A SAIT student waits for the train at SAIT in Calgary on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016. (Photo by Dawn Gibson/ SAIT)

Calgary Transit is On-It

New bus routes to reach communities outside Calgary Getting to SAIT from outside of Calgary is about to get easier. On Oct. 11, public transit extended its reach to communities south of Calgary. The new transit program On-It is a regional transit pilot and provides bus routes from Calgary to …

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The first issue of the Emery Weal from 1926, taken on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016. (Photo by Ashley Orzel/The Press)

Editorial

Taken from The Weal, published Mar. 18, 1926 This being the first issue of the first paper published by the Students’ Association, we naturally feel that we are sailing in uncharted waters. We are assured, however, of the moral and material support of the heads of the Institute and all …

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Jennifer Drew, a second-year professional cooking student, has raised concerns over SAIT's decision to increase tuition costs for international students. (Photo by Justin Schellenberg/The Press)

Rising costs and questions

International students hit hard with raised tuition fees SAIT has raised its international tuition fees, and students are speaking out. Around two-thirds of the courses offered to international students have seen an increase in price, with some growing up to 40 per cent. Jennifer Drew, a second-year professional cooking student …

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You’re invited: SAIT’s Centennial celebrations

Celebrate 100 years with SAIT on Oct. 16 SAIT is celebrating its 100th birthday, and all current students and alumni are invited to the festivities. “Students are our VIPs,” said Cathy Downey, director of the Centennial Project. “We’re celebrating 100 years and remembering who’s first around here – our students.” …

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Have your voice heard

The importance of getting involved in student politics to make a difference With the upcoming Board of Directors elections, SAITSA representatives say they hope students continue to get more involved in campus politics. “There is an emergence of more interaction with government within the younger generation, and I think that …

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Importance of Voting: Q&A with Rachel Paris

Students encouraged to vote in upcoming BOD election The Weal caught up with Rachel Paris, SAITSA’s governance and advocacy manager, to learn more about voting. The Weal: How do students vote in the upcoming  Board of Directors (BOD) elections? Rachel Paris: SAITSA uses Votenet, an online voting system, to distribute …

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Treeka Drake floats in a sensory deprivation tank.
Photo by Sophia Katherine

Less is more

Sensory deprivation tanks a stress relief for students With the compounded stress levels students face daily, the removal of external senses could help reduce the anxiety that stems from school, work and daily life. Sensory deprivation tanks — also known as float tanks — aim to do just that. “Floating …

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Students attend Big Rock Brewery Bonfire Maple Ale Launch Party at The Gateway on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016. (Photo by Ashley Orzel/SAIT Polytechnic)

Last taste of summer

Bonfire Maple Ale available at The Gateway Bonfire Maple Ale, made in partnership with Big Rock Brewery and SAIT’s business marketing class, is now on tap with up to 60 kegs available to the public. “It’s awesome, it’s rewarding and it’s a lot of hard work,” said Samar Hertil, one …

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East Hall resident Hayley Babonau poses for a portrait in her dorm room at SAIT in Calgary on Monday, Sept. 19, 2016. Babonau is a first-year student Travel and Tourism course at SAIT.(Photo by Dawn Gibson/ SAIT)

Is it worth living on campus?

Cost of living on SAIT residence in Calgary’s changing rental market The high cost of living on campus has been a common grievance amongst residents, says Hayley Babonau, a first-year travel and tourism student at SAIT. Babonau, originally from Grand Prairie, Alta., chose to live on campus because she didn’t …

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You down to BOD?

