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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