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

To learn news from ACAD, please visit ACAD.CA

1801, 2019

News and Updates from your EC

January 18th, 2019|

2019-01-18 January EC Email ImageWelcome or welcome back students to our winter semester! The bright side is that our days are becoming longer each day.

Those of you on campus last semester may recognize me from ACADSA, my name is Simone Saunders and I am the Director of Leadership & Governance. Thank you to everyone who joined the announcement of our University name change with the Honourable Marlin Schmidt, Minister of Advanced Education and Honourable Ricardo Miranda, Minister of Culture and Tourism! ALBERTA UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS! If you were unable to celebrate with us for the media event then mark February 1st on your calendar as it is the OFFICIAL launch of our name change! If you have questions about yesterday’s event or the name change please email communications@acad.ca.

In line with the exciting name change for the now Alberta University of the Arts, ACADSA will now become the Alberta University of the Arts Students’ Association (AUArtsSA?). More information about our students’ association’s upcoming rebranding process will be made available in the next few weeks.

The Fall term has brought momentum in Winter! The Student Leadership Committee (SLC) has been meeting bi-weekly to discuss student/department needs, concerns and successes. Please be sure to notify your SLC department rep if you have anything to discuss. Photos of our representatives (if you have yet to see them confettied around the school!) are available on our website. Visit their profiles here: www.acadsa.ca/about/.

The SLC has requested to ACAD Cabinet and Security, on behalf of the student body, to have two side doors within the building accessible through access card only. This will ensure more safety and security on campus. Please have your pass with you at all times, as most of us are already accustomed. The doors leading into the cafeteria, as well as the doors facing the parkade near the sculpture studio entrance will be locked 24/7 as of January 21st, 2019. Any questions or concerns don’t hesitate to ask your SLC representative or step into ACADSA to speak with any member of the Executive Committee (EC).

Your Executive Committee has been dedicating to advocating for specific initiatives within our community, with much ground work and success in the Fall term. These include:

  1. Promoting awareness of and create positive change in regards to sexual violence and assault incidents and policies. With campaign’s starting January, proceeding to the end of the school year. Your EC is lobbying on a provincial level for Sexual Violence Policy standards in November and March (ASEC) and within campus committees.
  2. Creating opportunities for students enhancing a sense of belonging and opening inter-department connection. To spread positive gossip and promote community initiatives. This is strongly urged through the SLC October-April, through meetings, social media hashtags, events, student groups and positive gossip.
  3. Clarity of relationship with ACAD. Creating organizational charts for ACADSA manuals and developing collaboration agreements that recognize ACADSA as an equal contributor in joint programming initiatives with ACAD and external organizations.

Any questions you have for us—or if you feel you want to be involved in any way—don’t hesitate to contact myself or members of the Executive Committee. We are open to speaking with you and encourage you to connect with us!

The winter term can prove to be a difficult balance with the cold season. Please be advised to use our on campus services:

For academic support: www.acad.ca/current-students/get-support/academic-support

For Counselling: www.acad.ca/current-students/get-support/counselling-services

ACADSA Health + Dental Plan members have access to Empower Me, a mental health and wellness service that offers confidential and accessible support in multiple languages. Call 1 844 741-6389 to connect with trained counsellors, consultants, and life coaches 24/7, 365 days/year for a variety of issues. There is also an app available! For more information: http://studentcare.ca/rte/en/AlbertaCollegeofArtDesignACADSA_EmpowerMe_EmpowerMe

We are trying to limit the amount of emails you receive from us this year, so to stay up to date on what is happening at the Students’ Association please check out News and Events on our website (www.acadsa.ca) and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram – @ACADSA.

Have an incredible semester students! See you in the halls! If I’m not in the ACADSA office, you can certainly find me this semester in the loom room of the fibre wing on the 4th floor.  :)

Simone Saunders
Director of Leadership and Governance
Alberta College of Art + Design Students’ Association
leadership.acadsa@acad.ca

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Upcoming ACADSA Events and Deadlines

Health + Dental Plan – Opt In

If you are a new student this semester, now is the time to enrol yourself and your spouse and/or dependent children in the ACADSA Health & Dental Plan. Enrollments to the ACADSA Health + Dental Plan must be done between January 9-23, 2019. Visit www.studentcare.ca for instructions.

