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

To learn news from ACAD, please visit ACAD.CA

310, 2018

Office Closed – Monday, October 8, 2018

October 3rd, 2018|

Remember that the Alberta College of Art + Design will be closed on Monday, October 8, 2018. No classes are scheduled and no services will be available.
Our office will be also be closed, but we will be back to regular hours on Tuesday, October 9th. We hope you have a great long weekend!



210, 2018

Campaign Statements for 2018/19 ACADSA By-Election

October 2nd, 2018|


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 Thursday, October 4 (between 1-2PM) in the ACAD Cafeteria.


Hi! My name is Willow Addiscott, I am running to be your first year ACADSA representative. Why should you vote for me? To start, as a fellow new student I can relate to you in many ways such as, I love art, ACAD is a new environment, there’s coffee in my blood, snacks are an essential, and homework… so much homework! But I am here to help you! I have seven years of leadership experience in schools, I spent a lot of time organizing, emceeing, and representing my fellow students. I know how frustrating it is when you want something to change but nobody seems to listen, my job is to make sure your concerns and feedback are heard. Vote for me and I promise you will always have a voice in the ACAD community.
I, Jessie Fraser, am campaigning for the role of Graduate Studies Representative for the 2018/2019 ACADSA Election. As a second-year student currently enrolled in the graduate program, and having also completed my undergrad at ACAD, 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 hierarchal 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.

As a Calgary born artist, I hope to represent our facility as well as our city to those students who come to us from abroad. Having a hometown advantage allows me to show them how our institution presents itself within the community and to adapt to perfecting their practice in a foreign environment.

As a fourth-year design student I have come to love this school, through my work, friends, and teachers. I want to provide a voice for the family I have been so fortunate to be a part of. As an individual who has a love for leadership and is captivated by the stories of others I find myself in a position where I can not only do the things I love, but also be an advocate for my fellow students as well. I am a strong leader that strives to empathize inclusion and empathy, but also nurture and encourage others. When placed in difficult or chaotic positions I find myself in the lead and taking action by keeping organized and being a good problem solver. Always staying conscious of keeping a balance between being a good listener, having compassion and understanding, and strength.

I have several experiences of volunteer work throughout my life of leadership roles, whether through the SPCA & The Calgary Zoo, U of C Veterinary Club, The Sledge Hockey association of Calgary, as well as my role as Treasurer for the VCD NYC trip last year. Each role I have experience new people, new experiences, learning to adapt to each situation.

My Goals as the representative of the Graphic Design students would be to start the conversation. To create a strong trusting voice for our students. To create a relationship where the students do not feel intimidated by speaking their mind and have someone they can trust to be the advocate for those conversations. Communication on both ends is key to creating a better relationship, but to communicate there has to be a level of engagement, and this will be my first step to a hopeful fantastic year.

My choice to become the graphic design representative for ACADSA comes from my interest representing my own department and giving them a voice, in order to better connect the various departments of ACAD.

My background in leadership, through both work and my 2 years at ACAD, has helped me learn to problem solve in such a way that all parties voices are heard and a compromise can be found that best suits everyone. While coming into school, I found myself to be a very reserved person, I feel as though my time at ACAD has helped me grow to be a much more outgoing person who isn’t afraid to speak up and confront issues as they arise, in the hopes of bettering situations. In becoming the Graphic Design representative, my goal is to better connect the ACAD community, as well as to provide a more comfortable space to call home.

Greetings, my name is Julian Zwack, I am a fourth year Media Arts student applying for the position of Media Arts Representative.

As a near graduate at of in Media Arts and President of the Media Arts Student Association (MASA) and last years Media Arts representative for ACADSA I would like to resume working within the student association to forward the needs of my department. I am aware that towards the end of the year I was unable to attend several meetings due to conflicts with my schedule and my school workload, though this year as I finalize my studies I have a lighter schedule and have more time to dedicate to SLC meetings.

What I would like to advance this year is the needs of my department by voicing concerns and propositons from our MASA meetings to the SLC table to be addressed and help improve the experience of Media Arts students. I would also like to propose a student led program that would encourage students to work in a common space and exchange their expertise in artistic computer programs (2D, 3D, Audio, etc.) allowing students to intertrade their skills with one-another in order to accelerate the process of learning of new programs / techniques + tools.

