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COCA Campus Kick-Off Concert: Achalla Olami Just Won Free Tuition for a Year

What does it mean to win a full years’ tuition? We asked Achalla Olami to find out. 

While most Canadians experienced a financial plot-twist caused by the Coronavirus - students in particular are finding it increasingly difficult to adapt. It was hard enough for young people to find summer employment at the best of times, let alone in the midst of a global lockdown. But in the aftermath of last spring’s debacle - an important question has risen: How can we provide...

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COVID-19 Update from COCA

In-Person Conference in June Cancelled

Ok. This decision really sucked. It was hard to make. We didn’t want to make it, but we ultimately had no other options.

We have decided that an in-person conference on the current June dates for the 2020 Student Life Summit is just not feasible. Now that we have the heavy news out of the way, let’s talk about what we can do next.

The biggest goal that COCA strives to achieve, each an...

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COVID-19 Announcement from COCA

Greetings COCA Family,

The spread of the COVID 19 virus has, and will affect us both personally and throughout our organizations.  We wanted to let you know that COCA is already working across the networks with our peer organizations, and many SU/SA partners to determine the best course of action.

What does this mean for COCA?

We are planning, at this moment, that the Student Life Summit is still moving forward with planning, and that prep...

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The Importance of Block Booking

What is block booking you ask? It’s a strategy to maximize the student experience by doing more with less. When booking talent for your institution “The Block Booking Technique” will SAVE YOU MONEY! Ultimately you’ll get a better price if you submit more than one offer so why not team up with a few schools in your region and create a cool shared experience. 

To help you wrap your head around the concept, think of block booking like buying in bulk. I...

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Blog on Blogs for a Blog

This blog post will be some Inception level writing. Ok, maybe not that brilliant, but what I’m getting at is that this blog post will discuss the importance of blogs, while being posted… on a blog. So, in short a blog on blogs, for a blog. 

Before we dive right in, let’s take a step back and talk about the importance of student generated content for your SA. While we’re all great at what we do, many of us in communications are not students (ok, we&rs...

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COCA Awards Nominations

One of my responsibilities this year on the COCA Board of Directors is to ensure a timely and engaging awards competition. I had the opportunity to review the Awards policy and suggest changes for this year. The majority were accepted and they included subtracting the number of entertainment awards…we no longer have the DJ and Independent Artist

John b. Young
Past Conference Committee Chair

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