SOCC Meeting Agenda/Minutes August 18th, 2015

Hi Folks,

Great to see some new faces! Please see the minutes below from our meeting today. Our next Collective meeting with be next Tuesday, Aug 18th, 10:30 in B020. Hope to see you there! We’re also wanting to know when you’re available to meet during the upcoming weeks before school starts. When you have a minute, please fill out this doodle poll to let us know the best times for you. After the link, please click on every time that would work for you to meet, and we will meet at a time that works best for all:

Looking forward to hearing from you and for the fall semester!


Students of Colour Collective

SOCC Meeting Agenda/Minutes

August 18, 2015

Attendance: Fardoussa (OC), Alinea (first meeting), Macayla, Tri, billy (OC), Abdul (first meeting)

Acknowledgement of Territories–Aaron

  1. Check-In
    1. Approval of Agenda: Approved
    2. Facilitating: Fardoussa
    3. Minute Taking: Aaron
  2. Introduction To The New Office Coordinator: Fardoussa Omar
    1. talking about things she wants to bring into the year–consistency, direction, more events, priorities; more in future meetings
    2. ideas: collective column with the martlet, collective podcast, black history month events, fountain takeover, space revitalization, food bank beef up (including produce from community garden plot w/ pride), etc!
  3. UVSS Board Rep
    1. Fardoussa as interim representative?
    2. need to address a personnel issue at the meeting with UVSS tonight
    3. at fall agm we will officially elect someone.
    4. passed–unanimously
    5. fardoussa’s time at meetings will be counted as volunteering time–not pay hours
  4. UVSS Board Meeting–Things that pertain to us:
    1. board has created a new, non-union position (replacing administrative support manager–”executive director”) only accountable to the board, executive that oversees advocacy groups–concern about loss of advocacy group autonomy
      1. uvss has generally in practice left the advocacy groups on their own
      2. advocacy groups were not consulted
    2. they have a shortlist of people who they are going to hire for this position–we would like for them to be reflective of the advocacy groups’ diversity, if they have to hire this person
  5. Outreach
    1. SOCC Leaflet–design and copy discussed and finalized
      1. Volunteering for Water Bottle Stuffers–Alinea and Aaron
    2. desire for postering for SOCC in september (Fardoussa)–Alinea volunteered to help, clubs and course unions tabling, potential button-making parties, need to potentially reorder materials (pulse, bookmarks)
    3. SOCC Open House Sept 18th?
      1. pride is having an open house sept 18–always super busy; desire for advocacy groups to have simultaneous open houses–basement party
      2. food, button making, crafting, board games
      3. desire to make pamphlet?
      4. passed–unanimously
  6. Unist’ot’en Event
    1. Successful
    2. Clean up
    3. Thank you

Old Business:

  1. Advos on air: special radio training day just for advocacy groups
    1. Tuesday, August 25 from 1:00-5:00pm
    2. Part 1: How to better utilize CFUV for advocacy (~45 mins)
      1. Many spots, Fardoussa is confirmed. 
    3. Part 2: Radio training
  2. Committees:
    1. Educational Equity Advisory (EdAG) — Aaron
    2. Employment Equity Advisory (EmAG)
      1. Still vacant
    3. SOCC GSS Rep
      1. Cage interested, to submit application for position
      2. Must be agreed upon at S/AMG
    4. UVSS Sub-renos Committee
      1. Still vacant —Aaron

NEXT MEETING: (Tentative, will send out doodle poll) Tues 25th August 10:30


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