SAIT's vision for a new Campus Centre

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Illustration ©Kelsey Davis, i2i Art Inc.

"A cornerstone of campus life, dedicated to promoting health and supporting student learning, community and wellness on campus."

In August, SAIT launched a four-year redevelopment project to replace Campus Centre with a new building. LINK brings you an insider's look at what's happened so far — and what's next!

number oneThe north end of the SAIT / Alberta University of the Arts / Jubilee C-Train station remains open. Some 60% of people coming to campus enter from here, and work is ongoing to keep this route accessible despite construction.


number twoSaitsa’s administrative offices are operating out of the Saitsa Resource Centre (MC107, Stan Grad Centre).

number threeThe Odyssey Café’s temporary home during construction is NN120 (Senator Burns Building).

number four First it was the Spartacus Lounge; then Sparty’s. Now the Gateway Restaurant & Bar is transforming into a food truck, and its Events Team is hosting live music events at venues across Calgary.
number 5After 40 years of hibernation, Tedi the Yeti has emerged from myth to become Saitsa’s mascot. 

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The SAIT Trojans continue to compete:
BADMINTON | On campus until Christmas 2022
BASKETBALL | University of Calgary's Jack Simpson Gymnasium
HOCKEY | Markin MacPhail Centre, WinSport 
SOCCER | SAIT's Cohos Commons Field
VOLLEYBALL | Rally Pointe

Sustainable decommissioning

Opened in February 1981, Campus Centre was at the end of its life cycle. But, thanks to SAIT's sustainable decommissioning strategy, materials are being assessed for salvage, resale, donation or recycling. The target: a landfill diversion rate above 85% by weight. All figures shown below are as of Sept. 30, 2022. 


illustration of hand with bricksBUILDING MATERIALS

Building bricks are sent to a recycling facility for reuse; concrete and masonry are processed into base material and engineering fill for new construction. 


illustration of a bag of twigs and bundle of branchesORGANIC WASTE

Wood is chipped and recycled for other wood products; other yard waste is processed into compost or mulch. 


illustration of recycling binsGENERAL NON-RECYCLABLE GARBAGE



illustration of pipesTIN AND STEEL

Metals processed for recycling, shipped to world markets, based on commodity pricing, or melted down. 


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