Donette Kingyens

Donette Kingyens
Communications and Member Services Coordinator
Email – [email protected]

Hello AUSU members!

My name is Donette Kingyens, and I am have been a part of the AUSU team as the Communications and Member Services Coordinator since 2015.

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I am originally from Regina, and graduated from the University of Regina with a Bachelor of English with a minor in Social Work. I originally moved to Edmonton in 2004 to help my brother run an ESL college, and I love it here in Edmonton. My spouse, Tyler and I have a great little house with 3 cats (Dr. Zaius, Baby Rar, and Murmur), a sucky dog (Laika), and about 30 fish.


I previously worked as a student advisor at the University of Alberta for 10 years, and I have a great passion for helping people and for student advocacy. I understand the issues students’ face, and how daunting the educational experience can be. I hope I can be here as a support for both students and the AUSU council and staff, to provide assistance, information, resources, and a friendly voice.


I also have over 16 years experience in communications and publications and a certificate in social media marketing , so I enjoy being able to use online platforms to help keep our membership informed. I believe communication is one of the keys to a great student experience, and I want to increase member awareness about AUSU and AU services and resources. I hope to meet you all on our social media or mobile app soon!

If you need any help with your AU student life, AUSU services, or AUSU communications, please contact me either at [email protected], or by phone at our toll free number at 1-855-497-7003.