The benefits of living on residence

The SAIT residence Begin Tower building.

The SAIT residence Begin Tower building.

CALGARY – Out of the about 20,000 part-time and full-time students that attend SAIT, only just over 1000 of the students take the opportunity to live in the SAIT residence buildings while the other students miss out on the benefit to living on campus.

When a student gets accepted to a school the next important decision that needs to be made is if they will live on or off campus, but not many students take advantage of the benefit to living at the SAIT residence.

One of the biggest advantages to living at the SAIT residence is that the students do not have to worry about driving to and from school.

This takes off stress from the student from worrying if traffic, C-train troubles, weather or any other complications can get in the way from getting the student to and from school. (more…)

Mental illness and stress during the Christmas season

Christmas bulbs on a tree.

Christmas bulbs on a tree.

Mental illness and stress affect students every day, but as we approach the Christmas season, mental illness and stress seem to increase, especially in students.

“The cultural message, consumerism, and the expectation that we experience increased joy and general merriment during the Christmas season is the perfect setup for disappointment,” said Glenn Berg, a Family Resource Worker at Trochu Valley School.

It is not uncommon for the family resource worker to deal with students struggling with mental illness or stress. (more…)