AUSU Update

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Apply to sit on the AUSU Indigenous Student Representation Committee

We are happy to announce that we have formed a new ad-hoc  Indigenous Student Representation Committee. The goal of the committee is to help engage Indigenous students in the development of an organizational Indigenization strategy.

Apply to join the Indigenous Student Representation Committee! 

This is a great way to get involved with your Students’ Union, represent your fellow students, and help break down barriers for Indigenous students.

You can apply no matter where you live – meetings are by teleconference and committee work is done online! Must be an AUSU member to apply.

Committee members should be prepared to attend one teleconference meeting per month (approx. 1 to-1.5 hours), and devote a few hours to committee-related business per month. The committee term will be approximately eight months, from July 2020 to February 2021, unless extended by council. Committee members will also earn a small honorarium.

If you are interested in joining the AUSU Indigenous Representation Committee, fill out the application form and submit it to

The deadline to apply is July 17 at 4pm MT.

For more details, visit our website here


AUSU By-Election – Now Hiring CRO

AUSU will be holding a by-election in August to fill four vacant council seats! The call for nominations will be going out in mid-July – stay tuned! Becoming an AUSU councillor is a great opportunity to get more involved with your AU Students’ Union, get some amazing experience, and represent your fellow Athabasca University students.

AUSU is now hiring a Chief Returning Officer (CRO)!

The CRO, working with AUSU staff, is responsible for monitoring all aspects of the by-election process from mid-July to early-September, 2020.

The anticipated time commitment is approximately 35 – 50 hours within a 7 to 9-week period (dependent on whether any election appeals are received). The CRO position can be performed from any location, but requires telephone, email, and internet capability. The CRO must be available to respond to inquiries within 1 business day.  Proficiency in Word and Excel is required.

The successful candidate will receive a $1,500 honorarium on successful completion of the role. Previous experience is a definite asset, however not required.

The deadline to apply is July 10, 2020 at 4pm MT. 

For details on the role & how to apply, visit our website here