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Beyond the halls — A look at the unseen spaces of Heritage Hall

Take a once-in-a-lifetime look into the spaces in Heritage Hall that aren't accessible to the public.

Can FinTech make the future of banking more equitable?

SAIT students explore how emerging tech can positively impact traditional financial systems, including making banking more equitable for women.

Funding maximizes green and cleantech innovation

SAIT’s Applied Research and Innovation Services (ARIS) has received more than $6.5 million in funding for applied research since March 2021.

The bootcamp that re-boots careers

SAIT’s 12-week, online Applied Product Management Bootcamp is a part-time educational pursuit that packs a real punch when preparing to...

The growing demand for data analytics

A new course at SAIT is set to leverage the desire for more data-fuelled business decisions, while giving those with either a programming or...

The hard truth about soft skills 

Skills such as public speaking and writing can seem less important than knowledge-based hard skills like research or coding — but in a...

5 in-demand tech careers that get you hired

According to a new study by the Alberta Enterprise Corporation, our province is now home to 3,000 tech companies — that’s an increase...

Empowering the next generation of digital citizens

A unique slate of youth programming at SAIT is pushing the boundaries of digital skill development for young people.

Why you should consider a Product Management career

Product Managers are problem-solvers, question-askers, and innovators. They are smart, creative, entrepreneurial people asking and challenging,...

Life happens online — #GetCyberSafe

We’re all connecting online more than ever — which means it’s a great time to make sure we’re doing it securely.

Employees as lifelong learners

A panel of corporate learning and development leaders chimes in

DQ 101: Digital Rights

Rules and regulations can feel more allusive in the digital world, but online actions have real-world consequences. Discover why understanding...

How one SAIT alumnus is innovating the avalanche industry

With a SAIT degree, Nathan Kneisel was able to acquire leading GIS app skills and enable industry to streamline avalanche and geotechnical workflow...

DQ 101: Digital Literacy

In the same way you need basic knowledge to read and write — you need foundational skills to use digital tools and platforms to take part in...

The human side of advancing tech

Leaders of SAIT’s School for Advanced Digital Technology are readying students to make a big impact on Alberta’s future

SAIT named one of Canada's top research colleges for 2021

SAIT is one of Canada's top research colleges for 2021, securing a spot in the top 10 for another year.

DQ 101: Digital Emotional Intelligence

Humans are social, emotional beings. How do our feelings affect the way we navigate the digital world? That’s where Digital Emotional...

EmPOWER program trials tech for training women in the trades

Unique women in the trades training program showcases emerging technologies to latest cohort.

New tech talent pipeline laid in Alberta with merger of two SAIT schools

SAIT continues to meet the needs of industry and create future-ready talent

DQ 101: Digital Security

A crucial part of Digital Intelligence (DQ) is staying secure by proactively protecting data, networks and systems. This article explores how...

From avatars to influencers

A pilot out of the SAIT School of Business is using virtual reality simulation to teach students in the art of customer service.

SAIT to help Kanaka Bar rebuild

Partners launch resilient housing solutions project to assist with rebuild of fire-ravaged Lytton, B.C. region

DQ 101: Digital Safety

This article will explore how Digital Safety manifests at each digital maturity level — Citizen, Creator and Competitor.

School for Advanced Digital Technology offers opportunity in transformational program

SAIT students learn how to change the world

Net-zero energy homes: Building future focused thinking

SAIT's Green Building Technologies (GBT) Lab and Demonstration Centre, built by Avalon Master Builder, beautifully showcases this...

DQ 101: Digital Use

How healthy is your relationship with technology? Find out as we explore the area of Digital Use and how it manifests at each digital maturity...

DQ 101: Digital Communication

Communicating and collaborating with others online has never been easier, but what do we need to be aware of when using Digital Communication? This...

Capstone uses sustainable approach to make old boilers new again

Control system that brings classic industrial boilers up to modern emissions standards recognized by Association of Science and Engineering...

Construction collides with advanced digital technology

Tales from the Virtual Edge talks extended reality (XR) and the future of construction.

From self-taught to self-confident through SAITMicro programming

Short, skill-focused and stackable — micro-credentials, including energy, construction and programming, are now available at SAIT.

SAITMicro builds skills in high performance construction

Short, skill-focused and stackable — micro-credentials, including programming, energy and construction, are now available at SAIT.

Setting youth up for success with a digital mindset

SAIT's Learner and Academic Services department is working with junior high and high school boards, teachers and students to build their...

SAIT advances energy education with digital learning tools

Instructors in the SAIT MacPhail School of Energy introduce immersive digital technologies to enhance curriculum, better engage students and make...

New $1-million lab helps future workforce ride the wave of water sustainability

SAIT’s Water and Wastewater Pilot Scale Treatment Lab gives students hands-on experience with equipment and processes found in industry

“The Confluence” wins national, international awards in sustainable building

SAIT and partners have won a 2021 Canada Green Building Council Excellence Award and a 2021 Forest Stewardship Council Leadership Award

Breakthrough vanadium energy storage system wins Mayor’s Innovation Challenge

Innovative research to help stabilize the energy grid using a vanadium redox battery is one of the winners of the Mayor’s Innovation Challenge.

How to Change the World

What happens when you equip the next generation with the digital skills and mindset needed to solve humanity’s biggest issues? You change the...

Learning how to change the world

Applications open for life-changing program

Hands-on learning gets a tune-up with donor gifted vehicles

A recent donation from Ford allows students in the Ford ASSET program to hone their skills on the vehicles they will service after graduation.

A world-changing opportunity for SAIT students: Applications now open

SAIT students can now apply to be part of the globally-recognized experiential learning program, How to Change the World.

