AUSU wants to make sure this year's graduating class has a fantastic convocation. To make this happen, we're providing free transportation via bus or limo service to take people from Edmonton to the Athabasca Multiplex each day of convocation 2014. This applies to those graduating from AU undergraduate programs, and their guests (some limits may apply).
We've also arranged hotel discounts in both Edmonton and Athabasca (for Athabasca, you must book early and pay a deposit. Rooms in Edmonton are much easier to book).
Plus, if you stay at the Edmonton hotel where our discounts apply, the bus/car will pick you up right out front, and drop you off at your hotel after the ceremonies.
This service is provided exclusively by AUSU, but grads in some faculties may already be eligible for free transportation. Check your program website or the dean's office to find out.
For more information, contact email@example.com as soon as possible. We'll also send you a tip sheet with more information about travelling to Edmonton, getting to and from the airport, etc.
The 2014 AUSU election is complete and here are the results*.Jason Nixon - 118
Megan Daigneault - 85
Christine Villeneuve - 81
Kim Newsome - 78
Evan Schmidt - 73
Alexander Poulton - 65
Shawna Wasylyshyn - 63
Corrina Green - 60
Bonita Arbeau - 56
Joe Gaetan - 55
Don Joseph Janzen - 54
Grace Wakatama - 49
Steven Heer - 40
Sakib Manjawala - 38
Laura Zhu - 36
Dezrine Tomlin Smith - 31
Shaunese Lawrence - 27
Shane Romualdi - 21
(*In the event of discrepancy between this posting and the CRO's report the latter shall prevail)
The top nine candidates shall form the new council. The councillors-elect will take office on April 1. The existing council will shortly hold an AGM to review last year's financials and their final progress report. Watch this space for the date and details.
The 2014 AUSU Health & Dental care referendum is now complete. AUSU is pleased to announce that our proposed health care plan has been approved by a large majority of voters.
The final vote was 274 vote for, vs 14 votes against for a better than 95% approval rate.
We will begin work with AU on the implementation of the plan, which will be in place by September when new tuition and fee rates take effect. As previously noted, no student will be required to enrol in the plan.
We thank you for taking the time to review the plan, ask us questions, and vote in the referendum.