An illustration, Canada's 150th celebration is being seen as an insult to numerous indigenous communities.

Reclaiming the next 150 years

Canada 150 in contention with indigenous nations On July 1, Canada will be celebrating 150 years of Confederation, but for many indigenous people, the event marks over a century of colonialism. “The indigenous community is not celebrating the past 150 years,” said Jean Dube, an indigenous student advisor at SAIT. …

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Building a better budget

Advanced Education to receive billions from 2017 budget The provincial government released the 2017 budget on Tuesday, March 16, allocating funds to the University of Alberta (U of A) and University of Calgary (U of C) for campus construction projects. “Every institution will receive [funding],” said Marlin Schmidt, Alberta Minister …

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Conditional transparency

Student government calls for transparency amidst controversy The SAITSA elections results on March 30, 2017 welcomed a new team of executive council members. Some old, some new, but all with the same bottom line: To make SAIT the best possible experience for students through engagement, transparency and advocacy. Students had …

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SAIT legal assistant student, Jenn Hall, in front of the Mural of Honour at the Military Museum. Hall has visited Vimy Ridge in France and had grandparents who fought in the battle. Photo by Chelsea Kemp

Vimy Ridge Centennial

Calgary Military Museums to commemorate WWI battles The Calgary Military Museums will be commemorating the 100-year anniversary of the historic First World War Battle of Vimy Ridge on Sunday, April 9. “[Vimy Ridge] was a major achievement for us as Canadians,” said Rory Cory, senior curator at the Military Museums. …

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Second year travel and tourism student, Kent Fusin, working at SAIT Destinations Travel Room.  (Photo by Aly Khan/SAIT)

Fly away with SAIT

Travel and Tourism program students plan travel The SAIT Travel and Tourism program is hosting their annual Destinations Travel Expo to help students launch their next vacation. The travel expo will take place on Tuesday, April 11, from 9:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Irene Lewis Atrium located in …

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2017/2018's Executive Council members celebrate victory on Thursday, March 30, 2017. New SAITSA President, Alex Dimopoulos; VP External, Rachel Moerschfelder; VP Academic, Alyson Torres-Gillett; VP Student Life, Connor Goodfellow.

Results: Candidates celebrate win

Say hello to your new executive council. The executive council represents students and oversees quality of life on campus. President, Alex Dimopoulos, speaks on behalf of SAITSA to the media, the SAIT administration and industry leaders. The president leads the organization in a forward-thinking direction. “I feel excited. Wow. I’m …

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Andie Romanuik, business administration student, (right), and Emma Greenwood, administration information management student, pose for a selfie in front of the future home of the SAIT photo mosaic on March 1, 2017. Greenwood and Romanuik both play hockey for the SAIT Trojans women's hockey team. (Photo by Madison Casavant /SAIT)

#SAIT100 photo mosaic

The centennial photo piece is ready for its big reveal The SAIT Centennial photo mosaic is set to be unveiled Tuesday, April 4, after reaching their goal of 9000 photos. The mural will feature photos from SAIT students, staff, and alumni. “It was always about the students, the faculty and …

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Year in review

Following up with SAITSA’s student executives The current SAITSA Executive Council has had a year to implement the goals they promised when campaigning in 2016. Gar Gar, SAITSA student president, is proud of the role he has played for SAIT students over the past year and the platform promises he …

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BOD bids farewell to ASEC

Board voted to leave student lobby group to reduce financial The SAITSA Board of Directors (BOD) voted to leave the Alberta Students Executive Council (ASEC) and become a probationary member on Tuesday, Feb. 13. Mikayla Schaffer, SAITSA VP external, put forth a motion for SAITSA to become a probationary member …

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BOD moves

SAITSA Board of Directors (BOD) meetings will now be taking place in the Ambrosia Room in the SAIT Campus Centre. In the past, BOD meetings have taken place on the third floor of Heritage Hall, which occupies SAIT’s executive offices. SAITSA BOD was asked by SAIT to discontinue its meetings …

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The locavore awakens

The gimmick of eating local food Eating locally-sourced food feels great, but has unseen consequences. The movement to eat local has become so trendy that the term locavore has come to be used by those who subscribe to the movement. The term locavore was created by Jessica Prentice, Local Food …

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Every vote matters

Trudeau calls off pursuit of Electoral Reform Justin Trudeau campaigned to be the Canadian Prime Minister based on a platform of ending our first-past-the-post electoral system. It turns out campaign promises were meant to be broken. “We are committed to ensuring that 2015 will be the last federal election conducted …

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Health care revised

SAITSA rolls in added benefits to student health and dental plan As of Feb. 1, SAITSA introduced changes to the student health and dental plan allowing students to claim $20 more on vision coverage. “This is something that we would love students to use,” said SAITSA president Gar Gar. Gar …

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Two minutes to midnight

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists moves Doomsday Clock closer to midnight The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists moved the Doomsday Clock to 2.5 minutes to midnight on Jan. 26. The clock began ticking in 1947 as a metaphorical measurement of how close humanity is to destroying civilization. The clock was …

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Alberta separation angst

The quiet rumblings of Alberta separatism Growing up in rural Alberta, the name Trudeau was treated like a dirty word. The introduction of the National Energy Program (NEP) by Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau in 1980 had never been forgiven.  Prime Minster Pierre Trudeau introduced the program in October 1980 …

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The changing face of student protest

Social media and connectivity have contributed to the evolving nature of student activism in the 21st century. “Student movements have always existed as long as there have been universities,” said Roberta Lexier, a political science professor at Mount Royal University (MRU) who specializes in social movement and social change. Acording …

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WHOANDWHAT in Calgary on Monday, Jan. 30, 2017. WHYANDMORE. (Photo by Aly Khan/SAIT)

Fentanyl crisis spurs campus response

More than 400 opioid deaths have been prevented in Alberta since the introduction of take-home naloxone kits, according to data released from Alberta Health Services. “The first step is coming in [to the clinic],” said Rachelle Suing, a registered nurse at SAIT’s Health Services Clinic. “Naloxone is safe to have …

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Chill out and stay warm

How to survive Calgary’s cold spell Calgary has been experiencing one of the coldest winters in years with temperatures often falling below -25 C. These temperatures don’t take into account wind chill. Everything considered, it is important for SAIT students to stay warm and beat the cold. “I walk from …

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Burns Bistro under construction in the basement of the Senator Burns Building on Monday, Jan. 23, 2017 at SAIT. (Photo by Quin Hauck/SAIT)

Senator Burns building gets upgrade

Senator Burns Building under renovation The Burns Bistro, located in the basement of the Senator Burns Building, has been shut down in order to facilitate renovations to create new labs for SAIT’s School of Information and Communications Technologies. The renovations have been made possible by funding SAIT received from the …

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Hot Chocolate Fest Heating Up

The Odyssey Coffeehouse is bringing home the bacon The 6th annual YYC Hot Chocolate Fest will begin Feb. 1, with proceeds from each drink going towards Calgary Meals on Wheels.  Registration for the Fest closed on Jan. 16, and over 70 businesses at 90 locations will be competing, said Richelle …

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