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Coat of Arms

In January 2008, the SAIT Board of Governors approved a resolution to petition for an official coat of arms that would reflect the Institute's role, history, values and hopes for the future.

Individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to their communities may be honoured with armorial bearings created by the Canadian Heraldic Authority and bestowed under the authority of Canada's Governor General on behalf of the Crown.

SAIT's journey continued in 2009 with a consultation process that gathered suggestions for imagery and mottos from faculty, staff and students. These ideas were provided to the Canadian Herald appointed to create the coat of arms for SAIT.

On Aug. 20, 2009 Claire Boudreau, Chief Herald of Canada, granted SAIT's petition and entered the newly-created coat of arms into volume V, page 465 of the Public Register of Arms, Flags and Badges of Canada. SAIT's armorial bearings include the coat of arms, a badge and a flag.

The Letters Patent, the legal document granting the arms, feature hand calligraphy and a painting of the armorial bearings. This document was received from Ottawa in October 2009.

SAIT is Alberta's fourth post-secondary institution to receive official armorial bearings.

The symbolism of the SAIT coat of arms explained in an image. 

View the details on the symbolic meanings of SAIT's coat of arms.