Students' Association

Red Deer College

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The Students' Association will hold its spring general meeting Tuesday, February 28 at 11 a.m. in the Far Side Bar & Grill. 

Agenda items include executive reports, opening of nominations for Executive Council, Summer Council, Academic Council student members and Board of Governors student member and an amendment to the Students' Association Bylaw. All students are welcome to attend the meeting and exercise their right to vote on the proposed Bylaw amendment.

The proposed changes may be viewed here.

 

SA Award Nomination Deadline Nears

The Students’ Association is dedicated to supporting and encouraging student endeavours and pursuits. Proceeds from SA businesses, including The Lift and the Far Side Bar & Grill, help support the 30-plus awards and Awards-cover-art.jpgscholarships given by the Association.

Your Students’ Association celebrates student success and positive contributions to student life on campus by conferring the following awards at its awards ceremony held in April each year.

The Student Of The Year Award (1)
Value: $1000
Eligibility: Awarded to a student who has been enrolled in a full-time capacity. Executives of the Association in the year considered will not be eligible.
Criteria: Awarded to the student who most demonstrates outstanding contributions and leadership in the field of student affairs.  The recipient of this award will have performed at a level well above the requirements of that individual’s position.

Terry Wood Award (1)
Value: $800
Eligibility: Student who is a member of the Students’ Association of Red Deer College.
Criteria: Student must have demonstrated personal growth and involvement leading to the betterment of the Students’ Association and its’ members.

Outstanding Dedication Award(s) – (5)
Value: $500
Eligibility: Awarded to a Member of the Association. Executives of the Association in the year considered will not be eligible.
Criteria: Based on outstanding contribution and leadership in the field of student affairs. The recipients of this award will have performed at a level well above and beyond the requirements of the individual’s position.

Student Volunteer Award(s) (5)
Value: $300
Eligibility: Awarded to a Member of the Association.
Criteria: Based on volunteer activities that benefit the students of Red Deer College.
Mental Health Initiatives Award (5)
Value: $300
Eligibility: Awarded to a Member of the Association.
Criteria: Based on outstanding leadership in the area of mental health initiatives.

Deadline for nominations for the above awards is March 1. Nomination forms are available at the RDC Student Funding & Awards Office (Room 1102), at the Donald School of Business (third floor) or at the Students’ Association Office (Room 2010). Applications are also available online at http://rdc.ab.ca/future-students/costs-financing/applying-awards/applying-awards

 

Student Group Award(s) (2)
Value: $300
Eligibility: Awarded to a Student Group
Criteria: Based on outstanding dedication to the student body through Student Group involvement which goes well above and beyond the predetermined priority of that Student Group.

The Part-Time Staff Member Award (3)
Value: $300
Eligibility: Awarded to a Member employed by the Association.
Criteria: Based on outstanding performance in that individual’s area and dedication, over and above the requirements, to the Association.

College Member Contribution in Student Affairs Award (2)
Value: Framed Certificate and $20 Association Gift Certificate
Eligibility: Awarded to a member of the College community.
Criteria: Based on a dedication to student affairs. The recipient of this award will have continually been involved in student activities, and/or committees of the Association.

Deadline for nominations for the above awards is March 31. Fill out a Students’ Association Awards nomination form (download it at http://www.sardc.ab.ca/scholarships-awards/) and submit to the Students’ Association. Forms also available at the Students’ Association office or at RDC Student Funding & Awards office.

Back by popular demand:
One-on-one legal sessions for students

Free one-on-one legal services sessions for students are being offered Thursday, March 9. These sessions are 30 minutes in length.

These sessions are available through a partnership between the Students’ Association and local law firms to help improve access to justice for members of the RDC community. Individuals will be able to book appointments through the Students’ Association office for brief consultations with law professionals.scales of justice.png

Appointments are available between 2 and 4 p.m. and may be booked now, and are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Students are required to provide certain information to the firm so that they may do the requisite conflict checks. They will also be required to sign a disclaimer regarding the service on the day of their appointment. Bookings and documentation must be submitted by 12 p.m. Wednesday, March 8.

Students will be able to ask questions and obtain guidance on legal topics such as housing, employment, family, or civil law so that they can take a more informed approach to their own legal issues.

Free notary services

Notary/commission services will be available on Thursday, March 9 on a walk-in, first-come, first-serve basis between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.

Individuals are required to bring all necessary documentation to the session, including but not limited to:

1) Government-issued photo ID (passport, driver’s permit, permanent resident card, etc.)
2) The document requiring a notary/commission
3) Original documents (if it’s a certified copy)

Photocopies will not be provided at the session. Notary/commission service are limited to three documents per individual.

To book a 30 minute one-on-one session, or if you would like more information on any of these services, please contact the Students’ Association office.

Students' Association News: Winter Edition

The winter issue of Students' Association News is now available. Pick up a printed copy from any of the Students' Association brochure-holder bulletin boards or download the online version.

February Viewpoints

The February issue of Viewpoints is now available. Pick up a printed copy from any of the Students' Association brochure-holder bulletin boards or download the online version.

Reload your term bus pass
and continue to save

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RDC students can purchase a Winter Semester pass card for $145 or reload their existing Semester pass for $140 at the Students’ Association office. Compared to the standard monthly pass, that’s a saving of up to $100 over the four-month period.

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Donald School of Business students can purchase Winter Semester passes at the DSB starting in January. Students from the DSB wishing to reload their cards must come to the Students’ Association office. The office is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Winter Semester Transit passes provide fare between January 1 and April 30, 2017.

Representation, Services, FUN!

The Students’ Association of Red Deer College plays an important role in your life at RDC. The SA advocates for and represents students, provides a myriad of important (and fun!) services and is one of the largest employers of students on campus!

If you have a question, concern, need some more information or want to become more active with your SA, stop by the SA office, call 403-342-3200 or send us an email!

Our mission: The Students’ Association of Red Deer College will enrich and enhance the quality of student life at Red Deer College by providing affordable and quality services, effective political representation and exciting opportunities for its members.

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