Overview of AUGSA
Athabasca University Graduate Students’ Association is your advocate to the university and government; you can learn more about our advocacy efforts here. We also strive to enhance Athabasca University graduate student life and services; we do this in a number of ways, including providing valuable resources.
The Athabasca University Graduate Students’ Association provides student services and representation for AU graduate students through university and government relations with the mission that graduate-level education at AU is accessible, affordable, and of outstanding quality.
The AUGSA is dedicated to a future where graduate-level education at Athabasca University is accessible, affordable, and of outstanding quality.
The History of AUGSA
Athabasca University Graduate Student’s Association (AUGSA) was formed in 2005. In the early years, AUGSA worked on creating a solid foundation for governance for the future.
In 2009, AUGSA began to charge membership dues, thereby allowing the Association the funding it needs to successfully advocate on behalf of graduate students and engage in service provision.
Governance of AUGSA
The Athabasca University Graduate Students’ Association is governed by the GSA Council, consisting of an Executive Committee of four graduate students and Student Council. Each year, the GSA holds official elections for Executive positions and Council positions.
The GSA Council is the governing body of AUGSA, and guides the Association in terms of policy-making and general operations. There is one Council Member representative from each Athabasca graduate program. The Executive Committee represents the whole of AU Graduate Students, and students can be elected to Executive roles from any graduate program. In addition to the GSA Executive and Council, AUGSA has one full time employee who supports elected GSA students in carrying out the Association mandate.
Monthly GSA Council meetings are open to the general public and AU students to observe. Please visit our events calendar to see when our next meeting will be held.