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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 AUArts.ca

404, 2019

RSVP: Ready Set Vote Party – Calgary (April 8)

April 4th, 2019|

2019-04-08 Apathy is Boring RSVP EventSave the date!

Apathy is Boring is excited to see young people get out and vote in the Alberta election and we want to celebrate! Join us at The Gateway on April 8, 2019 for a night of food, drinks, entertainment and the chance to engage with some of the young candidates running for office.

There’s a special perk for people who pre-register. Piles of swag will be given out throughout the night! NOTE: You must show government ID to be allowed in.

Come out and show Alberta that youth are taking charge of their future and making their voices heard in this election.

See Facebook event for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/2306428639638201/

404, 2019

Vote in the Alberta Election (April 9-16)

April 4th, 2019|

Vote Alberta April 16

The Alberta Election has been called for April 16.

It is time to get informed on the issues, candidates, and parties before we vote!

Step 1: Know the parties and their platforms

Every constituency will have multiple candidates from different parties. Each party will have different priorities and plans for the future. Get to know the parties and the candidates to see which ones best reflect your values. An voting uninformed is like walking into a test without studying.

Below are links to the main parties running, be sure to know all the parties running in your riding:

Alberta Party – www.albertaparty.ca
Alberta’s NDP – www.albertandp.ca
United Conservative Party (UCP) – www.unitedconservative.ca
Alberta Liberal Party – www.albertaliberal.com

There are more parties running! Get informed about the candidates running in your riding!

Step 2: Know your ridings voting station:

Each constituency will have designated polling stations for voting. On Election Day you can vote at your designated polling station. You can find out which constituency you live in, where your polling station is, who are the registered candidates are, information on Advanced Polls, and more at www.elections.ab.ca/

If you’re studying away from home within Alberta, you’ll need to vote in the ADVANCED POLL. Please note – you can only vote on voting day in your own riding! Make sure you’re prepared – more info for students living away from home here.

Advanced Polling Station at SAIT

SAITSA has arranged with Elections Alberta to have an advance poll here on the SAIT campus.

 APRIL 9-11   |   SAIT Campus Centre – Trojan’s Boardroom – V206   |   9am-5pm

APRIL 12   |   SAIT Stan Grad Centre – Irene Lewis Atrium – MB/MC   |   9am-5pm

More information about advanced polling available here: https://www.elections.ab.ca/current-election-information/where-do-i-vote/

Step 3: GO OUT AND VOTE!

To vote you’ll need to bring one piece of government-issued ID with your photo, your name, and current address (like your driver’s licence) OR two pieces of authorized ID (both must have your name, one must have your current address – like your lease agreement or utility bill). More info on the ID you’ll need here.

Go to your local polling station, tell the people there you would like to vote and they will confirm your name is on the list. If you haven’t registered yet you can do so in person then.

They shall provide a ballot and direct you to the voting area where you can mark your ballot in secret. After you will place your marked ballot into the ballot box. Next, go out and brag about how you voted.

REGISTER TO VOTE

To register follow this link: https://www.voterlink.ab.ca/

If you forget to register before voting days, do not worry. As stated above,  you will need to produce One piece of government issued ID with your photograph and current address at the polling station. If you do not have one of with your photograph and address you can provide two pieces of authorized ID. Both of them must have your full name. One must have your address. More info on the ID you’ll need here.

More Questions?

For more elections information visit www.elections.ab.ca

 

Additional Resources:

AUArts Library Events

  • April 9 – April 16 – Get help finding out more information
    • We’ll have a dedicated computer set up in the Library to help you to find out information about this upcoming election, and our Library team can help you determine who the candidates are in your riding, what you need to bring to the polling stations in order to vote, and where you can vote in advanced polls and on election day.
  • April 9 – April 12 at 1:15pm – Get Your (early) Vote On walk from the Library to SAIT
    • Everyday at 1:15pm someone from the library team will lead anyone interested in early voting on a walking trip from the library to the advanced polling station in the SAIT Trojan Boardroom (across from the Gateway). Anyone participating in the walk will receive a cookie from the library to fortify themselves for the trip.

