Google Translate Disclaimer

A number of pages on the Government of Saskatchewan's website have been professionally translated in French. These translations are identified by a yellow box in the right or left rail that resembles the link below. The home page for French-language content on this site can be found at:

Renseignements en Français

Where an official translation is not available, Google™ Translate can be used. Google™ Translate is a free online language translation service that can translate text and web pages into different languages. Translations are made available to increase access to Government of Saskatchewan content for populations whose first language is not English.

Software-based translations do not approach the fluency of a native speaker or possess the skill of a professional translator. The translation should not be considered exact, and may include incorrect or offensive language. The Government of Saskatchewan does not warrant the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information translated by this system. Some files or items cannot be translated, including graphs, photos and other file formats such as portable document formats (PDFs).

Any person or entities that rely on information obtained from the system does so at his or her own risk. Government of Saskatchewan is not responsible for any damage or issues that may possibly result from using translated website content. If you have any questions about Google™ Translate, please visit: Google™ Translate FAQs.

New Degree Programs for Briercrest College

Released on January 19, 2015

Today Advanced Education Minister Kevin Doherty announced that Briercrest College and Seminary has received authorization to grant Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and History.

“I’m pleased that Briercrest will now deliver two new programs to its students,” Doherty said.  “Our government places a high priority on providing Saskatchewan students access to high quality post-secondary education.”

The Saskatchewan Higher Education Quality Assurance Board conducts a rigorous review of applications for new degree granting programs before they are considered for approval. 

“We’re thrilled to add degrees in History and English to the 80 years Briercrest has provided Canada with premium Christian education," Briercrest College and Seminary President Michael Pawelke said.  “We applaud the Ministry of Advanced Education’s work in moving Saskatchewan forward and recognizing Briercrest’s important contribution in providing excellent options alongside our universities.”

Approval of theses degrees is provided under The Degree Authorization Act and The Degree Authorization Regulations, which came into effect in 2012.  Prior to this, only the University of Saskatchewan and the University of Regina had the authority to grant degrees, other than theological degrees, in the province.

In 2013, the government of Saskatchewan granted the college authorization to provide a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities, the first time authorization had been given to an institution outside of the province’s two universities.  Briercrest will be able to provide a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Bachelor of Arts in History effective July 1, 2015.  The authorization will be reviewed formally in five years. 

Briercrest College and Seminary is located in the town of Caronport 25 kilometres west of the City of Moose Jaw.


For more information, contact:

Aimee Pascua
Advanced Education
Phone: 306-798-3170

We need your feedback to improve Help us improve