A Day in the Life of SAIT 2013

In this edition of A Day in the Life of SAIT, you will get a look at the future of the Alberta economy. The students pictured here are the young people who will soon be making their mark, doing the building, accounting, reporting, testing, wiring, cooking and many other jobs that make this province grow. They learned these skills at SAIT Polytechnic, over many long classroom days, and homework nights.

On Feb. 14, 2013, first-year journalism students fanned out across SAIT’s main and satellite campuses and made the photographs you see below. They provide a revealing glimpse into life at SAIT.

Heating Up: First-year pipefitting technician Sara Abbott gets her welding torch ready to go in the Aldred Center. Abbott is one of three female students in the program. (Photo by Jenn Sieppert/SAIT Polytechnic)

Heating Up: First-year pipefitting technician Sara Abbott gets her welding torch ready to go in the Aldred Centre. Abbott is one of three female students in the program. (Photo by Jenn Sieppert/SAIT Polytechnic)

Before Sunrise: A lit-up Heritage Hall greets students in the early morning. The three-storey building was built between 1921-22 and was first known as the Provincial Institute of Technology Building and Normal School. (Photo by Brent Calver/SAIT Polytechnic)

Before Sunrise: A lit-up Heritage Hall greets students in the early morning. The three-storey building was built between 1921-22 and was first known as the Provincial Institute of Technology Building and Normal School. (Photo by Brent Calver/SAIT Polytechnic)

Eyes on the Prize: First-year hospitality management program students Luis Gomez, left, and Adam Saunders compete in Kiss a Kindle, a contest held at the SAIT Bookstore. The two did not win. (Photo by Rahima Anwar Khan/ SAIT Polytechnic)

Eyes on the Prize: First-year hospitality management program students Luis Gomez, left, and Adam Saunders compete in Kiss a Kindle, a contest held at the SAIT Bookstore. The two did not win. (Photo by Rahima Anwar Khan/ SAIT Polytechnic)

Rise Up: A student makes his way up in the new Aldred Centre building on SAIT's main campus. (Photo by Evan Buhler/SAIT Polytechnic)

Rise Up: A student makes his way up in the new Aldred Centre building on SAIT’s main campus. (Photo by Evan Buhler/SAIT Polytechnic)

Switched On: David Polsom, a second-year aircraft maintenance engineers technology student, works in the cockpit of a Boeing 737 at SAIT's Art Smith Aero Centre. (Photo by Monica Henderson/SAIT Polytechnic)

Switched On: David Polsom, a second-year aircraft maintenance engineers technology student, works in the cockpit of a Boeing 737 at SAIT’s Art Smith Aero Centre. (Photo by Monica Henderson/SAIT Polytechnic)

Fired Up: Shyla Rood, a volunteer fire warden at SAIT, stands at the entrance of the Stan Grad Centre to inform people that the building had been evacuated after an emergency alarm sounded. Rood is a staff member in the Centre for Academic Learner Services. (Photo by Chantal Hart/SAIT Polytechnic)

Friendly Presence: Shyla Rood, a volunteer fire warden at SAIT, stands at the entrance of the Stan Grad Centre to inform people that the building had been evacuated after an emergency alarm sounded. Rood is a staff member in the Centre for Academic Learner Services. (Photo by Chantal Hart/SAIT Polytechnic)

Getting Ready: Respiratory therapy student Rebecca Gunn, middle, prepares a pig's lung for attachment to a breathing simulator. Assisting are Felicia Price, left, and Kaitlyn Silcox. (Photo by Brent Calver/SAIT Polytechnic)

Getting Ready: Respiratory therapy student Rebecca Gunn, middle, prepares a pig’s lung for attachment to a breathing simulator. Assisting are Felicia Price, left, and Kaitlyn Silcox. (Photo by Brent Calver/SAIT Polytechnic)

On the Lookout: Nick Choban, a guard with Paladin Security, keeps a watchful eye over SAIT's main campus. (Photo by Melanie Fisher/SAIT Polytechnic)

On the Lookout: Nick Choban, a guard with Paladin Security, keeps a watchful eye over SAIT’s main campus. (Photo by Melanie Fisher/SAIT Polytechnic)

Sunny Days: Second-year radio, television and broadcast news student Kayla Butley forecasts the Valentine's Day weather from the program's television studio in the Senator Burns Building. Students plan out and record each evening's news themselves, which is then broadcast on Shaw TV. (Photo by Adelle Ellis/SAIT Polytechnic)

