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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

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.

2019-2020 Elections Instagram - Campaign Forum

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.

703, 2019

Forums, Midterms, Elections, OH MY! (News and Updates from your EC)

March 7th, 2019|

2019-03-07 March EC Email Promo ImageHi Everyone,

As we approach another Midterm, I hope you are all finding your classes to be inspirational, informative, and fun.

My name is Fiona, I am the Director of Advocacy and Representation at AUArts Students’ Association (AUArts SA). I wanted to reach out to you at this time to share a little information about midterms, the first bi-annual AUArts SA student open forums, as well as the rapidly approaching Students’ Association annual elections.

AUArts SA annual elections are coming up fast and we invite all students to get involved!

Everything you need to know about the AUArts SA elections can be found at www.auarts-sa.ca/elections/, but please email me if you have any questions.

A second round of nominations has begun for those positions that have not received any candidates:

  • Executive Committee (EC)
    • President
    • VP Student Life
  • Student Leadership Council (SLC)
    • Ceramics Representative
    • Fibre Representative
    • Glass Representative
    • Jewelry + Metals Representative
    • Media Arts + Digital Technologies Representative
    • BFA General Studies Representative
    • (2) First Year Studies Representative
    • International Students Representative
    • Advertising Representative
    • Illustration Representative
    • Photography Representative
    • Drawing Representative
    • Painting Representative
    • Sculpture Representative
  • Other Representatives
    • General Faculties Council (GFC) Student Representative

The deadline for the second round of candidate nominations is Monday, March 11 by 2:00pm. The election nomination package can be found at www.auarts-sa.ca/elections/ or at the Students’ Association Office. You will have the chance to meet all the candidates on March 18 at 1pm. Voting days are March 20th and 21st from 8:00am – 5:00pm in the main mall (follow your nose to the popcorn and voting stations *voting is not required to enjoy our popcorn but please do vote).

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 room #450

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

March 21st @ 1pm: VISUAL ARTS room #520

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

Midterms are an opportunity for you to consider your AUArts career and advocate for yourself. It is also the time and an opportunity for you to work WITH your instructors to help you get the most out of each class.

By March 8th, you should have received from your instructor a written reflection of your midterm grade. If this grade is not what you were expecting or you disagree with this grade, now is the time to discuss your grade and the class with your instructor. Often times, instructors have a system for midterm grades. For example, some instructors don’t believe in giving A’s at midterm. Some instructors believe this will encourage continued hard work or inspiration for the remainder of the term. Regardless of their reasoning, you need to know where you stand. If the grade is not what you were hoping for, you also need to know specifically why, and what you can and should achieve, in order to improve your grade. Expectations should be made very clear for both you and your instructor. If you are left with concerns of meeting the instructor’s expectations, you can arrange a future date to review. Be sure this future date leaves you with enough time for further work. Once you have completed this process, you must then be willing to DO THE WORK!

Mid term grade deadline- March 8th. Last day to withdraw without a grade penalty March 15th.

ACAD Polices and Procedures Link >>> www.acad.ca/about-acad/governance/policies-and-procedures

Trust that your instructor will be happy for you to take this initiative.

They want you to succeed! It means you have both succeeded.

I hope this information is helpful and reduces the stress of waiting for grades. I would also like to take this opportunity to encourage students to use Spring classes as a tool to lighten their academic load during the Fall and Winter Semesters, to assist with life balance and to spend more time in the studios.

If you are experiencing overwhelming stress, or academic difficulties, there are resources to help you!

Meet with an Academic Advisor to chat about options – registrar@acad.ca

SUCCESS STRATEGIES Wednesdays 1-2 Main Mall

DROP-IN ACADEMIC ADVISING Weekdays 1-3 Registrar’s Office

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

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

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

Please get in touch with us: you can find information about AUArts SA, our staff and committee members at www.auarts-sa.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.auarts-sa.ca / www.acadsa.ca) and follow us on Facebook and Instagram @AUArts.SA.

I hope to see you all soon at the forums and the elections.

