Dry January

Dry January: worth the effort?

Dry January, the practice of abstaining from alcohol for the month of January, is underway and some are finding it harder than expected to avoid a cold bevvy.  After the holiday season, 23-year-old Kristen Turner said she wanted to cut out drinking in order to save money and take care …

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Simran Dhami

Volleyball veteran Simran Dhami makes ACAC history in final year

Middle Simran Dhami sets all-time blocks record Trojans women’s volleyball player Simran Dhami achieved ACAC legend status with the Nov. 21 game in Medicine Hat. The middle, who is originally from Golden, B.C., became the record holder for most all time blocks, outshining Lakeland College’s Michelle Laing, who previously set …

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Make Some Noise for Mental Health

Upping the volume: Make Some Noise for Mental Health returns for 2019 

Make Some Noise for Mental Health, the SAIT-made campaign runs for three weeks instead of one this year. The fourth annual Make Some Noise for Mental Health campaign kicked off at SAIT on Jan. 11, 2019 with some notable changes. This year’s campaign had a “handful of new things,” according …

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Winter Cycling Congress

Calgary hosts Winter Cycling Congress International experts to discuss riding in dark and snowy streets

Packing their spandex, headlamps, and helmets, cycling experts and enthusiasts from the world’s coldest cities have come to Calgary for the Winter Cycling Congress. The City of Calgary is hosting the 7th Winter Cycling Congress from Feb. 6 to Feb 8, 2019 within the new Central Library in downtown. The …

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SAIT MakerSpace

SAIT MakerSpace’s re-opening and anniversary: New location, more toys

For aspiring mad scientists or those that simply want to learn something new in a social and relaxed environment, SAIT MakerSpace, a knowledge transfer space on campus, is open once again. Celebrating its anniversary on Jan. 17, 2019 the SAITSA club offers a space on campus for students to share …

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Bob Probert documentary screened at Plaza Theatre

The life of legendary NHL enforcer Bob Probert has been put on the big screen by a local filmmaker. Tough Guy: The Bob Probert Story follows the “heavyweight champion of the NHL” from the 1980s and 1990s. The film follows Probert through his early days in hockey, his 16-year career …

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New Year's resolutions 2019

May all your troubles last as long as your New Year’s resolutions

I’m going to lose weight. I’m going to exercise every day. I’m going to go on a diet and stick to it – is that cake? Sound familiar? It seems every year, around the New Year, we set goals with every intention of keeping them, but many of us can’t …

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SAIT Trojans

Searching for a second-half surge: Trojans men’s hockey team keeping pace with top teams

SAIT Trojans men’s hockey head coach Brent Devost believes his team is one of the best in the conference, and one that will only get better when they return in January. At the fall semester break, the Trojans were 9-5-0, comfortably in fifth place in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference …

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Up-and-down first half for men’s volleyball new players and aggressive mindset lead to 10-4 start

After an up-and-down start, the SAIT Trojans men’s volleyball team finished their first half with a seven-game winning streak. At the winter semester break, the defending Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) champions had a 10-4 record, placing them second in the ACAC South Division. Their winning streak came after losing …

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Kensington consignment a thriving fashion community

By ditching fast fashion, students can stay on trend and within their budget by shopping at local consignment shops. And Kensington, just a stone’s throw from SAIT’s main campus, is brimming with unique and specially curated consignment shops. “You’re gonna find way cooler things at a consignment shop, because they’ve …

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Calgary Winter Activities

Come out of hibernation, Calgarians Light up your life at an outdoor light display

Calgarians don’t have to stay in hibernation mode for the next four months. In fact, getting some much needed exercise and enjoying a nice cup of hot cocoa could be exactly what is needed to chase those winter blues away. No matter what the weather is like, Calgarians are going …

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Alberta passes Bill 19, establishing new rules for post-secondary tuition and mandatory instructional fees

The provincial government of Alberta will soon pass a new bill enacting key changes to post-secondary education policy throughout Alberta, including new rules regarding tuition prices.  Bill 19, “An Act to Improve the Affordability and Accessibility of Post-Secondary Education”, passed its third reading in legislature on Nov. 20, meaning that …

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SAIT adopt a student family

SAITSA and SAIT join forces for Adopt-a-Student Family

Every year, students at SAIT have a chance to apply for the Adopt-a-Student Family program, and receive Christmas gifts for themselves and their family, purchased by staff. There are 47 student families who will be adopted this holiday season, all of whom will receive their gifts from Dec. 10-14, the …

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GIS sait

Drones, lasers, and the future of mapping: Verda Kocabas, geomatics guru, and SAIT Geographic Information Systems program academic chair Q&A

Verda Kocabas, the Academic Chair for the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) program at SAIT, is a geomatics guru, with a PhD in Geography from Simon Fraser University, and a career which includes consulting in the private sector. We spoke on how GIS has a boring name, but is actually mind-blowing, …

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Pfeffernusse cookies

How sweet it is: the value of homemade goods

A Pfeffernusse cookie recipe for a merry Christmas Christmas may not be my favourite holiday, but there is one element of it that even I can admit leaves other holidays in the dust: the food, especially the baked goods. However, while stores may be overflowing with sweet treats of every …

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Hoops hype: Trojans men’s basketball team first in the country with 10-0 start

The SAIT Trojans men’s basketball team, winning their first 10 games, finished the fall semester ranked first in the country.  The team climbed to first in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC), and their undefeated run also ranked them first in the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA). Everything is working …

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Whitehorse: a new twist on the classics. Whitehorse releases an instant classic with their new Christmas album

Now that the snow has begun falling and the temperature has begun plunging, it is time to dust off those Christmas albums, update your Spotify or Apple music, and listen to your favourite guilty pleasure Christmas song – except this year, you may have to add another album to your …

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Using film to create action Thirteenth annual Marda Loop Justice Film Festival kicks off important conversation

On November 13 at the new Central Library, the Marda Loop Justice Film Festival celebrated the opening night of its 13th year with a screening of the documentary “Bird of Prey” followed by a discussion with local naturalist Brian Keating. “When you look at a film like this, it shows …

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Out of the concussion dark room U of C experts, athletes discuss advances in concussion research

There is a path forward from the darkness of concussions, for both athletes who suffer them and for the larger sports world, say Calgary experts. On Nov. 15, the University of Calgary (U of C)’s Integrated Concussion Research Program held a free panel discussion of researchers, advocates, and ex-athletes, titled …

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Post post-secondary: finding success after school

One thing always at the forefront of students’ minds is what they will do after they complete their schooling. Will they be able to find a job? Will they be successful? Has school prepared them for the realities of the workplace?  Fortunately, it seems that SAIT grads can breathe easier …

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