DC Fleming Award

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  • 1 recipient/year, $1,000 award
  • Essay submission (500-word max) & letter(s) of reference


From 1934-1968 Donald C. Fleming worked at SAIT in a variety of roles; starting at SAIT as an instructor, Fleming worked to become the head of the Electrical Department and ultimately held the position of Principal of SAIT from 1964-1968. During his time at SAIT, Fleming tirelessly advocated for SAIT students to industry and community leaders about the true value of a SAIT education; Fleming fought to ensure that a SAIT education was treated equal-to or greater-than an education from a university. Since 2001, Fleming’s significant commitment to advocating for SAIT students has been recognized by Saitsa through the presentation of this award.

Application Criteria

To be eligible for this award a student must be able to demonstrate significant involvement in advocacy initiatives that raised awareness around issues that affect SAIT students; advocacy initiatives may be classified as individual initiatives and/or Saitsa sponsored events. Examples of advocacy initiatives that impact students include, but are not limited to: affordable housing, rising costs of post-secondary education and financial aid, public transportation, security on campus, access to mental health services, etc.

Applicants are required to submit a minimum of one, and a maximum of three, reference letters.

Selection Criteria

Recipients of this award will have demonstrated concern and contribution to the advancement of student issues/concerns. Preference may be given to an applicant who has contributed volunteer hours to Saitsa’s advocacy initiatives and services such as the Peer Support Centre.

Submission Deadline: 11:59 p.m. March 31, 2021

Please note that any personal information included within this application form will not be given to sources outside the SAIT Students’ Association. Saitsa Executives and full-time staff are not eligible for Saitsa Awards.

Health & Dental Process for Fall 2021

As of July 5, 2021; Saitsa will be accepting Health & Dental Opt-Out forms for the Fall 2021 semester. As soon as you are registered or begin self-registration for the Fall 2021 semester you are able to submit a Health & Dental Opt-Out form.

You have until July 26 to send your completed Health & Dental opt-out form to Saitsa for processing before the tuition fee deadline in order to receive Opt-Out credits before paying tuition fees. All other Health & Dental opt-outs processed after July 26 will follow SAIT’s refund policy where credit balances may be applied to future terms.

SAIT Refunds: Credit balances, for students who are registered or plan to register in a future term, will be carried forward and applied as appropriate to that future term.  Refundable balances will also be assessed at the end of the academic year for refunding. More info here.