Changes ahead for ContainR site

An iconic city-owned site near the Sunnyside LRT station is going to be turned into subsidized affordable housing, which will be available to students and others who fit that bill. The Sunnyside triangle site (1040 2 Avenue N.W.) is the current site of ContainR, a pop-up venue and a meeting …

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His or her washrooms

Universally accessible washrooms create an all-inclusive environment The funds are in place to put universally accessible washrooms throughout SAIT, but it’s just a matter of time before the washrooms are installed. Shan Robertson, manager of Learning Skills Services at SAIT, said single-stall universally accessible washrooms, which offer improved privacy and …

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Watch out this winter

Bed bugs can survive in the winter, but there are contemporary ways to detect them Even with the winter season approaching, bed bugs are still a threat to Calgarians. Teena Wilson, owner of a bed bug detecting company called Night Night Sleep Tight, uses dogs as an innovative way to …

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The cycle of violence

Colonization still showing its effects within Aboriginal communities Understanding trauma within Aboriginal communities is a crucial step in working with those communities, said a registered social worker. Barb Barclay, southern regional manager of the Native Counselling Services of Alberta, stated the act of colonization and residential schools played a huge …

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Rebuilding Red Crow Community College

A southern Alberta college is desperate for funds to rebuild after its main building was destroyed two months ago in a fire. The Red Crow Community College (RCCC), located on the Blood Reserve near Cardston, Alta., was the first tribal college in Canada, and on Aug. 14 its main building …

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Q&A With Tim Kenny

A new speaker series will bring indigenous elders, speakers, and academics to Calgary starting this fall. RedX Talks will have its first event at Mount Royal University on Oct. 10 at noon, with more talks planned for the near future. Tim Kenny is part of the media and communications team …

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More can be done to implement Aboriginal studies into SAIT’s curriculum.

Coordinator of SAIT’s Chinook Lodge said there could be more done in the institution to accommodate aboriginal customs and traditions. Angela Grier, coordinator of Chinook Lodge, spoke with a panel that was held in SAIT’s Chinook Lodge on Friday, Sept. 18, 2015. The panel talked about issues put forth by …

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New SAITSA app sets bar high for other campus apps

SAITSA released a new mobile app this semester, and the makers of the app have been impressed with how fast students are downloading it and making connections. Shona Sutherland is the communications coordinator for SAITSA and said OOHLALA Mobile, a Montreal-based company that is behind the app, was blown away …

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SAIT welcomes back students with ANNUAL POWWOW

SAIT held its annual powwow over the weekend, and participants feel it’s a step in the right direction. Janine Ironquill, of the Stoney Nakoda First Nation, took part in the powwow that was held in SAIT’s Stan Grad Centre on Sept. 12, 2015. She danced in the Women’s Jingle Dress …

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SAIT’s Culinary Campus gets involved in upcoming Doors Open YYC

Doors Open (DO) YYC is offering a behind-the-scenes sneak peak into local companies, and SAIT’s very own Culinary Campus is taking part. April Schaly is the marketing communications specialist for SAIT and reveals how SAIT Culinary Campus is involved. “We are hosting cooking demonstrations on fresh hummus and flatbread,” says …

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High hopes for next year

SAIT women’s hockey team turn a loss into fuel. Despite a huge injury problem, SAIT’s hockey coach was able to bring the women’s team to the playoffs this year. Terry Larson has been with the women’s hockey team for seven seasons, and an injury problem is not something that any …

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Clay all the way: A pottery story

Having the power to make art out of clay at 2,200 degrees Fahrenheit is just one of the attractive features of pottery throwing. Students are able to make artful pieces to decorate their space as well as functional pieces that can be used every day. “The length of time it …

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Weightlifting good option for women

Women at SAIT aren’t letting men have all the fun when it comes to working out in the gym. Maria Bracho, though not a SAIT student, has frequented  the SAIT gym for over two years and doesn’t let the ratio of men to women put her off. “There are more …

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Finding Your Own Spiritual Truth: An Interview With Dr. Badri Rickhi

With the stress of deadlines, family, relationships, and work, students can look to spiritual leaders to help ease their load. Renowned psychiatrist Dr. Badri Rickhi provides insight on how students can deal with their problems and turn them into life-altering lessons. “I’ve always felt an investment in students,” said Rickhi. …

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