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Board of Governors

SAIT became a Board-Governed Institute April 1, 1982, and operates under the authority of the Post-Secondary Learning Act/Statutes of Alberta 2003 Chapter P-19.5 (effective as of March 18, 2004).

The Board is the permanent governing body of SAIT and makes and administers policy. The Board sets the mission for SAIT, is accountable and responsible for the educational and financial governance of SAIT, and is responsive to the needs of the communities SAIT serves.

Membership

SAIT President and CEO

Term
Dr. David Ross Ongoing

Public

Term
Heather Culbert, Chair
Re-appointed
Term 2: Oct. 31, 2017 – Oct. 30, 2018
Term 1: Sept. 4, 2014 – Sept. 3, 2017
Henrietta Falasinnu Term 1: Sept. 1, 2016 - Aug. 31, 2020
Patrick Jarvis Term 1: Sept. 1, 2016 - Aug. 31, 2020
Sophia Langlois Term 2: April 3, 2017 - April 3, 2020
Term 1: March 12, 2014 - March 4, 2017
Bruce Leslie Term 1: Sept. 4, 2014 - Sept. 3, 2017
Matko Papic Term 1: April 3, 2017 - April 3, 2020
Melinda Park Term 1: Oct. 31, 2017 – Oct. 30, 2020
Dr. Joanne Todesco Term 1: April 3, 2017 - April 3, 2020
Thane Russell Term 1: Sept. 4, 2014 - Sept. 3, 2017
Vacant

Students (SAITSA)

Term
Alex Dimopoulos, Student President  Term 1: June 1, 2017 - May 31, 2018
Tanya Pittis, Student Representative Term 1: June 1, 2017 - May 31, 2018

Academic faculty (SAFA)

Term
Ian Cowley Term 2: July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2019
Term 1: Sept. 1, 2014 - June 30, 2016
Richard Stroobant Term 2: July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2018
Term 1: April 7, 2014 - April 6, 2016

Non-academic staff (AUPE)

Term
Mo Keshavjee Term 1: Nov. 10, 2017 – Nov. 9, 2020

Terms of service

ConstituencyNumber of positionsTerm length
President and CEO 1 Ongoing
Public 10 3 years for 2 terms
Students (SAITSA) 2 1 year for 2 terms
Academic faculty (SAFA) 2 2 years for 2 terms
Non-academic staff (AUPE) 1 3 years for 2 terms

Contact the Board

Please direct all correspondence to:

Kailen Watson, Office of the Board of Governors
Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, Room MA327C, Heritage Hall
1301 16 Avenue NW, Calgary, AB T2M 0L4
403.284.8580
403.284.8940 (fax)
kailen.watson@sait.ca