Students encouraged to run for new Board of Directors Nominations are coming up for the 2016-17 SAITSA Board of Directors (BOD), and SAITSA wants all interested students to apply. “The BOD ensures that SAITSA is being responsible and accountable to our members: the students,” says Rachel Paris, governance and advocacy …

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Marta Edgar on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016 in front of SAIT's Heritage Hall south entrance in Calgary. Edgar is the lead on SAIT's new wellness walks starting fall 2016. (Photo by Ashley OrzelThe Press)

Mindful Meditation

Student Development and Counselling pilots wellness walks on campus Promoting mental wellness among students is something SAIT’s Student Development and Counselling plans to address through wellness walks. According to a study released by the Canadian Association of College and University Student Services (CACUSS), one in three post-secondary students report their …

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Jasmine Retzer, the volunteer coordinator at CJSW, stands in front of the many banners the radio station has collected over the years in Calgary on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016. CJSW is taking part in Doors Open YYC, offering tours of the University of Calgary’s community station. (Photo by Justin Schellenberg/SAIT Polytechnic )

The doors are open in YYC

A behind the scenes look at Calgary Between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Sept. 24, Doors Open YYC is quite literally opening doors across Calgary. For its fifth year, Doors Open YYC will be inviting the public to check out the inner workings of almost fifty attractions across the …

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Kicking off the party

SAIT’s 100th birthday begins with alumni The Alumni Awards on Sept. 22, will celebrate SAIT’s finest graduates, marking one of the first centennial events of the institute’s 100th birthday. “It’s fun to celebrate not just this year’s recipients, but also to recognize one hundred years of SAIT achievements,” said Pamela …

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Members of the Calgary community celebrate diversity by marching in the gay pride parade in downtown Calgary on Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016. (Photo by Dawn Gibson/SAIT)

Is there pride at SAIT?

SAITSA hoping to build inclusivity on campus for LGBT students As students begin to join clubs and meet like-minded individuals, they might notice one club missing on the roster – a club for gender diversity, or LGBT. “Being a trades school, we kind of have a reputation of not being …

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A bronze statue stands in the foreground of the ski jumps at Canada Olympic Park. The statue, entitled Share The Flame, was donated to the park in1989, to commemorate the Calgary Winter Olympics. (Photo by Justin Schellenberg/SAIT Polytechnic )

Calgary for 2026 Olympics

Calgary’s Olympians support the Olympic bid Calgary has formally begun the process of bidding for the right to host the 2026 Winter Olympic Games. Calgary city council has approved an expenditure of $5 million to study the feasibility of hosting the games. The study will investigate the condition of existing …

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Standing out in the job hunt

SAIT provides students with valuable services for finding employment Students are being encouraged to connect with SAIT’s Student Employment and Career Centre during their first semester to help ensure they stand out from the crowd when they start job-hunting. “If I could go back in time, I would have gone …

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Kade Larsen-Hafner is a member of this years WORT Awards winning team. The beer they created will be on sale in The Gateway this September. (Photo by Justin Schellenberg/SAIT Polytechnic )

New brew created by students coming to The Gateway

A new beer produced by SAIT students in partnership with Big Rock Brewery is coming to The Gateway in September. Bonfire Maple Ale, a creation of SAIT’s marketing class, will have its launch party at The Gateway on Sept. 7, and will be on tap throughout the month with 60 …

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Going global with the Destinations Travel Expo

SAIT is helping students go global by hosting its annual Destinations Travel Expo with multiple travel-based vendors, games and prizes. The travel expo will take place on Thursday, April 14, from 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Stan Grad atrium. “We want the whole campus to be there,” said …

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David Swann poses with SAIT students after a Q&A. Swann, the Liberal MLA for the Calgary Mountain View district, visited with students in the Begin Tower on Wednesday, March 30, 2016. (Photo by Justin Schellenberg/SAIT Polytechnic )

Calgary MLA says education leads to innovation

Dr. David Swann visits SAIT to discuss post-secondary education with students Alberta Liberal leader Dr. David Swann paid a visit to SAIT on Wednesday, March 30, meeting with students to talk about his career in politics, as well as to listened  to their concerns. The meeting, which took place on …

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Beesley, the show's producer and an instructor with SAIT's radio, television and broadcast program, lounges on set with the script. (Photo by Nikolai Cuthill/SAIT Polytechnic)

It’s a hard-knock life…in college

Radio and broadcast students to hit the stage in College: The Musical, April 19-28 First-year radio and broadcast news students will soon be stepping into the limelight and presenting a musical based on life in college. “People, at a certain point in their life, discover life,” said the play’s producer, …

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