Sunny Days: Second-year radio, television and broadcast news student Kayla Butley forecasts the Valentine’s Day weather from the program’s television studio in the Senator Burns Building. Students plan out and record each evening’s news themselves, which is then broadcast on Shaw TV. (Photo by Adelle Ellis/SAIT Polytechnic)

Hammer Time: Second-year aircraft maintenance technician Paul Dhaliwal begins the process of replacing the rim of an airplane tire at SAIT's Art Smith Aero Centre. (Photo by Husson Zaman/SAIT Polytechnic)

Hammer Time: Second-year aircraft maintenance technician Paul Dhaliwal begins the process of replacing the rim of an airplane tire at SAIT’s Art Smith Aero Centre. (Photo by Husson Zaman/SAIT Polytechnic)

Book Learning: Second-year library information technology student Alexandra Mannix participates in a group discussion in a library marketing class inside the Stan Grad Centre. (Photo by Chantal Hart/SAIT Polytechnic)

Book Learning: Second-year library information technology student Alexandra Mannix participates in a group discussion in a library marketing class inside the Stan Grad Centre. (Photo by Chantal Hart/SAIT Polytechnic)

ZZZ: Student Ryan Haze gets a little rest in a lounge area on the Senator Burns Building's main floor. (Photo by Samantha Gadd/SAIT Polytechnic)

ZZZ: Student Ryan Haze gets a little rest in a lounge area on the Senator Burns Building’s main floor. (Photo by Samantha Gadd/SAIT Polytechnic)

Morning Mood: Early-rising students work by the light of table lamps and computer screens in a Stan Grad Centre study hall. (Photo by Clayton Seams/SAIT Polytechnic)

Morning Mood: Early-rising students work by the light of table lamps and computer screens in a Stan Grad Centre study hall. (Photo by Clayton Seams/SAIT Polytechnic)

Canopy: A student makes his way between the trees that line the sidewalk in front of Heritage Hall. (Photo by Frederick Andrew Boulton/SAIT Polytechnic)

Canopy: A student makes his way between the trees that line the sidewalk in front of Heritage Hall. (Photo by Frederick Andrew Boulton/SAIT Polytechnic)

On Camera: Radio, television and broadcast news student Ashton Samborn, right, handles the video and audio recording duties as Dania Gravelle prepares to interview Campus Centre passersby. (Photo by Taylor Quinn/SAIT Polytechnic)

On Camera: Radio, television and broadcast news student Ashton Samborn, right, handles the video and audio recording duties as Dania Gravelle prepares to interview Campus Centre passersby. (Photo by Taylor Quinn/SAIT Polytechnic)

Listening: Riley May, a first-year new media production and design student, takes in a lecture in the Stan Grad Centre. (Photo by Shealin Boswell/SAIT Polytechnic)

Listening: Riley May, a first-year new media production and design student, takes in a lecture in the Stan Grad Centre. (Photo by Shealin Boswell/SAIT Polytechnic)

Ready to Serve: Grace Jahns, left, and Maha Higuchi, pause for a portrait at the Odyssey Coffee House. Both work as baristas at the Campus Centre eatery. (Photo by Sarah Collins/SAIT Polytechnic)

Ready to Serve: Grace Jahns, left, and Maha Higuchi, pause for a portrait at the Odyssey Coffee House. Both work as baristas at the Campus Centre eatery. (Photo by Sarah Collins/SAIT Polytechnic)

New at SAIT: Sabrina Notarangelo, student recruiter, addresses a room full of high school guidance counselors while they enjoy a hot breakfast in Heritage Hall. The counselors were invited to the annual breakfast to learn about what's new at SAIT. (Photo by Sarah Collins/SAIT Polytechnic)

New: Sabrina Notarangelo, a student recruiter, addresses a room full of high school guidance counsellors while they enjoy a hot breakfast in Heritage Hall. The counselors were invited to the annual breakfast to learn about what’s new at SAIT. (Photo by Sarah Collins/SAIT Polytechnic)

Shop Time: First-year diesel equipment technician student Matt Walter shows off a camshaft cover inside a shop in the Thomas Riley Building. (Photo by Clayton Seams/SAIT Polytechnic)

Shop Time: First-year diesel equipment technician student Matt Walter shows off a camshaft cover inside a shop in the Thomas Riley Building. (Photo by Clayton Seams/SAIT Polytechnic)

