A Day in the Life of SAIT 2016

As seen through the eye’s of SAIT’s second-year photojournalism students, A Day in the Life of SAIT 2016 provides a glimpse of the daily on-campus happenings. Taken on Feb. 11, 2016, these pictures, and the students within them, are representative of SAIT’s leisure and academic achievement. The students pictured in this gallery honed their craft at SAIT, and will soon enter the workforce as graduates of one of the many SAIT certificate, diploma and degree programs.

That’s Bright: Educational laboratory technician Tori Harper demonstrates a violent chemical reaction by heating up a piece of magnesium ribbon in her classroom in the Senator Burns building at SAIT in Calgary on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. (Photo by Liam Quinn/The Press)
Luminescent Learning: Students arrive in the early morning hours to begin their day at SAIT’s Heritage Hall in Calgary on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. Heritage Hall was built between 1921 and 1922, and is considered representative of the pioneering efforts of Alberta to establish a high level technical training facility in the province.  (Photo by Brooke Hovey/The Press)
Savin’ Lives: Bradley Caron, left, administers first aid with Muhammad Amin during a CPR/first aid course at SAIT in Calgary on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. CPR is a valuable skill to learn. (Photo by Victoria Vadeboncoeur/The Press)
Colour My Life: SAITSA president Brigitte Matheson, right, and SAITSA Clubs Coordinator Rachel Bigelow high-five each other on the escalator in the Johnson Cobbe Energy Centre on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. The two were celebrating a successful 2016 SPS Industry Night at the energy centre. (Photo by Andy Maxwell Mawji/The Press)
Truck Gone?: Heavy equipment technician apprentice (HET) Instructor Joel Walker poses for a portrait in an HET workspace in SAIT’s Thomas Riley Building in Calgary on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. Walker is a long-time instructor of SAIT’s HET apprenticeship program and believes that the program provides an outlet for students to get “real hands on” experience while in school. (Photo by Andy Maxwell Mawji/The Press)
Not A Space Craft: Third-year auto body technician Ansar Mahmood applies sealant to plastic fenders during a lab class at the N.R. Buck Crump Building at SAIT’s Mayland Heights campus in Calgary on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. (Photo by Andy Maxwell Mawji/The Press)
Heavy: Heavy equipment technician apprentice (HET) Instructor Joel Walker poses for a portrait with a heavy-duty hydraulic pump in SAIT’s Thomas Riley Building in Calgary on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. Walker is a long-time instructor of SAIT’s HET apprenticeship program and believes that the program provides an outlet for students to get “real hands on” experience while in school. (Photo by Andy Maxwell Mawji/The Press)
Fly Safe: Second-year aircraft maintenance engineers technology students Weylin Shiu, left, and Ryan Ngo look up how to install the tail-wing of an R-22 helicopter during their class at the Art Smith Aero Centre in Calgary on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. The R-22 is one of several aircrafts donated to SAIT by donors. (Photo by Kyle Meller/The Press)
What is That?: Madeline Elk observes the effects of heat during a chemistry lab in the academic upgrading program in the Stan Grad Building on SAIT campus in Calgary on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. It’s best to keep a safe distance when you don’t know how a chemical will react. (Photo by Tyler Marr/The Press)
Action: Radio television and broadcast news student Branson Fong prepares for a news rehearsal prior to going live in the RTBN television studio in the Senator Burns Building on SAIT campus in Calgary on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. Not a lot of people know what it looks like behind the scenes. (Photo by Adam F. Dullum/The Press)
Screen Time: Radio television and broadcast news students Sharen Sandhu, left, and Kim Currie run through a news reherseal prior to going live in the RTBN television studio in the Senator Burns Building at SAIT campus in Calgary on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. Practice makes perfect. (Photo by Adam F. Dullum/The Press)
Listen Up: Radio television and broadcast news students Marissa Wong, left, Nathan Bannerman, centre, and Kailyn Schreiner, right, work in the radio studio in the Senator Burns Building at SAIT campus in Calgary on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. Working in a team can take off the stress of a work load. (Photo by Adam F. Dullum/The Press)
Smiles: Tim Renz chats with a fellow student in a computer lab in the Stan Grad Centre on SAIT campus in Calgary, on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. Laughing with friends is always a good time. (Photo by Vanessa Paterson/The Press)
Communication is Key: Mary Resch, Interim Associate Dean of the School of Information & Communications Technology, takes time from her busy schedule to pose for a portrait in her office in the Senator Burns Building at SAIT campus in Calgary on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. It’s a busy time of year for Resch.(Photo by Vanessa Paterson/The Press)
