ADVOCACY

How We’re Working for You

By publicly speaking to and supporting causes, conducting research, developing positions, and meeting with officials on matters that affect SAIT students, we work hard to make a difference.

What is Advocacy?

Your student representatives work to address issues that affect you.

Why do we Advocate?

Student Associations can propel change within society to better meet the needs of the student community!

Community

Find Us

Saitsa Resource Centre 

Monday – Thursday

8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Friday

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

MC107 Stan Grad

1301 – 16 Ave N.W. Calgary, AB T2M 0L4

The Gateway Restaurant & Bar

Re-Opening Sept. 20

Monday – Friday

11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

V203 Campus Centre

1301 – 16 Ave N.W. Calgary, AB T2M 0L4

Odyssey Cafe

Monday – Friday

7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m

V211 Campus Centre

1301 – 16 Ave N.W. Calgary, AB T2M 0L4

Station Market

Monday – Thursday

7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Friday

7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

NN120 Senator Burns Building

1301 – 16 Ave N.W. Calgary, AB T2M 0L4

Station Express

Monday – Thursday

7:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Friday

7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

MB108 Stan Grad Building

1301 – 16 Ave N.W. Calgary, AB T2M 0L4

What is Advocacy?

Students face numerous challenges as they pursue their post-secondary education. Whether it’s student loans or transfer credits, affordable housing or public transportation, childcare or mental health, your student representatives work to address issues that affect you. By publicly speaking to and supporting causes, conducting research and developing positions, and meeting with officials on matters that affect SAIT students, we work hard to make a difference.

Why Do We Advocate?

  • There are hundreds of thousands of students attending post-secondary in Canada; by advocating together on larger systemic issues, and individually for institutional issues, Student Associations can propel change within society to better meet the needs of the student community!
  • The Post-Secondary Learning Act of Alberta prescribes that student associations provide for the administration of student affairs (Sec 93(3)); one of the ways that Saitsa fulfills this mandate is by advocating for students.
  • Advocacy is a part of Saitsa’s Strategic Plan!

Health & Dental Process for Fall 2021

As of July 5, 2021; Saitsa will be accepting Health & Dental Opt-Out forms for the Fall 2021 semester. As soon as you are registered or begin self-registration for the Fall 2021 semester you are able to submit a Health & Dental Opt-Out form.

You have until July 26 to send your completed Health & Dental opt-out form to Saitsa for processing before the tuition fee deadline in order to receive Opt-Out credits before paying tuition fees. All other Health & Dental opt-outs processed after July 26 will follow SAIT’s refund policy where credit balances may be applied to future terms.

SAIT Refunds: Credit balances, for students who are registered or plan to register in a future term, will be carried forward and applied as appropriate to that future term.  Refundable balances will also be assessed at the end of the academic year for refunding. More info here.