AUSU Services

Academic Support Strategist & Mediator

Formerly known as Ombudsperson, I offer various services meant to support students when they encounter problems and concerns at Algoma University. In this supportive position, I help students who might otherwise fall through the cracks. I can offer assistance with issues such as:

  • Academic Appeals / Social Programs
  • AlgomaU Assistance
  • OSAP     
  • Policies
  • Support     
  • General Help
  • Complaints / Student Issues    
  • Recommendations

If you have any questions or concerns contact Tyler at 

AUSU Food Pantry

The Algoma University Students’ Union Food Pantry is here to help for your emergency food security needs and works in consultation with the student body to address food insecurity issues. 

Hours for the Winter 2022 Semester will be as follow: 
Monday and Wednesday from 2pm to 7pm

PLEASE NOTE: The Food Pantry will remain closed during the study week. 21 February 2022 – 27th February 2022  and reopen on Monday February 28th 2022.

Food Pantry is currently operating via curbside pickup to ensure the safety of our students and community members. Please make note of the following:

  • Please use the online calendar to book an appointment. List any allergies, dietary needs, and requests. 
  • When you arrive to your appointment, wait outside of the Pantry door in Shingwauk Hall (former Globe doors). No students are allowed inside the Pantry at this time.
  • Only one student is permitted to come to the appointment and masks must be worn.
  • Items will be arranged prior to your arrival and given out at the door. Please arrive on time to your appointment and share your name so you get the correct package of food.
  • Bring your own bags to the appointment

The Food Pantry will do its best to meet your requests but is not be able to guarantee exact items. We appreciate your cooperation and look forward to seeing you! If you have any further questions please email

The Food Pantry is looking for donations of the following items, items can be dropped off during our regular operating hours.

People’s Garden

People’s Garden Item Survey
Share your feedback on what you would like to see grown in the People’s Garden! All items will be served in the Food Pantry.

Follow us on social media to see updates about the garden and what is available. If you would like any of the items from the garden, please contact either the People’s Garden Coordinator or the Food Pantry Coordinator and we can assist you.

Facebook Group Page – The People’s Garden at Algoma U
Twitter – @PeoplesGarden82
Instagram – @peoplesgarden82 

For any information about the garden please contact The People’s Garden Coordinator: Henna Benzy Johnson at or

The Sentient

The Sentient is the student newspaper at Algoma University that covers opinion pieces, community news, politics, editorials, and many other topics. Assisting with the newspaper will allow you to gain valuable experience in journalism and media studies and is an excellent opportunity to get involved in the Algoma University community! Now, more than ever, there is a need for meaningful discussions to be taking place, and Algoma U students can be a part of getting those discussions started or continuing ongoing ones.

Those interested in submitting pieces should email

(AURA) Algoma University Radio Association

Our team at the Algoma University Radio (AURA) is so excited to bring to you new and engaging content this upcoming year. To access the AURA, search The AURA Pod on YouTube / Spotify / Apple podcasts and you will find our radio station and its 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 video. 

Thinking you would make a great host? Email us at auradio@ausu.algomau.caabout how you can help run AURA! We are always looking for more volunteers, artists, student music, topics, people to interview and we are now looking for other hosts for our show or perhaps you can start your 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!

AUSU Volunteers

Do you want to get more involved with student life?
Have a passion for advocacy and equity? Want to meet new people, learn new skills, or experience new opportunities? Look no further!

AUSU is looking for volunteers to be a part of our events, campaigns, and services teams. You can earn co-curricular credit while taking part in fun events, making a difference in your community, and creating lasting projects! From hosting open mic nights to harvesting tomatoes in the garden to participating in protests, there’s plenty of diverse opportunities to be involved in AUSU and the Algoma U community.

If you’re interested in learning more, send us a message at!
OR Sign up today using the google form!