SSA Minutes Summary: September 4th, 2017

September 4th Official SSA Minutes:

Science Students Association Council Meeting Summary: September.4th 2017

In summary of the SSA council meeting, a position on the bylaws committee opened up due to Yaweh Villanueva stepping down, therefore, a new council member must fill the position. Behnam Beizai self nominates himself, along with Nada Eltobgy, with Behnam winning council vote an becoming the new member of the bylaws committee.

The position of director of communications has also been filled by Bailey Groot.

            As a council we discussed further lounge and furniture updates for the new Parker study space, and the program modifications, additions, and subtractions of 1000-4000 science courses.

            Student services discusses the idea of giving away lockers to first years through a raffle or contest. The indigenous report included the reconciliACTION meeting, which focused on ways to work the indigenous culture into education at the University of Manitoba. Jordan Beck (Indigenous Rep) reports that Councillors day is now cancelled, as science was not the focus, and that the leftover funds ($26,000 for science based initiatives), will be put towards the presentation of the Fireside Group.

            The treasurer report included details in regards to the budget for orientation; SSA along with the faculty of science share the expenses. Behnam Beizaei (treasurer) outlines council budget for the year, and discusses the new online portal link in which councillors or those in need of reimbursement from SSA. The link allows for the explanation of the expense along with pictures of the hard-copy receipts.