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ISA-SAIT World Student Games 2020

March 11-14, 2020


The ISA-SAIT World Student Games (referred to as the Student Games) will be the 8th annual event hosted by the ISA-SAIT Student Section. This year, the event will take place over four days (Wednesday, March 11 to Sunday, March 14).

The purpose of the Student Games is threefold:

  1. To provide students with the opportunity to apply their knowledge in practical instrumentation scenarios.
  2. To let students to meet, network, and collaborate with other individuals in their field.
  3. To have fun!

To this end, students from each school will be split into one of 24 teams. Each team will have one SAIT student and three other students, all from different institutions. By distributing students in this manner, we aim to provide participants with an atmosphere that is more conducive to cooperation than competition. Each team will attempt to solve four challenges based in different areas of instrumentation.

Each school is invited to send four students and one faculty member to participate in the Student Games. Meals and lodging will be provided for visiting participants.

On the final day of the event, an awards banquet will be held. We plan on hosting a panel discussion attended by reputable executives in the instrumentation world. Each member of the panel will have the chance to talk about a topic of their choosing before the floor is opened to questions from students and faculty. The ISA-SAIT Student Games will conclude by crowning the team that demonstrated the most teamwork, communication, and technical prowess the champions.


Wednesday, March 11th, 2020
6:00 PM Welcome mixer

Tipperary’s Pub, 2002 16 Ave NW

Thursday, March 12th, 2020
8:00 AM – 6:00 PM Banff Team Building Day
Friday, March 13th, 2020
8:00 – 9:00 AM Light breakfast
9:00 – 12:00 AM 1st Challenge
12:00 – 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 – 2:30 PM Lunch & learn sessions
2:45 – 5:45 PM 2nd Challenge
Saturday, March 14th, 2020
8:00 – 9:00 AM Light breakfast
9:00 – 12:00 AM 3rd Challenge
12:00 – 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 – 4:00 PM 4th Challenge
5:00 – 6:15 PM Panel Discussion and Awards
6:15 – 7:15 PM Closing banquet



Challenges form the core of the Student Games. They are intended to test students on various principles of instrumentation. Each challenge is allotted a three-hour time period and each team will compete in a random 4 challenges of the six below.

  • Analyzers
  • Device Maintenance
  • Distributed Control Systems (DCS)
  • Loop Tuning
  • MacGyver
  • SCADAPack



Invitation packages will be sent to all visiting schools.

Please email to if any more details required.