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ACADSA supports the growth of an empowered and creative community. Become a leader and represent your fellow students.

ACADSA Elections take place between February-March of every academic year, with By-Elections taking place in between September-October. Everything you need to run for a position will be available here during nomination periods.

Want to know more about our elected leadership?

Please visit the Executive Committee
and the Student Leadership Council pages in our About section
for position and contact information.

ACADSA Election/Nomination Package

Important Dates:

For 2017/18 Term

By-Elections

Call for Elections &
Election/Nomination Package Available

Sept. 19, 2017

Election Packages Due
Sept. 29, 2017 no later then 4:00pm

Campaign Regulations Meeting
Sept. 29 @ 5:00pm in ACADSA Office

Campaign Forum
Oct. 4, 2017 @ LUNCH TIME in Cafeteria

Voting Days
Oct. 10-11, 2017 (8:30AM – 5:30PM)
in Main Mall

Winners Announced
Oct. 11, 2017

SLC Mandatory Orientation
Oct. 14-15, 2017

Last day to inquire for ballot recount
Oct. 17, 2017

Questions? Email advocacy.acadsa@acad.ca

Filled Positions:

Click position title to view job descriptions

Executive Committee

Student Leadership Council

For position and contact information please visit Executive Committee and Student Leadership Council pages in the ABOUT section.

Interested in Running?

How To:

1. Read through + familiarize yourself with the Job Description of your intended position, Election Policies and Procedures, and Election Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest (available below)

2. Print, fill in, and get signatures on the Nomination Form.

3. Write a campaign/platform 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. Print Unofficial Transcript from Webservice or ACAD Registrars Office (not required for first year students).

5. Hand in election documentation (unofficial transcript, signed nomination form, printed copy of campaign statement) and $20 returnable bond to the ACADSA Office.

6. Email copy of campaign statement to Elections Officer at advocacy.acadsa@acad.ca.

7. Attend the campaign regulations meeting on September 29 @ 5:00 PM in the ACADSA Office.

8. Campaign! (all posters need to be stamped for approval by ACADSA)

Questions? Email advocacy.acadsa@acad.ca

Available Positions:

For 2017/18 Term

Click Job Title For Job Descriptions

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

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

ACADSA Election News

1310, 2017

ACADSA By-Election Results for 2017/18

Congratulations to all the successful candidates, the ballots are in and ACADSA is very excited to welcome you to the team! Our new representatives are…

Jennifer Herring – Director of Community and Cultural Affair

Haley Eyre – Photography Representative

McKenna Prather – Painting Representative

Patrick O’Sullivan – Jewelry + Metals Representative

Ankeeta Patel – Glass Representative

Thank you to everyone who participated! If your department still lacks representation, please contact me (at advocacy.acadsa@acad.ca) and we can get you appointed by the current SLC!

Sincerely,

Dalyce Bryant
advocacy.acadsa@acad.ca
Director of Advocacy and Representation
Alberta College of Art + Design Students’ Association

310, 2017

ACADSA By-Election Candidates (Vote on October 10-11)

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Hey ACADSA members,

Here are your candidates for the 2017-18 ACADSA By-Election. Voting will take place on Oct. 10th + Oct. 11th. Polling stations will be located in the Main Mall from 8:30AM – 5:30PM on both days. This is your opportunity to have a say on who represents you for the 2017/18 academic year. For more information visit www.acadsa.ca/elections.

For Director of Cultural & Community Affairs, Executive Committee

For Glass Representative, Student Leadership Council

For Jewellery + Metals Representative, Student Leadership Council

For Painting Representative, Student Leadership Council

For Photography Representative, Student Leadership Council

If you would like more information on these candidates you can look at their platform statements on the ACADSA website (www.acadsa.ca/elections), or you can attend the speeches that they will be giving out on Wednesday, October 4th (between 1-2PM) in the cafeteria.

