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SAIT ranks as ‘number one’ hospitality school in Canada by CEOWORLD Magazine

March 15, 2021
By Bakers Journal

Logo courtesy of SAIT

The Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) has been recognized for the sixth consecutive year, by CEOWORLD Magazine as the number one hospitality school in Canada on its list of the world’s Best Hospitality and Hotel Management Schools.

Additionally, SAIT remains the best Canadian hospitality and leisure management school in the world according to QS World University.

“At SAIT, we set ourselves apart through our unyielding commitment to student success,” says James Overall, Dean for the School of Hospitality and Tourism in a statement. “Being recognized in the prestigious CEOWORLD as Canada’s number one hospitality school as well as the nation’s number one culinary school is testament to the passion and dedication of our students, faculty, alumni and our strong connections to industry.” Overall adds, “Bringing together excellence in hospitality and culinary arts education empowers our students with unrivalled industry-relevant learning and prepares them to be the industry leaders of tomorrow.”

The rankings were determined using a combination of surveys, research and publicly available statistics. CEOWORLD surveyed 186,350 graduates, industry professionals, employers and recruiters in 96 territories between November 15, 2020 and February 22, 2021.  SAIT’s ranking recently climbed two spots to number 19.


SAIT’s future-focused curriculum is built on a balance of technical skills, business acumen, human skills, highly immersive learning and a deep sense of community. In Fall 2021, SAIT will launch six new specializations in hospitality and tourism that will help play an important role in preparing exceptional talent to support the industry’s post-pandemic recovery.

“SAIT is committed to overcoming what the pandemic has thrown at us,” says Overall. “Our industry is incredibly resilient and that’s because it’s driven by deeply passionate, resourceful and committed people. Technology will change. Industries will change. Skills will always need to be updated. But at the heart of it all, everything in business and life remains rooted in people.”

Learn more about SAIT’s hospitality and culinary programs at Virtual Open House March 19 – 20.


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