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In celebration of 100 years, we're sharing stories about the people who have shaped SAIT throughout our first century.
 What’s your #SAITstory? If you have a special memory or connection to SAIT, we want to hear about it. Tell us your story.
23 May
Keeper of SAIT's archives

Keeper of SAIT's archives

“A favourite part of my job is to show students their father or mother in a yearbook from 50 years ago, or to show them the tools their grandfather worked with in the 30s. To watch their face light up and know they are part of something bigger at SAIT is so great. 

When I first started working here, I didn’t know a lot about SAIT‘s history. You know that it’s that big building on the hill, but what do they do there and what happened there?

Within my first month, I started to learn this place has such a deep and rich history. There are so many characters and unique stories on campus that really give life to this institution. When I walk through the doors of Heritage Hall every morning, I can see and hear the stories of people who have walked those halls for nearly 100 years.

For an archivist to be part of a centennial celebration is a career highlight ― it’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity ― and it has been my honour to be part of this celebration for SAIT.

I’m excited to see the 2016 Time Capsule go into the ground. In 100 years, I won’t be there, my kids won’t be there, but there’s a good chance my grandkids will be able to see it come out of the ground. To know they’re going to be able to have a connection to SAIT from something we are doing today, it’s phenomenal.”

Karly Sawatzky, SAIT Archivist

Editor’s note: Karly is currently in the process of carefully preparing and packing all items going into SAIT’s 2016 Time Capsule to ensure they will last 100 years. Find out what’s going in and watch us place the capsule into the ground on June 5, at 11 am, by the front steps of Heritage Hall .


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