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Thu August 9

CSU monitoring status of Saudi Arabian students

2018-08-09T16:33:40+00:00

The Capilano Students’ Union is closely monitoring the ongoing situation involving international students from Saudi Arabia. With news that the Saudi Arabian government is recalling their state-sponsored students enrolled in Canada, the CSU is aware of the difficulties that are faced by those students.

This is a tense situation for students who don’t know if they can complete the studies they’ve undertaken here. Our key message to our members is that we are looking into it and working with the university to ease the burden on these students.

The CSU’s elected executives have already met with the university executive to raise their concerns regarding Saudi Arabia’s announcement and plans are  in place to continue discussions to identify ways for the CSU to support our members during this challenging period of time.

Any students impacted by the ongoing political situation should call the Center for International Experience (CIE) at 604.990.7914 or email cie@capilanou.ca. The CIE will be able to assist with academic and immigration advising as well as refer students to Capilano’s counselling services should they wish to talk to someone about this.

Anna-Elaine Rempel, president
Capilano Students’ Union
president@csu.bc.ca

Harsha Sharma, international students liaison
Capilano Students’ Union
international@csu.bc.ca

CSU monitoring status of Saudi Arabian students2018-08-09T16:33:40+00:00
Fri July 27

BOARD SHORTS: July, 27, 2018

2018-12-18T16:34:58+00:00

Here are the highlights from the July 27 meeting of the CSU board of directors.

The information classification policy as well as a draft for the CSU code of conduct were approved. Plans including budgeting for the let’s get consensual campaign, anti-oppression training, and the shore up the vote campaign were approved. Notice of motion was given regarding the first nations collective being renamed the indigenous students collective.

To read the full set of July 27 board minutes, please visit the CSU website. The next board meeting is scheduled for August 10, in Birch 126.

BOARD SHORTS: July, 27, 20182018-12-18T16:34:58+00:00
Fri July 13

BOARD SHORTS: July 13, 2018

2018-12-18T16:07:02+00:00

Here are the highlights from the July 13 meeting of the CSU board of directors.

 

A list of social justice awareness days, weeks, months and events were approved to be included in the CSU official calendar and handbook. The board decided to support the implementation of open education resources and to encourage teachers to use them. Dates for the 2018 fall by-election were approved.

 

Notice of motion was given regarding a draft for the CSU board of directors code of conduct.

 

To read the full set of July 13 board minutes, please visit the CSU website. The next board meeting is scheduled for July 27, in Birch 126.

BOARD SHORTS: July 13, 20182018-12-18T16:07:02+00:00
Fri June 29

BOARD SHORTS: June 29, 2018

2018-12-18T16:07:13+00:00

Here are the highlights from the June 29 meeting of the CSU board of directors.

 

Student-at-large positions were appointed for the events and outreach committee and services committee. A draft of the campus smoking policy was presented to the board for approval. The policy highlights a significant reduction of smoking areas on campus. The board amended much of the policy but the main motion failed. Plans including budgeting for the Re-Cap, Captivate and Social Advocacy Faire events in September were approved.

 

Delegates were confirmed to attend the student union development summit as well as the canadian alliance of student associations policy and strategy conference. A special committee was established to fill the vacant collective liaison positions. A schedule of democratic events for the 2018/2019 academic year was approved.

 

To read the full set of June 29 board minutes, please visit the CSU website. The next board meeting is scheduled for July 13, in Birch 126.

 

BOARD SHORTS: June 29, 20182018-12-18T16:07:13+00:00
Fri June 15

BOARD SHORTS: June 15, 2018

2018-12-18T16:07:18+00:00

Here are the highlights from the June 15 meeting of the CSU board of directors.

 

Parinaz Khoramizadeh, student-at-large, was selected to sit on the dean of arts and sciences search committee. Most outgoing board members’ transitional processes were approved, with a few pending approval from the board. Anna-Elaine Rempel updated the board on the status of the campus smoking policy: that the policy would be written and presented in time for the board to make an informed decision at its next meeting.

 

To read the full set of June 15 board minutes, please visit the CSU website. The next board meeting is scheduled for June 29, in Birch 126.

