28 days of happiness

Clap along for the Happiness Campaign SAIT’s Student Development and Counselling Services will be launching their annual Happiness Campaign beginning in February and lasting all month long.  This initiative is an opt-in e-mail campaign that will be sent out to students and staff every day for 28 days, featuring helpful, …

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SAIT offers free fitness

Complimentary classes this week in the SAIT gym SAIT recreation will be offering a free week of fitness classes starting Jan. 16 through Jan. 20. Students can expect the opportunity to drop into classes throughout the week and are able to choose from an array of options including spin, barre, …

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Organic panic

Exploring the latest food craze Healthy, balanced diets are consistently cited by experts as a means to increase energy, reduce factors related to heart and cardiovascular diseases and promote longevity. Maintaining a healthy diet, however, is often easier said than done. As for paying for it, well, that’s another story …

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Adventure awaits

Hitting the hills this holiday Winter hiking is often regarded as a daunting task, but it can also be one of the most rewarding experiences when done with the right mindset. As John Muir, a Scottish-American naturalist and author once said, “In every walk with nature, one receives far more …

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Travelling tips

Save money while travelling this break Students usually don’t have a lot of extra cash to spend on travelling, but the lucky few who do get to go home for the holidays or travel abroad, often wonder how to save money while travelling on a tight budget.  Many airlines now …

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I’ll be broke for Christmas

D.I.Y. Christmas gifts for the student budget While Christmas may be filling you up with eggnog, carols and cherished times, it will definitely be emptying your wallet.  The pressure to give better gifts while also trying to save up for a new iPhone 700-something can kill your bank account.  But …

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The weight of words

The untold power of speech An age-old maxim states that “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me,” yet it doesn’t take long to find real-life examples that counter this sentiment. Far from the playground antics of childhood, it’s easy to see that words do …

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Side effects may include: life

Innovation in male contraception raises controversy When it comes to male contraception, many people aren’t convinced that the side effects are worth the long-term protection it comes with.  A new study for male birth control published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, found that an injectable hormone could …

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Streamline your studying

Effective strategies to help you learn best Hitting bumps while studying is never fun. From the SAIT library to the Lamb Learner Success Centre, help is within reach. If you’ve come to realize that your way of studying is not doing you any justice, you may want to look for a …

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The weightless workout

Skip the gym but not the gains With winter approaching and shorter days in effect, many steer clear of the gym. However, skipping the weight room doesn’t have to mean skipping a workout.  “It’s true that working out in a gym gets you noticeable results quicker than working out without …

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Ethical eating

A week-long adventure in veganism After a final meal of burgers, chocolate, ice cream and everything else unhealthy, I’ve decided it’s time. I’m going vegan for a week.  The idea first came to me a few months back after watching a documentary called Earthlings. The documentary displayed the atrocities that …

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Mindful living

Meditation: How to get started The practice of meditation has the potential to help people achieve true happiness and a calm mind. Meditation can be used to reduce stress, aid in physical health, ease chronic pain and support better sleep, while improving mental and emotional well-being. People begin meditation for …

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Emotional Intelligence

Invisible pain, public problem The room was packed; the tone was dark. Some of the families were on their last straw and did not know where to turn next for help.  Our health care system and community agencies are overwhelmed by an influx of hundreds of people suffering from mental …

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Food guide about to expire

Health minister proposes changes to curb obesity Canada’s food guide was last revised in 2007, and now, nine years later, the federal government is making moves to update its guidelines in light of increased obesity rates.  In an Oct. 24 announcement, Health Minister Jane Philpott said the government will be …

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Dress to impress

Landing a job means dressing for the part Most soon-to-be graduates of SAIT are anticipating working in their respective fields, but some students have a hard time looking for work or don’t have the skills required to ace a job interview. During job interviews applicants not only have to show …

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The college guide to drinking

Know your brews Drinking in college is a time-honoured tradition, a rite of passage.  Yet, alcohol can have a steep learning curve in terms of consumption, so it’s important to know what you’re drinking and its effects.  It can be hard to learn your limits if you are unfamiliar with …

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I see bins of green

Composting at SAIT Reducing the amount of trash sent to landfills is a priority for SAIT’s facilities department. They have now begun the process of rolling out a new waste strategy. “My ultimate goal would be to get to an 80 per cent diversion rate,” said Delisa Daniel, manager of …

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Healthy body, healthy mind

A healthy work-life balance is possible for students College is a place of over-caffeinated students studying relentlessly, who continuously pull all-nighters and attend some of the best parties of their lives. That said, it doesn’t leave much room for physical activity or self care. Stress starts to creep in, and …

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Emotional Intelligence

Wellness Check-In November 1, 2, and 3 SAIT Student Development and Counselling Services is holding a Wellness Check-In on campus between Nov. 1 to 3. The event’s focus will be on students’ well-being. The objective of the event is to inform students that academic success is linked to personal well-being. …

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Stress on the mind

Week 9 and feeling fine It’s the middle of the semester and learning how to manage stress plays a big part in helping to stay calm when facing overwhelming circumstances. Jocelyn Deo, a second-year travel and tourism student at SAIT, has learned throughout her years at school how to manage …

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