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News

This page hosts official announcements from the Alberta College of Art + Design Students’ Association.

2203, 2017

We’re Hiring! Jobs on Campus!

March 22nd, 2017|

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The school year is winding down and a large portion of our team is graduating, which means that ACADSA is hiring for the 2017-18 year! We have several part-time and casual positions open including:

Application Deadline March 31st, 2017

Application Deadline April 7th, 2017

For more information about the hours of work, wage, job descriptions, and how to apply make sure you check out the link below! www.acadsa.ca/resources/job-board/work-for-acadsa/

1603, 2017

Gracious Gratitude Award Nominations Needed

March 16th, 2017|

The ACADSA Student Council is proud to present the ‘Gracious Gratitude Award’.

Do you know someone who goes above and beyond their role to improve the ACAD community? Is there someone who always puts a smile on your face? Someone who is happy to lend a helping hand? All nominations for the Gracious Gratitude Award will be put into a draw, and winners will be announced at the Year End Party in April. Help contribute to an acknowledgement of excellence within ACAD! Nominate your favorite ACADians today. The four categories for nominations include: students, faculty, administration, and staff (includes: cafeteria staff, bookstore, library, maintenance, security, etc.)

Online Nominations Form: https://form.jotform.ca/ACADSA/gracious-gratitude-award

Nomination Deadline: Sunday, April 9th at Midnight

Awards will be presented at ACADSA’s Year End Party on April 12th (More information about event to come).

1503, 2017

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

March 15th, 2017|

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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

1503, 2017

ACADSA 2016-17 Advocacy Survey

March 15th, 2017|

ACADSA is looking for your feedback to help guide the incoming Executive Committee and Student Leadership Council in their advocacy efforts for the 2017/18 academic year. ACADSA recognizes that student feedback is essential to ensuring that the Executive and SLC represent your interests and voice to the decision making bodies of the college. In order to do that effectively, we need to hear from as many of you as possible! Please fill out this short survey to help us determine the best way to better serve, represent, and advocate for you!

Personal identification information is not required, however if you would like to provide your name and email at the end of the survey you’ll be entered into a draw to win a $75 visa gift card!

There are questions in the survey regarding the 4.5 hour timetable change, workload, contact time with your instructors, accessing services, and ACADSA programming initiatives. It is so important that ALL students fill this survey out so we can get a better understanding of how your overall experience at ACAD could be improved, and what changes you’d like to see moving forward that we can advocate for on your behalf.

Please note: General survey results may be shared with administration, the Board of Governors and the ACADSA team. Your individual answers will be kept anonymous and will not be shared with anyone.

If you have a grievance that you’d like to report, please see the ACADSA website under “student rights” for more information on how to submit a formal complaint through our Action Forms

Survey Link: https://goo.gl/forms/vM45vLE3R2TYydLI2

Estimated Time To Complete Survey: 5-10 minutes

Deadline: Sunday March 26th at midnight

1403, 2017

Vitamin D Lamps Available

March 14th, 2017|

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This time of year can be tough, especially when we are limited to sun exposure. ACADSA has 4 Vitamin D Lamps available for students to reserve. If you are lacking some sunshine, stop by the ACADSA office (Mon-Thurs 10am-4pm) so we can loan you a lamp. #acadsawellness

Vitamin D Lamp Rental Form: Click Here

303, 2017

Notice of Elections – 2017/18 Term

March 3rd, 2017|

 

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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

103, 2017

REMINDER: Not For Profit Fair

March 1st, 2017|

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The Not for Profit Fair is tomorrow in the Main Mall! There will be prizes, a pizza lunch, and heaps of important information from 12:30 – 3:30.

We have a bunch of exciting organizations coming to talk to you about what they do and how they build a stronger Arts community in Calgary and Alberta.

