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ACADSA Election Package

It’s time for elections to start up, and here is everything you need to run for a position.

Important Dates:

For 2017/18 Term

Mar. 3
Notice of Elections

Mar. 14
Nomination forms sent out

Mar. 21 @ 4:00pm
Nomination forms DUE

March 21 @ 5:00pm
Mandatory campaign regulations meeting

Mar. 22
Campaigning begins

Voting days: April 4, 5, & 6

Winners announced once polls are closed on April 6

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Available Positions:

For 2017/18 Term

Click position title to view job description

Executive Committee
(May 2017-April 2018: 20-25 hrs per week)
Pay Rate: $2000/month

Student Leadership Council
(September 2017-April 2018: approx. 15 hrs per month)
Pay Rate: $50/SLC Meeting

 

INTERESTED IN RUNNING?

  1. Read through the Available Position Job Descriptions (see above), Election Polices and Procedures, and Code of Conduct + Conflict of Interest documents.
  2. Print, fill in, and get signatures on the Nomination Form.
  3. Write a campaign statement (max 300 words)
    • SUGGESTED COMPONENTS:
    • Description of interest in specific position
    • Expertise related to specific position
    • History of leadership experiences
    • Initiatives or goals you would advance
  4. Email copy of campaign statement to Elections Officer. (president.acadsa@acad.ca)
  5. Print Unofficial Transcript from Webservice or ACAD Registrars Office. (not required for first year students)
  6. Hand in election documentation (unofficial transcript, signed nomination form, printed copy of campaign statement) and $20 returnable bond at the ACADSA Office.
  7. Attend the Campaign Regulations Meeting. (March 21 @ 5:00)
  8. Campaign! (all posters need to be stamped for approval by ACADSA)

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT THE ACADSA OFFICE OR EMAIL ELECTIONS OFFICER AT president.acadsa@acad.ca.

ACADSA Election News

1503, 2017

ACADSA Elections (Nomination Forms DUE March 21 by 4:00pm)

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ACADSA is looking for students who are interested in representing their department for the Student Leadership Council and Executive Committee.

We have made some changes to our team based on feedback we received at our Annual General Meeting and from your current representatives; we hope that this change will be better suited to represent the unique qualities of our campus. Additionally, we have added a Graduate Studies representative and an International Student representative to our governing board. As a member of the SLC/EC you will be provided exciting professional development opportunities and participating on a governing board is a wonderful addition to your CV and can propel your career in many ways.

Please note that these positions are all paid opportunities for students!

IMPORTANT DATES

Notice of Elections + Nomination form available on ACADSA website: March 3

Nomination forms DUE: March 21 BY 4:00PM

Mandatory campaign regulations meeting: March 21 @ 5:00pm

Campaigning begins: March 22

Voting days: April 4-6

Winners announced once polls are closed: April 6

The following representative positions are available, please see website for more details of how to apply.

http://www.acadsa.ca/about/elections/

Executive Committee

  • Director of Advocacy + Representation
  • Director of Community + Cultural Affairs
  • Director of External Relations
  • Director of Leadership + Governance

Student Leadership Council

  • Advertising
  • BFA General Studies
  • Ceramics
  • Character Design
  • Drawing
  • Fibre
  • (2) First Year Studies
  • Glass
  • Graduate Studies
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • International Student
  • Jewellery + Metals
  • Media Arts + Digital Technologies
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Print Media
  • Sculpture

If you have any questions or would like to know more about the positions please don’t hesitate to contact me at president.acadsa@acad.ca!

Cheers,

lisa ray-anne sudeikat
President
Alberta College of Art + Design Students’ Association

303, 2017

Notice of Elections – 2017/18 Term

 

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It’s that time again!!!

ACADSA is looking for students who are interested in representing their department for the Student Leadership Council and Executive Committee.

We have made some changes to our team based on feedback we received at our Annual General Meeting and from your current representatives; we hope that this change will be better suited to represent the unique qualities of our campus. As a member of the SLC/EC you will be provided many exciting opportunities that will drive your professional growth and experience here at ACAD. Please note that these positions are all paid opportunities for students! The current SLC is reviewing the pay grid for the 17/18 year and it will be posted on the ACADSA website when approved.

IMPORTANT DATES

Notice of Elections + Nomination form available: March 3rd
Nomination forms DUE: March 21st BY 4:00PM
Mandatory campaign regulations meeting: March 21st @ 5:00pm
Campaigning begins: March 22nd
Voting days: April 4th, 5th, 6th

Winners announced: April 6th

The following representative positions are available, please see website for more details of how to apply.

http://www.acadsa.ca/about/elections/

  • Director of Advocacy + Representation
  • Director of Community + Cultural Affairs
  • Director of External Relations
  • Director of Leadership + Governance
  • Advertising
  • BFA General Studies
  • Ceramics
  • Character Design
  • Drawing
  • Fibre
  • (2) First Year Studies
  • Glass
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • International Student
  • Jewellery + Metals
  • Media Arts + Digital Technologies
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Print Media
  • Sculpture

If you have any questions or would like to know more about the positions please don’t hesitate to contact me!

Cheers,

lisa ray-anne sudeikat
President
Alberta College of Art + Design Students’ Association

president.acadsa@acad.ca

510, 2016

ACADSA By-election Results (Fall 2016)

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ACADSA welcomes the winners of our 2016 by-elections to the Student Legislative Council!

We’re happy to announce the following new additions to your 2016-17 representatives:

  • Vicky Canete, First Year Studies Representative
  • Megan Brown, School of Visual Arts Representative
  • Daniela Thais Olagaray Amieva, Critical and Creative Studies Representative

These three individuals are here to make sure your voice is heard. Share your ideas and feedback with them, and the rest of your ACADSA team.

