FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OTTAWA, May 4th 2015 – The Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) is pleased to officially welcome the Students’ Association of MacEwan University (SAMU) as a new member of the alliance.
SAMU is the sixth association from Alberta to join CASA and was welcomed unanimously by the membership during the organization’s Annual General Meeting on March 27th.
“It is a privilege to welcome SAMU to our organization as a champion for student advocacy. Our relationship has been extremely fruitful over the last year”, said Travis Gordon, Board Chair for CASA.
Delegates from SAMU have been actively involved in CASA throughout the last 12 months, having participated as observers in the association’s successful Advocacy Week in November 2014. “CASA was a natural fit for SAMU. The federal government is becoming increasingly important in the lives of MacEwan University students and stepping up to take a role nationally was important for our students’ association. CASA has a great track record at advocating for students in Canada and we’re proud to become members.” Cam McCoy former President of SAMU.
“The strength of CASA is due in large part by associations like SAMU who continue to advocate for a more accessible and affordable post-secondary education system in Canada”, said Gordon.
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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.
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Jonathan Champagne, Executive Director