Exciting Opportunities to Sit on ASU Committees

Good morning Acadia students;

Keep up the good work! We’re almost at the end of exams! There are only five (5) days left until the beginning of the Winter Break. 😊

I am delighted to let you know that there are several new and exciting opportunities to get involved with the Acadia Students’ Union over the Winter Semester. Council has created three (3) special advisory committees to study important issues to the student body and each of these committees is looking for student-at-large members. From past experience, I can say that these are excellent opportunities to get engaged with student issues and contribute to making the Acadia community even better!

What are the committees and what do they do?

Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC) (4 seats available)

  • The mandate of the committee is to promote and facilitate a barrier-free Union, by advising Council and assisting in the removal and prevention of barriers faced by persons with disabilities within the Acadia Students’ Union. For more information on the Accessibility Advisory Committee, visit the ASU website here.

Community Engagement Advisory Committee (CEAC) (4 seats available)

  • The mandate of the committee is to serve to promote and facilitate grassroots community engagement between Acadia students and community members that enhances the quality of student life at Acadia University and within the Acadia Students’ Union. For more information on the Community Engagement Advisory Committee, visit the ASU website here.

Alumni Engagement Committee (AEC) (2 seats available)

  • The mandate of the committee is to promote and facilitate the relationship between alumni and current students of Acadia University through the ongoing maintenance of the Alumni Mentorship Network, a project that seeks to connect current students and recent graduates with mentors in their field to provide professional advice and guidance. For more information on the Alumni Engagement Committee, visit the ASU website here.

How can I apply?

Any student can apply to sit on one of these committees and all that is required to be considered is an email to asu.chairperson@acadiau.ca explaining why you would like to sit on this committee and what skills and/or experience you would offer to the committee’s work. Please identify which committee you are applying to sit on in the subject line of your email. The deadline to apply is Sunday, December 31st, 2017 at 11:59 PM.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me anytime by email at asu.chairperson@acadiau.ca or stop by my office (Old SUB 628) during my weekly office hours.

Finally, on behalf of Council, I would like to extend our best wishes for a happy holiday season and a prosperous 2018!

See you in January!

OJ

Oliver Jacob
Chairperson of the SRC
Acadia Students’ Union
asu.chairperson@acadiau.ca
www.theasu.ca

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