AUSU Update

This update is provided to The Voice by AUSU. Contact services@ausu.org with questions.


A reminder that  your AU Students’ Union will be closed for the winter holiday from December 20 – 31, 2021, with regular office hours resuming on January 4, 2022.

AUSU is now accepting applications for the role of Chief Returning Officer (CRO) for its upcoming 2022 General Election for Student Council and Indigenous Circle. The CRO, working with the AUSU staff, is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the election process, including but not limited to:

  • accepting nominations and verifying the eligibility of nominees;
  • informing candidates of campaign policy;
  • enforcing campaign policy;
  • confirming voter eligibility;
  • confirming ballot counts from electronic voting system;
  • reporting election results to Council; and
  • conducting any election appeals, unless the CRO is the subject of the appeal.

Learn more on this role and the AUSU Election process in our AUSU Election Conduct Policy 3.01. If you are interested in this position, please email your resume, a cover letter, and any questions to executivedirector@ausu.org.

Application Deadline: January 12, 2022

Listen in as Leah Campbell joins your AUSU Executive Team as the new Vice-President Finance and Administration and shares her experience thus far as she studies from Brandon, MB. Like so many students, Leah is managing a full course load, taking care of children, and working at a full-time job while somehow organizing enough hours in the day to serve AU students at AUSU. Starring AUSU VP Finance and Administration Leah Campbell, Governance and Advocacy Coordinator Duncan Wojtaszek, and Executive Director Jodi Campbell.

AU is transforming the future of digital-first university research by developing and launching IDEA Lab. IDEA will enable AU researchers and students to innovate, discover, explore, and accelerate their work using existing and emerging tools, processes, and data in the cloud for maximum impact.

The IDEA Academy program will recruit up to fifteen Research Assistants who will receive training on cloud technologies and tools enabling them to support, advance, and contribute to projects developed and supervised by AU faculty researchers.

View the call for applicants here. For more information, contact Dr Paul Daniels, PhD, pdaniels@athabascau.ca.

The winter holiday can be challenging for many. If you find yourself struggling and need support, remember that Homewood Health offers a comprehensive wellness support program to meet your mental health and wellness needs. Call Homewood Health’s 24/7 support line at 1-800-663-1142.

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