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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.

Meeting and minutes

Board meetings are open to the public, with the exception of closed and in-camera sessions. Minutes of all public meetings are available to the public.

If you wish to attend any of the public meetings, please contact the Office of the Board of Governors to confirm your attendance 24 hours prior to the meeting. 

Please note: Members of the public or others in attendance are observers only and are not entitled to speak.

For archived records dated back further than one year please contact for archived records contact the Office of the Board of Governors.

The Board of Governors of the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology was established under the authority of the Technical Institutes Act, as amended, of the Province of Alberta (O.C. 406/82, March 31, 1982).

"A Board subject to this Act has the power to manage and control the Institute and its property, revenue, business and affairs. It shall determine the general policies with respect to the organization, administration and operation of the Technical Institute and the courses or programs of instruction or training provided by the Board."

Download the SAIT General Bylaws in .pdf format now

The Mandate and Roles document for the Board of Governors of SAIT has been developed collaboratively between the Minster of Advanced Education and Technology and the Board to reflect a common understanding of respective roles and responsibilities.

Read the full mandate and roles document

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Next meeting

Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021, at 4 pm - 4:30 pm

Upcoming meetings

Wednesday, March 16, 2022, at 4 pm - 4:30 pm
SMED Boardroom, 3rd floor, Heritage Hall

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SAIT President and CEO


Dr. David Ross
Term: Ongoing

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Scott Thon - Chair
Term 1: Aug. 15, 2019 - Aug. 14, 2022

Meet Scott Thon


Tonya Fleming
Term 1: Aug. 15, 2019 - Aug. 14, 2022

Meet Tonya Fleming


Cam Bailey
Term 1: Aug. 15, 2019 - Aug. 14, 2022

Meet Cam Bailey
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David Erickson
Term 1: April 22, 2020 - April. 21, 2023

Meet David Erickson
Headshot of Susan Billington


Susan Billington
Term 1: July 4, 2020 - July 3, 2023

Meet Susan Billington
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Lara Murphy
Term 1: Aug. 15, 2019 - Aug. 14, 2022

Meet Lara Murphy
Headshot of Peter May


Peter May
Term 2: Dec. 13, 2020 - Dec. 12, 2023

Meet Peter May
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Janet Annesley
Term 2: Dec. 11, 2021 - Dec. 11, 2024

Meet Janet Annesley
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Melinda Park
Term 2: Oct. 31, 2020 - Oct. 30, 2023

Meet Melinda Park

Students (Saitsa)


Liam Hunter - Student President, Saitsa
Term 1: June 22, 2021 - June 30, 2022

Meet Liam Hunter


Dawson Thomas - Student Vice President, Saitsa
Term 1: June 22, 2021 - June 30, 2022

Meet Dawson Thomas

Academic faculty

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Stephen Barry
Term 2: July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022

Meet Stephen Barry


Matt Karns
Term 1: July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022

Meet Matt Karns

Non-academic staff (AUPE)

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Mo Keshavjee
Term 2: Nov. 10, 2020 - Nov. 9, 2023

Meet Mo Keshavjee

Terms of service

Constituency Number of positions Term 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:
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

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