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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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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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

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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