Day in the Life of SAIT 2019

As seen through the eye’s of SAIT’s second-year photojournalism students, A Day in the Life of SAIT 2019 is a photographic exploration of what happens on our campus in a single day – this year’s project took place on Valentine’s Day. After weeks of planning, our students fanned out across our various campuses in the city, documenting a typical workday of both students and staff at SAIT. We hope you enjoy this year’s selection of pictures.

Pre-employment carpentry student Madison Afonso poses for a portrait with part of her project, a miniature shed, in a construction lab in the Thomas Riley Building at SAIT in Calgary on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. According to the SAIT website, students in the program learn to read blueprints and how to select, measure, join, and cut materials. At the end of the 12-week course, students can write their first year apprenticeship exam. Afonso says she chose carpentry because she is a hands-on learner, is creative, and enjoys building things. (Photo by Stefanie Lis/The Press)
Second-year welding engineering technology student Chris Machl makes a circular seem into a pressure vessel at SAIT’s Aldred Centre in Calgary on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. The two-year full-time program is designed to equip students with the necessary skills in the areas of structural steel design and fabrication as well as pressure vessel design, construction and testing. Upon completion of the program, graduates can expect to begin careers as welding specialists on engineering teams, researchers, supervisors, quality control and inspection officers and in technical sales. (Photo by Aidan Nidelet/The Press)
The sun rises over SAIT in Calgary on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. Between 10,000 and 15,000 students attend SAIT everyday of the school year. (Photo by Evan Buchanan/The Press)
Butchery and charcuterie management students serve a long line of customers during lunch rush in Calgary on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. (Photo by Shiva Esmaeili/The Press)
A man walks through the Irene Lewis Atrium on SAIT campus in Calgary on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. Between 10,000 and 15,000 students attend SAIT daily. (Photo by Nick Olexyn/The Press)
Clockwise: SAIT Business administration students Reign Zhang, Victor Tamez, Vanessa Morin, Paige Krentz, and Edward Simone hang out in the Peer Support Centre on Valentine’s Day in Calgary on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. The Peer Support Centre provides a space for students to relax, play games, make friends, study, or eat free food. (Photo by Shiva Esmaeili/The Press)
Second-year SAIT travel and tourism student I-hsin Lee works on invoicing a cruise with the help of instructor Stephanie Mercredi in the Senator Burns Building in Calgary on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. Lee wants to work as a local tour operator in Yellowknife after she graduates. (Photo by Shiva Esmaeili/The Press)
Abdelkrim Belghitate prepares pastries during a baker apprentice class at SAIT in Calgary on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. All baking made by the second-year students are sold at The Market Place. (Photo by Tiffany Oud/The Press)
Catherine Theng teaches as an instructor in the medical radiological technology program at SAIT in Calgary on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. Theng is a former SAIT graduate, and worked at Foothills Medical Centre before coming to SAIT. (Photo by Tiffany Oud/The Press)
Butchery and charcuterie management student Neil Tofani packages meat to be vacuum-sealed in the campus butchery in Calgary on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. (Photo by Shiva Esmaeili/The Press)
A medical radiologic technology (MRT) student takes an X-ray in the Senator Burns Building at SAIT in Calgary on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. The MRT course is a 22-month diploma program, which holds hands-on labs several times a week. (Photo by Tiffany Oud/The Press)
Medical radiologic technology (MRT) students practice their skills on a fake skeleton in the Senator Burns Building at SAIT in Calgary on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. The MRT course is a 22-month diploma program, which holds hands-on labs several times a week. (Photo by Tiffany Oud/The Press)
Second-year Aircraft Maintenance Engineers Technology (AMT) students Miguel Martinez Ceja, right, and Daniel Parras, left, do a maintenance inspection on an engine in the AMT Inspection class at SAIT’s Art Smith Aero Centre in Calgary on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. The AMT program leads up to the Aircraft Maintenance Engineer license, by learning to service and repair all types of aircraft.(Photo by Devon Langille/The Press)
Students sit around on the second floor in the Aldred Centre at SAIT in Calgary on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. SAIT’s signature building is named in honour of the Aldred family’s precedent setting $15 million contribution to the Promising Futures Campaign for the Trades and Technology Complex. (Photo by Eka Barnovi-MacNicol/The Press)
