General meetings bring CSU members (that’s you, the student population), elected student leadership, staff, and community members together. At general meetings, we discuss the financial health of organization, make changes to constitution and bylaws with notice, and consider items that have been put on the agenda by petition.

The CSU holds at least two general meetings a year — the annual general meeting (AGM) in the fall semester and the semi-annual general meeting (SAGM) in the spring semester. The CSU’s bylaws state that there must be at least 75 members present at the meeting to pass any motions.

General meetings usually include a free lunch for members, too!

Do you have something you want to have considered at the general meeting?

Any CSU member can petition to have an item added to the meeting agenda by collecting 100 signatures and submitting them 21 days before the meeting. A petition to add item to meeting agendas can be found here.


  1. Call to order
    Meeting begins.
  2. Ratification of the general meeting’s chair
  3. Explanation of the general meeting rules and procedures
    A brief explanation of Robert’s Rules of Order, the procedures employed by the Capilano Students’ Union to conduct its meetings.
  4. Introduction of the board of directors and staff
  5. Adoption of the annual general meeting agenda
    The draft agenda for the general meeting will be considered for adoption.
  6. Presentation of audited financial statements
    The previous fiscal year’s financial statements (audited by Thompkins, Wozny, Miller & Co.) will be presented for approval. Auditors will also be appointed for the 2019-20 financial statements.
  7. Special resolutions and ordinary resolutions
    The special resolutions and ordinary resolutions served with due notice will be presented to the membership for consideration.
  8. Board of directors report question & answer period
    An opportunity shall be provided to pose questions to the members of the board of directors.
  9. Adjournment


Annual general meeting
11:30am, Thursday, October 24, 2019
CSU Members Centre (LB195)

Semi-annual general meeting
11:30am, Thursday, Febraury 27, 2020
CSU Members Centre (LB195)



John MorrisonCommunications and Marketing Director
The communications and marketing director is the primary contact person for anything relating to general meetings. Get in touch with him to discuss petitions, special and ordinary resolutions, and any other related matters.