CC6 - Design Training Program to help Riipen students who are contributing to our Climate Change Impact Planning software product

Project start and end dates:
2019-10-14 to 2019-12-10

Goals & Objectives

We are working extensively with students using the Riipen platform. The student contributions vary widely per project, and include technical (prototypes, designs) as well as business work (market research, user personas, digital marketing).

Each project has its own unique goals. However one constant goal is that we always wish to support the experiential learning and ensure that our student project contributors have the best possible educational experience.

We would like you to develop a training/onboarding course and supporting material that we can use to provide a consistent and optimum experiential learning experience to our student collaborators on Riipen. This could include:

  • checklist for onboarding students to a project
  • Cheat sheets/FAQs
  • Product and project background material

Survey questions we can ask students during and after a project to improve their learning experience and understanding of the project goals and requirements

We are excited about our climate change product and we want our student contributors to have the most positive and productive learning experience with its development! So your creativity is very welcome and in fact highly encouraged!

Project Outcome
The Saskatchewan Polytechnic students developed a training/onboarding course and supporting material to help us provide a consistent and optimum experiential learning experience to our student collaborators on Riipen. This work included a checklist for onboarding students to a project, FAQs, and post-project feedback survey to improve the future learning experience and understanding of the project goals and requirements. Through their work we have obtained the material we need to make a great start in this continuing effort. The students were always pleasant, professional, and keen to understand our project goals and objective, and very responsive to feedback. Overall their contribution was of value to our future projects and something that we’re confident will benefit future students we collaborate with.


We would like to thank Sammatha Hegyi, Hannah Putland, Christian Kainz, Lindsey Parsons, Bemigho Paula Nene, Matthew Rusteika, Allison Katerynych, Manu John, James Baumann , and the other students and teaching staff of HR232 – Training and Development course. *

* For privacy reasons, we only list people who gave us permission to do so. Did you contribute to this project? Contact us to be added!

Related Project

OASIS: Software Solutions for Climate Change Problems

Software can help the world respond to climate change impacts and disasters.

In 2019 we set out to investigate if there is a need for a solution that gives citizens personalized help preparing for and recovering from climate change impacts and lets trusted authorities assist them and report on their results.

As part of this effort, a great deal of market and technical research was conducted over the last few years. Over 140 students have been involved so far, in dozens of academic institutions in Canada and internationally.

Our greatest finding is the willingness of citizens to take responsibility and help themselves, their neighbors and community plan for, mitigate and recover from climate change impacts and disasters. We also confirmed that a software solution can be built to help overcome the barriers they face when trying to do so.

Now we’re working on a prototype and sharing our findings and progress. Find out more on our OASIS project website!

Academic Institution

Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan Polytechnic serves students through applied learning opportunities at campuses in Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon, and through extensive distance education opportunities. Programs serve every economic and public service sector. As a polytechnic, the organization provides the depth of learning appropriate to employer and student need, including certificate, diploma and degree programs, and apprenticeship training. Saskatchewan Polytechnic engages in applied research, drawing on faculty expertise to support innovation by employers, and providing students the opportunity to develop critical thinking skills.

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