COUNCIL LIVE BLOG: March 4, 2018

Good morning everyone! Hope all of you had a lovely reading week!

10:12 Meeting called to order!

Agenda Adoption

Brennan would like to amend item 5.5, the referendum question from WUSC. The initial clause didn’t have a whereas clause and WUSC has now sent one in.

Amendment passes.

Agenda was adopted!

Approval of minutes

Approved!

ORAL REPORTS

Aeriana – Tabled with Chris on Tuesday for Pads are Rad!

Cedric – has continued sitting with Lianne on the Dean Search Committee. The DSS Candygram event was great! Yesterday the Sugarmoon farm trip was amazing and lots of students came! Even Bill and Casey!

Kaila – Also has been doing outreach regarding Pads are Rad and the Reduce the Fees photo campaign. Will be discussing reducing journalism fees with Lianne at the Academic committee meeting tomorrow . Also having a J-School round table on the 13th at 4pm in Classroom 3 for J-School students to talk about fee reduction.

Izzy – Counted all the votes for the FYP T-shirts. Handed out forms for students to input their opinion on the new Chaplain. Black History Month Poetry reading and Dance Party were amazing events!

EXEC REPORTS (link to full reports will be posted)

Brennan – has been working to schedule changeover for the incoming exec and BOG reps.

Galley now has a space agreement again!

Bill has been saying we need an external review for fee reduction, which Brennan sees as a stalling tactic. Outreach was to let students know and to get their support in the movement for fee reduction.

Attended a farewell reception for Nick Hatt. Reinforced the importance for the current search for a new Dean of Students. Was very sad but very nice to celebrate him!

Board Executive Committee is meeting this week and Brennan will be working with incoming and outgoing BOG reps to create the report for that meeting.

This is Brennan’s last Council meeting! Has been on Council his entire time at King’s!

Lianne – Racialized Student’s Collective held a Hidden Figures viewing which was very nice! The Black History Month Dance Party, Moonlight screening, and poetry reading were amazing. Wants to thank all of those folks who supported, attended, or ran such awesome events.

Have done more outreach regarding the Chaplain and Dean search!

Zoë – Has begun training incoming FVP Marie, and will continue to work together to make the transition as smooth as possible.

General Liability Insurance has been renewed and coverage has been increased from $1 million to $2 million!

Budget Advisory Committee on Feb 14th. Received updates from the President on work being done to deal with the deficit, and reviewed a report from the Registrar on student recruitment and conversion. Didn’t feel the administration was really listening to student input on the future budget.

Marie wants to thank Zoe for all her work on Council and in the KSU. This is Zoe’s last council too!

Marie – Has continued to meet with the UHPs to check in regularly with them.

Attended a chaplain search committee meeting in place of Lianne.

Student Government Roundtable on Feb 22: Discussed barriers for international students with the Department of Labour and Advanced Education. Despite the frustration of the meeting all the students there were incredible representatives!

Reached out to students for the photo campaign to ask Bill to reduce fees! Also reached out for the Pads are Rad workshop!

KSU Election Results: Included in the Agenda and Reports document

ACTION ITEMS

(Hey folks. Its hard to keep up with typing all the Referendum questions, so please check out the Agenda and Reports doc at the end of the live blog to read the fully!)

5.1. BIRT the King’s Feminist Collective receive $111.52 in contingent funding to purchase drinks and snacks for a Self Care Night on March 7, 2018. (Tabled from February 26, 2018 meeting)

Zoe says that original concerns were around the amount of money to number of students ratio. The society said that the expected attendance was very rough, and wanted to spend more money on healthier snacks. Since it has been submitted, more people have come forward to contribute so they might not spend all the money. Since they will only be reimbursed for what they spend, there is an understanding that this whole amount will not be spent and that amending it down would be a little arbitraryt

Motion passes

5.2. BIRT the king’s Feminist Collective receive $94 in contingent funding to purchase craft supplies for a Self-Care Night on march 7, 2018.

Zoe and the society discussed lending art supplies from the KSU to help reduce the cost. Didn’t know how much to amend it down right away, but would like to amend the motion to be for $56.50.

