Day in the Life of SAIT 2017

As seen through the eye’s of SAIT’s second-year photojournalism students, A Day in the Life of SAIT 2017 provides a visual glimpse of what happens on our campus in a single day. Students in the photojournalism program within the School of Information and Communications Technologies fanned out across all of SAIT’s campuses on Thursday, February 16, 2017.  The images you see here are a culmination of weeks of planning by our photojournalism students, so that they can effectively document the workday of both students and staff at SAIT.

Proud Legacy: Second-year baking and pastry arts student, Katelyn Gallup, poses for a portrait in the Senator Burns Building at SAIT. Gallup decided to take this program when she was in high school, realizing her two favourite things were cars and cooking. She now wishes to open up a bakery in honour of her aunt who passed away and was able to leave funds behind to help start up the business. (Photo by Pier Moreno Silvestri/The Press)
Colourful Complex: People pass by an illuminating wall in the Aldred Centre at SAIT on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. The Aldred Centre is the largest of three buildings on campus that make up the Trades and Technology Centre. (Photo by Dawn Gibson/The Press)
Bookworm: Morgan Hordal, student engagement librarian at the Reg Erhardt Library at SAIT, shows off just some of the thousands of books available at the campus library on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. (Photo by Shaleen Ladha/The Press)
Fun Fitness: Fitness instructor, Kyra Page, demonstrates a set during the Wellness Centre’s Lunch Crunch exercise program at SAIT on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. Lunch Crunch is a half-hour-long exercise program designed to quickly burn calories in a short workout. (Photo by Cyril Brabant/The Press)
Business Building: SAIT instructor Stephen Bergstrom helps Christina Lam, a student in The School of Business, as she finishes an assignment in an advanced financial accounting course at SAIT on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. (Photo by Cyril Brabant/The Press)
SAIT Security: Security personnel get bird’s eye view of the lower levels during a patrol around the Johnson-Cobbe Energy Centre at SAIT on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. Campus Security provides a multitude of services ranging from emergency response to safety escorts. (Photo by Cyril Brabant/The Press)
Creative Chemistry: Mariel Behagan, left, joins sisters Lina and Jennifer Gutierrez as they observe how chemicals react during their Biology 30 class at SAIT on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. (Photo by Victoria Cockriell/The Press)
Breath In, Breath Out: Respiratory therapy instructor Alan Rauk poses for a portrait in his lab at SAIT on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. Rauk studied respiratory therapy at SAIT and started his career as a medic for the armed forces before he became an instructor.(Photo by Dawn Gibson/The Press)
Cherry on Top: Waleed Sabur, a second-year baking and pastry arts student, cools off a cherry made of sugar during class on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. Sabur, originally from Bangladesh, came to Canada to work, but after driving past SAIT one day, decided to change his plans and pursue a career in baking. (Photo by Ashley Orzel/The Press)
On the Air:Morgan McLeod hosts a radio show in the studio of the radio, television and broadcast news program at SAIT on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. (Photo by Will Geier/The Press)
Car Repairs: Theo Ofori, a third-year auto body technician apprentice with SAIT’s School of Transportation finishes up the body work on a customer’s vehicle at the N.R. Buck Crump building of the Mayland Heights campus on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. Ofori is one year away from becoming a fully certified auto body technician. (Photo by Ashley Orzel/The Press)
Track Inspection: Tom Gough, centre, training specialist for the railway division, instructs a track inspection level 2 class as part of a corporate rail compliance training course at the N.R. Buck Crump building at SAIT’s Mayland Heights campus on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. Gough, a retired training specialist with Canadian Pacific Railway, was teaching railway track inspection during the one-day certification course. (Photo by Ashley Orzel/The Press)
RV Service: Second-year recreation vehicle service technician apprentices in the School of Transportation measure one of the finishing pieces on a camper at the N.R. Buck Crump building at SAIT’s Mayland Heights campus on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. The recreational vehicle, which is nearing completion, has taken a year for students to build from scratch. (Photo by Ashley Orzel/The Press)
Watch and Learn: Jason Fisher, an information technology computer systems (ITCS) program instructor, helps his students work on a circuit to power components for a self automated greenhouse at SAIT on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. An automated greenhouse is used to control humidity and light.(Photo by Kelsey Zeoli/The Press)
The Final Touch: A baking and pastry arts student places the final blueberry on a chocolate mousse during a second-year baking and pasty arts class in SAIT’s John Ware Building on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. The students were learning how to make a dessert buffet as part of their dessert unit. (Photo by Ashley Orzel/The Press)
:Mix It UpYogi Chu, a second-year baking and pastry arts student, mixes icing during a class on dessert in SAIT’s John Ware Building on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. The cooking students were learning how to make a dessert buffet as part of their dessert unit. (Photo by Ashley Orzel/The Press)