There are no candidates running for the following positions:

  • Director of External Relations, Executive Committee
  • Advertising Representative, Student Leadership Council
  • BFA General Studies Representative, Student Leadership Council
  • Ceramics Representative, Student Leadership Council
  • Character Design Representative, Student Leadership Council
  • First Year Studies Representative, Student Leadership Council
  • Graduate Studies Representative, Student Leadership Council
  • Graphic Design Representative, Student Leadership Council
  • Illustration Representative, Student Leadership Council
  • Media Arts + Digital Technologies Representative, Student Leadership Council

If you have any questions please email (the official elections officer at advocacy.acadsa@acad.ca. Thank you!

Dalyce Bryant

Director of Advocacy & Representation

Alberta College of Art + Design Students’ Association

advocacy.acadsa@acad.ca

310, 2017

Campaign Statements for 2017/18 ACADSA By-Election

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CAMPAIGN STATEMENTS

My name is Jennifer Herring, and I would love to represent you as the Director of Community and Cultural Affairs! I am a fourth year Drawing Major, and i have been through it all. When I first came to ACAD, I wasn’t aware of the services that the student could access via ACADSA, and now that I have been through multiple years at this institution, i now realize that students need a vocal, personable problem solver – and most importantly, a solution seeker – in office so that ACAD student can be heard, understood, and action can take place. As a Direct, I would use my skills in advocacy, organization, active listening, actionable initiative and problem solving to better the lives of students. I have experience in advocating for cycling infrastructure, because I believe that lives can be bettered by design, and that by being vocal and involved, we can make our institution and the city we live in an even better place. I believe that ACAD students deserve a better quality of student experience and that I can do a great job in advocating for us! I know that ACAD students are full of tenacity and I would be honoured to represent such a creative and humbling group of people!
ACAD has a wonderful community and the photography program has one of my favourite, but in three years at the school I have discovered there are many places for improvement, especially in our program. My top priority as future photography representative is the distribution of information. It’s extremely important to me that all students in the Photography program are up-to-date on all the things happening in our department. My goal is to set up a frequent and dependable form of distributing information to the student body. My other top priority is to be the voice of the Photography student body; I will always be available for feedback and take suggestions and issues to the Student Leadership Council. As a third year photo student, I feel I have a good idea of how the department runs and what issues we face. My goal is to help make the department run as smoothly as possible. If I am elected, I will dedicate my time to uncovering and relaying information, correcting issues and bettering the program to the best of my abilities.
My name is McKenna Prather, a fourth year Painting Major at ACAD. I am so grateful to be apart of this creative community of students and faculty here in the Painting Department. As I am entering four years of experience in this department, I feel well suited for a position on Student Leadership Council as a Painting Representative.

I enthusiastic about the position as I can effectively be an advocate by communicating any concerns within the Painting Department to ACADSA and striving to ensure that our needs are met. As a student preparing for Grad School, I am in the studio frequently, and I understand some of the complaints that have circulated the Department in regards to lack of privileges. I have had numerous experiences in a leadership role within group projects. This gives me the tools to be successful at communicating clearly, and strong motivation to achieve goals. I have participated in many exhibitions at ACAD, as well as contributed as a Co-Curator at ACAD and at the Glasgow School of Art, Scotland.

Starting October 3rd, I am bringing back Waffle Tuesdays, and I hope to see both Fine Arts and Design Students come by the Painting Studios on the third floor for a different flavour of waffle on the first Tuesday of each month. This is a great opportunity to connect students from all years and programs of study.

If you elect me, I will be available to anyone who is interested in voicing concern or would like some insight on what your Student Association is up to. I am very excited to gain more experience with ACADSA and I can’t wait to get better acquainted with the rest of the Painting Department. I hope you give me the opportunity to be your SLC Representative.

As a representative of the Jewellery + Metals department it will be my goal to give voice to the unique issues that face our department. I will endeavor to open a dialog between the department and the ACAD administration in an effort to shed light on the rationale behind the actions taken which affect our studio and department.

