AUSU Update!

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

Voting is open March 10-14 to elect the next AUSU Students’ Council and, for voters who self-identify as Indigenous, the Indigenous Circle at AUSU. Election questions? Email Duncan at

Voting only takes a moment so find the digital ballot in your email today and elect your next student reps!

Sacred Circle of Squares for Indigenous Students  

To honour the seasonal change & continued community care, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is hosting another Sacred Circle of Squares for Indigenous Students. This offering will be led by Indigenous faculty members, Dr. Josie Auger & Dr. Melissa Jay along with special guest, Dr. Fyre Jean Graveline.

What to expect:
Current living conditions can leave us feeling cut off from our Bodies, our Hearts, our Ceremonies, our Lands, and our Relatives. We can reStory our Connections to our own BeingNess, our Relatives and All Our Relations through Natural Materials Bricolage. Together we will embrace Earth Mother as Teacher and Healer and deepen our Capacities to be more SustainAble and to reConnect to our Blood Memory of Ancestral Resiliency.

Day & Time:
March 21st, 2022 from 1:00pm-3:00pm MST

We welcome Indigenous students to RSVP to Dr. Melissa Jay at by March 17th, 2022.

March is Women’s History Month and AUSU is highlighting amazing women everyone should know about. Each has left a mark on Canadian history, clearing the path for future influential women. Follow us (social links in Linktree) to learn why Jean Goodwill became a nurse, what Maayan Ziv founded to enhance inclusion, and how Dr. Roberta Bondar earned a Space Medal!

Check out AUSU’s custom learner pathway, Learning to Excel. In video tutorials and demonstrations, Excel expert Dennis Taylor walks you through the program’s essentials, including productivity tips and keyboard shortcuts that will help you get the most out of this powerful tool.

AUSU President Accepts New Position at AU!

March 4, 2022 was President Stacey Hutchings’s last day on AUSU Student’s Council and the Executive Committee after submitting her resignation in late February to accept a position at Athabasca University within the Student Financial Aid Office. She served AUSU for two years as a member of the Executive Committee, with her first year as the Vice President External and Student Affairs and the current year as President.