AUSU Update!

The Federal Election is September 20 and your vote matters! The AU student body vote brings weight to issues your President and Vice-President External discuss with Members of Parliament and government officials. By voting, you make it easier to advocate for lowering interest on loans, increasing bursaries, expanding job programs, and more!

Important Dates

  • September 14: registration deadline to vote by mail. Click here to sign up so you have time to return your ballot before the election.
  • September 14: deadline to request a sign language (ASL) interpreter at your polling station. Call TTY at 1-800-361-8935 or click here to register online.
  • September 20: election day!

Check out our election posts on social for more info and tips. Your engagement enters you into our AMAZING CONTESTS! We’re giving away Apple AirPods, $100 Amazon gift cards, and AUSU swag packs. See full contest details.

On September 9, we’re hosting AUSUnights Trivia: Election Edition and a Leaders Debate Watch Party – AUSU putting FUN into the election! 🙂


Email us for the Zoom link. We can’t wait to see you!



Fill out our Student Survey and be entered into a draw for one of ten $100 Amazon gift cards! Your feedback will be used to help expand AUSU’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) initiatives by removing barriers to engagement and governance opportunities for those belonging to equity-seeking groups. The survey takes about ten minutes, and your time will make a difference.

Thank you for participating!

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Originally proposed by AUSU, Athabasca University has announced they will move forward with a Temporary Compassionate Grading Policy.

As part of ongoing efforts to support students with mental health and wellness, and to address the impacts of COVID-19, a flexible grading option will be available for any one course per academic year.

The policy is open to both undergraduate and graduate students. It is temporary and will be applicable to courses taken between March 1, 2020, and December 31, 2021. A review of the policy will take place in November 2021 to determine if it will continue further.

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