Call for Submissions: Hear/d Residency Program

Want to be a part of the ACADSA Hear/d Residency Program this semester? Now is your time to submit a proposal! The residency will have its own central theme of resilience, relating to the journey of mental health issues currently experienced by many post-secondary students. Participants are invited to explore and share their journeys in a creative and innovative way. DEADLINE: January 20, 2019! More information can be found at www.acadsa.ca/heard

Marion Nicoll Gallery: Call For Submissions

If you are interested in having a show between February – April 2019 in either of our Marion Nicoll Gallery spaces, submissions are open. All current ACAD students are eligible to submit, as well as recent ACAD graduates within the last three years. Please read through our submission guidelines carefully and prepare to complete the online submission form.The form will guide you through the submission process. DEADLINE: January 20, 2019! More information can be found at marionnicollgallery.wordpress.com

Jury Members Required: MNG, Student Groups and Hear/d Residency Program

The ACADSA Marion Nicoll Gallery (MNG) Selection Jury, Student Group Funding Jury and Hear/d Residency Selection Jury needs volunteer members for the Winter 2019 Submissions! Help decide on funding for student groups or determine which artist will be selected for our gallery or residency. Find out about the positions and how to apply at www.acadsa.ca/2018/12/call-for-volunteer-jury-members-acadsa-2-2/

From Books to Business Workshop

Do you want to start your own business but don’t know where to start? On January 30 from 12:30 – 2:00 pm, join your fellow classmates in the ACAD Boardroom for tips and best practices when looking at entrepreneurship as your next career step and get your answers from RBC staff. More information at www.acadsa.ca/event/from-books-to-business-workshop/

Career Development Fair

Find a summer internship! Discover community resources! Get to know the local organizations that are here to support your professional development as emerging artists and designers. ACADSA’s Career Development Program is pleased to invite you to the 2019 Career Development Fair! On February 6th (12:30-3pm), we will be hosting over 20 organizations that drive the Calgary arts scene, from artist-run centres, non-profits, guilds, maker spaces, coalitions, and more!

Spring 2019 Show + Sale – Coming Soon

This semester’s Show + Sale will be held March 28-30, 2019, but we’ve already begun our preparations. Each sale attracts over 1,500 customers and provides emerging artists with an opportunity to showcase and sell their professional work in a public retail setting. Interested in participating? Information about how you can register to participate will be made available next week, so keep an eye on your acad email inbox or at www.acadsa.ca/show-sale/

1701, 2019

University Name and Logo Reveal

January 17th, 2019|

Thank you to everyone who joined the announcement of our University name change with the Minister Schmidt of Advanced Education and Minister Miranda of Tourism and Culture! ALBERTA UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS! If you were unable to celebrate with us for the media event then mark February 1st on your calendar as it is the OFFICIAL launch of our name change!

In line with the exciting name change for the now Alberta University of the Arts, ACADSA will now become the Alberta University of the Arts Students’ Association (AUArtsSA?). More information about our students’ association’s upcoming rebranding process will be made available in the next few weeks.

 

Minister Schmidt and Simone Saunders, ACADSA's director of leadership and governance, unveil the new name and logo for the Alberta University of the Arts.

Minister Schmidt and Simone Saunders, ACADSA’s director of leadership and governance, unveil the new name and logo for the Alberta University of the Arts. Photo by Government of Alberta

Government of Alberta reveals Alberta College of Art + Design’s university name and visual identity

“The student body is looking forward to pursuing our education under the new status of Alberta University of the Arts,” said Simone Saunders, AUArts Students’ Association director of leadership and governance. “To be recognized as a university deepens our sense of pride and belonging to this renowned community of eclectic artists.”