ArtsABVote

The Alberta Partners for Arts & Culture: Election Readiness

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Alberta Students’ Executive Council [ASEC] Student Voting Guide

2019-04-08 Apathy is Boring RSVP Event

RSVP: Ready Set Vote Party – Calgary (April 8)

304, 2019

REMINDER: Gracious Gratitude Award Nominees Needed

April 3rd, 2019|

2019-04-18 Gracious Gratitude Nominations CopyThe AUArts Students’ Association Executive Committee and Student Leadership Council is proud to present the ‘Gracious Gratitude Awards’. Do you know someone who goes above and beyond their role to improve the AUArts community? Is there someone who always puts a smile on your face? Someone who is happy to lend a helping hand?

Help contribute to an acknowledgement of excellence and outstanding contribution within the AUArts community! Nominate your colleagues, fellow students, favourite instructors, technicians etc. today. The four categories for nominations: students, faculty, administration, and staff (includes: cafeteria staff, bookstore, library, maintenance, security, etc.) All nominations for the Gracious Gratitude Award will be awarded a certificate and student nominees will be put into a prize draw. Certificates and the prize draw winner will be announced at the Year End Party at the end of April.

You can submit multiple nominations for multiple people in any of the categories, but please only submit nominations for each individual once on your own.

Nomination Deadline: Thursday, April 18th at Midnight

Nomination Form

Nomination Form Link: https://form.jotform.com/ACADSA/gg-award

Award Nominees will be listed at www.auarts-sa.ca and award certificates will be presented at the Alberta University of the Arts’ Year End Party on April 24, 4 – 6 PM at the AUArts Cafeteria (More information about event to come).

Questions? Email Alena Martin, AUArts SA Director of Culture and Community Affairs, at community.acadsa@acad.ca

104, 2019

Thank you for your support (Show + Sale)

April 1st, 2019|

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A great big thank you to our participating students and everyone who came to our Spring 2019 Show + Sale for making the event a success! If you didn’t know, proceeds from tickets and donations directly support Alberta University of the Arts (AUArts) students with programming that includes entrepreneurial training through seminars and workshops and fund student scholarships. Students receive the proceeds from the sale of their work during the event, with a portion supporting AUArts Students’ Association programming.

Our next Show + Sale will take place in November. More information to come in the fall.

2803, 2019

Now Hiring Bartenders: AUArts SA

March 28th, 2019|

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Applications Closed

Come Work With Us!

Our campus is always evolving at the Alberta University of the Arts, and here you’ll find yourself surrounded by the connoisseurs of Calgary’s contemporary culture. At the AUArts Students’ Association you’ll be working with a group of innovative, quirky, passionate, and hard-working creatives committed to providing AUArts’ 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:

  • 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
  • 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
  • Maintains accurate sales and inventory records
  • Complete daily cash reconciliation at end of shift
  • Receive inventory and update inventory records 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 at least two evenings between Monday-Friday during the academic year (Sept-May)

Who You Are…

Here at the AUArts SA 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 AUArts, 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…

  • Experience in customer service and hospitality
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of diverse communities
  • Solid organizational, time, and budget management skills
  • Speaking and writing in second/third languages are considered an asset
  • Must have valid ProServe certification

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 and resume, please also ensure you specify your availability and why you think you’d be a good fit for our team.

Applications can be sent to:

Sarah Grodecki
AUArts SA Executive Director
director.acadsa@auarts.ca

Applications will be accepted until April 15th, 2019 at 4pm. Interviews are planned to take place between April 15-30th, and the anticipated start date for this position is May 1, 2019.

The AUArts 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.

2803, 2019

Now Hiring MNG Coordinator: AUArts SA

March 28th, 2019|

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Applications Closed

Come Work With Us!

Our campus is always evolving at the Alberta University of the Arts, and here you’ll find yourself surrounded by the connoisseurs of Calgary’s contemporary culture. At the AUArts Students’ Association you’ll be working with a group of innovative, quirky, passionate, and hard-working creatives committed to providing AUArts’ 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!

MARION NICOLL GALLERY COORDINATOR

The AUArts SA Marion Nicoll Gallery (MNG) Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the gallery, and for ensuring that programming is adequately communicated and promoted to the community.

