Applied Research Award of 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.

The 2024 recipients are:

  • Chris Thomson, Agricultural Equipment Technician program head (Saskatoon)
  • Linda Martin, Therapeutic Recreation program head (Saskatoon) 

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 Provost’s 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.

The 2024 recipients are:

  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Teaching Award  
    • Angela Letendre, Business instructor (Prince Albert)
  • Indigenization and Reconciliation in Teaching Award
    • Anne Robins, Therapeutic Recreation instructor (Saskatoon)
  • Teaching Excellence Award
    • John Hancock, Occupational Health and Safety instructor (Saskatoon)
  • Teaching Excellence Award
    • Renaye Zdunich, Literacy and Adult Education instructor (Saskatoon) 

Governor General's Academic Medals

The Governor General’s Academic Medal was first awarded in 1873 by the Earl of Dufferin and has since become one of the most prestigious awards that a student in a Canadian educational institution can receive. The Governor General of Canada continues this tradition of encouraging scholarship across the nation and recognizing outstanding students. The medals are awarded only for academic excellence as follows:  

Bronze at the secondary school level

  • Jennifer Bolds (Prince Albert)
  • Calista Levesque (Saskatoon)

Collegiate Bronze at the post-secondary diploma level

  • Andrew Evan Kuras, Resource and Environmental Law diploma program (Prince Albert)
  • Benjamin Neudorf, Power Engineering Technology program (Saskatoon) 

Honorary degree and diploma recipients

Honorary degrees and diplomas may be awarded to persons who have made a significant contribution to education, business and industry, or government, and who are supportive of Sask Polytech’s vision, values, and overall role in the local and provincial communities.

The 2024 recipients are:

View past recipients.

Student Innovation Award

  • Students must be enrolled full time in a program at Sask Polytech.
  • Students must maintain required attendance and be in good academic standing in the program.
  • Student work is related to a project course or program.
  • Student work demonstrates capacity for innovative thinking or problem solving in their field of studies.
  • Student work demonstrates independent study and/or learning skills going beyond course requirements.

Examples of potential projects include research papers, exhibits, audio visual productions, computer programs, documentaries or websites, such as:

  • Outstanding research paper submitted, which demonstrates innovative thinking.
  • Outstanding prototype development.
  • Development or implementation of a solution to a community problem.
  • Development of a simulation, new product, new process/approach or technique.
  • Application of technology or outstanding work in an existing technology.
  • Production of an exemplary documentary or photography exhibit.
The award will consist of a $1,000 cash prize to an individual winner or shared among the team. Each individual or team winner will also receive a Saskatchewan Polytechnic medal. 

A letter of recommendation is required when you submit your application. The letter of recommendation must be from a faculty member (instructor, program head, dean, etc.) or Sask Polytech employee and include:

  • How the student or group’s project contributes to the advancement of their field of studies.  
  • How the student or group demonstrates professionalism, industry standards and production values.
  • Describe how the student work demonstrates independent study and/or learning skills going beyond course requirements.

For more information, please contact convocation@saskpolytech.ca.

Than Luong, Hotel and Restaurant Management program (Saskatoon) 

Student Outstanding Citizenship Award 

  • Students must be enrolled full time in a program at Sask Polytech.
  • Students must maintain required attendance and be in good academic standing in their program.

Applications should recognize how an individual demonstrates achievement in the following areas:

  • Leadership.
  • Contributions to the community.
  • Engagement in campus life and the student community.
  • Demonstration of strong personal character, integrity and professionalism.
Up to four (4) recipients, one (1) per campus, will receive a $500 cash prize and a framed certificate.  

A letter of recommendation is required when you submit your application. The letter of recommendation must be from a faculty member (instructor, program head, dean, etc.) or Sask Polytech employee and include:

  • How the student has demonstrated dedication to their community or campus life.  
  • How the student demonstrates strong personal character, integrity and professionalism.  

For more information, please contact convocation@saskpolytech.ca

Laiken Belliveau, Mental Health and Addictions Counselling program (Prince Albert)