Strategic Plan

New World. New Thinking. 2020-25

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2023-25 priority framework

SAIT’s first strategic plan of its second century was built on change.

From the launch to the midpoint, the implementation of SAIT’s 2020-25 Strategic Plan, New World. New Thinking. has been characterized by significant progress during a period of ongoing transformation.

The institution and our external operating environment have continued to evolve since 2020. Many of the challenges we face, along with pivotal opportunities to lead change, have shifted over the past three years.

Today, we remain confident in the foundational commitments outlined in our plan. We’re also embracing the opportunities by prioritizing specific initiatives to advance those commitments.

The following five key focus areas — a priority framework within our existing strategic plan — will drive our path forward through 2025.

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Our vision


Our mission


Change has a champion

New World. New Thinking. 2020-25

SAIT is changing and proud to be leading change — we didn’t get where we are by staying the same. We’re embarking on a new course for the future — one that builds on our 100+ year history to reimagine the workforce of tomorrow.

A workforce made by SAIT is armed with the mindset to lead and with the skills — technical and human — to create, to evolve, to make a difference.

Our course for the future embeds digital and leadership literacy across all programming includes continuous and flexible learning, offers industry experience and industry connections, develops hit-the-ground ready, future-proofed graduates.

Our roots are in Calgary, our ambition is global: to bring more of the world to SAIT and more of SAIT to the world — to be synonymous with people and practices that make things happen, that have a real and lasting impact.

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Annual Report 2022/23

This year, SAIT shifted from responding to COVID-19 to navigating the changing realities of a post-pandemic world.

Throughout, we have remained committed to supporting the health and well-being of our community while advancing the competitiveness of our region through innovative applied education and research.

Skills for the future

We equip students with essential skills for career success.

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Learning for life

We enable lifetime career success by providing relevant, customized education.

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Global perspective

We enhance the global competitiveness of our students and region.

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Industry driven

We blur the lines between industry and SAIT to strengthen the economy.

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Commitment to excellence

People • Culture • Growth

Collaboration, creativity, leadership development - our commitment to excellence is integral to supporting our focus.

Future proof. Here's how.

Fast forward to 2025. By championing change and embracing growth, in the future, we create through the implementation of this strategic plan:

  • SAIT will be the talent accelerator of choice as evidenced by strong growth in student enrolment.
  • SAIT will be the preferred lifetime learning partner for the workforce with more people returning frequently to enhance their qualifications over their entire career lifecycle.
  • SAIT will welcome more international students and will provide more international opportunities for domestic students and employees.
  • SAIT students continue to be in demand by industry and have greater access to workplace learning experiences.
    SAIT's culture and world-class talent base attract more people, partners, and resources from around the world to join us.

Our plan reinforces SAIT's commitment to equipping graduates with skills for the future, skills for successful careers and lives. The story of our province is still being written. Our plan is right for our evolving world.

Dr. David Ross
President and CEO

Equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI)

EDI provides the conditions for a healthy campus where our community feels welcomed, supported, included, valued and empowered to succeed.

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SAIT is located on the traditional territories of the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot) and the people of Treaty 7 which includes the Siksika, the Piikani, the Kainai, the Tsuut’ina and the Îyârhe Nakoda of Bearspaw, Chiniki and Goodstoney.

We are situated in an area the Blackfoot tribes traditionally called Moh’kinsstis, where the Bow River meets the Elbow River. We now call it the city of Calgary, which is also home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3.