Annual Report 2022/23
To be a global leader in applied education
We prepare students for successful careers and lives
From classroom to career
This past year, SAIT shifted from responding to COVID-19 to navigating the changing realities of a post-pandemic world. Throughout the 2022/23 reporting period — April 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023, 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.
We continued to work with our partners in government, industry and education — and as a dedicated learning community — to reduce barriers to programs and enhance student services and work-integrated learning experiences.
We prioritized building relationships that support flexible training options, diversify pathways into SAIT and improve access to critical skills training.
We also enhanced the development of our global campus through international student enrolment, educational experiences, and training and research partnerships.
What follows is a summary of highlights from SAIT’s 2022/23 Annual Report. The report is also available for review in its entirely.
In a world in transition, SAIT will continue to lead change while delivering on our mission to prepare students for successful careers and lives.
Our changing campus
- In September 1922, the big oak doors of Heritage Hall opened to students for the first time. In September 2022, SAIT celebrated the building's centennial year with a series of special events.
- 1922 marked not only the opening of Heritage Hall, but also the creation of the Students’ Association (today’s Saitsa), which was originally housed within the building.
- The Clayton Carroll Automotive Centre opened in July 2002. In the 20 years since, the building has provided students, staff and instructors with a one-of-a-kind facility supporting programming within SAIT's School of Transportation.
- After nearly 10 years of planning and construction, the Trades and Technology Complex (TTC) officially opened in September 2012. A decade later, its transformational impact on students and the wider community is only growing.
- In August 2022, SAIT launched a four-year redevelopment project to replace Campus Centre with a new building. Campus Centre officially closed for demolition in March 2023.
The end of the 2022/23 academic year marks the midpoint of SAIT’s 2020-25 Strategic Plan, New World. New Thinking.
While it’s been a challenging few years, SAIT has continued to support the success of our students, meeting those challenges with renewed resilience and a growth mindset.
In consultation with stakeholders from across the SAIT community, we’ve identified five key focus areas to guide the second half of our Strategic Plan through 2025:
- developing our talent strategy
- strategic positioning in leading edge technology research and teaching
- enrolment growth and student success
- developing our global strategy and partnerships
- institutional development, including business process improvements and industry engagement
Advancing SAIT’s Strategic Plan