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Hello AUARTS Students!

Thank you for this year! Thank you for exploring, discovering and developing our AUArts SA community! You are an integral voice! Continue to discover and to get involved! What you think, what you create, what you say matters! The Executive Committee created a slogan this year within AUArts SA… Positive Gossip! Let’s continue to move forward into the end of this term and onward with these good vibes.

The EC and SLC has been invested this year to being leaders within our student community, addressing concerns and queries that arise. Recently, Student Open Forums took place, in collaboration with VCD chair Scott Cressman. These gatherings were a big success, offering students the platform to speak freely and address any feedback and concerns they had in an inclusive environment.  If you have additional feedback, please contact your SLC representative. This is an initiative that will continue next year, each semester around midterms.

Further to Advocacy: your EC was an integral part of an ad-hoc committee (with ASEC) to speak up at Parliament regarding a higher standardization within the Sexual Violence policies on a provincial level. The EC is invested in ensuring that our policy captures a safe and secure survivor-centric stand-alone policy that reflects our small and diverse community. Your safety is of the utmost importance! On our website, we have launched a page 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.

AUArts launched the SAFE App, which has a plethora of valuable tools re: crisis alerts, emergency contacts, reporting and much more!

This time of year can be challenging, try not to feel the burn. Be sure to take time for YOU: healthy eating, hydrating, sleeping and enjoying this sunny weather so that you can be present and your best at those panel crits!

Congratulations to our upcoming graduates!!  Let’s celebrate all that we have shared together on campus! We wish our graduates all the best!

For those of us returning this Fall, take the time to utilize Spring courses to lighten your Fall/Winter semesters and potentially have more time focused on studio classes (classes start in May)!

If you missed our recent Elections and have an interest in being involved, please get in touch with us! We will hold a by-election in the Fall of 2019 for the remaining SLC / EC positions! Please get in touch with us: you can find information about AUArts SA, our staff and committee members at www.auarts-sa.ca/about. 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.

Thank you for everything this year! It’s been a real treat. 🙂

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


*A note from Kayla Gale, Director of External Relations regarding the upcoming election:*

“T-minus 8 days until the provincial election ends. Advanced polling stations are up and you’ll find one on SAIT’s campus: SAITSA Campus Centre V206- Trojan Boardroom, Tuesday April 9-Thurs April 11, 9am-5pm and SAIT Stan Grad Centre – Irene Lewis Atrium, April 12, 9am-5pm. Voting at the advanced polling stations will allow you to vote at any station outside of your riding, so if you live far away from your polling station this is the best time to vote! Also, pre-registering for voting will alleviate the need to provide photo ID.

We’ve gathered more election information for you at www.acadsa.ca/2019/04/vote-in-the-alberta-election-april-16/

Wednesday April 10th – AUArts SA and Apathy is Boring will be in the main mall where you’ll have the opportunity to find more information regarding the parties that are be running in this election. Come by and visit us, pick up some swag and have some popcorn, and make sure and vote on April 16th! (or before that).”


Upcoming AUArts SA Events and Deadlines

Mètamorphe: Hear/d Residency Exhibition

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) Hear/d Residency program is proud to present Mètamorphe.


  • 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 at www.acadsa.ca/heard

Now Hiring MNG Coordinator and Bartenders

We Are Hiring! Jobs on Campus! We are hiring a Marion Nicoll Gallery(MNG) Coordinator and Bartenders. For more information about the hours of work, wages, job descriptions, and how to apply make sure you check out the postings at www.acadsa.ca/work-for-acadsa/.

Application Deadline: April 15, 2019

Gracious Gratitude Award Nominations Needed

The 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 AUArts Year End Party April 24, 4 – 6 PM at the AUArts Cafeteria.

Nomination Deadline: Thursday, April 18th at Midnight

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

AUArts + AUArts SA Year-End + Gracious Gratitude Award Celebration

WHEN: Wednesday, April 24 from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

WHERE: AUArts Lower Main Mall / Cafeteria

It is almost time for us to celebrate the end of the academic year and thank you all for your hard work! You are invited to AUArts + AUArts SA Year-End + Gracious Gratitude Award Celebration.

Please join your fellow AUArts Community members for some tasty snacks and beverages as we honour those retiring this year to explore a new chapter in their creative lives. As well, AUArts SA is proud to present the 2019 Gracious Gratitude Awards, which provides some much needed recognition for the hard-working and dedicated students, faculty, administration and staff who make up our community. RSVP for the event by emailing communications@auarts.ca

Health + Dental Plan Coverage

Summer’s almost here! ACADSA Plan members have coverage (health, dental, travel) until Aug. 31. Make the most of your summer benefits. For more information visit www.studentcare.ca

Graduating this year? ACADSA Plan members can apply for continuing health & dental coverage. You can apply for the Continuum Plan after graduation even if you opted out of the ACADSA Health Plan! Enrolment info at www.continuumplan.com

Show + Sale Cheque Pick Up

Congratulations on another successful Show + Sale! Those who participated this semester can expect their sales cheques to be ready for pick up on Thursday, April 18. Please come by the AUArts SA office during our regular office hours (Tuesday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.) to get yours! If you have questions, please email careers.acadsa@auarts.ca