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4 February 2020 Newsletter - (Calgary)

Happy February!

Roses are red, violets are blue
Who needs romance when your homework is due?

VCAD Calgary


Lantern Festival
February 8, 2020

Celebrate Chinese New Year at VCAD's Lantern Festival! Feb 5-8 students/staff are invited to create a unique lantern to display at school! Drop off @ reception!

There will be prizes for Most Creative, Most Authentic, and Most Unique!

Paint Night
February 12, 2020

Muditha Askin (3DMAAD) will be hosting a Paint Night here on campus. 

Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Location: Room 211

RSVP in the Student Lunch Room, on Discord, or email

RSVP: $10
At Door: $15
Non-Student: $20


Mid-Quarter Orientation
February 14, 2020

Mid-Quarter Orientation will take place Friday, February 14th, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. New students, please try to arrive approximately 30 minutes early to check in and have your ID card photos taken!

Pizza Day
February 18, 2020

Get to know your new classmates over the lunch break (12:30pm - 1:00pm) in the Student Lunch Room over some delicious, cheesy pizza!

Pink Shirt Day
February 26, 2020

LIFT EACH OTHER UP on Pink Shirt Day, Wed. Feb. 26! Purchase a pink T-shirt* and support anti-bullying initiatives at VCAD. All proceeds go to the CKNW Kids' Fund.

*Suggested donation: $5 (see reception)

Spirit Day
February 26, 2020

Show off your VCAD pride by wearing red! Tag #myVCAD to share your Spirit Day photos and for a chance to win a fun prize!


Campus Closure - Monday, February 17

Calgary Campus will be closed Monday, February 17 for Family Day. Have a wonderful long weekend!

Field Trip: Banbury Lane

Our Interior Design students recently got a chance to go on a field trip to Banbury Lane Design Centre for their Residential Design course. It was an impressive collection and the students were amazed at the diversity of products offered.

Graphic Design: Program Advisory Committee

We hosted our first ever program advisory committee (PAC) for VCAD Calgary. The Graphic Design PAC met on campus to discuss the program and opportunities for a Bachelor of Design degree (in the works). We apologize as a few members did have to leave early before we took the group photo. We’ll get everyone in next time, promise.

We're excited to get the other PACs up and running in the next 1-2 months for each program.

Spirit Day

Last week our Student Association kicked up the school spirit with students by hosting their first Spirit Day event. This month’s event included the students getting creative over lunch by making a school banner for upcoming events.

Calgary Home Renovation Show

Recently our Interior Design students spent an afternoon at the Calgary Home Renovation Show, meeting designers, suppliers, guest speakers, etc. Well done to Kinga and Isabella. The organizers liked us so much they have already sent Isabella more tickets for the upcoming Calgary Home and Garden Show at the end of February for our ID students.

Jobs Calgary Career Fair

Last week the new admissions team headed to the Radisson for their first career fair. It was a very busy afternoon and great opportunity for VCAD to meet with the community.