Over the Net: Two students play a friendly game of ping pong on the lower level of the Campus Centre. (Photo by Clayton Seams/SAIT Polytechnic)

Over the Net: Two students play a friendly game of ping pong on the lower level of the Campus Centre. (Photo by Clayton Seams/SAIT Polytechnic)

Offloaded: C-Train commuters make their way from the platform to the Campus Centre and the Alberta College of Art and Design. (Photo by Clayton Seams/SAIT Polytechnic)

Offloaded: C-Train commuters make their way from the platform to the Campus Centre and the Alberta College of Art and Design. (Photo by Clayton Seams/SAIT Polytechnic)

Northbound: Trojans hockey players wait to board the team bus for a trip to Fort McMurray. (Photo by Enrique Palacios/SAIT Polytechnic)

Northbound: Trojans hockey players wait to board the team bus for a trip to Fort McMurray. (Photo by Enrique Palacios/SAIT Polytechnic)

Loading Up: Andy Mueller, the long-time bus driver for the Trojans' men's hockey team, stores player gear in preparation for a long trip to Fort McMurray to play the Keyano College Huskies. The Trojans won both games on the trip. (Photo by Enrique Palacios/SAIT Polytechnic)

Loading Up: Andy Mueller, the long-time bus driver for the Trojans’ men’s hockey team, stores player gear in preparation for a long trip to Fort McMurray to play the Keyano College Huskies. The Trojans won both games on the trip. (Photo by Enrique Palacios/SAIT Polytechnic)

Travel Wise: Corrina Naismith, a travel and tourism student, works at her computer in Destinations, a travel agency inside the Senator Burns Building. Students in the second year of the program operate the agency, which caters to both faculty and students on campus. (Photo by Laura Wilms/SAIT Polytechnic)

Travel Wise: Corrina Naismith, a travel and tourism student, works at her computer in Destinations, a travel agency inside the Senator Burns Building. Students in the second year of the program operate the agency, which caters to both faculty and students on campus. (Photo by Laura Wilms/SAIT Polytechnic)

Getting Set: First-year SAIT hospitality management student Monica Deluca sets out one of the larger tables for Valentine's Day dinner at the Highwood Dining Room. Because of the special day, the Highwood was booked to nearly full capacity. (Photo by Laura Wilms/SAIT Polytechnic)

Getting Set: First-year SAIT hospitality management student Monica Deluca sets out one of the larger tables for Valentine’s Day dinner at the Highwood Dining Room. Because of the special day, the Highwood was booked to nearly full capacity. (Photo by Laura Wilms/SAIT Polytechnic)

Mild: Blue skies and above-freezing temperatures made it a pleasant day on SAIT's main campus. (Photo by Alex Broger/SAIT Polytechnic)

Mild: Blue skies and above-freezing temperatures made it a pleasant day on SAIT’s main campus. (Photo by Alex Broger/SAIT Polytechnic)

Fun: Second-year library information technology student Chelsea MacNicol enjoys a lighter moment in her library marketing class. (Photo by Chantal Hart/SAIT Polytechnic)

Fun: Second-year library information technology student Chelsea MacNicol enjoys a lighter moment in her library marketing class. (Photo by Chantal Hart/SAIT Polytechnic)

Up Next: Second-year radio, television and broadcast news students Rani Alivio, left, and Landin Chambers rehearse their roles as news anchors inside the program's studio facility in the Senator Burns Building. (Photo by Erin Knutson/SAIT Polytechnic)

Up Next: Second-year radio, television and broadcast news students Rani Alivio, left, and Landin Chambers rehearse their roles as news anchors inside the program’s studio facility in the Senator Burns Building. (Photo by Erin Knutson/SAIT Polytechnic)

Open Wide: Dental assisting students Lauren Wever, left, and Michelle Manary examine a patient in SAIT's Dental Clinic. From January to April, students in the program polish teeth and perform x-rays. In early 2014, the clinic's services will expand to include dental scaling as well. (Photo by Courtney Blatch/SAIT Polytechnic)

Open Wide: Dental assisting students Lauren Wever, left, and Michelle Manary examine a patient in SAIT’s Dental Clinic. From January to April, students in the program polish teeth and perform x-rays. In early 2014, the clinic’s services will expand to include dental scaling as well. (Photo by Courtney Blatch/SAIT Polytechnic)

