Parkland College plans for blend of face-to-face and online learning this fall

Parkland College intends to deliver classes this fall through a blend of face-to-face and online learning. The College is coordinating with post-secondary institutions across Saskatchewan on this hybrid approach to education.

The blended model follows the guidance of the provincial government’s Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan. Educators believe a combination of in-person classes and online instruction will give students the best chance of academic success in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The common staged re-opening and blended model will combine online, classroom, laboratory, shop, clinical, and physical instruction. The concept provides the programming flexibility needed to manage the risks of the pandemic while ensuring the continued health and safety of students, faculty, and staff.

Since the pandemic began, Saskatchewan’s post-secondary sector has worked together to keep students and staff safe, and to establish guidelines and protocols for fall programming. The College will continue to adhere to public health guidelines as delivered by the Government of Saskatchewan’s Chief Medical Officer.

Preparations for the fall include focusing on providing a safe environment for students, faculty, and staff. The College is prepared to adjust its plan and timelines at any point as the pandemic evolves.

Students are encouraged to monitor the Parkland College website for additional details about their specific program and classes. Details will be communicated to students as programming decisions are finalized.

COVID-19 Emergency Student Funding

Parkland College understands that the COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyone, and many students are struggling to make ends meet. That’s why we have introduced this emergency funding program.

Support is available for students who are:
– registered in a Parkland College program of at least 5 weeks in length;
– a strong candidate to be successful in their program; and
– able to demonstrate financial need.

The financial crisis must be beyond the student’s control (e.g. job loss caused by COVID-19, delays in student loan processing, sudden changes to housing situation, etc.). Students must have attempted to secure support from other avenues (e.g. food bank, shelter, band). Students are required to speak to a counsellor or coordinator about their financial situation before the application is approved and processed.

Each applicant is eligible for up to $500 in emergency funding. We recognize that each situation is different, so the College’s president may approve requests above $500. However, no extraneous bills (e.g. car payments, cable TV, etc.) shall be considered. Generally, this money should only go towards housing, food, or internet connection to allow participation in classes.

To apply for the COVID-19 Emergency Bursary, complete this online form. If your application meets our selection criteria, you’ll receive a confirmation email with more details.

See the Current Students section of our website for more information.

Dollars for Scholars Golf Classic cancelled for 2020

Parkland College has made the difficult decision to cancel the Dollars for Scholars Golf Classic for 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The College’s 15th annual scholarship fundraising event had been scheduled for June 19 at Deer Park Golf Course in Yorkton.

The Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan announced last week that golf courses will be one of the first businesses allowed to resume operations in May. However, the Plan’s golf course guidelines note that tournaments are prohibited at this time. When combined with continuing restrictions on the size of public gatherings, it is clear that hosting the Dollars for Scholars Golf Classic is not possible this year.

In the meantime, Parkland College will look at other opportunities for golfers, sponsors, and the community to support local students. The College will also begin planning for the 2021 Dollars for Scholars Golf Classic.

Since its inception in 2006, the Dollars for Scholars Golf Classic has raised more than $258,000 for scholarships at Parkland College.


About Parkland College:
Parkland College provides high quality, learner centred education and training as a foundation for lifelong success. The College offers a superior learning and campus experience for all students through quality programming and services. Students can get started on their careers by completing university classes, full degrees, and skills training and trades certificates. Parkland College also delivers high school upgrading, safety training, and corporate/professional development.


For more information contact:
Brendan Wagner
Coordinator, Corporate & Internal Engagement
Parkland College
Phone: 306.728.6595

Parkland College sends supplies to aid COVID-19 fight

Across Saskatchewan, front-line health care workers are giving their all to battle the COVID-19 pandemic. Parkland College is giving what it can, in the form of much needed supplies.

The College recently packed up boxes and bags of materials to send to the Saskatchewan Health Authority. The contribution included 190 N95 masks, more than 7,000 nitrile gloves, and hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, goggles, respirators, reagents, and gowns.

