AUSU Update

This update is provided to The Voice by AUSU. Contact with questions.

Thank you to everyone who filled out our 2021 Annual Survey! We received plenty of valuable feedback and look forward to reviewing the results over the coming weeks.

AUSU will be randomly selecting winners today for the $2,500 in prizes, and the lucky recipients will be contacted next week. Good luck to all those who entered! And thank you again for helping us in our mission to ensure an exceptional learner experience for AU undergrads.

AUSU presents the Pride Student Lounge hosted by VP Community & Wellness Natalia Iwanek (she/they). The Pride Student Lounge is a casual space for 2SLGBTQIA+ undergrads to meet, kick back, and chat about anything and everything @AthabascaU! Drop by and get to know your fellow 2SLGBTQIA+ students with Natalia, a force for student engagement! Grab the Zoom link today by emailing See you there!

AUSUnights are virtual student socials held over Zoom on the second Thursday of every month. They are a great opportunity to connect with fellow AU students, have fun, play games, and maybe even win some prizes and swag from your AU Students’ Union! Email an RSVP to and get the Zoom link today! This month will have a special holiday theme!

The Athabasca University Students’ Union is excited to announce that, in recognition of our incredible partnership, Athabasca University is investing $90,000 into AUSU programs and services.

About the unprecedented investment, AUSU President Stacey Hutchings said, “We know the pandemic has been difficult for AU Students. I am grateful that AU has heard us. This unprecedented investment in the Students’ Union demonstrates the collaborative relationship forged between us and AU.”

The funds will be injected into the current 2021-2022 fiscal budget, with $66,600 going directly into the Awards and Bursaries Program, once again doubling the awards for both the November 2021 and May 2022 awards cycles. Another $8,000 will bolster the Virtual Food Assistance Program.

“This investment in our student services will go a long way to help support undergraduates as they navigate their education. The money will go toward programs that allow us to support AU students in need.”

The remainder of the funds will be reinvested into AU students through community and wellness initiatives such as student socials, special events, and contests. “We are beyond thankful for this investment to increase support to AU students, and for the strong partnership between our organization.”

On behalf of the entire team at the AU Students’ Union, we are excited to welcome Leah Campbell to our AUSU Executive Team as the new VP Finance and Administration! Leah brings a great deal of experience and enthusiasm to the role, and we look forward to working with her.