Mediumrare founders use creativity to develop transit app

Mobile applications are quickly becoming a big part of our lives. But few people know the challenges of developing efficient and convenient apps to help us accomplish everyday tasks such as catching the bus. Directors of Mediumrare in Calgary, SAIT alumnus Leigh McDonald and Bryan Maniotakis, former SAIT new media …

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The right to pour your own milk

Albertans looking to drink a glass of raw, unpasteurized milk hold empty glasses in the eyes of the law. The pasteurization process was added to the Canadian Food and Drug Act in 1991, and detailed the prohibition of selling or buying raw milk. However, the Canadian Food and Drug Act …

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SAIT alumus awakens Calgary’s downtown core

SAIT alumnus John Evans wakes up hundreds of Calgarians ever day at his award-winning haven for coffee lovers and foodies. Through a combination of friendly staff and a trendy interior design, Bumpy’s Café creates an excellent environment for community within the Calgary’s downtown core. In fact, Evans says he’s witnessed …

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Costs on the rise as jobs fall

Most students likely enrolled in post-secondary institutions to expand their career opportunities, but now many are feeling uncertain about their futures. A recent report by Gillian Steward – a Calgary author, journalist and MRU instructor – indicates that as tuition and other student costs rise, job prospects disappear. The report, …

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How to train your internal clock

MONTREAL (CUP) – The clock strikes 1 p.m., and Zaid Suradi frantically leaps out of bed, pulls on some jeans and a sweater, and races to class. By the time he arrives, he’s 30 minutes late and is trying to ignore his empty, growling stomach. Such are Suradi’s days during …

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Buy less, live more

Nov. 25 marks the annual international Buy Nothing Day. Initiated by Vancouver artist Ted Dave, BND began to provoke discussion about consumerism, and is held in direct contrast to Black Friday. Marking the first day of Christmas shopping in America, Black Friday was coined because it’s the day retailors move …

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Launch your business idea with help from institute

Students with great business ideas lodged in the back of their minds can gain a head start through Launch at SAIT. As a business plan competition and seminar series, the program’s value is something SAIT photojournalism graduate Britton Ledingham and business partner Joel Kelly can attest to. They won second …

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Fill your grocery bag with healthy food without emptying your wallet

Eating healthily is not as costly as many students believe. Karla Winter, nutrition and food sanitation instructor for SAIT School of Hospitality and Tourism, said a balanced nutritional diet on a student budget is achievable. Students need to “buy smartly,” said Winter. Look for sales and clip coupons. Buying frozen, …

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Heart of an artist beats in SAIT service worker

He can be seen working around the SAIT campus, but few students know the true passion of Blair Dawes. Deep inside this service worker – whose job it is to keep campus  facilities in working order – there’s an artist striving to make a name for himself.  For a while …

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Celebrating the people behind the X-ray

There’s administrative assistant day, and also world teacher’s day. But most people probably don’t know about medical radiation technology week. It runs Nov. 7 to 13 across Canada and is an annual acknowledgement of the crucial role medical radiation technologists play in the health care system. This year’s theme for …

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Universities will showcase at fair

SAIT’s upcoming Post-Secondary Transfer Options Fair will give students the opportunity to see if university is for them. Scheduled for Nov. 18 in the Heart Atrium, the fair features many available options from a variety of different universities across North America and even some international possibilities. “This opens up career …

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Career Directions: plan your career at one-stop shop

Career Directions Fall 2010, SAIT’s bi-annual career fair, seeks to introduce SAIT students to a myriad of new employment opportunities. Nov. 17 marks the date when all SAIT students have the chance to meet and greet over 100 potential future employers on SAIT campus. Even though many students and alumni …

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SAIT garden grows change

Have you ever experienced the sweet smell of fresh raspberries, or the thrill of watching tomatoes ripen in the sun? With the debut of a fully-functioning garden on SAIT campus this year, two SAIT culinary instructors Andrew Hewson and Simon Dunn, hope to give the SAIT community’s taste buds exposure …

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SAIT grad wins competition to try eight jobs in eight weeks

Amanda Lowe dreaded waking up every morning knowing she’d be living a re-play of the day before, until she decided to stop looking for a career and instead began looking to fulfill her passions. Lowe, 25, is a SAIT grad from the Cinema, Television, Stage and Radio (CTSR) program and …

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PCK student in running for top recipe

Aromas of sautéed garlic, mushrooms and freshly picked parsley from SAIT’s culinary garden fill every corner of the kitchen. Professional culinary student Cassandra Simmonds is cooking her soon-to-be famous creamy mushroom capellini. Her recipe for this delicious concoction has been voted into the top three of the Knorr Stock Exchange …

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Information tech students socialize in real time

Keen first-year Information Technology students flexed their networking muscles during SAIT’s Night with Industry on Oct 13. The World of Information Technologies invited seven IT specialists from industry to discuss the challenges of getting hired after graduation. “Generic big cubicles terrify me,” said student Austin Winters. “I had a big …

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Opinion: Breaking the silence to end the violence

This October marks the 23rd annual Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). DVAM has been observed across North America 1987 in an effort to bring greater awareness of domestic violence. Yet, for an issue that affects many, the silence surrounding it remains deafening. It’s time people spoke openly about an issue …

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Making a living by waking the dead

Shrill sounds, dark shadows, and hellish villains send chills up the spines of most horror-movie goers, but for some these frights have led to career choices and cash flow. Two films, The Thing and Evil Dead, are the unlikely muses of Vancouver Film School costume makeup student, Jeff Leblanc. His …

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SAIT and ACAD grad “didn’t stop for anything”

At 2 p.m., Trudie Lee hasn’t had lunch yet. A bowl of Campbell’s tomato soup from the microwave of her studio – topped with a handful of crushed saltines – will be an unenthusiastic fix for her growing hunger. Lee has been in the photography industry since she graduated from …

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Dress for success

Looking for success? Dress the part. The Weal asked three experts to share their tips on what to wear (and what not to wear) to work. Business professional Business professional is always best. When in doubt, always overdress, said Scott Van Berkel, Manager of Customer Service for Shell Canada. “There …

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