BOARD SHORTS: June 15, 20182018-12-18T16:07:18+00:00
Wed February 14

BOARD SHORTS: February 9, 2018

2018-02-14T11:43:10+00:00

Here are the highlights from the February 9 meeting of the CSU board of directors.

The board passed several important motions at the meeting including passing the wording for the health and dental referendum question, and the wording for the social justice support fee

referendum question. The board also took a ‘Yes’ position in support of the referendum questions for health and dental, personal electronics repair service, and the social justice support fee. Furthermore, the board approved the release of up to $3,000 for the campaign materials.

The board proposed a bylaw amendment to be considered at the semi-annual general meeting, taking place on March 1. The proposed change would allow senate student representatives to seek executive committee positions with the CSU. The board will also be taking a proposal for a mature and parent student liaison position to the semi-annual general meeting for consideration.

The board approved changes to procedure to have an overlap period for board terms what would allow outgoing and incoming board members concurrently work together for a short period of time in order to allow for better training of incoming board members. The board also filled student-at-large committee vacancies.

To read the full set of February 9 board minutes, please visit the CSU website. The next board meeting is scheduled for February 23, in Birch 126.

BOARD SHORTS: February 9, 20182018-02-14T11:43:10+00:00
Wed February 14

BOARD SHORTS: January 26, 2018

2018-02-14T11:40:42+00:00

Here are the highlights from the January 26 meeting of the CSU board of directors.

A resignation letter from First Nations students liaison Geronimo Alec was acknowledged.

A fee on a personal electronics repair service was approved. If passed by referendum, the CSU-run service would allow students to repair their devices without the high cost they face from private vendors. The board also decide to promote the ‘Yes’ of the referendum.

There was a discussion surrounding the possibility of exploring the feasibility of supporting a student lounge in the Bosa building. While there was some concern about further isolating Bosa students, it was also brought up that such a space could be used for outreach as well. The board decided to proceed with further exploration with staff support.

Plans for an engagement showcase called Clubs and Collectives Day as well as the CSU’s and queer students collective’s annual Pride Week were approved.

The CSU decided to send a collection of delegates to the Pacific Northwest Student Leadership Conference in Portland, Oregon, at a cost of up to $6,000.

To read the full set of January 26 board minutes, please visit the CSU website. The next board meeting is scheduled for February 9, in Birch 126.

BOARD SHORTS: January 26, 20182018-02-14T11:40:42+00:00
Wed February 14

BOARD SHORTS: January 19, 2018

2018-02-14T11:35:17+00:00

Here are the highlights from the January,19 meeting of the CSU board of directors.

Meeting went in-camera with legal aid and the absence of two members for the executive board.

To read the full set of January 12 board minutes, please visit the CSU website. The next board meeting is scheduled for January 26 in Birch 126.

BOARD SHORTS: January 19, 20182018-02-14T11:35:17+00:00
Wed February 14

BOARD SHORTS: January 12, 2018

2018-02-14T11:28:19+00:00

Here are the highlights from the January 12 meeting of the CSU board of directors.

Perry Safari, the CSU’s president and vice-president of finance and services, brought up a new IT repair service for the CSU. The IT repair service would seek to help students with the repair of electronic devices by an on-campus technician.

A proposed health and dental referendum question was approved by the board. The referendum question is in regards increasing the cost of the health and dental plan fee by 18% starting September 2018 to continue to cover the cost of all the benefits under the current extended health and dental plan. This fee will go up by 5% every year afterwards. Students will vote on the question March 21-23.

Noah Berson, the CSU’s vice-president of external affairs, reported that he has started to look for workshops and capacity building workshops for the CSU board of directors retreat. $4,200 will be released to fund team-building activities for the board of directors and staff.

Geronimo Alec, the CSU’s First Nations students liaison, was asked to resign from their position by request of the board. Numerous opportunities were given to the liaison to address complaints and issues that the First Nations constituency had brought forward to the CSU.

To read the full set of January 12 board minutes, please visit the CSU website. The next board meeting is scheduled for January 19, in Birch 126.

BOARD SHORTS: January 12, 20182018-02-14T11:28:19+00:00