Do you want to know what the Concordia Students’ Association did last year?
Did you know that you can access all of the approved meeting minutes?
Check out http://concordiastudentassociation.com/meeting-minutes/ and see what we did last year!
Concordia will be celebrating our students and donors at Awards Night on Tuesday, March 19.
Please note that the Tegler Student Centre will be closed starting at 3:00pm on Tuesday for set up and will reopen on Wednesday morning.
Students will need to find an alternative route around Tegler during the closure.
Our apologies for the disruption.
Today the Honourable Doug Horner, Minister of Finance, delivered the Alberta Government’s 2013/14 budget. Our primary concern was how the budget would affect Concordia’s funding relative to the Post-Secondary operational grant. Last year the Government of Alberta increased our funding by 2%. This year there was no increase; but Concordia was also not subjected to any major cuts. And that is relatively good news.
In anticipation of this budget, the administration and Board of Concordia had budgeted for just such a scenario; in other words, it was and is a budget of austerity and restraint. This means practically that many very necessary capital improvements are on hold. But it also means that operations relative to salaries and service to students are maintained at a sustainable level. With a probable increase in enrolments, greater returns on ancillary services, and efficiencies gained by further review of our operations, I believe Concordia will be able to advance in the coming academic year.
We were also informed that along with our funding come expectations for greater efficiencies within our sector and within all of Campus Alberta. We have been proactive on this front and look forward to working with Enterprise and Advanced Education to improve upon our contribution to Post-Secondary education in Alberta.
Ladies and Gentlemen
The election results for next year’s Concordia Students’ Association Executives:
Andrew Koning – yes 343, no 34
Vice President Finance:
Morgan Belsek – yes 354, no 23
Vice President Internal Affairs:
Tyler Ludwig – yes 344, no 23
Vice President Christian Life:
Kristopher (Scott) Brayall – 203 (54.4%)
Kayla Tkachyk – 170 (45.6%)
Vice President External Affairs:
Mike Browning – 219 (57.3)
Areezah Jiwa – 163 (42.7)
Kelsie Gilespie – yes 205, no 15
The results for the Health and Dental Plan Referendum:
Yes – 314 (77%)
No – 90 (22%)
Yes – 309 (76%)
No – 97 (24%)
Today is Pink Shirt Day, which is a day to create awareness about Bullying and raise some money for some awesome causes.
If you need more information about Pink Shirt Day, click here!
If you would like to purchase a pink shirt, the Concordia Allies are selling t-shirts in Tegler today. Make sure you pick one up, and stand up against bullying!
Seeking students for a campus photo shoot!
Please consider one of the times and locations below, honorarium of $50.00 Tim Horton’s gift cards will be given to participants who sign-up beforehand $20.00 on day of photo-shoot.
ALBERTA STUDENT LIFE PHOTO SHOOT
Alberta Enterprise and Advanced Education is looking for individuals to participate in a photo shoot depicting student life in Alberta. We are looking for individuals who represent the diversity of Alberta’s student population, including those representing a range of ages, appearances, and ethnicities.
Photos will be used to promote post-secondary education here in Alberta and globally. Individuals do not have to be current post-secondary students in order to participate. Participants may be used for as little as 30 minutes, or may be invited to participate in a full-day shoot.
Participants will be approved by project coordinator on site and will be asked to sign a Consent and Release form prior to participation.
DATE and TIME:
Wednesday, February 27
Various locations around campus will be used. Participants will be informed of locations and times please meet at the drama auditorium doors in Tegler (upper level leading to the walk way).
See times below.
1. 9:10 am
2. 10:30 am
3. 1:10 pm
4. 2:30 pm
Please RSVP to:
Campus Alberta Awareness Branch with your availability for the day.
Considerations for Participants:
o Absence of large logos or other brand markings on clothing
o Clothing without detailed patterns. Bright, solid colours are best
o Low key clothing reflective of normal student attire in Canada
o Outfits adaptable for different seasons – bring your winter outdoor clothes!
o Bringing laptop, tablet, cellphones and textbooks is encouraged
3. Mix of participants at each location:
o Dependent on the mix of participants at each location the photo crew and producer will select appropriate combinations to satisfy the above criteria of diversity
We would like to thank everyone who helped us to disseminate the information about Prague Summer Schools last year. In 2012 we received a large number of applications and were pleased to welcome over a hundred outstanding students from all over the world in Prague. Also thanks to your kind support Prague Summer Schools will celebrate the 10th anniversary this summer.
We are launching Prague Summer Schools 2013 and would be grateful, if you could forward this information to those who might be interested in attending. (PDF invitation attached to this message)
For 2013 we have prepared the following summer schools:
29 June – 6 July 2013
European Summer Institute on the Future of Europe: Lobbying in Brussels
Summer School on Crime, Law and Psychology
Summer School on European Politics: Interests versus Culture?
Summer School on China: A World Superpower – Myth or Reality?
6-13 July 2013
Summer School on New Development Cooperation: Breaking the Chains of Poverty
Summer School on Education: The Future of School
Summer School on Globalization: The End of Consumption as we Know it
Summer Schools will take place in Prague, Czech Republic
We invite you to visit our website www.praguesummerschools.org to discover the details about the upcoming programs. The website will direct you to the individual page of each summer program containing information on academics, logistics, photos, alumni feedback, guidelines to application process, and online application.
We also suggest students to submit their applications to Prague Summer Schools 2013 by Early Bird Application Deadline of April 30, 2013. The Final Deadline is May 15, 2013.
Should you have any questions regarding the Prague Summer Schools or application process, please do not hesitate to contact us at:
We are looking forward to your application!!!
With best regards,
Egle Havrdova, Ph.D.
Athletics this Weekend
February 15, 2013
Women’s Basketball – Concordia @ Lakeland College – 6:00 pm
Men’s Basketball – Concordia @ Lakeland College – 8:00 pm
Men’s Hockey – Augustana @ Concordia – 8:00 pm
February 16, 2013
Women’s Basketball – Lakeland College @ Concordia – 6:00 pm
Men’s Hockey – Concordia @ Augustana – 7:30 pm
Men’s Basketball – Lakeland @ Concordia – 8:00 pm
Athletics this Weekend
February 8, 2013
Women’s Basketball – Augustana @ Concordia – 6:00 pm
Women’s Volleyball – Concordia @ Augustana – 6:00 pm
Men’s Basketball – Augustana @ Concordia – 8:00 pm
Men’s Volleyball – Concordia @ Augustana – 8:00 pm
Men’s Hockey – Portage @ Concorda – 8:15 pm
February 9, 2013
Women’s Basketball – Concordia @ Augustana – 6:00 pm
Women’s Volleyball – Augustana @ Concordia – 6:00 pm
Men’s Hockey – Concordia @ Portage – 7:00 pm
Men’s Basketball – Concordia @ Augustana – 8:00 pm
Men’s Volleyball – Augustana @ Concordia – 8:00 pm