Elections 2016

2016 SUNSCAD Elections are open!

If you are interested in becoming a Divisional Representative, Constituency Representative or occupy an Executive position now would be the time to act!

  • The Nominations open on March 1st,
  • The Nominations close on March 8th,
  • Campaigning must be finished by March 22nd
  • Voting will take place over three days, there will be voting stations present at all three campuses March 23rd, 24th and 25th
  • All the new Divisional Representatives, Constituency Representatives and Executive positions will be ratified at an AGM on March 30th

In order to run for any of these positions you must fill out a nomination form.

If you are interested in running a polling station, or counting ballots contact our CRO at taylordrakes@student.nscad.ca

If you have any questions on the SUNSCAD Elections, please email us at suadmin@nscad.ca, or drop into the office!

Students’ Union for NSCAD University statement on cuts to Nova Scotia Film Tax Credit

MEDIA RELEASE

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Students’ Union for NSCAD University statement on cuts to Nova Scotia Film Tax Credit

Halifax – The Students’ Union for NSCAD University, alongside members of the Nova Scotia Community College Screen Arts Program, stand in solidarity against the Liberal Party’s cuts to the Nova Scotia Film Tax Credit. We also condemn measures announced in last week’s provincial budget that deregulate tuition fees for all students in Nova Scotia, and cut university funding.

The provincial budget cuts provincial funding to universities for the fifth consecutive year in a row. These cuts have a direct impact on the quality of education students receive in the classroom. Cuts to post-secondary education funding and the creative industry have; greatly damaged our reputation as a school with a stable environment for prospective students, forced NSCAD University to shut down major classes, and lay-off faculty, put the NSCAD film program in danger of losing funding, sponsorship, reliable equipment, and credibility as a leading film program in Canada.

The systematic underfunding of our schools by the NS government has and will affect not only our education, but also that of any future generations of film, media, and arts students. NSCAD University will be hit particularly hard by the elimination of the provincial student bursary for out-of-province students. This bursary played an important role in NSCAD’s ability to attract students from across Canada to attend our school.

NSCAD will also be disproportionality impacted by the millions of dollars being cut in provincial support for the film industry. Our film program is heavily reliant on donations from the Atlantic Film Cooperative (AFCOOP) and William F. Whites, for both equipment and training. AFCOOP also provides invaluable support to our graduates through their FILM5 program. Cuts to the film industry will destroy these vital supports to our members.

Cuts to the Nova Scotia Film Credit leave our students and graduates with uncertain prospects in Nova Scotia. Many of our members expected to go on and work in the province’s booming film industry. With the provincial government seemingly set to destroy this industry, they will have no choice but to leave our province. This uncertainty also affects hundreds of students at the Nova Scotia Community College..

Students feel cheated, lied to, and robbed. We have a right to a post-secondary education, and the right to work in an industry that attracted us to Nova Scotia. We strongly encourage the provincial government to work with stakeholders in the film industry to save the thousands at jobs they have unnecessarily put at risk.

For more information contact

Yalitsa Riden, 902-452-4373, finance@sunscad.ca

Raghed Charabaty, 902-802-8554, raghed.alch@gmail.com

ORIENTATION 411

Hey folks!

We’ve been plugging away all summer and the big week is fast approaching. Orientation is open to all students, new and current, and we have a little something for everyone! Below is our calendar of events, an art map to the city and information about our Orientation Block Party!

Much warmth,

xoxo SUNSCAD

PS: We’re looking for a Foundation Representative for our council, as well as some other councillor positions you may be interested in. Click here to learn more!

Orientation Calendar 2014 Fall (Final)ORIENTATION MAP 2014(Final)

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RAD OPPORTUNITIES

1. SUNSCAD AGM CHAIR (paid!)

SUNSCAD is looking for someone special to chair our upcoming AGM, September 30th 2014! The Chairperson should be someone who is both familiar with Roberts Rules of Order and is well known in the NSCAD community. If you are personally interested in chairing our AGM please apply with a resume and three references; or if you are interested in nominating a chair, please provide us with the nominees name, a brief reference and their preferred contact info. Deadline for applications and nomination will be September 12th 2014. We will be accepting application at the SUNSCAD Office or by email to tfleming@nscad.ca up until this date.

2. UPCOMING CRO position (paid!)

SUNSCAD is looking for someone extra special to be our Chief Returning Officer (CRO) of the Union! This person will be responsible for organizing and executing an upcoming election in the fall. Details and duties can be acquired through the SUNSCAD office, emailing tfleming@nscad.ca or in our Bi-Laws, Sections 7 & 9 (can be found in our office).

