Amber McDuffe

Amber McDuffe
Councillor
amcduffe@ausu.org

I am currently a paramedic. I have worked in EMS for more than 6 years and saw a need for better medical care for those in remote areas. This led me to pursue my Bachelor of Arts program as a psychology major, minoring in women’s and gender studies at AU, with the ultimate goal of going to med school.

Prior to my current career, I have worked in areas of management and law. I was the president of the condo corporation where I live for four years and held a role with our governing body the college of paramedics for two years providing oversight to the profession. Through these roles, I demonstrated accountability and tenacity, adhering to my promises to do what is right, and stood up for the needs of everyone I was there to represent. This is a time of many obstacles for all of us and I will make sure your voice is heard. 

In 2020 you elected me to advocate and fight for your best interests. Since then, I have served as a member of every committee at AUSU and have spoken up on numerous issues, including financial transparency of the organization, cost-saving measures to ensure student money is used to benefit the very students it came from, providing our executive team with information on the Pearson learning program that provides 24/7 tutoring and writing support as well as advocating strongly to AU to consider Pearson for students, and pushing for thorough, progressive academic updates to AU courses that should be continued regularly afterwards. Most recently, I have written to MLAs and the media regarding the atrocious tuition hikes we continue to face.

I wish to acknowledge the land I write from is that of Treaty 6 territory, which is a traditional meeting ground for the Cree, Saulteaux, Niitsitapi (Blackfoot), Métis, and Nakota Sioux Peoples.

Amber McDuffe
Councillor
amcduffe@ausu.org