1402, 2017

Reminder: Sexual Health Trivia

February 14th, 2017|

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Just a reminder that today is the last day to register for Sexual Health Trivia. Be sure to join Eudaimonia and ACADSA in the mezzanine this Thursday from 1:30-3:30 for a fun event. There are lots of great adult toys up for grabs as well as delicious snacks. To register please visit: acadsasexualhealth.eventbrite.ca

Hope to see you there!

1402, 2017

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February 14th, 2017|

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202, 2017

Show + Sale Registration Deadline – Monday, February 6

February 2nd, 2017|

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The ACAD Students’ Association (ACADSA) invites you to participate in Show + Sale, our semi-annual art market. Each sale attracts over 1,500 customers and provides emerging artists with a tremendous opportunity to showcase and sell their professional work in a public retail setting. The upcoming sale will be held March 23-25, 2017.

How Can I Participate?

Step 1: All Students interested in participating in the Spring 2017 Show + Sale must register through our online form before midnight on Monday, February 6, 2017.

The online form can be found at: https://form.jotform.com/ACADSA/show-sale-registration

Step 2: Students who did not participate in the Winter 2016 Show + Sale are required to attend a mandatory workshop designed to introduce them to the policies and procedures of Show + Sale. The workshop will be held in the Stanford Perrott Lecture Theatre and attendance is taken. Please let us know before the event if you are unable to attend. If the student has submitted work in the Winter 2016 Show + Sale they will need to register their interest (step 1), but they are not required to attend the workshop (however, attendance is welcome).

Spring 2017 Inventory Workshop
Thursday, February 9, 2016 | 1:45-2:45 pm

This workshop will introduce students to the logistical side of Show + Sale, specifically the online inventory submission process. Topics include how to finalize registration online, attaching sales tags to inventory and successful price-points from previous sales.

Step 3: Once we have finalized registration numbers, an inventory submission sheet and link to online submission form will be emailed on February 14th to students who fulfilled the registration requirements. Deadline for Inventory Submission will be February 27 @ midnight.

 

Also, ACADSA is looking for a few people to fill position on our Show + Sale support team. We are looking for an art technician and a few department representatives. You can review the job descriptions and application process on our online job board. Here are the links:

http://www.acadsa.ca/2017/01/now-hiring-art-technician-acadsa/

http://www.acadsa.ca/2017/02/now-hiring-show-sale-department-representatives-acadsa/

202, 2017

Now Hiring Show + Sale Department Representatives: ACADSA

February 2nd, 2017|

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POSITION OVERVIEW

Reporting to the Career Development Coordinator, the Department Representative position acts as a direct point of contact for students participating in Show + Sale associated with the College’s program areas. There are 13 positions available including: Ceramics, Drawing, Fibre, First Year, Glass, Jewelry + Metals, MADT, Painting, Photography, Print Media, Sculpture, Undeclared and VCD.

This is a casual position with a flexible schedule of approximately 25-30 hours per semester, and a pay rate of $200 per semester. The position will commence February 2017 and continues until April 2017.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support the development and coordination of Show + Sale
  • Attend Show + Sale meetings, workshops and opening night gala
  • Act as the main point of contact for students and faculty in designated program area
  • Recruit and support participating students under the supervision of the Special Events Coordinator
  • Post and circulate Show + Sale guidelines, deadlines, announcements and invitations
  • Oversee the set up and take down of program area and/or medium
  • Assist in the development of display strategies
  • Acquire and provide student and faculty feedback regarding future Show + Sale operations

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Excellent planning and organizational skills with close attention to detail and function
  • Highly developed verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to deal
    diplomatically with a wide variety of people including ACAD students, staff, faculty and the general public
  • Self-motivated individual who can effectively prioritize and consistently produce high standard of work
  • Ability to take initiative for coordinating and carrying out assigned projects

APPLICATION PROCESS

Interested candidates are asked to submit a letter of interest outlining how the position will support their professional and creative development and current resume. Applicants can submit their documents to sec.acadsa@acad.ca no later than noon on February 15th , 2017.

