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– April 10: Deadline to register in a course starting May 1
– April 14: Council changeover meeting & second reading of bylaw changes
– April 15: May degree requirements deadline
– April 29: May course extension deadline
– April 30: Deadline to apply for 2016 Convocation
– May 6: Deadline to complete coursework for Convo?16

AUSU Council Changeover Meeting &
Second Reading of Bylaw Changes

AUSU’s April council meeting is coming up on April 14, 2016.

This meeting will include the council changeover in which our new council officially ?takes office?. To find out who our new council is, visit our website here.

The meeting will also include the second reading of the proposed changes to the AUSU bylaws, in which they will be adopted if there is a 2/3 majority vote in favour. The bylaw changes are being proposed as required by law to bring them into alignment with the Post-secondary Learning Act. You can find out more about the bylaw changes online here.

The meeting agenda will be posted on our website here at least 3 business days prior to the meeting.

If you would like the entire meeting package, just drop a line to

Date: April 14, 2016

Time: 4:30pm MDT

AU is Sticking Around!

Good news everyone! We know there has been controversy lately about the sustainability issues at Athabasca University, and we want to reassure everyone!

On April 5, AUSU Executives and AUGSA Executives met with the Alberta Minister of Advanced Education.
There were 3 items on the agenda:
1. The uniqueness and importance of AU.
2. Funding to AU and the detriment of uncertainty.
3. Be our guest at convocation at AU.
The discussion was robust, informative, and overall positive. During the course of the meeting, the Minister said: “AU will not be shut down.”
For more information, don’t hesitate to contact the AUSU President at

From left to right: AUSU Executive Director Sarah Cornett, AUGSA VP Academic Teagan Gahler, AUSU VP Finance Brandon Simmons, Minister of Advanced Education Honourable Marlin Schmidt, AUSU President Shawna Wasylyshyn, Executive Director of the Dept. of Advanced Education David Williams. (Not shown: AUSU VP External Colleen Doucette).

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