I recognize that a greater degree of communication may not be a solution to every problem. Yet as adequate dialog between administration and the student body has been lacking in the past, I intend to make this preliminary step for our department towards understanding and affirming our place within the ACAD community, and in steering progress towards finding solutions to existing and future issues.

I am running to be on the SLC as this is where my voice will be heard for others in the community.  I am specifically applying to be the glass department rep as I am now a fourth year who understands why it is important to have someone represent them.

The glass community is getting bigger by the years and has alot they can contribute to making acad appear even better as a craft department.

I am also a part if the international students community which allows a broader prospect from not only the glass department but as a whole. Since first year I have always imagined myself being on the board but never actually had the Courage to do so. Now seeing this may be my last Chance to actually fall through, I am diving in for the take.

I think I would be great for this position as I am more then willing to listen to what people want and then raise our expressions to the meeting for then.

Having been a student at ACAD for three years, I have learned a lot about the organization, and how important communication is. I believe that it does represent its mission statement, that ACAD is a “catalyst for creative inquiry and cultural development”. It also teaches and helps students to “engage the world and create possibilities”. I believe that having the opportunity to represent the students of the Photography program will help build the skills needed to “engage the world and create possibilities”.

I have interest in being a representative, and I genuinely care about others and intend to fulfill their expectations. By attending leadership conferences in the past, I have gained knowledge and experience. I learned that leaders and followers cannot coexist without one another, in order to be a good leader, one must be a good follower. Therefore, in order to successfully represent something, they must be a part of it. This is why I would be a good representative of the Photography program. Like most students within the program, I love photography, and hope to get as much out of the classes as I can. In order for this to happen, a network of communication between the students and the school needs to take place. I love listening to individuals and helping them achieve their goals whatever and however that may be. I intend to help make the photography program the most successful and enjoyable program it can be for the students, and make sure all of their educational needs are met. I want to make communications more enjoyable and easy for everyone, by informing students of assignments, events, and representing the interests of the photography department.

2809, 2017

REMINDER: ACADSA By-Elections Nomination forms DUE Sept. 29, by 4:00pm

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

IMPORTANT DATES

Nomination forms DUE: September 29 BY 4:00pm
Mandatory campaign regulations meeting: September 29 @ 5:00pm in ACADSA Office
Campaign Forum – October 4, LUNCH TIME
Voting days: October 10 & 11 (8:30AM-5:30PM) in the Main Mall
(Changed since the college is closed on October 9th for Thanksgiving)
Winners announced once polls are closed: October 11
Last day to inquire for ballot recount: October 18

Interested in Running?

How To:

  1. Read through + familiarize yourself with the Job Description of your intended position, Election Policies and Procedures, and Election Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest (available at www.acadsa.ca/about/elections/)
  2. Print, fill in, and get signatures on the Nomination Form.
  3. Write a campaign/platform statement (max 300 words)
    1. SUGGESTED COMPONENTS:
      1. Description of interest in specific position
      2. Expertise related to specific position
      3. History of leadership experiences
      4. Initiatives or goals you would advance
  4. Print Unofficial Transcript from Webservice or ACAD Registrar’s Office (not required for first year students).
  5. Hand in election documentation (unofficial transcript, signed nomination form, printed copy of campaign statement) and $20 returnable bond to the ACADSA Office.
  6. Email copy of campaign statement to Elections Officer at advocacy.acadsa@acad.ca.
  7. Attend the campaign regulations meeting on September 29 at 5:00pm in the ACADSA Office.
  8. Campaign!

The following representative positions are available, please see website for more details and nominations package. http://www.acadsa.ca/about/elections/

Executive Committee

  • Director of External Relations
  • Director of Cultural & Community Affairs

Student Leadership Council

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

Please carefully read all the documents included in the Elections Package (available at www.acadsa.ca/about/elections/) and drop off your election package into the ACADSA office. Our regular office hours are Monday – Thursday 10 to 4PM, but we will make sure someone is in the office on Friday for all those last minute submissions.

