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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, 2018 2018-02-14T11:43:10+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, 2018 2018-02-14T11:40:42+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, 2018 2018-02-14T11:35:17+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, 2018 2018-02-14T11:28:19+00:00
Mon December 18

BOARD SHORTS: December 1, 2017

2017-12-18T15:56:24+00:00

Here are the highlights from the December 1 meeting of the CSU board of directors.

There was a presentation on the university’s plan of events for Capilano University’s 50th anniversary which will run from September 2018 to June 2019. There will be a focus on involving Capilano alumni and current students into the celebrations.

Andrew Willis, the CSU’s vice-president academic, informed the board on the concerns of students who live at the university’s residence. The board is looking to aid those concerns through a residence relationship committee.

The board approved contributing $750 to the student society emergency aid fund, which is a bursary matched by the provincial government for unexpected costs. The board also released $4,365 for the let’s get consensual campaign. Several board members also volunteered to attend a training workshop for the campaign.  

To read the full set of December 1 board minutes, please visit the CSU website. The next board meeting is scheduled for December 15, in Birch 126.

BOARD SHORTS: December 1, 2017 2017-12-18T15:56:24+00:00
Mon December 18

BOARD SHORTS: December 15, 2017

2017-12-18T16:10:16+00:00

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

Paul Dangerfield, Capilano University president, gave a presentation to the board on his perspective of the university and its future. Providing students with an “experience second to none” was a focal point of the presentation.

The board shifted funding from capital expenditures to events within the intramurals and recreation fund.  

Plans annual Rail Jam event were presented to the board. Plans included a partnership with Blueprint Events, and further included plans for a DJ booth and beer garden. Board members raised concerns surrounding event costs and exclusivity and ultimately decided to simplify the event in order to increase accessibility. The recreation portion of the event was approved and the CSU’s vice-president student life was asked to revise plans for the social side of the event, to be decided at the first board meeting in January.

To read the full set of December 15 board minutes, please visit the CSU website. The next board meeting is scheduled for January 12, in Birch 126.

 

BOARD SHORTS: December 15, 2017 2017-12-18T16:10:16+00:00
Fri November 17

BOARD SHORTS: November 17, 2017

2017-12-12T15:41:44+00:00

Here are the highlights from the November 17 meeting of the CSU board of directors.

The university is in the process of creating a Campus Master Plan. This is a plan that pans until 2030, and encompasses the main structures, but not defining what is set inside the buildings. At phase 1 of dialogue, the CSU is in the works of ensuring a stand alone space for the CSU be included with the research of the Campus Master Plan

The board nominated several members to fill in vacancies for standing committees. A budget of $15,000 has been approved to go towards the 2018 Annual Retreat, being held May 14-16th, 2018.

To read the full set of November 17 board minutes, please visit the CSU website. The next board meeting is scheduled for December 1, in Birch 126.

BOARD SHORTS: November 17, 2017 2017-12-12T15:41:44+00:00
Fri November 3

BOARD SHORTS: November 3, 2017

2017-12-12T15:40:23+00:00

Here are the highlights from the November 3 meeting of the CSU board of directors.

VP Academic, Andrew Willis, conducted a survey reporting on any issues or concerns students were facing regarding student housing. After spending four days and nights going door to door, Willis recommends that the Residence Relationship Committee be reinstated with five board members and two student at large living on residence. This motion has been carried with the number of board members being reduced to three, along with the VP Academic, and 3 students at large.

The board has approved Massage therapy planning tool for $1900; Studentcare will be sponsoring $900 for the event.

To read the full set of November 3 board minutes, please visit the CSU website. The next board meeting is scheduled for November 17, in Birch 126.

BOARD SHORTS: November 3, 2017 2017-12-12T15:40:23+00:00
Fri October 20

BOARD SHORTS: October 20, 2017

2017-12-12T15:38:37+00:00

Here are the highlights from the October 20 meeting of the CSU board of directors.

The CSU is working with Good Night Out to train volunteers to join and be involved with the non-profit. Good Night Out is a non-profit that aims to end sexual harassment and assault in venues, bars, clubs, pubs and festivals across the world.

The board has approved a number of upcoming events including a film screening of North of 49 and the CSU’s Nightmare Before Mid-Term Halloween event.

The finance and audit committee have been working on the tail end of the Mental Health Strategy, due to roll out at the end of the fall semester. Eight members have been approved to attend the Mental Health Conference.

There has been an approval of $3,475 in order to send VP External, Noah Berson, and one other board member to CASA (Canadian Alliance of Student Association) Advocacy week. This is a great opportunity to meet with Members of Parliament in the country’s capital and promote the issues of post-secondary education barriers. The board has also approved a budget of $400 for the purchase of a public announcement system.

To read the full set of October 20 board minutes, please visit the CSU website. The next board meeting is scheduled for November 3, in Birch 126.

BOARD SHORTS: October 20, 2017 2017-12-12T15:38:37+00:00
Fri October 6

BOARD SHORTS: October 6, 2017

2017-10-19T14:20:02+00:00

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

The board has approved the Policy HR-05: Living Wage.The draft policy has four key principles:

  • the CSU supports the concept of a living wage for all workers;
  • the CSU implements living wage standards in its own operations;
  • the CSU ensures these standards for our contracted/sub-contracted workers;
  • the CSU is a public advocate for living wage employment standards.

This new policy allows the CSU to support and advocate a living wage to communities, and all levels of government, to advance this principle.

The budget for the CSU’s Fright Night Halloween event has increased from $1,250 to $1,900. The board approved $7500 be transferred from campaigns to external meetings.

There have been two new appointments to the board: Christina Schulz to services committee and Erik Steel to events and outreach. There were new appointments to the food and beverage committee, and Anna Rempel was appointed by unanimous consent to alternate CSU guest at senate.

The board approved an amendment to Section II, Article 15 of Procedures to insert a new clause. The board shall make an effort to select conference delegations that:

  • represent a diverse team of delegates, including fair gender representation
  • help board development through increased experience
  • considers fairness of opportunity
  • have roles within the organization conducive to the content of the conference

To read the full set of October 6 board minutes, please visit the CSU website. The next board meeting is scheduled for October 20 in Birch 126.

BOARD SHORTS: October 6, 2017 2017-10-19T14:20:02+00:00