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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.

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.

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.

Thu March 16

BOARD SHORTS: February 24, 2017

2017-03-16T11:10:07+00:00

Here are the highlights from the February 24 meeting of the CSU board of directors.

After a presentation on student success by Cyndi Banks, Capilano University’s associate vice-president of student success, the meeting had to adjourn due to lack of quorum.

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

Thu March 16

BOARD SHORTS: February 10, 2017

2017-03-16T10:56:37+00:00

Here are the highlights from the February 10 meeting of the CSU board of directors. Four members of the board were elected to attend the Northwest Student Leadership Conference as delegates on behalf of the Capilano Students Union. Six referendum questions were approved by the board to be voted on by the members of the Capilano Students Union on March 21, 22, and 23 in the CSU Members Centre (LB 195). Students are encouraged to vote and make their voices heard.

The plans for the third annual Rock the Boat party were approved. Two members of the student body were selected to sit on the librarian search committee, and the board agreed to endorse the ”Communities on the Move” declaration.

The board released $1,000 to fund a provincial election campaign to help educate students about voting. A set of procedures regarding club governance were also approved.

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

Thu February 16

BOARD SHORTS: January 27, 2017

2017-02-16T16:57:14+00:00

Here are the highlights from the January 27 meeting of the CSU board of directors. Plans for this year’s Pride Week were approved, to be held March 13 – 17. Plans for a Q&A with President Paul Dangerfield were also approved, which will provide students with an opportunity to meet with new Capilano University president Dangerfield.

Thrive with Mental Wellness, a set of two movie screenings, were coordinated by the accessibility justice collective. The set features the one-woman show That’s Just Crazy Talk as well as a screening of student films on mental health in collaboration with MOPA and the Counselling Department on February 28 and  March 2, respectively.

Plans for the Sexual Violence and Misconduct Open House were approved, to be held on February 9 from 11am to 1pm in the CSU Members’ Centre (LB 195).

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

Tue January 31

CSU encourages compassion and understanding in wake of attack

2017-01-31T16:51:19+00:00

Earlier this week, members of the Capilano Students’ Union were shocked to learn of the fatal shootings that took place at the Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec. News of the tragic event was met with sadness, disbelief, and anger.

The Capilano Students’ Union celebrates multiculturalism. Our members join us from around the globe and their diversity strengthens us and encourages open mindedness and compassion as we grow and develop as citizens of the world.

We refuse to accept ideologies based on hatred and condemn this senseless act of violence. We call upon all Canadians to reject hate speech and to treat each other with compassion and understanding.

To all those affected by this tragic event, we send our sympathy, condolences, and love – we are with you.

Thu January 19

BOARD SHORTS: January 13, 2017

2017-01-19T15:58:41+00:00

Here are the highlights from the January 13 meeting of the CSU board of directors: CSU Pub Nights: Traffic Light Party was approved, to be held at Narrows Public House on Friday, February 10 at 9pm. The board released $3,000 from the budget to organize the annual board retreat held at Loon Lake.

Emily Solomon, the Capilano Students Union’s women’s liaison, was appointed by the board to represent the organization at the Capilano Alumni Association. The board also approved the second installment of the #adulting series, Life of the Party, to be held in the CSU Members Centre (LB 195) on January 30, from 4pm to 6pm. This event will feature a presentation on the fentanyl criss by an employee of the Portland Hotel Society, as well as a discussion on responsible drug use. Snacks and beverages to be provided.

To read the full set of January 13 board minutes, please visit the CSU website. The next board meeting is scheduled for January 27, 2017 at 8:30am in MA 116.

Thu January 19

BOARD SHORTS: December 9, 2016

2017-01-19T15:55:56+00:00

Here are the highlights from the December 9 meeting of the CSU board of directors: CSU Pub Nights: Thailand Full Moon Party was approved, to be held at Narrows Public House on Friday, January 13 at 9pm. Food and drink specials will be available (featuring the $4 CSU lager), as well as $50 for the best tropical outfit and a $50 prize to the person who can go the lowest in the limbo competition.

This event will be followed by After Jam, the Uncapped Rail Jam after party to be held at Narrows Pub on Thursday, January 26 at 9pm. This event will feature ski and snowboard-themed entertainment, silent auctions, and giveaways.

To read the full set of December 9 board minutes, please visit the CSU website. The next board meeting is scheduled for January 13, 2017 at 2:30pm in MA 116.

Tue December 20

BOARD SHORTS: December 2, 2016

2016-12-20T15:05:37+00:00

Here are the highlights from the December 2 board meeting: $1,400 was released in order to upgrade both the individual and shared work station computers in the CSU’s office. The board also approved the planning tool for CSU Pub Nights: Ugly Sweater Party, an event to be held at Narrows Pub beginning at 7:30pm on December 9.

The Capilano Students’ Union decided the official position of the organization in regards to the Kinder Morgan pipeline’s approval be that of opposition. It was also decided that the CSU should draft a letter voicing opposition to the Kinder Morgan pipeline, in solidarity with First Nations peoples in Canada.

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