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Council Summary — August 31, 2022

Here are notes from the regular AMS Council meeting of August 31, 2022:

Appointments! Council filled the September committees, before September even started, and the following chairs were appointed or acclaimed:

           Governance Committee: Audrey Chow

HR Committee: Cynara Onyemordi

Advocacy: Dana Turdy

Finance: Eshana Bhangu

Operations: Ben Du

Student Life: Christian Kyle (“CK”)

Job Descriptions: Council approved new job descriptions for the AVP Finance and other positions reporting to Executives.

Election Appeals Committees: Council discussed a proposal to amend the composition of the appeal committees, but in the end sent the proposal back to the Governance Committee for further discussion.

Events: Council heard a presentation from the new Events Manager, Nadeem Kajani, who discussed plans for Jump Start, First Week, and Welcome Back Barbecue.

Elections Administrator: Council appointed Ashley Haines as the new AMS Elections Administrator.  The Elections Administrator will oversee the September by-election for the VP Finance as well as the by-elections held by the Constituencies.

ESG Principles: Council agreed to postpone the deadline for developing a strategy for advocating that the Board of Governors adopt human rights and Environmental, Social, & Governmental (ESG) principles in all University investments.  The deadline will now be the last Council meeting in October.

Next meeting:

The next regular Council meeting will be on Wednesday, September 14 in the Michael Kingsmill Forum in the Nest at 6 pm. 

Sheldon Goldfarb

Archivist & Clerk of Council

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