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Thu September 29

BOARD SHORTS: September 23, 2016

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

Here are the highlights from the September 23 board meeting: after two hours of confidential debate, the board approved a motion to vacate the president position and to open up nominations for a new president of the student union. Sacha Fabry, CSU vice-president of external relations, was the only nominee and was later elected to the position by secret ballot.

A policy statement on bullying and harassment that had been drafted was approved and be made an appendix to the CSU Procedures Manual. The board also extended the list of acceptable reasons for a board member to be excused for meeting absences.

The board appointed members to sit on the external relations committee, composed of the vice-president of external relations, two students-at-large, and six board members (the board suspended the maximum number of board members who could sit on the committee due to the high level of interest). The board decided to wait until the next board meeting to appoint members to other committees, due to confusion over who wanted to sit on which committees.

The board released $800 from the budget to send the women’s liaison and the social justice coordinator to the Women & Leadership Conference: Radical Conversations, which will be held in Victoria from October 13 to 15, 2016.

To read the full set of September 23 board minutes, please visit the CSU website. The next board meeting is scheduled for October 7 at 2:30pm in Library 322.

BOARD SHORTS: September 23, 2016 2016-12-05T12:12:18+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
Tue September 27

BOARD SHORTS: September 2, 2016

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

Here are the highlights from the September 2 board meeting: the board decided that the vice-president of student life (as well as an undecided employee alternate) would represent the Capilano Students’ Union on the committee for Capilano University’s 50th-anniversary events throughout the 2017-18.

Nominations were opened up for student vacancies for various university committees. The committee vacancies were reviewed and nominations were put forward for the academic planning and program review committee, the bylaw, policy and procedure committee, the physical environment committee, the food and beverage committee, and the anti-harassment committee. Vacancies still remain for the instructional technologies advisory committee, the art exhibition committee, and the transportation committee.  

The board decided to release $4,000 from the budget to launch the new volunteer registry, and discussed the possibility of the volunteer registry having their own booth at the Capilano University Street Party. The board approved the plans for the Ride the Bull Social event for Welcome Week and released $920 from the budget to fund it. It was also decided that a street team program be implemented as part of the volunteer registry and that $600 be released from the budget to support it.

Plans were approved to go forward with the MP Environmental Forum, a panel discussing environmental issues to be held in the Bosa theatre with North Vancouver member of parliament Jonathan Wilkinson. They agreed to release $500 from the budget for funding purposes.

To read the full set of September 2 board minutes, please visit the CSU website. The next board meeting is scheduled for September 23 at 3:30pm in Maple 116. 

BOARD SHORTS: September 2, 2016 2016-12-05T12:12:18+00:00
Thu September 15

BOARD SHORTS: August 29, 2016

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

Here are the highlights from the August 29 board meeting: the board agreed to release $1,700 to support the Director Development Weekend event that will be held on September 2 and 3. Concern was raised over the short notice of the budget for this event, as an impromptu meeting had to be called to allow all of the members of the board to approve it. The board agreed that the experience from planning this weekend would benefit those who would plan this event in the future, allowing them to bring the budget to the board earlier in advance.

The board decided that, instead of selling tickets for Spidey the Mentalist show during Welcome Week, they would offer students free admission. As a result, the board agreed to increase the event’s budget by $1,750 to compensate for the fees that would have been collected from ticket sales.

To read the full set of August 29 board minutes, please visit our website. The next board meeting is scheduled for September 2 at 2:30pm in Maple 116.

 

BOARD SHORTS: August 29, 2016 2016-12-05T12:12:18+00:00
Thu August 25

BOARD SHORTS: August 19, 2016

2017-02-01T11:53:14+00:00

Here are the highlights from the August 19 board of directors meeting: the CSU board of directors decided to pursue a membership with the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA). As a result, the external relations committee will draft a referendum question on fees associated with CASA membership to present to the student body. The dates for the fall semester’s board of directors meetings were officially set, and the procedures manual was altered to provide a more specific list of reasons why a board member may be absent from a meeting.

The vice-presidents of the organization are required to present reports to the board every semester, explaining what they have accomplished this semester so far as well as what their goals are for the coming semester. The board approved all of their goals for the coming months, but asked three of the vice-presidents to present again at the next board meeting with more detail on what they had accomplished over the summer.

The board decided to release $1,825 in funds to support the housing campaign as well as $2,050 to fund Disorientation, a welcome back event that will be held at Library Square on September 16. The board decided that tickets sales for Disorientation will be conducted both online and in person.

To read the full set of August 19 board minutes, please visit our website. The next board meeting is scheduled for September 2 at 2:30pm in Birch 126.

BOARD SHORTS: August 19, 2016 2017-02-01T11:53:14+00:00
Mon August 8

BOARD SHORTS: August 5, 2016

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

Here are the highlights from the August 5 board of directors meeting: the board approved the plans for the government relations luncheon where MLA representatives in North Vancouver and MP Jonathan Wilkinson will meet with directors of the CSU to discuss the topic of student well-being and encourage a relationship between these governing bodies and Capilano University. The date is to be determined, but is planned to happen in the beginning of the fall semester.

The board approved the fees totalling $1436.70 for membership to the Alliance of BC Students for the 2016/2017 year. The board discussed a meeting with TransLink to negotiate an extension of the U-Pass contract, hoping to agree to a term up to 10 years, potentially.

It was decided that the board would appoint students to fill the vacant board positions. There are several positions to be filled, including a students of colour liaison and environmental justice coordinator, Sunshine Coast campus representative, and representatives for the faculties of business and professional studies; education, health, and human development; and fine and applied arts.

The board decided that, moving forward, every meeting will begin with a traditional land acknowledgment for the Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh nations. In addition, in keeping with past practices, it was made official that every attendee will have the option to state their preferred gender pronouns and any accessibility needs they may be experiencing. Accessibility needs include, but are not limited to, physical, mental, and emotional hindrances or impairments — be the long-term, short-term, or temporary. Stating accessibility needs are meant to foster a comfortable and accommodating environment that allows all attendees to participate to their fullest capacity.

It was decided that members of the executive committee may be excused from attending their regularly scheduled office hours during which time they are attending conferences authorized by the board. The budget was amended to increase funding for professional association membership and management expenses.

The board approved the plans for the afterparty held at Narrows Pub during the fall semester’s Welcome Week. Plans were also approved for Spidey the Illusionist to deliver a performance  Welcome Week.

To read the full set of August 8 board minutes, please visit our website. The next board meeting is scheduled for August 19 at 4:00pm in Birch 126.

BOARD SHORTS: August 5, 2016 2016-12-05T12:12:18+00:00