Celebrating Pride at SAIT

Fourth annual Pride Day to take place on campus SAITSA will be holding its fourth annual Pride Day on Feb. 16, with a flag raising and other events around campus. The day will start with the raising of a pride flag in front of the Stan Grad and  Johnson Cobbe …

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Building a future

Indigenous women discuss barriers in the industry The Women of Applied Research and Innovation Services (ARIS) hosted an event at Chinook Lodge, SAIT’s Aboriginal resource centre, on Jan. 25, as part of an ongoing mentorship series. The event’s focus was to discuss barriers for women in science, technology, engineering and …

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Construction planning certificate now offered at SAIT

SAIT is offering a new construction program geared towards helping industry workers gain the skills necessary in project management. The Construction Planning Certificate of Achievement is being offered through the School of Construction, in partnership with the School of Business. “The program is based on the national training standard that …

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Something to talk about

Jan. 25 is Bell Let’s Talk Day Canadians will be taking part in a conversation about mental health for Bell Let’s Talk Day on Jan. 25. The annual event is part of an initiative by Bell to raise awareness on mental health issues and to reduce the associated stigma that …

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Good food at a good price

Student Resource Centre offers great deals to students SAITSA’s Resource Centre had a very busy holiday season, with many different programs and deals being offered to students. Among the offers was the Good Food Box program, run in tandem with Community Kitchen Calgary, a volunteer organization that aims to help …

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Breaking the cycle

NGO donates bicycles to victims of human trafficking SAIT students may have an opportunity to help those less fortunate by volunteering for, or donating to, 88 Bikes, a non-governmental organization focused on helping survivors of human trafficking. 88 Bikes provides bicycles to girls who have survived the horrors of human …

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Rainbow reception

Celebrating sexual orientation diversity SAITSA will be holding a ‘rainbow reception’ mixer at the Odyssey Coffeehouse on Nov. 22 from 5 to 8 p.m., with the goal of starting an LGBTQ club. The event, which is serving as an incubator for a new club, will serve alcohol, play live music …

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Addressing an epidemic

SAIT participates in REDress campaign Chinook Lodge will be promoting the REDress campaign in December to bring awareness to the growing number of missing and murdered indigenous women and children in Canada. The lodge, SAIT’s indigenous resource centre in the Senator Burns building, will be hanging red dresses around campus, …

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SAIT is going green

Grant awarded to develop energy-efficient solutions The University of Calgary (U of C) in partnership with SAIT has been awarded a $75 million grant to research techniques used to reduce the impact of energy extraction on the environment. The grant, which is part of the Canada First Research Excellence Fund …

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Blast from the past

Weal editors from the 60s visit current staff during SAIT centennial The Weal office was the location of a rare gathering on SAIT’s centennial, as former and current Wealies met to share stories of life on campus. Five former Weal editors from the late 60s were in attendance, imparting words …

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Put yourself in their shoes

Uproar over increased tuition You’re an international student returning to SAIT for your second year of studies. You go to the registrar’s office to pay your tuition, only to find out that the price of your course has risen nearly 40 per cent. What do you do? For Jennifer Drew, …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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