Saskatchewan Polytechnic

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Saskatchewan Polytechnic
MottoTomorrow in the making
TypePolytechnic institution
EstablishedSaskatchewan Technical Institute (1959); 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); Saskatchewan Polytechnic (2014)
PresidentDr. Larry S. Rosia
Administrative staff
Students13,169 full load equivalent [1] Saskatoon campus: 5,803; Regina campus: 3,368; Moose Jaw campus: 2,918; Prince Albert campus: 2,191
1130 Idylwyld Drive North
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S7K 3R5
Moose Jaw
Prince Albert
ColoursPurple     , Grey     
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Saskatchewan Polytechnic (formerly the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology or 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, Saskatchewan Polytechnic serves 26,000 distinct students with programs that touch every sector of the economy. It operates campuses in Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon; and provides a number of courses and programs through distance education.


Saskatchewan Polytechnic offers over 150 programs in applied/visual media, aviation, basic education, business, community/


SIAST's Kelsey Campus in the Central Industrial and Lawson SDA areas of Saskatoon

Saskatchewan Polytechnic comprises four campuses in Saskatchewan:

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.[2] The campus contains over 13 acres (5.3 ha) of instructional floor space.[3]


The four schools that make up Saskatchewan Polytechnic started off as four individual schools. The Moose Jaw campus started off as the Saskatchewan Technical Institute in 1959. Saskatoon began as the Central Saskatchewan Technical Institute in 1963. Regina began as the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences in 1972. 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). The institution was named Saskatchewan Polytechnic on September 24, 2014.[4]


Saskatchewan Polytechnic maintains reciprocal arrangements with partner institutions, including:


Saskatchewan Polytechnic joined Project Hero, a scholarship program cofounded by General (Ret'd) Rick Hillier, for the families of fallen Canadian Forces members.[5]

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  2. ^ History – Kelsey Archived 2011-07-11 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Kelsey Campus Archived 2011-07-11 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "SIAST re-launches as Saskatchewan Polytechnic". CBC News. Retrieved 2014-09-24.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-01-13. Retrieved 2011-02-20.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) Project Hero

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Coordinates: 52°07′42″N 106°39′37″W / 52.12833°N 106.66028°W / 52.12833; -106.66028