Here are some of my relevant experience and qualifications:
Last year 1 was the Gallery Coordinator for the 4th Floor Media Art Gal1eries, where 1 booked student and teacher gallery bookings, repaired the space, established guidelines + contracts and assisted fellow students during installs with the A/V elements of their artwork.
For the last 2 years I’ve worked alongside EM MEDIA Gallery and Production Society aiding in the move to their current space, helping establish the new location and realise their current screening room and video edit suite+ sound booth. There l a\so did digital archiving for Rita Mckeough’s upcoming publication, and collaborated with the Calgary Independent Society of Filmmakers to produce a promo video for Luma Quarterly’s launch of their third Volume.
There I also helped realise the “Output-Input (2017)”, “Spectral Illuminations (2017-2018) “, “The Channelers (2018)” and “Fall/Flow (2018) exhibitions and the annual “Particle and Wave” Media Arts Festival (2018+2019).
I have worked with the Alberta Media Art Alliance Society (AMAAS) for their 2017 bi-annual genera! and their annual “Equinox Vigil” ,(2019’+2018) assisting with visualizations and A/V.
I am currently a board member of the Elephant Artist Relief Fund Society (Multimedia chair position) and a board member of TRUCK contemporary art gallery

Hope to work with you all again, to make our school experience as best as it can be,

Julian Zwack

My name is Ekaterina Vopiyashina, I am a 4th-year Print Media student and I am running for the Print Media representative position.

Though the Print Media department is one of the smallest in ACAD, it is at the same time both challenging and a wonderful place to study. It combines contemporary technologies with rich traditions of printmaking, and it gives us, as students, nearly unlimited possibilities for artistic expression. I am proud to be a part of the Print department and my goal now is to make sure that every Print student is represented and that his or her voice is heard.

I am also committed to working toward facilitating more transparent communication between students, faculty and staff at ACADSA to allow for dialogue and positive outcomes. I will also do my best to give information and support to students who are considering or have recently chosen Print Media as their Major or Minor.

As I go into my senior year I hope to further extend my involvement in the ACAD community by becoming part of Student Leadership Council.

As the representative for the sculpture on the Student Leadership Council, I’ll play an active role in advocating for and improving our department. I’ll be approachable and bring our concerns and suggestions to the SLC, and work to enhance our time at ACAD as sculpture students.


Voting takes place on October 9th + 10th. 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 2018/19 academic year.

2609, 2018

ACADSA By-Elections Nomination Deadline Extended

September 26th, 2018|

NominationDeadlineExtendedHello Students,

The deadline for ACADSA By-Election Nominations has been extended for a few more days for positions that have received no candidate nominations. We have 8 position with no candidates on our Student Leadership Council. Benefits: add valuable experience to your resume/CV, become more involved in the ACAD community, get paid! Are you interested in running? For the by-election nomination package and more details please visit www.acadsa.ca/elections.

ALSO, we are looking for Polling Clerks for our voting stations on October 9 and 10. For more information please visit www.acadsa.ca/2018/09/now-hiring-polling-clerks-acadsa-4/


Position Profile

The Student Leadership Council Representative serves their department area by acting as a voting member of the ACADSA governing Board.

Key Areas of Focus

  • Advocacy
  • Institutional Development
  • Student Voice
  • Governance
  • Campus Engagement

Available Positions:

(8) Student Leadership Council Positions:

(1) Advertising Representative
(1) Ceramics Representative
(1) Drawing Representative
(2) First Year Studies Representative
(1) International Student Representative
(1) Media Arts + Digital Technologies Representative
(1) Print Media Representative

Elections schedule:

Election package/nominations due Oct. 1st  no later than 1:00pm
Campaign Regulations Meeting (Rescheduled) Oct. 1st @ 1:00pm (ACADSA office)
Candidate Forum Oct. 4th, LUNCH TIME in Cafeteria
Voting Days Oct. 9th and 10th
Voting ends + Winners announced Oct. 10th
SLC Mandatory orientation for elected representatives Oct. 13th-15th
Last day to inquire for ballot recount Oct. 17th


How to Run in the By-Election:

  1. Read through + Familiarize yourself with the Job Description of your intended position, Election Policies and Procedures, and Election Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest (available at acadsa.ca/elections)
  2. Print, fill out, secure signatures + hand in election documentation to ACADSA, which includes $20 returnable campaign bond, unofficial transcript (not applicable for first year students), campaign platform statement, and signed election nomination form (available at acadsa.ca/elections or at the ACADSA Office)
  3. Attend the campaign regulations meeting
  4. Campaign!

