SAIT Destinations

The Tales of an unprepared traveler.

In December, my family insisted I join them down in Johannesburg, South Africa, for the duration of my summer break. With no hesitation, I bought my flight down and booked the best Airbnb my part time job budget could afford. I began googling travel hacks for things that would prepare …

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A Sweet Goodbye

Say ‘Au revoir!’ to winter with a delectable maple taffy recipe. Out East, sugar shacks in Ontario and Quebec have been tapping maple trees and collecting sap. Many of them have been operating since mid-February, working hard to fuel Canada’s insatiable obsession with maple syrup. Out here, the snow on …

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Tommy’s Two Cent: Get That Ramen.

Nothing crushes one’s morale like coming home after a long day of studying to the realization that you’ve maxed-out your credit card on Skip-The-Dishes, and the only thing emptier than your stomach is your cupboard. The trick to avoiding this scenario is having a healthy stockpile of the cheapest ramen …

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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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Iconic AUA Graffiti Stairwell Whitewashed

A piece of history has disappeared from Calgary’s art and design university after a coat of whitewash erased years’ worth of artwork in the institution’s iconic graffiti stairwell. For years, students of the Alberta University of the Arts (AUA), formerly the Alberta College of Art and Design (ACAD), have been …

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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 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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Mug Cake

A mug cake to kill the cold: A soul-warming recipe for the perfect chocolate cake

With everyone being plagued with frostbite and frozen toes, it’s hard to imagine doing anything other than bundling up on a couch. This recent cold snap is brutal, making it the perfect time to indulge in a delicious chocolate mug cake. This recipe is quick, easy, and guaranteed to warm …

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minimalism, seasonal depression, new years eve

Less is more for students who are willing to minimize

Living a more meaningful life with less could be the answer to the stress and anxiety that many students are feeling this time of year. According to Keely Dunn, community leader of the local Calgary Meet-up Minimalist page on Facebook, minimalism isn’t about having nothing, but it is about having …

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super smash cafe

Super Smash Cafe: Time to smash!

New cafe brings back memories The familial sounds of a childhood Saturday afternoon are about to grace SAIT campus, with the opening of Super Smash Café across the street on 16th Ave. Sporting a similar vibe to cafés such as Hexagon in Kensington, Super Smash Café is set to have …

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