Welcome Message from Jim Brinkhurst
I welcome you to Red Deer Polytechnic, a post-secondary institution that is building on its strong history as we transition to our future.
As Red Deer Polytechnic’s Interim President I am honoured to be here and to lead this institution as we continue the transformative work to grow applied learning and research opportunities for our students, faculty and communities in our region.
The Red Deer Polytechnic Board of Governors have started the important work of hiring a new President to lead Red Deer Polytechnic into the future.
The evolution we are undertaking is very important, as it helps us inspire, mentor and educate a community of learners, and that is the fundamental reason we exist. By growing our programming, even more students will be able to stay in Red Deer and complete their education in Red Deer, graduating with degrees and our other valued credentials.
In addition to now granting our own degrees, we will continue to offer a unique model with a breadth of credentials to educate students across a wide variety of disciplines, preparing them for their future careers. Across all of our programs, an emphasis on experiential, applied learning with practicums and co-ops will help students and graduates to transition seamlessly to the workforce.
Red Deer Polytechnic is a dynamic institution, with facilities that are second-to-none for teaching, learning, research and innovation. We are also a place where community members, partners and guests from across the country gather for programs and activities that range from community- to national-level events. Without a doubt, Red Deer Polytechnic is a pillar in this community, and our bright future means the opportunities for our students and our community members will only continue to grow.
I encourage you to connect with Red Deer Polytechnic, whether that is exploring our website and social media channels or visiting our inclusive campuses. Red Deer Polytechnic has an exciting future ahead, and you are most welcome to be a part of it.
-Jim Brinkhurst, Red Deer Polytechnic Interim President