We are currently seeking representatives for the following departments:

  • MADT
  • Sculpture

Also, we are seeking a co-representative for the following departments:

  • Fibre

The Alberta College of Art + Design Students’ Association is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest in this position however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

3101, 2017

Now Hiring Art Technician: ACADSA

January 31st, 2017|

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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!

ART TECHNICIAN

The ACADSA Art Technician is responsible for ensuring that all aspects of inventory management, handling, installation, and the display of artwork is carried out in an efficient and professional manner to support the operations of ACADSA programming.

Core Objectives…

Facilities & Operations

  • Maintain project workspaces including LRT, Cage, Outdoor container and Storefront storage spaces
  • Support inventory management during drop off and pick up periods
  • Assist in the planning, set-up, installation, tear-down and clean-up of Show + Sale
  • Prepare galleries for exhibition, including moving and leveling plinths and walls, spackling and painting
  • Perform work to various degrees of specialization in the areas of art handling and movement, mount making, using adhesives and fasteners, and installing two and three dimensional work
  • Support Department Representatives and student volunteers in the installation of work using safe and secure handling procedures and security techniques
  • Assist in the installation of digital media and multimedia and electronics, if necessary
  • Help maintain tools, equipment, shop spaces, and art storage
  • Assist in gallery lighting design

Communications

  • Maintain effective contact with ACAD students, faculty, administration and the general public
  • Provide regular updates to the Career Development Coordinator and General Manager

Who You Are…

Here at ACADSA we’ve worked hard to develop a culture we are proud to be a part of, and if you can say yes to a few of these things you might be proud to be a part of it too…

Equity & Diversity – Are you willing to consciously create room for respectful dialogue surrounding issues of equity and diversity? Pursuing a creative life takes guts! We’ve got a diverse, spunky, progressive, and outspoken community here at ACAD, and we are always looking for ways to self-reflect and incorporate socially just practices in our workplace.

Collaboration & Empowerment – Do you believe in bringing other people up, supporting your co-workers’ success, and finding ways to work together to accomplish your goals? From start to finish we are constantly learning from each other and finding ways to practice gratitude and celebrate the victories, both big and small.

Inspiration & Innovation – Are you excited to put your ideas on the table, take the risk and try something new even if you might fail? We love a good brainstorming session, and are always open to incorporating fresh ideas into our programs and services.

Qualifications…

  • A mature attitude and ability to work independently and be a responsive member of the ACADSA
    team
  • Organized and detail oriented
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work for an extended periods of time at times handling heavy objects and completing
    repetitive tasks such as painting/sanding/patching walls
  • Experience with volunteer coordination and/or management/supervisory roles an asset
  • Working knowledge of artistic and creative production, materials, handling and display of artwork
  • Experience working in a gallery setting in a technician/support role considered an asset
  • Preference will be given to current students and recent graduates of ACAD
  • Must be available for the duration of the full duration of the sale including evenings and weekends
  • ACADSA accepts all applications however preference will be given to applicants who are students
    or alumni of ACAD

The Details…

This is a part-time contract position with a schedule of up to approximately 15-40 hours/week varied over the term of the contract with an hourly rate of $18.00 per hour. This position may require overtime to accommodate for the tight schedule of setting-up and removing Show + Sale inventory. The position will commence March 1st, 2017 and continues until March 31st, 2017, with the possibility of extending into a one-year term contract running May 2017-April 2018.

Apply Now!

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

Applications can be sent to:
Sarah Grodecki
ACADSA General Manager
gm.acadsa@acad.ca

Application Deadline is February 15th , 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.

1901, 2017

DEADLINE EXTENDED! Call for Jury Members: ACADSA Student Groups

January 19th, 2017|

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ACADSA is looking for jury members to review our upcoming Student Groups Applications! If you are interested in volunteering for the jury please forward a short letter of interest (approx. 250 words) outlining why you would like to participate in the jury to the sgc.acadsa@acad.ca by Wednesday, January 25 at 11pm.

