AUSU Update

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Meet the Candidates in the AUSU By-Election

AUSU currently has 4 vacant seats on council, so we will be holding a by-election on August 25, 2020!

We have 8 candidates running for student council in our by-election!

Name Location
Jennifer Bouley Etobicoke, Ontario
Almigdad Eldoma Edmonton, Alberta
Karen Fletcher Kanata, Ontario
Natalia Iwanek Mississauga, Ontario
Amber McDuffe Edmonton, Alberta
Hannah Olsen Edmonton, Alberta
Chris Sloboda Edmonton, Alberta
Mark Teeninga Stoney Creek, Ontario

Why Vote for AUSU Student Council?

AUSU has an impact on your experience as a distance education student at AU, no matter where you study from, what program you are in, or how involved you are with the Students’ Union. The students you elect to council will guide and direct your Students’ Union in its mandate to provide services, support, and advocacy for AU students.

Ballots will be emailed to AUSU members on Aug 25. Make sure to VOTE! 

How to find out more about the candidates: 

Check out candidate biographies and posters online here

Ask the candidates questions in AUSU’s Election Forum.

NEW AUSU Open Mic Podcast

EPISODE 31: Big Student Events for 2020 – AU Convocation and 50th Anniversary

Happy 50th birthday Athabasca University! In our latest podcast episode, AUSU sits down with Carole Stevenson-Roy, Athabasca University’s Associate VP of Marketing and Communications, and Leslie Bergin, Athabasca University’s Director of Development and Alumni Engagement to chat about the exciting plans and student events Athabasca University will be hosting while celebrating the institution’s 50th anniversary and the 2020 student convocation in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Starring: Athabasca University Associate VP of Marketing and Communications Carole Stevenson-Roy, Athabasca University Director of Development and Alumni Engagement Leslie Bergin, and AUSU Executive Director Jodi Campbell.

Check out all AUSU Open Mic episodes online here.

AUSU Open Mic is also available for free on SpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle Podcasts, and Pocket Casts (search “AUSU Podcast”), and featured on VoicEd.


Chance to Win $100 for Filling out Peer Course Review!

AUSU has launched new online Peer Course Reviews for Athabasca University undergraduate courses! The Peer Course Reviews were developed to provide students with a confidential way to rate their course experience at AU, and to provide feedback for fellow students!

Fill out a Peer Course Review by August 31 to enter to win a $100 Amazon Gift card!

Prize recipients will be chosen randomly from all peer course reviews filled out by August 31, 2020. Three gift cards worth $100 each will be given out after August 31. New prizes will be given out quarterly (by random selection) to students who fill out peer course reviews for their AU courses. 

 Find out more on the AUSU website here.