Please note that 2021 applications for awards have now closed. Check back later for updates. 

At Saitsa,  we believe outstanding students and instructors 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 student  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.    We also have awards for instructors and staff members. 

The JM Parker and Therese Murray Awards are presented by ATB. 

Policies & Procedures – Saitsa Awards Program

Important Notice regarding Polices & Procedures: Saitsa has adapted its Awards for the 2020/2021 Academic Year; due to COVID-19 drastically impacting students ability to engage and participate in campus volunteer opportunities and events. Due to these circumstances, the awards deadline has been extended to March 31, 2021. (11:59pm deadline).

The following awards are the only awards that will be distributed this year:
  • Keystone Awards (DC Fleming, JM Parker, Therese Murray, Marcel Carpenter) 
  • Club of the Year 
  • Instructor Excellence
  • Athena 
  • Sentinel
All other awards have been suspended for the 2020/2021 Academic Year; the funds allocated to those awards will instead be distributed via an alternative initiative intended to support students. Please stay tuned for more information regarding this initiative over the next couple weeks. If you wish to apply for one of the awards listed above, please submit an application form by clicking on the award below.



2021 Saitsa Awards:



Keystone & Student Experience Awards


DC Fleming Award – $1,000 – 1 recipient/year

JM Parker Award – $1,000 – 1 recipient/year

Therese Murray Award – $1,000 – 1 recipient/year

Marcel Carpenter Award – no monetary value –1 appointed recipient/year

Club of the Year Award – $750 – 1 club/year


Instructor & Supporter Recognition Awards


Instructor Excellence Awards – no monetary value – 9 instructors/year (1 instructor/school of study)

Sentinel Award – no monetary value – 1 department/year

Athena Award – 1 instructor/year


Click here to watch the 2020 Saitsa Awards virtual reception!