Just say “Hi!”

Meeting new people on campus is always difficult but can be easier than one might think. Chris MacLeod, website author of Succeed Socially gave his advice on how to meet people on campus, and said there are a lot of good options. “Chat to people in your class,” MacLeod said. Darren De Leon,… [more]

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Money, Money, Money

As the expenses of attending post secondary in Calgary continue to rise each year, some SAIT students will need to get creative in order to complete their program free of financial stress. In an RBC report published on Sept. 3 on newswire.ca, an online survey of 1,180 Canadian post secondary students… [more]

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It’s time for tea

Students switching to tea to avoid a caffeine overload are sadly misinformed. There are many different tea options. An important thing to consider is the amount of caffeine in tea. Caffeine intake from tea is just as strong as caffeine from a cup of coffee. The caffeine “high” from tea may… [more]

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SAIT’s very own Billie Rae Busby the artist behind Heritage Hall banners

Heritage Hall’s modern, colourful banners are the work of Trojan marketing and communications coordinator Billie Rae Busby, who, to the surprise of many, is a part-time painter. “The artwork is an abstract landscape … [with a] colour palette based on the colours showcased on the LED walls in… [more]

SAIT’s very own Billie Rae Busby the artist behind Heritage Hall banners SAIT’s very own Billie Rae Busby the artist behind Heritage Hall banners

Stronger regulations, weaker chemicals, making it harder to exterminate pests

Pests have become a growing issue in Canada since usual extermination tools have been made illegal in favour of less toxic products, making it difficult for Calgary’s student housing developments to prevent infestations. David McIlveen, director of community development for Boardwalk Rental Communities,… [more]

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Wednesday’s Wacky Weather

Scenes of fallen trees and other frosty mayhem littered SAIT Polytechnic.… [more]

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Minimalist dorm room gourmet

Trying to cook in a non-existent kitchen is a challenge many students face throughout the school year. “If you want something bad enough—and trust me, college student cravings can get that far—you’ll find ways to be resourceful,” said Caroline Liu. Liu is a first-year student at Wesleyan… [more]

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SAIT’s Robot Johnny Five and Craig Maynard presenting at Beakerhead

SAIT’s very own robot, Johnny Five, and SAIT instructor, Craig Maynard, will be presenting at Calgary’s second annual Beakerhead festival. Maynard’s speech titled “What kind of robot are you?” will take place on Sept. 10 at 12 p.m. on Stephen Avenue. Maynard has been teaching at SAIT… [more]

SAIT’s Robot Johnny Five and Craig Maynard presenting at Beakerhead SAIT’s Robot Johnny Five and Craig Maynard presenting at Beakerhead

SAIT culinary program creating a buzz with rooftop beehives

There are currently upwards of one hundred thousand honeybees on the roof of the John Ware building, and there is no need to run screaming in terror. Several pounds of organic honey will be harvested from five rooftop hives throughout the fall for use in the culinary program, after SAIT’s Culinary… [more]

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SAIT equips students for the work world

September 23, 2014 | 12:01 am | Comments Off
SAIT equips students for the work world

According to an infographic recently published on SAIT Polytechnic’s website, 95 per cent of SAIT’s 2013 graduates were employed within six to ten months of graduating.
While the numbers listed are nothing short of impressive, staff at the Weal were curious to find out just how quickly some SAIT students have come to find themselves employed in their field.
Cami…

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