Asper CSA named Most Outstanding Council of the Year
The Commerce Students’ Association (CSA) at the Asper School of Business has received the Most Outstanding Council of the Year Award at the eighth annual Canadian Association of Business Students (CABS) Roundtable Conference.
This is the first time the CSA has been honoured with this award, which honours a business school student council that has demonstrated a commitment to engaging and improving the student experience of its constituents.
The CSA also received the Legacy Event Award, which recognizes large-scale, student-run events that improve the reputation of Canadian universities, for organizing and hosting the National Business School Conference in November 2014.
CABS is hosted by the University of Northern British Columbia in Prince George, and annually gathers together top business student leaders from more than 30 universities across the country to share experiences and gain tools that help them take their student associations to the next level. This year’s conference took place in March.
2014-2015 CSA President Dale Camuyong says the 48 student leaders of this year’s CSA “made a conscious effort to challenge everything and to question the status quo. We were able to implement positive change in the CSA because of a few key components: leveraging and learning from the CABS network of other business student leaders, collaborating with the Asper School’s exceptional faculty and staff, partnering with the business community, and, most importantly, listening to the students of the Asper School.”
A few examples of accomplishments from the 2014-2015 CSA Council include:
- Implementing the Inaugural CSA Junior Case Competition, an event that invites early year students to get involved with opportunities within the Asper School
- Restructuring the CSA marketing function to centralize the delivery of materials for all events and services
- Introducing a new human resources function, tailored for the CSA, to develop a continuous pipeline of talented student leaders and optimize people performance
- Initiating a mentorship program that integrates senior students with first-year and international students