>>ACAD News Annoucement

Announcing Alberta’s newest university

“The Alberta College of Art + Design will officially become the Alberta University of the Arts (AUArts), the province’s first university dedicated to fine arts and design. The new name and status formally comes into effect on Feb. 1.”

>>> Alberta Government Press Release

1601, 2019

ACADSA Emergency Food Bank

January 16th, 2019|

FoodBank.InstaDid you know ACADSA has an emergency food bank, which is accessible to all ACADSA members? The food bank is stocked with an array of dried foods and also grocery gift cards for those with dietary restrictions. To access the food bank either stop by the acadsa office or email wellness.acadsa@acad.ca.

Additionally, ACADSA is currently seeking food bank donations, please visit www.acadsa.ca/resources/food-bank/ for an outline of desired foods.

*The ACADSA food bank is not intended for long-term support, check out our resources on our food bank page for additional food bank resources within Calgary.

1501, 2019

Reminder: New Winter Semester Students Can Enrol in ACADSA Health + Dental Plan

January 15th, 2019|

If you are a new ACAD student this semester, now is the time to enrol yourself and your spouse and/or dependent children in the ACADSA Health & Dental Plan. Enrollments to the ACADSA Health + Dental Plan must be done between January 9-23, 2019. Visit www.studentcare.ca for instructions.

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1401, 2019

Health + Dental Plan Networks

January 14th, 2019|

Attention ACADSA Health & Dental Plan members! Save more money on dental, vision, chiropractic, physiotherapy, psychology, pharmacy, and massage therapy services by visiting professionals who are members of the Studentcare Networks. For example, by visiting a Dental Network member, you’ll receive an additional 30% off dental services.

Find a Network practitioner near you at www.studentcare.ca.

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Now Hiring Bartender: ACADSA

January 8th, 2019|

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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!

BARTENDER

The Bartender is responsible for providing bar service at community events.

Core Objectives…

The Bartender contributes to the organization by fulfilling the following objectives:

  1. Complies with all Alberta Liquor and Gaming services regulations
    • Ensure all guests under 25 show government approved identification
    • Maintain ProServe certification
    • Limit service to patrons who appear to be over intoxicated
  2. Provides quality service to all patrons
    • Serve alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks at scheduled events
    • Process cash and credit sales payments in a timely manner
  3. Maintains accurate sales and inventory records
    • Complete daily cash reconciliation at end of shift.
    • Update inventory list as required.

The Perks…

  • Casual part-time position on campus
  • Pay rate of $15.00 per hour plus tips and gratuities
  • Shifts typically scheduled in the evenings between 4:30-9:00 pm*

*Must be available Thursday evenings and at least one other evening between Monday-Friday during the semester (January-May)

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.

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 availability and why you think you’d be a good fit for our team, along with your resume.

Applications can be sent to:

Kiah Gutowski

ACADSA Office and Communications Manager

acadsa@acad.ca

Application Deadline is January 14, 2019 at midnight.

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.

801, 2019

Reminder: Call for Volunteer Jury Members

January 8th, 2019|

 

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Be the change you want to see around campus. Be an advocate for the activity taking place in the Marion Nicoll Gallery, in ACADSA’s Student Groups, and in the Hear/d Residency program. Put the experience on your CV and make your voice heard in your community! Open to current students, all majors in any year, as well as recent ACAD graduates within the last three years.

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https://form.jotform.com/83327047067256

See form for application and position requirements^^

Apply ASAP! The next jury meetings take place at the end of January.

Thank you!

701, 2019

Reminder: Call for Hear/d Residency Submissions (Deadline Jan 20)

January 7th, 2019|

HeardWinter2019_instagramDEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS SUNDAY, JANUARY 20, 2019 AT MIDNIGHT

Also, we are currently hiring Hear/d Mentors for this semester. Deadline January 10, 2019.

ACAD Students’ Association is seeking applications for the Winter Hear/d Residency program. Part of the ACADSA mandate is to provide professional development opportunities for students while also helping to facilitate the development of a strong student artist community + culture. The ACADSA Hear/d Residency invites individuals and collectives from all discipline areas at the Alberta College of Art + Design to work together to collaborate on the research, development, creation and curation of an exhibition.

