The Algoma University Students’ Union (AUSU) is committed to ensuring that students’ university experience is fulfilling and enjoyable. This organization is ran by students for students, and works to ensure that students’ voices are recognized amongst the Algoma U community.
As a student of Algoma University, you are a general member of the Algoma University Students’ Union. Also as a student, you are a member of the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS), Canada’s national student organization. CFS provides a lobbying voice for students, and students at CFS schools have access to a number of services, including the Student Work Abroad Programme (SWAP), the International Student Identity Card (ISIC), Student Saver, and much more.
AUSU is also responsible for organizing and funding events on campus, including Orientation Week, Frost Week, pub nights, and other fun activities. AUSU also provides student representation on most of the Algoma U bodies and committees, including the Board of Governors, Senate, and numerous Senate committees, including Academic Planning, Appeals, Curriculum, Student Services, and Ethics, and also provides representation at CFS meetings.
At the end of each academic year, a new student Board of Directors is elected by the students to head the operations and organization of AUSU. Elections are held in March, and new elected members begin their one-year term starting in May. The key representatives that make up the board include:
- Vice President Student Life
- Vice President Campus Affairs
- Brampton Rep
- Timmins Rep
- Women’s Affairs Rep
- Indigenous Rep
- Part-time and Mature Student Rep
- Queer Rep
- Diversity rep
- Recording Secretary
AUSU is happy to offer you many services to make your time at university easy to navigate and get involved, including mental health services, transit passes, and our health and dental plan.
We have many clubs on campus with an array of interests including but not limited to: Cricket,, Table-Top Games, and Queer Coffee Club. Interested in starting your own? Drop in the AUSU office to inquire how.
Health & Dental
AUSU offers all full time fee paying students a health and dental plan. For more information on coverage please visit our Student VIP website or call our office at 1-844-364-7368.
124 day transit passes are available for purchase in the AUSU office for $176. We accept cash or credit.
AU Food Pantry
Sometimes students find themselves between OSAP payments, or money didn’t stretch far enough this month. The Food Pantry is here to provide you with non-perishable and perishable items to help you through the week.
Each student receives a AUSU handbook for the year that contains important information on your time here at AU! Drop by the AUSU office to get yours, and start your year off organized.
AUSU began the Students Helping Students Bursary to aid part time students studying at Algoma U. To apply for this bursary and many others that you may be eligible for, navigate to the Scholarships and Awards section.
Algoma U Radio
Our team at Algoma University Radio (the AURA), Algoma University’s first ever radio station are excited to bring to you new and engaging content this upcoming year on the AURA. To access the AURA, search “Algoma U Radio” on YouTube and you will find the entire collection of episodes. We have also made the transition to recording our show live so that you can be even more involved with the program both through audio and visually. We are always looking for more volunteers, artists, student music, topics and people to interview and we are now looking for other hosts for our show or perhaps their own! If you are interested in joining the AURA team please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are your music, your voice and your AURA, proudly bringing you the matters that matter to you! Thinking you would make a great host? Inquire at AUSU how you can help run AURA! E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Algoma Multicultural Students Association
The Algoma Multicultural Students’ Association (AMSA) promotes multiculturalism at Algoma U. AMSA educates individuals on differing cultures from around the world and creates awareness of traditions and cultures.
The AUSU Office is located on the ground floor of the main Algoma U campus building in NW103.
For more information, please call 705-949-2301, ext.4719.