Ruwald Defortier

The end of a die-hard Wealie’s era: Ruwald de Fortier says farewell

Well friends, it’s the end of an era for me. It’s been a blast taking the reins of this grand magazine this past year, and steering it in a direction for a bright future. I entered the SAIT Journalism program with the intent on one day working as a music …

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Calgary Comic Expo returns.

The Calgary Entertainment and Comic Expo returns to Calgary, attracting artists, cosplayers, and collectors from all over the province. Thursday night was the first day of the 4-day event, that brought guest celebrities from many favourite movies, television and web series. It was Calgarian Jennah Amin’s first time at the …

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SAIT’s School of Hospitality and Tourism ranked 27th in world

On March 4, CEOWORLD released their annual list of Best Hospitality and Hotel Management Schools in the World rankings for 2019, and SAIT’s School of Hospitality and Tourism placed at number 27, up ten spots from the previous year. SAIT is the only Canadian school on the list, which features …

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SAIT launches new Integrated Water Management Diploma

As concerns about sustainable water issues begin to gather mainstream attention, SAIT honoured UN World Water Day by hosting two major events and announcing a new program for students interested in a career in this field. On Tuesday March 19, SAIT held an event in Heritage Hall to announce the …

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SAITSA Executive Council members discuss plans

Last week, the Weal spoke with SAITSA Executive Council (EC) members Ryan Morstad, Tanya Pittis and Garrett Koehler, about the SAITSA Executive Council election, goals for the upcoming academic year, and ways students can better their SAIT experience. After the dust settled on March’s EC vote, one of the unique …

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SAIT Enactus Club makes remarkable achievements this academic year

Through dedication and hard work, the SAIT Enactus club received second-runner-up in the Scotiabank Youth Empowerment Challenge with its projects, Case Clash and Think Beyond High School (TBH), in the Western Regional Expositions on Feb. 28 and Mar. 1 in Calgary.

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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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