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Thu August 10

BOARD SHORTS: July 6, 2017

2017-08-10T16:17:23+00:00

Here are the highlights from the July 6 CSU board of directors meeting.

According to the CSU’s procedures manual, members of the CSU board of directors must disclose to the board any gift they receive that exceeds $150 in value. Yats Palat, vice-president of student life, disclosed that he had received tickets to a local concert that fell under the above parameters.  After discussion of validity of the benefit, the board approved his receipt of the tickets.

To read the full set of July 6 board minutes, please visit the CSU website. The next board meeting is scheduled for July 14, 2017 at 2:30pm in Maple 116.

BOARD SHORTS: July 6, 2017 2017-08-10T16:17:23+00:00
Thu August 10

BOARD SHORTS: June 30, 2017

2017-08-10T16:15:51+00:00

Here are the highlights from the June 30 meeting of the CSU board of directors.

The board has approved plans for Captivate, a large-scale back-to-school event to take place in the Cedar Courtyard on September 14. This event is the first of its kind at Capilano and will include music performances, giveaways, and access to a beer garden.

The board has also created a residence relationship committee to run until October 15. The residence relations committee is dedicated to determine concrete methods of supporting students on the residences. This limited term committee will be comprised of CSU’s vice-president academic, vice-president student life, and three other board members.

The board has released $500 to send up to four board members and one staff member to Victoria to attend the swearing in ceremony for the new provincial government.

CSU accessibility coordinator, Andrew Dillman, will be sent to the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations’ Policy and Strategic Planning Conference. The Canadian Alliance of Student Association is a non-partisan not-for-profit student organization composed of student associations from across Canada. Hassan Merali, board of governors representative, has been designated as an alternate.   

The board released funding to have a window be installed in the executive office in the Maple building.

Harrison Cho was appointed student-at-large position on the governance committee.

To read the full set of June 30 board minutes, please visit the CSU website. The next board meeting is scheduled for July 6, 2017 at 2:30pm in Maple 116.

BOARD SHORTS: June 30, 2017 2017-08-10T16:15:51+00:00
Tue June 20

BOARD SHORTS: June 9, 2017

2017-06-20T15:45:13+00:00

Here are the highlights from the June 9 meeting of the CSU board of directors. Perry Safari, the vice-president finance and services, was elected by the board as president of the Capilano Students’ Union. Christina Schulz, a faculty of arts and sciences representative, was elected by the board as the additional member on the student union building joint steering committee.

Ten members of the board were selected to be delegates of the CSU at the next annual general meeting of the Alliance of BC Students. Michelle Gervais, board of governors and senate representative, was declared the alternate Alliance of BC Students voting representative. Noah Berson, vice-president external relations, is the acting voting representative.

The board rescinded motion BOD-20170324-12, stating that a special committee be struck to negotiate a relationship between the Capilano Students’ Union and CUBES, comprised of members from both parties. Various students were appointed to the standing committee as students-at-large.

Funds were released to allow the general manager to purchase a laptop to use for work-related purposes. The board also authorized the general manager to apply for a credit account for CSU business, to be used exclusively for expenses pre-approved through usual board and executive committee processes, and for expenses in categories for which the board has assigned spending authority to the general manager.

The board approved the budget for the 2017-2018 events and outreach committee and finalized standing committee board appointments. The board released funds to send Katie Japaridize, Emily Solomon and Owen Sigurdsson to the Gender Equality Now Symposium for Change Conference, to be held on Saturday, June 17.

To read the full set of June 9 board minutes, please visit the CSU website. The next board meeting is scheduled for June 30, 2017 at 2:30pm in Maple 116.

BOARD SHORTS: June 9, 2017 2017-06-20T15:45:13+00:00
Wed May 31

BOARD SHORTS: May 26, 2017

2017-05-31T16:41:04+00:00

Here are the highlights from the May 26 meeting of the CSU board of directors. Vice-president of student life Beatriz Miralles, as the only eligible executive member left on the board, was nominated and elected president for the remainder of the 2016-2017 term. A new board will take office on June 1, at which point a new president will be elected.

The board approved the purchase of a digital screen similar to those found outside the CSU Members Centre and Treehouse to be displayed in the Maple Lounge.

