SUDBURY – College students from across Ontario will converge at Cambrian College on May 6 for the annual College Student Alliance (CSA) May Changeover Conference.
A major lobbying voice for postsecondary students, the CSA aims to make education more accessible and affordable. Curtis Bell, President of Cambrian’s Students' Administrative Council and President of the CSA, is expecting to host about 75 of his colleagues at this year’s conference.
“It’s an important networking event for student leaders,” Bell says. “We’ll have an opportunity to hear from several speakers and to share best practices. This conference is about strengthening the student voice on campus and improving our collective credibility, because that voice is an important part of our future. The CSA runs from the bottom up; its direction depends on what students want to see happen.”
It had been years since Cambrian College won a bid to host a conference, so Bell says this represents an important opportunity to showcase the campus, the College community and the City of Greater Sudbury.
The conference takes place May 6-10, 2014. Most events take place in the Student Centre at Cambrian College; however, delegates will have a chance to tour Greater Sudbury for a little sightseeing. The gala and awards show takes place on May 10 at Science North.
About the Cambrian College Students’ Administrative Council:
SAC representatives are elected by the greater student body at Cambrian College. They coordinate, promote and support activities and services for the students, including academic grievance representation, political lobbying, a ride board, bursaries, a health plan, a food bank and annual frosh activities.
About the College Student Alliance:
The College Student Alliance (CSA) is an advocacy organization, which has been proudly serving Ontario’s college students since 1975. The CSA currently represents 15 colleges and 21 student councils with more than 130,000 full-time student members throughout the province.
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Incoming President, Cambrian SAC
(705) 566-8101, ext. 7726
President, Cambrian Students’ Administrative Council
(705) 566-8101, ext. 7305
Mary Katherine Keown
(705) 566-8101, ext. 6876