TIs the Season ... to Give
MacEwan Conference and Event Centre sure knows how to throw a holiday lunch. No festive culinary detail was missed by the Manager of On Campus Catering, Joan Cuevas, right down to the Christmas pudding. Sharing the stage with the flawlessly prepared traditional meal was a presentation of a $1000 cheque from the Students' Union executive to the Education Students' Association (ESA.)
"We choose a faculty student association to give the gift to because we really value the work that these student groups do to build a strong community within their given faculty," says SU President, Hardave Birk, when asked about the decision to award Michael Pinvidick, President of the ESA, with the cash gift. "They're an integral part of campus life and help develop a sense of pride for students in their faculty. Every year we just choose a different faculty where we have seen improvements."
Commenting on the SU's relationship to the ESA, Hardave Birk says, "This year the SU's relationship with the ESA has been particularly strong, especially since our education faculty rep is also a VP with the ESA. Furthermore we've been able to foster a stronger connection between the ESA and the Den for events to help build community within the faculty of Education."
Michael Pinvidick was joined by the Dean of Education, Dr. Dennis Sumara in receiving the cheque. All SU executive members were on hand to share in the "gift of giving."