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News

This page hosts official announcements from the Alberta University of the Arts Students’ Association (Formerly Alberta College of Art + Design Students’ Association).

To see news from the university, please visit AUArts.ca

3004, 2019

Health + Dental Plan: Summer & Extended Coverage

April 30th, 2019|

Facebook_ACADSA_CoverageSummer’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

2504, 2019

2019 Gracious Gratitude Award Recipients

April 25th, 2019|

 

The Gracious Gratitude Awards exist to provide some much needed recognition for the hard-working and dedicated students, faculty, administration and staff who make up our community. Congratulations to all the recipients this year! We thank you for being such an outstanding member of the AUArts community.

Recipients: If you were unable to attend the Year End + Gracious Gratitude Award Celebration on April 24 and pick up your award certificate, it is available in the AUArts Students’ Association Office.

Please email community.acadsa@auarts.ca if you have any questions.

2504, 2019

MNG Exhibition Catalogue | July 2017 -August 2018

April 25th, 2019|

View the Marion Nicoll Gallery (MNG) Exhibition Catalogue 2017-2018 at Issuu.com

2404, 2019

Spring 2019: Student Group Program Update

April 24th, 2019|

2018 Fall Student Groups - Under ConstructionThe AUArts SA Student Groups program will be continuing to only support current, ratified groups throughout the 2019-20 academic year. As such, intake for new groups has been stopped to ensure AUArts SA can focus on programming priorities. If you were looking to start a new group, you can get involved in other ways, such as participating in an existing group.

Questions? Email acadsa@acad.ca

1804, 2019

MNG Catalogue Launch (April 25)

April 18th, 2019|

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Join us Thursday, April 25th, 8PM at Oak Tree Tavern for the launch of the first Marion Nicoll Gallery (MNG) catalogue! This catalogue features MNG exhibitions from the 2017-18 academic year and includes an opening statement by the MNG Coordinator. We look forward to celebrating this publication with you!

A digital copy of the catalogue will be made available to view online after the event.

RSVP on Eventbrite (www.eventbrite.ca/e/mng-catalogue-launch-registration-60586027439)

Questions? Email mng.acadsa@acad.ca

1804, 2019

Year-End + Gracious Gratitude Award Celebration (April 24)

April 18th, 2019|

2019-04-24 Year End Party InstagramNow that your classes and crits are done, 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.

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? All nominations for the Gracious Gratitude Award will be awarded a certificate and student nominees will be put into a prize draw. You can submit multiple nominations for multiple people in any of the categories, but please only submit nominations for each individual once on your own.

Nomination Deadline: Thursday, April 18, 2019 at Midnight

Online Nominations Form: form.jotform.com/ACADSA/gg-award

Award Nominees will be listed at auarts-sa.ca after the deadline and award certificates will be presented at the Year End event.

Please save the date for Wednesday, April 24 from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. in your calendars.

We greatly appreciate your RSVP to confirm your attendance and hope to see you there! RSVP to communications@auarts.ca.

1004, 2019

April 10 – Day of Pink

April 10th, 2019|

Day-of-Pink-Small-Poster-1April 10, 2019 marks the International Day of Pink. It is a day where communities across the country, and across the world, can unite in celebrating diversity and raising awareness to stop homophobia, transphobia, transmisogyny, and all forms of bullying.

The International Day of Pink was started in Nova Scotia when 2 straight high school students saw a gay student wearing a pink shirt being bullied. The 2 students intervened, but wanted to do more to prevent homophobic & transphobic bullying. They decided to purchase pink shirts, and a few days later got everyone at school to arrive wearing pink, standing in solidarity. The result was that an entire school took a stand and began working together to prevent homophobic & transphobic bullying.

The message was clear: anyone can bully, any can be victimized by bullying, but together we can stop it.

Each year on the second Wednesday of April, millions of people wear pink and take a stand. The Day of Pink is a symbol, a spark, that empowers and inspires youth across Canada to create amazing social change!

For more information, please visit ccgsd-ccdgs.org/

904, 2019

Positive Gossip! (News and Updates from your EC)

April 9th, 2019|

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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
leadership.acadsa@acad.ca

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*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).”

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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.

Artists:

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

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

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

More information about the Hear/d Residency program 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

804, 2019

#ArtsVoteAB Election Readiness

April 8th, 2019|

ArtsABVoteElection Readiness: Arts Edition

To help artists and art advocates make informed decisions in the 2019 provincial election, The Alberta Partners for Arts & Culture reached out to the political parties currently represented in the Alberta Legislature to talk about their Art & Culture policies.

