Marianopolis Student Union Congress
2018-2019 Academic Year
|Location: Marianopolis College
Day: August 31st, 2018
Time of Start: 4:50PM
|Facilitator: David Cao
Meeting type: Weekly Meeting
Note taker and timekeeper: Mia Chen
|List of attendees (Congress members): David Cao, Meghan Couture, Thomas Braun, Mia Chen, Si Ming Lin, Elizabeth Hua, Neil Cordingley
List of attendees (guests): MWR representative
Student Services Representative: Trudy Ste-Croix
I. Call to Order
The Regular Weekly Marianopolis Student Union (MSU) Congress Meeting of August 31st, 2018 was convened at 4:30PM by President David Cao.
II. Roll Call of Members
The MSU Congress Members who are present at this meeting are: David Cao, Meghan Couture, Thomas Braun, Mia Chen, Si Ming Lin, Elizabeth Hua, Neil Cordingley
III. Guests presented by David Cao
The guests who are present at this meeting are: Ricky Liu, a representative from the Marianopolis World Review, and Trudy Ste-Croix, the Student Services Representative
IV. Approval of last meeting’s Minutes
The Minutes of the Regular Weekly MSU Congress Meeting of [Month Day, Year] were written by [Note taker name]. These Minutes were approved by [Approving officer name] on the [Day(th) of Month, Year].
V. Approval of the Agenda
The Agenda of this day’s meeting has been unanimously approved.
A. Appointed Positions
i. Meghan Couture
Since not all members of Congress were present at each interview, members shared their opinions about the applicants for each first-year position.
ii. Thomas Braun (Financial Committee)
The new members of the Financial Policy Committee are Tian Cheng Huang and Hao Xiang Yang.
iii. Si Ming Lin (Student Advocacy)
The new members of the Student Advocacy are Alexandra Mircescu and Anika Della-Cioppa.
B. Cafe presented by David Cao
Although it is impossible to have a student-run cafe this year, it is a project that could be done in future years. There is however a possibility of student employment in the bistro, which would be very interesting, although the logistics are to be defined.
The company that runs the bistro will also be running the cafeteria.
C. Student Representation for Academic Council presented by Trudy
A total of three students from different programs will sit on the Academic Council: one from a Science program, one from a Social Science program and one from a smaller program (such as Arts and Sciences or Liberal Arts). The coordinator of Student Advocacy will sit on the Council.
[Motion to appoint two students on Academic Council – unanimously passed]
D. Student Representation for Sexual Harassment Policy Committee presented by Trudy
Congress discussed about finding a student to join the Sexual Harassment Policy Committee.
[Motion for Coordinators of Social Justice and Student Advocacy to join the Sexual Harassment Policy Committee – unanimously passed]
E. Retreat presented by Meghan Couture
The retreat location has been decided and rented. The price will be lower or equal to the previous year. Carpooling instead of a school bus will be used.
F. PM Welcome Back Events by Trudy
We discussed the things to improve for future events. For the Free Hot Dogs day, there should be two hot dogs given per person at first instead of one and less vegetarian hot dogs should be ordered in the future. The inflatable game was a huge success; everyone was able to enjoy it.
VII. New Business
A. First Social Justice Activity presented by Elizabeth Hua
The Coordinator of Social Justice will be planning a first Fair Trade event as soon as she recruits her Committee members.
Motion to adjourn – Passed (unanimous)
This meeting was adjourned at 5:52PM.
Total duration: 1 hour and 12 minutes.