Marianopolis Student Union Congress
2018-2019 Academic Year
|Location: Marianopolis College, on the traditional unceded Indigenous lands of the Kanien’kehá:ka/Mohawk Nation
Day: March 15, 2019
Time of Start: 4:23 P.M.
|Facilitator: Meghan Couture
Meeting type: Weekly
Note taker and timekeeper: Sophie Cao
|List of attendees (Congress members): Sophie Cao, Thomas Braun, Meghan Couture, Aria Khiabani, Elizabeth Hua, Neil Cordingley, Wenhan Hu, Si Ming Lin
Regrets: Miao Chen, Ying Chen, Louis Yoon, David Cao, Jerry Zhu
List of attendees (guests): Alicia Shen
Student Services Representative: Trudy Ste-Croix
- Call to Order
The Regular Weekly Marianopolis Student Union (MSU) Congress Meeting of March 15, 2019, was convened at 4:23 P.M. by Vice-President Meghan Couture.
- Roll Call of Members
The MSU Congress Members who are present at this meeting are: Sophie Cao, Thomas Braun, Meghan Couture, Aria Khiabani, Elizabeth Hua, Neil Cordingley, Wenhan Hu, Si Ming Lin
- Guests presented by Meghan Couture
The guests who are present at this meeting are: Alicia Shen, a representative from the Marianopolis World Review, and Trudy Ste-Croix, the Student Services Representative.
- Approval of last meeting’s Minutes
The Minutes of the Regular Weekly MSU Congress Meeting of March 1, 2019 were written by Ying Chen. These Minutes were approved by Meghan Couture on the March 15, 2019.
- Approval of the Agenda
The Agenda of this day’s meeting has been unanimously approved.
- Unfinished Business and General Orders
- Update on Sexual Violence Prevention Committee by Elizabeth Hua
Elizabeth gave an update on the Sexual Violence Prevention Committee and their plans for giving a 40-minute training to staff and students concerning sexual violence, namely through a Powerpoint/interactive video based on the one made by Concordia, but more oriented towards Marianopolis students. This training could also be a part of the Congress retreat next year, and should be given to all future Congress members.
- New Business
- Women’s Cabaret by Elizabeth Hua
The Women’s Cabaret is a project organized by Professor Chew and the Social Justice Committee that is a celebration of women through poetry readings and music.
- Elections Presented by Meghan Couture
Elections for next year’s Congress are coming soon, with the application forms due next Thursday (along with the list of 50 signatures for elected positions). Students will be able to apply for presidential, coordinator or appointed positions; second year Congress members will be posting about their respective positions and duties to inform students who are interested in applying.
- Fashion show/Jam session presented by Wenhan
The Fashion show/Jam session will be held in the Student Lounge. Students are encouraged to come wearing their cultural outfits; there will also be musical numbers presented, David’s Tea provided, and potentially a Kahoot game with a 10$-prize to encourage participation.
- Cabane à sucre presented by Trudy
The Cabane à sucre event will be happening on April 5. It costs 23$ per student–3$ of which will be paid for by Student Services. Since there is a lot of interest in the event this year, there could be the possibility of adding another bus, for which Congress should contribute in paying for; it would thus be a co-sponsored event between Student Services and Congress.
- End of Year Party by Neil
Neil presented the details about the End of Year Party planning including the potential venue to be booked, hors d’oeuvres served, hours of open bar, staff to be hired, and prices. Last year, Congress booked the club and the skywalk; this year, Congress discussed the possibility of booking the club and the VIP lounge instead. Ticket sales and prices were also discussed.
Congress motionned to vote on exploring the option of adding a VIP lounge–Passed (unanimous)
- Unplugged Event presented by Aria and Neil
The second edition of the Coffee House event will be held on March 26, with a potential partnership with Starbucks, the cafeteria, or David’s Tea.
Motion to adjourn – Passed (unanimous)
This meeting was adjourned at 5:24 P.M.
Total duration: 1 hour and 1 minute.