Meeting Minutes 2020.07.22

Society for Students with Disabilities


Council: NB, Sevan, JuD, S, NBa, JM, JD

Staff: NK and FL

  1. Call to Order

NB called the meeting to order at 5:39 pm.


  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.

NB acknowledged the territories

  1. Adoption of Agenda
    1. Adoption of Agenda
      1. Agenda of 2020.07.22

Motion to adopt the agenda: Sevan/S

Motion carries.


    1. Ratification of Minutes
      1. Council Meeting Minutes of 2020.07.08

Motion to ratify the minutes: Sevan/S



  1. Presentations & Announcements
    1. Presentations
    2. Announcements
  1. Reports
    1. Council Members
      1. Chairperson – ES –
      2. Treasurer – Sevan
      3. UVSS Representative – NB
      4. Student Liaison – JG
      5. Graduate Student Representative – S
      6. International Student Representative – Vacant
      7. General Member at Large – NBa
      8. General Member at Large – TW
      9. General Member at Large – SP
      10. General Member at Large – JuD
      11. General Member at Large – JM
      12. General Member at Large – JD
    2. Staff Reports
      1. Education and Admin Coordinator – FL
      2. Office Coordinator – NK


  1. Main Motions
    1. Priority Business


Motion 2020.07.22: 01 – S/Sevan

WHEREAS the SSD expressed interest in pursuing logo design by a disabled artist;

BIRT the SSD opens a request for proposals to find a graphic artist with a disability, with preference given to UVic students, to contract the development of a new logo for the SSD to be created in collaboration with UVSS Graphics.

BIFRT [SSD Council Member] leads this initiative and works with SSD staff, the UVSS Executive Director, and UVSS Graphics to publicize this RFP and to create a contract.

Motion to amend: S/JuD

Change council member to JuD

Motion to table indefinitely: NBa/S

Motion caries.


    1. New Business


    1. Old Business


  1. Discussion
    1. Priority Discussion


2020.07.22: 01 – JuD

Volunteer Recruitment

Motion to recess for 10 minutes: Sevan/S

Motion carries.

Motion 2020.07.22:01 –  JuD/S

BIRT JuD, on behalf of the SSD, will modify the Volunteer Recruitment Questionnaire based on the result of Discussion Point 01, and distribute the survey on relevant social media, in collaboration with other student groups and the UVSS where possible;

BIFRT JuD will communicate survey results with SSD Staff and SSD Council where applicable.

Motion carries.

2020.07.22: 02 – NB

SSD Accessible Garden Plot

Motion to table this item until the second meeting in August– NBa/JuD

Motion caries.

    1. New Discussion
    1. Old Discussion


  1. In Camera


Motion to move in camera: JuD/S

Motion carried.

Meeting moved in camera at 7:20 pm.

    1. Personnel Committee Report
    2. Funding Request Review


Motion to move out of camera: Sevan/NBa

Motion carried.

Meeting moved out of camera at 8:07 pm

Motion 04: 2020.07.22: S/JuD

BIRT the SSD approves the funding request of Gabriella VonKornfeldt of $4261.44  for a Microsoft 15 in. Surface Book 3 Bundle, Microsoft Office Home and Student 2019, a laptop case, and Noise-cancelling Headphones.

Motion carried.

Motion 05: 2020.07.22: NBa/S

BIRT the SSD approves the funding request of Ava Golchin of $4,240.08  for a 16 in. MacBook Pro and $496.60 for Dragon Home 15 Software.

Motion carried.

Motion 06: 2020.07.22: Sevan/JuD

BIRT the SSD approves the funding request of Bri Stremel  of $4141.76  for a 13 in. MacBook Pro.

Motion carried.

Motion 07: 2020.07.22: NBa/Sevan

BIRT the SSD approves the funding request of S of $1905.17  for a 13 in. MacBook Pro and Noise Cancelling Headphones.

S was absent for the discussion in camera and abstained from the vote.

Motion carried.

  1. Meeting Times

The next SSD Council meeting will be August the 5th at 5:30 pm.


  1. Adjournment

Meeting was adjourned at 8:13 pm.