Councillor of the Year: The Executive announced that the winner of this year’s Councillor of the Year Award is long-time Councillor Jeanie Malone.
Executive Goals: The Executive presented their final report on the past year’s goals, noting the following accomplishments:
Services: The Services reported on developments in their areas, including:
SACADI: AMS President Marium Hamid reported on the Senate Ad hoc Committee on Academic Diversity and Inclusivity, created in January 2018 to work for a culture shift to make the campus more inclusive towards marginalized groups in curriculum, awards, appeals, admissions, and mental health.
Renewing the Speaker: Council reappointed Kareem Ibrahim as Speaker of Council.
New Appointments: Council appointed Osaro Obaseki as the new Ombudsperson and Ahsan Ali Sahibzada as the new Chief Electoral Officer (the new name for the Elections Administrator).
Pharmacy: Council delayed approving a fee increase for Pharmacy students until a Pharmacy rep could be present to explain it.
AUS and VSEUS: Council approved a membership agreement between the Arts Undergraduate Society and the Vancouver School of Economics Undergraduate Society, prescribing which Constituency double majors will belong to (they will belong to both).
Code changes: Council approved a Code change to ensure that major contracts are run by the Managing Director and the Privacy Officer and also directed the Clerk of Council to ensure that gender neutral language replaces gender specific language throughout the Code. Council also approved a Code change to allow groups that receive several sustainability project grants a year to apply for annual grants and it approved a new policy on credit cards. But it declined to approve a change that would have removed the Ombudsperson’s authority to hear complaints from AMS staff.
Block Party: Managing Director Keith Hester said Block Party sold out and may have broken even.
Grad Class gifts: Student Life Committee Chair Jerome Goddard said gifts have been approved for the Food Bank and the Indigenous Committee; also one to revitalize the Goddess of Democracy.
Health and Dental Plan: VP Finance Kuol Akuechbeny reported that there will now be 100% coverage for flu shots.
Farewells: The outgoing Executive said good-bye. VP Academic & University Affairs Max Holmes said he had seen Council go from no discussion to lots of discussion.
Next meeting: The next regular Council meeting will be at 6 pm on May 8, 2019 in the Michael Kingsmill Forum on the fourth floor of the Nest.Back to news