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News

This page hosts official announcements from the Alberta University of the Arts Students’ Association (Formerly Alberta College of Art + Design Students’ Association).

To see news from the university, please visit ACAD.CA or AUArts.ca

1402, 2019

Notice of AUArts SA Elections

February 14th, 2019|

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  April 5

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

1402, 2019

Office Closed During Reading Week (Feb 18-22)

February 14th, 2019|

We hope everyone has a great reading week! We will be back to our regular hours on Monday, February 25. Even though we won’t be in the office during reading week, we will be working remotely. You’ll still be able to contact our staff and executive committee through email. Contact information can be found on the Executive Committee, Our Staff, or Contact Us pages.

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1402, 2019

Health + Dental Plan Travel Coverage

February 14th, 2019|

Are you going away for reading week? Did you know that if you’re an AUArts SA / ACADSA Health Plan member, you have access to travel coverage? Visit www.studentcare.ca for details.

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1402, 2019

Take a Break With Your Students’ Association (Free Coffee) – Feb 28

February 14th, 2019|

2019-02-28 Free BreakfastStressed out? Need a snack to boost your morning? We’ve got you covered. AUArts Students’ Association recognizes this busy time of year with end of year deadlines creeping up. To support the student body, on February 28, AUArts SA will be serving complimentary coffee, tea, baked goods and fruit in the cafeteria from 10:30am – 12:30pm.

1302, 2019

REMINDER: Spring Show + Sale Registration (Feb 14)

February 13th, 2019|

Spring 2019 Show + Sale Registration
REMINDER to all Alberta University of the Arts (formerly ACAD) students!

Your Students’ Association invites you to participate in Show + Sale, our semi-annual art market! 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. The upcoming sale will be held March 28-30, 2019. More information available at www.acadsa.ca/show-sale/

All students interested in participating in the Spring Show + Sale must register through the online form before midnight on Thursday, February 14.

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

Once we have finalized registration numbers, an inventory submission sheet and link to an online submission form will be emailed to students who fulfilled the registration requirements. The deadline for inventory submissions will be Thursday, March 7. Full details regarding inventory submissions will be distributed after registration is complete.

If this is your first time participating in Show + Sale or you need a refresher on how to participate, please read through the Show + Sale Student Handbook.

The handbook and more info can be found online at: www.acadsa.ca/show-sale

Questions? Email careers.acadsa@acad.ca

1102, 2019

News and Updates from your EC

February 11th, 2019|

2019-02-11 February EC Email Promo Image - GiphyHello! My name is Alena and I am your Students’ Association’s Director of Cultural and Community Affairs, a part of the Executive Committee (EC). Now that the semester is back in full swing, let me share some new and important information.

As you have probably noticed we now officially attend the Alberta University of the Arts (AUArts)! Along with the change, ACADSA has a new name as well, chosen by the Provincial Government. We are now the Alberta University of the Arts Students’ Association (AUArts SA).

Our usernames across social media have changed to @auarts.sa for Facebook and Instagram and @auarts_sa for twitter. We are in the process of moving our website over to www.auarts-sa.ca. After careful consideration, we have decided to use just our logo leaf and an interim wordmark while we evaluate our brand and logo with the student body to ensure it is in sync with who we are and where we are going. We know that designing and changing a logo is a process that involves many steps, many people and takes some time, so it will be a gradual change-over. We will be involving the student body to finalize our a new logo for the new academic year (2019/2020). If you would like to be more involved with this process, please reach out to your SLC representatives (www.acadsa.ca/about/leadership-council/) to find out about their meetings.

Although Midterms are still a whole month away, it’s never too early to start thinking about your grades and making sure you’re on track. Especially if you are in the latter half of your degree, make sure to be booking time to visit the academic counselor located in AUArts’ registrar’s office.

February is also the time of year where it is important to be taking time for yourself and scheduling breaks. This time of year can be very stressful for students so sometimes it’s important to take a step back. I’ve included some very helpful resources in Calgary that are accessible to every individual. Remember, if you are struggling please don’t be afraid to reach out because no problem is too small or unimportant to be seeking help.

This semester has its upsides though! The technicians have been working very hard towards increasing their knowledge about sexual violence. With the new policy in place, the initiative was taken to further their knowledge by taking a free course offered through Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse. They now have some basic training on responding to disclosures of sexual violence.

