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SAIT instructors and alumni team up with members of local food scene to bring lunches to vulnerable youth

Alumnus turns up the volume for local food banks

May 6, 2020

SAIT graduate Britt Jones learned all about connecting with audiences while studying in the Radio, Television and Broadcast News program – but that connection found new meaning after launching 104.9 Virgin Radio’s Feed Your Friends.

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SAIT instructors and alumni team up with members of local food scene to bring lunches to vulnerable youth

Local anchor stays on the air to deliver essential COVID-19 news

May 1, 2020

It’s the same but it’s different. That’s the way to describe Linda Olsen’s job as a Calgary Global News TV anchor during a worldwide pandemic.

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SAIT instructors and alumni team up with members of local food scene to bring lunches to vulnerable youth

Recipe for a helping hand

April 30, 2020

SAIT instructors and alumni team up with members of local food scene to bring lunches to vulnerable youth

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Doug Braden

Alumnus expands his business to supply face shields to front-line workers 

April 29, 2020

If you had told Doug Braden five weeks ago that his company would grow from a staff of seven to over 100, he would sign a lease for a 50,000 square foot building he’s never seen, and he would be creating upwards of 50,000 face shields for the health care industry a day, he wouldn’t have believed you.

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Louis Godor

It's safety first for COVID-19 in the appliance repair trade

April 27, 2020

“I may be late getting there,” says Louis Godor on the phone to a customer. “My mask is broken and I am having trouble getting my hands on another one." ...

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Chief in charge of Calgary’s battle against COVID-19

April 24, 2020

Tom Sampson’s work day starts exactly when his feet hit the floor (sometimes even before) at about 6:15 in the morning. “I start reviewing emails and developments overnight and anything that is unfolding in the world,” says the man leading Calgary’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic...

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SAIT alumna launches charitable art project encouraging people to #stayhome

April 22, 2020

Michelle Atkinson, owner of Jewelnotes Studio, 2019 Made In Alberta Award winner, and SAIT alumna, New Media Production and Design '03, is uniting creativity and charity with the launch of her #StayHome line of one-of-a-kind, glass house sculptures — with a portion of the proceeds going to the Calgary Food Bank....

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SAIT student juggles multiple jobs on the COVID-19 front line

April 21, 2020

To say Annalise Woertman’s life has been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic is an understatement. Her health care jobs (more than one) and her SAIT studies have all become intertwined with the coronavirus and its impact on our community.As well as being a full-time, second-year student in SAIT’s Respiratory Therapy (RT) program...

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Utilizing 3D printers to combat COVID-19

April 17, 2020

Since the COVID-19 pandemic first began, we have heard of the importance of supplying our front-line health-care workers with personal protective equipment, and how quickly those items have become in short supply. Fortunately, Graham Greenhall, a self-proclaimed “3D printing nerd” and a Machinist instructor...

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ryan-morstad

Saitsa president honoured for his dedication to students

April 14, 2020

As president of SAIT’s Students’ Association (Saitsa), Ryan Morstad has presided over some big events on campus, including a $10 million gift from Saitsa to SAIT, but he wasn’t expecting to be in charge during a global crisis that will change history – the COVID-19 pandemic...

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Ready to respond

April 9, 2020

Alumni, students and instructors from one of SAIT’s most competitive health programs know every moment counts. As trained specialists in airway management, Respiratory Therapists are on the frontlines supporting COVID-19 patients in hospital emergency rooms and intensive care units here and around the world. Just as every moment counts, every ventilator matters...

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Help arrives for hospitality industry  

April 8, 2020

Many of us know someone in the food and beverage industry who has lost their job or been negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Luckily, Madeleine MacDonald, an Instructor for the Hospitality Management program at SAIT, has joined the Bartenders Benevolent Fund to help the hospitality industry....

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Alumni

Keeping the community safe and informed is top priority for paramedic grad

April 8, 2020

In the spring, Adam Loria, a 2005 graduate of SAIT’s Emergency Medical Technician (paramedic) program is usually out and about visiting dozens of schools, seniors’ centres and attending many public events to extoll the virtues of Alberta Health Services Emergency Medical Service (EMS)...

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Alumni

SAIT alumnus retools for the health care crisis

April 6, 2020

What happens when you make things for a living and business dries up? When there’s a worldwide pandemic – it’s time to get busy. That’s Levi Kuta’s attitude. Levi is a Mechanical Engineering Technology graduate from 2012. He’s also the 2016 Outstanding Young Alumnus who has cutting edge knowledge of manufacturing and design...

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Better Togther Photo credit: Chef Drew Hewson

The community that eats together stays together

March 31, 2020

We’re living in an unprecedented pandemic. No one has ever experienced anything like it, and most of us are navigating each day as it comes. At SAIT, we’re gathering our collective forces to stand together, even when we’re apart in these of uncertain times. After on-site classes were forced to suspend...

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Better Togther

Donors mobilize to help students impacted by COVID-19

March 31, 2020

When SAIT students face financial difficulties during ordinary times, our donors come to their aid. But as we all know, these are not ordinary times. The COVID-19 pandemic is creating immeasurable challenges for our students who are very worried about their future...

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