CASA Welcomes New Executive Director


Ottawa, April 4th, 2016 – The Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) is delighted to welcome Michael McDonald as its new Executive Director, effective immediately.

“Michael brings a deep understanding of Canada’s post-secondary sector and student issues having been committed to furthering the student cause for the better part of the last decade. His focus on access to higher education coupled with his previous experience as Stakeholder Relations Manager for CASA will be great assets to our organization as we continue to deliver for students and shape post-secondary education”, said Erik Queenan, Board Chair for CASA.

McDonald received his undergraduate degree in Political Science from Bishop’s University and a master’s degree in International Environmental Law at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia.

The Board of Directors would like to express its appreciation and gratitude to Viviane Bartlett for her service to CASA and wishes her the utmost success as she transitions into her new role with the organization.



About CASA  
Established in 1995, the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) is a non-partisan, not-for-profit national student organization composed of 21 student associations representing 250,000 post-secondary students from coast to coast. CASA advocates for a Canadian post-secondary education system that is accessible, affordable, innovative, and of the highest quality.

Amélie Gadient, Public Affairs Officer
Email: [email protected]
Office: 613-236-3457 ext: 224
Mobile: 514-588-6509



The Canadian Alliance of Student Associations advocates for better post-secondary education and aims to improve the lives of students. L'Alliance canadienne des associations étudiantes défend les intérêts des étudiant(e)s.
Is your student association ready to become a member?
Learn More
CASA Welcomes New Executive Director
@CASAACAE unites and amplifies the voices of post-secondary students across Canada. Find out more!