 

Core Objectives…

The MNG Coordinator contributes to the organization by fulfilling the following objectives:

  • Oversees the day-to-day operations of the Marion Nicoll Gallery including the responsible fiscal management of the budget
  • Promotes MNG programming with the goal of supporting community engagement
  • Ensures that programming procedures are conducted in an equitable manner and that programming is accessible to the membership

Assigned Duties…

  • Exhibition Submission Process
    1. Oversee the call for submissions of exhibition proposals and ensure that submission process is efficient and accessible to the community
    2. Compile and format submissions for the jury to review and ensure the process is conducted equitably
    3. Facilitate jury sessions to select programming for all gallery exhibition spaces
  • Gallery Programming Administration
      1. Coordinating all logistical aspects related to the exhibition programming of MNG spaces
      2. Supporting exhibiting artists to ensure that all requirements are communicated and met
      3. Ensuring that all expenses and revenues are accounted for and properly recorded
      4. Monitors the MNG budget to ensure that targets are being met and communicating any discrepancies to the Program Manager
      5. Ensure that programming guidelines related to artworks are updated, accurate and relevant to the related programs
      6. Fulfill duties assigned in programming procedure manuals
  • Community Relations
      1. Develop and maintain partnerships within the local, provincial and national arts communities and organizations in conjunction with the Program Manager
      2. Promote exhibition activities to the community to encourage membership engagement
      3. Provide opportunities for membership feedback on gallery programing and communicating feedback to the Program Manager
      4. Participate in the strategic planning process to support the development of programming goals for the Marion Nicoll Gallery
  • Promotions and Communication Support
      1. Coordinate and oversee the production and dissemination of publicity materials, both print and electronic
      2. Provide exhibition materials to the communications team for promotional support
      3. Work with the communications team to develop a communications strategy for gallery programming
      4. Prepare a ‘directors statement’ to be included in the annual report/catalogue
  • Facilities and Operations
      1. Maintain project and storage workspaces
      2. Help maintain tools, equipment, shop spaces, maintenance supplies, standard inventory quantities, and art storage
      3. Confirm access to requested equipment/space/walls book walls
  • Exhibition and Inventory Support
      1. Assist in the planning, set-up, installation, tear-down and clean-up of exhibitions
      2. Ensure gallery spaces are prepared for exhibition
      3. Provide guidance to artists and volunteers in the installation of work using safe and secure handling procedures and security techniques
  • Miscellaneous
    1. Write reports as requested to present to the Executive Director, Executive Committee, and/or Student Leadership Council
    2. Be able to work independently yet cooperatively with members of staff to ensure quality performance
    3. Complete other duties as assigned by the Program Manager
    4. Support general office visitor interaction

Who You Are…

Here at the AUArts SA 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 AUArts, 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…

  • Education background with a focus on art, design, craft, art history, curatorial studies, or related areas considered an asset
  • Experience and interest in non-profit artist run culture, curatorial studies, technical writing, artist development, and arts administration
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of diverse communities
  • Strong knowledge of creative industry resources and organizations
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, coach and mentor volunteers and staff
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and implement goal setting strategies
  • Solid organizational, time, and budget management skills
  • Experience in and knowledge of art handling and gallery preparation standards
  • Highly competent skills in the use of office software and social media platforms such as Word, Excel, Facebook, Adobe Creative Suite and WordPress
  • Speaking and writing in second/third languages are considered an asset

The Perks…

  • Flexible and accommodating office schedule
  • Professional development opportunities covered by AUArts SA
  • Staff appreciation events
  • $15.00-17.00 per hour based on level of experience
  • Maximum of 40 hours per month

Apply Now!

If we’ve caught your eye and you’d like to apply for this position send a resume and cover letter that helps us get to know you better, and 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
AUArts SA Executive Director
director.acadsa@auarts.ca

Applications will be accepted until April 15th, 2019 at 4pm. Interviews are planned to take place between April 15-30th, and the anticipated start date for this position is May 1, 2019. To see the full detailed job description click here.

The AUArts 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.

2703, 2019

REMINDER: Student Open Forums (Wednesday and Thursday) at 1PM

March 27th, 2019|

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AUArts Students’ Association is your official voice on campus and we want to advocate for ALL students! Please join us at one of our student open forums to share with us your concerns, your wants and your wildest wishes for life at AUArts. Help us advocate for YOU.

 March 27 at 1pm in Room #520: VISUAL ARTS STUDENTS

March 28 at 1pm in Room #520: CRAFT AND EMERGING MEDIA STUDENTS

For more information please contact Fiona Couillard, your Director of Advocacy & Representation, at advocacy.acadsa@acad.ca or your Student Leadership Council Representative (contact info at www.acadsa.ca/about/leadership-council/)

2503, 2019

Gracious Gratitude Award Nominees Needed

March 25th, 2019|

2019-04-18 Gracious Gratitude Nominations CopyThe AUArts Students’ Association Executive Committee and Student Leadership Council is proud to present the ‘Gracious Gratitude Awards’. Do you know someone who goes above and beyond their role to improve the AUArts community? Is there someone who always puts a smile on your face? Someone who is happy to lend a helping hand?

