EDI is essential to achieving SAIT’s vision to be a global leader in applied education and to our mission: to prepare students for successful careers and lives.

Language around EDI constantly evolves, and we do our best to evolve with it. The terminology used on this page is intended with respect.

“I can attest that SAIT has come a long way. As a hearing-impaired individual and a proud member of the 2SLGBTQ+ community, I have never felt intimidated during my schooling at SAIT. I have witnessed how we try to normalize conversations regarding racism without being too pushy about the subject matter but firm about how racism has to end. There are still things to be accomplished but with the collective efforts of the whole SAIT community, I know we will get there.”

Katherine Mantupar
SAIT Information Systems Security alumni

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion strategy

In November 2023, SAIT celebrated the third anniversary of launching its Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy. Students and employees share the positive impact the EDI Strategy is having on campus.

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Relive the milestones and moments helping to propel SAIT's Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy forward as we celebrate its third anniversary.

  • 176 badges awarded overall for completion of PERS 148: Introduction to Effective Intercultural Communication
  • Launched the Intercultural Support Strategy to foster a global campus
  • Four micro-learning modules created for faculty to teach in linguistically and culturally diverse classrooms
  • Launched the Digital Pathways Hub to facilitate careers in tech for equity-deserving groups
  • Six employee and student resource groups on campus
  • Formed recruitment partnerships with Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association (CIWA) and Pride at Work Canada
  • 27 preferred name changes processed for current students
  • Three student leadership positions offered to current students
  • Secured renovation funding to include a universal washroom in the Aldred Centre (CA105B)
  • Three policies and procedures updated using the equity framework
  • Four-point increase in institutional belonging scores in the Employee Pulse Survey

  • Automate the use of preferred names and pronouns in SAIT applications
  • Collect more accurate demographic information from students and employees
  • Refine employee recruitment using demographic information
  • Strengthen focus on EDI in the research enterprise
  • Support the creation of SAIT’s Truth and Reconciliation Strategy
  • Renovate a universal washroom in the Johnson-Cobbe Energy Centre

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Training and education

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Upcoming events

Plan ahead

We support a number of events and celebrations throughout the year. Browse our schedule of yearly events. 

Contact us

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Stan Grad Centre, MC201

403.284.8333 Harassment and Discrimination Hotline: 403.210.4406 inclusion@sait.ca

Monday - Friday | 8:30 am - 4:30 pm