Staying connected with the SAIT community

2019 Fall / News / April 8, 2020
Our best tips for those from the career-minded to the activist — and for everyone in between.

It’s been almost four weeks since countless businesses, facilities, and schools closed their doors in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Now there are no in-person meetings, events, classroom lectures or exams. SAIT’s usually bustling community of employees, students and visitors are safely working at home.

But while the SAIT community is practicing social distancing, there’s no reason we can’t continue to stay connected – in fact, it may be more important than ever.

Your SAIT Alumni team is working hard to build an exciting virtual program that will include online events and live-stream panel discussions you will be able to enjoy with your fellow alumni. In the meantime, here’s a round-up of some of our best ideas for keeping connected and staying healthy through this difficult time. 

From a webinar about leading a team from your home office, to a tasty fridge-cleaning recipe, to an exclusive yoga class you can do at home – you’re sure to find something of interest on this list.

For the career-minded

Humans of Technology Showcase 2020

Students in SAIT’s Manufacturing and Automation and Transportation programs are some of the most creative and resilient individuals on campus. As part of their programs, they are asked to solve everyday problems using innovation and technology. This year, their annual showcase to display and demonstrate these ideas has moved online, and it will include an exciting live-stream panel of speakers who will discuss the value of resilience in technological disruption, mental health, and one’s personal creative process. This prestigious panel includes:

This free event is open to SAIT alumni, students, employees and partners. Find details and registration information here.

Leading from home

Jennie Gilbert, a SAIT instructor who is an expert on business and leadership, shares her insights and advice on staying connected and engaged with your team while working remotely.

That’s just one of several free webinars from SAIT’s Corporate Training department to help up your career smarts — check them out anytime, anywhere!

If you are looking for resources to boost your job-search or if you are looking to hire a SAIT grad, Career Advancement Services is a great place to start. There you will find all kinds of tips from beefing up your resume, to mentorship and volunteer opportunities, to building custom recruitment sessions with SAIT.

For the health-nut

Missing the gym? SAIT Recreation has you covered! Visit their Instagram page for online exercise classes with your favourite instructors, including this one from yoga instructor Andrea Jean:

 

 
 
 
 
 
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SAIT Recreation also has some practical ergonomic advice for smart ways to set up your home office, stretches to do at your desk and tips to keep you working comfortably!  

For the foodie

If you’ve been stocking up on food, you may be running into the “what to do with my leftovers” problem. Follow along with Master Chef and SAIT Culinary instructor, Chef Michael Allemeier, as he walks you through this fridge-cleaning recipe:

 

 
 
 
 
 
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If cooking isn’t your thing, this list of alumni-operated businesses offering curbside pickup should do the trick:

If you know of other businesses with a SAIT connection offering curbside pickup or delivery, be sure to let us know!

For the networker

woman working at laptop

Develop your professional network and help current business students and other SAIT alumni develop theirs by sharing your career advice when you join Ten Thousand Coffees with SAIT.

Sign up, get matched with a student and share your experience online or by phone – it’s as simple as that.

For the activist

Better together campaign

The SAIT community has been out in force, responding to this pandemic in remarkable ways. SAIT is sharing stories of these everyday heroes – the alumni, instructors and students who are using their skills to make a difference. Read stories about two Outstanding Young Alumni, Levi Kuta (MDT ’12) and Adam Loria (EMT ’05), on our Better Together page.

Are you mobilizing in response to COVID-19, or do you know of someone in the SAIT community who is? Send us the story at alumni@sait.ca.

For the informed

The Government of Alberta and The City of Calgary are doing everything they can to keep us safe, informed and protected through this crisis. Check out these resources for the accurate, credible information that will help us get through this together:

There’s no doubt these are difficult times. SAIT is committed to providing you the best resources available. Stay up to date on SAIT’s response to COVID-19 by visiting sait.ca/covid19.





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