This person should have:
Strong Organization skills
Strong Communication skills
Be able to devote a suggested 5 hours per week, for the duration of the election process.

Deadline for applications and nomination will be September 5th 2014. We will be accepting application at the SUNSCAD Office or by email to tfleming@nscad.ca up until this date.

3. THAT SPECIAL SOMEONE

SUNSCAD is looking for someone special.

4. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

DEADLINE 29 August 2014, 5pm

Eyelevel Gallery invites proposals for the Over the Hill Performance Series that will take place between 24 and 27 September at the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada. Coinciding with Eyelevel Gallery?s 40th Anniversary, this series will explore the many uses of this particular historic site, and its relationship in proximity to the surrounding contemporary landscape and community that it serves. Four artists will be selected to deliver site-specific performance-based works.

Of particular interest are responses to the Halifax Citadel?s rich and diverse histories, ideas of boundary, accidental audience, and public space and identity. Following an initial site visit, we?ve noted potential in the distinct echoing expanse of the interior fort.

Performances should temporarily engage a space within the park’s boundaries and selected artists will deliver a public presentation. Proposals should address the Halifax Citadel as a specific site, giving visitors the opportunity to react and interact with outdoor performances. We encourage a variety of performance formats including short works and durations or multi-day projects.

The Halifax Citadel is among the nation?s most significant historic sites. Operated by Parks Canada, it has been carefully restored to its Victorian-era glory. Its story, which endures through exhibits and living history programs, is a vital thread in the fabric of the city and the country. For more information about the Halifax Citadel visit http://www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/ns/halifax/natcul.aspx

Eyelevel Gallery is a not-for-profit charitable artist-run centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, dedicated to the presentation and promotion of contemporary visual art. Celebrating its 40th anniversary Eyelevel Gallery has undertaken a new nomadic model, programming exhibitions, and other projects in various locations and contexts around HRM.

Include the following:
-Description of proposed performance (include duration/materials/technical requirements) 500 words maximum.
-Visual support materials such as images/video of past work (.jpg images only)
-Detailed description of support materials
-CV and short bio

Submissions should be sent by email, with subject line PO: HILL SUBMISSIONS to
director@eyelvelgallery.ca

THANKS C U SOON!

RAD OPPORTUNITIES

1. PICKLING WORKSHOP ON THURSDAY AT NOON!

Join us in the Food Bank to pickle all of the cucumbers we received from last week’s shipment. Professor anna sprague will be showing us the way. We can pickle that.

2. The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is excited to be recruiting for their latest Docent & Gallery Guide training session. For NSCAD students this training session and the Docent & Gallery Guide program which follows will provide opportunities to work within a diverse and experienced group of volunteers; to engage students and the public with art at the AGNS; to learn more about the day-to-day operations of a publicly funded gallery; and to participate regularly in conversations about art education and interpretation. Interested students may find more information and an application for the training session within the PDF attached to the bottom of this Dispatch!

3. Food Bank!

The food bank is reopened and in full operation! Come back during the hours below, register and take up to 9 items (there are lots of good things left, come and get them!)

Monday: 4-6
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 11-1

4. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Pop-up in the Pit
Seeking works for group show pop-up gallery in newly renovated black box theatre.
This exhibition is about navigation, about movement across boundaries, be they spatial or societal. The show will touch on interactions between spaces and bodies; understanding navigation not only as the movement of a body through a space but as a means of claiming and defining space. We are seeking works that engage with the physical exhibition space, and that are interactive, site-specific, and/or sculptural in nature.

The show will take place in the Pit the King’s Theatrical Society’s black box theatre with the desire of sparking dialogues between King’s and NSCAD communities. While the space is best suited to sculpture, site-specific installations, video projections, and performance, all submissions are welcome. This call is not exclusive to NSCAD artists; rather it aims to welcome all those who have a connection to either of the two institutions.
TO SUBMIT: Send a jpg of the work, a description of the work and an artist’s statement to kingstheatricalsociety@gmail.com.?If proposing work that is performance-based, site-specific, or in the making, please send a 200-word detailed plan and an artist’s statement. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions prior to submitting.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS : AUGUST 8, 2014
EXHIBITION DATES: third week of SEPTEMBER 2014

 


PDF: Docent and Guide Volunteer Application 2014

FOOD BANK

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Hi NSCAD!

The foodbank will be reopening next week, but with new hours and a new look. We are looking for volunteers to help keep the space open and clean.

There will also be registration sheets to fill out in the space. 

Currently we will be open from 5-6 pm on Monday and from Tuesday 11am-1pm until we find more volunteers.