The residency will have its own central theme of resilience, 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 + well-being 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.

RESILIENCE

Being in good health means more than feeling physically well; it also means feeling mentally well. Today, we are more aware of how our mental and physical health affect each other. Setting aside time to focus on mental health is important – to you and those who care about you. Life is full of change, risks and challenges. Good mental or emotional health helps us find our balance and stay in control, even during turbulent times. – Canadian Mental Health Association (2017)

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE

The application process is entirely electronic. Direct email and paper submissions will NOT be accepted. Due to the number of submissions received, the quantity of support material in the application is restricted. The jury will not review additional materials beyond the required documents. All documentation must be submitted through the online submission form:

The following materials should be included in your application:

  1. Statement of interest:
    • Discuss how the theme of this program relates to your current artistic practice and the broader context of your work, research, and interests.
    • Outline your interest in the program and understanding of the importance of mental health support.
  2. Curriculum Vitae: Describe your creative background to a maximum length of two pages. Please include all relevant contact information and a personal website, if applicable.
  3. Support: Please submit up to ten pieces of additional support material, including digital images, videos, or audio clips with a corresponding numbered image list. Our programming committee will review up to a maximum of five minutes of time-based work.

Images must be RGB .jpg files with a maximum resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels at 72 dpi and no larger than 1 MB in size. ACADSA accepts links to video and audio work hosted online.

APPLY HERE

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS SUNDAY, JANUARY 20, 2019 AT MIDNIGHT

For more information about the Hear/d Residency Program visit www.acadsa.ca/heard

1312, 2018

MNG Winter 2019 Call for Submissions

December 13th, 2018|

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Hello ACAD! It’s time for the Marion Nicoll Gallery’s call for submissions, and it’s time for you to spread the word and submit!

Marion Nicoll Gallery (MNG) – Call for Submissions Winter 2019

DEADLINE: January 20, 2019 at 11:59PM

If you are interested in having a show between February – April 2019 in either of our gallery spaces, now is your time to submit a proposal!

All current ACAD students are eligible to submit, as well as recent ACAD graduates within the last three years. Please read through our submission guidelines carefully and complete the online submission form. The form will guide you through the submission process.

If you have any questions regarding the submissions or selection process, please email the Gallery Coordinator, Laura Pritchard at mng.acadsa@acad.ca.

The ONLINE submission form is available here:

https://form.jotform.com/ACADSA/mng-submissions-winter-2019

Information about the gallery spaces you can apply for is available here: https://marionnicollgallery.wordpress.com/about/

If you have any questions, please send all inquiries to: mng.acadsa@acad.ca

Thank you! The MNG looks forward to seeing your submission!

1012, 2018

Prep for the New Year with your EC

December 10th, 2018|

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My name is Alena and I am your Director of Cultural and Community Affairs at ACADSA.

It’s that time of year again when the semester is coming to a close, which means exams, panel critiques and final class presentations are imminent. And even though this is one of the most stressful times of the school year, it’s important to be taking the time to care for yourself. Whether that means setting aside time for yourself during exams or using the break for self care, do what works best for you. Self care looks different for everyone and becomes especially important when needing to recharge our mood, physical health and mental health.

A few main things to keep in mind for the upcoming break to recuperate from a stressful semester:

