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The Athabasca University Students' Union is a representative organization led by undergraduate students of Athabasca University. The AUSU Podcast is dedicated to stories of student life at Canada's only fully online and open university.

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The Athabasca University Students' Union is a representative organization led by undergraduate students of Athabasca University. The AUSU Podcast is dedicated to stories of student life at Canada's only fully online and open university.

    Episode 90: Advancing 2SLGBTQIA+ Rights at AU

    Episode 90: Advancing 2SLGBTQIA+ Rights at AU

    AUSU hosted our annual Pride celebration in June, with a presentation highlighting recent positive changes at Athabasca University by Dr. Alain May, Associate Vice President for Student and Faculty Relations followed up by a presentation on 2SLGBTQIA+ legal advocacy by AJ Adams at Egale Canada, a Canadian organization providing research, education, and awareness, and advocating for human rights and equality in Canada and around the world. The event was originally on June 13, 2024.

    Starring: Dr. Alain May and AJ Adams

    • 31 min
    Episode 89: Reflecting on Indigenous History Month

    Episode 89: Reflecting on Indigenous History Month

    Members of AUSU's Indigenous Circle along with Robyn Soulier-Ritchot, an Indigenous entrepreneur, take the time to discuss Indigenous History Month along with some tips and tricks for navigating Athabasca University as an Indigenous student.

    Starring: Amanda Leeman, Robyn Soulier-Ritchot, Neenah Brown, & Lexis Roy

    • 32 min
    Episode 88: Celebrating Asian History Month

    Episode 88: Celebrating Asian History Month

    AUSU celebrated Asian Heritage Month with an inspiring event featuring Josephine Pon. Josephine was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta in April 2019 and served as Alberta’s Minister of Seniors and Housing, She is also celebrated for her extensive background in banking and her passionate involvement in community service. She looked at the compelling theme “Unlocking the Potential of Diversity: How Immigration Strengthens Our Country and Fulfills the Canadian Dream." looking at the contributions Asian immigrants have made in our community. This was originally recorded at an event on May 9, 2024.

    Starring: Josephine Pon

    • 20 min
    Episode 87: Taking Exams at Athabasca University

    Episode 87: Taking Exams at Athabasca University

    AUSU Councillors Blake Collett and Allie Wojtaszek offer some advice from seasoned veterans on how to find an invigilator for your exams, how to book the exam itself, and how to make sure the technical side of getting your exam setup doesn't affect the exam itself.

    Starring: AUSU Councillors Blake Collett and Allie Wojtaszek, and Executive Director Jodi Campbell

    • 40 min
    Episode 86: AUSU Executives Wrap Up Their Term

    Episode 86: AUSU Executives Wrap Up Their Term

    Our outgoing Executive Committee takes a look at their past accomplishments and what is coming next for the Athabasca University Students' Union. Naju, Chantel, and Natalia dissect their terms for what they are most proud of and what work will continue after they are gone.

    Starring: AUSU President Naju Syed, VP Finance and Administration Chantel Bradley, VP Community and Wellness Natalia Iwanek, and Executive Director Jodi Campbell

    • 41 min
    Episode 85: Celebrating Black Scholarship at AU

    Episode 85: Celebrating Black Scholarship at AU

    AUSU commemorated Black History Month with an event on February 8 intended to inspire, motivate, and engage students on engineering social justice, with speakers Dr. Veronica Fynn Bruey and Dr. Chika C. Daniels. Dr. Bruey is a multi-award-winning scholar, who has researched, taught, consulted, and presented at conferences in over 30 countries. Furthermore, as a war survivor and Indigenous Liberian migrant herself, she brings personal experience to her work in post-secondary education. Dr. Chika C. Daniels is an architectural design and experience researcher, educator, entrepreneur, and community advocate, teaching at two of Canada’s most respected institutions: the University of Calgary and Athabasca University. Dr. Daniels’ presentation will highlights the importance of commemorating Black History Month within post-secondary education.

    Starring: Dr. Veronica Fynn Bruey and Dr. Chika C. Daniels, AU professors

    • 49 min

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