AUSU Update!

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– Jan 10: Deadline to register in a course starting Feb 1
– Jan 10: AUSU Council Meeting
– Jan 13: February degree requirements deadline
– Jan 15: Deadline to write exams for Dec course end date
– Jan 31: Deadline to apply for course extension for March
– Feb 10: Deadline to register in a course starting Mar 1
– Feb 15: February degree requirements deadline

Advocacy at AU

One of AUSU’s most important roles is to provide Advocacy for AU undergraduate students. AUSU advocates on behalf of all students at the provincial and national level, but we also provide advocacy at the University level, both on an individual basis and on behalf of all students.

If you are experiencing issues at AU that you would like assistance with, please feel free to contact us at AUSU is always here to advocate on your behalf, or to provide you with information to assist you in your communications with the University.

Also, did you know that AUSU councillors sit on over 20 boards and committees at Athabasca University, where they actively advocate on your behalf? Here are just a few of the committees that AUSU represents you on:
– AU Board of Governors
– General Faculties Council
– Academic Excellence Awards Committee
– Student Academic Appeals Committee
– Student Experience Team
– Faculty Councils
– E-Text Advisory Committee
– .. and more!

Find out more about AUSU’s advocacy efforts on our website here.

Lawrence Decore Award for Student Leadership

The Laurence Decore Awards for Student Leadership are intended to recognize those post-secondary students who have demonstrated outstanding dedication and leadership to fellow students and to their community. The award is valued at $1000.

Each post-secondary institution in Alberta chooses a winner for one of the awards. The winner for Athabasca University is chosen by the AUSU Awards Committee.

ELIGIBILITY: Must be an Alberta resident enrolled full-time (min. *9 credits) at AU. Nominees must have been involved in student government, societies, clubs or organizations.

NOMINATIONS: The application form is online here. Forms must be submitted to AUSU at

Application Deadline: January 15, 2017

Council Meeting

AUSU’s next council meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 10 at 5:30pm MT. Meetings are held by teleconference, and all members are welcome.

The agenda will be posted online here at least 3 days prior to the meeting. Email if you would like the complete meeting package.