5 easy ways to model your home after one of the greenest on earth

Lessons learned from “The Confluence” in creating a healthy, environmentally-conscious space

Alberta colleges and polytechnics create agriculture and food research collaborative

Partner institutions aim to collectively enhance agriculture and food research, and support the evolution of policy and advocacy for the industry.

3 ways to create a fresh start this fall

Opportunity is knocking #HereAtSAIT.

Why it’s time to talk about, and understand, digital transformation

The choice is simple — adapt and embrace technology or risk getting left behind.

Making plays for Calgary’s digital talent ecosystem

Industry leaders came together to map the digital future of our city

Building Calgary’s Digital Intelligence

People have always been Calgary’s strength, and as we reimagine, reignite and reinvent, this will continue to be true. As the School for...

PLAYBOOK: Digital Talent Ecosystem 2021

SAIT’s School for Advanced Digital Technology is a catalyst for industry, technology and education to identify and train skills for the...

The Future of Presence

The pandemic has forced us to reinvent how we communicate, how we learn and how we cope with missing out on the basic human actions of the hug. We...

The Digital Transformation of Downtown Calgary

As the local tech industry continues to grow at an incredible pace, we’re fostering a new digital ecosystem to incubate the talent of the...

Trust and the Metaverse

At the School for Advanced Digital Technology we think about innovation from two perspectives: The Innovation of Things and the Innovation of Ways....

DQ 101: The Basics

It’s our job to help people live, learn, and thrive in a digital society. But what does “digital” mean? This Intro to Digital...

DQ 101: Digital Identity

At the School for Advanced Digital Technology we think about innovation from two perspectives: The Innovation of Things and the Innovation of Ways....

A peek inside SAIT's new vision care sciences programs

Eye problems are increasing as people spend more time in front of screens, yet Alberta’s vision care industry anticipates many opticians will...

Student capstone tees up eco-friendly golf course design

Conceptual design of green golf course a finalist for the Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta’s (ASET)...

Energy to digital career training program receives funding to expand

EDGE UP 2.0 will enable more former oil and gas workers to transition to careers in Calgary’s growing digital economy

Focus on Leadership | Jim Gibson to lead SAIT’s new digital technology school

Jim Gibson is the chief catalyst at the School for Advanced Digital Technology at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT).

SAIT joins institutions across Canada to form Canadian Colleges for a Resilient Recovery

Coalition of eight colleges, polytechnics supports a new climate-focused economic recovery from COVID-19.

If you’re alone in the cybersecurity world, you’re in trouble

Latest digiTALKS discussion highlights increasing cybersecurity vulnerabilities and the importance of community.

SAIT team talks tech and the paradigm shift to sustainable home building

digiTALKS discussion highlights obstacles, opportunities and lessons learned bringing “The Confluence” to life.

A financial feminist and a tech-savvy trailblazer sign into a Zoom room...

Shelley Kuipers and Nancy Taipale join Dr. Raynie Wood for a digiTALKS discussion on female-powered movements and digital disruption.

Giving careers a reboot with the DX Talent Hub

The DX Talent Hub launches its first bootcamp for professionals

SAIT honours tech and trades trailblazers on International Women’s Day

Four women were recognized as part of the 2021 conference and celebration

In-situ steam research contributes energy and environmental solutions in oilsands operations

$2-million NSERC collaborative research and development (CRD) project tackles fouling and erosion/corrosion in once-through steam generators (OTSG).

Taking a leap forward on digital transformation journey

The Southern Alberta Institute of Technology is stepping up efforts to fill the technology talent gap in Alberta.

5 ways to thrive in an innovation economy

Improve your workplace agility with five tips to take you from surviving to thriving.

Blockchain demystified

A non-technical person might be inclined to dismiss blockchain as an enigma, turn and walk away. Here’s why that would be a mistake. 

SAIT ranked as one of Canada's top research colleges

The Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) is one of Canada's top 10 research colleges.

Constructing the future

How digital technology is changing the way we learn and work in construction.

Virtual reality brings water management training to life

Learning with emerging and immersive technologies

Researchers investigate drone delivery of medical supplies to remote communities during pandemic

UCalgary, SAIT, AHS and Alberta Precision Laboratories partner with the Stoney Nakoda Nations.

New funding expands applied research programs at SAIT

Provincial grants promote innovation at Alberta colleges, tech schools

School for Advanced Digital Technology to boost Calgary’s tech-talent pipeline

A new course for the future marks SAIT’s boldest transformation yet

Closing the cybersecurity skills gap

Four SAIT programs respond to the need for cybersecurity professionals.

Trends in security and cybersecurity

Challenges, opportunities and what’s next in keeping information safe

Doubling down on data

SAIT’s data programs prepare students to harness a company’s most valuable asset — its information.

Bringing “in class” online

How instructors are instilling skills for the future, community and hands-on learning in SAIT’s digital classrooms

Immersive technologies used in SAIT classrooms

Students at SAIT expand their classroom experiences through extended reality.

Alexa, meet SAIT: How a business instructor is using AI in the classroom

SAIT Bachelor of Business Administration students develop their own Amazon Alexa flash briefings

Bringing innovation to industry

Using UAVs to improve safety, sustainability and operational efficiencies in today's economy.

Energy Dragons winners present a water reduction solution for the Oil Sands

Energy Dragons first prize winners create an innovative way to reduce water rates in the oil sands.

Prescription for better health

Smart dispenser gives powerful drugs in proper doses

The business pivot: staying nimble to stay profitable

What does technology disruption mean to your workforce?

SAIT's modest grant for tiny house has big payoff

When a shipping container was trucked onto the parking lot beside SAIT’s Green Building Technologies house, it seemed a big delivery had just...

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