Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Council Recap: March 2, 2018

The last meeting of the Kwantlen Student Association was held on the Surrey campus, in the recently renovated Birch space.  Did you know that the KSA has a lounge, two meeting rooms, and rooms for the collective groups on the second floor of Birch?  Turn right at the cafeteria to find them.
Here are the FIVE things you NEED to know from this week's’ Council:
A motion was moved to consider the Bylaw revisions “in seriatim”.  Seriatim is a Latin word that means “taking one subject after another in regular order; point by point”.  In this case, we considered the Bylaws article by article, and we used the Latin just to sound fancy.

Over $220,000 dollars was moved out of reserves to endow awards for students.  Presently, the KSA awards a number of awards through the KPU Foundation. These endowments will be invested to support those awards, and help create new ones moving forward!


The results from the recent election were presented to Council at this meeting.  This means that they are now officially official! Congratulations to all the successful candidates, both new and returning.


VP Finance & Operations Rawan Ramini moved a motion to approve the sponsorship of a refugee student through the World University Service of Canada (WUSC).  Ramini has been working on developing this proposal for some time, and has attended a number of training and information sessions with WUSC, as well as many meetings with the University to arrange this sponsorship.  It will allow a refugee student to attend KPU for a year.


Revisions to the Bylaws were recommend for approval at the upcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM).  Some of the revisions are necessary to bring the Bylaws in alignment with the Societies Act of BC, which governs non-profits like the KSA, some of them are to update the Bylaws to match changes that have been made to the Regulations over the years, and some of them are new and (sort of) exciting changes!  To review the proposed changes, visit www.kusa.ca/agm, and attend the Annual General Meeting on all four campuses on Tuesday, March 27!  All KPU students are members of the KSA, and have a vote at the AGM.

The full minutes of this meeting, and all other KSA Council and Committee meetings, are available after approval on kusa.ca/committees.

-- Kelsey

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