For the by-election nomination package and more details please visit www.acadsa.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 College of Art + Design Students’ Association

2609, 2018

Now Hiring Polling Clerks: ACADSA

September 26th, 2018|


Come Work With Us!

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

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


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:
    • Oct 9 8:30-1pm (2 shifts)
    • Oct 9 1-5:30pm (2 shifts)
    • Oct 10 8:30-1pm (2 shifts)
    • Oct 10 1-6:00pm (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

Application Deadline is October 5, 2018.

The ACAD Students’ Association is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity. We thank all candidates for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

2609, 2018

Follow Up: Student Groups Information

September 26th, 2018|

2018 Fall Student Groups - Under ConstructionFollowing up on our announcement earlier this month, the ACADSA Student Groups program is currently undergoing a major restructure. We are expecting to roll out the new and improved program in April of 2019. In the meantime, intake for new groups has been stopped to ensure ACADSA can focus on the restructure. If you were looking to start a new group, you can get involved in other ways, such as participating in an existing group. It should be noted that new group leaders will be required to have at least one semester of experience participating in the Student Groups program before forming a new student group. To learn more about student groups please go to www.acadsa.ca/groups/
2609, 2018

Empower Me – Provided by StudentCare.ca

September 26th, 2018|

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Are you aware of the campus mental health resources available to you? ACADSA health and dental plan members have access to Empower Me—a mental health and wellness service that seeks to contribute to a resilient student community by supporting existing on-campus and Studentcare mental health resources. Empower Me allows students to connect with qualified counsellors, consultants, and life coaches for a variety of issues. As a Plan member, you are entitled to sessions delivered in person, by telephone, by video-counselling, or by e-counselling.

  • Available 24/7, 365 days per year
  • Confidential
  • Multilingual
  • Culturally sensitive
  • Gender inclusive
  • Faith inclusive

Using Empower Me
You can always contact an Empower Me professional—no issue is too big or too small. Though Empower Me counsellors are qualified to support students in crisis, you don’t need to be in crisis in order to take advantage of the service.
You can get support for issues of any kind, including relationships, family care, depression, anxiety, addictions, stress, work conflicts, and much more. Empower Me also offers a full suite of academic life services, such as life coaching, financial planning, and nutritional counselling.

Connect with Empower Me

  • Call the 24/7 helpline at 1 (844) 741-6389 (toll-free) from anywhere in North America to be directly connected to a trained counsellor—the person answering the phone is not an operator, administrator, or receptionist.
  • Log in to the Empower Me website and use “Studentcare” as the password.
  • Download additional Empower Me student assistance tools on the iAspiria mobile app. Enter “Studentcare” as the Login ID and select “Student” in the drop-down menu.

More Questions? Check out the FAQ here.

2409, 2018

Fall 2018 Show + Sale Registration Information

September 24th, 2018|


Hello students!

The ACAD Students’ Association (ACADSA) invites you to participate in Show + Sale, our semi-annual art market! Each sale attracts over 1,500 customers and provides emerging artists with an opportunity to showcase and sell their professional work in a public retail setting. The upcoming sale will be held November 22-24, 2018.

Please read through the information below and contact Joel Farris, ACADSA’s Career Development Program Manager, at careers.acadsa@acad.ca if you have any questions.

How Can You Participate?

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

Step 1: All students interested in participating in the Fall Show + Sale must register through the online form before midnight on Thursday, October 18, 2018.