Alicia Zuniga, 18, a first-year baking and pastry arts student, poses during a baking class in the basement of John Ware Building at SAIT in Calgary on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. Zuniga is from Airdrie and she is a very artistic person who loves singing, painting and music. She started to take baking seriously when she was 12. During this full-time two-year diploma program, students are trained in baking fundamentals and advanced baking practices. The program covers yeast goods, artisan bread, pastries, sugar artistry, chocolate, special occasion and wedding cakes, flans, tortes and much more. (Photo by Eka Barnovi-MacNicol/The Press)
Instrumentation and control technician student Avery Schroeder checks the connections on the vibration analysis machine at SAIT in Calgary on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. Schroeder was in the analyzer lab where they learn how to use industry technology to analyze liquids and vibrations. Instrumentation and control technician’s maintain and operate instruments that measure things like pressure, flow, temperature, level, motion, force and chemical composition in a variety of industries. (Photo by Evan Buchanan/The Press)
Paige Lindsay, second year baker apprentice, rolls the dough during a baking shop in the basement of John Ware Building at SAIT in Calgary on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. Students in this program learn how to bake bread, pastry, pie and other finished baked goods for retail wholesale bakeries and restaurants. (Photo by Eka Barnovi-MacNicol/The Press)
Brad Donaldson, academic vice-president at SAIT, poses for a portrait in his office in Heritage Hall at SAIT in Calgary on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. Donaldson has been in this role for four years, and says it’s “the best job [he’s] ever had” because he gets to “create futures” for students and employees. (Photo by Stefanie Lis/The Press)
Brad Kirouac a SAIT security officer poses for a photo at the SAIT campus security office in Calgary on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. Kirouac started working security at SAIT at the beginning of February, but has been working security for six years. He aspires to work in law enforcement in the future. (Photo by Nick Olexyn/The Press)
Joey Johnson, student in Cabinetmaker apprentice program, works on making a fixture in a cabinetmaking workshop in Thomas Riley Building at SAIT in Calgary on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. The students in this apprenticeship program learn to build, repair, layout and assemble products ads a cabinetmaker. (Photo by Azin Ghaffari/The Press)
Students in Cabinetmaker apprentice program, work on building wooden products in a cabinetmaking workshop in Thomas Riley Building at SAIT in Calgary on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. The students in this apprenticeship program learn to build, repair, layout and assemble products ads a cabinetmaker. (Photo by Azin Ghaffari/The Press)
Electrical Engineering Technology student Justin Mill, left, and Ryan Greep work together on a circuit lab at SAIT in Calgary on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. The Electrical Engineering Technology program offers comprehensive training in power systems, electrical design, and control and automation. (Photo by Braeden Park/The Press)
First-year SAIT professional cooking student Amber Borger prepares a steak sandwich with ingredients chosen by her instructor Chef Mendoza in the John Ware Building in Calgary on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. Borger grew up watching her mother cook and took a couple of cooking courses before pursuing her education at SAIT. Borger said her first year was all about the fundamentals of cooking and she is excited to get more creative and in-depth in her second year. (Photo by Shiva Esmaeili/The Press)
Electrical machines instructor Trevor Oakenfold, middle, hand raised, demonstrates improper use of a synchronous motor to fourth-year electrical apprentices’ at SAIT in Calgary on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. Fourth-year electrician apprentices’ are required to complete 12 weeks of school before writing the government exam to become a journeyman electrician. (Photo by Braeden Park/The Press)
Second-year radio, television and broadcast news (RTBN) student Bernd Van’t Klooster delivers a five-minute news report for the Journey 103 at the radio broadcasting studio at SAIT in Calgary on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. Journey 103 is the radio station that is run by SAIT’s broadcast students from the RTBN program. SAIT’s RTBN program is divided into three groups wherein students gets to choose the program that fits and will benefit their individual skills. (Photo by Ryan John Baculpo/The Press)
Graphic communications and print technology instructor Brenda Klassen shows first year students how to operate a large format printer in the printing lab at SAIT in Calgary on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. SAIT’s GCPT program trains students in print production and have the students get hands-on work on different kinds of printing press.
