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AUArts Students’ Association supports the growth of an empowered and creative community. Become a leader and represent your fellow students.

AUArts Students’ Association 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.

Election Nomination Package

Important Dates:

For 2018/19 Term

By-Elections

Call for Elections &
Nomination Package Available

September 16

Nomination Packages Due (First Call)
September 29  no later than 4:00pm

Nomination Packages Due (Second Call)
October 1  no later than 1:00pm

Mandatory Campaign Regulations Meeting
RESCHEDULED
October 1 @ 1:00pm (ACADSA office)

Campaign Forum
October 4th, LUNCH TIME in Cafeteria

Voting Days
October 9 and 10 (8:30AM – 5:30PM)
in Main Mall

Winners Announced
October 10

Mandatory Orientation for Elected Officials
October 12-15

Last day to inquire for ballot recount
October 17

Questions? Email advocacy.acadsa@acad.ca

Available Positions:

Click Job Title For Job Descriptions

Student Leadership Council
(Oct. 2018-April 2019: approx. 15 hrs per month)
Pay Rate: $50/SLC Meeting

Current Committee and Council Members:

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

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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. Save a copy or Print your 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 October 1st at 1:00pm in the ACADSA office

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

Questions? Email advocacy.acadsa@acad.ca

Students’ Association Election News

2609, 2018

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 $15.00/hour
  • Available shifts:
    • Oct 9 8:30-1pm (2 shifts)
    • Oct 9 1-5:30pm (2 shifts)
    • Oct 10 8:30-1pm (2 shifts)
    • Oct 10 1-6:00pm (2 shifts)

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:

Fiona Couillard

Director of Advocacy and Representation

at advocacy.acadsa@acad.ca

*Subject Line: Polling Clerk Application

Application Deadline is October 5, 2018.

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.

2109, 2018

Reminder: By-Election Nominations Due September 23

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By-Election Nomination Submissions
Due September 23 by 4:00PM

Nomination Package available at www.acadsa.ca/elections

Email your nomination package documentation to advocacy.acadsa@acad.ca by the deadline and bring any printed documents and your $20 returnable bond to the ACADSA Office on Monday, September 24.

More information about elections available at www.acadsa.ca/elections

Questions? Please email the official elections officer Fiona Couillard, ACADSA’s Director of Advocacy & Representation, at advocacy.acadsa@acad.ca.

1609, 2018

By-Election Nomination Package Now Available

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Interested in Running?

How To Submit Your Nomination:

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/elections)

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/Save 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 by September 23 at 4:00PM .

*You can email in your nomination package documentation to advocacy.acadsa@acad.ca by the deadline (September 23) and hand in your $20 returnable bond on Monday, September 24.

Questions? Email advocacy.acadsa@acad.ca

1009, 2018

Notice of By-Elections

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Hello ACAD students. Welcome back to all returning students and a warm welcome to all new and first year students!

It’s time for the ACAD Students’ Association (ACADSA) By-Elections. We still have a few positions to fill on our Student Leadership Council (aka SLC).

What do Student Leadership Council Representatives do? They contribute to ACADSA by:

  • Representing the student voice from their department area on arising issues
  • Ensuring that the Association’s affairs are conducted according to the governing documents of the Association
  • Promoting the general welfare of ACAD students in alignment with ACADSA’s mission, vision, and mandate
  • Providing guidance on the direction and strategic growth of the Association

For more information about the position please visit www.acadsa.ca/elections.

Available Positions:

We have 10 open SLC Positions up for election: (1) Advertising Representative, (1) Ceramics Representative, (2) First Year Studies Representatives, (1) Graduate Studies Representative, (1) Graphic Design Representative, (1) Media Arts + Digital Technologies Representative, (1) Drawing Representative, (1) Sculpture Representative, and (1) Print Media Representative.

Elections schedule:

Notice of Elections Sept. 10th
Election package available Sept. 16th
Election package/nominations due Sept. 23th  no later than 4:00pm
Campaign Regulations Meeting Sept. 29th @ 4:00pm (ACADSA office)
Candidate Forum Oct. 4th, LUNCH TIME in Cafeteria
Voting Days Oct. 9th and 10th
Voting ends + Winners announced Oct. 10th
SLC Mandatory orientation Oct. 13th-15th
Last day to inquire for ballot recount Oct. 17th

Watch your ACAD email address for more information in the coming weeks about how you can participate in the ACADSA By-Elections or visit www.acadsa.ca/elections.

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

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

604, 2018

Election Results are in!!

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Congratulations to all the successful candidates, the ballots are in and ACADSA is very excited to welcome you to the team! Our new representatives for the 2018/2019 academic year are…

Simone Saunders
For Director of Leadership & Governance, Executive Committee

Fiona Couillard
For Director of Advocacy & Representation, Executive Committee

Kayla Gale
For Director of External Relations, Executive Committee

Alena Martin
For Director of Cultural & Community Affairs, Executive Committee

Victoria Nagy
For Fibre Representative, Student Leadership Council

Jay Orion
For BFA General Studies Representative, Student Leadership Council

Nikolas Havlock
For Character Design Representative, Student Leadership Council

Leia (Shi Jie) Guo
For Glass Representative, Student Leadership Council

Alexia Mitchell
For Illustration Representative, Student Leadership Council

Josh Howard
For Jewellery + Metals Representative, Student Leadership Council

Francesca Flaskay
For Painting Representative, Student Leadership Council

Haley Eyre
For Photography Representative, Student Leadership Council

Thank you to everyone who participated! If your department still lacks representation, don’t worry! There will be a by-election in the fall to fill any empty positions! Questions? Email advocacy.acadsa@acad.ca.

Sincerely,

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

304, 2018

Election days are here! Vote in the Main Mall April 4 and 5

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Don’t forget to stop by the main mall near the ACADSA office tomorrow to cast your vote for your new 2018-2019 student representatives. The voting booths are open from 8:30AM to 5:30PM on April 4th and 5th. We will announce the winners on April 6th.

Take a look at the list of candidates at www.acadsa.ca/elections. We will have printed their campaign statements for you to read near the polling stations so that you can make an informed decision about who you would like to represent your department in the Student Leadership Council + Executive Committee!

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