About Us

What is SAFA?

If you are a student in one of the many programs in the Faculty of Arts (with the exception Communications), then SAFA is YOU! According to our constitution, every student studying within the Faculty of Arts is officially a member of SAFA, and membership sure does have its privileges with services, resources, events and more! 



SAFA represents the interests of undergraduate students of the Faculty of Arts within the UOSU, the Faculty, the University, the community, and the provincial and federal governments. The students’ association also works to foster a sense of community through social, academic, and cultural events, while at the same time offering a variety of services to its members.

Quick Facts

  • We are a non profit corporation

  • We include over 4000 members

  • We are one of the largest student associations at uOttawa

  • We are run by an executive committee

  • They, in turn, by a board made up of our member association representatives

The Executive

President

Anthony 'Tony' Butticci

Program: 

History & Creative Writing

pres@artsuottawa.ca
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The President is the chief spokesperson of the SAFA. They oversee the functions of SAFA and work with other University organizations.

VP University Affairs

Anthony 'Tony' Butticci

Program: 

History & Creative Writing

uni@artsuottawa.ca
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The VP University Affairs advocates for the academic rights of all arts students. They also run academic related programs like scholarships and the Arts Showcase.

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VP Finance

Fiona Broughton

Program: 

Linguistics

The VP Finance is responsible for the management of SAFA funds, the budget, and all financial matters.

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VP Internal

Rachel Burke

Program: 

History

The VP Internal is responsible for the internal functioning of the SAFA. This includes office management, locker and Café Alt rentals, and relations with Member Associations.

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VP Social

Banafsheh Shamdani

Program: 

History & Political Science

The VP Social plans events for all arts students. This includes 101 Week and Arts Ball.

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VP Philanthropy

Srishti Roy

Program: 

History

The VP Philanthropy plans events of a philanthropic or charity nature. They also work to liaise with organizations outside of the uOttawa community.

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VP Comms Anglo

Tegwyn Skye Curtis

Program: 

History & Political Science

The VP Communications Anglophone is in charge of communicating with English arts students. They manage the website, social media, and send newsletters

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VP Comms Franco

Katia Allain-Melanson

Program: 

Translation

The VP Communications Francophone is in charge of communicating with French arts students. They manage the website, social media, and send newsletters.

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VP Equity

Vacant

Program: 

The VP Equity ensures that all arts students are treated with respect. They ensure the functions of SAFA and the Faculty of Arts are accessible and equitable.

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VP Franco Affairs

Vacant

Program: 

franco@artsuottawa.ca
New position for 2022-23!

The VP Francophone Affairs advocates for Francophone arts students and upholds the bilingualism of SAFA. They do translations, plan French language events, and ensure the quality of French-language programming at the Faculty of Arts.

Employees

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Comptroller

Allison Harrod

Program: 

MA in Bilingualism Studies

The Comptroller General is in charge of running the audit process for SAFA’s Member Associations, including grading audits and audit training. This is an employment position.

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Board Chair

Sam Yee

Program: 

Biomedical Science & Indigenous Studies

The Board Chairperson chairs all meetings fo the SAFA Board of Directors and General Meetings. This is an employment position.

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101 Week Coordinator

Lydia Talajic

Program: 

Theatre

The Comptroller General is in charge of running the audit process for SAFA’s Member Associations, including grading audits and audit training. This is an employment position.

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Social Commissioner

Vacant

The Social Commissioner assists the VP Social and the SAFA Executive in planning and running all social events. This is an employment position.

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Chief Electoral Officer

Kiana Cooper

Program: 

Visual Arts

The CEO runs all Elections, By Elections, and Referendums of SAFA. They are the final say in all electoral matters. This is an employment position.

Program Representatives

New for 2022-23!
Don't have a program representative listed for your program? Check out the list of Member Associations!

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Interdisciplinary Studies Representative

Vacant

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Modern Languages Representative

Vacant

The Interdisciplinary Studies Representative represents the interests of students in Interdisciplinary programs (Medieval Studies, Francophone Studies, etc.). They represent students at Departmental meetings and plan events for students in Interdisciplinary Studies.

The Modern Languages Representative represents the interests of students in programs offered by the Department of Modern Languages. They represent students at Departmental meetings and plan events for students in Modern Languages.

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Translation Representative

Vacant

The Translation Representative represents the interests of students in translation programs when AÉTTSA is inactive. They represent students at Departmental meetings and plan events for students in Translation.

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Visual Arts Representative

Vacant

The Visual Arts Representative represents the interests of students in visual arts and fine arts programs when VASA is inactive. They represent students at Departmental meetings and plan events for students in Visual Arts.

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Second Language Representative

Vacant

The Second Language Representative represents the interests of students in the French as a Second Language, English as a Second Language, French Intensive, and English Intensive programs when EFSA is inactive. They represent students at Departmental meetings and plan events for students in Second Languages.

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Indigenous Studies Representative

Vacant

The Indigenous Studies Representative represents the interests of students in indigenous studies programs when ISSA is inactive. They represent students at Departmental meetings and plan events for students in Indigenous Studies.

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Religious Studies Representative

Vacant

The Religious Studies Representative represents the interests of students in religious studies programs when ReSSA is inactive. They represent students at Departmental meetings and plan events for students in Religious Studies.