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Red Deer Polytechnic’s greatest asset is the people who work here, including our dedicated faculty who inspire and challenge our students every day and our tireless staff who ensure every aspect of our services and operations run smoothly.  

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Employee Spotlights

Read stories of employees from across Red Deer Polytechnic who are making a difference at our institution, across the region and beyond.

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Peter Fiala analyzes how implementing AI impacts creativity for VFX for film and games.

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Guriqbal Singh Munday conducts industry research in RDP's CIM-TAC to help clients expand innovation.

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Dr. Anita Ewan paves the way for equitable perinatal mental and maternal services for Black women

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Dr. Robert Opoku shares how racial justice can be achieved through connections and conversations.

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Ian Cook.

Ian Cook retires after a 50-year career instructing in the Visual Arts program at Red Deer Polytechnic.

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Director Dr. Tonya Wolfe accepts ASTech Award for Women in Manufacturing on behalf of RDP.

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Employee Recognition

Red Deer Polytechnic values the efforts and contributions of our staff and faculty.

To recognize the individual efforts that contribute to the success of Red Deer Polytechnic’s programs and services that support our learners, Red Deer Polytechnic has an Employee Recognition Program which consists of multiple parts: Service Milestone Awards, Awards of Excellence and Departing Colleague Recognition.  

Awards of Excellence

The Awards of Excellence are given once per year as formal recognition for extraordinary contribution to the success of Red Deer Polytechnic (RDP) in four categories: 

  • Excellence in Leadership 
  • Excellence in Teaching 
  • Excellence in Service 
  • Excellence in Innovation 

All Awards of Excellence are in support of extraordinary contributions from Faculty and Staff who exemplify Institutional values, contribute to student success and leave a lasting legacy at Red Deer Polytechnic.  

Service Milestone Recognition

Red Deer Polytechnic celebrates Service Milestone Awards, where we recognize employees who have achieved milestones in length of service at RDP. These achievements are awarded to employees when they reach five-year service milestones.

At RDP, we are proud to be an employer of choice, as we have faculty and staff who have achieved 45- and 50-year milestones. These dedicated individuals have made vast contributions to the success of Red Deer Polytechnic and our students.  

Create a Ripple

At RDP, we enjoy recognizing our colleagues, and People & Culture has a few easy ways to do this. 

First, we have a webform that can be used to tell us about something a colleague did. After the form has been completed, an email is sent to that person, their supervisor and People & Culture. Throughout the year, we have draws for people who are not only being recognized, but also for those doing the recognizing. 

Second, People & Culture has unique RDP recognition cards that reflect our values, express gratitude, and include messages of thanks. 

Finally, you can choose how to recognize your colleague in various ways.  You could use a feature available in Office 365 (praise feature), you could nominate a colleague for an Award of Excellence, or you could recognize them in any way that you want (in-person, send an email, etc). We want to continue to spread some good gossip! 

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