Sadie McAlear

Acadia Student's Union
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Sadie McAlear (she/her/elle) is a fifth-year student at Acadia University located in Mi'kma'ki/Nova Scotia.  Sadie is pursuing a Bachelor of Professional Studies in Community Development with honours where she is researching the impacts of the housing crisis, as it intersects with individuals' access to post-secondary education in the province. Throughout her 2nd/3rd year at Acadia, Sadie sat as the Acadia Students' Union Community Relations Representative until becoming President in 2022. Amongst a long list of previous two term Presidents, Sadie is proud to be the first female identifying President elected two years in a row. Approaching four years within the realm of student advocacy, her hopes are to continue creating spaces where students feel empowered to use their autonomy and amplify the voices and supports for students who face increased barriers to accessing post-secondary education.
It is with a grateful heart that Sadie enters the position as Chair of CASA and reflects on the amount of privilege and responsibility that comes with the role. Over her next year, she aspires to continue fostering the community culture within CASA's membership and observers that highlights the unique perspectives of our members' experiences across the country. Through trust and friendship amongst the student leaders at CASA, our advocacy will be strong and united through the collective student voice. 
In her spare time, Sadie likes to satisfy the raging extrovert within her and refuels by spending quality time with good friends and getting a good belly laugh in wherever possible!


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