Our team at AUArts SA has also been working away at a new sexual violence awareness campaign. A new section has launched on our website designated for statistics about sexual violence as well as a list of resources that are accessible and safe spaces for anyone, include communities such as LGBTQ2+. It can be found at www.acadsa.ca/sexual-violence-awareness

Connect Family & Sexual Abuse Network

24-hour crisis line: 403-237-5888 or toll-free 1-877-237-5888

  • One phone call connects you to Calgary’s network of services and support.
  • Provides access to comprehensive services and support for those impacted by domestic violence, sexual violence and sexual abuse.

Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse (CCASA)

24-hour crisis line: 403-237-5888 or toll-free 1-877-237-5888

  • 24-hour information and support.

Calgary Counselling Centre

Telephone: 403-691-5991 (business hours)

  • Long term sexual abuse counselling for individuals, families or couples.

The Distress Center

24-hour crisis line: 403-266-HELP (4357)

  • 24-hour Information and support
  • Access to free counseling services for individuals, groups and families

Calgary Sexual Health Centre

Telephone: 403-283-5580

Address: 304, 301 14 St. N.W.

  • Information, support and referrals by telephone to individuals who prefer to call or who are unable to access our services in person. Counselling and education services available.

Empower me is also a counselling option if wait times are too long to see one here at AUArts, it provides you with immediate and direct contact with a qualified individual. Any range of topics can be addressed. Visit their website for more info here:

http://studentcare.ca/rte/en/AlbertaCollegeofArtDesignACADSA_EmpowerMe_EmpowerMe

These are just a few resources available, if you would like to learn about more resources and counselling options you can stop by the AUArts SA’s office or check out our website.

If you would like to get in touch with us, you can find information about AUArts SA, our staff and committee members at www.acadsa.ca/about. Or, you can email me at community.acadsa@acad.ca directly with any concerns or questions, or visit me at the AUArts SA’s office Tuesdays through Thursdays.

Good luck this semester and take care of yourselves!

Alena Martin
Director of Cultural and Community Affairs
Alberta University of the Arts Students’ Association
community.acadsa@acad.ca

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Upcoming AUArts Students’ Association Events and Deadlines

Healthy Habits Prize Pack – January 2019
Hey AUArts Students, don’t forget to enter our February Giveaway! Enter our Healthy Habits draw for a chance to win these items to help you be proactive in taking charge of your health and wellbeing! It could be a great Valentine’s gift for yourself! Find out how you can enter at www.acadsa.ca/healthy-habits Giveaway winner will be drawn Wednesday, February 13th. Good luck!

Sexploration Workshop
Are you in the pursuit of pleasure? Join Eudaimonia Sexuality Seminars for a one of a kind workshop surrounding sexual self-care. This workshop will aim to empower individuals to explore their own sexual identity through conversations regarding exploration and acceptance.
AUArts (aka ACAD) Boardroom | Thursday, February 14 | 1-2PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/1923796894384890/

Take a Break With Your Students’ Association (Free Coffee)
Stressed out? Need a snack to boost your morning? We’ve got you covered. AUArts Students’ Association recognizes this busy time of year with end of year deadlines creeping up. To support the student body, on February 28, AUArts SA will be serving complimentary coffee, tea, baked goods and fruit in the cafeteria from 10:30am – 12:30pm.

Show + Sale Registration
We invite you to participate in Show + Sale, our semi-annual art market! 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. The upcoming sale will be held March 28-30, 2019. More information available at www.acadsa.ca/show-sale/
All students interested in participating in the Spring Show + Sale must register through the online form before midnight on Thursday, February 14.
The form can be found at: https://form.jotform.com/ACADSA/spring-show-sale
If this is your first time participating in Show + Sale or you need a refresher on how to participate, please read through the Show + Sale Student Handbook. The handbook can be found online at: www.acadsa.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Fall.2018.ShowSale.Handbook.pdf

Call for Submissions: 13th Annual Horse Show
The Horse Club is looking for YOUR submissions for the 13th Annual HORSE SHOW!
Deadline for Submissions: SUNDAY FEBRUARY 24TH, 2019 @ MIDNIGHT
We want your: Performances! Installations! Sculptures! Videos! Animations! Sound pieces! Anything and everything in between!
It doesn’t even have to be about horses! It could be, though.
Submit your work HERE —-> https://tinyurl.com/AUAhorse13

Stay up to date on what is happening at the AUArts Students’ Association, follow us on Facebook and Instagram @AUArts.SA or on Twitter at @AUArts_SA

