Bakers Journal

SAIT culinary program to develop Centre of Excellence

April 26, 2022
By Bakers Journal

Alberta – Southern Alberta Institute of Technology’s culinary program is getting a new Centre of Excellence, and will receive major interior maintenance and renewal and new flexible space for programming.

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.

“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,” said David Ross, SAIT president and CE. “This important funding from the Government of Alberta allows us to take our programming and student experience to the next level.”

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.

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