The Clock That Time Forgot

With SAIT’s upcoming Centennial celebration, one of the historic clocks was hauled out of storage, and a former instructor hauled out of retirement to fix it up. The Weal talks with Trevor Beatson about the new old tech that used to keep SAIT running on time.

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Foothills WFC makes third win in exhibition game

The ladies of the Foothills WFC have continued their winning streak with a third win in an exhibition game against the Shane Homes CWSA All Stars. Proceeds from the gate and a $1000 donation from Shane Homes went to the Calgary Emergency Womens Shelter. Forward Erica Hindmarsh scored a hat …

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Online Exclusive: Calgary Foothills WFC wins inaugural game v. Edmonton Green and Gold

Fans turned out for the Calgary Foothills WFC’s inaugural game against the Edmonton Green and Gold on Friday, May 8. They tested their mettle and won out 2-1 despite a strong defense put on by the women from Edmonton, with WFC’s Erica Hindmarsh scoring early in the game, evading the goalkeeper …

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Danielle Smith loses Highwood to Carrie Fischer

Former Wildrose opposition leader Danielle Smith has lost the PC candidacy to High River town council member Carrie Fischer for the Highwood riding she held when elected as a Wildrose MLA. Conservative party cardholders took to the polls in High River, Okotoks, and Aldersyde on Saturday, March 28, culminating in Smith’s defeat. …

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Duty Calls

March 11 Theft (Private Property) At 11:55 p.m., a student reported to security the theft of his belongings from the locker room in the Wellness Centre in the Campus Centre. The student stated that he had placed his belongings in a locker at approximately 5:00 p.m., and when he returned …

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Executive Corner

The last day to withdraw from a course or program is on Wednesday, March 25 at 4p.m.. This withdrawal deadline applies to winter semester courses that are 15 weeks in length. Withdrawal is a voluntary decision to exit a course or program. There are various reasons a student may choose …

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Instrumentation student games on campus from March 13 to 14

Multi-instrument calibration is one of four challenges in the international instrumentation student games, which will be hosted at SAIT on March 13 and 14. The SAIT chapter of the International Society of Automation (ISA) is hosting students from across Canada and the United States for two days of automation challenges, …

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Convenient Genetics

Obtaining a genetic profile is now as easy as purchasing contact lenses off of eBay, opening up people to a world of interesting and potentially life changing information about themselves. 23andMe is a company that offers genetic profiling to anyone willing to shell over $200 and a saliva sample. “Anyone …

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A fond farewell

The Weal is saying goodbye to its staff for the 2014-2015 year, as they leave for practicums, and graduation soon after. As happens each year, the torch has been passed—red pens for copyediting in this case—and a new crop of editors and writers going into their second year at SAIT, …

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Duty Calls

Feb. 26 Theft (Vehicle) At 11:04 a.m. a SAIT student reported to security that his vehicle had been stolen the previous day from the J1 parking lot. The student said that his vehicle had been parked there the previous day between 7:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. A report was filed …

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Avoid Textbook Sticker Shock

As if the cost of higher education isn’t challenging enough already, buying textbooks can be another big hit to the student wallet. Fortunately, you have options. Here are some ways to still get your hands on a textbook for the next semester while spending smart. Shop Around You might find …

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Duty Calls

Feb. 19 Calls for Service At 10:57 a.m., a residence staff member of the Begin Tower contacted security reporting the discovery of ammunition and knives in one of the rooms. At 11 a.m., a patrol officer and security supervisor were on site where they proceeded to the room and located …

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Know your utilities!

With winter in full swing, Calgary citizens add layers to their clothing and dollar bills to their utility providers. Comprehending the fluctuations in the inevitable bill payments can be a bit cumbersome, so many just look the other way and pay. The cold days of winter months make most people want …

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Duty Calls

Feb. 7 Disorderly Conduct/Disturbance At around 2 a.m., security received a phone call from an East Hall staff member about a noise complaint. Three patrol officers were on site at 2:04 a.m., and proceeded to the room from which the noise complaint had come from. Upon arriving at the room, …

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SAITSA Executive Corner – Have your say in the provincial budget

Over the past few months, the price of oil has dropped significantly. Not so bad when you realize the savings at the pump, but this also means that Alberta is estimating a shortfall of $7 billion in revenue. The Government of Alberta has recently put out a budget consultation survey. …

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Get schooled, get money, avoid debt

Executive Corner with VP Academic Kimmi Nguyen If post-secondary education weren’t important, there wouldn’t be students here at SAIT. Whether it be a diploma, degree, technical training or upgrading, we are here to acquire knowledge and skills so that we can secure a job, as well as our future. Obtaining …

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Duty Calls

Jan. 28 Medical At 9:45 a.m., security was notified of a 911 call via automated notification from a room in the Stan Grad building, where a student was suffering from a seizure. A security supervisor and patrol officer were on site at 9:50 a.m., and proceeded to meet with Emergency …

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Duty Calls

Jan. 22 Medical At 6:46 p.m., the security office received a phone call from 911 dispatch explaining that Emergency Medical Services (EMS) were on their way to SAIT to assist an individual in the Campus Centre pool. Security escorted the Calgary Fire Department (CFD) and EMS to V104, arriving at …

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Work for your campus newspaper

Gain hands-on experience as a multimedia journalist, meet people, and get paid to do it. Immediate openings for writers, photographers, and editors. Email you resume and cover letter to: brent.calver@edu.sait.ca.  

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Duty Calls

Jan. 12 Disorderly Conduct/Disturbance At 12:05 p.m., security received a phone call from a SAIT staff member reporting an intoxicated student in the John Ware building. The employee suspected that the student was intoxicated because he was unable to open his locker. At 12:10 p.m., two patrol officers were on …

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