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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Start the day off right with a personalized morning routine

Setting oneself up for success starts with a consistent morning routine. However, that could look different for everyone.  Shawna Curry, founder of Health Redesigned, a total-health solutions company, suggests students schedule their day around the type of person they are.  For morning people, it might be best for them to …

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Canadian folk music awards

Canadian folk talent shines at the Gateway for Canadian folk music awards

On Nov. 30, 2018 and Dec. 1, 2018, Canada’s best folk talent converged on the Gateway for the 2018 Canadian Folk Music Awards (CFMAs). The two-night event, which is part musical showcase and part awards ceremony, was the 14th annual event for the only award show dedicated to recognizing Canada’s …

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video games

Game smarter, not harder Set limits on the time and money you devote to video games

It’s no secret that many adults enjoy playing video games. Whether a person games on a console, computer, or phone, video games can provide a welcome distraction from the real world. Furthermore, they have value beyond simply being fun: they can relax, and build teamwork and problem-solving skills. They can …

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pollution

You are the problem… and the solution: The battle against Earth’s pollution crisis starts at home

Caring for the environment and living a waste-free lifestyle is a hot topic in today’s society, but while “saving the planet” is easier said than done, taking the plunge is all about small steps.  “Every action that [you] do counts, even if [you] think it’s a really small, insignificant change, …

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Grad 2019

Class of 2019, prepare for the hunt

Grad 2019 is just around the corner, and a new group of soon-to-be grads are anxiously waiting to land a job in the “real world.” To ease some of that pre-graduation anxiety, students can hit up SAIT’s Student Employment and Career Centre for help boosting their resumes and expanding their …

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New Year's resolutions 2019

May all your troubles last as long as your New Year’s resolutions

I’m going to lose weight. I’m going to exercise every day. I’m going to go on a diet and stick to it – is that cake? Sound familiar? It seems every year, around the New Year, we set goals with every intention of keeping them, but many of us can’t …

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SAIT Trojans

Searching for a second-half surge: Trojans men’s hockey team keeping pace with top teams

SAIT Trojans men’s hockey head coach Brent Devost believes his team is one of the best in the conference, and one that will only get better when they return in January. At the fall semester break, the Trojans were 9-5-0, comfortably in fifth place in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference …

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Calgary Winter Activities

Come out of hibernation, Calgarians Light up your life at an outdoor light display

Calgarians don’t have to stay in hibernation mode for the next four months. In fact, getting some much needed exercise and enjoying a nice cup of hot cocoa could be exactly what is needed to chase those winter blues away. No matter what the weather is like, Calgarians are going …

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SAITSA student clubs

SAITSA student clubs Clubs on campus offer new experiences for students

SAITSA offers students at SAIT the option to join an existing student club, or start a new one themselves, to add to their student experience. Currently, SAITSA has 62 registered clubs for students to choose from, including Anime and Gaming Club, Baking and Pastry Arts Club, Dungeons and Dragons Club, …

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Randy O’Dell Centre donation received to benefit electrical apprenticeship programs

Estate of the late electrician, and entrepreneur Randy O’Dell  provides largest single legacy donation ever received by SAIT. A substantial gift was given to SAIT on Nov. 13 to make a new space for certain electrical programs. The gift is from the estate of Randy O’Dell, founder of O’Dell Electric, who died …

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SAIT adopt a student family

SAITSA and SAIT join forces for Adopt-a-Student Family

Every year, students at SAIT have a chance to apply for the Adopt-a-Student Family program, and receive Christmas gifts for themselves and their family, purchased by staff. There are 47 student families who will be adopted this holiday season, all of whom will receive their gifts from Dec. 10-14, the …

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SAIT students need a fall reading week: Why a break is critical at this point in the semester

Post-secondary students who are anxiously facing final exams and rapidly approaching due dates are undoubtedly in favour of a fall reading week. Imagine yourself in a situation where not only are you supposed to study for your finals, but you’re required to finish all of the piled-up work that has …

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