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Celebrating vast scholarly activity & applied research
Recently, Red Deer Polytechnic (RDP) celebrated its faculty’s scholarly activity and independent applied research at the Recognition of Scholarly Activity (RoSA) Awards and Excellence in Teaching and Learning (ETaL) Capstone Recognition Event. “At RDP, we are proud to acknowledge the diverse scholarly activity and applied research projects that has been conducted by faculty during the past year,” says Dr. Alison Jeppesen, Associate Dean, Division of Teaching, Learning and Scholarship. “The RoSA Awards and ETaL Capstone Recognition Event is one example of how we demonstrate our commitment to teaching development, life-long learning and the advancement of research that creates positive impact across Alberta, Canada and the world.” RDP faculty were recognized for their breadth of scholarly activity in four categories: Discovery, Integration, Application/Engagement and Teaching. The following 16 award recipients were honoured at the event for their influential and broadly disseminated scholarly activity during 2023: Dr. Fola Oluwasina, University Sciences Diploma instructor Co-authored article titled Burnout among Residents: Prevalence and Predictors of Depersonalization, Emotional Exhaustion and Professional Unfulfillment among Resident Doctors in Canada, published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. Dr. Kristy Erickson, University Sciences Diploma instructor Authored article titled More than Marshmallows: Implementation and Assessment of
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RDP & Actua Continue Partnership to Extend Red Hot Science
Red Deer Polytechnic (RDP) and Actua have renewed their partnership to continue offering central Alberta youth innovative science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) experiences. Recently, RDP received a renewed grant of $135,000 from Actua, Canada’s leading STEM youth outreach organization to continue advancing scientific discovery through the institution’s Red Hot Science program. This funding from Actua is through the Government of Canada’s Strategic Science Fund, intended to grow the nation’s science, technology and innovation communities. “We appreciate the ongoing collaboration and support from Actua,” says Dr. Robbie Halonen, Dean, Donald School of Science, Business and Computing. “Through the Red Hot Science program at RDP, central Alberta youth receive unique scientific exploration opportunities in collaboration with the Polytechnic’s faculty, staff and students. As a result, youth are inspired to pursue a career in STEM, helping to fulfill the needs of the province and nation.” The Polytechnic’s Red Hot Science program, which is designed for students from kindergarten to grade 12, offers customizable hands-on activities while helping to remove barriers to STEM experiences. Classes and youth groups have several options for activities, including to learn more about technology and engineering. Students may also create simple coding, build robots and enhance their digital