For more info email cultural@sunscad.org

PRIDE: Join Us For Material Making and 2014 Parade

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Hey folks!

Come and join is for the Pride Parade on Saturday!

We will be making materials on  Wednesday evening @ 7pm in the NSCAD Student Lounge. There will be snacks, music, friends, and good timez. 

CFS-NS is also looking for people to join the END THE BAN: March in the 2014 Pride Parade on Saturday to raise awareness about the Blood Ban in Canada.  We’ll be meeting up at the CFS-NS Office @ 11am. 

The ban (in place through the Canadian Blood Services) prevents any man who has sex with men (msm) from donating blood, unless he had been celibate for 5 years. It is the only blood policy that discriminates based on demographic as oppose to a persons actions. Learn more at endtheban.ca!

The theme is red black and gold, the banner will read “Gay blood is as good as gold!” So bring yourselves, bring some suncreen, bring some red black and gold clothing, and bring you energy! 

 

Here are the Facebook pages to both events 🙂

https://www.facebook.com/events/805991059440669/

https://www.facebook.com/events/1531774243712799/

Hope to see you there!

OPEN CALL to NSCAD Community

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Seeking works for group show pop-up gallery in newly renovated black box theatre.

This exhibition is about navigation—about movement across boundaries, be they spatial or societal. The show will touch on interactions between spaces and bodies; understanding navigation not only as the movement of a body through a space but as a means of claiming and defining space. We are seeking works that engage with the physical exhibition space, and that are interactive, site-specific, and/or sculptural in nature.

The show will take place in the Pit—the King’s Theatrical Society’s black box theatre—with the desire of sparking dialogues between King’s and NSCAD communities. While the space is best suited to sculpture, site-specific installations, video projections, and performance, all submissions are welcome. This call is not exclusive to NSCAD artists; rather it aims to welcome all those who have a connection to either of the two institutions.

TO SUBMIT
Send a jpg of the work, a description of the work and an artist’s statement to kingstheatricalsociety@gmail.com.
If proposing work that is performance-based, site-specific, or in the making, please send a 200-word detailed plan and an artist’s statement.
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions prior to submitting.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS : AUGUST 8, 2014
EXHIBITION DATES: third week of SEPTEMBER 2014

Cheers,

Mollie Cronin & Amanda Shore
Co-Curators

RAD OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS

Hi, friends!

Here are some rad opportunities with SUNSCAD. Ch-ch-check it out.
new to nscadslidetes1.        Are you interested in helping us out with Orientation Week?

We are looking for students who are interested in being tour guides for orientation on September 2, helping with our Free Airport Pick Up and Move-In August 30 and 31st, and general hand-lending with other orientation events, including a block party on September 5 and a dance party on September 12.

Shoot me an email at internal@sunscad.org if you?re interested or have any questions or concerns!

2.        Call out for vendors!

SUNSCAD is organizing a block party event for orientation and we are seeking artist vendors. The SUNSCAD Orientation Block Party will be alcohol-free, afternoon event to welcome new NSCAD students. This event will be admission free, open to the public and marketed towards NSCAD students, their friends, families, faculty and staff.

You could sell anything: prints, drawings, ceramics, sculptures, jewelry, clothing, textiles, binded books, etc! If you are interested please send a short proposal to internal@sunscad.org. This should include the price range of the goods, a brief description as well as 5 images of your work.

XOXO SUNSAD

NSCAD Sustainability Plan Roadmap to Failure

The NSCAD Sustainability Plan, presented to the government on behalf of NSCAD yesterday, fails to chart a viable path forward for the institution. The report calls for annual tuition fee increases of 6% (3% higher than the provincial tuition fee cap), and a targeted enrollment increase of 10% in the next 4 years.

“The idea that NSCAD can simultaneously increase tuition fees at double the rate of the rest of the province, while exponentially boosting enrollment is entirely unrealistic,” said Caleb Hung, President of the Students’ Union for NSCAD University (SUNSCAD) and University Board Representative. “Expecting existing and incoming students to cover the cost of the NSCAD’s debt effectively places the blame for mistakes made by past administrations on the backs of students.”

The report also includes measures to decrease labour costs by pressuring faculty into early retirement, and makes no commitment to ensuring the quality of academic programming. Students at NSCAD were prevented from taking part in the development of this report when the university removed student representation from its Governance Committee earlier this year.

“It is unacceptable that student voices were absent when drafting this report,” said Yalitsa Riden, SUNSCAD Vice President Financial and University Board Representative. “The energy our administration is using trying to exempt us from the tuition fee cap should be used convincing the government to increase provincial funding to NSCAD.”