All is Well: Keith Carr, an instructor in the MacPhail School of Energy, explains the basics of oil drills. (Photo by Zehra Buzreba/SAIT Polytechnic)

All is Well: Keith Carr, an instructor in the MacPhail School of Energy, explains the basics of oil drills. (Photo by Zehra Buzreba/SAIT Polytechnic)

Moments: Kim Gordon, a first-year journalism student, shoots candids of other students at Loco Lou's across from SAIT on 16th avenue NW. Gordon will pursue the program's photojournalism option in her second year. (Photo by Jennifer Wendt/SAIT Polytechnic)

Moments: Kim Gordon, a first-year journalism student, shoots candids of other students at Loco Lou’s across from SAIT on 16th Avenue N.W. Gordon will pursue the program’s photojournalism option in her second year. (Photo by Jennifer Wendt/SAIT Polytechnic)

Fired Up: Calgary firefighters arrive at the Stan Grad Centre to investigate an emergency alarm. The building was evacuated for about twenty minutes before the all-clear was given. (Photo by Sarah Collins/SAIT Polytechnic)

Fired Up: Calgary firefighters arrive at the Stan Grad Centre to investigate an emergency alarm. The building was evacuated for about 20 minutes before the all-clear was given. (Photo by Sarah Collins/SAIT Polytechnic)

Close Eye: Dallas Fowler, a second-year avionics technology student, double-checks the tightness of bolts on a Beechcraft King Air B90 airplane at SAIT's Art Smith Aero Centre. The large facility gives students the opportunity to work on actual aircraft, including a complete Boeing 737-200. (Photo by Crystal Schick/SAIT Polytechnic)

Close Eye: Dallas Fowler, a second-year avionics technology student, double-checks the tightness of bolts on a Beechcraft King Air B90 airplane at SAIT’s Art Smith Aero Centre. The large facility gives students the opportunity to work on actual aircraft, including a complete Boeing 737-200. (Photo by Crystal Schick/SAIT Polytechnic)

Vantage Point: Dr. Gordon Nixon, vice-president academic at SAIT, shows off the brand new Johnson-Cobbe Energy Centre. The new building opened in September 2012. Nixon, a SAIT graduate, has been in his current position since 2001. (Photo by Crystal Schick/SAIT Polytechnic)

Vantage Point: Dr. Gordon Nixon, vice-president academic at SAIT, shows off the brand new Johnson-Cobbe Energy Centre. The new building opened in September 2012. Nixon, a SAIT graduate, has been in his current job since 2001. (Photo by Crystal Schick/SAIT Polytechnic)

Light Workout: Austin Hudey, an instrumentation engineering technology student, makes time for some exercise. (Photo by Cody Grimsrud/SAIT Polytechnic)

Light Workout: Austin Hudey, an instrumentation engineering technology student, makes time for some exercise. (Photo by Cody Grimsrud/SAIT Polytechnic)

Two-Sided: James Tjaivold, a student in the first year of the graphic communications and print technology program, works on a design for business cards. (Photo by Matthew Berard/SAIT Polytechnic)

Two-Sided: James Tjaivold, a student in the first year of the graphic communications and print technology program, works on a design for business cards. (Photo by Matthew Berard/SAIT Polytechnic)

Art Steps: The Alberta College of Art and Design's colourful and ever-changing stairwell serves as a backdrop for an impromptu portrait of student Michael Lopes. (Photo by Kalisha Mendonsa/ SAIT Polytechnic Journalism)

Art Steps: The Alberta College of Art and Design’s colourful and ever-changing stairwell serves as a backdrop for an impromptu portrait of student Michael Lopes. (Photo by Kalisha Mendonsa/ SAIT Polytechnic)

Circuit Training: A first-year information technology student makes progress on a tutorial project in one of SAIT's computer hardware labs. (Photo by Steve Sucha/SAIT Polytechnic)

Circuit Training: A first-year information technology student makes progress on a tutorial project in one of SAIT’s computer hardware labs. (Photo by Steve Sucha/SAIT Polytechnic)

Taking the Lead: Academic chairs in the School of Business meet with acting dean Lee Haldeman, left, in the Senator Burns Building. This meeting takes place each Thursday during the school year. (Photo by Jorie Koski/SAIT Polytechnic)

Taking the Lead: Academic chairs in the School of Business meet with acting dean Lee Haldeman, left, in the Senator Burns Building. This meeting takes place each Thursday during the school year. (Photo by Jorie Koski/SAIT Polytechnic)