  • Sleep. This is a great opportunity to re-establish a healthy sleep schedule, as our bodies need 6-8 hours of sleep every night. Being a student myself, I know sleep sees a dramatic decrease as the semester goes on.
  • Eat. Make sure you are taking the time to eat at least three meals a day. Winter break would be a good time to start meal planning for the next semester so you aren’t left going without meals to school. Eating foods that make you feel good are also important during this time, so it would be a good idea to increase your consumption of fresh fruit and vegetables.
  • Exercise. Now that there aren’t any classes to worry about, taking up some casual activities such as yoga or walking would be a great way to improve your mood and physical well being.
  • Create. Doing things that don’t relate to school, but rather something you enjoy as a hobby for a creative outlet. This could look like knitting or crochet, journaling, meditation, reading, or even catching up on a favourite TV show.
  • Seek Support. Most importantly, if you feel as though you are really struggling after a hard semester, make sure you are reaching out to get some support. This could be either reaching out to friends, family, counselling services offered here at ACAD by Jason Bauche, or services offered outside of ACAD. Also through your Studentcare insurance provided by ACADSA there is a service called  (Phone Number: 1-844-741-6389 for 24/7 Access) They can also arrange for an appointment for a counsellor in Calgary within a matter of days if you prefer. This is 100% covered by your Studentcare Health + Dental insurance.

Here are some other important services offered in Calgary for individuals in distress, so please don’t hesitate to contact:

  • The Distress Centre or 403.266.4357 (HELP). The Distress Centre has 24-hour support, and their motto is “no problem is too small to call.”
  • The Calgary Counselling Centre offers counselling to couples, individuals, youth, and families, with services offered on a sliding scale based on income. 403.691.5991
  • Access Mental Health is a provincial organization that can help you navigate the addictions and mental health systems. 403.943.1500
  • More information on mental health, how to take care of yourself and other helpful tips can be found through the ACADSA website at http://www.acadsa.ca/healthy-habits/

This is also a very important time of the year to be checking your Planning Guide that is made available to you through our Academic Advisors here at ACAD. No matter what year you are currently in, make sure you are on track with what courses you need and updating ones you have completed. Students in fourth year should meet with Laurel Smith, the academic advisor to discuss graduation this upcoming May to make sure you meet all the requirements.

Most importantly – Don’t forget to congratulate yourself on all the hard work and amazing art you’ve done!

The Executive Committee at ACADSA has been working with the Student Leadership Council to make sure that student voices and concerns are being heard and addressed. If there are any health & safety concerns within ACAD, please bring them directly to ACAD security so those issues can be addressed right away. Any other types of concerns, contact myself or any of my fellow team members, our emails can be found on the ACADSA website. Make sure you are also getting in touch with your SLC department representative so they are able to bring any concerns or issues forward so they can be addressed.

Our team here at ACADSA has also been actively engaged in creating awareness and change surrounding sexual violence on post secondary campus. Just as a reminder, ACAD now has a Sexual Violence Policy as well as a separate form for reporting witnessed or experienced sexual assault. I highly recommend giving this policy a read so you are aware of your rights as a student within the ACAD community.
>>>ACAD’s Sexual Violence Policy
>>>ACAD Support Resources
>>>ACAD Critical Path Chart
>>>ACAD Sexual Violence Form

Please look out for your fellow students and don’t be afraid to speak up if something feels wrong. We are here to support all individuals.

If you would like to get in touch with us, you can find information about ACADSA, our staff and committee members at www.acadsa.ca/about. We are trying to limit the amount of emails you receive from us this year, so to stay up to date on what is happening at the Students’ Association please check out News and Events on our website (www.acadsa.ca) and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram – @ACADSA.

Good luck on all of your exams, critiques and final papers. Congratulations on completion of this semester! We have exciting things coming your way next term!

Alena Martin
Director of Cultural and Community Affairs
Alberta College of Art + Design Students’ Association
community.acadsa@acad.ca

 

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ACADSA Events and Deadlines

ACADSA Office Closed During Winter Break

Our office will be closed on Friday, December 14 and we will be back to regular hours on Monday, January 7. Students will be able to access ACAD services and the building till December 21 and ACAD will reopen on January 2. Click here for more information about ACAD’s Holiday Hours and Building Access

Call for Submissions: Hear/d Residency Program

Want to be a part of the ACADSA Hear/d Residency Program this semester? Now is your time to submit a proposal! The residency will have its own central theme of resilience, relating to the journey of mental health issues currently experienced by many post-secondary students. Participants are invited to explore and share their journeys in a creative and innovative way. DEADLINE: January 20, 2019! More information can be found at www.acadsa.ca/heard

