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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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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Métis Endowment Fund

Métis endowment fund secured for $950,000 

Gift paves way for increasing Métis enrollment and support at SAIT SAIT has announced the establishment of a new Métis Endowment Fund, made possible by major donations from the Métis Education Foundation and TransCanada. Through a partnership between SAIT, the Metis Education Foundation (through the Rupertsland Institute), and TransCanada, a …

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OTSG

SAIT OTSG lab opens to demonstrate in-situ hydrocarbon extraction technology

Once Through Steam Generation (OTSG) Lab helps students and faculty develop expertise SAIT students and faculty now have access to a cutting-edge technology used in oil sands in-situ extraction operations on campus. The Once Through Steam Generation (OTSG) lab opened in Nov. 2018 to provide students and faculty an opportunity …

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Naked Girls Reading YYC

Naked Girls Reading YYC: From titillation to inspiration

Local show journeys from sensationalized nudity to empowerment and inclusivity Calgary may not be the first city that comes to mind when you hear the words “nude literary salon,” but the local chapter of international show sensation Naked Girls Reading has quickly gone from titillation to inspiration for the women …

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