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AUSU has a new Executive Blog Post!

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By Donette Kingyens in the group AU Students' Union July 26, 2015 - 10:33am

Exec Blog - July 2015

Somehow, we are already at the end of July!

If you’re like me and have a course contract coming to a close, you are indoors studying more often than you would like! I’m looking forward to finishing up PHIL252 and spending a bit more time outside in August while I start tackling MKTG396 and LGST369. I have always enjoyed the freedom of being an AU student. Learning and studying on my own terms is my favorite part about attending Athabasca University.

I hope that you are all enjoying everything that summer has to offer. Perhaps, amidst all of your summer studying and sun catching; you might consider running in the upcoming AUSU By-Election! Nominations are currently open, and full details on the nomination and election process may be found here.

The best part of being a councillor at AUSU is the opportunity to make such a large difference in your University community. As a councillor, you have the ability to create policies and vote on motions for AUSU. You also may participate on committees both internally and with AU. Councillors need only commit a few hours each week to make a difference!

In addition, both the Vice President, External and Student Affairs and Vice President, Finance and Administration positions will be up for grabs in September. Holding an executive position at AUSU is an amazing opportunity. Executives may represent AUSU to external organizations, sit on the AU Board of Governors and attend many meetings with University faculty and staff. While some executive hours can be flexible, many mandatory meetings occur during business hours at AU.

With 6 seats to be filled in the August by-election, there will be many new faces coming onto AUSU Council! I urge members to get involved and put your name on the ballot! I would be happy to answer any questions related to the upcoming by-election, or anything else! Please contact me anytime at

Have a great summer!

Shawna Wasylyshyn
AUSU President


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