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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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SAIT unveils a new look

Keeping the red, dropping the Polytechnic As SAIT launches into its centennial year, expect to see big changes around campus with SAIT’s logo completely transforming and removing ‘Polytechnic’ from the trademark name. “It’s an exciting time for SAIT,” said Carol Rogalski, the director of marketing for SAIT. “As we evolve …

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SAIT Polytechnic students were welcomed to join the University of Calgary Beginners Drum Circle on March 22, 2016 in Heritage Hall on SAIT Campus. Each person was handed an instrument like the drums or cowbell to follow the beat of the session.

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Drumming up a storm

SAIT will be hosting weekly drum circles next year to help students explore their spirituality without the structure of religion. The drum circles have been held once a month since February, with the last drum circle of the year at the end of April in Heritage Hall. SAIT’s chaplain, Tim …

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Dog Days help with student stress

SAITSA working to improve mental health on campus In an effort to help relieve student stress, SAITSA has once again brought Dog Days to campus. Dog Days is a monthly event in which the Pet Access League Society (PALS) brings dogs and their owners to SAIT, with the intent of …

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Cyclist in Calgary takes to the Crescent Heights pathways, on a chilly Wednesday morning. March 2, 2016
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It’s not a man’s world anymore

SAIT and ARIS team up to encourage women entering male-dominated fields Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) are industries that are predominantly occupied by men. Think about it—if you’re in a program in any of those fields, is at least 50 per cent of your class comprised  of women? In …

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Justin Trudeau comes to visit SAIT carpentry students in Calgary on Tuesday, March 29, 2016. Trudeau met with the students to see real trades men and women at work. (Photo by Nikolai Cuthill/SAIT Polytechnic)

Trudeau tries trades at SAIT

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stopped by SAIT during his recent visit to Calgary to meet some students in trades. Trudeau arrived shortly after 3 p.m. on March 29 at SAIT’s Thomas Riley building, and was joined by members of parliament Darshan Kang (Skyview) and Kent Hehr (Calgary Centre). While touring …

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The SAIT library showed their support for Native Awareness Week by putting up an exhibit. Native Awareness Week took place from March 14-17, 2016. (Photo by Dawn Gibson/ SAIT Polytechnic)

Reflections on Native Awareness Week

For the second year, SAIT’s Chinook Lodge held its Native Awareness Week through events around campus from March 14 – 17. Guest speakers included Siksika Nation’s Sam Wolf Leg, CEO Lowa Beebe of Naato’si Design and Consulting Ltd., entrepreneur Brenda Holder, SAIT’s alumni award recipient Sarah Erasmus, Executive Chef Shane …

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“We are not forgotten”

SAIT addresses truth and reconciliation In an effort to help educate staff and students on the history of indigenous peoples in Alberta and around Canada, SAIT’s aboriginal resource centre held a Native Awareness Week on campus. SAIT’s Chinook Lodge is an indigenous cultural resource centre located in the Senator Burns …

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Keith MacPhail, SAIT Petroleum Engineering Technology graduate (class of ‘81), speaks with Debra Ross, a graduate from SAIT’s Air Craft Maintenance program (class of ’96) after the Leadership Exchange event held in the Odyssey Coffeehouse on the SAIT Campus.(Photo by Jeremy Ash/SAIT Polytechnic)

What makes a great leader?

Three SAIT alumni share advice on leadership and standing out on the job Three distinguished SAIT alumni met with students to discuss characteristics that make an exemplary leader on March 9, at The Odyssey Coffeehouse. SAITSA and SAIT’s Alumni and Development organized the recent Leadership Exchange, bringing in some well-known …

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Pitch Perfect

Enactus SAIT awards $5,000 in Dragon’s Den-style competition Train The Trades (TTT), is impacting trades students and alumni through an entrepreneurial pitch competition where the winner gets $5,000. “The project is about empowering SAIT tradesmen and apprentice alumni in their journey through entrepreneurship,” said Brice Tileuk Djomani, TTT project manager. …

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100 nominations: Celebrating SAIT’s alumni achievements

Voting has started for the 2016 alumni awards From leading homebuilders, award-winning chefs, flight paramedics with STARS Air Ambulance to the inventor of the innovative Black Box technology, SAIT has a history of producing graduates that go on to accomplish incredible success. “SAIT’s alumni make us proud year in and …

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Volunteers (right to left) Will Zhuo, Samuel Yohannes, Jesse Rodriguez, Jasmeen Virle, Brent St. Goddard, Marrisa Dumonceaux, Antuaneth Rodriguez and Dashguages Uhoilodryat having some fun at the 2016 Instrumentation Student Games in the Johnson Cob building at SAIT in Calgary on Friday, March 11, 2016. Students come from all over Western Canada come to compete in the games, 12 of the competitors are SAIT students. (Photo by Dawn Gibson/ SAIT Polytechnic)

SAIT hosts its annual ISA student games

Sixty students from across North America compete in recent instrumentation games SAIT hosted its fifth annual student instrumentation games on March 11 and 12, in the Johnson-Cobbe Energy Centre. Sixty participants, 48 from 10 guest schools and 12 from SAIT, convened from around North America to compete in the games, …

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High Expectations

Tsuu T’ina urge Justin Trudeau to action It was a day of pomp and circumstance, as well as a day of hard truths, for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, as he visited the Tsuu T’ina Nation on Friday, March 4. Trudeau and Perry Bellegarde, National Chief of the Assembly of …

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