Sincerely,

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

 

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Upcoming AUArts Students’ Association Events and Deadlines

Elections Schedule

Second Nomination Period: Election package/nominations due March 11  no later than 2:00pm
Candidate Forum / Meet & Greet March 18 at 1:00pm
Voting Days March 20-21
Winners announced March 22
Last day to inquire for ballot recount March 27

For more elections information visit www.acadsa.ca/elections

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

Let’s Make Your Resume Work For You! (Workshop)
Need help fine tuning your CV and/or resume in time for summer job applications?
Geraldine Ysselstein, Arts Leadership Director from the Rozsa Foundation, will be on campus to help you out! In this one-on-one session on March 14, students will bring a draft of their most recent CV and/or resume and will leave with strategies and resources to aid in their upcoming applications. This workshop is open to all AUArts students but space is limited. Students are able to sign up for a 15-minute time slots. To reserve your spot, register online at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409054fa5a722a2f49-lets

Spring 2019 Show + Sale
Check out what your fellow students have created during the school year at the bi-annual Show + Sale presented by the Alberta University of the Arts Students’ Association – AUArts SA. This unique public art market invites you to view and purchase over 3000 pieces of handmade works. The event takes place March 28-30. The First Night Fundraiser is a $25 ticketed event, and the Show + Sale continues March 29 & 30 with entrance by donation at the door. For more information visit www.auarts-sa.ca/show-sale

Stay up to date on what is happening at the AUArts Students’ Association, please check out our website at  www.auarts-sa.ca / www.acadsa.ca and follow us on Facebook and Instagram @AUArts.SA.

603, 2019

Election Nomination Deadline Extended till March 11

March 6th, 2019|

2019-2020 Elections Instagram - Nom Deadline 2Hello Students,

The deadline for AUArts Students’ Association Election Nominations has been extended for a few more days for positions that have received no candidate nominations. We have 2 positions with no candidates for our Executive Committee and 15 positions with no candidates for our Student Leadership Council. Benefits: add valuable experience to your resume/CV, become more involved in the AUArts community, get paid! Are you interested in running? For the election nomination package and more details please visit www.auarts-sa.ca/elections.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
President

Position Profile

The President is the recognizable leader and representative of the Alberta University of the Arts Students’ Association (AUArts SA). The President acts as the liaison between the student body and the Executive Committee and works closely with the Executive Director to ensure the Association is working towards accomplishing the goals and objectives as set out in the strategic plan.

Key Areas of Focus

  • Governance
  • Administration
  • Management
  • Finance
  • Human Resources

Vice-President Student Life

Position Profile

The Vice-President of Student Life develops the culture of the AUArts community by advocating for quality student experience and encourages student engagement with campus programming initiatives.

Key Areas of Focus

  • Communications
  • Internal Relationships
  • Student Experience
  • Event Planning

STUDENT LEADERSHIP COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE

Position Profile

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

Key Areas of Focus

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

Available Positions:

    • Ceramics Representative
    • Fibre Representative
    • Glass Representative
    • Jewelry + Metals Representative
    • Media Arts + Digital Technologies Representative
    • BFA General Studies Representative
    • (2) First Year Studies Representative
    • International Students Representative
    • Advertising Representative
    • Illustration Representative
    • Photography Representative
    • Drawing Representative
    • Painting Representative
    • Sculpture Representative

OTHER REPRESENTATIVES

General Faculties Council (GFC) Student Representative

 

Elections schedule:

Second Nomination Period: Election package/nominations due March 11  no later than 2:00pm
Candidate Forum / Meet & Greet March 18 at 1:00pm
Voting Days March 20-21
Winners announced March 22
Last day to inquire for ballot recount March 27

 

How to Run in the Election:

  1. Read through + Familiarize yourself with the job description of your intended position, Election Policies, and Bylaws (available at www.auarts-sa.ca/elections)
  2. Print, fill out, secure signatures + hand in election documentation to the AUArts SA office, which includes $20 returnable campaign bond, unofficial transcript (not applicable for first year students), campaign platform statement, and signed election nomination form (available at www.auarts-sa.ca/elections or in the SA Office)
  3. Acknowledge campaign regulations, by contacting the official elections officer at advocacy.acadsa@acad.ca.
  4. Campaign!
  5. Attend the Campaign Forum/ Candidate Meet & Greet

For the election nomination package and more details please visit www.auarts-sa.ca/elections. If you have any questions please email the official elections officer at advocacy.acadsa@acad.ca.

Thank you!

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

503, 2019

REMINDER Election Nominations Packages due March 6

March 5th, 2019|

2019-2020 Elections Banner - Nom Deadline CopyREMINDER: It’s time for the AUArts Students’ Association (AUArts SA) Annual Election, our first as a university, and we have plenty of positions to fill for the 2019-2020 school year! As a member of the Executive Committee (EC) or Student Leadership Council (SLC), you will be provided many exciting opportunities that will drive your professional growth and experience here at AUArts, become more involved in the AUArts community, and get paid!

