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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

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.

Important Dates:

For 2019/20 Term

More information about By-Elections to be announced September 2019.

Available Positions:

Remaining available positions will be eligible for candidates in the 2019/20 by-election which takes place in September 2019.

Click Job Title For Job Descriptions

Executive Committee

(May. 2019-April 2020: approx. 20-25 Hrs/Week)
Pay Rate: $2,200-2,400/Month

(May. 2019-April 2020: approx. 20-25 Hrs/Week)
Pay Rate: $2,000-2,400/Month

Student Leadership Council

(Sept. 2019-April 2020: 1-3 Hr Meetings, Every 2 Weeks)
Pay Rate: $50/SLC Meeting

School of Craft + Emerging Media

School of Critical + Creative Studies

School of Communications Design

School of Visual Arts

Other Representatives

(Sept. 2019-June 2020: ~3 Hr Meeting, Once per month)
Pay Rate: $25/Meeting

  • General Faculties Council (GFC) Student Representative (Position Filled)
  • Board of Governors (BoG) Student Representative (Position Filled)

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, Election By-Laws and Election Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest (available on this page)

*Candidates can be nominated for Student Leadership Council positions and Board of Governors (BoG) and/or General Faculties Council (GFC) concurrently.

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 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 AUArts SA office.

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

7. Attend the campaign regulations meeting in the Students’ Association office

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

Questions? Email advocacy.acadsa@acad.ca

Students’ Association Election News

503, 2019

REMINDER Election Nominations Packages due March 6

2019-2020 Elections Banner - Nom Deadline CopyREMINDER: It’s time for the AUArts Students’ Association (AUArts SA) Annual Election, our first as a university, and we have plenty of positions to fill for the 2019-2020 school year! As a member of the Executive Committee (EC) or Student Leadership Council (SLC), you will be provided many exciting opportunities that will drive your professional growth and experience here at AUArts, become more involved in the AUArts community, and get paid!

Election package/nominations are due March 6 no later than 4:00pm

Interested in Running? For more information visit www.auarts-sa.ca/elections

A bit more about each position:

Executive Committee

The President is the recognizable leader and representative of the Alberta University of the Arts Students’ Association (AUArts SA). The President acts as the liaison between the student body and the Executive Committee and works closely with the Executive Director to ensure the Association is working towards accomplishing the goals and objectives as set out in the strategic plan. Key Areas of Focus: Governance, Administration, Management, Finance, Human Resources

The Vice-President Academic Affairs serves as the official advocate for student concerns in all areas of institutional academic affairs. Key Areas of Focus: Advocacy, Student Voice, Institutional Development, Governance, Campus Engagement

The Vice-President External Relations serves as a representative of the Executive Committee and promotes the mandate and objectives of the organization to the external community. Key Areas of Focus: Networking, Advocacy, Strategic Partnerships, Fundraising

The Vice-President Student Life develops the culture of the AUArts community by advocating for quality student experience and encourages student engagement with campus programming initiatives. Key Areas of Focus: Communications, Internal Relationships, Student Experience, Event Planning

Student Leadership Council

The Student Leadership Council Representatives serve their department area by acting as voting members of the AUArts Students’ Association governing Board. Key Areas of Focus: Advocacy, Institutional Development, Student Voice, Governance, Campus Engagement

More information about the nomination process and requirements, elections policies, representative position descriptions and terms of reference can be found on our website by visiting www.auarts-sa.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 University of the Arts Students’ Association
advocacy.acadsa@acad.ca

2702, 2019

AUArts Students’ Association Elections Package Available

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Hello AUArts students.

It’s time for the AUArts Students’ Association (AUArts SA) Annual Election, our first as a university, and we have plenty of positions to fill for the 2019-2020 school year! We have completed updating our policies and position descriptions so make sure to take a look through our website (www.auarts-sa.ca/elections) for more information!

Elections schedule:

Notice of Elections February 14-26
Election package available February 27 – March 6
 Election package/nominations due  March 6  no later than 4:00pm
 Campaign Regulations Meeting  March 6 @ 4:00pm (AUArts SA office)
 Candidate Forum  TBD
 Voting Days  March 20-21
 Winners announced  March 22
 Last day to inquire for ballot recount  March 27

Positions Available:

Positions Available Remuneration Time Commitment
Executive Committee
President $2,200-2,400/Month 20-25 Hrs/Week
May-April
Vice-President Academic Affairs $2,000-$2,400/Month
Vice-President External Relations
Vice-President Student Life
Student Leadership Council
School of Craft + Emerging Media
SLC Ceramics Representative $50/Meeting 1-3 Hr Meetings
Every 2 Weeks
Sept-April
SLC Fibre Representative
SLC Glass Representative
SLC Jewelry Representative
SLC MADT Representative
School of Critical + Creative Studies
SLC BFA General Representative $50/Meeting 1-3 Hr Meetings
Every 2 Weeks
Sept-April
SLC First Year Studies Representative
SLC First Year Studies Representative
SLC International Student Representative
SLC MFA Representative
School of Communications Design
SLC Advertising Representative $50/Meeting 1-3 Hr Meetings
Every 2 Weeks
Sept-April
SLC Character Design Representative
SLC Graphic Design Representative
SLC Illustration Representative
SLC Photography Representative
School of Visual Arts
SLC Drawing Representative $50/Meeting 1-3 Hr Meetings
Every 2 Weeks
Sept-April
SLC Painting Representative
SLC Print Media Representative
SLC Sculpture Representative
Other Representatives
Board of Governors Student Representative $25/Meeting ~3hr Meeting
Once/Month
Sept-June
Board of Governors Student Representative

