AUSU Update!

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IMPORTANT DATES
– Aug 14: Deadline to apply for CRO position
– Aug 15: Sept degree requirements deadline
– Aug 31: Call for Nominations for 2016 By-Election
– Aug 31: September course extension deadline
– Sept 6: AU Open House Webinar
– Sept 10: Deadline to register in a course starting Oct 1
– Sept 13: AUSU Council Meeting (5:30pm MT)

AUSU 2016 By-Election

AUSU will be holding a by-election in September 2016 to fill two vacant council seats.

The by-election timeline is tentatively set as follows:

Call for Nominations August 31 ? September 14
Nominees Announced September 19
Campaign Period September 19 to October 3
Election September 30 to October 3

AUSU will notify all members when the call for nominations is open. Stay tuned!

The next General Election is set to occur in March 2018, so the two new councillors will serve approximately 18 months (from October 2016 to March 2018).

If you are interested in helping to shape your AU experience, consider becoming an AUSU councillor!

If you have any questions, contact ausu@ausu.org.

AU Budget Update

AUSU just posted a new Executive blog with some insights about the AU budget situation.

Check it out online here.

Now Hiring – Chief Returning Officer

The Athabasca University Students’ Union is currently accepting applications to fill the role of Chief Returning Officer (CRO) for the upcoming 2016 By-Election.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: August 17, 2016.

The CRO, working with AUSU staff, is responsible for monitoring all aspects of the election process.

The CRO position can be performed from any location, but requires telephone, email, and internet capability. Proficiency in Word and Excel is required. The CRO must be available to respond to inquiries within 1 business day (in some cases during the AUSU office hours of 8:30am-4:30pm MDT). Duties will run from the end of August to mid-October, following the by-election timelines.

The successful candidate will receive a $1000 honorarium on successful completion of the role.

For more information and instructions on how to apply, visit our website here.

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