SAITSA Executive Council

The results are in! 2019 SAITSA EC election winners announced

After a high-strung, two day SAIT Students’ Association Executive Council (EC) Election on SAIT campus, winners for the 2019-2020 EC were announced at the Gateway the afternoon of March 14, 2019. Tanya Pittis, Jess Beddow, and Garrett Koehler each won, and retained the positions of VP Academic, VP Student Life, …

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SAITSA Executive Council

SAITSA Executive Council Election Panel Night in summary

The night of March. 12, the Odyssey Coffeehouse held SAITSA’s 2019 Executive Council (EC) Elections Panel Night. All seven EC candidates answered questions and spoke to students on why they should be elected. The candidates pitched what they would bring if elected, and explained how their ideas would help the student …

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SAIT Pride Week celebrates LGBTQ+ students

SAIT’s Gender Sexuality Inclusion Committee rolled out rainbows this week This year’s SAIT Pride Week was one of the biggest ones yet, according to organizers. “Because we have a bit of a budget to work with, it’s allowed us to do a lot of the things we always wanted to …

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Calgary Transit

Calgary Transit C-Train Somerset-bound collides with SUV

Somerset-Bridlewood-bound Calgary Transit C-Train service was briefly delayed due to a collision at the SAIT LRT station’s crossing around 10 a.m., Feb. 8, 2019. As of 11:40 a.m. today, the car has been towed, and transit service has resumed according to a tweet by Calgary Transit. According to 660 News, …

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Is that cup of coffee doing more than keeping you up? The benefits and drawbacks of caffeine consumption

For most students, getting their morning coffee is a necessity. However, caffeine has both positive and negative effects on the body and mind that students should know about. “Caffeine has been shown to affect mood, stamina, the cerebral vascular system, and gastric and colonic activity,” wrote Betty Kovacs on the …

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Ellen Doty does her province proud with the Alberta Spotlight Showcase

Alberta musician Ellen Doty will give Calgarians a show to remember tonight at the National Music Centre as part of the Alberta Spotlight Series showcase.  The showcase puts on display the best talent Alberta has to offer. Started in 2018, the program is meant to showcase Alberta talent from various …

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Matthew Travaglini, the dominant Trojan Graduating running star: back-to-back cross-country national champion

A SAIT running star is leaving an outstanding athletic legacy after another stellar season. Matthew Travaglini is in his second and final year at SAIT, and has become one of Canada’s top runners. He just won his second consecutive national title at the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) championship in …

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Global Expo offers snapshot of cultural wonders, world culture, and travel tips

The Stand Grad Centre transformed into a hub of global culture with live dancing and information booths for Global Expo on Nov. 13 as part of International Education Week (IEW). One way SAIT students explore the world is through international education, which also allows people from abroad to come to …

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Honouring Indigenous people’s military service with National Aboriginal Veterans Day

The contribution of Canada’s Indigenous people to Canada’s military has gained attention thanks to a day of observance separate from Remembrance Day.  National Aboriginal Veterans Day, held on Nov. 8, was established in 1994 to recognize the military contributions of Indigenous people during Canada’s major conflicts of the 20th Century. …

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Lime Bikes: it beats walking American transportation company’s first Canadian venture in Calgary

Specks of green have been popping up around Calgary’s core in recent weeks, there one minute, and gone the next.  American transportation company Lime has made its way into many U.S. cities, including Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Philadelphia, but Calgary is the company’s first excursion into Canada. The green …

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Attention SAIT! Pay it forward this holiday season, artisan craft market coming to SAIT’s MacDonald Hall today

Students can pay it forward this holiday season by opting to support local artisans instead of big department stores and retail chains.   “When you meet artisans, you’ll quickly notice how passionate they are about their work. “You’re kind of buying a part of their dream when you support them,” …

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Red Dead Redeption 2 raises the bar for open world games

Rockstar Games released Red Dead Redemption 2 on Oct. 26th, and the game couldn’t be more perfect.  The gameplay, the sounds, like the people screeching in pain after they get their legs shot off with a double barrel, the wildlife that is always ripe for slaughter, and the interaction with …

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Speaking the same language

We Are The City on crafting new music We Are The City rocked the Gateway earlier this month, on Nov. 10.  The band, hailing from Kelowna, B.C., consists of singer singer-keyboardist Cayne McKenzie, guitarist David Menzel, and drummer Andrew Huculiak. The band performed songs from their latest album, At Night; …

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Nothing trashy about it, individuals can make a change for a better world

In a world with increasingly dire environmental outlooks, it can be hard for individuals to feel as though they can do anything to make a change.  However, there are ways for individuals to have a positive impact on the environment, just by making little changes and inspiring others to do …

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Counter the strain of the digital age with Hygge

Scandinavians agree that Canadians could benefit from the concept of hygge time, which might help make the winter a little less frosty, and a lot more cozy.   Winters in Scandinavian countries are long and cold, and days are short with very little light. According to Eva Mamchur at the …

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Home heartbreak for Trojans soccer Women win silver, men bronze at ACAC soccer championships

Both SAIT Trojans soccer teams fell short of gold, but still medalled, at the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conferences (ACAC) championships, held at SAIT from Oct. 25-28. The women’s team won silver, while the men managed to win bronze after an upset loss in the semi-finals.   Silver, and on to …

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Spreading the Inferno Calgary Inferno broadcasting four games on Sportsnet 960 The Fan

The Calgary Inferno of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League (CWHL) will have four of its games broadcast on Sportsnet 960 The Fan this season. According to the Fan’s Oct. 15 press release, they are “the first commercial radio station in North America” to do live play-by-play of the CWHL.  The …

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New Central Library captures hearts, blows minds

After years of design and construction, Calgarians finally experienced the gleaming interior of the new Calgary Central Library. The novel exterior of the $245-million, four-level building, located at 800 3 St SE where downtown Calgary interfaces with the East Village, was apparent for over a year to passersby. Following 750 …

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Clutch your purses SAIT, private property theft increasing

Keep that shiny new laptop in your sight, every year thousands of dollars worth of possessions are stolen on SAIT campus, and the problem might be getting worse. Data provided by SAIT campus security shows that from July 2015 to June 2018 there were 399 reported thefts on campus. 81 …

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Not just decorative: the meaning behind Movember

As we enter November, many men are excitedly starting No-Shave November, or Movember, a time when they can let their facial hair grow freely.  But how many people actually know what this hairy month is about? Unfortunately, it seems that the reason behind Movember aren’t very well-known.  “I don’t know …

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