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It’s not often you have the chance for a makeover. I’ve thought about a complete redo many times: resetting my perspective, changing my glasses, contemplating a slower-paced lifestyle. Changing my hairstyle is no longer an option, sadly.
When it came time for SAIT to redo our alumni magazine — it’s been seven years since the last LINK redesign — we were motivated by a number of things. First, SAIT has turned 100 years old. For the few that have reached that milestone, that’s a pretty good reason to do a makeover. Second, we asked our alumni for their thoughts about LINK. We listened and gained valuable insight into the stories you enjoy and the stories you’d like to read.
Finally, we were inspired to show off this amazing place through the compelling stories of its people and its graduates, and to share those stories in the best way possible. Bigger pictures, more space to go deeper into current topics, more flexibility in how we engage with our readers — you’ll find them all in this issue.
There are stories about technology and stories about innovation (see “Preserving Time” on page 38); an exploration of teamwork and trends (see “Escaping the Ordinary” on page 22); and profiles of the 2017 recipients of SAIT’s Alumni Awards (see “A Community of Excellence” on page 26).
You’ll also find web-exclusive interviews and video in the digital version of LINK at sait.ca/alumni.
And so voila! We hope you’re as excited as we are about the “new” LINK. It’s an alumni magazine that we think looks more like SAIT (remember the bowling alley in Campus Centre?), feels more like us and sounds more like us. And because this school is so deeply connected with our city, we hope it’s also a great read for the non-SAIT reader — one that might even offer a few surprises.
Did we hit the mark? Drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and share your thoughts. We’d also love to hear the stories of your own personal redo. Welcome to our second century, SAIT alumni!
Text by Brian Bowman | Photos by Kate Kunz