Sask Polytech appoints new dean to the School of Hospitality & Tourism, and the School of Human Services & Community Safety

Julian Tomlinson first joined Sask Polytech in 2015 as an associate dean

November 6, 2017 – Saskatchewan Polytechnic is pleased to announce that Julian Tomlinson has taken on the role of dean for the School of Hospitality & Tourism and the School of Human Services & Community Safety.

Julian holds a Bachelor of Physical Education from the University of Manitoba and a Master of Arts – Northern Studies from the University of Alaska. He has also completed a post-graduate certificate in executive coaching.

Prior to joining Sask Polytech in 2015, Julian spent 17 years in academic positions with Aurora College, followed by seven years working in the diamond mineral sector in the Northwest Territories. “Julian is a vision-based leader who believes that education is the key to making positive and sustainable improvements for individuals, industry and the economy,” says Anne Neufeld, provost and vice-president, Academic. “He is a strong supporter of Indigenous communities and, while at Aurora College in the Northwest Territories, he supported and mentored more than 200 Indigenous leaders.”

At Sask Polytech there are 200 Indigenous students studying in the School of Hospitality & Tourism and nearly 1,500 Indigenous students studying in the School of Human Services & Community Safety.

Julian served as a Ranger, Department of National Defense Reserve Forces from 2001-2007 and completed a North Pole Military expedition. He also led an 86-day, 7,153 km expedition across the Canadian Arctic in partnership with the Trans Canada Trail Foundation and the Government of Canada. He describes being 'adopted' by an Inuit family while serving in Canada’s north as one of his greatest honours.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic serves 28,000 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 needs, 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.