50 Student signatures is all it takes

SAITSA is looking to encourage students to run for the SAITSA Board of Directors (BOD) in an effort to ensure SAIT students have full political representation.  “We want students to know that being part of the board is an extremely amazing opportunity to develop leadership skills, make new friends and …

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Conditional Transparency

The SAITSA elections results on March 30, 2017 welcomed a new team of executive council members. Some old, some new, but all with the same bottom line: To make SAIT the best possible experience for students through engagement, transparency and advocacy. Students had a first hand chance to learn what …

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Reclaiming the next 150 years

Canada 150 in contention with indigenous nations On July 1, Canada will be celebrating 150 years of Confederation, but for many indigenous people, the event marks over a century of colonialism. “The indigenous community is not celebrating the past 150 years,” said Jean Dube, an indigenous student advisor at SAIT. …

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Building a better budget

Advanced Education to receive billions from 2017 budget The provincial government released the 2017 budget on Tuesday, March 16, allocating funds to the University of Alberta (U of A) and University of Calgary (U of C) for campus construction projects. “Every institution will receive [funding],” said Marlin Schmidt, Alberta Minister …

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Conditional transparency

Student government calls for transparency amidst controversy The SAITSA elections results on March 30, 2017 welcomed a new team of executive council members. Some old, some new, but all with the same bottom line: To make SAIT the best possible experience for students through engagement, transparency and advocacy. Students had …

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Calgary’s plan for Canada’s 150

Canada’s 150 years of Confederation is coming up on July 1, and Canadian communities are excited to celebrate. There are 19 cities that are official celebration sites for Canada 150. Calgary is the official celebration site for Southern Alberta. The City of Calgary is working with the Department of Heritage …

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Vimy Ridge Centennial

Calgary Military Museums to commemorate WWI battles The Calgary Military Museums will be commemorating the 100-year anniversary of the historic First World War Battle of Vimy Ridge on Sunday, April 9. “[Vimy Ridge] was a major achievement for us as Canadians,” said Rory Cory, senior curator at the Military Museums. …

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SAITSA Board of Directors under review

The SAITSA Board of Directors (BOD) is currently working with the Watson Governance Review to ensure the board is running to the best of its ability. The governance review is taken approximately every 10 years and is commonly employed by organizations to help ensure their goals are successful. Currently three …

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Fly away with SAIT

Travel and Tourism program students plan travel The SAIT Travel and Tourism program is hosting their annual Destinations Travel Expo to help students launch their next vacation. The travel expo will take place on Tuesday, April 11, from 9:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Irene Lewis Atrium located in …

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Results: Candidates celebrate win

Say hello to your new executive council. The executive council represents students and oversees quality of life on campus. President, Alex Dimopoulos, speaks on behalf of SAITSA to the media, the SAIT administration and industry leaders. The president leads the organization in a forward-thinking direction. “I feel excited. Wow. I’m …

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#SAIT100 photo mosaic

The centennial photo piece is ready for its big reveal The SAIT Centennial photo mosaic is set to be unveiled Tuesday, April 4, after reaching their goal of 9000 photos. The mural will feature photos from SAIT students, staff, and alumni. “It was always about the students, the faculty and …

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Year in review

Following up with SAITSA’s student executives The current SAITSA Executive Council has had a year to implement the goals they promised when campaigning in 2016. Gar Gar, SAITSA student president, is proud of the role he has played for SAIT students over the past year and the platform promises he …

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Seeking sanctuary

Montreal becomes Canadian sanctuary city On Monday, Feb. 20, Montreal became Canada’s fourth sanctuary city. Some citizens of Calgary are hopeful that the city will become a sanctuary city like Montreal. “It would be beneficial for everyone to bring in refugees in order to help them and help themselves,” said …

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BOD bids farewell to ASEC

Board voted to leave student lobby group to reduce financial strain The SAITSA Board of Directors (BOD) voted to leave the Alberta Students Executive Council (ASEC) and become a probationary member on Tuesday, Feb. 13. Mikayla Schaffer, SAITSA VP external, put forth a motion for SAITSA to become a probationary …

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What’s the Executive Council?

How much do you know about your student association? The executive council exists to improve the quality of life for students at SAIT. The council consists of The President, VP External, VP Academic and VP Student Life, and works in tandem with SAITSA staff to implement the goals and ideas …

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Hitting the slopes

SAIT wins big at Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race Back in February, SAIT competed with multiple colleges and universities across the country in the Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race, an engineering challenge where students are tasked with creating a fully functioning sled with multiple mechanical parts.  The SAIT team of …

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Living libraries

Sharing knowledge through word-of-mouth The written word has preserved humanity’s stories in libraries for generations. But, before that, we had the oral word stored in a human library. The Reg Erhardt Library and multiple departments across SAIT came together to create SAIT’s own version of the international Human Library through …

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SAIT instrumentation draws international interest

The sixth annual instrumentation games will be hosted at SAIT, and for the first time, the games will see competitors from across the globe. The games were organized by SAIT instrumentation students who reached out to colleges around the world. This year, the SAIT Chapter of the International Society of …

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BOD moves

SAITSA Board of Directors (BOD) meetings will now be taking place in the Ambrosia Room in the SAIT Campus Centre. In the past, BOD meetings have taken place on the third floor of Heritage Hall, which occupies SAIT’s executive offices. SAITSA BOD was asked by SAIT to discontinue its meetings …

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