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SAITSA Executive Council

Results for your 2019/2020 SAITSA Executive Council are in! See below

You will be able to read the full EC Elections CRO Report no later than 2 weeks after the close of polls.

Ryan Morstad,
2019/2020 President

Tanya Pittis,
2019/2020 V.P. Academic
Garrett Koehler,
2019/2020 V.P. External
Jess Beddow,
2019/2020 V.P. Student Life

SAITSA Board of Directors

With 11.5% voter turnout, meet your 2018/19 SAITSA Board of Directors!

Read the full BOD Elections CRO Report

Ryan MorstadDirector (Chair)As a former Director on the board I have experience. I know how to navigate the association bureaucracy to get things done for you! Previously, I have worked to lower your student fees and supervise the plans for your new student building, the SAITSA HQ. I have also helped implement the new Switchboard program which streamlines and simplifies all processes for student clubs. Moving forward I plan to increase funding and access to resources for Clubs. I want to build community at SAIT and make it even easier to make friendships around school! Vote Experience, Vote Morstad for your BOD.
Bekah CallaghanDirector (Vice Chair)Hello Students!
I believe that your voice is important! You deserve someone on the Board of Directors that has experience with SAITSA, and who is on your side! I will support you and ensure that your student fees and all resources are being spent in ways that benefit you. I want to ensure that SAITSA and the Board of Directors is filled with accountability, passion, and integrity! Let's have a great year at SAIT! Remember to vote Bekah for BOD on October 3 & 4!

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Zain BukhariDirectorI am a fourth-year business student running for the SAITSA Board of Directors. If elected, my focus will be on actively engaging with the student population to better understand their needs and effectively represent their interests at Board meetings, around campus and community events. I will provide complete transparency in my actions and hold myself, the executive council, and the rest of the Board accountable to the students. By keeping a strong presence on campus and through informed decision-making, I believe that I can add value to students and play a prominent role as a member of the Board.

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Matthew Busby DirectorHello, my name is Matthew Busby.
I am currently running for re-election with a platform based on textbook prices. The price that us students have to pay for textbooks are absurd and insulting. For us broke students, and I can say this personally, having no money kind of blows! To do this, I plan on assisting our SAITSA VP external in lobbying efforts to achieve this. If you are sick of paying these absurd prices for textbooks, please make sure to vote for Busby on October 3rd and 4th.
Thank you!
Elaina ChaputDirectorIf you're looking for someone RELIABLE, who's values consist of INTEGRITY, COMMITMENT and COMMUNICATION and want someone who will represent YOU, YOUR values and YOUR ideas. If you're looking for an outlet to speak your concerns about our campus life or campus in general, I AM YOUR GAL!! 🙂
Chloe FleuryDirectorMy name is Chloe Fleury, I have a positive can-do attitude and I want to be an impacting voice for us students on the Board of Directors. Vote for me!

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Lief GarrettDirectorHi Guys, my name is Lief Garrett if you want to know what I’m all about feel free to approach me anytime ( I’m normally hiding in Burns near Tim’s)

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Paramvir Gill DirectorI am a brilliant student (ask my instructors) with loads of energy, presenting my thoughts to you and standing as a candidate to win hearts and votes for serving SAITSA with my skills and experience.
• I am always astonished and blown away by the activities of SAITSA and I think the best of the association.
• I have a desire to be a part of the body that wins heart of the students with their fun activities and opportunities for the benefit of the students.
Ben GoudDirectorMy name is Ben Goud. I am one of the first students to take the Information Systems Security program here at SAIT. During our first semester, we experienced all the growing pains of a brand-new program. Two members of the previous board of directors/executive team helped me to get engaged with SAITSA and activities at SAIT. I would love the opportunity to pay this kindness forward and help both new and returning students to be able to fully utilize all the resources that SAITSA has to offer.

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Tola JimohDirectorTOLA is a first year ISS student.

Enthusiastic and Contagiously Vibrant – Tola intends to bring this level of energy to the SAITSA Board and the entire student community.

TOLA has several years of leadership experience, a great listener and ruthless achiever – executing tasks is “her thing”! “After one month at SAIT, there are a billion things we could improve about our already very lovely campus and learning community” she says. Bold, Bilingual and Existentially social, TOLA is the voice you want on the board!

Looking forward to serving and lending my unreserved support! - VOTE TOLA!!!

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Alex SutherlandDirectorHowdy! I’m Alex, I know you’re thinking great another Alex! That’s where your wrong, I’m not just another Alex I’m the Alex running for board of directors, and I want to bring more fun and interaction to SAIT, If I’m elected I hope to
• Lighten the mood around student government (make it fun!)
• Advocate to make school involvement more relatable.
• Advocate for everyone being informed and having a say in what SAITSA does (I mean they do work for you!)

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Kaylee TaylorDirectorHello, my name is Kaylee Taylor and I am a second year Architectural Technologies student with the School of Construction. I am very passionate about making the community as open and as possible. I welcome the opportunity to help my fellow students to the best of my abilities.
Acceptance and Equality for a brighter learning space!