Anthony Nipshank

Anthony Nipshank
Anthony Nipshank

Hometown: Saskatoon, SK
Nation: Métis
Program: Correctional Studies diploma

Attending Sask Polytech is a bit of a family tradition for Anthony. “Sask Polytech has always been a pillar of the community,” says the Métis man. “My whole family has successfully completed programs here.”

So, it was only natural that he do the same. He chose Correctional Studies because he wants to work in federal corrections, with the ultimate goal of working for the RCMP.

This meant moving from Saskatoon up to Prince Albert. “Moving to a new city and having to make new friends can increase the stress factor,” he says.

Anthony found support in the closely-knit Prince Albert campus community. He also used a variety of student services, from emergency financial assistance to library services.

Instructors are full of praise for Anthony’s work ethic. And the feeling is mutual. “I like that my instructors come from the industry and can give us on-the-job knowledge,” he says. “I admire their hard work and the stories they tell about working in corrections. I learn a lot from them.”

Anthony continues to work hard and stay focused. “I always tell people to stay positive and don’t let anyone bring you down. Anything is possible if you put in the work. Anyone from anywhere can do anything.”