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Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures, presented by Waterstone

SAIT joins prestigious culture club

Calgary, AB — SAIT Polytechnic is proud to add another great win to a year of awards. Today SAIT was named one of Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures.

"Engaged, skilled employees are the most important resource we can offer our students," says SAIT President and CEO David Ross. "We're pleased to receive this acknowledgement from Waterstone Human Capital, and we're proud to be among very good company."

The award recognizes the importance of great workplaces, where culture has boosted performance and competitive advantage. Winning organizations were measured on vision and leadership; cultural alignment, measurement and sustainability; rewards, recognition and innovation achievements; organization performance; and corporate social responsibility.

"This year's winners are truly an outstanding group of best-in-class organizations with cultures that have helped them enhance performance and sustain a competitive advantage," says Heather Connelly, Managing Director, Broader Public Sector at Waterstone.

"SAIT, along with its co-winners on the 2013 list of trailblazers, is at the forefront of best practices in culture in Canada," says Connelly. "Our heartfelt congratulations to David Ross and all staff at SAIT!"

A 32-member board of governors — consisting of top executives from the private and public sector from across Canada, most from past winning organizations of the program — reviewed the submissions. Waterstone Human Capital is an executive search firm specializing in recruiting and cultural assessment.

SAIT joins a prestigious group of winners the category of Broader Public Sector: Calgary Stampede, Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), Free The Children, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, Southlake Regional Health Centre, The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation, Travel Alberta, Workers' Compensation Board of Nova Scotia, and World Vision.

This award comes in a year of tremendous external recognition for SAIT including being named a Top Alberta Employer, the Best Workplace for Training and Development and Canada's #1 Research College.

About SAIT Polytechnic

SAIT Polytechnic is one of Canada's most exciting destinations for post-secondary education, offering more than 100 career programs and over 1,000 part-time courses (including online and distance) that position people for success in technology, trades and business. A leader in innovation, SAIT also collaborates with industry on applied research and delivers corporate training worldwide. In 2013, SAIT was named one of Alberta's Top 60 Employers, the Top Research College in Canada and the Best Alberta Workplace for Training and Development. 

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