Marianopolis Student Union Congress
2017-2018 Academic Year
Day: November 10, 2017
Time of Start: 5:00 P.M.
Facilitator: Ramiz A. Razzak
Meeting type: Regular Weekly
Note taker and timekeeper: Yi Sen Wang
List of attendees (Congress members): Yiwen Chen, Neil Cordingley, Meghan Couture, Michael Di Giorgio, Abhinav Pal, Ramiz A. Razzak, Veronica Rodighiero, Yi Sen Wang, and Linda Zhu
Regrets: David Cao, Elizabeth Hua, Jasmine Kotsiopoulos, Jia Rong Shao
List of attendees (guests):
Student Services Representative: Trudy Ste-Croix
I. Call to Order
The Regular Weekly Marianopolis Student Union (MSU) Congress Meeting of November 10, 2017, was convened at 5:00 P.M. by President Ramiz A. Razzak.
II. Roll Call of Members
The MSU Congress Members who are present at this meeting are Yiwen Chen, Neil Cordingley, Meghan Couture, Michael Di Giorgio, Abhinav Pal, Ramiz A. Razzak, Veronica Rodighiero, Jia Rong Shao, Yi Sen Wang, and Linda Zhu
III. Guests presented by Ramiz A. Razzak
There were no guests present that this meeting.
IV. Approval of last meeting’s Minutes
The Minutes of the Regular Weekly MSU Congress Meeting of November 3, 2018 were written by Jasmine Kotsiopoulos. These Minutes were approved by Ramiz A. Razzak on the 10th of November, 2018.
V. Approval of the Agenda
The Agenda of this day’s meeting has been unanimously approved.
VI. Unfinished Business and General Orders
A. Sexual Violence Taskforce ideas presented by Michael DG and Linda Z
Michael and Linda explained that they wanted to bring guest speakers and workshops that involved the discussion of sexual violence and would oversee the interest of the student body through an Omnivox survey. They also listed ideas such as bystander training and party bracelets/party packs that would have consent reminders attached. Posters would also be posted around the school to better inform the student body on sexual violence.
VII. New Business
A. Zen Day (November 30) – Massage Therapists presented by Trudy Ste-Croix
Trudy explained that there would be a Zen Day on the last Activity Period before finals, which would take place during General Education week. This day would include massage therapists, which would cost $827.00 for 3 massage chairs for 4 hours. There would also be a 30 minute yoga session during Activity Period. The chairs will be installed in the student lounge or the zen den. There will also be therapy dogs sent by Blue Ribbon coming to the school. They will have their own booth where students can make their own stress balls.
B. Poetry Night #MeToo presented by Linda Z
Linda explain that the poetry night will be mainly on sexual violence. It will have different poetry readings and there will be a guest speaker with a close community to give interaction between students and speaker. There will be a collaboration with the Gender Seuality Certificate.
A. Self Defense Workshop presented by Linda Zhu
Linda explained that there will be a self defense workshop during Activity Period on Tuesday, November 28 and the workshop will count for ponderation.
Motion to adjourn – Passed (majority/unanimous)
This meeting was adjourned at 6:30 P.M..
Total duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes.