About the Saitsa Awards
At Saitsa, we believe outstanding students, and apprentices should be rewarded for their dedication and hard work at SAIT, which is why we honour their commitment through awards.
Saitsa is committed to celebrating those who encompass and embrace the spirit of what it means to be a member of the SAIT and Saitsa communities. Our awards predominantly recognize students who demonstrate a commitment to improving the student experience at every opportunity through school spirit, student support, and advocacy.
Re: Instructor Awards
After careful consideration, Saitsa has decided to discontinue the Instructor Excellence Awards.
We understand this decision impacts both our instructors and students who value these recognitions. However, as the SAIT Students' Association, our priority and commitment lie firmly with student support. This isn't a reflection on the value of our instructors, but a necessary focus on our core mission: supporting students.
The demand for student-focused initiatives, such as the Tedi Market, Emergency Food Fund, Wellness Bank, and Free Breakfasts, has reached unprecedented levels. In these challenging times, these resources are vital for student well-being and success. Consequently, our resources and efforts must be channeled into these essential services.
We continue to value the contributions of our instructors. Their dedication to student learning and development is integral to the SAIT experience. Our collaboration with instructors in various projects and practicums remains a key aspect of our work, reflecting our ongoing appreciation of their role.
We encourage those with inquiries regarding the discontinuation of the Instructor Excellence awards to reach out to SAIT's Centre of Academic Development and Innovation.
Thank you for your understanding and continued support. This transition in focus is crucial for us to effectively meet the increasing needs of our students.