Help contribute to an acknowledgement of excellence and outstanding contribution within the AUArts community! Nominate your colleagues, fellow students, favourite instructors, technicians etc. today. The four categories for nominations: students, faculty, administration, and staff (includes: cafeteria staff, bookstore, library, maintenance, security, etc.) All nominations for the Gracious Gratitude Award will be awarded a certificate and student nominees will be put into a prize draw. Certificates and the prize draw winner will be announced at the Year End Party at the end of April.

You can submit multiple nominations for multiple people in any of the categories, but please only submit nominations for each individual once on your own.

Nomination Deadline: Thursday, April 18th at Midnight

Nomination Form

Nomination Form Link: https://form.jotform.com/ACADSA/gg-award

Award Nominees will be listed at www.auarts-sa.ca and award certificates will be presented at the Alberta University of the Arts’ Year End Party on April 24, 4 – 6 PM at the AUArts Cafeteria (More information about event to come).

Questions? Email Alena Martin, AUArts SA Director of Culture and Community Affairs, at community.acadsa@acad.ca

2203, 2019

AUArts SA Election Results Are In

March 22nd, 2019|

2019-03-22 Elections Winners Congratulations

Congratulations to all the successful candidates! The election ballots have been counted and AUArts Students’ Association is very excited to welcome our new leadership! Our new representatives for the 2019/2020 academic year are…

Chloe Collins
Vice-President External Relations, Executive Committee

David McGonigal
Vice-President Academic Affairs, Executive Committee

Winona Julian
Vice-President Student Life, Executive Committee

Bana Khalesi
Ceramics Representative, Student Leadership Council

Mary Snow
Character Design Representative, Student Leadership Council

Andrea Engele
Graphic Design Representative, Student Leadership Council

Kayla Gale
Jewelry + Metals Representative, Student Leadership Council

Nicholas Gunhouse
Media Arts + Digital Technologies Representative, Student Leadership Council

Matthew O’Reilly
MFA Representative, Student Leadership Council

Yilu Xing
Print Media Representative, Student Leadership Council

Kayla Gale
General Faculties Council (GFC) Student Representative

Yuan Yin Bobby
Board of Governors (BoG) Student Representative

Thank you to everyone who participated! If your department still lacks representation, there will be a by-election in September to fill any empty positions!

Also, don’t forget about the last two Student Open Forums next week. AUArts SA is your official voice on campus and we want to advocate for ALL students! Please join us at one of our student open forums to share with us your concerns, your wants and your wildest wishes for life at AUArts. Help us advocate for YOU. March 27 at 1pm in room #520: VISUAL ARTS STUDENTS and March 28 at 1pm in room #530: CRAFT AND EMERGING MEDIA STUDENTS.

Questions? Email advocacy.acadsa@acad.ca.

Sincerely,

Fiona Couillard
Director of Advocacy & Representation
Alberta University of the Arts Students’ Association
advocacy.acadsa@acad.ca

2103, 2019

Show + Sale First Night Fundraiser (Get Your Tickets Today)

March 21st, 2019|

SpringDigitalMediaS+S_V2_Facebook Avatar (sponsors)One week from today is our 2019 Spring Show + Sale | First Night Fundraiser on Thursday, March 28 from 5-8PM! Get your tickets today at www.showpass.com/2019-auarts-spring-show-sale/!

More information about Show + Sale can be found at www.acadsa.ca/show-sale


Sneak peeks will be popping up this week on the Show + Sale Facebook page and the AUArts Students’ Association’s Instagram Stories!

The 2019 AUArts SA Spring Show + Sale continues Friday, March 29 (12-7PM) and Saturday, March 30 (12-4PM) with entrance by donation at the door.

2003, 2019

SA Elections: Reminder VOTE March 20-21

March 20th, 2019|

Hey ACAD Students!

VOTE in the 2019/2020 SA Elections! A list of candidates and their platform statements can be found on the AUArts SA/ACADSA website (www.acadsa.ca/elections).

Voting takes place on March 20th + 21th. 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 2019/20 academic year.

