MEET THE TEAM

Liam Hunter

Saitsa President

Favourite Meal

I love all of my children equally.

Favourite aspect of Calgary

It’s a young city with lots to do!

Perfect Weekend

Make delicious food and eat the delicious food.

Birthplace

I’m from Victoria, British Columbia!

Fun Fact

No. I have never done anything interesting am I’m a humourless robot.

Happiest Place

Sipping a rock-solid IPA at the top of Mount Douglas in Victoria, watching the sun set over the Gulf Islands and listening to exceptionally moody indie music.

Get to know Liam!

What is your name and pronouns?

Liam Hunter, he/him


What is your job position?

Saitsa President


How long have you been at Saitsa?

2021 is my 3rd year at Saitsa!

 

What do you enjoy most about your job? 

Knowing that the work we do matters.


What is your education and work background? 

In addition to having been raised by a pack of feral marmots on Vancouver Island, I moved to Calgary when I was 17 years old to go to the University of Calgary!


I quickly realized that there is a superior school right down the road, so I shlepped my way over to SAIT. Turns out I like it way better here, so I got involved with the Board, then the Executive Council, then I helped dismantle the Executive Council system, then got elected president of the new system.


What a ride. Also, I’m in Mechanical Engineering Technology, and have absolutely zero plans on actually using my diploma. Law school, baby!


Why did you choose to work for Saitsa? 

As I spent more time on SAIT’s campus, and after having spent so much time at the U of C, I was keenly aware of the difference in culture. It’s nothing against the good folks at the SU, they’ve got just under 40,000 cats to herd and it can be hard to make every individual feel seen, but I certainly feel seen here. That, and a surplus of free time due to transfer credits meant that I ran for the Board. The rest is history.


What advice do you have for new SAIT students? 

You’re only here for a short time – use it.


A lot of people come to polytechnics just looking to get their piece of paper and get out, and that is an entirely valid way of going about it. However: if, somehow, you feel like you should get more out of two to four years of school, we’re your guys.


So, I implore you: Take a chance that people are good. Get involved. Join a club. Have a beer at the Gateway with someone you don’t know very well. Get stomped in Smash Bros. in a tournament and forge a rivalry of white-hot intensity. Hike a mountain with the outdoorsy clubs. Build an off-road vehicle with SAIT Baja. Fly down a hill in Montreal on a concrete toboggan with GNCTR. Play D&D. Dance. Fall in love. Break up. Meet someone else. Learn as you go.


Why should students get to know Saitsa? 

You make your time here. All Saitsa can do is provide you spaces and opportunities to capitalize on this experience, but you are the magic ingredient.


We don’t exist without you. Get to know Saitsa because Saitsa is you, and your friends, and your classmates. It’s us.

Community

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.

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

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.