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Fri August 10

BOARD SHORTS: August 10, 2018

2018-12-18T16:37:44+00:00

Here are the highlights from the August 10 meeting of the CSU board of directors.

The vice-president student life informed the board on the status of upcoming events, including the orientation party, re-cap, captivate, and CSU presence at capfest. The first nations student liaison and collective name change to indigenous students liaison/collective was approved. Nirmal Raj was appointed as interim students of colour liaison, and Hossein Movahedi was appointed as interim mature and parent students liaison. The Business Society of Capilano University draft budget 2018/19 was approved with a few amendments. Emily Gaudette was appointed to the governance committee to allow the committee to reach quorum. The board also discussed the status of the Saudi Arabian students’ scholarship retractions as well as a North Shore News article written by Anna-Elaine Rempel regarding misogynistic language used to describe a mayoral candidate. 

To read the full set of August 10 board minutes, please visit the CSU website. The next board meeting is scheduled for August 24, in Birch 203.

BOARD SHORTS: August 10, 20182018-12-18T16:37:44+00:00
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
Tue July 17

BOARD SHORTS: June 8, 2018

2018-07-17T15:57:17+00:00

Here are the highlights from the June 8 meeting of the CSU board of directors.

The board selected a new president through secret ballot and Anna Rempel is the CSU president 2018-2019. Joey Sidhu was selected to be the Alliance of BC Students Representative and Anna Rempel as the alternate. Vanessa Lewis was selected to sit on the Director of Continuing Studies & Executive Education Search Committee and acting Dean of Arts and Sciences search committees

The board has been discussing the smoke-free campus policy and will continue the discussion to next board meeting.

To read the full set of June 8 board minutes, please visit the CSU website. The next board meeting is scheduled for June 15, in Birch 126.

BOARD SHORTS: June 8, 20182018-07-17T15:57:17+00:00
Tue July 17

BOARD SHORTS: May 4, 2018

2018-07-17T15:54:08+00:00

Here are the highlights from the May 4 meeting of the CSU board of directors.

The board approved in principle a collective agreement with the CSU’s staff, represented by Canadian Union of Public Employees, local 1004.They also released $4,740 for up to six delegates and the CSU’s vice-president external and accessibility justice coordinator to attend the Alliance of BC Students skills and training conference. The board also decided to send four delegates to a Canadian Society and Executives (CSAE) MLA Networking event in Victoria. Finally, the also opted to send the CSU’s incoming vice-president finance and services and one board member to the Studentcare stakeholder meeting.

 

To read the full set of May 4 board minutes, please visit the CSU website. The next board meeting is scheduled for May 25 in Birch 126.

BOARD SHORTS: May 4, 20182018-07-17T15:54:08+00:00
Tue July 17

BOARD SHORTS: February 23, 2018

2018-07-17T15:49:08+00:00

Here are the highlights from the February 23 meeting of the CSU board of directors.

The board passed several important motions at the meeting including the recommendation of Capilano Courier Referendum question to be added to the Spring 2018 referendum to the board and to direct the Executive Director  to cause an audit to be performed on Capilano University policies, practices, and physical facilities, in consultation with the Queer Students Liaison, in support of trans, two-spirit, and gender non-conforming people.

The board also passed a motion to make changes with how the Social Justice Committee will be composed. The changes include: all inclusive liaisons and the vice president of equity and sustainability will be part of that committee instead of having 2 members at large and 2 members from the board.

Questions raised about the Yes! Campaign, Consent campaign, Semi-annual general meeting, BOG/Senate nominations and Board self-evaluation.

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

BOARD SHORTS: February 23, 20182018-07-17T15:49:08+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
Tue February 13

CSU applauds on-campus housing in throne speech

2018-02-15T10:58:19+00:00

NORTH VANCOUVER – February 13, 2018 – The Capilano Students’ Union would like to thank the provincial government for including on-campus student housing in today’s throne speech. Post-secondary institutions have been unable to build on-campus housing for the past 10 years, forcing students to compete for limited rental housing available in Metro Vancouver.

“Everyone has been impacted by the housing crisis, including post-secondary students,” said Noah Berson, the CSU’s vice-president external. “Moving students on campus and out of market rental will benefit everyone and help make universities a better place.”

There are a range of benefits to on-campus student housing, including reducing traffic congestion in the region by decreasing the number of students that have to drive or transit over the Second Narrows Bridge to get to Capilano or drive through the heavily congested North Shore. Student housing will reduce the number of students competing for the rental market, where they are often competing for the low end of the market. Student housing will also ensure that there are more suites available for rent by those who need them most. Universities and colleges will become more vibrant education hubs with a major expansion in student life.

The CSU supports initiatives that improve access to education, and affordable on-campus housing is a key component in accessibility. “Students that are able to live on campus will save both money on housing and time spent commuting, allowing them to focus on their studies. This is a big win for accessibility,” concluded Berson.


Spokesperson:

Noah Berson, vice-president external
Capilano Students’ Union
e vpexternal@csu.bc.ca
p 604.831.1159

CSU applauds on-campus housing in throne speech2018-02-15T10:58:19+00:00