Add valuable experience to your resume/CV, become more involved in the AUArts community, and get paid!

How to Run in the Election:

  1. Read through + Familiarize yourself with the Job Description of your intended position, Election Policies, and Bylaws (available at www.acadsa.ca/elections)
  2. Print, fill out, secure signatures + hand in election documentation to the AUArts SA office, which includes $20 returnable campaign bond, unofficial transcript (not applicable for first year students), campaign platform statement, and signed election nomination form (available at www.acadsa.ca/elections or in the SA Office)
  3. Attend the campaign regulations meeting
  4. Campaign!

More information about the nomination process and requirements, elections policies, representative position descriptions and terms of reference can be found on our website by visiting www.auarts-sa.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 University of the Arts Students’ Association
advocacy.acadsa@acad.ca

1402, 2019

Notice of AUArts SA Elections

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Hello AUArts students.

It’s time for the AUArts Students’ Association (AUArts SA) Annual Elections, our first as a university, and we have plenty of positions to fill for the 2019-2020 school year! We are in the final stages of updating our policies and position descriptions so keep an eye open in the next few weeks for more information!

Elections schedule:

Notice of Elections February 14-26
Election package available February 27 – March 6
 Election package/nominations due  March 6  no later than 4:00pm
 Campaign Regulations Meeting  March 6 @ 4:00pm (AUArts SA office)
 Candidate Forum  TBD
 Voting Days  March 20-21
 Winners announced  March 22
 Last day to inquire for ballot recount  March 27

Watch your student emails for more information in the coming weeks about how you can participate in the AUArts SA Elections or visit www.auarts-sa.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 University of the Arts Students’ Association
advocacy.acadsa@acad.ca

2011, 2018

Annual General Meeting (AGM): Nov 29

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WHEN: Thursday, November 29, 1-2PM

WHERE: Stanford Perrott Lecture Theatre, Alberta College of Art + Design

“What does ACADSA do anyway?” Attend our Annual General Meeting on Thursday, November 29 to find out! Get an introduction to our programming and responsibilities, our advocacy focuses and efforts, our operating finances and our governing structure. If you’re interested in having a say in future programming initiatives, join us for a discussion period at the end!

If you have questions about the meeting, please email Simone Saunders, Director of Leadership and Governance, at leadership.acadsa@acad.ca.

1010, 2018

ACADSA By-Election Results Are In

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Good Evening Everyone,

Thank you to all the students who came to our polling stations to vote. The ballots have been counted! We are pleased to announce the new 2018/2019 representatives for the Student Leadership Council. Congratulations to the following students:

First Year Studies Representative: Willow Addiscott

Graduate/MFA Representative: Jessie Fraser

Graphic Design Representative: Kendra Davidson

MADT Representative: Julian Zwack

Print Representative: Ekaterina Vopiyashina

Sculpture Representative: Megan Ivany

We are excited to welcome you to the team! Thank you to everyone who participated!

For a full list of your Executive Committee or Student Leadership Council representatives, please visit www.acadsa.ca. If your department still lacks representation and you are interested in a position, please contact ACADSA’s Director of Advocacy and Representation, at advocacy.acadsa@acad.ca.

Thank you!

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

910, 2018

ACADSA By-Elections: VOTE October 9-10

Hey ACAD Students!

It is time to vote in the 2018/2019 By-Elections! A list of candidates and their platform statements can be found on the ACADSA website (www.acadsa.ca/elections).

Voting takes place on October 9th + 10th. 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 2018/19 academic year.

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Important Dates:

For 2019/20 Term

Elections

Notice of Elections
February 14-26

Call for Elections &
Nomination Package Available

February 27 – March 11

First Nomination Period: Nomination Packages Due
March 6 no later than 4:00pm

Second Nomination Period: Nomination Packages Due
March 11 no later than 2:00pm

Mandatory Campaign Regulations Meeting
March 6 @ 4:00pm (AUArts SA office)

Campaign Forum
March 18 @ 1pm (AUArts Cafeteria)

Voting Days
March 20-21 (8:30AM – 5:30PM)
in Main Mall

Winners Announced
March 22

Last day to inquire for ballot recount
March 27

Mandatory Orientation for Elected Officials
TBD

Questions? Email advocacy.acadsa@acad.ca