Changes were approved to the procedures regarding the titles and duties of the executive positions on the board. The roles of the social and environmental justice coordinators were disbanded, with many of their duties being passed on to the newly established vice-president equity and sustainability. Some responsibilities of the vice-president of internal development and vice-president of university relations and services were shifted to the newly established vice-president academic and vice-president finance and services. The positions of the vice-president of student life and the vice-president of external relations will remain the same.

To read the full set of May 26 board minutes, please visit the CSU website. The next board meeting is scheduled for June 9, 2017 at 2:30pm in Maple 116.

BOARD SHORTS: May 26, 2017 2017-05-31T16:41:04+00:00
Wed May 17

BOARD SHORTS: May 12, 2017

2017-05-17T15:13:18+00:00

Here are the highlights from the May 12 CSU board of directors meeting. The board of directors decided to join the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations with membership beginning in September 2017. The June 2 board meeting was moved to June 9 at 2:30pm. The board also decided to relinquish ownership of aquaponics equipment to Jana Volicka, who oversees Chartwells sustainability initiatives.

The board opened nominations for the additional seat on the student union building joint steering committee, with plans to elect an eligible board member by June 1. They also released funds to purchase ergonomic chairs for use by CSU staff.

The board approved the proposed changes to the CSU procedures manual in regards to committee structure, as well as added training regarding Capilano University’s sexual violence and misconduct policy at least once per semester. The board also referred a mental health strategy to the social justice committee.

To read the full set of May 12 board minutes, please visit the CSU website. The next board meeting is scheduled for May 26, 2017 at 2:30pm in Maple 116.

BOARD SHORTS: May 12, 2017 2017-05-17T15:13:18+00:00
Wed May 17

BOARD SHORTS: April 28, 2017

2017-05-17T14:42:14+00:00

Here are the highlights from the April 28 CSU board of directors meeting. The board of directors selected Emily Solomon and Owen Sigurdsson as delegates to the university’s executive search committee. The recommended democratic dates for the 2017-2018 academic year were approved, setting dates for events surrounding the CSU annual general meeting, semi-annual general meeting, and the general elections. It was also decided that definitions of fee and honorariums be added to the procedures manual.

A few amendments were made to the 2016/2017 budget, in addition to a few revisions made to the 2017/2018 budget. The board selected Owen Sigurdsson and Perry Safari to act as delegates at a Studentcare conference in May.

To read the full set of April 28 board minutes, please visit the CSU website. The next board meeting is scheduled for May 12, 2017 at 2:30pm in Maple 116.

BOARD SHORTS: April 28, 2017 2017-05-17T14:42:14+00:00
Thu April 13

BOARD SHORTS: April 7, 2017

2017-04-13T09:42:51+00:00

Here are the highlights from the April 7 meeting of the CSU board of directors. The board agreed to have Feras Bingursain (incoming international students liaison), Abbey Doucet (incoming faculty of fine and applied arts representative), Camila Stankevicius (incoming faculty of business and professional studies representative), and Sofia Avelino (incoming faculty of fine and applied arts representative) take office in their elected positions starting immediately. The aforementioned board positions are currently vacant, and this will ensure that the CSU has a full and active board of directors for the remainder of the 2016-2017 term of office.

Marissa LeSire was also appointed to fill the duties and responsibilities of the VP of university relations & services for the remainder of the 2016-2017 term of office.

The following policies were approved by the board: the health and safety policy (HR-01); the labour relations policy (LR-02); the violence-free workplace policy (HR-02); the harassment-free workplace policy (HR-03); and the ethical purchasing policy. If you would like to read more about any of the policies listed, feel free to visit our website.

The board agreed to pursue a referendum question for the introduction of a potential IT repair service, which could allow students to have a resource to utilize on-site in the event of a tech related emergency.

Funds were released to send board members to the second annual We Speak! Fundraising Gala hosted by the Squamish Nation on April 8. The board also approved the contracts of the the three DJs performing the night of the third annual Rock the Boat: McBeathers, Giuliano Rascan, and Juelz.

Two students were elected to sit on the student life committee as students-at-large. The board directed that the club and events fee, the intramurals and recreation fee, and the external advocacy fee shall be assessed to all student society members, irrespective of campus status beginning at the start of the 2017-2018 academic year.

