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John Partington is an expert in equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI). Originally from Ontario, Partington joined SAIT in 2015 and brings more than 10 years of progressive experience in higher education administration. He is a Canadian Certified Inclusion Professional (CCIP), holds a Bachelor of Arts from Bishop’s University and Master of Arts from McMaster University.

As Director, Partington oversees the centralized Office of EDI which is responsible for making SAIT a more equitable, diverse and inclusive place to work and study. His pragmatic approach aims to incrementally improve the campus climate and drive systemic change from within, ensuring everyone at SAIT feels welcome, respected and empowered to succeed.

As a volunteer with local and national networks, Partington is continually working to further EDI initiatives in Calgary and through the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum. His thought leadership has been published in articles for Academica.

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