On December 3, 2019, retired investment manager and Calgary philanthropist David Bissett made a $30 million gift to SAIT. On doing so, Bissett stated the critical need for Canadians to be fully competitive in digital technology, or become a nation falling behind.
The world has been racing toward digital transformation for some time now, changing the way we work, live and learn. Then, in March 2020, COVID-19 forced this race across the finish line, whether we were ready for it or not. SAIT graduates increasingly need to update their digital skills to adapt to massive changes in industry.
SAIT is ready to help.
The School for Advanced Digital Technology will enable our institution to advance change through technology and set a new course that positions SAIT as a leader in digital transformation and education.
$30 million is not enough to fully realize our vision. We will need our entire community to help SAIT transform digital education, for Calgary and for the country.
SAIT’s School for Advanced Digital Technology will be a catalyst for industry, technology and education to identify and train skills for the workforce of today and tomorrow. Producing work-ready graduates who have a growth mindset, entrepreneurial skills and resilience and retooling existing workers for a diversified digital economy.
To achieve our shared vision, SAIT is requesting others to join David Bissett in his vision and help SAIT establish a world-class School for Advanced Digital Technology that will help students excel in today’s new economy.
Your gift to the School for Advanced Digital Technology will help Calgary lead the way for Albertans and Canadians to embrace the new prosperity of the digital economy by transforming digital education.