SUNSCAD Executive 2023-2024

PresidentOwen Skeen


Vice President Finance and EquityChris Parsons


Vice President AcademicAlexandra Butu


Vice President InternalPrabnoor Kaur Bhatia


Vice President ExternalMohammed Aadil Kallivalappil


Incorporated on November 25th, 1970, the Student Union of NSCAD (SUNSCAD) is the collective voice for full-time and part-time students of NSCAD University. SUNSCAD advocates and represents the students of NSCAD through our Executives, Councillors, and Representatives. SUNSCAD strives to promote the artistic, educational, social, professional, and recreational activities of NSCAD Students. It is important to note that SUNSCAD is independent of the institution of NSCAD, though it works closely within it to promote students’ interests.

SUNSCAD is also a founding member of the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS/FCEÉ). Through the CFS, SUNSCAD is able to work with over half a million members to provide services, and also to advocate student issues provincially and nationally.

Decisions in how SUNSCAD is run are decided upon by our members, which are full-time and part-time NSCAD students. Members of the Union vote for the Executive members and Councillors every year. Around the beginning and end of each academic year, SUNSCAD will hold Annual General Meetings, where important decisions such as the SUNSCAD budget, by-law reviews and ratifying Council members are made.


There are five executive members of the student union who are elected by NSCAD students every year. The SUNSCAD executive consists of the following:

  • President
  • VP Academic
  • VP Finance & Equity
  • VP External
  • VP Internal

For more information on what each position entails, click here.


There are 33 Councillor positions of SUNSCAD, which consist of 2 types of representatives

  • Divisional Representatives
  • Constituency Representatives

The SUNSCAD Council is an integral part of the student union that works alongside the Executives. For more information on who they are and what they do, click here.


Tonia Relkov is the Food Bank Supervisor. She organizes the Food Bank, its volunteers, and liaises with Feed Nova Scotia. The SUNSCAD Food Bank is a member agency of Feed Nova Scotia, a local charity providing food for hundreds of food banks province wide.