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Annual Report 2021/22


To be a global leader in applied education


We prepare students for successful careers and lives 

Learn a better way

If there’s a silver lining to a second year of COVID-19 on campus, it’s been the ability to leverage and build on lessons learned during the first.

Throughout the 2021/22 reporting year — April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022 — we continued to embrace technology-forward teaching and learning initiatives to help SAIT students develop the essential and technical skills they’ll need to succeed in a shifting world of work. We also prioritized our commitment to build a supportive and inclusive community for all students and employees.

Despite ongoing and evolving COVID-19 conditions, action-based learning, solution-focused research and industry partnerships remain hallmarks of our SAIT brand — our steadfast commitment to innovation and leadership in applied education.

What follows is a summary of highlights from SAIT’s 2021/22 Annual Report. The report is also available for review in its entirety.

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As SAIT plays an increasingly important role in the developing digital economy, our schools are evolving to create more opportunities for SAIT students to be key drivers of the province’s future economic growth.

Dr. David Ross
President and CEO

2021/22 COVID-19 timeline

  • Winter 2021 courses delivered through online and blended instruction 
  • Spring/Summer 2021 courses delivered through online and blended instruction
  • campus mask requirement reinstated
  • fall classes resume in person on campus 
  • Vaccination Verification and Rapid Testing Program introduced
  • Government of Alberta’s Restrictions Exemption Program and public health order CMOH 42-2021 implemented
  • SAIT joins Alberta post-secondary institutions to announce vaccine mandate, effective Jan. 1, 2022
  • vaccine mandate goes into effect at SAIT
  • Winter 2022 in-person theory classes move back online in response to COVID-19
  • in-person theory classes resume Feb. 28
  • vaccine mandate and mask requirements lifted

SAIT successfully delivered all 2021/22 academic programming through a mix of online, blended and in-person delivery, maintaining graduation rates similar to pre-pandemic numbers. Throughout the year, a phased return to on-campus activities was guided by our Pandemic Recovery and Resumption Plan. 

Looking ahead to a post-pandemic world, how do you go back to the way things were? You don’t. Guided by our Strategic Plan, New World. New Thinking., SAIT will continue to advance a new course for the future, shaping the digital citizens who will define the workforce of tomorrow.

Advancing SAIT’s Strategic Plan


Canada’s technology talent workforce has been steadily expanding. Over the last year, public and private sector investments in technology initiatives have attracted technology-focused companies looking to grow to our city and province.

Scott Thon
Chair, Board of Governors (Aug. 15, 2019-June 20, 2022)