To read the full set of April 7 board minutes, please visit the CSU website. The next board meeting is scheduled for April 28, 2017 at 2:30pm in Maple 116.

BOARD SHORTS: April 7, 2017 2017-04-13T09:42:51+00:00
Wed March 29

BOARD SHORTS: March 24, 2017

2017-03-29T15:21:26+00:00

Here are the highlights from the March 24 meeting of the CSU board of directors. Plans for the newest addition to the #adulting series: Self Defense were approved. Though arrangements are still being made, the Capilano Students’ Union will be bringing in a facilitator from Wenlido WEST to teach basic self-defense to any students interested. There will be two sessions held, one during universal lunch hour and one during the evening, as to make the workshop more accessible to students with varying availabilities. Keep an eye out for more details to be provided on the CSU Facebook page, as there are limited spots available for both sessions.

Plans were also approved for the Sexual Violence and Misconduct Information Workshop, to be held on April 4 from 11:30am to 1pm in the CSU Maple Lounge.  An external facilitator will be brought in to lead a discussion in response to Capilano University’s newly developed policies and procedures on addressing sexual violence and misconduct. The discussion will aim to provide students context for discussing sexual violence and rape culture, an understanding on how to interpret policy and procedures, an opportunity for engaged feedback, and more.

Nominations were opened for an vice-president of university relations & services (acting) position. The nomination period will run for 10 business days and the position will be appointed at the next meeting of the board, and are open to current board members, director-elects, and committee members-at-large.

In response to an ongoing discussion on the possibility of bringing CUBES (Capilano Undergraduate Business Enterprise of Students) under the umbrella of the CSU, the board created a special committee to negotiate a relationship between the CSU and CUBES, to consist of an undecided number of representatives from each of the organizations.

To read the full set of March 24 board minutes, please visit the CSU website. The next board meeting is scheduled for April 7, 2017 at 8:30am in Maple 116.

BOARD SHORTS: March 24, 2017 2017-03-29T15:21:26+00:00
Thu March 16

BOARD SHORTS: March 10, 2017

2017-03-16T11:09:18+00:00

Here are the highlights from the March 10 meeting of the CSU board of directors. The board endorsed Capilano University’s First Nations Students Services “Aboriginal Student Success Strategy”, and three members of the student body were elected to sit on the appeals committee.

Plans for the CSU Spring Appreciation event were approved, a night for staff and board members to honour the individuals who volunteer for the organization. Arrangements for De-Stress Week were made, though dates have yet to be confirmed.

Noah Berson, a CSU external relations committee student-at-large, was elected as the Alliance of BC Students voting alternate. Three students were elected to sit on the student life committee as students-at-large. One member of the board was retroactively approved as a CSU delegate to attend the Northwest Student Leadership Conference.

To read the full set of March 10 board minutes, please visit the CSU website. The next board meeting is scheduled for March 24, 2017 at 8:30am in Maple 116.

BOARD SHORTS: March 10, 2017 2017-03-16T11:09:18+00:00
Thu March 16

BOARD SHORTS: February 27, 2017

2017-03-16T11:04:30+00:00

Here are the highlights from the special meeting of the board that was called for February 27, as the February 24 board meeting had to adjourn early due to lack of quorum.

The final draft 2017/2018 budget was approved in time to be presented to the membership at the semi-annual general meeting, and the board released funds in order to support a campaign for the upcoming referendum on new CSU fees.

The CSU’s First Nations students liaison was appointed, by the board, to Capilano University’s First Nations Students Services “Indigenize the Academy” committee. This committee is comprised of indigenous and non-indigenous staff, faculty, students, and community members representing every corner of the university with the aim to host various Truth and Reconciliation events throughout the academic year. Additionally, two members of the board were appointed to sit on the Student Success Taskforce.

Jullian Kolstee, the former vice-president of university relations and services, was presented a gift of appreciation for his three years of service with the Capilano Students’ Union, and we all wish him the best in his future endeavours!

To read the full set of February 27 board minutes, please visit the CSU website. The next board meeting is scheduled for March 10, 2017 at 8:30am in Maple 116.

BOARD SHORTS: February 27, 2017 2017-03-16T11:04:30+00:00