The form can be found at: https://form.jotform.com/ACADSA/show-sale-fall-2018

Step 2: Students who have not participated in a previous Show + Sale are required to attend a mandatory workshop designed to introduce them to the policies and procedures of Show + Sale. The workshop will be held in the Stanford Perrott Lecture Theatre and attendance is taken. Please let us know before the event if you are unable to attend.

Fall 2018 Show + Sale Info Session
Thursday, October 18, 2018 | 1-1:30 pm
Stanford Perrott Lecture Theatre

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

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 Wednesday, November 7. Full details regarding inventory submissions will be distributed after registration is complete.

Show + Sale Workshops

Leading up to Show + Sale, ACADSA will be hosting professional development workshops to help you prepare for the sale! The most common feedback we received last year was requesting help on pricing your practice. On November 1, join curator, writer, and educator Diana Sherlock to learn about industry standards in pricing, CARFAC recommended artist fees, your rights as an artist to be paid fairly, and some helpful methods that successful arts professionals use when pricing their work.

Pricing Workshop
Thursday, November 1, 2018 | 1-2 pm
Stanford Perrott Lecture Theatre

Department Representatives

Are you interested in taking on a leadership position within Show + Sale, while also getting paid an honorarium? Consider applying to be a Department Representative! For full details, visit our job posting at: http://www.acadsa.ca/2018/09/now-hiring-show-sale-department-representatives-2/

Lastly, please find the Show + Sale student handbook here. In this document you will find a comprehensive overview of Show + Sale, in addition to the policies and procedures. Anyone with questions leading up to the registration deadline, feel free to send me an email or stop by the ACADSA office (Rm 335) in the Main Mall.

Looking forward to a great Fall Show + Sale!

Joel Farris
Career Development Program Manager
Alberta College of Art + Design Students’ Association

2409, 2018

Deadline Extended: Hiring Hear/d Program Mentors

September 24th, 2018|


DEADLINE EXTENSION: Hear/d Residency Mentor applications are now open to students who have not previously participated in the residency. Deadline: Tuesday, September 25 at 4pm.

Come Work With Us!

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

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

Hear/d Program Mentor


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

The Hear/d residency is a 3-month long student-run artist residency held on campus. This year the program will focus on the theme of resiliency, to explore the process of dealing with a variety of mental health issues many post-secondary students face. Given this theme, participants are invited to explore and share their journeys in a creative and innovative way. Through group discussions, reflection, individual studio time, critiques, and workshops, this residency will provide a platform for a diverse array of creative output. The residency will aim to raise awareness towards the health + well being of post-secondary students, while also connecting members from different disciples who will help to build a stronger sense of inclusion and comradery in the ACAD community.

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


This is a part-time position with a schedule of up to approximately 10 hours per month, with a compensation of $375.00 honorarium per semester. The position will commence October 2, 2018 and continues until December 15, 2018.


Mentor A

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

Mentor B

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

Joint Responsibilities

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

Who You Are…

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

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

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

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


  • A mature attitude and ability to work independently and be a responsive member of the ACADSA team
  • Organized and detail oriented
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Must have previously participated in a Hear/d program
  • Have a general understanding of mental health challenges facing post-secondary students


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

Application Process

Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter which includes a brief description of the applicant’s’ knowledge of the Hear/d program, and a detailed understanding of the position and required skill. Applicants are also required to submit their curriculum vitae along with a portfolio of work to acadsa@acad.ca no later than 4pm on September 25, 2018.

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


2109, 2018

Reminder: By-Election Nominations Due September 23

September 21st, 2018|


By-Election Nomination Submissions
Due September 23 by 4:00PM

Nomination Package available at www.acadsa.ca/elections

Email your nomination package documentation to advocacy.acadsa@acad.ca by the deadline and bring any printed documents and your $20 returnable bond to the ACADSA Office on Monday, September 24.

More information about elections available at www.acadsa.ca/elections

Questions? Please email the official elections officer Fiona Couillard, ACADSA’s Director of Advocacy & Representation, at advocacy.acadsa@acad.ca.

2009, 2018

Reminder: Call for Volunteer ACADSA Jury Members

September 20th, 2018|

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

What Do ACADSA Jury Members Do?