For any questions or concerns, please contact president.acadsa@acad.ca

2809, 2016

Fall 2016 ACADSA Election: Referendum information

Hey everyone,

This is a friendly reminder about the ACADSA election + referendum vote occurring on Oct. 3rd + Oct. 4th

Polling stations will be located in the Cafeteria from 8:00AM – 4:00PM on both days. This is your opportunity to have a say on who represents you for the 2016/17 academic year, and to vote in the upcoming referendum to provisionally include master students as associate members.

Clicking the link below will take you to all of the platform statements from the current election candidates. Please take some time to read them and familiarize yourself with their campaign. http://www.acadsa.ca/2016/09/fall-2016-acadsa-elections-platform-statements/

If you require more information on the referendum, ACADSA will be hosting a booth to answer any questions you may have. We will be located outside of the ACADSA office, in front of the MNG. Attached below is a pdf document with some information and the official motion which we are asking you to vote on. Come talk to us tomorrow (Sept. 28th) any time between 10AM – 4PM, or during the election.

2016-17 ACADSA Referendum

Cheers,

Lisa Ray-Anne Sudeikat
President
Alberta College of Art + Design Students’ Association

2809, 2016

Now Hiring Polling Clerks: ACADSA

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ACADSA is hiring Polling Clerks for the 2016/2017 by-election and referendum.

Polling Clerks are responsible for overseeing the voting procedures and counting the ballots. Polling Clerks report to the Chief Returning Officer (CRO).

Interested applicants shall email the CRO – Lindsey Shechosky, Vice President of Cultural Development – at culture.acadsa@acad.ca with their resume, statement of their interest, and the shifts that they would be available to work the polls. Applications are due no later than 4pm on Sept 28, 2016.  Successful applicants will be notified by Sept 30, before 4pm.

 There will be five (5) shifts available:

Oct 3 8:00am – 12:00pm

Oct 3 12:00pm – 4:00am

Oct 4 8:00am – 12:00pm

Oct 4 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Oct 4 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Polling Clerks must be available for a minimum of two (2) of these shifts, but may work as many shifts as they would like. Pay is $12.20 per hour and no overtime will be paid if a Polling Clerk choses to work more than eight (8) hours in a day.

Further duties include:

  • Attending a campaign regulations meeting prior to the polls
  • Arrive at the polling station a minimum of fifteen (15) minutes before the polls open to receive the ballots
  • Present ballots to students who are on the official voting list, and strike their name upon presentation of the ballot
  • Ensure no unauthorized person enters the polling station
  • Ensure the ballot boxes are not left unattended
  • Count the ballots as instructed by the CRO
  • Record the number of votes for each candidate, and tabulate the totals
  • Complete a recount of ballots of the other ballot box
  • Destroy ballots upon the request of the CRO after the election has completed
2709, 2016

Fall 2016 ACADSA Elections: Platform Statements

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Remember to Vote: Monday Oct. 3rd  or Tuesday Oct. 4th 8am-4pm in the ACAD Cafeteria

The winners will be announced the Tuesday evening.

We are pleased to announce the following nominees for your Student Legislative Council:


 

Daniela Thais Olagaray Amieva  –  Critical and Creative Studies Representative

I strongly believe I am the best candidate that the Alberta College of Art + Design Students’ Association could ask for to fill this position, because I am a passionate creator that always gives out the most of her effort to critically solve any challenges and problems.

The Liberal Arts are a crucial and necessary area of study in any Art institution, and I strongly feel the need to be an advocate of this field of research. After all, this is the space where we find ourselves and are able to situate ourselves in the broader community, not just as students but as professional artists who have important messages to voice.

I have always been a leader by default, even when I am not directly engaged in an important position such as this one. I believe this is a great opportunity for me to fuel that innate spirit of guidance as well as expand my expertise on how to best become a more complete student and citizen whose interest is to always be ready to serve my community.

I intent to encourage and animate the people around me to continue creating and critically see the world around them in order to build the most wonderful Art College that this World has ever seen.


 

Victoria Canete  –   First Year Studies Representative

My name is Victoria Canete and I will be running for First Years studies Representative.

I believe communication within a community is important, and nothing brings a community together more than involvement. The friendship and connections we make within the school serve not only to make life as a student more fulfilling, but also to enrich our lives as an artist. What I am bringing to the table is a passion to bring our student body together, and a willingness to work with all of ACADSA to make ACAD a more welcoming place. As Frist Year Representative, I wish to help first year students find a place in this community. One step in achieving this will be to raise awareness of opportunities to be involved with the rest of the student body.

ACAD as a whole is a great big community and I want to help the first years find their place in it. As a first year student myself, I can understand and communicate with my peers effectively, and by representing them in ACADSA I truly believe that, with the rest of the student association, we can make this community a welcoming, accessible place.


 

Megan Brown  –  School of Visual Arts Representative

Fellow ACAD Students! As a Student Representative for Visual Arts I see a huge value in investing in the community of our school as a whole, branching over all the art disciplines. I am dedicated to voicing the opinions of you, the student body, in order to create the healthiest environment for the entirety of ACAD and to create lasting positive memories and influences in our lives here as we learn and grow together in our own practices. My aim is to ensure no student feels unheard and to bring every program, especially my own, back into the midst of what is happening in decision making process of ACAD. We as students are helping to fund this school and are being affected by these decisions so we should all be represented. There are drastic changes in the near future, and while these changes can be extremely beneficially, I believe it is important for all involved to be well informed in order to make for smooth transitions and compromises to gain the greatest outcome. With a history of involvement in student government as well as other leadership roles, I believe that I would make a great Student Representative.

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