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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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Seasonal Affective Disorder

How sunlight affects student psychology With the end of the summer months comes less sunshine, and while for some, waking up early may pose a challenge year-round, evidence shows that dark mornings may have specific effects on certain people. Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.) is a condition associated with a change …

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History in the making

Serving the SAIT community with a focus on students’ interests

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A toast to collaboration

Tool Shed Brewing Company partners with SAITSA Centenni-Ale raises a glass to 100! SAIT’s hundredth birthday marks a major milestone in the school’s history, and now, a newly crafted beer is helping usher in the celebration. Commemorating ten decades of instruction, “Centenni-Ale” was designed by the local Tool Shed Brewing …

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Let them eat cake

You can have your cake and eat it too SAIT’s centennial arrived on Oct. 16, 2016 and so did its centennial cake. “Big, beautiful, spectacular, and just a collaboration of ideas,” said Amethyst Thompson, a second-year baking and pastry arts student describing the vision behind the biggest edible cake SAIT’s …

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Craft Tuesday

Students express to destress Crafty Tuesday is a great way to be creative, meet friends and break the overlying tensions that can lurk on a campus. Every Tuesday, the Student Support Centre hosts this fun event from noon to 4 p.m., providing students with a creative way to release stress …

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Shop consciously

Calgary consignment: reduce, reuse and save Staying on trend and on budget can prove to be a difficult task for students, but what if it was possible to look great, save money and help the environment all in one go? Consignment stores have been around for a long time and, …

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Emotional Intelligence

Academic Support on Campus Late-October is fast approaching and, before you know it, SAIT students will be writing midterm exams. This can be a stressful time for students and, if not careful, the workload can begin to snowball and leave learners under a huge amount of pressure. This has a …

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Behind the scenes

A look at the SAIT Centennial Happy birthday, SAIT. The centennial celebration was held on campus over the weekend and everyone is pumped and SAIT-proud. Alumni, students, instructors and staff are all basking in the glow of the centennial weekend celebrations. People gathered together on Oct. 15 and 16 to …

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One hundred years ago

Archives provide a glimpse of SAIT’s formative years Browsing through the SAIT Archives, it becomes immediately clear that we attend an institution with deep roots in this city. “SAIT has a rich history. There’s not much in Calgary that is 100 years old,” said Karly Sawatzky, SAIT’s archivist. Every day, …

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Home away from home

Personalizing a dorm room cheaply and cheerfully Living in residence is a new and exciting experience for students with new surroundings and new studies. With a few DIY tricks, and budget savvy advice for students, one can personalize their room so they can feel at home on campus. The most …

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A taste of the good life at a great price

The Highwood Restaurant Review The perception that The Highwood is some fancy, high-end restaurant is true. The assumption that it’s too expensive, however, is false. The sound of cutlery hitting plates and table chatter floods the entrance of The Highwood, along with an all-consuming, mouth-watering aroma. Ingredients fresh from SAIT’s …

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Festive Fall Food

Students’ guide to festival feasting SAIT students have a plethora of fall food choices on campus. With a change in weather comes the final harvest. Besides your basic pumpkin spice latte, here are some featured fall menu items around campus. Odyssey Coffeehouse (Campus Centre Building) The Odyssey has trendy drinks …

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