Read their answers here: http://albertapartnersforartsandculture.com/#election-readiness

 

804, 2019

Mètamorphe: Hear/d Residency Exhibition

April 8th, 2019|

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

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

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

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

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

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

404, 2019

RSVP: Ready Set Vote Party – Calgary (April 8)

April 4th, 2019|

2019-04-08 Apathy is Boring RSVP EventSave the date!

Apathy is Boring is excited to see young people get out and vote in the Alberta election and we want to celebrate! Join us at The Gateway on April 8, 2019 for a night of food, drinks, entertainment and the chance to engage with some of the young candidates running for office.

There’s a special perk for people who pre-register. Piles of swag will be given out throughout the night! NOTE: You must show government ID to be allowed in.

Come out and show Alberta that youth are taking charge of their future and making their voices heard in this election.

See Facebook event for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/2306428639638201/

404, 2019

Vote in the Alberta Election (April 9-16)

April 4th, 2019|

Vote Alberta April 16

The Alberta Election has been called for April 16.

It is time to get informed on the issues, candidates, and parties before we vote!

Step 1: Know the parties and their platforms

Every constituency will have multiple candidates from different parties. Each party will have different priorities and plans for the future. Get to know the parties and the candidates to see which ones best reflect your values. An voting uninformed is like walking into a test without studying.

Below are links to the main parties running, be sure to know all the parties running in your riding:

Alberta Party – www.albertaparty.ca
Alberta’s NDP – www.albertandp.ca
United Conservative Party (UCP) – www.unitedconservative.ca
Alberta Liberal Party – www.albertaliberal.com

There are more parties running! Get informed about the candidates running in your riding!

Step 2: Know your ridings voting station:

Each constituency will have designated polling stations for voting. On Election Day you can vote at your designated polling station. You can find out which constituency you live in, where your polling station is, who are the registered candidates are, information on Advanced Polls, and more at www.elections.ab.ca/

If you’re studying away from home within Alberta, you’ll need to vote in the ADVANCED POLL. Please note – you can only vote on voting day in your own riding! Make sure you’re prepared – more info for students living away from home here.

Advanced Polling Station at SAIT

SAITSA has arranged with Elections Alberta to have an advance poll here on the SAIT campus.

 APRIL 9-11   |   SAIT Campus Centre – Trojan’s Boardroom – V206   |   9am-5pm

APRIL 12   |   SAIT Stan Grad Centre – Irene Lewis Atrium – MB/MC   |   9am-5pm

More information about advanced polling available here: https://www.elections.ab.ca/current-election-information/where-do-i-vote/

Step 3: GO OUT AND VOTE!

To vote you’ll need to bring one piece of government-issued ID with your photo, your name, and current address (like your driver’s licence) OR two pieces of authorized ID (both must have your name, one must have your current address – like your lease agreement or utility bill). More info on the ID you’ll need here.

Go to your local polling station, tell the people there you would like to vote and they will confirm your name is on the list. If you haven’t registered yet you can do so in person then.

They shall provide a ballot and direct you to the voting area where you can mark your ballot in secret. After you will place your marked ballot into the ballot box. Next, go out and brag about how you voted.

REGISTER TO VOTE

To register follow this link: https://www.voterlink.ab.ca/

If you forget to register before voting days, do not worry. As stated above,  you will need to produce One piece of government issued ID with your photograph and current address at the polling station. If you do not have one of with your photograph and address you can provide two pieces of authorized ID. Both of them must have your full name. One must have your address. More info on the ID you’ll need here.

More Questions?

For more elections information visit www.elections.ab.ca

 

Additional Resources:

AUArts Library Events

  • April 9 – April 16 – Get help finding out more information
    • We’ll have a dedicated computer set up in the Library to help you to find out information about this upcoming election, and our Library team can help you determine who the candidates are in your riding, what you need to bring to the polling stations in order to vote, and where you can vote in advanced polls and on election day.
  • April 9 – April 12 at 1:15pm – Get Your (early) Vote On walk from the Library to SAIT
    • Everyday at 1:15pm someone from the library team will lead anyone interested in early voting on a walking trip from the library to the advanced polling station in the SAIT Trojan Boardroom (across from the Gateway). Anyone participating in the walk will receive a cookie from the library to fortify themselves for the trip.

