SIAST to gain polytechnic status

November 25, 2013

The Saskatchewan government last week introduced legislation that would give the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST) authority to operate as a polytechnic institution, and that would change the name of the institution to “Saskatchewan Polytechnic.” The proposed legislation will protect the term ‘polytechnic,’ allow SIAST to fundraise for property, gain the institute membership in Polytechnics Canada, allow SIAST to grant degrees, and enhance its opportunities for applied research. Saskatchewan expects both the act and its regulations to come into force in spring 2014. Saskatchewan News Release | Leader Post