Alberta University of the Arts Students’ Association (AUArts SA)
– Formerly the Alberta College of Art + Design Students’ Association (ACADSA)
Room 335
1407 14 Ave NW
Calgary, Alberta
T2N 4R3
Main Phone:  403.284.7625
Website: www.auarts-sa.ca (www.acadsa.ca)
Facebook and Instagram: @AUArts.SA

The Alberta University of the Arts Students’ Association is a visible and vocal student-run organization that represents a creative community of students. We promote health & well-being, provide professional growth opportunities and champion students’ interests

402, 2019

Sexploration Workshop (Feb 14)

February 4th, 2019|

2019-02-14 Sexploration 2Sexploration Workshop

Are you in the pursuit of pleasure?

Join Eudaimonia Sexuality Seminars for a one of a kind workshop surrounding sexual self-care. This workshop will aim to empower individuals to explore their own sexual identity through conversations regarding exploration and acceptance.

AUArts (aka ACAD) Boardroom | Thursday, February 14 | 1-2PM

402, 2019

Career Development Fair Organizations (Feb 6)

February 4th, 2019|

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Find a summer internship! Discover community resources! Get to know the local organisations that are here to support your professional development as emerging artists and designers! AUArts Students’ Association (Formerly known as ACADSA) is pleased to invite you to the 2019 ACADSA Career Development Fair! On February 6th, 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!

Wednesday, February 6th from 12:30-3pm

 

Here are some of the organisations that will be joining us at our Career Development Fair:

Alberta Craft Council

Alberta Printmakers

Calgary Arts Development

Calgary Queer Arts Society

CSIF – The Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers

Carfac Alberta

CJSW-FM

Contemporary Calgary

Elephant Artist Relief Society

EMMEDIA Gallery & Production Society

M:ST Performative Art Festival

The New Gallery

Quickdraw Animation Society

Rozsa Foundation

Stride Gallery

TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary

Untitled Art Society

Come network with us!

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102, 2019

Officially the Alberta University of the Arts Students’ Association

February 1st, 2019|

We officially attend the Alberta University of the Arts (AUArts)! Along with the change, ACADSA has a new name as well, chosen by the Provincial Government. We are now the Alberta University of the Arts Students’ Association (AUArts SA).

Our mission is still the same: “The Alberta University of the Arts Students’ Association (AUArts SA) is a visible and vocal student-run organization that represents a creative community of students. We promote health & well-being, provide professional growth opportunities and champion students’ interests.”

Our usernames across social media have changed to @auarts.sa for Facebook and Instagram and @auarts_sa for twitter. We are in the process of moving our website over to www.auarts-sa.ca. After careful consideration, we have decided to use just our logo leaf and an interim wordmark while we evaluate our brand and logo with the student body to ensure it is in sync with who we are and where we are going. We know that designing and changing a logo is a process that involves many steps, many people and takes some time, so it will be a gradual change-over. We will be involving the student body to finalize our a new logo for the new academic year (2019/2020).

If you would like to be more involved with this process, please reach out to your SLC representatives (www.acadsa.ca/about/leadership-council/) to find out about their meetings.

Sincerely,

Simone Saunders
Director of Leadership and Governance
Alberta University of the Arts Students’ Association
leadership.acadsa@acad.ca

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3101, 2019

Sexual Violence Resources

January 31st, 2019|

Sexual Assault Advocacy - DefinitionOur team here at ACADSA has been actively engaged in creating awareness and change surrounding sexual violence on post-secondary campuses. Your Executive Committee(EC) has been promoting awareness of and create positive change in regards to sexual violence and assault incidents and policies. Your EC is lobbying on a provincial level for Sexual Violence Policy standards in within the Alberta Students’ Executive Council (ASEC) and within campus committees. For those looking for help or to help please look at our resources at www.acadsa.ca/sexual-violence-awareness/.

3101, 2019

Spring 2019 Show + Sale Registration Information

January 31st, 2019|

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Hello students!

The ACAD Students’ Association (ACADSA) invites you to participate in Show + Sale, our semi-annual art market! Each sale attracts over 2,000 customers and provides emerging artists with an opportunity to showcase and sell their professional work in a public retail setting. The upcoming sale will be held March 28-30, 2019.

Please read through the information below and contact me if you have any questions.

Registration

Registration for Show + Sale is a two-step process:

Step 1: All students interested in participating in the Spring 2019 Show + Sale must register through the online form before midnight on Thursday, February 14.

