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You could win a FREE AU Course!

Want a chance to win a free Athabasca University Undergraduate course?

All you need to do is pledge to vote in the upcoming election at and you will automatically be entered to win!

AUSU members who pledge have a chance to win one of the great prizes from AUSU, including:

  • FREE undergraduate course at AU (2 available)
  • Amazon Gift Cards (up to $100 each, 5 available)
  • Free Online AU Exam Invigilation through ProctorU ($40 value, 20 available)

By pledging, you also have a chance to win $100 from the Canadian Alliance of Students’ Associations (CASA).

Visit to pledge.

AUSU has partnered with for this nation-wide Get out the Vote campaign. When more students vote, more issues facing students become key topics in the election. Make sure you help direct the future of Canada by voting in the 2019 Federal Election.

Visit the AUSU website here for more details. 

Why should You Vote? 

We could list lots of reasons it is important for students to vote. We could tell you that two million students voted in the 2015 federal election, and they largely impacted the results of the election. We could tell you that when more students vote, more issues facing students become key topics in the election. We could tell you that your voice helps direct the future of Canada.

But instead of just hearing our reasons, check out these quotes from your fellow AU students stating why they will vote in the upcoming election!

“I’ll vote because it’s my right and my responsibility and because my children need to learn and understand that everyone’s voice is important.” – Corinna Schmidt, Facebook

“I want to help ensure Canada moves forward in our vision of healthcare, and I want to make sure there’s a Canada left for generations to come.” – Lanie Kristine, Facebook

“I will be voting and encouraging my friends, family members and coworkers to do so also. This is an election where everyone should educate themselves and vote. All the issues on the table directly impact the lives of my loved ones and clients and my field.”  Sharaya McCollum-Brown, Facebook

“I will be voting, for as long as I can. Everything important in my life is affected by these choices.” – Carly J. Toppozini, Facebook

“To make sure that we are headed in the right direction with respect to climate change and the environment.” – Travis Hunt, Facebook

“I will vote because I am a woman and I can vote. This is my right.” – Kate Romanoff, Facebook

“I will vote to have a say in the leadership that leads Canada… Every voter has the same opportunity to make a difference. How else will our children learn how to be the change they want to see happen?” – Rmotyka_Runner, Instagram

“I will vote this year because every Canadian deserves equity.” – Natasha Donahue, Facebook Video

Advance Polls run from October 11 to 15.

Find out where to vote here.