Applied Research at Saskatchewan Polytechnic
From agriculture to artificial intelligence, from biotechnology to biomechanics, Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s faculty experts fuel innovation through applied research. With dozens of program areas and some of the most advanced equipment in the province, Saskatchewan Polytechnic has the tools and expertise to help small- and medium-sized enterprises take their ideas from concept to market.
Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s facilities and expertise include:
Learn more about applied research and innovation at Saskatchewan Polytechnic
Partnership Paves the Way for New Talent
With a critical shortage of skilled workers being identified in many sectors of the Canadian economy, employers are increasingly looking to new Canadians as a way to supplement their talent pool.
At Saskatchewan Polytechnic, a new partnership with Windmill Microlending is helping newcomers transition from underemployment to career success. The partnership enables micro-loans for training programs, licensing exams, credential assessments, course materials and relocation costs.
Micro-loans offer significant social and personal impacts for newcomers. Many have seen their income increase by more than 300 per cent, reducing unemployment from 42 per cent to 7 per cent. Windmill currently supports nearly 3,000 immigrant and refugee clients across the country.
To learn more about polytechnic equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives, check out our webpage.
Creating Indigenous Student Pathways for a Sustainable Economy
Polytechnics across the country are committed to engaging and supporting Indigenous student success. To address unequal educational outcomes for Indigenous youth, polytechnics are improving access by developing early pathways and providing services and supports that include innovative learning models based on Indigenous community priorities.
Saskatchewan Polytechnic, the City of Saskatoon, Gabriel Dumont Institute, Radius Community Centre and Saskatoon Tribal Council are coordinating the kanātan nipīy (the water is clean/clean water) program. Saskatchewan Polytechnic provides essential skills training in water treatment and distribution to Indigenous people, including youth between the ages of 18 and 29. The program will strengthen and improve the quality of water for all people requiring clean, potable water and increase access to employment opportunities in water treatment and distribution facilities, such as with the City of Saskatoon’s Water and Waste Operations.