Saskatchewan Polytechnic and Alliance Pipeline celebrate Indigenous students
Contribution from the Alliance joint venture of Enbridge and Pembina supports Sask Polytech’s Indigenous Student Success Strategy
June 16, 2022 – Today Saskatchewan Polytechnic celebrated a $200,000 investment by Alliance Pipeline in the institution’s Indigenous Student Success Strategy. The gift from Alliance, a joint venture of Enbridge Inc. and Pembina Pipeline Corporation, empowers Sask Polytech Indigenous students to focus on their education, grow life skills and celebrate their successes throughout their post-secondary educational journey.
Indigenous students are an important part of Sask Polytech’s community. Based on the principles of miyo wâhkôhtowin (good relationships), Sask Polytech strives to provide a place of belonging where all students can feel welcomed, inspired and empowered.
“Representation of Indigenous role models is important to the success of Indigenous students,” said Deanna Speidel, Sask Polytech Indigenous Strategy director. “Alliance Pipeline’s gift, which began in 2020, has helped Sask Polytech celebrate and share the educational journeys of 24 students over the past two years through the 2021 and 2022 Indigenous role model calendar. The gift also helps support events organized by Sask Polytech’s four Indigenous Students’ Centres and support relationship building with our Indigenous student advisors. Thank you to Alliance Pipeline and its owners for investing in Sask Polytech’s Indigenous students!”
“Sask Polytech values its partnership with Alliance Pipeline and we are very grateful for the support of our Indigenous students,” said Dr. Larry Rosia, Sask Polytech president and CEO. “Thank you to Alliance Pipeline for this important investment in the Indigenous Student Success Strategy.”
“Alliance is committed to developing and sustaining positive working relationships with Indigenous communities and organizations near our operations,” said Mike Greenway, director field operations Alliance Pipeline, which is a joint-venture between Enbridge and Pembina Pipeline. “Saskatchewan Polytechnic continues to be a tremendous partner as we seek to create opportunity for Indigenous youth through supporting post-secondary education.”
Sask Polytech is committed to ensuring all learners have an equal opportunity to succeed. In June 2018, the institution launched the Indigenous Student Success Strategy. The goal of this strategy is to increase recruitment, retention, graduation rates and the overall success of Indigenous students across all programs. Saskatchewan Polytechnic continues to refine the strategy through frequent, ongoing consultation with a wide variety of Indigenous stakeholders, and integrating Indigenous philosophies, culture, knowledge and ways of learning into program curricula.
Learn more at saskpolytech.ca/indigenous.