Sparky Days: Konstantin Pappas practices his welding in one of SAIT’s welding labs in the Aldred Centre on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. SAIT has a great welding program that fine-tunes all your skills. (Photo by Chelsea Lees/The Press)
Dreary Days: Students make their way to and from classes in the Stan Grad Centre on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. This section of the centre, the Irene Lewis Atrium, is adorned with four walk-ways and floor to ceiling cathedral windows. (Photo by Chelsea Lees/The Press)
Time Out: Students study and visit quietly in one of the study areas that joins Heritage Hall to the Stan Grad Centre at SAIT campus on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. The Stan Grad Centre has many of these study spaces for students to use. (Photo by Chelsea Lees/The Press)
Sparks Fly: Second-year welding engineer technology student Kristine McGillivary uses tungsten inert gas to weld a steel plate in the Aldred Centre at SAIT in Calgary on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. McGillivary is one of four women in her welding class. (Photo by Brooke Hovey/The Press)
Light my Fire: Second-year welding engineer technology student Kristine McGillivary stands with her welding torch and helmet in the Aldred Centre at SAIT in Calgary on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. Of the 28 students in the class, four are women, including McGillivary. (Photo by Brooke Hovey/The Press)
All Aboard: Students make their way to and from the C-Train platform on SAIT Campus in Calgary on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. Thousands of SAIT students arrive on campus by train every day. (Photo by Ryan Wellicome/The Press)
Chemical Reaction: Austin Pettis works with lead nitrate and potassium iodide during a chemistry lab in the academic upgrading program in the Stan Grad Building at SAIT in Calgary on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. SAIt academic upgrading courses prepare students for admission into SAIT’s diploma programs. (Photo by Tyler Marr/The Press)
World Cup: Students gather in the Irene Lewis Atrium at the Stan Grad Centre for a game of foosball on SAIT Campus in Calgary on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. The Irene Lewis Atrium is a popular common area on the SAIT campus. (Photo by Shayla Deeton/The Press)
Marco Polo: Lifeguard Tany Pearson gets in a workout during her lunch hour in the SAIT Aquatics Centre in Calgary on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. The aquatics centre offers both open swim and pool rental opportunities. (Photo by Ryan Wellicome/The Press)
Land Ho!: Harry Kim sets up GPS survey equipment to complete a field survey exercise on SAIT campus in Calgary on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. The GPS survey equipment is used to determine the exact locations of certain points. (Photo by Joshua Neumann/The Press)
Sign Language: Instructor Mark Tarrent gives a lesson in the distributed control system lab in the Johnson Cobb Building at SAIT in Calgary on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. The students are taught how to control the systems that manage the flow of fluids, such as oil, water or even acid, in and out of tanks in large power plants. (Photo by Tyler Marr/The Press)
Burn Baby Burn: First year plumbing student Kevin Thompson works with a blow torch during lab class in the Aldred Centre on SAIT Campus in Calgary on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. SAIT’s plumber apprentice programs is one of many apprenticeship options at SAIT. (Photo by Shayla Deeton/The Press)
Educating the Masses: Non-destructive testing instructor Dwayne Penner, second from right, teaches his students about magnetic particle testing during their lab in the Johnson-Cobbe Energy Centre at SAIT in Calgary on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. SAIT offers several week-long courses in the non-destructive testing field. (Photo by Brooke Hovey/The Press)
Chop Chop: Butchery and charcuterie management student Jesse Miller prepares the display for The Butchery in the basement of the John Ware Building on SAIT Campus in Calgary on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. The Butchery is a showcase of student efforts in the program and is open Thursdays from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. (Photo by Ryan Wellicome/The Press)
Where’s the Beef: Samantha Reed poses for a portrait inside the meat freezer at SAIT in Calgary on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. Reed is a second-year butchery and charcuterie management student at SAIT and goes to class in a butchery and charcuterie shop. (Photo by Elizabeth Cameron/The Press)
All Systems Go: Laiying Gong, left, and Qi Dong use a field monitoring device in the process analyzers lab in the Johnson Cobb Building on SAIT campus in Calgary on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. The device, called a mass emission monitor, is used to measure SO2 and CO2 levels on smoke stacks on large energy plants. (Photo by Tyler Marr/The Press)
Robotic Reach: Second-year mechanical engineering student Cody Maynard poses with a robotic arm, aptly named “Optimus Prime” in an Aldred Centre lab at SAIT in Calgary on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. Maynard chose his program because he enjoys the hands-on approach to mechanical engineering. (Photo by Brooke Hovey/The Press)
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