Marion Nicoll Gallery: Call For Submissions

If you are interested in having a show between February – April 2019 in either of our Marion Nicoll Gallery spaces, submissions will open December 13, 2018. All current ACAD students are eligible to submit, as well as recent ACAD graduates within the last three years. Please read through our submission guidelines carefully and prepare to complete the online submission form. The form will guide you through the submission process. DEADLINE: January 20, 2019! More information can be found at marionnicollgallery.wordpress.com

Jury Members Required: MNG, Student Groups and Hear/d Residency Program

The ACADSA Marion Nicoll Gallery (MNG) Selection Jury, Student Group Funding Jury and Hear/d Residency Selection Jury needs volunteer members for the Winter 2019 Submissions! Help decide on funding for student groups or determine which artist will be selected for our gallery or residency. Find out about the positions and how to apply at www.acadsa.ca/2018/12/call-for-volunteer-jury-members-acadsa-2-2/

Now Hiring: ACADSA Hear/d Program Mentors

Hear/d Mentors are responsible for acting as a leader within the ACAD community while supporting the student participants of the Hear/d residency program. This year the program will focus on the theme of resiliency, to explore the process of dealing with a variety of mental health issues many post-secondary students face. For more information about the position, including how to apply, visit www.acadsa.ca/2018/12/now-hiring-heard-program-mentor-acadsa-4/

1012, 2018

Office Closed for Winter Break (Dec 14 – Jan 7)

December 10th, 2018|

Wishing everyone a great winter break! Our last day in the office will be December 13, and we will be back to regular hours on Monday, January 7.

Students will be able to access ACAD services and the building till Friday, December 21 and ACAD will reopen on Wednesday, January 2.

Click here for more information about ACAD’s Holiday Hours and Building Access

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Do you have a Naloxone kit?

December 5th, 2018|

What is Naloxone? Naloxone is a drug that can temporarily reverse an opioid (such as Fentanyl) overdose, so long as it is given right away and followed up by emergency medical care. In other words: if you’re having an OD from opioid (such as Fentanyl), Naloxone can save your life.

Naloxone kits are available free of charge to anyone at risk of opioid overdose (i.e. current or previous users of opioids). If you get a kit at a community walk-in clinic or Pharmacy you do not need ID or a prescription.

For more information on how and where to pick up a Naloxone kit, visit www.stopods.ca

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412, 2018

Thank You For Supporting Show + Sale

December 4th, 2018|

ThankYouSocialMediaWe’re a little late, but we want to say thank you to our participating students and everyone who came to our Fall 2018 Show + Sale for helping to make this event so wonderful! If you didn’t know, proceeds from ticket purchases directly support ACAD students with programming that includes entrepreneurial training through seminars and workshops and funds student scholarships. Students receive the proceeds from the sale of their work during the event, with a portion supporting ACADSA’s student programming.

Be sure to join us at our Spring 2019 Show + Sale, which will be happening in March. We hope to see you there!

312, 2018

Call for Volunteer Jury Members: ACADSA

December 3rd, 2018|

 

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Be the change you want to see around campus. Be an advocate for the activity taking place in the Marion Nicoll Gallery, in ACADSA’s Student Groups, and in the Hear/d Residency program. Put the experience on your CV and make your voice heard in your community! Open to current students, all majors in any year, as well as recent ACAD graduates within the last three years.

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https://form.jotform.com/83327047067256

See form for application and position requirements^^

Apply ASAP! The next jury meetings take place at the end of January.

Thank you!

312, 2018

Now Hiring Hear/d Program Mentors: ACADSA

December 3rd, 2018|

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Applications Closed

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!

Hear/d Program Mentor

POSITION OVERVIEW

Reporting to the Alberta College of Art + Design Students’ Association Health + Wellness Program Manager (“HWPM”) and with support of other ACADSA staff, the Hear/d Mentor is responsible for acting as a leader within the ACAD community while supporting the student participants of the Hear/d Residency program.