Will now read: 5.2. BIRT the king’s Feminist Collective receive $56.50 in contingent funding to purchase craft supplies for a Self-Care Night on march 7, 2018.

Amendment passes

5.2. BIRT the king’s Feminist Collective receive $94 in contingent funding to purchase craft supplies for a Self-Care Night on march 7, 2018.

Motion passes

5.3. BIRT the following referendum question appear on a ballot to be posed to the general members of the King’s Students’ Union on March 19-20, 2018.

Lily says that NSPIRG run social and environmental justice events, and the levy would be used to provide part-time employment for students and to increase student and community grants.

Motion passes

5.4. BIRT the following referendum question appear on a ballot to be posed to the general members of the king’s Students’ Union on March 19-20, 2018.

Brianna says that Students already pay a levy of $4 per semester and this would be increased to $6 to help the Galley stay open later and to provide more locally-sourced products at affordable prices.

Motion passes

5.5. BIRT that the following referendum question appear on a ballot to be posed to the general members of the king’s Students’ Union

Riel says that WUSC every other year sponsors a student refugee at King’s, but since the levy hasn’t been increased since 2009, it has been hard to raise enough money to do so.

Motion passes

5.6. BIRT the following referendum question appear on a ballot to be posed to the general members of the King’s Students’ Union on March 19-20, 2018

Brennan says the Loaded Ladle does not currently have a levy at King’s

Cedric asks if a King’s levy would mean increased Loaded Ladle presence on King’s campus?

Brennan says he will ask the Ladle board.

Motion passes.

5.7. the Dal/King’s Swing Society be ratified as a Tier 1 society for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Lianne is really excited to see it ratified! The society has a no partner needed, no experience needed policy and will be putting on workshops here at King’s

Motion passes.

5.8. BIRT the Dance Collective receive $140 in contingent funding to pay for a photographer honourarium and purchase snacks for their dance show on March 16 and 17, 2018, and rehearsals leading up to it.

Motion passes

5.9. BIRT the Blue Devils Supporter Society receive $300 in contingent fundung to cover the costs of travelling to Truro to attend the women’s rugby game from March 9-11, 2018.

Funding is for gas and one hotel room for volunteer drivers to Truro. Hoping to have about 5 people travel. Want to support the Women’s rugby team and to spread support via social media. Athletics doesn’t have the funds to bring supporters to events like this.

Motion passes.

5.10. BIRT that ______,______, and ________ be elected to the 2018 Orientation Week Coordinator Search Committee.

Lianne nominate Ruth Ballard, Gill Gawron

Brennan nominates Ellen Zagar and Nika Lennox

5.10. BIRT that Ruth Ballard, Gill Gawron, and Ellen Zagar be elected to the 2018 Orientation Week Coordinator Search Committee.

Motion Passes

5.11. BIRT that ______,______, and ________ be elected to the CUBE Coordinator Search Committee

Lianne nominates Maya Palacio and Brendan Petrasek

Brennan nominates Simon Gillies

5.11. BIRT that Simon Gillies, Maya Palacio, and Brendan Petrasek be elected to the CUBE Coordinator Search Committee

Motion passes

5.12. BIRT that _____, _______ , and _________be elected to the 2018 Chief Returning Officer Search Committee.

Brennan would like to move an omnibus motion to table item 5.12., 5.13., and 5.14. to the March 18th meeting due to lack of nominations

Brennan says that the only Committee that needed to be filled this meeting was O-Week Coordinators.

All motions tabled

NEW BUSINESS

Brennan has a motion to bring forth on behalf of Cassie. Michale Greenlaw, the current scribe, was elected to SLVP, and would like to be released so he can be more involved in meetings.

BIRT that Michael Greenlaw receive an honourarium of $300  for his work as Scribe in the winter term of the 2017-2018 academic year

Motion passes

Zoe asks who our scribe will be moving forward.

Brennan says that hopefully we can find someone to scribe for both of the next two meetings. Will be advertising an interim scribe position that will receive honouraria from the contingency part of our budget.

11:10 Meeting adjourned

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