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

Step 2: Once we have finalized registration numbers, an inventory submission sheet and link to an online submission form will be emailed to students who fulfilled the registration requirements. The deadline for inventory submissions will be Thursday, March 7. Full details regarding inventory submissions will be distributed after registration is complete.

If this is your first time participating in Show + Sale or you need a refresher on how to participate, please read through the Show + Sale Student Handbook. The handbook can be found attached to this email or online at: http://www.acadsa.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Fall.2018.ShowSale.Handbook.pdf

If you have additional questions or concerns, please get in touch with the Department Representative for your program area. A full list of representatives can be found here: http://www.acadsa.ca/2018/10/show-sale-2018-19-department-representatives/

All other questions can be directed to careers.acadsa@acad.ca

For a full list of important dates and deadlines, please visit: http://www.acadsa.ca/2019/01/show-sale-important-dates-for-student-participants/

Looking forward to a great Spring Show + Sale!

3101, 2019

New Hear/d Exhibition Catalogue Available

January 31st, 2019|

heardfall2018catalogueHave you heard of the Hear/d program? The ACADSA Hear/d Residency has its own central theme of resilience, relating to the journey of mental health issues currently experienced by many post-secondary students. Drawing on this theme, the Hear/d Residency program invites participants to explore concerns that are affecting post-secondary students in a creative and innovative way.

Our latest exhibition catalogue is now available! Take a look at it, and our past catalogues at www.acadsa.ca/heard-catalogue

The Hear/d Residency asks students to collaborate on the research, development, creation and curation of an exhibition that allows our community to safely explore these themes while offering hands-on experiences that directly relate to the fields of art + design. Through group discussions, reflection, individual studio time, critiques, and workshops this residency will provide a platform for a diversity of creative activity that aims to raise awareness of the issues that are affecting the health and well-being of post-secondary students, while also connecting members from different disciplines in the college. Artists working across all mediums who share a deep interest in these issues are invited to gather, brainstorm and create.

#mentalhealth #breakthestigma

3001, 2019

Castle Mountain Getaway with SAITSA

January 30th, 2019|

SAIT Students’ Association (SAITSA) has planned a trip out to Castle Mountain for their students! There are about 20 seats left and they have opened the offer up to AUArts (ACAD) students!

The tickets include transportation from SAIT to the hill and back, accommodation for the night, breakfast in the morning and a lift pass for Sunday.

Ticket sales/registration close Friday at 2PM.
The Trip is THIS Saturday, Feb 2 departing at 2:00PM

For more info or to purchase your ticket check out: saitsa.com/mountain

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3001, 2019

Bell Let’s Talk Day

January 30th, 2019|

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Today let’s take some time to focus mental health!

Post-secondary learning demands a lot of energy and attention from us. It’s often not an easy thing to ask for help along the way. For a list of resources and support links, check out www.acadsa.ca/healthy-habits from #acadsawellness

Today is Bell Let’s Talk Day. For every Bell Let’s Talk video view on social media and use of #BellLetsTalk, the Bell Let’s Talk Facebook frame or Snapchat filter, Bell will donate 5¢ to Canadian mental health initiatives. Let’s work together to create a stigma-free Canada!

3001, 2019

Healthy Habits Prize Pack – January/February 2019

January 30th, 2019|

2019 -01-30 Healthy Habits Prize Pack

Enter to win items to help you be proactive in taking charge of your health and wellbeing!!

What is required?

Your name and ACAD email address

(You must be a current ACAD Student to win)

>> Fill in our draw entry form here

Giveaway winner will be drawn Wednesday, February 13th. Good luck!

Giveaway Closed
2901, 2019

ACAD Students’ Association Awards Committee Members Needed

January 29th, 2019|

We are looking for ACADSA Committee Members to sit on the ACAD Students’ Association Awards Committee – the Calgary Foundation Suzanne Agopsowicz Memorial Volunteer Scholarship, ACADSA Second Year Legacy Scholarship, ACADSA Third Year Legacy Scholarship, and ACADSA Forth Year Legacy Scholarship.

If you are a current student interested in becoming a jury member to select individuals for the awards please contact Alena Martin, ACADSA’s Director of Cultural & Community Affairs, through email at community.acadsa@acad.ca by Feb. 1st

ACADSA Award Committee members would not have applied for any of these four particular awards. The members can score submissions on slideroom on their own time (including evenings and weekends) between February 4th and February 20th and members are unable to view each other’s scores.