Meeting Minutes – 2020.11.26
Society for Students with Disabilities
Council Members: ES, NB, JB, JuD, S, NBa , JD, JG
Staff: NS, SP, FL
- Call to Order
ES called to order at 5:42 pm.
- 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.
ES acknowledges the territories.
- Adoption of Agenda
- Ratification of Minutes of 2020/11/12
Motion to adopt minutes: NBa/NB
- Adoption of Agenda of 2020/11/26
Motion to adopt agenda: JuD/S
Motion to amend the agenda: NB/JG
to add the tabled motion from last meeting as follows:
“BIRT the SSD approves the proposed Advocacy Groups Policy as attached.”
To old business
Motion to amend the agenda: JuD/S
Add discussion regarding mental health support kits
Chairperson – ES
Treasurer – DB – absent
UVSS Representative – NB
Student Liaison — JG – focus groups still happening
Graduate Student Representative – S
International Student Representative – vacant
General Member at Large – NBa
General Member at Large – TW – absent
General Member at Large – JD
General Member at Large – JuD
General Member at Large – JB
General Member at Large – vacant
Staff report – NK, FL, SP
- Main Motions
- Priority Business
2020.11.26: 03 — S/JuD
BIRT $500 be approved for spending on a student family holiday reimbursement program, to a maximum of $50 per student.
Motion to amend: NB/JuD
BIRT the SSD approves the allocation of $500 for a student family holiday reimbursement program, to a maximum of $50 per student. Funds will be allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis, with a preference given to students with families and dependents. Scope and limitation of reimbursements will be according to the Grocery Reimbursement Program Policy.
- New Business
- Old Business
2020.11.26: 04 – NB/JuD
BIRT the SSD approves the proposed Advocacy Groups Policy as attached. Online link can be found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1HW09KV6KGqHw-SSmWugm1CTIBHE1NCUAnECNDcarUIc/edit#
Motion to add this item “Advocacy Groups Policy Document” as a recurring discussion item for future SSD meetings until the policy is formally approved by the SSD council.
Motion carries by consensus.
- Priority Discussion
2020.11.26: 05 – ES
1B and 1C seem to be favorites.
Social media poll on 1C vs. 2A better on revised logos to be posted by SP
2020.11.26: 06 – JuD
Mental health support kits
Possibility of the SSD topping up funding for this by a couple hundred $$ in the future
- Old Discussion
- In Camera
- Personnel Committee Report
- Funding Request Review
- Meeting Times
Next Meeting — 10th December 2020 at 5:30pm; will also be an online dinner meeting.
Meeting adjourned at 7:04pm