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Originally From

Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

Years in Current


Years in


in Calgary

David's Story

Dr. David Ross is the 16th President and CEO of SAIT Polytechnic.

For over 25 years David has been involved with post-secondary expansion in Canada through a record of productive relationships with communities, industry and government.

David holds a PhD from the University of Nebraska in Higher Education; as well as graduate degrees from Simon Fraser University and Dalhousie University.

Nationally, David is a member of the NSERC's National Committee on Research Partnerships, and a board member for both the Canadian Bureau for International Education and Polytechnics Canada. He is a former Executive Board member for CICan.

Internationally, David is past Chair of the College Baccalaureate Association and a Board Member of the Post-Secondary International Network. He has also served as President and Chair of the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations and sat on the American Colleges Commission on Marketing and Community Development.

Before joining SAIT, David was President of Langara College and Vice-President Administration and Student Services and Chief Financial Officer at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.



David is a member of Team Calgary, Calgary Economic Development’s corporate partnership program. Team Calgary engages visionary business leaders to shape the future of Calgary.

Why Calgary?

"For the past century, SAIT has forged successful partnerships with Calgary’s entrepreneurs as we develop and deliver innovative applied education that equips graduates for success in business and the community."

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