Election package/nominations are due March 6 no later than 4:00pm

Interested in Running? For more information visit www.auarts-sa.ca/elections

A bit more about each position:

Executive Committee

The President is the recognizable leader and representative of the Alberta University of the Arts Students’ Association (AUArts SA). The President acts as the liaison between the student body and the Executive Committee and works closely with the Executive Director to ensure the Association is working towards accomplishing the goals and objectives as set out in the strategic plan. Key Areas of Focus: Governance, Administration, Management, Finance, Human Resources

The Vice-President Academic Affairs serves as the official advocate for student concerns in all areas of institutional academic affairs. Key Areas of Focus: Advocacy, Student Voice, Institutional Development, Governance, Campus Engagement

The Vice-President External Relations serves as a representative of the Executive Committee and promotes the mandate and objectives of the organization to the external community. Key Areas of Focus: Networking, Advocacy, Strategic Partnerships, Fundraising

The Vice-President Student Life develops the culture of the AUArts community by advocating for quality student experience and encourages student engagement with campus programming initiatives. Key Areas of Focus: Communications, Internal Relationships, Student Experience, Event Planning

Student Leadership Council

The Student Leadership Council Representatives serve their department area by acting as voting members of the AUArts Students’ Association governing Board. Key Areas of Focus: Advocacy, Institutional Development, Student Voice, Governance, Campus Engagement

More information about the nomination process and requirements, elections policies, representative position descriptions and terms of reference can be found on our website by visiting www.auarts-sa.ca/elections.

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

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

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Resume Workshop with Rozsa Foundation (March 14)

March 1st, 2019|

Let’s make your resume work for you!

Need help fine tuning your CV and/or resume in time for summer job applications?

Geraldine Ysselstein, Arts Leadership Director from the Rozsa Foundation, will be on campus to help you out! In this one-on-one session on March 14, students will bring a draft of their most recent CV and/or resume and will leave with strategies and resources to aid in their upcoming applications.

This workshop is open to all AUArts students but space is limited. Students are able to sign up for a 15-minute time slots.

To reserve your spot, register online at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409054fa5a722a2f49-lets

Questions? Email AUArts Students’ Associations’ Career Development Program Manager, Joel Farris, at careers.acadsa@acad.ca

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2702, 2019

AUArts Students’ Association Elections Package Available

February 27th, 2019|

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Hello AUArts students.

It’s time for the AUArts Students’ Association (AUArts SA) Annual Election, our first as a university, and we have plenty of positions to fill for the 2019-2020 school year! We have completed updating our policies and position descriptions so make sure to take a look through our website (www.auarts-sa.ca/elections) for more information!

Elections schedule:

Notice of Elections February 14-26
Election package available February 27 – March 6
 Election package/nominations due  March 6  no later than 4:00pm
 Campaign Regulations Meeting  March 6 @ 4:00pm (AUArts SA office)
 Candidate Forum  TBD
 Voting Days  March 20-21
 Winners announced  March 22
 Last day to inquire for ballot recount  March 27

Positions Available:

Positions Available Remuneration Time Commitment
Executive Committee
President $2,200-2,400/Month 20-25 Hrs/Week
May-April
Vice-President Academic Affairs $2,000-$2,400/Month
Vice-President External Relations
Vice-President Student Life
Student Leadership Council
School of Craft + Emerging Media
SLC Ceramics Representative $50/Meeting 1-3 Hr Meetings
Every 2 Weeks
Sept-April
SLC Fibre Representative
SLC Glass Representative
SLC Jewelry Representative
SLC MADT Representative
School of Critical + Creative Studies
SLC BFA General Representative $50/Meeting 1-3 Hr Meetings
Every 2 Weeks
Sept-April
SLC First Year Studies Representative
SLC First Year Studies Representative
SLC International Student Representative
SLC MFA Representative
School of Communications Design
SLC Advertising Representative $50/Meeting 1-3 Hr Meetings
Every 2 Weeks
Sept-April
SLC Character Design Representative
SLC Graphic Design Representative
SLC Illustration Representative
SLC Photography Representative
School of Visual Arts
SLC Drawing Representative $50/Meeting 1-3 Hr Meetings
Every 2 Weeks
Sept-April
SLC Painting Representative
SLC Print Media Representative
SLC Sculpture Representative
Other Representatives
Board of Governors Student Representative $25/Meeting ~3hr Meeting
Once/Month
Sept-June
Board of Governors Student Representative

Add valuable experience to your resume/CV, become more involved in the AUArts community, and get paid!