Many of these materials were sourced from the College’s health care programs, including Nursing, Continuing Care Assistant, and Primary Care Paramedic. But staff also collected items from the facilities department, and the chemistry/biology lab and Power Engineering lab at the Trades & Technology Centre in Yorkton.


About Parkland College:
Parkland College provides high quality, learner centred education and training as a foundation for lifelong success. The College offers a superior learning and campus experience for all students through quality programming and services. Students can get started on their careers by completing university classes, full degrees, and skills training and trades certificates. Parkland College also delivers high school upgrading, safety training, and corporate/professional development.


For more information contact:
Brendan Wagner
Coordinator, Corporate & Internal Engagement
Parkland College
Phone: 306.728.6595

Parkland College campuses closed to students and public

Effective Friday, March 20, Parkland College campuses are closed to students and members of the public.

This comes after the Government of Saskatchewan declared a state of emergency on Wednesday due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Together with the Ministry of Advanced Education and other post-secondary institutions in the province, Parkland College staff will be working remotely, wherever possible. Limited key services will be available only at the Yorkton Main Campus. Access to the campus will be restricted to employees who are providing critical services, such as Technology, Facilities, and Finance, and staff who are needed to support online instruction.

“Parkland College remains committed to keeping our communities healthy, safe, and informed during this time,” said President Dr. Mark Hoddenbagh. “We are taking every precaution to protect the well-being of students, faculty, staff, and partners.”

In-person classes were suspended March 17. Online courses are scheduled to begin on Monday, March 23.

These actions are intended to limit the number of people at each campus, to help stop the spread of COVID-19, and to protect our campus communities.

This plan is in place through April 3. However, the situation is rapidly evolving, so changes may occur. Click here for the latest information on Parkland College’s response.


About Parkland College:
Parkland College provides high quality, learner centred education and training as a foundation for lifelong success. The College offers a superior learning and campus experience for all students through quality programming and services. Students can get started on their careers by completing university classes, full degrees, and skills training and trades certificates. Parkland College also delivers high school upgrading, safety training, and corporate/professional development.


For more information contact:
Brendan Wagner
Coordinator, Corporate & Internal Engagement
Parkland College
Phone: 306.728.6595

Parkland College classes suspended as part of Sask.-wide effort to reduce risk of COVID-19 transmission

In partnership with the province’s other post-secondary educational institutions, Saskatchewan Regional Colleges are suspending all classes and programming for the remainder of this week.

In an effort to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission, Regional College programs will be offered online or through alternative delivery options where possible, effective March 23.

“We appreciate that this is challenging time for students, faculty, and staff,” said Dr. Mark Hoddenbagh, Parkland College President & CEO. “Our management team is working with public health officials and our partners to best address the situation. Our focus is on the health and safety of our entire campus community. This is a rapidly evolving situation, and we will continue to share information as soon as it becomes available.”

Parkland College campuses are not closing. However, services may be limited at each campus. All non-essential College sponsored events will be cancelled or postponed until further notice.

For the latest information on Parkland College’s response to COVID-19, visit https://parklandcollege.sk.ca/media/pc-news/3481.


About Parkland College:
Parkland College provides high quality, learner centred education and training as a foundation for lifelong success. The College offers a superior learning and campus experience for all students through quality programming and services. Students can get started on their careers by completing university classes, full degrees, and skills training and trades certificates. Parkland College also delivers high school upgrading, safety training, and corporate/professional development.


For more information contact:
Brendan Wagner
Coordinator, Corporate & Internal Engagement
Parkland College
Phone: 306.728.6595

Parkland College awards close to $50,000 in scholarships

On Thursday in Yorkton, Parkland College awarded $49,025 to 59 students from across the region in the 2020 Internal Scholarships. Combined with Entrance Scholarships handed out in September, Parkland College awarded more than $90,000 in the 2019-20 academic year.

