Scoring up success with the Métis Scholars Award

Brittany MacDonald holding her framed SAIT Trojans jersey.

Brittany MacDonald has always been passionate about three things: working in healthcare, hockey and fitness.

At SAIT, MacDonald was able to pursue all three, by combining her pursuit of an education in healthcare with her role as Alternate Captain on the SAIT Trojans Women’s Hockey Team.

“I chose the Medical Radiologic Technology program at SAIT because I was looking for a program that would lead me to an interesting education and a stimulating career.”

MacDonald recently graduated from the MRT program and now works as a Medical Radiologic Technician (MRT) in Calgary.

“I play a vital role in healthcare by utilizing the skills learned in this program to assist with the diagnosis of health issues and provide compassionate and quality care to patients during testing,” says MacDonald.

Brittany MacDonald in playing hockey at a SAIT Trojan.

“I thoroughly enjoyed my experience as both a student and an athlete at SAIT. Both opportunities were made possible through the generous support of the Métis Scholars Award.” The award supports students of Métis ancestry enrolled in a full-time certificate, diploma, applied degree, or degree program and who would benefit from financial aid.

As a student, MacDonald focused her efforts on learning and academic success. Receiving the award helped alleviate the stress associated with the cost of tuition, books, supplies and daily living.

“I am extremely grateful to be a recipient of this award. It was instrumental in helping me to achieve my goal to become an MRT while continuing my lifelong passion to play elite hockey.”

The Métis Scholars Award is just one way SAIT employees can support students through the SAIT Family Campaign.

Find out how you can give back to move others forward through the SAIT Family Campaign at, or visit to discover other ways to make a difference.

a view of the moutains and stream in between

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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.