AUSU This Month


The AU Sports Club is looking for AU students who are interested in serving on the AUSC executive. All that is required is a few hours a week to respond to emails, add new members to the discussion forum, and locate information to update the website or forum sections. Being on a club executive is a great way to meet other AU students!

The AUSU Office has Moved

The Edmonton Learning Center, which not only houses a number of AU services such as invigilation rooms and student advisors, but also the corporate offices of AUSU and The Voice, has moved to a new location in downtown Edmonton. Look for pictures of the new office space to be published on the AUSU website once we get everything unpacked!

Our new mailing address is:
Athabasca University Students’ Union
Peace Hills Trust Tower
1200, 10011 109 St.
Edmonton, AB T5J 3S8

New Social Groups Section Created in AUSU’s Discussion Forum

There is a new section in the AUSU Discussion Forum called Social Group Forums. Stemming from the coffee groups idea, these forums will provide easier communication and access to coffee group members, as well as anyone who might wish to talk with others in their area, but who may not want to, or be able to, meet up in person. Don’t forget to visit the Coffee Groups page on the AUSU website. New coffee groups are being started all the time. For more information about this new forum and/or coffee groups please visit the forum at where you will find the new forums listed at the bottom of the page. You can also send an e-mail to the Chair of AUSU’s Groups and Clubs Committee, Lonita Fraser, at

AUSU Helps Sponsor the Alberta Services for Students Conference

The Alberta Services for Students Conference will be held this May at Mount Royal College and AUSU councillor Lisa Priebe will be in attendance to meet with students and answer questions. AUSU has donated $500 to provide students with snacks and coffee during the conference. Students can attend the conference for $110. For more details on this conference and how to attend please contact the AUSU Office at or toll free at 1-800-788-9041 ext 3413.

AUSU Needs Volunteer Mentors

AUSU is in need of more volunteer mentors to help our new students adjust to AU and distance education. If you’re an experienced AU student and interested in being matched to a new student, please email for an application form. The mentor program is designed to aid new students in their adjustment to distance learning. If you’re a new student and would like to be matched to one of our mentors please fill out the application form at this address:

AUSU Attended the 4th National Peer Support Conference

On 14-16 January 2005 AUSU councillors Lisa Priebe and Joy Krys attended the 4th National Peer Support Conference in Ottawa, Ontario. The information gained from this conference, which AUSU councillors also attended last year, helps AUSU to perfect its own peer support programs such as the Mentor Program.