economic and social prosperity


Saskatchewan Polytechnic collaborative research puts patients first

Saskatchewan Polytechnic collaborative research puts patients first

Communications and Marketing - October 24, 2017

Saskatchewan Polytechnic collaborative research puts patients first Patient-oriented research is becoming the norm for health related research, and for good reasons. It focuses on patient priorities and outcomes and includes patients as active collaborators throughout the research process. “Patient-oriented research engages patients as partners and improves patient outcomes,” says Dr. Susan Blum, associate vice-president, Applied Research and Innovation. “This innovative, applied approach aims to improve Saskatchewan’s healthcare systems and practices.”

tags: News, School of Health Sciences, School of Nursing, Pursuing excellence, applied research


Sask Polytech helps companies bring innovation to forefront

Sask Polytech helps companies bring innovation to forefront

Communications and Marketing - August 1, 2017

In our rapidly changing world, innovation has taken on greater urgency in the quest towards progress. Innovation is a regular topic of discussion in business and, not surprisingly, by our elected leaders—and for good reason. Innovation is an advantage. Those of us in post-secondary education understand this all too well. As a result, we place great value on the support we receive from government to push innovation to the forefront and make our innovation expertise available to companies that need this support.

tags: Applied Research, Economic and social prosperity, Pursuing excellence, Larry Rosia


Intelligent Agriculture represents an opportunity

Intelligent Agriculture represents an opportunity

Communications and Marketing - August 1, 2017

I’m going to introduce a phrase that many of you likely never heard before today: Intelligent Agriculture. #Agriculture #SmartAg #BigData #Agri-Food Intelligent agriculture, or smart agriculture, is so new that you won’t find it in the dictionary. It is a term just starting to be adopted by the most innovative companies in the agriculture and agri-food industries. Yet it is one that holds great promise not only for Saskatchewan Polytechnic, and also for the Saskatchewan and yes, Canada. What does it mean?

tags: Applied Research, School of Mining, Energy and Manufacturing, Economic and social prosperity, Pursuing excellence, Larry Rosia


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