2020 has been a year far from traditional at SAIT. Virtual classes, virtual meetings, and — for the second time in a single year — a virtual convocation ceremony. The graduates of SAIT’s Fall Class of 2020 achieved their goals in a time of adversity and uncertainty — making this fall’s celebration all the more important. As if attaining their goals during a pandemic wasn’t enough reason to celebrate, these newest graduates also accomplished another milestone — joining a community of more than 250,000 SAIT alumni.
On Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, students, instructors, friends and family welcomed more than 1,000 members to the SAIT alumni family — a family that officially surpassed 250,000 members this year. SAIT is only the second polytechnic in Canada to build a graduate community of this size.
“I recognize that this is not a traditional convocation ceremony, but that in no way diminishes your accomplishments,” said Dr. David Ross, SAIT President and CEO as he addressed the graduands. “Your tenacity and commitment to your education has been remarkable.”
“SAIT is one of only a handful of Canadian schools to have an alumni network this deep. So along with your credentials, the SAIT alumni family will open doors for you.”
In case you weren’t able to join us for the virtual ceremony, we have some highlights of the celebration to share with you.
Radio, Television, Broadcast News student performs O Canada
Kate Stevens (RTBN ’20) lent her talented voice to the singing of the national anthem for the Fall 2020 Convocation.
A message from Scott Thon, President and CEO, AltaLink and Chair, SAIT Board of Governors
SAIT’s Fall 2020 Valedictorian
Megan Dun, Legal Assistant
A message of encouragement from the Fall 2020 Honorary Degree Recipient
Mark Little (APT ’00), President and CEO, Suncor Energy Inc. and 2020 Honorary Degree Recipient
While the year was far from ordinary, our friendships, knowledge and community spirit continues to be the embodiment of a traditional SAIT experience.
Watch the full Ceremony playlist on our YouTube channel.