The 273,000 square foot Johnson-Cobbe Energy Centre is named in honour of David Johnson and Murray Cobbe, who each contributed $5 million towards the building’s construction.
It’s named in honour of 1967 Petroleum Technology alumnus Stan Grad who donated $7 million to SAIT.
This building, named after the rancher whose land included the SAIT campus, reopened last month after a $60 million renovation.
Heritage Hall was the first structure on SAIT campus and has been designated a provincial historic resource and a national historic site.
At 440,000 sq. ft., this is the largest building in the Trades and Technology Complex, and is named after John and Cheryl Aldred, who donated $15 million to SAIT.
The structure is named after Martin Cohos, a visionary Calgary architect whose projects include Bankers Hall, Eau Claire Market, Western Canada Place, Shaw Court and SAIT’s Stan Grad Centre.
The John Ware Building features several “live classroom” environments, where the community can enjoy students’ one-of-a-kind culinary creations. Named one of Calgary’s top fine dining restaurants by Avenue magazine in 2012, the Highwood is a favourite of the foodie community. In this beautiful dining room, students gain hands-on experience providing world-class cuisine and service to patrons. In the 4 Nines Dining Centre, students prepare and serve affordable gourmet meals in a casual setting. The Market Place storefront is a one-stop-shop for fresh cuts of meat, delicious baked goods, heat-and-serve meals, and a variety of specialty products – all prepared by students. Students grow fresh herbs and vegetables in Jackson’s Garden, one of the first culinary gardens to take root on a Canadian college campus.
The Clayton Carroll Automotive Centre defines the west entrance to campus and is home to SAIT’s leading-edge School of Transportation. Opened in 2002, the Automotive Centre provides students with 70,000 square feet of quality learning space – including specialized labs, e-learning classrooms and three automotive bays with capacity for 60 training vehicles.
Connected to the C-Train station, Campus Centre is geared to keeping students fit, active and engaged with the campus community. On the lower level, the Wellness Centre offers a weight and fitness facility, double-sized gymnasium, 25-metre salt-water pool and nine-metre dive tank, squash and racquetball courts, a variety of fitness recreation classes, shower/locker rooms and fully-stocked pro-shop. Campus Centre is also home to the SAIT arena and bowling alley, as well as the Gateway pub, Odyssey Coffee House and Jugo Juice. Offices for Athletics and Recreation, the SAIT Students’ Association (SAITSA) and Parking Services can be found on the main floor.
The E.H. Crandell Building is home to offices, classrooms, an E-learning Services Desk, general-use computers, and XDocs – the campus print shop – which provides copying and printing services to the SAIT community. ATB Financial provides convenient on-campus banking services for students and employees.
Upon opening in 1967, the Senator Burns Building doubled SAIT’s instructional space. Today, the 11-storey tower (plus penthouse meeting room) is home to the Schools of Business, Health and Public Safety, and Information and Communications Technologies, as well as a variety of student services. The Centre for Academic Learner Services (CALS) offers a range of support programs, including English Language Foundations and Prior Learning Assessment. Senator Burns also houses Chinook Lodge, Campus Health Services (medical clinic), the SAIT Dental Clinic, and Destinations (SAIT’s own Travel Centre), as well as the Burns Bistro, Tim Hortons and The Station Market coffee shop.
SAIT’s Culinary Campus is a state-of-the-art learning environment, which gives professional cooking and baking students the invaluable experience of showcasing their work to the downtown Calgary community, and offers a unique opportunity for the public to take cooking classes in a professional and hands-on kitchen.
Opened in 1980, the Mayland Heights Campus consists of the Bob Edwards and N.R. Buck Crump Buildings. SAIT’s pre-employment Plumbing and Glazier, Railway Conductor, Auto Body Technician and Rehabilitation Therapy Assistant programs operate out of the Mayland Heights Campus.
Occupying 17 acres of land near the Calgary International Airport, the Art Smith Aero Centre boasts a 21,000 square foot hangar that contains several planes and helicopters, 13 labs, seven state-of-the-art classrooms, open study areas, a cafeteria, 110,000 square foot concrete apron and 18,000 square foot ancillary asphalt apron. The centre hosts students in the Aircraft Maintenance Engineers Technology, Aircraft Structures Technician and Avionics Technology programs.
Today SAIT offers 82 certificate, diploma and applied degree programs, 30-plus apprenticeship trades, two baccalaureate degrees and 1,675 continuing education and corporate training courses. Annual registrations total over 75,000.
Programs are delivered through eight academic schools: Business, Construction, Energy, Health and Public Safety, Hospitality and Tourism, Information and Communications Technologies, Manufacturing and Automation, and Transportation. English Language Foundations and academic upgrading are also offered.
More than 1,000 partners from business and industry serve on SAIT’s program advisory committees to ensure students receive hands-on, practical training that reflects the needs of the workplace. These partnerships have also established seven Centres of Technology to enhance learning opportunities for students.
SAIT is a leader in applied research and innovation, providing expertise and resources to industry and real-world learning experiences to students. SAIT has delivered more than 300 tailored training programs annually to organizations across the globe.