Students are anxious about exams

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With exams right around the corner, students are starting to feel the pressure.

At the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT), students can find resources to alleviate some of their fear right on campus.

Almost 39 percent of Canada’s post secondary students say stress is affecting their performance in school.

Manager of the learning services department at SAIT, Shan Robertson says a lot of students have been working with academic coaches to give them more effective strategies.

An academic coach is able to look at a students exam schedule and help figure out when to study for each one.

Although most students have already experienced testing before, the art of studying isn’t a simple one.

“This is my second year and I’m better than I was in my first year, but I still need help being perfect at it.”
Kirstian Biviens, Student

In the coming weeks, students at SAIT will be able to take part in De-Stress Fest right on campus.

  • Alison MacKinnon
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CLASSROOM CHAMPIONS

With the help of technology, distances are becoming shorter.

Champion chats engaged a panel luncheon discussion with World-Class athletes celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday.

(This video is courtesy of Classroom Champions)

Kids nowadays handle technology easier than we think, but many of them living in lower-income communities face barriers to gain the skills for success.

Classrooms Champions gives the opportunity to success and believes kids have what it takes to reach success in their life integrating technology and sports together.

This program among 50 Olympians and Paralympians have mentored more than 10,000 thousand students across United States of America and Canada in less than five years using state-of-the-art technology.

With introducing world athletes to the kids in schools, they can help improve the efficiency and productivity in the classrooms.

In the future the program is going to launch in different countries around the world.

 

Ivan Ivanoff.

Russell Peters goes off script

By: Chelsea Tomecek

The JUNO’s have released an apology for comments that co-host Russell Peters made during the awards show.

The comedian opened the show with a monologue that referenced the young women in the front row as a “felony waiting to happen.” Peters also asked why Heritage Minister Melanie Joly was distributing an award, but excused it because “she’s hot, so who cares?”

Allan Reid, president of the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, said the Juno’s do not “in any way support, nor did we sanction the off-script remarks.”

SAIT computer glitch raises hopes for potential students, then quickly tears them down

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The hope of being accepted into one of Alberta’s post secondary institution already draws some excitement.

Hopeful SAIT applicants have been keeping their eyes peeled, and eagerly refreshing their emails for that acceptance letter. Earlier this week, hundreds of potential students were sent the wrong message due to a glitch in the computer system.

With more than eleven thousand students walking the campus everyday, and potential students looking to get in, SAIT’S students services is backed up.

In this case.. potential prospects were sent an email saying they were accepted when they actually were not.

Shortly after the email was sent, SAIT followed up with another email, but this time an apology….

The real letters will be sent out very soon, but students can always check the status of their application through mySAIT.

  • Angela Stewart

 

Calgary C-train customer’s 75th

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Picture this…. what if you accidentally lost your purse on the C-train with $1300 sitting inside. You would probably start to panic.

Do not fear… you might just get it back.

Calgary C-train customer Li Feng Yang was one of the lucky ones when her hero, the C-train operator, found her handbag with money in it after a routine walk through of the train.

On average, 50 to 100 items are found on Calgary city buses and trains everyday. More often than not, its our most valuable items such as wallets and cellphones that are found.

But in addition to the usual cellphone and wallet, C-train operators have found some of the craziest items… like a puppy in a nap sack.

Any lost items found on transit are immediately turned over to the Calgary transit lost property department. If you’ve left something on the train be sure to check, you never know if it might be hiding on one of the shelves.

  • Angela Stewart

MacDonalds Security Breach

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Over 95,000 McDonald’s Canada applicants have been hacked through a section of their website.

Personal information was disclosed to an anonymous hacker including names, addresses, phone numbers, and employment histories.

In response to the attack, McDonald’s stated that the site doesn’t collect bank information and social insurance numbers.

McDonald’s Canada is investigating the matter and advises future applicants to apply in person before applying online.

-Ali Kovacevic

Workshop for social workers

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There were a number of international and provincial experts on disaster recovery at Hotel Arts Thursday morning. They worked in collaboration with the Alberta College of Social Workers (ACSW) in an effort to enhance social workers’ ability to help families and individuals following natural disasters.

They are constructing a workshop that will help social workers become more versatile after natural disasters, the first workshop of its kind in Alberta.

Floods are one of the most destructive forces among all disasters, making it critical for social workers to know how to handle situations as effectively as possible.

“The devastation is in a larger scale when it comes to floods,” says Dr. Golam Mathbor, a social worker professor at Monmouth University, “Because of this, we need to reach out to all communities, not just the effected community.”

Social workers are on the front lines all the time and know the people within the communities, making them a major asset in the recovery process. The main message that was delivered was to find a way to include social workers in the rehabilitation process as much as possible to let them assist individuals and families during their times of need.

 

Matt Fetinko