The CCSAI 2018/19 term has come to an end. This year has been an exciting one for us, and I hope it has been for you too. We have also had to step up our innovation and creativity to adapt to the changes that the government has announced for Fall 2019.
The Student Choice Initiative introduced by the government has prompted us to adapt our fees to be more transparent about all the services and offerings we have available for you. We continue to offer multiple services and engagement activities for you to get involved with us. We encourage you to be well informed when paying your fees so you can take advantage of all the services we have to offer you.
It has been a pleasure working with the team to serve you, the students. From participating on College committees and working groups to attending provincial advocacy conferences to providing services at our offices, it has been our duty to keep the student’s voices and the student needs ahead of all that we do. Now that responsibility falls on the shoulders of the 2019/20 Board of Directors and CCSAI staff members, and I know they will do an outstanding job.
This year (2019) is the CCSAI’s 50th Anniversary. The CCSAI is proud to have served students for 50 years and is ready to continue to serve you as best as we can.
I wish you all the best in your Centennial journey and encourage you to get involved and learn more about the CCSAI!
It is an honour to be elected President of the Centennial College Student Association Inc. for 2019/20. I would like to thank all the students who voted and trusted in me. This is our 50th year serving the students of Centennial and we hope you celebrate it with us.
I would like to give kudos to Samuel Casais, the outgoing president, for his great leadership and to the entire 2018/19 Board of Directors for their hard work in the best interest of Centennial students.
My top priority is to bring awareness among students to CCSAI services, events, and other opportunities available for students to get engaged at the college.
We will focus on using a data-driven decision-making model to look after the needs and concerns of students and to bring new and improved services. We want to make the conversation about the students and to give them a sense of being valued, that their opinions and feedback matter. We want to make sure that students are engaged and feel comfortable participating and providing feedback so that our services and events best reflect their needs.
The Student Choice Initiative has brought some challenges but it can also be an opportunity to promote more value
in the CCSAI, promote what there is to offer, and spark a growing awareness to help everyone create an enriching college experience.
If you have any ideas, suggestions, feedback or concerns feel free to reach out to me, your campus representatives, or visit any CCSAI office. Let’s make this a great year!
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Welcome to the 2019 summer semester and to the summer issue of the Courier. We wanted to offer you some highlights from the winter semester events, some services you should take advantage of, and a chance to hear from our incoming and outgoing presidents.
There is so much going on this summer that we couldn’t fit it all in the pages. Make sure to follow us on social media and our website to find opportunities to get involved throughout the summer. We have a couple more highlights to look out for throughout the semester.
Health Plan – May 31st is the deadline to add dependents or opt-out of the domestic student health plan. Simply visit wespeakstudent.com and follow the menus. The option to opt-out is only available to students starting classes in the May intake period.
Get Involved – do you want to make a difference? Check out the appointed positions we have available to join the CCSAI Board of Directors. We have Vice President positions open at Morningside and Ashtonbee campuses as well as Campus Director at Ashtonbee. Visit ccsai.ca/jobs for more details.
Transforming the Future – We will be opening applications for more exciting Transforming the Future projects. Applications open July 12, 2019 visit ccsai.ca/transforming-the-future for more information and check out some of the fantastic TTF projects later in this issue.
Have a great summer!
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