Council elections are held every 2 years. AUSU council consists of AUSU members elected to council by the student membership.

Our next council election is coming up in February 2020. Nominations will open up on January 24, 2020. Stay tuned for more details to come!

2020 AUSU General Election Timeline

Applications for Chief Returning OfficerDec 13, 2019-Jan 10, 2020
Nominations OpenJan 24, 2020
Nominations CloseFeb 7, 2020
Candidates AnnouncesFeb 12, 2020
Campaign PeriodFeb 12 – Mar 2, 2020
Election DayFeb 25, 2020
Voting PeriodFeb 25 – Mar 2, 2020
Election Results AnnouncedMar 5, 2020
Appeals PeriodMar 5 – 12, 2020
Council ChangeoverApr 16, 2020

There are 13 council seats at AUSU. Councillors guide and direct the organization through its mission, vision, and values. Councillors attend council and committee meetings by teleconference, develop strategic plans, policies, bylaws, an annual budget, and more. You can find out more about councillor responsibilities in AUSU Policy 2.14 Councillor Responsibility and Honoraria.

In addition, three executive positions are internally elected from the elected councillors. The executive positions consist of the President, VP External and Student Affairs, and VP Finance and Administration, with competitive remuneration. You can find out more about the executive positions in AUSU Policy 2.03 Responsibilities of Executive Officers and AUSU Policy 2.15 Executive Accountability and Compensation.

The day-to-day operations of AUSU are run by a dedicated team of 5 staff members (3 full-time, 2 part-time), but the organization is student-led by the elected council and executives.


For more information about AUSU elections and election procedures, please review section 3 of the AUSU policy manual, which can be found online here.

For more information about councillor roles, responsibilities, and honorarium, please review section 2 of the AUSU policy manual, found online here.

For any other questions, please contact [email protected].

Previous Election Results

2018 General Election

2016 By-Election

2016 General Election

2015 By-Election


If you have any questions or concerns about AUSU elections, please contact us at [email protected].