Candidates for AUSU 2020 By-Election
AUSU’s 2020 by-election to fill 4 vacant council seats is coming up on August 25, and we are happy to announce that we have 8 candidates! Scroll down to see more info about the candidates, as well as how and why to vote!
Check your inbox on August 25, 2020 and VOTE in the AUSU By-election.
Meet your Candidates!
The candidates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. Click their name to see their biographies and any posters or videos submitted by the candidate.
How do you Vote in the AUSU By-Election?
The voting period is August 25 – 31, 2020.
All AU undergraduate students will receive an electronic ballot by email on August 25 to vote for up to four (4) candidates to fill the vacant seats on AUSU student council. The ballots will close on August 31 at 11:59pm MDT.
The successful candidates will join our team in September 2020.
Why Should you Vote in the AUSU By-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
- Impacts of COVID-19 on Athabasca University studies
- New AU Virtual Learning Environment with major online infrastructure changes
- Support and advocacy for marginalized and under-represented students
- 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.
To find out more about the 2020 AUSU By-Election, visit the AUSU website here.
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 By-Election, please contact the Chief Returning Officer, Bailey Daines, at [email protected].