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1803, 2019

Student Open Forums (New Date)

March 18th, 2019|

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AUArts SA is your official voice on campus and we want to advocate for ALL students! Please join us at one of our student open forums to share with us your concerns, your wants and your wildest wishes for life at AUArts. Help us advocate for YOU.

Student Forum dates and times:

March 18th @ 1pm: VCD STUDENTS  in room #450

March 20th @ 1pm: INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS in room #520

March 27th @ 1pm: VISUAL ARTS STUDENTS in room #520

March 28th @ 1pm: CRAFT AND EMERGING MEDIA STUDENTS in room #520

For more information please contact Fiona Couillard, your Director of Advocacy & Representation, at advocacy.acadsa@acad.ca or your Student Leadership Council Representative (contact info at www.acadsa.ca/about/leadership-council/)

1303, 2019

Creating Empowering Supports for Student Mental Health (Hear/d Residency Exhibition)

March 13th, 2019|

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For Immediate Release

March 13, 2019

Creating Empowering Supports for Student Mental Health

Calgary, AB – Showcasing personal stories of resilience, the Hear/d Residency art exhibition, presented by the Alberta University of the Arts Students’ Association (formerly the Alberta College of Art & Design), opens on Wednesday, April 3. The student art exhibition runs until Wednesday, April 17 in the main mall of the Alberta University of the Arts (AUArts), with the reception taking place on Thursday, April 11 at 6 p.m.

The Hear/d Residency program is a one of a kind program, founded by the AUArts Students’ Association in an effort to support student mental health in an creative and innovative manner. This unique program provides a safe space for students from different disciplines within the university to talk about their lived experience and create artwork reflecting their mental health, which consequently builds comradery and a community of support. The residency functions as a peer support program, while also providing professional development opportunities for student mentors who facilitate the program. Over the course of the 3-month residency, student mentors facilitate weekly meetings, studio visits and a group critique which supports the participants and the projects being made. The residency concludes with a two-week long exhibition where members of the community can observe the collection of unique works crafted, helping the mission and message resonate.

This semester’s exhibition is titled Métamorphe, which is representative of the group’s collective experience with navigating mental health in the post-secondary context. Two time participant and current Hear/d Mentor Winona Julian outlines, “after initially participating in the Hear/d Residency, I felt liberated and unashamed in regards to my mental health issues. After participating a second time, my feelings towards destigmatizing mental health were only confirmed further. I strongly believe in the importance of this residency, especially within our school community.”

While the program promotes the de-stigmatization of mental health on campus, it simultaneously supports students in their personal and professional development. Hear/d Mentor Syl Reddick explains their own experience as a participant, “my piece in the 2017 Fall Hear/d Residency was an embroidered comic illustrating the experience of dissociation in a bathroom. I was the only first year in my residency and I felt the need to push myself conceptually and materially in order to create work I was proud of. I learned a lot about my own practice from the Hear/d residency and now I want to pass that vital experience on to others.”

AUArts Students’ Association is a visible and vocal student-run organization that represents a creative community of students. They promote health and well-being, provide professional growth opportunities and champion students’ interests.

For more information regarding the Hear/d Residency program, please visit www.auarts-sa.ca / www.acadsa.ca.

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For more information and to arrange interviews contact:
Jeannie Gorrie, Health + Wellness Program Manager
Alberta University of the Arts Students’ Association
t. 403 284 7625 wellness.acadsa@acad.ca

1303, 2019

Now Hiring Polling Clerks: AUArts SA

March 13th, 2019|

Applications Closed

Come Work With Us!

Our campus is always evolving at the Alberta University of the Arts, and here you’ll find yourself surrounded by the connoisseurs of Calgary’s contemporary culture. At the AUArts Students’ Association you’ll be working with a group of innovative, quirky, passionate, and hard-working creatives committed to providing AUArts’ student body with unique opportunities to enhance their sense of well-being, develop their professional skills, and establish a strong presence in the culture of the institution. Together, we continuously find ways to build on the strengths of our programs, boost our support services, and advocate for an exceptional student experience.

Be on the pulse of Calgary’s creative community and work with Alberta’s up and coming cultural innovators!

POLLING CLERK

The Polling Clerk is responsible for overseeing the voting procedures and counting the ballots during all elections and referenda periods.

