Students’ fees lowered by $10

Fees will be $10 lower next fall, removing $150k from SAITSA’s operating budget SAIT students will be paying $10 less in school fees next fall, with the annual students’ association fees to be reduced to $288 for full-time students. The decision for SAIT Students’ Association (SAITSA) to cut fees was …

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ISA games continues to grow

Student group prepares for fifth annual instrumentation student games on March 11 and 12 Students from around the world will gather at SAIT for the fifth annual instrumentation student games on March 11 and 12, marking the biggest event to date. The games, which are organized by SAIT students, have …

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Startup Stories: Chair Flair

Starting a small business can be a romantic and rewarding career, but consistent smart choices are required to make the business sustainable. A Calgary entrepreneur in the wedding industry learned this lesson, and now has a business that can withstand harder times. Shannon Collins is the founder of Chair Flair, …

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Planning for a memorable party

  SAIT prepares for its centennial birthday bash On Oct. 16, 1916, SAIT opened its doors to the first students. Nearly 100 years later, SAIT is now preparing for a memorable celebration for the SAIT community and all Calgarians. Melissa McKay is the centennial event project manager, a part of …

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Startup Stories: The Sugar Cube

Calgary’s only candy food truck rolled out in May 2013, and has since captured the sweet tooth of kids and adults throughout the city. With a vast selection of imported treats, The Sugar Cube was started to “innovate candy” and evolve the candy store model, says owner Alyssa Tilston. “We …

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Gallery: Police search campus

Calgary Police were on campus on Feb. 10 around noon to conduct a search for an individual who made threats to a SAIT employee and was said to be armed. Officers conducted a search of Heritage Hall, but shortly left after they determined the man was no longer on campus. …

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The future of education

With increasing numbers of unemployed and underemployed Albertans, online post-secondary education is growing in popularity for students of all ages. SAIT offers a variety of online courses and certifications, from a certified chef du cuisine to a hydrocarbon measurement certificate. “We have seen a steady increase in the number of …

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Arctic adaptations

An award winning travelling multi-media exhibition, organized and curated by the design-research studio Lateral Office, has been drawing crowds to ACAD’s Illingworth Kerr Gallery since it opened for public viewing on Jan. 21, 2016. Marking the fifteenth anniversary of the founding of the newest territory of Canada, the exhibition, Arctic …

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Après-ski: Alberta Style

With your gear still on and your hair a mess, grabbing a beer and a bite to eat on the mountain can be the icing on the cake of an amazing day. Coined après-ski, it’s said to be a culture that originated in the Alps, but that doesn’t mean you …

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Startup Stories: Cultured Canines

Calgarian Beth O’Connor started a dog training business out of a desire to improve the safety of her four-legged friends. After five years of running the business, she has found success through creating a brand. “I approach it business owner first, dog trainer second,” says O’Connor, founder of Cultured Canines. …

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BOD to meet once per month

SAITSA’s Board of Directors (BOD) decided on Dec. 8 to reduce the number of meetings to once per month starting in September 2016, intending to decrease both time commitments and expenses. Currently the BOD, made up of full-time students that are elected by SAIT students, meet twice a month to …

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First Nations cook brings bannock to the food truck scene

Fusing various influences into one, one First Nations Calgarian is looking to introduce his local cuisine to a broader audience—and to an extent, nationally as well. From Eden Valley, and currently a Calgary resident, Tristan Lefthand, 31, hopes to bring his signature flare with starting up his own food truck …

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So we meat again

Burgers, waffles and hot chocolate together, the trio can be found in a new Calgary restaurant. The Calgary food joint Burger 320 opened its second location in the depths of Kensington at 126 10 Street N.W. on Nov 25, 2015. The original location, at 814 1 Avenue N.E., famed for …

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Board game of the week: Twilight Struggle

“Now the trumpet summons us again – not as a call to bear arms, though arms we need; not as a call to battle, though embattled we are; but a call to bear the burden of a long twilight struggle.”-John F. Kennedy Twilight Struggle is a brilliant strategy game, which …

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Can you hear me yet?

From Jan. 26 to 30, the Trojans will be on campus making some noise for mental health. January tends to be the saddest month of the year for most people. “We find that is when a lot of people tend to get cabin fever,” said Billie Rae Busby, the marketing …

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Crisis adverted?

Well, it would seem as though something has finally clicked for this slow starting Trojan team. What that something might be, could be as simple as a fresh start in the new year. Maybe the Trojans’ resolution was to improve their record.  Or maybe, just maybe, there’s a little more …

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Compost bins celebrate first birthday

The majority of SAIT’s trash does not end up in the landfill, with around 60 per cent transported off campus to be recycled and composted. Rolled out a year ago, the green compost bins have offered another stream for waste to avoid the landfill. “It has been very successful, in …

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Startup Stories: Little Hippies Foundation

With yoga mats and tree poses, a local Calgary business is making a difference in the lives of kids. Jenna Galloway started the Little Hippies Foundation in 2012, an organization offering free yoga classes to kids. “Today there is more of a shift towards social entrepreneurship,” says Galloway. “People are …

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Ski season plows on

Snowmaking machines allow hills to manage warmer or unpredictable weather Southern Alberta weather is far from predictable, but local ski hills can keep the powder coming with little cooperation from Mother Nature. Snowmaking technology is common in nearby ski hills, and just depends on slightly cooler temperatures to create snow …

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DUTY CALLS

November 20 Disorderly Conduct/Disturbance At approximately 8:40 a.m., security received a call from a staff member reporting a male student was hanging off the rails of the third floor of the Stan Grad building and was disrespectful and dismissive to the staff member. At 8:44 a.m., security was onsite and …

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