We’re here for you, students! To help support you through these difficult times, we’ve gathered the following resources below.
If you have concerns or questions related to your SAIT student experience, please contact your student leaders:
Students who still need to clean out their
If you have any questions, please email email@example.com.
The health and safety of our SAIT community
Download the SAIT Campus Access Safety Information sheet here.
|Aug. 24 – 28||Aldred Centre||8 am – 4 pm |
|West (closest to 12th Street entry)|
|Aug. 24 – 28||Clayton Carroll Automotive Centre||8 am – 4 pm |
|Aug. 24 – 28||E.H. Crandell building||8 am – 4 pm |
|Aug. 24 – 28||John Ware building||8 am – 4 pm |
|Aug. 24 – 28||Johnson-Cobbe Energy Centre||8 am – 4 pm |
|Southeast (under the giant egg)|
|Aug. 24 – 28||Senator Burns building||2 – 4 pm |
|Aug. 24 – 28||Stan Grad Centre/Hertiage Hall||8 am – 4 pm|
|Aug. 24 – 28||Thomas Riley building||8 am – 4 pm |
|Southeast (closest to 12th Street roundabout)|
SAIT has made the decision to deliver the majority of Fall 2020 programming online. The health and safety of the SAIT community remains the top priority!
In order to support our members through this challenging time, the Saitsa Board of Directors
The temporary suspension of fee collection for the Restricted Building Fund, which amounts to $60/semester/student, was made by the Saitsa Board of Directors on June 1st, 2020. Your student leaders deliberated and agreed that the temporary suspension of the fee would help to alleviate some of the financial hardships that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on SAIT Students.
The Students’ Association Fee, which amounts to $167.77/academic year/student, will remain intact as the General Operation Fund for
If you have any questions or concerns – we encourage you to reach out to your Executive Council:
We’re crossing our fingers we’ll be back in business soon!
For an updated events listing, visit saitsa.com/events
Visit saitsa.com/events for a full events listing and more info on our virtual events!
Check out our blog posts for our tips and tricks for coping during these difficult times.
Visit SAIT’s pandemic preparedness website here for the institution’s latest updates.
Since early on in the campus closures due to COVID-19, we have been asking students to let us know how they have been impacted.
The reoccurring theme amongst the SAIT student population was being strongly impacted by the current grading model and online-delivery of courses, and they worried that their grades would suffer due to this sudden transition.
We encouraged students to write us letters outlining how they have been impacted by this situation and we received over 25 personal letters from
From this feedback we determined mirroring the University of Calgary’s optional CR/F grading model would be ideal for our student members.
Your elected student executive council wrote a letter to SAIT administration and brought this issue up with all members of the SAIT executive team. These advocacy efforts culminated in a meeting with SAIT’s Vice President Academic, Brad Donaldson, on April 7th.
We presented on behalf of your concerns and we are hearing the results of our advocacy efforts today.
Please click here for an update from SAIT in
For more information on tuition
For more information on classes, delivery, program changes, refunds, and other support for new students, please visit SAIT’s website here.
Get support for online learning strategies, time management
Check out the online tutoring schedule, then register and attend through SAIT’s TuberEdu website. Phone appointments are also available Monday to Friday, 8 am – 4 pm. Call 403.284.8082 or firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment.
Looking for feedback on a writing assignment? Email email@example.com.
Chat with the library online Monday to Friday, 9 am – 7 pm, and Saturday/Sunday, 10 am – 4 pm. Librarians are taking appointments via video, voice
The Transfer Options Coordinator will be available to assist students via email advising and audio/video conferencing Monday to Friday, 8:30 am – 4 pm. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or make an appointment online.
More info here.
SAIT Helpline is working hard to ensure the transition to online delivery is as smooth as possible. If you’re experiencing technical issues, please refer to the common questions/issues listed here.
If you’re unable to resolve your issue, please email email@example.com
In your email, please include the following:
Concerned you might have COVID-19 symptoms?
Alberta Health Services has developed a simple online assessment tool to help you decide whether you need to call Health Link 811 to be tested for COVID-19. Please use the tool and help reduce unnecessary call volumes to Health Link. ahs.ca/covid
The Government of Alberta has released a mobile app to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. To learn more, visit the ABtraceTogether page.
Alberta Health Services has recommended the following to help prevent the spread of illness:
In response to concerns over COVID-19, SAIT has made the decision to close the Wellness Centre until further notice. More info.
During this difficult time, your mental health & wellbeing is important to us! If you’re feeling down or stressed, try out the online tools below.
Need to talk? Try 7 Cups
Connect to anonymous and confidential online chat with trained listeners. 7 Cups
Untangle life’s stresses and challenges with TAO
TAO Self-Help will help you to manage your own emotional well-being without the help of a counselor. TAO Self-Help includes modules for developing your ability to bounce back from disappointments and setbacks, often referred to as resilience training.
SAIT Student Development and Counselling: available by phone
Suicide Hotline: call 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)
Distress Centre: call 403-266-HELP (4357)
Mobile Response Team: call 403-266-HELP (4357)
Keep receiving treatment during the COVID outbreak. Check out a list of Telehealth and online mental health resources available here.
The Government of Canada has announced $9B in financial support for students affected by COVID-19 through a number of initiatives, including the Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB).
Post-secondary students eligible for COVID-19 emergency aid can apply for the CESB starting Friday, May 15. Look for SAIT as the “Southern Alberta Institute of Technology” under educational institutions.
See what funding may be available to you through Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan.
If you’re a current SAIT student experiencing financial hardship, SAIT may be able to help. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
More info here.
For updates on Calgary Transit’s services, visit the webpage here.
Visit the Government of Alberta webpage here for info on child care during COVID-19, the process and guidance for reopening, and home-based child care options.
Visit the Government of Alberta webpage here for info on where to find help and supports and tips related to family violence, elder abuse, child abuse, and social isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Addiction stops for nothing, not even Coronavirus. Rehabs are still open, get the help you need today. More info + resources can be found at the Addiction Centre.