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Board of Governors

SAIT became a board-governed institute on 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 institute delivers educational programs to provide a skilled, productive workforce for the economic development of Alberta and Canada. The  Board of Governors includes:

  • 10 public members
  • 2 students
  • 2 faculty
  • 1 non-academic staff member
  • SAIT's President and CEO

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

SAIT Executive

SAIT is under the administration of the following executive management team:

SAIT President and CEO, Dr. David Ross

Dr. David Ross

16th President and CEO

Under Dr. Ross' leadership, SAIT has become Alberta's third-largest post-secondary institution. SAIT is known internationally for its action-based applied education, solution-focused research and enterprising collaborations with people and partners from around the globe.

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Emily Bourassa

Chief Financial Officer and Vice President, Corporate Services

With nearly two decades of leadership and fiscal acumen, Emily Bourassa continues to bring her years of experience in finance and operations to SAIT’s executive management team.

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Dr. Janet Welch

Vice President, Academic (Interim)

Janet builds on our commitment to ensure SAIT’s programs continue to be of high quality, meet the diverse needs of learners and industry, and are aligned with SAIT’s vision of being a global leader in applied education.

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Heather Magotiaux

Vice President, External Relations

With 20 years of executive leadership, Heather's talents in strategic communications, resource development and reputation management have made her an award-winning strategist and results-oriented leader.

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Mark Butler

Vice President Corporate Development, Applied Research and International

With a background in international marketing, business development and strategic partnerships, Mark brings more than 20 years of leadership experience from the advanced education sector to SAIT.

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Contact the Board

Please direct all correspondence to:
Tracy Ruptash, Office of the Board of Governors

MA327C, Heritage Hall, SAIT Main Campus

403.284.8580 403.284.8940 (fax) tracy.ruptash@sait.ca