SAIT Update 1.11.2021
Welcome to Winter 2021
It's a new year and a new term #hereatSAIT!
🎇 Look back and look ahead as SAIT's Student Content Team reflects on some of the good things from 2020 and what they're looking forward to most this year.
✍️ From finding your groove to scheduling time for fun, take note of these tips to start strong and smooth out the semester from first-year Information Technology student Emily.
📚 As you kick off the new term, remember, there are lots of great student resources at SAIT — take advantage of supports.
Reboot your online learning skills
Put your best digital foot forward
Whether you're attending online lectures, completing group work remotely or meeting with potential employers, it’s important to understand the do’s and don’ts of digital decorum.
Bring your A-game to live lectures
- Share relevant personal experiences. Storytelling is relatable.
- Be considerate, polite and appropriate.
- Be respectful. Take care when you post comments.
- Learn more and make the most of your online experience.
Look the part with a SAIT background for Teams and Zoom
Join your classes and virtual meetups just like you’re on campus — from a SAIT-styled office or the ever-popular parking garage! Download your favourite.
Nominations for the 2021 President’s Awards now open
Each year, SAIT President and CEO Dr. David Ross proudly recognizes students through two awards — the President’s Student Leadership Award and the President’s Medal.
Past winners include:
- President's Student Leadership Award 2020 Beta Sigma Tau, SAIT’s Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) chapter, was recognized for leadership and community impact.
- President's Medal 2020 Saitsa President Ryan Morstad (BBAF ‘20) was recognized for student advocacy at SAIT and in the greater community.
- President's Medal 2020 Yatendra Solanki was recognized for his leadership and innovation in community building.
My mind matters: Physical wellness
Invest in your mental well-being by learning about the eight dimensions of wellness.
What is physical wellness? Physical wellness is achieved by keeping your body in a healthy state — it's having the ability to carry out day-to-day activities without fatigue. Physical health is also linked to mental well-being. You can promote your own physical wellness through movement, sleep, nutrition and by being aware of your limits.
On campus during COVID-19 reminders
If you're studying on campus, here are some helpful reminders to help keep classes on and COVID away from campus.
- Don’t come to campus if you have any COVID-19 core symptoms, a close contact has COVID-19, you have COVID-19 or you’re being tested for COVID-19, or you’re in quarantine after travelling.
- Read and complete the daily campus access form before you come to campus each day — and be honest.
- Remember to use the designated building entrance. Don’t prop or hold open doors.
- Wear a mask — inside, everywhere, all the time.
- Follow the traffic flow signs — move in single file.
- Maintain a physical distance of two meters from other people as much as possible.
- Follow elevator etiquette and take the stairs if possible.
- Be mindful of not wandering around buildings or lingering on campus after class.
Coming up in the calendar
📅 Success seminar: Activate your study skills | Wednesday, Jan. 13, noon – 1 pm and 3:30 – 5:30 pm
📅 Interfaith interface | Friday, Jan. 15, noon – 12:50 pm
📅 Virtual career conversation: Resumé writing | Tuesday, Jan. 19, 3 – 4 pm
📅 Communi-Tea | Tuesday, Jan. 19, 4 – 5 pm
📅 Writing workshop: Anti-procrastination for papers | Tuesday, Jan. 19, 4 – 5 pm
📑 Add/Drop period for most full-time programs | Monday, Jan. 11 – Friday, Jan. 22
Find more important dates for 2020/21.