Core Objectives…

The Polling Clerk contributes to the organization by fulfilling the following objectives:

  • Complying with elections policies and procedures
    • Attend the campaign regulations meeting
    • Arrive at the polling station a minimum of fifteen (15) minutes before the polls open to receive the ballots
  • Ensuring that all electors are treated impartially and with respect
    • Present ballots to students who are on the official voting list, and strike their name upon presentation of the ballot
    • Ensure no unauthorized person enters the polling station
    • Ensure the ballot boxes are not left unattended
  • Maintaining the secrecy of all ballots
    • Count the ballots as instructed by the Elections Officer
    • Record the number of votes for each candidate, and tabulate the totals
    • Complete a recount of ballots if required
    • Destroy ballots upon the request of the Elections Officer after the election has concluded

The Perks…

  • Temporary casual position on campus
  • Pay rate of $15.00/hour
  • Available shifts:
    • March 20 | 1:00 pm – 5:30 pm (2 shifts)
    • March 21 | 8:30 am – 1:00 pm (2 shifts)

Apply Now!

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

Applications can be sent to:

Fiona Couillard
Director of Advocacy and Representation
at advocacy.acadsa@acad.ca

*Subject Line: Polling Clerk Application

The AUArts 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.

1203, 2019

Spring 2019 Show + Sale (March 29-30)

March 12th, 2019|

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CALGARY’S EMERGING ARTISTS SHOWCASED AT AUARTS STUDENTS’ ASSOCIATION’S SPRING Show + Sale | at the Alberta University of the Arts | Event runs from March 28 until March 30, 2019

Be the first to experience the latest creations from the designers, craftspeople, and artists at Alberta University of the Arts Students’ Association Spring Show + Sale March 28-30, 2019. Over 200 students will showcase 3,000+ pieces of artwork and AUArts SA anticipates this edition of Show + Sale will be biggest one yet.

The First Night Fundraiser on Thursday, March 28 from 5-8 p.m. launches the event and tickets are on sale now for $25 at www.showpass.com/2019-auarts-spring-show-sale/. Along with the company of like-minded art aficionados, attendees can purchase a variety of original artwork in advance, meet the artists face-to-face and enjoy food from National on 10th and beer from Village Brewery.

The Show + Sale continues Friday, March 29th (12-7 p.m.) and Saturday, March 30th (12-4 p.m.) with entrance by donation at the door.

Find out more by visiting www.auarts-sa.ca/show-sale

1203, 2019

Campaign Statements for 2019/20 Elections

March 12th, 2019|

Hey AUArts SA members,

Here are your candidates for the 2019/2020 AUArts SA Elections. If you would like more information on these candidates, you can look at their platform statements below and you can meet them at the Campaign Forum (aka Candidate Meet & Greet) on Monday, March 18th (1-2 PM) in the cafeteria.

Voting takes place on March 20th + 21st. 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 2019/20 academic year. For more information visit www.acadsa.ca/elections.

As there’s only ONE candidate running for each position, come March 20-21, you’ll have the option to vote “Yes” or “No” in regards to their position. What does that mean? “Yes” = Yes, I WANT this candidate to represent me. “No” = No, I DO NOT WANT this candidate to represent me.

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

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

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For more information about the various positions visit www.acadsa.ca/elections. Meet and greet the candidates at the Campaign Forum (aka Candidate Meet & Greet) on Monday, March 18 (between 1-2PM) in the AUArts Cafeteria.

CAMPAIGN STATEMENTS

Executive Committee

Hello Alberta University of the Arts. My name is Chloe Collins and I am running for the position of Vice-President of External Relations. I am a 3rd year ceramics major, making mostly sculptural forms with vibrant identities. I would like the opportunity to represent you all and, the image that AUA presents to the public. Having tried pretty much every department in the school, I have a well rounded understanding of the different aspects, which make AUA the unique community that it is. Though I haven’t been involved in AUA’s formal governing body, I am very involved on campus. I regularly attend Tea time talks in the ceramics lab, engage with fellow artists about their work at student openings, and I’m always around the ceramics department aiding other students in growing their skills. My primary motivation for applying to this position is that, I want to strengthen AUA’s relationship with Calgary’s art community. By doing so, students will have more external opportunities to connect with established artists, curators and other individuals who could help further their careers after graduating. Fundraising is a crucial aspect which helps the committee survive and thrive and, in turn the student body. I understand the importance of being personable and professional while fundraising and networking within the broader community. I currently hold a contract position for Studio C which gives me access and exposure to people who work and grow the art community in Calgary. I also am a part of the artist network at Workshop Studios. Being connected to both of these branches of Calgary’s art scene enables me to uphold strategic partnerships which, will benefit the Executive Committee and therefore, the students.
This is a transitional period for the Student’s Association, both in terms of changes that have been made in recent years and with the institution’s new status as a university. Along with these changes, there’s a need within the student body for a better understanding of what the Student’s Association does for them when working with AUArts. As Vice-President of Academic Affairs, I’m hopeful that I can help the student body to understand these regulations and policies.

