SIAST is now Saskatchewan Polytechnic

September 25, 2014

The Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology was officially “re-launched” yesterday as Saskatchewan Polytechnic. The announcement was made at 4 simultaneous events at the institution’s several campuses. Along with the new name comes a new visual identity, featuring a grey and purple “energy path.” SaskPolytech has also adopted the tagline “tomorrow in the making.” President Larry Rosia said, “as a polytechnic, we are student-focused and employer-driven. What makes us different is our emphasis on applied learning that meets labour market needs, thus equipping students to build rewarding careers.” The road to the re-branding began in 2012 with the expansion of degree-granting authority in SK, which allowed the SIAST to develop applied degree programs; in 2013, the institution became a member of Polytechnics Canada. “We are very pleased to support this historic institution as it becomes Saskatchewan Polytechnic,” said SK Advanced Education Minister Kevin Doherty. SaskPolytech News Release