AUSU This Month


Bill 43 Info Forum
Tuesday, October 21, 2003
6:30pm Mountain Standard Time

Alberta’s proposed Post-Secondary Learning Act (Bill 43) will directly affect students of all post-secondary institutions in Alberta, including all Athabasca University undergraduate students living in Canada.

Come to the AUSU Bill 43 Forum to hear what’s happening with Bill 43 and take part in the question and answer period. Students living in Edmonton and area are invited to attend in person at the AUSU office. All other students may attend via teleconference. Call or email the AUSU office by noon MST, October 21 to book a toll-free line.

Forum location – 2nd Floor, North Tower, 10030 – 107 Street, Edmonton
Office contact – Edmonton local: 497-7000 Toll-free: 1-800-788-9041 ext 3413


The AUSU Legislative Committee is looking for active members who can help us create and change AUSU policy for the benefit of all our members.

We need volunteers who have a good sense of right and wrong, who are able to understand policy documents, who can extrapolate well to predict likely possibilities of policy decisions, who are willing to speak up, have their ideas heard and debated, but most importantly, who are willing to at get involved in the process.

Volunteers should also be VERY comfortable with email, have reliable email access that can handle attachments, and a copy of Word 97 or something compatible, as the revision tool is used extensively for final drafts.

The current AUSU policies can be found at this site:

Interested people can mail the Legislative Committee chair at, or contact AUSU Council.


Getting together physically with fellow AU students adds to your university experience. Other students will be able to understand and relate to the joys and frustrations of distance learning. It’s also a way to stay abreast of information relating to AU and the Athabasca University Students’ Union.

See the Coffee Groups web page on the AUSU site, at for a list of groups.
Anyone interested in starting up a group in your area (anywhere in Canada, from small towns to major centres) please contact SANDRA at


If you have a question for AUSU, or would like to get to know your council, drop by the chat-room [accessible through the ‘Message Forums’ option on the AUSU home page You will need an AUSU web site account.] Times are MST

Mondays at 8:00 PM Councillor Karl Low

More chat times to be posted soon:


Do you remember your first few months at AU? Do you remember all the questions you had and the confusions you encountered? Every month at AU there are close to 1500 new registrations and these new students will be in the same boat you were once in. How about helping these students out by offering to be an AUSU mentor? AUSU mentors are “experienced” AU students who are willing to provide a little guidance and support to new AU students. If you are interested in participating in this new venture of AUSU’s or if you’d like more information please contact Sandra Moore at

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