Scholarship Name Recipient
Board of Governors’ Saskatchewan Opportunity Scholarship Ella MacLellan, Norquay
Parkland College Staff Saskatchewan Opportunity Scholarship Carla Betke, Langenburg
Parkland College Staff Scholarship for Determination & Persistence Keelin Duxbury, Edgeley
Parkland College Staff Scholarship for Leadership Sianne Markusson, Yorkton
President’s Scholarship: Dr. Mark Hoddenbagh Saskatchewan Opportunity Award for Excellence Leo Sabit, Fort Qu’Appelle
University Science Saskatchewan Opportunity Scholarship Amanda Filipchuk, Yorkton
University Sociology Saskatchewan Opportunity Scholarship Brie Gardner, Yorkton
University Sociology Saskatchewan Opportunity Scholarship Billie-Jo Baumung, Calder
Audrey & Lyle Pries Memorial Saskatchewan Opportunity Scholarship Keilan Dredge, Danbury
Audrey & Lyle Pries Memorial Saskatchewan Opportunity Scholarship Cole Rubletz, Hyas
Boehmer Family Adult Basic Education Scholarship Miranda Skinner, Yorkton
Canadian Tire (Yorkton) Dollars for Scholars Saskatchewan Opportunity Scholarship Nicole Prince, Churchbridge
City of Melville Saskatchewan Opportunity Skills Training Scholarship Christopher Neumeier, Yorkton
City of Yorkton Saskatchewan Opportunity Skills Training Scholarship Bibin K. Varghese, Yorkton
Cornerstone Credit Union Dollars for Scholars Saskatchewan Opportunity Scholarship Ranbir Minhas, Yorkton
Crossroads Credit Union Dollars for Scholars Saskatchewan Opportunity Scholarship Taylor Belesky, Rhein
Dollars for Scholars Saskatchewan Opportunity Scholarship Sarah Edel, Yorkton
Dollars for Scholars Saskatchewan Opportunity Scholarship Nicole Gale, Churchbridge
Dollars for Scholars Saskatchewan Opportunity Scholarship Stephanie Lessmeister, Yorkton
Dollars for Scholars Saskatchewan Opportunity Scholarship Justice Mapayi, Yorkton
Dollars for Scholars Saskatchewan Opportunity Scholarship Kalandra Buzinski, Calder
Dr. Bree Rogoza Optometry Saskatchewan Opportunity Scholarship Rachelle Andrade, Yorkton
Farrell Agencies Dollars for Scholars Saskatchewan Opportunity Scholarship Hyacinth Cabigas, Yorkton
Functional Rehabilitation Dollars for Scholars Saskatchewan Opportunity Scholarship Carson Pinno, Yorkton
Good Spirit REDA Saskatchewan Opportunity Entrepreneurship Scholarship Tamara Kerluke-Holowatuik, Yorkton
Good Spirit REDA Saskatchewan Opportunity Entrepreneurship Scholarship Raj Singh, Yorkton
Grain Millers Canada Dollars for Scholars Saskatchewan Opportunity Scholarship Madison Noble, Melville
Harvard Developments/York Station Dollars for Scholars Saskatchewan Opportunity Scholarship Cassie Jones, Yorkton
High Angle Roofing Leadership Scholarship Kimberly Sladek, Yorkton
High Angle Roofing Saskatchewan Opportunity Scholarship Kerri Kowch, Churchbridge
Kardynal Transport Dollars for Scholars Saskatchewan Opportunity Scholarship Brianne Rozema, Veregin
Kathy Wiley Memorial Scholarship Rhiannon Easy, Melville
Kinette Club of Yorkton Saskatchewan Opportunity Scholarship Mehgan Petryshyn, Preeceville
Louis Dreyfus Company Saskatchewan Opportunity Scholarship in Business Manjinder Kaur, Yorkton
Louis Dreyfus Company Saskatchewan Opportunity Scholarship in Power Engineering Bryce Edwards, Yorkton
McMunn & Yates (Yorkton) Dollars for Scholars Saskatchewan Opportunity Scholarship Robyn Jones, Yorkton
Mosaic Potash Saskatchewan Opportunity Community Scholarship Gavin Bushay, Yorkton
