We’re here for you, students! To help support you through these difficult times, we’ve gathered the following resources below.
Further to SAIT’s notice on Wednesday, May 5, we have good news.
With updated guidance from the Government of Alberta, SAIT is now permitted to hold classes on-campus that require in-person delivery. To that end, barring any further restrictions, all classes, labs
You can refer to the program list on sait.ca to reconfirm your course delivery method. Online classes will continue as scheduled and blended (combination of online and on-campus) programming will proceed with no disruption.
This is good news and minimizes disruption to students.
Yesterday, the Government of Alberta announced new public health restrictions, with the majority coming into effect on Wednesday, May 5
In compliance with the restrictions, all on-campus classes, at all SAIT campuses, are suspended as of May 5. SAIT is looking at which classes can be moved online and those that may need to be rescheduled. There will be an update on sait.ca by Monday, May 10. Please do not come to campus, please stay home and stay safe. Resources are available.
Working with the Government of Alberta and Alberta Health Services, SAIT made the decision to deliver the majority of Spring/Summer 2021 programming online. The health and safety of our SAIT community
Your actions have
The safety of our community is important and it takes all of us to protect it. More info is available on SAIT’s webpage here.
If you have even one symptom — stay home. If you’re unsure — stay home.
Don’t come to campus…
Feeling ill? Know what to do
As of Tuesday, Nov. 24 the Government of Alberta introduced new restrictions on social gatherings.
Support services are still available online.
Remember, even if you’re not physically on campus, you’re part of the SAIT community. Connect with these, and lots more resources, online.
Working with the Government of Alberta and Alberta Health Services, we have made the decision to deliver the majority of Fall 2020 and Winter 2021 programming online. The health and safety of our SAIT community
Most SAIT classes will be delivered remotely, supported by virtual meeting technology and simulations.
Student supports are still available remotely — this includes tutoring, academic coaching, writing support, career advising, counseling
In response to COVID-19, SAIT is restricting on-campus activities. SAIT buildings are operating under restricted access and capacity is reduced. You must receive prior approval to access campus.
More information is available on SAIT’s webpage here.
If you or a close contact are awaiting COVID test results, you are required to remain off-campus until test results are received.
All SAIT staff, students
Anyone intending to access the SAIT campus must first complete the online COVID-19 Alberta Health Services daily checklist. This helps prevent both the symptomatic and asymptomatic spread of COVID-19. If you answer ‘Yes’ to any of the questions on the checklist, you cannot enter campus and are expected to visit Alberta Health Services’ website to complete the formal online assessment tool and follow their recommendations to get tested and/or self-isolate. Please also notify your supervisor or instructor that you will not be accessing campus.
Anyone who must self-isolate based on assessment results must remain at home or in his or her room in residence.
The daily campus access form asks the following:
Information gathered in this form is kept confidential and only shared for purposes of building access and contact tracing if requested from Alberta Health Services.
Individuals who have not completed this form before entering campus will be denied entry to campus buildings.
For the safety and protection of our community, SAIT requires the wearing of masks (clean cloth, procedural or surgical mask) in indoor areas on campus (building common areas, labs
SAIT will provide appropriate PPE to faculty and on-campus employees as per collective agreements and Alberta Health Services guidelines, along with training for proper use and disposal. Given the expected continuation of the pandemic, however, we encourage all
More info on the
If someone becomes ill on campus, SAIT will take several steps to ensure care for the ill individual.
If you have COVID-19 symptoms, have recently
For more information on physical distancing, washroom access, break spaces, lockers, food services, and more, visit SAIT’s webpage here.
Provide input and direction by December 4 to help plan Alberta’s upcoming provincial budget!
Take the survey here to share your thoughts.
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.