The jury will be meeting on Friday January 27 from 1:30-4:30pm and snacks will be provided. This is a great opportunity for students who are looking to volunteer and get involved with a small time commitment, and who are interested in participating in future jury processes or student groups!

1701, 2017

Health + Dental Coverage for NEW Students

January 17th, 2017|

Dear students,

We’d like to share some important information about your Health & Dental Plan.

New students beginning their studies in January are not automatically enrolled, but may enroll themselves and their spouse and/or dependent children during the Winter Change-of-Coverage Period from Jan. 6 – 20, 2017. Coverage would be in effect from Jan. 1 – Aug. 31, 2017.

NEW! Graduate students beginning their studies in January are also eligible to enroll themselves in the Plan during the Winter Change-of-Coverage Period.

Visit www.studentcare.ca  to enroll now

YOUR COVERAGE

  • More than $10,000 in health-care coverage including: prescription drugs, vaccinations, psychologists, physiotherapists, chiropractors, ambulance, and more…
  • Up to $1,000 in dental coverage including: checkups, cleanings, fillings, extractions, and more…
  • Up to $275 in vision coverage including: eye exam, eyeglasses and contact lenses, laser eye surgery
  • Up to $5,000,000, 120 days per trip in travel coverage, plus: trip cancellation and trip interruption in the event of a medical emergency. Includes coverage for the duration of an exchange/internship.
  • Save more money with the Studentcare Networks: Save money on health-care services like Dental, Vision, Psychology, Physiotherapy, Chiropractic, and Massage Therapy.

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1201, 2017

REMINDER: Call For Residency Submissions: Hear/d Residency

January 12th, 2017|

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Just a reminder that the submission deadline the 2017 Hear/d Residency is tomorrow, Friday January 13 at midnight. The residency will have its own central theme of healing and recovery, relating to the journey of mental health issues currently experienced by many post-secondary students. Given this theme, participants are invited to explore and share their journeys in a creative and innovative way. Through group discussions, reflection, individual studio time, critiques, and workshops, this residency will provide a platform for a diversity of creative activity. The residency will aim to raise awareness towards the health + wellbeing of post-secondary students, while also connecting members from different disciples who will help to build a stronger sense of inclusion and comradery in the ACAD community. Don’t miss out on a great opportunity to connect with peers while receiving a $500.00 honorarium.

For further information regarding the residency and submission details, please visit http://www.acadsa.ca/2016/09/call-for-residency-submissions-heard-residency/

1201, 2017

Call for Submissions: New Travel Groups, Clubs, and Student Run Galleries

January 12th, 2017|

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Want to start a club, travel group, or student run gallery? ACADSA will be accepting new applications for funding for February 1- April 30, 2017. Student Groups are eligible to receive up to $300 per funding period(max of $600 per year) through ACADSA.

Applications are due Wednesday January 25, 2017 @midnight
The submissions will be done online through the ACADSA website.

The applications for new groups can be found on the ACADSA website here: http://www.acadsa.ca/programs/studentgroups/registration-package/

Select the option for New Group Application Form and fill and complete the registration package.

  1. Read through the Student Group Code of Conduct 2016/17
  2. Read through the Student Group Term + Conditions 2016/17
  3. Download, print and collect signature on the Petition of Interest + Signing Authority Form (physical copies can be dropped off at ACADSA office OR scanned copies can be submitted through the online application form)
  4. Download and fill in Student Group Budget Excel Spreadsheet (this will be submitted through the online application form)
  5. Attend a Student Group Information Session on Monday January 16 (1:30-2:15pm) or Friday January 20th (11:00-11:45am) in the Board room
  6. Fill in and submit Online Application Form by January 25th midnight
  7. Watch your email for updates on your Student Group status!

Rael Lockwood
Student Groups Coordinator
sgc.acadsa@acad.ca