Mosaic Potash Saskatchewan Opportunity Community Scholarship Colton Griffith, Yorkton
Mosaic Potash Dollars for Scholars Saskatchewan Opportunity Scholarship Jolynn Blaikie, Wawota
Nutrien Dollars for Scholars Saskatchewan Opportunity Scholarship Nathaniel Stiles, Canora
RBC Foundation Dollars for Scholars Saskatchewan Opportunity Scholarship Taylor Fulawka, Yorkton
R.G. Combe V.C. Royal Canadian Legion #61 (Melville) Saskatchewan Opportunity Scholarship Justin Copeman, Indian Head
RH Electric Dollars for Scholars Saskatchewan Opportunity Scholarship Austin Byczynski, Yorkton
RH Electric Dollars for Scholars Saskatchewan Opportunity Scholarship Tamantha Kirsch, Yorkton
Richardson Saskatchewan Opportunity Scholarship Skylar Elmy, Melville
Richardson Dollars for Scholars Saskatchewan Opportunity Scholarship Mary-Anne Blenkin, Yorkton
SaskAbilities Saskatchewan Opportunity Scholarship Ley Gallant, Churchbridge
SaskTel Dollars for Scholars Saskatchewan Opportunity Scholarship Talyna Clark, Saskatoon
SIGA/Painted Hand Casino Dollars for Scholars Saskatchewan Opportunity Scholarship Tasso Stamatinos, Yorkton
Town of Canora Saskatchewan Opportunity Community Scholarship Colleen Babiuk, Canora
Town of Canora Saskatchewan Opportunity Community Scholarship Carmen Wolkowski, Canora
Town of Kamsack Saskatchewan Opportunity Scholarship Rebecca Lawless, Kamsack
Town of Kamsack Saskatchewan Opportunity Scholarship Noel Whitehawk, Kamsack
Victory Safety & Training Dollars for Scholars Saskatchewan Opportunity Scholarship Eden Sinclair, Moosomin
Yorkton Antique Auto Association Saskatchewan Opportunity Scholarship Pardeep Singh, Yorkton
Yorkton Chamber of Commerce Saskatchewan Opportunity Scholarship Jaxon McLeod, Yorkton
Yorkton Lions Club Saskatchewan Opportunity Scholarship Vanessa Brass, Yorkton
Yorkton Lions Club Saskatchewan Opportunity Scholarship Alyssa Rudoski, Yorkton
Yorkton This Week Saskatchewan Opportunity Scholarship Shelby Gibson, Yorkton

These awards are made possible through the generosity of local businesses, organizations, community members, College staff, and sponsors and participants in the annual Dollars for Scholars Golf Classic.

Eligible post-secondary awards are partially matched by funds from the Ministry of Advanced Education’s Saskatchewan Innovation and Opportunity Scholarship program. Funds are provided to supplement the contributions of local non-government donors.

Students interested in learning more about the scholarships available at Parkland College are encouraged to visit scholarships.parklandcollege.sk.ca. Entrance Scholarships for students beginning Parkland College programs this fall will be awarded in September 2020. Applications for those awards are being accepted until May 19 at http://bit.ly/2020Entrance.


About Parkland College:
Parkland College provides high quality, learner centred education and training as a foundation for lifelong success. The College offers a superior learning and campus experience for all students through quality programming and services. Students can get started on their careers by completing university classes, full degrees, and skills training and trades certificates. Parkland College also delivers high school upgrading, safety training, and corporate/professional development.


For more information contact:
Brendan Wagner
Scholarship Committee Chairperson
Parkland College
306.728.6595