Inside SAIT Environmental Technology

SAIT’s Environmental Technology (EVT) program is a small and close-knit group in the MacPhail School of Energy, whose graduates work in a wide variety of fields including conservation, remediation, and consulting.   Although the program is small, students have not been immune to the difficult employment realities facing graduates today. …

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Diversity Resource Team bridging the divide

Over the last 30 years, the city of Calgary has grown immensely. The city’s police service has needed to grow alongside it to reflect the changing communities within the city.   In 1979, the Calgary Police Service (CPS) created a specialized team to engage with different communities around the city, …

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Work-life balance is different for everyone

Everyone knows the feeling of having too much to do and not enough time. Many people find it difficult to establish a healthy work-life balance. Some people say it’s just a fact of life, but letting your personal life suffer for a job, or school, isn’t necessarily inevitable. While it …

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Canada Goose: not so Canadian?

Canada Goose, the popular outerwear brand, has come under scrutiny by animal-rights advocacy groups and media regarding its sourcing methods of coyote fur and down goose feathers.   The brand has become ubiquitous in developed cities with harsh winter conditions. Its jackets feature Canadian Hutterite feathers as their down insulation …

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A healthy sleep schedule: just a dream?

Sleep deprivation due to an unhealthy sleep schedule is a significant issue among today’s youth and post-secondary students.   The 2018 ParticipACTION Report Card lists some of the findings from research conducted among Canadian youth.   The guidelines suggest nine to 11 hours of sleep per night for kids ages …

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Little Bathroom of Horrors

Maybe you’re hanging at the Odyssey, watching a Trojans game, or simply on your way to the train, and it hits you. That pressure that we know all too well.   You gotta pee.   Why couldn’t this have happened in the Aldred building, or, quite frankly, any other building …

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Brigadeiro: the life of the party

This time around, let’s go to south America. If you have a sweet tooth, you are going to enjoy this recipe. Brigadeiro is a Brazilian dessert you will find at any Brazilian party or gathering. This simple, tasty recipe is fun and easy to make, with only four ingredients.   …

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Citizen-Focused Pro-Energy Groups: supporting or complicating?

In Calgary this past November during the Grey Cup, citizen-focused pro-energy advocacy groups were highly visible adding a pinch of politics to a generally non-partisan event.   Premier Jason Kenney made a sideline appearance during the game wearing a “I love Canadian oil and gas” hoodie from the advocacy group …

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Semi-sweet chocolate mousse

February is widely known as the month of love. What better way to tell someone you love them than with chocolate? I am going to share with you a recipe my friend gave me – a semi-sweet chocolate mousse she makes every time she and her boyfriend have a romantic …

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Self-partnered vs. single

The term “self-partnered,” popularized by Emma Watson this past November, may sound like celebrity jargon. However, the reasoning behind it is not new.   In the December issue of British Vogue, Watson discussed her journey to find happiness within her own company.   “It took me a long time, but …

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Birth control: the facts

When someone says “birth control,” there’s normally one option that comes to mind – the pill. Yes, the pill is an option, but there are also many others to consider. Most methods do not protect against sexually transmitted infections (STIs), so condoms or dental dams should be used with other …

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SAIT School of Business Students apply their skills in Dominica

Over the past three years, the SAIT School of Business has sent students to developing countries in partnership with the Chartered Professional Accountants Education Foundation (CPAEF) of Alberta.   The goal of these trips is for students to apply their skills to help the communities they visit, as well as …

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Inside SAIT accounting

SAIT’s accounting program has become a popular alternative to equivalent programs at MRU and U of C because of a more personalized learning approach.   However, the four-year degree program has only been offered by SAIT since 2011, and many employers were initially cautious about hiring students from SAIT because …

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Saitsa coffee is about more than saving money

During the fall 2019 semester, Saitsa’s Station Market and Station Express presented students with the most competitive coffee prices on campus. For the fair price of four quarters, or 100 pennies, SAIT students have been buying coffees of any size, all semester long.   Saitsa’s dollar coffee promotion is continuing …

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Fog of Love: a surprisingly poignant board game

There’s something fascinating about watching a romantic comedy and seeing love between two imperfect characters blossom amongst the on-screen chaos. The desire to be in a whacky story with larger-than-life characters, the pull of seeing a wild story come to an end (happy or otherwise) – it’s all oddly attractive. …

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Post-secondary education and performance-based funding: uncharted territory

This spring, the UCP government will begin to attach performance-based metrics to post-secondary funding. This will fundamentally alter the way universities and colleges are funded in Alberta.   Starting in April, all post-secondary institutions in Alberta will have 15 per cent of their funding tied to performance-based metrics. This will …

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Packaging: the undercover emotion grabber

A recent study shows that design in chocolate packaging enhances a consumer’s emotional attachment to a product before and after purchase.   The research, published by Elsevier in the science journal Heliyon, shows how product appearance determines emotional response and likelihood of purchase.   According to Valentine’s Day stats published …

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FATDWAP: Winter activities

Calgary is home to a variety of different activities that will keep you busy and entertained during these cold winter months.   SNOWSHOESING/HIKING: Nose Hill: For those wanting to stay within the city limits, Nose Hill is one of the most underrated nature areas in Alberta. A massive nature area …

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How to properly dodge a draft

After a series of escalations in the U.S – Iran conflict, climaxing in a disgusting end to flight 752’s journey, things have settled down a little. Another war in the Middle East seems, fortunately, unlikely at this point.   Many folks believe the best foreign policy for mitigating conflict lies …

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February Horoscope: what do the stars hold for you?

Consult your horoscope to find out what your Valentine’s Day will bring.   Aries (March 21-April 19): You might be looking for love this Valentine’s Day, but remember love comes in many forms, some flashy, some quiet and comfortable. That Tinder date might not call you back, but Oreos will …

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