Instructor Matthew Eidt, centre, and Seth Krukowski, left, posing for a picture at the House Lab on SAIT campus in Calgary on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. The students in this program are in their first year, second semester. (Photo by Destany Bojey Kootnikoff/The Press)
First-year graphic communications and print technology (GCPT) student Hyesuk Lee poses for a portrait while working on the ink table in the GCPT printing lab at SAIT in Calgary on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. Lee is an international student from South Korea and took SAIT’s GCPT program because she wanted to become a graphic designer. Lee enjoys their printing class and said that it is one of her favourite classes in the program. (Photo by Ryan John Baculpo/The Press)
First-year instrumentation engineering technology student Brady Niemi drills a hole into a piece of metal at SAIT’s Johnson-Cobbe Energy Centre in Calgary on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. This instrumentation installation and maintenance class provides students with necessary skills to operate and maintain a variety of tools of the trade. Upon completion of the two-year full-time program, graduates can expect to find employment in engineering design, instrumentation sales and industrial process plants in the energy sector as well as transportation and processing industries. (Photo by Aidan Nidelet/The Press)
Chaplain Art Kung, left, receives a crash course in Super Smash Bros. from first-year IT student MJ Kochuk at SAIT’s Interfaith Centre in Calgary on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. Kung commented that his experience with video games was limited to the days of Atari, and Kochuk took the opportunity to teach him about the new Nintendo Switch. Kung often spends time with Kochuk and a group of fellow first-year IT students who spend their breaks in the Centre. (Photo by Jesse Gillett/The Press)
Journalism instructor and photographer Leah Hennal, middle, directs first-year student Queena Lu, right, on how to produce a good quality light using a speedlight flash unit during a portrait lesson inside the photo lab at SAIT in Calgary on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. Even though journalism students uses digital cameras for their school work, once a year, they have the opportunity to go and shoot film cameras and produce prints in the darkroom. (Photo by Ryan John Baculpo/The Press)
First-year journalism student Mark Wiseman looks at a filmstrip inside the photo lab at SAIT in Calgary on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. Even though journalism students uses digital cameras for their school work, once a year, they have the opportunity to go and shoot film cameras and produce prints in the darkroom. (Photo by Ryan John Baculpo/The Press)
Kai Wen Tung, 23, first-year medical radiologic technology student poses for a portrait in the MRT lab in Senator Burns Building at SAIT in Calgary on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. The Medical Radiologic Technology program is a two-year, full-time program where students are trained as medical radiologic technologist, responsible for the safe and competent operation of a wide range of X-ray generating machines, the production of digital images and use of accessory medical equipment. (Photo by Eka Barnovi-MacNicol/The Press)
Assessment and user experience manager Ebony Magnus poses in her office at the Reg Erhardt Library at SAIT in Calgary on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. Magnus received her Masters of Library Science at the University of British Columbia. She began working at SAIT as a librarian in September 2015, and became the library manager in September of 2018. Reg Erhardt Library’s roles are to teach research skills, support students, faculty and staff in research work, provide digital and online media collections, support student activities, and provide free resources. (Photo by Devon Langille/The Press)
Trojans women’s hockey forward Colbi Brown poses for a lit location portrait in Trojans Arena at Campus Centre at SAIT in Calgary on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. Originally from Wetaswikin, Alta. Colbi Brown is a first year medical laboratory technology student and has been playing hockey for 13 years.(Photo by Patrick Concepcion/The Press)
First-year Instrumentation Engineering Technology student Zach Piette, middle front, learns how to properly use a torque wrench at SAIT in Calgary on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. Instrumentation Engineering Technology provides students with sound theoretical and practical training in the operation and maintenance of automated process control and measurement systems used in the production of various commodities. (Photo by Braeden Park/The Press)
First-year Carpenter apprentice Dustin Gilchrist posing for a portrait at the Thomas Riley Building on SAIT campus in Calgary on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. Gilchrist is working on his final project in this intake, which is a wooden stool. Apart from pursuing a career as a carpenter, he also started his own clothing line with a few of his friends.(Photo by Destany Bojey Kootnikoff/The Press)
