SAIT Update

Keep up to date with important announcements and news and get connected to the support and resources you need to make the most of your time here at SAIT.

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Be sure to check your email at the beginning of each week for important reminders, events and need-to-know information.

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📚 Study tips 

It's the end of the semester, and exam week is around the corner. Feeling confident and prepared to take an exam is key to success. Here's our advice for getting your head in the game, plus some strategies to help you tackle all kinds of questions (even the dreaded true or false).

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🌱 Spring into fun in Calgary

Whether it's your first spring in Calgary or you just need some fresh ideas, here’s a roundup of some of the best things to do to enjoy the sunshine #HereAtSAIT and in the community.

⚡ Students are ‘cracking’ the sidewalk code

Four SAIT students may have found a solution to Calgary’s cracking sidewalks: adding graphene to concrete. The team tested their theory by pouring concrete slabs in SAIT’s Connector lab.

💡 The Connector is a 6,500-square-foot space in the Thomas Riley building (TU103) equipped with 3D scanners, drones, augmented and virtual reality systems, advanced survey instruments and imaging units. It’s open to the entire SAIT community to experiment with tech and have some fun.

🤝 Peer Mentorship Program

Whether you're a new or graduating student #HereAtSAIT, the Peer Mentorship Program is a great way to connect with peers, build essential skills and grow your confidence. Applications for mentees and mentors for spring 2024 are open — register now for this co-curricular record activity.

💡 Elevator updates

SAIT is working to improve the reliability and functionality of elevator and escalator systems. Learn more about the Elevator and Escalator Modernization project and check the status of outages on campus.

  • The P6 parkade elevator has been repaired.
  • Work has begun in the Senator Burns building. View the estimated timeline.
  • SAIT is working with elevator manufacturer OTIS on troubleshooting elevators in the Johnson-Cobbe Energy Centre. If you have mobility challenges and need access to the fourth floor of Johnson-Cobbe, or cannot use the escalators to the second and third floors, call Campus Security at 403.284.8530 for access through the freight elevator.

🚗 Select parking rate increases — effective Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Select parking rates on campus will increase effective Wednesday, May 1. Credit cards on file will be charged the new monthly rates on that date.

  • Lot P1 monthly permits will increase from $105/month to $110/month.
  • Lot P6 monthly permits will increase from $135/month to $140/month.
  • Lot P10 monthly permits will increase from $135/month to $145/month.
  • Lot P6 daily rate max will increase from $12 to $15.
  • Daily evening rates in select lots will increase from $5 to $7.

Want to cancel your monthly permit? No problem — you have until the last day of the month to cancel and stop recurring payments. Notify Parking Services at 403.210.4494 or campus.parking@sait.ca, or cancel online through the parking self-service portal

ICYMI 👇

  • 10 Street NW is closed for construction between SAIT Way NW and just north of 5 Avenue NW until Monday, April 8. 10 Street NW is open between 16 Avenue NW and SAIT Way NW, allowing for access in and out of SAIT.
  • Read the latest water quality on campus update on sait.ca
  • Feeling stressed or overwhelmed? We've got you. 💙

📅 More upcoming events you may be interested in

What else you should know

ICYMI

  • The 2024 CEOWORLD magazine rankings are out: SAIT’s School of Hospitality and Tourism ranked #14 in the world and remains #1 in Canada. Our School of Business took the coveted spot of #1 in Canada, up from #2 last year, and broke into the top 50 rankings by placing #49 in the world.
  • new SAIT facility is coming to Calgary’s downtown core.
  • SAIT has joined the World Technology Universities Network (WTUN).

In and around campus 

The universal washroom renovation in Aldred Centre is now complete. CA105B beside the Second Cup in the cafeteria is open and available for use.

Contact inclusion@sait.ca if you have any questions.

Further testing following the City of Calgary’s intensive water testing protocols has revealed elevated inorganic substances in 10 point-of-use locations out of the 106 locations tested.

Eight of these points of use locations are in the Senator Burns building, one in the Thomas Riley building and one at the Mayland Heights campus. Testing was completed on all drinking fountains, water bottle filling stations, office kitchen sinks and commercial kitchens in legacy buildings on campus.

Learn about the impacted areas as well as protective and corrective actions being taken.

Between Saturday, March 2 and Monday, April 8, the City of Calgary will be closing 10 Street between Sait Way NW and just north of 5 Avenue NW for construction. 10 Street NW will be open between 16 Avenue NW and Sait Way NW, allowing for access in and out of SAIT.

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