Standing with the First Nations: Indigenous student Rodney Little Mustache made a statement to Council about the recent report on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and said that after four years of advocacy he is disappointed that there are still no seats for Indigenous students on AMS Council.
Councillor Muse Greenwood of the Vancouver School of Theology stood up to show that Rodney does not stand alone, and most of the rest of Council stood with her.
AMS President Chris Hakim thanked Rodney for his dedicated service and said that if the Indigenous Committee officially requests it the AMS Executive will support an Indigenous seat on Council.
Budget! After vigorous debate Council passed the AMS budget for 2019-20 and directed two of its committees to review the budgeting process.
Executive Goals: Council approved the Executive’s 2019-20 goals, which include making the AMS data-driven and expanding communications. Other goals include:
AMS Student Lounge: Council approved a $57,000 renovation project to transform the current Clubs Resource Centre into the AMS Student Lounge. It also directed the VP Administration to report back on metrics to evaluate the success of the transformation.
Sustainability: Council approved the year’s sustainability priorities, including the creation of a Sustainability Action Plan, revising last year’s Student Driven Sustainability Strategy, creating a resource document for Clubs and Constituencies, and redefining sustainability.
Next meeting: The next regular Council meeting will be at 6 pm on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 in the Michael Kingsmill Forum on the fourth floor of the Nest.Back to news