No Dumb Jocks at SAIT

Trojan athletes work hard balancing their academic and athletic lives and somehow manage to maintain strong grade point averages in the process. Student athletes are used to busy schedules, many have been participating in both academics and athletics since a young age. Twenty-one year-old business administration student Avalon Bastin plays …

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Global Entrepreneur Week Sparks Global Recognition For SAIT Students

Two SAIT graduates have been named finalists in this year’s YOU Innovate Canada tournament. First-year business administration students Dinara Yanbaeva and Leighton Kiriachuk entered the competition with the Canadian Youth Business Foundation as part of Global Entrepreneur Week. The YOU Innovate Canada tournament challenges participants to create value from an …

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Ben and the haunted party bus: a Halloween (career) horror story

It was Halloween night in 2010 when young SAIT graduate Ben and his friends were getting ready to hit the town. Ben was scantily clad in his effeminate pirate costume, based on a certain famous movie character. He said goodbye to his live-in girlfriend and set off to his destination, …

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Bye bye landlines, hello smart phones: Students abandon home phones in favour of multi-tasking smart phones

Recent surveys conducted by Ipsos-Reid suggest most young people don’t have a landline, or use it rarely and have adopted smart phones almost exclusively. Most young people use their smart phone for non-voice related tasks like texting, app usage and games. Ashleigh Williams, a student in the academic upgrading program, …

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Youth show they know when to hold ‘em and fold ‘em: New study shows gambling decline

Is your weekly haunt the nearest casino or VLT equipped sports bar? A recent study by Ipsos-Reid shows the number of people answering yes to that question has fallen since 2010. The report, released earlier this month, shows a significant drop in the amount of young people who risk their …

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Looking at gender equality from inside the closet

It’s a quarter to eight in the morning, and the sidewalk outside the Heart building is slick from rain. In the past 10 minutes, three women in mini-skirts, low cut tops and sky-high heels have tottered up the steps into the building. This seems a stark contrast to only a …

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Learning to juggle: Beat your stress before your stress beats you

As the semester drudges on, you may find yourself overwhelmed by the stress you face as a student. You may be finding it increasingly hard to play the role, but do we all cope in the same manner? A recent study shows men and women may be handling stress in …

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Turn your weekly beer night into your next big purchase

How much money do you have put away for the future? Nothing? Nada? Zip? Who thinks about putting money away when you need to put food in your stomach? Don’t feel bad about it, you’re one of thousands of students who could stand to learn a little about finance and …

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Local entrepreneurs prove success during recession possible

Entrepreneurs Daniel Chow and Jaspreet Mehdwan have proven even when times are tough small business owners can still turn a profit. Chow and Mehdwan are owners of a lucrative company called The Secret Sauce Factory, an interactive marketing company. Their growth supports a September study by the Canadian Federation of …

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Polytechnic peep: Jesse Farhat

Q: How do you like your program so far? A: It’s a really good program. It’s so hands-on and practical. Q: What is the best part? A: I don’t have to lift anything. Q: What’s your dream job? A: Working for ESPN in San Diego. They have warm weather. Q: …

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Making the Jump: SAIT grad forms one half of an internationally successful production company

What are we going to do next year? That’s the question that started a unique presence in Alberta. Jump Studios is sought out for it’s ability to turn wildest dreams into full-fledged cinematic productions. Now, over five years after Jeff August and Brian Vos hashed out that question, Jump Studios …

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Summer’s a bummer with no job

Did you have problems finding a job last summer? Did you have to settle for a part-time job just to make rent? If so, you’re not alone. A recent study by Statistics Canada indicates many students are in a tense fiscal situation for 2011/2012, following a rise in summer unemployment …

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SAIT business competition reLAUNCHes

SAIT’s business plan competition will officially launch with a kick-off event on Sept. 26. The LAUNCH program encourages students to become entrepreneurs, challenging competitors to create innovative new companies within their community. Last year’s winners were Michael Hwang and Ryan Hemarson, School of Information and Communication Technology. The duo won …

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Grad survey results show increase in industry-related jobs

SAIT Graduate Employment Survey results are in, and there is an increase in the number of SAIT grads who are employed and working in their program’s industry. Surveying over 3,000 SAIT graduates from 2010, the numbers show 93 per cent have found jobs, up two per cent from last year’s …

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Funny Money show makes money funny

James Cunningham, comedian and television host, was on campus Tuesday with a comedy show aimed at increasing fiscal literacy among students. “It’ll be better than Cats, that’s a guarantee,” said Cunningham, who started the Funny Money tour eight years ago and has spoken at a variety of campus coffeehouses, pubs, …

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Average Canadian tuition rose by eight per cent in two years: StatsCan

SASKATOON (CUP) — As universities try to balance their budgets in the face of a sluggish economy, Canadian university students have seen their tuition go up by eight per cent in the last two years. A four per cent increase for the 2010–11 year was followed by another 4.3 per …

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DeSousa brings her success home

A lot of great chefs call Calgary home, but perhaps none of them have brought the spotlight back to their hometown more than Connie DeSousa. DeSousa is a recent finalist from the reality cooking show Top Chef Canada. After 13 episodes, DeSousa placed in the top three, bringing attention to …

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Smartphone text harder to comprehend: study

EDMONTON (CUP) — Reading comprehension from a Smartphone screen is as low as half of that when reading from a standard desktop monitor, according to a recent study by a University of Alberta research team. James Miller, professor of electrical and computer engineering and a member of the team that …

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Slow Food comes to fast-paced campus

Each year, SAIT’s School of Hospitality and Tourism brings a special guest to campus to speak with students. In previous years, the guest has often been a celebrity, including Chef at Home host Michael Smith or Restaurant Makeover regular Lynn Crawford. This year’s guest may not be a recognizable star, …

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Cultivating a professional online presence matters

With the end of the academic year rapidly approaching, studying for final exams, freshening up resumés, and preparing for the “real world” are a few of the things students will be stressing over in the coming weeks.  So it’s only natural that some of us take it out on our …

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