Information technology instructor Ahmed Omran works on the cables of the network servers in their classroom at SAIT in Calgary on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. First year IT students at SAIT gets hands-on training on how to configure networking devices and developing network infrastructure in their networking class. (Photo by Ryan John Baculpo/The Press)
Ben Hunt a second year radio, television and broadcast news works as a server operator during the airing of “Newsfile” in Senator Burns Building at SAIT in Calgary on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. Newsfile is a news, sports, weather and features show produced by the second year Broadcast News and Television students of the Radio, Television and Broadcast News Program. (Photo by Patrick Concepcion/The Press)
Mary-Frances Bahun, centre, teaches a baker apprentice class at SAIT in Calgary on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. The pastries made by students are sold at The Market Place. (Photo by Tiffany Oud/The Press)
A couple of SAIT students are enjoying their pancake breakfast over looking the sunrise at The Gateway in Campus Centre in Calgary on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. The SAITA board of directors hosted a pancake breakfast at The Gateway to celebrate Valentines Day by serving pink coloured pancakes, bacon, strawberries and fruit punch. (Photo by Patrick Concepcion/The Press)
Favad Moshin performs a prayer in the interfaith meditation room at SAIT on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. Prayer is one of the Five Pillars in the faith of Islam. Moshin prays five times each day at prescribed times. (Photo by Jesse Gillett/The Press)
Ellie Birch, left, and Madison Afonso build a miniature shed in a pre-employment carpentry class in the Thomas Riley Building at SAIT in Calgary on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. According to the SAIT website, students in the program learn to read blueprints and how to select, measure, join, and cut materials. At the end of the 12-week course, students can write their first year apprenticeship exam. (Photo by Stefanie Lis/The Press)
Second-year information technology student Jonah Sadowski shows off the sever room that houses his class’ projects at SAIT in Calgary on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. Sadowski is a network systems major, and works in his class to create simulations of networks as if they were building them for companies. (Photo by Jesse Gillett/The Press)
First-year radio, television and broadcast news (RTBN) student Phoenx Smith, right, and second-year student Winnie Joseph operates the cameras during a 30-minute news program called Newsfile at the RTBN news room at SAIT in Calgary on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. Newsfile is a news, sports, weather and features show produced by second year broadcast news and television students from the RTBN program. The show runs every Wednesday and Thursday from 4:30 – 5:00 p.m. during the winter semester. (Photo by Ryan John Baculpo/The Press)
Second-year radio, television and broadcast news student Tanner Strauss reports about the weather in front of a green screen during a 30-minute news program called Newsfile inside the RTBN news room at SAIT in Calgary on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. Newsfile is a news, sports, weather and features show produced by second year broadcast news and television students from the RTBN program. The show runs every Wednesday and Thursday from 4:30 – 5:00 p.m. during the winter semester. (Photo by Ryan John Baculpo/The Press)
Daniel McGregor poses in The Butchery at SAIT in Calgary on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. McGregor is a student of butchery and charcuterie management, and became interested in the program after he got into hunting and wanted to learn tactical skills. (Photo by Maryam Lehmann/The Press)
Students walks to their class morning classes in front of the Heritage Hall at SAIT in Calgary on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. Built in 1922, the Heritage Hall has become a national historic site and landmark. (Photo by Ryan John Baculpo/The Press)
Pipe-trade students working on their rolled roof pipe project in the Aldred Centre at SAIT in Calgary Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. This is the student’s second year in their apprenticeship. They will head out to work in the field for another year, and then they come back to school to complete their third year. (Photo by Destany Bojey Kootnikoff/The Press)
Jason Walker, right, and Adriane Nisi working on their rolled roof pipe project in the Aldred Centre at SAIT in Calgary Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. This is the student’s second year in the program. (Photo by Destany Bojey Kootnikoff/The Press)
People make their way across SAIT Campus in Calgary on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. With the average temperature of 10 degrees, the day was sunny and the warmest of the past week. (Photo by Azin Ghaffari/The Press)