Just Desserts: Albert Kurylo, a baking & patisserie chef instructor for SAIT’s baking and pastry arts program, shows off a cocoa bean during a second-year cooking class in SAIT’s John Ware Building on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. Kurylo, who has been cooking and baking since the age of 10, was supervising the class as they created a buffet as part of their dessert unit. (Photo by Ashley Orzel/The Press)
Deep in Thought: Jennifer Teixeira tests out equipment during a flow measurement lab in the Johnson-Cobbe Energy Centre at SAIT on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. Teixeira is a first-year student in the Instrumentation engineering technology program. (Photo by Chelsey Harms/The Press)
Student Studies: Hung Dinh participates in a class discussion during a process control lab in the Johnson-Cobbe Energy Centre at SAIT in Calgary on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. Dinh is a second-year student in the Instrumentation engineering technology program at SAIT. (Photo by Chelsey Harms/The Press)
Instruments Aplenty: Instrumentation engineering technology instructor Edward Bons leads a flow measurement lab in the Johnson-Cobbe Energy Centre at SAIT on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. Bons has been an instructor at SAIT for 15 years. (Photo by Chelsey Harms/The Press)
Blowin Smoke: First-year new media production and design students Deklin Barber, left, and Ben Stevens take a break from classes to vape on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. (Photo by Chelsey Harms/The Press)
Weather Warning: Jeff Slack delivers the weather during a live news broadcast in the studio of the radio, television, & broadcast news program in the Senator Burns building at SAIT on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. Slack is a second-year student in the program, and says he enjoys delivering the weather, but finds it nerve wracking because there are no scripts. (Photo by Chelsey Harms/The Press)
Clowning Around: Radio, television and broadcast news students Kelly-Anne Roberts, left, Cassandra Stefanic, centre, and Jeff Slack have some fun during a live news broadcast in the television studio at SAIT on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. All three students are in their second year of the program. (Photo by Chelsey Harms/The Press)
Breaking News: Cassandra Stefanic, a second year student in the radio, television and broadcast news program, poses for a portrait in the newsroom at SAIT on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. The program allows students to alternate jobs for each taping of the broadcast. Stefanic plans on being an international news corespondent after she graduates. (Photo by Chelsey Harms/The Press)
Pour Some Sugar on Me: Professional cooking student, Francois Boyer, pours a fondant top coat onto the mille feuille during a baking and pastry arts class on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. Mille feuille, also known as ‘the napoleon’ for its french background, is a type of custard slice pastry typically made up of three layers of puff pastry with alternating layers of pastry cream. (Photo by Pier Moreno Silvestri/The Press)
Mold Makers: Dental assistant student Keeley Kroeker, left, gets assistance from her instructor Patricia Stoness, centre, during a mold making lab at SAIT on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. The mold uses alginate to make a preliminary impression that can be used to make whitening trays, stone models, and dentures. (Photo by Amanda Richter/The Press)
Masks On: Anna Solovena, a dental assistant student shows off a teeth mould during class at SAIT on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. Dental assisting is a fast track, 10 month program in which students learn about concepts such as x-rays, teeth cleaning and other dental skills. (Photo by Dawn Gibson/The Press)
Defining a Smile: Julia Derkat, a dental assisting student, works with teeth moulds in a prosthodontics lab at SAIT on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. The dental assisting program is a 10-month certificate program where students learn to work in dental clinics and community health centres. (Photo by Parker Crook/The Press)
Flip the Switch: Information technology students Donald Zhu, left, and Tyler Zalischuk work on prototyping boards at SAIT on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. The boards demonstrate how digital logic works inside of a computer. (Photo by Nikolai Cuthill/The Press)
Geometry Geniuses: Thien Nguyen, left, and Diana Zaporozhets, centre, take part in a lesson on descriptive geometry instructed by Rodica Postole, right, at SAIT on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. These students are in their second semester of advanced engineering and drafting. (Photo by Jeremy Ash/The Press)
Drone Pilot: Dominic Aello poses with the remote operated rover being designed in conjunction with the bachelor of science construction project management program in an Aldred Centre lab at SAIT on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. Aello, who is an unmanned aerial vehicle researcher, owns a drone company and offers training to new drone pilots. (Photo by Jeremy Ash/The Press)
All Secured: Maninderjeet Singh, left, and Thomas Coker work with a mock setup in an alarm systems lab as part of the electrician apprenticeship program at SAIT on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. In the lab, students learn how to install, repair, and read alarm systems typically found in North American homes. (Photo by Parker Crook/The Press)
BEEP BEEP: Sarah Clark, middle, an instructor with SAIT’s electrician apprenticeship program, helps her students with a problem during class on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. In addition to learning how to set up and install alarm systems, the students were also preparing to write their national board exam on Friday. (Photo by Dawn Gibson/The Press)
Wired:Sug Jun Park works on an assignment during his class in the electronics engineering technology program at SAIT on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. Park’s assignment was to find which terminal can allow flow current through a diode. Park is a international student from South Korea, and plans to pursue a career in telecommunications. (Photo by Will Geier/The Press)