The Hear/d residency is a 3-month long student-run artist residency held on campus. This year the program will focus on the theme of resiliency, to explore the process of dealing with a variety of mental health issues many post-secondary students face. 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 diverse array of creative output. The residency will aim to raise awareness towards the health + well being 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.

The mentorship positions will be split into two separate positions to accommodate for a shared workload and supportive team philosophy.

THE DETAILS

This is a part-time position with a schedule of up to approximately 10 hours per month, with a compensation of $600.00 honorarium per semester. The position will commence January 21, 2019 and continues until April 18, 2019.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Mentor A

  • Support the creation of program promotional materials such as postcards and posters
  • Coordinate studio visit schedule with all participants
  • Install artist statements for the final exhibition

Mentor B

  • Format all written work required for the exhibition
  • Coordinate the photography schedule for all residency participants
  • Create and install vinyl for the exhibition

Joint Responsibilities

  • Develop meeting agendas to cover required information and discussion points with participants
  • Perform studio visits with participants to support the development of work
  • Facilitate the installation and striking of the final exhibition
  • Generate a safe and supportive environment for participants
  • Create joint testimonial to be included in the program catalogue
  • Facilitate residency program group meetings
  • Communicate respectfully with participating students

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
  • Must have previously participated in a Hear/d program
  • Have a general understanding of mental health challenges facing post-secondary students

ADDITIONAL SKILLS AND ASSETS

  • Previous experience in a leadership position working with small-large groups
  • An interest in curatorial experience
  • Ability to multi-task and handle multiple deadlines
  • Enthusiasm to exceed performance expectations
  • Supportive and patient demeanor

Application process

Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter which includes a brief description of the applicant’s’ knowledge of the Hear/d program, and a detailed understanding of the position and required skill. Applicants are also required to submit their curriculum vitae along with a portfolio of work to acadsa@acad.ca no later than noon on January 10, 2019.

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.

 

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Call for Residency Submissions: ACADSA Hear/d Residency

December 3rd, 2018|

HeardWinter2019_instagramDEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS SUNDAY, JANUARY 20, 2019 AT MIDNIGHT

ACAD Students’ Association is seeking applications for the Winter Hear/d Residency program. Part of the ACADSA mandate is to provide professional development opportunities for students while also helping to facilitate the development of a strong student artist community + culture. The ACADSA Hear/d Residency invites individuals and collectives from all discipline areas at the Alberta College of Art + Design to work together to collaborate on the research, development, creation and curation of an exhibition.

The residency will have its own central theme of resilience, 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 + well-being 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.

RESILIENCE

Being in good health means more than feeling physically well; it also means feeling mentally well. Today, we are more aware of how our mental and physical health affect each other. Setting aside time to focus on mental health is important – to you and those who care about you. Life is full of change, risks and challenges. Good mental or emotional health helps us find our balance and stay in control, even during turbulent times. – Canadian Mental Health Association (2017)

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE

The application process is entirely electronic. Direct email and paper submissions will NOT be accepted. Due to the number of submissions received, the quantity of support material in the application is restricted. The jury will not review additional materials beyond the required documents. All documentation must be submitted through the online submission form:

The following materials should be included in your application:

  1. Statement of interest:
    • Discuss how the theme of this program relates to your current artistic practice and the broader context of your work, research, and interests.
    • Outline your interest in the program and understanding of the importance of mental health support.
  2. Curriculum Vitae: Describe your creative background to a maximum length of two pages. Please include all relevant contact information and a personal website, if applicable.
  3. Support: Please submit up to ten pieces of additional support material, including digital images, videos, or audio clips with a corresponding numbered image list. Our programming committee will review up to a maximum of five minutes of time-based work.

Images must be RGB .jpg files with a maximum resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels at 72 dpi and no larger than 1 MB in size. ACADSA accepts links to video and audio work hosted online.

APPLY HERE

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS SUNDAY, JANUARY 20, 2019 AT MIDNIGHT

For more information about the Hear/d Residency Program visit www.acadsa.ca/heard