As you got to meet in the video above, Harish Kumar, focus’s on advocacy in his role as VP External. Here is a message from Harish:
“My responsibilities with this role are to oversee all the media and press releases, organize multicultural and fun events. The main responsibility with this job is to advocate for students on provincial and federal level. I advocate on many topics that affect students in very big ways. For eg. Open Educational Resources, Transfer credit system, indigenous students and accessibility. I advocate with ASEC on Provincial and Federal levels. ASEC stands for Alberta Students Executive Council. There are total 18 colleges that are members of ASEC including MHC.  We do 3 conferences a year in which we decide our goals for the year and work on them.”



SAMHC is proud to be a part of The Alberta Students’ Executive Council. ASEC is a member-driven organization that unites over 105,000 students from 14 post-secondary institutions across Alberta.

Established in 1982, ASEC advances its advocacy goals by taking a collaborative approach to developing solutions for students. Recent examples of successful ASEC policy proposals include the launch of the $1.5M Alberta Campus Mental Health Innovation Fund, the development of the Serving Communities Internship Program, and reforms to the student financial aid system.

ASEC Board of Directors 2018-2019 (top left): Marlene Morin-Executive Director, Lindsey  Comeau, Naomi Pela, Shelby Meyer, Brandon Vollweiter, Nicholas Newnes, and  Chaise Combs.
ASEC June 2018 Conference Attendees
photo credit: Madeline (Concordia University)

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