You belong here
Saskatchewan Polytechnic is continuing on its journey to become a more inclusive and equitable post-secondary institution. Today, we are launching You Belong Here, an institution-wide initiative to honour and embrace diversity and inclusion within the Sask Polytech community.
Racism, bullying, harassment and discrimination exist. Our students and colleagues have these negative experiences in our cities, our neighbourhoods and, unfortunately, on our campuses at times. Some of these racist and discriminatory acts have been amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic. At Sask Polytech, we can do better at creating a campus where everyone is welcome and feels valued. Indigenous, international and visible minority students are an important part of our campus communities.
Sask Polytech’s community is made up of people from around the world. Our diverse student population comes together in the classroom to nurture new ideas, and adds new dimensions to what and how we learn.
Cultural diversity is one of our institution’s greatest strengths. As an institution we want to foster inclusion and celebrate the many cultures that are a part of our Sask Polytech community. Saskatchewan is a diverse province, and that’s why we’re committed to fostering an inclusive, equitable and accessible campus where all students feel valued, respected and supported.
Last year Sask Polytech signed onto the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) charter with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. By signing the EDI charter we committed to adopting principles and practices that advance institutional equity, diversity and inclusion using measurable and sustainable actions that counter systemic barriers, explicit and unconscious biases and inequities and barriers experienced by women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities/racialized groups, and members of LGBTQ2+ communities, as well as individuals who identify as, or belong to, more than one of these groups.
If you experience or witness discrimination please contact Student Services at email@example.com or use the online form. You can also phone Student Services at:
- Prince Albert Campus: 306-659-4165
- Regina Campuses: 306-775-7426
- Saskatoon Campuses: 306-659-4165
- Moose Jaw Campus: 306-775-7426
Today, and every day, we ask our community to challenge all forms of racism, bullying and discrimination. We must continue to work together to build a stronger and kinder world.
Published Oct 2021