One would be a better understanding of the Academic Accommodations process. What does an accommodation provide for you, how do they work, how can you get one? Speaking from experience, the process was difficult and not immediately understandable. While there might be issues within the policies and requirements themselves, what stands out to me is the lack of knowledge surrounding accommodations within the student body. The need here first is to create a better understanding and transparency surrounding this process.

There are certain bureaucratic tendencies within the association which could be streamlined as well. In the past year, there have been issues with funding for student groups, largely connected to a greater difficulty to get funding and a lack of transparency. I’ve heard complaints about difficulty in renting out the bar for student functions as well. Some of these requirements in place are necessary, but some aren’t. Streamlining these processes, and creating an understanding for why certain policies are in place, would benefit the student body and help in creating a greater sense of community.

I have a strong belief in the importance of unions, and the strength within a union when advocating for a larger cause. With this idea of advocacy in mind, it’s important for the Student’s Association to make policies and guidelines clear and transparent, so that when help is needed, students know where to go and what we can do for them.

As I head into my Fifth year at AUArts, I have realized how valuable the Student Association, as well as a sense of community has been in allowing me to reach my full potential in my courses and even in opportunities outside of AUArts. Through my experiences directing a student group, participating and mentoring in the health and wellness Hear/d residency, and even working at the student events bar, the support I have received from the AUArts Student Association throughout my academic career has been significant. Although my experience at AUArts has been positive overall, I recognize that there are disparities in experiences amongst students, if given the opportunity I would like to create open and inviting spaces for constructive criticism and suggestions about how myself and the Student Association can improve the overall experiences of AUArts students. If placed in this position I will not be afraid to speak about complicated issues and I intend to be an unbiased voice for the students of AUArts. My experience mentoring for the Hear/d Residency, working as the communications intern for TRUCK Contemporary Art and coordinating several events at AUArts, have made me confident in my abilities to fulfill the responsibilities of Vice President of Student Life at AUArts.

Student Leadership Council

School of Craft + Emerging Media

My name is Bana Khalesi I’m a third your student in ceramic major at Alberta University of Art. I am interested to become a representative of my major in ceramic. From my first day at School, when we were still hold the title of college, I knew that I want to continue my career in ceramic.

I’ve been able to Develop some ideas with in ceramic and I had a chance to participate in NCECA conversation and represent our department and our school in Pittsburgh as well as had chance to meet a lot of people with the same passion for education and art.

As a Student Ambassador, I had chance to be our University representative in here as well as in a High school and that was an amazing experience.

As a person who studied in 3 college and universities, I am able to recognize and highlights the capacities and benefits that our school has and they are all unique and remarkable.

My goal is to be an active member of my own community and express my passion for my major and my school in new creative way.

I am really visual and a complete right brainer who can inspire the other visual artist and non artist like left brainers to pay attention to our world and introduces the possibilities in teamwork’s and importance of Art and creativity in our life.

Thank you

Bana

I’m vying for the jewellery rep position because I’m engaged with what’s going on in the school, and I’d like to make sure that the jewellery department stays active and has a clear channel of communication with AUArts SA.

I think I can represent the department, and I’d like to put in work to revitalize the jewellery + metals student group.

Hi There,

As I move into my 4th year at AUarts, I have begun to realize the importance of community and facilitating that. As a MADT major and print minor, I have experienced that some of the smaller departments are less involved in the larger community. Currently working in the Media Arts Student Association as the 3rd year representative, it has provided me with the experience that would be necessary for this role. My skills include strong communication, critical decision making, and creative problem-solving. Conducting workshops and organizing events is something I have had extensive practice in and outside of AUarts. I would like to listen to what smaller departments have to offer to the AUarts community and find solutions to best implement them. My goal is to increase engagement between departments, as well as help promote the needs and wants of departments like Media Arts.

