The Executive Committee

The Executive Committee (EC) manages the affairs of AUArts Students' Association in accordance with the decisions of the Student Leadership Council, and with the bylaws of the Association. Elections for the Executive Committee are generally held in March of each year. Each member of the Executive Committee is elected for a one-year term.

*Click on position titles for position descriptions

2019-2020 David-VPAcadmic_sm

My name is David McGonigal, currently going into my fifth year at AUArts in the Painting department. My focus recently has been on film and video, sometimes combined with installation and musical elements.

In my role as Vice-President of Academic Affairs, I am an advocate for the student body concerning institutional academic affairs. This includes institutional development and governance, as well as any questions or concerns you might have regarding the school. If I’m not the right person to help out, I can certainly point you in the right direction.

Feel free to email me at, or drop by during my office hours. My hours during the summer are Tuesday-Thursday, 10AM-4PM.

The Vice-President of 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


2019-2020 Winona-VPStudentLife_sm

Hi! I’m Winona and I am heading into my fifth year at AUArts in the Media Arts Department. I mostly make video art, but I tend to incorporate sculpture and installation in my work.

My focus in the AUA Student Association is on community and culture, and more specifically student experience! I organize events at AUArts and my goal is to foster a welcoming and inclusive community, as well as advocate for students. Something I am specifically working on this year is to continue the facilitation of sexual violence awareness/policy initiatives around the school.

My email is:

If you have any questions or inquiries regarding the work I do for students or are unsure about my role, feel free to send me an email or come by during my Drop in Hours every Tuesday from 1-3pm.

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



Hello, my name is Chloe Collins. I am a 4th year ceramics major at AUArts. I have attended AUArts for the past 5 years. I ran for and was elected to the Executive Committee of AUArts SA because, I want to promote and encourage greater mentorship opportunities between Alumni and current students to bridge the gap between emerging and established artists and craftspeople. I also aim to maintain the lines of communication between AUArts and AUArts SA regarding mental health programming at AUArts.

You should contact me if you have questions regarding the student unions and politically adjacent groups that AUArts SA is affiliated with. Or if you have any interest in connecting with a mentor from Calgary’s arts community.

My typical responsibilities include, maintaining mutually beneficial relationships between AUArts SA, AUArts, other student unions and politically adjacent groups. I work to ensure that the policies presented for approval by these groups are aligned with the interests of AUArts SA and those of the student body.

I currently sit on the Board of Directors for ASEC. I am also the AUArts SA representative for CSA and a member of AUArts SA’s Policy Committee.

Please contact me at

My summer office hours are: Tuesday 11am-4pm, Wednesday 11am-4pm and Thursday 10am-3pm.

The Vice-President of 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


President – Rickee-Lee Webster


This position still needs representation. There will be a by-election in September to fill this empty position!

Questions? Email


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

– Updated June 18, 2019