Last month, AUSU executives Julian Teterenko (Vice President External Affairs, or VPEX) and Scott Jacobsen (Vice President Finance and Administration, or VPFA) went to the annual Foundations Conference for the Canadian Alliance of Students’ Associations (CASA). The conference was hosted at the Four Points hotel in Gatineau, Quebec from May 22 to 26.
The conference is a comprehensive introduction to the organization for all new delegates, and helps delegates learn how to advocate on behalf of students. It prepares new CASA delegates to take the reins of the organization. Since CASA is a student-run organization, the most prepared students make for the best prepared organisation. These conferences are crucial to the success of the organization and making sure that post-secondary students in Canada are represented to the federal government. Furthermore, it is crucial for Athabasca University students to have representation at these conferences since we are in a unique situation among post-secondary institutions in Canada.Continue Reading