RESIDENCE ASSOCIATIONS

Residence Associations represent and provide services to all students living in their residence. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Representing the students to Residence Services, the Students’ Union, and the Graduate Students’ Association;
  • Coordinating social events; and,
  • Providing services as needed.

Each Residence Association is unique in its innate understanding of the issues and concerns that affect the students in that Residence. They are an important part of the campus community, both socially and politically.

Upon move-in, you become a member of your Residence Association and as such, a membership fee will be applied to your Residence account at the beginning of each term or annually.

Click the titles below for information about your Residence Association. The fee schedule can be found at the bottom of the page.

ARFSJ is an association that occupies itself with promoting the French language within the residence and in the francophone community. They organize multiple events for their residents and other students of the University of Alberta. They are there to assure that the residents enjoy their life in residence. For more information, please visit their website.

The East Campus Students’ Association (ECSA) is run by a team of elected residents and comprises all of the East Campus Village as members. Your ECSA Council’s duties include planning events and programs for residents, managing the East Campus Community Centre, coordinating a budget, recruiting volunteers and providing feedback to ensure that residents have the best year ever.

For more information about the programs and services that they offer, please visit their website.

The elected Executive Committee manages the GRSC's yearly budget, organizes social events and represents our residence's interests at the Residence Hall Association and with the University in general. Residents of Graduate Residence have access to programs and services that provide personal and academic support and community development. Every resident in the residence is a member of the Graduate Residence Student Council.

For more information about the programs and services offered by the GRSC, please visit their website.

Your HUB Community Association is run by a team of elected residents. All HUB residents are members of the HCA, paying mandatory fees that help the HCA provide essential services to all. Your HCA Council’s duties include planning events and programs for residents, managing The Vault (HUB Community Centre, bottom of stairwell 9114), running the HCA executive office (renting movies, vacuums, etc.) and the HUB English Conversation Club, providing volunteer opportunities, creating the monthly HUB newsletter and providing feedback to ensure that residents have the best year ever.

For more information about the programs and services that your HCA offers, please visit their website.

Spokescouncil is a cooperative group of I-House residents who, among other important roles, organize social events and make decisions concerning I-House. All I-House residents are part of Spokescouncil automatically, and are welcome to participate in the Spokescouncil meetings. Meetings dates are listed in the calendar and are generally every second Sunday. Get involved in life at I-House – plan events and trips, write for the newsletter and make decisions that impact your community.

To help I-House run smoothly and ensure continuity from year-to-year, the core organizing committee is the Spokescouncil Facilitation Team. To facilitate means “to assist the progress of” or “make easier” like the word “facile” in French. Following this definition, the Facilitation Team assists residents in making the year as outstanding as possible.

Residents should contact the appropriate Facilitation Team member to discuss their ideas. Even if residents are not on the Facilitation Team, everyone is welcome and encouraged to plan events and take an active role in the goings-on at I-House.

The following is a brief overview of the roles in the Facilitation team:

  • The two Co-Facilitators oversee the various committees on Spokescouncil and generate the agendas for Spokescouncil Meetings. They also host the Spokescouncil meetings and coordinate the tasty snacks enjoyed at each meeting.
  • The Program Coordinator is the person to go to for event planning. If residents have event ideas, they should talk to the Program Coordinator to help make their idea happen.
  • The Global Education Representative (GER) works closely with the Global Education Coordinator to make Global Education events run smoothly. The GER does everything from coordinating volunteers and advertising the event to communication with other I-Houses around the world to plan cross-campus events.
  • The Treasurer keeps accurate records of all expenditures of the Spokescouncil and advises on budgetary expenditures brought up at Spokescouncil meetings.
  • The Minutes Keepers record all proceedings at Spokescouncil and make the minutes available to public access. The Minutes Keepers also keep track of the current ideas, events, jobs, and committees in progress.
  • The External Representatives are the I-House representatives at the meetings of the East Campus Students’ Association (ECSA), Residents’ Housing Association (RHA), and the I-House Management meetings. They report the goings-on of these external meetings at Spokescouncil Meetings.
  • The Feast Coordinator organizes the delicious monthly potlucks and also coordinates all aspects of Feast preparation including organising the volunteers.
  • The Media Team is in charge of the many aspects of publicity including poster posters to advertise events, publishing the I-House Newsletter, and even making T-shirts.
  • The Resident Assistants (RA) are representatives for residents of each floor and, in Spokescouncil, help residents to plan floor events and coordinate building-wide events, keep their floor informed, and bring building-wide issues to the table at Spokescouncil.  Ideas, questions, and concerns about the floor and the overall expectations of I-House should be brought to the RAs.
  • The Residence Coordinator (RC) works with the RAs to care for the daily operations of I-House.
  • The Global Education Coordinator (GEC) works with the GER, Spokescouncil, RAs, and RC to ensure that I-House is running according to its vision, to support student programming, and to bring Global Education content to the I-House program.

The Lister Hall Students' Association (LHSA) works to program for all residents of the community, advocates for the community's best interests, and creates a welcoming environment in Lister for all residents and visitors.

For more information about the programs and services offered by the LHSA, please visit their website.

The MPRA is a community based organization structured to identify community needs and provide quality programming and services to all residents of Michener Park. Their services, offered by enthusiastic volunteers, are rooted in Michener Park’s unique and diverse community and vary from settling-in counseling, to socialization programs, entertainment, and subsidized trips.

For more information about the programs and services offered by the MPRA, please visit their website.

Every resident in Newton Place is a member of the NPRA. The Association is run by a team of elected residents and volunteers who plan events and programs for residents, manage the Association, run the executive office and coordinate a budget.

For more information about the programs and services offered by the NPRA, please visit their website.

RESIDENCE ASSOCIATION FEES

 
Residence September 1 January 8 Total Annual Fee
ECV (Aspen House & Maple House) $18.00 $18.00 $36.00
HUB $22.50 $22.50 $45.00
International House $25.00 $25.00 $50.00
Alder House $18.00 $18.00 $36.00
Linden House $18.00 $18.00 $36.00
Lister Residence $75.00   $75.00
Newton Place $40.00   $40.00
Peter Lougheed Hall $18.00 $18.00 $36.00
Pinecrest House & Tamarack House $18.00 $18.00 $36.00
Résidence Saint-Jean $33.50 $33.50 $67.00
 

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