Ryan Morstad is a fourth year student in the Bachelor of Business Administration Program, majoring in Financial Services. Throughout his time at SAIT Ryan has been increasingly involved in student life and the SAIT Students’ Association (SAITSA) culminating this year in his election as President of SAITSA.
Ryan is passionate and sees the value in gaining experiences both inside and outside the classroom. In 2012, Ryan began his journey in post-secondary education in a study abroad program on one of the world’s oldest fully-rigged sailing vessels, a three-masted Norwegian Tallship built in 1927. As a crew member aboard the S.S. Sorlandet, Ryan sailed the Mediterranean and Caribbean Seas as well as the Pacific Ocean; as a student, this immersive learning environment permitted Ryan an opportunity to explore and appreciate both marine biology and the diversity within cultures across the globe. Following this experience, Ryan attended the University of British Columbia, studying Microbiology and Immunology and later transferred to the SAIT School of Business to pursue a career in Financial Services.
Since 2016, Ryan has had many roles at SAIT including President and co-founder of the Calgary Surf Club, member of Academic Council, and Chairman of the SAITSA Board of Directors. Valuing life experiences over material goods, Ryan has also travelled to over forty countries and gained invaluable leadership experiences through his endeavors. Ryan intends to pursue his passion for seeking opportunities with a curiosity and growth mindset, thus enabling him to be highly adaptive and resourceful.
Ryan is excited to sit on the SAIT Board of Governors as the SAITSA President, and is passionate about representing and speaking to the needs of SAIT students and the Students’ Association.