How to Run in the Election:

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

More information about the nomination process and requirements, elections policies, representative position descriptions and terms of reference can be found on our website by visiting www.auarts-sa.ca/elections.

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

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

2702, 2019

Healthy Habits Prize Pack – February/March 2019

February 27th, 2019|

2019 -02-27 Healthy Habits Prize Pack

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

What is required?

Your name and ACAD email address

(You must be a current ACAD Student to win)

>> Fill in our draw entry form here

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

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1402, 2019

Notice of AUArts SA Elections

February 14th, 2019|

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Hello AUArts students.

It’s time for the AUArts Students’ Association (AUArts SA) Annual Elections, our first as a university, and we have plenty of positions to fill for the 2019-2020 school year! We are in the final stages of updating our policies and position descriptions so keep an eye open in the next few weeks for more information!

Elections schedule:

Notice of Elections February 14-26
Election package available February 27 – March 6
 Election package/nominations due  March 6  no later than 4:00pm
 Campaign Regulations Meeting  March 6 @ 4:00pm (AUArts SA office)
 Candidate Forum  TBD
 Voting Days  March 20-21
 Winners announced  March 22
 Last day to inquire for ballot recount  March 27

Watch your student emails for more information in the coming weeks about how you can participate in the AUArts SA Elections or visit www.auarts-sa.ca/elections.

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

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

1402, 2019

Office Closed During Reading Week (Feb 18-22)

February 14th, 2019|

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

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1402, 2019

Health + Dental Plan Travel Coverage

February 14th, 2019|

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

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1402, 2019

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

February 14th, 2019|

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

1302, 2019

REMINDER: Spring Show + Sale Registration (Feb 14)

February 13th, 2019|

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

Your Students’ Association invites you to participate in Show + Sale, our semi-annual art market! Each sale attracts over 1,500 customers and provides emerging artists with an opportunity to showcase and sell their professional work in a public retail setting. The upcoming sale will be held March 28-30, 2019. More information available at www.acadsa.ca/show-sale/

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

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

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

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

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

Questions? Email careers.acadsa@acad.ca

1102, 2019

News and Updates from your EC

February 11th, 2019|

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Connect Family & Sexual Abuse Network

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

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

Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse (CCASA)

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

  • 24-hour information and support.

Calgary Counselling Centre

Telephone: 403-691-5991 (business hours)

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

The Distress Center

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

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

Calgary Sexual Health Centre

Telephone: 403-283-5580

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

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

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

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

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

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

Good luck this semester and take care of yourselves!

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

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Upcoming AUArts Students’ Association Events and Deadlines

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

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

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

Show + Sale Registration
We invite you to participate in Show + Sale, our semi-annual art market! Each sale attracts over 1,500 customers and provides emerging artists with an opportunity to showcase and sell their professional work in a public retail setting. The upcoming sale will be held March 28-30, 2019. More information available at www.acadsa.ca/show-sale/
All students interested in participating in the Spring Show + Sale must register through the online form before midnight on Thursday, February 14.
The form can be found at: https://form.jotform.com/ACADSA/spring-show-sale
If this is your first time participating in Show + Sale or you need a refresher on how to participate, please read through the Show + Sale Student Handbook. The handbook can be found online at: www.acadsa.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Fall.2018.ShowSale.Handbook.pdf

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

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

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

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

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Sexploration Workshop (Feb 14)

February 4th, 2019|

2019-02-14 Sexploration 2Sexploration Workshop

Are you in the pursuit of pleasure?

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

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

402, 2019

Career Development Fair Organizations (Feb 6)

February 4th, 2019|

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

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

 

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

Alberta Craft Council

Alberta Printmakers

Calgary Arts Development

Calgary Queer Arts Society

CSIF – The Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers

Carfac Alberta

CJSW-FM

Contemporary Calgary

Elephant Artist Relief Society

EMMEDIA Gallery & Production Society

M:ST Performative Art Festival

The New Gallery

Quickdraw Animation Society

Rozsa Foundation

Stride Gallery

TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary

Untitled Art Society

Come network with us!

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