Reflections of Old: Reflected in a pool of meltwater, students walk across campus in front of Heritage Hall near the end of the school day at SAIT on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. Warmer than average weather melted much of the snow on campus. (Photo by Kelsey Zeoli/The Press)
First year SAIT geomatic engineering students, Tyson Maton, left, and Bryson Muir, practice their surveying skills on campus on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. (Photo by Carole Chabot/The Press)
A student walks across along the second floor of the Irene Lewis Atrium at the Stan Grad Centre on SAIT campus on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. (Photo by Terri Huxley/The Press)
Late Night Learner: Zayre Miranda studies quietly in a secluded alcove in Heritage Hall at SAIT on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. Miranda is in the business administration program which she says can be “stressful at times.” (Photo by Victoria Cockriell/The Press)
Pastry Perfection: Professional cooking student, Armaan Kukkadi, fills profiteroles with a pastry cream on SAIT’s main campus on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. A profiterole is a filled French choux pastry ball with a typically sweet and moist filling of whipped cream, custard, pastry cream, or ice cream. (Photo by Pier Moreno Silvestri/The Press)
Lights, Camera, Action!:Thomas Dutton edits a student produced film in the film and video production program at SAIT on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. Each year, the program features students who write, shoot and edit their own films. Dutton is editing a 10 minute horror film called FairField. (Photo by Will Geier/The Press)
Strength in Numbers: Cynthia Malycky, left, and Nancy Lewis work together during an Employee Services finance class in a training room at SAIT on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. Everyone who attended this class is an employee of the finance department at SAIT. (Photo by Victoria Cockriell/The Press)
Daily Grind: Second-year instrumentation engineering technology students work in the distributed control systems laboratory in the Johnson-Cobbe Energy Centre at SAIT on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. The two-year program prepares students through practical training to work in a variety of industries, from oil and gas refining to petrochemical processing. (Photo by Nikolai Cuthill/The Press)
Leading the Way: Instrumentation engineering technology instructor Ed Bons conducts a lesson in the process control laboratory of the Johnson-Cobbe Energy Centre at SAIT on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. Bons has worked at SAIT for over 15 years. (Photo by Nikolai Cuthill/The Press)
Spin that Wheel: Second-year instrumentation engineering technology student Jaden Taylor works in the flow measurement laboratory in the Johnson-Cobbe Energy Centre at SAIT campus on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. Students were learning how to measure bulk fluid movements. (Photo by Nikolai Cuthill/The Press)
Going Up: Second-year aircraft maintenance engineers technology student Carlo Apolinar works on repairing an engine during an INSP 350 advanced aircraft inspection lab at SAIT’s Art Smith Aero Centre for Training and Technology on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. The Art Smith Centre occupies 17 acres of land at the Calgary International Airport and holds 17 labs including helicopter and airplane maintenance. (Photo by Kayla Van Den Bussche/The Press)
Audio Power: First year new media production and design student, Josh Boak, poses for a portrait in the sound proof editing room at SAIT on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. Boak is in the sound booth/editing suite for the new media production and design students. (Photo by Kelsey Zeoli/The Press)
Shooting Smiles: SAIT Trojans basketball player Hope Lewis, right, is photographed by Madison Casavant, a first year journalism student, during a portrait workshop at the Campus Centre gym at SAIT on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. Lewis is currently doing academic upgrading here at SAIT, and plays guard with the women’s basketball team. Casavant herself is also a Trojans player, but with the women’s hockey team. (Photo by Kelsey Zeoli/The Press)
Head in the Clouds: Second-year aircraft maintenance engineers technology student Garrett Lee stands for a portrait during a break in his HELI 320 – helicopter maintenance practices class at SAIT’s Art Smith Aero Centre on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. The centre is one of three training facilities within SAIT’s School of Transportation. (Photo by Kayla Van Den Bussche/The Press)
VP Academic: Brad Donaldson, SAIT’s Vice President, Academic poses for a portrait in his office in the Heritage Hall building on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. Donaldson served as the Dean of Manufacturing and Automation before leaving that post in 2011 to take on the role of VP Academic at Red Deer College. After nearly five years in Red Deer he returned to SAIT in March 2015 to take on his current role as Vice President, Academic. (Photo by Victoria Cockriell/The Press)
Starburst: People navigate SAIT campus as the sun rises over downtown Calgary on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. The day was uncharacteristically warm for mid-February in Calgary, with temperatures reaching a high of 14 degrees Celsius. (Photo by Nikolai Cuthill/The Press)
Zoned In: Deklin Barber waits for his class to begin at SAIT on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. Barber is a student in the new media production and design program and was preparing for his rich media communications II course. (Photo by Will Geier/The Press)
