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|President||Dr. David Ross|
|Students||Diploma, Certificate and Applied Degrees: 8,434|
28,187 (part-time) 
|Location||Calgary, AB, Canada|
|Tag line||Further your passion|
|Affiliations||CCAA, AACTI, Alberta Colleges Athletics Conference, CBIE, CUP, Polytechnics Canada|
SAIT Polytechnic, also known as The Southern Alberta Institute of Technology is a polytechnic institute located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The post-secondary institution is commonly referred to by its acronym SAIT. SAIT Polytechnic offers more than 100 career programs in technology, trades and business. SAIT Polytechnic is a member of Polytechnics Canada and one of Alberta's Top 50 Employers Established in 1916, it is Calgary's oldest post-secondary institution and Canada's first publicly funded technical institute.
SAIT's main campus overlooks the downtown core of Calgary and is served by the Calgary C-train light rail system. In addition to the main campus, SAIT has three other campuses located in Calgary: Mayland Heights, the Culinary Campus located on Stephen Avenue and the Art Smith Aero Centre for Training and Technology.
SAIT is a member of the Alberta Rural Development Network.
Campus location and expansion
SAIT Polytechnic is located in the NW division of the city of Calgary within close proximity to downtown Calgary. The main campus is served by the C-Train line with its own dedicated train station and many buses. The campus is located on 16 Avenue (the Trans-Canada Highway) and 10th Street. Other campuses include the SAIT Mayland Heights campus, the Art Smith Aero Centre and the downtown Culinary Campus.
SAIT is currently embarking on the final stages of the largest expansion in its nearly 100-year history. Construction of the $440 million Trades and Technology Complex began in the Fall of 2009. With the major stages of construction completed in 2012, the Complex added approximately 3,600 full-time training spaces. The final stages of construction occurred in 2013 which saw the Thomas Riley building add labs, hallways and an updating to the building's infrastructure and appearance.
SAIT Polytechnic offers two full baccalaureate degrees (commencing Fall 2011), four applied degrees, 66 diploma and certificate programs, 32 apprenticeship trades and 1,600 continuing education and corporate training courses.
SAIT delivers skill-oriented education to students through eight schools:
- MacPhail School of Energy
- School of Business
- School of Construction
- School of Health and Public Safety
- School of Hospitality and Tourism
- School of Information and Communications Technologies
- School of Manufacturing and Automation
- School of Transportation
SAIT also has two Centres dedicated to providing student support: the Centre for Academic Learner Services  and the Centre for Instructional Technology and Development. SAIT's Applied Research and Innovation Services (ARIS) department works in partnership with industry on applied research.
Since 2011 SAIT staff have been voting for the best instructor. The winner of the award in every year since its introduction has been Wayne Watson.
Scholarships & Bursaries
The Government of Canada sponsors an Aboriginal Bursaries Search Tool that lists over 680 scholarships, bursaries, and other incentives offered by governments, universities, and industry to support Aboriginal post-secondary participation. scholarships for Aboriginal, First Nations and Métis students include: BP Canada Energy Company; TransCanada Aboriginal Education Program; The Calgary Foundation; JR Running Rabbit Memorial; Savanna Energy Services Corp 
SAIT Residence has two modern high rises located in the northeast corner of its main campus. Both residence towers feature four different floor plans and amenities such as fully furnished units, kitchenettes, high-speed Internet, study lounges and 24-hour security.
Stan Grad Centre
This central building on SAIT Polytechnic's main campus houses food service outlets, study areas, classrooms, the campus bookstore and the library.
SAIT Polytechnic has been a member of the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference since 1964. The SAIT Trojans are represented basketball, curling, soccer, cross country running, hockey and volleyball. All of SAIT's sports teams share the name Trojans.
SAIT Polytechnic has two on-campus newspapers: The Weal is owned and operated by SAITSA, SAIT's Student Association and the Polytechnic Press is operated by SAIT Journalism students.
The campus radio station, Electric 103 (previously 103 The Pulse), is operated by SAIT RTBN students. The RTBN program at SAIT (previously known as CTSR) boasts many graduates who have become prominent radio and television personalities. It is one of Canada's leading Television and Radio programs and admissions to the program are very competitive.
- Robert Alford, politician
- Ken Allred, politician
- Evan Berger, politician
- Curtis Billsten, hockey player
- Kaella Carr, television newsperson
- Ted Godwin, artist and Officer of the Order of Canada
- Jason Hale, politician
- Laureen Harper, spouse of the Prime Minister of Canada
- Doug Horner, politician
- Chris Jamieson, hockey player
- Roy Kiyooka, artist and Officer of the Order of Canada
- Greg Kolodziejzyk, cyclist
- Paul Landry, polar explorer
- Aylmer Liesemer, politician
- Colin Low, filmmaker
- Shane Lust, hockey player
- Barry McFarland, politician
- Noah Miller, water polo player and coach
- John Nursall, television and film writer and producer
- Jackson Proskow, television newsperson
- Jeremy St. Louis, television newsperson
- Ron Tarrant, musician and radio person
- J. D. Watt, hockey player
- Len Webber, politician
- Stewart Woodman, restauranteur
- Education in Alberta
- List of universities and colleges in Alberta
- Canadian Interuniversity Sport
- Canadian government scientific research organizations
- Canadian university scientific research organizations
- Canadian industrial research and development organizations
- "Alberta's Top Employers". Mediacorp Canada. 1 February 2011. Retrieved 2 June 2011.
- "History of SAIT".
- "Centre for Adademic Learner Services".
- "Centre for Instructional Technology and Development".
- "Applied Research and Innovation".
- Aboriginal Bursaries Search Tool
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