SSD Council Meeting Minutes

Society for Students with Disabilities




Council Members:Emily, Natalie, Sarah, Natasha, Sevan, Jon

Staff: Faye, Nakita



  1. Call to Order

Emily called the meeting to order at 5:46pm

  1. Territory Acknowledgement
    1. We acknowledge with respect the Lekwungen peoples on whose traditional territory the university stands and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.

Emily acknowledged the territories.

  1. Adoption of Agenda
    1. Minutes of 2020.06.27

Motion to ratify the minutes: Natalie/Sevan

Motion carried.

  1. Agenda of 2020.07.08

Motion to adopt the agenda: Natalie/Sarah

Motion carried.


  1. Reports
    1. Council Members
      1. Chairperson – Emily
      2. Treasurer – Sevan
  • UVSS Representative – Natalie
  1. Student Liaison — Jonathan
  2. Graduate Student Representative – Sarah
  3. International Student Representative – vacant
  • General Member at Large – Natasha
  • General Member at Large – Tiffany
  1. General Member at Large – Sophie
  2. General Member at Large – Julia
  3. General Member at Large – Jenna
  • General Member at Large – Jason
  • Staff report – Nakita, Faye


  1. Main Motions
    1. Priority Business

Motion to move in camera: Natalie/Sevan

Motion carried.

Meeting moved in camera at 6:13pm.

Nakita and Faye were not present for the discussion on Motion 01 in camera.

Motion to move out of camera: Sarah/Natalie

Motion carried.

Meeting moved out of camera at 6:16pm

  1. Motion 2020.07.08: 01 — Natalie/Sevan
    the SSD Council extend the employment contract of Nakita Sekhon for one year; to end on July 5, 2021

Motion carried.

  1. New Business
    1. Motion 2020.07.08: 04 — Jon/Sarah
      the SSD Council approves $400 for the cost of changing the locks to the SSD space, office and respite room.

Motion to amend Motion 04: Sevan/Natalie

Change $350 to $400.

Motion carried.

Motion carried.


  1. Old Business
  1. Discussion
    1. Priority Discussion
      1. 2020.07.08: 05 – Sophie

CanWORK meeting

  1. Old Discussion

Motion to move in camera: Natalie/Sarah

Motion carried.

Meeting moved in camera at 6:30pm

  1. In Camera
    1. Personnel Committee Report
    2. Funding Request Review

Motion to move out of camera: Sarah/Tiffany

Motion carried.

Meeting moved out of camera at 6:51 pm.


Motion 05: 2020.07.08: Jon/Natalie

BIRT the SSD approves the funding request of Kayla Caddy of $800 for two SmartCrutches and a rolling kitchen stool.

Motion carried.


Motion 06: 2020.07.08: Natalie/Sevan

BIRT the SSD Council directs the Chair to pursue the addition of an Officer position with a classification 6, to be started sometime in the 2020-2021 academic year.

Motion carried.


  1. Meeting Times
    1. Next Meeting – 22 July 2020 5:30 PM
  2. Adjournment

Motion to adjourn: Sevan/Jon

Motion carried.

Meeting was adjourned at 6:54 pm.