ArtsABVote

The Alberta Partners for Arts & Culture: Election Readiness

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Alberta Students’ Executive Council [ASEC] Student Voting Guide

2019-04-08 Apathy is Boring RSVP Event

RSVP: Ready Set Vote Party – Calgary (April 8)

304, 2019

REMINDER: Gracious Gratitude Award Nominees Needed

April 3rd, 2019|

2019-04-18 Gracious Gratitude Nominations CopyThe AUArts Students’ Association Executive Committee and Student Leadership Council is proud to present the ‘Gracious Gratitude Awards’. Do you know someone who goes above and beyond their role to improve the AUArts community? Is there someone who always puts a smile on your face? Someone who is happy to lend a helping hand?

Help contribute to an acknowledgement of excellence and outstanding contribution within the AUArts community! Nominate your colleagues, fellow students, favourite instructors, technicians etc. today. The four categories for nominations: students, faculty, administration, and staff (includes: cafeteria staff, bookstore, library, maintenance, security, etc.) All nominations for the Gracious Gratitude Award will be awarded a certificate and student nominees will be put into a prize draw. Certificates and the prize draw winner will be announced at the Year End Party at the end of April.

You can submit multiple nominations for multiple people in any of the categories, but please only submit nominations for each individual once on your own.

Nomination Deadline: Thursday, April 18th at Midnight

Nomination Form

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

Award Nominees will be listed at www.auarts-sa.ca and award certificates will be presented at the Alberta University of the Arts’ Year End Party on April 24, 4 – 6 PM at the AUArts Cafeteria (More information about event to come).

Questions? Email Alena Martin, AUArts SA Director of Culture and Community Affairs, at community.acadsa@acad.ca

104, 2019

Thank you for your support (Show + Sale)

April 1st, 2019|

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A great big thank you to our participating students and everyone who came to our Spring 2019 Show + Sale for making the event a success! If you didn’t know, proceeds from tickets and donations directly support Alberta University of the Arts (AUArts) students with programming that includes entrepreneurial training through seminars and workshops and fund student scholarships. Students receive the proceeds from the sale of their work during the event, with a portion supporting AUArts Students’ Association programming.

Our next Show + Sale will take place in November. More information to come in the fall.

2803, 2019

Now Hiring Bartenders: AUArts SA

March 28th, 2019|

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Applications Closed

Come Work With Us!

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

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

BARTENDER

The Bartender is responsible for providing bar service at community events.

Core Objectives…

The Bartender contributes to the organization by fulfilling the following objectives:

  • Complies with all Alberta Liquor and Gaming services regulations
  • Ensure all guests under 25 show government approved identification
  • Maintain ProServe certification
  • Limit service to patrons who appear to be over intoxicated
  • Provides quality service to all patrons
  • Serve alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks at scheduled events
  • Process cash and credit sales payments in a timely manner
  • Maintains accurate sales and inventory records
  • Complete daily cash reconciliation at end of shift
  • Receive inventory and update inventory records as required

The Perks…

  • Casual part-time position on campus
  • Pay rate of $15.00 per hour plus tips and gratuities
  • Shifts typically scheduled in the evenings between 4:30-9:00 pm*

*Must be available at least two evenings between Monday-Friday during the academic year (Sept-May)

Who You Are…

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

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

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

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

Qualifications…

  • Experience in customer service and hospitality
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of diverse communities
  • Solid organizational, time, and budget management skills
  • Speaking and writing in second/third languages are considered an asset
  • Must have valid ProServe certification

Apply Now!

If we’ve caught your eye and you’d like to apply for this position please send a letter of interest that helps us get to know you better and resume, please also ensure you specify your availability and why you think you’d be a good fit for our team.

Applications can be sent to:

Sarah Grodecki
AUArts SA Executive Director
director.acadsa@auarts.ca

Applications will be accepted until April 15th, 2019 at 4pm. Interviews are planned to take place between April 15-30th, and the anticipated start date for this position is May 1, 2019.

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

2703, 2019

REMINDER: Student Open Forums (Wednesday and Thursday) at 1PM

March 27th, 2019|

2019-03 Student Open Forums - Square - no web link 2Don’t forget about the last two Student Open Forums today and tomorrow!

AUArts Students’ Association is your official voice on campus and we want to advocate for ALL students! Please join us at one of our student open forums to share with us your concerns, your wants and your wildest wishes for life at AUArts. Help us advocate for YOU.

 March 27 at 1pm in Room #520: VISUAL ARTS STUDENTS

March 28 at 1pm in Room #520: CRAFT AND EMERGING MEDIA STUDENTS

For more information please contact Fiona Couillard, your Director of Advocacy & Representation, at advocacy.acadsa@acad.ca or your Student Leadership Council Representative (contact info at www.acadsa.ca/about/leadership-council/)