In the Lab: First-year nuclear medicine technology student Michelle Van Wieren double-checks her notes before starting a calibration. (Photo by Robyn Moore/SAIT Polytechnic)

In the Lab: First-year nuclear medicine technology student Michelle Van Wieren double-checks her notes before starting a calibration. (Photo by Robyn Moore/SAIT Polytechnic)

Safelight: Continuing education photography students practice their craft in a traditional darkroom in the Senator Burns Building. (Photo by Evan Buhler/SAIT Polytechnic)

Safelight: Continuing education photography students practice their craft in a traditional darkroom in the Senator Burns Building. (Photo by Evan Buhler/SAIT Polytechnic)

Service Team: First-year hospitality management students take time out from setting up the Highwood Dining Room to pose for a class photo. (Photo by Kathleen Alenius/SAIT Polytechnic)

Team Service: First-year hospitality management students take time out from setting up the Highwood Dining Room to pose for a class photo. (Photo by Kathleen Alenius/SAIT Polytechnic)

In Motion: Oscar Feng, left, and Eric Czechak are blurs of activity as they serve up entrées at SAIT's downtown Culinary Campus. (Photo by Dylan Morrison/SAIT Polytechnic)

In Motion: Oscar Feng, left, and Eric Czechak are blurs of activity as they serve up entrées at SAIT’s downtown Culinary Campus. (Photo by Dylan Morrison/SAIT Polytechnic)

Being Counted: Information technology instructor Colin Chamberlain takes attendance ahead of the start of class in the Stan Grad Centre. He has been teaching at SAIT since 2002. (Photo by Abhishek Anand/SAIT Polytechnic)

Being Counted: Information technology instructor Colin Chamberlain takes attendance ahead of the start of class in the Stan Grad Centre. He has been teaching at SAIT since 2002. (Photo by Abhishek Anand/SAIT Polytechnic)

On Screen: Nuclear medicine students pore over computer data. (Photo by Sean Costello/SAIT Polytechnic)

On Screen: Nuclear medicine students pore over computer data. (Photo by Sean Costello/SAIT Polytechnic)

In Close: Instrumentation student Dennis Titford works away during a lesson in the Johnson-Cobbe Energy Centre. (Photo by Leo Aragon/SAIT Polytechnic)

In Close: Instrumentation student Dennis Titford works away during a lesson in the Johnson-Cobbe Energy Centre. (Photo by Leo Aragon/SAIT Polytechnic)

Down Under No More: The cubicle of Mitch Flaherty, a member of the corporate sales team at SAIT, makes it clear that he hails from Australia. (Photo by Zehra Buzreba/SAIT Polytechnic)

Down Under No More: The cubicle of Mitch Flaherty, a member of the corporate sales team at SAIT, makes it known that he hails from Australia. (Photo by Zehra Buzreba/SAIT Polytechnic)

Strumming: SAIT student Ky Lu'Johnson relaxes with his guitar on the second floor of the Johnson-Cobbe Energy Centre. (Photo by Samantha Gadd/SAIT Polytechnic)

Strumming: SAIT student Ky Lu’Johnson relaxes with his guitar on the second floor of the Johnson-Cobbe Energy Centre. (Photo by Samantha Gadd/SAIT Polytechnic)

Office Work: Administrative information management instructor Peggy Noble assists a student. (Photo by Phillip Currie/SAIT Polytechnic)

Office Work: Administrative information management instructor Peggy Noble assists a student. (Photo by Phillip Currie/SAIT Polytechnic)

Listen Up: Kevin O’Brien, better known as Stereotronique, performs at The Gateway. The on-campus bar offers a variety of shows, concerts and events for SAIT students throughout the year. (Photo by Jenn Sieppert/SAIT Polytechnic)

Listen Up: Kevin O’Brien, better known as Stereotronique, performs at The Gateway. The on-campus bar offers a variety of shows, concerts and events for SAIT students throughout the year. (Photo by Jenn Sieppert/SAIT Polytechnic)

Low Rider: Kyle Celeen, a first-year journalism student, longboards his way across SAIT's main campus. (Photo by Dylan Morrison/SAIT Polytechnic)

Low Rider: Kyle Celeen, a first-year journalism student, longboards his way across SAIT’s main campus. (Photo by Dylan Morrison/SAIT Polytechnic)