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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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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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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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 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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Valentines day

Valentine’s Day date ideas on a budget

As Valentine’s Day approaches, broke college students everywhere are trying creative ways to have the perfect budget-friendly date night. Every Feb. 14, the world exchanges candy, flowers, and gifts with their loved ones, all in the name of St. Valentine.  “If you love someone, you don’t celebrate only once a …

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Allison Lockhart

Does Wonder Woman lift heavy?

Of course she does, and you should too. It’s easy to let worries hold us back from trying something new. Unfortunately, one thing a lot of women seem hesitant to try is lifting heavy weights. Allison Lockhart, three-time winner of Canada’s Strongest Woman, weighed in on the issue. Lockhart thinks …

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SAIT's Student Development and Counselling Department

The career… path or destination?

Making a career change is made easier with the help of free monthly workshops by SAIT Student Development and Counselling Department A year before graduating high school, the counsellors in my school asked each of us to consider what we wanted to do for a living. My answer? I wanted …

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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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Ben Tsui

The relevancy of reboots in film

I couldn’t tell you the amount of times I rolled my eyes while reading on Twitter that another one of my favorite childhood movies is being rebooted. Why is this happening? Why are so many of my favorite movies being rebooted? I think it all comes down to one simple …

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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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Big Winter Classic

Go BIG or go home Calgary’s Big Winter Classic festival prepares to heat up the town

Summer festivals compete to stand out, but for Adrian Urlacher, director of BIG, the winter festival was a much needed event. “We realized that there’s a massive hole,” said Urlacher.  “Every major market in Canada has a winter festival, and Calgary had none.” Urlacher’s motive for starting this festival was …

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Skiitour

West coast veterans Skiitour smash The Gateway to close out SAITSA’s Polar Jam

With the recent icy relations between Whistler and Calgary, DJ duo Skiitour came to the rescue at The Gateway on Jan. 12, bringing good vibes to thaw things out. The show, free for SAIT students, was the closing event for SAITSA’s Polar Jam, a week-long back-to-school events sponsored by Monster …

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SAITSA polar jam

Polar Jam breaks ice and kicks off the winter term

Kicking off the 2019 winter semester, SAITSA held its third annual Polar Jam, hosting various events all over campus throughout the week.  The host of events held by SAITSA included skating in the SAIT arena with free hot chocolate, the Polar Jam Expo, Wingo at the Gateway, a winter carnival …

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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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wedding costs

I don’t: Say no to high wedding costs

As we emerge from the aftermath of the holiday season, it seems that our Facebook feeds show a continuous stream of engagement posts and photos. While this is great – I’m nothing if not a romantic – engagements almost inevitably lead to weddings, one of the biggest shams going right …

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SAITSA donates $10 million to SAIT to reignite SAITSA HQ plans

$25 million still needed from the province along with the donation-to-be in SAIT’s hands for a SAITSA HQ. The SAIT Students’ Association announced today that it is donating $10 million to SAIT to help realize the goal of building a new student centre on campus sited for the south side …

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Seasonal depression has no single solution

There is no easy way to cure seasonal depression for students who are feeling blue this November, but exercise, nutrition, and social well-being may ease symptoms for those who are suffering. “There isn’t anything that is currently 100 per cent effective for everyone,” said Jaime Jenkins, mental health practitioner specializing …

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