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Student Petroleum Society, 2024 Student Leadership Award

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Welcome! We're glad you're #HereAtSAIT!

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🎮 Esports tournaments: Get your head in the game!

Test your gaming skills against other students in the Summer Esports Tournaments #HereAtSAIT!

  • FIFA (1v1) – Tuesday, July 30
  • League of Legends (2v2) – Wednesday, July 31
  • Valorant (5v5) – Thursday, Aug. 1

Tournament games will be held on campus at the Esports Studio on the first floor of the Senator Burns building at 5:30 pm. Registration is open now until Friday, July 26.

Register for the tournament

🗨️ Volunteer for Fall: English Conversation Partners Program

Are you a fluent English speaker? Register as an English-speaking volunteer in our English Conversation Partners program, starting in September and running through Fall 2024. Volunteers can be students in any program, alumni or SAIT employees.

For an hour a week, English-speaking volunteers and English-learning students will connect (online or in-person) to practice language, share cultural knowledge and learn new skills.

Volunteer for the Fall semester

🗨️ Are you an English as an additional language (EAL) student looking to improve your spoken English? Stay tuned — your registration opens Monday, Aug. 5!

🚧 Detour ahead! Construction around campus

If you drive, walk or bike to campus through Hillhurst or Kensington, make sure your route won't be disrupted this summer, as some roads will be closed for construction.

Ongoing – anticipated completion on Friday, July 19

  • 11 St N.W. from 5 Ave N.W. to Gladstone Rd N.W. Closed.

Ongoing – anticipated completion on Saturday, July 27

  • 11 St N.W. between Gladstone Rd N.W. and Kensington Gate N.W. closed.
  • Intersection of 3 Ave N.W. and 11 St N.W. closed.

Monday, July 15 – Tuesday, Aug. 20

  • 4 Ave N.W. between 7 St N.W. and 8 St N.W. closed.
  • Access will be maintained along 7 ST N.W. towards 5 Ave N.W.

Friday, July 19 at 7 pm – Monday, July 22 at 5 am

  • Northbound lane on 10 St N.W. between 3 Ave N.W. and 5 Ave N.W., lane closure with 24/7 CPS controlled single lane alternating traffic.

Monday, July 22 – Tuesday, Aug. 13

  • Gladstone Road N.W. between 11 St N.W. and 12 St N.W. closed.

Learn more [PDF]

🌈 Reminder: Join SAIT in the Calgary Pride Parade

Pride at SAIT is thrilled to participate in the 2024 Calgary Pride Parade!

The annual parade will take place on Sunday, Sept. 1, starting at 11 am. We have 150 spots for students, staff and SAIT community members to join us in the parade!

All attendees will need to register on Eventbrite. Please limit your party to groups of no more than six people.

The parade will start in downtown Calgary, but we'll share the exact location once it is announced by Calgary Pride. Hope to see you there!

Join the parade

💻 Reminder: Acceptable Use of Computing, Information and Technology Resources

Brush up on acceptable use for technology resources at SAIT by giving procedure AD.2.15.1 a read. Section I is brand new and outlines what not to do with the institution’s computing, information and technology resources, including:

  • don’t leave your computer unlocked while unattended
  • don’t store passwords on computer systems or files
  • only use approved password managers for stage storage of passwords used to access SAIT’s computing, information and technology resources.

Policies and procedures at SAIT apply to all students and employees, so make sure you are familiar with them.

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ICYMI

  • Did you know SAIT's Lamb Learner Success Centre has free writing support available? Book a meeting with a writing specialist or submit your writing to writing.help@sait.ca for feedback via email.
  • Elevator modernization in Senator Burns is underway! Elevator improvements and testing will take place from Friday, July 12 through to early August. Learn about the Elevator and Escalator Modernization project and check the status of outages on campus.

In and around campus

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.

Student news

a view of the moutains and stream in between

Oki, Âba wathtech, Danit'ada, Tawnshi, Hello.

SAIT is located on the traditional territories of the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot) and the people of Treaty 7 which includes the Siksika, the Piikani, the Kainai, the Tsuut’ina and the Îyârhe Nakoda of Bearspaw, Chiniki and Goodstoney.

We are situated in an area the Blackfoot tribes traditionally called Moh’kinsstis, where the Bow River meets the Elbow River. We now call it the city of Calgary, which is also home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3.