Jaira Velasco

Board Member

Favourite Meal

My favourite meal is white truffle pasta because it has a rich flavour!

Favourite aspect of Calgary

The diversity and multiculturalism is what I like the most about Calgary!

Perfect Weekend

My favourite thing to do every weekend is to read books!


I am an international student from the Philippines and came to Calgary in 2018 to study!

Fun Fact

I won a silver medal in the Mission Challenge Robotics competition that was held in Tagaytay, Philippines in 2016!

Happiest Place

I'm the happiest when I'm travelling, because I like exploring different cultures and discovering new things!

Get to know Jaira!

What is your name and pronouns?

Jaira Velasco, she/her 

What is your job position?

2021-22 Saitsa Board of Director

How long have you been at Saitsa?

I joined the Board of Directors in the summer of 2021!


What do you enjoy most about your job? 

I enjoy advocating and helping students with their concerns and issues, because while listening and helping, I am also learning from them!

Why did you choose to work for Saitsa? 

I wanted to get involved and learn from others, become open-minded, and learn how to help people solve issues and the process that comes with doing that.

What advice do you have for new SAIT students? 

My advice for new students is to always engage with clubs and leadership activities that we have to grow connections and network!

Why should students get to know Saitsa? 

Students should get to know Saitsa because there are so many leadership activities to take advantage of, students can grow personally from getting involved, and gain confidence by interacting with diverse people!


Find Us

Saitsa Resource Centre 

MC107 Stan Grad

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

The Gateway Restaurant & Bar

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.


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.


7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

MB108 Stan Grad Building

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