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Hi everyone,

Voting has concluded for elections of ASC President and ASC VP Academics. We’re proud to announce Madison Kehler has been elected as the next ASC President for the 2019-2020 school year! Alongside her, Christien Abraham has been re-elected for his second term as ASC VP Academics. These two are excited for the upcoming school year and will be working hard to fill the rest of the ASC positions! Here is a brief message from the winners:

ASC PRESIDENT:

Hi friends!

I cannot say how grateful I am to have the support of the student body in being elected as your incoming student council president. Thank you to everyone for your support, votes and all the love I have been getting in the hallways. I am thrilled to be stepping into this role and helping to create a space at Ambrose where all can feel welcome and advocated for. To recap the basis of my platform, my goals for this upcoming year include:

  • Proposing an accountability timeline for receiving grades and marks back. A secondary goal stemming for this is a proposal for the mandated use of the moodle grades section so all you academics can be kept well up to date with how your current mark stands in each class. 

  • Implementing in ASC office hours for all executives so we are open and available to hear from you at a consistent time every week for all those health care plan questions and event ideas. (& now OFFICIALLY timbit time with the President)

  • Spreading some sunshine in every way on campus. Ambrose shouldn’t just be a place where we come to be challenged in our thinking and obtain a sheet of paper saying we did it – you should be able to grow academically, socially and spiritually and have fun doing it!

  • Promoting all means to be involved in campus. 

  • Advocating for school needs on internal and external councils. External councils including the CSA (Calgary Students Alliance) and ASEC (Alberta Students Executive Committee) .

  • Grilled cheese day. I feel there doesn’t need to be an explanation of the celebration of national grilled cheese day. 

Once again – from the bottom of my heart, thank you to everyone for voting and supporting my campaign. Please say hello in the hall and reach out if you have any questions!

Kindly,

Madison Kehler
President, Ambrose Student Council

ASC VP ACADEMICS:

Hi everyone:

I want to thank you all for re-electing me to be your VP Academic for the 2019-2020 school year! I’m extremely excited to continue advocating for you all and making sure the academic needs of the Ambrose student population are met. If you weren’t able to catch the ASC Speeches, I’d like to briefly go over my five main points that I would like to focus on this coming school year. 

  • Timeline for Returning Grades: As students, we pour in countless amounts of hours into our work and our studying, it is only fair that we receive our marks back at a reasonable point. Thus, I’ll be pushing to have a timeline implemented regarding all papers, lab reports, midterms, etc. Depending on each assignment/paper/etc., students should have an idea as to when they’ll receive their marks back . 

  • Mandated Percentage of Final Course Grade by Withdrawal Date: there have been instances where students have not received any marks back by the point of Course Withdrawal date (some students did not have any marks back by the final exam). Following the previous bullet point, faculty should be mandated to have X% of the entire course grade posted on Moodle (with the Moodle grade feature being mandatory for use).

  • Open Educational Resources (OERs): students should not be setback on receiving a textbook due to their financial circumstances. Thus, I’d like to continue the discussion around how OERs can be implemented in each course at Ambrose.

  • Student Council Office Space: in order to better accommodate the Ambrose student population, an office space is required so ASC can host office hours and be able to take important phone calls with MLAs not in the stairwells.

  • Alberta Students’ Executive Council (ASEC) and Calgary Student Alliance (CSA):  ASEC and CSA are advocacy groups on the provincial and municipal level, respectively. Using our resources in these organizations, I will continue to advocate for Ambrose and for our students.

If you have any questions about the above, please don’t hesitate to email me at ascacademic@ambrose.edu! Coffee, as always, is on me! 



Blessings,


Christien Abraham

VP Academic, Ambrose Student Council