“My first memory of SAIT is from 1981 when I was eight years old. My grandfather was a department head in the Metals department and my dad had just started a job here as an instructor and coordinator of campus recreation. I remember running down the sidewalk in front of Heritage Hall, thinking it looked like a castle, as my grandpa gave us a tour of the campus.
I attended summer basketball camps here every year from Grade 4 – 12, and I worked as a landscaper on the campus for the summer between my first and second year of my program. Now it’s 2016, and I’ve been an employee of SAIT for 18 years in the School of Health and Public Safety.
My whole family has a relationship with SAIT.
In 1967 my grandfather started work as an instructor then he became a department head before serving on the SAIT Instructors Association as well as SAIT's Board of Governors.
My grandmother attended evening classes for sewing in the late 1960s—around the same time that my dad graduated with a Business Administration diploma. And my uncle was a welding graduate in 1976.
I graduated from Dietary Technology in 1994. My brother graduated as an electrician in 2000 and my husband graduated as a Partsmen in 2001.
So, yeah, I do feel like SAIT has been a very big part of my life.”
Julie McRuvie, nee Bradley, Dietary Technology ’94 | SAIT employee for 18 years (part 1 of 2)