AUSU Podcast

AUSU Open Mic is a free podcast for Athabasca University students, with episodes on a range of topics such as interviews, services, resources, advocacy, tips for students, and more.  

Open Mic is also available for free on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and Pocket Casts (search “AUSU Podcast”).  

Episodes

Episode 9: AUSU’s 27th Birthday and Summer Study Tips

Our executive team discuss AUSU’s recent birthday as well as some great summer study tips. Plus get an Athabasca University history lesson from your VPEX.

Starring: President Brandon Simmons, VPEX Natasha Donahue, VPFA Brittany Daigle, and Executive Director Jodi Campbell.

Episode 8: Why four AUSU councillors connected with their Students’ Union

Four of your AUSU councillors stop by the office to share what got them involved in their students’ union, and ultimately what made them decide to put their names on a ballot to be elected to represent AU students.

Starring: Councillor Lisa Oracheski, Councillor Mark Teeninga, Councillor Josh Ryan, and Councillor Darcie Fleming, and Executive Director Jodi Campbell.

Episode 7: Our AUSU President is going to Ottawa

AUSU chats about the federal government and its impact on Athabasca University students with Adam Brown, Chair of the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations and VP External at the University of Alberta Students’ Union.

Starring: President Brandon Simmons, CASA chair Adam Brown, and Governance and Advocacy Coordinator Duncan Wojtaszek 

Episode 6: How Your G&A Coordinator Works for You

The newest AUSU staff member talks about governance, advocacy, Vietnam, and hockey with our Executive Director.

Starring: Executive Director Jodi Campbell and Governance and Advocacy Coordinator Duncan Wojtaszek 

Episode 5: Time Travel 201 with AUSU Execs

Your AUSU execs all get together to explore student representation, advocacy, and the intricacies of time travel, among other topics.

Starring: President Brandon Simmons, VPEX Melinda Goertz, VPFA Natasha Donahue, and Executive Director Jodi Campbell 

Episode 4: Meet your VPFA! Space, Process, and Northern Lights

Join Vice President of Finance and Administration Natasha Donahue and Executive Director Jodi Campbell as they discuss the role of the AUSU VPFA, what it’s like to be an executive, and where a space-fan goes to watch the Aurora Borealis!

Starring: VPFA Natasha Donahue and Executive Director Jodi Campbell

Episode 3: From Punk Rocker to Cowboy

Join AUSU staff as they interview AUSU’s President Brandon Simmons about balancing his work, life, and school!

Starring: President Brandon Simmons, Executive Director Jodi Campbell, and Governance and Advocacy Coordinator Emmanauel Barker

Episode 2: What Does AUSU Do for You?

Join the AUSU staff team as they discuss what AUSU has to offer its members!

Starring: Executive Director Jodi Campbell, Communications & Member Services Coordinator Donette Kingyens, and Governance & Advocacy Coordinator Emmanauel Barker

Episode 1: Podcast Launch

Join the AUSU executive team while they introduce the first episode of AUSU Open Mic on location at the 2019 executive retreat. The team discusses officially naming the podcast, their favourite classes, and tips for balancing life, work, and studies at AU.

Starring: President Brandon Simmons, VPEX Melinda Goertz, and Executive Director Jodi Campbell