The Marion Nicoll Gallery (MNG) Jury members exercises critical discourse and critique to determine the exhibitions presented in the MNG spaces for the upcoming semester. Questions? Email mng.acadsa@acad.ca

ACADSA Student Groups Jury members come together with diverse individuals to review and vote regarding group funding allocations. Questions? Email groups.acadsa@acad.ca

The Hear/d Residency Program Jury members review Hear/d Residency submissions while contributing to a culture of support and mental health de-stigmatization in the ACAD community. Questions? Email wellness.acadsa@acad.ca


See application form for application and position requirements

Apply ASAP! Deadline: October 1, 2018

Thank you!

1909, 2018

Reminder: Health + Dental Plan Opt Out or Opt In Deadline – September 21

September 19th, 2018|

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Don’t forget! Now is the time to enroll yourself (if you are not automatically enrolled) and your spouse and/or dependent children in or opt out of the ACADSA Health & Dental Plan.

Visit www.studentcare.ca for instructions.

1809, 2018

Fall 2018 Show + Sale: Important Dates For Student Participants

September 18th, 2018|

Thursday, October 18 | 1pm
Show + Sale Info Session | Lecture Theatre

Thursday, October 18 | 11pm
Registration deadline
>>> More information available here

Monday, October 22 | 9am
Inventory sheets distributed to participants

Thursday, November 1 | 1pm
Pricing Workshop | Lecture Theatre

Wednesday, November 7 | Midnight (11:59 PM)
Deadline to submit inventory sheet

Tuesday, November 13 | 10am
Registration for volunteer service opens | online

Tuesday, November 13 | 10-4pm
Inventory tag pickup | ACADSA office

Wednesday, November 14 | 10-4pm
Inventory tag pickup | ACADSA office

Thursday, November 15 | 4pm
Deadline to register for volunteer service | online

Friday, November 16 | 10-5pm
2D work drop off: Painting, Photo, Print, Drawing, Design, MADT | Room 371

Monday, November 19 | 10-5pm
3D work drop off: Sculpture, Ceramics, Fibre and Glass | Marion Nicoll Gallery

Thursday, November 22 | 5-8pm
First Night Ticketed Fundraiser Event

Friday, November 23 | 12-7pm
Show + Sale entrance by donation

Saturday, November 24 | 12-4pm
Show + Sale entrance by donation

Saturday, November 25 | 4-8pm
De-install of Show + Sale

Monday, November 27 | 10-4pm
Unsold work pick up | Room 371

Click here to view full Show + Sale student handbook

1609, 2018

By-Election Nomination Package Now Available

September 16th, 2018|


Interested in Running?

How To Submit Your Nomination:

1. Read through + familiarize yourself with the Job Description of your intended position, Election Policies and Procedures, and Election Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest (available at www.acadsa.ca/elections)

2. Print, fill in, and get signatures on the Nomination Form.

3. Write a campaign/platform statement (max 300 words)


  • Description of interest in specific position
  • Expertise related to specific position
  • History of leadership experiences
  • Initiatives or goals you would advance

4. Print/Save Unofficial Transcript from Webservice or ACAD Registrars Office (not required for first year students).

5. Hand in election documentation (unofficial transcript, signed nomination form, printed copy of campaign statement) and $20 returnable bond to the ACADSA Office by September 23 at 4:00PM .

*You can email in your nomination package documentation to advocacy.acadsa@acad.ca by the deadline (September 23) and hand in your $20 returnable bond on Monday, September 24.

Questions? Email advocacy.acadsa@acad.ca

1309, 2018

Now Hiring: Hear/d Mentors and Show + Sale Reps

September 13th, 2018|

Now Hiring

We Are Hiring! Jobs on Campus!

At the ACAD Students’ Association, you’ll be working with a group of innovative, quirky, passionate, and hard-working creatives committed to providing ACAD’s student body with unique opportunities to enhance their sense of well-being, develop their professional skills, and establish a strong presence in the culture of the institution. Together, we continuously find ways to build on the strengths of our programs, boost our support services, and advocate for an exceptional student experience.

