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, except for closed and in-camera sessions. Minutes of all open meetings are available to the public.

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

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

For archived records dated back more than one year, please 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

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

Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2023 @ 5 pm

Upcoming meetings

Nov. 22, 2023 @ 5 pm
March 13, 2024 @ 5 pm
May 22, 2024 @ 5 pm

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Members of the Board of Governors

Dr. David Ross

Dr. David Ross, SAIT President and CEO
Term: Ongoing

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Members of the public

Head shot of David Erickson

David Erickson, Board of Governors Chair
Term one: April 22, 2020 - April 21, 2023

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Tonya Fleming

Tonya Fleming
Term two: Aug. 18, 2022 - Aug. 17, 2025

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Cam Bailey

Cam Bailey
Term two: Aug. 18, 2022 - Aug. 17, 2024

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Headshot of Susan Billington

Susan Billington
Term two: July 4, 2023 - July 3, 2026

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Headshot of Robert Lauder

Robert Lauder
Term two: Jan 24, 2024 – Apr 23, 2027

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Head shot of Lara Murphy

Lara Murphy
Term two: Aug. 18, 2022 - Aug. 17, 2025

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Headshot of Ravdeep Sekhon

Ravdeep Sekhon
Term two: Jan 24, 2024 – Apr 23, 2027

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Headshot of Janet Annesley

Janet Annesley
Term two: Dec. 11, 2021 - Dec. 11, 2024

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Headshot of Ryan MacDonald

Ryan MacDonald
Term one: June 21, 2022 - June 20, 2025

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Sanjeev Kad
Term one: March 22, 2022 - March 21, 2025

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AUPE members

Andy Trache

Andy Trache
Term one: Oct. 21, 2022 - Oct. 20, 2025

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Student members (Saitsa)

Aaron Ramos

Aaron Ramos, Student President, Saitsa
Term one: July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023

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Mansoor Ali, Vice President, Saitsa
Term one: June 15, 2023 - June 14, 2024

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Faculty members

Headshot of Stephen Barry

Stephen Barry
Term three: July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2024

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Candace Van Apeldoorn

Candace Van Apeldoorn
Term one: October 5, 2023 – June 30, 2025

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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 3 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