SAITSA update

This week I had the chance to sit down with myself, and ask some hard hitting questions.   Who am I? What do I do? What are my interests?   My name is Alex Dimopoulos and I am your SAITSA President. My main interests are student concerns internally and externally. …

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The EC is here for you

Dear Students, I would like to thank the Weal for their commitment to providing a space for us, your elected representatives, to communicate in an unfiltered and impactful way. While The Weal is funded by SAITSA, they are in no way obligated to provide this space for us. We are …

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Advocacy win for SAITSA

Earlier this year, I was cleaning my office when I found a tube with old posters from various advocacy campaigns created by my predecessors. One of the posters, circa 2014, read ‘We Support Secondary Suites.’ Just a couple weeks ago, I chatted with a co-worker who, nearly ten years ago, …

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SAITSA is advocating for you

This is an exciting time for advocacy here at SAITSA. As I write this article, I am with my fellow student delegates of the Canadian Alliance of Students Associations (CASA), in Ottawa, training for what we call Advocacy Week. For those who aren’t involved in our advocacy efforts, or haven’t …

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Executive Corner: Smoking on campus

Smoking on campus is an issue that I believe needs to be talked about on campus this year. There are mixed feeling on what should happen to smoking on SAIT campuses. By law, smokers are to be 10 metres away from doorways when smoking and absolutely no smoking inside buildings. …

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On Failure

Connor Goodfellow VP Student Life “Mistakes are a fact of life. It is the response to the error that counts.” -Nikki Giovanni Failure is important. We’ve all done it, and we will all continue to fail time and time again, until the end of the human race.  Each time we …

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SAIT Famous

Alex Dimopoulos SAITSA VPA SAIT Famous is a name that has been making its way around SAITSA. I want to take this opportunity to claim ownership of this phrase. The name was an ongoing joke that I had with the SAITSA Board Chair, Mitch Holt. We would pass each other …

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Finding your voice

Connor Goodfellow Vice President Student Life For a number of weeks, my friend and co-worker, David Morales, had been urging me and the rest of SAITSA’s Executive Council to attend a SAIT Sayers meeting, our resident Toastmasters club.  David was hosting the meeting, and after introductions he called a long-standing …

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SAIT politics

Alex Dimopoulos  Vice President Academic The prime minister of Canada was at your school. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau came to SAIT twice in 2016, once in the spring time and again just before Christmas.  The first time, Canada’s prime minister visited classrooms and shops in the Thomas Riley Building.  The …

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Academic Update!

You may be wondering, “What’s Alex Dimopoulos up to nowadays.” This week on the Executive Corner, I feel the student body deserves an update from the office of the Vice President Academic. I am happy to share my experience and hope all stakeholders in the SAIT community take a read …

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On freaking out

Connor Goodfellow  VP Student Life With midterms, project deadlines and general anxiety around every corner at this point in the semester, I thought that this month I would share the story of my most stressful day at work. I hope it’s good for a laugh. Back in the summer of …

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Free money

Alex Dimopoulos VP Academic “…and The SAITSA Award goes to…” A quote from last year’s president, Brigitte Matheson when handing out the entrepreneur award at the 2015/16 awards show. SAITSA awards are given out once a year to over 30 students with over $30,000 available. These awards are separate and …

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The dangers of over-committing

Mikayla Schaffer SAITSA VP External Growing up I was surrounded by adults, specifically over-achieving adults who always seemed to be able to juggle the world on their shoulders along with their family, their career and still have enough spare time left over to make it appear easy. Watching these adults …

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On living

Connor Goodfellow VP Student Life It surprises me now that only a few short years ago I had never heard of mental health. As a first-year student with the delusion of invincibility that comes with being eighteen years old, the concept that anything could be wrong with my mind or …

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Lead by example

Gar Gar SAITSA President Leadership is a skill, in which all of us can learn and excel on it – but we must be passionate and willing to learn, thankfully all SAIT student do have that passion. During my term, I have come to learn three valuable lessons in what …

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50 Years of Tolerance

Alex Dimopoulos SAITSA Vice President Academic This story is dedicated to my grandmother and her devotion to family. What is family?  Some say it is only your blood relatives, others say it can be whoever you choose to identify as family members. I have realized that family does not always …

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Two careers diverged by parental expectations

I don’t want to just say “do what you love.” I understand some people don’t have that luxury, they have to do what they need to do to get by. However, I do want to say this; when it comes to picking a career, there are two things to keep …

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Connors Corner

Connor Goodfellow Vice President Student Life On Originality In grade four (maybe five) I found a letter from my secret admirer. It wasn’t a physical letter but a Word document, saved in my private student drive. The admirer let me know that they were thinking about me and that they …

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Mikayla Schaffer

VP External Q: As VP External, what do you do for students? A: I work in tandem with our external advocacy organizations to ensure the voice of SAIT students is heard at both a provincial and federal level by the government. Additionally, I work closer to home to advocate on …

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