If you have read the documents and still have questions please email the official elections officer at advocacy.acadsa@acad.ca, or just come into the office and ask!

Thank you!

Dalyce Bryant
Director of Advocacy & Representation
Alberta College of Art + Design Students’ Association
advocacy.acadsa@acad.ca

2109, 2017

Now Hiring Polling Clerks: ACADSA

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APPLICATIONS CLOSED

Come Work With Us!

Our campus is always evolving at the Alberta College of Art + Design, and here you’ll find yourself surrounded by the connoisseurs of Calgary’s contemporary culture. At the ACAD Students’ Association you’ll be working with a group of innovative, quirky, passionate, and hard-working creatives committed to providing ACAD’s student body with unique opportunities to enhance their sense of well-being, develop their professional skills, and establish a strong presence in the culture of the institution. Together, we continuously find ways to build on the strengths of our programs, boost our support services, and advocate for an exceptional student experience.

Be on the pulse of Calgary’s creative community and work with Alberta’s up and coming cultural innovators!

POLLING CLERK

The Polling Clerk is responsible for overseeing the voting procedures and counting the ballots during all elections and referenda periods.

Core Objectives…

The Polling Clerk contributes to the organization by fulfilling the following objectives:

  • Complying with elections policies and procedures
    • Attend the campaign regulations meeting
    • Arrive at the polling station a minimum of fifteen (15) minutes before the polls open to receive the ballots
  • Ensuring that all electors are treated impartially and with respect
    • 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
  • Maintaining the secrecy of all ballots
    • Count the ballots as instructed by the Elections Officer
    • Record the number of votes for each candidate, and tabulate the totals
    • Complete a recount of ballots if required
    • Destroy ballots upon the request of the Elections Officer after the election has concluded

The Perks…

  • Temporary casual position on campus
  • Pay rate of $13.60/hour
  • Available shifts:
    • October 10th: 8:30 am -1:00 pm
    • October 10th: 1:00 pm – 5:30 pm
    • October 11th: 8:30 am -1:00 pm
    • October 11th: 1:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Apply Now!

If we’ve caught your eye and you’d like to apply for this position please send a letter of interest that helps us get to know you better, please also ensure you specify which shifts you’re applying for and why you think you’d be a good fit for our team.

Applications can be sent to:

Dalyce Bryant

ACADSA Director of Advocacy & Representation

advocacy.acadsa@acad.ca

*Subject Line: Polling Clerk Application

Application Deadline is September 29, 2017.

The ACAD Students’ Association is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity. We thank all candidates for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

1909, 2017

Notice of Elections: ACADSA By-Elections Fall 2017

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

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 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’s website: September 19

Nomination forms DUE: September 29 BY 4:00pm

Mandatory campaign regulations meeting: September 29 @ 5:00pm

Campaign Forum – October 4, LUNCH TIME

Voting days: October 9 & 10

Winners announced once polls are closed: October 10

Last day to inquire for ballot recount: October 17

The following representative positions are available, please see website for more details and nominations package: http://www.acadsa.ca/about/elections/

Executive Committee

  • Director of External Relations

Student Leadership Council

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

Please carefully read all the documents included in the Elections Package (available at www.acadsa.ca/about/elections/) and drop off your election package into the ACADSA office. Our regular office hours are Monday – Thursday 10 to 4PM, but we will make sure someone is in the office on Friday for all those last minute submissions.

If you have read the documents and still have questions please email the official elections officer at advocacy.acadsa@acad.ca, or just come into the office and ask!

Thank you!

Dalyce Bryant

Director of Advocacy & Representation

Alberta College of Art + Design Students’ Association

advocacy.acadsa@acad.ca