- 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.
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.
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.