News

Beth O'Connor is the founder of Cultured Canines, a Calgary dog training company. O'Connor has two dogs: Jake (left) and Leia (right). (Photo by Jeff Wiehler/The Weal)
FeatureNews

Startup Stories: Cultured Canines

Calgarian Beth O’Connor started a dog training business out of a desire to improve the safety of her four-legged friends. After five years of running the business, she has found success through creating a brand. “I approach it business owner first, dog trainer second,” says O’Connor, founder of Cultured Canines. …

READ MORE →
SAITSA BOD meeting on Monday, Oct. 26, 2015.(Photo by Andy Maxwell Mawji)
News

BOD to meet once per month

SAITSA’s Board of Directors (BOD) decided on Dec. 8 to reduce the number of meetings to once per month starting in September 2016, intending to decrease both time commitments and expenses. Currently the BOD, made up of full-time students that are elected by SAIT students, meet twice a month to …

READ MORE →
A student demonstrates the use of the Organic waste recycling bins in the Athletic Centre in Calgary on Friday, Jan. 8, 2016. (Photo by Brooke Hovey)
FeatureNews

Compost bins celebrate first birthday

The majority of SAIT’s trash does not end up in the landfill, with around 60 per cent transported off campus to be recycled and composted. Rolled out a year ago, the green compost bins have offered another stream for waste to avoid the landfill. “It has been very successful, in …

READ MORE →

Opinions

opinions_placeholder
Opinions

Pill popping problems

A trip to the doctor, a trip to the health food store, even a trip to a friend’s kitchen begs the opportunity to bring up that old question of vitamin supplements—are they necessary? There are naturally two schools of thought there.  We need to supplement our diets, or we should …

READ MORE →
(Photo by Andy Maxwell Mawji)
Opinions

Marriage at SAIT

Despite being a place of learning, many are choosing to have their weddings at SAIT. A wedding is one of the biggest events in a personís life, which means great care is often taken when choosing its location. Some may be surprised to find that weddings can be held at …

READ MORE →
Madhatters goaltender Mel Targett drops to butterfly to make a save during an elimination playoff game against rival squad The Penguins on Mar. 2, 2015. The Madhatters won the contest by a score of 3-2, scoring the game winning goal only 17 seconds into the overtime. (Photo by Shea Johnston/SAIT Polytechnic)
FeatureOpinions

Shredding the environment

For many of us, winter is a time of year to break out some cool downhill gear and hit the slopes.  Let’s face it, when the winter lasts for what feels like an eternity, it helps to have an activity to get you by until spring. As you are swooshing …

READ MORE →

Sports

Jocelyn Wynnyk poses for a portrait to kick off SAIT's Make Some Noise campaign in Calgary on Wednesday. (Photo by Brooke Hovey)
Sports

Can you hear me yet?

From Jan. 26 to 30, the Trojans will be on campus making some noise for mental health. January tends to be the saddest month of the year for most people. “We find that is when a lot of people tend to get cabin fever,” said Billie Rae Busby, the marketing …

READ MORE →
The Trojans Men’s Hockey forward Damien Kulynych, right, celebrates his goal against the Briercrest Cripplers during an ACAC  league game at SAIT Arena in Calgary on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016.  The Trojans Men’s Hockey dominated the game winning 6-0. (Photo by Andy Maxwell Mawji/The Press)
FeatureSports

Crisis adverted?

Well, it would seem as though something has finally clicked for this slow starting Trojan team. What that something might be, could be as simple as a fresh start in the new year. Maybe the Trojans’ resolution was to improve their record.  Or maybe, just maybe, there’s a little more …

READ MORE →
sports_placeholder
Sports

Trojans at the half

WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL (12-4) It’s a two-team race for top spot in the south division for the women’s volleyball team. The Trojans and Briercrest College have split the season series so far at two games each. After finishing the weekend of Jan. 16 with a loss against Briercrest, the Trojan team …

READ MORE →

Arts & Entertainment

WHOANDWHAT in Calgary on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016. WHYANDMORE. (Photo by Nikki Celis/The Press)
EntertainmentFeature

First Nations cook brings bannock to the food truck scene

Fusing various influences into one, one First Nations Calgarian is looking to introduce his local cuisine to a broader audience—and to an extent, nationally as well. From Eden Valley, and currently a Calgary resident, Tristan Lefthand, 31, hopes to bring his signature flare with starting up his own food truck …

READ MORE →
12562946_1006838266047949_1239469242_o
Entertainment

So we meat again

Burgers, waffles and hot chocolate together, the trio can be found in a new Calgary restaurant. The Calgary food joint Burger 320 opened its second location in the depths of Kensington at 126 10 Street N.W. on Nov 25, 2015. The original location, at 814 1 Avenue N.E., famed for …

READ MORE →
Twilgihtstruggle
Entertainment

Board game of the week: Twilight Struggle

“Now the trumpet summons us again – not as a call to bear arms, though arms we need; not as a call to battle, though embattled we are; but a call to bear the burden of a long twilight struggle.”-John F. Kennedy Twilight Struggle is a brilliant strategy game, which …

READ MORE →

Lifestyles

lifestyle_placeholder
Lifestyle

Escape the cold

Students can escape the cold this winter by embracing the warmth of fun indoor activities found throughout the city. Why scroll through the terrible options of movies leftover on Netflix when one can chill with friends over board games, art and wine nights. Or, for the more adventurous type, there …

READ MORE →
Echinacea tea is used to help reduce to symptoms of a cold. (Photo by Brooke Hovey)
FeatureLifestyle

Hello, is it tea you’re looking for?

Chicken noodle soup for a cold, a frosty pint on a hot day, Gatorade for a hangover; these are just some of the creature comforts we seek out for sweet relief from that which ails us. But can anything quite compare to a cup of tea? For countless centuries, all …

READ MORE →
lifestyle_placeholder
Lifestyle

The benefits of vitamin D

Many Canadians are lacking vitamin D in their diet during the long winter months, since the primary source of this vitamin is through sunshine. The nutrient plays a critical part in the development of healthy bones, hair and skin. Holistic therapist Charis Curtis suggested the average person doesn’t get enough …

READ MORE →

The Executive Corner

placeholder_execcorner
The Executive Corner

Public speaking? A beast you can tame!

Welcome back to campus! I am very happy to have you all back to campus but I am also understanding that there will be a great deal of stress that goes with it! But no worries, make sure you are using all of the amazing resources available on campus. I …

READ MORE →
placeholder_execcorner
The Executive Corner

A big welcome back to students to the Winter 2016 semester!

As we enter into the middle of January, the majority of you are either coming back this fall for another semester or you will be graduating this spring: either way all of you will be seeking industry employment. Something to think about, is that there are just over 15,000 students at SAIT …

READ MORE →
placeholder_execcorner
The Executive Corner

Six life philosophies that can change your life

Dear friends, last Monday, I was honoured to attend Born2Lead conference hosted alongside with the Women In Business Leadership conference hosted in Calgary. It was a great opportunity to learn and to reinstate the life and leadership philosophy that I have collected over the years. You are challenged everyday by …

READ MORE →
placeholder_execcorner
The Executive Corner

Balancing the scales

Being that you’re well into the heart your fall semester, correct me if I’m wrong but, you’re work load has probably virtually tripled from when you started. You’ll hear it a million times – the key thing with school is to stay on top of everything. This also rings true …

READ MORE →

Follow @TheWeal on Twitter

Like us on Facebook

Subscribe to TheWeal via email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.