It is a very exciting time for AUSU right now. We have just finished another successful election and for the first time, we now have elected 13 councilors. It is inspiring to see the quality of candidates that ran in this election and we are grateful to all who participated. If you looked at the biographies, posters, forums, YouTube videos, The Voice article, or any of the three debates, you could tell that the candidates had really done their homework. Not only is the new council well informed, but it is a great mix of students both geographically as well as by faculty. It has been fairly common in the past for council to be dominated by business students, but this is not the case this year. It will be a well-rounded group that will bring experience from a range of faculties and programs.
It was also inspiring to see the engagement from our members during this election. I saw many questions being asked via social media and in our mobile app. There was a real excitement about getting involved and I know that I spoke to many members who were not able to run for council but really expressed interest in getting involved.