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Welcoming our youngest student to SAIT

Dr. Ross holds the SAIT centennial baby

Our 100th birthday on Sunday, Oct. 16 was a momentous occasion for the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) family. And in the early hours of our centennial, another Calgary family was experiencing an incredible moment - the birth of their child.

Sidra Siddique  holds her newborn baby.

Only hours after baby Mohammed Sher arrived, his parents, Sidra Siddique and Umar Riaz, were informed their son shared a birthday with SAIT and had been named our centennial baby - a title that comes with a full SAIT scholarship. The generous gift was made possible by Mawer Investment Management, a SAIT centennial sponsor.

"Baby Mohammed is an exciting part of our future as we kick off our second century," says SAIT President and CEO, Dr. David Ross. "He is already a part of the SAIT family, and it will be a special moment when Mohammed walks through our doors on his first day as a student."

Welcoming a bright future

Siddique's brother, Ali Awais, was with the new parents when they found out Mohammed was named the SAIT centennial baby.

"We were so excited when the nurse came in to tell us. We are so happy," says Awais.

Mohammed will have the option to attend SAIT after his 18th birthday for a full two-year or four-year program.

The $40,000 scholarship will be divided across his total years of study. Any unused funds will be reinvested by SAIT into a general Entrance Award.


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