Thanks,

Nicholas Gunhouse

School of Critical + Creative Studies

I, Matthew O’Reilly, am campaigning for the role of Graduate Studies Representative for the 2019/2020 ACADSA Election. As a first-year student currently enrolled in the graduate program, and having also having thorough background in education, my knowledge of the facility, it’s policies, culture, and student engagement are something I have experienced first-hand. I want to contribute to this culture more as the institution continues to grow under its newly acquired University status.

I promise to advocate on behalf of my fellow graduate students on issues and policy pertaining to their studies and engagement with the institution. In representing these various voices and needs I will grow the graduate program to international status and increase enrolments in our higher education programs. I will do this by bridging the gap between graduate and undergraduate studies, showcasing the benefits of academia and pushing students to explore the possibilities that come from continued education. This branching comes as a benefit to the graduate program as it will increase the resources our students have available to them and create a unified network amongst our student body.

Being from Ontario, I hope to bring different insights to our facility and be a touchstone for students studying abroad.

School of Communications Design

Howdy gang!

I’m running for the VCD Character Design Representative position. I’m a second year character design student going into my third year next term, and I am passionate about advocating for the design department and students. I am currently training to take over as treasurer for the AUArts SA Buttoneers, which is a club geared at de-stressing and mingling between the departments and years. My goal, if elected, is to encourage more communication with the rest of the university. I think that as creators, we should work together in order to benefit everyone. That being said, I believe that students should have more flexibility in their chosen paths, and I intend to advocate for students to have more freedom in course selection. Thank you for your consideration!

Learning to find a place that you feel like you belong in at AUArts – and to explore outside that place – has been extremely valuable in my personal post-secondary experience, and I believe that anyone who attends this school deserves to be able to find that place, not only in their major, but in the entire community of AUArts.

In the last year my main goal has been not only learning to find that place of belonging in my own major of Graphic Design, but to also grow into to other opportunities outside of my initial major that I had been too afraid of in the past (i.e. minoring in Illustration, participating in the HEAR/D Residency, running the Pop-Up Thrift Shop fundraiser, and being a student volunteer for the VCD Second-Year Orientation). Growing into these other opportunities has allowed me to hear points of view that I wouldn’t have had the chance to consider in the past, and has made me be able to see the bigger picture of AUArts. Through this, I feel as if I can now be someone who can help grow the connection between VCD and the rest of the school and advocate for the things that are most important for Graphic Design students.

I know how isolated it can get up on the 5th floor, and my main initiative is to open up dialogue between the VCD program and the rest of the school. Sometimes the boundaries between majors can feel too large that VCD students may not know where to even begin to ask questions or how to include themselves, and I want to be someone who can help to make Graphic Design majors feel like they are just as big of a part of AUArts as any major in this school is.

School of Visual Arts

Hello! My name is Yilu Xing. I am going to my 4th year as a print major. I am running for the Print Media representative position.

Printmaking can be both challenging and rewarding. I have found that whenever I have printing problems, I’ve always been helped by faculty and students around me. People in the department are very supportive. I would love to foster this positive learning environment for others. I will do my best at assisting students by being the voice for our majors and minors, gathering and contributing ideas for our community, taking these concerns to the student association so they can advocate for us, and hopefully make Print Media Department a more intriguing place to study in.

Other Representatives

Having attended AUArts administrative meetings in the past, such as academic council and acting as student representative on the AUArts Board of Governors, (as well as being informed about what’s going on in terms of the bureaucracy of the school), I have relevant experience that would serve well for the GFC student representative. I care about the welfare of this school, and where it’s going academically, and I feel a responsibility to make sure the student voice is captured where these decisions are being made.
As a MFA (Master of Fine Art) student enrolled in a post-secondary institution, I come with a full time four year BFA which allows me to know what actually undergrad students are experiencing in the college life. It is essential to have a direct tunnel for students to receive all the decisions and strategies made by schools and governments. Those decisions might not show its effects on students obviously at the beginning, but from a long term perspective, students have the right and need to gain these info as soon as possible. Any little change may play an important role in their future careers.

Right now as part of GSSC (Graduate Studies Standing Committees) and President Student Advisory Council, I am blessed to receive those related firsthand information even some of them won’t be put into action right now but still, there’s nothing wrong to prepare for the future.

If I get the position of Board of Governors (BOG) Student Representative, I will push the connections between grad studies and undergrad studies. Helping undergrads gaining a overview of their future career. Also I will work on updating all kinds of info instantly which offer a huge info stage to the students.

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Voting takes place on March 20th + 21st. 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 2019/20 academic year.