Image Credit: Saskatchewan Polytechnic
Image Credit: Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Saskatchewan Polytechnic presents THINK: The Future of Work, Innovation and Learning 2019

Four noted keynote speakers addressed factors changing the way we work—and will work in the future

May 23, 2019 – Saskatchewan Polytechnic brought the Saskatchewan community together today for THINK: The Future of Work, Innovation and Learning conference at the Queensbury Convention Centre at Evraz Place, Regina.

This unique one-day conference explored the trends and challenges brought about by technological disruption and the changing nature of work. The conference featured four noted keynote speakers:

  • Linda Nazareth, the Senior Fellow for Economics and Population Change at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute and an expert on demographics and trends
  • Jeff Selingo, a best-selling author and award-winning columnist who helps people imagine the college and university of the future and how to succeed in a fast-changing economy
  • Amber Mac, a writer, podcaster, entrepreneur and digital maverick whose understanding of disruptive technologies helps companies anticipate lightning-quick changes
  • Andrew Schrumm, Senior Manager, Research, in the Office of the CEO at RBC, who manages RBC’s future skills research project

“THINK: The Future of Work, Innovation and Learning is designed to help attendees strategically learn how to meet the challenges brought on by the unprecedented, rapid pace of change in the workplace, change that is primarily being driven by technology,” says Dr. Larry Rosia, president and CEO of Saskatchewan Polytechnic. “We are pleased that we are able to bring together thought leaders from across the province who will hear from high-calibre speakers addressing the important issues that we will all face today - for our futures.”

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.