LIVE BLOG: Council October 29, 2017

10:02

Good morning King’s folks! Hope you’re having a lovely weekend! Meeting is called to order. Agenda is adopted.

Short recess so we can print the minutes from last meeting!

10:15

Minutes from Oct 15 were approved by unanimous consent

10:16 Councillor Reports!

Kaila: Went to the first Kings Journalism Society meeting!

Heather: On the 23rd went to the Residence Life Meeting with Brennan to talk about the new Don

Aeriana: Thursday handouts for FYP science students!

Adrianna: Goes to the net DASS meeting this Thursday

Izzy: Talking about a first-year/upper-year bonding time! Thinking of starting an Indigenous reconciliation chat about presentation vs. implementation on campus

EXEC REPORTS (Read more about the Exec reports using the link at the bottom)

Brennan: KSU Fall General Meeting was awesome! We hit quorum right away!

Participated in Councillor Training part 2 on October 21st which went really well! There were some really amazing presentations!

Attended Rebecca Stuckey’s workshop in the Wardroom about Cultural Appropriation. This went really well and hopefully we can have more of these events in the future!

Received some great feedback during Sexual Violence Policy Town Halls on the 17th and 18th.

There is a Board of Governors meeting on Wednesday where they will vote on capital and deficit financing.

CFS is holding their second event in the Consent Culture Series at the Mount on the 30th at 6! Brennan and Marie are going!

Lianne: Fall General Meeting was awesome!

The Racialized Students’ Collective held its second meeting!

Renovations are being planned for the Tri-Bays including a common space and larger bathrooms. Campus Planning committee is discussing the best way to consult students

Desmond Cole’s chat with racialized students on the 24th and Black Power Hour on the 25th were amazing!

Zoe: There have been problems with retroactive funding requests. Zoe has updated the funding request sheet and is working on a mass email to let societies know what’s up.

Exec passed a motion to redirect $20 from the contingency line of the budget to pay interim scribe Frances-Grace Fyfe.

Levy cheques for levied societies are being distributed.

Will be going with Brennan to the CFS National General Meeting in November. Will be submitting a motion about accessible education (can be found in the report).

The Exec talked last meeting about submitting an emergency motion to support Masuma Khan and Kati George-Jim. Brennan and Zoe are working on writing this motion

Cassie:

Not much to report! Just everyday stuff! Wrote TWAK from Belgium (Brennan says VERY impressive).

Attended one of the Sexual Violence and Assault Policy Consultations and asked questions about the draft

ACTION ITEMS

5.1. BIRT The Dalhousie-King’s Fashion Design Show Society receive $1000 in non-contingent funding to put on the Vaudeville charity fashion show on March 4th, 2018. Motion passes

5.2. BIRT The King’s Jewish Book Club receive $13.50 in contingent funding to purchase snacks for a meeting on Jewish Folk Tales on November 1st, 2017. Motion passes

5.3. BIRT The King’s Journalism Society receive $73.60 in retroactive funding to purchase pizza for their first meeting of the year on October 11th 2017. Motion passes

5.4. BIRT The King’s Dance Collective receive $345 in retroactive funding to pay for a Studio in Essence Pole Dance Workshop on October 21st, 2017, contingent on meeting with the Financial Vice President, and signing the Society Funding Process and Retroactive Funding form. Motion passes

10:53

5.5. BIRT The King’s Student’s Union condemn Dalhousie University’s racist and Islamophobic actions towards Masuma Khan; and

BIFRT The King’s Students’ Union write a letter to Dalhousie University President, Richard Florizone, to condemn the University’s actions, call on Dalhousie to apologize to Masuma Kahn, and act on students’ demands to support racialized and Indigenous students on campus; and

BIFRT The King’s Students’ Union write a letter to University of King’s College President, Bill Lahey, to call on the University of King’s College to condemn Dalhousie’s actions, publicly support students’ demands, and act on students’ demands to support racialized and Indigenous students on the King’s Campus. Motion passes

5.6. BIRT The King’s Students’ Union condemn the Dalhousie University’s Board of Governors and Board Chair Lawrence Stordy silencing and colonial actions against student Board of Governors Representative Kati George-Jim on June 27, 2017; and

BIFRT The King’s Students’ Union write a letter to Board Chair, Lawrence Stordy, to condemn the Board’s actions, call on Dalhousie to apologize to Kati George-Jim, and act on students’ demands to support racialized and Indigenous students on campus; and

BIFRT The King’s Students’ Union write a letter to University of King’s College President, Bill Lahey, calling on the University of King’s College to condemn Dalhousie’s actions, publicly support student’s demands, and act on students’ demands to support racialized and Indigenous students on the King’s Campus. Motion passes

Lianne moves for a 7-minute recess. Passes

11:11 We’re BACK!

5.7. Be it resolved that Levi Clarkson, Emma Graveson, and Katie Weatherly be elected to the search committee for the union hired position to support student mental health. Motion passes

5.8. BIRT Dorsa Eslami, Izzy Ortner, and Buffy Sweny be elected to the search committee for the union hired position to support racialised students. Motion passes.

5.9. BIRT Brianna Dunn be elected to the Board of Appeal and Discipline for the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 academic years. Motion Passes.

5.10. BIRT Caleb Sher be elected to the University Journalism Discipline Committee for the 2017-2018 academic year. Motion passes

5.11. BIRT ________and___________ be elected to the University Equity Committee for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Moved by Brennan to table this motion to find out more about term length and necessity of new positions. Motion passes

5.12. BIRT Gina Grattan be elected to the University Occupational Health and Safety Committee for the 2017-2018 academic year. Motion passes

No new business!

Next meeting is TBD!

11:42 We are adjourned!

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