You can review some of our most recent advocacy efforts online here.
In addition, AUSU has official positions on a variety of advocacy topics, including tuition and fees, technology and infrastructure, government funding, external relations, course and program developments and maintenance, career services, and e-text choice. You can review our position policies online here (policy section 9).
AUSU councillors sit on over 20 boards and committees at Athabasca University, where they actively advocate on your behalf. These committees include:
- AU Board of Governors
- General Faculties Council
- Academic Excellence Awards Committee
- Student Academic Appeals Committee
- Student Experience Team
- Faculty Councils
AUSU regularly meets with AU Dean’s, various VP’s, and the President to discuss matters of importance to AU students. In addition, AUSU also advocates to the provincial and national governments for increased educational funding, equitable student loans programs, scholarships and bursaries, and other student issues.
AUSU is also a member of the Canadian Alliance of Students Associations (CASA). AUSU executives have travelled for numerous CASA conferences, as well as participated in CASA Advocacy Week on Parliament Hill where student leaders gather annually to advocate to various MP’s and senators for accessible and affordable post-secondary education in Canada.
For more information, visit our advocacy page online here.