EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

Jaycee Tu

academic@ocadsu.org

Office Hours: Monday, 10:00am – 5:00pm

 

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF DIVERSITY & EQUITY

Khadija Aziz  equity@ocadsu.org

 

 

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Veronika Ivanova  graduate@ocadsu.org

Office Hours: Tuesday, 3pm – 7pm; Thursday 12-3pm

 

 

 

_MG_9261EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

Lizz Aston operations@ocadsu.org

Office Hours: Wednesday, 12:00pm – 4:00pm

 

 

 

Stanley Raul outreach@ocadsu.org

Office Hours: Wednesday, 12:00pm – 4:30pm

 

        

GENERAL MANAGER

Joanna Adamiak manager@ocadsu.org

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Joanna Adamiak is the General Manager of the OCAD SU.  She oversees the daily operations and organization of the Student Union. She provides support and guidance and acts as a resource to support Board Members and Executives in running the SU and in making the SU office as accessible for students as possible. Working closely with the Director of Operations, she oversees the work of permanent and part-time student staff and retains organizational memory and continuity for the organization. She strives to incorporate an anti-authoritarian, feminist, anti-colonial, anti-racist, and anti-oppressive politic into all of her work and is excited to continue that work at the SU. Joanna comes from an academic background in Political Science and Environmental Studies. Drop by the SU Office and say hi!

MANAGER OF ADVOCACY SERVICES (STUDENT ADVOCATE)

Robin Fraser advocate@ocadsu.org

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Robin Fraser graduated from the New College of California for Social Change in San Francisco with a degree in Humanities and Experimental Performance. She has worked with the Ontario Human Rights Commission and local non-governmental organizations to create workshops intended to sensitize people in positions of power to issues of discrimination and inequity. Through her various training and experience in collectives, she supports active listening, and believes in the power of constructive communication.

Services provided:

The Student Union Advocate provides advice; advocacy and support services to all students at OCAD U. The advocate can help with academic misconduct, appeals, understanding policies and procedures, preparations for student hearings, mediation and representation at your hearing, as well as matters relating to your student life at university, which may include bullying, discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment, victimization or vilification.

Services not provided:

Please note the Advocate currently does not provide any kind of legal advice, however the Student Union has free lawyer services. The Advocate is a confidential service that can provide you with support and guidance when dealing with difficult situations on campus.

FINANCE MANAGER

Nicholas Smith finance@ocadsu.org

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Nicholas is a recent graduate of OCAD’s Graphic Design program. He first got involved with the union volunteering for Hot Lunch during his first semester at the school. The following year he was elected an Executive Director and never really left. He most enjoyed his role as Director of Operations and Finance where he focused on restructuring and streamlining the Union’s hires, reporting and programs.
The Finance Manager works closely with the General Manager, Student Advocate, Administrative Assistant, Executives, Commissioners, Events Coordinator and other SU staff to provide financial and logistical support for the Union. The Finance Manager oversees the work of the Events Coordinator in conjunction with the Director of Outreach, oversees cash handling and provides advice to the Student Union Board of Directors, Executives, Commissioners and Staff.
The Finance Manager helps to retain organizational memory and continuity, but is primarily responsible for carrying out the day-to-day financial administration of the OCAD Student Union office, such as processing accounts receivable, accounts payable, and payroll administration.