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Academia Top Ten Feature

On Tuesday, March 3o Academic Top Ten featured a story about the Students’ Association of Red Deer College’s Collective Day of Action and we are excited to share that article with you. View the article here.

 

Meet Your 2021/2022 Executive Team!

Another election season has come to an end here at SARDC! Thank you to all the candidates, voters, and, individuals who worked behind the scenes who made this all possible. We are excited to share that we had a 10% voter turn out, which is an increase of 4% when compared to last years 6% voter turn out!

On March 18th, Red Deer College students elected their 2021/2022 Students’ Association student executives in the annual general election!

The Executive team consists of:

  • President Savannah Houg,
  • Vice President Academic Shannon Humphreys,
  • Vice President External Logan Garbanewski, and

Brittney Trimming and Brenan Fuiten have also been elected as Councillors. The remaining vacant Councillors positions (2) will be filled by an interview process by those who put their name forward. If you are interested in joining Student Council email Brittany Lausen, SA President, at [email protected]

All newly elected members of executive council will take office on May 1st, 2021.

“Congratulations to the newly elected 2021-2022 Executive Council! Being an Exec is one of the most rewarding experiences. It won’t be easy, but I know you are up to the challenge. Wishing you all the very best as you begin to prepare for your terms!” said President Brittany Lausen.

The current executive team (Brittany Lausen, President; Vice President, External; Logan Beauchamp, and Vice President Academic; Shannon Humphrey) will remain in office until April 30th.

General Election Candidate Profiles

We have official entered Election Week here at Red Deer College and we are excited to share the candidates with you! Due to COVID-19, we are sharing the candidate profiles on our website and social media accounts to create awareness. To learn more about each candidates platform, join us at 7pm on Thursday, March 11 on Zoom for candidate speeches and Q&A’s. To receive the Zoom link by email, contact Chief Returning Office, Martin Cruz, at [email protected] or follow us on Facebook and Instagram for the details!

VOTE ON YOUR LOOP ACCOUNT
MARCH 16-18, 2o21

 

President Candidates

 

Savannah Houg

Hello all! My name is Savannah Houg and I am running for Student Association’s President 2021/2022. I am in my third year of the collaborative Mount Royal University Bachelor’s of Business Administration with a major in General Management and a minor in Economics and Finance. I am also studying Project Management and hope to get my certification by summertime. I was born here in Red Deer, but familial circumstances landed me in foster care and I was later adopted into a family from Fort McMurray and we ended moving to Texas in 2010. I came back to Canada in 2016 and began classes at Red Deer College in 2018. 

Continue reading Savannah’s profile here.

 

Vice President External Candidates

*Profiles have been shared in alphabetical order by last name*

 

Logan Garbanewski

Hi, my name is Logan Garbanewski, but I like to go by Logan Beauchamp. I am running for the position of Vice-President External because I want to represent you and all your needs and interests in a productive and thorough manner to all external organizations and government bodies. 

Your needs as a student are important. It’s important that we have someone who can convey those needs in a timely and professional manner. I have a passion for political science and public service, I spend much of my free time reading and learning more about the political climate of our city, our province, our country, and our world. I know Post-Secondary will be a major driver in bringing our economy back to its feet.

Continue reading Logan’s profile here.

 

Kareen Lambert

Thank you so much for taking the time to ‘meet’ me. I’m Kareen Lambert, and I am running for the position of Vice President External (VPX). This is my first year attending Red Deer College in the Social Work Diploma program. I was drawn to social work, and to Red Deer College, through my extensive work and volunteering in diversity, inclusion, and advocacy. I have been involved with a wide variety of community organizations and coalitions in Red Deer, collaborating with and advocating to all levels of government in various capacities. Some of the highlights of my community involvement have been with the Red Feather Women, the Central Alberta Poverty Reduction Alliance, the Red Deer Welcoming & Inclusive Community Network, the Trans & Nonbinary Aid Society, the Central Alberta Pride Society, the Red Deer Local Immigration Partnership, and the Lifelong Learning Council of Red Deer. My personal life, my career life, and my student life are all proudly centred around ensuring people are as supported as possible. Taking on the role of VPX would be no different; support, care, and connectedness are always at the core of what I do. 

Continue reading Kareen’s profile here.

 

Vice President Academic Candidates

 

Shannon Humphrey

Tansi! I am Shannon Humphrey; it has been an honour to serve as your Vice President Academic (VPA) for the past year. I am seeking re-election for a second term serving in this vital role.  I am in the second year of my Justice Studies Diploma and hold a Bachelor of Business Administration. I am a lifelong learner honing my passion for advocacy. In my eight years at RDC, I’ve been involved in numerous advocacy efforts, both on campus and in the community. I believe it is extremely important to have a strong student voice in the room at every level of decision-making throughout Red Deer College (RDC) to ensure students are heard and your best interests are upheld. I want to continue to be that voice for the students and continue to represent you on multiple committees and working groups throughout the college. 

Continue reading Shannon’s profile here.

 

Student Council Candidates

*Profiles have been shared in alphabetical order by last name*

 

Brenan Fuiten

Brenan has been a part of the RDC community for a number of years, and has had four different majors in that time, proving that you don’t need to have a clear and defined path as soon as you enter post-secondary schooling. Brenan is in their 4th year of their BA Psychology program through the collaborative with the University of Calgary. One of the main advantages that Brenan can offer to students is that by being a long term student at RDC they have a greater understanding of what resources, opportunities, and programs are available to student members, in addition to the struggles that they face as part of their education.

Continue reading Brenan’s profile here.

