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Run for AUSU Council

Do you want a great opportunity to get involved with your AU Students’ Union, a chance to advocate and represent your fellow students, and gain some great experience?

Nominations are now being accepted for AUSU’s 2018 General Election!

There are 13 council seats available. You can run for council no matter where you live – AUSU work is primarily done remotely, and meetings are by teleconference.

What do Councillors Do?

AUSU councillors guide and direct the organization through its mission, vision, and values. Councillors attend council & committee meetings by teleconference, develop strategic plans and an annual budget, and more. You can find out more about councillor responsibilities in AUSU Policy 2.14 Councillor Responsibility & Honoraria.

What do Executives Do?

Following the general election, the three AUSU executive positions will be internally elected from the new councillors-elect. The executive positions consist of the President, VP External and Student Affairs, and VP Finance and Administration, with competitive remuneration. You can find out more about the executive positions in AUSU Policy 2.03 Responsibilities of Executive Officers and AUSU Policy 2.15 Executive Accountability and Compensation.


Email the Chief Returning officer, Jacqueline Keena, at

Alternatively, join our election forum here and post your questions online!

How to Nominate yourself?

1.       Download the Nomination Package Here.

2.       Complete Nomination Form in full and email to the Chief Returning Officer at

3.      Deadline to Submit Nomination: Feb 7 at midnight MT.

Benefits of Being on AUSU Council:

  • The opportunity to affect the post-secondary experience for students at AU.
  • Governance training and experience, including how to read and revise policies, how to conduct meetings, how to develop goals and strategic plans, and more.
  • Having a voice regarding AUSU services and advocacy for AU students.
  • The opportunity to learn more about the management of your university, as well as post-secondary education on a provincial and national level.
  • Work experience (especially for those who are elected to an executive position).
  • Receive councillor honorarium for attending council and committee meetings. We value your time!
  • Executives receive a significant honorarium and benefits package, as well as get the opportunity to travel numerous times per year on AUSU business.

Find out more on our website here.