Kerrie Moore, one of the Chinook Lodge Aboriginal Centre’s Elders, explains the smudging protocols to a group of indigenous students at SAIT in Calgary on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. Smudging is a ceremony which involves burning sacred herbs/medicines to bring balance and positivity to the people participating in the ceremony. (Photo by Azin Ghaffari/The Press)
Students study in the Stan Grad Centre at SAIT in Calgary on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. Tables and lamps fill the indoor space connecting Heritage Hall, built in 1922, and the more modern Stan Grad Centre. (Photo by Stefanie Lis/The Press)
Children from science, coding and sports camps play checkers in Orpheus Theatre during the before care of the teacher’s convention camps at SAIT in Calgary on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. Teachers participating in the teacher’s convention at SAIT registered their children to be involved in the camps and possibly the complimentary before and after care. (Photo by Azin Ghaffari/The Press)
Heather Magotiaux, Vice President of External Relations, works out of her office at AA323D in Heritage Hall at SAIT in Calgary on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. Heather Magotiaux has been VP External since 2017, and is currently completing a Master of Communications from McMaster University. (Photo by Eka Barnovi-MacNicol/The Press)
Second-year welding engineering technology students pose for a class portrait at SAIT’s Aldred Centre in Calgary on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. The two-year full-time program is designed to equip students with the necessary skills in the areas of structural steel design and fabrication as well as pressure vessel design, construction and testing. Upon completion of the program, graduates can expect to begin careers as welding specialists on engineering teams, researchers, supervisors, quality control and inspection officers and in technical sales. (Photo by Aidan Nidelet/The Press)
Second-year welding engineering technology student Dominik Kaiser poses for a portrait in a welding workroom at SAIT’s Aldred Centre in Calgary on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. After graduating from a bachelor of kinesiology at the University of Calgary and with little employment prospects, Kaiser decided to pursue further education in a different field. Upon completion of the two-year program in the spring of 2019, he intends to find employment in quality insurance and inspection in the energy sector. (Photo by Aidan Nidelet/The Press)
Victoria Batchelor, an educational laboratory technician, left, brings an aflame match close to two bottles filled with two types of evaporated alcohol during a Whoosh Bottle demonstration in Chem181 course in Senator Burns Building at SAIT in Calgary on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. The demonstration aims to show the slightly different burn rates of the two different alcohols. (Photo by Azin Ghaffari/The Press)
SAIT Trojans guard Mel Woolley gets a few squats in during women’s basketball practice in the Campus Centre Gym at SAIT on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. Woolley is recovering from an injury, but still attends practice and performs light exercises to aid in her recovery. (Photo by Jesse Gillett/The Press)
Second-year radio, television and broadcast news (RTBN) students Itiel Monroy, left, and Reya Lehoux delivers the news live on camera during a 30-minute news program called Newsfile inside the RTBN news room at SAIT in Calgary on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. Newsfile is a news, sports, weather and features show produced by second year broadcast news and television students from the RTBN program. The show runs every Wednesday and Thursday from 4:30 – 5:00 p.m. during the winter semester. (Photo by Ryan John Baculpo/The Press)
People arrive on campus near the Cohos Commons Field at SAIT in Calgary on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. When the institute first opened its doors on October 16, 1916, under the name of Provincial Institute of Technology and Art, it offered courses in metalworking and motor mechanics. Its original mandate was to train and support soldiers returning from the First World War into productive civilian lives. Today, the school offers 84 day-time programs, 37 apprenticeship programs, as well as continuing education courses and corporate training offerings to more than 50,000 full and part-time students. (Photo by Aidan Nidelet/The Press)
Marlon Norona graduated from SAIT’s Chemical Engineering Technologies program in 2018 and now conducts fouling experiments on a 1/1000 scale OSTG unit on campus in Calgary on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. Norona has a resounding passion for water chemistry and applies his knowledge and skills to better the technology at his disposal hoping to make the process of oil extraction via SAGD more efficient and reliable.(Photo by John Watson/The Press)
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Kevin Udahl is a photojournalism instructor at SAIT, and the executive photo editor of The Press.

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