Saskatchewan Polytechnic raises flag for LGBT community
Saskatchewan Polytechnic is flying the pride flag at four major campuses
May 30, 2016 - This May and June Saskatchewan Polytechnic will fly the rainbow pride flag at our four main campuses to recognize Pride Week and support our LGBT youth, their allies and communities.
"At Saskatchewan Polytechnic we strive to create a welcoming environment for everyone. We join others in the province flying the pride flag," says Dr. Larry Rosia, president and CEO. "We have a diverse community that nurtures new ideas and perspectives. Pride Week is an opportunity for Sask Polytech to reaffirm our commitment to eliminate all forms of discrimination and continue to foster a community where students, faculty and staff learn and work in dignity, equality and peace."
Pride Week is taking place across Saskatchewan during the months of May and June:
- Moose Jaw Pride Week: May 30-June 5
- Prince Albert Pride Week: May 30-June 5
- Saskatoon Pride Week: June 3-12
- Regina Pride Week: June 20-26
During Pride Week in each city, Saskatchewan Polytechnic will raise the pride flag to support our LGBT students and their allies.
Saskatchewan Polytechnic serves 27,000 distinct students through applied learning opportunities at campuses in Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon, and through extensive distance education opportunities. Programs serve every economic and public service sector. As a polytechnic, the organization provides the depth of learning appropriate to employer and student need, including certificate, diploma and degree programs, and apprenticeship training. Saskatchewan Polytechnic engages in applied research, drawing on faculty expertise to support innovation by employers, and providing students the opportunity to develop critical thinking skills.