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Saskatchewan Polytechnic (Formerly SIAST)

Effective Date: 
October 1, 2013 to October 1, 2016
Institution: 
Saskatchewan Polytechnic

MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING between Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology and Royal Roads University. 

This memorandum of understanding constitutes an agreement between Royal Roads University (RRU) and Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST). The participating units at the respective institutions are the School of Environment and Sustainability at Royal Roads University and the Science and Health Division and the Technology Division at SIAST.

Objective of the Agreement: 

RRU agrees to facilitate the block transfer of students from SIAST with appropriate prerequisite qualifications into RRU's Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science program or the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Management program. By this agreement, applicants from SIAST who meet the requirements outlined below will be eligible for admission to RRU with full block transfer, provided all other entrance criteria are met (per the program admission requirements on the RRU website) and space remains available in the RRU program.  Entrance to all programs at RRU is on a competitive basis.

Successful completion of one of the following SAIST programs: 

  • BioScience Technology Diploma
  • Chemical Technology Diploma plus one additional course in cellular biology 
  • Environmental Engineering Technology Diploma with a strong recommendation for students to take one additional course in cellular biology or biochemistry
  • Water Resources Engineering Technology Diploma plus two additional biology courses (one being cellular and the other one being ecology, taxonomy, or physiology) 

Terms of the Agreement

This agreement shall be in place for a period of three years commencing October 1, 2013. At the end of this time, the agreement will be subject to review and renewal by Royal Roads University. If there are impediments to renewal, Royal Roads University will notify the transfer partner of the impediments, with the goal of negotiating a new agreement.  Final approval of the agreement will remain with the President of Royal Roads University. 

Royal Roads University retains the right to limit the number of students admitted under this agreement.  

On behalf of SIAST:
Larry Rosia, PhD, President and CEO - October 30, 2013

On behalf of Royal Roads University:
Allan Cahoon, PhD, President and Vice Chancellor - April 25, 2013