Spring Institute - Your Faculty PD Day


WHO:     The event is open to all faculty from all 4 campuses. We have also extended the invite to faculty from the Regional Colleges, Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies and Gabriel Dumont Institute. Spots are limited so register early in order to avoid missing out!

WHAT:    A day of networking, learning and enrichment to help you in your role as faculty.

WHERE:   Delta Bessborough Hotel

                601 Spadina Crescent East

                Saskatoon, SK

WHEN:   Thursday May 30 - REGISTRATION opens at 6:30 pm

SOCIAL 7-9 pm WITH cash bar, appetizers & live entertainment

               Friday May 31 (all day) click HERE to view the schedule

COST:     Early Bird Registration (EXTENDED TO MARCH 31, 2019): $200.00

               Presenter Registration: $175.00 (please only select this registration type if you have been confirmed as a presenter for the conference.)

               General Registration (April 1, 2019 - May 30, 2019) : $225.00

Faculty are encouraged to apply for Professional Development dollars through their program and through the SPFA Professional Development Fund. 


SPFA members can register by clicking HERE. Please note that you must be logged in as an SPFA member to register through this link. If you have issues accessing your SPFA account, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Once you have filled in the registration form, you will be directed to the paypal site for payment.

Not an SPFA member? Faculty from the Regional Colleges, SIIT and Gabriel Dumont Institute can register by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject line "Faculty PD Day Registration". Please include your full name, email address, program area, college and campus in the body of your email. Upon receipt of your registration, Doris will contact you for payment. 


Faculty PD Day will feature a number of presenters on a variety of topics that are relevant to all faculty. The following is a list of presentation topics or click HERE to view the schedule.

  • How to Ensure the Success of Indigenous Students in Learning Where They Live
  • How to Grow Your Program
  • Move Your Students Forward with Backward Design
  • Tech Tool Showcase
  • Antigym
  • Integrating Universal Design into Teaching and Learning
  • Peer Assisted Studying
  • Workplace Harassment
  • The Truth and Lies of Student Engagement
  • Stress Mindset
  • Copyright
  • Political Correctness
  • What's Wrong with Sask Polytech and What You Can Do to Fix It
  • Lockdown Browser
  • Reading - The Ultimate Aboriginal Challenge


If you require a hotel room for the conference, the Delta Bessborough has provided us with a group rate of $149.00/night. Discounted rate is available until May 6, 2019. The Bessborough has also provided us with 50% off parking so please register your vehicle at the front desk upon arrival. 


Spring Institute - Faculty PD Day Poster

Spring Institute - Faculty PD Day Trailer

David Bouchard's Website

David Bouchard's Welcome Video

Delta Bessborough Group Rate Room Booking