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Darlene Horseman: Decolonizing Her Education

Wednesday, September 20, 2023 | By Karlee Kapler

“I'll tell you this: I never liked education. As a child, school was such a negative experience for me. It was never a priority," admits Darlene Horseman, the Cree and Indigenous Studies Instructor at Northwestern Polytechnic (NWP). Read more about Darlene.

Charles Sanderson: Sharing His Knowledge

Wednesday, September 13, 2023 | By Karlee Kapler

Charles Sanderson's journey at Northwestern Polytechnic (NWP) started in 1998 when he attended the Fairview campus and completed the Electrician and Power Engineering programs. But Charles' ambition didn't stop there. In 2002, he earned his Red Seal Certification in Electrical and launched his career. Read more about Charles.

Carolyn Vasileiou: Confidence and Curiosity

Wednesday, August 30, 2023 | By Karlee Kapler

It was NWP’s Fairview campus that brought Carolyn Vasileiou’s parents together. Long before she started her own journey at NWP, Carolyn’s parents met while young students at what was then called Fairview College. Her father was in the agricultural program and her mother was studying home economics. Read more about Carolyn.

Dr. Denise Nowicki: Awarding Excellence

Wednesday, August 23, 2023 | By Karlee Kapler

Tucked away in the Humanities and Social Science storage room you will find boxes upon boxes of Dr. Denise Nowicki’s student portfolios. Other instructors would have discarded student work after the required retention period, but Dr. Nowicki keeps them in case her former students eventually need something from their work. Read more about Denise.

Dr. Shawn Morton: Awarding Excellence in Research

Friday, August 11, 2023 | By Karlee Kapler

Twenty-five years ago, before pursuing an undergraduate degree in archaeology, Dr. Shawn Morton picked up the Yellow Pages and meticulously flipped back and forth, looking for an “archaeologist.” Finding one, he asked if he could tag along for the day as a volunteer to get a feel for archaeology. Read more about Shawn.

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Our Values, Purpose & Vision

At Northwestern Polytechnic, our core values, purpose and vision are underpinned by the understanding that we are redefining the entrepreneurial spirit. We are instilling a mindset that extends beyond our classrooms and campuses, and even beyond the status quo.

We want everyone to have the confidence to turn risk into opportunity.


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Land Acknowledgment

Northwestern Polytechnic acknowledges that our campuses are located on Treaty 8 territory, the ancestral and present-day home to many diverse First Nations, Métis, and Inuit people. We are grateful to work, live and learn on the traditional territory of Duncan's First Nation, Horse Lake First Nation and Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation, who are the original caretakers of this land.

We acknowledge the history of this land and we are thankful for the opportunity to walk together in friendship, where we will encourage and promote positive change for present and future generations.