AUSU Election Candidates Announced!

AUSU’s 2020 Student Council election is coming up on February 25, and we are happy to announce that we have 19 candidates for council!

The election is an opportunity for AU students to elect their AUSU student council, who will in turn elect their AUSU executive council (President, VP External and Student Affairs, and VP Finance and Administration).

The voting period is February 25 – May 2. All AU undergraduate students will receive an electronic ballot on February 25 to vote for 13 candidates to sit on AUSU student council!

The candidates are listed in alphabetical order by date name. Visit the AUSU website here for more information on the candidates, including their biographies and posters!

Best of luck in the election to all our candidates!

NameLocation (city, province)
Brittany DaigleKitchener, Ontario
Natasha DonahueBarrhead, Alberta
Monique DuretteOkotoks, Alberta
Darcie Fleming Lethbridge, Alberta
Aleksandar GolijaninOttawa, Ontario
Kathryn HaddenWilliams Lake, British Columbia
Jasmine Hernandez BandaCalgary, Alberta
Fahid HussainScarborough, Ontario
Stacey HutchingsCalgary, Alberta
Natalia IwanekMississauga, Ontario
Regan JohnsonSylvan Lake, Alberta
Amanda LipinskiPrince George, British Columbia
Katy (Catherine) LoweCalgary, Alberta
Devon RomanickSt. Jacobs, Ontario
Joshua RyanOrleans, Ontario
Ian StewartEdmonton, Alberta

Why Should you Vote in the AUSU Election?

AUSU impacts your experience as a distance education student at AU, no matter where you study from or how engaged you are. 

AUSU council guides and directs your students’ union in its mandate to provide services, support, and advocacy for AU students and is part of creating an online AU student community. 

There are a lot of important topics for AUSU to tackle in the upcoming two years, including:

  • Tuition increase of 7% for 20-21, with potential 7% increases for 2 more years
  • New AU Virtual Learning Environment with major online infrastructure changes
  • Service standards and timelines at Athabasca University
  • Relevance and competitiveness of distance education

The students you elect to council will sitting at the table with the AU administration and meeting with government officials, influencing the decisions being made regarding these important topics.

Your vote helps determine who sits on council and impacts YOUR AU experience.

Make sure to check out the candidate information and vote in the AUSU Student Council Election. Ballots will be emailed to all AUSU members on February 25. Voting closes March 2, 2020.


For more information about AUSU elections and election procedures, please review section 3 of the AUSU policy manual, which can be found online here.

For more information about councillor roles, responsibilities, and honorarium, please review section 2 of the AUSU policy manual, found online here.

For any other questions about the 2020 General Election, election, please contact the 2020 Chief Returning Officer, Bailey Daines, at