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.