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Saskatchewan Polytechnic appoints new provost and VP Academic

Dr. Has Malik brings 25 years of academic experience to the role of provost and vice-president, Academic

December 2, 2019 – Saskatchewan Polytechnic is pleased to announce Dr. Has Malik as the new provost and vice-president, Academic. Dr. Malik joined Sask Polytech in June 2018 as the dean for the School of Business, School of Information and Communication Technology and Department of Arts and Sciences. Prior to joining Sask Polytech, he was at Sheridan College for 15 years, where he held faculty and a number of academic leadership roles.

“The appointment of Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s provost and vice-president, Academic, follows a highly competitive national search,” says Dr. Larry Rosia, President and CEO. “Dr. Malik brings a wealth of experience and leadership to this role, and will provide leadership to faculty and staff supporting programs, student services and applied research initiatives.”

“I am excited to lead our academic, student services and applied research teams in supporting students to achieve their education and career goals,” Dr. Malik comments. “Sask Polytech works hand-in-hand with industry providing expertise in applied research, and delivering programs and training to advance strategic priorities. I’m looking forward to continuing to work with industry to ensure graduates have the skills they need to succeed and industry has the right employees to do the job.”

Dr. Malik previously served as the associate vice-president, Academic Pathways and Planning at Sheridan College in Ontario, as well as the founding dean of Humanities and Social Sciences, dean of Continuing and Professional Studies, and dean of Community and Liberal Studies. Prior to joining Sheridan College, he taught at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Malik has served as a member of the Home Suite Hope Industry Council in Ontario; engaged in the newly formed Online Learning Consortium: e-CampusOntario; served as a member of the Board of Directors for OntarioLearn; and was a member of the Community Task Force for William Osler Health System, in Brampton, Ontario. Currently, he is a member of the Board of Creative Saskatchewan.

Dr. Malik received his undergraduate degree in English Literature from Davidson College, North Carolina, graduating magna cum laude, and was inducted into the North Carolina Chapter of Phi Betta Kappa. He also holds a Master's degree and a PhD in English Literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In addition, Dr. Malik earned his post-graduate diploma in Applied Information Technology from the Information Technology Institute in Toronto.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic serves 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.