Nuclear Cam: Nuclear medicine technology students, Brittney Meier, left, Bo Liu, centre, and Emily Griffin conduct a daily quality control test on their hybrid SPECT CT gamma camera at SAIT on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. The testing involves students processing the images they collect to ensure the camera is working properly. (Photo by Amanda Richter/The Press)
On the Fly Ramin Asheghan battles an opponent in a ping pong match in the Campus Centre at SAIT on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. The ping pong tables are available to all SAIT students and faculty for a small fee. (Photo by Parker Crook/The Press)
Pearly Whites: Sharla Dunville, a respiratory therapy student, participates in her lab at SAIT on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. The respiratory therapy program trains students to assist physicians in diagnosing, treating and managing patients. They are also trained in resuscitation, ventilator management as well as oxygen and aerosol therapy. (Photo by Dawn Gibson/The Press)
Breath of Life: Miranda Dunn participates in a respiratory therapy lab at SAIT on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. SAIT’s respiratory therapy program lasts for three years and prepares students for a career in hospital emergency rooms and intensive care units. (Photo by Parker Crook/The Press)
Calculated Breath: Rachel Burick, left, with sister, Olivia Burick, centre, and Mylinh Hong work in a respiratory therapy lab at SAIT on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. SAIT’s respiratory therapy program lasts for three years and prepares students for a career in hospital emergency rooms and intensive care units. (Photo by Parker Crook/The Press)
Smokers Pit: SAIT students Robert McPherson, left, and James Hatch engage in conversation while at the popular smokers pit near the Begin Tower Residence on campus on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. The SAIT residence features two modern high rises located on the northeast corner of the campus. (Photo by Terri Huxley/The Press)
A Night Out: First-year journalism student Emily Rogers puts on mascara in her dorm room as part of her ‘going-out’ routine in the East Hall Residence on SAIT campus on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. The SAIT residence features two modern high rises located on the northeast corner of the campus. (Photo by Terri Huxley/The Press)
Lights, Camera, Action: Kathleen Braa, a first year radio, television and broadcast news student does a practice run as the floor director of a news segment in the television studio at SAIT on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. These students learn to be on the air through video and TV production, and can move on from SAIT to be producers, directors, news anchors and more. (Photo by Kelsey Zeoli/The Press)
Ready for My Closeup: Brandon Keats, a first year student in the radio, television and broadcast news program, fills in during a practice read-through of a news segment in the television studio at SAIT on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. These students learn to be on the air through video and TV production, and can move on from SAIT to be producers, directors, news anchors and more. (Photo by Kelsey Zeoli/The Press)
Propelling Forward: Second-year aircraft maintenance engineers technology student Kevin Chung takes a break from his INSP-350 advanced aircraft inspection lab at SAIT’s Art Smith Aero Centre on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. The centre is one of three training facilities within SAIT’s School of Transportation. (Photo by Kayla Van Den Bussche/The Press)
Take Five: Professional cooking student Jesse Mann takes a smoke break outside of the John Ware Building on SAIT campus on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. Mann will graduate in April and says he is ready to be done school. (Photo by Nikolai Cuthill/The Press)
Calling Room: SAIT student Camilo Mendoza contacts alumni in the SAIT student calling room on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. The student calling program works alongside SAIT Alumni and Development to raise funds for SAIT scholarships and student aid programs. Mendoza is in the bachelor of applied technology petroleum engineering program. (Photo by Nikolai Cuthill/The Press)
Single File Sunrise People make their way across SAIT’s campus in the early morning hours of Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. After many dips and peaks in temperature over the course of the winter season, this particular day reached an above average high of 15 degrees celsius. (Photo by Pier Moreno Silvestri/The Press)
Raising the Flag: A Paladin security guard raises a pride flag to fly alongside the other flags on the west side of the Stan Grad Centre at SAIT on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017.(Photo by Terri Huxley/The Press)
Birds Eye View: Students and industry professionals mingle during the student petroleum society (SPS) industry night on the first floor of the Johnson-Cobbe Energy Centre at SAIT on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. The SPS is a student-run club at SAIT that exists to connect students with industry representatives. (Photo by Ashley Orzel/The Press)
Sparks Fly: Efren Flores works on a welding project during class in the Aldred Centre at SAIT on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. Flores is a first year student with a graduation date set for June 2018. (Photo by Dawn Gibson/The Press)
Weld Away: Gouin Sebastien works on a welding project during class in the Aldred Centre at SAIT on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. (Photo by Dawn Gibson/The Press)
Light Bright: A person waits for an approaching train at the SAIT/ACAD/Jubilee LRT station on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. Students have a U-Pass included in the price of their tuition, and often use city transit as a convenient way to travel to and from school. (Photo by Dawn Gibson/The Press)
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