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AUSU Awards – Apply Now!


AUSU is now accepting applications for our May awards cycle! Each award is worth $1000. Deadline Nov 1.

Academic Achievement Award: For students who have achieved academic excellence.

AUSU Bursaries: For students in financial need and/or with exceptional life circumstances.

Balanced Student Awards: For students who balance multiple commitments.

#Igo2AU Award: This award is available to all AUSU members. Applicants just need to submit a video up to 2 minutes long articulating a personal experience in any one, or a combination of the following areas: how has AU improved your life; what is it about AU that fuels your passion for learning; why you chose AU; how does AU inspire you, and/or; what AU means to you.

Returning Student Awards: For students who returned to studies after a break of two or more years.

Student Volunteer Awards: For students who do volunteer work.

Find out more or apply online here.

Mental Health Awareness

Did you know that in any given year, 1 in 5 people in Canada will personally experience a mental health problem or illness?*

If you are suffering with depression, anxiety, stress, or any other issues, the Student Lifeline is there for you. You can call 24/7 for free, confidential help from caring professionals at 1-800-567-2255 (TTY:1-877-371-9978).

Student Lifeline also has hundreds of online resources (Username: AUSU, password: wellness), where you’ll find a variety of resources to help you lead a happier life.

Don’t suffer alone – there is help! #stopthestigma

Student Lifeline provides help and support 24/7 for any issues, from health, wellness, work, life, money, school, community referrals, and more!

*Canadian Mental Health Association (2018-10-15). Fast Facts about Mental Illness. Retrieved from