The project will include major interior maintenance and renewal, including the development of a new Centre of Excellence for SAIT’s culinary program, as well as new flexible space for diverse programming initiatives. Budget 2022 commits $41 million over three years to the redevelopment of the John Ware Building. This investment is expected to increase student capacity in the building by 150.

“Projects that expand student capacity and learning environments contribute to a strong foundation for all post-secondary students. The renewal of SAIT’s John Ware Building creates new opportunities for students, improves access to programs and increases the functionality and utilization of learning spaces, all of which is critical for student success.”

Demetrios Nicolaides, Minister of Advanced Education

“Our province’s investment in SAIT enables us to further enhance our learning space to match the quality of education we provide our students in the hospitality and tourism sector, which is vital to the Alberta economy. This important funding from the Government of Alberta allows us to take our programming and student experience to the next level.”

David Ross, SAIT President and CEO

Additionally, upgrades to the building’s mechanical and electrical equipment will better support education needs while improving efficiency and reducing environmental impact.

This funding will complete the redevelopment of the John Ware Building. In July 2018, the building’s envelope was replaced with help from the Federal Strategic Investment Fund.

This investment is part of the $100.5 million in Budget 2022 earmarked to help create modern learning environments at post-secondary institutions across the province.

Alberta's Recovery Plan