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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

804, 2019

Mètamorphe: Hear/d Residency Exhibition

April 8th, 2019|

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WHEN: April 3 – 17, 2019
RECEPTION: Thursday, April 11, 2019 (6pm – 8pm)
WHERE: Main Mall at Alberta University of the Arts

The Alberta University of the Arts Students’ Association – AUArts SA (formerly ACADSA) Hear/d Residency program is proud to present Mètamorphe.

Artists:
• Jamie Russett
• Yuii Savage
• Andrea Engele
• Haley Eyre
• Alexa Bunnell
• Fiona Couillard
• Jenna Van Buekenhout
• Alena Martin
• Kaylee Jordan
• Christina Bennett

The Hear/d Residency is a pilot, peer support project developed by the Students’ Association of AUArts. The program focuses on the central theme of resilience, relating to the journey of mental health issues experienced by many post-secondary students.

Drawing on this theme, the Hear/d Residency program invites participants to explore these concerns which affect post-secondary students in an innovative way. Through group discussion, reflection, individual studio time, and critiques, this residency provides a platform for a diversity of creative activity that aims to raise awareness and de-stigmatize mental health on campus.

>>> More information about the Hear/d Residency Program

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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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