Monday, January 19, 2015



January 13 – February 6

The annual architectural and design exhibit, ARCHEXPO is hosted by the School of Construction and Reg Erhardt Library!

Learn about the architectural standards and practices through history and discover how these historical influences continue to shape architectural styles from the 19th to the 21st centuries.
This year, 15 teams of students from the ARCH 260 classes are presenting model and poster presentations of the work of a noted architect, illustrating significant historical precedents.

These incredible architectural masterpieces are on display in the library from January 13 through to February 6, 2015. Come help us celebrate the work produced by our amazing Architectural Technology students and their instructors.

Students, staff and visitors to the Library can vote for their favorite architectural presentation through the ARCHEXPO 2015 People's Choice Awards.

Voting closes on Wednesday, February 4 at 12 noon.

Did you know...

Art students of the late 1940's and early 1950's were responsible for creating the murals seen throughout Heritage Hall today?

During the 1949 school year at SAIT, art students embarked on an ambitious new project, developing mural designs to be painted onto the hallway and stairwell walls of the Institute's buildings which were based on topics such as the history of Alberta, city life, or the Institute's activities. With the approval of both the Minister of Education and Principal Fowler, selected designs would be transferred to the walls of the institute buildings, starting with those of students Roy Kiyooka and Ron Spikett. Alongside several other students, including Pat Stopford, Henry Bonli, and Gertrude Hudson, these artists would go on to complete numerous murals throughout Heritage Hall, as well as in other locations on campus, such as the hallways of the “A” Block and the entranceway to the Home Economics offices.

Though many murals have been lost throughout the years as the campus expands and has been remodelled, surviving murals such as those seen in the entrance ways and stairwells of Heritage Hall remain a keen reminder of the skill and talent of students who have studied at the institute, both past and present.

Interested in finding out more about the many buildings at SAIT and the history of the institute? Please visit our digital archives or contact the Sait Archives directly to request more information

Monday, January 12, 2015

Need school supplies in a hurry!

The Library now has a vending machine that is stocked with school supplies, computer accessories and even some basic first aid products.  It is conveniently located in our Computer Commons area and it will accept cash or the SAITSA One Card.

The machine is supplied with:
  • Stationary supplies such as pens, pencils, notebooks, staplers, scissors and index cards.
  • Personal items like Advil, Band-Aids, Kleenex and cough drops.
  • Media devices include scientific calculators, USB sticks and ear buds.
Enjoy everyday low prices and get everything you need for your classes, presentations and minor medical emergencies.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

January Hours Update!

Welcome Back and Happy New Year!
Here are our hours of operation during the first week of January:

January 1 Closed
January 2 (Fri) 8:00 am – 5 pm
January 3 – 4 (Sat & Sun) Closed

Our regular hours of operation will resume on
Monday, January 5, the first day of Winter classes.
Monday - Thursday 7:30 am – 11 pm
Friday 7:30 am – 9 pm
Saturday & Sunday 10 am – 5 pm

We look forward to seeing you in 2015!