Falling in love with Stampede

Telling anyone I recently moved to Calgary, the first question I am asked is “have you been to the Calgary Stampede?” and my answer obviously being no, their response is always “you are in for a treat.” The Calgary Stampede is a 10-day annual festival every July and is characterized …

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Calgary City Council Takes a Hit with New Arena Deal

Calgary City Council’s push to approve the new arena deal doesn’t engender much confidence from some Calgarians. With talk of cut budgets for essential services in the news and strict budgeting practices being put to essential services, many Calgarians are questioning the legitimacy of so much public money going to …

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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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Calgary Comic Expo returns.

The Calgary Entertainment and Comic Expo returns to Calgary, attracting artists, cosplayers, and collectors from all over the province. Thursday night was the first day of the 4-day event, that brought guest celebrities from many favourite movies, television and web series. It was Calgarian Jennah Amin’s first time at the …

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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,

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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