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SAIT’s culture is success

Students contribute to a unique campus culture Culture is one of those funny words that gets tossed around a lot without people stopping to think about what it really means. When applied to its most basic level, culture simply means a common set of ideas or traditions that govern a …

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Monique Haudegrand, first-year respiratory therapy student stands with her books in hand in one of the many aisles of the Reg Erhardt Library at SAIT on Friday, March 24, 2017. Along with completing her schooling Monique also runs her own business called Pure Metta Creations. (Photo by Rebecca Hardcastle/SAIT)

Character-defining careers

When I graduated from high school I picked the city in Alberta farthest away from my hometown, packed my bags and moved, all in the span of one day. The University of Lethbridge was not where I wanted to be. I didn’t know where I wanted to be, but attending …

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Alexander Tarrant poses in front of The Odyssey Coffeehouse at SAIT in Calgary on Monday, March 20, 2017. Tarrant, a barista at the student-run eatery, organizes the local open mic night held there..  (Photo by Brady Bateman/SAIT)

Brighter lights, bigger goals

Odyssey coffee house has big plans for open mic night next year Alexander Tarrant currently hosts the open mic night at The Odyssey coffeehouse but he thinks that by moving it to The Gateway he can increase students involved in campus culture. After sitting down for an interview, Tarrant talked …

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Students pose for a photo for the Weal newspaper story, 'Social media affects on relationships' on March. 4, 2017. (Photo by Katerina Kotsaftis/SAIT)

Social media coming between good old fashioned social skills

The media, which we choose to communicate with, can in turn define the context of the message itself. SAIT students should be careful when choosing how and what they talk about. We live in a world that is given context every day through multiple small social cues. Inflection of voice, …

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Hab Hailu reads a resume of an applicant in Calgary on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. (Photo by Aly Khan/SAIT)

Stand out and get hired

Tips for building a resumé Writing a proper resumé can be the difference between landing a dream job or going home empty handed. According to Charnelle Trout, a talent acquisition worker at Bowen, recruitment firm, tailoring a resumé to the specific job is often the key for success. “Do your …

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Being on time as a student can be stressful. Any tips help! (Photo by Victoria Cockriell/SAIT)

Streamline your time

By defining most important tasks, students can improve workflow Learning to build and keep efficient work habits is one of the most vital skills a student at SAIT can learn during their time on campus. Emily Resler, a student in the bachelor of business program at SAIT, manages to balance …

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A tricky tale

Eden Robinson’s new novel, Son of a Trickster, is a dark tale of magic that manages to capture the awkwardness of young adulthood in a vulnerable community.  Robinson is a member of the Haisla First Nation and her story is set in the town of Kitimat, B.C., where she lives. …

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Calgarians courageous at candlelight vigil

I am ashamed of myself. Not because of anything I’ve said or done, but rather what I was nearly afraid to do.  I debated to myself whether to attend the candlelight vigil outside City Hall on Monday, Jan. 30, in solidarity with those murdered in Quebec City.  I questioned it …

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Breaking down a breakdown

If your car breaks down while driving in winter and you don’t have a rescue plan, it’s already too late. Laura Ell, an instructor in Mount Royal University’s Faculty of Health and Physical Education, knows first-hand about being stranded on the side of the road. Ell was stranded for two …

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