Call for Nominations Spring 2018

Make a difference by joining the MSA Board! MSA Board elections will take place this spring. The following roles are up for re-election: President, Professional Development Chair, Member Representatives (3).

Download the nomination form here: Call for Nominations Spring 2018 Form. Nominations close Friday, April 20th.

An essential and exhilarating role! The MSA President is the official spokesperson for MSA and acts as the liaison between the Association and other individuals and groups within the University and beyond. These groups/individuals include MacEwan University President and members of the Administration, members of Human Resources, members of the Alberta government, official representatives of Alberta labour organizations etc. The President provides leadership in the development of furtherance of MSA goals and policies. The person fulfilling this role is responsible for chairing MSA Board meetings, as well as bi-annual general membership meetings. They also serve as an ex-officio member of MSA standing committees. As stated in the collective agreement, the MSA President shall be granted 50% release time. Additional release time may be requested by MSA. This is a two-year term, ending June 30th, 2020.

Help direct professional development at MacEwan! Each year, attendance continues to grow for MSA’s educational sessions, proving that professional development is extremely important to MSA members. The Professional Development committee serves as an advisory group to Human Resources and a resource group to MSA members on development opportunities and programs at MacEwan. The committee plays an essential role in the design and implementation of a wide variety of personal and professional learning opportunities throughout the year, including both the In-Service program and lunchtime Tidbit Cafés. The PD Chair represents MSA on MacEwan’s PD Steering Committee, acts as a liaison between instructors and the committee, as well as the committee and MSA office staff. This person will provide monthly reports to the MSA Board, as well as bi-annual reports to the membership. This is a two-year term, ending June 30th, 2020; the time commitment is approximately 5-10 hours per month.

A crucial role in improving working conditions at MacEwan! Member Representatives act as a liaison between the MSA membership and the Board. Representatives assist members to the best of their ability, referencing the Collective Agreement and/or directing them to the MSA office and Labour Relations Officer. Member representatives are the eyes and ears of the membership, bringing members’ questions and concerns to the MSA staff. In addition, they play an important role in shaping how those questions and concerns are addressed. This is a two-year term, ending June 30th 2020; the time commitment is approximately 3-5 hours per month.

For more information please see the MSA Bylaws under 5.0 The Board of Directors found on the MSA website at

If any MSA members are interested in these positions, please complete the attached Call for Nominations Spring 2018 Form including supporting signatures and return along with a short bio to the MSA office at 7-102D, City Centre Campus by Friday, April 20, 2018.

Nominations for all MSA Board and Committee members must meet the following criteria:

a) completed nomination form;
b) nominee must be a signed voting member of the MSA;
c) nomination form to be signed by two (2) MSA voting members;
d) include a short bio about yourself and your interest in this position (;
e) be delivered to the MSA office by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 20, 2018.

Any questions regarding available positions may be directed to the MSA office at 780.497.5697.

Lidija Thompson-Ward
Returning Officer
MSA 2018 Elections