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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.

CSU encourages compassion and understanding in wake of attack 2017-01-31T16:51:19+00:00
Fri January 27

BOARD SHORTS: January 27, 2017

2017-10-19T09:40:40+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.

BOARD SHORTS: January 27, 2017 2017-10-19T09:40:40+00:00
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.

BOARD SHORTS: December 9, 2016 2017-01-19T15:55:56+00:00
Fri January 13

BOARD SHORTS: January 13, 2017

2017-10-19T09:40:52+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.

BOARD SHORTS: January 13, 2017 2017-10-19T09:40:52+00:00
Fri December 2

BOARD SHORTS: December 2, 2016

2017-10-19T09:42:44+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.

BOARD SHORTS: December 2, 2016 2017-10-19T09:42:44+00:00
Fri November 18

BOARD SHORTS: November 18, 2016

2017-10-19T09:42:53+00:00

Here are the highlights from the November 16 board meeting: Nancy Lucas, the senate vice-chair, attended as a guest to make a presentation on the Student Academic Integrity policy and procedure that were issued August of 2016.

The board appointed the president of the Capilano Students’ Union as the back-up Student Liaison Officer, and appointed the vice-president of university relations & services as the alternative back-up, in the case that the titles of president and vice-president of internal development are held by the same person.

The planning tools for the student housing demonstration and an appreciation event being held in honour of various CSU staff members, volunteers and club leaders were approved, with $1,500 being released from various budget line items to fund the appreciation event. The board also amended the planning tool for the student union building consultation, as well as approving an increase in the budget for the building from $16,800 to $20,000. There will be a Student Union Building Town Hall held on January 12, 2017 from 11:30am to 1:00pm in the CSU Members’ Centre (LB 195). Students are encouraged to come out, provide input on what a future student union building could look like, and enjoy a free lunch!

To read the full set of November 18 board minutes, please visit the CSU website. The next board meeting is scheduled for December 2 at 2:30pm in LB 322.

BOARD SHORTS: November 18, 2016 2017-10-19T09:42:53+00:00
Fri November 4

BOARD SHORTS: November 4, 2016

2017-10-19T09:43:16+00:00

Here are the highlights from the November 4 board meeting: the CSU has decided to propose amendments to the organization’s bylaws to allow for the creation of a new position to join the team of executives on the board of directors —  the vice president of equity and sustainability. The proposed position would oversee the work of the CSU’s collectives and provide the collective liaisons with more focused support, as well as allow the CSU to address social and environmental justice issues in a more effective and streamlined way. The bylaw changes must be approved by CSU membership at a special general meeting, which has been planned for November 22 at 11:30am in the CSU Members Centre (LB 195). Students are encouraged to come out, have lunch, and let their voices be heard! The agenda and full text of proposed bylaw changes can be found on the CSU’s website.

The board approved the plans for the Student Union Building Town Hall, though the date is still to be determined. $600 in funds were released in order to hold anti-oppression training for members of the board to participate in. The CSU prides itself on being an open and inclusive organization, and makes sure to continually take measures in training staff and board directors on the topic of oppression. The workshop will focus on individual and systemic barriers, expectations, and norms, as well as on how to broaden perspectives about accessibility, inclusion, power, and privilege.

The board approved the revised plans for the CSU’s masquerade event, raising the funds allocated for this event by $367, and approved the contract between the CSU and the Vancouver Art Gallery. The board also approved the release of $650 from the budget to fund upcoming Enactus Capilano events.

To read the full set of November 4 board minutes, please visit the CSU website. The next board meeting is scheduled for November 18 at 2:30pm in LB 322.

BOARD SHORTS: November 4, 2016 2017-10-19T09:43:16+00:00
Fri October 21

BOARD SHORTS: October 21, 2016

2017-10-19T09:43:09+00:00

Here are the highlights from the October 21 board of directors meeting: the following people were appointed as interim representatives until the end of the term on May 31, 2017: Amy Chen as faculty of business and professional studies representative, Sofia Avelino and Megan MacAulay as faculty of fine and applied arts representatives, Élie Lubendo as student of colour liaison, Owen Sigurdsson as environmental justice coordinator, and Nesrine Bentan as international students liaison.

The board approved released $4,600 to fund the fifth annual Rail Jam for Social Change, to be held January 26. The event is a ski and snowboarding event held on campus, featuring jumps used in conjunction with snow being brought in from nearby mountains. Proceeds from this event go to charity. The board also approved $4,585 in funding for the CSU’s masquerade event to be held at the Vancouver Art Gallery on November 25.

The board approved the release of $380 from the budget for fees related to the housing campaign, as well as the planning tool for a series of free film screenings on campus.

To read the full set of October 21 board minutes, please visit the CSU website. The next board meeting is scheduled for November 4 at 2:30pm.

BOARD SHORTS: October 21, 2016 2017-10-19T09:43:09+00:00
Fri October 7

BOARD SHORTS: October 7, 2016

2017-10-19T09:48:23+00:00

Here are the highlights from the October 7 board of directors meeting: the board moved to extend the contract of the external chairperson, Titus Gregory, to the end of December. In the interim, a group of board members were selected to sit on a committee to review his contract. Following a presentation by Erik Allas, an auditor from Tompkins, Wozny, Miller & Co, the board also approved the audited financial statements for the year (ending May 31, 2016).

The board opened up nominations for an interim students of colour liaison and an interim international students liaison, ensuring that board members from each respective constituencies were on the search committees.

The planning tool for the first installment of the #adulting series, Know Your Rights as a Tenant, be approved, and that $375 from the services section of the CSU’s budget be released to fund the workshop. The board also approved the release of $3,000 from the budget to send a delegate to the advocacy week hosted by the Canadian Alliance of Student Association. The board also agreed to open up nominations for a second delegate to attend CASA’s advocacy week, in the event that the organization received grant funding from Chartwells to do so.

The board released $5,500 from the CSU reserve fund to help pay consulting fees associated with developing a business case to lobby for the U-Pass BC program. The board also approved $1,750 for the CSU’s De-Stress Week (running November 28 to December 1).

The board approved a referendum question to be brought to the membership in regards to tying membership fees to the consumer price index. Two more referendum questions on club fees and recreational services are currently being drafted.

A memo regarding students’ vulnerability to the fentanyl criss was discussed and the board agreed to address the crisis on campus through raising awareness, providing access to resources, and referrals to support services.

To read the full set of October 7 board minutes, visit the CSU website. The next board meeting is scheduled for October 21 at 2:30pm in LB 322.

BOARD SHORTS: October 7, 2016 2017-10-19T09:48:23+00:00
Thu September 29

BOARD SHORTS: September 16, 2016

2016-12-05T12:12:18+00:00

Here are the highlights from the September 16 board meeting: the board approved the proposed process of appointing student volunteers to the currently vacant positions on the board of directors (as non-voting members). Two search groups, composed of current board members were formed, with Amina El mantari (CSU vice-president of internal development) heading a search committee for collective liaisons and coordinators and Ashley Kenney (CSU arts and sciences faculty representative) heading a search committee for faculty and satellite campus representatives.

A board member gave notice that they would be moving to vacate the president position and open up elections for a new president at the next board of directors meeting.

To read the full set of September 16 board minutes, please visit the CSU website. The next board meeting is scheduled for September 23 at 3:30pm in Library 322.

BOARD SHORTS: September 16, 2016 2016-12-05T12:12:18+00:00