Awards

Awards

Applied Research Award for Excellence

Working with industry and the community in applied research and innovation, Saskatchewan Polytechnic owes its successes to the individual and collective efforts of its faculty and researchers. Our award program recognizes excellence in applied research and innovation as a significant component to making our institution a key contributor to Saskatchewan's economic and social development.

2020 awards:

  • Dr. Cyril Coupal, senior research associate, Computer Systems Technology (Saskatoon Campus)
  • Leila Benmerrouche, research technologist, Natural Resources and Built Environment (Prince Albert Campus)

2021 award:

  • Dr. Terry Peckham, DICE Director and Research Chair

Faculty Award for Excellence: Teaching

As a recognized leader in the development and delivery of skills and technical training, Saskatchewan Polytechnic owes its success to the individual and collective efforts of its faculty and staff. Our faculty award program recognizes excellence in service and innovation as a significant component to making our institution a key contributor to Saskatchewan's economic and social development. The Faculty Awards for Excellence: Teaching are intended to recognize, acknowledge, and reward Sask Polytech faculty for outstanding teaching. Up to five awards for recognition of excellence in teaching are presented each year.

2020 awards:

  • Bagher Emadi, Industrial Mechanics (Saskatoon Campus)
  • Kim Thiessen, Saskatchewan Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Saskatoon Campus)
  • Nicola Salter, Cytotechnology (Saskatoon Campus)
  • Tina Uchacz, BioScience Technology (Saskatoon Campus)
  • Wilma Groenen, Arts and Sciences (Saskatoon Campus)

2021 awards:

  • Katherine Dyck, Arts and Sciences (Moose Jaw Campus)
  • Theresa Papp, Business Certificate Program (Saskatoon Campus)
  • Jeremiah Shaw, Autobody Program (Saskatoon Campus)
  • Amanda Langman, Literacy and Adult Education (Regina Campus)
  • Carol Hipfner, Psychiatric Nursing Diploma Program and Bachelor of Psychiatric Nursing Degree (Regina Campus)

Visit the following pages for full stories on awards for the two academic years:

June 25, 2020  Celebrating excellence in teaching and applied research 

June 22, 2021 Celebrating excellence in teaching and applied research

Students recognized for their outstanding achievements

Each year at convocation, Saskatchewan Polytechnic recognizes student award winners. Student awards celebrate the contributions that students make to their campus community, to program excellence and to the larger community.

"Our students are hard-working, resourceful and innovative. Our graduates are exceptional," says Dr. Larry Rosia, president and CEO. “It is important to recognize the hard work, commitment and sacrifice students make to reach their goals and realize their dreams. We are extremely proud of our graduates and award recipients.”

Several graduates have been awarded for their outstanding achievements and contributions to their communities.

Governor General's Academic Medals

Governor General Medals are also awarded by the Government of Canada each year to students who demonstrate outstanding achievements and contributions to the province. Two students from each campus with the highest averages are recognized, one for the Academic Collegiate Bronze Medal at the post-secondary level and one for the Adult 12 program who receives an Academic Medal.

Academic Collegiate Bronze Medal - 2020

  • Philippa Croydon, Practical Nursing Diploma (Prince Albert Campus) - 95%
  • Tessa Dougherty, Early Childhood Education Diploma (Regina Campus) - 94.49%
  • Nikolai Nikolaev, Business Information Systems Diploma (Moose Jaw Campus) - 97.34%
  • Kaitlyn Thorimbert, Early Childhood Education Diploma (Saskatoon Campus) - 96.4%

Academic Medal (Adult 12) - 2020

  • Nabeel Albardan (Prince Albert Campus) - 91.2%
  • Steven Agecoutay (Regina Campus) - 87.6%
  • Iulia Loghin (Saskatoon Campus) - 95%
  • Bobbi-Jo Shafer (Moose Jaw Campus) - 90.4%

Academic Collegiate Bronze Medal - 2021

  • Sun Hwa Han, Early Childhood Education Diploma (Saskatoon Campus) – 96.91%
  • Travis Hourd, Resource and Environmental Law Diploma (Prince Albert Campus) – 95.5%
  • Eliott Lopianowski, Graphic Communications Diploma (Regina Campus) – 96.13%
  • Dara Simonson, Business Accountancy Diploma (Moose Jaw Campus) – 96.74%

Academic Medal (Adult 12) - 2021

  • Hiam Almohamed (Regina Campus) – 92.2%
  • Dustin Blair (Moose Jaw Campus) – 93.33%
  • Colin Johnson (Saskatoon Campus) – 96%
  • Falcon Quispe (Prince Albert Campus) – 93%

Student Innovation Award

A Student Innovation Award is presented each year to a Saskatchewan Polytechnic student or team. This award recognizes a student, or team of students, who has/have achieved a high standard of excellence on an innovative project or demonstrated innovative methods within their program of study.

2020 awards

  • Winner: Andrew Ashton, Electronic Systems Engineering Technology Diploma (Saskatoon Campus)
  • Runner-up: Sabrina Waker, Medical Radiographic Technology Diploma (Saskatoon Campus)
  • Runner-up: Bradley Weir, Geographic Information Science Certificate (Prince Albert Campus)

2021 awards

  • Winner: Mekhi Rousseau, Innovative Manufacturing Diploma (Regina Campus)
  • Honourable Mention: Jaspreet Kaur, Darren Morrow, Gagandeep Kaur, Manvir Singh, Supply Chain Management Post-Graduate Certificate (Moose Jaw)
  • Runner-up: Kelsey Knipple, Psychiatric Nursing Advance Certificate (Regina Campus)
  • Runner-up: Brendan Park, Geographic Information Science Certificate (Prince Albert Campus)

Student Outstanding Citizenship Award 

The Student Outstanding Citizenship Award is given to students who demonstrate leadership, initiative and dedication to studies, who are involved in the community and are role models within the student population.

2020 awards

  • Ashtin Bourgonje, Integrated Resource Management Diploma (Prince Albert campus)
  • Ed Irvine, Office Administration Certificate (Regina campus)

2021 awards

  • Amy Kuhn, Business Management Diploma (Prince Albert campus)
  • Cole Woytiuk, SCBScN Program (Regina campus)
  • Bronwyn Murray, Therapeutic Recreation Diploma (Saskatoon campus)

Congratulations to all of the award winners and graduates in the classes of 2020 and 2021.