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AUSU Celebrates AU Investment

The Athabasca University Students’ Union is excited to announce that, in recognition of our incredible partnership, Athabasca University is investing $90,000 into AUSU programs and services.

About the unprecedented investment, AUSU President Stacey Hutchings said, “We know the pandemic has been difficult for AU Students. I am grateful that AU has heard us. This unprecedented investment in the Students’ Union demonstrates the collaborative relationship forged between us and AU.”

The funds will be injected into the current 2021-2022 fiscal budget, with $66,600 going directly into the Awards and Bursaries Program, once again doubling the awards for both the November 2021 and May 2022 awards cycles. Another $8,000 will bolster the Virtual Food Assistance Program.

“This investment in our student services will go a long way to help support undergraduates as they navigate their education. The money will go toward programs that allow us to support AU students in need.”

The remainder of the funds will be reinvested into AU students through community and wellness initiatives such as student socials, special events, and contests. “We are beyond thankful for this investment to increase support to AU students, and for the strong partnership between our organization.”

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