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Meeting 2013/14 Thursday, September 26, 2013 7:00 pm SH 2317
Laura Crich Joesph Tropiano Catherine McCann Megan Yang Gurvir Kalsi Karima Mabtoul Doug Bricknell Brandon Roy Jessica Reinprecht Craig Martin Jessica Chin Morgan Jennings Kristen Crane Sarah Prescott Brittany Norris Maha Hassan Nicola Paviglianiti Mariel Ang Brennan Dedecker Ahmad Khan Mannat Sharma Andrew Lalka Lisa-‐Marie Assenza Skyler Mann Chelsea Mott Jenna Haji Brian Grant Rachel Caris Shari D’Souza Jaime Downey Nagtha Anil Michaela Khan Jonah Medina Sabrina Trung Brady Johnson Trevor DeHaan Mary Lee Justin Toth Fazi Toor Justine Sanders Chris Ferguson Megan Simpson Mack Cachia Beth Stanley Jacqueline De Rubeis Safia Mohamed Kristian Collins Alex Dank Mike Winstone Jessica Bartle Stephanie Vojvodin Emma Finley
Sumer Akbar Jacqueline Spain Matthew Mancuso
1. Welcome Everyone The speaker called the meeting to order at 7:20 pm. 2. Western School Song 3. Roll Call 4. Adoption of Agenda Motioned by Maha, Seconded by Laura. 5. Presentations to Council • Senate Presentation – Andrew Lalka The senate is the highest academic governing body and crosses over many areas of the university. Most of the work is done on various committees and emphasises participatory leadership by members spanning different faculties and areas. Please see the PowerPoint for more information on structure and highlights including topics such as emergency response, entrepreneurial innovation, UWO strategic vision, and ministry agreement. Please also contact Andrew directly if you have any questions regarding the Senate. VP Subcommittee Presentations I. Communications – Jessica Chin The communications subcommittee works on publications, promotions, merchandise, social media, and website. If you have these skills or would like to learn more please join this committee. II. Student Events – Kristen Crane Student events has the upcoming Health Science Formal (possible theme is fire and ice). The Health Science games, yoga rave, and amazing race are also events coming up. Student Affairs – Morgan Jennings This sub-committee works on Fall Preview Day and March Break Open House. The wiki is also hoping to be launched in 2nd semester as well as a Change Camp is being organized. If you are passionate about helping students this is a good committee for you. Finance – Sumer Akbar Laura did the speaking as Sumer could not attend the meeting. The Student Opportunity Fund is key to this committee and is new this year. As a member of this committee you will be helping allocate where the donations are given.
6. President’s Announcements Laura – Tomorrow is the last day for selling HOCO kits so please attend office hours. A risk management meeting was just attended and council is very responsible for everything we do. 7. Member’s Announcements • VPs: Events, Finance, Student Affairs, Student Events, Communications • School Council Presidents
Faxi Toor – Health Studies Update. An idea was brought up for a health science poster sale. The Health Science has twitter up and running. The LAMP program and ‘Leave the Pack Behind’ is working to collaborate events. Socials are also being planned with more details to come. Kristian – First year rep applications have been sent out this week. A kin social is happening this year at ‘Jacks’ – more details to come. The kin grad committee is going to run an information session this year for students. Justin - Council members have all been completely decided. There is the first Nursing social coming up which has no cost on October 4th. There has been a scrubs sale that was very successful. • USC Councillors The first meeting was yesterday. There was a brief overview about what was discussed at the USC meeting. A question was given out in regards to academic affairs and to what councils would like changed, what specific issues. This will be sent out to council members via email. A suggestion was made to how to get to office hours and which hours are available – which will be posted on the website. Students-At-Large Members-At-Large Senate Dean’s Office Head Soph Commissioners/Coordinators (Website, Social Media and Publications, FHS Games, Programming, Merchandise FHS games is currently being booked. HOCO kits are being sold and we have our first submission for the crest competition. Governance Officer More will be discussed at the Core-Council meeting Speaker/Deputy Speaker
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8. Council Business I. Subcommittee signup – everyone at the council meeting was given a ballet to rank their preferences as well as their current skills. 9. Question Period 10. New Business Mariel – Council is having a “Welcome Back HealthSci” Social for the faculty at Ceeps next Friday October 3rd. All proceeds go to Dream Team. A council dinner may be planned for before the event. 11. Adjournment The meeting was adjourned at 8:20.