Meeting Minutes – 2020.11.26
Society for Students with Disabilities
Council Members: Emily, Natalie, Jana, Julia, Sarah, Natasha, Jason, Jonathan
Staff: Nakita, Sophie, Faye
- Call to Order
Emily 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.
Emily acknowledges the territories.
- Adoption of Agenda
- Ratification of Minutes of 2020/11/12
Motion to adopt minutes: Natasha/Natalie
- Adoption of Agenda of 2020/11/26
Motion to adopt agenda: Julia/Sarah
Motion to amend the agenda: Natalie/Jon
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: Julia/Sarah
Add discussion regarding mental health support kits
Chairperson – Emily
Treasurer – Diksha – absent
UVSS Representative – Natalie
Student Liaison — Jonathan – focus groups still happening
Graduate Student Representative – Sarah
International Student Representative – vacant
General Member at Large – Natasha
General Member at Large – Tiffany – absent
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
- Main Motions
- Priority Business
2020.11.26: 03 — Sarah/Julia
BIRT $500 be approved for spending on a student family holiday reimbursement program, to a maximum of $50 per student.
Motion to amend: Natalie/Julia
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 – Natalie/Julia
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 – Emily
1B and 1C seem to be favorites.
Social media poll on 1C vs. 2A better on revised logos to be posted by Sophie
2020.11.26: 06 – Julia
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