Live Blog: 09/02/2020

Goood morning! It’s a short council today but a few important things on the agenda.

We’re hiring the UHP for Accessibility Needs and electing people to the Galley Board of Directors for 2019-20.

Currently we’re waiting to have quorum

Okay we have quorum!

Agenda adopted by unanimous consent

Lindsey moves to amend movements to correct her name, seconded by Mason, amended.

Sam moves to correct spelling of her last name, Levi seconds, amended.

Aideen moves to correct “Ginny looking for weed smell” to “Ginny looking to fine 1st floor Alex for weed smell”, Adrianna seconds, amended.

Mason moves to change “mould” to “mold”, Nick seconds, amended.

Minutes adopted.

Aideen currently running so its hard for her to perform her duties in a way that feels ethical. She went to an event.

Madeleine met with Sam about the accessibility survey. They discussed next steps and Sam began drafting an email to those who wanted follow-ups that’ll go out within the week.

Sam, Aideen, Tessa, and Madeleine met with Patsy to discuss mental health organizing.

Lindsey went to Dal science society meeting.

Mason went to CFS-AGM. Working to set up Journalism event still.

DSS GM happened! Approved budget and elected a CRO for their elections.

Adrianna doesn’t have a lot. But thinking about the handover of the BoG position.

Levi had a lot! Exec met about uni budget consultations – all sorts of stuff there. Every year the university does a consultation with the full KSU exec, thinking of bringing general members. Planned to happen after BAC recommendations, KSU pushing for it to happen earlier. Levi talked to Bill about it, it’s now scheduled for Feb 26th at 2:30.

Meeting with Dean of Students and SVPRO about a variety of things, Wardroom conduct policy being discussed and working on becoming transparent

Exec held a q&a – no one came.

Levi supported a student in a meeting with their prof. Want to make this function of the KSU more transparent to student body. Met with Bill about academic committee feedback, and university budget consultations. Implementation committee – January’s been hard, review of policy is coming up! Exec committee of BoG meeting called about FYP Director’s unpaid leave for rest of the year. Concern about how this will go down. Followed up with Peter O’Brien. Enrolment management committee meeting – not a lot. Met with Peter! Pressure being put to ensure that FYP runs smoothly and that there is transparency about this.

Updates on university diversity discussion group – talk to Levi about it!

Almost anti-O for faculty?! baby steps people.

CFS-NS AGM – lots of stuff! Also vote in the KSU Spring Elections on Feb 11 & 12!


Patsy had a wonderful bullet journalling workshop! Exec strategizing around university budget. Move towards renaming haliburton society? exciting! Mental Health week is in the process of being planned. She’s also working on her changeover document.

Met with Occupational Health and Safety committee, uneventful. Also tabled with Water Protector’s bake sale!


Nick – all the regular stuff, no finance committee happened because there was nothing!


Hope’s report read by Levi – busy as usual! Tabled for fight the fees, and talked about Dal BoG meeting.  Met with Equity officer hiring committee. Met with Bill about Responsible Investment Sub-Committee, will go over this next council. Went a variety of CFS-NS events. Please vote!


Isabella – the day to day! With the addition of elections and the galley BoD hiring. Went to Kim Tallbear talk which was well attended!


Action item 5.1 – Hiring UHP for Accessibility needs. Jasmine Maher is recommended by the hiring committee – they were in unanimous consent about this person. Motion passes

5.2 – electing for Galley board of directors. Mason seconds. Only received 1 name – consider tabling.

Jess Cohlette, David Shuman – self-nominates, only have two names so will move to table motion for next council meeting. Nick seconds. Motion tabled to March 1st meeting.


New Business – letter of apology. Only for council member’s eyes.


Otherwise – motion to adjourn, Mason seconds, passes.


We’re done!