Inside SAIT Environmental Technology

SAIT’s Environmental Technology (EVT) program is a small and close-knit group in the MacPhail School of Energy, whose graduates work in a wide variety of fields including conservation, remediation, and consulting.   Although the program is small, students have not been immune to the difficult employment realities facing graduates today. …

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Little Bathroom of Horrors

Maybe you’re hanging at the Odyssey, watching a Trojans game, or simply on your way to the train, and it hits you. That pressure that we know all too well.   You gotta pee.   Why couldn’t this have happened in the Aldred building, or, quite frankly, any other building …

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SAIT School of Business Students apply their skills in Dominica

Over the past three years, the SAIT School of Business has sent students to developing countries in partnership with the Chartered Professional Accountants Education Foundation (CPAEF) of Alberta.   The goal of these trips is for students to apply their skills to help the communities they visit, as well as …

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Cannabis up in smoke on campus?

SAIT’s cannabis prohibition aroused response from SAIT students and faculty, and is drawing the attention of Saitsa Board members.   With SAIT being a public space, SAIT’s first response in creating the procedure document for Smoking and Use of Tobacco Products was to follow the City of Calgary guidelines outlined …

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Saitsa Safewalk

  As the daylight hours lessen as winter takes its nasty toll, students need not worry when travelling on campus or nearby to their homes. Campus Safewalk is here to help. The Saitsa Campus Safewalk is run by volunteers who help fellow students get home safely in the dark. The …

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Sharing the experiences of students with disabilities

Dec. 3 is the International Day for Persons with Disabilities, and SAIT student Shalom Heinsen is looking to create a yearly event that will help build bridges between people with disabilities attending SAIT and the rest of the student body.   Heinsen is in her first year of the Legal …

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SAIT and YouQuest support people with young-onset dementia

Every Thursday, the SAIT community are joined by participants of YouQuest, a registered charity that works with people afflicted with young-onset dementia.

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Saitsa Rebrand

This summer, Saitsa updated its brand identity (colours, logo, font, and website) for the new school year. The logo was changed from the previous red and white crest, to a lowercase word with an asterisk-type shape. Stephanie Collins, Saitsa Marketing and Communications Manager, believes the rebrand was necessary to help …

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Student Parents need to find a balance

Going back to school as a parent presents unique challenges and stresses, and without support, those stresses can become overwhelming. Amanda Metcalfe has been upgrading at SAIT, and is looking forward to entering the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program in the future. She also has two daughters, ages 6 and 8. …

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Saitsa Executive Council Members Introduce Themselves and Outline Objectives for the Upcoming Year

In August, The Weal sat down for a roundtable discussion with the Saitsa Executive Council (EC). Each member of the EC introduced themselves, talked about their priorities for the upcoming academic year, updated the Weal’s readers on last year’s initiatives, and gave tips for student success at SAIT. Ryan Morstad …

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Post-Secondary Education in Alberta After the Provincial Election

In August, The Weal spoke with Advanced Education Minister Demetrios Nicolaides and Saitsa VP External Garrett Koehler to determine what impacts students will feel after the results of this past spring’s Alberta provincial election. “One of our immediate priorities is to strengthen apprentice learning in the post-secondary system,” Nicolaides told …

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The great hot dog debate

  The classification of the beloved hot dog may seem like a simple question, but as it turns out, the answer isn’t quite as cut and dry as many think. So, where does the hot dog fit?                                                            Is it a sandwich in the traditional sense? Does it defy such …

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What would you like to see in the new proposed student centre?

SAITSA announced on Jan. 23 that a new student centre was being planned for SAIT’s main campus. SAIT students have a lot of ideas of how that new space should be used. April Pasion, a first-year travel and tourism student said we need more study space on campus. “The library …

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Hungry for Success

Teniola Aliu’s journey began when he escaped an unjust and corrupt government in Lagos, Nigeria. He played in the Nigerian major league basketball team and is now trying to become a guard for the SAIT Trojans basketball team for their next season. Aliu, 20, grew up in Lagos and currently …

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Naloxone,

Naloxone training free for students

The opioid crisis has claimed more than 8,000 Canadian lives since 2016, according to StatsCan.  To help turn the tide, SAIT and Alberta Health Services (AHS) have partnered to offer numerous free Naloxone training sessions on SAIT campus. Naloxone is a drug that can temporarily reverse the effects of an …

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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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HIPE Hospital Day

HIPE Hospital Day builds communication in medicine

Paramedics, lab techs, nurses, doctors, and more filled the Senator Burns building in the name of patient care, and how they can all work better as a team. Students from SAIT, the University of Calgary, Bow Valley College and Mount Royal University came to SAIT campus on Feb. 23 for …

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