What’s New with the CSU?

A look back at the Nov. 2 Board of Directors meeting  

Annalisse Crosswell, Associate News Editor   

While other universities around Vancouver reported Annual General Meeting (AGM) turn outs of around 20 students, this year’s Capilano Students’ Union (CSU) AGM drew in a crowd that reached attendance numbers that were, at points, as high as 95 students according to CSU Vice-President External Noah Berson. The Nov. 2 CSU Board of Directors meeting began with a recognition of this success, along with that of this year’s Lobby Days Campaign.  

Vice-President Academic, Joshua Millard, has been working on a redesign of the Global Stewardship program, which he said has some flaws and has not been changed in about 10 years. Program conveners and deans have met with a group of alumni to reboot the program. 

Millard is also currently involved in lobbying the University to whitelist particular sites so that students are able to access them. He is currently looking at potential external organisations to help facilitate this. CapU’s internet privacy policies are likewise in need of some changes according to Millard, who said that there have been some wording issues presented. 

Anna Rempel, president and vice-president equity, is working on a collaboration with CapU Works in regard to Greentainers, with a Greentainer awareness campaign and expansion in the works.  

Smoking policies were also briefly discussed at the Nov. 2 meeting. However, Dhillon Dilnavas, vice-president finance & service, said the next president advisor committee meeting on smoking, to be held Nov. 21, will likely not come to a decision on CapU smoking policies. 

CapU’s Spring semester celebration, CapRocks, is now in its final planning stages. Yats Palat, vice-president student life said that the event’s producers and artists have been finalized and branding isn’t far behind. On the other hand, the Capilano Blues Tailgate party that was planned for Nov. 2 was cancelled, which Palat said came as a big disappointment to members of the CapU residence located on Dollarton Highway. According to Palat, new regulations and concerns from the athletic department were among the reasons for the event cancellation. However, the tailgate party may still happen in January.  

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