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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
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
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, 20182018-02-14T11:43:10+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, 20182018-02-14T11:40:42+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, 20182018-02-14T11:35:17+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, 20182018-02-14T11:28:19+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, 20172017-12-18T15:56:24+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, 20172017-12-18T16:10:16+00:00