Health and Dental
AUGSA, in partnership with StudentVIP, is proud to announce the NEW Opt-In Health & Dental Plan is now open effective September 28, 2023 for graduate students and their families! Rolling opt-in coverage begins at the start of each month.
Student-run, diverse, and multi-faceted
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.
Our services, resources & you!
Advocacy & Student Services
Athabasca University Graduate Students’ Association is your advocate to the university and government; you can learn more about our advocacy efforts here.
Student Wellness & Lifeline Services
We are pleased to announce AU provides a wellness support service for our members in addition to the opt-in Health & Dental program offered through AUGSA.
Student Awards & Bursaries
AUGSA offers a number of student awards and bursaries on an ongoing basis throughout the year.
What does AUGSA do for you?
Advocacy to Athabasca University, provincial & federal government
AUGSA acts as an advocate on behalf of graduate students. With government advocacy, AUGSA is a member of both the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) as well as the Alberta Graduate Provincial Advocacy Council (abGPAC).
Graduate student research conference
AUGSA and the Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS) come together each year to present the annual Graduate Student Research Conference (GSRC). This forum offers AU students a chance to showcase their planned, ongoing, and recently completed research.
Student representation at Athabasca University
AUGSA student leaders advocate for and represents the student voice at Athabasca University on many committees, councils, the Board of Governors, and more.
Awards & bursaries
AUGSA offers a range of awards and bursaries for Graduate Students at Athabasca University to recognize achievements and support their ongoing academic pursuits.