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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.