TORONTO, June 20, 2018 /CNW/ - Campus Living Centres (CLC) is pleased to announce that effective June 1, 2018 it has assumed the management of the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology's (SAIT) 1171 bed residence. Students are housed in two towers comprised of studios, and two and four bedroom suites, located in the heart of campus.
SAIT Residence offers a vibrant, safe, and inclusive community that welcomes students from all over the world. In addition to the convenience of being minutes away from class, students living on-campus are supported in their personal and academic development by SAIT's Residence Life Team.
"SAIT attaches a great deal of importance to student satisfaction, and it was clear throughout our selection process that the student experience was at the core of everything CLC does," commented Livia Kolbe, Associate Director of Commercial Services, SAIT. Livia added, "We were impressed by their depth of experience, the vast resources they provide to on-site staff, and the exceptional feedback we received from their other clients."
"The addition of SAIT to our management portfolio presents a significant opportunity for us to strengthen our presence in Western Canada," commented Brian Freeman, Senior Vice-President Strategy & Development. He continued, "SAIT's selection of CLC to manage this vital campus asset affirms our position as leaders in the student housing business, and is a testament to our employees who go above and beyond in delivering an exceptional student experience on behalf of our clients."
Established in 1916, SAIT was the first publicly funded technical school of its kind in North America. Today, SAIT is a global leader in applied education and offers more than 100 career programs and more than 1,400 part-time courses. Action-based learning, solution-focused research and enterprising collaborations with industry partners ensure SAIT students are career-ready when they graduate. SAIT graduates are in demand with an average of 90% of the class of 2017 at work. In fact, there are now 17 programs at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology with 100% employment. SAIT is honoured to be selected by Mediacorp Canada Inc. as one of Alberta's Top Employers for 2018.
Recognized as one of Canada's Best Managed Companies – Gold Standard, Campus Living Centres was founded in 1989 with the purpose of assisting postsecondary institutions with the planning, design, financing, and management of on-campus student residences. CLC is the largest operator of student housing in Canada, with a portfolio of approximately 20,000 beds.
SOURCE Campus Living Centres
For further information: Clarence Chong, Campus Living Centres, P: 416.620.0635 x8160, E: [email protected]