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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