Meeting Minutes – 2020.11.12

Society for Students with Disabilities (SSD)

Attendance: Emily, Diksha, Natalie, Jonathan, Natasha, Tiffany, Jason, Julia

Staff: Nakita, Faye, Sophie

  • Call to Order

Emily called the meeting to order at 5:44pm

  • Territory Acknowledgement
  • 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

  • Adoption of Agenda
  • Ratification of Minutes of 2020/10/29

Motion to Adopt Minutes – Julia/Sarah

Motion Carried

  • Adoption of Agenda of 2020/11/12

Motion to Adopt – Diksha/Jon

Motion Carried

  • Reports

Chairperson – Emily

Treasurer – Diksha

UVSS Representative – Natalie

Student Liaison — Jonathan

Graduate Student Representative – Sarah 

International Student Representative – vacant

General Member at Large – Natasha

General Member at Large – Tiffany

General Member at Large – Jason

General Member at Large – Julia

General Member at Large – Jana

General Member at Large – vacant

Staff report – Nakita, Faye, Sophie

Nakita: Another Work Study hired, looking at another weekly drop in to hang out for SSD folks. 

  • Main Motions
  • Priority Business

Motion 2020.11.12: 03 – Natalie/Julia

BIRT the SSD approves the proposed Advocacy Groups Policy as attached.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1HW09KV6KGqHw-SSmWugm1CTIBHE1NCUAnECNDcarUIc/edit#

Motion to table policy vote for next meeting – Natalie/Natasha

Motion carries. 

Motion 2020.11.12: 04 – Natasha/Jon

    BIRT the SSD approves James Mcgran’s funding request of $350 for noise cancelling headphones (Funding Request Category 2C), $1700 for an Apple 13.3″ MacBook Air with Apple Care (Funding Request Category 3F), and $426 for a HP LaserJet Printer (Funding Request Category 3F)

              Motion carries.

  • Old Business
  • Discussion
  • Priority Discussion

2020.11.12: 04 – Emily

Christmas Party date

Possible date for Thursday, December 10th, at the regular board meeting time (5:30pm). Office Coordinator will compose an invite.

2020.11.12: 05 — Emily

Good Food Box transportation

Looking at more sustainable options to fund a van for GFB deliveries. Committee meeting to discuss this.

2020.11.12: 06 — Natalie

UVSS AGM accessibility

Workstudy to make draft letter in collaboration with Emily.

  • Old Discussion
  • In Camera – Jon/Jason

Motion carries. In-camera session starting at 8:10pm. 

  • Personnel Committee Report
  • Funding Request Review

    Motion to move out of camera at 8:22pm- Jon/Nat

Motion carries.

  • Meeting Times

19 Nov at 5:30pm — Executive Meeting

26 Nov at 5:30pm — Council Meeting

  • Adjournment

Meeting adjourned at 8:30pm.