Every year, CASA (Canadian Alliance of Students’ Associations) gathers its 21 member schools together from across Canada to discuss issues students are facing, and select priority areas to advocate about to the federal government. AUSU members have very unique challenges, so it is important for AUSU to be at the CASA table to raise concerns that otherwise would not be raised because they are not big issues on other campuses.
This year, AUSU has seats on two CASA committees as well as a CASA board position. In June 2016, CASA had a working retreat for the board to meet in person and discuss the plan of action for the coming year. The AUSU VP External (VPEX) attended this retreat as a member of the CASA board to raise issues important to AU students.Continue Reading