For more information about the hours of work, wages, job descriptions, and how to apply, make sure to click on the links above or check out the posts at www.acadsa.ca/work-for-acadsa/

Deadlines are coming up fast so apply ASAP!

1309, 2018

Welcome from ACADSA Executive Committee

September 13th, 2018|


Welcome ACADSA Students!

Another year of studies at the Alberta College of Art + Design begins! This is a year of growth, as ACAD garnered it’s University Status in Spring of 2018. Stay tuned this Fall for information on campus as to what this growth entails, it’s a very exciting time! Those of you who are first year students, we are delighted to have you on campus. My name is Simone Saunders and I am the Director of Leadership & Governance for the ACAD Students’ Association (ACADSA).

ACADSA is an organization comprised almost entirely of current students, funded by students, and operating for students. We advocate on behalf of students to our ACAD admin and faculty in various councils and committees. We provide programs and services for students to support you during your time here. We famously run the bi-annual ACADSA Show and Sale and Hear/d Student Artist Residency which offer students professional development opportunities! We also provide various wellness and community building events, gallery opportunities, student group facilitation, and your health and dental coverage. For more information on our programs and services, check out our website www.acadsa.ca.

This summer, ACADSA’s Executive Committee has been working diligently on a strategic plan for the upcoming year to ensure that you are creating on a safe and lively campus. Our By-Elections are coming up! We have many positions we are still looking to fill within our Student Leadership Committee (SLC). If you are interested in holding a position to represent your department, please check out the available positions on our website:  www.acadsa.ca/elections/. This year our commitment is to providing a positive and productive voice amongst the student body. By engaging with students, hosting bi-weekly meetings and promoting our community on social media, the SLC helps to bridge the gap between our varying departments! The SLC looks fantastic on your resume, pays you to come to meetings and is a reasonable workload to achieve on top of your already busy schedule. The official notice of elections has gone out and nomination packages are due on September 23rd. We look forward to your interest in running!

Please get in touch with us: you can find information about ACADSA, our staff and committee members at www.acadsa.ca/about. Get to know our team! Say hello to us in the halls and we will do the same. Stay up to date on what is happening at the Students’ Association, check out News and Events on our website (www.acadsa.ca) and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram – @ACADSA.

From all of us here at the Students’ Association, welcome to the 2018/19 academic year and we hope you have a great experience here!

Simone Saunders
Director of Leadership and Governance
Alberta College of Art + Design Students’ Association

1009, 2018

Notice of By-Elections

September 10th, 2018|

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Hello ACAD students. Welcome back to all returning students and a warm welcome to all new and first year students!

It’s time for the ACAD Students’ Association (ACADSA) By-Elections. We still have a few positions to fill on our Student Leadership Council (aka SLC).

What do Student Leadership Council Representatives do? They contribute to ACADSA by:

  • Representing the student voice from their department area on arising issues
  • Ensuring that the Association’s affairs are conducted according to the governing documents of the Association
  • Promoting the general welfare of ACAD students in alignment with ACADSA’s mission, vision, and mandate
  • Providing guidance on the direction and strategic growth of the Association

For more information about the position please visit www.acadsa.ca/elections.

Available Positions:

We have 10 open SLC Positions up for election: (1) Advertising Representative, (1) Ceramics Representative, (2) First Year Studies Representatives, (1) Graduate Studies Representative, (1) Graphic Design Representative, (1) Media Arts + Digital Technologies Representative, (1) Drawing Representative, (1) Sculpture Representative, and (1) Print Media Representative.

Elections schedule:

Notice of Elections Sept. 10th
Election package available Sept. 16th
Election package/nominations due Sept. 23th  no later than 4:00pm
Campaign Regulations Meeting Sept. 29th @ 4:00pm (ACADSA office)
Candidate Forum Oct. 4th, LUNCH TIME in Cafeteria
Voting Days Oct. 9th and 10th
Voting ends + Winners announced Oct. 10th
SLC Mandatory orientation Oct. 13th-15th
Last day to inquire for ballot recount Oct. 17th

Watch your ACAD email address for more information in the coming weeks about how you can participate in the ACADSA By-Elections or visit www.acadsa.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 College of Art + Design Students’ Association