Brittney Trimming

Hi there! My name is Brittney, and I am a third-year student studying in Occupational and Physical Therapist Assistant! When I am not on campus, you may find me participating in activities or clubs either on-campus or off-campus. I have a strong passion for being an advocate for the deaf or hard of hearing community and disabilities! It is not just that I advocate for; I also support mental health, background, gender, and sexuality. It will be my third term running for the student council. I do believe I have so many experiences of being such a strong advocate.

Continue reading Brittney’s profile here.

Notice to Membership: Proposed Bylaw Amendments

NOTICE TO THE MEMBERSHIP

Students’ Association of Red Deer College – Proposed Bylaw Amendments

 

As per Article 13 of the Association Bylaws, notice of Bylaw changes must be submitted to the Membership 21 days prior to Council’s final vote. The Association’s Bylaw Amendment Review Committee submitted the following proposed changes to Council on January 25, 2021, for review and consideration. Council will be discussing these changes on February 8, 2021; conducting a final vote on February 22, 2021. If you have any questions about the proposed changes, please contact Brittany Lausen, SARDC President at [email protected] If you would like to attend our Council meetings on February 8th and/or February 22nd, please email Brittany to make arrangements.

View the the proposed bylaw amendments here.

RDC Holiday Cookbook

What is your favorite holiday memory?

It may be a fresh layer of snow on Christmas Day, skating at an outdoor rink with your family, or simply spending quality time with loved ones. But for us, all of our favorite memories revolve around being in the kitchen with loved ones and making treats that bring comfort and joy to those around us.

The staff at Red Deer College have shared some of their family recipes with us to spread some holiday cheer by creating a Holiday Cookbook. Just because this holiday season is looking a little different than past years, we do not have to give up some of our cherished traditions.

Thank you to the RDC staff who shared their recipes with all our us and to staff who took the time to create this holiday gift!

Happy Holidays!

View the RDC Cookbook here.

Notice to Members: Proposed Bylaw Amendments

NOTICE TO THE MEMBERSHIP

Students’ Association of Red Deer College – Proposed Bylaw Amendments

 

As per Article 13 of the Association Bylaws, notice of Bylaw changes must be submitted to the Membership 21 days prior to Council’s final vote. The Association’s Bylaw Amendment Review Committee submitted the following proposed changes to Council on December 7, 2020, for review and consideration. Council will be discussing these changes on January 11, 2021; conducting a final vote on January 25, 2021.

If you have any questions about the proposed changes, please contact Brittany Lausen, SARDC President at [email protected] If you would like to attend our Council meetings on January 11 and/or January 25, please email President Lausen to make arrangements.

View the Proposed Bylaw Amendments here.

RDC Media Release Regarding ACAC

On Wednesday, November 4 Red Deer College released a statement regarding ACAC for the 2020/2021 season.

Read the media release:
Media Release – ACAC members withdraw from remainder of 2020-21 Athletics season

Your 2020/2021 Student Executive Team has been Elected!

On March 19th, Red Deer College students elected their 2020/2021 Students’ Association student executives in the annual general election!

The team consists of:

  • President Brittany Lausen,
  • Vice President Academic Shannon Humphreys,
  • Vice President External Logan Beauchamp, and
  • Vice President Community & Wellness Nathan Fleck (resigned- July 2020).

All newly elected members of executive council will take office on May 1st, 2020.

“We are grateful for those students who took the time to participate in this election, either by voting, attending forums, or expressing their priorities,” said returning President Brittany Lausen.

“I’m especially appreciative of this year’s candidates. It takes real courage to put oneself out there and campaign while maintaining a focus on academics. The hard work they all put in demonstrates how passionate they are about their education and the future of Red Deer College. We know 2020/2021 will bring many challenges navigating the novel Coronavirus; however, I have the utmost confidence in this team.”

The current executive team (Brittany Lausen, President; and Vice President Operations; David P. Anderson) will remain in office until April 30th.

CANCELLED: Perspectives Speaker Series: “Are Celebrities Killing Us? When Celebrity Culture and Science Clash”

Please note that this event has been cancelled.

RDC and your SA believe in the importance of dialogue and analysis when it comes to current events. Perspectives: Canada in the World is a series of public lectures featuring internationally recognized speakers talking about issues that are important to our community and beyond. Our fascinating guests are sure to spark your intellectual curiosity.

Our upcoming guest is Timothy Caulfield, speaking about, “Are Celebrities Killing Us? When Celebrity Culture and Science Clash”
Professor of Health Law & Science Policy | Author of Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?

Tuesday, March 24, 2020
7:00 pm | RDC Arts Centre, Mainstage 

Professor Timothy Caulfield is an unrivalled communicator who debunks myths and assumptions about innovation in the health sector — from research on stem cells to diets to alternative medicine — for the benefit of the public and decision-makers. He is a Canada Research Chair in health law and policy, a professor in the Faculty of Law and the School of Public Health, and a research director of the Health Law Institute at the University of Alberta.

Over the past several years, Caulfield has been involved in a variety of interdisciplinary research endeavours that have allowed him to publish more than 350 articles and book chapters. His research focuses on topics like stem cells, genetics, research ethics, and the public representations of science and health policy issues. The recipient of numerous academic and writing awards, Caulfield is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.

Caulfield also writes frequently for the popular press on a range of health and science policy issues and is the author of two national bestsellers: The Cure for Everything: Untangling the Twisted Messages about Health, Fitness and Happiness and Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?: When Celebrity Culture and Science Clash. His most recent book is The Vaccination Picture. He is also the host and co-producer of the award-winning, hit documentary TV show, A User’s Guide to Cheating Death, which has been shown in over 60 countries and was previously streamed on Netflix.

Tickets: $25 | rdc.ab.ca/tickets

Tickets on sale now! Buy your tickets online now or buy at the door. The ticket booth will open at 6:00 pm.