Happy Birthday, SAIT!

SAIT celebrates 100 years Thousands joined in SAIT’s centennial celebrations including cake cutting, family activities, an international food fair, and the opening of a 1966 time capsule. The day ended with a concert by Canadian musician Dan Mangan and a fireworks display at 7:16 p.m.

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Builders of SAIT

A history of SAIT’s buildings’ names A) Senator Patrick Burns (1856-1937) was a Canadian rancher and self-made man. Burns moved to Calgary in 1890, where he established P. Burns and Company. The cattle company became one of the world’s largest integrated meatpacking empires. At one point, his cattle ranches were …

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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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Letter to the Editor

In response… Is there pride at SAIT? I was a bit disappointed that the Weal article, Is there pride at SAIT?, did not include more information about SAIT’s recent LGBT student club. Although I am sure continuity and funding are challenges with any club, it seemed to me, this club …

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Calgary Transit is On-It

New bus routes to reach communities outside Calgary Getting to SAIT from outside of Calgary is about to get easier. On Oct. 11, public transit extended its reach to communities south of Calgary. The new transit program On-It is a regional transit pilot and provides bus routes from Calgary to …

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Editorial

Taken from The Weal, published Mar. 18, 1926 This being the first issue of the first paper published by the Students’ Association, we naturally feel that we are sailing in uncharted waters. We are assured, however, of the moral and material support of the heads of the Institute and all …

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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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You’re invited: SAIT’s Centennial celebrations

Celebrate 100 years with SAIT on Oct. 16 SAIT is celebrating its 100th birthday, and all current students and alumni are invited to the festivities. “Students are our VIPs,” said Cathy Downey, director of the Centennial Project. “We’re celebrating 100 years and remembering who’s first around here – our students.” …

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Have your voice heard

The importance of getting involved in student politics to make a difference With the upcoming Board of Directors elections, SAITSA representatives say they hope students continue to get more involved in campus politics. “There is an emergence of more interaction with government within the younger generation, and I think that …

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Importance of Voting: Q&A with Rachel Paris

Students encouraged to vote in upcoming BOD election The Weal caught up with Rachel Paris, SAITSA’s governance and advocacy manager, to learn more about voting. The Weal: How do students vote in the upcoming  Board of Directors (BOD) elections? Rachel Paris: SAITSA uses Votenet, an online voting system, to distribute …

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Less is more

Sensory deprivation tanks a stress relief for students With the compounded stress levels students face daily, the removal of external senses could help reduce the anxiety that stems from school, work and daily life. Sensory deprivation tanks — also known as float tanks — aim to do just that. “Floating …

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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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Is it worth living on campus?

Cost of living on SAIT residence in Calgary’s changing rental market The high cost of living on campus has been a common grievance amongst residents, says Hayley Babonau, a first-year travel and tourism student at SAIT. Babonau, originally from Grand Prairie, Alta., chose to live on campus because she didn’t …

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You down to BOD?

Students encouraged to run for new Board of Directors Nominations are coming up for the 2016-17 SAITSA Board of Directors (BOD), and SAITSA wants all interested students to apply. “The BOD ensures that SAITSA is being responsible and accountable to our members: the students,” says Rachel Paris, governance and advocacy …

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Mindful Meditation

Student Development and Counselling pilots wellness walks on campus Promoting mental wellness among students is something SAIT’s Student Development and Counselling plans to address through wellness walks. According to a study released by the Canadian Association of College and University Student Services (CACUSS), one in three post-secondary students report their …

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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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Kicking off the party

SAIT’s 100th birthday begins with alumni The Alumni Awards on Sept. 22, will celebrate SAIT’s finest graduates, marking one of the first centennial events of the institute’s 100th birthday. “It’s fun to celebrate not just this year’s recipients, but also to recognize one hundred years of SAIT achievements,” said Pamela …

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Is there pride at SAIT?

SAITSA hoping to build inclusivity on campus for LGBT students As students begin to join clubs and meet like-minded individuals, they might notice one club missing on the roster – a club for gender diversity, or LGBT. “Being a trades school, we kind of have a reputation of not being …

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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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Standing out in the job hunt

SAIT provides students with valuable services for finding employment Students are being encouraged to connect with SAIT’s Student Employment and Career Centre during their first semester to help ensure they stand out from the crowd when they start job-hunting. “If I could go back in time, I would have gone …

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