LIVE BLOG: Council March 18, 2018

Good morning folks! Hope everyone had a safe and fun St. Patrick’s Day!

10:11 – Meeting called to order!

Agenda amendment: 5.6. BIRT That ___________, ____________, _____________ be hired as Orientation Week Coordinators of 2018

Minutes (Mar 4, Feb 11) and Agenda approved

ORAL REPORTS

Heather – Also attended the budget consultation meeting with the President and the Bursar of the university

Kaila – Welcome to the new Exec! On Tuesday Marie, Isabelle, Izzy and Kaila hosted a Journalism school roundtable which went very well. Talked about actions that could be taken to fight journalism fees, and to demand access to better products in the department.

Adrianna – Izzy and Adrianna started planning a Jeopardy event! Also attended the academic committee meeting. Haven’t been to DASSS in a while because of weather but will be there this Tuesday!

EXEC REPORTS (will be posted in full at the end of the live blog in a pdf) – They are also co-written by the incoming and outgoing executive.

Michael – Met with the Orientation week coordinator search committee and put forward recommendations to council. Has been meeting with Lianne and the administration during changeover, including discussing full time funding for the Sexual Violence Policy.

Marie – Has continued to meet with Zoe regarding budget, payroll and other FVP duties. On March 1, attended the Finance, Audit, and Risk committee and received the Q3 financial update and audit preparation report. This included a 3% increase to tuition but maintained a 0% raise in ancillary and auxiliary fees. There was a consultation on the budget with incoming and outgoing councillors and exec with the president and the bursar of the university. Pushed admin to publicly advocate for increased funding and to take a larger role in Dalhousie budget discussions. The SoHo levy will also be increasing next year to take into account the CPI, which has been unaccounted for in recent years as a mistake. Budget Consultations are taking place over the next week before the AGM. Get in touch with Marie if you want to set up a conversation or meeting!

Isabelle – Has been meeting with Marie during changeover. Marie has been meeting with the UHPs consistently to check in, and has also been attending the Chaplain Search Committee. Also attended the budget consultation meeting with the administration. Facilitated the “Dear Bill” photo campaign to highlight the high cost of tuition. Marie met with provincial gov’t MLAs as part of Provincial Lobby Week on March 7. The lobby doc is available online at cfs-ns.ca and in hard copy in the KSU office. Also if you want to get involved in the action against increased journalism fees email Isabelle at evp@ksu.ca!

Izzy – Cassie was away for most of the changeover period, but has been helping Izzy since return. Hiring for Scribe and CRO are due March 23rd, and resumes can be sent to info@ksu.ca! The KSU AGM will also take place on March 28th, 2018 at 6pm in the Wardroom!

ACTION ITEMS

5.1. BIRT ____, ____, and ____ be elected to the 2018 Chief Returning Officer Search Committee.(Tabled from the March 4, 2018 meeting) Moved by Brennan McCracken.

Marie nominates Sophie Vaisman, Iloe Ariss

JS nominates Charlotte Sullivan

Chris nominates Lily Barraclough

Marie nominates Dhyani Frost

5.1. BIRT Charlotte Sullivan, Iloe Ariss, and Sophie Vaisman be elected to the 2018 Chief Returning Officer Search Committee.(Tabled from the March 4, 2018 meeting)Moved by Brennan McCracken

Motion passes

5.2. BIRT ____, ____, and ____ be elected to the 2018 Scribe Search Committee. (Tabled from theMarch 4, 2018 meeting) Moved by Brennan McCracken

Michael nominates Alexandra Buffy Sweny, Gina Grattan, Ava Coulter

5.2. BIRT Alexandra Buffy Sweny, Gina Grattan, and Ava Coulter be elected to the 2018 Scribe Search Committee. (Tabled from theMarch 4, 2018 meeting) Moved by Brennan McCracken

Motion passes

Recess! (meet back for 10:47)

5.3. BIRT ____, ____, and ____ be elected to the 2018 Chair Search Committee. (Tabled from the March 4, 2018 meeting) Moved by Brennan McCracken

Marie nominates Katie MacLean, Levi Clarkson, Buffy Sweny, Emma Sigsworth

JS nominates Sadie Cunningham, and self-nominates

5.3. BIRT JS Rutgers, Levi Clarkson, and Katie MacLean be elected to the 2018 Chair Search Committee. (Tabled from the March 4, 2018 meeting) Moved by Brennan McCracken

Motion Passes

HUGE SORRY TO EVERYONE JUST REALIZED I NEVER CHECKED THE LIVE BLOG BOX SO I HAVE BEEN UPDATING THIS WHOLE TIME AND NO ONE IS SEEING IT I AM SO SORRY!!!

5.4.  BIRT the King’s PRIDE Society receive $70 in contingent funding to purchase materials and snacks for an Arts and Crafts event to be held in March. Moved by Marie Dolcetti Koros. Finance Committee recommends approval.

Motion passes

5.5.  BIRT the King’s PRIDE Society receive $30 in contingent funding to purchase snacks for the last meeting of the year. Moved by Marie Dolcetti Koros. Finance Committee recommends approval.

Motion passes

2-minute recess!

We’re back!

5.6. BIRT That ___________, ____________, _____________ be hired as Orientation Week Coordinators of 2018

Michael explains the duties of the O-Week Coordinators. The Search committee looked over 6 applicants and have recommended Mallory Thomas, Cédric Blais, and Frances Grace-Fyfe

5.6. BIRT That Mallory Thomas, Cédric Blais, Frances Grace-Fyfe be hired as Orientation Week Coordinators of 2018

Motion passes

NEW BUSINESS

6.1. Annual General Meeting! Happening on March 28th, 2018, 6:30 pm, in the Wardroom. Hope to see all you lovely folks there!

6.2. Next council meeting on April 8th, 2018, 10:00am in the boardroom!

11:03 – Adjourned (see ya!)

READ THESE if you’re looking for more info that I just couldn’t keep up with!

2018-03-18_Agenda+Reports

2018-02-11-KSU_Council_Minutes+Reports

2018-03-04-KSU_Council_Minutes+Reports