The AU Students’ Union is doing our part to minimize the spread of COVID-19 by working from home until further notice. Reach us by email at [email protected].
See below for information from Athabasca University and links to supports for students at the federal and provincial level.
We are aware of the changing conditions of COVID-19, and are dedicated to keeping students informed about updates being provided by the University, as well as the impacts to your studies and the resources that are currently available to you.
Here’s our latest AUSU resources to help students navigate COVID-19 support:
– YouTube video with info for students regarding COVID-19.
– AUSU Open Mic Podcast episode on COVID-19 and Athabasca University.
– AUSU News Release about Canada Emergency Student Benefit.
COVID-19 Updates from Athabasca University
For updates related to COVID-19 and related impacts to your Athabasca University studies, please view the information supplied by the university.
– Updates from AU
– Questions and Answers for Students (exams, extensions, supports, and who to contact)
– AU Library COVID-19 Updates
– Free Assistive Technology
– General PoctorU Info and Pricing
– New ProctorU Guide
Mental Health Supports
With the current situation due to COVID-19, we know many students will be facing stress, fear and anxiety. If you are struggling, help is available, easy to access, and free of charge.
AU has a mental health and wellness program through Homewood Health to provide students free counselling, as well as coaching and services on a variety of topics relating to mental health and wellness.
If you are looking for immediate support from a professional counsellor, have your AU student ID number handy and call Homewood Health:
1-888-384-1152 (TTY/hearing impaired)
1-877-301-4776 (Outside of Canada)
Check out this video from AUSU outlining the mental health service!
We recommend all students follow the advice of the public health officials in their jurisdiction for ways to mitigate the spread of the virus and to keep safe.
Nova Scotia COVID-19 Page
Newfoundland and Labrador
Newfoundland and Labrador COVID-19 Page
Prince Edward Island
Prince Edward Island COVID-19 Page
Supports and Services
Child Care for Essential Employees
Temporary Rental Assistance Benefit
Special Situation Fund
Property Tax Relief Measures Due to COVID-19
Special Situation Fund
Nunavut COVID-19 Page
We will post further updates as soon as we are able.