AUSU Update

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Run for Student Council!

The call for nominations for the AU Students’ Union Council Election is almost closed! Apply by midnight on Feb 7!

Why should you run for Council?

Make your student voice heard during a time when Athabasca University navigates their way through government funding cuts and changes to the Alberta post-secondary system.

Help advocate on behalf of your fellow AU students and create a student community for AU students all over the world.

AUSU student advocacy is not just about Alberta – it impacts all AU students across Canada and around the world. Be on the forefront of determining what your academic experience at AU will be.

Now more than ever, the voice of the AU Students’ Union council will have an impact on your future

Run for AUSU Student Council!

AU undergraduate students can run for council no matter where they live or what they study. Since AU students are all distance learners, councillors participate remotely from all over the world, and most council work is done through email and teleconference.

There are 13 council seats available, which will be elected during the AUSU general election held February 25 to March 2, 2020. Additionally, following the general election, the new council will internally elect the three executive positions – President, VP External and Student Affairs, and VP Finance and Administration.

To run for council, submit the completed Nomination Package to the Chief Returning Officer, Bailey Daines, at by February 7, 2020. 

Visit the AUSU website here for more info.

Pharmacy Savings for AU Students

AUSU teamed up with Alliance Pharmacy and Direct2U Prescriptions to offer our members some great pharmacy savings and perks?

The promotion includes: Free, next-business-day prescription delivery anywhere in Canada.

  • Lower drug costs and dispensing fees.
  • Refill reminders by phone, text message & email.
  • 10% off at the Alliance Pharmacy online store – just use the promo code “AUSU” during checkout.
  • Free phone consultations with qualified pharmacists.

Visit the AUSU website here for more info.

Eyewear Discounts for AU Students

AUSU has teamed up with FYidoctors to bring some great “preferred partner” savings on eyewear to our membership. You can save up to 40% on eyewear, including designer frames, upgrades, contacts, and more!

FYidoctors has over 300 locations across Canada, and growing, so you are sure to find a location near you!

Visit the AUSU website here for more info.