Meeting Minutes – 2020.10.29

Society for Students with Disabilities


Council Members: ES, NB, JD, JG, JuD, NBa, TW

Staff: NK, SP, FL

Member: JB

  1.   Call to Order 

ES called the meeting to order at 5:38pm

  1.   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.

  1.   Adoption of Agenda

  2020.10.29: 01 — NB/NBa

Motion to amend the agenda in order to add Motion 1: NB/JuD

BIRTJB is ratified as a General Member at Large until the end of the Council current term.

Motion carries.

BIRT the agenda for 29 Oct 2020 be adopted.

2020.10.29: 02 — JuD/JG

BIRT the minutes for 15 Oct 2020 be adopted.

Motion carries.

  1.   Reports

Chairperson – ES

Treasurer – DB – Absent

 UVSS Representative – NB – Added another UVSS Committee to her plate, UVSS AGM update

Student Liaison — JG – Accessibility focus group questions and date(s) finalized,

Graduate Student Representative – S – Absent

International Student Representative – vacant

General Member at Large – NBa

General Member at Large – TW

General Member at Large – JD

General Member at Large – JuD

General Member at Large – vacant

General Member at Large – vacant

Staff report – NK, FL, SP

NK – Hired work study student, zoom burn-out from students, video or written blog, trying to integrate social media more.

FL – Trying to figure out programming for next semester.

SP – Attempting to further integrate social media platforms, making a blog.

  1.   Main Motions
  2.   Priority Business
  3. New Business

Motion 2020.10.29: 03NB/JuD

BIRTJB is ratified as a General Member at Large until the end of the Council current term.

Motion carries

Motion 2020.10.29: 04 – NB/JG

BIRT the spend up to $2000 for our Holiday Party held online through Zoom, either through a local delivery or reimbursement process.

Motion carries.

  1. Old Business
  2. Discussion
  3. Priority Discussion

2020.10.29: 03 – ES

Christmas Dinner budget

Proposing ~$75 per person

2020.10.29: 04 — JG

Accessibility Focus Group date

November 27th is scheduled focus group with JG’s accessibility recommendation process.

  1. Old Discussion
  2. In Camera
  3. Personnel Committee Report
  4. Funding Request Review
  5. Meeting Times

Next Meeting on November 12th at 5:30pm.

Executive meeting date on November 5th at 5:30pm.

  1. Adjournment

Adjourned officially at 6:30pm.