Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology

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Coordinates: 52°7′42.39″N 106°39′36.90″W / 52.1284417°N 106.6602500°W / 52.1284417; -106.6602500

Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST)
Motto SIAST offers choice
Established 1959 Saskatchewan Technical Institute; Central Saskatchewan Technical Institute (1963); Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences (1972); Northern Institute of Technology (1986); Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Arts, Sciences and Technology (SIAST) (1988)
Type Polytechnic institution
President Dr. Larry S. Rosia
Admin. staff 1,643
Students 13,169 full load equivalent (FLE)
Undergraduates available
Postgraduates not available
Location Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Campus Kelsey (Saskatoon)
Palliser (Moose Jaw)
Wascana (Regina)
Woodland (Prince Albert)
Colours blue      & White     

Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST) is Saskatchewan's primary public institution for post-secondary technical education and skills training, recognized nationally and internationally for its expertise and innovation. Through program and course registrations, SIAST serves 26,000 distinct students with programs that touch every sector of the economy. SIAST operates campuses in Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon, and provides a number of courses and programs through distance education.


SIAST offers over 150 programs in applied/visual media, aviation, basic education, business, community/human services, engineering technology, health services, hospitality/food services, industrial/trades, natural resources, nursing, technology, recreation and tourism, and science. In addition, SIAST provides training to apprentices in almost 30 trades.


The Institute comprises four campuses in Saskatchewan:

SIAST's Kelsey Campus in the Central Industrial and Lawson SDA areas of Saskatoon
SIAST Kelsey Campus
This campus is located at Idylwyld and 33rd Street in Saskatoon. The campus is named after Henry Kelsey a famous fur trader and explorer. The institute in Saskatoon date back to 1941 when The Canadian Vocational Training School was established to train veterans returning from the war. [1] The campus contains over 13 acres (5.3 ha) of instructional floor space. [2]
SIAST Palliser Campus
Located in Moose Jaw
SIAST Wascana Campus
In Regina
SIAST Woodland Campus
In Prince Albert


The four schools that make up the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology started off as four individual schools. Palliser Campus in Moose Jaw started off as the Saskatchewan Technical Institute in 1959. Kelsey Campus in Saskatoon began as the Central Saskatchewan Technical Institute in 1963. Wascana Campus in Regina began as the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences in 1972. Woodlands Campus in Prince Albert began as the Northern Institute of Technology in 1986. In January 1988, The Institute Act and the Regional Colleges Act amalgamated Saskatchewan's technical institutes, urban community colleges and the Advanced Technology Training Centre to form the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST).

In August 1996, an Act respecting the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology was proclaimed.


Under the guidance of a Board of Directors appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council, SIAST provides career-related education, training and retraining for adults.


SIAST maintains reciprocal arrangements with partner institutions, including:


SIAST joined Project Hero, a scholarship program cofounded by General (Ret'd) Rick Hillier, for the families of fallen Canadian Forces members.[3]

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