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MacEwan Staff Association

  • MEUA
  • Entidad colectiva
  • 1983-

The Non-Academic Staff Association (NASA) was officially recognized on January 20, 1983 by the Board of Governors. The purpose of the association was to represent the interests of support and supervisory staff. The first executive committee consisted of Barry White, President, Len Rust, Vice-President, Ilene Nessel, Treasurer, Madelaine Boston, Secretary, Barb Bech, Director, Peter Jenkins, Director, Sharon Schnell, Director, and Joy Shaw, Director. On June 13, 2001 the name changed to the MacEwan Staff Association, and on July 10, 2006 they became a union with their certification as a bargaining agent granted by the Alberta Labour Relations Board.

Presidents:
Donna-Mae Winquist, 2002-

Institutional Analysis and Planning

  • MEUA
  • Entidad colectiva
  • [1972?]-

Academic Quality Assurance and Accreditation (AQuAA), formerly known as Program Services, was formed in September 2009. In June 2013 AQuAA and Institutional Research and Planning amalgamate into a single department called Institutional Analysis and Planning (IAP).

Institutional Analysis & Planning's (IAP) core activities center on gathering data, interpreting and accurately reporting data from multiple sources, supporting academic initiatives of the institution, and contributing to strategic planning initiatives. The gathering of information manifests primarily in surveys, environmental scans and the mining of data warehouses.

Gray, Dorothy, 1941-2012

  • MEUA
  • Persona
  • 1941-2012

Dorothy Helen Gray was born in Brantford, Manitoba on May 28, 1941 and spent her early years in Calgary and Toronto. She received degrees from the University of Alberta, a BEd in 1966 and an MEd in 1990. In 1979, Dorothy became a faculty member of Grant MacEwan Community College. During her time at MacEwan she was the recipient of both the MacEwan Medallion and the Emeritus Award.

During her professional career as an English instructor and following her retirement, she was actively involved in volunteering with the Students' Association, MacEwan Day and Open House. Passionate about local history, she maintained a close connection with Dr. J. W. Grant MacEwan and his family.

Following her death in February 6, 2012 at the Edmonton General Hospital, the Dorothy Gray Award was established to recognize a university employee who had demonstrated service and support to Students' Association programs, services and initiatives above and beyond their job requirements. In 2012 the Students' Association named the Gray Gallery, space for student art works, in her honour.

Academic Governance Council

  • MEUA
  • Entidad colectiva
  • 1972-

Academic Council held its first meeting March 7th, 1972, and its constitution was ratified May 10, 1972. The Academic Governance Council (AGC) was established in December 2008, with its Bylaws approved by AGC at its first meeting in January 2009 (Motion AGC-05-01-20-2009). AGC is responsible for academic standards, integrity, policies, programs, as well as scholarship, research, and creative activities at MacEwan University.

Board of Governors

  • MEUA
  • Entidad colectiva
  • 1970-

Selected by The Alberta Colleges Commission, the Board of Governors of Edmonton College held its first meeting on April 29, 1970. Chaired by Barry Moore, membership also included Winnifred Ferguson, Robert Guebert, Fred Kurylo, and Edward Stack. Early priorities included changing the name of the institution, and on July 15, 1970 it was agreed that the Honourable Dr. J. W. Grant MacEwan be selected as namesake. The Board also identified the intent of the College as a community college that would not focus on university transfer, which set it apart from other Alberta institutions. It subsequently hired the first president, John L. Haar, who accepted the Board's offer on October 16, 1970.

The Board of Governors of Grant MacEwan University is a corporation, as set out in the Alberta Post-Secondary Learning Act. As the senior authority for the University, the Board is accountable to the Minister of Advanced Education and ultimately, the people of Alberta. The Board manages and operates the University within its approved mandate, establishing policies to govern the affairs of the University. On an annual basis, the Board submits a Comprehensive Institutional Plan and Audited Financial Statements to the Minister.

Arts and Cultural Management program

  • MEUA
  • Entidad colectiva
  • 1979-

The Arts Administration program was proposed in 1972 , funded in 1979, and was the first college-level arts administration certificate to be established in Canada. In 2000 it was renamed Arts and Cultural Management, and in 2004 it became possible to complete the program entirely online. In 2010 it became a diploma program.

Program Head/Chair: Donna Cardinal (1979-1982?), Dianne Allen (1982?-1990), Denise Roy (1990-1998, 2018-2019), Rose Ginther (co-chair 1995-1998, 1998-2017), Leslie Vermeer, (Interim Chair, 2019-present).

A two year diploma program, courses offer practical skills and specialized knowledge including an understanding of cultural policy, building leadership potential, and developing audiences and resources. It includes a field placement in the arts and culture sector.

Theatre Department

  • MEUA
  • Entidad colectiva
  • [1978?]-

Part of the Faculty of Fine Arts and Communications, the department includes two diploma programs: Theatre Arts, and Theatre Production. In Fall 2022, Music Theatre Performance and Theatre Production majors will be offered as part of the Bachelor of Fine Arts.
Theatre diploma appears in 1978-1979 annual report for the first time. The department was housed at the Centre for the Arts and Communications campus from 1981 until campus closure in 2017, when it moved to Allard Hall on City Centre Campus.

Art and Design Department

  • MEUA
  • Entidad colectiva
  • 1974-

Part of the Faculty of Fine Arts and Communications, the department is comprised of two programs: Fine Art, and Design Studies.

The Fine Art and Design programs have evolved substantially over the years, beginning as a combined diploma and eventually separating into distinct programs. The Design program was first offered in the 1974-1975 academic year as Design Arts and included the majors Advertising Artist, Interior Design Technician, and Store Display Designer. In 1976-1977, it also included fine art offerings with the addition of Painting and Sculpture. In the 1982-1984 program brochure, Design Arts offered the following majors: Fine Art, Display and Visual Presentation, Fiber Arts, and Advertising Art (including the options Environmental Design and Graphic Design). 1986-1987 saw Design and Fine Art separated for the first time when both a Visual Arts diploma and a Visual Communication diploma were offered. The Fine Art program was recognized as such in the 1991-1992 academic year, and Design Studies in 2005-2006. The Bachelor of Design was offered in Fall 2019. The Bachelor of Fine Arts will be offered Fall 2022 with Arts and Cultural Management, Studio Arts, Music Theatre Performance and Theatre Production majors.

The department was housed at the Centre for the Arts and Communications campus from 1981 until campus closure in 2017, when it moved to Allard Hall on City Centre Campus.

Office of Human Rights, Diversity and Equity

  • MEUA
  • Entidad colectiva
  • 2018-

The office is the outcome of an idea from 2016, when Michelle Plouffe, MacEwan’s general counsel and vice-president, governance, realized the university was missing a resource for students facing discrimination. Michelle spent over a year researching what human rights departments look like at other Canadian universities, while also hosting workshops for staff, faculty and students, finding budget dollars, and finally, interviewing for the director’s position. In February 2018, Irfan Chaudhry became the first director.

Directors: Irfan Chaudhry (2018-present)

Music Department

  • MEUA
  • Entidad colectiva
  • [1972?]-

Originally part of the Arts Techniques Department, Music is a department of the Faculty of Fine Arts and Communications. Once a diploma program with 3 majors (composition, performance, and recording arts), it became a degree in 2011, with the option to obtain a diploma after the completion of the first two years. A new major, Recording and Production, was added in 2019, to the existing majors of Composition, Performance, and General.

The department was housed at the Centre for the Arts and Communications campus from 1981 until campus closure in 2017, when it moved to Allard Hall on City Centre Campus.

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