Apply to sit on the AUSU Student Advisory Committee!

Want a chance to get involved with your AU students’ union?

Would you like to provide invaluable feedback for both AU and AUSU priorities and gain some great experience in the process?

AUSU is now accepting applications for a new Student Advisory Committee. The primary role of the committee will be to provide the leadership of AUSU and its stakeholders with feedback on varying student topics as required throughout the year.

Such topics may include:

  • AU service standards
  • AUSU advocacy priorities
  • Bylaw and policy revision feedback
  • New initiatives feedback
  • University services

You can sit on this committee no matter where you live, and whether you are in an AU program or taking open studies courses. Committee work is done entirely by email and teleconference. There are 10 seats available to AUSU members, which will include at least one program student from each AU undergraduate faculty.

Membership: Membership on the committee will typically align with the AUSU fiscal year (October 1 – September 30). For this committee term, membership will run from mid-January to September 30, 2019, with the possibility of extension for the following fiscal year (if the committee member wishes to remain). The committee membership is voluntary, and members will still be eligible to apply for AUSU awards and bursaries.

You can read the full terms of reference for the Student Advisory Committee online here (pdf).

Time Commitment: The majority of the committee work will be done by email. Members will occasionally be asked to provide feedback on various student topics throughout the year, and should expect to devote up to 1 – 2 hours per month for email correspondence. The committee may also be called upon to attend teleconference meetings to discuss specific topics, with a minimum of one-week notice being provided for the meeting. Members will require access to a reliable phone and a computer with internet connection.

To apply to sit on the AUSU Student Advisory Committee, please fill out the application form (PDF) and submit it to [email protected] by midnight on November 30, 2018.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact AUSU at [email protected] or 1-855-497-7003.

2 replies on “Apply to sit on the AUSU Student Advisory Committee!”

Hi Magafu – thank you for your interest! Unfortuantly, the deadline to apply for this committee has actually already passed – it was November 30. You also mention being a medical student – AUSU is the undergaduate students’ union. If you are in a medical program, then this is most likely graduate studies, which makes you a part of the Grad Students’ Assocation, AUGSA, not AUSU. However, if you are in an undegraduate program, be sure to follow us on social media and watch your inbox for our bi-monthly newsletter for other opportunities to get infolved in the future!