AU Graduate Students
I hope this message finds you safe and well. In my final message as AUGSA President, I would like to start by giving a warm welcome to incoming President Mary-Anne Parker and her Executive team who will be joining AUGSA starting May 1st. AUGSA is an amazing organization that advocates for and provides services to AU Graduate Students. I encourage everyone to become more involved with AUGSA and together, continue to celebrate the successes AUGSA sets out to achieve.
Over the past few weeks AUGSA has been rising to the challenges faced by the COVID-19 pandemic. AUGSA’s business has shifted to fully virtual operations, with a pause to any travel arrangements. Our focus has been, and will continue to be, ensuring our members have the support they need through these difficult times. Our response team is currently working on implementing support measures to help any members affected by the pandemic. AUGSA will provide updates as they become available. If there are ways you feel AUGSA can provide additional support in response to the pandemic crisis, please let us know.
I believe it is also important to note that with all that is happening right now, we should be very proud as students attending Athabasca University (AU). The University has shown great flexibility and agility in response to these unprecedented times. This is yet another moment at AU where I have been able to reflect on my own graduate journey and be thankful for the opportunity of an advanced education at AU.
Please take care and stay safe during the month of April. And, as always, I wish you continued success in your academic journeys.