Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Saskatoon University of Saskatchewan Prince Albert, Saskatchewan
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
1,643
Students14,176 full load equivalent (2018)
Saskatoon campus: 7,956; Regina campus: 4,444; Moose Jaw campus: 3,192; Prince Albert campus: 2,883 [1]
Location
1130 Idylwyld Drive North
Saskatoon
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Canada
S7K 3R5
CampusSaskatoon
Moose Jaw
Regina
Prince Albert
ColoursPurple     , Grey     
AffiliationsCCAA, ACCC, AUCC, CIS, CWUAA, CBIE, CUP.
Websitewww.saskpolytech.ca
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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.

Programs

Saskatchewan Polytechnic 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 several trades.

Campus

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

Saskatchewan Polytechnic comprises four campuses in Saskatchewan:

Located at Idylwyld and 33rd Street in Saskatoon, the campus is named for Henry Kelsey a famous fur trader and explorer. The institute in Saskatoon dates 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.[2]

History

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.[3]

Athletics

Until 2018, all four campuses had athletic teams that competed in the Prairie Athletic Conference. The teams were also members of the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association until 1994. The teams competed in basketball, volleyball, indoor soceer/futsal, ice hockey, badminton, and curling.

CCAA National Championships
PAC Provincial Championships

Saskatoon Amaruks:

Extended content
  • Men's Basketball: (3) (2014, 2017, 2018)
  • Women's Basketball: (7) (1975, 1976, 1977, 1984, 1986, 1990, 2017)
  • Men's Volleyball: (11) (1975, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1988, 1993, 2000, 2001, 2007)
  • Women's Volleyball: (24) (1975, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
  • Men's Futsal/Indoor Soccer: (1) (2018)
  • Women's Futsal/Indoor Soccer: (1) (2018)
  • Men's Ice Hockey: (12) (1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1990)

Moose Jaw Panthers:

Extended content
  • Men's Basketball (8) (1984, 1986, 1987, 1997, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005)
  • Women's Basketball (5) (1973, 1995, 1997, 2000, 2005)
  • Men's Volleyball (6) (1969, 1971, 1978, 2004, 2006, 2012)
  • Women's Volleyball (7) (1985, 1986, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2011)
  • Men's Futsal/Indoor Soccer (6) (2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2017)
  • Women's Futsal/Indoor Soccer (2) (2001, 2004)
  • Men's Ice Hockey (6) (1972, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1986, 1989)

Regina Wildcats:

Extended content
  • Women's Basketball (5) (1978, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1987)
  • Women's Volleyball (3) (1976, 2004, 2006)

Partnerships

Saskatchewan Polytechnic maintains reciprocal arrangements with partner institutions, including:

Scholarships

Saskatchewan Polytechnic joined Project Hero, a scholarship program cofounded by General (Ret'd) Rick Hillier, for the families of fallen Canadian Forces members.[4]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Saskatchewan Polytechnic quick facts". Saskatchewan Polytechnic. Retrieved April 11, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "SIAST Kelsey Campus (Saskatoon)". Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology. Archived from the original on July 11, 2011.
  3. ^ "SIAST re-launches as Saskatchewan Polytechnic". CBC News. Retrieved 2014-09-24.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-01-13. Retrieved 2011-02-20.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) Project Hero[permanent dead link]