2016 SAITSA Student & Instructor Award Winners



Every year, we receive hundreds of nominees from students & instructors for the SAITSA Awards. We are pleased to announce this year’s recipients of the 2016 SAITSA Awards. Thank you to all nominees and a big congratulations to all winners!



DC Fleming Award Alexander Ho
JM Parker Award Connor Goodfellow
Therese Murray Award Lorie Tran
Silver Award Dianne Templeton
Silver Award Israel Camacho Maya
Silver Award Parker Gavey
Gold Award James Vy
Gold Award Cassandra Hepp
Bronze Award Diana Rodriguez
Bronze Award Rebekka Lenz
Bronze Award Denis Koryakin
Bronze Award Jacy Letendre
Entrepreneur Award Braydon Ross
Entrepreneur Award Lambie Carruthers
Entrepreneur Award Brice-Joel Djomani
International Award Nadia Javed
International Award Alessandro Stoppa
International Award ShuEn Lin
International Award Hector Flores
International Award Alyrah Lobo
Caregiver Award Ya Jing Wang
Caregiver Award Shuang Li
Caregiver Award Deborah Benstead
Perseverance Award Jafar Ahmed
Perseverance Award Jeromy Deleff
Perseverance Award Robegiene Farinas
Perseverance Award Justin Doherty
Perseverance Award Camille Salvador
Perseverance Award Ashley Smith
Memorial Scholarship Antuaneth Rodriguez
Industry Engagement Student Award Connor Ferster
Industry Engagement Student Award Travis Braddell



Instructor Excellence Award George Gavelis School of Manufacturing and Automation
Instructor Excellence Award Richard Stroobant School of Information and Communications Technology
Instructor Excellence Award Milan Niksic School of Construction
Instructor Excellence Award Jim Esposito MacPhail School of Energy
Instructor Excellence Award Aron Weber School of Hospitality and Tourism
Instructor Excellence Award Liam Riley School of Business
Instructor Excellence Award Rob Wall School of Transportation
Instructor Excellence Award Micheline Courtney School of Health and Public Safety
Instructor Excellence Award Keri deMille Academic Services



Marcel Carpenter Award Melanie Simmons
Club of the Year Award Supply Chain Management
Industry Engagement Club Award SAIT Student Accounting Association

SAITSA 2016 – 2017 Executive Council



Congratulations to your new 2016 – 2017 SAITSA Executive Council!


SAITSA President: Gar Gar

Vice President External: Mikayla Schaffer

Vice President Academic: Alex Dimopoulos

Vice President Student Life: Connor Goodfellow


There was a voter turnout of 16.8%, which is the highest it has been in our elections for a number of years. Thank you to all of the candidates who ran, all of the SAIT students who voted and all of the volunteers who helped along the way!

We Are Reducing Membership Fees!



We are very pleased to announce that the SAIT Students’ Association (SAITSA) will be lowering our membership fee by $10.00, beginning in the 2016 – 2017 academic year.

SAITSA’s Strategic Plan identifies the importance of organizational sustainability by increasing sources of non-dues revenue and focusing on the reduction of the SAITSA Membership fee. As part of this commitment, SAITSA’s Board of Directors voted to freeze our membership fee for the 2015/2016 year, and tasked SAITSA’s Finance Committee with developing a financial strategy to reduce our reliance on membership fees.

In doing this, the Finance Committee has been able to decrease the annual membership by $10.00. This is important in response to current economic conditions, in saving money for SAIT students and as part of our focus to reduce our overall reliance on student fees. While this decrease may seem small, it removes $150,000 from SAITSA’s operating budget.  SAITSA has been able to achieve this by rectifying budget inefficiencies and exploring additional revenue opportunities, all without impacting our current service levels.

To learn more about the SAIT Students’ Association and our organizational goals, download our Strategic Plan 2015 – 2018: http://bit.ly/1TgwC5Q


Interested in getting involved with SAITSA? Run for our Executive Council!

Download the New SAITSA App NOW!


Welcome all new and returning SAIT Students!

The SAIT Students’ Association would like to introduce the easiest way to stay connected on campus, the new SAITSA app! 

  • Stay connected with fellow SAIT Students
  • Check out events and upcoming shows
  • Join student clubs and stay informed on club news
  • Find all your classes via the campus map
  • Create and share your class schedule, and see when your friends are free
  • Connect for ride sharing, buying and selling, and housing
  • Get student deals and play games to win prizes
  • Stay informed on campus news and job openings, and much more!

Visit saitsa.campusapp.com to download now!

SAITSA HQ Results!



It is with great pleasure that we announce the SAITSAHQ Student Building Referendum has PASSED! Here is our President Brigitte’s statement from this afternoon:

Hi, I am Brigitte Matheson, President of the SAIT Students’ Association. 

First of all I would like to thank everyone for taking the time out of your schedule to join us today.

Secondly, I would like to thank everyone who helped with the SAITSAHQ campaign. Thank you to our volunteers, staff, and everyone else who shared information and took time to spread the word about this referendum.

Now for the results.

It gives me great pleasure to inform you that, with 88% of students voting yes, we will be moving forward with the new SAITSA building!

We are very happy with the voter turnout, which saw 13.2% of eligible students voting.

1,462 of those students voted yes to allow the SAIT Students’ Association to access the Restricted Students’ Association Fund, and move forward with this project.

Thank you to everyone who worked along side us for the promotion of SAITSA HQ, and to everyone who stopped, listened, and submitted their ideas. All ideas will be recorded and taken into consideration as we move into the planning stages.

Most importantly, thank you to the students of SAIT Polytechnic. We are so pleased to see so many of you involved in the referendum, and we look forward to providing a space on campus for our students for generations to come.

We truly appreciated it and we could have not accomplished this without each and every one of you! 

Thank you!

For more information, please visit http://www.saitsahq.com. You can submit your ideas for the new student building to [email protected]!

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