AUSU Update

This Update is provided to the Voice by AUSU. Contact with any questions.

Don’t miss out on your chance to provide valuable feedback! Your response will impact AUSU advocacy and service priorities so we can best serve our student members and help you have a positive student experience while studying at Athabasca University.

Please take a few minutes now to fill out our 2021 AUSU Annual Survey – it should take no more than 7 – 10 minutes to complete. All your answers are confidential.

The best part? AUSU is giving away more than $2500 in prizes to members who complete our survey. The winners will be chosen at random, and prizes include:

5 x $200 Amazon Gift Cards
5 x $100 Amazon Gift Cards
10 x $50 AU Store Gift

10 x ProctorU Free Exams

Winners will be selected after the deadline on Nov 22, 2021. Thanks for your feedback, and good luck!

Take Survey Now

 AUSU presents the Virtual Student Lounge hosted by VP Community & Wellness Natalia Iwanek (she/they). The Student Lounge is a casual space for any and all AU undergrads to meet, kick back, and chat about anything and everything AU! Drop by and get to know your student community with Natalia, a force for student engagement! Grab the Zoom link by emailing See you there!

Great news! We’ve set a new date for the October Pride keynote from award-winning author, Joshua Whitehead (he/him)! Join our host, AUSU Indigenous Circle member Trishtina Godoy-Contois, for this highly anticipated event on Nov 25, 2021, from 2-3 PM MT via Facebook Live.

Joshua is a Two-Spirit, Oji-nêhiyaw member of Peguis First Nation (Treaty 1), past AU Writer in Residence, and PhD candidate, lecturer, and Killam scholar at the University of Calgary where he studies Indigenous literature and cultures with a focus on gender and sexuality. You don’t want to miss out so RSVP to Joshua today!

Announces Award

for New Indigenous Undergraduates

AUSU is excited to share great news from AU after they announced the Indigenous Undergraduate Entrance Award! This award encourages new students of Indigenous ancestry to apply to an AU undergraduate degree or certificate program and to register in AU undergraduate courses. Find application criteria on the Award Details page, fill out the Application Form, and then visit the award submission portal to submit. Contact the Student Awards Unit if you have any questions.

Remember when AU announced the option to choose a flexible grading option for any one course per academic year as part of the ongoing effort to support students during COVID-19? Well, this is your reminder that the policy applies to AU courses taken between the dates of Mar 1 and Dec 31, 2021. A review of the policy will take place in the coming weeks to determine if compassionate grading will continue into 2022. Until then, now is the time to apply!

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