AUSU Update!

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

February 8 is the start of the 2022 Student Council General Election with nominations opening for all AU undergraduate students … including you! Students will vote March 10-14 to fill 12 available seats on Student Council and, for voters who self-identify as Indigenous, up to 13 available seats on the Indigenous Student Circle at AUSU, one of which will also be elected by the circle members to sit on Student Council.

This is the inaugural election for the Indigenous Student Circle at AUSU, made up of AU students who self-identify as Indigenous and who will represent their fellow Indigenous students to AUSU and the AU community. If you are an Indigenous student at AU and have questions about the election, please email Duncan Wojtaszek at to learn more.

You will have the support and resources you need the moment you decide to self-nominate. Interested in joining a great team of student leaders?

 Email Duncan Wojtaszek at


Black History Month: Celebrating Black History today and every day is the theme the Canadian government announced for 2022, recognizing the daily contributions Black Canadians make every day.

AUSU is excited to celebrate with Black History Month programming and events including an AUSU Open Mic Podcast, AUSUnights Virtual Student Social, and an evening with special guest Husoni Raymond (he/him), Junior Editor for The Journal of Law and Social Policy (JLSP) at Osgoode Law and anti-racism organizer.

But first, start things off with the latest Executive Blog from your Vice-President Community and Wellness, Natalia Iwanek.


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!

Get your FREE ticket for February 10 at 5 p.m. MST by clicking here to RSVP on Eventbrite. This AUSUnights will be themed in celebration of Black History Month!

Your academic concerns are important to us, and we appreciate when members bring forward issues impacting their student experience. If you have concerns with the university, your student funding organization, or anything else related to your university courses, AUSU may be able to advocate on your behalf or provide you with information to help. AUSU also regularly advocates on behalf of all members through many initiatives you can review here.

For more information or assistance, please email